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A character sheet for ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' and ''VideoGame/Persona4ArenaUltimax'', the FightingGame sequels of the EasternRPG ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. More tropes can be found in the character sheets of ''Characters/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''Characters/{{Persona 4}}''. For a full index of characters from the ''Persona'' series, see [[Characters/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona this page.]]

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A character sheet for ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' and ''VideoGame/Persona4ArenaUltimax'', the FightingGame sequels of the EasternRPG {{Eastern RPG}}s ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. More tropes can be found in the character sheets of ''Characters/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''Characters/{{Persona 4}}''. For a full index of characters from the ''Persona'' series, see [[Characters/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona this page.]]
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'''WARNING''': The descriptions within this sheet assume that the reader has played ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. As such, it contains '''''UNMARKED SPOILERS''''' regarding the stories of both games. Viewer discretion is advised.

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'''WARNING''': The descriptions within this sheet these sheets assume that the reader has played ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. As such, it contains '''''UNMARKED SPOILERS''''' regarding the stories of both games. Viewer discretion is advised.



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!The Investigation Team

[[folder:Yu Narukami]]
!Yu Narukami (The Sister Complex Kingpin of Steel)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/p4a_yu_8123.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:''Nobody'' touches his precious Nanako!]]

-->''"It's only natural."''

->'''Arcana:''' Fool / World (Wild Card)\\
'''Persona:''' Izanagi / Izanagi-no-Okami\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Katana\\
'''Style:''' [[{{Shotoclone}} Standard]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese) and Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (English)

The protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. Yu was a transferee to Yasogami High School, having moved there from the city to live with his uncle, Ryotaro Dojima, and his cousin, Nanako, while his parents were on an overseas work, where he awakened to the power of Persona, formed the Investigation Team with his friends and solved the murder mysteries behind the Midnight Channel. He left back for the city at the end of the school year, but decided to return during Golden Week. Shortly after arriving, however, Yu witnesses the advertisement for the "P-1 Grand Prix" on the Midnight Channel and reforms the Investigation Team to find out why the phenomenon has returned suddenly.

Yu's Persona, Izanagi, can utilize electric attacks. With enough willpower, it can also transform into his Ultimate Persona, Izanagi-no-Okami.

Yu's Instant Kill is '''Myriad Truths''', the final attack he used to defeat Izanami, the true mastermind behind the Inaba incident in the original ''Persona 4''. He plunges his sword into the ground, creating a wave of electricity that launches the opponent into the air. Izanagi then evolves into its Ultimate form, Izanagi-no-Okami, swings its own sword in a circular motion, and summons a HUGE thunderbolt that rains down on the opponent, crashing them into the ground.
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* TheAce: Even in terms of gameplay he's one, being a JackOfAllTrades character with really no weaknesses.
** BrokenAce: It's hinted a few times in-game that deep down, Yu is not as calm and confident as he appears. There's also his Dopleganger to consider; If that thing was a perfect copy of what his shadow would be like, then it raises some [[FridgeHorror disturbing implications]].
* AwesomeByAnalysis: Yu might not be quite Naoto's level, but his penchant for dispelling all lies and illusions holds firm. Case in point, when the Malevolent Entity appears in the form of his "shadow", it takes Yu all of two seconds to state that, as he still has Izanagi, this thing physically cannot ''be'' his shadow.
* {{Badass}}: There's a ''reason'' he's the leader of [[BadassCrew the Investigation Team]].
* BerserkButton / BigBrotherInstinct:
** {{Exploited|Trope}} by General Teddie[[spoiler:[=/=]Shadow Labrys]], who eggs Yu on by saying she has Nanako captive, one of his only real fears after the latter's near-death experience [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} last year]]. Also lampshaded in the P-1 Grand Prix commercial:
-->'''Announcer''': ''Nobody'' touches his precious Nanako!
** He has another one: harm his TrueCompanions and he '''''will''''' make you pay.
* BladeOnAStick: Izanagi's weapon of choice.
* TheBusCameBack: He wasn't gone for very long.
* CanonName: His name came directly from the anime, and now that it's actually used in-game it's official.
* ChickMagnet: Hinted at by Teddie and Rise.
* DeadpanSnarker: Far heavier on the snark side than in the [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation anime]].
* DecoyProtagonist[=/=]DemotedToExtra: In the manga adaptation, he has fewer fights and a lesser impact on the plot than Yosuke.
* {{Determinator}}: Big time.
-->(after using a continue) "I'll get up as many times as I have to!"
* DifficultButAwesome: ''Ultimax'' gave Yu a secret super, Thunder God Dance, that requires 150 SP to use. Said super is a long combo that requires quick and precise button pressing from the player in order to get to its climactic finish... which, if done right, [[http://youtu.be/BLUmF3t-TxY?t=7s deals a lot of damage]].
* DivingKick: Yu has two variations: one is an actual kick, and the other is more of a leaping downward stab with his katana.
* {{Expy}}: His animations recycle a large number of elements from [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Ky Kiske]], the resident lightning swordsman of another Creator/ArcSystemWorks franchise, with a bit of [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Hakumen]] (from another Arc System series) added to the mix.
** In {{Irony}} of the RedOniBlueOni between him and Sho Minazuki (even if it's two person in one body), he's a full blue protagonist version of Ky to Sho Minazuki's red rival character(s). In which contrast similarly like Capcom's ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' version of Masamune Date, whose primary protagonist in that series, and his rival, Yukimura Sanada. Considered that ''Sengoku Basara'' has a fighting game adaption made Arc System Works.
* ExactWords: A rare heroic example. [[spoiler:At the end of the game, Mitsuru tells the P4 cast to leave the antagonists to them, which Yu appears to concede to. Later, however, he says:]]
-->[[spoiler:"I said that we should trust Mitsuru-san, but I didn't tell her we wouldn't get involved".]]
* FirstPersonSmartass: Not as bad as Yosuke, but he does pepper his narration with a fair helping of dry wit.
* GameBreakingInjury: In the manga [[spoiler: the injuries he received during his fight with Akihiko slow him down in his next fight against Youske, and ultimatly they cause him to pass out, costing him the match]].
* GenreSavvy: He realizes something is wrong with the people he interacted with in his story mode after his first fight with Yosuke.
** NoSell: [[spoiler:The Illusions of Shadow Labrys and the Malevolent Entity simply ''[[TrueSight do not work on him]]''. Heck, in later battles, the illusions begin breaking down because he's able to see through them (except for the one with Nanako). This is also the reason why he never runs into his "Shadow" (The Malevolent Entity) in his story. When it appears in his arcade mode, Yu immediately picks up that his Persona and Shadow cannot co-exist.]]
** RefugeInAudacity: Yu's reaction to Chie before fighting her. See SanitySlippage under [[spoiler:Shadow Labrys]].
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: During [[http://i.imgur.com/xNB5U.jpg Yosuke's story]]. [[spoiler:It's actually just an illusion.]]
* HeroesPreferSwords: Of course, Yu still has his swordsmanship skills learned during last year's investigations.
* HeroicWillpower: Whenever he unleashes Izanagi-no-Okami. Also [[spoiler:after his fight with Elizabeth in her story]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Yosuke. They do refer to each other as "Partner" after all like they did in the first game.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Cousin]]: General Teddie taunts Yu by saying that he has Nanako captive and will not let her go unless he continues with the tournament. [[spoiler:It's all a ruse by Shadow Labrys.]]
* JackOfAllStats: He is the game's most well-rounded character, possessing no real strengths or weaknesses. His strengths lie solely in the player's skill and mindset. Enforced in ''Persona 4 Arena Ultimax'' when every character navigator will either comment on how incredibly strong he seems, if he possesses any kind of weakness or, in Adachi's case, remark how irritating he is.
** LightningBruiser: In the hands of a skilled player, Yu is practically unstoppable, as even though he isn't as specialized as other characters, he has surprisingly long range, extensive combo ability, infamous mixups, and good damage.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Switches his two-handed swords from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' to a katana.
* KamehameHadoken: Ziodyne.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: While he obviously cares a lot about Nanako, it's played for exaggeration when Yosuke fights Yu [[spoiler:though that was just an illusion]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBa1rjbkDHw Reach Out To The Truth (Arena ver.)]]''. For Shadow Yu, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AT3e0yoB7c Reach Out To The Truth (First Battle)]]''.
* LimitedWardrobe: Yu is still wearing his Yasogami High uniform even though he's no longer attending that school. When Labrys asks him about it, Yu sheepishly explains that it's "what I wear for going into the TV". He probably brought it along for old time's sake.
* MysteryMagnet: Yosuke seems to think so, especially when one realizes this is the second time the TV world has gone active when he arrived.
* ProperlyParanoid: Upon his return to Inaba, he decided to check for the Midnight Channel "just in case." He had good reason to be suspicious though, seeing as Igor called him back to the Velvet Room during the train ride.
* ShockAndAwe: Thanks to Izanagi.
** YellowLightningBlueLightning: His and Izanagi's is the standard blue.
* {{Shotoclone}}: With Big Gamble as his {{Shoryuken}}, Zio as his {{Kamehamehadoken}}, and Raging Lion and Swift Strike as the closest he has to {{Hurricane Kick}}s.
* SlideAttack: Swift Strike.
* SpellBlade: Yu charges his katana with electricity in many of his moves, sometimes independently of Izanagi.
* StandardStatusEffects: Can inflict [[ShockAndAwe Shock]] with SB Zio (and in Ultimax with SB Ziodyne and SB Cross Slash).
* TheStoic: Very. He's one of the (if not THE) most collected individuals in the setting, and it's a rare occurrence when something manages to phase him.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Now has actual lines, as opposed to the limited [[VoiceGrunting grunts]] and [[CallingYourAttacks Persona name shouts]] of the original game.
* SwordPlant: One of his victory poses.
* ThemeNaming: In Japanese, any moves Yu has that aren't named after a skill Izanagi could use in ''Persona 4'' are named after old Japanese proverbs.
* ThrowTheSheathAway: One of his battle intros.
* TookALevelInBadass: As Adachi points out in an internal monologue during his story, Sho is an actual highly-trained fighter, whereas the Investigation Team were unrefined with no proper technique when he fought them. [[spoiler: However, in the TrueEnding, Yu faces Sho with all of Minazuki's capability merged in, and ''fights him to a standstill.'']]
* TranquilFury: Carried over form the anime. Yu never shows his anger, but there are a few points in the game when his demeanor turns chilly, indicating this trope. Such as when he tells "General Teddie" to [[ShutUpHannibal stuff it]], or in a more humorous example [[spoiler:In Chie's joke ending, where he chews her out for tying to eat something she found in the Tv World.]]
* TrueSight: As a result of Myriad Truths from his game. In the story it allows him to [[NoSell completely bypass]] the [[spoiler:illusions of the bad guys.]]
* YouRemindMeOfX: The Shadow Operatives (especially Aigis) note his similarities to [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} the young man who led them years ago in solving the mystery of the Dark Hour]]. Elizabeth also states that he heavily reminds her of Aigis herself, who is actually Yu's true predecessor and fellow wielder of the Wild Card.
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[[folder:Yosuke Hanamura]]
!Yosuke Hanamura (Captain Ressentiment)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/p4a_yosuke_4962.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Wage slave in the boonies by day, hero by night!]]

-->''"Everything that bores me has gotta go!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Magician\\
'''Persona:''' Jiraiya\\
'''Main Weapons:''' Twin Kunai\\
'''Style:''' [[FragileSpeedster Speed]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShowtaroMorikubo (Japanese) and Creator/YuriLowenthal (English)

The happy-go-lucky [[TheLancer second-in-command]] of the Investigation Team. Like Yu, Yosuke also came from the big city after his father took a job as manager of Inaba's local Junes supermarket. Despite his initial dislike of the town and its inhabitants, Yosuke learned to love it and made several friends in the town, foremost of which is fellow city-boy Yu.

He joined the Investigation Team after the murder of his crush, Saki Konishi, in the TV world. While there, he encountered his Shadow -- a twisted mirror image created from the depths of his soul who claimed he only joined the team to "play hero" to get his mind off Inaba, which he resented for being "boring", and taunted him with the truth that Saki never repaid his affections. Upon finally coming to terms with his inner demons, the Shadow transformed into Jiraiya, which specializes in wind-based skills, which grew in power as he came to accept his situation and became more honest about his jealousy towards Yu.

After the events of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', he and Teddie plan a surprise party for Yu upon learning of his return, but Teddie, Rise, and Kanji suddenly disappear mysteriously. Shortly after learning of this, Yosuke witnesses the "P-1 Grand Prix" advertisement and rejoins the team.

Yosuke's Instant Kill is '''Brave Blade'''. He summons Jiraiya, who delivers a spinning uppercut to the opponent. While they are spinning in the air, Yosuke and Jiraiya perform a series of cross-slashes, ending with Jiraiya launching its shurikens at the opponent.
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* BalloonBelly: Jiraiya gets one of these before unleashing Tentarafoo from its mouth.
* BlowYouAway: Specializes in Garu attacks.
* ButtMonkey: Because some things never change. In the manga he tends to get hurt a lot as well.
* CallBack: Among his intros are him crashing his bicycle (which can end with either a wheel rolling away or him stuck in a trash can) and him falling after his infamous lifeline is severed.
* CombatCommentator: An [[UnlockableContent unlockable]] option.
* DivingKick: Gets one as a special attack in Ultimax, with the twist that he'll jump and attack again once he hits the ground (and repeat the process over again for the SB version).
* TheDulcineaEffect: [[spoiler:He gets hit with this hard for Labrys, especially after realizing the truth behind the P1 Grand Prix. At the end of his and Aigis' story modes, Yosuke even goes so far as picking a fight with Aigis knowing he has almost no chance of winning against a combat android just so he can protect Labrys, despite just meeting her.]]
* DualWielding: His kunai, as with the original game.
* FirstPersonSmartass: Biggest smart-ass of the bunch.
* FlashStep: When under Sukukaja, Yosuke's dash becomes one. So is his throw (which is also the basis for part of his Sukukaja-only autocombo in Ultimax).
* FragileSpeedster: He can rush down enemies from all directions, but he has the 4th lowest health of the playable cast. [[spoiler:This almost causes him to lose against Yukiko in the manga, as her attacks are too fast and widespread to avoid while being too strong to power through. He improvises by covering himself and Jiraiya with debris to take the brunt of the explosions and allow him a chance to strike. ]]
* FreudianExcuse: He's initially driven to protect Labrys because he doesn't want the TV World to kill her like it did Saki.
* GenreSavvy: Of course, being the spokesman of the Investigation Team, he's still the resident truth-cracker among the characters.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the English version of the game, he enrages Yu by calling Nanako a dummy. In the original Japanese version, he did so by screaming that Nanako had an 'outie' bellybutton, implying that he'd seen her naked.
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: [[spoiler:Completely subverted during his fight against Shadow Labrys in the manga as the real Rise uses them in conjunction with Himiko to broadcast words of encouragement from the other Investigation Team members to Yosuke, giving him the strength to confront the deadly android alone.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Yu. They both refer to each other as "Partner" after all.
* HiddenWeapons: Hides his kunai in the sleeves of his uniform. Taken to HyperspaceArsenal levels in Ultimax, where one of his new moves lets him launch a massive amount of kunai at his opponent.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Jiraiya, with it's light blue body and bright red scarf, is no going unnoticed by anyone.
* HitAndRunTactics: The best way to play as Yosuke is to strike quickly and retreat before the enemy can counter.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Exploited. [[spoiler:General Teddie and the Malevolent Entity try to convince him that The Midnight Channel is the only place that makes Yosuke special, and that Labrys was brought to the tournament exclusively so he could have the chance to "rescue a cute girl." It fails thanks to Rise's last-minute interference and using her persona to get the others to remind him about the PowerOfFriendship.]]
* KnifeNut: Not only does he dual wield them but he also has many to throw at his opponents.
* TheLancer: To Yu.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQRa-YcefY4 The Hero from Junes]]''. For Shadow Yosuke, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJM5fcocSAE Zone Time]]''.
* PoseOfSupplication: Yosuke defeat pose. No matter what the finishing blow is, Yosuke always assumes a humiliating pose where he's bent over on his knees, with his butt protruding upward. [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/persona4/images/5/50/Hfhgf.png/revision/latest?cb=20131227015225]]
* ShoutOut:
** Yosuke's crouching B attack is pretty obviously based off of one of [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Hazama's]] normals (the one where he crosses in front of himself). He even lampshades it occasionally by calling out "I can do it too!" when doing so.
** One of this new attacks in ''Ultimax'' is something that looks close to [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Leona Heidern's V-slasher]], which is itself based on Anime/VoltesV's [[FinishingMove V Slash]]. It's even called V-Slash in the localization!
* SmallTownBoredom: Exploited. [[spoiler:Shadow Labrys and the Malevolent Entity try to convince him he wanted the P-1 Grand Prix to happen, so his life wouldn't be so boring. It's only thanks to ThePowerOfFriendship that they fail in the end.]]
* StandardStatusEffects: Can inflict Panic with Tentarafoo and Poison with his grabs.
* SuperMode: Sukukaja temporarily makes Yosuke much faster than normal, alters the properties of his normals so he can dash to cancel most of them, changes his autocombo, and in ''Ultimax'', it enables a completely new super that costs 0 SP, but immediately ends Sukukaja when used.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Chie, as usual. Speaking of which....
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[[folder:Chie Satonaka]]
!Chie Satonaka (The Carnivore Who's Discarded Womanhood)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/p4a_chie_6185.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200: A Spunky Dragon With Deadly Legs!]]

-->''"You need to eat more meat!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Chariot\\
'''Persona:''' Tomoe Gozen\\
'''Main Weapon:''' [[ExtremityExtremist Feet]]\\
'''Style:''' [[KickChick Kung-Fu Flash]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuiHorie (Japanese) and Creator/ErinFitzgerald (English)

A tomboyish native of Inaba and best friend to Inn heiress Yukiko Amagi. Chie is a fierce fighter who enjoys the occasional meat bowl and martial arts movie. She joined the Investigation Team after Yukiko was thrown into the Midnight Channel. There, she encountered her Shadow, which claimed that she enjoyed being the "dominant one" in her relationship with Yukiko. Upon accepting her Shadow, it transformed into her Persona, Tomoe Gozen, which specializes in physical attacks much like Chie herself, and grew in strength as she resolved to become a paragon of justice.

After the Midnight Channel incident, Chie began studying to become a police officer under Dojima's tutelage in order to fulfill her vow. While jogging one day, she overhears a rumor that the Channel has returned, and later confirms it to be real along with Yu, Yosuke, and Yukiko. Furious at the insulting nickname given to her by the "P-1 Grand Prix" advertisement, she rejoins the Team to find out the truth behind the Midnight Channel's return.

Chie's Instant Kill is '''Galactic Punt'''. Tomoe launches the opponent into the air as Chie readies herself. As they fall, Chie flies forward in slow motion, delivering a flying kick that sends them flying [[ATwinkleInTheSky high into the sky]], out of the arena.
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* ATwinkleInTheSky: Galactic Punt, as usual.
%% OutOfSightOutOfMind
* DoubleWeapon[=/=]BladeOnAStick: Tomoe Gozen's WeaponOfChoice.
* FriendlyRivalry: With fellow ExtremityExtremist and meat lover Akihiko.
* GlassCannon: Can rush enemies with powerful combos, but can't really take punishment herself.
** In the manga adaptation, she and Tomoe utterly demolish the area that she and Yosuke are fighting in, but a precise Mirage Slash on his part manages to take her down almost instantly.
* GreenEyedMonster[=/=]IJustWantToBeBadass: Exploited. [[spoiler:Shadow Labrys and the Malevolent Entity try to convince her she wanted the P-1 Grand Prix to happen, so she could be a hero and get all the attention. It's only thanks to a quick "GetAHoldOfYourselfMan" speech from Rise that it fails.]]
* AnIcePerson: In ''Ultimax'', one of Tomoe's attacks now freezes the opponent on hit.
* ImAHumanitarian: In Yosuke's Story Mode. [[spoiler:Good thing it was just an illusion.]] Also happens in her story mode where Teddie mentions his sweet bear claws and she says she doesn't want his meat [[spoiler:then says [[ThatCameOutWrong "They're sweet huh?"]]]].
* KickChick[=/=]ExtremityExtremist: Almost all of her attacks are kicks and variations, with only a few punches.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: [[spoiler:By the end of her story mode she's become a big Akihiko fangirl and even calls him master.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG0LHdrpuZE Like a Dragon]]''. For Shadow Chie, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K91ZYi36Imw Backside of the TV]]''.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: [[spoiler:Teddie's voice is twisted into mocking Chie by saying this. She becomes very hurt by this.]]
* ObsessedWithFood: Her predilection for meat is taken far beyond her original characterization, to the point it becomes her primary title in the tournament. In story mode, she can outright [[spoiler:''abandon'' the P-1 GP to fight Akihiko over an Aiya Beef Bowl, leading to her joke ending. And even after she wins, she can choose not to share even one bite of it]]. Granted, she hadn't eaten much that day, and given the situation, anyone would be pretty tired and hungry by that point. But still…
* PowerOfTheGodHand: God Hand returns as one of her supers.
* RedBaron: Notable in that her in-battle title, "Spunky Dragon with Deadly Legs" is different from the one in the P1 Grand Prix' opening, "The Carnivore Who's Discarded Womanhood".
* ShesGotLegs: She certainly likes to [[KickChick show them off.]]
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* StandardStatusEffects: In ''Ultimax'', one of her new attacks can [[HarmlessFreezing Freeze]] her opponent if it hits.
* SuperMode: Power Charge makes all of Chie's physical attacks more powerful for a short amount of time. This power boost can be stacked up to three times; the more stacks (indicated by the color of the Power Charge timer changing from red to yellow to blue), the less time Power Charge lasts, but in return, Chie's damage output further increases. With three stacks of Power Charge active, Chie's damage output is ridiculously high.
** With Level 3 Power Charge and SP God Hand, Chie can basically ''one-shot everyone not called Kanji''.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Yosuke, as usual.
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[[folder:Yukiko Amagi]]
!Yukiko Amagi (The Unconquerable Snow Black)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/p4a_yukiko_small_139.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Please escort me to the ring, my prince!]]

-->''"I'll finish you in one strike!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Priestess\\
'''Persona:''' Konohana-Sakuya\\
'''Main Weapon:''' [[CombatHandFan Paper Fans]]\\
'''Style:''' [[SquishyWizard Long Range]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AmiKoshimizu (Japanese) and Creator/AmandaWinnLee (English)

The graceful and beautiful heiress to the Amagi Inn, considered to be a landmark of Inaba. Yukiko always wanted to free herself both from Inaba and her predetermined fate. As if in response, she was kidnapped and thrown into the Midnight Channel, where she encountered her Shadow, who poked and proded her on that matter as well as her extreme reliance on her childhood friend Chie. After she accepted her Shadow, it became her Persona, Konohana-Sakuya, which specializes in fire magic. Throughout the year, Yukiko learned to accept her home and take on her legacy with pride, culminating in her standing up to a group of paparazzi who were threatening her family.

After last year's incidents, Yukiko is informed of a surprise party for Yu's return and begins training with her fellow employees to improve her legendarily bad cooking skills. After finishing a special box lunch of her own design, Rise's manager Inoue suddenly calls Yukiko and informs her that Rise has gone missing. Worried, Yukiko contacts Chie and tells her of this, and she in turn tells Yukiko that the Midnight Channel might be back and that there may be a connection. Upon witnessing the advertisement for the "P-1 Grand Prix", Yukiko rejoins the team to rescue her friends.

Yukiko's Instant Kill is '''Full Bloom'''. Konohana-Sakuya charges into the opponent, sending them careening into the wall as it explodes into hundreds of cherry blossoms which bombard and cut into the enemy.
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* ActionGirl: Known for her deadly competitive streak and deadly fervor when angered, yet choosing to destroy her opponent in the most poised and classiest fashion. Taken [[UpToEleven up a notch]] when you discover through some of her attacking animations and post-battle quotes that sometimes Yukiko isn't even paying attention to the fight, but instead rather her own "dance moves."
--> '''Yukiko''': "Huh? It's over already? I was still in the middle of my dance..."
* [[CarryingACake Carrying A Bento]]: She spent all night cooking a nice (and delicious-smelling) boxed lunch for everyone, and just happens to bring it over to the TV World to investigate. Tragedy ensues.
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: One of her intro has her in full kimono. Konohana-Sakuya then materializes and twirls once in front of her, using her wings as a make-shift curtain. Yukiko is in her Yasogami uniform before Sakuya barely finishes her twirl.
* CherryBlossoms: Uses them in her [[FinishingMove Mortal Blow]], where a large storm of blossoms causes the opponent to disintegrate. The move also does 398 hits, which is a GoroawaseNumber for "Sakuya", the name of her Persona.
* CombatHandFan: Uses paper fans as weapons.
* DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel: Exploited. [[spoiler:Shadow Labrys and the Malevolent Entity try to convince her she wanted the P-1 Grand Prix to happen, so people would pay attention to and take care of her. It's only thanks to ThePowerOfFriendship that they fail in the end.]]
* GlassCannon: She syncs her attacks to her Persona's and can fill the screen with powerful fire attacks, but she is weak without Konohana-Sakuya and cannot sustain too much damage.
* HealThyself: Yukiko is one of the only characters in the game who can heal herself. In this case, holding down the input for her Furious Action, Dia, will keep her in the pose, slowly healing her lost health. However, there is a maximum limit to how long Dia can be held, and Yukiko can be knocked out of the move by an attack from the opponent.
* HotWind: Her portrait, also described in detail in Story mode when she summons her Persona.
* TheHyena: As usual. In her story mode, she laughs at General Teddie's outfit. Akihiko's "hakamantle" also sends her into a laughing fit in ''Ultimax''.
* ImmuneToBullets[=/=]NoSell: When [[WhiteMagic Dia]] is active, Yukiko is immune to most projectiles and grabs.
* LadyOfBlackMagic: Graceful and able to use powerful fire attacks.
* LadyOfWar: Always elegant and graceful when fighting with her [[CombatHandFan paper fans]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBtEDn--LRc Princess Amagi]]''. For Shadow Yukiko, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2m36fDRfOE Castle]]''.
* LethalChef: She's been practicing but is apparently still this.
* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse, Teddie still brings about the "scoring" incident, to which Yukiko is not amused about.
* NeverMyFault: She's incapable of entertaining the idea that her [[spoiler:boxed lunch gave all her friends food poisoning]] in her joke ending.
* ParasolOfPrettiness: Though its only used in her intro and victory poses.
* PetalPower: Her FinishingMove.
* PrecisionFStrike: If Yukiko's health is knocked down below a certain point, there is an instance where she throws caution to the wind and gets ''pissed off'', as clearly evident in her words.
--> Yukiko: ''"The HELL with you!"''
* PlayingWithFire: Thanks to Konohana-Sakuya.
%% ProperTightsWithASkirt
* StatusBuff: Using Fire Boost increases the power of Yukiko's fire attacks for the rest of the round. This boost can stack up to eight times (nine times in Ultimax) for massive amounts of fire damage. In Ultimax, Yukiko has a new special move that can only be used when Fire Boost is at least level 6.
* UnblockableAttack: Yukiko can force these upon her opponent with Fire Break. However, the "unblockable" property only applies to a move with [[PlayingWithFire fire effects]], and once an unblockable fire attack is used, she can't use Fire Break again for a while.
* UncannyValley: InUniverse. While she likes the scenery and how it looks very close to her own school, she can't but feel very awkward about how ''too'' perfect it is, but she is never able to catch on why it is. She even remarks how Labrys, while still under the ''Miss President'' label, has her uniform ''too'' much like a model high schooler.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Just like last time, Yukiko plays it straight while her Shadow shows its exact opposite.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kanji Tatsumi]]
!Kanji Tatsumi (The Bloodcurdling Beefcake Emperor)
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[[caption-width-right:200:Blooming roses and bulging muscles!]]

-->''"Deep in the realms of romance!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Emperor\\
'''Persona:''' Take-Mikazuchi\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Steel Chair\\
'''Style:''' [[MightyGlacier Grappler]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TomokazuSeki (Japanese), Creator/TroyBaker (English, ''Arena'') and Creator/MatthewMercer (English, ''Ultimax'')

Despite his [[FaceOfAThug brutish appearance and personality]], Kanji only seeks acceptance for who he is: a tough guy with a soft heart and a talent for sewing, a skill inherited from his beloved mother. After being kidnapped and thrown into the Midnight Channel, he had a rather infamous encounter with his Shadow, who mocked his hobby as well as his feelings for Naoto Shirogane (who he then believed was a boy) because it gave the impression that he was secretly gay. After accepting his Shadow, it became his Persona, Take-Mikazuchi, which specializes in electric attacks. As the year progressed, Kanji gradually learned to stop forcibly emphasizing his masculinity and instead embrace who he really is.

Overjoyed when he learned of Yu's return to Inaba, Kanji quickly got to work on sewing a present for him. When he overworked himself and started falling asleep, he accidentally tripped and falls into his new flat-screen TV, which then became a portal to the recently-returned Midnight Channel. Convinced that he is dreaming, Kanji proceeds to get fired up about the "P-1 Grand Prix" and goes around beating every opponent in his way of becoming "the manliest of all men".

Kanji's Instant Kill is '''The Man Series: Brofist'''. He walks toward the opponent, grabs them, and launches them into the sky with his chair as Take-Mikazuchi sends a lightning bolt at them from above, sending them flying back downward. Both Kanji and Take-Mikazuchi then punch the falling enemy from both sides.
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* AllJustADream: Parodied. Spends half the story thinking the whole tournament is a dream, since he fell into his new flat-screen TV while sleeping. You can either make him snap out of it, or [[HilarityEnsues get a joke ending]] by making him continue to believe the whole thing's a dream. Also, [[spoiler:in Teddie's story, he didn't 'get up' until the very end after everyone else took care of the BigBadDuumvirate.]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: As [[http://youtu.be/MZebQUBz57s?t=4m34s this dude]] shows, he can use a One More Cancel to chain both his supers together (notable because of one of them being a command grab super, the type that typically hits ForMassiveDamage and is hard to hit with to compensate). That said, it requires him to be in [[ComebackMechanic Awakened Mode]] (or in [[ShadowArchetype Shadow Kanji]]'s case, activate Shadow Frenzy), and for him to have 150 SP (100 for the supers, 50 for the cancel).
* {{Badass}}: Need we remind you that he once took on an entire biker gang by himself and won? In the manga adaptation, [[spoiler:he was a big enough threat that Aigis had to use Orgia Mode to beat him.]]
* BloodKnight: Overjoyed at the prospect of a fighting tournament.
* CameraAbuse: He throws his chair to the screen as one of his final victory poses, in a CallBack on his very first scene in the [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} original game]] ("Get bent!").
* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: Comes packaged with a few [[ProfessionalWrestling wrestling]] moves, particularly chair moves.
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: Shadow Kanji's victory pose has him change into his loincloth.
* ClicheStorm: [[{{Invoked}} That's what]] [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall he thinks it is]] if on the [[HilarityEnsues Joke ending]]. And then there's his remark on [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Aegis]].
-->I can't quite put my finger on it, but isn't it kinda weird for a robot to act this human? Is my imagination just that shitty?
* CoatCape: Lampshaded with Elizabeth pondering how it stays on and Akihiko noting how [[AwesomeButImpractical impractical]] it is in fighting and tells him to [[TakeOffYourClothes take it off]]. In the latter, Kanji responds he does it for RuleOfCool.
* CombatCommentator: Has become an optional commentator for matches in Ultimax.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: In ''Ultimax'', if you try to use "This'll Hurt!" while unable to use your Persona, Kanji will simply throw the opponent away, without having Take-Mikazuchi appear. This also applies to "Burn to a Crisp!!", as grabbing the opponent with it while without a Persona will cause Kanji to use "Ass Whoopin', Tatsumi-Style!" instead of the normal Persona attack, as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaxPQG66uZ8&t=1h15m17s here]].
* DynamicEntry: Awakened Kanji in Score Attack doesn't go for the legs with his dropkick sweep. Instead, he leaps towards the opponent's head and tries to kick them so hard that they bounce off of the opposite wall. His dropkick also sends him across the screen.
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler:Only in Teddie's Story Mode, but not a malevolent one; he just hadn't gotten up even after the Eerie Voice was beaten, and Teddie needed to wake him up, ''hard''.]]
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan!: [[spoiler:Kanji is notable for being the only one (barring Yu, Teddie, Rise, and Naoto) who ''didn't'' need one to face his other self, once he wakes up.]]
* HyperspaceArsenal: His "Cruel Attack" moves wreck his chair, which he discards, before pulling another one out of nowhere. Other attacks involve him simply ''leaving his chair'' to pound on someone with both hands, then pulling another chair, while yet ''another'' simply has him throw it at someone, jump at them and beat on them, and not bother to pick the old one up.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: In this case, a folding chair.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNE8kmHhNuY A Pure-Hearted Beast]]''. For Shadow Kanji, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jX-Lrhrt1M Sauna]]''. ''Muscle Blues'' for the original vs Shadow theme.
* MightyGlacier: Can take and dish out damage very well, but is sluggish in movement.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: His aerial Command Grab in a nutshell.
* ShockAndAwe: Can deal electrical damage with Take-Mikazuchi.
** YellowLightningBlueLightning: Take-Mikazuchi's is yellow.
* SirSwearsALot: Biggest potty mouth in ''Arena''. Though not ''nearly'' as bad as a certain foul-mouthed rebel outlaw from another [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Arc System franchise]].
* StandardStatusEffects: Can inflict Shock with his strong Persona attacks, Furious Action, SP "This'll Hurt!", and in ''Ultimax'' with his standing weak Persona attack and SP "Burn to a Crisp!!"
* UnskilledButStrong: According to Akihiko, Kanji's already very strong, but he'd be an unparalleled fighter if he received formal training.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Aside of [[ChairmanOfTheBrawl his chair]], he can make Take-Mikazuchi do a body-press, and his sweep is a Drop Kick to the legs.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Teddie]]
![[DubNameChange Teddie]] / Kuma (The Beast in Heat)
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[[caption-width-right:200:The void that swallows all!]]

-->''"Bear-sona!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Star\\
'''Persona:''' Kintoki-Douji\\
'''Main Weapons:''' Claws and Random Items\\
'''Style:''' [[ConfusionFu Trickster]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KappeiYamaguchi (Japanese) and SamRiegel (English)

A mysterious being hailing from the world behind the TV, who assisted the Investigation Team in their business within the Midnight Channel. Teddie is actually a Shadow formed from the subconscious human desire to be liked, making him civil and friendly with humans. After helping his newfound friends defeat Rise's Shadow, he began having doubts about his own existence and accidentally created his own Shadow-Self, who insisted that his existence was meaningless and that the only truth in life is death. Upon accepting his Shadow, it became his Persona, Kintoki-Douji, which has a variety of random skills and can produce random weapons and items in combat, which grew in power as he learned to become more like a human.

When General Teddie announces the P-1 Grand Prix on the Midnight Channel, no one is more surprised than Teddie himself. Teddie journeys into the Midnight Channel to find his impostor and prove he's the real Teddie, then runs into Labrys and takes it upon himself to be her personal KnightInShiningArmor.

Teddie's Instant Kill is '''Kamui Kablooey'''. Kintoki-Douji drops down from the sky, launching the opponent into the sky. Teddie then throws a bomb into Kintoki-Douji's compartment, and it turns into a rocket that begins ascending toward the opponent at breakneck speed. Teddie gives a salute as the rocket explodes into fireworks in the shape of Teddie's head.
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* BearyFriendly[=/=]BearyFunny: The most friendliest and funniest Shadow you will ever meet.
* BishieSparkle: In his win animations where he sheds the bear suit.
* CallBack:
** One of his new attacks in ''Ultimax'' is his Shadow's Nihil Hand.
** All of the items what Kintoki-Douji can throw are reference to stuff from ''Persona 4'', where they items you can use in battle or other things from the game.
** One of his victory poses has him take off the bear suit to show his human form, either fully clothed in his summer clothes, in the Alice outfit he wore at the culture festival crossdressing pageant, or, very rarely, naked, as he was when he first removed the suit in the real world. He also removes the suit for a split second during his burst.
* ChivalrousPervert: Some things never change.
-->'''Mitsuru''': This TV is our escape route… Can we… really fit inside…?\\
'''Teddie''': Ooh! Are you a little too front-loaded too fit? In that case, I wouldn't mind helping helping you squeeze through…!\\
'''Rise''': You're even worse than before, you know that…?
* ClearMyName: Part of his story mode.
* CombatCommentator: An [[UnlockableContent unlockable]] option.
* ConfusionFu: His entire movelist, which would make [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Yoshi]][[VideoGame/SoulSeries mitsu]] proud.
* CoolMask: Teddie's glasses mode gives him a bandit mask.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: If Shadow Teddie uses Nihil Hand, the larger Teddie will have the original Shadow Teddie's facial damage. Also, he doesn't remove the suit when activating Shadow Frenzy (which normally has the same animation as when using a Burst), but will occasionally do so should he win a match.
* TheDulcineaEffect: [[spoiler:Is hit even harder than Yosuke! He wanted to protect Labrys literally right after meeting her and before finding out the truth about the P-1 Grand Prix. In his and many other story modes, he even fought against the Shadow Ops just to protect her.]]
* FunnyAfro: Kintoki-Douji gets one after Teddie's Instant Kill.
%% GroundPound
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:Averted. Kagutsuchi originally wanted to use Teddie as the base for his "perfect vessel", but found it impossible to break his will enough to make him receptive, forcing him to use Sho instead. This is the reason Kagutsuchi generally appears in the guise of a fake Shadow Teddie/General Teddie.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Several:
** AnvilOnHead: Transforms into one in his All-Out Attack.
** BatterUp: Like Junpei in ''Ultimax'', Teddie gains different properties if he hits the opponent with the bat's "sweet spot."
** LethalChef: Not one himself, but one of the items he tosses out is the result of two working together. Taken to another level in ''Ultimax'', as it is the only thing in the game that causes multiple status effects at the same time (specifically, Poison, Fear, and Silence).
** PaperFanOfDoom: His ground throw ends with Teddie slapping the opponent with one.
** RedBoxingGloves: One of his normals has him firing one out of his mouth.
** ShamuFu: Hurls a fish at his opponent during his sweep.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Appoints himself as this for Labrys.
** TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: To Yu, as usual. [[spoiler:Eventually towards Aigis as well, after she does a very spectacular job of saving Teddie's bear-hind from the fake Shadow Labrys.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHU55w8SBxM Teddie Bear Circus!]]''. For Shadow Teddie, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv4scPKX11s Edge of Madness]]''.
* MirrorMatch: [[spoiler:While he's the only character who never has to fight his "shadow" in either story or arcade mode, he ''does'' fight General Teddie, which acts as a Mirror Match.]]
* TheNicknamer: He calls Labrys, Aigis, Mitsuru, and Akihiko by Labby-chan, Ai-chan, Mitchan, and Akky, respectively.
%% NotHimself
* PaperPeople: He can use this to his advantage in battle to dodge high attacks. He also becomes this when he gets hungry, and it turns out to be useful in his escape from the closet he was stuffed in during his story mode. In Akihiko's story, he becomes this after their fight.
* PlotAllergy: Poor ol' Ted. When the Red fog covers the town in ''Ultimax'', it doesn't agree with his sinuses, and he spends most of the story with a clogged up nose and a bad case of the sneezes.
* PungeonMaster: And the puns are, as always, un-bear-ably lame.
* SphereFactor: Rolls on his (very rotund) Persona during one of his supers, like an actual circus bear would on a ball.
* ShoutOut: One of his new supers in Ultimax has Kintoki-Douji toss out a torrent of random items, much like one of [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Faust's]] supers.
* StandardStatusEffects: With his items, Teddie can inflict almost every status effect in the game (the only exceptions are Silence and Charm, and even Silence can be used by Teddie in Ultimax).
* StealthPun: Unsurprisingly not from Teddie himself, but in his Japanese title, ''Beast of Libido''. While [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian "Libido" refers to the sex-drive in Freudian Psychology]], which would fit with Teddie's womanizing habits, in [[UsefulNotes/CarlJung Jungian Psychology]] (on which the ''Persona'' games are mostly based), it actually refers to the entirety of the energy the psyche's complexes - [[ShadowArchetype including one's Shadow]] - are created from, subtly hinting at Teddie's [[TomatoInTheMirror original nature]].
* ThisIsADrill: His drill claw attack, based on his follow up attack when an enemy is knocked down in Persona 4. He also briefly transforms into a drill during his air throw.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: One of Teddie's win poses has him strip his bear costume, revealing that he has dressed up like [[AliceAllusion Alice]] underneath. Also, In Yosuke's closet, you can see the [[spoiler:dress Teddie cosplayed as for a crossdressing pageant]] still hanging on the door.
%% WingdingEyes
* WolverineClaws: Can turn his hands to have three claws on them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Naoto Shirogane]]
!Naoto Shirogane (The 2000 IQ Killjoy Detective)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/p4a_naoto_small_6323.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:The body of a child, the brain of a genius!]]

-->''"Is this an army of idiots?"''

->'''Arcana:''' Wheel of Fortune\\
'''Persona:''' Sukuna-Hikona\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Revolver\\
'''Style:''' [[TheGunslinger Shooter]]
->'''Voiced by:''' [[note]]Naoto's English voice actress for ''Persona 4 Arena'' is uncredited[[/note]] Creator/RomiPark (Japanese) and Valerie Arem (English, ''Ultimax'')

A calm and level-headed detective who allied "himself" with the Investigation Team to solve the murder mysteries of Inaba. Naoto's masculine and mature demeanor belie the fact that "he" is actually a girl. ''She'' chose to hide her gender in fear of the discrimination she might face in the male-dominated police world.

This was pressed upon by her Shadow when she encountered it after a plan she devised to uncover the kidnapper's identity went horribly awry. After accepting her Shadow, it became her Persona, Sukuna-Hikona, which specializes in traps as well as controlling the elements of light and darkness. Despite her struggles, Naoto managed to become a well-respected detective, thanks to her smarts and investigative skills, honed by her year with the Investigation Team.

Some time after the events of the previous game, Naoto is hired to investigate the Kirijo Group and their recently established paramilitary organization / joint-operation with the police department, the Shadow Operatives. On the surface, Naoto is a special overseer for the loading of a certain piece of cargo from the Kirijo Group's R&D department onto a plane headed for Yakushima, but when hijackers suddenly interrupt the transfer, she takes action and plants a tracking device on the getaway van of the hijackers. She then meets with Detective Kurosawa, now promoted from his officer duties thanks to his assistance in ''{{Persona 3}}'', who helps her to spy on Mitsuru Kirijo. Naoto suddenly witnesses Mitsuru, Akihiko, and Aigis enter the Midnight Channel, and immediately follows them, concerned for not only their safety, but her friends as well.

Naoto's Instant Kill is '''Judge of Hell'''. She tosses her pistol into the air as Sukuna-Hikona makes a random pattern of crosshairs appear on the screen. If the opponent comes into close proximity with one, the trap is triggered, allowing Naoto to get a perfect headshot with her pistol on the opponent, no matter where they run.
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%% TheAce
* BrokenAce: According to the Malevolent Entity, she's "the most unstable of the lot."
* BadassBookworm: The title of "Detective Prince" isn't just for show.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: She still prefers to dress in guy's clothes and, likewise, never bothers to correct people when they mistake her for a man. In fact, by the end of the first game most of the Shadow Operatives (save for Aigis) seem unaware that she's a girl.
* BoomHeadshot: Her Instant Kill in a nutshell.
* CastingAShadow: [[OneHitKill Mudoon]].
* ControllableHelplessness: Her Instant Kill inflicts this on the opponent. If they touch one of the crosshairs, they can try running depserately in vain to avoid the bullet, but it's all useless, for [[YouAreAlreadyDead they are already dead]].
* DeadpanSnarker: If this little gem about Akihiko's outfit is anything to go by, it seems she's ''finally'' showing some skill at this. Yu must be rubbing off on her.
-->'''Naoto:''' He's the perfect example of someone who should be detained for questioning.
* FlatWhat: An expression that can be best described as a "WTF" kind of look. Exemplefied in Teddie's route.
-->''(Naoto was asking about "Labrys", but she trails off while talking and thinking aloud.)''\\
'''[[CovertPervert Teddie]]''': ''Oh my...''\\
'''Naoto''': ''What's that look about...?''\\
'''Teddie''': ''I mean, your smouldering gaze was so intense...''\\
'''[[DeadpanSnarker Naoto]]''': ''Ah, the usual misunderstanding then.''
* GenreSavvy: The Malevolent Entity impersonates her Shadow near the end of her storyline, but she isn't buying it, as she remembers that her Persona and her Shadow cannot coexist.
* GunFu: In addition to her revolver and [[KickChick a nasty kick]], she comes loaded with [[MoreDakka a machine gun]] whose bullets inflict Silence and [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter a shotgun]] whose shells inflict Fear.
* GunTwirling: Her Instant Kill begins with her throwing her revolver in the air spinning before catching it.
* TheGunslinger: Primarily Type A.
* HardboiledDetective: What she becomes only a year after the first Midnight Channel incident.
* HiddenBuxom: This game (which is considered canon) finally gives a clear answer to the prolonged and hilarious fan debate on that subject. [[spoiler:Naoto is stacked.]]
* InsufferableGenius: "[[SurroundedByIdiots Is this an army of idiots?]]"
* {{Jobber}}: She throws her fight against Mitsuru in the manga so that she'll be in optimum condition to confront the true mastermind at the end of the tournament.
* LaserBlade: Sukuna-Hikona's WeaponOfChoice.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bqv6ZMWLdA Seeker of Truth]]''. For Shadow Naoto, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8olQfvdPExM Secret Base]]''.
* LightEmUp: [[OneHitKill Hamaon]].
* MoreDakka: While she primarily uses her revolver, she also uses an assault rifle and shotgun.
%% NiceHat
* OneHitKill: Her Hamaon and Mudoon supers become this if her opponent's fate counter reaches zero. Otherwise they're attacks that do no damage which allow for combo setups.
* PinballProjectile: She can shoot the floor to cause her bullets to ricochet upwards at an angle.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: When using her instant kill.
-->'''Naoto:''' That's what you get for not knowing your place.
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: Shadow Naoto tends to laugh when using her machine gun.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Her primary weapon.
* ShipTease: At the start of her story, well before entering the TV for any manipulations of her words to occur, she specifically refers to Yu as her "''dear'' senpai". This is oddly intimate for Naoto, though it may simply be a Sherlock Holmes reference.
** If you notice, she's blushing at the end of Kanji's joke ending (he previously asked her to be less formal with him).
** She also blushes when Yu is looking into her eyes.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: One of her supers involves her using a shotgun.
* StandardStatusEffects: In addition to the status effects mentioned above, ''Ultimax'' gives Naoto a move that can inflict Posion.
* SquishyWizard: She excels in keep-away tactics and baiting her opponents into counters and traps, including her OneHitKill traps Hamaon and Mudoon, but she has the joint 2nd lowest health of the playable cast.
* TheStoic: It wouldn't be Naoto if she weren't this.
** NotSoStoic: She does not take too kindly to being called a "killjoy".
-->'''Naoto:''' K-Killjoy?! What is this?! Who came up with this demeaning epithet?!
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: The opponent's fate counter at the start of each match is thirteen. If it hits zero, she gains the potential to OneHitKill you.
* TranquilFury:
** Again, it seems she's taking lessons from Yu as she's starting to display this at times. When confronted by the illusionary Mitsuru who calls her a {{Hypocrite}} who lacks confidence in herself that hides her true nature while spying on others, Her only response is to summon her Persona, give a short ShutUpHannibal, and kick Mitsuru's ass.
** And later, when [[spoiler:confonting the Malevolent Entity, who proceeds to mock her by calling her unstable for her indecisiveness about revealing her true nature. Naoto's response is to nonchalantly tip her hat back, give a short WorldOfCardboardSpeech expressing her disappointment about never getting the chance to face her shadow, and proceed to renovate the entity's ass.]]
* [[BottomlessMagazines Unlimited Speedloaders]]: Naoto's revolver can only hold five bullets at a time, but unlike Aigis, she can reload her gun after she empties it, as many times as she wants (though not without having to wait a while in ''Ultimax'').
* YinYangBomb: Her [[LightEmUp Hamaon]] and [[CastingAShadow Mudoon]] traps.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rise Kujikawa]]
!Rise Kujikawa (The Scandalous Superstar Idol)
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[[caption-width-right:200:Her naked passion, exposed for all to see!]]

-->''"I, Rise Kujikawa, will be your announcer!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Lovers\\
'''Persona:''' Himiko\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Microphone Stand\\
'''Style:''' [[MusicalAssassin Singer]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RieKugimiya (Japanese) and Creator/LauraBailey (English)

A teen idol who goes by her stage name "Risette". She took a temporary retirement to return to her hometown of Inaba and discover who the "real Rise" is. After encountering her Shadow, who pressed her regarding her various images, Rise accepted who she is and gained her Persona, Himiko. Throughout the year she realized that "Risette" will always be an authentic part of her identity, however artificial it may seem, and decided to return to showbiz after spring break.

In ''Arena'' she does not battle enemies directly; instead, she scans them for data, which she shares with the Investigation Team. She also acts as the commentator of the "P-1 Grand Prix", calling out the battles of the tournament. In ''Ultimax'', however, she becomes a fighter in her own right. Her Instant Kill, '''True ♥ Story''', traps the enemy in a bind and bombards them with soundwaves.
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* AscendedExtra: Rise becomes a playable fighter in ''Ultimax'', with a new variation of Himiko to boot.
* AndTheAdventureContinues[=/=]SequelHook: Prepares to make her big comeback to the idol scene, while teasing the events of ''Persona4DancingAllNight''.
* AttackDrone: Himiko's essential [[WeaponOfChoice Weapons of Choice]] are a bunch of round satellites which can fire lasers, much like those used by [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom Strider Hiryu]].
* BadassAdorable: Who could say no to a girl who fights by slapping her opponents silly and still look cute through it all?
* BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:For most of ''Arena'''s story mode the CombatCommentator Rise is a fake. The real Rise was kidnapped by General Teddie, and only gets in contact with the other characters once General Teddie gets distracted late in the story.]]
* BeehiveBarrier: To match its hexagon-shaped solar panels, Himiko can eject energy shields made up of interlocking hexagonal tiles.
* CallBack: In the Vs. screen before battle, she is the only female character whose height and weight are both listed. In ''Persona 4'', she explained at one point that her measurements are public knowledge.
* CaptainObvious: Because some things never change.
-->'''Rise:''' You've been shocked, [[AsYouKnow now you can't move]]!
* CombatCommentator: The default option, available from the beginning.
* DeathOrGloryAttack: SB Hysterical Slap is invincible during startup, making it great as a quick counter to an incoming attack. It also gets a massive damage boost because Rise becomes Berserk during the startup. However, if it misses or is blocked, Rise will stay Berserk, so she will be unable to block any potential counterattacks for a while.
* DifficultButAwesome: One of Rise's SP skills requires her player to complete a short rhythm minigame in order to maximize the resulting attack's damage. If the minigame is failed, the attack won't do much damage at all. However, if done perfectly (or if the bar is filled up at least 75% of the way), it does a massive amount of damage, on par with Yu's 150 SP super and Kanji's SB command throw super.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan[=/=]ThePowerOfFriendship[=/=]YouAreNotAlone: Rise gives a number of characters speeches about the importance of believing in yourself and being supported by your friends. [[spoiler:The Malevolent Entity fails to make Yosuke, Chie, and Yukiko reject themselves because of this.]] In the manga adaptation, Rise uses Himiko to let the stranded Investigation Team members transmit their encouragement to [[spoiler:Yosuke]], giving him the courage to face Shadow Labrys alone.
* GratuitousEnglish: In the Japanese voice track, Rise will still use random English words or phrases for no clear reason.
* [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: [[spoiler:Rise was kidnapped and tossed into the TV because her Persona's abilities would have ruined Shadow Labrys' illusions.]]
* IJustWantToBeBadass: The main source of her own conflict in ''Ultimax''. Being kidnapped and unable to help her friends really hurt Rise's confidence in her own abilities, which was only further compounded by the fact that Fuuka was able to lend her own support to Mitsuru even from outside the TV. Early on in the Investigation Team's side of the story, she struggles with doubts of how useful she's able to be to her friends when they need her most.
* IdolSinger: Has begun planning her return to the stage after the events of ''Persona 4''. The Shadow Operatives Auxiliary Team have a few fanboy/girl moments.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: She uses ''a [[InstrumentOfMurder microphone and stand]]'' as her main weapon, and for her [[FinishingMove Mortal Blow]], she uses a [[LoudOfWar megaphone]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L5zs9ynsmE Twinkle*Star]]''. For Shadow Rise, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L5zs9ynsmE Striptease]]''.
* LettingHerHairDown: The hair of Rise's persona, Himiko, goes from a tied up bun into long flowing locks when she transforms into "battle mode".
* MsExposition: Will be the one to fill in the remaining details of the TV world for Labrys whenever the main character of a particular storyline can't.
* MsFanservice: Comes with being an {{idol|Singer}}.
** Himeko's new form is essentially a full figured woman wearing a shirt that's only buttoned at the chest, and nothing else.
* {{Musical Assassin}}:
** How she fights in ''Ultimax''. Her idle stance, for instance, has her dancing in place.
** Her Awakening super is a special grab that [[UnexpectedGameplayChange changes the game into a rhythm game temporarily.]]
* NonPlayerCharacter: In ''Arena'', like her Persona 4 appearance.
%% [[NotHimself Not Herself]]
* OverlyLongFightingAnimation: Her attack "Risette Live on Stage" causes a rhythm game to start, which can take over 20 seconds, making it the longest-lasting attack in the game.
* PromotedToPlayable: In ''Ultimax'', unlike her Persona 4 appearance.
* StandardStatusEffects: She can inflict Charm with her ground throws.
* TookALevelInBadass: In her previous appearances, she was the party's MissionControl. In ''Ultimax'', she's able to go toe-to-toe with the rest of the cast in battle. [[spoiler:In the story mode, she even takes down Elizabeth and Shadow Yukari on her own.]]
** In addition to the above, Mitsuru acknowledges that her abilities have become pretty much equal to Fuuka's, despite having much less experience with her Persona.
* {{Tsundere}}: Hysterical Slap has her smacking her opponent silly while yelling "Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!" [[ActorAllusion This is a reference to her Japanese voice actress]] Creator/RieKugimiya, who is well-known for being typecast as Type-A Tsunderes -- in particular [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Shana]], Kugimiya's breakout role.
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: One of her supers is a rhythm mini-game, which requires you to press right buttons to maximize your damage.
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: One of her match win poses has her jumping up and down in glee with her microphone stand on the ground and then raising her hands in the air in triumph.
[[/folder]]

!Shadow Operatives
[[folder:Mitsuru Kirijo]]
!Mitsuru Kirijo (The Imperious Queen of Executions)
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[[caption-width-right:200:Punishing evil from her lonely throne!]]

-->''"[[GratuitousFrench Magnifique!]]"''

->'''Arcana:''' Empress\\
'''Persona:''' Artemisia\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Rapier\\
'''Style:''' [[ChargedAttack Zoning]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RieTanaka (Japanese) and TaraPlatt (English)

One of the founding members of S.E.E.S., a group of Gekkoukan High School students and Persona users. After graduating, Mitsuru became part of a clique of elites in her college, while still attending to the needs of the struggling Kirijo Group. To this end, she requested a meeting with the police (as well as Naoto Shirogane) to help her establish the Shadow Operatives, a private paramilitary organization composed of her fellow S.E.E.S. alumni, dedicated to controlling Shadow-related activity and keeping an eye on Persona users. Her Persona, Artemisia, specializes in ice magic and has the ability to analyze the weaknesses of Shadows, as well as communicate with other Persona users. Before Mitsuru found her resolve and evolved it, her Persona was once known as Penthesilea.

Some time after the events of the Midnight Channel Murders, she meets with Naoto Shirogane and briefly consults her regarding the information regarding the hijacking of some cargo, and personally summons Akihiko Sanada to assist her in recovering it. After travelling to Inaba to search for the cargo, she learns of the "P-1 Grand Prix". Suspicious of such an event, Mitsuru decides to participate and look into the Grand Prix.

Mitsuru's Instant Kill is '''Niflheim'''. Artemisia flies high into the air and drops its whip like a hook, latching onto the opponent and carrying them into the air as they are slashed and frozen simultaneously. Mitsuru bids them adieu as she stabs them through the ice, completing her [[FateWorseThanDeath execution]].
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* AbsurdlyLongLimousine: Comes with being an {{Ojou}}. It features in Story Mode and one of her intros.
* AnIcePerson: She is the only character in both games who primarily uses Bufu spells.
* TheAtoner: She's still trying to clean up the mess her late grandfather left behind, [[spoiler:this time by going to rescue Labrys.]]
* BadassInDistress: Is kidnapped in the prologue of ''Ultimax'' alongside Akihiko, Aigis, and Fuuka.
* BadassLongcoat: Her fur coat is full length, and she fights pretty hard while wearing it.
* BareYourMidriff: When using the [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Litchi]] color palette, Mitsuru's catsuit will reveal the skin around her midriff, along with some other parts.
%% TheBeautifulElite
* CallBack: Artemisia being able to cast Niflheim might allude to how [[spoiler:the shadow of ''Persona 3'''s protagonist in ''The Answer'' can use Artemisia to cast that spell.]]
* ChekhovsGun: Her being able to use her persona as a communicator gets used again in this game.
* CombatCommentator: An [[UnlockableContent unlockable]] option.
* CombatStilettos: She finishes Myriad Arrows by [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kicking her crumpling opponent]]. This final kick can be charged for massive damage.
* ComfortingComforter: In one of her winposes, she'll use her coat as this for her unconscious opponent.
* DefrostingIceQueen: While she already had her CharacterDevelopment in the past, before her fight against Yosuke, he calls her an ice queen.
* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Yu's ExactWords moment (mentioned above) didn't fool her. She's quite aware that he and the rest of the P4 cast plan to get involved no matter what she says, and they they will likely cross paths again in the future. She just resolves to deal with the [[BigBad Big-Bads]] before they can get involved.]]
* GratuitousEnglish: Peppers in a bit in the Japanese track.
* GratuitousFrench: She peppers in a bit of this instead of GratuitousEnglish in the English one.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Yukari, their bond has only gotten stronger after all these years, though it experiences a minor hiccup in the beginning of the game. Their bond is highlighted further in Yukari's ending.
* HonestCorporateExecutive: As the new leader of Kirijo Group she has made it her vow to clean it up and directly confront its DarkAndTroubledPast.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Wearing a fur coat in a fighting game. [[spoiler:Her ''Ultimax'' ending even has her taking out some thugs while donned in a beautiful new set of casual clothes that Yukari bought for her.]]
* JackOfAllStats: Other than Yu, she's one of the most balanced characters.
* LadyOfWar: She's graceful and proper, as she was raised to be, and uses a [[RoyalRapier rapier]] with finesse and precision.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utwcIlVaee4 Missons for the Brilliant Executioner]]''. For [[ShadowArchetype Shadow Mitsuru]], ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eASCilbZKGc Shadow]]''.
* PrettyInMink: Wears a huge white fur coat, fitting for someone of her wealth and position. It's so fitting that no one seems to think it's weird that she fights in her fur, while they comment a lot on the catsuit.
* RoyalRapier: With a [[PowerGlows flashing]] [[TechnicolorBlade red]] blade.
* SayMyName: Has a tendency to yell Aigis or Akihiko's name when fighting them.
* SlouchOfVillainy: [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/d6f6747bc8f95c31bc8287ea01abe787/tumblr_mxemv6qcNK1qj6bfuo2_1280.jpg Shadow Mitsuru's victory pose]].
* SpyCatsuit: The attire is lampshaded and made a RunningGag in-universe as being very conspicuous.
* StandardStatusEffects: Most of Artemisia's moves can Freeze, her infamous Marin Karin inflicts Charm, and ''Ultimax'' gives Mitsuru a variation of Tentarafoo, which inflicts Confusion.
* TeamMom: Despite her notoriously aloof personality, Mitsuru is an exceptionally wise and kind mother figure to the cast, especially towards Labrys and Yukiko.
* WhipItGood: Artemisia's main weapon is a WhipSword.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Akihiko Sanada]]
!Akihiko Sanada (The Two-Fisted Protein Junkie)
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[[caption-width-right:200:The man who lusts for power returns!]]

-->''"I've been waiting for this moment!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Emperor\\
'''Persona:''' Caesar\\
'''Main Weapon:''' [[BareFistedMonk Fists]]\\
'''Style:''' [[BoxingBattler Boxing]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (Japanese) and Creator/LiamOBrien (English)

A veteran of S.E.E.S. and close friend of Mitsuru. After his little sister died in a house fire, Akihiko resolved himself to become strong in order to protect those he cares about. While cool-headed and good-natured, he is somewhat socially awkward. His Persona was once Polydeuces, but after the death of his best friend Shinjiro Aragaki he found a new resolve and his Persona evolved into Caesar, which specializes in physical attacks and can also use electricity.

After graduating, Akihiko entered college, but decided to focus on perfecting his punch and becoming the best fighter in the world, dropping out in the process. Upon learning of the "P-1 Grand Prix", Mitsuru sends an invitation to Akihiko to join her. Eager to battle a new generation of Persona users, Akihiko returns to Japan.

Akihiko's Instant Kill is '''Earth Breaker'''. Caesar produces a globe within its hand that begins sucking the opponent in. If they touch the globe, they are miniaturized and fall onto the globe, and are shocked to see a mysterious object careening downward on top of them. The object turns out to be Akihiko, with his fists extended as he punches the opponent downward onto the globe, causing a visible explosion on the upper portion of the globe, as seen through a zoomed-out view.
----

* AttackItsWeakpoint: When Yu hits the globe in Caesar's hands during the events of the manga, it causes the Persona to outright '''''explode'''''.
* {{Badass}}: When he's attacked by a couple of gun-wielding goons in his story mode, he dodges their bullets, that is all.
* BadassCape: Which can also double as a hood.
* BadassInDistress: Is kidnapped at the beginning of ''Ultimax'' alongside Mitsuru, Aigis, and Fuuka.
* BareFistedMonk: He fills this roll as the resident boxer.
* ExtremityExtremist: In contrast to Chie, Akihiko uses mainly his fists.
* BareHandedBladeBlock: Manages to catch Yu's katana in this fashion during their battle in the manga.
* BigBrotherMentor: Acts as one for Chie, [[spoiler:who refers to him as 'Master' in the end of her story, although Akihiko is embarrassed by it.]]
* BoxingBattler: Still fights like a boxer, and relies more on his fists than his Persona.
* CloseRangeCombatant: Using only his fists to deal the majority of his damage, if not ''all'' of it, Akihiko has to get in real close to gain momentum over his opponent. To enhance this, his ducking and weaving special moves will bypass projectiles. He does have one or two exceptions however. His awakened super covers the entire screen (albeit with some wind-up), and what few persona attacks he has gives him just a little bit of extended reach.
* CoolSword: Caesar's main weapon.
* CounterAttack: Dodge Strike. Not as direct as most examples because it negates the damage of an incoming strike and gives you an opening to take advantage of via the ability to cancel into various moves. If you choose to do nothing, you will instead get free SP.
* DumbMuscle: Akihiko is quite intelligent (see SequenceBreaking, for example), [[NoSocialSkills but his people skills need a bit of work]]. Several of the game's SugarWiki/FunnyMoments are due to him saying things he really should keep to himself.
* DynamicEntry: Akihiko likes doing these, but they're not as frequent as with Elizabeth. Heck in Chie's story, he makes an introduction by [[spoiler:''punching Kanji through a wall'']], while in his story, he simply punches the door open to the Announcement Room.
* EvolvingAttack: His Cyclone Level increases as he's chaining certain attacks, which then gives new properties to those same attacks as well as his Cyclone Uppercut super. The level caps at 3 (5 in the sequel) and resets when he's done chaining attacks.
* {{Flanderization}}: Went from being a kind, if aloof, BigBrotherMentor type with an unhealthy need to get stronger driven by his sister's death to a borderline DumbMuscle BloodKnight whose life outside of the Shadow Operatives revolves around fighting for the sheer heck of it (the guy dropped out of college to go on that journey). There's also his love of protein, and unlike Chie's obsession with meat, the number of times Akihiko mentions protein in any way in ''Persona 3'' can be counted on one hand. [[spoiler:As his ending in ''Ultimax'' shows, he's not quite over the training part either, as the narrative states that he finds college a nuisance.]]
* FriendlyRivalry: With fellow ExtremityExtremist and protein lover Chie.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Despite having picked up quite a lot during his training expedition, Akihiko's scars are all surprisingly tidy.
* GravityMaster: One of Caesar's abilities.
* InTheHood: His cape also has a hood in it.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0SpO70YYjQ The Wandering Wolf]]''. For [[ShadowArchetype Shadow Akihiko]], ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNGQ7BL0BGI Crisis]]''.
* LightningBruiser: His punches are powerful as they are fast. They can also be enhanced with electricity, making him a literal [[DontExplainTheJoke Lightning Bruiser]]. He's fast, strong, and has decent HP. His only weakness is a lack of range, which he compensates for with his speed.
* MacheteMayhem: Carries a machete around his belt, though you never get to see him use it.
* MrFanservice: Just like back in ''Persona 3''. He's constantly shirtless, has rippling muscles and is very handsome.
* PointlessBandAid: Has one around his left leg for whatever reason. He also has one on the left side of his forehead, the same place he had one for the duration of ''Persona 3''.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: His Kill Rush special. You can even fit more punches in if you SP boost it, which increases the move's duration for more rapid-fire punching.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: [[spoiler:Expresses an interest in becoming a cop one day during his ending, having been inspired by Chie's tenacity and Kurosawa's dedication. ''Ultimax's'' ending shows him making an external connection with Kurosawa for a potential future career, but he isn't quite there yet.]]
* RuggedScar: His toughness is emphasized by his new scars.
* SequenceBreaking[=/=]DungeonBypass: Attempts this in his story mode. [[spoiler:It only gets him into a fight with Kanji, and by then The General puts more barriers on the windows so he can't do it again.]]
-->''I knew it. Whereever there was [[CuttingTheKnot a real wall]] got overlooked.''
* ShockAndAwe: Courtesy of Ceasar
** YellowLightningBlueLightning: His is indigo.
* ShutUpHannibal: When being berated by illusions, Akihiko tends to ignore it and start punching. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] later when he admits that the comments did affect him, but he's over them by the time he fights the Malevolent Entity.]]
* SpiritedCompetitor: Quite. In Naoto's story mode, Mitsuru Kirijo manages to break the illusion between Naoto and Akihiko, but Akihiko still wants to fight. When he realizes that they have to fight anyway, illusions or not, his expression lights up.
-->''He was flustered mere seconds ago, but now Sanada-san has taken a more lively expression. […] I could almost hear [[MissionControl Kirijo-san]] sigh in exasperation.''
** If you choose him for a MirrorMatch; you get a unique intro where the two Akihiko's perform a quick Fist Bump and then jump backwards into a fighting stance.
* StandardStatusEffects: In addition to Electric Fist attacks causing Shock, ''Ultimax'' gives Akihiko a new Persona grab that causes Silence.
* SuperMode: Electric Fists makes all of Akihiko's physical attacks inflict Shock if they contact an opponent until he is hit. As a bonus, if he is affected by Shock, using Electric Fists causes it to immediately wear off.
* SuperSpeed: Momentarily during certain combos. Taken UpToEleven in Ultimax, where Akihiko practically ''teleports'' during his auto-combo. Oh, and thanks to the fact that his auto-combo leaves you suspended in midair, you can't burst it.
* TakeOffYourClothes: He meant well, as he wants his opponent to be able to move without hindrance, but since he said it to Kanji, HilarityEnsues.
* TookALevelInDumbass: While he was pretty naive in ''Persona 3'', he also got good grades, was very perceptive and possessed strong leadership abilities. Here he's single-mindedly motivated by fighting and comes off as far more thick-headed as a result.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Much to everyone's delight, out-of-universe. In-verse, the practicality is questioned by Mitsuru ([[SpyCatsuit though she isn't one to talk]]), and gets him labeled as a pervert among the Investigation Team. In ''Ultimax'', Akihiko's "hakamantle" even sends Yukiko into [[TheHyena one of her trademark laughing fits]].
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: To compensate for his lack of projectile moves, Akihiko's persona Caesar will pull opponents towards him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Aigis]]
!Aigis / [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Aegis]] (The Heartless Armed Angel)
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[[caption-width-right:200:Her fingers are guns, her eyes are sights!]]

-->''"I'm on a mission!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Fool / Chariot (Wild Card)\\
'''Persona:''' Pallas Athena / Palladion\\
'''Main Weapons:''' Internal Firearms\\
'''Style:''' [[MoreDakka Heavy Firearms]] + [[StanceSystem Mode Change]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaSakamoto (Japanese) and Creator/KarenStrassman (English)

A Shadow-hunting android created by the Kirijo Group, who served alongside S.E.E.S in their campaign against Nyx. Although she is a robot, Aigis soon developed emotions, and is able to summon a Persona of her own: Palladion, which eventually evolved into Pallas Athena, her Ultimate Persona. Athena specializes mainly in physical attacks involving her lance and shield, but can also use Almighty attacks such as Megido.

After the blue-haired boy who helped Aigis discover herself sacrificed himself for the world's sake, she became the field leader of the group in the battle against Erebus during the events of ''The Answer'', having inherited his unique ability. Three years later, she is now a member of the Shadow Operatives and comes to the rural town of Inaba with Mitsuru and Akihiko, joining the "P-1 Grand Prix" to find the Kirijo group's stolen cargo.

Aigis' Instant Kill is '''Heritage Liberator Palladion''', and it is only usable while she is airborne. She fires her gatline guns downward at the opponent, and if any of the bullets connect, Pallas Athena appears and throws her spear into the opponent, sending them flying. Aigis then summons Palladion, taking the form of a giant shoulder cannon, takes aim, and fires a huge laser that obliterates the opponent, but forces her to cool down afterwards.
----

* AntiAir: She even says this when using one of her moves.
* BackpackCannon: One of her moves has her drawing out a large cannon out of her back. She also has one where she draws out multiple missile containers.
* {{Badass}}: There are reasons why as far as the story goes, Aigis is considered the only character in the game [[spoiler:(that is, until Elizabeth finally completes her mission)]] who can truly go head-to-head with Yu, and her insane plethora of weapons is not one of them.
** BadassInANiceSuit: Her [[TheMenInBlack Shadow Operatives]] uniform, which includes a nice [[BadassLongcoat long double-breasted jacket]]. She's seen wearing it in some battle intros before tearing it off.
* BadassInDistress: Has been kidnapped in ''Ultimax'' alongside Mitsuru, Akihiko, and Fuuka.
* BadLiar: When she runs into Kanji while not wearing her uniform, and thus not wearing clothes that conceal her obviously robotic features, she nervously tries to claim that she's a transfer student. And she has blond hair and blue eyes! And [[BreadEggsMilkSquick a gatling cannon.]] She gives up before he even calls her out on it.
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: [[spoiler:In Akihiko's ''Ultimax'' ending, she's responsible for making sure that he attends his college classes (something Mitsuru assigns her to do at the end of ''Arena''), which he repeatedly skips.]]
* {{BFG}}: Most of her weapons, but the WaveMotionGun used in her Mortal Blow, [[ContinuityNod Palladion]][[note]]which is named and modeled after her Initial Persona if the gun isn't Palladion herself[[/note]], definitively qualifies.
* BladeOnAStick: Used by her Persona, Athena.
* BloodKnight: Shadow Aigis, who states in one of her victory quotes that she was built to fight.
* BottomlessMagazines:
** {{Averted|Trope}}. She has only 120 bullets at the start of each round, despite her HyperspaceArsenal. As an SNKBoss, she gets 999 bullets.
** ''Ultimax'' gives her a way to refill her bullet count, in a way playing this trope straight in the process. See SuperMode below for more info. Though in order to unlock super mode, most Aigis players have to force themselves out of ammo.
* BrickJoke: Triples as a CallBack and [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall possibly a case of]] EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. To help Labrys cope with herself, Aegis makes an offhand remark to Metis of ''Persona 3 FES'', who was revealed to be [[spoiler:an amalgamation of Aegis' own conflicts]], and that Aegis had to make amends with herself during the events of said game. The previous ''Persona'' games in general never had the style of ''4'' of confronting the Shadow self, but the sheer parallels between FES' storyline and Arena's makes this topic FridgeBrilliance. Cue Shadow Aegis and you have the LogicalExtreme and {{Deconstruction}} [[spoiler:of Metis' core personality]].
* CallBack: One of her intros has her waking up in her chair from her old dorm room. Shadow Aigis' intro has her wearing [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/690e4742e799fab7a21a7cf897cf6a3c/tumblr_mxemv6qcNK1qj6bfuo4_1280.jpg her original's blue sundress]] for a while before burning it off.
* CatchPhrase:
--> ''Understood''.
* CombatCommentator: An [[UnlockableContent unlockable]] option.
* CounterAttack: Aigis's strong Persona attacks require her opponent to hit Athena. This restriction no longer applies during the powered-up Orgia Mode described below at SuperMode.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mitsuru notes that Aigis tends to speak in MachineMonotone when she wants to [[MundaneSolution tell her something]].
* DefensiveFeintTrap: Take-Mikazuchi's electric attacks cause her a lot of trouble during her battle against Kanji in the manga, but she manages to lure him into one of these so he's too close to her to summon his hulking Persona, allowing her to unleash her Orgia Mode without fear.
* DesperationAttack: [[spoiler:In Episode P4, Aigis unleashes Orgia Mode EX for the first time to save Teddie from the fake Shadow Labrys.]]
** [[spoiler:This causes Teddie to idolize and look up to Aigis very much like he does to Yu, although this doesn't spare her from Teddie's constant flirting and pick-up lines, most of which she is, fortunately, oblivious to.]]
* DifficultButAwesome: Trying to learn how to balance between her Orgia mode and regular mode as well as how to conserve bullets gives her ''quite'' the learning curve. She's also considered to be one of the best characters in the game and is used very often in TournamentPlay.
** There's another huge skill curve between "good" Aigis players (which includes those who do well in tournaments) and ''good'' Aigis players.
* ExplosiveOverclocking: Her OneHitKill move and Orgia mode end with steam billowing from her entire body.
* FingerFirearms: Her most basic weapon is to shoot bullets out of her fingertips.
* GatlingGood: There's her one special that has her pulling a gatling gun out, and then there's her Orion super where she pulls out [[MoreDakka four]].
* GunFu: Has quite a few flashy moves with her weapons.
* HeroicSacrifice: Sort of. In Episode P4, she fights Kagutsuchi to weaken him enough for Yu (with some unexpected help from Adachi) to deal the finishing blow, although this results in her defeat.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Most of her weapons would hardly fit inside Aigis, and yet she is still capable of storing multiple weapons inside her.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: [[spoiler:The Malevolent Entity brings this up to torment Aigis.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Her OneHitKill begins with Athena skewering the opponent with her lance, pulling them along as it flies.
%% ImpossiblyCompactFolding
* ImprovisedWeapon: She uses ''a button from a shirt as a projectile weapon'' in the beginning of her story mode.
* IsThisWhatAngerFeelsLike: Aigis has been angry before, but after seeing [[spoiler:all the crap the Malevolent Entity did to Labrys and the others]], she gets an intense flood of emotion she can only describe as "''fury''."
* JetPack: And Thigh Rockets in Orgia Mode.
* JiveTurkey / SophisticatedAsHell: As a CombatCommentator, in the localized version. Particularly fond of the phrase, "As they say", preceding some form of slang.
--> '''Aigis:''' ''[after foe has an [[ComebackMechanic Awakening]]]'' The enemy is, as they say, "pissed off".
* JustAMachine: The illusions taunt her by calling her this.
%% WhatMeasureIsANonHuman
* LaughingMad: One of Shadow Aigis's victory poses is to break out into insane and psychotic laughter after beating her opponent. Also qualifies for PutTheLaughterInSlaughter.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TZhLHneXyg Heartful Cry (P4 Arena ver.)]]''. For Shadow Aigis, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBdlcNd0yXQ Master of Shadow]]''.
* LightningBruiser: Is very agile in addition to being able to launch very powerful attacks from various ranges. Orgia mode allows her to fly and changes her jumps considerably.
* LimitBreak: Can activate Orgia Mode, which increases her attack power and agility and enables several new moves.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Her Persona uses one.
* MoreDakka: Basically her play style when not being a rushdown character in Orgia Mode. When using strong or SP versions of her gatling gun special, she can also keep firing it until she runs out of bullets.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Capable of it in Orgia Mode.
* {{Malaproper}}: For some reason, she messes up Elizabeth's name on their meeting in ''Elizabeth'''s style of messing up.
-->'''Aigis''': ''[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Eridanus-san]]!''\\
'''Elizabeth''': ''Hmm. No.''\\
'''Aigis''': ''Eli...Elixir...? Eryngli...?''
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Her DeadpanSnarker remarks on the group on going back outside after the initial incident and dropping ''right into'' Junes [[MassOhCrap at the worst time possible in no disguises]]. While [[MsFanservice Mitsuru]] and [[WalkingShirtlessScene Akihiko]] are in their {{Fanservice}} outfits. While Kanji, Rise, and Naoto stick out like a sore thumb. [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers While Teddie and Labrys]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny are completely oblivious to the situation at hand]].
* PileBunker: Her All-Out Attack begins with one.
%% PowerLimiter
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Labrys' Red. Their eyes are even ColorCodedForYourConvenience!
* RoboSpeak: Downplayed, as she generally speaks like a normal human, though with a very robotic affect. According to Mitsuru's story, however, she plays up this trope when she wants to say something she knows the other party wouldn't approve of.
%% RobotGirl
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: She was given a human-like psyche and appearance in order to use a Persona. [[TheResenter Shadow Aigis resents this.]]
* ShieldBash: Courtesy of her Persona.
* ShoulderCannon: Her Instant Kill starts with her firing a shoulder-mounted, rapid-firing cannon.
* SociallyAwkwardHero: She's been improving since ''Persona 3'' but she still has her moments. When she meets Kanji, for example, she lapse back into her old days and [[BlatantLies introduces herself a transfer student]]. [[DiggingYourselfDeeper She then brings explicit attention to her gatling gun]], before just dropping it right there.
* SoLastSeason: Aigis has upgraded large portions of her body and has an arsenal of new weapons at her disposal.
* SubmissiveBadass:
** She doubts her leadership ability even though she has the experience from being SEES's field leader, where she demonstrated effective leadership abilities that are easily on par with that of Yu's. Even after showing that she's still an effective leader against the plane hijackers, Aigis happily relinquishes control to Mitsuru without hesitation.
** Aigis is far more modest than Yu when it comes to demonstrating the power of the Wild Card. [[spoiler:However, during the only time she actually does decide to use it, she managed to effortlessly neutralize Yu's power when he managed to suddenly turn the tables on Elizabeth. It's actually a highly impressive feat given that Yu's power was able to overpower the almighty Elizabeth, yet Aigis had easily dispelled it with almost no effort on her part. When Yu defeated her in his story mode, he immediately said that he only did so because she was only half-assing it the entire time because she had underestimated him and was unaware of his true abilities. Otherwise, she would have easily thrashed him]]
** [[spoiler:Shadow Aigis, however, completely averts this. Her extreme insanity and bloodlust, coupled by the fact that she is one of the two most powerful members of the Shadow Army (the other being Shadow Yu), caused her to become far more aggressive than her other self, leading her to desert the army so she could kill and destroy to her heart's content.]]
* SuperMode: Her hyper-clocked "Orgia Mode" is once again featured as one of her main gameplay mechanics. In ''Ultimax'', she has a further powered up version of Orgia Mode that is only accessible when the situation is dire (she must have 150 SP to use, but also be overheating from Orgia Mode overuse, have no bullets, and be in Persona Break). During this mode, she can boost more times per jump, her strong Persona attacks attack automatically, and her bullets and Persona cards refill.
* SuplexFinisher: The first promotional poster Atlus released for Ultimax featured Aigis using a very brutal one against Yu.
%% TelescopingRobot
* TimeAbyss: Acknowledged by Elizabeth, who anticipates Aigis "will become a compatriot of mine, unbound by the limitations of time."
* TheCoatsAreOff: In one of her intros.
* UncannyValley: When Yu Narukami meets her, he ponders about this trope in regard to her human-like appearance. [[invoked]]
* UpToEleven: Personality-wise, Shadow Aigis is described by many players as a far more extreme version of Shadow Yu. This makes sense since [[spoiler:Aigis is essentially Yu's predecessor to the Wild Card, making their personalities quite comparable to each other, with some slight differences.]]
* XRayVision: At the start of her storyline, she's able to see through an airliner hull to locate the terrorists and later sees just enough through Naoto's clothes to tell Naoto's female.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Junpei Iori]]
!Junpei Iori (The Mighty Strike-Out Slugger)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/junpei_633.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Tadadada! A triple-A simpleton!]]

-->''"Two outs and the bases loads, and I'm up to bat!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Magician\\
'''Persona:''' Trismegistus\\
'''Main Weapon:''' [[BatterUp Bat]]\\
'''Style:''' [[IKnowMaddenKombat Baseball]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KosukeToriumi (Japanese) and Creator/VicMignogna (English)

A former member of S.E.E.S., a group of Gekkoukan High School students and Persona users. He now works part time as a baseball coach, and occasionally helps out the Shadow Operatives when Mitsuru asks him to ([[ButtMonkey she rarely does]]). When he misses his train stop and arrives at Yasoinaba, he becomes entwined in the strange happenings there.

Junpei's Instant Kill is '''Explosive Level-Up Grand Slam'''. Trismegistus grabs the opponent, and then flies into outer space. Junpei winds up, and the opponent gets pitched at him from space. Junpei then hits the opponent as they come crashing down, causing them to fly into a scoreboard, which gets burned by the impact.

Debuts in ''Ultimax''.
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* AttackReflector: Junpei can hit opposing projectiles with his bat to turn them into speedy fireballs that launch the other way. Doing so gives him additional runners on base. He also puts this property to good use with one of his SP Skills.
* BatterUp: His weapon of choice is a wooden baseball bat. He also has a unique gameplay mechanic which relies on the player scoring "runs" by successfully connecting with bat attacks without "striking out" by missing (which results in a strike) or taking damage (which results in a straight out). Getting ten runs activates his Victory Cry skill, which [[PowerGlows causes him to glow]] and increases the damage of many of his moves.
** If Junpei hits the opponent normally, he will earn a base hit, while a blocked attack earns him a ball. His offensive Supers can count as a home run, earning Junpei as many runs as there are loaded bases plus one, but resetting the amount of bases loaded.
* BattleAura:
** During Victory Cry mode, Junpei has a faint golden aura around himself and he also glows gold periodically.
** If Junpei has two strikes, three balls and two outs, he has a faint red glow around himself. At this point, the next bat attack will be counted as a Fatal Counter.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: {{Shadow|Archetype}} [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/a90a6978d81bb671ad3e9001b1cbb120/tumblr_mxemv6qcNK1qj6bfuo6_1280.jpg Junpei]].
* ButtMonkey: Life is never easy for those of the Magician Arcana.
** He ended up involved in the P-1 Climax because he was daydreaming about marrying Chidori on a train and missed his stop.
** His cell phone battery dies early on during the crisis.
** Due to the above examples, Yukari, Ken and Koromaru got called to go to Inaba without him because they had no way of contacting him.
** Even though he is part of the Shadow Operatives, he is almost never asked to take part in a operation. General Teddie even goes so far as to call Junpei a {{mook}}.
** His title from the LemonyNarrator, "The Mighty Strike-Out Slugger", makes fun of his constant failures.
** Hell, in the first promotional trailer, the Red Fog presumably cuts the power half a second before Junpei presses a button on a soda machine!
* CallBack: One of Junpei's lines after winning a match is the same thing he says when he levels up in ''Persona 3''.
* CoolTeacher: Coaches a baseball team, while still being as laid back as ever.
* DeathFromAbove: One of Trismegistus' attacks has him smashing down on top of an opponent from orbit.
* DivingKick: On the part of Trismegistus. Junpei himself also has one.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Junpei seems so aloof to Rise and Yukiko that they initially don’t believe him presenting himself as a Shadow Operatives Officer, even though he had just showed a bit of his combat prowess minutes before, and when the girls do come to believe Junpei is the real deal they still express some worry, concerned that he wouldn’t be able take care of himself.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: In one attack, Junpei will swing his bat so hard he spins around multiple times before regaining his footing.
* ForMassiveDamage: Junpei has a mechanic called "Clean Hit", which is essentially an inversion of AttackItsWeakPoint. If Junpei hits his opponent with a specific part of his bat (the "sweet spot") then his attacks will have enhanced properties, allowing for combos that aren't otherwise possible. His supers have this property intrinsically, but Junpei must have Victory Cry active in order for his other bat moves to be able to Clean Hit.
* ItWasAGift: [[WordOfGod According to Atlus]], Junpei's cross necklace was a gift from Chidori.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: He's a huge fan of Rise, and to see her in person makes him fanboy in his chapter.
* {{Leitmotif}}: His regular theme is ''"Mr. Easy-Going"'', but his Shadow has ''Deep Breath Deep Breath''.
* MightyGlacier: Not to the same extent of Kanji, but Junpei is not very fast. However, he can set up masive damage and even without that, he can still dish out high amounts of damage.
* NiceHat: Has switched to a backwards pinstripe baseball cap.
* OddCouple: His and Yukari’s banter are explored even further here, 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.
* OlderAndWiser: Most obvious example out of the ''P3'' cast. He's still the same laid-back, fun-loving oaf we came to know in ''Persona 3'', but he's more mature and worldly than he used to be. As such, he has every right to call Sho an immature brat when they meet during Junpei's arcade mode.
* PlayingWithFire: Trismegistus can shoot short-range blasts of flame, and all of Junpei's SP Skills ignite the opponent on hit.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Similar to Mitsuru and Akihiko he and Yukari are close but with no romance involved.
* ProductionThrowback: Junpei's Clean Hit mechanic originally came from Sol Badguy, the protagonist of Arc System Works's original fighting game series, ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''.
* SituationalDamageAttack: Junpei Iori has a mechanic called "Clean Hit" where if he hits his opponent with a specific part of his bat, he'll do more hitstun and damage than normal, allowing for combos that aren't otherwise possible.
* SlideAttack: Has a sliding ground kick for his sweep and the third part of his auto-combo. One of his special moves is a face-first baseball slide.
* SpinAttack: One of his moves involves spinning rapidly while swinging his bat.
* SuperMode: Victory Cry, which gets activated as soon as Junpei has 10 runs in his baseball counter. It will increase the power of his attacks, slowly regenerate his health and SP (not unlike [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Spring of Life]] from ''Persona 3''), and allow him to land Clean Hits with any move that involves his bat. Even better, the more runs Junpei scores (the counter maxes out at 55), the more damage he does and the faster he regenerates health and SP! Oh, and one other thing: his score counter ''does not reset between rounds.'' If he's activated Victory Cry in the first round, it will stay active for the rest of the match.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Yukari, as usual.
* WreckedWeapon: The home run slam that finishes off his opponent in his Instant Kill snaps his bat in half.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yukari Takeba]]
!Yukari Takeba (The Unsightly Pink Sniper)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yukari_3706.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Her rage makes little kids cry!]]

-->''"Feather Change!"''

->'''Arcana:'''[[TarotMotifs Lovers]]\\
'''Persona:''' Isis\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Bow and Arrow\\
'''Style:''' LongRangeFighter
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MegumiToyoguchi (Japanese) and Creator/MichelleRuff (English)

A former member of S.E.E.S., a group of Gekkoukan High School students and Persona users. Now in college, she works part time as a FashionModel and actress. She also stars in the latest iteration of ''Persona'''s ShowWithinAShow parody of Franchise/SuperSentai and Franchise/PowerRangers, ''Phoenix Ranger Featherman Victory''.

One day however, an actual helicopter not part of the filming appears on the set. Labrys and the Kirijo family maid Kikuno emerge from the copter and inform Yukari of Mitsuru's dire status. Taking no time to even change costumes, Yukari, accompanied by Labrys, heads to Yasoinaba.

Her Instant Kill is '''Final Feather⭐Arrow'''. Yukari launches an arrow in the air. If it hits her opponent, she uses her Evoker to summon Isis who keeps her opponent in place by hitting them with wind strikes. Then Yukari fires a powerful arrow from the sky which obliterates her foe.

Debuts in ''Ultimax''.
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* AnimalMotifs: Her costume features Phoenix and bird imagery. Her character is even named after a pheasant relative, the argus.
* ActionGirl: She's the lead ranger for one and Yukari has always been described as sporty and athletic. In the games Persona 3 ending, a star-struck Ken reveals to the team that Yukari in her role as Feather Pink, performs her own action stunts. Her moves in the game also reflect this too as she can do flips in mid-air, fire arrows at a rapid pace and can even melee the opponent and do it all in style.
* {{Adorkable}}: She gets really flustered and embarrassed whenever someone makes a comment about her costume.
* BadassCape: Has a pink, pointed cape sewn to the back of her superhero costume, not unlike [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Momo Ranger]].
* BadassAdorable: You've got to admit she looks both bad-ass and adorable in this game, her official artwork pretty much encapsulates this trope.
* BerserkButton: Saying anything about her father, and the fact that he had a hand in the experiments done by the Kirijo Group, is a sure fire way to set her off.
* BlowYouAway: Can place Garu (Wind) traps and summon a Magarula windstorm with Isis. [[FridgeBrilliance Notably it's the element the Lovers Arcana is associated with.]]
** WindIsGreen: As usual with Garu spells.
* ByThePowerOfGraySkull: "Here we go...Feather Change!" and in her arcade route "Soar wings of love! Phoenix Mode!"
* BigDamnHeroes: Yukari pulls a moment like this when Isis' Garu completely repels Tsukiyomi's surprise attack when the rest of ''The Shadow Operatives'' arrive on top of Junes.
* CombatCommentator: An [[UnlockableContent unlockable]] option.
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: One of Yukari's [[VictoryPose victory poses]] has her helmet magically appear out of nowhere, she twirls her bow and then stays still for the camera, just long enough for it to capture her [[SuperSentaiStance stance.]]
* CaptainErsatz: Dresses and uses a bow like [[TheChick the Pink Ranger]] from various Franchise/SuperSentai[=/=]Franchise/PowerRangers iterations.[[note]]Specifically [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Ptera Ranger]]/[[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers the Mighty Morphin' Pink Ranger]], [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Pink Racer]]/[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo the Pink Turbo Ranger]], and [[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Ginga Pink]]/[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy the Pink Galaxy Ranger]]. Her phoenix motif also brings to mind [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Gosei Pink]]/[[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce the Pink Megaforce Ranger]].[[/note]]
* CoolHelmet: Her Pink Argus helmet, which looks like a futuristic motorcycle helmet.
* ContinuityNod: She now works on the sequel to the ShowWithinAShow introduced in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', ''Phoenix Ranger Featherman Victory''.
* CallingYourAttacks: A story-mode example. Like in Persona 3 Yukari does not appreciate perverted or intentionally provoking remarks as Teddie finds out and then later Junpei.
--> (after Teddie gets to close for comfort) "Hey what are you...HEY! Feather Smash!"
* {{Determinator}}: One of Yukari's most notable traits in Persona 3 and she has not lost it, this trait considerably shows itself in her battle dialogue.
--> (after using a continue) "Now's not the time to stay on the ground!"
* DifficultButAwesome: By far the most input heavy character in the game combined with an extremely tricky play-style. Her combos are hard, long and extremely precise but her damage output is insane.
* EnergyBow: Her bow fires glowing red laser arrows instead of normal ones, eliminating the need for a quiver.
* FriendToAllChildren: She has a big soft-spot for kids and one of the primary reasons she became Feather Pink was her need to teach and remind kids about important life lessons, like not bringing harm into their lives and to protect those who are important to them. It warms her heart to know she's giving hope to children. [[FridgeBrilliance She also shares this trait with her ultimate Persona Isis.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: Seems to be a trend when it comes to the spin-offs, in the P4 story-mode Yukari with all of her years and experience battling shadows is somehow bested and ambushed by her {{Mook}} copy, she is then rescued by Rise who at the time had no prior battle experience, Yukari then proceeds to fangirl over her seemingly forgetting that Mitsuru, Akihiko and Aigis are still in danger. Thankfully there is no trace of this in the P3 story-mode were Yukari is more depicted [[BadAss true to form]] actually focused on her goal and being able to handle herself in battle as common-sense rules would allow.
* GirlyBruiser: Just because she looks [[{{Adorkable}} adorable]] in her Pink Featherman costume it does not mean she will pull her punches, as Rise comments in a versus match with Yukari.
--> "She's aggressive don't let her beat you."
* GoGetterGirl: While she was always a gung-ho sort of person and was both extremely devoted to her high school Archery Club and S.E.E.S, now at the age of nineteen she is not only a college student but also a fashion model and television actress, not to mention she still helps Mitsuru albeit in a part-time basis as member of the ''The Shadow Operatives'' Yukari definitely fits this trope to a tee.
* GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies: Yukari's phasmophobia is still quite evident and Junpei gleefully takes advantage of this when their together. In her arcade route Yukari fearfully notes that the newly transformed Yasogami High School looks haunted.
* GenderedOutfit: Like the rest of the female rangers Yukari's costume comes with a skirt.
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Plays this somewhat straight, while the majority of her attacks uses her Bow in someway she still has moves that can let her melee the opponent and with the help of Isis, Yukari can close the gap between her and her opponent or create tricky cross-ups up close.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Mitsuru, their bond has only gotten stronger after all these years, though it experiences a minor hiccup in the beginning of the game. Their bond is highlighted further in Yukari's ending.
* IconicItem: Yukari still wears her signature heart choker though its not part of her casual outfit ensemble.
* InSeriesNickname: She's still called Yuka-tan (Yukaricchi when Japanese vocals are used) by Junpei.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Her regular theme is ''Pink Sniper'', but her Shadow has ''Calamity.''
* TheLostLenore: The Protagonist of Persona 3 is still this to her.
* MagicMissile: If she fires an arrow into an onscreen Garu trap, the arrow becomes a homing wind projectile.
* MythologyGag: Her idle animation and round victory pose replicates her ''Persona 3'' artwork.
* NotSoFakePropWeapon: Her Pink Argus EnergyBow isn't just a prop, it actually works and was made by Kikuno because of Yukari's affinity for bows.
* OlderAndWiser: Yukari has definitely matured and blossomed to quite a level-headed young woman but is still quite prone to provocations as she admits to Teddie after her fight against Shadow Mitsuru (See Above Trope Berserk Button).
* OddCouple: Hers and Junpei’s banter are explored even further here, 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.
* PassionateSportsGirl: Was a main member of her high school Archery Club and was still one of its more active members even after joining S.E.E.S, her diligence to her sport is the main reason Yukari got cast as Feather Pink, her already exemplary skills with the Bow and Arrow has only gotten better over the years.
* PinkIsFeminine: As usual when it comes to Yukari.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Similar to Mitsuru and Akihiko, Yukari and Junpei are close but with no Romance involved.
* ReluctantFanserviceGirl: In a odd way. Because of the way her suit is designed, when the helmet removed, it exposes the chest in a very unsubtle fashion. While on her mission (and robbed of a chance to change clothes), she gets extremely embarrassed because of the attention she garners from wearing the suit. Because the suit also reveals her cleavage, she gets very upset and flustered if she suspects ''anyone''--not just guys--of staring at it during a fight. Her idle animation shows her covering up her chest, assuming that her opponent is looking there instead of fighting her.
* {{Sentai}}: Stars in ''Persona'''s Franchise/SuperSentai[=/=]Franchise/PowerRangers parody. As the lead ranger no less.
* SuperSentaiStance: Performs one with her team in her introductory chapter pretty much cementing Yukari's role as the lead ranger as she's the one placed front and center and not the red ranger. She also performs a single-variant one as her victory pose.
* ShoutOut: Her arsenal includes what appears to be [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger the Goranger Hurricane ball]], albeit with a target and a parachute. [[StuffBlowingUp Shooting it causes it to explode.]]
* StandardStatusEffects: Yukari's arrows can inflict Charm, Silence or Confusion.
* SuperMode: Yukari's [[SuperMode awakening]] super Magarula is regarded as one of the best supers in the game. Yukari has full movement during it and she can catch the opponent off guard if their blocking on the ground, the super itself deals massive chip damage if successfully blocked. Although Yukari can throw an unblockable bomb and shot at it if the opponent blocks in the air allowing her to follow it up with a combo. Her Instant Kill shows her Bows limiters removed with pulsing green energy coming out of it as Yukari gets ready to fire a giant arrow in the air at the opponent trapped in Isis' wind vortex below.
* SpiritedYoungLady: As gutsy as ever and is definitely making the most out of her life.
* ShesGotLegs: Most notably seen in her casual outfit concept art.
* StraightMan: To Junpei and Teddies antics.
* TransformationTrinket: Yukari's Featherman wristwatch.
* TransformationSequence: After eight years since her original debut, Yukari is introduced to us once again with this. Her transformation has a mix of both HenshinHero and MagicalGirl motifs, accompanied with a PowerGlows costume change.
* ThemeNaming: Most of Yukari's moves have the word "Feather" in their names (i.e. Feather⭐Flip).
* TheStraightAndArrowPath: As usual. As seen with her actions [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} in the past]], Yukari [[SpiritedYoungLady isn't quite the]] ArcherArchetype.
* TrickArrow: By shooting any of her arrows, normal or super, through a Garu trap, they will redirect themselves at her opponent.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Mitsuru. As soon as she found out Mitsuru was kidnapped, she agreed to go after her without a second thought.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Junpei, as usual.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ken Amada and Koromaru]]
!Ken Amada and Koromaru (The Pretentious Tenderfoot Duo)
!!Ken Amada
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/screenshot_4_964.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250: A youthful craving for respect!]]

-->''"We're up, Koromaru!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Justice\\
'''Persona:''' Kala-Nemi\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Spear\\
'''Style:''' [[PuppetFighter Tag Team]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MegumiOgata (Japanese), Creator/CindyRobinson (English)

A former member of S.E.E.S. and the youngest human Persona-user in the series. He acts notably mature for his age, though he does suffer some issues involving his MissingMom. After the events of ''Persona 3'', Ken has moved on to middle school and became a member of the student council, as well as a reserve member of the Shadow Operatives. He joins the fight in ''Ultimax'' after Mitsuru and the others are kidnapped.

His Instant Kill is '''Baptism of Light and Darkness''' where he whistles to make Koromaru charge forwards while he is surrounded with fire shaped like a wolf head. Upon hitting, the opponent is launched into the air as the two of them summon their Personas to cast Mahamaon and Mamudoon, creating a sphere around the opponent which obliterates the opponent, only leaving light and dark particles behind.

Debuts in ''Ultimax''.
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Downplayed since puberty hit him after ''Persona 3'', but it's there, especially with his dialogue portraits.
* {{Bishonen}}: He grew up really well.
* BladeOnAStick: A jumonji-yari in orange, his signature color from ''Persona 3''. It's also segmented and held together by chains, like the staff of [[VideoGame/FatalFury Billy]] [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Kane]].
* ChickMagnet: Judging by the squealing girls heard in the background during his intro cut-scene, though he doesn't seem to care.
* CombatCommentator: Is available as an unlockable navigator during matches.
* CombatMedic: Has access to healing moves like Mediarama; its effect is near worthless on Ken and is moreso used to restore Koromaru's health.
* CustomUniform: Notably averted: He wears the male Gekkoukan Uniform properly, which none of the male S.E.E.S. members did in their original game.
** This is interestingly played straight with one of his beta designs.
* DeadpanSnarker: If his Japanese title is anything to go by.
* DeathSeeker: His Shadow implies he wants to be killed so that he can be with his dead mother or as possible repentance for [[spoiler:Shinjiro's sacrifice]].
* TheDividual: He and Koromaru act as a single character in gameplay.
* FragileSpeedster: Has some of the lowest health in the game (8,500) but is quite fast and has some of the highest damage off a single button of anyone in the cast. And then there's his range....
* GenerationXerox: In Persona 3, Ken greatly looked up to Akihiko, an athlete with a posse of Squeeing fangirls. Three years later, Ken has become...an athlete with a posse of Squeeing fangirls.
* [[SheIsAllGrownUp He Is All Grown Up]]: Honestly, he got hit with a massive growth spurt and he's still in freakin' middle school. The fact that he's wearing the Gekkokaun uniform rather than his former signature shorts helps.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Ken's normal theme is "Youthful Spirit", his shadow theme is unknown.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Played with. Mitsuru encourages him to be a normal kid, and Ken complies — at least until her kidnapping. Deep down, he knows he can ''never'' be a "normal kid" again after what he went through 3 years ago.
** Though played straight in the end. At the end of the story, Ken chooses to give up his honorary Shadow Operative status so he can at least try to make a normal life for himself.
* LightEmUp: He uses Hama in his and Koromaru's Instant Kill.
%% LightIsGood
* MyGreatestFailure: Seems to view Shinjiro's death as this, which is why he makes an effort to ensure no-one ends up dying for him again.
* OnlySaneMan: His entrance in story mode, and various other scenes, make him this to ... just about every other cast member.
* PuttingOnTheReich: One of his [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/megamitensei/images/0/03/Ken_Amada_and_Koromaru_P4AU_Prototype2.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20141219012654 outfits in the concept art]] has him wear an SS-esque uniform, complete with a whip and hat.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: He's the member of the former S.E.E.S. wearing a school uniform to battle. Justified, as he's still in middle school and [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive enters the fight]] rather abruptly.
* ShockAndAwe: Just like in FES, he has access to electric skills, this time in the form of his Thunder Reign super.
* TeensAreShort: Averted. He's quite tall for his age. In gameplay terms, he's roughly as tall as ''Yosuke'' -- the ''tallest character in the game''. (Tallest in terms of vertical hurtboxes, not listed height. This matters when some characters have idle animations that cause them to dodge attacks.)
* TokenMiniMoe: Is still the youngest human Persona-user at thirteen.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Ken's gotten pretty tall for a Japanese thirteen-year-old (he's 5'1").

!!Koromaru
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->'''Arcana:''' Strength\\
'''Persona:''' Cerberus\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Kunai

The former TeamPet of S.E.E.S. A dog who gained access to a Persona after he witnessed the death of his master in a hit-and-run.

After the events of ''Persona 3'', Koromaru moved in with Ken and started wearing the hoodie Ken used to wear when he was still in elementary school.

Debuts in ''Ultimax''.
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* ABoyAndHisX: A boy and his dog. Only after he moves in with Ken, though. Ken even brings the trope up in one of their win quotes.
-->'''Ken''': You thought we were just a boy and his dog, didn't you? That's why you lost.
* BadassAdorable: Still as cute and cuddly and {{Badass}} as ever!
%% CanineCompanion
* CastingAShadow: Uses Mudo for his and Ken's Instant Kill.
%% DarkIsNotEvil
* ContinuityNod: The hoodie Koromaru wears in this game is the same hoodie that Ken himself used to wear during the events of ''Persona 3'', now with the wings of his own old shirt.
* DeathIsCheap: Emptying out his life bar only knocks him out for a few seconds.
* ForMassiveDamage: Where Koromaru is positioned determines the damage of one of Ken's supers, and their Awakening super does much less damage if Koromaru is off-screen or knocked out.
* KnifeNut: Being a dog, he [[CutlassBetweenTheTeeth carries one in his mouth]], in contrast to [[DualWielding Yosuke]].
* PlayingWithFire: Can cast Agi spells thanks to Cerberus.
* SatelliteCharacter: Most story relates elements are attributed to Ken; justified though, seeing how Koromaru's just a dog.
[[/folder]]

!Unaffiliated Fighters

[[folder:Labrys]]
!Labrys (Yasogami's Steel Body President)
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[[caption-width-right:200:Don't break the rules, or you'll get Chain Knuckled!]]

-->''"I'll protect the public decency of Inaba!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Wheel of Fortune\\
'''Persona:''' Ariadne\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Great Axe\\
'''Style:''' [[EvolvingAttack Power Up]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyanaTaketatsu (Japanese) and Creator/CindyRobinson (English)

A Shadow-hunting android similar to Aigis. For reasons yet to be explained, Labrys was thrown into the Midnight Channel, creating a replica of Inaba which serves as the stage of the "P-1 Grand Prix" and as her Midnight Channel dungeon, born out of her desire to go to school and be a real girl. Labrys' Persona, Ariadne, can weave magical threads used to both attack and stun her opponents.

As an Anti-Shadow Weapon, Labrys was forced to endure many tests that would help her develop an ego so she could gain a Persona. She grew close to a fellow sister unit of hers, #24, who taught her about life. Unfortunately, during a test run Labrys was [[spoiler:forced to fight and kill #24 for her final test]] as the scientists who created her took delight in their results, considering her only as a machine and not a real person. Filled with anger, she escapeed the facility at Yakushima and awakened her Persona in the process, but her escape was short-lived, as the facility was located on a remote island. She allowed herself to be recaptured, having held a wish in her memory that her successors could find happiness as she had tried to.

While in her hibernation brought by her sealing, she discovers that #24's last message was that every model up to Labrys is based on an IllGirl, the "mother" of the '''5th Generation''' Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapon, who wanted to go to school but couldn't because of her condition. A mysterious voice beckons Labrys that it can grant her wish to go to school as her "mother" once wished, and to forget the painful events of her existence.

Labrys' Instant Kill is '''Weaver's Art: Inquisition'''. She summons Ariadne, who fires an energy string that pins them to the wall in a web formation. Labrys then launches her axe like a boomerang at the opponent using her extendable arms, slashing them multiple times before finally slamming them into the ground with a decisive, downward swing.
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%% ActionGirl
* AIIsACrapshoot: [[spoiler:As Labrys developed, her goals began to slowly shift from those of the researchers and she went from destroying opponent to attempting to disarm them and similar measures. When they forced her to follow the directives more closely, her stress built up and eventually she went on a rampage.]] The story is entirely on Labrys' side for this. Played with in that it's not anything in her programming or hardware that caused her to go wild, but the human characteristics that the researchers nurtured in her. They wanted a weapon with a heart and [[GoneHorriblyRight that's exactly what they got.]]
* AnAxeToGrind: A big friggin' one. Her WeaponOfChoice, as well as her [[MeaningfulName name]].
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Her power source, a [[ContinuityNod Plume Of Dusk]].
* AscendedExtra: Labrys first appeared in a P3 drama CD entitled ''Moonlight.'' A mostly complete transcription of the Drama CD can be found in [[http://imaginary-numbers.dreamwidth.org/2127.html two]] [[http://imaginary-numbers.dreamwidth.org/2382.html parts]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fETsiltNXg0 (the audio could be heard here)]], but there are Persona 3 spoilers, as it takes place during January, and she doesn't even make an appearance although her name is mentioned.
* {{Badass}}: Her anime cutscene has her decimating an army of herself.
** BadassAdorable: Some of her attack quotes are quite adorable.
** BadassInDistress: The P-1 Grand Prix serves as her TV World dungeon.
* BreakTheCutie: To say that her time at the lab was bad is an understatement.
* CanonImmigrant: Went from a passing mention in a ''Persona 3'' drama CD to being a fully-fledged fighter.
* ChainPain / WhipItGood: Her Instant Kill mainly consists of her using her axe a flail by using the chain on her arm.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Her axe gauge changes from gray to blue to green to yellow to red as its power grows.
* TheComicallySerious: Has this innately for some reason. Even when she was first being built.
-->'''Researcher''': ''Does it...have an accent?''
-->'''Labrys''': ''Ac...cent? [[Film/RushHour Do you not understand the words comin outta my mouth]]?''
* CurbStompBattle: During the testing she had to undergo, all her victories were essentially flawless and her performance only improved when she starting attempting to minimize the damage she inflicted. In fact, even attempting to do this at all just made her an even better fighter since she avoided brute force solutions and picked up real techniques and strategies.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: As part of her SailorFuku.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: The Persona 4 Arena duology is generally her story primarily, with the first game essentially being a trip through her dungeon.
* EvolvingAttack: Her strength increases the more attacks she lands, allowing her to reach GameBreaker strength if she attacks frequently.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Third in the Kirijo Group Anti-Shadow RobotGirl family to use an ancient Greek term as a name.
* FlawedPrototype: [[spoiler:She was part of the testing series to develop weapons capable of combating Shadows. While they all had functional weaponry, the line she was part of was slow to develop proper egos. While she did eventually develop one, her abilities, mind and emotions were unstable, which really was not helped by the excessively cruel experiments she was forced to take part in. She was used as the basis for further development that eventually lead to Aigis, but she herself was deemed a stepping stone and a failure and was thus sealed away. Altogether, she's actually much closer to human than Aigis was, which is kind of a problem for something that's supposed to be a weapon.]]
* ForegoneConclusion: We know that in her story mode she's going to fight against models just like herself and destroy them and eventually be sealed away, though the exact details set up further plot threads.
** ShootTheShaggyDog: Becomes absolutely heart-wrenching at some points, particularly at the end where [[spoiler:she finally hits her RageBreakingPoint and actually manages to bust out of the research facility... only to learn that there's no place she can run to because the lab's been on an island the entire time. However, she caused so much damage during her escape that the reseachers no longer had the means to tamper with her memories.]]
* GoneHorriblyRight: The old Kirijo Group builds Labrys to be a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots weapon with a heart]], but then can't believe it when she [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turns on them for treating her like dirt]].
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: The Fifth Generation were intended to build up egos and personalities through combat and occasional interaction, but the researchers actually weren't really paying attention to the right things. Labrys aside, most of the other units had also developed their own egos and merely hid such things. When they finally consider her a success, she's become so human [[spoiler:that she has a breakdown, goes on a rampage and has to be sealed away.]]
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters[=/=]WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler:The scientists who created Labrys and subsequently pit her against her sisters react to her reluctance and defiance to fight her best friend, a fellow android, with glee and excitement, due to the data they collected as a result. Needless to say, she does not take this well...]]
* IdentityAmnesia:
** Her personality is based on that of a real human girl, but the details of this life were locked away with special equipment [[spoiler:that is also the basis for her illusion abilities.]] This is not viewed as particularly important in itself by the story since Labrys is her own individual.
** During the story, Labrys runs around convinced that she's the student council president and has forgotten who and what she actually is. By choice.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: The world based on her psyche is built to fulfill two conditions. One is the the basic plot of the story and deals with all the testing she underwent. The second is just to be a normal, happy student with friends and respect and is the part of the world that she identifies with more.
* ImageSong: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JCl8yivdvc Now I Know]]''.
* JapanesePronouns: "Uchi."
* {{Joshikousei}}: Pretends to be one.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: In the Japanese track. In ''Ultimax'', the version of [[ShadowArchetype Shadow Labrys]] who uses Ariadne retains it.
** TranslationConvention: In the English dub she occasionally speaks with a [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents North Jersey[=/=]Bronx accent]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLLNFb61YZQ Spirited Girl]]'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3Dqanj4ThI The Ultimate]]'' for her boss battle. For Shadow-Type Shadow Labrys, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=535yJPAAH7M The Almighty]]''.
* LimitBreak: Two of her Supers, Weaver's Art: Beast and Brutal Impact can deal truly incredible amounts of damage when her Axe Gauge is red, but drop the gauge to the lowest level.
* LivingWeapon: Like other Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapons, she was solely built for combat and only has emotions so that she can use a Persona.
* MasterOfIllusion: One of her main functions, and how she makes herself look like a normal human for most of the story. [[spoiler:It was also to exploit this ability that the Eerie Voice and the Malevolent Entity decided to kidnap her in the first place.]]
* MeaningfulName: Her name is the ancient Greek term for [[AnAxeToGrind a symmetrical doubleheaded axe]] that originally came from Crete; it is often associated with goddesses and femininity. In addition, the Japanese pronunciation of her name[[note]]''Rabirisu'', as opposed to ''Raburyusu''[[/note]] is one kana away from "labyrinth"[[note]]''Rabiri'''n'''su''[[/note]], the palace of Knossos which was designed to hold the Minotaur of Crete and is also derived from "labrys". Furthermore, it is believed that the goddess of the double-axe presided over Minoan palaces, especially the palace of Knossos.
* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:When under control of the Eerie Voice.]]
* MindHive: All the remaining memories of the other 5th generation prototypes were [[GhostMemory transferred]] into her upon their destruction. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed the ghostly "spectators" of the P-1 Grand Prix are actually what's left of the other prototypes' Shadows, that all separated from Labrys at the same time as Labrys' own Shadow.]]
* MisappliedPhlebotinum: InUniverse: She has some powerful illusion capabilities built into her, but they're actually designed to reduce Labrys' cognitive dissonance and not be actively used against others. It's Shadow Labrys that really puts these abilities to good use.
* NotSoDifferent: Reaches this conlusion about herself and Sho in Ultimax after learning of his backstory. In the P3 storyline, she gives a BreakingSpeech to him about their similarities the same way Narukami gives one to Minazuki in the P4 story.
* [[NowLetMeCarryYou My Turn To Save You]]: She was rescued from the Midnight Channel at the end of ''Arena''. In ''Ultimax'', she returns to Inaba to repay the favor.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: In English. It... jumps around, sounding a bit like someone affecting a {{Joisey}} or Bronx accent, making it difficult for many fans to [[{{WhatTheHellIsThatAccent}} nail it down]]. This might have been due to the voice actor having difficulties with the nuances of the accent, but is {{Justified|Trope}} in her Story Mode: [[spoiler:it sounds like someone imitating an accent because ''that's exactly what it is.'']]
* OneHitKill: Brutal Impact can do this on lower-hp characters at full Axe Gauge, simply by [[ForMassiveDamage hitting that goddamn hard]]. Literally anyone here with GlassCannon or FragileSpeedster in their trope page can simply be one-shot. Others have a sliver of hp left. The Skill boosted version does enough damage to simply one-shot ''anyone'' bar the final boss.
** Of course, it's easily jumped over, or you could just Instant Kill her for trying. There's a reason high-level Labrys players don't use this move.
*** Given a use in ''Ultimax'' where it becomes a CounterAttack. Hit Labrys while she's revving this up and it's all over.
* RageBreakingPoint: After all the experiments, Labrys is holding together and while disillusioned she stays in her expected role. But when the scientists [[spoiler:decide to delete the memories of #024 she finally flips out, goes on a rampage with a proto-Persona and causes intense damage.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: An aversion for the most part. You wouldn't want to pick a fight with her, but otherwise she one of the pluckiest characters in the series. They mostly serve as a {{Foil}} to Aigis' [[RedOniBlueOni blue eyes]].
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Aigis' Blue.
* RobotGirl: Aigis's predecessor in this regard.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: She was designed to summon a Persona and for that you need a human-like psyche and appearance. Compared to Aigis, she developed a lot faster, but not necessarily in a good way.
* RocketPunch: She and her sister units can launch their arms as projectiles and retract them with chains.
* ShipTease: With both Teddie and Yosuke.
* StoryToGameplayRatio: Her story mode only has one fight, [[spoiler:Elizabeth, trying to wake her up from the Midnight Channel's illusions]], and the rest of it is pure {{Backstory}}.
* StudentCouncilPresident: For most of the story, she believes that she's the student council president of Yasogami, which confuses the actual Yasogami students, who are fairly sure that the real president is a guy.
* SuperMode: If Labrys's axe is at its most powerful (denoted by a red axe symbol near her SP Gauge), every counter hit she lands with her axe becomes a Fatal Counter, enabling combos that weren't possible otherwise. She also gets insane damage output, especially if she has SP to burn.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Her "multi-weapon".
** AnAxeToGrind: A really huge one in matter of fact.
** JetPack: She can attach the axe into her back and use the rocket boosters as jetpack.
** PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: Justified due to its rockets.
** RocketPoweredWeapon: Has rocket boosters built into it, possibly to make it easier to swing.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: The researchers didn't view the anti Shadow weapons like Labrys as really being alive or capable of thinking and feeling. so they eventually [[spoiler:drove her to a breakdown that they interpreted more literally than the usual sense.]] The resulting damages resulted in her being put into stasis while the next generation was developed.
* VariableLengthChain: inside her arms, letting them extend to almost any length.
* YouAreNumberSix: She's referred to as unit #031 at all times during her story mode until she's eventually labeled a success and given the name Labrys, which is another thing that helps her feel like an actual individual and not just a weapon.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Where she doesn't wear anything over her legs, the metal frames on her legs make it seem like she has them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Elizabeth]]
!Elizabeth (The Lethal Elevator Attendant)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/p4a_elizabeth_8835.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Megidolaon for everyone!]]

-->''"Your fate is in the cards."''

-> '''Arcana:''' Death ([=P4A=]), Fool ([=P4AU=])\\
'''Persona:''' Thanatos\\
'''Main Weapons:''' Persona Cards and Persona Compendium\\
'''Style:''' [[TheDreaded Boss]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MiyukiSawashiro (Japanese) and TaraPlatt (English)

One of Igor's previous assistants in the Velvet Room, who not only served as the keeper of the Persona Compendium in ''Persona 3'', but was also a skilled Persona user herself. After the defeat of Erebus at the end of ''The Answer'', Elizabeth left the Velvet Room to find a way to save the blue-haired boy who gave his life to seal Nyx forever. Her travels eventually take her to Inaba and the "P-1 Grand Prix"...

Her Persona, Thanatos, can utilize every single element imaginable and uses powerful, savage physical attacks.

Elizabeth's Instant Kill is '''Megidolaon''', a counter which can only be triggered when it guards against three hits. If the opponent falls for the trap, they are surrounded by Persona cards as Elizabeth summons many more to bombard them. She then summons Thanatos to conjure a giant meteor of light which obliterates the opponent.
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* AdaptedOut: She's the only main character to not make an appearance at all in the manga adaptation.
* AllYourPowersCombined: Her Persona moves are generally based on those of other characters. For example, her Maziodyne is a weakened special move version of Yu's Ziodyne.
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: Her story revolves entirely around her continuing search to find a way around this, so she can destroy Erebus permanently and save [[VideoGame/{{Persona3}} the boy who gave his life to seal Nyx forever]].
* {{Badass}}: To put things into perspective, she's a BonusBoss in VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}, and she takes down Erebus (the AnthropomorphicPersonification of humanity's collective death wish) in one hit on a yearly basis.
* BadassAdorable: Her naiveté, bluntness and whimsy is both endearing and hilarious. She can also utterly destroy anyone and anything with barely any effort, and made an annual tradition of ''[[spoiler:one-shotting an EldritchAbomination]]''.
* BerserkButton: Despite her easy-going nature, she seems to have a particular distaste for illusions.
-->'''Elizabeth''': ''Such parlour tricks [[SophisticatedAsHell can get stuffed!]]''
%% BigDamnHeroes
* BonusBoss: She serves as the final boss of the bonus Score Attack mode.
* CastFromHitPoints: Her Mind Charge super chops her health down to the point of awakening, but she will slowly regenerate her health back if not hit. It will also refill her SP based on the amount of health sacrificed in this way. Due to her role as a GlassCannon and her ability to heal large chunks of her health with Diarahan, this doesn't mean much.
* CatchPhrase[=/=]PreAsskickingOneLiner:
--> Your fate is in the cards…!
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She has an interesting way of thinking things to say the least.
* ContinuityNod: Elizabeth's Mortal Blow is the same [[ThatOneAttack 9999 damage Megidolaon]] she uses as a BonusBoss in ''Persona 3'', complete with Persona 4's 9999 damage icon. All of her other skills also come from her boss moveset in that game. As an SNKBoss, she will use Diarahan to completely heal herself the first time you push her below 50% health.
* CounterAttack: Elizabeth gains one in ''Ultimax'' that inflicts the infamous ''[[DamageIncreasingDebuff Negative Penalty]]'' if it activates.
* CriticalStatusBuff: In Ultimax, entering Awakening causes Elizabeth to gain much more powerful variants of her special moves in addition to the Awakening supers everyone else gets access to.
* CurbStompBattle: Takes out Erebus in a single hit each year when the [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil monster emerges]]. Her goal is to find a way to make it more permanent.
* DevotedToYou: [[spoiler:Elizabeth's entire role in the story was finding an answer for how to rescue the P3 Protagonist from his fate as a BarrierMaiden. Keep in mind, this is '''three years''' after his HeroicSacrifice.]]
* DynamicEntry: She has a curious habit of crashing through the ceiling or wall whenever she shows up in Story Mode, and once even apologizes for doing so using that exact term.
-->'''Elizabeth''': ''(after randomly deciding to break a window) Pardon my dynamic entrance.''
* ElementalPowers: She can utilize all of them.
** PlayingWithFire: Maragidyne.
** TechnicolorFire: Blue flames. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Comes with being an elevator attendant.]]
** ShockAndAwe: Maziodyne.
** YellowLightningBlueLightning: [[PurpleIsPowerful Purple]].
** AnIcePerson: Mabufudyne.
** BlowYouAway[=/=]WindIsGreen: Magarudyne.
** CastingAShadow: [[OneHitKill Mamudoon]].
** LightEmUp: [[OneHitKill Mahamaon]].
** NonElemental: [[FinishHim Megidolaon]].
* [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace Elizabeth Can Breathe in Space]]
* FinalBoss: Serves as this for the Shadow character's arcade modes, as well as Sho Minazuki (w/Tsukiyomi) in ''Ultimax''.
* FourIsDeath: As an SNKBoss, her Ghastly Wail super does [[NoKillLikeOverkill 44444]] damage to an opponent suffering from [[StandardStatusEffects Fe]][[ForMassiveDamage ar]].
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Story-wise, she is one of the most powerful characters in the entire world. But to maintain competitive balance, she's equal to every other character during actual gameplay.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere[=/=]IncomingHam: She straight-up ''invades'' the plot in all her appearances. Naturally, her story mode consists of her completely derailing the entire tournament while pursuing her own goals.
* GrimReaper: The Myth/{{Greek|Mythology}} God of Death, Thanatos.
* GlassCannon: Elizabeth has tools for dealing with any situation at any time: fast normals with multi-hitting properties for close to medium range, nigh-overpowered projectiles and traps for long range zoning games, deadly setups if one can utilize her OneHitKill supers in just the right way and a super throw that can be buffed in 2 ways with a specific attack from Thanatos to chop off 60-84% of her opponent's lifebar depending on the character, even more than Kanji can with his own super throw. She also has limited defensive capabilities and the lowest stamina in the game, at 7500 HP (8000 in Ultimax). That's lower than [[FragileSpeedster Yosuke]], [[TrapMaster Naoto]], and [[SquishyWizard Yukiko]].
* HealThyself: When using Diarahan, she quickly restores a significant portion of her health (though not so quickly that she can't be attacked before the healing finishes). In Ultimax, the B and SB versions can be held to increase the amount of healing, but this will leave her vulnerable to attack.
* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Woman]]: Shrugs when hit by lightning, enjoys the view if knocked out of the air, and even if you beat her... [[http://i47.tinypic.com/250nm6b.png she doesn't exactly sweat over it]].
* ImprobableWeaponUser:
** DeathDealer
--->'''Elizabeth''' Your fate is in the cards…!
** ThrowTheBookAtThem
--->'''Elizabeth''' It's a hardcover, leather-bound edition and is quite powerful. Enough to do [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall over four digits on average]], I'd say.
* {{Kiai}}: When she uses her All Out Attack, she will whimsically and playfully yell "Chestoo~!"
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: When she first introduces herself in story mode, she attempts to converse with the…''thing'' in space or [[MindScrew or wherever that place is]]. However, she was just telling the ''viewers'' on her location.
-->'''Elizabeth''': ''There, do you see me now? Have I forgotten to introduce myself? My name is Elizabeth.''
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWCtuh3p1Ps Battle Hymn of the Soul]]''
* {{Malaproper}}: She's still not used to the outside world, so she tends to stumble over phrases. Don't bother trying to correct her, because she'll just get more confused.
-->'''Elizabeth:''' I believe our encounter has borne much [[{{Malaproper}} flute]].
-->'''Yu:''' "Flute"…?
-->'''Elizabeth:''' …Flue? …Chimneys?
* MindOverMatter: Makes TV sets explode… with her mind!
* NighInvulnerability: In story, she's completely unfazed by other characters' attacks, and even smashes through a couple of ceilings by accident. In gameplay, she's [[GlassCannon very fragile]].
* NoSell: Simply ''ignores'' the powers of RealityWarper and MasterOfIllusion Shadow Labrys. She even momentarily cancels out the illusions around Labrys early in the story by just opening her grimoire.
-->'''Elizabeth''': Such parlor tricks can get stuffed!
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:The ''only'' time Elizabeth ever shows any fear is in Story Mode, when Yu Narukami pulls a {{Determinator}} with ThePowerOfFriendship and gets back up after she trounces him the first time. Aigis, however, who was watching the whole scene from afar the entire time, decides to intervene at that point and comes to Elizabeth's rescue then she dispels said Determinator, much to the latter's relief.]]
* OneHitKill: Her Mahamaon and Mamudoon attacks, which are fixed traps that activate 10 seconds after being cast, and Megidolaon, which she'll use if hit 3 times by her opponent during the short activation window, but the amount of hits absorbed by the counter carries over to additional uses if she has the SP to use it again in the same round.
* PortalDoor: Travels across time and space (and even non-tangible environments) through portals that open and close like elevator doors.
* ThePowerOfFriendship[=/=]TrueCompanions: [[spoiler:Her story ends with her realizing that what she needs to save the blue-haired boy isn't her own power, but the power of others. The same power that she saw in both Yu and his friends, as well as Aigis and the blue-haired boy and their friends. This leads to the birth of her own Arcana, the Fool, and she departs to search for companions of her own who would aid her on her quest.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: In the Japanese version, the expression she uses is "...otototoi kiyagare de gozaimasu!", which is roughly equivalent to "To hell with such parlour tricks!" or even "Such parlour tricks can fuck off!"
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: She's quite fond of this.
* SkillGateCharacter: Against noobs, her massive Zio spell [[IncrediblyLamePun spells]] their doom. That said, her massive reliance on Thanatos means that being Persona Broken by skilled players absolutely destroys her.
* SNKBoss: In Score Attack Mode, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzNqUUd-lsY&feature=related to an absurd degree]].[[note]]she gains a faster SP recovery rate, roughly 20,000 (slightly less than three times the normal) HP, uses a full HP restore Diarahan once awakened, her [[OneHitKill Mudo and Hama]] Supers activate instantly instead of after 10 seconds and she can have multiple traps active instead of just one, her OneHitKill CounterAttack takes only 1 hit to activate instead of 3, and she deals multiple times normal damage with each hit, especially if you're suffering [[StandardStatusEffects fear status]].[[/note]]
* StandardStatusEffects: She is capable of inflicting any status effect in the game except for Silence and Rage, and ''Ultimax'' gives her a move that inflicts the Creator/ArcSystemWorks-standard Negative Penalty.
* StatusBuff: One of Thanatos's moves gives him a unique buff that increases the damage of the next Thanatos attack that uses his sword by 50%. This includes [[ForMassiveDamage Ghastly Wail.]]
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: As all other denizens of the Velvet Room.
* SuperStrength: Her story mode in Arena starts with her [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punching out the primal force of darkness]] in one shot.
* {{Teleportation}}: Goes from the [[UsefulNotes/CarlJung Collective Unconscious]] to [[SpaceZone the Moon]] to the [[EldritchLocation TV World]] in about five minutes.
* UndyingLoyalty: Ever since the end of ''The Answer'', she has not stopped trying to figure out how to rescue [[spoiler:P3's protagonist from his seal]]. That's ''three years'' so far.
* WildCard: She wandered into the tournament because she noticed something interesting was amiss, and goes and does what she wants.
* WillfullyWeak: Despite being a PersonOfMassDestruction, she holds back considerably, as she's more interested in understanding where her opponents' strength comes from than she is in beating them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tohru Adachi]]
!Tohru Adachi (The Egocentric Police Dick)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/adachi_u_9535.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:This world is shit as always!]]

-->''"How does it feel when I beat you? Are you pissed? Miserable? Frustrated? That's what it's like to lose."''

->'''Arcana:''' Jester\\
'''Persona:''' Magatsu-Izanagi\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Handgun\\
'''Style:''' [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty Disruption]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MitsuakiMadono (Japanese) and Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (English)

A police detective in Inaba who was revealed to be the main culprit behind the previous year's serial murders. After attempting to escape into the TV world, he was captured by the Investigation Team and subsequently imprisoned for his crimes.

However, after being called into an interrogation by a police official and thrown into TV, Adachi is coerced by Sho into assisting with his plan.

Adachi's Instant Kill is '''Yomi Drop''', where he grasps his head in pain as a black and red vortex appears below his opponent. If this vortex hits, the opponent will fall to their knees. Magatsu-Izanagi then erupts from the vortex and drags the opponent into it, dropping them into the Shadow World. As Shadows start to rise up, Magatsu-Izanagi reappears and charges up to impale the opponent right before the view turns into static.

Debuts in ''Ultimax''.
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* AntiVillain: Adachi is not involved in the P-1 Climax by choice and even refused to work for the BigBad. At the end of his episode, it's even revealed Adachi wanted to stop the P-1 Climax to make sure ''he'' would be the one answering for murdering two people.
-->'''Adachi:''' I decided that I'd follow the rules of this reality, to "atone for my sins," [...] But if some mysterious corpse who died of unknown causes was found hanging somewhere, they'd declare the case open again and start suspecting that "the true killer" was still on the loose. If that happened, it would mess up the rules I'd set for myself.
* AscendedMeme: His Japanese title makes a reference to a meme about Adachi loving cabbage, which grew out of a bit of flavor text in the original ''Persona 4'' involving Adachi only being able to afford cabbage for his dinner one day.
** Adachi is quite infamous for giving extremely [[OffModel awkward and weird facial expressions]] and Atlus seems aware of this. Every single attack Adachi uses follows with a goofy expression.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:His motivation in ''Ultimax'' is a desire to "atone for his sins". This means making sure the villains don't kill anyone, so there's no "reasonable doubt" about his crimes, and returning to prison once the incident is over.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Acts extremely laid back and friendly, while also being quite willing to engage some trolling and trash talking. [[spoiler:It turns out to be intentional.]]
* BadassBoast:
-->'''Adachi:''' It looks like you're still an immature brat... Now come on! I'll teach you all the lessons you need, kid.
* TheBusCameBack: Despite being imprisoned for his crimes at the end of ''Persona 4'', he shows up during the P-1 Climax incident thanks to the new BigBad's machinations.
* [[CallingYourAttacks Calling Your Personas]]
-->'''Adachi:''' Mangle them, ''Magatsu Izanagi''!
* CassandraTruth:
** Apparently confessed to everything after he was arrested. Even though it was an honest attempt to come clean, the second he mentioned the TV world he was put through "[[AllTherapistsAreMuggles some serious psych evaluations]]".
--->'''Adachi:''' Normally, I'd be immediately prosecuted and transferred to prison, but the police are having trouble. ''[...]'' Obviously, proving that you can kill people with magic isn't the kind of thing that can be demonstrated to an audience that isn't willing to listen.
** NotMeThisTime: Despite his numerous instances that he's has nothing to do with the P-1 Climax and doesn't even want to fight, none of the protagonists believe him (particularly the P4 crew). Their suspicion is understandable of course, given Adachi's [[ConsummateLiar less than stellar record in the honesty department.]]
--->'''Adachi:''' Huh? Ohh, hahaha. Well, I had intended on staying well-behaved...
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:You know how the Shadows seem to ''like'' Adachi in his Instant Kill? This nature doesn't get along well with Hi-no-Kagutsuchi's Shadow-composed body, allowing Adachi to hurt him.]]
* CombatPragmatist: During Persona 4, it wasn't made entirely clear just how well Adachi fared against the Investigation Team; whether he could fight of his own at ''all'' or if it was just reliance on Magatsu-Izanagi. Here, it's made perfectly clear he's actually pretty damn tough, given how impressed ''Minazuki'' was in their "test" bout. However, Adachi has no real form, he's just excessively brutal with some sleight of hand thrown in for underhanded maneuvers.
* CombatCommentator: He's an optional commentator for matches, like Rise or Fuuka.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Played with. He's going to great lengths to [[spoiler:keep his case from being reopened and to keep any more victims from piling up]], but he's still an amoral jerk and doesn't hesitate to let everyone know it.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: [[spoiler:He's more than willing to insult Kagutsuchi while fighting him to buy Yu some time to recover.]]
* DownloadableContent: Adachi and his story mode is an add-on available as paid DLC, though it was free DLC for a week after the release of the game.
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Following the rules of his "game", he promised that he'd go to jail for his crimes. Part of his motivation for stopping the red fog is that if there are more mysterious killings, then he might be released under the assumption that he isn't the real killer, breaking the aforementioned rules he promised to live by.
* EvilIsPetty: One of his grabs involve tripping his opponent, and then standing over them laughing.
* EvilVersusEvil: He's a serial killer fighting an EldritchAbomination that wants to destroy the world.
** EvilVersusOblivion: Given that said EldritchAbomination wants to kill everyone in the world.
* EvilerThanThou: Considers himself to be more hateful and wretched than Sho, [[spoiler:which is why he believes that it's not too late for Sho to atone.]]
* FailedASpotCheck: He had everything set up perfectly, but failed to realize one thing:[[spoiler:that Sho could use his MindControl powers without Minazuki being in control.]]
* FluffyTamer: As shown by his One-Hit Kill move, he's the one guy who's such a colossal scumbag that the Shadows actually ''like'' him. [[spoiler:This actually turns out to be important, as Sho is aware of this behavior and plans to use Adachi's Persona to control the body of Hi-no-Kagutsuchi, which is made of Shadows. Narukami shows up before he can enact it though.]]
* GotMeDoingIt: Sho's habit of cracking {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s rubs off on him.
-->'''Adachi:''' What kind of "Investigation Team" are you? More like "Non-vestigation Team"... Eeech, that was as lame as one of Sho's jokes.
* TheGunslinger: Like Naoto, Adachi uses a revolver in combat. [[PistolWhipping Though he prefers to hit people with it rather than shooting it.]]
** His story reveals that he's actually a crack shot and it would've been a ChekhovsSkill if [[spoiler:the {{Macguffin}} hadn't been bulletproof]].
* {{Hammerspace}}: In one of his moves, he ends up losing his revolver once he is finished, but miraculously pulls another one out of nowhere.
* HateAtFirstSight: Even though Aigis and Adachi have never met before Arena and had very little contact with each other in Ultimax, their Personas are instinctively very hostile towards each other, should they meet face-to-face. While the rivalry between Izanagi and Magatsu-Izanagi is already established, Adachi will state that Magatsu-Izanagi reacts very negatively towards Pallas Athena with the same hostility he has towards Izanagi (and she seems to be returning the 'favor'), should Aigis and Adachi be pitted against each other in a match. Given the countless parallels between Aigis and Yu (Izanagi and Pallas Athena even react positively towards each other, to the point that the two Personas slightly hesitate to fight each other) this is quite understandable even if Aigis and Adachi don't seem to have any bad blood against each other.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He's still this with Dojima, who continues to visit him in prison despite everything he's done. Adachi genuinely appreciates it, though he refuses to admit it.
* HiddenDepths: Episode Adachi goes great lengths to show Adachi is not just a simple AffablyEvil {{Jerkass}}. For example, despite his claim in Persona 4 that he only wanted to be a cop to use a gun, he has large bits of the Detective Instruction Guide memorized. All and all, it helps make Adachi much more complex of a character, and makes his AntiVillain status more believable.
* {{Irony}}:
** Adachi is attacked in an interrogation room, identically to how he assaulted his second and third victims.
** An EldritchAbomination once again makes Adachi an UnwittingPawn in its schemes: When Adachi refuses to join the Malevolent Entity's plan, it has him thrown into the P-1 Climax to distract the Investigation Team anyway.
** A tournament where everyone can fight each other is just the sort of thing Adachi would of approved of before he was arrested. However since he was thrown into it against his will, it means he's trying to partcipate and stop the thing he would of loved to watch.
* HypocriticalHumor: He muses that whoever came up with P-1 Grand Prix must be pretty twisted, then realizes that it's kind of ironic that he of all people would think that.
* IHatePastMe: [[spoiler:His main motivation for working behind Sho's back. Adachi regrets the Inaba case and is ''not'' pleased when he's blackmailed into playing the villain again.]]
-->'''Adachi:''' Doing it because you can, huh. Y'know... watching you really irritates me. It's like seeing myself last year. Seriously, it's irritating.
* JerkassHasAPoint: While most other characters have titles that are mean spirited or crazy exaggerated, Adachi's (localized title at least) is actually right on point. It helps that he's also a jerkass.
** In the story a lot of what Adachi says ends up being completely valid despite his rather jerkish attitude.
* LateArrivalspoiler:Many of his interactions in Ultimax spoil that he was the main culprit behind the Midnight Channel case back in ''Persona 4''.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''"Fool or Clown?"''
* LetsGetDangerous: [[spoiler:At the end of it all, Adachi decides to stop spectating and steps up to the plate in order to stop Sho and Kagatsuchi. [[CurbStompBattle While he's unsuccessful with Sho]], he teams up with Yu in order to defeat Kagatsuchi.]]
* MisanthropeSupreme: While he's apparently trying to turn over a new leaf, Adachi still hates the world and (nearly) everyone in it. [[spoiler:Most of his irritation at Sho comes from him claiming that they're the same, but Adachi plainly stats that Sho is "a brat throwing a temper-tantrum" whereas Adachi himself ''genuinely'' hates everyone and everything.]]
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: His brief appearance in Yukari's arcade mode initially obscures his name with question marks.
* [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It Anti-Villain]]: [[spoiler:Kagatsuchi was born when he covered Inaba in fog back in Persona 4, meaning that Adachi was indirectly responsible for everything going down in Arena and Ultimax.]]
* NobleDemon: As part of his slow HeelFaceTurn. He's still a big douche, but wishes to face justice for his crimes and eventually learns to make the same kinds of bonds he continuously mocks the Investigation Team for.
* NominalHero: He's a serial killer whose main reason for opposing the BigBad is because the main villain annoyed him. [[spoiler:In reality, he's more of a AntiHero, as he simply wants to return and face judgement for what he's done, and to stop Sho from becoming like him.]]
* NonPlayerCharacter: He's not playable in the initial arcade release of ''Ultimax''.
** PromotedToPlayable: He is a downloadable playable character for the console version of ''Ultimax.''
* ObviouslyEvil: He doesn't even try to hide the fact that he's a sociopath this time around, and any reversions back to his original goofy personality are simply done to further screw with others.
* OhCrap: Investigation Team members are understandably [[ThisIsGonnaSuck less-than-thrilled]] when they bump into him during story mode, since he's the serial killer they helped put behind bars in ''Persona 4''.
--> (paraphrased)
--> '''Yu''': [[YouHaveGOTToBeKiddingMe I don't even]]..... What are you doing here?
* OminousVisualGlitch: The TV screen will "freak out" with static and other visual glitches when Adachi uses his OneHitKill finisher. This acts as a GoryDiscretionShot that hides the ultimate fate of Adachi's opponent.
* OnlyFriend: Don't let anything you read here gove the wrong idea: Adachi is still very much a diehard evil, sociopathic scumbag. [[spoiler: And yet, due to the Social Link of ''Golden'', Adachi now has some firm bonds with Yu and Dojima, no matter how he's tried to break them. Let it be known: ''do '''not''''' talk trash about Dojima, and ''seriously'' do ''not'' threaten Yu, or you'll get the full service from the Inaba Killer.]]
* PiecesOfGod: The power of Sagiri remained inside Adachi's persona after he was possessed by Ameno. This power is part of Minazuki's plan to bend Kagutsuchi to his will.
* PistolWhipping: Adachi really likes to use his revolver to hit people with it instead of actually shooting with it.
* PunnyName: His English title contains a pun regarding "dick". Aside of referring to him acting like a [[{{Troll}} dick]], it can also mean "detective".
* PsychoticSmirk: Breaks into an insane grin when a police official under the BigBad's control tries to threaten him physically.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His EvilCounterpart of Yu's Persona, Magatsu-Izanagi, is covered in black and red clothing. [[spoiler:It ultimately helps its noble twin save the day.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Sho's red.
* RevenueEnhancingDevices: Exists only as paid DLC, despite being on the disc.
* SayingTooMuch: Much like in Persona 4, Adachi often leaks important information to the Investigation Team [[VerbalBackspace before trying to cover it up]]. [[spoiler:[[InvokedTrope It's deliberate]] and is his way of [[StealthMentor making sure the Investigation Team is headed in the right direction]].]]
* TheSociopath: He doesn't care what happens to the town, and generally doesn't care what's going on beyond being annoyed he was dragged into it.
-->'''Adachi:''' This world's all about useless, shallow, so-called friendships.
** MoralSociopathy: See EvenEvilHasStandards.
* ShockAndAwe: Like Yu's Izanagi, Adachi's Magatsu-Izanagi has some electric attacks like Ziodyne and Cross Slash (though Adachi's are normal Persona attacks rather than supers).
** YellowLightningBlueLightning: Magatsu-Izanagi uses a unique shade of ''blood red'' for his lightning attacks.
* ShutUpHannibal: Refuses to be lumped together with [[spoiler:Sho because he considers his misanthropy to be more genuine and the fact that he still thinks there's a chance that Sho can find redemption and not screw up his life like he did]].
* SpannerInTheWorks
* StealthMentor: To [[spoiler:the Investigation Team. Since he can't share information directly without being killed, he pushes them in the right direction by mocking them. He also goads the Shadow Operatives into helping them out by doing the same thing.]]
* TheStarscream: Sho recruits Adachi to fight in the tournament and distract other contestants. [[spoiler:Not only does he start planning against Sho from the moment he's recruited, he never bothers to fight anyone, and gives the Team advice.]]
* SympathyForTheHero: Tells Yosuke he actually thinks quite highly of the Investigation Team, pointing out he wouldn't have let the heroes decide his fate, nor accepted his following imprisonment, otherwise.
** After he [[spoiler:fails to defeat Sho by himself]], he warns him that the Investigation Team won't go down as easily, if at all, and that if they do, the Shadow Operatives will finish the job for them.
* [[{{Deuteragonist}} Tetragonist]]: He's one of the main players of Ultimax's story, his appearance reinforces his CharacterDevelopment from the end of Persona 4, and [[spoiler:he helps Yu finish off Hi-no-Kagutsuchi at the end of Episode P4]].
* TookALevelInKindness: He's still a total psycho, but he's stayed true to his word and kept out of trouble. [[spoiler:He also seems to genuinely care about Yu and the Dojimas, though he denies it to himself.]]
* {{Troll}}:
** One of his moves has him tripping his opponent and then laughing at them.
** While getting his ass kicked by the corrupt police officer interrogating him, Adachi just grins and rubs the officer's own crimes in his face.
** He constantly trolls Sho as well, and it really makes Sho angry.
* {{Tsundere}}: Don't get the wrong idea, he totally doesn't consider Dojima a friend. While we're at it, he hates Yu's guts and only [[spoiler:saved him in his story]] as a means to an end. He most definitely ''doesn't'' show a soft spot for either of them.
* TheUnSmile: His default expression is an easygoing smile that's a ''little'' too wide.
* VillainBall: Completely averted; Adachi knows full well what he's doing and flawlessly manipulates both sides to reach the resolution he wants, albeit until his alliance with Sho went south. Played with in that he pretends to invoke this trope via SayingTooMuch "accidentally".
* VocalEvolution: For the English dub, in order to differentiate him from Narukami, Bosch uses a middle ground between his tone from the original games and The Animation (higher-pitched like The Animation, but without the rasp).
* WildCard: Was thrown into the P-1 Climax to distract the heroes. However, Adachi is also undermining the BigBad at every turn for forcing Adachi into yet another scheme.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Adachi will break into unhinged expressions when using his Persona.
* WorthyOpponent: He considers Yu and the Investigation Team to be this to both him and to Sho's ambition, though good luck getting him to say it out loud.
* XanatosSpeedChess: He was a master of it as the BigBad last time, and he hasn't lost his touch as the AntiVillain here. [[spoiler:The only reason he fails to stop Sho himself in the end, is not realizing that the collected Persona Fragments would be strong enough to survive a single shot.]]
* YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood: Discussed. Adachi points out Sho Minazuki isn't much different from him: Both ended up with power, only to waste it trying to hurt others.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Marie]]
!Marie (The Antisocial Poet of the Hollow Forest)
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[[caption-width-right:200:Her angst is forevermore!]]

-->''"[[AGodAmI I am Izanami-no-Mikoto]], I grant mankind what they yearn for. What is your wish?"''

->'''Arcana:''' Aeon\\
'''Persona:''' Kaguya-hime\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Handbag\\
'''Style:''' [[TrapMaster Miracles]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Kana Hanazawa (Japanese), Creator/EdenRiegel (English)

An amnesiac girl introduced in the ''Persona 4'' UpdatedRerelease, ''Persona 4 Golden''. She was eventually revealed to be Kusumi-no-Okami, one of the multiple avatars of ''Persona 4'''s BiggerBad, Izanami. However, after the Investigation Team defeated Izanami in the game's True Ending, Marie was freed from Izanami's control and decided to live as a human in Inaba.

When Sho Minazuki attacks Inaba, Marie joins the fray to protect her new home.

Marie's Instant Kill is '''Musubi no Ikazuchi'''. In it, she traps her enemy inside a crystal magatama. She then dons the garb and appearance of Kusumi-no-Okami and summons a divine lightning bolt to destroy the magatama her opponent is trapped in.

Debuts in ''Ultimax''.
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* {{Angrish}}: Just like last time, she's prone to spouting this, to the point where one of her Supers is titled "[=ShutupIhateyouyoustupidjerk=]."
* AscendedExtra: Went from a Social Link turned boss into a fully playable character.
* BadassBoast: Her Instant Kill has her stating she is a goddess and the granter of minkind's desires.
* BagOfHolding: Her handbag can hold a large, Igor-themed jack-in-a-box, unlimited amount of presents which contains some sort of chocolate monster and ''thunderclouds''.
* BarrierWarrior: One of her specials is Shell of Rejection, which forms a barrier that knocks away anyone near her.
* CallBack:
** Her Persona is Kaguya, the ultimate Persona you can get from her Social Link in ''Golden'' and the Persona which she is shown with in the credits of the game.
** Marie will change into her Kusumi-no-Okami attire and summon her boss arena from ''Golden'' for her OneHitKill attack.
** Her ability to control weather is part of her gameplay, allowing her to alter the properties of her attacks.
** For one of her area control attacks, Marie summons a miniature version of Kunino-sagiri, TheDragon for Izanami in ''Persona 4''.
** For her opening animation, she will sometimes run into the arena to grab a poem that fell out of her bag.
** In her IdleAnimation, Kunino-Sagiri or Ameno-Sagiri will peer out of her bag when she yawns.
* ClothingCombat[=/=]WeaponizedHeadgear: One of her normal involves her swinging her hat around.
* EyepatchOfPower: Rather than wearing glasses, she wears a eyepatch over her left eye.
* GodInHumanForm: Due to the SplitPersonalityMerge at the end of ''Persona 4 Golden'', she is now Izanami, a god-like manifestation of the collective unconscious, in the form of a teenage girl. This allows her to create pocket dimensions in her handbag to store an entire HyperspaceArsenal, control the weather, and summon other aspects of herself, among other things.
* DownloadableContent: Like Adachi, she was free for the first week after ''Ultimax's'' release.
* FisherKingdom: Sho and the Malevolent Entity damaging the fabric of reality around Inaba in ''Ultimax'' causes Marie / Izanami, it's guardian deity, to start dying.
* HandbagOfHurt: She can swing her handbag around as an attack.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: In some of her attacks, she uses her handbag, her hat, and various strange items (such as bouncing presents and an Igor-themed jack-in-the-box) as weapons.
* JerkassHasAPoint: In contrast with most other characters, who were given mean spirited titles just to mess with them, Marie's title is actually pretty much Marie in a nutshell.
* LateArrivalspoiler:Multiple scenes and a number of her attacks give away that she's an aspect of Izanami, the former BigBad of ''Persona 4''.
* OneWingedAngel: She becomes Kusumi-no-Okami (though she calls herself Izanami-no-Mikoto) during her Instant Kill.
* PowerFloats: Floats above the ground in her divine Kusumi form.
* RememberTheNewGuy: If you did not play ''Golden'', the Investigation Team suddenly talking about her in ''Ultimax'' comes off like this. Especially jarring since she's not mentioned at all in ''Arena''.
* RevenueEnhancingDevices: Exists only as paid DLC, despite being on the disc.
* ScaryJackInTheBox: Marie can summon a jack in the box from which a giant, creepy Igor head pops out of.
* ShockAndAwe: Uses numerous lightning attacks:
** Electrifies her own body to shock opponents for her throws
** Has Kaguya summon down a thunderbolt during one of her supers.
** Summons an entire thunderstorm for her OneHitKill.
** YellowLightningBlueLightning: Her lightning is blue, like Narukami's.
* {{Tsundere}}: Her Japanese title from the LemonyNarrator straight out calls her one.
-->'''Marie:''' Ahhh! I can't believe this... [=StupidjerkIhateyou=]!
* UnexpectedCharacter: While some joked about Marie being in, nobody was serious about it. Then, Atlus pulled a fast one and announced her anyway!
* WeatherManipulation: One of her powers as a goddess is manipulation of the weather, which ties to her gameplay, as she gains some {{Status Buff}}s during different weathers. Specifically, her supers do more damage during Sunny weather, she gains slow health regeneration during Rainy weather, her cloud special creates two clouds at a time during Cloudy weather, and her SP slowly regenerates during Snowy weather. Weather can be changed through entering a new round or using [=ShutupIhateyouyoustupidjerk=], and it applies to both Maries in a mirror match (so if one Marie changes the weather, the buffs for that weather are activated for both sides).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Margaret]]
!Margaret (The Sadistic Stud-Keeping Secretary)
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[[caption-width-right:200:The long-awaited Empress descends!]]

-->''"Picture in your head your own appearance, as well as your alter-ego - your Persona."''

->'''Arcana:''' Empress\\
'''Persona:''' Margaret Selection (Yoshitsune, Cu Chulainn, Ardha, and Helel)\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Persona Cards and Persona Compendium\\
'''Style:''' [[DeathDealer Wild Card]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SayakaOhara (Japanese), Michelle Ann Dunphy (English), and Marisha Ray (English, ''Ultimax'')

Elizabeth's older sister and Igor's current assistant in the Velvet Room, Margaret originally stood by with her master as the events of ''Persona 4'' unfolded. After Narukami returns, Margaret appears within the Velvet Room to warn him that another mysterious ordeal awaits him.

Margaret appears in ''Ultimax'' as a third DLC character. She uses four Personas in battle.

Her Instant Kill is '''Morning Star''' where she summons a row of Persona cards to hit the opponent. Upon hitting, Margaret teleports both of them away, as she starts summoning Helel, which makes her create a large orb of light which she drops down on opponent, creating a large explosion of pure energy.
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* AscendedExtra: Like Marie, she was originally a social link and an optional boss in ''Persona 4''. Now she's a playable character.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[SNKBoss Elizabeth]] has never beaten her in a fight; that's all that needs to be said.
* BigGood: Due to Igor being a case of RealLifeWritesThePlot, she's the most active force of heroism in the game, and serves as a direct mentor figure.
* {{Bishonen}}: [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys All of her Personas are this]] (well, with the possible exception of [[{{Hermaphrodite}} Ardha]]). Her title even hangs a giant lampshade on it.
* CallBack: Her four Personas, Yoshitsune, Cu Chulainn, Ardha, and Helel, are all Personas she uses in the optional boss fight against her in ''Persona 4''.
* CoolMask: Her "glasses" are a butterfly-themed mask.
* DeathDealer: Unlike her sister, Margaret doesn't really use her [[ThrowTheBookAtThem Persona Compendium]] to attack, instead using her tarot cards and, well, [[WrestlerInAllOfUs getting physical]].
* DownloadableContent: Like Adachi and Marie, Margaret will be DLC available when the game comes out.
* FourIsDeath: She uses four Personas in ''Ultimax'' and the fourth features in her FinishingMove.
* HolyHandGrenade: Her Instant Kill has her casting Morning Star with the help of Helel.
%%* GlassCannon: Like her sister, she's heavily reliant on persona combos (perhaps more so given that she has ''eight'' persona cards, the highest amount in the game). Unlike Elizabeth, however, Margaret employs hard-hitting physical attacks and has more health.
* LettingHerHairDown: She takes off her headband and lets her hair flow in one of her win poses.
* LongRangeFighter: Most of her moves either have a long range or knock the opponent away from her so she can use her long range attacks more effectively.
* PowerFloats: One of her opening animations has her floating in the air, looking for a suitable Persona in her grimoire.
** [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Like before]], Margaret has little reason to touch the ground during combat. Even her idle stance has her at least an inch off the ground.
* RevenueEnhancingDevices: Exists only as paid DLC, despite being on the disc.
* SingleStrokeBattle: Hassou Tobi is shown as Yoshitsune dashing at the opponent and hitting with his dual swords, sliding past the opponent. The opponent is then dealt a variable number of hits depending on how close the number of hits is to the next multiple of 8. Yoshitsune then sheathes his swords, causing the final hit that knocks the opponent upward.
* SNKBoss: Though Boss Margaret is never fought directly in-game due to being a downloadable character, her Boss mode definitely qualifies for this in the same manner as Elizabeth: she gains more health, becomes faster, gets a triple jump and double air dash, does more damage, her sweep and Hassou Tobi become completely unblockable, and her Ardha's projectiles become spread shots.
* SuplexFinisher: Her Furious Action has her reforming an Izuna-style German Suplex which launches her really high in the air. It gets [[UpToEleven even more ridiculous]] in Boss Mode, as she leaps off screen and stays there for several seconds before slamming back down like a meteor.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Why a woman in a dress and high heels would use a SuplexFinisher is not entirely clear, other than it [[RuleOfCool just being awesome]].
[[/folder]]

!Allied [=NPCs=]

[[folder:Unit #24]]
!Unit #24
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->'''Arcana:''' None\\
'''Persona:''' None\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Broadsword
->'''Voiced by:''' Marie Miyake (Japanese), Creator/JulieAnnTaylor (English)

One of the multiple functioning robots during the 1999 Kirijo Group Testing. A skilled performer in combat, but she now performs out of spite than of worth to the scientists. While she doesn't have a Persona (or it might not have activated during the events of Labrys' time), she has a strong set of emotions, favoring nature and even befriended a pet dog.

She's one of the first [[spoiler:and ultimately the last fought in the arena]] contacts Labrys had within the island facility. The time off the facility grants allows Labrys to spend every day with her, but even then, every day the robots are fighting off against each other.
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* {{BFS}}: The weapon she is equipped with is a 1.5 meter long broadsword.
* BrokenAce: Heavily implied. Her backstory makes her one of the best robots in the arena before Labrys, but once she found out their true nature [[spoiler:and later about Labrys' origins]], she decided to fight as minimally as allowed.
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler:To fully test the emotions of Labrys, #24 was eventually set up as this. Labrys had already defeated every major opponent before this battle, but this fight caused her Persona (and Shadow) to form.]]
* ForegoneConclusion: She only appears in Labrys' story. [[spoiler:No points for guessing what happens to her…]]
%% KillTheCutie
%% ThePlotReaper
%% TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Detective Kurosawa]]
!Detective Kurosawa
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->'''Voiced by:''' HirofumiTanaka (Japanese) and Creator/GrantGeorge (English)

A member of the Shadow Operatives, operating as a regular detective of the local forces around Japan. His title is a "detective", but he has worked previously as a police officer and investigator.

After a freak accident involving a [[MindScrew portable device that can somehow generate a mini-Dark Hour]] inside the Evidence and Research unit, he was ensnared into the investigation of Dark Hour, Shadows, and many other events that involved the Kirijo Group. While he worked before as part of an investigation unit exposing the Kirijo Group's true motives, he now works with said group on the premise of defeating Shadows.

Between the events of ''Persona 4'' and ''Arena'', he was over at Inaba's local police station investigation unit on the serial killer there working as a detective. Initially, he dismissed the topic as too extreme and nonsensical, but the manner of the report and how strange it was followed along with the Shadow Operative's motives. He gives his report to Mitsuru, who then kicks off why she and her friends are a part of ''Arena''.
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* {{Understatement}}: He mentions that the report of the serial killer was too strange and was "done by a new guy" of the force. Aegis remarks that that person might be eccentric, unaware that it was likely Adachi, the serial killer, who gave the report.
* VindicatedByHistory: {{In-Universe}} - It's stated during the story paths of Naoto & the Shadow Operatives that Kurosawa was promoted to from Officer to a plain clothes Detective as a result of his aiding S.E.E.S during the events of ''Persona 3''.
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[[folder:Fuuka Yamagishi]]
!Fuuka Yamagishi
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/p4a_fuuka_1141.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:"Be careful!"]]

-->''"Oh no, it's all right. I was on vacation too, after all..."''

->'''Arcana:''' Priestess\\
'''Persona:''' Juno
->'''Voiced by:''' MamikoNoto (Japanese) and Creator/WendeeLee (English)

The former MissionControl of the S.E.E.S team in their battle against Nyx, Fuuka is now a student in college occasionally consulting with Mitsuru's new group the "Shadow Operatives". Much like Rise and Mitsuru, her Persona, Juno (formerly Lucia), is able to analyze the weaknesses of Shadows and establish psychic links with other Persona users to communicate with them. While not a fighter in the "P-1 Grand Prix", Fuuka can serve as one of the many optional {{Combat Commentator}}s, calling out and providing info during battles.
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* BadassInDistress: Is kidnapped in ''Ultimax'' alongside Mitsuru, Akihiko, and Aigis.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Shows up at the end of the Shadow Operatives' scenarios to break the Malevolent Entity's control over Labrys.]]
%% BlushSticker
%% BraidsOfAction
%% CaptainObvious
* CombatCommentator: An [[UnlockableContent unlockable]] option.
* MissionControl: For the Shadow Operatives.
* NonPlayerCharacter: Much to the frustration of fans. Justified though, in that it's evident that her ability as a navigator trumps Rise's in comparison, kicking off Rise's desire to want to fight in the first place.
%% UnlockableContent
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kikuno Saikawa]]
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cd171badaa218267261dce41ca7248aa.png]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Masumi Asano (Japanese) and Creator/ErinFitzgerald (English)

Mitsuru Kirijo's personal assistant. Kikuno is a member of the Shadow Operatives, but since she cannot use a Persona she does not get involved in the action as much. She does not appear until ''Ultimax'', where she transports the reserve members to Inaba.
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* AllThereInTheManual: Kikuno's first appearance was in an audio drama, which explained how she is a childhood friend of Mitsuru.
* BadassNormal: she does a lot more stuff than the usual maid. See HypercompetentSidekick for details.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Mitsuru's personal assistant / maid Kikuno takes care of most of the logistics for the Shadow Operatives, single-handedly locates and retrieves the Auxiliary team when Mitsuru goes missing, and is trained in piloting a military-grade helicopter.
-->'''Labrys:''' It seem that being a "maid" is a very serious and very difficult occupation.
* NinjaMaid: She dresses as a maid, and can operate an attack helicopter.
* TheTeamNormal: Kikuno cannot use a Persona, so she has to use other means to help the team.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theodore]]
!Theodore

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunichiSuwabe (Japanese) and Creator/TravisWillingham (English)

Another inhabitant of the Velvet Room and the younger brother of Elizabeth and Margaret. During the events of ''Ultimax'', Theodore starts to ask questions about the outside world and wonders why Elizabeth left, so Margaret sends him out to pick up one hundred cans of "cola". Along the way he runs into the cast several times.
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Due to not knowing much about the world outside of the Velvet Room, and lot of what he says comes off as odd.
* TheFool: He wanders in and out of the story, talking to the cast but not getting involved, then leaves to go back to his errand.
* SnipeHunt: Theodore is not really supposed to find cola, it's just a way to learn more about the world.

[[/folder]]

!Antagonists '''*MAJOR SPOILERS*'''
[[folder:Shadow Labrys]]
!Shadow Labrys (The Raging Bull of Destruction)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/p4a_shabrys_2273.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:I am a Shadow, ruin incarnate!]]

-->''"[[ArcWords I am a Shadow… The true self…]]"''

->'''Arcana:''' Wheel of Fortune\\
'''Shadow:''' Asterius\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Great Axe\\
'''Style:''' [[PuppetFighter Tandem Attacks]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyanaTaketatsu (Japanese) and Creator/CindyRobinson (English)

Labrys' [[EnemyWithout Shadow]], born from Labrys' desire [[IJustWantToBeNormal to be a normal girl]]. She is responsible for creating the "P-1 Grand Prix", as well as the true identity of [[MasterOfDisguise General Teddie]]. With the ability to manipulate her surroundings, she created the rendition of Teddie inside the TV world [[spoiler:and she can manipulate others to do her bidding, as she did to the hijackers on Mitsuru's flight, both inside and outside the TV world.]]

Her [[OneWingedAngel berserk form]] is that of Asterius, the mythical [[ALoadOfBull Minotaur]], which she uses in conjunction with her Labrys form in battle. [[spoiler:At the end of Arcade Mode, she is accepted by her other self and [[DefeatMeansFriendship transforms into the Persona Ariadne]]. In Ultimax, she returns as an alternate personality within Labrys, who can wield Asterius instead of Ariadne as a Persona.]]

Shadow Labrys' Instant Kill is '''Labyrinthos Gate''', a two-part command grab. First, Shadow Labrys becomes imbued with Asterius' dark energy. By repeating the same input, she attemps to grab the opponent, and if successful, she tosses them into a portal leading into a maze-like dungeon. Asterius then emerges from the depths and devours them as the camera pans outward towards the maze entrance as the victim's screams can be heard, while Shadow Labrys stands alone laughing.
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* AChatWithSatan: Comes with being a [[EnemyWithout Shadow]]. She exists to show Labrys the parts of herself the original refuses to acknowledge.
* ALoadOfBull: Asterius has a rather demonic bull skull for a head and is based on the mythological Minotaur from Greek mythology.
* AnAxeToGrind: Carries the same type of axe as her human self, but lacks Labrys's Axe Gauge mechanic.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: [[spoiler:When Labrys is under Sho's control in ''Ultimax'', the lack of Labrys' own control allows her Shadow to take over. You then play as Shadow Labrys to kick the crap out of Sho.]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: Shadow Labrys is the only character in the game who can combo into her [[OneHitKill Instant Kill.]] However, she needs to be in Awakening with a burst and a lot of SP, and she must force her opponent to use their burst beforehand in order to ensure that the IK hits. Once those conditions are satisfied, [[http://youtu.be/BT2E2hV9pFg?t=13m54s though...]]
** As of ''Ultimax'', she can no longer combo into her Instant Kill. On the other hand, her average damage has roughly ''tripled'' and her maximum damage output is well over 10,000. If she's in Awakening with plenty of SP, any hit will turn into an AwesomeYetPractical kill combo.
* AxCrazy: No pun intended.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Labrys' black box contains the personalities and experiences of ''every'' anti-Shadow weapon she's confronted, including her Shadow, allowing her to come back in ''Ultimax''.]]
* BearsAreBadNews: As General Teddie.
* BerserkButton: When Mitsuru intentionally mentions her full name to her while in General Teddie form, Shadow Labrys suddenly loses it and complains to her about how it's all the Kirijo group's fault. This is also an inversion to how Labrys usually reacts, where she usually cowers in fear of Kirijo and their power, but Shadow Labrys was making this statement for [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge revenge]] of the same incident.
** She also has a ''very'' negative response to being ordered around and controlled, which is quite understandable given [[spoiler:Labrys' DarkAndTroubledPast]]. To hammer the point home, in ''Ultimax'' [[spoiler:when Sho tries to control Labrys again, Shadow Labrys wrests control from both of them ''just'' to hand Sho his ass while destroying the remote control]].
* BigDamnVillains: [[spoiler:Shadow Labrys is still alive in ''Ultimax'' through Labrys' HiveMind, and still an AxCrazy OmnicidalManiac, but she still saves her from Sho's remote control just because she wanted to, not that she'd ever admit it.]]
* BloodKnight: As if her title didn't give it away. Even by Shadow standards, she loves fighting and smashing things a bit ''too'' much. Becomes her defining personality trait in ''Ultimax'' when it's revealed [[spoiler:she's still alive and developing her own personality]].
* CameraAbuse: Asterius, when using Challenge Authority, punches straight into your screen, creating cracks and [[OminousVisualGlitch static]]. One of her victory poses also has Asterius [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou completely wreck it]].
* ChainedByFashion: Asterius.
* CovertPervert: Her General Teddie impersonation likes looking at girls a lot.
-->'''Gen. Teddie''': ''Hey hey! Enough with the chitchat! Hurry up and move onto the next--''\\
'''Aegis''': ''Would you like to know your measurements? From top to bottom, they are...''\\
'''Naoto''' (flustered): ''Th-that's quite alright!''\\
''([[{{Beat}} Gen. Teddie gives a moan]])''\\
'''Gen. Teddie''': ''Never mind little old me! Please, finish that line of thought. I demand it!''
* {{Deconstruction}}: How do you [[IJustWantToBeNormal become normal]] if you're a weapon built to fight and kill? [[spoiler:Make everyone else go through the same hell of killing their friends that you had to.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[spoiler:Comes with being [[CarlJung a Shadow]].]]
** HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:She becomes Ariadne following her ego's acceptance.]]
*** In ''Ultimax'' [[spoiler:she shows up again in her old form to protect regular Labrys from Sho, though she will not admit she cares about Labrys now.]]
* {{Doppelganger}}:
** EvilKnockoff: In her disguise as General Teddie.
* TheDreaded: ''Everyone'' freaks out when she returns in ''Ultimax''.
* FinalBoss: In Arcade Mode.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: She is still playable in ''Ultimax'', even though Labrys already accepted her in the previous game. She is also separate from the Doppelgänger Shadow Labrys (different Persona, playstyle and Pe rsonality), making this even more confusing. [[spoiler:Turns out that Shadow Labrys survived her transformation inside Labrys' memory data bank, which even allowed to make Asterius her Persona, and in gameplay, is the reason why she doesn't have the "Shadow" fighting system as the other Shadows. How would she be able to fight against normal Labrys since they share the same body is simply gameplay.]]
* GlassCannon: On offense, she can hit like a truck and has several deadly setups. On defense, she's vulnerable to Persona Breaks, since Asterius is always out (this is alleviated in the sequel by the fact that she now has six Persona cards) and has only 8000 health… the joint lowest among the playable cast. ''Ultimax'' improved her defensive options.
** FragileSpeedster: Along with Elizabeth, she has the lowest HP of the cast, while her mobility is top-class. Asterius may be slow, but Shadow Labrys herself is quite fast.
* GratuitousEnglish: When air-throwing an opponent, Shadow Labrys's commonly taunts the opponent by saying "BYE-BYE" while hurling them toward the wall. Interestingly, the line is the same in both her English and Japanese voice tracks, so it's perfectly normal if using English voices and Gratuitous if you're using Japanese voices.
* TheHeavy: She is General Teddie after all.
* HumanoidAbomination: Though she looks human, she's actually a shape-shifting monster born from the darkness in Labrys' heart and can warp the perception of those around her.
* HumiliationConga: In Elizabeth's story mode. Elizabeth blows up the monitor and speakers Shadow Labrys was speaking through mid-sentence, breaks down all the invisible walls she comes across that Shadow Labrys set up that the rest of the cast can't even scratch with barely any effort, randomly butts in on their final confrontation, annoys, humiliates, and threatens her, and then [[CurbstompBattle crushes her in battle]].
-->'''Shadow Labrys''': ''How could it end like this…? It's all… completely ruined…''
* IgnoredEnemy: To Elizabeth.
* {{Irony}}: She's the Shadow... of an ''anti''-Shadow weapon.
** She has the lowest health in the game. Shadow-type characters have increased health.
%% IShallTauntYou
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Averted. Whereas the original Labrys fits the trope, Shadow Labrys drops the accent entirely. The doppelganger Shadow Labrys in Ultimax retains Labrys's accent.
* LaughingMad: Practically her trademark. Almost every scene has her laughing while staring down her opponents. [[spoiler:In Ultimax story, every ''other'' line has her laughing while fighting Sho.]]
** Hell, she's this outside of story mode -- her battle dialogue has her laughing her ass off frequently. At least when she's not [[NoIndoorVoice screaming]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmgjuuJw-84 Shadows of the Labyrinth]]''
* LiteralSplitPersonality: Comes part and parcel with being a Shadow, of course. [[spoiler:Gets inverted in ''Ultimax'' when she's revealed to still be around because of Labrys' black box and is developing her own personality, but is now confined to said black box... unless Labrys consciousness somehow weakens, in which case she can [[SplitPersonalityTakeover take over the body.]]
* MasterOfDisguise: Pretends to be [[GenderBender General Teddie]] and Rise for most of the story. Also briefly makes herself look like Nanako to confuse Yu in his storyline.
* MasterOfIllusion: Distorts the images of everyone with illusions to make them fight each other. Oddly enough, this ability comes from being part of Labrys instead of from being a [[HumanoidAbomination Shadow]].
* MeaningfulName:
** Asterius[=/=]Asterion, the [[ALoadOfBull Minotaur]] of legend who was trapped in an inescapable Labyrinth and each year brought tributes to feed its hunger.
** Not to be confused with [[spoiler:a second Asterion, who was seduced by Zeus and eventually gave birth to Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Sarpedon, two judges of the dead (former two) and two kings (latter two).]] A ''very'' ironic {{Inversion}}.
** [[spoiler:Ariadne, the Minotaur's half-sister.]]
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: Other characters' Personas only appear for a short while to perform attacks, and then disappear. [[FanNickname Shabrys]]'s "Persona" [[ALoadOfBull Asterius]], however, stays on screen the entire time, follows Shabrys around, and can attack at the same time she does. To compensate for being around all the time, Asterius has damage-dependent [[ImmuneToFlinching armor]] so he can't be broken easily, and Shabrys's heavy Persona attack is a command to force Asterius to block. Playing Shadow Labrys is effectively controlling both her and Asterius at the same time.
* MovesetClone: Subverted. While Shadow Labrys and her other self have similar character attacks in appearance, they actually have almost completely different properties other than attack range. This isn't even getting into their personas, which have completely different movesets.
** Their moveset divergence became pronounced in ''Ultimax'', despite Shadow Labrys gaining a variation of Labrys's Chain Knuckle. While Shadow Labrys and Labrys always had key differences in their movesets that set them apart as fighters, the two were much more similar in ''Arena'' than they are in ''Ultimax.''
* MorphicResonance: Since Shadow Labrys is Labrys with a massive Minotaur floating behind her, Ariadne heavily resembles Labrys ''herself,'' as opposed to the Personas of the Investigation Team, which all held a degree of resemblance of their own more warped-looking Shadows.
* NeverTrustATrailer: [[spoiler:Her ''Ultimax'' trailer sets up her to return with the implication that she's a separate being from Labrys and a central antagonist once again. Not only is she not among the fake Shadows wreaking havoc and is still inside Labrys, but when she does finally take over, it's to ''save'' her and she goes back to being dormant right after.]]
* NoCampaignForTheWicked: Shadow Labrys is the only one without a Story Mode, both in ''Arena'' and ''Ultimax''. [[spoiler:She does become playable for one fight during Labrys' story in ''Ultimax'', however.]]
* OmnicidalManiac: Her personal goal is to destroy ''everything''.
--> ''I want everything to break into a million pieces, over and over again!''
* NoIndoorVoice: One of her match start entrances begins with her laughing before she shifts to a full on ''scream''. One of her more distinctive features is her constant wailing (and just like the rest of the cast, she has character-specific quotes for the opponent she's fighting). When she isn't screaming, she's laughing, and if she isn't doing either... [[OhCrap you're not going to like what's next]].
* OneWingedAngel: Her Asterius form, [[BerserkButton triggered by her original's rejection]]. Though unlike most Shadows, she keeps her {{Doppelganger}} form around for the fight too.
* PaletteSwap: Like with Sho and Minazuki, she has completely separate alternate colors from those of her other self. In Ultimax 2.0, she also gets a darker color scheme than Labrys, like Minazuki does in comparison to Sho.
* PrecisionFStrike: [[spoiler:Her response when Elizabeth, the most powerful character in the game canon-wise, interferes with her plans and goes on to have a casual chat with Yu.]]
--> ''[[spoiler:Stop ignoring me, '''bitch'''!]]''
** [[spoiler:In Ultimax, she taunts down Sho after he attempted to control Labrys. It really pissed her off, and she took the opportunity to taunt him down.]]
--> ''[[spoiler:Kiss my skinny metal '''ass''', you punk kid!]]''
* PsychoticSmirk: As with most other Shadow Selves. Especially noticeable in the Instant Kill portrait. Plenty of her win poses feature one as well.
* PuppetFighter: Unlike the other characters whose Personas only show up to initiate attacks, Asterius is on the field constantly and has its own button inputs as well as the ability to block, requiring he player to control both Shadow Labrys and Asterius at the same time.
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: It comes with having NoIndoorVoice but shows up just about everywhere. She actually taunts and laughs at opponents when blocking or dodging attacks.
* RealityWarper: Creates endless invisible walls throughout her dungeon to force opponents towards each other.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler:Royally schools Sho in the art of trash-talking. And it is AWESOME!]]
* RocketPoweredWeapon: Her axe still has the rocket boosters. They're not nearly as critical to her fighting style as they are to her other self, though.
* RocketPunch: Shadow Labrys gains a variation of her other self's Chain Knuckle move in Ultimax.
* SanitySlippage: Her illusions of the Investigation Team and Shadow Operatives grow increasingly insane as the story goes on.
-->'''Illusion''': I had to keep killing, over and over… all because of you humans! It hurts… [[MadnessMantra It hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts]]…
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:In ''Ultimax'', she switches back to Labrys of her own will rather than have to go through more "friendship games".]]
* ShadowArchetype[=/=]EnemyWithout: Of Labrys.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: And much like [[Franchise/StreetFighter Evil Ryu]], [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Orochi Iori]], [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Devil Jin]], and [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Pyrrha Omega]] among others, she possesses a different moveset from her original.
* SmugSuper: Considers herself superior to ordinary Shadows like Teddie. [[spoiler:Even more so after her revival.]] Several of her win quotes have her gloating at her superiority over various cast members.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:In the P3 story of Ultimax, Sho's attempt to use Labrys in order to kill Mitsuru backfires when Labrys' weakened consciousness allows her to take over and promptly go postal on him.]]
* SuperMode: Titanomachia allows Asterius to execute up to 3 powered up attacks in succession before finishing with a full-screen blast of flames. The full-screen attack can also be preformed on its own ForMassiveDamage.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Comes with being a Shadow.
* SquishyWizard: In terms of durability, she's heavily outclassed by Labrys, but she makes up for it with Asterius.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Yukiko's story mode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5ecs9mCscc trailer]] completely gives away [[spoiler:that Shadow Labrys is not the real Teddie.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Ultimax''. Gameplay-wise, Asterius now has six Persona cards instead of four to make up for his constant (targetable) presence on the field; however, this is a mixed blessing, as if Shadow Labrys enters Persona break, it now takes longer for Asterius to return. She also received major buffs to her moves and damage, making her much more threatening without Awakening than she was in Arena, as well as gaining two new moves. Storyline-wise, [[spoiler:she's now a bona-fide LiteralSplitPersonality in Labrys' HiveMind that has enough independent will to summon Asterius as a genuine Persona whenever she takes over the body]].
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Of the Malevolent Entity, who uses her plan to make the rest of the cast fight each other to try and turn everyone's Personas back into Shadows.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can transform between her normal form and General Teddie form at will (though technically speaking, this is just an application of her MasterOfIllusion power rather than actual shapeshifting).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:SHO Minazuki]]
!SHO Minazuki (The Rule-Smashing Pun Machine)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sho_7103.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:A volatile fighter with a sword in each hand!]]

-->''"We're gonna change this damn world!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Sun [[spoiler:(Wild Card)]]\\
'''Persona:''' None\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Twin Katana\\
'''Style:''' [[AttackAttackAttack Physical Only]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenichiSuzumura (Japanese) and Creator/ToddHaberkorn (English)

A new character introduced in ''Persona 4 Arena Ultimax'', and the true identity of the Eerie Voice from ''Arena''. Sho is a mysterious red-haired youth who wields twin katanas and denounces the concept of friendship. His first appearance is at the climax ''Arena's'' story mode, where he takes control of Labrys and forces her to attack her new friends, before explaining his motivation to gather data on the Investigation Team and disappearing. He appears in ''Ultimax'' in the midst of the chaos caused by the Red Fog and gleefully admits to being behind it as well. With an almost childlike sense of cruelty, he has declared that he will destroy this world and all that stands in the way of his goal.

In actuality, Sho is one of several adopted children of Shuji Ikutsuki, the main villain of ''Persona 3''. Being the son of a MadScientist, he was used in the same experiments that Labrys underwent, except this time his "siblings" were human beings and a solitary lifestyle was enforced upon him by Ikutsuki, who knew full well of what he considered the failure of Labrys' experimentation. Eventually, Sho emerged the only remaining survivor, and had a Plume of Dusk implanted within him, creating MINAZUKI. MINAZUKI, however, was not someone who could obey orders without question, and so Ikutsuki deemed Sho a failure and dumped him in a hospital in Yasoinaba with a sizable inheritance. Left to fend for himself in a world he didn't understand and couldn't be understood by, Sho grew angry and hateful towards it, wishing for humanity's destruction. This caught the attention of the Malevolent Entity, who offered to grant his wish. Sho accepted the offer, setting in motion the events of the first ''Arena'' game.

While Sho himself can't use a Persona, and is jealous of Persona users, he has a second personality that can use the Persona Tsukiyomi. Because of the lack of a Persona, Sho also does not have an instant kill.
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: Has a Plume of Dusk inside him, the same material that gives life to Anti-Shadow Weapons like Labrys and Aigis.
* AxCrazy: You know when you are dealing with a psychopath when one of his introduction line is "It's murdering time!".
* AvengingTheVillain: [[spoiler:Wants revenge on the Shadow Operatives for killing his adoptive father Ikutsuki, though Sho himself claims that it's one of his least-prioritized things by the time it's been brought it up.]]
* BadassNormal: Doesn't have a Persona by default. Is still able to go toe to toe with the others.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: His enhanced physical abilities come from having a Plume of Dusk.
* BigBadDuumvirate: With the Malevolent Entity. Though the Entity thinks of Sho as nothing but an UnwittingPawn to get his hands on a more powerful body.
* BloodKnight[=/=]SpiritedCompetitor
* CardCarryingVillain: Introduces himself as the one responsible for covering Inaba in red fog.
* ComputerVoice: When speaking through Labrys.
* CoveredWithScars: [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20150702182856/megamitensei/images/7/77/P4U_Manga_Sho_scars.jpg His face scar isn't the only one he has]].
* DrivenByEnvy[=/=]IJustWantToBeSpecial: Seems to be the case, as he is jealous of Persona-users.
* DualWielding: Wields a pair of {{katana|sAreJustBetter}}.
* EmbarrassingNickname: The original Sho's nickname from the lemony narrator is "The Rule-Smashing Pun Machine".
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Take a good look at his eyes and you'll notice that his irises have gray rings in the middle, similar to those of Aigis and Labrys.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Is polite to the heroes and even explains part of his plan at the end of ''Arena'', while also thinking of everyone as nothing but "test data". [[spoiler:This is because Sho is trying to replicate the mannerisms of the FauxAffablyEvil Shuji Ikutsuki.]]
* FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence: His motive. He finds HUMANITY like this.
* FieryRedhead: A bratty kid with bright red hair who uses a fighting style that focuses on nothing but offense.
* FinalBoss: In story mode for the ''Persona 4'' cast, except Naoto (who fights the Malevolent Entity instead) and Teddie (who ends up fighting [[spoiler:Kanji]] of all people). In ''Ultimax'' he serves as the final opponent in arcade mode for about half the cast.
* FlawedPrototype: A plume of dusk was implanted within him in an attempt to forcefully manifest a persona. It failed, and Minazuki's consciousness was born as a result.
* FreudianExcuse: His hate for the world, and rather low belief in bonds all stem from [[spoiler:the fact that he was used by Ikutsuki as a test subject, then tossed out when he didn't yield the desired results.]] Though, how much of an excuse it actually is is something even the characters can't agree on: Yu insists that Sho deserves to be saved and given a second chance, while Mitsuru feels that it's still no excuse for his OmnicidalManiac behavior.
* ForScience: Says he threw Labrys into the TV to get "test data".
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has an X-shaped scar on his forehead. He also has G-tube and CVC-line scars from his stay at a hospital.
* GlassCannon: Not to the extent of Elizabeth, but Sho has many mix-ups and is pure rushdown, while his awakening super is one of the most powerful in the game. However, his health is only at 8000 and he has few defensive options.
* GracefulLoser: To an extent in Arena. In contrast to the Malevolent Entity, who makes Labrys rise again after being defeated [[spoiler:and has to be forced out by Fuuka]], The Eerie Voice accepts that he lost and divulges his motives, before giving back Labrys and vanishing.
* [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half the Creature It Used to Be]]: One of his intros has him slicing a Shadow in half.
* HiddenVillain: During his initial appearance in ''Arena'', his only interaction with the cast is through hacking Labrys for the FinalBoss fight.
* HijackingCthulhu: [[spoiler:No, not Labrys. In Adachi's story in ''Ultimax'', Sho reveals that he had plans to hijack '''Hi-no-Kagutsuchi himself''' by using Adachi's Persona as a medium. He is interrupted by Narukami before he can kill Adachi however.]]
* {{Irony}}: His attacks are moon themed, his name means All Moons, and his second personality's Persona is the Japanese god of the moon. However, Sho has the Sun Arcana.
* JapanesePronouns: "Boku."
* JerkAss MadScientist: Has a complete LackOfEmpathy, stating having a heart is meaningless to him, and considers Labrys and everyone else nothing more than guinea pigs to gather data from, and later pawns to fight fight and mess with for his plan. [[spoiler:It might be an attempt to emulate his father Ikutsuki.]]
* KnifeNut: Though not his primary weapon, his "Survival Knife" special has him throwing a spinning knife forwards.
* {{Leitmotif}}: His theme song is "The Joker."
* LonersAreFreaks: He makes it clear that the concept of friends is pointless, so its no surprise he fits this. [[spoiler:However, it ends up being {{Subverted}}, as Sho can only build bonds by fighting people. His isolation is all done on purpose to deny that part of himself.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: He's the one behind Shadow Labrys' rampage and the red fog invading Inaba, along with the Malevolent Entity.
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: He's the only Persona-less fighter in the game. Because of this, his "Persona" attacks are extra attacks from Sho himself and a dodge move, and he is not only immune to Persona Break, but also not heavily affected by the Silence status effect (the only thing it disables is his ability to [[ComboBreaker Burst]]). He is also the only character who lacks an Instant Kill. In fact, he would fit perfectly fine in a VideoGame/BlazBlue game because his gameplay style is more like that game.
* MindControlEyes: When Labrys is hacked by him, her eyes lose their red glow and become completely gray.
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: During his few matches in ''Arena'', once he's revealed.
* NoExceptYes: [[spoiler:Constantly denies that he is trying to get revenge for Ikutsuki's death, but when confronted about it after Kagatsuchi is defeated, he admits that Ikutsuki was all he had, thus his reasoning for fighting.]]
* NotSoDifferent:
** Points out that his feelings regarding the world and [[spoiler:Adachi's]] aren't all that different and that their goals are quite similar. [[spoiler:Adachi disagrees.]]
** [[spoiler: After having followed the Investigation Team in secret, he wants to believe it's the same with Yu, as well.]]
* ObviouslyEvil: A pale, red haired young man with a wild look in his eyes, an X-shaped scar across his face and dual wielding two giant serrated katanas? Little wonder he's the antagonist.
* OriginalGeneration: Sho is brand new to ''Ultimax'', unlike most of the other fighters who previously debuted in ''Persona 3'' or ''Persona 4''.
* PeoplePuppets[=/=]TheCracker: Can electronically take control of Labrys' body and make it do whatever he wants, even from outside of the TV world.
* PlayingWithSyringes: States he threw Labrys into the TV world and put lives in danger because it was a good opportunity to "gather data".
* PromotedToPlayable: [[spoiler:He was the Eerie Voice back in ''Arena''.]]
* PsychopathicManchild: Adachi outright describes him as a "brat throwing a temper tantrum," and it shows.
* PsychoticSmirk: Smiles gleefully while cutting up his opponents.
* PungeonMaster: Has a penchant for making puns similar to Shuji Ikutsuki from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. His solo title enforces this.
** HumorDissonance: Really, ''really'' bad puns, of course. Even ''Teddie'' thinks they're bad.
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: Tends to burst out laughing when he crushes an opponent.
* RedHerring: In ''Ultimax'', he sometimes appears to be [[spoiler:the supposedly dead Shuji Ikutsuki]], only for it to eventually be revealed [[spoiler:that he was using illusions, in order to screw with the Shadow Operatives.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Adachi and Minazuki's blue.
* RefusalOfTheCall: The opening of ''Ultimax'' has Sho refusing a contract with the Velvet Room, only for Igor to comment Sho is [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive destined to return one day]].
* RememberTheNewGuy: ''Ultimax'' claims he really was a high school student in Inaba, all through ''Persona 4'', despite you never seeing him anywhere in that game. [[spoiler:He's also one of the former orphan test subjects of the Kirijo group, like the Strega members from ''Persona 3'', and saw all of the Investigation Team and Adachi's actions during ''Persona 4''.]]
* TheResenter: Of Persona-users in general; particularly Yu and Aigis due to their Wild Card abilities.
* TheRival: Somewhat to Labrys, but his real target to assert himself as this towards is Yu. [[spoiler: In the end of it all, Yu accepts this position, to boot.]]
* RyuAndKen: Thanks to his second personality being a separate playable character. Without a Persona, SHO focuses on getting close to the opponent and cutting loose, whereas MINAZUKI is a more traditional shotoclone.
* SaveTheVillain:
** [[spoiler:Yu and Adachi join forces to rescue Sho from a fully-formed Kagutsuchi in the P4 path.]]
** [[spoiler:Labrys rescues Sho from a fully-formed Kagutsuchi in the P3 path.]]
* SoreLoser: Sho's immaturity makes it where anytime he is defeated or ubstaged, he gets angry. [[BerserkButton Really really angry.]]
* {{Shotoclone}}: Both variants of Sho are ''[[IncrediblyLamePun sho]]''tos in their own way: Sho's fireball is a charge motion and acts more like Sagat's Tiger Shot, but he has an uppercut special in addition to their shared Furious Action; MINAZUKI (the version with Tsukiyomi) has the traditional motion for his fireball (in exchange for it being slower to use) and has a unique super projectile, but the second uppercut becomes little more than a followup to their shared hurricane kick equivalent and his version of their shared uppercut super does less damage than Sho's.
* SirSwearsALot: Somebody needs to wash this boy's mouth out with soap because he's worse than Kanji and Youske combined. (Hell...er, heck he's probably just as bad as [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna the Bloodedge]])
* SplitPersonality: Appears to have two completely different personalities: a bratty one that can't use a Persona, and a manipulative one that can.
* SplitPersonalityMerge: [[spoiler:Happens to him in the True Ending, indicated by his eyes now glowing blue, calming down considerably, and gaining Tsukiyomi as his Persona.]]
* StrawNihilist:
** He dismisses friendship as a meaningless concept, cutting himself off from others to become powerful. This automatically makes him as much of a ShadowArchetype to Yu and Aigis as the latter two's [[EnemyWithout actual Shadows]] and Adachi.
** He also acts like this towards Teddie, calling him out as a Shadow, despite his humanity and bonds, even using his [[IncrediblyLamePun bear puns]] as a means to bear-ate Teddie.
* SmugSnake: So. Very. Much. Is just the tool of another, and all his plans rely on 'Spam Mind control'. [[spoiler:This is part of what pisses Adachi off. He's BORROWING power without actually being a credible threat like he was...and it bites him in the ass.]]
* StalkerWithoutACrush: [[spoiler: Likely by means of Minazuki's Persona, Sho reveals that he'd been following the Investigation Team from the shadows ever since the first rescue missions, and he liked what he saw. This also, however, led to Hi-no-Kagatsuchi getting ahold of him.]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Shares some odd similarities with Ikutsuki from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. [[spoiler:Turns this is because he's Ikutsuki's "son", as one of the orphans Ikutsuki experimented on.]]
** Has similar taste in puns.
** One reading of his last name, Minazuki, is "all moons". Similar to Ikutsuki meaning "many moons".
* TeamNormal: He's was originally an ordinary human who lacks a Persona and couldn't even enter the TV world.
* ThemeNaming: Most of his moves have the word "moon" in them or are just moon-related.
* [[{{Deuteragonist}} Tritagonist]]: He's TheHeavy of both games (though, primarily the second), and he has connections to both the Investigation Team and Shadow Operatives.
* TrueFinalBoss: An SNKBoss version of Sho [[spoiler:with Minazuki's Persona]] serves as the final boss of the true ending path in ''Ultimax'', which can only be unlocked after beating the paths that have the Malevolent Entity as their FinalBoss.
* TheVoice: You never see what he looks like in ''Arena'', you just hear his washed out voice when he takes control of Labrys.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:The Malevolent Entity is just using his human partner to obtain "The one true vessel". True to form, the minute Kagatsuchi has what he needs, he possesses Sho and uses him to make a new body.]]
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: {{Lampshaded}} by Adachi many times. Sho never tries to kill any of the Investigation Team when he encounters them, and he even refuses to kill the captured Shadow Operatives when he easily could of. [[spoiler:Given that Sho is a huge SmugSnake, it makes sense why he doesn't.]]
* TheVillainMakesThePlot: Had he not thrown Labrys into the TV world, none of the events of ''Arena'' would have happened.
* VirtueIsWeakness: He dismisses the concept of friendship as meaningless, and openly admits to Adachi that seeing the bonds between the Investigation Team absolutely ''disgusts'' him.
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sho MINAZUKI]]
!Sho MINAZUKI (The Scar-Faced Dark Messiah)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sho_8731.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Insanity in one hand, tenacity in the other!]]

-->''"Behold. We are about to change the world."''

->'''Arcana:''' Moon\\
'''Persona:''' Tsukiyomi\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Twin Katana\\
'''Style:''' [[EvilCounterpart Standard]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenichiSuzumura (Japanese) and Creator/ToddHaberkorn (English)

The "second" Sho, who can use a Persona. In contrast to the other Sho, who is loud and reckless, this one is more calm and calculating. His Persona is Tsukiyomi, the god of the moon.

MINAZUKI was born when Shuji Ikutsuki surgically implanted a Plume of Dusk within Sho in one of his experiments. Since Plumes of Dusk are meant to generate egos in Anti-Shadow Weapons, the result when used on humans was the emergence of secondary personalities. Unlike Sho, MINAZUKI was extremely wary and distrustful towards Ikutsuki, prioritizing Sho's well-being over all else. Deeming his experiment a failure, Ikutsuki attempted to erase MINAZUKI, but this failed, so instead Sho was sedated and abandoned at a hospital in Yasoinaba. With his father figure now gone, Sho turned to MINAZUKI as the only friend he had left, and as such he strived to grant whatever desire his friend wanted. Eventually, the Malevolent Entity approached them and offered to work with them in order to grant Sho's wish: the destruction of the entire human race except himself.

MINAZUKI's Instant Kill is '''God and Demon Annihilation'''. He delivers an X-shaped slash with his dual katanas with enough force to knock the opponent into the air. Tsukiyoma then bombards the opponent with dark energy, lifting them higher and higher into the air as the screen is shrouded in darkness. As the outline of the opponent is seen falling, Tsukiyomi appears and delivers a final slash, shattering the darkness and eradicating the opponent.
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* AntiVillain: He ultimately just wants to make Sho happy, despite deciding being an OmnicidalManiac is the way to achieve this end.
* ArtificialHuman: Minazuki is an artificial personality born from a plume of dusk. But unlike Aigis and Labrys, whose minds reside in their own robotic bodies, Minazuki was born as a second soul inside the human Sho.
* BattleAura: MINAZUKI has a very distinctive light blue aura, which is one of the main things that distinguishes him physically from SHO.
* CounterAttack: His ''Mugen no Kiri (Fog of Fantasy)'' Awakened SP Skill. Not only does it damage the opponent, but will also [[InterfaceScrew darken the screen]], which Minazuki can then disappear into, making him invisible unless he attacks, in which case he becomes visible for a short while. In Ultimax 2.0, only the C and SB versions of Fantasy Fog are counters, as the D version activates the attack portion immediately.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Attacks Naoto right after her fight with one of the Shadow Dopplegangers in a attempt to kill her. While it fails thanks to Labrys, Yukari, Ken, and Koromaru pulling a BigDamnHeroes moment, it's clear he knows who're the ones to worry about. He also captured the Shadow Operatives right away, getting rid of the ones who would be the biggest SpannerInTheWorks. He also throws the investigation team into a situation replicating the dark hour which they have ZERO experience with.
* TheDragon: He's forwarding the Malevolent Entity's plan to destroy the world in ''Ultimax''.
** TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Along with Sho, he was plotting to use Adachi's persona to prevent Kagatsuchi from winning so Sho could have his wish.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Minazuki's only goal is to make a world where Sho can live in peace. Unfortunately, Sho's so screwed up from years of experimentation and torture as a child that Minazuki believes the best means to this end is to [[OmnicidalManiac kill all of humanity]].
* EvilSoundsDeep: MINAZUKI compared to SHO has a much more deeper and sinister voice tone.
-->'''MINAZUKI:''' Are you prepared to die?
* {{Expy}}: Not him but his Persona Tsukiyomi who shares more than a few traits with [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Apollo]].
* FinalBoss: Serves as the final opponent in arcade mode for the portion of the cast that doesn't face Sho or Elizabeth.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: His eyes glow bright red whenever he uses the powers he borrowed from the [[BigBad Malevolent Entity]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Arranged for Adachi to be broken out of prison, only for Adachi to turn against him.
* {{Irony}}: Minazuki claims his powers come from his and Sho's solitude, but as Narukami points out, his desire to protect Sho means that his power instead comes from his bond with Sho.
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore."
* KnifeNut: Carries normal Sho's "Survival Knife" special into his own moveset.
* KnightOfCerebus: Whenever he appears the tide turns against the heroes and all comedy stops. He quickly turns the heroes winning streak into a loss and [[TheDreaded instills shock and fear into the heroes when he first appears.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: Minazuki's theme is "Blood Red Moon". It's named after a solar phenomenon.
* LifeDrain: Can use the classic ''SMT'' franchise Energy Drain skills to steal opponents' HP or/and SP.
* {{Lunacy}}: His Persona is the Japanese god of the moon.
* MovesetClone: Much like Labrys and her Shadow Self in [=P4A=], most of Minazuki's physical attacks are tweaked versions of Sho's attacks. However, their Persona attacks and special moves are wildly different.
* NoNonsenseVillain: There is literally no humor involving Minazuki at all in contrast to Sho. Whenever he appears, things get serious right away.
* OmnicidalManiac: Wants to kill everything in the entire world, other than SHO.
-->'''MINAZUKI:''' I will destroy this world. Everything will die, and this place will be reborn into a new world... HIS world, where only one life remains!
* PaletteSwap: [[AvertedTrope Not really,]] but another trait that separates SHO and MINAZUKI is that MINAZUKI has a slightly darker default color scheme and completely different alternate colors.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His Persona wears black and red clothes. All his attacks also have red and black auras.
* RedBaron: This personality is called "The Scar-Faced Dark Messiah".
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes glow red when he uses the power he borrowed from the Malevolent Entity.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Sho's red.
* TheRival: to Yu.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: A sadistic and manipulative split personality of Sho's with the power to use a Persona.
* TechnicolorFire: His Persona, Tsukiyomi, can create black fire.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:InUniverse. In the true ending, Sho is surprised that he cannot feel Minazuki anymore, and that he can now use his Persona Tsukiyomi.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shuji Ikutsuki]]

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HideyukiHori (Japanese), Creator/JBBlanc (English)

The former head of S.E.E.S and member of the Kirijo Group, Ikutsuki was revealed to have had his own agenda during the Dark Hour incident 3 years ago. He died after attempting to sacrifice Mitsuru and the others, and yet his influence isn't entirely gone...

* AbusiveParents: Sho considers him his father. Ikutsuki performed horrible experiments on him and ensured he had no chance to make friends while growing up, so this is kind of a given.
* AscendedExtra: He has an arguably bigger role here than in his original appearence, which is impressive considering that he's ''dead''.
* DisneyVillainDeath: His cause of death is listed in police files as "falling from the roof of Gekkoukan High". Naoto suspects it may have been suicide. It was actually this.
* GenerationXerox: His "son" Sho attempts to summon an EldritchAbomination and end the world, just like he did.
* GreaterScopeVillain: He's responsible for Sho ending up the way he is, making him indirectly responsible for most of the plot. But he's regulated to this status for the obvious reason of being dead.
* LateArrivalspoiler:Manages to be one despite not making a physical appearence. The fact that he was EvilAllAlong was one of the biggest twists of ''Persona 3'', but here it's casually stated a few times. As is his death.
* RedHerring: The Eerie Voice shares a lot of his mannerisms, but it turns out to be not him, but his "son".
* PosthumousCharacter: Despite dying in Persona 3, he still manages to be pretty important in ''Ultimax''.
* PredecessorVillain: To Sho.
* VillainousLegacy: He's been dead for years by the time of this game, but his former actions are a big part of the plot.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Doppelgänger Shadows]]
!Doppelgänger Shadows

-->''"Bring on the ring!"''

A group of {{Evil Knockoff}}s created in ''Ultimax'' to keep the Investigation Team and Shadow Operative members occupied while the BigBad enacts his EvilPlan.

The only characters that don't have a shadow type (so far) are [[CardCarryingVillain both Shos]], [[WildCard Adachi]], [[AmbiguouslyHuman Elizabeth, Margaret]], [[PhysicalGod Marie]], and Shadow Labrys (for obvious reasons).
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* AttentionWhore / ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Shadow Rise will change into a skimpy swimsuit for many of her opening and victory poses.
* AxCrazy: They just want to fight and kill, with the bloodthirsty Shadow Aigis being the best example.
* BadBoss: Shadow Yu revels in this trope; no surprise given that he's literally Yu's ShadowArchetype. He's callous, abusive, power-hungry, and the kind of guy who will not hesitate to put dissidents in their place. He's also the strongest, so the rest of the Doppelganger Shadows begrudgingly serve him. The only exception to this is Shadow Aigis, who thinks of him as worthless trash and totally unworthy of her loyalty. He doesn't bother trying to get her to obey him because she is the only one of the fake Shadows who can match (or maybe even surpass) his power.
** FridgeHorror: There's also some disturbing implications regarding the guy he's based off of. Does Yu really have a part of himself that loathes bonds and desires power so that he won't need them anymore?
* TheBaroness: Shadow Mitsuru. Comes with being [[TarotMotifs a reversed Empress]].
* BattleAura: As powerful Shadows in human (or robot or bear) likeness, the doppelgängers have dark blue auras that temporarily disappear when they are hit.
* BearsAreBadNews: The evil Doppelgänger Teddie.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Shadow Junpei. Shadow Kanji too, to an extent, who'll occasionally drop out of CampGay mode and get dead serious.
* BloodKnight: Shadow Akihiko is ''incredibly'' enthusiastic about fighting, and seem to think everyone else must be too, deep down.
* BrattyHalfPint:Ken's more bratty personality is exaggerated in his shadow doppelganger.
* CallBack:
** Doppelgänger Chie's intro has her sitting atop [[MesACrowd multiple monochrome versions of herself]], just like in ''Persona 4'' after Chie's Shadow goes [[OneWingedAngel berserk]].
** Doppelgänger Naoto's intro has her getting up from an operating table and changing one of Shadow Naoto's [[OneWingedAngel berserk form]]'s laser blasters into a revolver.
** Doppelgänger Yukari's intro has her emerging from a steaming shower, just like the real Yukari did in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' during the male protagonist's route.
** Doppelgänger Teddie has a callback when using his Nihil Hand super: when the giant Teddie emerges, it's face is more in the [[OneWingedAngel berserk form]]'s likeness. He also gains the non-berserk form's [[UhOhEyes distinctive eyes]] during one of his winposes.
** Doppelgänger Yu's intro has him transform from a stack of [=TVs=] with Yu's face on the screens, which is how Shadow Yu is portrayed in ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation''.
** Doppelgänger Yukiko will speak into a television microphone in her opening pose, much like Yukiko's real Shadow in ''Persona 4''.
** If an Investigation Team member's Shadow had a different pre-berserk outfit than their other self, their doppelgängers can switch to those outfits if they win a match.
* CampGay: Doppelgänger Kanji will change into nothing but a loincloth in one victory pose.
-->"Here you go. ''Enjoy.''"
* CardCarryingVillain: None of them make any attempt to hide their true nature (except Fake Kanji in the P4 storyline), and start [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] the moment they open their mouths.
* CatchPhrase: "[[ArcWords I am a Shadow… the true self…]]" and "Bring on the ring!"
* CerebusRetcon: Mitsuru's treats of [[NoodleIncident "execution"]] were always PlayedForLaughs. Shadow Mitsuru'a definately ''aren't''.
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction:
** Shadow Yukiko's victory pose has her [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/b69562390a3d1013c74c140aca23c648/tumblr_mxemp06x0D1qj6bfuo6_1280.jpg change into her Princess dress]].
** Shadow Yukari will go from naked in a shower to dressed in her full outfit in one opening pose.
** Shadow Naoto's victory pose has her change into her over-sized lab coat.
** Shadow Aigis is seen wearing her other self's iconic pale blue summer dress in her opening pose, only to burn it off after she [[spoiler:crushes a black butterfly in her palm]].
** Shadow Kanji's victory pose sees him go from regular outfit to a fundoshi in less than a second.
* CombatPragmatist: Shadow Ken. He invites the heroes to a one-on-one fight while bringing Koromaru as a handicap and pulls a WoundedGazelleGambit that would have succeeded if the real Ken hadn't stepped in.
* CombatSadomasochist: Shadow Kanji is...very enthusiastic about getting hit.
--> "Hurt me more!"
* ControlFreak: Shadow Chie seems to be going for the "[[NotSoDifferent You're no better than the bullies you fight]]" route this time around.
--> "The other person says something you don't like? Simple. ''Shut them up by force.''"
* DarkIsEvil: Especially true with Shadow Naoto and Shadow Koromaru, who both know [[CastingAShadow Mudo]] spells.
* DeadlyDoctor / MadScientist: Shadow Naoto dons an over-sized lab coat in one win pose.
* DissonantSerenity: Shadow Ken is quite calm while he makes those unhinged expressions.
* {{Dominatrix}}: Doppelgänger Chie will take out a whip and sit on top of a bunch of girls in one opening pose.
* TheDreaded: Almost everyone is either terrified of or unnerved by Shadow Aigis, including her fellow doppelgängers (indeed, she's no [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Metis]]), as she's the most powerful (along with Shadow Yu) and the most mentally unstable, targeting the other Shadows along with the heroes. Even Shadow Yu, the de facto leader of the Shadow Army whose authority Shadow Aigis outright rejects, won't even think about messing with her.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Doppelgänger Yukiko will switch into a pink princess gown in one of her win poses.
* EvilKnockoff: They're {{mook}} Shadows made to look and act like the protagonists' inner Shadows, rather than actual manifestations of negative aspects of each hero's personality. Doppelgänger Labrys is a particularly bad knockoff; she speaks in her other self's accent and uses Ariadne instead of Asterius.
* ForTheEvulz: They have no interest in being accepted by or fulfilling some hidden desire of their counterparts, like the real Shadow Selves in ''Persona 4'' do. They just want to hurt their originals (and anyone else who happens to be nearby) emotionally and physically, like the Shadow copies from the Persona 2 duology.
* GlassCannon: The doppelgängers have 2000 more health than their regular counterparts and can carry any unused SP into the next round. However, they cannot access [[SuperMode Awakening]] (which decreases the amount of damage characters take), have no instant kills, and lack the "Burst" ComboBreaker move. When a Shadow has 100 SP they can enter "Shadow Frenzy" mode, where all specials and supers cost less, can cancel into each other and create combos worthy of ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom''.
* TheHeartless: They're each an AnthropomorphicPersonification of the darkness in all human hearts.
* KickTheDog: In addition to, well, just about everything they say, there'd a disturbingly literal example. Shadow Ken will call Koromaru "useless" when withdrawing him.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown / GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger:
** Shadow Chie's victory pose has her stomping on her knocked out opponent while flipping the bird.
** Shadow Akihiko's victory pose has him picking up his opponent and threatening them with an electrified fist before [[NothingIsScarier cutting to black]].
* KillerRobot: Shadow Aigis and to a relatively lesser extent, Shadow Labrys.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Shadow Yu, apparently.
--> "'''''[[SayMyName Nanako-o-o-o-o!]]'''''"
* LaughingMad: Many will break into insane laughter in their victory poses, with Doppelgänger Aigis' being [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter particularly deranged]]. She will also laugh in delight once she deals the finishing blow on her opponent.
** Doppelgänger Yu also features a noteworthy one, but it isn't nearly as terrifying as Doppelgänger Aigis'.
** Doppelgänger Mitsuru also has a particularly insane one in her victory pose, although it isn't animated like that of Doppelgänger Aigis or Doppelgänger Yu.
** Doppelgänger Naoto will laugh when using her machine gun.
* {{Leitmotif}}: For most characters, fighting their own Shadow triggers ''I'll Face Myself -Battle-''.
* LightIsNotGood: Shadow Ken and Shadow Naoto both know [[LightEmUp Hama]] spells.
* ManipulativeBastard: Shadow Yu's preferred method of wreaking havoc is thru psychologically manipulating and playing mind games with everyone, including most of his fellow Shadows. The only ones Shadow Yu does not try to mess with are Adachi and Shadow Aigis, as he is aware that the former can easily see through his act, and the latter can also do the same, although she will gut him like a carp in response should he even try.
* MaskOfSanity: The despotic Doppelgänger Yu and the destructive Doppelgänger Aigis' portraits are among the most relatively tame among the Shadow Selves, compared to more insane-looking ones such as Doppelgänger Junpei, Doppelgänger Chie and Doppelgänger Akihiko. This somehow conceals the fact that they are arguably the most horribly twisted and psychotic of the lot. Even Adachi himself [[EvenEvilHasStandards thinks that they're too much]].
* MightyGlacier: Shadow Kanji and to an extent Shadow Akihiko, who have the highest and second highest health in the game in their normal forms. Their Shadow forms have an additional 2000 HP, allowing them to sustain more damage as they slowly close in on opponents.
* MoodSwinger: They're all mentally unstable, and will often switch between angry or emotionless to gleefully psychotic.
* MythologyGag: Shadow Yu's intro has him [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/6bc3b34c8473bac1e1a4529497125d1d/tumblr_mxemp06x0D1qj6bfuo3_1280.jpg transforming from a pile of TVs]], mirroring his appearance in ''Persona 4: The Animation''.
* OvernightAgeUp: {{Inverted|Trope}} by Shadow Ken, who instead ages '''''down''''' to his original's ten-year-old appearance in one match win pose.
* PowerFloats: Shadow Akihiko's opening pose has him floating down in a {{purple|IsPowerful}} force field, à la [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom Magneto]].
* PsychoticSmirk[=/=]SlasherSmile: Almost all of them will break into smiles when they try to emotionally or physically hurt a human. The only exceptions are Shadow Teddie, who instead has a murderous scowl; Shadow Naoto, who just has a look of disdain; and Shadow Kanji, who is [[CampGay just fabulous]].
* RedBaron: Shadow Aigis' retains her other self's title: "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Heartless Armed Angel]]", which in her case, fits her perfectly and disturbingly well.
-->"'''''[[CrushKillDestroy Beginning extermination. After I'm finished here, there will be no one left standing but me!]] [[LaughingMad AHAHAHAHAHAHA!]]'''''"
* RightHandAttackDog: Shadow Koromaru for Shadow Ken.
* {{Sadist}}: Only want to hurt the main cast, whether it be physically or mentally. Shadow Aigis also enjoys hurting her fellow Shadows in addition to the main cast.
* SlouchOfVillainy: Shadow Mitsuru's victory pose.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: As [[TheHeartless Shadows]], they have glowing yellow eyes.
* {{Troll}}:
** Shadow Yosuke says some nasty things that would make [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Hazama]] proud.
** Shadow Kanji starts up a SpotTheImposter situation with the real one despite the fact that the fake shadows are ''supposed'' to reveal themselves immediately, just because he thought Kanji was dumb enough to mess with.
* TragicVillain: Despite having the well-earned reputation as the craziest and the most despicable of all the "Shadows", the reason why Shadow Aigis is so violent and psychotic is actually quite tragic. [[spoiler:Despite her strong and unwavering desire to fulfill her master's (Sho Minazuki) goals, she is fully aware that doing so will ultimately lead to her and her fellow Shadows' demise and failing to do so also leads to that, something that the other Shadows are blissfully unaware of. This sparks Shadow Aigis' desire to "live for the moment", through relishing the destruction and chaos she causes, before she inevitably succumbs to her fate. This somewhat makes her Ultimax's version of Takaya and Jin.]]
** This applies to all of them really. Despite how malevolent some of them act, they really are just [[ExpendableClone copies of the people they're based on]] and act malevolent due to serving Sho Minazuki and the one who created them. Several of them show brief moments of their humanity before the malevolence takes control.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: On the part of Shadow Ken.
-->"So ''you're'' the idiot with a death wish?"
* UndyingLoyalty: Shadow Aigis has this to her master Sho.
* UhOhEyes: Shadow Rise's eyes are noticeably smaller than those of her original, making her look a little on the [[AxCrazy crazy]] side. Shadow Akihiko and Shadow Junpei also qualify.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Shadow Aigis attempts to convince Labry to join her master Minazuki and get revenge on those who wronged her in the P4 Route.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Shadow Ken attempts this during the P4 storyline. It would have worked were it not for [[BigDamnHeroes the real Ken's interference.]]
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[[folder:The Malevolent Entity]]
!The Malevolent Entity [[spoiler:(Hi-no-Kagutsuchi)]]
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[[caption-width-right:200:???]]

-->''"The heart is frail. Its weaknesses are never fully vanquished. Given the opportunity, it can betray you and return to darkness."''

->'''Arcana:''' ??? / All\\
'''Persona:''' ??? / All\\
'''Main Weapon:''' ??? / All\\
'''Style:''' ??? / All
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FumihikoTachiki (Japanese) and Creator/PatrickSeitz (English)[[note]]Can mimic the voice of the character whose form he takes.[[/note]]

The EldritchAbomination [[TheManBehindTheMan Man Behind The Man]] responsible for all the events in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''. He was the one who saw to it that Labrys was thrown into the TV world, and is also the true identity of all the apparent shadow selves other than Shadow Labrys. He seeks to gather powerful Shadows in order to create a "true vessel" for himself.

In ''Ultimax'', he takes the form of General Teddie, creating the P-1 Climax in order to distract the heroes while he completes a new plan to make his "true vessel". In the end he is revealed to be [[spoiler:Hi-no-Kagutsuchi]], the collective will of those who abandon all connections, and strive to live only for themselves.
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* AntagonisticOffspring: His actions nearly kill [[spoiler:Marie / Izanami]], his mother in Myth/JapaneseMythology. His father in those myths, [[spoiler:Izanagi / Magatsu-Izanagi]], also ultimately defeats him.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: He's "the collective will of those who abandon all connections, and strive to live only for themselves." He is also described as the dissatisfaction of the people in the P3 Route.
* BigBad: Was behind Labrys being thrown into the TV world, and spends the majority of the game tormenting the other characters as {{Doppelganger}}s of their Shadows. He's also the one Sho is helping to realize his dream of becoming whole and destroying the world in ''Ultimax''.
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* TheCorrupter: Wants to destroy the psyches of every Persona user in the P-1 Grand Prix so he can take their Shadows for himself.
* DespairGambit: Plans to destroy the Persona users by making them fight their friends and the innocent, confused Labrys.
* DemonicPossession: Possesses [[spoiler:Sho]] in the finale of ''Ultimax'', to use as a "base" for it's "true vessel".
** That he ultimately failed at creating a stable vessel might have to do with the fact that the aforementioned was actually only his Plan B. His originally intended base was [[spoiler:Teddie.]]
* {{Doppelganger}}: Appears as exact copies of nearly every character in the cast at one time or another.
* EldritchAbomination: The Malevolent Entity is a shape-shifting monster that can steal your face, invade your thoughts, and bend other Shadows to its will. And that's just its idea of fun.
* EvilKnockoff: Disguises himself as the villainous copy of Teddie, General Teddie, during the P-1 Climax.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Has a deep, booming voice. He's even called the "Echoing Voice" at one point ''Ultimax''.
* FightingAShadow: All the Shadows he appears as are merely temporary forms, and upon his defeat he just laughs and says he'll be back soon.
* FinalBoss: In story mode for the ''Persona 3'' cast and Naoto. He's also the final boss in all but the "true end" storyline in ''Ultimax''.
** TrueFinalBoss: Storylines with him as the FinalBoss are only unlocked after completing at least one involving the Eerie Voice in ''Arena''.
* ForTheEvulz: Even after his initial plans with Labrys fall through, he keeps tormenting the protagonists to entertain himself.
* GenderBender: He appears as {{doppelganger}}s of several female characters, despite his true form's voice clearly being male.
* GracefulLoser: To an extent. After being flawlessly exposed by Naoto, he commands Labrys to rise and fight again in a desperate attempt to salvage something from his plans having fallen apart completely. But Fuuka [[spoiler:breaks his control over her.]] He then faces off against Naoto and gets his ass handed to him. But he takes it in stride. Justified in that its not his real body, so it doesn't really affect him much. Understandably, he does not act this way when finally defeated in ''Ultimax''.
* HiddenInPlainSight: He's been the Ring Announcer the entire time.
* HiddenVillain: Every "Shadow" you meet other than Shadow Labrys is actually him, a fact you don't learn until he reveals himself to be the true BigBad at the end of the game.
* HijackedByGanon: Despite Sho's claims in ''Ultimax'' of being the main culprit behind the Red Fog incident, the Malevolent Entity turns out to be the true mastermind yet again.
* HumanoidAbomination: Even though he appears in the form of humans, he's a monster that defies the laws of reality.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters:
-->'''Entity''': This place, these traps, all if it came from your own minds! What you dread most of all is yourselves!
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Burning Inferno''.
* TheManBehindTheMan: He's the one who caused Shadow Labrys' rampage in Ultimax and Sho's world ending plan in ''Ultimax''.
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%% IShallTauntYou
* MasterOfDisguise: Takes on the forms of nearly everyone's shadow selves throughout the story.[[note]]Teddie, Elizabeth and Labrys are the only exceptions, for various reasons.[[/note]]
* MeetTheNewBoss: See SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute below.
* MirrorMatch: Whenever you fight him in ''Arena'', he becomes a perfect copy of the hero you're playing as at the time.
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: during matches his name is displayed as "???".
* NotHimself: A number of things point to him not actually being any of the protagonist's Shadows. He doesn't wear any of the over-the-top outfits many of the Investigation Team's real Shadows had on, nor use the Berserk forms of the protagonist's Shadows in battle. Further, it would be impossible for a person's Shadow and Persona to be in the same place at the same time, as they're [[HeelFaceTurn the same thing]].
* TheOmniscient: Knows all about both [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} the Midnight Channel]] and [[VideoGame/{{Persona3}} the defeat of Nyx]], and can tell exactly where Fuuka is and what she's saying even while Fuuka's communicating from the ''real world'' telepathically.
* OminousFog: Kagutsuchi is the red fog that covers Inaba.
* PeoplePuppets: Can take control of the weak willed and make them do whatever he wants. This includes both Labrys and the 5 plane hijackers who provided the cover for her kidnapping.
* PowerCopying: Can perfectly mimic the Persona abilities of nearly every other character in the game.
* PsychoticSmirk: His form near the end of the game sports one when he first emerges from the flames.
* RealityWarper: Momentarily ''takes control'' of the Midnight Channel to separate all the contestants when they first enter the TV world.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Its true form.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:Sho's]] eyes glow red when the Entity possesses him in ''Ultimax''.
* RedHerring: Looking at the SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute below, you'd think he's [[Characters/PersonaRecurring Nyarlathotep]] from Persona 2: Enternal Punishment. [[spoiler:Turns out he's merely Kagatsuchi.]]
* SadisticChoice: Kill [[PeoplePuppets People Puppet]] Labrys or let her kill you.
* SequelHook: At the climax of ''Arena'', he promises the Investigation Team and Shadow Operatives will be seeing him again soon, leading into ''Ultimax''.
* SmugSnake: He's nowhere near as cunning or powerful as he thinks, and constantly fails to exploit perfect chances to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim kill his dangerous foes when they are paralyzed by his fog]] or taking credit for the schemes and planning that Minazuki came up with.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: In every shadow form that he takes.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Shares multiple characteristics with [[Characters/PersonaRecurring Nyarlathotep]], the BigBad of the ''Persona'' series who got PutOnABus at the end of ''Persona 2: Eternal Punishment''.
** His manipulation of UnwittingPawn Labrys through false memories mirrors Nyarlathotep's manipulation of Jun in ''Innocent Sin''.
** He's the only shape-shifter in the series other than Nyarlathotep who likes to appear as {{Doppelganger}}s of other characters' [[EnemyWithout Shadows]].
** His TeethClenchedTeamwork with the Eerie Voice mirrors Nyarlathotep's manipulation of Takahisa Kandori in ''Persona 1'', Maya Okamura in ''Innocent Sin'' and Tatsuzou Sudou in ''Eternal Punishment''.
** The Malevolent Entity's English voice actor in ''Arena'' is the same as Nyarlathotep's in the {{Updated Rerelease}} of ''Persona 2''.
** His whole plan of trying to force the heroes to succumb to despair is more or less the same as Nyarlathotep's whole agenda as well.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Doesn't like feigning cooperation with the Eerie Voice.
* {{Troll}}: He's the one who made up the [[EmbarrassingNickname Embarrassing taglines]].
* TheVillainMakesThePlot: If he hadn't kidnapped Labrys and thrown her into the TV world, none of the events in ''Arena'' would have happened.
* VillainTeleportation: Just up and leaves after his defeat through this method.
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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can turn into any form he likes, including other characters' Shadows, General Teddie, and even dead people like [[spoiler:Shuji Ikutsuki]].
* WeWillMeetAgain: Promises the Investigation Team and Shadow Operatives he'll be back soon after being defeated at the end of ''Arena''.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Tries to deceive ''[[KidDetective Nao]][[GenreSavvy to]]'' by disguising himself as her Shadow. The key word is ''tries''. Ends as well as you'd expect.
** It tried to do this in Yu's arcade mode as well; [[NoSell Yu was not fooled]] and beat the crap out of it.
* XanatosGambit: His plan is a standard Xanatos Gambit. [[spoiler:Force heroes to fight. If they do, Absorb their power to get his new body. Get new body. Destroy world. If they don't fight, they're trapped and can't stop him. Either way, he wins. His plan is only foiled because Adachi helps the heroes, and the heroes turn out to be strong enough to destroy his body once he's got it.]]
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[[folder:Yu Narukami]]
!Yu Narukami (The Sister Complex Kingpin of Steel)
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[[caption-width-right:200:''Nobody'' touches his precious Nanako!]]

-->''"It's only natural."''

->'''Arcana:''' Fool / World (Wild Card)\\
'''Persona:''' Izanagi / Izanagi-no-Okami\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Katana\\
'''Style:''' [[{{Shotoclone}} Standard]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese) and Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (English)

The protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. Yu was a transferee to Yasogami High School, having moved there from the city to live with his uncle, Ryotaro Dojima, and his cousin, Nanako, while his parents were on an overseas work, where he awakened to the power of Persona, formed the Investigation Team with his friends and solved the murder mysteries behind the Midnight Channel. He left back for the city at the end of the school year, but decided to return during Golden Week. Shortly after arriving, however, Yu witnesses the advertisement for the "P-1 Grand Prix" on the Midnight Channel and reforms the Investigation Team to find out why the phenomenon has returned suddenly.

Yu's Persona, Izanagi, can utilize electric attacks. With enough willpower, it can also transform into his Ultimate Persona, Izanagi-no-Okami.

Yu's Instant Kill is '''Myriad Truths''', the final attack he used to defeat Izanami, the true mastermind behind the Inaba incident in the original ''Persona 4''. He plunges his sword into the ground, creating a wave of electricity that launches the opponent into the air. Izanagi then evolves into its Ultimate form, Izanagi-no-Okami, swings its own sword in a circular motion, and summons a HUGE thunderbolt that rains down on the opponent, crashing them into the ground.
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* TheAce: Even in terms of gameplay he's one, being a JackOfAllTrades character with really no weaknesses.
** BrokenAce: It's hinted a few times in-game that deep down, Yu is not as calm and confident as he appears. There's also his Dopleganger to consider; If that thing was a perfect copy of what his shadow would be like, then it raises some [[FridgeHorror disturbing implications]].
* AwesomeByAnalysis: Yu might not be quite Naoto's level, but his penchant for dispelling all lies and illusions holds firm. Case in point, when the Malevolent Entity appears in the form of his "shadow", it takes Yu all of two seconds to state that, as he still has Izanagi, this thing physically cannot ''be'' his shadow.
* {{Badass}}: There's a ''reason'' he's the leader of [[BadassCrew the Investigation Team]].
* BerserkButton / BigBrotherInstinct:
** {{Exploited|Trope}} by General Teddie[[spoiler:[=/=]Shadow Labrys]], who eggs Yu on by saying she has Nanako captive, one of his only real fears after the latter's near-death experience [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} last year]]. Also lampshaded in the P-1 Grand Prix commercial:
-->'''Announcer''': ''Nobody'' touches his precious Nanako!
** He has another one: harm his TrueCompanions and he '''''will''''' make you pay.
* BladeOnAStick: Izanagi's weapon of choice.
* TheBusCameBack: He wasn't gone for very long.
* CanonName: His name came directly from the anime, and now that it's actually used in-game it's official.
* ChickMagnet: Hinted at by Teddie and Rise.
* DeadpanSnarker: Far heavier on the snark side than in the [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation anime]].
* DecoyProtagonist[=/=]DemotedToExtra: In the manga adaptation, he has fewer fights and a lesser impact on the plot than Yosuke.
* {{Determinator}}: Big time.
-->(after using a continue) "I'll get up as many times as I have to!"
* DifficultButAwesome: ''Ultimax'' gave Yu a secret super, Thunder God Dance, that requires 150 SP to use. Said super is a long combo that requires quick and precise button pressing from the player in order to get to its climactic finish... which, if done right, [[http://youtu.be/BLUmF3t-TxY?t=7s deals a lot of damage]].
* DivingKick: Yu has two variations: one is an actual kick, and the other is more of a leaping downward stab with his katana.
* {{Expy}}: His animations recycle a large number of elements from [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Ky Kiske]], the resident lightning swordsman of another Creator/ArcSystemWorks franchise, with a bit of [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Hakumen]] (from another Arc System series) added to the mix.
** In {{Irony}} of the RedOniBlueOni between him and Sho Minazuki (even if it's two person in one body), he's a full blue protagonist version of Ky to Sho Minazuki's red rival character(s). In which contrast similarly like Capcom's ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' version of Masamune Date, whose primary protagonist in that series, and his rival, Yukimura Sanada. Considered that ''Sengoku Basara'' has a fighting game adaption made Arc System Works.
* ExactWords: A rare heroic example. [[spoiler:At the end of the game, Mitsuru tells the P4 cast to leave the antagonists to them, which Yu appears to concede to. Later, however, he says:]]
-->[[spoiler:"I said that we should trust Mitsuru-san, but I didn't tell her we wouldn't get involved".]]
* FirstPersonSmartass: Not as bad as Yosuke, but he does pepper his narration with a fair helping of dry wit.
* GameBreakingInjury: In the manga [[spoiler: the injuries he received during his fight with Akihiko slow him down in his next fight against Youske, and ultimatly they cause him to pass out, costing him the match]].
* GenreSavvy: He realizes something is wrong with the people he interacted with in his story mode after his first fight with Yosuke.
** NoSell: [[spoiler:The Illusions of
[[Characters/Persona4ArenaShadowOperatives Shadow Labrys and the Malevolent Entity simply ''[[TrueSight do not work on him]]''. Heck, in later battles, the illusions begin breaking down because he's able to see through them (except for the one with Nanako). This is also the reason why he never runs into his "Shadow" (The Malevolent Entity) in his story. When it appears in his arcade mode, Yu immediately picks up that his Persona and Shadow cannot co-exist.]]
** RefugeInAudacity: Yu's reaction to Chie before fighting her. See SanitySlippage under [[spoiler:Shadow Labrys]].
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* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: During [[http://i.imgur.com/xNB5U.jpg Yosuke's story]]. [[spoiler:It's actually just an illusion.]]
[[Characters/Persona4ArenaUnaffiliatedFighters Unaffiliated Fighters]]
* HeroesPreferSwords: Of course, Yu still has his swordsmanship skills learned during last year's investigations.
[[Characters/Persona4ArenaAlliedNPCs Allied NPCs]]
* HeroicWillpower: Whenever he unleashes Izanagi-no-Okami. Also [[spoiler:after his fight with Elizabeth in her story]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Yosuke. They do refer to each other as "Partner" after all like they did in the first game.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Cousin]]: General Teddie taunts Yu by saying that he has Nanako captive and will not let her go unless he continues with the tournament. [[spoiler:It's all a ruse by Shadow Labrys.]]
* JackOfAllStats: He is the game's most well-rounded character, possessing no real strengths or weaknesses. His strengths lie solely in the player's skill and mindset. Enforced in ''Persona 4 Arena Ultimax'' when every character navigator will either comment on how incredibly strong he seems, if he possesses any kind of weakness or, in Adachi's case, remark how irritating he is.
** LightningBruiser: In the hands of a skilled player, Yu is practically unstoppable, as even though he isn't as specialized as other characters, he has surprisingly long range, extensive combo ability, infamous mixups, and good damage.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Switches his two-handed swords from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' to a katana.
* KamehameHadoken: Ziodyne.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: While he obviously cares a lot about Nanako, it's played for exaggeration when Yosuke fights Yu [[spoiler:though that was just an illusion]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBa1rjbkDHw Reach Out To The Truth (Arena ver.)]]''. For Shadow Yu, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AT3e0yoB7c Reach Out To The Truth (First Battle)]]''.
* LimitedWardrobe: Yu is still wearing his Yasogami High uniform even though he's no longer attending that school. When Labrys asks him about it, Yu sheepishly explains that it's "what I wear for going into the TV". He probably brought it along for old time's sake.
* MysteryMagnet: Yosuke seems to think so, especially when one realizes this is the second time the TV world has gone active when he arrived.
* ProperlyParanoid: Upon his return to Inaba, he decided to check for the Midnight Channel "just in case." He had good reason to be suspicious though, seeing as Igor called him back to the Velvet Room during the train ride.
* ShockAndAwe: Thanks to Izanagi.
** YellowLightningBlueLightning: His and Izanagi's is the standard blue.
* {{Shotoclone}}: With Big Gamble as his {{Shoryuken}}, Zio as his {{Kamehamehadoken}}, and Raging Lion and Swift Strike as the closest he has to {{Hurricane Kick}}s.
* SlideAttack: Swift Strike.
* SpellBlade: Yu charges his katana with electricity in many of his moves, sometimes independently of Izanagi.
* StandardStatusEffects: Can inflict [[ShockAndAwe Shock]] with SB Zio (and in Ultimax with SB Ziodyne and SB Cross Slash).
* TheStoic: Very. He's one of the (if not THE) most collected individuals in the setting, and it's a rare occurrence when something manages to phase him.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Now has actual lines, as opposed to the limited [[VoiceGrunting grunts]] and [[CallingYourAttacks Persona name shouts]] of the original game.
* SwordPlant: One of his victory poses.
* ThemeNaming: In Japanese, any moves Yu has that aren't named after a skill Izanagi could use in ''Persona 4'' are named after old Japanese proverbs.
* ThrowTheSheathAway: One of his battle intros.
* TookALevelInBadass: As Adachi points out in an internal monologue during his story, Sho is an actual highly-trained fighter, whereas the Investigation Team were unrefined with no proper technique when he fought them. [[spoiler: However, in the TrueEnding, Yu faces Sho with all of Minazuki's capability merged in, and ''fights him to a standstill.'']]
* TranquilFury: Carried over form the anime. Yu never shows his anger, but there are a few points in the game when his demeanor turns chilly, indicating this trope. Such as when he tells "General Teddie" to [[ShutUpHannibal stuff it]], or in a more humorous example [[spoiler:In Chie's joke ending, where he chews her out for tying to eat something she found in the Tv World.]]
* TrueSight: As a result of Myriad Truths from his game. In the story it allows him to [[NoSell completely bypass]] the [[spoiler:illusions of the bad guys.]]
* YouRemindMeOfX: The Shadow Operatives (especially Aigis) note his similarities to [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} the young man who led them years ago in solving the mystery of the Dark Hour]]. Elizabeth also states that he heavily reminds her of Aigis herself, who is actually Yu's true predecessor and fellow wielder of the Wild Card.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yosuke Hanamura]]
!Yosuke Hanamura (Captain Ressentiment)
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[[caption-width-right:200:Wage slave in the boonies by day, hero by night!]]

-->''"Everything that bores me has gotta go!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Magician\\
'''Persona:''' Jiraiya\\
'''Main Weapons:''' Twin Kunai\\
'''Style:''' [[FragileSpeedster Speed]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShowtaroMorikubo (Japanese) and Creator/YuriLowenthal (English)

The happy-go-lucky [[TheLancer second-in-command]] of the Investigation Team. Like Yu, Yosuke also came from the big city after his father took a job as manager of Inaba's local Junes supermarket. Despite his initial dislike of the town and its inhabitants, Yosuke learned to love it and made several friends in the town, foremost of which is fellow city-boy Yu.

He joined the Investigation Team after the murder of his crush, Saki Konishi, in the TV world. While there, he encountered his Shadow -- a twisted mirror image created from the depths of his soul who claimed he only joined the team to "play hero" to get his mind off Inaba, which he resented for being "boring", and taunted him with the truth that Saki never repaid his affections. Upon finally coming to terms with his inner demons, the Shadow transformed into Jiraiya, which specializes in wind-based skills, which grew in power as he came to accept his situation and became more honest about his jealousy towards Yu.

After the events of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', he and Teddie plan a surprise party for Yu upon learning of his return, but Teddie, Rise, and Kanji suddenly disappear mysteriously. Shortly after learning of this, Yosuke witnesses the "P-1 Grand Prix" advertisement and rejoins the team.

Yosuke's Instant Kill is '''Brave Blade'''. He summons Jiraiya, who delivers a spinning uppercut to the opponent. While they are spinning in the air, Yosuke and Jiraiya perform a series of cross-slashes, ending with Jiraiya launching its shurikens at the opponent.
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* BalloonBelly: Jiraiya gets one of these before unleashing Tentarafoo from its mouth.
* BlowYouAway: Specializes in Garu attacks.
* ButtMonkey: Because some things never change. In the manga he tends to get hurt a lot as well.
* CallBack: Among his intros are him crashing his bicycle (which can end with either a wheel rolling away or him stuck in a trash can) and him falling after his infamous lifeline is severed.
* CombatCommentator: An [[UnlockableContent unlockable]] option.
* DivingKick: Gets one as a special attack in Ultimax, with the twist that he'll jump and attack again once he hits the ground (and repeat the process over again for the SB version).
* TheDulcineaEffect: [[spoiler:He gets hit with this hard for Labrys, especially after realizing the truth behind the P1 Grand Prix. At the end of his and Aigis' story modes, Yosuke even goes so far as picking a fight with Aigis knowing he has almost no chance of winning against a combat android just so he can protect Labrys, despite just meeting her.]]
* DualWielding: His kunai, as with the original game.
* FirstPersonSmartass: Biggest smart-ass of the bunch.
* FlashStep: When under Sukukaja, Yosuke's dash becomes one. So is his throw (which is also the basis for part of his Sukukaja-only autocombo in Ultimax).
* FragileSpeedster: He can rush down enemies from all directions, but he has the 4th lowest health of the playable cast. [[spoiler:This almost causes him to lose against Yukiko in the manga, as her attacks are too fast and widespread to avoid while being too strong to power through. He improvises by covering himself and Jiraiya with debris to take the brunt of the explosions and allow him a chance to strike. ]]
* FreudianExcuse: He's initially driven to protect Labrys because he doesn't want the TV World to kill her like it did Saki.
* GenreSavvy: Of course, being the spokesman of the Investigation Team, he's still the resident truth-cracker among the characters.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the English version of the game, he enrages Yu by calling Nanako a dummy. In the original Japanese version, he did so by screaming that Nanako had an 'outie' bellybutton, implying that he'd seen her naked.
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: [[spoiler:Completely subverted during his fight against Shadow Labrys in the manga as the real Rise uses them in conjunction with Himiko to broadcast words of encouragement from the other Investigation Team members to Yosuke, giving him the strength to confront the deadly android alone.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Yu. They both refer to each other as "Partner" after all.
* HiddenWeapons: Hides his kunai in the sleeves of his uniform. Taken to HyperspaceArsenal levels in Ultimax, where one of his new moves lets him launch a massive amount of kunai at his opponent.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Jiraiya, with it's light blue body and bright red scarf, is no going unnoticed by anyone.
* HitAndRunTactics: The best way to play as Yosuke is to strike quickly and retreat before the enemy can counter.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Exploited. [[spoiler:General Teddie and the Malevolent Entity try to convince him that The Midnight Channel is the only place that makes Yosuke special, and that Labrys was brought to the tournament exclusively so he could have the chance to "rescue a cute girl." It fails thanks to Rise's last-minute interference and using her persona to get the others to remind him about the PowerOfFriendship.]]
* KnifeNut: Not only does he dual wield them but he also has many to throw at his opponents.
* TheLancer: To Yu.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQRa-YcefY4 The Hero from Junes]]''. For Shadow Yosuke, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJM5fcocSAE Zone Time]]''.
* PoseOfSupplication: Yosuke defeat pose. No matter what the finishing blow is, Yosuke always assumes a humiliating pose where he's bent over on his knees, with his butt protruding upward. [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/persona4/images/5/50/Hfhgf.png/revision/latest?cb=20131227015225]]
* ShoutOut:
** Yosuke's crouching B attack is pretty obviously based off of one of [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Hazama's]] normals (the one where he crosses in front of himself). He even lampshades it occasionally by calling out "I can do it too!" when doing so.
** One of this new attacks in ''Ultimax'' is something that looks close to [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Leona Heidern's V-slasher]], which is itself based on Anime/VoltesV's [[FinishingMove V Slash]]. It's even called V-Slash in the localization!
* SmallTownBoredom: Exploited. [[spoiler:Shadow Labrys and the Malevolent Entity try to convince him he wanted the P-1 Grand Prix to happen, so his life wouldn't be so boring. It's only thanks to ThePowerOfFriendship that they fail in the end.]]
* StandardStatusEffects: Can inflict Panic with Tentarafoo and Poison with his grabs.
* SuperMode: Sukukaja temporarily makes Yosuke much faster than normal, alters the properties of his normals so he can dash to cancel most of them, changes his autocombo, and in ''Ultimax'', it enables a completely new super that costs 0 SP, but immediately ends Sukukaja when used.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Chie, as usual. Speaking of which....
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Chie Satonaka]]
!Chie Satonaka (The Carnivore Who's Discarded Womanhood)
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[[caption-width-right:200: A Spunky Dragon With Deadly Legs!]]

-->''"You need to eat more meat!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Chariot\\
'''Persona:''' Tomoe Gozen\\
'''Main Weapon:''' [[ExtremityExtremist Feet]]\\
'''Style:''' [[KickChick Kung-Fu Flash]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuiHorie (Japanese) and Creator/ErinFitzgerald (English)

A tomboyish native of Inaba and best friend to Inn heiress Yukiko Amagi. Chie is a fierce fighter who enjoys the occasional meat bowl and martial arts movie. She joined the Investigation Team after Yukiko was thrown into the Midnight Channel. There, she encountered her Shadow, which claimed that she enjoyed being the "dominant one" in her relationship with Yukiko. Upon accepting her Shadow, it transformed into her Persona, Tomoe Gozen, which specializes in physical attacks much like Chie herself, and grew in strength as she resolved to become a paragon of justice.

After the Midnight Channel incident, Chie began studying to become a police officer under Dojima's tutelage in order to fulfill her vow. While jogging one day, she overhears a rumor that the Channel has returned, and later confirms it to be real along with Yu, Yosuke, and Yukiko. Furious at the insulting nickname given to her by the "P-1 Grand Prix" advertisement, she rejoins the Team to find out the truth behind the Midnight Channel's return.

Chie's Instant Kill is '''Galactic Punt'''. Tomoe launches the opponent into the air as Chie readies herself. As they fall, Chie flies forward in slow motion, delivering a flying kick that sends them flying [[ATwinkleInTheSky high into the sky]], out of the arena.
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* ATwinkleInTheSky: Galactic Punt, as usual.
%% OutOfSightOutOfMind
* DoubleWeapon[=/=]BladeOnAStick: Tomoe Gozen's WeaponOfChoice.
* FriendlyRivalry: With fellow ExtremityExtremist and meat lover Akihiko.
* GlassCannon: Can rush enemies with powerful combos, but can't really take punishment herself.
** In the manga adaptation, she and Tomoe utterly demolish the area that she and Yosuke are fighting in, but a precise Mirage Slash on his part manages to take her down almost instantly.
* GreenEyedMonster[=/=]IJustWantToBeBadass: Exploited. [[spoiler:Shadow Labrys and the Malevolent Entity try to convince her she wanted the P-1 Grand Prix to happen, so she could be a hero and get all the attention. It's only thanks to a quick "GetAHoldOfYourselfMan" speech from Rise that it fails.]]
* AnIcePerson: In ''Ultimax'', one of Tomoe's attacks now freezes the opponent on hit.
* ImAHumanitarian: In Yosuke's Story Mode. [[spoiler:Good thing it was just an illusion.]] Also happens in her story mode where Teddie mentions his sweet bear claws and she says she doesn't want his meat [[spoiler:then says [[ThatCameOutWrong "They're sweet huh?"]]]].
* KickChick[=/=]ExtremityExtremist: Almost all of her attacks are kicks and variations, with only a few punches.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: [[spoiler:By the end of her story mode she's become a big Akihiko fangirl and even calls him master.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG0LHdrpuZE Like a Dragon]]''. For Shadow Chie, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K91ZYi36Imw Backside of the TV]]''.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: [[spoiler:Teddie's voice is twisted into mocking Chie by saying this. She becomes very hurt by this.]]
* ObsessedWithFood: Her predilection for meat is taken far beyond her original characterization, to the point it becomes her primary title in the tournament. In story mode, she can outright [[spoiler:''abandon'' the P-1 GP to fight Akihiko over an Aiya Beef Bowl, leading to her joke ending. And even after she wins, she can choose not to share even one bite of it]]. Granted, she hadn't eaten much that day, and given the situation, anyone would be pretty tired and hungry by that point. But still…
* PowerOfTheGodHand: God Hand returns as one of her supers.
* RedBaron: Notable in that her in-battle title, "Spunky Dragon with Deadly Legs" is different from the one in the P1 Grand Prix' opening, "The Carnivore Who's Discarded Womanhood".
* ShesGotLegs: She certainly likes to [[KickChick show them off.]]
%% ShortTank
* StandardStatusEffects: In ''Ultimax'', one of her new attacks can [[HarmlessFreezing Freeze]] her opponent if it hits.
* SuperMode: Power Charge makes all of Chie's physical attacks more powerful for a short amount of time. This power boost can be stacked up to three times; the more stacks (indicated by the color of the Power Charge timer changing from red to yellow to blue), the less time Power Charge lasts, but in return, Chie's damage output further increases. With three stacks of Power Charge active, Chie's damage output is ridiculously high.
** With Level 3 Power Charge and SP God Hand, Chie can basically ''one-shot everyone not called Kanji''.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Yosuke, as usual.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yukiko Amagi]]
!Yukiko Amagi (The Unconquerable Snow Black)
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[[caption-width-right:200:Please escort me to the ring, my prince!]]

-->''"I'll finish you in one strike!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Priestess\\
'''Persona:''' Konohana-Sakuya\\
'''Main Weapon:''' [[CombatHandFan Paper Fans]]\\
'''Style:''' [[SquishyWizard Long Range]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AmiKoshimizu (Japanese) and Creator/AmandaWinnLee (English)

The graceful and beautiful heiress to the Amagi Inn, considered to be a landmark of Inaba. Yukiko always wanted to free herself both from Inaba and her predetermined fate. As if in response, she was kidnapped and thrown into the Midnight Channel, where she encountered her Shadow, who poked and proded her on that matter as well as her extreme reliance on her childhood friend Chie. After she accepted her Shadow, it became her Persona, Konohana-Sakuya, which specializes in fire magic. Throughout the year, Yukiko learned to accept her home and take on her legacy with pride, culminating in her standing up to a group of paparazzi who were threatening her family.

After last year's incidents, Yukiko is informed of a surprise party for Yu's return and begins training with her fellow employees to improve her legendarily bad cooking skills. After finishing a special box lunch of her own design, Rise's manager Inoue suddenly calls Yukiko and informs her that Rise has gone missing. Worried, Yukiko contacts Chie and tells her of this, and she in turn tells Yukiko that the Midnight Channel might be back and that there may be a connection. Upon witnessing the advertisement for the "P-1 Grand Prix", Yukiko rejoins the team to rescue her friends.

Yukiko's Instant Kill is '''Full Bloom'''. Konohana-Sakuya charges into the opponent, sending them careening into the wall as it explodes into hundreds of cherry blossoms which bombard and cut into the enemy.
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* ActionGirl: Known for her deadly competitive streak and deadly fervor when angered, yet choosing to destroy her opponent in the most poised and classiest fashion. Taken [[UpToEleven up a notch]] when you discover through some of her attacking animations and post-battle quotes that sometimes Yukiko isn't even paying attention to the fight, but instead rather her own "dance moves."
--> '''Yukiko''': "Huh? It's over already? I was still in the middle of my dance..."
* [[CarryingACake Carrying A Bento]]: She spent all night cooking a nice (and delicious-smelling) boxed lunch for everyone, and just happens to bring it over to the TV World to investigate. Tragedy ensues.
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: One of her intro has her in full kimono. Konohana-Sakuya then materializes and twirls once in front of her, using her wings as a make-shift curtain. Yukiko is in her Yasogami uniform before Sakuya barely finishes her twirl.
* CherryBlossoms: Uses them in her [[FinishingMove Mortal Blow]], where a large storm of blossoms causes the opponent to disintegrate. The move also does 398 hits, which is a GoroawaseNumber for "Sakuya", the name of her Persona.
* CombatHandFan: Uses paper fans as weapons.
* DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel: Exploited. [[spoiler:Shadow Labrys and the Malevolent Entity try to convince her she wanted the P-1 Grand Prix to happen, so people would pay attention to and take care of her. It's only thanks to ThePowerOfFriendship that they fail in the end.]]
* GlassCannon: She syncs her attacks to her Persona's and can fill the screen with powerful fire attacks, but she is weak without Konohana-Sakuya and cannot sustain too much damage.
* HealThyself: Yukiko is one of the only characters in the game who can heal herself. In this case, holding down the input for her Furious Action, Dia, will keep her in the pose, slowly healing her lost health. However, there is a maximum limit to how long Dia can be held, and Yukiko can be knocked out of the move by an attack from the opponent.
* HotWind: Her portrait, also described in detail in Story mode when she summons her Persona.
* TheHyena: As usual. In her story mode, she laughs at General Teddie's outfit. Akihiko's "hakamantle" also sends her into a laughing fit in ''Ultimax''.
* ImmuneToBullets[=/=]NoSell: When [[WhiteMagic Dia]] is active, Yukiko is immune to most projectiles and grabs.
* LadyOfBlackMagic: Graceful and able to use powerful fire attacks.
* LadyOfWar: Always elegant and graceful when fighting with her [[CombatHandFan paper fans]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBtEDn--LRc Princess Amagi]]''. For Shadow Yukiko, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2m36fDRfOE Castle]]''.
* LethalChef: She's been practicing but is apparently still this.
* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse, Teddie still brings about the "scoring" incident, to which Yukiko is not amused about.
* NeverMyFault: She's incapable of entertaining the idea that her [[spoiler:boxed lunch gave all her friends food poisoning]] in her joke ending.
* ParasolOfPrettiness: Though its only used in her intro and victory poses.
* PetalPower: Her FinishingMove.
* PrecisionFStrike: If Yukiko's health is knocked down below a certain point, there is an instance where she throws caution to the wind and gets ''pissed off'', as clearly evident in her words.
--> Yukiko: ''"The HELL with you!"''
* PlayingWithFire: Thanks to Konohana-Sakuya.
%% ProperTightsWithASkirt
* StatusBuff: Using Fire Boost increases the power of Yukiko's fire attacks for the rest of the round. This boost can stack up to eight times (nine times in Ultimax) for massive amounts of fire damage. In Ultimax, Yukiko has a new special move that can only be used when Fire Boost is at least level 6.
* UnblockableAttack: Yukiko can force these upon her opponent with Fire Break. However, the "unblockable" property only applies to a move with [[PlayingWithFire fire effects]], and once an unblockable fire attack is used, she can't use Fire Break again for a while.
* UncannyValley: InUniverse. While she likes the scenery and how it looks very close to her own school, she can't but feel very awkward about how ''too'' perfect it is, but she is never able to catch on why it is. She even remarks how Labrys, while still under the ''Miss President'' label, has her uniform ''too'' much like a model high schooler.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Just like last time, Yukiko plays it straight while her Shadow shows its exact opposite.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kanji Tatsumi]]
!Kanji Tatsumi (The Bloodcurdling Beefcake Emperor)
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[[caption-width-right:200:Blooming roses and bulging muscles!]]

-->''"Deep in the realms of romance!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Emperor\\
'''Persona:''' Take-Mikazuchi\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Steel Chair\\
'''Style:''' [[MightyGlacier Grappler]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TomokazuSeki (Japanese), Creator/TroyBaker (English, ''Arena'') and Creator/MatthewMercer (English, ''Ultimax'')

Despite his [[FaceOfAThug brutish appearance and personality]], Kanji only seeks acceptance for who he is: a tough guy with a soft heart and a talent for sewing, a skill inherited from his beloved mother. After being kidnapped and thrown into the Midnight Channel, he had a rather infamous encounter with his Shadow, who mocked his hobby as well as his feelings for Naoto Shirogane (who he then believed was a boy) because it gave the impression that he was secretly gay. After accepting his Shadow, it became his Persona, Take-Mikazuchi, which specializes in electric attacks. As the year progressed, Kanji gradually learned to stop forcibly emphasizing his masculinity and instead embrace who he really is.

Overjoyed when he learned of Yu's return to Inaba, Kanji quickly got to work on sewing a present for him. When he overworked himself and started falling asleep, he accidentally tripped and falls into his new flat-screen TV, which then became a portal to the recently-returned Midnight Channel. Convinced that he is dreaming, Kanji proceeds to get fired up about the "P-1 Grand Prix" and goes around beating every opponent in his way of becoming "the manliest of all men".

Kanji's Instant Kill is '''The Man Series: Brofist'''. He walks toward the opponent, grabs them, and launches them into the sky with his chair as Take-Mikazuchi sends a lightning bolt at them from above, sending them flying back downward. Both Kanji and Take-Mikazuchi then punch the falling enemy from both sides.
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* AllJustADream: Parodied. Spends half the story thinking the whole tournament is a dream, since he fell into his new flat-screen TV while sleeping. You can either make him snap out of it, or [[HilarityEnsues get a joke ending]] by making him continue to believe the whole thing's a dream. Also, [[spoiler:in Teddie's story, he didn't 'get up' until the very end after everyone else took care of the BigBadDuumvirate.]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: As [[http://youtu.be/MZebQUBz57s?t=4m34s this dude]] shows, he can use a One More Cancel to chain both his supers together (notable because of one of them being a command grab super, the type that typically hits ForMassiveDamage and is hard to hit with to compensate). That said, it requires him to be in [[ComebackMechanic Awakened Mode]] (or in [[ShadowArchetype Shadow Kanji]]'s case, activate Shadow Frenzy), and for him to have 150 SP (100 for the supers, 50 for the cancel).
* {{Badass}}: Need we remind you that he once took on an entire biker gang by himself and won? In the manga adaptation, [[spoiler:he was a big enough threat that Aigis had to use Orgia Mode to beat him.]]
* BloodKnight: Overjoyed at the prospect of a fighting tournament.
* CameraAbuse: He throws his chair to the screen as one of his final victory poses, in a CallBack on his very first scene in the [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} original game]] ("Get bent!").
* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: Comes packaged with a few [[ProfessionalWrestling wrestling]] moves, particularly chair moves.
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: Shadow Kanji's victory pose has him change into his loincloth.
* ClicheStorm: [[{{Invoked}} That's what]] [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall he thinks it is]] if on the [[HilarityEnsues Joke ending]]. And then there's his remark on [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Aegis]].
-->I can't quite put my finger on it, but isn't it kinda weird for a robot to act this human? Is my imagination just that shitty?
* CoatCape: Lampshaded with Elizabeth pondering how it stays on and Akihiko noting how [[AwesomeButImpractical impractical]] it is in fighting and tells him to [[TakeOffYourClothes take it off]]. In the latter, Kanji responds he does it for RuleOfCool.
* CombatCommentator: Has become an optional commentator for matches in Ultimax.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: In ''Ultimax'', if you try to use "This'll Hurt!" while unable to use your Persona, Kanji will simply throw the opponent away, without having Take-Mikazuchi appear. This also applies to "Burn to a Crisp!!", as grabbing the opponent with it while without a Persona will cause Kanji to use "Ass Whoopin', Tatsumi-Style!" instead of the normal Persona attack, as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaxPQG66uZ8&t=1h15m17s here]].
* DynamicEntry: Awakened Kanji in Score Attack doesn't go for the legs with his dropkick sweep. Instead, he leaps towards the opponent's head and tries to kick them so hard that they bounce off of the opposite wall. His dropkick also sends him across the screen.
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler:Only in Teddie's Story Mode, but not a malevolent one; he just hadn't gotten up even after the Eerie Voice was beaten, and Teddie needed to wake him up, ''hard''.]]
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan!: [[spoiler:Kanji is notable for being the only one (barring Yu, Teddie, Rise, and Naoto) who ''didn't'' need one to face his other self, once he wakes up.]]
* HyperspaceArsenal: His "Cruel Attack" moves wreck his chair, which he discards, before pulling another one out of nowhere. Other attacks involve him simply ''leaving his chair'' to pound on someone with both hands, then pulling another chair, while yet ''another'' simply has him throw it at someone, jump at them and beat on them, and not bother to pick the old one up.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: In this case, a folding chair.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNE8kmHhNuY A Pure-Hearted Beast]]''. For Shadow Kanji, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jX-Lrhrt1M Sauna]]''. ''Muscle Blues'' for the original vs Shadow theme.
* MightyGlacier: Can take and dish out damage very well, but is sluggish in movement.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: His aerial Command Grab in a nutshell.
* ShockAndAwe: Can deal electrical damage with Take-Mikazuchi.
** YellowLightningBlueLightning: Take-Mikazuchi's is yellow.
* SirSwearsALot: Biggest potty mouth in ''Arena''. Though not ''nearly'' as bad as a certain foul-mouthed rebel outlaw from another [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Arc System franchise]].
* StandardStatusEffects: Can inflict Shock with his strong Persona attacks, Furious Action, SP "This'll Hurt!", and in ''Ultimax'' with his standing weak Persona attack and SP "Burn to a Crisp!!"
* UnskilledButStrong: According to Akihiko, Kanji's already very strong, but he'd be an unparalleled fighter if he received formal training.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Aside of [[ChairmanOfTheBrawl his chair]], he can make Take-Mikazuchi do a body-press, and his sweep is a Drop Kick to the legs.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Teddie]]
![[DubNameChange Teddie]] / Kuma (The Beast in Heat)
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[[caption-width-right:200:The void that swallows all!]]

-->''"Bear-sona!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Star\\
'''Persona:''' Kintoki-Douji\\
'''Main Weapons:''' Claws and Random Items\\
'''Style:''' [[ConfusionFu Trickster]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KappeiYamaguchi (Japanese) and SamRiegel (English)

A mysterious being hailing from the world behind the TV, who assisted the Investigation Team in their business within the Midnight Channel. Teddie is actually a Shadow formed from the subconscious human desire to be liked, making him civil and friendly with humans. After helping his newfound friends defeat Rise's Shadow, he began having doubts about his own existence and accidentally created his own Shadow-Self, who insisted that his existence was meaningless and that the only truth in life is death. Upon accepting his Shadow, it became his Persona, Kintoki-Douji, which has a variety of random skills and can produce random weapons and items in combat, which grew in power as he learned to become more like a human.

When General Teddie announces the P-1 Grand Prix on the Midnight Channel, no one is more surprised than Teddie himself. Teddie journeys into the Midnight Channel to find his impostor and prove he's the real Teddie, then runs into Labrys and takes it upon himself to be her personal KnightInShiningArmor.

Teddie's Instant Kill is '''Kamui Kablooey'''. Kintoki-Douji drops down from the sky, launching the opponent into the sky. Teddie then throws a bomb into Kintoki-Douji's compartment, and it turns into a rocket that begins ascending toward the opponent at breakneck speed. Teddie gives a salute as the rocket explodes into fireworks in the shape of Teddie's head.
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* BearyFriendly[=/=]BearyFunny: The most friendliest and funniest Shadow you will ever meet.
* BishieSparkle: In his win animations where he sheds the bear suit.
* CallBack:
** One of his new attacks in ''Ultimax'' is his Shadow's Nihil Hand.
** All of the items what Kintoki-Douji can throw are reference to stuff from ''Persona 4'', where they items you can use in battle or other things from the game.
** One of his victory poses has him take off the bear suit to show his human form, either fully clothed in his summer clothes, in the Alice outfit he wore at the culture festival crossdressing pageant, or, very rarely, naked, as he was when he first removed the suit in the real world. He also removes the suit for a split second during his burst.
* ChivalrousPervert: Some things never change.
-->'''Mitsuru''': This TV is our escape route… Can we… really fit inside…?\\
'''Teddie''': Ooh! Are you a little too front-loaded too fit? In that case, I wouldn't mind helping helping you squeeze through…!\\
'''Rise''': You're even worse than before, you know that…?
* ClearMyName: Part of his story mode.
* CombatCommentator: An [[UnlockableContent unlockable]] option.
* ConfusionFu: His entire movelist, which would make [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Yoshi]][[VideoGame/SoulSeries mitsu]] proud.
* CoolMask: Teddie's glasses mode gives him a bandit mask.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: If Shadow Teddie uses Nihil Hand, the larger Teddie will have the original Shadow Teddie's facial damage. Also, he doesn't remove the suit when activating Shadow Frenzy (which normally has the same animation as when using a Burst), but will occasionally do so should he win a match.
* TheDulcineaEffect: [[spoiler:Is hit even harder than Yosuke! He wanted to protect Labrys literally right after meeting her and before finding out the truth about the P-1 Grand Prix. In his and many other story modes, he even fought against the Shadow Ops just to protect her.]]
* FunnyAfro: Kintoki-Douji gets one after Teddie's Instant Kill.
%% GroundPound
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:Averted. Kagutsuchi originally wanted to use Teddie as the base for his "perfect vessel", but found it impossible to break his will enough to make him receptive, forcing him to use Sho instead. This is the reason Kagutsuchi generally appears in the guise of a fake Shadow Teddie/General Teddie.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Several:
** AnvilOnHead: Transforms into one in his All-Out Attack.
** BatterUp: Like Junpei in ''Ultimax'', Teddie gains different properties if he hits the opponent with the bat's "sweet spot."
** LethalChef: Not one himself, but one of the items he tosses out is the result of two working together. Taken to another level in ''Ultimax'', as it is the only thing in the game that causes multiple status effects at the same time (specifically, Poison, Fear, and Silence).
** PaperFanOfDoom: His ground throw ends with Teddie slapping the opponent with one.
** RedBoxingGloves: One of his normals has him firing one out of his mouth.
** ShamuFu: Hurls a fish at his opponent during his sweep.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Appoints himself as this for Labrys.
** TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: To Yu, as usual. [[spoiler:Eventually towards Aigis as well, after she does a very spectacular job of saving Teddie's bear-hind from the fake Shadow Labrys.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHU55w8SBxM Teddie Bear Circus!]]''. For Shadow Teddie, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv4scPKX11s Edge of Madness]]''.
* MirrorMatch: [[spoiler:While he's the only character who never has to fight his "shadow" in either story or arcade mode, he ''does'' fight General Teddie, which acts as a Mirror Match.]]
* TheNicknamer: He calls Labrys, Aigis, Mitsuru, and Akihiko by Labby-chan, Ai-chan, Mitchan, and Akky, respectively.
%% NotHimself
* PaperPeople: He can use this to his advantage in battle to dodge high attacks. He also becomes this when he gets hungry, and it turns out to be useful in his escape from the closet he was stuffed in during his story mode. In Akihiko's story, he becomes this after their fight.
* PlotAllergy: Poor ol' Ted. When the Red fog covers the town in ''Ultimax'', it doesn't agree with his sinuses, and he spends most of the story with a clogged up nose and a bad case of the sneezes.
* PungeonMaster: And the puns are, as always, un-bear-ably lame.
* SphereFactor: Rolls on his (very rotund) Persona during one of his supers, like an actual circus bear would on a ball.
* ShoutOut: One of his new supers in Ultimax has Kintoki-Douji toss out a torrent of random items, much like one of [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Faust's]] supers.
* StandardStatusEffects: With his items, Teddie can inflict almost every status effect in the game (the only exceptions are Silence and Charm, and even Silence can be used by Teddie in Ultimax).
* StealthPun: Unsurprisingly not from Teddie himself, but in his Japanese title, ''Beast of Libido''. While [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian "Libido" refers to the sex-drive in Freudian Psychology]], which would fit with Teddie's womanizing habits, in [[UsefulNotes/CarlJung Jungian Psychology]] (on which the ''Persona'' games are mostly based), it actually refers to the entirety of the energy the psyche's complexes - [[ShadowArchetype including one's Shadow]] - are created from, subtly hinting at Teddie's [[TomatoInTheMirror original nature]].
* ThisIsADrill: His drill claw attack, based on his follow up attack when an enemy is knocked down in Persona 4. He also briefly transforms into a drill during his air throw.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: One of Teddie's win poses has him strip his bear costume, revealing that he has dressed up like [[AliceAllusion Alice]] underneath. Also, In Yosuke's closet, you can see the [[spoiler:dress Teddie cosplayed as for a crossdressing pageant]] still hanging on the door.
%% WingdingEyes
* WolverineClaws: Can turn his hands to have three claws on them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Naoto Shirogane]]
!Naoto Shirogane (The 2000 IQ Killjoy Detective)
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[[caption-width-right:200:The body of a child, the brain of a genius!]]

-->''"Is this an army of idiots?"''

->'''Arcana:''' Wheel of Fortune\\
'''Persona:''' Sukuna-Hikona\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Revolver\\
'''Style:''' [[TheGunslinger Shooter]]
->'''Voiced by:''' [[note]]Naoto's English voice actress for ''Persona 4 Arena'' is uncredited[[/note]] Creator/RomiPark (Japanese) and Valerie Arem (English, ''Ultimax'')

A calm and level-headed detective who allied "himself" with the Investigation Team to solve the murder mysteries of Inaba. Naoto's masculine and mature demeanor belie the fact that "he" is actually a girl. ''She'' chose to hide her gender in fear of the discrimination she might face in the male-dominated police world.

This was pressed upon by her Shadow when she encountered it after a plan she devised to uncover the kidnapper's identity went horribly awry. After accepting her Shadow, it became her Persona, Sukuna-Hikona, which specializes in traps as well as controlling the elements of light and darkness. Despite her struggles, Naoto managed to become a well-respected detective, thanks to her smarts and investigative skills, honed by her year with the Investigation Team.

Some time after the events of the previous game, Naoto is hired to investigate the Kirijo Group and their recently established paramilitary organization / joint-operation with the police department, the Shadow Operatives. On the surface, Naoto is a special overseer for the loading of a certain piece of cargo from the Kirijo Group's R&D department onto a plane headed for Yakushima, but when hijackers suddenly interrupt the transfer, she takes action and plants a tracking device on the getaway van of the hijackers. She then meets with Detective Kurosawa, now promoted from his officer duties thanks to his assistance in ''{{Persona 3}}'', who helps her to spy on Mitsuru Kirijo. Naoto suddenly witnesses Mitsuru, Akihiko, and Aigis enter the Midnight Channel, and immediately follows them, concerned for not only their safety, but her friends as well.

Naoto's Instant Kill is '''Judge of Hell'''. She tosses her pistol into the air as Sukuna-Hikona makes a random pattern of crosshairs appear on the screen. If the opponent comes into close proximity with one, the trap is triggered, allowing Naoto to get a perfect headshot with her pistol on the opponent, no matter where they run.
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%% TheAce
* BrokenAce: According to the Malevolent Entity, she's "the most unstable of the lot."
* BadassBookworm: The title of "Detective Prince" isn't just for show.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: She still prefers to dress in guy's clothes and, likewise, never bothers to correct people when they mistake her for a man. In fact, by the end of the first game most of the Shadow Operatives (save for Aigis) seem unaware that she's a girl.
* BoomHeadshot: Her Instant Kill in a nutshell.
* CastingAShadow: [[OneHitKill Mudoon]].
* ControllableHelplessness: Her Instant Kill inflicts this on the opponent. If they touch one of the crosshairs, they can try running depserately in vain to avoid the bullet, but it's all useless, for [[YouAreAlreadyDead they are already dead]].
* DeadpanSnarker: If this little gem about Akihiko's outfit is anything to go by, it seems she's ''finally'' showing some skill at this. Yu must be rubbing off on her.
-->'''Naoto:''' He's the perfect example of someone who should be detained for questioning.
* FlatWhat: An expression that can be best described as a "WTF" kind of look. Exemplefied in Teddie's route.
-->''(Naoto was asking about "Labrys", but she trails off while talking and thinking aloud.)''\\
'''[[CovertPervert Teddie]]''': ''Oh my...''\\
'''Naoto''': ''What's that look about...?''\\
'''Teddie''': ''I mean, your smouldering gaze was so intense...''\\
'''[[DeadpanSnarker Naoto]]''': ''Ah, the usual misunderstanding then.''
* GenreSavvy: The Malevolent Entity impersonates her Shadow near the end of her storyline, but she isn't buying it, as she remembers that her Persona and her Shadow cannot coexist.
* GunFu: In addition to her revolver and [[KickChick a nasty kick]], she comes loaded with [[MoreDakka a machine gun]] whose bullets inflict Silence and [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter a shotgun]] whose shells inflict Fear.
* GunTwirling: Her Instant Kill begins with her throwing her revolver in the air spinning before catching it.
* TheGunslinger: Primarily Type A.
* HardboiledDetective: What she becomes only a year after the first Midnight Channel incident.
* HiddenBuxom: This game (which is considered canon) finally gives a clear answer to the prolonged and hilarious fan debate on that subject. [[spoiler:Naoto is stacked.]]
* InsufferableGenius: "[[SurroundedByIdiots Is this an army of idiots?]]"
* {{Jobber}}: She throws her fight against Mitsuru in the manga so that she'll be in optimum condition to confront the true mastermind at the end of the tournament.
* LaserBlade: Sukuna-Hikona's WeaponOfChoice.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bqv6ZMWLdA Seeker of Truth]]''. For Shadow Naoto, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8olQfvdPExM Secret Base]]''.
* LightEmUp: [[OneHitKill Hamaon]].
* MoreDakka: While she primarily uses her revolver, she also uses an assault rifle and shotgun.
%% NiceHat
* OneHitKill: Her Hamaon and Mudoon supers become this if her opponent's fate counter reaches zero. Otherwise they're attacks that do no damage which allow for combo setups.
* PinballProjectile: She can shoot the floor to cause her bullets to ricochet upwards at an angle.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: When using her instant kill.
-->'''Naoto:''' That's what you get for not knowing your place.
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: Shadow Naoto tends to laugh when using her machine gun.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Her primary weapon.
* ShipTease: At the start of her story, well before entering the TV for any manipulations of her words to occur, she specifically refers to Yu as her "''dear'' senpai". This is oddly intimate for Naoto, though it may simply be a Sherlock Holmes reference.
** If you notice, she's blushing at the end of Kanji's joke ending (he previously asked her to be less formal with him).
** She also blushes when Yu is looking into her eyes.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: One of her supers involves her using a shotgun.
* StandardStatusEffects: In addition to the status effects mentioned above, ''Ultimax'' gives Naoto a move that can inflict Posion.
* SquishyWizard: She excels in keep-away tactics and baiting her opponents into counters and traps, including her OneHitKill traps Hamaon and Mudoon, but she has the joint 2nd lowest health of the playable cast.
* TheStoic: It wouldn't be Naoto if she weren't this.
** NotSoStoic: She does not take too kindly to being called a "killjoy".
-->'''Naoto:''' K-Killjoy?! What is this?! Who came up with this demeaning epithet?!
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: The opponent's fate counter at the start of each match is thirteen. If it hits zero, she gains the potential to OneHitKill you.
* TranquilFury:
** Again, it seems she's taking lessons from Yu as she's starting to display this at times. When confronted by the illusionary Mitsuru who calls her a {{Hypocrite}} who lacks confidence in herself that hides her true nature while spying on others, Her only response is to summon her Persona, give a short ShutUpHannibal, and kick Mitsuru's ass.
** And later, when [[spoiler:confonting the Malevolent Entity, who proceeds to mock her by calling her unstable for her indecisiveness about revealing her true nature. Naoto's response is to nonchalantly tip her hat back, give a short WorldOfCardboardSpeech expressing her disappointment about never getting the chance to face her shadow, and proceed to renovate the entity's ass.]]
* [[BottomlessMagazines Unlimited Speedloaders]]: Naoto's revolver can only hold five bullets at a time, but unlike Aigis, she can reload her gun after she empties it, as many times as she wants (though not without having to wait a while in ''Ultimax'').
* YinYangBomb: Her [[LightEmUp Hamaon]] and [[CastingAShadow Mudoon]] traps.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rise Kujikawa]]
!Rise Kujikawa (The Scandalous Superstar Idol)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/p4a_risette_5802.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Her naked passion, exposed for all to see!]]

-->''"I, Rise Kujikawa, will be your announcer!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Lovers\\
'''Persona:''' Himiko\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Microphone Stand\\
'''Style:''' [[MusicalAssassin Singer]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RieKugimiya (Japanese) and Creator/LauraBailey (English)

A teen idol who goes by her stage name "Risette". She took a temporary retirement to return to her hometown of Inaba and discover who the "real Rise" is. After encountering her Shadow, who pressed her regarding her various images, Rise accepted who she is and gained her Persona, Himiko. Throughout the year she realized that "Risette" will always be an authentic part of her identity, however artificial it may seem, and decided to return to showbiz after spring break.

In ''Arena'' she does not battle enemies directly; instead, she scans them for data, which she shares with the Investigation Team. She also acts as the commentator of the "P-1 Grand Prix", calling out the battles of the tournament. In ''Ultimax'', however, she becomes a fighter in her own right. Her Instant Kill, '''True ♥ Story''', traps the enemy in a bind and bombards them with soundwaves.
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* AscendedExtra: Rise becomes a playable fighter in ''Ultimax'', with a new variation of Himiko to boot.
* AndTheAdventureContinues[=/=]SequelHook: Prepares to make her big comeback to the idol scene, while teasing the events of ''Persona4DancingAllNight''.
* AttackDrone: Himiko's essential [[WeaponOfChoice Weapons of Choice]] are a bunch of round satellites which can fire lasers, much like those used by [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom Strider Hiryu]].
* BadassAdorable: Who could say no to a girl who fights by slapping her opponents silly and still look cute through it all?
* BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:For most of ''Arena'''s story mode the CombatCommentator Rise is a fake. The real Rise was kidnapped by General Teddie, and only gets in contact with the other characters once General Teddie gets distracted late in the story.]]
* BeehiveBarrier: To match its hexagon-shaped solar panels, Himiko can eject energy shields made up of interlocking hexagonal tiles.
* CallBack: In the Vs. screen before battle, she is the only female character whose height and weight are both listed. In ''Persona 4'', she explained at one point that her measurements are public knowledge.
* CaptainObvious: Because some things never change.
-->'''Rise:''' You've been shocked, [[AsYouKnow now you can't move]]!
* CombatCommentator: The default option, available from the beginning.
* DeathOrGloryAttack: SB Hysterical Slap is invincible during startup, making it great as a quick counter to an incoming attack. It also gets a massive damage boost because Rise becomes Berserk during the startup. However, if it misses or is blocked, Rise will stay Berserk, so she will be unable to block any potential counterattacks for a while.
* DifficultButAwesome: One of Rise's SP skills requires her player to complete a short rhythm minigame in order to maximize the resulting attack's damage. If the minigame is failed, the attack won't do much damage at all. However, if done perfectly (or if the bar is filled up at least 75% of the way), it does a massive amount of damage, on par with Yu's 150 SP super and Kanji's SB command throw super.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan[=/=]ThePowerOfFriendship[=/=]YouAreNotAlone: Rise gives a number of characters speeches about the importance of believing in yourself and being supported by your friends. [[spoiler:The Malevolent Entity fails to make Yosuke, Chie, and Yukiko reject themselves because of this.]] In the manga adaptation, Rise uses Himiko to let the stranded Investigation Team members transmit their encouragement to [[spoiler:Yosuke]], giving him the courage to face Shadow Labrys alone.
* GratuitousEnglish: In the Japanese voice track, Rise will still use random English words or phrases for no clear reason.
* [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: [[spoiler:Rise was kidnapped and tossed into the TV because her Persona's abilities would have ruined Shadow Labrys' illusions.]]
* IJustWantToBeBadass: The main source of her own conflict in ''Ultimax''. Being kidnapped and unable to help her friends really hurt Rise's confidence in her own abilities, which was only further compounded by the fact that Fuuka was able to lend her own support to Mitsuru even from outside the TV. Early on in the Investigation Team's side of the story, she struggles with doubts of how useful she's able to be to her friends when they need her most.
* IdolSinger: Has begun planning her return to the stage after the events of ''Persona 4''. The Shadow Operatives Auxiliary Team have a few fanboy/girl moments.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: She uses ''a [[InstrumentOfMurder microphone and stand]]'' as her main weapon, and for her [[FinishingMove Mortal Blow]], she uses a [[LoudOfWar megaphone]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L5zs9ynsmE Twinkle*Star]]''. For Shadow Rise, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L5zs9ynsmE Striptease]]''.
* LettingHerHairDown: The hair of Rise's persona, Himiko, goes from a tied up bun into long flowing locks when she transforms into "battle mode".
* MsExposition: Will be the one to fill in the remaining details of the TV world for Labrys whenever the main character of a particular storyline can't.
* MsFanservice: Comes with being an {{idol|Singer}}.
** Himeko's new form is essentially a full figured woman wearing a shirt that's only buttoned at the chest, and nothing else.
* {{Musical Assassin}}:
** How she fights in ''Ultimax''. Her idle stance, for instance, has her dancing in place.
** Her Awakening super is a special grab that [[UnexpectedGameplayChange changes the game into a rhythm game temporarily.]]
* NonPlayerCharacter: In ''Arena'', like her Persona 4 appearance.
%% [[NotHimself Not Herself]]
* OverlyLongFightingAnimation: Her attack "Risette Live on Stage" causes a rhythm game to start, which can take over 20 seconds, making it the longest-lasting attack in the game.
* PromotedToPlayable: In ''Ultimax'', unlike her Persona 4 appearance.
* StandardStatusEffects: She can inflict Charm with her ground throws.
* TookALevelInBadass: In her previous appearances, she was the party's MissionControl. In ''Ultimax'', she's able to go toe-to-toe with the rest of the cast in battle. [[spoiler:In the story mode, she even takes down Elizabeth and Shadow Yukari on her own.]]
** In addition to the above, Mitsuru acknowledges that her abilities have become pretty much equal to Fuuka's, despite having much less experience with her Persona.
* {{Tsundere}}: Hysterical Slap has her smacking her opponent silly while yelling "Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!" [[ActorAllusion This is a reference to her Japanese voice actress]] Creator/RieKugimiya, who is well-known for being typecast as Type-A Tsunderes -- in particular [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Shana]], Kugimiya's breakout role.
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: One of her supers is a rhythm mini-game, which requires you to press right buttons to maximize your damage.
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: One of her match win poses has her jumping up and down in glee with her microphone stand on the ground and then raising her hands in the air in triumph.
[[/folder]]

!Shadow Operatives
[[folder:Mitsuru Kirijo]]
!Mitsuru Kirijo (The Imperious Queen of Executions)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/p4a_mitsuru_7275.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Punishing evil from her lonely throne!]]

-->''"[[GratuitousFrench Magnifique!]]"''

->'''Arcana:''' Empress\\
'''Persona:''' Artemisia\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Rapier\\
'''Style:''' [[ChargedAttack Zoning]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RieTanaka (Japanese) and TaraPlatt (English)

One of the founding members of S.E.E.S., a group of Gekkoukan High School students and Persona users. After graduating, Mitsuru became part of a clique of elites in her college, while still attending to the needs of the struggling Kirijo Group. To this end, she requested a meeting with the police (as well as Naoto Shirogane) to help her establish the Shadow Operatives, a private paramilitary organization composed of her fellow S.E.E.S. alumni, dedicated to controlling Shadow-related activity and keeping an eye on Persona users. Her Persona, Artemisia, specializes in ice magic and has the ability to analyze the weaknesses of Shadows, as well as communicate with other Persona users. Before Mitsuru found her resolve and evolved it, her Persona was once known as Penthesilea.

Some time after the events of the Midnight Channel Murders, she meets with Naoto Shirogane and briefly consults her regarding the information regarding the hijacking of some cargo, and personally summons Akihiko Sanada to assist her in recovering it. After travelling to Inaba to search for the cargo, she learns of the "P-1 Grand Prix". Suspicious of such an event, Mitsuru decides to participate and look into the Grand Prix.

Mitsuru's Instant Kill is '''Niflheim'''. Artemisia flies high into the air and drops its whip like a hook, latching onto the opponent and carrying them into the air as they are slashed and frozen simultaneously. Mitsuru bids them adieu as she stabs them through the ice, completing her [[FateWorseThanDeath execution]].
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* AbsurdlyLongLimousine: Comes with being an {{Ojou}}. It features in Story Mode and one of her intros.
* AnIcePerson: She is the only character in both games who primarily uses Bufu spells.
* TheAtoner: She's still trying to clean up the mess her late grandfather left behind, [[spoiler:this time by going to rescue Labrys.]]
* BadassInDistress: Is kidnapped in the prologue of ''Ultimax'' alongside Akihiko, Aigis, and Fuuka.
* BadassLongcoat: Her fur coat is full length, and she fights pretty hard while wearing it.
* BareYourMidriff: When using the [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Litchi]] color palette, Mitsuru's catsuit will reveal the skin around her midriff, along with some other parts.
%% TheBeautifulElite
* CallBack: Artemisia being able to cast Niflheim might allude to how [[spoiler:the shadow of ''Persona 3'''s protagonist in ''The Answer'' can use Artemisia to cast that spell.]]
* ChekhovsGun: Her being able to use her persona as a communicator gets used again in this game.
* CombatCommentator: An [[UnlockableContent unlockable]] option.
* CombatStilettos: She finishes Myriad Arrows by [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kicking her crumpling opponent]]. This final kick can be charged for massive damage.
* ComfortingComforter: In one of her winposes, she'll use her coat as this for her unconscious opponent.
* DefrostingIceQueen: While she already had her CharacterDevelopment in the past, before her fight against Yosuke, he calls her an ice queen.
* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Yu's ExactWords moment (mentioned above) didn't fool her. She's quite aware that he and the rest of the P4 cast plan to get involved no matter what she says, and they they will likely cross paths again in the future. She just resolves to deal with the [[BigBad Big-Bads]] before they can get involved.]]
* GratuitousEnglish: Peppers in a bit in the Japanese track.
* GratuitousFrench: She peppers in a bit of this instead of GratuitousEnglish in the English one.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Yukari, their bond has only gotten stronger after all these years, though it experiences a minor hiccup in the beginning of the game. Their bond is highlighted further in Yukari's ending.
* HonestCorporateExecutive: As the new leader of Kirijo Group she has made it her vow to clean it up and directly confront its DarkAndTroubledPast.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Wearing a fur coat in a fighting game. [[spoiler:Her ''Ultimax'' ending even has her taking out some thugs while donned in a beautiful new set of casual clothes that Yukari bought for her.]]
* JackOfAllStats: Other than Yu, she's one of the most balanced characters.
* LadyOfWar: She's graceful and proper, as she was raised to be, and uses a [[RoyalRapier rapier]] with finesse and precision.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utwcIlVaee4 Missons for the Brilliant Executioner]]''. For [[ShadowArchetype Shadow Mitsuru]], ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eASCilbZKGc Shadow]]''.
* PrettyInMink: Wears a huge white fur coat, fitting for someone of her wealth and position. It's so fitting that no one seems to think it's weird that she fights in her fur, while they comment a lot on the catsuit.
* RoyalRapier: With a [[PowerGlows flashing]] [[TechnicolorBlade red]] blade.
* SayMyName: Has a tendency to yell Aigis or Akihiko's name when fighting them.
* SlouchOfVillainy: [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/d6f6747bc8f95c31bc8287ea01abe787/tumblr_mxemv6qcNK1qj6bfuo2_1280.jpg Shadow Mitsuru's victory pose]].
* SpyCatsuit: The attire is lampshaded and made a RunningGag in-universe as being very conspicuous.
* StandardStatusEffects: Most of Artemisia's moves can Freeze, her infamous Marin Karin inflicts Charm, and ''Ultimax'' gives Mitsuru a variation of Tentarafoo, which inflicts Confusion.
* TeamMom: Despite her notoriously aloof personality, Mitsuru is an exceptionally wise and kind mother figure to the cast, especially towards Labrys and Yukiko.
* WhipItGood: Artemisia's main weapon is a WhipSword.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Akihiko Sanada]]
!Akihiko Sanada (The Two-Fisted Protein Junkie)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/p4a_akihiko_5411.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:The man who lusts for power returns!]]

-->''"I've been waiting for this moment!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Emperor\\
'''Persona:''' Caesar\\
'''Main Weapon:''' [[BareFistedMonk Fists]]\\
'''Style:''' [[BoxingBattler Boxing]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (Japanese) and Creator/LiamOBrien (English)

A veteran of S.E.E.S. and close friend of Mitsuru. After his little sister died in a house fire, Akihiko resolved himself to become strong in order to protect those he cares about. While cool-headed and good-natured, he is somewhat socially awkward. His Persona was once Polydeuces, but after the death of his best friend Shinjiro Aragaki he found a new resolve and his Persona evolved into Caesar, which specializes in physical attacks and can also use electricity.

After graduating, Akihiko entered college, but decided to focus on perfecting his punch and becoming the best fighter in the world, dropping out in the process. Upon learning of the "P-1 Grand Prix", Mitsuru sends an invitation to Akihiko to join her. Eager to battle a new generation of Persona users, Akihiko returns to Japan.

Akihiko's Instant Kill is '''Earth Breaker'''. Caesar produces a globe within its hand that begins sucking the opponent in. If they touch the globe, they are miniaturized and fall onto the globe, and are shocked to see a mysterious object careening downward on top of them. The object turns out to be Akihiko, with his fists extended as he punches the opponent downward onto the globe, causing a visible explosion on the upper portion of the globe, as seen through a zoomed-out view.
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* AttackItsWeakpoint: When Yu hits the globe in Caesar's hands during the events of the manga, it causes the Persona to outright '''''explode'''''.
* {{Badass}}: When he's attacked by a couple of gun-wielding goons in his story mode, he dodges their bullets, that is all.
* BadassCape: Which can also double as a hood.
* BadassInDistress: Is kidnapped at the beginning of ''Ultimax'' alongside Mitsuru, Aigis, and Fuuka.
* BareFistedMonk: He fills this roll as the resident boxer.
* ExtremityExtremist: In contrast to Chie, Akihiko uses mainly his fists.
* BareHandedBladeBlock: Manages to catch Yu's katana in this fashion during their battle in the manga.
* BigBrotherMentor: Acts as one for Chie, [[spoiler:who refers to him as 'Master' in the end of her story, although Akihiko is embarrassed by it.]]
* BoxingBattler: Still fights like a boxer, and relies more on his fists than his Persona.
* CloseRangeCombatant: Using only his fists to deal the majority of his damage, if not ''all'' of it, Akihiko has to get in real close to gain momentum over his opponent. To enhance this, his ducking and weaving special moves will bypass projectiles. He does have one or two exceptions however. His awakened super covers the entire screen (albeit with some wind-up), and what few persona attacks he has gives him just a little bit of extended reach.
* CoolSword: Caesar's main weapon.
* CounterAttack: Dodge Strike. Not as direct as most examples because it negates the damage of an incoming strike and gives you an opening to take advantage of via the ability to cancel into various moves. If you choose to do nothing, you will instead get free SP.
* DumbMuscle: Akihiko is quite intelligent (see SequenceBreaking, for example), [[NoSocialSkills but his people skills need a bit of work]]. Several of the game's SugarWiki/FunnyMoments are due to him saying things he really should keep to himself.
* DynamicEntry: Akihiko likes doing these, but they're not as frequent as with Elizabeth. Heck in Chie's story, he makes an introduction by [[spoiler:''punching Kanji through a wall'']], while in his story, he simply punches the door open to the Announcement Room.
* EvolvingAttack: His Cyclone Level increases as he's chaining certain attacks, which then gives new properties to those same attacks as well as his Cyclone Uppercut super. The level caps at 3 (5 in the sequel) and resets when he's done chaining attacks.
* {{Flanderization}}: Went from being a kind, if aloof, BigBrotherMentor type with an unhealthy need to get stronger driven by his sister's death to a borderline DumbMuscle BloodKnight whose life outside of the Shadow Operatives revolves around fighting for the sheer heck of it (the guy dropped out of college to go on that journey). There's also his love of protein, and unlike Chie's obsession with meat, the number of times Akihiko mentions protein in any way in ''Persona 3'' can be counted on one hand. [[spoiler:As his ending in ''Ultimax'' shows, he's not quite over the training part either, as the narrative states that he finds college a nuisance.]]
* FriendlyRivalry: With fellow ExtremityExtremist and protein lover Chie.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Despite having picked up quite a lot during his training expedition, Akihiko's scars are all surprisingly tidy.
* GravityMaster: One of Caesar's abilities.
* InTheHood: His cape also has a hood in it.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0SpO70YYjQ The Wandering Wolf]]''. For [[ShadowArchetype Shadow Akihiko]], ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNGQ7BL0BGI Crisis]]''.
* LightningBruiser: His punches are powerful as they are fast. They can also be enhanced with electricity, making him a literal [[DontExplainTheJoke Lightning Bruiser]]. He's fast, strong, and has decent HP. His only weakness is a lack of range, which he compensates for with his speed.
* MacheteMayhem: Carries a machete around his belt, though you never get to see him use it.
* MrFanservice: Just like back in ''Persona 3''. He's constantly shirtless, has rippling muscles and is very handsome.
* PointlessBandAid: Has one around his left leg for whatever reason. He also has one on the left side of his forehead, the same place he had one for the duration of ''Persona 3''.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: His Kill Rush special. You can even fit more punches in if you SP boost it, which increases the move's duration for more rapid-fire punching.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: [[spoiler:Expresses an interest in becoming a cop one day during his ending, having been inspired by Chie's tenacity and Kurosawa's dedication. ''Ultimax's'' ending shows him making an external connection with Kurosawa for a potential future career, but he isn't quite there yet.]]
* RuggedScar: His toughness is emphasized by his new scars.
* SequenceBreaking[=/=]DungeonBypass: Attempts this in his story mode. [[spoiler:It only gets him into a fight with Kanji, and by then The General puts more barriers on the windows so he can't do it again.]]
-->''I knew it. Whereever there was [[CuttingTheKnot a real wall]] got overlooked.''
* ShockAndAwe: Courtesy of Ceasar
** YellowLightningBlueLightning: His is indigo.
* ShutUpHannibal: When being berated by illusions, Akihiko tends to ignore it and start punching. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] later when he admits that the comments did affect him, but he's over them by the time he fights the Malevolent Entity.]]
* SpiritedCompetitor: Quite. In Naoto's story mode, Mitsuru Kirijo manages to break the illusion between Naoto and Akihiko, but Akihiko still wants to fight. When he realizes that they have to fight anyway, illusions or not, his expression lights up.
-->''He was flustered mere seconds ago, but now Sanada-san has taken a more lively expression. […] I could almost hear [[MissionControl Kirijo-san]] sigh in exasperation.''
** If you choose him for a MirrorMatch; you get a unique intro where the two Akihiko's perform a quick Fist Bump and then jump backwards into a fighting stance.
* StandardStatusEffects: In addition to Electric Fist attacks causing Shock, ''Ultimax'' gives Akihiko a new Persona grab that causes Silence.
* SuperMode: Electric Fists makes all of Akihiko's physical attacks inflict Shock if they contact an opponent until he is hit. As a bonus, if he is affected by Shock, using Electric Fists causes it to immediately wear off.
* SuperSpeed: Momentarily during certain combos. Taken UpToEleven in Ultimax, where Akihiko practically ''teleports'' during his auto-combo. Oh, and thanks to the fact that his auto-combo leaves you suspended in midair, you can't burst it.
* TakeOffYourClothes: He meant well, as he wants his opponent to be able to move without hindrance, but since he said it to Kanji, HilarityEnsues.
* TookALevelInDumbass: While he was pretty naive in ''Persona 3'', he also got good grades, was very perceptive and possessed strong leadership abilities. Here he's single-mindedly motivated by fighting and comes off as far more thick-headed as a result.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Much to everyone's delight, out-of-universe. In-verse, the practicality is questioned by Mitsuru ([[SpyCatsuit though she isn't one to talk]]), and gets him labeled as a pervert among the Investigation Team. In ''Ultimax'', Akihiko's "hakamantle" even sends Yukiko into [[TheHyena one of her trademark laughing fits]].
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: To compensate for his lack of projectile moves, Akihiko's persona Caesar will pull opponents towards him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Aigis]]
!Aigis / [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Aegis]] (The Heartless Armed Angel)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/p4a_aigis_small_8673.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Her fingers are guns, her eyes are sights!]]

-->''"I'm on a mission!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Fool / Chariot (Wild Card)\\
'''Persona:''' Pallas Athena / Palladion\\
'''Main Weapons:''' Internal Firearms\\
'''Style:''' [[MoreDakka Heavy Firearms]] + [[StanceSystem Mode Change]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaSakamoto (Japanese) and Creator/KarenStrassman (English)

A Shadow-hunting android created by the Kirijo Group, who served alongside S.E.E.S in their campaign against Nyx. Although she is a robot, Aigis soon developed emotions, and is able to summon a Persona of her own: Palladion, which eventually evolved into Pallas Athena, her Ultimate Persona. Athena specializes mainly in physical attacks involving her lance and shield, but can also use Almighty attacks such as Megido.

After the blue-haired boy who helped Aigis discover herself sacrificed himself for the world's sake, she became the field leader of the group in the battle against Erebus during the events of ''The Answer'', having inherited his unique ability. Three years later, she is now a member of the Shadow Operatives and comes to the rural town of Inaba with Mitsuru and Akihiko, joining the "P-1 Grand Prix" to find the Kirijo group's stolen cargo.

Aigis' Instant Kill is '''Heritage Liberator Palladion''', and it is only usable while she is airborne. She fires her gatline guns downward at the opponent, and if any of the bullets connect, Pallas Athena appears and throws her spear into the opponent, sending them flying. Aigis then summons Palladion, taking the form of a giant shoulder cannon, takes aim, and fires a huge laser that obliterates the opponent, but forces her to cool down afterwards.
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* AntiAir: She even says this when using one of her moves.
* BackpackCannon: One of her moves has her drawing out a large cannon out of her back. She also has one where she draws out multiple missile containers.
* {{Badass}}: There are reasons why as far as the story goes, Aigis is considered the only character in the game [[spoiler:(that is, until Elizabeth finally completes her mission)]] who can truly go head-to-head with Yu, and her insane plethora of weapons is not one of them.
** BadassInANiceSuit: Her [[TheMenInBlack Shadow Operatives]] uniform, which includes a nice [[BadassLongcoat long double-breasted jacket]]. She's seen wearing it in some battle intros before tearing it off.
* BadassInDistress: Has been kidnapped in ''Ultimax'' alongside Mitsuru, Akihiko, and Fuuka.
* BadLiar: When she runs into Kanji while not wearing her uniform, and thus not wearing clothes that conceal her obviously robotic features, she nervously tries to claim that she's a transfer student. And she has blond hair and blue eyes! And [[BreadEggsMilkSquick a gatling cannon.]] She gives up before he even calls her out on it.
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: [[spoiler:In Akihiko's ''Ultimax'' ending, she's responsible for making sure that he attends his college classes (something Mitsuru assigns her to do at the end of ''Arena''), which he repeatedly skips.]]
* {{BFG}}: Most of her weapons, but the WaveMotionGun used in her Mortal Blow, [[ContinuityNod Palladion]][[note]]which is named and modeled after her Initial Persona if the gun isn't Palladion herself[[/note]], definitively qualifies.
* BladeOnAStick: Used by her Persona, Athena.
* BloodKnight: Shadow Aigis, who states in one of her victory quotes that she was built to fight.
* BottomlessMagazines:
** {{Averted|Trope}}. She has only 120 bullets at the start of each round, despite her HyperspaceArsenal. As an SNKBoss, she gets 999 bullets.
** ''Ultimax'' gives her a way to refill her bullet count, in a way playing this trope straight in the process. See SuperMode below for more info. Though in order to unlock super mode, most Aigis players have to force themselves out of ammo.
* BrickJoke: Triples as a CallBack and [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall possibly a case of]] EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. To help Labrys cope with herself, Aegis makes an offhand remark to Metis of ''Persona 3 FES'', who was revealed to be [[spoiler:an amalgamation of Aegis' own conflicts]], and that Aegis had to make amends with herself during the events of said game. The previous ''Persona'' games in general never had the style of ''4'' of confronting the Shadow self, but the sheer parallels between FES' storyline and Arena's makes this topic FridgeBrilliance. Cue Shadow Aegis and you have the LogicalExtreme and {{Deconstruction}} [[spoiler:of Metis' core personality]].
* CallBack: One of her intros has her waking up in her chair from her old dorm room. Shadow Aigis' intro has her wearing [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/690e4742e799fab7a21a7cf897cf6a3c/tumblr_mxemv6qcNK1qj6bfuo4_1280.jpg her original's blue sundress]] for a while before burning it off.
* CatchPhrase:
--> ''Understood''.
* CombatCommentator: An [[UnlockableContent unlockable]] option.
* CounterAttack: Aigis's strong Persona attacks require her opponent to hit Athena. This restriction no longer applies during the powered-up Orgia Mode described below at SuperMode.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mitsuru notes that Aigis tends to speak in MachineMonotone when she wants to [[MundaneSolution tell her something]].
* DefensiveFeintTrap: Take-Mikazuchi's electric attacks cause her a lot of trouble during her battle against Kanji in the manga, but she manages to lure him into one of these so he's too close to her to summon his hulking Persona, allowing her to unleash her Orgia Mode without fear.
* DesperationAttack: [[spoiler:In Episode P4, Aigis unleashes Orgia Mode EX for the first time to save Teddie from the fake Shadow Labrys.]]
** [[spoiler:This causes Teddie to idolize and look up to Aigis very much like he does to Yu, although this doesn't spare her from Teddie's constant flirting and pick-up lines, most of which she is, fortunately, oblivious to.]]
* DifficultButAwesome: Trying to learn how to balance between her Orgia mode and regular mode as well as how to conserve bullets gives her ''quite'' the learning curve. She's also considered to be one of the best characters in the game and is used very often in TournamentPlay.
** There's another huge skill curve between "good" Aigis players (which includes those who do well in tournaments) and ''good'' Aigis players.
* ExplosiveOverclocking: Her OneHitKill move and Orgia mode end with steam billowing from her entire body.
* FingerFirearms: Her most basic weapon is to shoot bullets out of her fingertips.
* GatlingGood: There's her one special that has her pulling a gatling gun out, and then there's her Orion super where she pulls out [[MoreDakka four]].
* GunFu: Has quite a few flashy moves with her weapons.
* HeroicSacrifice: Sort of. In Episode P4, she fights Kagutsuchi to weaken him enough for Yu (with some unexpected help from Adachi) to deal the finishing blow, although this results in her defeat.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Most of her weapons would hardly fit inside Aigis, and yet she is still capable of storing multiple weapons inside her.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: [[spoiler:The Malevolent Entity brings this up to torment Aigis.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Her OneHitKill begins with Athena skewering the opponent with her lance, pulling them along as it flies.
%% ImpossiblyCompactFolding
* ImprovisedWeapon: She uses ''a button from a shirt as a projectile weapon'' in the beginning of her story mode.
* IsThisWhatAngerFeelsLike: Aigis has been angry before, but after seeing [[spoiler:all the crap the Malevolent Entity did to Labrys and the others]], she gets an intense flood of emotion she can only describe as "''fury''."
* JetPack: And Thigh Rockets in Orgia Mode.
* JiveTurkey / SophisticatedAsHell: As a CombatCommentator, in the localized version. Particularly fond of the phrase, "As they say", preceding some form of slang.
--> '''Aigis:''' ''[after foe has an [[ComebackMechanic Awakening]]]'' The enemy is, as they say, "pissed off".
* JustAMachine: The illusions taunt her by calling her this.
%% WhatMeasureIsANonHuman
* LaughingMad: One of Shadow Aigis's victory poses is to break out into insane and psychotic laughter after beating her opponent. Also qualifies for PutTheLaughterInSlaughter.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TZhLHneXyg Heartful Cry (P4 Arena ver.)]]''. For Shadow Aigis, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBdlcNd0yXQ Master of Shadow]]''.
* LightningBruiser: Is very agile in addition to being able to launch very powerful attacks from various ranges. Orgia mode allows her to fly and changes her jumps considerably.
* LimitBreak: Can activate Orgia Mode, which increases her attack power and agility and enables several new moves.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Her Persona uses one.
* MoreDakka: Basically her play style when not being a rushdown character in Orgia Mode. When using strong or SP versions of her gatling gun special, she can also keep firing it until she runs out of bullets.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Capable of it in Orgia Mode.
* {{Malaproper}}: For some reason, she messes up Elizabeth's name on their meeting in ''Elizabeth'''s style of messing up.
-->'''Aigis''': ''[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Eridanus-san]]!''\\
'''Elizabeth''': ''Hmm. No.''\\
'''Aigis''': ''Eli...Elixir...? Eryngli...?''
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Her DeadpanSnarker remarks on the group on going back outside after the initial incident and dropping ''right into'' Junes [[MassOhCrap at the worst time possible in no disguises]]. While [[MsFanservice Mitsuru]] and [[WalkingShirtlessScene Akihiko]] are in their {{Fanservice}} outfits. While Kanji, Rise, and Naoto stick out like a sore thumb. [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers While Teddie and Labrys]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny are completely oblivious to the situation at hand]].
* PileBunker: Her All-Out Attack begins with one.
%% PowerLimiter
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Labrys' Red. Their eyes are even ColorCodedForYourConvenience!
* RoboSpeak: Downplayed, as she generally speaks like a normal human, though with a very robotic affect. According to Mitsuru's story, however, she plays up this trope when she wants to say something she knows the other party wouldn't approve of.
%% RobotGirl
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: She was given a human-like psyche and appearance in order to use a Persona. [[TheResenter Shadow Aigis resents this.]]
* ShieldBash: Courtesy of her Persona.
* ShoulderCannon: Her Instant Kill starts with her firing a shoulder-mounted, rapid-firing cannon.
* SociallyAwkwardHero: She's been improving since ''Persona 3'' but she still has her moments. When she meets Kanji, for example, she lapse back into her old days and [[BlatantLies introduces herself a transfer student]]. [[DiggingYourselfDeeper She then brings explicit attention to her gatling gun]], before just dropping it right there.
* SoLastSeason: Aigis has upgraded large portions of her body and has an arsenal of new weapons at her disposal.
* SubmissiveBadass:
** She doubts her leadership ability even though she has the experience from being SEES's field leader, where she demonstrated effective leadership abilities that are easily on par with that of Yu's. Even after showing that she's still an effective leader against the plane hijackers, Aigis happily relinquishes control to Mitsuru without hesitation.
** Aigis is far more modest than Yu when it comes to demonstrating the power of the Wild Card. [[spoiler:However, during the only time she actually does decide to use it, she managed to effortlessly neutralize Yu's power when he managed to suddenly turn the tables on Elizabeth. It's actually a highly impressive feat given that Yu's power was able to overpower the almighty Elizabeth, yet Aigis had easily dispelled it with almost no effort on her part. When Yu defeated her in his story mode, he immediately said that he only did so because she was only half-assing it the entire time because she had underestimated him and was unaware of his true abilities. Otherwise, she would have easily thrashed him]]
** [[spoiler:Shadow Aigis, however, completely averts this. Her extreme insanity and bloodlust, coupled by the fact that she is one of the two most powerful members of the Shadow Army (the other being Shadow Yu), caused her to become far more aggressive than her other self, leading her to desert the army so she could kill and destroy to her heart's content.]]
* SuperMode: Her hyper-clocked "Orgia Mode" is once again featured as one of her main gameplay mechanics. In ''Ultimax'', she has a further powered up version of Orgia Mode that is only accessible when the situation is dire (she must have 150 SP to use, but also be overheating from Orgia Mode overuse, have no bullets, and be in Persona Break). During this mode, she can boost more times per jump, her strong Persona attacks attack automatically, and her bullets and Persona cards refill.
* SuplexFinisher: The first promotional poster Atlus released for Ultimax featured Aigis using a very brutal one against Yu.
%% TelescopingRobot
* TimeAbyss: Acknowledged by Elizabeth, who anticipates Aigis "will become a compatriot of mine, unbound by the limitations of time."
* TheCoatsAreOff: In one of her intros.
* UncannyValley: When Yu Narukami meets her, he ponders about this trope in regard to her human-like appearance. [[invoked]]
* UpToEleven: Personality-wise, Shadow Aigis is described by many players as a far more extreme version of Shadow Yu. This makes sense since [[spoiler:Aigis is essentially Yu's predecessor to the Wild Card, making their personalities quite comparable to each other, with some slight differences.]]
* XRayVision: At the start of her storyline, she's able to see through an airliner hull to locate the terrorists and later sees just enough through Naoto's clothes to tell Naoto's female.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Junpei Iori]]
!Junpei Iori (The Mighty Strike-Out Slugger)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/junpei_633.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Tadadada! A triple-A simpleton!]]

-->''"Two outs and the bases loads, and I'm up to bat!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Magician\\
'''Persona:''' Trismegistus\\
'''Main Weapon:''' [[BatterUp Bat]]\\
'''Style:''' [[IKnowMaddenKombat Baseball]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KosukeToriumi (Japanese) and Creator/VicMignogna (English)

A former member of S.E.E.S., a group of Gekkoukan High School students and Persona users. He now works part time as a baseball coach, and occasionally helps out the Shadow Operatives when Mitsuru asks him to ([[ButtMonkey she rarely does]]). When he misses his train stop and arrives at Yasoinaba, he becomes entwined in the strange happenings there.

Junpei's Instant Kill is '''Explosive Level-Up Grand Slam'''. Trismegistus grabs the opponent, and then flies into outer space. Junpei winds up, and the opponent gets pitched at him from space. Junpei then hits the opponent as they come crashing down, causing them to fly into a scoreboard, which gets burned by the impact.

Debuts in ''Ultimax''.
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* AttackReflector: Junpei can hit opposing projectiles with his bat to turn them into speedy fireballs that launch the other way. Doing so gives him additional runners on base. He also puts this property to good use with one of his SP Skills.
* BatterUp: His weapon of choice is a wooden baseball bat. He also has a unique gameplay mechanic which relies on the player scoring "runs" by successfully connecting with bat attacks without "striking out" by missing (which results in a strike) or taking damage (which results in a straight out). Getting ten runs activates his Victory Cry skill, which [[PowerGlows causes him to glow]] and increases the damage of many of his moves.
** If Junpei hits the opponent normally, he will earn a base hit, while a blocked attack earns him a ball. His offensive Supers can count as a home run, earning Junpei as many runs as there are loaded bases plus one, but resetting the amount of bases loaded.
* BattleAura:
** During Victory Cry mode, Junpei has a faint golden aura around himself and he also glows gold periodically.
** If Junpei has two strikes, three balls and two outs, he has a faint red glow around himself. At this point, the next bat attack will be counted as a Fatal Counter.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: {{Shadow|Archetype}} [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/a90a6978d81bb671ad3e9001b1cbb120/tumblr_mxemv6qcNK1qj6bfuo6_1280.jpg Junpei]].
* ButtMonkey: Life is never easy for those of the Magician Arcana.
** He ended up involved in the P-1 Climax because he was daydreaming about marrying Chidori on a train and missed his stop.
** His cell phone battery dies early on during the crisis.
** Due to the above examples, Yukari, Ken and Koromaru got called to go to Inaba without him because they had no way of contacting him.
** Even though he is part of the Shadow Operatives, he is almost never asked to take part in a operation. General Teddie even goes so far as to call Junpei a {{mook}}.
** His title from the LemonyNarrator, "The Mighty Strike-Out Slugger", makes fun of his constant failures.
** Hell, in the first promotional trailer, the Red Fog presumably cuts the power half a second before Junpei presses a button on a soda machine!
* CallBack: One of Junpei's lines after winning a match is the same thing he says when he levels up in ''Persona 3''.
* CoolTeacher: Coaches a baseball team, while still being as laid back as ever.
* DeathFromAbove: One of Trismegistus' attacks has him smashing down on top of an opponent from orbit.
* DivingKick: On the part of Trismegistus. Junpei himself also has one.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Junpei seems so aloof to Rise and Yukiko that they initially don’t believe him presenting himself as a Shadow Operatives Officer, even though he had just showed a bit of his combat prowess minutes before, and when the girls do come to believe Junpei is the real deal they still express some worry, concerned that he wouldn’t be able take care of himself.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: In one attack, Junpei will swing his bat so hard he spins around multiple times before regaining his footing.
* ForMassiveDamage: Junpei has a mechanic called "Clean Hit", which is essentially an inversion of AttackItsWeakPoint. If Junpei hits his opponent with a specific part of his bat (the "sweet spot") then his attacks will have enhanced properties, allowing for combos that aren't otherwise possible. His supers have this property intrinsically, but Junpei must have Victory Cry active in order for his other bat moves to be able to Clean Hit.
* ItWasAGift: [[WordOfGod According to Atlus]], Junpei's cross necklace was a gift from Chidori.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: He's a huge fan of Rise, and to see her in person makes him fanboy in his chapter.
* {{Leitmotif}}: His regular theme is ''"Mr. Easy-Going"'', but his Shadow has ''Deep Breath Deep Breath''.
* MightyGlacier: Not to the same extent of Kanji, but Junpei is not very fast. However, he can set up masive damage and even without that, he can still dish out high amounts of damage.
* NiceHat: Has switched to a backwards pinstripe baseball cap.
* OddCouple: His and Yukari’s banter are explored even further here, 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.
* OlderAndWiser: Most obvious example out of the ''P3'' cast. He's still the same laid-back, fun-loving oaf we came to know in ''Persona 3'', but he's more mature and worldly than he used to be. As such, he has every right to call Sho an immature brat when they meet during Junpei's arcade mode.
* PlayingWithFire: Trismegistus can shoot short-range blasts of flame, and all of Junpei's SP Skills ignite the opponent on hit.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Similar to Mitsuru and Akihiko he and Yukari are close but with no romance involved.
* ProductionThrowback: Junpei's Clean Hit mechanic originally came from Sol Badguy, the protagonist of Arc System Works's original fighting game series, ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''.
* SituationalDamageAttack: Junpei Iori has a mechanic called "Clean Hit" where if he hits his opponent with a specific part of his bat, he'll do more hitstun and damage than normal, allowing for combos that aren't otherwise possible.
* SlideAttack: Has a sliding ground kick for his sweep and the third part of his auto-combo. One of his special moves is a face-first baseball slide.
* SpinAttack: One of his moves involves spinning rapidly while swinging his bat.
* SuperMode: Victory Cry, which gets activated as soon as Junpei has 10 runs in his baseball counter. It will increase the power of his attacks, slowly regenerate his health and SP (not unlike [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Spring of Life]] from ''Persona 3''), and allow him to land Clean Hits with any move that involves his bat. Even better, the more runs Junpei scores (the counter maxes out at 55), the more damage he does and the faster he regenerates health and SP! Oh, and one other thing: his score counter ''does not reset between rounds.'' If he's activated Victory Cry in the first round, it will stay active for the rest of the match.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Yukari, as usual.
* WreckedWeapon: The home run slam that finishes off his opponent in his Instant Kill snaps his bat in half.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yukari Takeba]]
!Yukari Takeba (The Unsightly Pink Sniper)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yukari_3706.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Her rage makes little kids cry!]]

-->''"Feather Change!"''

->'''Arcana:'''[[TarotMotifs Lovers]]\\
'''Persona:''' Isis\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Bow and Arrow\\
'''Style:''' LongRangeFighter
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MegumiToyoguchi (Japanese) and Creator/MichelleRuff (English)

A former member of S.E.E.S., a group of Gekkoukan High School students and Persona users. Now in college, she works part time as a FashionModel and actress. She also stars in the latest iteration of ''Persona'''s ShowWithinAShow parody of Franchise/SuperSentai and Franchise/PowerRangers, ''Phoenix Ranger Featherman Victory''.

One day however, an actual helicopter not part of the filming appears on the set. Labrys and the Kirijo family maid Kikuno emerge from the copter and inform Yukari of Mitsuru's dire status. Taking no time to even change costumes, Yukari, accompanied by Labrys, heads to Yasoinaba.

Her Instant Kill is '''Final Feather⭐Arrow'''. Yukari launches an arrow in the air. If it hits her opponent, she uses her Evoker to summon Isis who keeps her opponent in place by hitting them with wind strikes. Then Yukari fires a powerful arrow from the sky which obliterates her foe.

Debuts in ''Ultimax''.
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* AnimalMotifs: Her costume features Phoenix and bird imagery. Her character is even named after a pheasant relative, the argus.
* ActionGirl: She's the lead ranger for one and Yukari has always been described as sporty and athletic. In the games Persona 3 ending, a star-struck Ken reveals to the team that Yukari in her role as Feather Pink, performs her own action stunts. Her moves in the game also reflect this too as she can do flips in mid-air, fire arrows at a rapid pace and can even melee the opponent and do it all in style.
* {{Adorkable}}: She gets really flustered and embarrassed whenever someone makes a comment about her costume.
* BadassCape: Has a pink, pointed cape sewn to the back of her superhero costume, not unlike [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Momo Ranger]].
* BadassAdorable: You've got to admit she looks both bad-ass and adorable in this game, her official artwork pretty much encapsulates this trope.
* BerserkButton: Saying anything about her father, and the fact that he had a hand in the experiments done by the Kirijo Group, is a sure fire way to set her off.
* BlowYouAway: Can place Garu (Wind) traps and summon a Magarula windstorm with Isis. [[FridgeBrilliance Notably it's the element the Lovers Arcana is associated with.]]
** WindIsGreen: As usual with Garu spells.
* ByThePowerOfGraySkull: "Here we go...Feather Change!" and in her arcade route "Soar wings of love! Phoenix Mode!"
* BigDamnHeroes: Yukari pulls a moment like this when Isis' Garu completely repels Tsukiyomi's surprise attack when the rest of ''The Shadow Operatives'' arrive on top of Junes.
* CombatCommentator: An [[UnlockableContent unlockable]] option.
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: One of Yukari's [[VictoryPose victory poses]] has her helmet magically appear out of nowhere, she twirls her bow and then stays still for the camera, just long enough for it to capture her [[SuperSentaiStance stance.]]
* CaptainErsatz: Dresses and uses a bow like [[TheChick the Pink Ranger]] from various Franchise/SuperSentai[=/=]Franchise/PowerRangers iterations.[[note]]Specifically [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Ptera Ranger]]/[[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers the Mighty Morphin' Pink Ranger]], [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Pink Racer]]/[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo the Pink Turbo Ranger]], and [[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Ginga Pink]]/[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy the Pink Galaxy Ranger]]. Her phoenix motif also brings to mind [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Gosei Pink]]/[[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce the Pink Megaforce Ranger]].[[/note]]
* CoolHelmet: Her Pink Argus helmet, which looks like a futuristic motorcycle helmet.
* ContinuityNod: She now works on the sequel to the ShowWithinAShow introduced in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', ''Phoenix Ranger Featherman Victory''.
* CallingYourAttacks: A story-mode example. Like in Persona 3 Yukari does not appreciate perverted or intentionally provoking remarks as Teddie finds out and then later Junpei.
--> (after Teddie gets to close for comfort) "Hey what are you...HEY! Feather Smash!"
* {{Determinator}}: One of Yukari's most notable traits in Persona 3 and she has not lost it, this trait considerably shows itself in her battle dialogue.
--> (after using a continue) "Now's not the time to stay on the ground!"
* DifficultButAwesome: By far the most input heavy character in the game combined with an extremely tricky play-style. Her combos are hard, long and extremely precise but her damage output is insane.
* EnergyBow: Her bow fires glowing red laser arrows instead of normal ones, eliminating the need for a quiver.
* FriendToAllChildren: She has a big soft-spot for kids and one of the primary reasons she became Feather Pink was her need to teach and remind kids about important life lessons, like not bringing harm into their lives and to protect those who are important to them. It warms her heart to know she's giving hope to children. [[FridgeBrilliance She also shares this trait with her ultimate Persona Isis.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: Seems to be a trend when it comes to the spin-offs, in the P4 story-mode Yukari with all of her years and experience battling shadows is somehow bested and ambushed by her {{Mook}} copy, she is then rescued by Rise who at the time had no prior battle experience, Yukari then proceeds to fangirl over her seemingly forgetting that Mitsuru, Akihiko and Aigis are still in danger. Thankfully there is no trace of this in the P3 story-mode were Yukari is more depicted [[BadAss true to form]] actually focused on her goal and being able to handle herself in battle as common-sense rules would allow.
* GirlyBruiser: Just because she looks [[{{Adorkable}} adorable]] in her Pink Featherman costume it does not mean she will pull her punches, as Rise comments in a versus match with Yukari.
--> "She's aggressive don't let her beat you."
* GoGetterGirl: While she was always a gung-ho sort of person and was both extremely devoted to her high school Archery Club and S.E.E.S, now at the age of nineteen she is not only a college student but also a fashion model and television actress, not to mention she still helps Mitsuru albeit in a part-time basis as member of the ''The Shadow Operatives'' Yukari definitely fits this trope to a tee.
* GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies: Yukari's phasmophobia is still quite evident and Junpei gleefully takes advantage of this when their together. In her arcade route Yukari fearfully notes that the newly transformed Yasogami High School looks haunted.
* GenderedOutfit: Like the rest of the female rangers Yukari's costume comes with a skirt.
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Plays this somewhat straight, while the majority of her attacks uses her Bow in someway she still has moves that can let her melee the opponent and with the help of Isis, Yukari can close the gap between her and her opponent or create tricky cross-ups up close.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Mitsuru, their bond has only gotten stronger after all these years, though it experiences a minor hiccup in the beginning of the game. Their bond is highlighted further in Yukari's ending.
* IconicItem: Yukari still wears her signature heart choker though its not part of her casual outfit ensemble.
* InSeriesNickname: She's still called Yuka-tan (Yukaricchi when Japanese vocals are used) by Junpei.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Her regular theme is ''Pink Sniper'', but her Shadow has ''Calamity.''
* TheLostLenore: The Protagonist of Persona 3 is still this to her.
* MagicMissile: If she fires an arrow into an onscreen Garu trap, the arrow becomes a homing wind projectile.
* MythologyGag: Her idle animation and round victory pose replicates her ''Persona 3'' artwork.
* NotSoFakePropWeapon: Her Pink Argus EnergyBow isn't just a prop, it actually works and was made by Kikuno because of Yukari's affinity for bows.
* OlderAndWiser: Yukari has definitely matured and blossomed to quite a level-headed young woman but is still quite prone to provocations as she admits to Teddie after her fight against Shadow Mitsuru (See Above Trope Berserk Button).
* OddCouple: Hers and Junpei’s banter are explored even further here, 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.
* PassionateSportsGirl: Was a main member of her high school Archery Club and was still one of its more active members even after joining S.E.E.S, her diligence to her sport is the main reason Yukari got cast as Feather Pink, her already exemplary skills with the Bow and Arrow has only gotten better over the years.
* PinkIsFeminine: As usual when it comes to Yukari.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Similar to Mitsuru and Akihiko, Yukari and Junpei are close but with no Romance involved.
* ReluctantFanserviceGirl: In a odd way. Because of the way her suit is designed, when the helmet removed, it exposes the chest in a very unsubtle fashion. While on her mission (and robbed of a chance to change clothes), she gets extremely embarrassed because of the attention she garners from wearing the suit. Because the suit also reveals her cleavage, she gets very upset and flustered if she suspects ''anyone''--not just guys--of staring at it during a fight. Her idle animation shows her covering up her chest, assuming that her opponent is looking there instead of fighting her.
* {{Sentai}}: Stars in ''Persona'''s Franchise/SuperSentai[=/=]Franchise/PowerRangers parody. As the lead ranger no less.
* SuperSentaiStance: Performs one with her team in her introductory chapter pretty much cementing Yukari's role as the lead ranger as she's the one placed front and center and not the red ranger. She also performs a single-variant one as her victory pose.
* ShoutOut: Her arsenal includes what appears to be [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger the Goranger Hurricane ball]], albeit with a target and a parachute. [[StuffBlowingUp Shooting it causes it to explode.]]
* StandardStatusEffects: Yukari's arrows can inflict Charm, Silence or Confusion.
* SuperMode: Yukari's [[SuperMode awakening]] super Magarula is regarded as one of the best supers in the game. Yukari has full movement during it and she can catch the opponent off guard if their blocking on the ground, the super itself deals massive chip damage if successfully blocked. Although Yukari can throw an unblockable bomb and shot at it if the opponent blocks in the air allowing her to follow it up with a combo. Her Instant Kill shows her Bows limiters removed with pulsing green energy coming out of it as Yukari gets ready to fire a giant arrow in the air at the opponent trapped in Isis' wind vortex below.
* SpiritedYoungLady: As gutsy as ever and is definitely making the most out of her life.
* ShesGotLegs: Most notably seen in her casual outfit concept art.
* StraightMan: To Junpei and Teddies antics.
* TransformationTrinket: Yukari's Featherman wristwatch.
* TransformationSequence: After eight years since her original debut, Yukari is introduced to us once again with this. Her transformation has a mix of both HenshinHero and MagicalGirl motifs, accompanied with a PowerGlows costume change.
* ThemeNaming: Most of Yukari's moves have the word "Feather" in their names (i.e. Feather⭐Flip).
* TheStraightAndArrowPath: As usual. As seen with her actions [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} in the past]], Yukari [[SpiritedYoungLady isn't quite the]] ArcherArchetype.
* TrickArrow: By shooting any of her arrows, normal or super, through a Garu trap, they will redirect themselves at her opponent.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Mitsuru. As soon as she found out Mitsuru was kidnapped, she agreed to go after her without a second thought.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Junpei, as usual.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ken Amada and Koromaru]]
!Ken Amada and Koromaru (The Pretentious Tenderfoot Duo)
!!Ken Amada
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[[caption-width-right:250: A youthful craving for respect!]]

-->''"We're up, Koromaru!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Justice\\
'''Persona:''' Kala-Nemi\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Spear\\
'''Style:''' [[PuppetFighter Tag Team]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MegumiOgata (Japanese), Creator/CindyRobinson (English)

A former member of S.E.E.S. and the youngest human Persona-user in the series. He acts notably mature for his age, though he does suffer some issues involving his MissingMom. After the events of ''Persona 3'', Ken has moved on to middle school and became a member of the student council, as well as a reserve member of the Shadow Operatives. He joins the fight in ''Ultimax'' after Mitsuru and the others are kidnapped.

His Instant Kill is '''Baptism of Light and Darkness''' where he whistles to make Koromaru charge forwards while he is surrounded with fire shaped like a wolf head. Upon hitting, the opponent is launched into the air as the two of them summon their Personas to cast Mahamaon and Mamudoon, creating a sphere around the opponent which obliterates the opponent, only leaving light and dark particles behind.

Debuts in ''Ultimax''.
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Downplayed since puberty hit him after ''Persona 3'', but it's there, especially with his dialogue portraits.
* {{Bishonen}}: He grew up really well.
* BladeOnAStick: A jumonji-yari in orange, his signature color from ''Persona 3''. It's also segmented and held together by chains, like the staff of [[VideoGame/FatalFury Billy]] [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Kane]].
* ChickMagnet: Judging by the squealing girls heard in the background during his intro cut-scene, though he doesn't seem to care.
* CombatCommentator: Is available as an unlockable navigator during matches.
* CombatMedic: Has access to healing moves like Mediarama; its effect is near worthless on Ken and is moreso used to restore Koromaru's health.
* CustomUniform: Notably averted: He wears the male Gekkoukan Uniform properly, which none of the male S.E.E.S. members did in their original game.
** This is interestingly played straight with one of his beta designs.
* DeadpanSnarker: If his Japanese title is anything to go by.
* DeathSeeker: His Shadow implies he wants to be killed so that he can be with his dead mother or as possible repentance for [[spoiler:Shinjiro's sacrifice]].
* TheDividual: He and Koromaru act as a single character in gameplay.
* FragileSpeedster: Has some of the lowest health in the game (8,500) but is quite fast and has some of the highest damage off a single button of anyone in the cast. And then there's his range....
* GenerationXerox: In Persona 3, Ken greatly looked up to Akihiko, an athlete with a posse of Squeeing fangirls. Three years later, Ken has become...an athlete with a posse of Squeeing fangirls.
* [[SheIsAllGrownUp He Is All Grown Up]]: Honestly, he got hit with a massive growth spurt and he's still in freakin' middle school. The fact that he's wearing the Gekkokaun uniform rather than his former signature shorts helps.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Ken's normal theme is "Youthful Spirit", his shadow theme is unknown.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Played with. Mitsuru encourages him to be a normal kid, and Ken complies — at least until her kidnapping. Deep down, he knows he can ''never'' be a "normal kid" again after what he went through 3 years ago.
** Though played straight in the end. At the end of the story, Ken chooses to give up his honorary Shadow Operative status so he can at least try to make a normal life for himself.
* LightEmUp: He uses Hama in his and Koromaru's Instant Kill.
%% LightIsGood
* MyGreatestFailure: Seems to view Shinjiro's death as this, which is why he makes an effort to ensure no-one ends up dying for him again.
* OnlySaneMan: His entrance in story mode, and various other scenes, make him this to ... just about every other cast member.
* PuttingOnTheReich: One of his [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/megamitensei/images/0/03/Ken_Amada_and_Koromaru_P4AU_Prototype2.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20141219012654 outfits in the concept art]] has him wear an SS-esque uniform, complete with a whip and hat.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: He's the member of the former S.E.E.S. wearing a school uniform to battle. Justified, as he's still in middle school and [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive enters the fight]] rather abruptly.
* ShockAndAwe: Just like in FES, he has access to electric skills, this time in the form of his Thunder Reign super.
* TeensAreShort: Averted. He's quite tall for his age. In gameplay terms, he's roughly as tall as ''Yosuke'' -- the ''tallest character in the game''. (Tallest in terms of vertical hurtboxes, not listed height. This matters when some characters have idle animations that cause them to dodge attacks.)
* TokenMiniMoe: Is still the youngest human Persona-user at thirteen.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Ken's gotten pretty tall for a Japanese thirteen-year-old (he's 5'1").

!!Koromaru
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->'''Arcana:''' Strength\\
'''Persona:''' Cerberus\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Kunai

The former TeamPet of S.E.E.S. A dog who gained access to a Persona after he witnessed the death of his master in a hit-and-run.

After the events of ''Persona 3'', Koromaru moved in with Ken and started wearing the hoodie Ken used to wear when he was still in elementary school.

Debuts in ''Ultimax''.
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* ABoyAndHisX: A boy and his dog. Only after he moves in with Ken, though. Ken even brings the trope up in one of their win quotes.
-->'''Ken''': You thought we were just a boy and his dog, didn't you? That's why you lost.
* BadassAdorable: Still as cute and cuddly and {{Badass}} as ever!
%% CanineCompanion
* CastingAShadow: Uses Mudo for his and Ken's Instant Kill.
%% DarkIsNotEvil
* ContinuityNod: The hoodie Koromaru wears in this game is the same hoodie that Ken himself used to wear during the events of ''Persona 3'', now with the wings of his own old shirt.
* DeathIsCheap: Emptying out his life bar only knocks him out for a few seconds.
* ForMassiveDamage: Where Koromaru is positioned determines the damage of one of Ken's supers, and their Awakening super does much less damage if Koromaru is off-screen or knocked out.
* KnifeNut: Being a dog, he [[CutlassBetweenTheTeeth carries one in his mouth]], in contrast to [[DualWielding Yosuke]].
* PlayingWithFire: Can cast Agi spells thanks to Cerberus.
* SatelliteCharacter: Most story relates elements are attributed to Ken; justified though, seeing how Koromaru's just a dog.
[[/folder]]

!Unaffiliated Fighters

[[folder:Labrys]]
!Labrys (Yasogami's Steel Body President)
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[[caption-width-right:200:Don't break the rules, or you'll get Chain Knuckled!]]

-->''"I'll protect the public decency of Inaba!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Wheel of Fortune\\
'''Persona:''' Ariadne\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Great Axe\\
'''Style:''' [[EvolvingAttack Power Up]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyanaTaketatsu (Japanese) and Creator/CindyRobinson (English)

A Shadow-hunting android similar to Aigis. For reasons yet to be explained, Labrys was thrown into the Midnight Channel, creating a replica of Inaba which serves as the stage of the "P-1 Grand Prix" and as her Midnight Channel dungeon, born out of her desire to go to school and be a real girl. Labrys' Persona, Ariadne, can weave magical threads used to both attack and stun her opponents.

As an Anti-Shadow Weapon, Labrys was forced to endure many tests that would help her develop an ego so she could gain a Persona. She grew close to a fellow sister unit of hers, #24, who taught her about life. Unfortunately, during a test run Labrys was [[spoiler:forced to fight and kill #24 for her final test]] as the scientists who created her took delight in their results, considering her only as a machine and not a real person. Filled with anger, she escapeed the facility at Yakushima and awakened her Persona in the process, but her escape was short-lived, as the facility was located on a remote island. She allowed herself to be recaptured, having held a wish in her memory that her successors could find happiness as she had tried to.

While in her hibernation brought by her sealing, she discovers that #24's last message was that every model up to Labrys is based on an IllGirl, the "mother" of the '''5th Generation''' Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapon, who wanted to go to school but couldn't because of her condition. A mysterious voice beckons Labrys that it can grant her wish to go to school as her "mother" once wished, and to forget the painful events of her existence.

Labrys' Instant Kill is '''Weaver's Art: Inquisition'''. She summons Ariadne, who fires an energy string that pins them to the wall in a web formation. Labrys then launches her axe like a boomerang at the opponent using her extendable arms, slashing them multiple times before finally slamming them into the ground with a decisive, downward swing.
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%% ActionGirl
* AIIsACrapshoot: [[spoiler:As Labrys developed, her goals began to slowly shift from those of the researchers and she went from destroying opponent to attempting to disarm them and similar measures. When they forced her to follow the directives more closely, her stress built up and eventually she went on a rampage.]] The story is entirely on Labrys' side for this. Played with in that it's not anything in her programming or hardware that caused her to go wild, but the human characteristics that the researchers nurtured in her. They wanted a weapon with a heart and [[GoneHorriblyRight that's exactly what they got.]]
* AnAxeToGrind: A big friggin' one. Her WeaponOfChoice, as well as her [[MeaningfulName name]].
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Her power source, a [[ContinuityNod Plume Of Dusk]].
* AscendedExtra: Labrys first appeared in a P3 drama CD entitled ''Moonlight.'' A mostly complete transcription of the Drama CD can be found in [[http://imaginary-numbers.dreamwidth.org/2127.html two]] [[http://imaginary-numbers.dreamwidth.org/2382.html parts]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fETsiltNXg0 (the audio could be heard here)]], but there are Persona 3 spoilers, as it takes place during January, and she doesn't even make an appearance although her name is mentioned.
* {{Badass}}: Her anime cutscene has her decimating an army of herself.
** BadassAdorable: Some of her attack quotes are quite adorable.
** BadassInDistress: The P-1 Grand Prix serves as her TV World dungeon.
* BreakTheCutie: To say that her time at the lab was bad is an understatement.
* CanonImmigrant: Went from a passing mention in a ''Persona 3'' drama CD to being a fully-fledged fighter.
* ChainPain / WhipItGood: Her Instant Kill mainly consists of her using her axe a flail by using the chain on her arm.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Her axe gauge changes from gray to blue to green to yellow to red as its power grows.
* TheComicallySerious: Has this innately for some reason. Even when she was first being built.
-->'''Researcher''': ''Does it...have an accent?''
-->'''Labrys''': ''Ac...cent? [[Film/RushHour Do you not understand the words comin outta my mouth]]?''
* CurbStompBattle: During the testing she had to undergo, all her victories were essentially flawless and her performance only improved when she starting attempting to minimize the damage she inflicted. In fact, even attempting to do this at all just made her an even better fighter since she avoided brute force solutions and picked up real techniques and strategies.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: As part of her SailorFuku.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: The Persona 4 Arena duology is generally her story primarily, with the first game essentially being a trip through her dungeon.
* EvolvingAttack: Her strength increases the more attacks she lands, allowing her to reach GameBreaker strength if she attacks frequently.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Third in the Kirijo Group Anti-Shadow RobotGirl family to use an ancient Greek term as a name.
* FlawedPrototype: [[spoiler:She was part of the testing series to develop weapons capable of combating Shadows. While they all had functional weaponry, the line she was part of was slow to develop proper egos. While she did eventually develop one, her abilities, mind and emotions were unstable, which really was not helped by the excessively cruel experiments she was forced to take part in. She was used as the basis for further development that eventually lead to Aigis, but she herself was deemed a stepping stone and a failure and was thus sealed away. Altogether, she's actually much closer to human than Aigis was, which is kind of a problem for something that's supposed to be a weapon.]]
* ForegoneConclusion: We know that in her story mode she's going to fight against models just like herself and destroy them and eventually be sealed away, though the exact details set up further plot threads.
** ShootTheShaggyDog: Becomes absolutely heart-wrenching at some points, particularly at the end where [[spoiler:she finally hits her RageBreakingPoint and actually manages to bust out of the research facility... only to learn that there's no place she can run to because the lab's been on an island the entire time. However, she caused so much damage during her escape that the reseachers no longer had the means to tamper with her memories.]]
* GoneHorriblyRight: The old Kirijo Group builds Labrys to be a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots weapon with a heart]], but then can't believe it when she [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turns on them for treating her like dirt]].
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: The Fifth Generation were intended to build up egos and personalities through combat and occasional interaction, but the researchers actually weren't really paying attention to the right things. Labrys aside, most of the other units had also developed their own egos and merely hid such things. When they finally consider her a success, she's become so human [[spoiler:that she has a breakdown, goes on a rampage and has to be sealed away.]]
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters[=/=]WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler:The scientists who created Labrys and subsequently pit her against her sisters react to her reluctance and defiance to fight her best friend, a fellow android, with glee and excitement, due to the data they collected as a result. Needless to say, she does not take this well...]]
* IdentityAmnesia:
** Her personality is based on that of a real human girl, but the details of this life were locked away with special equipment [[spoiler:that is also the basis for her illusion abilities.]] This is not viewed as particularly important in itself by the story since Labrys is her own individual.
** During the story, Labrys runs around convinced that she's the student council president and has forgotten who and what she actually is. By choice.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: The world based on her psyche is built to fulfill two conditions. One is the the basic plot of the story and deals with all the testing she underwent. The second is just to be a normal, happy student with friends and respect and is the part of the world that she identifies with more.
* ImageSong: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JCl8yivdvc Now I Know]]''.
* JapanesePronouns: "Uchi."
* {{Joshikousei}}: Pretends to be one.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: In the Japanese track. In ''Ultimax'', the version of [[ShadowArchetype Shadow Labrys]] who uses Ariadne retains it.
** TranslationConvention: In the English dub she occasionally speaks with a [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents North Jersey[=/=]Bronx accent]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLLNFb61YZQ Spirited Girl]]'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3Dqanj4ThI The Ultimate]]'' for her boss battle. For Shadow-Type Shadow Labrys, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=535yJPAAH7M The Almighty]]''.
* LimitBreak: Two of her Supers, Weaver's Art: Beast and Brutal Impact can deal truly incredible amounts of damage when her Axe Gauge is red, but drop the gauge to the lowest level.
* LivingWeapon: Like other Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapons, she was solely built for combat and only has emotions so that she can use a Persona.
* MasterOfIllusion: One of her main functions, and how she makes herself look like a normal human for most of the story. [[spoiler:It was also to exploit this ability that the Eerie Voice and the Malevolent Entity decided to kidnap her in the first place.]]
* MeaningfulName: Her name is the ancient Greek term for [[AnAxeToGrind a symmetrical doubleheaded axe]] that originally came from Crete; it is often associated with goddesses and femininity. In addition, the Japanese pronunciation of her name[[note]]''Rabirisu'', as opposed to ''Raburyusu''[[/note]] is one kana away from "labyrinth"[[note]]''Rabiri'''n'''su''[[/note]], the palace of Knossos which was designed to hold the Minotaur of Crete and is also derived from "labrys". Furthermore, it is believed that the goddess of the double-axe presided over Minoan palaces, especially the palace of Knossos.
* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:When under control of the Eerie Voice.]]
* MindHive: All the remaining memories of the other 5th generation prototypes were [[GhostMemory transferred]] into her upon their destruction. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed the ghostly "spectators" of the P-1 Grand Prix are actually what's left of the other prototypes' Shadows, that all separated from Labrys at the same time as Labrys' own Shadow.]]
* MisappliedPhlebotinum: InUniverse: She has some powerful illusion capabilities built into her, but they're actually designed to reduce Labrys' cognitive dissonance and not be actively used against others. It's Shadow Labrys that really puts these abilities to good use.
* NotSoDifferent: Reaches this conlusion about herself and Sho in Ultimax after learning of his backstory. In the P3 storyline, she gives a BreakingSpeech to him about their similarities the same way Narukami gives one to Minazuki in the P4 story.
* [[NowLetMeCarryYou My Turn To Save You]]: She was rescued from the Midnight Channel at the end of ''Arena''. In ''Ultimax'', she returns to Inaba to repay the favor.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: In English. It... jumps around, sounding a bit like someone affecting a {{Joisey}} or Bronx accent, making it difficult for many fans to [[{{WhatTheHellIsThatAccent}} nail it down]]. This might have been due to the voice actor having difficulties with the nuances of the accent, but is {{Justified|Trope}} in her Story Mode: [[spoiler:it sounds like someone imitating an accent because ''that's exactly what it is.'']]
* OneHitKill: Brutal Impact can do this on lower-hp characters at full Axe Gauge, simply by [[ForMassiveDamage hitting that goddamn hard]]. Literally anyone here with GlassCannon or FragileSpeedster in their trope page can simply be one-shot. Others have a sliver of hp left. The Skill boosted version does enough damage to simply one-shot ''anyone'' bar the final boss.
** Of course, it's easily jumped over, or you could just Instant Kill her for trying. There's a reason high-level Labrys players don't use this move.
*** Given a use in ''Ultimax'' where it becomes a CounterAttack. Hit Labrys while she's revving this up and it's all over.
* RageBreakingPoint: After all the experiments, Labrys is holding together and while disillusioned she stays in her expected role. But when the scientists [[spoiler:decide to delete the memories of #024 she finally flips out, goes on a rampage with a proto-Persona and causes intense damage.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: An aversion for the most part. You wouldn't want to pick a fight with her, but otherwise she one of the pluckiest characters in the series. They mostly serve as a {{Foil}} to Aigis' [[RedOniBlueOni blue eyes]].
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Aigis' Blue.
* RobotGirl: Aigis's predecessor in this regard.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: She was designed to summon a Persona and for that you need a human-like psyche and appearance. Compared to Aigis, she developed a lot faster, but not necessarily in a good way.
* RocketPunch: She and her sister units can launch their arms as projectiles and retract them with chains.
* ShipTease: With both Teddie and Yosuke.
* StoryToGameplayRatio: Her story mode only has one fight, [[spoiler:Elizabeth, trying to wake her up from the Midnight Channel's illusions]], and the rest of it is pure {{Backstory}}.
* StudentCouncilPresident: For most of the story, she believes that she's the student council president of Yasogami, which confuses the actual Yasogami students, who are fairly sure that the real president is a guy.
* SuperMode: If Labrys's axe is at its most powerful (denoted by a red axe symbol near her SP Gauge), every counter hit she lands with her axe becomes a Fatal Counter, enabling combos that weren't possible otherwise. She also gets insane damage output, especially if she has SP to burn.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Her "multi-weapon".
** AnAxeToGrind: A really huge one in matter of fact.
** JetPack: She can attach the axe into her back and use the rocket boosters as jetpack.
** PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: Justified due to its rockets.
** RocketPoweredWeapon: Has rocket boosters built into it, possibly to make it easier to swing.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: The researchers didn't view the anti Shadow weapons like Labrys as really being alive or capable of thinking and feeling. so they eventually [[spoiler:drove her to a breakdown that they interpreted more literally than the usual sense.]] The resulting damages resulted in her being put into stasis while the next generation was developed.
* VariableLengthChain: inside her arms, letting them extend to almost any length.
* YouAreNumberSix: She's referred to as unit #031 at all times during her story mode until she's eventually labeled a success and given the name Labrys, which is another thing that helps her feel like an actual individual and not just a weapon.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Where she doesn't wear anything over her legs, the metal frames on her legs make it seem like she has them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Elizabeth]]
!Elizabeth (The Lethal Elevator Attendant)
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[[caption-width-right:200:Megidolaon for everyone!]]

-->''"Your fate is in the cards."''

-> '''Arcana:''' Death ([=P4A=]), Fool ([=P4AU=])\\
'''Persona:''' Thanatos\\
'''Main Weapons:''' Persona Cards and Persona Compendium\\
'''Style:''' [[TheDreaded Boss]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MiyukiSawashiro (Japanese) and TaraPlatt (English)

One of Igor's previous assistants in the Velvet Room, who not only served as the keeper of the Persona Compendium in ''Persona 3'', but was also a skilled Persona user herself. After the defeat of Erebus at the end of ''The Answer'', Elizabeth left the Velvet Room to find a way to save the blue-haired boy who gave his life to seal Nyx forever. Her travels eventually take her to Inaba and the "P-1 Grand Prix"...

Her Persona, Thanatos, can utilize every single element imaginable and uses powerful, savage physical attacks.

Elizabeth's Instant Kill is '''Megidolaon''', a counter which can only be triggered when it guards against three hits. If the opponent falls for the trap, they are surrounded by Persona cards as Elizabeth summons many more to bombard them. She then summons Thanatos to conjure a giant meteor of light which obliterates the opponent.
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* AdaptedOut: She's the only main character to not make an appearance at all in the manga adaptation.
* AllYourPowersCombined: Her Persona moves are generally based on those of other characters. For example, her Maziodyne is a weakened special move version of Yu's Ziodyne.
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: Her story revolves entirely around her continuing search to find a way around this, so she can destroy Erebus permanently and save [[VideoGame/{{Persona3}} the boy who gave his life to seal Nyx forever]].
* {{Badass}}: To put things into perspective, she's a BonusBoss in VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}, and she takes down Erebus (the AnthropomorphicPersonification of humanity's collective death wish) in one hit on a yearly basis.
* BadassAdorable: Her naiveté, bluntness and whimsy is both endearing and hilarious. She can also utterly destroy anyone and anything with barely any effort, and made an annual tradition of ''[[spoiler:one-shotting an EldritchAbomination]]''.
* BerserkButton: Despite her easy-going nature, she seems to have a particular distaste for illusions.
-->'''Elizabeth''': ''Such parlour tricks [[SophisticatedAsHell can get stuffed!]]''
%% BigDamnHeroes
* BonusBoss: She serves as the final boss of the bonus Score Attack mode.
* CastFromHitPoints: Her Mind Charge super chops her health down to the point of awakening, but she will slowly regenerate her health back if not hit. It will also refill her SP based on the amount of health sacrificed in this way. Due to her role as a GlassCannon and her ability to heal large chunks of her health with Diarahan, this doesn't mean much.
* CatchPhrase[=/=]PreAsskickingOneLiner:
--> Your fate is in the cards…!
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She has an interesting way of thinking things to say the least.
* ContinuityNod: Elizabeth's Mortal Blow is the same [[ThatOneAttack 9999 damage Megidolaon]] she uses as a BonusBoss in ''Persona 3'', complete with Persona 4's 9999 damage icon. All of her other skills also come from her boss moveset in that game. As an SNKBoss, she will use Diarahan to completely heal herself the first time you push her below 50% health.
* CounterAttack: Elizabeth gains one in ''Ultimax'' that inflicts the infamous ''[[DamageIncreasingDebuff Negative Penalty]]'' if it activates.
* CriticalStatusBuff: In Ultimax, entering Awakening causes Elizabeth to gain much more powerful variants of her special moves in addition to the Awakening supers everyone else gets access to.
* CurbStompBattle: Takes out Erebus in a single hit each year when the [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil monster emerges]]. Her goal is to find a way to make it more permanent.
* DevotedToYou: [[spoiler:Elizabeth's entire role in the story was finding an answer for how to rescue the P3 Protagonist from his fate as a BarrierMaiden. Keep in mind, this is '''three years''' after his HeroicSacrifice.]]
* DynamicEntry: She has a curious habit of crashing through the ceiling or wall whenever she shows up in Story Mode, and once even apologizes for doing so using that exact term.
-->'''Elizabeth''': ''(after randomly deciding to break a window) Pardon my dynamic entrance.''
* ElementalPowers: She can utilize all of them.
** PlayingWithFire: Maragidyne.
** TechnicolorFire: Blue flames. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Comes with being an elevator attendant.]]
** ShockAndAwe: Maziodyne.
** YellowLightningBlueLightning: [[PurpleIsPowerful Purple]].
** AnIcePerson: Mabufudyne.
** BlowYouAway[=/=]WindIsGreen: Magarudyne.
** CastingAShadow: [[OneHitKill Mamudoon]].
** LightEmUp: [[OneHitKill Mahamaon]].
** NonElemental: [[FinishHim Megidolaon]].
* [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace Elizabeth Can Breathe in Space]]
* FinalBoss: Serves as this for the Shadow character's arcade modes, as well as Sho Minazuki (w/Tsukiyomi) in ''Ultimax''.
* FourIsDeath: As an SNKBoss, her Ghastly Wail super does [[NoKillLikeOverkill 44444]] damage to an opponent suffering from [[StandardStatusEffects Fe]][[ForMassiveDamage ar]].
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Story-wise, she is one of the most powerful characters in the entire world. But to maintain competitive balance, she's equal to every other character during actual gameplay.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere[=/=]IncomingHam: She straight-up ''invades'' the plot in all her appearances. Naturally, her story mode consists of her completely derailing the entire tournament while pursuing her own goals.
* GrimReaper: The Myth/{{Greek|Mythology}} God of Death, Thanatos.
* GlassCannon: Elizabeth has tools for dealing with any situation at any time: fast normals with multi-hitting properties for close to medium range, nigh-overpowered projectiles and traps for long range zoning games, deadly setups if one can utilize her OneHitKill supers in just the right way and a super throw that can be buffed in 2 ways with a specific attack from Thanatos to chop off 60-84% of her opponent's lifebar depending on the character, even more than Kanji can with his own super throw. She also has limited defensive capabilities and the lowest stamina in the game, at 7500 HP (8000 in Ultimax). That's lower than [[FragileSpeedster Yosuke]], [[TrapMaster Naoto]], and [[SquishyWizard Yukiko]].
* HealThyself: When using Diarahan, she quickly restores a significant portion of her health (though not so quickly that she can't be attacked before the healing finishes). In Ultimax, the B and SB versions can be held to increase the amount of healing, but this will leave her vulnerable to attack.
* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Woman]]: Shrugs when hit by lightning, enjoys the view if knocked out of the air, and even if you beat her... [[http://i47.tinypic.com/250nm6b.png she doesn't exactly sweat over it]].
* ImprobableWeaponUser:
** DeathDealer
--->'''Elizabeth''' Your fate is in the cards…!
** ThrowTheBookAtThem
--->'''Elizabeth''' It's a hardcover, leather-bound edition and is quite powerful. Enough to do [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall over four digits on average]], I'd say.
* {{Kiai}}: When she uses her All Out Attack, she will whimsically and playfully yell "Chestoo~!"
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: When she first introduces herself in story mode, she attempts to converse with the…''thing'' in space or [[MindScrew or wherever that place is]]. However, she was just telling the ''viewers'' on her location.
-->'''Elizabeth''': ''There, do you see me now? Have I forgotten to introduce myself? My name is Elizabeth.''
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWCtuh3p1Ps Battle Hymn of the Soul]]''
* {{Malaproper}}: She's still not used to the outside world, so she tends to stumble over phrases. Don't bother trying to correct her, because she'll just get more confused.
-->'''Elizabeth:''' I believe our encounter has borne much [[{{Malaproper}} flute]].
-->'''Yu:''' "Flute"…?
-->'''Elizabeth:''' …Flue? …Chimneys?
* MindOverMatter: Makes TV sets explode… with her mind!
* NighInvulnerability: In story, she's completely unfazed by other characters' attacks, and even smashes through a couple of ceilings by accident. In gameplay, she's [[GlassCannon very fragile]].
* NoSell: Simply ''ignores'' the powers of RealityWarper and MasterOfIllusion Shadow Labrys. She even momentarily cancels out the illusions around Labrys early in the story by just opening her grimoire.
-->'''Elizabeth''': Such parlor tricks can get stuffed!
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:The ''only'' time Elizabeth ever shows any fear is in Story Mode, when Yu Narukami pulls a {{Determinator}} with ThePowerOfFriendship and gets back up after she trounces him the first time. Aigis, however, who was watching the whole scene from afar the entire time, decides to intervene at that point and comes to Elizabeth's rescue then she dispels said Determinator, much to the latter's relief.]]
* OneHitKill: Her Mahamaon and Mamudoon attacks, which are fixed traps that activate 10 seconds after being cast, and Megidolaon, which she'll use if hit 3 times by her opponent during the short activation window, but the amount of hits absorbed by the counter carries over to additional uses if she has the SP to use it again in the same round.
* PortalDoor: Travels across time and space (and even non-tangible environments) through portals that open and close like elevator doors.
* ThePowerOfFriendship[=/=]TrueCompanions: [[spoiler:Her story ends with her realizing that what she needs to save the blue-haired boy isn't her own power, but the power of others. The same power that she saw in both Yu and his friends, as well as Aigis and the blue-haired boy and their friends. This leads to the birth of her own Arcana, the Fool, and she departs to search for companions of her own who would aid her on her quest.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: In the Japanese version, the expression she uses is "...otototoi kiyagare de gozaimasu!", which is roughly equivalent to "To hell with such parlour tricks!" or even "Such parlour tricks can fuck off!"
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: She's quite fond of this.
* SkillGateCharacter: Against noobs, her massive Zio spell [[IncrediblyLamePun spells]] their doom. That said, her massive reliance on Thanatos means that being Persona Broken by skilled players absolutely destroys her.
* SNKBoss: In Score Attack Mode, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzNqUUd-lsY&feature=related to an absurd degree]].[[note]]she gains a faster SP recovery rate, roughly 20,000 (slightly less than three times the normal) HP, uses a full HP restore Diarahan once awakened, her [[OneHitKill Mudo and Hama]] Supers activate instantly instead of after 10 seconds and she can have multiple traps active instead of just one, her OneHitKill CounterAttack takes only 1 hit to activate instead of 3, and she deals multiple times normal damage with each hit, especially if you're suffering [[StandardStatusEffects fear status]].[[/note]]
* StandardStatusEffects: She is capable of inflicting any status effect in the game except for Silence and Rage, and ''Ultimax'' gives her a move that inflicts the Creator/ArcSystemWorks-standard Negative Penalty.
* StatusBuff: One of Thanatos's moves gives him a unique buff that increases the damage of the next Thanatos attack that uses his sword by 50%. This includes [[ForMassiveDamage Ghastly Wail.]]
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: As all other denizens of the Velvet Room.
* SuperStrength: Her story mode in Arena starts with her [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punching out the primal force of darkness]] in one shot.
* {{Teleportation}}: Goes from the [[UsefulNotes/CarlJung Collective Unconscious]] to [[SpaceZone the Moon]] to the [[EldritchLocation TV World]] in about five minutes.
* UndyingLoyalty: Ever since the end of ''The Answer'', she has not stopped trying to figure out how to rescue [[spoiler:P3's protagonist from his seal]]. That's ''three years'' so far.
* WildCard: She wandered into the tournament because she noticed something interesting was amiss, and goes and does what she wants.
* WillfullyWeak: Despite being a PersonOfMassDestruction, she holds back considerably, as she's more interested in understanding where her opponents' strength comes from than she is in beating them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tohru Adachi]]
!Tohru Adachi (The Egocentric Police Dick)
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[[caption-width-right:200:This world is shit as always!]]

-->''"How does it feel when I beat you? Are you pissed? Miserable? Frustrated? That's what it's like to lose."''

->'''Arcana:''' Jester\\
'''Persona:''' Magatsu-Izanagi\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Handgun\\
'''Style:''' [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty Disruption]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MitsuakiMadono (Japanese) and Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (English)

A police detective in Inaba who was revealed to be the main culprit behind the previous year's serial murders. After attempting to escape into the TV world, he was captured by the Investigation Team and subsequently imprisoned for his crimes.

However, after being called into an interrogation by a police official and thrown into TV, Adachi is coerced by Sho into assisting with his plan.

Adachi's Instant Kill is '''Yomi Drop''', where he grasps his head in pain as a black and red vortex appears below his opponent. If this vortex hits, the opponent will fall to their knees. Magatsu-Izanagi then erupts from the vortex and drags the opponent into it, dropping them into the Shadow World. As Shadows start to rise up, Magatsu-Izanagi reappears and charges up to impale the opponent right before the view turns into static.

Debuts in ''Ultimax''.
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* AntiVillain: Adachi is not involved in the P-1 Climax by choice and even refused to work for the BigBad. At the end of his episode, it's even revealed Adachi wanted to stop the P-1 Climax to make sure ''he'' would be the one answering for murdering two people.
-->'''Adachi:''' I decided that I'd follow the rules of this reality, to "atone for my sins," [...] But if some mysterious corpse who died of unknown causes was found hanging somewhere, they'd declare the case open again and start suspecting that "the true killer" was still on the loose. If that happened, it would mess up the rules I'd set for myself.
* AscendedMeme: His Japanese title makes a reference to a meme about Adachi loving cabbage, which grew out of a bit of flavor text in the original ''Persona 4'' involving Adachi only being able to afford cabbage for his dinner one day.
** Adachi is quite infamous for giving extremely [[OffModel awkward and weird facial expressions]] and Atlus seems aware of this. Every single attack Adachi uses follows with a goofy expression.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:His motivation in ''Ultimax'' is a desire to "atone for his sins". This means making sure the villains don't kill anyone, so there's no "reasonable doubt" about his crimes, and returning to prison once the incident is over.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Acts extremely laid back and friendly, while also being quite willing to engage some trolling and trash talking. [[spoiler:It turns out to be intentional.]]
* BadassBoast:
-->'''Adachi:''' It looks like you're still an immature brat... Now come on! I'll teach you all the lessons you need, kid.
* TheBusCameBack: Despite being imprisoned for his crimes at the end of ''Persona 4'', he shows up during the P-1 Climax incident thanks to the new BigBad's machinations.
* [[CallingYourAttacks Calling Your Personas]]
-->'''Adachi:''' Mangle them, ''Magatsu Izanagi''!
* CassandraTruth:
** Apparently confessed to everything after he was arrested. Even though it was an honest attempt to come clean, the second he mentioned the TV world he was put through "[[AllTherapistsAreMuggles some serious psych evaluations]]".
--->'''Adachi:''' Normally, I'd be immediately prosecuted and transferred to prison, but the police are having trouble. ''[...]'' Obviously, proving that you can kill people with magic isn't the kind of thing that can be demonstrated to an audience that isn't willing to listen.
** NotMeThisTime: Despite his numerous instances that he's has nothing to do with the P-1 Climax and doesn't even want to fight, none of the protagonists believe him (particularly the P4 crew). Their suspicion is understandable of course, given Adachi's [[ConsummateLiar less than stellar record in the honesty department.]]
--->'''Adachi:''' Huh? Ohh, hahaha. Well, I had intended on staying well-behaved...
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:You know how the Shadows seem to ''like'' Adachi in his Instant Kill? This nature doesn't get along well with Hi-no-Kagutsuchi's Shadow-composed body, allowing Adachi to hurt him.]]
* CombatPragmatist: During Persona 4, it wasn't made entirely clear just how well Adachi fared against the Investigation Team; whether he could fight of his own at ''all'' or if it was just reliance on Magatsu-Izanagi. Here, it's made perfectly clear he's actually pretty damn tough, given how impressed ''Minazuki'' was in their "test" bout. However, Adachi has no real form, he's just excessively brutal with some sleight of hand thrown in for underhanded maneuvers.
* CombatCommentator: He's an optional commentator for matches, like Rise or Fuuka.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Played with. He's going to great lengths to [[spoiler:keep his case from being reopened and to keep any more victims from piling up]], but he's still an amoral jerk and doesn't hesitate to let everyone know it.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: [[spoiler:He's more than willing to insult Kagutsuchi while fighting him to buy Yu some time to recover.]]
* DownloadableContent: Adachi and his story mode is an add-on available as paid DLC, though it was free DLC for a week after the release of the game.
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Following the rules of his "game", he promised that he'd go to jail for his crimes. Part of his motivation for stopping the red fog is that if there are more mysterious killings, then he might be released under the assumption that he isn't the real killer, breaking the aforementioned rules he promised to live by.
* EvilIsPetty: One of his grabs involve tripping his opponent, and then standing over them laughing.
* EvilVersusEvil: He's a serial killer fighting an EldritchAbomination that wants to destroy the world.
** EvilVersusOblivion: Given that said EldritchAbomination wants to kill everyone in the world.
* EvilerThanThou: Considers himself to be more hateful and wretched than Sho, [[spoiler:which is why he believes that it's not too late for Sho to atone.]]
* FailedASpotCheck: He had everything set up perfectly, but failed to realize one thing:[[spoiler:that Sho could use his MindControl powers without Minazuki being in control.]]
* FluffyTamer: As shown by his One-Hit Kill move, he's the one guy who's such a colossal scumbag that the Shadows actually ''like'' him. [[spoiler:This actually turns out to be important, as Sho is aware of this behavior and plans to use Adachi's Persona to control the body of Hi-no-Kagutsuchi, which is made of Shadows. Narukami shows up before he can enact it though.]]
* GotMeDoingIt: Sho's habit of cracking {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s rubs off on him.
-->'''Adachi:''' What kind of "Investigation Team" are you? More like "Non-vestigation Team"... Eeech, that was as lame as one of Sho's jokes.
* TheGunslinger: Like Naoto, Adachi uses a revolver in combat. [[PistolWhipping Though he prefers to hit people with it rather than shooting it.]]
** His story reveals that he's actually a crack shot and it would've been a ChekhovsSkill if [[spoiler:the {{Macguffin}} hadn't been bulletproof]].
* {{Hammerspace}}: In one of his moves, he ends up losing his revolver once he is finished, but miraculously pulls another one out of nowhere.
* HateAtFirstSight: Even though Aigis and Adachi have never met before Arena and had very little contact with each other in Ultimax, their Personas are instinctively very hostile towards each other, should they meet face-to-face. While the rivalry between Izanagi and Magatsu-Izanagi is already established, Adachi will state that Magatsu-Izanagi reacts very negatively towards Pallas Athena with the same hostility he has towards Izanagi (and she seems to be returning the 'favor'), should Aigis and Adachi be pitted against each other in a match. Given the countless parallels between Aigis and Yu (Izanagi and Pallas Athena even react positively towards each other, to the point that the two Personas slightly hesitate to fight each other) this is quite understandable even if Aigis and Adachi don't seem to have any bad blood against each other.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He's still this with Dojima, who continues to visit him in prison despite everything he's done. Adachi genuinely appreciates it, though he refuses to admit it.
* HiddenDepths: Episode Adachi goes great lengths to show Adachi is not just a simple AffablyEvil {{Jerkass}}. For example, despite his claim in Persona 4 that he only wanted to be a cop to use a gun, he has large bits of the Detective Instruction Guide memorized. All and all, it helps make Adachi much more complex of a character, and makes his AntiVillain status more believable.
* {{Irony}}:
** Adachi is attacked in an interrogation room, identically to how he assaulted his second and third victims.
** An EldritchAbomination once again makes Adachi an UnwittingPawn in its schemes: When Adachi refuses to join the Malevolent Entity's plan, it has him thrown into the P-1 Climax to distract the Investigation Team anyway.
** A tournament where everyone can fight each other is just the sort of thing Adachi would of approved of before he was arrested. However since he was thrown into it against his will, it means he's trying to partcipate and stop the thing he would of loved to watch.
* HypocriticalHumor: He muses that whoever came up with P-1 Grand Prix must be pretty twisted, then realizes that it's kind of ironic that he of all people would think that.
* IHatePastMe: [[spoiler:His main motivation for working behind Sho's back. Adachi regrets the Inaba case and is ''not'' pleased when he's blackmailed into playing the villain again.]]
-->'''Adachi:''' Doing it because you can, huh. Y'know... watching you really irritates me. It's like seeing myself last year. Seriously, it's irritating.
* JerkassHasAPoint: While most other characters have titles that are mean spirited or crazy exaggerated, Adachi's (localized title at least) is actually right on point. It helps that he's also a jerkass.
** In the story a lot of what Adachi says ends up being completely valid despite his rather jerkish attitude.
* LateArrivalspoiler:Many of his interactions in Ultimax spoil that he was the main culprit behind the Midnight Channel case back in ''Persona 4''.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''"Fool or Clown?"''
* LetsGetDangerous: [[spoiler:At the end of it all, Adachi decides to stop spectating and steps up to the plate in order to stop Sho and Kagatsuchi. [[CurbStompBattle While he's unsuccessful with Sho]], he teams up with Yu in order to defeat Kagatsuchi.]]
* MisanthropeSupreme: While he's apparently trying to turn over a new leaf, Adachi still hates the world and (nearly) everyone in it. [[spoiler:Most of his irritation at Sho comes from him claiming that they're the same, but Adachi plainly stats that Sho is "a brat throwing a temper-tantrum" whereas Adachi himself ''genuinely'' hates everyone and everything.]]
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: His brief appearance in Yukari's arcade mode initially obscures his name with question marks.
* [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It Anti-Villain]]: [[spoiler:Kagatsuchi was born when he covered Inaba in fog back in Persona 4, meaning that Adachi was indirectly responsible for everything going down in Arena and Ultimax.]]
* NobleDemon: As part of his slow HeelFaceTurn. He's still a big douche, but wishes to face justice for his crimes and eventually learns to make the same kinds of bonds he continuously mocks the Investigation Team for.
* NominalHero: He's a serial killer whose main reason for opposing the BigBad is because the main villain annoyed him. [[spoiler:In reality, he's more of a AntiHero, as he simply wants to return and face judgement for what he's done, and to stop Sho from becoming like him.]]
* NonPlayerCharacter: He's not playable in the initial arcade release of ''Ultimax''.
** PromotedToPlayable: He is a downloadable playable character for the console version of ''Ultimax.''
* ObviouslyEvil: He doesn't even try to hide the fact that he's a sociopath this time around, and any reversions back to his original goofy personality are simply done to further screw with others.
* OhCrap: Investigation Team members are understandably [[ThisIsGonnaSuck less-than-thrilled]] when they bump into him during story mode, since he's the serial killer they helped put behind bars in ''Persona 4''.
--> (paraphrased)
--> '''Yu''': [[YouHaveGOTToBeKiddingMe I don't even]]..... What are you doing here?
* OminousVisualGlitch: The TV screen will "freak out" with static and other visual glitches when Adachi uses his OneHitKill finisher. This acts as a GoryDiscretionShot that hides the ultimate fate of Adachi's opponent.
* OnlyFriend: Don't let anything you read here gove the wrong idea: Adachi is still very much a diehard evil, sociopathic scumbag. [[spoiler: And yet, due to the Social Link of ''Golden'', Adachi now has some firm bonds with Yu and Dojima, no matter how he's tried to break them. Let it be known: ''do '''not''''' talk trash about Dojima, and ''seriously'' do ''not'' threaten Yu, or you'll get the full service from the Inaba Killer.]]
* PiecesOfGod: The power of Sagiri remained inside Adachi's persona after he was possessed by Ameno. This power is part of Minazuki's plan to bend Kagutsuchi to his will.
* PistolWhipping: Adachi really likes to use his revolver to hit people with it instead of actually shooting with it.
* PunnyName: His English title contains a pun regarding "dick". Aside of referring to him acting like a [[{{Troll}} dick]], it can also mean "detective".
* PsychoticSmirk: Breaks into an insane grin when a police official under the BigBad's control tries to threaten him physically.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His EvilCounterpart of Yu's Persona, Magatsu-Izanagi, is covered in black and red clothing. [[spoiler:It ultimately helps its noble twin save the day.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Sho's red.
* RevenueEnhancingDevices: Exists only as paid DLC, despite being on the disc.
* SayingTooMuch: Much like in Persona 4, Adachi often leaks important information to the Investigation Team [[VerbalBackspace before trying to cover it up]]. [[spoiler:[[InvokedTrope It's deliberate]] and is his way of [[StealthMentor making sure the Investigation Team is headed in the right direction]].]]
* TheSociopath: He doesn't care what happens to the town, and generally doesn't care what's going on beyond being annoyed he was dragged into it.
-->'''Adachi:''' This world's all about useless, shallow, so-called friendships.
** MoralSociopathy: See EvenEvilHasStandards.
* ShockAndAwe: Like Yu's Izanagi, Adachi's Magatsu-Izanagi has some electric attacks like Ziodyne and Cross Slash (though Adachi's are normal Persona attacks rather than supers).
** YellowLightningBlueLightning: Magatsu-Izanagi uses a unique shade of ''blood red'' for his lightning attacks.
* ShutUpHannibal: Refuses to be lumped together with [[spoiler:Sho because he considers his misanthropy to be more genuine and the fact that he still thinks there's a chance that Sho can find redemption and not screw up his life like he did]].
* SpannerInTheWorks
* StealthMentor: To [[spoiler:the Investigation Team. Since he can't share information directly without being killed, he pushes them in the right direction by mocking them. He also goads the Shadow Operatives into helping them out by doing the same thing.]]
* TheStarscream: Sho recruits Adachi to fight in the tournament and distract other contestants. [[spoiler:Not only does he start planning against Sho from the moment he's recruited, he never bothers to fight anyone, and gives the Team advice.]]
* SympathyForTheHero: Tells Yosuke he actually thinks quite highly of the Investigation Team, pointing out he wouldn't have let the heroes decide his fate, nor accepted his following imprisonment, otherwise.
** After he [[spoiler:fails to defeat Sho by himself]], he warns him that the Investigation Team won't go down as easily, if at all, and that if they do, the Shadow Operatives will finish the job for them.
* [[{{Deuteragonist}} Tetragonist]]: He's one of the main players of Ultimax's story, his appearance reinforces his CharacterDevelopment from the end of Persona 4, and [[spoiler:he helps Yu finish off Hi-no-Kagutsuchi at the end of Episode P4]].
* TookALevelInKindness: He's still a total psycho, but he's stayed true to his word and kept out of trouble. [[spoiler:He also seems to genuinely care about Yu and the Dojimas, though he denies it to himself.]]
* {{Troll}}:
** One of his moves has him tripping his opponent and then laughing at them.
** While getting his ass kicked by the corrupt police officer interrogating him, Adachi just grins and rubs the officer's own crimes in his face.
** He constantly trolls Sho as well, and it really makes Sho angry.
* {{Tsundere}}: Don't get the wrong idea, he totally doesn't consider Dojima a friend. While we're at it, he hates Yu's guts and only [[spoiler:saved him in his story]] as a means to an end. He most definitely ''doesn't'' show a soft spot for either of them.
* TheUnSmile: His default expression is an easygoing smile that's a ''little'' too wide.
* VillainBall: Completely averted; Adachi knows full well what he's doing and flawlessly manipulates both sides to reach the resolution he wants, albeit until his alliance with Sho went south. Played with in that he pretends to invoke this trope via SayingTooMuch "accidentally".
* VocalEvolution: For the English dub, in order to differentiate him from Narukami, Bosch uses a middle ground between his tone from the original games and The Animation (higher-pitched like The Animation, but without the rasp).
* WildCard: Was thrown into the P-1 Climax to distract the heroes. However, Adachi is also undermining the BigBad at every turn for forcing Adachi into yet another scheme.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Adachi will break into unhinged expressions when using his Persona.
* WorthyOpponent: He considers Yu and the Investigation Team to be this to both him and to Sho's ambition, though good luck getting him to say it out loud.
* XanatosSpeedChess: He was a master of it as the BigBad last time, and he hasn't lost his touch as the AntiVillain here. [[spoiler:The only reason he fails to stop Sho himself in the end, is not realizing that the collected Persona Fragments would be strong enough to survive a single shot.]]
* YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood: Discussed. Adachi points out Sho Minazuki isn't much different from him: Both ended up with power, only to waste it trying to hurt others.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Marie]]
!Marie (The Antisocial Poet of the Hollow Forest)
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[[caption-width-right:200:Her angst is forevermore!]]

-->''"[[AGodAmI I am Izanami-no-Mikoto]], I grant mankind what they yearn for. What is your wish?"''

->'''Arcana:''' Aeon\\
'''Persona:''' Kaguya-hime\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Handbag\\
'''Style:''' [[TrapMaster Miracles]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Kana Hanazawa (Japanese), Creator/EdenRiegel (English)

An amnesiac girl introduced in the ''Persona 4'' UpdatedRerelease, ''Persona 4 Golden''. She was eventually revealed to be Kusumi-no-Okami, one of the multiple avatars of ''Persona 4'''s BiggerBad, Izanami. However, after the Investigation Team defeated Izanami in the game's True Ending, Marie was freed from Izanami's control and decided to live as a human in Inaba.

When Sho Minazuki attacks Inaba, Marie joins the fray to protect her new home.

Marie's Instant Kill is '''Musubi no Ikazuchi'''. In it, she traps her enemy inside a crystal magatama. She then dons the garb and appearance of Kusumi-no-Okami and summons a divine lightning bolt to destroy the magatama her opponent is trapped in.

Debuts in ''Ultimax''.
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* {{Angrish}}: Just like last time, she's prone to spouting this, to the point where one of her Supers is titled "[=ShutupIhateyouyoustupidjerk=]."
* AscendedExtra: Went from a Social Link turned boss into a fully playable character.
* BadassBoast: Her Instant Kill has her stating she is a goddess and the granter of minkind's desires.
* BagOfHolding: Her handbag can hold a large, Igor-themed jack-in-a-box, unlimited amount of presents which contains some sort of chocolate monster and ''thunderclouds''.
* BarrierWarrior: One of her specials is Shell of Rejection, which forms a barrier that knocks away anyone near her.
* CallBack:
** Her Persona is Kaguya, the ultimate Persona you can get from her Social Link in ''Golden'' and the Persona which she is shown with in the credits of the game.
** Marie will change into her Kusumi-no-Okami attire and summon her boss arena from ''Golden'' for her OneHitKill attack.
** Her ability to control weather is part of her gameplay, allowing her to alter the properties of her attacks.
** For one of her area control attacks, Marie summons a miniature version of Kunino-sagiri, TheDragon for Izanami in ''Persona 4''.
** For her opening animation, she will sometimes run into the arena to grab a poem that fell out of her bag.
** In her IdleAnimation, Kunino-Sagiri or Ameno-Sagiri will peer out of her bag when she yawns.
* ClothingCombat[=/=]WeaponizedHeadgear: One of her normal involves her swinging her hat around.
* EyepatchOfPower: Rather than wearing glasses, she wears a eyepatch over her left eye.
* GodInHumanForm: Due to the SplitPersonalityMerge at the end of ''Persona 4 Golden'', she is now Izanami, a god-like manifestation of the collective unconscious, in the form of a teenage girl. This allows her to create pocket dimensions in her handbag to store an entire HyperspaceArsenal, control the weather, and summon other aspects of herself, among other things.
* DownloadableContent: Like Adachi, she was free for the first week after ''Ultimax's'' release.
* FisherKingdom: Sho and the Malevolent Entity damaging the fabric of reality around Inaba in ''Ultimax'' causes Marie / Izanami, it's guardian deity, to start dying.
* HandbagOfHurt: She can swing her handbag around as an attack.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: In some of her attacks, she uses her handbag, her hat, and various strange items (such as bouncing presents and an Igor-themed jack-in-the-box) as weapons.
* JerkassHasAPoint: In contrast with most other characters, who were given mean spirited titles just to mess with them, Marie's title is actually pretty much Marie in a nutshell.
* LateArrivalspoiler:Multiple scenes and a number of her attacks give away that she's an aspect of Izanami, the former BigBad of ''Persona 4''.
* OneWingedAngel: She becomes Kusumi-no-Okami (though she calls herself Izanami-no-Mikoto) during her Instant Kill.
* PowerFloats: Floats above the ground in her divine Kusumi form.
* RememberTheNewGuy: If you did not play ''Golden'', the Investigation Team suddenly talking about her in ''Ultimax'' comes off like this. Especially jarring since she's not mentioned at all in ''Arena''.
* RevenueEnhancingDevices: Exists only as paid DLC, despite being on the disc.
* ScaryJackInTheBox: Marie can summon a jack in the box from which a giant, creepy Igor head pops out of.
* ShockAndAwe: Uses numerous lightning attacks:
** Electrifies her own body to shock opponents for her throws
** Has Kaguya summon down a thunderbolt during one of her supers.
** Summons an entire thunderstorm for her OneHitKill.
** YellowLightningBlueLightning: Her lightning is blue, like Narukami's.
* {{Tsundere}}: Her Japanese title from the LemonyNarrator straight out calls her one.
-->'''Marie:''' Ahhh! I can't believe this... [=StupidjerkIhateyou=]!
* UnexpectedCharacter: While some joked about Marie being in, nobody was serious about it. Then, Atlus pulled a fast one and announced her anyway!
* WeatherManipulation: One of her powers as a goddess is manipulation of the weather, which ties to her gameplay, as she gains some {{Status Buff}}s during different weathers. Specifically, her supers do more damage during Sunny weather, she gains slow health regeneration during Rainy weather, her cloud special creates two clouds at a time during Cloudy weather, and her SP slowly regenerates during Snowy weather. Weather can be changed through entering a new round or using [=ShutupIhateyouyoustupidjerk=], and it applies to both Maries in a mirror match (so if one Marie changes the weather, the buffs for that weather are activated for both sides).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Margaret]]
!Margaret (The Sadistic Stud-Keeping Secretary)
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[[caption-width-right:200:The long-awaited Empress descends!]]

-->''"Picture in your head your own appearance, as well as your alter-ego - your Persona."''

->'''Arcana:''' Empress\\
'''Persona:''' Margaret Selection (Yoshitsune, Cu Chulainn, Ardha, and Helel)\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Persona Cards and Persona Compendium\\
'''Style:''' [[DeathDealer Wild Card]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SayakaOhara (Japanese), Michelle Ann Dunphy (English), and Marisha Ray (English, ''Ultimax'')

Elizabeth's older sister and Igor's current assistant in the Velvet Room, Margaret originally stood by with her master as the events of ''Persona 4'' unfolded. After Narukami returns, Margaret appears within the Velvet Room to warn him that another mysterious ordeal awaits him.

Margaret appears in ''Ultimax'' as a third DLC character. She uses four Personas in battle.

Her Instant Kill is '''Morning Star''' where she summons a row of Persona cards to hit the opponent. Upon hitting, Margaret teleports both of them away, as she starts summoning Helel, which makes her create a large orb of light which she drops down on opponent, creating a large explosion of pure energy.
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* AscendedExtra: Like Marie, she was originally a social link and an optional boss in ''Persona 4''. Now she's a playable character.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[SNKBoss Elizabeth]] has never beaten her in a fight; that's all that needs to be said.
* BigGood: Due to Igor being a case of RealLifeWritesThePlot, she's the most active force of heroism in the game, and serves as a direct mentor figure.
* {{Bishonen}}: [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys All of her Personas are this]] (well, with the possible exception of [[{{Hermaphrodite}} Ardha]]). Her title even hangs a giant lampshade on it.
* CallBack: Her four Personas, Yoshitsune, Cu Chulainn, Ardha, and Helel, are all Personas she uses in the optional boss fight against her in ''Persona 4''.
* CoolMask: Her "glasses" are a butterfly-themed mask.
* DeathDealer: Unlike her sister, Margaret doesn't really use her [[ThrowTheBookAtThem Persona Compendium]] to attack, instead using her tarot cards and, well, [[WrestlerInAllOfUs getting physical]].
* DownloadableContent: Like Adachi and Marie, Margaret will be DLC available when the game comes out.
* FourIsDeath: She uses four Personas in ''Ultimax'' and the fourth features in her FinishingMove.
* HolyHandGrenade: Her Instant Kill has her casting Morning Star with the help of Helel.
%%* GlassCannon: Like her sister, she's heavily reliant on persona combos (perhaps more so given that she has ''eight'' persona cards, the highest amount in the game). Unlike Elizabeth, however, Margaret employs hard-hitting physical attacks and has more health.
* LettingHerHairDown: She takes off her headband and lets her hair flow in one of her win poses.
* LongRangeFighter: Most of her moves either have a long range or knock the opponent away from her so she can use her long range attacks more effectively.
* PowerFloats: One of her opening animations has her floating in the air, looking for a suitable Persona in her grimoire.
** [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Like before]], Margaret has little reason to touch the ground during combat. Even her idle stance has her at least an inch off the ground.
* RevenueEnhancingDevices: Exists only as paid DLC, despite being on the disc.
* SingleStrokeBattle: Hassou Tobi is shown as Yoshitsune dashing at the opponent and hitting with his dual swords, sliding past the opponent. The opponent is then dealt a variable number of hits depending on how close the number of hits is to the next multiple of 8. Yoshitsune then sheathes his swords, causing the final hit that knocks the opponent upward.
* SNKBoss: Though Boss Margaret is never fought directly in-game due to being a downloadable character, her Boss mode definitely qualifies for this in the same manner as Elizabeth: she gains more health, becomes faster, gets a triple jump and double air dash, does more damage, her sweep and Hassou Tobi become completely unblockable, and her Ardha's projectiles become spread shots.
* SuplexFinisher: Her Furious Action has her reforming an Izuna-style German Suplex which launches her really high in the air. It gets [[UpToEleven even more ridiculous]] in Boss Mode, as she leaps off screen and stays there for several seconds before slamming back down like a meteor.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Why a woman in a dress and high heels would use a SuplexFinisher is not entirely clear, other than it [[RuleOfCool just being awesome]].
[[/folder]]

!Allied [=NPCs=]

[[folder:Unit #24]]
!Unit #24
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->'''Arcana:''' None\\
'''Persona:''' None\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Broadsword
->'''Voiced by:''' Marie Miyake (Japanese), Creator/JulieAnnTaylor (English)

One of the multiple functioning robots during the 1999 Kirijo Group Testing. A skilled performer in combat, but she now performs out of spite than of worth to the scientists. While she doesn't have a Persona (or it might not have activated during the events of Labrys' time), she has a strong set of emotions, favoring nature and even befriended a pet dog.

She's one of the first [[spoiler:and ultimately the last fought in the arena]] contacts Labrys had within the island facility. The time off the facility grants allows Labrys to spend every day with her, but even then, every day the robots are fighting off against each other.
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* {{BFS}}: The weapon she is equipped with is a 1.5 meter long broadsword.
* BrokenAce: Heavily implied. Her backstory makes her one of the best robots in the arena before Labrys, but once she found out their true nature [[spoiler:and later about Labrys' origins]], she decided to fight as minimally as allowed.
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler:To fully test the emotions of Labrys, #24 was eventually set up as this. Labrys had already defeated every major opponent before this battle, but this fight caused her Persona (and Shadow) to form.]]
* ForegoneConclusion: She only appears in Labrys' story. [[spoiler:No points for guessing what happens to her…]]
%% KillTheCutie
%% ThePlotReaper
%% TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Detective Kurosawa]]
!Detective Kurosawa
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->'''Voiced by:''' HirofumiTanaka (Japanese) and Creator/GrantGeorge (English)

A member of the Shadow Operatives, operating as a regular detective of the local forces around Japan. His title is a "detective", but he has worked previously as a police officer and investigator.

After a freak accident involving a [[MindScrew portable device that can somehow generate a mini-Dark Hour]] inside the Evidence and Research unit, he was ensnared into the investigation of Dark Hour, Shadows, and many other events that involved the Kirijo Group. While he worked before as part of an investigation unit exposing the Kirijo Group's true motives, he now works with said group on the premise of defeating Shadows.

Between the events of ''Persona 4'' and ''Arena'', he was over at Inaba's local police station investigation unit on the serial killer there working as a detective. Initially, he dismissed the topic as too extreme and nonsensical, but the manner of the report and how strange it was followed along with the Shadow Operative's motives. He gives his report to Mitsuru, who then kicks off why she and her friends are a part of ''Arena''.
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* {{Understatement}}: He mentions that the report of the serial killer was too strange and was "done by a new guy" of the force. Aegis remarks that that person might be eccentric, unaware that it was likely Adachi, the serial killer, who gave the report.
* VindicatedByHistory: {{In-Universe}} - It's stated during the story paths of Naoto & the Shadow Operatives that Kurosawa was promoted to from Officer to a plain clothes Detective as a result of his aiding S.E.E.S during the events of ''Persona 3''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fuuka Yamagishi]]
!Fuuka Yamagishi
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[[caption-width-right:200:"Be careful!"]]

-->''"Oh no, it's all right. I was on vacation too, after all..."''

->'''Arcana:''' Priestess\\
'''Persona:''' Juno
->'''Voiced by:''' MamikoNoto (Japanese) and Creator/WendeeLee (English)

The former MissionControl of the S.E.E.S team in their battle against Nyx, Fuuka is now a student in college occasionally consulting with Mitsuru's new group the "Shadow Operatives". Much like Rise and Mitsuru, her Persona, Juno (formerly Lucia), is able to analyze the weaknesses of Shadows and establish psychic links with other Persona users to communicate with them. While not a fighter in the "P-1 Grand Prix", Fuuka can serve as one of the many optional {{Combat Commentator}}s, calling out and providing info during battles.
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* BadassInDistress: Is kidnapped in ''Ultimax'' alongside Mitsuru, Akihiko, and Aigis.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Shows up at the end of the Shadow Operatives' scenarios to break the Malevolent Entity's control over Labrys.]]
%% BlushSticker
%% BraidsOfAction
%% CaptainObvious
* CombatCommentator: An [[UnlockableContent unlockable]] option.
* MissionControl: For the Shadow Operatives.
* NonPlayerCharacter: Much to the frustration of fans. Justified though, in that it's evident that her ability as a navigator trumps Rise's in comparison, kicking off Rise's desire to want to fight in the first place.
%% UnlockableContent
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kikuno Saikawa]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Masumi Asano (Japanese) and Creator/ErinFitzgerald (English)

Mitsuru Kirijo's personal assistant. Kikuno is a member of the Shadow Operatives, but since she cannot use a Persona she does not get involved in the action as much. She does not appear until ''Ultimax'', where she transports the reserve members to Inaba.
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* AllThereInTheManual: Kikuno's first appearance was in an audio drama, which explained how she is a childhood friend of Mitsuru.
* BadassNormal: she does a lot more stuff than the usual maid. See HypercompetentSidekick for details.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Mitsuru's personal assistant / maid Kikuno takes care of most of the logistics for the Shadow Operatives, single-handedly locates and retrieves the Auxiliary team when Mitsuru goes missing, and is trained in piloting a military-grade helicopter.
-->'''Labrys:''' It seem that being a "maid" is a very serious and very difficult occupation.
* NinjaMaid: She dresses as a maid, and can operate an attack helicopter.
* TheTeamNormal: Kikuno cannot use a Persona, so she has to use other means to help the team.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theodore]]
!Theodore

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunichiSuwabe (Japanese) and Creator/TravisWillingham (English)

Another inhabitant of the Velvet Room and the younger brother of Elizabeth and Margaret. During the events of ''Ultimax'', Theodore starts to ask questions about the outside world and wonders why Elizabeth left, so Margaret sends him out to pick up one hundred cans of "cola". Along the way he runs into the cast several times.
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Due to not knowing much about the world outside of the Velvet Room, and lot of what he says comes off as odd.
* TheFool: He wanders in and out of the story, talking to the cast but not getting involved, then leaves to go back to his errand.
* SnipeHunt: Theodore is not really supposed to find cola, it's just a way to learn more about the world.

[[/folder]]

!Antagonists '''*MAJOR SPOILERS*'''
[[folder:Shadow Labrys]]
!Shadow Labrys (The Raging Bull of Destruction)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/p4a_shabrys_2273.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:I am a Shadow, ruin incarnate!]]

-->''"[[ArcWords I am a Shadow… The true self…]]"''

->'''Arcana:''' Wheel of Fortune\\
'''Shadow:''' Asterius\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Great Axe\\
'''Style:''' [[PuppetFighter Tandem Attacks]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyanaTaketatsu (Japanese) and Creator/CindyRobinson (English)

Labrys' [[EnemyWithout Shadow]], born from Labrys' desire [[IJustWantToBeNormal to be a normal girl]]. She is responsible for creating the "P-1 Grand Prix", as well as the true identity of [[MasterOfDisguise General Teddie]]. With the ability to manipulate her surroundings, she created the rendition of Teddie inside the TV world [[spoiler:and she can manipulate others to do her bidding, as she did to the hijackers on Mitsuru's flight, both inside and outside the TV world.]]

Her [[OneWingedAngel berserk form]] is that of Asterius, the mythical [[ALoadOfBull Minotaur]], which she uses in conjunction with her Labrys form in battle. [[spoiler:At the end of Arcade Mode, she is accepted by her other self and [[DefeatMeansFriendship transforms into the Persona Ariadne]]. In Ultimax, she returns as an alternate personality within Labrys, who can wield Asterius instead of Ariadne as a Persona.]]

Shadow Labrys' Instant Kill is '''Labyrinthos Gate''', a two-part command grab. First, Shadow Labrys becomes imbued with Asterius' dark energy. By repeating the same input, she attemps to grab the opponent, and if successful, she tosses them into a portal leading into a maze-like dungeon. Asterius then emerges from the depths and devours them as the camera pans outward towards the maze entrance as the victim's screams can be heard, while Shadow Labrys stands alone laughing.
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* AChatWithSatan: Comes with being a [[EnemyWithout Shadow]]. She exists to show Labrys the parts of herself the original refuses to acknowledge.
* ALoadOfBull: Asterius has a rather demonic bull skull for a head and is based on the mythological Minotaur from Greek mythology.
* AnAxeToGrind: Carries the same type of axe as her human self, but lacks Labrys's Axe Gauge mechanic.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: [[spoiler:When Labrys is under Sho's control in ''Ultimax'', the lack of Labrys' own control allows her Shadow to take over. You then play as Shadow Labrys to kick the crap out of Sho.]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: Shadow Labrys is the only character in the game who can combo into her [[OneHitKill Instant Kill.]] However, she needs to be in Awakening with a burst and a lot of SP, and she must force her opponent to use their burst beforehand in order to ensure that the IK hits. Once those conditions are satisfied, [[http://youtu.be/BT2E2hV9pFg?t=13m54s though...]]
** As of ''Ultimax'', she can no longer combo into her Instant Kill. On the other hand, her average damage has roughly ''tripled'' and her maximum damage output is well over 10,000. If she's in Awakening with plenty of SP, any hit will turn into an AwesomeYetPractical kill combo.
* AxCrazy: No pun intended.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Labrys' black box contains the personalities and experiences of ''every'' anti-Shadow weapon she's confronted, including her Shadow, allowing her to come back in ''Ultimax''.]]
* BearsAreBadNews: As General Teddie.
* BerserkButton: When Mitsuru intentionally mentions her full name to her while in General Teddie form, Shadow Labrys suddenly loses it and complains to her about how it's all the Kirijo group's fault. This is also an inversion to how Labrys usually reacts, where she usually cowers in fear of Kirijo and their power, but Shadow Labrys was making this statement for [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge revenge]] of the same incident.
** She also has a ''very'' negative response to being ordered around and controlled, which is quite understandable given [[spoiler:Labrys' DarkAndTroubledPast]]. To hammer the point home, in ''Ultimax'' [[spoiler:when Sho tries to control Labrys again, Shadow Labrys wrests control from both of them ''just'' to hand Sho his ass while destroying the remote control]].
* BigDamnVillains: [[spoiler:Shadow Labrys is still alive in ''Ultimax'' through Labrys' HiveMind, and still an AxCrazy OmnicidalManiac, but she still saves her from Sho's remote control just because she wanted to, not that she'd ever admit it.]]
* BloodKnight: As if her title didn't give it away. Even by Shadow standards, she loves fighting and smashing things a bit ''too'' much. Becomes her defining personality trait in ''Ultimax'' when it's revealed [[spoiler:she's still alive and developing her own personality]].
* CameraAbuse: Asterius, when using Challenge Authority, punches straight into your screen, creating cracks and [[OminousVisualGlitch static]]. One of her victory poses also has Asterius [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou completely wreck it]].
* ChainedByFashion: Asterius.
* CovertPervert: Her General Teddie impersonation likes looking at girls a lot.
-->'''Gen. Teddie''': ''Hey hey! Enough with the chitchat! Hurry up and move onto the next--''\\
'''Aegis''': ''Would you like to know your measurements? From top to bottom, they are...''\\
'''Naoto''' (flustered): ''Th-that's quite alright!''\\
''([[{{Beat}} Gen. Teddie gives a moan]])''\\
'''Gen. Teddie''': ''Never mind little old me! Please, finish that line of thought. I demand it!''
* {{Deconstruction}}: How do you [[IJustWantToBeNormal become normal]] if you're a weapon built to fight and kill? [[spoiler:Make everyone else go through the same hell of killing their friends that you had to.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[spoiler:Comes with being [[CarlJung a Shadow]].]]
** HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:She becomes Ariadne following her ego's acceptance.]]
*** In ''Ultimax'' [[spoiler:she shows up again in her old form to protect regular Labrys from Sho, though she will not admit she cares about Labrys now.]]
* {{Doppelganger}}:
** EvilKnockoff: In her disguise as General Teddie.
* TheDreaded: ''Everyone'' freaks out when she returns in ''Ultimax''.
* FinalBoss: In Arcade Mode.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: She is still playable in ''Ultimax'', even though Labrys already accepted her in the previous game. She is also separate from the Doppelgänger Shadow Labrys (different Persona, playstyle and Pe rsonality), making this even more confusing. [[spoiler:Turns out that Shadow Labrys survived her transformation inside Labrys' memory data bank, which even allowed to make Asterius her Persona, and in gameplay, is the reason why she doesn't have the "Shadow" fighting system as the other Shadows. How would she be able to fight against normal Labrys since they share the same body is simply gameplay.]]
* GlassCannon: On offense, she can hit like a truck and has several deadly setups. On defense, she's vulnerable to Persona Breaks, since Asterius is always out (this is alleviated in the sequel by the fact that she now has six Persona cards) and has only 8000 health… the joint lowest among the playable cast. ''Ultimax'' improved her defensive options.
** FragileSpeedster: Along with Elizabeth, she has the lowest HP of the cast, while her mobility is top-class. Asterius may be slow, but Shadow Labrys herself is quite fast.
* GratuitousEnglish: When air-throwing an opponent, Shadow Labrys's commonly taunts the opponent by saying "BYE-BYE" while hurling them toward the wall. Interestingly, the line is the same in both her English and Japanese voice tracks, so it's perfectly normal if using English voices and Gratuitous if you're using Japanese voices.
* TheHeavy: She is General Teddie after all.
* HumanoidAbomination: Though she looks human, she's actually a shape-shifting monster born from the darkness in Labrys' heart and can warp the perception of those around her.
* HumiliationConga: In Elizabeth's story mode. Elizabeth blows up the monitor and speakers Shadow Labrys was speaking through mid-sentence, breaks down all the invisible walls she comes across that Shadow Labrys set up that the rest of the cast can't even scratch with barely any effort, randomly butts in on their final confrontation, annoys, humiliates, and threatens her, and then [[CurbstompBattle crushes her in battle]].
-->'''Shadow Labrys''': ''How could it end like this…? It's all… completely ruined…''
* IgnoredEnemy: To Elizabeth.
* {{Irony}}: She's the Shadow... of an ''anti''-Shadow weapon.
** She has the lowest health in the game. Shadow-type characters have increased health.
%% IShallTauntYou
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Averted. Whereas the original Labrys fits the trope, Shadow Labrys drops the accent entirely. The doppelganger Shadow Labrys in Ultimax retains Labrys's accent.
* LaughingMad: Practically her trademark. Almost every scene has her laughing while staring down her opponents. [[spoiler:In Ultimax story, every ''other'' line has her laughing while fighting Sho.]]
** Hell, she's this outside of story mode -- her battle dialogue has her laughing her ass off frequently. At least when she's not [[NoIndoorVoice screaming]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmgjuuJw-84 Shadows of the Labyrinth]]''
* LiteralSplitPersonality: Comes part and parcel with being a Shadow, of course. [[spoiler:Gets inverted in ''Ultimax'' when she's revealed to still be around because of Labrys' black box and is developing her own personality, but is now confined to said black box... unless Labrys consciousness somehow weakens, in which case she can [[SplitPersonalityTakeover take over the body.]]
* MasterOfDisguise: Pretends to be [[GenderBender General Teddie]] and Rise for most of the story. Also briefly makes herself look like Nanako to confuse Yu in his storyline.
* MasterOfIllusion: Distorts the images of everyone with illusions to make them fight each other. Oddly enough, this ability comes from being part of Labrys instead of from being a [[HumanoidAbomination Shadow]].
* MeaningfulName:
** Asterius[=/=]Asterion, the [[ALoadOfBull Minotaur]] of legend who was trapped in an inescapable Labyrinth and each year brought tributes to feed its hunger.
** Not to be confused with [[spoiler:a second Asterion, who was seduced by Zeus and eventually gave birth to Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Sarpedon, two judges of the dead (former two) and two kings (latter two).]] A ''very'' ironic {{Inversion}}.
** [[spoiler:Ariadne, the Minotaur's half-sister.]]
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: Other characters' Personas only appear for a short while to perform attacks, and then disappear. [[FanNickname Shabrys]]'s "Persona" [[ALoadOfBull Asterius]], however, stays on screen the entire time, follows Shabrys around, and can attack at the same time she does. To compensate for being around all the time, Asterius has damage-dependent [[ImmuneToFlinching armor]] so he can't be broken easily, and Shabrys's heavy Persona attack is a command to force Asterius to block. Playing Shadow Labrys is effectively controlling both her and Asterius at the same time.
* MovesetClone: Subverted. While Shadow Labrys and her other self have similar character attacks in appearance, they actually have almost completely different properties other than attack range. This isn't even getting into their personas, which have completely different movesets.
** Their moveset divergence became pronounced in ''Ultimax'', despite Shadow Labrys gaining a variation of Labrys's Chain Knuckle. While Shadow Labrys and Labrys always had key differences in their movesets that set them apart as fighters, the two were much more similar in ''Arena'' than they are in ''Ultimax.''
* MorphicResonance: Since Shadow Labrys is Labrys with a massive Minotaur floating behind her, Ariadne heavily resembles Labrys ''herself,'' as opposed to the Personas of the Investigation Team, which all held a degree of resemblance of their own more warped-looking Shadows.
* NeverTrustATrailer: [[spoiler:Her ''Ultimax'' trailer sets up her to return with the implication that she's a separate being from Labrys and a central antagonist once again. Not only is she not among the fake Shadows wreaking havoc and is still inside Labrys, but when she does finally take over, it's to ''save'' her and she goes back to being dormant right after.]]
* NoCampaignForTheWicked: Shadow Labrys is the only one without a Story Mode, both in ''Arena'' and ''Ultimax''. [[spoiler:She does become playable for one fight during Labrys' story in ''Ultimax'', however.]]
* OmnicidalManiac: Her personal goal is to destroy ''everything''.
--> ''I want everything to break into a million pieces, over and over again!''
* NoIndoorVoice: One of her match start entrances begins with her laughing before she shifts to a full on ''scream''. One of her more distinctive features is her constant wailing (and just like the rest of the cast, she has character-specific quotes for the opponent she's fighting). When she isn't screaming, she's laughing, and if she isn't doing either... [[OhCrap you're not going to like what's next]].
* OneWingedAngel: Her Asterius form, [[BerserkButton triggered by her original's rejection]]. Though unlike most Shadows, she keeps her {{Doppelganger}} form around for the fight too.
* PaletteSwap: Like with Sho and Minazuki, she has completely separate alternate colors from those of her other self. In Ultimax 2.0, she also gets a darker color scheme than Labrys, like Minazuki does in comparison to Sho.
* PrecisionFStrike: [[spoiler:Her response when Elizabeth, the most powerful character in the game canon-wise, interferes with her plans and goes on to have a casual chat with Yu.]]
--> ''[[spoiler:Stop ignoring me, '''bitch'''!]]''
** [[spoiler:In Ultimax, she taunts down Sho after he attempted to control Labrys. It really pissed her off, and she took the opportunity to taunt him down.]]
--> ''[[spoiler:Kiss my skinny metal '''ass''', you punk kid!]]''
* PsychoticSmirk: As with most other Shadow Selves. Especially noticeable in the Instant Kill portrait. Plenty of her win poses feature one as well.
* PuppetFighter: Unlike the other characters whose Personas only show up to initiate attacks, Asterius is on the field constantly and has its own button inputs as well as the ability to block, requiring he player to control both Shadow Labrys and Asterius at the same time.
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: It comes with having NoIndoorVoice but shows up just about everywhere. She actually taunts and laughs at opponents when blocking or dodging attacks.
* RealityWarper: Creates endless invisible walls throughout her dungeon to force opponents towards each other.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler:Royally schools Sho in the art of trash-talking. And it is AWESOME!]]
* RocketPoweredWeapon: Her axe still has the rocket boosters. They're not nearly as critical to her fighting style as they are to her other self, though.
* RocketPunch: Shadow Labrys gains a variation of her other self's Chain Knuckle move in Ultimax.
* SanitySlippage: Her illusions of the Investigation Team and Shadow Operatives grow increasingly insane as the story goes on.
-->'''Illusion''': I had to keep killing, over and over… all because of you humans! It hurts… [[MadnessMantra It hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts]]…
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:In ''Ultimax'', she switches back to Labrys of her own will rather than have to go through more "friendship games".]]
* ShadowArchetype[=/=]EnemyWithout: Of Labrys.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: And much like [[Franchise/StreetFighter Evil Ryu]], [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Orochi Iori]], [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Devil Jin]], and [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Pyrrha Omega]] among others, she possesses a different moveset from her original.
* SmugSuper: Considers herself superior to ordinary Shadows like Teddie. [[spoiler:Even more so after her revival.]] Several of her win quotes have her gloating at her superiority over various cast members.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:In the P3 story of Ultimax, Sho's attempt to use Labrys in order to kill Mitsuru backfires when Labrys' weakened consciousness allows her to take over and promptly go postal on him.]]
* SuperMode: Titanomachia allows Asterius to execute up to 3 powered up attacks in succession before finishing with a full-screen blast of flames. The full-screen attack can also be preformed on its own ForMassiveDamage.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Comes with being a Shadow.
* SquishyWizard: In terms of durability, she's heavily outclassed by Labrys, but she makes up for it with Asterius.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Yukiko's story mode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5ecs9mCscc trailer]] completely gives away [[spoiler:that Shadow Labrys is not the real Teddie.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Ultimax''. Gameplay-wise, Asterius now has six Persona cards instead of four to make up for his constant (targetable) presence on the field; however, this is a mixed blessing, as if Shadow Labrys enters Persona break, it now takes longer for Asterius to return. She also received major buffs to her moves and damage, making her much more threatening without Awakening than she was in Arena, as well as gaining two new moves. Storyline-wise, [[spoiler:she's now a bona-fide LiteralSplitPersonality in Labrys' HiveMind that has enough independent will to summon Asterius as a genuine Persona whenever she takes over the body]].
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Of the Malevolent Entity, who uses her plan to make the rest of the cast fight each other to try and turn everyone's Personas back into Shadows.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can transform between her normal form and General Teddie form at will (though technically speaking, this is just an application of her MasterOfIllusion power rather than actual shapeshifting).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:SHO Minazuki]]
!SHO Minazuki (The Rule-Smashing Pun Machine)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sho_7103.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:A volatile fighter with a sword in each hand!]]

-->''"We're gonna change this damn world!"''

->'''Arcana:''' Sun [[spoiler:(Wild Card)]]\\
'''Persona:''' None\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Twin Katana\\
'''Style:''' [[AttackAttackAttack Physical Only]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenichiSuzumura (Japanese) and Creator/ToddHaberkorn (English)

A new character introduced in ''Persona 4 Arena Ultimax'', and the true identity of the Eerie Voice from ''Arena''. Sho is a mysterious red-haired youth who wields twin katanas and denounces the concept of friendship. His first appearance is at the climax ''Arena's'' story mode, where he takes control of Labrys and forces her to attack her new friends, before explaining his motivation to gather data on the Investigation Team and disappearing. He appears in ''Ultimax'' in the midst of the chaos caused by the Red Fog and gleefully admits to being behind it as well. With an almost childlike sense of cruelty, he has declared that he will destroy this world and all that stands in the way of his goal.

In actuality, Sho is one of several adopted children of Shuji Ikutsuki, the main villain of ''Persona 3''. Being the son of a MadScientist, he was used in the same experiments that Labrys underwent, except this time his "siblings" were human beings and a solitary lifestyle was enforced upon him by Ikutsuki, who knew full well of what he considered the failure of Labrys' experimentation. Eventually, Sho emerged the only remaining survivor, and had a Plume of Dusk implanted within him, creating MINAZUKI. MINAZUKI, however, was not someone who could obey orders without question, and so Ikutsuki deemed Sho a failure and dumped him in a hospital in Yasoinaba with a sizable inheritance. Left to fend for himself in a world he didn't understand and couldn't be understood by, Sho grew angry and hateful towards it, wishing for humanity's destruction. This caught the attention of the Malevolent Entity, who offered to grant his wish. Sho accepted the offer, setting in motion the events of the first ''Arena'' game.

While Sho himself can't use a Persona, and is jealous of Persona users, he has a second personality that can use the Persona Tsukiyomi. Because of the lack of a Persona, Sho also does not have an instant kill.
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: Has a Plume of Dusk inside him, the same material that gives life to Anti-Shadow Weapons like Labrys and Aigis.
* AxCrazy: You know when you are dealing with a psychopath when one of his introduction line is "It's murdering time!".
* AvengingTheVillain: [[spoiler:Wants revenge on the Shadow Operatives for killing his adoptive father Ikutsuki, though Sho himself claims that it's one of his least-prioritized things by the time it's been brought it up.]]
* BadassNormal: Doesn't have a Persona by default. Is still able to go toe to toe with the others.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: His enhanced physical abilities come from having a Plume of Dusk.
* BigBadDuumvirate: With the Malevolent Entity. Though the Entity thinks of Sho as nothing but an UnwittingPawn to get his hands on a more powerful body.
* BloodKnight[=/=]SpiritedCompetitor
* CardCarryingVillain: Introduces himself as the one responsible for covering Inaba in red fog.
* ComputerVoice: When speaking through Labrys.
* CoveredWithScars: [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20150702182856/megamitensei/images/7/77/P4U_Manga_Sho_scars.jpg His face scar isn't the only one he has]].
* DrivenByEnvy[=/=]IJustWantToBeSpecial: Seems to be the case, as he is jealous of Persona-users.
* DualWielding: Wields a pair of {{katana|sAreJustBetter}}.
* EmbarrassingNickname: The original Sho's nickname from the lemony narrator is "The Rule-Smashing Pun Machine".
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Take a good look at his eyes and you'll notice that his irises have gray rings in the middle, similar to those of Aigis and Labrys.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Is polite to the heroes and even explains part of his plan at the end of ''Arena'', while also thinking of everyone as nothing but "test data". [[spoiler:This is because Sho is trying to replicate the mannerisms of the FauxAffablyEvil Shuji Ikutsuki.]]
* FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence: His motive. He finds HUMANITY like this.
* FieryRedhead: A bratty kid with bright red hair who uses a fighting style that focuses on nothing but offense.
* FinalBoss: In story mode for the ''Persona 4'' cast, except Naoto (who fights the Malevolent Entity instead) and Teddie (who ends up fighting [[spoiler:Kanji]] of all people). In ''Ultimax'' he serves as the final opponent in arcade mode for about half the cast.
* FlawedPrototype: A plume of dusk was implanted within him in an attempt to forcefully manifest a persona. It failed, and Minazuki's consciousness was born as a result.
* FreudianExcuse: His hate for the world, and rather low belief in bonds all stem from [[spoiler:the fact that he was used by Ikutsuki as a test subject, then tossed out when he didn't yield the desired results.]] Though, how much of an excuse it actually is is something even the characters can't agree on: Yu insists that Sho deserves to be saved and given a second chance, while Mitsuru feels that it's still no excuse for his OmnicidalManiac behavior.
* ForScience: Says he threw Labrys into the TV to get "test data".
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has an X-shaped scar on his forehead. He also has G-tube and CVC-line scars from his stay at a hospital.
* GlassCannon: Not to the extent of Elizabeth, but Sho has many mix-ups and is pure rushdown, while his awakening super is one of the most powerful in the game. However, his health is only at 8000 and he has few defensive options.
* GracefulLoser: To an extent in Arena. In contrast to the Malevolent Entity, who makes Labrys rise again after being defeated [[spoiler:and has to be forced out by Fuuka]], The Eerie Voice accepts that he lost and divulges his motives, before giving back Labrys and vanishing.
* [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half the Creature It Used to Be]]: One of his intros has him slicing a Shadow in half.
* HiddenVillain: During his initial appearance in ''Arena'', his only interaction with the cast is through hacking Labrys for the FinalBoss fight.
* HijackingCthulhu: [[spoiler:No, not Labrys. In Adachi's story in ''Ultimax'', Sho reveals that he had plans to hijack '''Hi-no-Kagutsuchi himself''' by using Adachi's Persona as a medium. He is interrupted by Narukami before he can kill Adachi however.]]
* {{Irony}}: His attacks are moon themed, his name means All Moons, and his second personality's Persona is the Japanese god of the moon. However, Sho has the Sun Arcana.
* JapanesePronouns: "Boku."
* JerkAss MadScientist: Has a complete LackOfEmpathy, stating having a heart is meaningless to him, and considers Labrys and everyone else nothing more than guinea pigs to gather data from, and later pawns to fight fight and mess with for his plan. [[spoiler:It might be an attempt to emulate his father Ikutsuki.]]
* KnifeNut: Though not his primary weapon, his "Survival Knife" special has him throwing a spinning knife forwards.
* {{Leitmotif}}: His theme song is "The Joker."
* LonersAreFreaks: He makes it clear that the concept of friends is pointless, so its no surprise he fits this. [[spoiler:However, it ends up being {{Subverted}}, as Sho can only build bonds by fighting people. His isolation is all done on purpose to deny that part of himself.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: He's the one behind Shadow Labrys' rampage and the red fog invading Inaba, along with the Malevolent Entity.
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: He's the only Persona-less fighter in the game. Because of this, his "Persona" attacks are extra attacks from Sho himself and a dodge move, and he is not only immune to Persona Break, but also not heavily affected by the Silence status effect (the only thing it disables is his ability to [[ComboBreaker Burst]]). He is also the only character who lacks an Instant Kill. In fact, he would fit perfectly fine in a VideoGame/BlazBlue game because his gameplay style is more like that game.
* MindControlEyes: When Labrys is hacked by him, her eyes lose their red glow and become completely gray.
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: During his few matches in ''Arena'', once he's revealed.
* NoExceptYes: [[spoiler:Constantly denies that he is trying to get revenge for Ikutsuki's death, but when confronted about it after Kagatsuchi is defeated, he admits that Ikutsuki was all he had, thus his reasoning for fighting.]]
* NotSoDifferent:
** Points out that his feelings regarding the world and [[spoiler:Adachi's]] aren't all that different and that their goals are quite similar. [[spoiler:Adachi disagrees.]]
** [[spoiler: After having followed the Investigation Team in secret, he wants to believe it's the same with Yu, as well.]]
* ObviouslyEvil: A pale, red haired young man with a wild look in his eyes, an X-shaped scar across his face and dual wielding two giant serrated katanas? Little wonder he's the antagonist.
* OriginalGeneration: Sho is brand new to ''Ultimax'', unlike most of the other fighters who previously debuted in ''Persona 3'' or ''Persona 4''.
* PeoplePuppets[=/=]TheCracker: Can electronically take control of Labrys' body and make it do whatever he wants, even from outside of the TV world.
* PlayingWithSyringes: States he threw Labrys into the TV world and put lives in danger because it was a good opportunity to "gather data".
* PromotedToPlayable: [[spoiler:He was the Eerie Voice back in ''Arena''.]]
* PsychopathicManchild: Adachi outright describes him as a "brat throwing a temper tantrum," and it shows.
* PsychoticSmirk: Smiles gleefully while cutting up his opponents.
* PungeonMaster: Has a penchant for making puns similar to Shuji Ikutsuki from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. His solo title enforces this.
** HumorDissonance: Really, ''really'' bad puns, of course. Even ''Teddie'' thinks they're bad.
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: Tends to burst out laughing when he crushes an opponent.
* RedHerring: In ''Ultimax'', he sometimes appears to be [[spoiler:the supposedly dead Shuji Ikutsuki]], only for it to eventually be revealed [[spoiler:that he was using illusions, in order to screw with the Shadow Operatives.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Adachi and Minazuki's blue.
* RefusalOfTheCall: The opening of ''Ultimax'' has Sho refusing a contract with the Velvet Room, only for Igor to comment Sho is [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive destined to return one day]].
* RememberTheNewGuy: ''Ultimax'' claims he really was a high school student in Inaba, all through ''Persona 4'', despite you never seeing him anywhere in that game. [[spoiler:He's also one of the former orphan test subjects of the Kirijo group, like the Strega members from ''Persona 3'', and saw all of the Investigation Team and Adachi's actions during ''Persona 4''.]]
* TheResenter: Of Persona-users in general; particularly Yu and Aigis due to their Wild Card abilities.
* TheRival: Somewhat to Labrys, but his real target to assert himself as this towards is Yu. [[spoiler: In the end of it all, Yu accepts this position, to boot.]]
* RyuAndKen: Thanks to his second personality being a separate playable character. Without a Persona, SHO focuses on getting close to the opponent and cutting loose, whereas MINAZUKI is a more traditional shotoclone.
* SaveTheVillain:
** [[spoiler:Yu and Adachi join forces to rescue Sho from a fully-formed Kagutsuchi in the P4 path.]]
** [[spoiler:Labrys rescues Sho from a fully-formed Kagutsuchi in the P3 path.]]
* SoreLoser: Sho's immaturity makes it where anytime he is defeated or ubstaged, he gets angry. [[BerserkButton Really really angry.]]
* {{Shotoclone}}: Both variants of Sho are ''[[IncrediblyLamePun sho]]''tos in their own way: Sho's fireball is a charge motion and acts more like Sagat's Tiger Shot, but he has an uppercut special in addition to their shared Furious Action; MINAZUKI (the version with Tsukiyomi) has the traditional motion for his fireball (in exchange for it being slower to use) and has a unique super projectile, but the second uppercut becomes little more than a followup to their shared hurricane kick equivalent and his version of their shared uppercut super does less damage than Sho's.
* SirSwearsALot: Somebody needs to wash this boy's mouth out with soap because he's worse than Kanji and Youske combined. (Hell...er, heck he's probably just as bad as [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna the Bloodedge]])
* SplitPersonality: Appears to have two completely different personalities: a bratty one that can't use a Persona, and a manipulative one that can.
* SplitPersonalityMerge: [[spoiler:Happens to him in the True Ending, indicated by his eyes now glowing blue, calming down considerably, and gaining Tsukiyomi as his Persona.]]
* StrawNihilist:
** He dismisses friendship as a meaningless concept, cutting himself off from others to become powerful. This automatically makes him as much of a ShadowArchetype to Yu and Aigis as the latter two's [[EnemyWithout actual Shadows]] and Adachi.
** He also acts like this towards Teddie, calling him out as a Shadow, despite his humanity and bonds, even using his [[IncrediblyLamePun bear puns]] as a means to bear-ate Teddie.
* SmugSnake: So. Very. Much. Is just the tool of another, and all his plans rely on 'Spam Mind control'. [[spoiler:This is part of what pisses Adachi off. He's BORROWING power without actually being a credible threat like he was...and it bites him in the ass.]]
* StalkerWithoutACrush: [[spoiler: Likely by means of Minazuki's Persona, Sho reveals that he'd been following the Investigation Team from the shadows ever since the first rescue missions, and he liked what he saw. This also, however, led to Hi-no-Kagatsuchi getting ahold of him.]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Shares some odd similarities with Ikutsuki from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. [[spoiler:Turns this is because he's Ikutsuki's "son", as one of the orphans Ikutsuki experimented on.]]
** Has similar taste in puns.
** One reading of his last name, Minazuki, is "all moons". Similar to Ikutsuki meaning "many moons".
* TeamNormal: He's was originally an ordinary human who lacks a Persona and couldn't even enter the TV world.
* ThemeNaming: Most of his moves have the word "moon" in them or are just moon-related.
* [[{{Deuteragonist}} Tritagonist]]: He's TheHeavy of both games (though, primarily the second), and he has connections to both the Investigation Team and Shadow Operatives.
* TrueFinalBoss: An SNKBoss version of Sho [[spoiler:with Minazuki's Persona]] serves as the final boss of the true ending path in ''Ultimax'', which can only be unlocked after beating the paths that have the Malevolent Entity as their FinalBoss.
* TheVoice: You never see what he looks like in ''Arena'', you just hear his washed out voice when he takes control of Labrys.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:The Malevolent Entity is just using his human partner to obtain "The one true vessel". True to form, the minute Kagatsuchi has what he needs, he possesses Sho and uses him to make a new body.]]
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: {{Lampshaded}} by Adachi many times. Sho never tries to kill any of the Investigation Team when he encounters them, and he even refuses to kill the captured Shadow Operatives when he easily could of. [[spoiler:Given that Sho is a huge SmugSnake, it makes sense why he doesn't.]]
* TheVillainMakesThePlot: Had he not thrown Labrys into the TV world, none of the events of ''Arena'' would have happened.
* VirtueIsWeakness: He dismisses the concept of friendship as meaningless, and openly admits to Adachi that seeing the bonds between the Investigation Team absolutely ''disgusts'' him.
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sho MINAZUKI]]
!Sho MINAZUKI (The Scar-Faced Dark Messiah)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sho_8731.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Insanity in one hand, tenacity in the other!]]

-->''"Behold. We are about to change the world."''

->'''Arcana:''' Moon\\
'''Persona:''' Tsukiyomi\\
'''Main Weapon:''' Twin Katana\\
'''Style:''' [[EvilCounterpart Standard]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenichiSuzumura (Japanese) and Creator/ToddHaberkorn (English)

The "second" Sho, who can use a Persona. In contrast to the other Sho, who is loud and reckless, this one is more calm and calculating. His Persona is Tsukiyomi, the god of the moon.

MINAZUKI was born when Shuji Ikutsuki surgically implanted a Plume of Dusk within Sho in one of his experiments. Since Plumes of Dusk are meant to generate egos in Anti-Shadow Weapons, the result when used on humans was the emergence of secondary personalities. Unlike Sho, MINAZUKI was extremely wary and distrustful towards Ikutsuki, prioritizing Sho's well-being over all else. Deeming his experiment a failure, Ikutsuki attempted to erase MINAZUKI, but this failed, so instead Sho was sedated and abandoned at a hospital in Yasoinaba. With his father figure now gone, Sho turned to MINAZUKI as the only friend he had left, and as such he strived to grant whatever desire his friend wanted. Eventually, the Malevolent Entity approached them and offered to work with them in order to grant Sho's wish: the destruction of the entire human race except himself.

MINAZUKI's Instant Kill is '''God and Demon Annihilation'''. He delivers an X-shaped slash with his dual katanas with enough force to knock the opponent into the air. Tsukiyoma then bombards the opponent with dark energy, lifting them higher and higher into the air as the screen is shrouded in darkness. As the outline of the opponent is seen falling, Tsukiyomi appears and delivers a final slash, shattering the darkness and eradicating the opponent.
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* AntiVillain: He ultimately just wants to make Sho happy, despite deciding being an OmnicidalManiac is the way to achieve this end.
* ArtificialHuman: Minazuki is an artificial personality born from a plume of dusk. But unlike Aigis and Labrys, whose minds reside in their own robotic bodies, Minazuki was born as a second soul inside the human Sho.
* BattleAura: MINAZUKI has a very distinctive light blue aura, which is one of the main things that distinguishes him physically from SHO.
* CounterAttack: His ''Mugen no Kiri (Fog of Fantasy)'' Awakened SP Skill. Not only does it damage the opponent, but will also [[InterfaceScrew darken the screen]], which Minazuki can then disappear into, making him invisible unless he attacks, in which case he becomes visible for a short while. In Ultimax 2.0, only the C and SB versions of Fantasy Fog are counters, as the D version activates the attack portion immediately.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Attacks Naoto right after her fight with one of the Shadow Dopplegangers in a attempt to kill her. While it fails thanks to Labrys, Yukari, Ken, and Koromaru pulling a BigDamnHeroes moment, it's clear he knows who're the ones to worry about. He also captured the Shadow Operatives right away, getting rid of the ones who would be the biggest SpannerInTheWorks. He also throws the investigation team into a situation replicating the dark hour which they have ZERO experience with.
* TheDragon: He's forwarding the Malevolent Entity's plan to destroy the world in ''Ultimax''.
** TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Along with Sho, he was plotting to use Adachi's persona to prevent Kagatsuchi from winning so Sho could have his wish.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Minazuki's only goal is to make a world where Sho can live in peace. Unfortunately, Sho's so screwed up from years of experimentation and torture as a child that Minazuki believes the best means to this end is to [[OmnicidalManiac kill all of humanity]].
* EvilSoundsDeep: MINAZUKI compared to SHO has a much more deeper and sinister voice tone.
-->'''MINAZUKI:''' Are you prepared to die?
* {{Expy}}: Not him but his Persona Tsukiyomi who shares more than a few traits with [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Apollo]].
* FinalBoss: Serves as the final opponent in arcade mode for the portion of the cast that doesn't face Sho or Elizabeth.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: His eyes glow bright red whenever he uses the powers he borrowed from the [[BigBad Malevolent Entity]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Arranged for Adachi to be broken out of prison, only for Adachi to turn against him.
* {{Irony}}: Minazuki claims his powers come from his and Sho's solitude, but as Narukami points out, his desire to protect Sho means that his power instead comes from his bond with Sho.
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore."
* KnifeNut: Carries normal Sho's "Survival Knife" special into his own moveset.
* KnightOfCerebus: Whenever he appears the tide turns against the heroes and all comedy stops. He quickly turns the heroes winning streak into a loss and [[TheDreaded instills shock and fear into the heroes when he first appears.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: Minazuki's theme is "Blood Red Moon". It's named after a solar phenomenon.
* LifeDrain: Can use the classic ''SMT'' franchise Energy Drain skills to steal opponents' HP or/and SP.
* {{Lunacy}}: His Persona is the Japanese god of the moon.
* MovesetClone: Much like Labrys and her Shadow Self in [=P4A=], most of Minazuki's physical attacks are tweaked versions of Sho's attacks. However, their Persona attacks and special moves are wildly different.
* NoNonsenseVillain: There is literally no humor involving Minazuki at all in contrast to Sho. Whenever he appears, things get serious right away.
* OmnicidalManiac: Wants to kill everything in the entire world, other than SHO.
-->'''MINAZUKI:''' I will destroy this world. Everything will die, and this place will be reborn into a new world... HIS world, where only one life remains!
* PaletteSwap: [[AvertedTrope Not really,]] but another trait that separates SHO and MINAZUKI is that MINAZUKI has a slightly darker default color scheme and completely different alternate colors.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His Persona wears black and red clothes. All his attacks also have red and black auras.
* RedBaron: This personality is called "The Scar-Faced Dark Messiah".
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes glow red when he uses the power he borrowed from the Malevolent Entity.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Sho's red.
* TheRival: to Yu.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: A sadistic and manipulative split personality of Sho's with the power to use a Persona.
* TechnicolorFire: His Persona, Tsukiyomi, can create black fire.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:InUniverse. In the true ending, Sho is surprised that he cannot feel Minazuki anymore, and that he can now use his Persona Tsukiyomi.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shuji Ikutsuki]]

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HideyukiHori (Japanese), Creator/JBBlanc (English)

The former head of S.E.E.S and member of the Kirijo Group, Ikutsuki was revealed to have had his own agenda during the Dark Hour incident 3 years ago. He died after attempting to sacrifice Mitsuru and the others, and yet his influence isn't entirely gone...

* AbusiveParents: Sho considers him his father. Ikutsuki performed horrible experiments on him and ensured he had no chance to make friends while growing up, so this is kind of a given.
* AscendedExtra: He has an arguably bigger role here than in his original appearence, which is impressive considering that he's ''dead''.
* DisneyVillainDeath: His cause of death is listed in police files as "falling from the roof of Gekkoukan High". Naoto suspects it may have been suicide. It was actually this.
* GenerationXerox: His "son" Sho attempts to summon an EldritchAbomination and end the world, just like he did.
* GreaterScopeVillain: He's responsible for Sho ending up the way he is, making him indirectly responsible for most of the plot. But he's regulated to this status for the obvious reason of being dead.
* LateArrivalspoiler:Manages to be one despite not making a physical appearence. The fact that he was EvilAllAlong was one of the biggest twists of ''Persona 3'', but here it's casually stated a few times. As is his death.
* RedHerring: The Eerie Voice shares a lot of his mannerisms, but it turns out to be not him, but his "son".
* PosthumousCharacter: Despite dying in Persona 3, he still manages to be pretty important in ''Ultimax''.
* PredecessorVillain: To Sho.
* VillainousLegacy: He's been dead for years by the time of this game, but his former actions are a big part of the plot.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Doppelgänger Shadows]]
!Doppelgänger Shadows

-->''"Bring on the ring!"''

A group of {{Evil Knockoff}}s created in ''Ultimax'' to keep the Investigation Team and Shadow Operative members occupied while the BigBad enacts his EvilPlan.

The only characters that don't have a shadow type (so far) are [[CardCarryingVillain both Shos]], [[WildCard Adachi]], [[AmbiguouslyHuman Elizabeth, Margaret]], [[PhysicalGod Marie]], and Shadow Labrys (for obvious reasons).
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* AttentionWhore / ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Shadow Rise will change into a skimpy swimsuit for many of her opening and victory poses.
* AxCrazy: They just want to fight and kill, with the bloodthirsty Shadow Aigis being the best example.
* BadBoss: Shadow Yu revels in this trope; no surprise given that he's literally Yu's ShadowArchetype. He's callous, abusive, power-hungry, and the kind of guy who will not hesitate to put dissidents in their place. He's also the strongest, so the rest of the Doppelganger Shadows begrudgingly serve him. The only exception to this is Shadow Aigis, who thinks of him as worthless trash and totally unworthy of her loyalty. He doesn't bother trying to get her to obey him because she is the only one of the fake Shadows who can match (or maybe even surpass) his power.
** FridgeHorror: There's also some disturbing implications regarding the guy he's based off of. Does Yu really have a part of himself that loathes bonds and desires power so that he won't need them anymore?
* TheBaroness: Shadow Mitsuru. Comes with being [[TarotMotifs a reversed Empress]].
* BattleAura: As powerful Shadows in human (or robot or bear) likeness, the doppelgängers have dark blue auras that temporarily disappear when they are hit.
* BearsAreBadNews: The evil Doppelgänger Teddie.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Shadow Junpei. Shadow Kanji too, to an extent, who'll occasionally drop out of CampGay mode and get dead serious.
* BloodKnight: Shadow Akihiko is ''incredibly'' enthusiastic about fighting, and seem to think everyone else must be too, deep down.
* BrattyHalfPint:Ken's more bratty personality is exaggerated in his shadow doppelganger.
* CallBack:
** Doppelgänger Chie's intro has her sitting atop [[MesACrowd multiple monochrome versions of herself]], just like in ''Persona 4'' after Chie's Shadow goes [[OneWingedAngel berserk]].
** Doppelgänger Naoto's intro has her getting up from an operating table and changing one of Shadow Naoto's [[OneWingedAngel berserk form]]'s laser blasters into a revolver.
** Doppelgänger Yukari's intro has her emerging from a steaming shower, just like the real Yukari did in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' during the male protagonist's route.
** Doppelgänger Teddie has a callback when using his Nihil Hand super: when the giant Teddie emerges, it's face is more in the [[OneWingedAngel berserk form]]'s likeness. He also gains the non-berserk form's [[UhOhEyes distinctive eyes]] during one of his winposes.
** Doppelgänger Yu's intro has him transform from a stack of [=TVs=] with Yu's face on the screens, which is how Shadow Yu is portrayed in ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation''.
** Doppelgänger Yukiko will speak into a television microphone in her opening pose, much like Yukiko's real Shadow in ''Persona 4''.
** If an Investigation Team member's Shadow had a different pre-berserk outfit than their other self, their doppelgängers can switch to those outfits if they win a match.
* CampGay: Doppelgänger Kanji will change into nothing but a loincloth in one victory pose.
-->"Here you go. ''Enjoy.''"
* CardCarryingVillain: None of them make any attempt to hide their true nature (except Fake Kanji in the P4 storyline), and start [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] the moment they open their mouths.
* CatchPhrase: "[[ArcWords I am a Shadow… the true self…]]" and "Bring on the ring!"
* CerebusRetcon: Mitsuru's treats of [[NoodleIncident "execution"]] were always PlayedForLaughs. Shadow Mitsuru'a definately ''aren't''.
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction:
** Shadow Yukiko's victory pose has her [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/b69562390a3d1013c74c140aca23c648/tumblr_mxemp06x0D1qj6bfuo6_1280.jpg change into her Princess dress]].
** Shadow Yukari will go from naked in a shower to dressed in her full outfit in one opening pose.
** Shadow Naoto's victory pose has her change into her over-sized lab coat.
** Shadow Aigis is seen wearing her other self's iconic pale blue summer dress in her opening pose, only to burn it off after she [[spoiler:crushes a black butterfly in her palm]].
** Shadow Kanji's victory pose sees him go from regular outfit to a fundoshi in less than a second.
* CombatPragmatist: Shadow Ken. He invites the heroes to a one-on-one fight while bringing Koromaru as a handicap and pulls a WoundedGazelleGambit that would have succeeded if the real Ken hadn't stepped in.
* CombatSadomasochist: Shadow Kanji is...very enthusiastic about getting hit.
--> "Hurt me more!"
* ControlFreak: Shadow Chie seems to be going for the "[[NotSoDifferent You're no better than the bullies you fight]]" route this time around.
--> "The other person says something you don't like? Simple. ''Shut them up by force.''"
* DarkIsEvil: Especially true with Shadow Naoto and Shadow Koromaru, who both know [[CastingAShadow Mudo]] spells.
* DeadlyDoctor / MadScientist: Shadow Naoto dons an over-sized lab coat in one win pose.
* DissonantSerenity: Shadow Ken is quite calm while he makes those unhinged expressions.
* {{Dominatrix}}: Doppelgänger Chie will take out a whip and sit on top of a bunch of girls in one opening pose.
* TheDreaded: Almost everyone is either terrified of or unnerved by Shadow Aigis, including her fellow doppelgängers (indeed, she's no [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Metis]]), as she's the most powerful (along with Shadow Yu) and the most mentally unstable, targeting the other Shadows along with the heroes. Even Shadow Yu, the de facto leader of the Shadow Army whose authority Shadow Aigis outright rejects, won't even think about messing with her.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Doppelgänger Yukiko will switch into a pink princess gown in one of her win poses.
* EvilKnockoff: They're {{mook}} Shadows made to look and act like the protagonists' inner Shadows, rather than actual manifestations of negative aspects of each hero's personality. Doppelgänger Labrys is a particularly bad knockoff; she speaks in her other self's accent and uses Ariadne instead of Asterius.
* ForTheEvulz: They have no interest in being accepted by or fulfilling some hidden desire of their counterparts, like the real Shadow Selves in ''Persona 4'' do. They just want to hurt their originals (and anyone else who happens to be nearby) emotionally and physically, like the Shadow copies from the Persona 2 duology.
* GlassCannon: The doppelgängers have 2000 more health than their regular counterparts and can carry any unused SP into the next round. However, they cannot access [[SuperMode Awakening]] (which decreases the amount of damage characters take), have no instant kills, and lack the "Burst" ComboBreaker move. When a Shadow has 100 SP they can enter "Shadow Frenzy" mode, where all specials and supers cost less, can cancel into each other and create combos worthy of ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom''.
* TheHeartless: They're each an AnthropomorphicPersonification of the darkness in all human hearts.
* KickTheDog: In addition to, well, just about everything they say, there'd a disturbingly literal example. Shadow Ken will call Koromaru "useless" when withdrawing him.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown / GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger:
** Shadow Chie's victory pose has her stomping on her knocked out opponent while flipping the bird.
** Shadow Akihiko's victory pose has him picking up his opponent and threatening them with an electrified fist before [[NothingIsScarier cutting to black]].
* KillerRobot: Shadow Aigis and to a relatively lesser extent, Shadow Labrys.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Shadow Yu, apparently.
--> "'''''[[SayMyName Nanako-o-o-o-o!]]'''''"
* LaughingMad: Many will break into insane laughter in their victory poses, with Doppelgänger Aigis' being [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter particularly deranged]]. She will also laugh in delight once she deals the finishing blow on her opponent.
** Doppelgänger Yu also features a noteworthy one, but it isn't nearly as terrifying as Doppelgänger Aigis'.
** Doppelgänger Mitsuru also has a particularly insane one in her victory pose, although it isn't animated like that of Doppelgänger Aigis or Doppelgänger Yu.
** Doppelgänger Naoto will laugh when using her machine gun.
* {{Leitmotif}}: For most characters, fighting their own Shadow triggers ''I'll Face Myself -Battle-''.
* LightIsNotGood: Shadow Ken and Shadow Naoto both know [[LightEmUp Hama]] spells.
* ManipulativeBastard: Shadow Yu's preferred method of wreaking havoc is thru psychologically manipulating and playing mind games with everyone, including most of his fellow Shadows. The only ones Shadow Yu does not try to mess with are Adachi and Shadow Aigis, as he is aware that the former can easily see through his act, and the latter can also do the same, although she will gut him like a carp in response should he even try.
* MaskOfSanity: The despotic Doppelgänger Yu and the destructive Doppelgänger Aigis' portraits are among the most relatively tame among the Shadow Selves, compared to more insane-looking ones such as Doppelgänger Junpei, Doppelgänger Chie and Doppelgänger Akihiko. This somehow conceals the fact that they are arguably the most horribly twisted and psychotic of the lot. Even Adachi himself [[EvenEvilHasStandards thinks that they're too much]].
* MightyGlacier: Shadow Kanji and to an extent Shadow Akihiko, who have the highest and second highest health in the game in their normal forms. Their Shadow forms have an additional 2000 HP, allowing them to sustain more damage as they slowly close in on opponents.
* MoodSwinger: They're all mentally unstable, and will often switch between angry or emotionless to gleefully psychotic.
* MythologyGag: Shadow Yu's intro has him [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/6bc3b34c8473bac1e1a4529497125d1d/tumblr_mxemp06x0D1qj6bfuo3_1280.jpg transforming from a pile of TVs]], mirroring his appearance in ''Persona 4: The Animation''.
* OvernightAgeUp: {{Inverted|Trope}} by Shadow Ken, who instead ages '''''down''''' to his original's ten-year-old appearance in one match win pose.
* PowerFloats: Shadow Akihiko's opening pose has him floating down in a {{purple|IsPowerful}} force field, à la [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom Magneto]].
* PsychoticSmirk[=/=]SlasherSmile: Almost all of them will break into smiles when they try to emotionally or physically hurt a human. The only exceptions are Shadow Teddie, who instead has a murderous scowl; Shadow Naoto, who just has a look of disdain; and Shadow Kanji, who is [[CampGay just fabulous]].
* RedBaron: Shadow Aigis' retains her other self's title: "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Heartless Armed Angel]]", which in her case, fits her perfectly and disturbingly well.
-->"'''''[[CrushKillDestroy Beginning extermination. After I'm finished here, there will be no one left standing but me!]] [[LaughingMad AHAHAHAHAHAHA!]]'''''"
* RightHandAttackDog: Shadow Koromaru for Shadow Ken.
* {{Sadist}}: Only want to hurt the main cast, whether it be physically or mentally. Shadow Aigis also enjoys hurting her fellow Shadows in addition to the main cast.
* SlouchOfVillainy: Shadow Mitsuru's victory pose.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: As [[TheHeartless Shadows]], they have glowing yellow eyes.
* {{Troll}}:
** Shadow Yosuke says some nasty things that would make [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Hazama]] proud.
** Shadow Kanji starts up a SpotTheImposter situation with the real one despite the fact that the fake shadows are ''supposed'' to reveal themselves immediately, just because he thought Kanji was dumb enough to mess with.
* TragicVillain: Despite having the well-earned reputation as the craziest and the most despicable of all the "Shadows", the reason why Shadow Aigis is so violent and psychotic is actually quite tragic. [[spoiler:Despite her strong and unwavering desire to fulfill her master's (Sho Minazuki) goals, she is fully aware that doing so will ultimately lead to her and her fellow Shadows' demise and failing to do so also leads to that, something that the other Shadows are blissfully unaware of. This sparks Shadow Aigis' desire to "live for the moment", through relishing the destruction and chaos she causes, before she inevitably succumbs to her fate. This somewhat makes her Ultimax's version of Takaya and Jin.]]
** This applies to all of them really. Despite how malevolent some of them act, they really are just [[ExpendableClone copies of the people they're based on]] and act malevolent due to serving Sho Minazuki and the one who created them. Several of them show brief moments of their humanity before the malevolence takes control.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: On the part of Shadow Ken.
-->"So ''you're'' the idiot with a death wish?"
* UndyingLoyalty: Shadow Aigis has this to her master Sho.
* UhOhEyes: Shadow Rise's eyes are noticeably smaller than those of her original, making her look a little on the [[AxCrazy crazy]] side. Shadow Akihiko and Shadow Junpei also qualify.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Shadow Aigis attempts to convince Labry to join her master Minazuki and get revenge on those who wronged her in the P4 Route.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Shadow Ken attempts this during the P4 storyline. It would have worked were it not for [[BigDamnHeroes the real Ken's interference.]]
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[[folder:The Malevolent Entity]]
!The Malevolent Entity [[spoiler:(Hi-no-Kagutsuchi)]]
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-->''"The heart is frail. Its weaknesses are never fully vanquished. Given the opportunity, it can betray you and return to darkness."''

->'''Arcana:''' ??? / All\\
'''Persona:''' ??? / All\\
'''Main Weapon:''' ??? / All\\
'''Style:''' ??? / All
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FumihikoTachiki (Japanese) and Creator/PatrickSeitz (English)[[note]]Can mimic the voice of the character whose form he takes.[[/note]]

The EldritchAbomination [[TheManBehindTheMan Man Behind The Man]] responsible for all the events in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''. He was the one who saw to it that Labrys was thrown into the TV world, and is also the true identity of all the apparent shadow selves other than Shadow Labrys. He seeks to gather powerful Shadows in order to create a "true vessel" for himself.

In ''Ultimax'', he takes the form of General Teddie, creating the P-1 Climax in order to distract the heroes while he completes a new plan to make his "true vessel". In the end he is revealed to be [[spoiler:Hi-no-Kagutsuchi]], the collective will of those who abandon all connections, and strive to live only for themselves.
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* AntagonisticOffspring: His actions nearly kill [[spoiler:Marie / Izanami]], his mother in Myth/JapaneseMythology. His father in those myths, [[spoiler:Izanagi / Magatsu-Izanagi]], also ultimately defeats him.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: He's "the collective will of those who abandon all connections, and strive to live only for themselves." He is also described as the dissatisfaction of the people in the P3 Route.
* BigBad: Was behind Labrys being thrown into the TV world, and spends the majority of the game tormenting the other characters as {{Doppelganger}}s of their Shadows. He's also the one Sho is helping to realize his dream of becoming whole and destroying the world in ''Ultimax''.
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* TheCorrupter: Wants to destroy the psyches of every Persona user in the P-1 Grand Prix so he can take their Shadows for himself.
* DespairGambit: Plans to destroy the Persona users by making them fight their friends and the innocent, confused Labrys.
* DemonicPossession: Possesses [[spoiler:Sho]] in the finale of ''Ultimax'', to use as a "base" for it's "true vessel".
** That he ultimately failed at creating a stable vessel might have to do with the fact that the aforementioned was actually only his Plan B. His originally intended base was [[spoiler:Teddie.]]
* {{Doppelganger}}: Appears as exact copies of nearly every character in the cast at one time or another.
* EldritchAbomination: The Malevolent Entity is a shape-shifting monster that can steal your face, invade your thoughts, and bend other Shadows to its will. And that's just its idea of fun.
* EvilKnockoff: Disguises himself as the villainous copy of Teddie, General Teddie, during the P-1 Climax.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Has a deep, booming voice. He's even called the "Echoing Voice" at one point ''Ultimax''.
* FightingAShadow: All the Shadows he appears as are merely temporary forms, and upon his defeat he just laughs and says he'll be back soon.
* FinalBoss: In story mode for the ''Persona 3'' cast and Naoto. He's also the final boss in all but the "true end" storyline in ''Ultimax''.
** TrueFinalBoss: Storylines with him as the FinalBoss are only unlocked after completing at least one involving the Eerie Voice in ''Arena''.
* ForTheEvulz: Even after his initial plans with Labrys fall through, he keeps tormenting the protagonists to entertain himself.
* GenderBender: He appears as {{doppelganger}}s of several female characters, despite his true form's voice clearly being male.
* GracefulLoser: To an extent. After being flawlessly exposed by Naoto, he commands Labrys to rise and fight again in a desperate attempt to salvage something from his plans having fallen apart completely. But Fuuka [[spoiler:breaks his control over her.]] He then faces off against Naoto and gets his ass handed to him. But he takes it in stride. Justified in that its not his real body, so it doesn't really affect him much. Understandably, he does not act this way when finally defeated in ''Ultimax''.
* HiddenInPlainSight: He's been the Ring Announcer the entire time.
* HiddenVillain: Every "Shadow" you meet other than Shadow Labrys is actually him, a fact you don't learn until he reveals himself to be the true BigBad at the end of the game.
* HijackedByGanon: Despite Sho's claims in ''Ultimax'' of being the main culprit behind the Red Fog incident, the Malevolent Entity turns out to be the true mastermind yet again.
* HumanoidAbomination: Even though he appears in the form of humans, he's a monster that defies the laws of reality.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters:
-->'''Entity''': This place, these traps, all if it came from your own minds! What you dread most of all is yourselves!
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''Burning Inferno''.
* TheManBehindTheMan: He's the one who caused Shadow Labrys' rampage in Ultimax and Sho's world ending plan in ''Ultimax''.
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%% IShallTauntYou
* MasterOfDisguise: Takes on the forms of nearly everyone's shadow selves throughout the story.[[note]]Teddie, Elizabeth and Labrys are the only exceptions, for various reasons.[[/note]]
* MeetTheNewBoss: See SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute below.
* MirrorMatch: Whenever you fight him in ''Arena'', he becomes a perfect copy of the hero you're playing as at the time.
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: during matches his name is displayed as "???".
* NotHimself: A number of things point to him not actually being any of the protagonist's Shadows. He doesn't wear any of the over-the-top outfits many of the Investigation Team's real Shadows had on, nor use the Berserk forms of the protagonist's Shadows in battle. Further, it would be impossible for a person's Shadow and Persona to be in the same place at the same time, as they're [[HeelFaceTurn the same thing]].
* TheOmniscient: Knows all about both [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} the Midnight Channel]] and [[VideoGame/{{Persona3}} the defeat of Nyx]], and can tell exactly where Fuuka is and what she's saying even while Fuuka's communicating from the ''real world'' telepathically.
* OminousFog: Kagutsuchi is the red fog that covers Inaba.
* PeoplePuppets: Can take control of the weak willed and make them do whatever he wants. This includes both Labrys and the 5 plane hijackers who provided the cover for her kidnapping.
* PowerCopying: Can perfectly mimic the Persona abilities of nearly every other character in the game.
* PsychoticSmirk: His form near the end of the game sports one when he first emerges from the flames.
* RealityWarper: Momentarily ''takes control'' of the Midnight Channel to separate all the contestants when they first enter the TV world.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Its true form.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:Sho's]] eyes glow red when the Entity possesses him in ''Ultimax''.
* RedHerring: Looking at the SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute below, you'd think he's [[Characters/PersonaRecurring Nyarlathotep]] from Persona 2: Enternal Punishment. [[spoiler:Turns out he's merely Kagatsuchi.]]
* SadisticChoice: Kill [[PeoplePuppets People Puppet]] Labrys or let her kill you.
* SequelHook: At the climax of ''Arena'', he promises the Investigation Team and Shadow Operatives will be seeing him again soon, leading into ''Ultimax''.
* SmugSnake: He's nowhere near as cunning or powerful as he thinks, and constantly fails to exploit perfect chances to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim kill his dangerous foes when they are paralyzed by his fog]] or taking credit for the schemes and planning that Minazuki came up with.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: In every shadow form that he takes.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Shares multiple characteristics with [[Characters/PersonaRecurring Nyarlathotep]], the BigBad of the ''Persona'' series who got PutOnABus at the end of ''Persona 2: Eternal Punishment''.
** His manipulation of UnwittingPawn Labrys through false memories mirrors Nyarlathotep's manipulation of Jun in ''Innocent Sin''.
** He's the only shape-shifter in the series other than Nyarlathotep who likes to appear as {{Doppelganger}}s of other characters' [[EnemyWithout Shadows]].
** His TeethClenchedTeamwork with the Eerie Voice mirrors Nyarlathotep's manipulation of Takahisa Kandori in ''Persona 1'', Maya Okamura in ''Innocent Sin'' and Tatsuzou Sudou in ''Eternal Punishment''.
** The Malevolent Entity's English voice actor in ''Arena'' is the same as Nyarlathotep's in the {{Updated Rerelease}} of ''Persona 2''.
** His whole plan of trying to force the heroes to succumb to despair is more or less the same as Nyarlathotep's whole agenda as well.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Doesn't like feigning cooperation with the Eerie Voice.
* {{Troll}}: He's the one who made up the [[EmbarrassingNickname Embarrassing taglines]].
* TheVillainMakesThePlot: If he hadn't kidnapped Labrys and thrown her into the TV world, none of the events in ''Arena'' would have happened.
* VillainTeleportation: Just up and leaves after his defeat through this method.
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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can turn into any form he likes, including other characters' Shadows, General Teddie, and even dead people like [[spoiler:Shuji Ikutsuki]].
* WeWillMeetAgain: Promises the Investigation Team and Shadow Operatives he'll be back soon after being defeated at the end of ''Arena''.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Tries to deceive ''[[KidDetective Nao]][[GenreSavvy to]]'' by disguising himself as her Shadow. The key word is ''tries''. Ends as well as you'd expect.
** It tried to do this in Yu's arcade mode as well; [[NoSell Yu was not fooled]] and beat the crap out of it.
* XanatosGambit: His plan is a standard Xanatos Gambit. [[spoiler:Force heroes to fight. If they do, Absorb their power to get his new body. Get new body. Destroy world. If they don't fight, they're trapped and can't stop him. Either way, he wins. His plan is only foiled because Adachi helps the heroes, and the heroes turn out to be strong enough to destroy his body once he's got it.]]
[[/folder]]
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[[Characters/Persona4ArenaAntagonists Antagonists]]
[[/index]]
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* ActionGirl: Is being the lead ranger not enough? okay...while Yukari has always been described as sporty and athletic in the past, this trope is examined in full force here. In the games Persona 3 ending, a star-struck Ken reveals to the team that Yukari in her role as Feather Pink, performs her own action stunts. Her moves in the game also reflect this too as she can do flips in mid-air and can follow it up with a precise arrow shot and can take another shot as she falls down, fires arrows in a rapid pace and can give a pretty mean kick that lifts the opponent off the ground, she can do all this things seemingly with no problems and can do it in style.

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* ActionGirl: Is being She's the lead ranger not enough? okay...while for one and Yukari has always been described as sporty and athletic in the past, this trope is examined in full force here.athletic. In the games Persona 3 ending, a star-struck Ken reveals to the team that Yukari in her role as Feather Pink, performs her own action stunts. Her moves in the game also reflect this too as she can do flips in mid-air and can follow it up with a precise arrow shot and can take another shot as she falls down, fires mid-air, fire arrows in at a rapid pace and can give a pretty mean kick that lifts even melee the opponent off the ground, she can do all this things seemingly with no problems and can do it all in style.
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* NotSoDifferent: Points out that his feelings regarding the world and [[spoiler:Adachi's]] aren't all that different and that their goals are quite similar. [[spoiler:Adachi disagrees.]]

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* NotSoDifferent: NotSoDifferent:
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Points out that his feelings regarding the world and [[spoiler:Adachi's]] aren't all that different and that their goals are quite similar. [[spoiler:Adachi disagrees.]]
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* AwesomeByAnalysis: Yu might not be quite Naoto's level, but his penchant for dispelling all lies and illusions holds firm. Case in point, when the Malevolent Entity appears in the form of his "shadow", it takes Yu all of two seconds to state that, as he still has Izanagi, this thing physically cannot ''be'' his shadow.



* TookALevelInBadass: As Adachi points out in an internal monologue during his story, Sho is an actual highly-trained fighter, whereas the Investigation Team were unrefined with no proper technique when he fought them. [[spoiler: However, in the TrueEnding, Yu faces Sho with all of Minazuki's capability merged in, and ''fights him to a standstill.'']]



* CombatPragmatist: During Persona 4, it wasn't made entirely clear just how well Adachi fared against the Investigation Team; whether he could fight of his own at ''all'' or if it was just reliance on Magatsu-Izanagi. Here, it's made perfectly clear he's actually pretty damn tough, given how impressed ''Minazuki'' was in their "test" bout. However, Adachi has no real form, he's just excessively brutal with some sleight of hand thrown in for underhanded maneuvers.



* OnlyFriend: Don't let anything you read here gove the wrong idea: Adachi is still very much a diehard evil, sociopathic scumbag. [[spoiler: And yet, due to the Social Link of ''Golden'', Adachi now has some firm bonds with Yu and Dojima, no matter how he's tried to break them. Let it be known: ''do '''not''''' talk trash about Dojima, and ''seriously'' do ''not'' threaten Yu, or you'll get the full service from the Inaba Killer.]]



** [[spoiler: After having followed the Investigation Team in secret, he wants to believe it's the same with Yu, as well.]]



* TheRival: For Labrys and, to a lesser extent, Yu.

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* TheRival: For Labrys and, Somewhat to a lesser extent, Yu.Labrys, but his real target to assert himself as this towards is Yu. [[spoiler: In the end of it all, Yu accepts this position, to boot.]]


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* StalkerWithoutACrush: [[spoiler: Likely by means of Minazuki's Persona, Sho reveals that he'd been following the Investigation Team from the shadows ever since the first rescue missions, and he liked what he saw. This also, however, led to Hi-no-Kagatsuchi getting ahold of him.]]
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* BigDamnHeroes: Yukari pulls a moment like this when Isis' Garu completely repels Tsukiyomi's surprise attack when the rest of ''The Shadow Operatives'' arrive on top of Junes.



* FriendToAllChildren: She has a big soft-spot for kids and one of the primary reasons she became Feather Pink was her need to teach them important life lessons like not bringing harm into their lives and to protect those who are important to them. It warms her heart to know she's giving hope to children. [[FridgeBrilliance She also shares this trait with her ultimate Persona Isis.]]

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* FriendToAllChildren: She has a big soft-spot for kids and one of the primary reasons she became Feather Pink was her need to teach them and remind kids about important life lessons lessons, like not bringing harm into their lives and to protect those who are important to them. It warms her heart to know she's giving hope to children. [[FridgeBrilliance She also shares this trait with her ultimate Persona Isis.]]]]
* {{Flanderization}}: Seems to be a trend when it comes to the spin-offs, in the P4 story-mode Yukari with all of her years and experience battling shadows is somehow bested and ambushed by her {{Mook}} copy, she is then rescued by Rise who at the time had no prior battle experience, Yukari then proceeds to fangirl over her seemingly forgetting that Mitsuru, Akihiko and Aigis are still in danger. Thankfully there is no trace of this in the P3 story-mode were Yukari is more depicted [[BadAss true to form]] actually focused on her goal and being able to handle herself in battle as common-sense rules would allow.



* OlderAndWiser: Yukari has definitely matured and blossomed but is still quite prone to provocations as she admits to Teddie after her fight against Shadow Mitsuru (See Above Trope Berserk Button).

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* OlderAndWiser: Yukari has definitely matured and blossomed to quite a level-headed young woman but is still quite prone to provocations as she admits to Teddie after her fight against Shadow Mitsuru (See Above Trope Berserk Button).



* PassionateSportsGirl: Was a main member of her high school Archery Club and was still one of its more active members even after joining S.E.E.S, her diligence to her sport is the main reason Yukari got cast as Feather Pink, her already exemplary skills with the Bow and Arrow has only gotten better in the years.

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* PassionateSportsGirl: Was a main member of her high school Archery Club and was still one of its more active members even after joining S.E.E.S, her diligence to her sport is the main reason Yukari got cast as Feather Pink, her already exemplary skills with the Bow and Arrow has only gotten better in over the years.



* SuperMode: Yukari's [[SuperMode awakening]] super Magarula is regarded as one of the best supers in the game. Yukari has full movement during it and she can catch the opponent off guard if their blocking on the ground, the super itself deals massive chip damage if successfully blocked. Although Yukari can throw an unblockable bomb and shot at it if the opponent blocks in the air and she can even follow it up with a combo. Her instant kill shows her Bows limiters removed with pulsing green energy coming out of it as Yukari gets ready to fire a giant arrow in the air at the opponent trapped in Isis' wind vortex below.

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* SuperMode: Yukari's [[SuperMode awakening]] super Magarula is regarded as one of the best supers in the game. Yukari has full movement during it and she can catch the opponent off guard if their blocking on the ground, the super itself deals massive chip damage if successfully blocked. Although Yukari can throw an unblockable bomb and shot at it if the opponent blocks in the air and she can even allowing her to follow it up with a combo. Her instant kill Instant Kill shows her Bows limiters removed with pulsing green energy coming out of it as Yukari gets ready to fire a giant arrow in the air at the opponent trapped in Isis' wind vortex below.
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