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Social links and [=NPCs=] from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''.

For the full list of characters from the game, click [[Characters/{{Persona 4}} here]].

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[[folder:Igor]]
!!Igor
See Characters/PersonaRecurring for Igor's role.

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[[folder:Social Links]]

!!General Social Links
* CharacterDevelopment: The entire driving force of the gameplay is to make choices that would influence the greatest amount of this.
* DysfunctionJunction: Social Links are back, complete with a host of tarot-based neuroses.
* GuideDangIt: Though the correct DialogueTree response is very obvious in some cases, many more will be a hassle.
* LevelUpAtIntimacy5
* PowerOfFriendship: Aside from increasing your persona potential, [[spoiler:they also encourage you to beat the final boss]].
* SliceOfLife: Social Link plots are somewhat like this, considering the game is half RPG and half dating sim.
* TarotMotifs: Each Social Link is represented by one of the major tarot arcana and their personalities and life situations match the arcana accordingly.

!!Margaret
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SayakaOhara (Japanese) and Michelle Ann Dunphy (English)

The Empress Social Link, Igor's new assistant and older sister of [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Elizabeth and Theodore]]. She takes over her younger siblings' role of tasking the Protagonist to create certain Persona through fusion. [[spoiler:Upon completion of her S.Link you can challenge her to a fight, but only if you're on your second playthrough.]]

* AdaptationExpansion: Gets much more spotlight in the anime due to Igor's role being diminished for reasons already explained.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Margaret and her siblings are referred to as "residents" of the Velvet Room, which is in some ways linked to the human unconscious where Shadows live. They all wield personas, but they don't seem to be ''their'' personas since they simply take them out of the compendium. Like Shadows, they all have golden eyes. Except she apparently is ''not'' a Shadow, given her comments about Marie.
* AlwaysWantedToSayThat: See BorrowedCatchPhrase.
* BloodKnight: [[spoiler:In your optional duel with her]], she says that this is the first time she's felt this alive in a long, long time.
* [[spoiler: BonusBoss: She basically the same fight as Elizabeth and Theodor in the previous game aside from trading in status effects for self-buffs, but she has less health and her restrictions are a lot more merciful.]]
* BorrowedCatchPhrase: At times she's visited while Igor is out, so gives the customary "Welcome to the Velvet Room."
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Interestingly, she asks this question when ''she herself'' is Cthulhu.
* [[spoiler: GetAholdOfYourselfMan: Slaps Yu so hard during his epic HeroicBSOD in episode 26.]]
* TheGadfly: The gentle, friendly sort. The "Fortune-Teller" event best comes to mind.
** In ''The Golden'', The protagonist will occasionally find one of Marie's poems lying on the floor of the Velvet Room, which always ends with Marie going into full-on Tsundere mode. It becomes increasingly difficult for Margaret to hide her amusement after these events and after awhile she even starts commenting on the contents when Marie keeps failing to realize why her poems are out in the open.
* IntriguedByHumanity: Her reason for succeeding Elizabeth in the Velvet Room.
* [[spoiler:
* TheOtherDarrin: Some of her lines in ''Golden'' were rerecorded by Karen Strassman. [[spoiler: The only time it's really noticeable is before and after the BonusBoss fight against her.]]
* PowerFloats: [[spoiler: She does this during the BonusBoss fight.]]
* ShipTease: [[spoiler: Margaret will kiss the Protagonist at the end of the game if her Social Link is completed.]]
* SoUnfunnyItsFunny: She has a tendency to make truly awful jokes with a completely straight face and is disappointed that the protagonist doesn't laugh.
* SugarAndIceGirl: Subverted. She comes off this way in the beginning, but actually show a [[TheTease bit of a flirty side as you complete her requests]].
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: It's not clear what she is, but it's probably not a human and definitely not a Shadow. The closest we get is that she refers to Marie as though they were the same or similar types of beings.
* SuperStrength: In Golden, she suddenly grabs Chie's hand when she reaches for the TV while the other party members try to pry her off when ''all of them'' get pulled inside the TV. [[spoiler: They then pop out of Marie's dungeon.]]
* ThrowTheBookAtThem


!!Ryotaro Dojima
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka (Japanese) and Creator/JBBlanc (English, credited as John White in ''The Animation'')

The Hierophant Social Link and the Protagonist's uncle, whom he welcomes into his household while his parents are away. He is the detective assigned to investigate the murders. He is able to make some progress on the case, but without understanding the supernatural element to the case his progress is limited. He initially suspects the Protagonist as one, but cannot bring himself to arrest his nephew. The long hours he spends at his job frequently keep him from taking care of his daughter Nanako. He is the direct superior to Tohru Adachi.

In his Social Link, Dojima gets a lead on the hit-and-run case that killed his wife, making him stay out even later, to Nanako's distress. [[spoiler:Eventually he admits that he has been avoiding his daughter because she reminds him of his late wife, but vows to get over it and spend more time with her daughter. When the lead does not pan out, he decides to let it go.]]

* AdultFear: Near the end of the game, Nanako is kidnapped by someone he [[LivingWithTheVillain didn't even consider suspecting]]. That's a nightmare for any parent, especially a widowed workaholic, but it gets even worse. [[spoiler:Nanako dies ''anyway'', with Ryotaro bursting in literally seconds after she flat-lines, calling for him with her last breath]].
* BadassNormal: Despite working more or less alone with only half the clues, he manages to stay relatively close with the Investigation Team on solving the murders. [[spoiler:After Nanako's kidnapping he actually manages to discover that Namatame isn't the culprit]].
* CassandraTruth: If you are lovers with Marie at the end of the game, Marie will make a confession to the protagonist. Dojima however will think it's someone else who has [[NamesTheSame the same name as the protagonist.]] [[ChickMagnet If only he knew more about his nephew...]]
* CoatOverTheShoulder
* CoolUncle: Outside of being protective concerning the investigation, Dojima is actually pretty laxed when it comes to Protagonist activities in town. He even gives him his old Scooter and says as long as he stays out of trouble, he trusts him with even going outside of the town.
* DaChief: He frequently yells at Adachi for the rookie detective's bumbling.
* GuideDangIt: After [[spoiler: Nanako's kidnapping]], you're effectively locked off from his Social Link, no matter how far along in it you are. Leads to some frustrations in most people's first playthroughs. The ''Golden'' rerelease includes more time to finish his Social Link, although it's not much.
* TheLostLenore: His wife.
* MarriedToTheJob: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]; the vast amount of time Ryotaro spends at work is because he wants to catch his wife's killer and because he feels he doesn't know how to raise Nanako properly. This is shown to have repercussions in his personal life. Thankfully his nephew is a WarriorTherapist...
* OnlyOneName: Averted but might as well be present. Despite his first name (Ryotaro) mentioned very briefly at the beginning, everyone refers to him as Dojima-san throughout the game.
* ParentalNeglect: Perhaps one of the most sympathetically portrayed versions of the trope. Dojima's wife is recently deceased, and he has a hard time balancing being a single parent along with his career and guilt over not being able to capture his wife's murderer.
* ParentsAsPeople: Goes hand-in-hand with the above trope.
* PermaStubble
* PetTheDog: A heroic example -- [[spoiler:even though he had good reason to hate him for nearly killing his daughter, he allows the accosted Adachi some medical treatment, partly in recognition to their past as teammates]].
* PoliceAreUseless: When they don't have all the info.
** Subverted during one particular scene; he does [[spoiler: manage to corner Namatame as he is kidnapping Nanako and almost catches him]].
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler: Subverted in the Normal/True Ending. After calming down, he pieces together the clues himself and realizes Namatame couldn't have been the true killer. He even gets angry at Adachi for sending him off to another hospital before he got a chance to interrogate Namatame personally.]]
* SayMyName: [[spoiler:ADACHIIII!!]]
* SecretKeeper: In the [[spoiler:Bad Ending]], his last words to Yu suggest that he at least suspects that the Investigation Team [[spoiler:murdered Namatame to avenge Nanako]].
* SupportingLeader: He's had a head start on the murder case investigation, but loses steam when The Investigation Team is formed, and ends up reaching the same conclusions about the case's twists after the party does. The largest effect he has on the plot is [[spoiler: chasing after Nametame to rescue Nanako, a move that forces Nametame to enter the TV World himself to escape.]]
* TeamDad: Towards the investigation team. Dojima is stern and tries to keep them out of the investigation.
* ThatOneCase: For him, it's the hit-and-run that killed his wife Chisato. After years of trying to catch the driver without success, [[spoiler: he finally makes progress on it in the extended true ending of Golden.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[spoiler: He was initially going to be the culprit, but this was deemed too depressing and changed later on.]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: He's actually a pretty good cop from what the player sees. He just has the misfortune of trying to solve a serial murder/kidnapping case heavily steeped in UrbanFantasy elements with real-life logic.

!!Nanako Dojima
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkemiKanda (Japanese) and Creator/KarenStrassman (English)

The Justice Social Link, Dojima's daughter and the Protagonist's cousin, though she soon sees the Protagonist as an older brother. Because of her father's workaholic tendencies, she has taken upon herself to run the household while going to school, despite being six years old. She is frequently disappointed when her father does not come home, but the Protagonist's friends eventually become a surrogate family for her.

In her Social Link, Nanako asks the Protagonist questions about the afterlife and her late mother. The Protagonist also helps her come to terms with her father's job.

[[spoiler:She is kidnapped near the end of the game by Namatame and thrown into the [=TV=] world. She is rescued by the party, but is injured and taken to the hospital. If the player makes the wrong choices, the DownerEnding occurs and she dies. Otherwise she survives -- though bedridden -- and in the HappyEnding she gets released from hospital in time to bid her cousin a fond farewell.]]

In the extended true ending of ''Persona 4: The Golden'', [[spoiler:an older, longer haired Nanako has taken up the piano in memory of her mother, who is revealed to have been a piano teacher.]]

* ADayInTheLimelight: Episode 13 of the anime focuses on her and her attempts to find out where Yu keeps disappearing to during the summer.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Everyday's great at your Junes!"
** "Welcome home, Big Bro!" [[spoiler: You'll miss that one when she's gone.]]
* CheerfulChild: Sadly averted. She has her happy moments, but much of the time her sad, lonely side is more prominent. [[VideogameCaringPotential You will work like hell to fix that.]]
* TheCutie: So mind-bogglingly cute. Admit it, you ''want'' a little sister just like her!
--> ''Welcome home, Big Bro!''
** BreakTheCutie: As her Social Link and the game itself progress, she very noticeably starts to break down. It's fortunate for her that Yu and his friends are there for her.
** [[spoiler: KillTheCutie]]: [[spoiler: In the worst ending.]]
* GenerationXerox: Her father mentions how much she looks like her mother, and in the extended ending in Golden it seems that she's begun to pick up some of her mother's hobbies, notably playing the piano. One can only hope that's as far as the series takes this.
* GirlishPigtails
* GuideDangIt: [[spoiler:Her Social Link can no longer be advanced after she's kidnapped, so max it while you have the chance.]]
* IllGirl: Although it's never stated outright that she has health problems, she seems to have a sporadic stomach problem that she has medication for and sometimes has a sudden fever.
* KidDetective: Becomes one as she imitates her favorite anime character and tries to finds out about Yu's movement in the Anime.
** Which happens to be "Magical Witch Detective" of all things.
* MoralityPet: She can be viewed as one of these.
* [[spoiler: TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: In the ending in which the team throws Namatame into the television, Nanako stays dead.]]
** [[spoiler: OnlyMostlyDead: You're told she's dead one way or the other to justify killing Namatame. If you choose not to she will suddenly come back to life.]]
* LethalChef: On Valentine's Day in ''Golden'', Nanako gives the Protagonist some chocolate she made herself. [[spoiler:After receiving pointers from Chie, Yukiko & Rise, and finishing it before Naoto could help. The end product looks similar to the Slime persona, and [[HeroicBSOD prompts a worse reaction than Mystery Food X]].]]
** To elaborate, [[spoiler:Chie told Nanako to add iced coffee for flavor, and bacon, because everybody loves bacon, ''right''? Rise said the chocolate needs to assert itself by being either really sweet or really spicy, so Nanako, thinking the protagonist a grown up, made it bitter by adding bell peppers and wheatgrass juice. Thinking that "sour chocolate" would ''really'' assert itself, Nanako also added vinegar and ponzu sauce. Finally, Yukiko told Nanako to add in fish to give the chocolate "depth".]] Nanako isn't a lethal chef normally, [[spoiler:Chie, Yukiko, and Rise were being lethal chefs by proxy]]. Her reaction to the protagonist's reaction is just pitiful.
** She can make eggs "sunny side up" just fine though.
* PrecociousCrush: She develops one for [[KissingCousins the Protagonist]] over the course of the game.
** [[spoiler:ChildhoodMarriagePromise]]: If her Social Link is maxed out, [[spoiler:[[FatherIWantToMarryMyBrother she decides that she wants to marry]] [[KissingCousins the Main Character]] when she grows up. Depending on whether or not her father's Social Link is also maxed, he'll either support or be opposed to the idea]].
* StepfordSmiler
* TagalongKid[=/=]TeamPet: Doesn't do anything, but the entire party cares deeply about her.
** She gives the Protagonist special accessories if he scores highest in his class on exams.
* ThirdPersonPerson: In the Japanese versions of the game.
* TokenMiniMoe
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She likes meals made from eggs, omelets in particular.
* [[spoiler: TraumaInducedAmnesia: ''Golden'' reveals in the good ending that she can't remember much of the kidnapping or the TV world, only that Big Bro and his friends had saved her from something. Naoto voices the opinion that it's probably for the best.]]
* VideoGameCaringPotential: All Social Links have this, but Nanako takes the cake. [[spoiler: In fact, considering what happens to her and what you can do to the one responsible, the game makers almost certainly did it [[InvokedTrope on purpose]].]]

!!The Fox
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An old fox who lives around the old shrine in the Central Shopping District and serves as The Hermit Social Link for the game. The fox initially recruits The Protagonist to help fulfill wishes written on ema left at the shrine, in hopes it will help increase donations to the dilapidated shrine. The fox also offers to sell the Investigation Team healing leaves the restore all HP and SP in order to raise money for the shrine. Though the price for the fox's services are initially extremely high, they do go down the more requests Yu help's the fox grant.

[[spoiler: After granting the various wishes of people around town, Yu and the fox succeed in saving the shrine, and eventually the donations to its offering box are used to build an entirely new shrine next to the old one, now plated in gold.]] If the Hermit S-Link has been completed by the end of the game, it is also revealed during Yu's last day in town that [[spoiler: The Fox has 3 cubs.]]

* AndYourRewardIsClothes: During the Golden, if you pet its head after you've all ready done so on one of its "happy" days, it'll reward you with clothes for Chie, Kanji, and Teddie.
* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter: C-cubbies! ]]
* FetchQuest: The Social Link! These quests are basically the protagonist giving hope to the town, so the Fox gets more donations.
** IJustWantToBeLoved: The authoress of one of the ''ema''.
** IJustWantToHaveFriends: Another ''ema'' author.
** [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be Cats?]] One of the Social Link events has The Protagonist help an ''ema'' author overcome his ailurophobia in order to get married.
* RetiredBadass: Seems to be this, with the scars on its head.
* TeamPet: Less so than Teddie, but more than Nanako, in that it actually does something for your team (restoring SP for a price).

!!Kou Ichijo and Daisuke Nagase
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[[caption-width-right:276:Kou (left) and Daisuke (right)]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeOno (Kou) and Creator/TomokazuSugita (Daisuke) (Japanese) and Creator/VicMignogna (Kou) and DavidVincent (Daisuke) (English)

Kou and Daisuke are two friends at Yasogami High who are also the unofficial leaders of Yasogami's basketball and soccer teams respectively, and together serve as the Strength Social Link. The focus of their Social Link does however depends on which sports team you join.

Choosing Kou's route, Daisuke explains the protagonist that Kou comes from a wealthy family that sticks to traditions so much that the head of the family, Kou's grandmother, looks down upon his obsession with basketball. Kou also feels burdened that he's actually adopted (he lost his bio family and the lived in an OrphanageOfLove), and that the customs of the family will ultimately fall onto his sister. Although it makes him happy, it also makes him feel shunned by the family as a whole. [[spoiler: By the end of his Social Link, Kou learns that his adopted family truly cares for him and gives the Protagonist the letter that his parents left for him, and he decides to study overseas to pursue what he wants to do in life. ]]

Choosing Daisuke's route, the protagonist learns from Kou that Daisuke feels really bad for a middle school break-up with his first girlfriend that he fears failing at doing his very best in either at soccer or getting a girlfriend. With that in mind, Kou and the protagonist try to set him up with blind dates, but Daisuke gets irritated by this. [[spoiler: At the end of his Social Link, Daisuke finds the strength to move on by speaking to the same girlfriend that left him behind]].

* AscendedExtra: In [=VisuaLive=] they're representatives for the entire Social Link system, and are given much more focus as a result.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Kou, by the end of his Social Link.
* {{Bishonen}}: Kou, to go with his flirty ladies man persona.
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: Kou notably drops his usual laidback charisma in favor of nervousness whenever around [[spoiler: Chie]].
* ChasteHero: Daisuke. His Social Link is all about explaining why.
* ChickMagnet: Kou is constantly going on dates. Daisuke is heavily implied to be popular with the ladies as well but is much less receptive. Further proven in Ai's Social Link, where [[spoiler: she'll be revealed to have a crush on one of them.]]
* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: Daisuke.
* GuileHero: Daisuke is quite good at retaining blackmail material for later use.
* HeManWomanHater: Daisuke at the start of his Social Link.
* HeterosexualLifePartners - HoYay: Every so often.
* HopelessSuitor: Kou comes off as this in the ''VisuaLive'' stage production, as many of his scenes deal with his crush on [[spoiler:Chie]] to a comedic level.
* LadykillerInLove: Kou has a crush on [[spoiler: Chie.]]
* LimitedWardrobe: Daisuke wears his gym uniform even during school and on his days off. Lampshaded by Kou when he asks the protagonist to buy Daisuke some proper clothes.
* OutOfFocus: Daisuke tends to play second fiddle to Kou and gets considerably less focus as a result. Kou even does considerably more in Daisuke's Social Link than Daisuke does in his.
* ParentalAbandonment: Kou. OrphanageOfLove included.
* RedOniBlueOni: Kou is a cheery, charismatic guy who tends to take all things pretty lightly, while Daisuke is quiet, straighforward and task-oriented.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: [[Creator/TomokazuSugita Daisuke]] and [[Creator/DaisukeOno Kou]] are basically [[SuzumiyaHaruhi Kyon and Itsuki]], except less the tension and closer to each other. They're even more like [[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Ronove and Battler.]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Kou is slender, extremely open with people, and enjoys fashion and dating while Daisuke is broad-shouldered, reserved, and never changes out of his gym uniform.
* StepfordSmiler: Kou
* ThoseTwoGuys: Their Social Link is even called Fellow Athletes.

!!Naoki Konishi
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->'''Voiced by:''' TsubasaYonaga (Japanese) and Creator/DerekStephenPrince (English)

The Hanged Man Social Link, a freshman, and younger brother of Saki, the second murder victim.

Due to the death of his older sister, everyone started pitying him for losing her forever, which he hated. However, he slowly realizes that he could never mourn her dead sister like everyone else did, feeling very different from everyone else. [[spoiler: At the end of his Social Link, he cries and finally mourns Saki's death, allowing him to move on alone. He gives the Protagonist the Junes Receipt. ]]

* AdaptationExpansion: Befriends the entire Investigation Team and not just the Protagonist.
** CompressedAdaptation: Although what may be his entire Social Link is compressed into two scenes spanning five minutes.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is first mentioned on one of your earlier days at school, before Saki even goes missing. In ''Golden'', you even see him having an argument with her on your first day. You finally meet him a few months later.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Absolutely ''hates'' the fact that all he's getting from people is sympathy now. It's also preventing him from properly mourning his sister's death.
* FreudianExcuse
* IncriminatingIndifference: A variant in that he's not a suspect, but is accused of being cold and indifferent about her death. [[spoiler: Towards the end of his Social Link, he's finally able to mourn and move on.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: CharacterDevelopment brings him out of this.
* UnableToCry: Very troubled by his inability to mourn for his sister.

!!Hisano Kuroda
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->'''Voiced by:''' Ikuko Tani (Japanese) and Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn (English)

An elderly widow who calls herself "death". If her self-proclaimed title didn't give her away, she's the Death Social Link.

The Protagonist meets Hisano by the river, and she slowly but surely tells him about how her late husband and herself loved each other so much up till the point he suffered from a "disease" that made him forget who she was every day, only making her feel deep emotional pain until he passed away. [[spoiler: By talking to the Protagonist, Hisano manages to understand that she needs to move on with her life. At the end of her Social Link, Hisano thanks the Protagonist by giving him her old ink pen and leaves Inaba to live with her children. ]]

* AdultFear: Her Social Link touches pretty close on how awful it is to watch your spouse die before you, as well as the pain of old age and having a loved one suffer from memory loss.
* CaptainErsatz: The way she dresses resembles the cryptic Lady in Black from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne''
* EasyAmnesia: Harshly subverted in her backstory, where her aging husband contracts dementia and forgets he ever loved her.
* TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: Oh ''come on'' Atlus -- it's pretty obvious her husband was dying of ''Alzheimer's'', not some "disease" (although it's possible Hisano simply didn't know what it was called).
* ItsAllJunk: When the Protagonist recovers the letters she wrote to her husband, Hisano attempts to burn them. In the anime, it's a flower-pattern hairclip that she tosses into the river that's later stuck into the fins of the Guardian, but Yu, after many misadventures, gets the hairclip back. She actually keeps it.
* IWasQuiteALooker: A brief flashback in the anime shows her to be this.
* IWishedYouWereDead: When her husband became ill and began forgetting who he was, Hisano wished he would die so neither of them would have to suffer anymore. She considered his death a MercyKill since the husband she'd known was already 'dead'.
* LoveHurts:
-->'''Hisano''': ''(on refering to a love letter she sent to her husband)'' I loved him this much and because I loved him, it saddened me when he forgot my love.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: She was one.

!!Eri Minami
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->'''Voiced by:''' MikiIto (Japanese) and Valerie Arem (English)

The Temperance Social Link and a stepmother to a boy who frequents the daycare the Protagonist can work at.

Eri's story revolves around her stepson, Yuuta. The Protagonist finds out that the two of them are very distant: Eri can't seem to get close to Yuuta, and Yuuta doesn't accept her as his mother. Using really vague tips from TV and magazines, Eri does a rather bad job at getting Yuuta to like her. Through interactions, the Protagonist helps the two of them to become united. [[spoiler: At the end of the Social Link, Eri finds out that she never had the strength to face Yuuta directly, so now he and Yuuta recognize each other as a family, and Eri thanks the Protagonist for helping them by giving him a clover bookmark. ]]

* [[WickedStepmother Aloof Stepmother]]: She behaves a bit like this in the beginning (and her stepson likely sees her as one), but a good part of the Social Link is getting the two to realize that they do care for each other.
* ChildrenRaiseYou
* TakingTheBullet: In the anime, Eri is injured via trying to help Yuuta when he's harrassed by another kid ''and'' his mom in the festival.

!!Sayoko Uehara
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NatsukoKuwatani (Japanese) and Creator/WendeeLee (English)

The Devil Social Link and a nurse the Protagonist meets while on his part-time job as a hospital janitor.

Flirting with the Protagonist at first, Sayoko opens up to him and reveals her backstory. Because of her behavior, she dated a married doctor that ended up flirting with other girls even though she left him behind. After dealing with the doctor's wife, things [[FromBadToWorse get worse]] for her after hearing that a patient of hers in the last hospital died. She feels extremely saddened by the news that she becomes a workaholic, demanding everyone to do their very best, and eventually collapses. [[spoiler: By the end of her Social Link, Sayoko realizes that she was trying to flee from her feelings by working hard, and that she was losing her goal to care for others, and she gives the Protagonist her hospital ID. Before the ending, the Protagonist hears that she joined a medical association and went to Africa and also finds out the implication that she genuinely held a bit of a crush toward him]].

* ChristmasCake: She's older than the protagonist by ten years.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: In the anime.
* HelloNurse
* HospitalHottie
* MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler: At the end of her Social Link, she transfers to another hospital, but she still refers to the Protagonist as her "boyfriend".]]
** Before that she dated a married doctor older than her. It didn't end well.
* ReallyGetsAround[=/=]{{Workaholic}}: Pre- and post-CharacterDevelopment.
* TheTease: At the start of her Social Link.

!!Shu Nakajima
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MitsuhiroIchiki (Japanese) and Creator/SamRiegel (English)

The Tower Social Link and a young boy the Protagonist could tutor as a part-time job.

After becoming smarter, the Protagonist takes on the job to tutor Shu. At first, Shu asks him how school is until he tells him how he has the pressure of being the very best of his class for his mom, and things start getting bad after a talented and athletic guy joined the school. When Shu becomes a bit paranoid and [[spoiler:cheats on the test]], his mother scolds him. With the Protagonist's help, Shu learns that he doesn't need to be the best all the time, and so [[spoiler: cancels the tutoring so that he can play baseball. At the end of his Social Link, he thanks the Protagonist by giving him his test results, and later on before the ending, he befriends the very same student that he wanted to beat in grades]].

* TheBGrade: Fear of getting a B and disappointing his mother is what eventually drives Shu to [[spoiler:cheat on a test]].
* CramSchool: Previously attended this, but quit because it ''wasn't rigorous enough''.
* EducationMama[=/=]MyBelovedSmother: Revealed to be the source of his {{Jerkass}} attitude -- she continually pressures him to study regardless of his misgivings so he can get into a competitive university.
* HeroicBSOD: Has quite the breakdown in the anime.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: In the anime, replacing the tension between him and his mother.
* InsufferableGenius: Initially.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MeaningfulName: One of the readings of his name is "Genius".

!!Ai Ebihara
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaeIto (Japanese) and JulieAnnTaylor (English)

The Moon Social Link and manager of whatever sports team you join.

Upon joining a sports club, the Protagonist meets Ai. Once the Social Link starts, Ai takes him out to become friends. Once she tasks him with asking Kou or Daisuke what kind of girl he likes, she ends up being devastated upon eavesdropping on them (Kou likes Chie Satonaka, and Daisuke likes a nice girl) and almost is [[SpurnedIntoSuicide driven to commit suicide]]. Thanks to the Protagonist, she slowly opens up to him and becomes a bit enamored with him. [[spoiler: At the end of her Social Link, Ai learns that being just beautiful isn't all there is to her and so gives the player the compact she used to compare herself to what she was before, understanding that people were better "mirrors" to show her true self.]]

* AccidentalMisnaming: In Episode 5, she got annoyed when Narukami called her "Ebi" (which, in Japanese, also means "shrimp").
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: She falls in love with either Daisuke or Kou, but then she finds out that they like "nice girls" and Chie, respectively.
** You have the option of rejecting her a second time, if you max out her social link.
** In the anime, she retains her crush on Kou even after learning that he was interested in Chie.
* AlphaBitch: pre-CharacterDevelopment.
** LovableAlphaBitch
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Likes Kou due to this trope.
** And you, later on.
* CompensatedDating: Discussed in regards to her. Ai doesn't do it as far as we know, but since she has good looks (especially a nice butt), she's rumored to have a sugar daddy. Kou is rather angry when he hears about it, though, and lectures the tattletales.
* CrushBlush: For Kou or Daisuke, initially.
** Starting with Social Link rank 9, whenever she asks you out, she'll be sporting one of these.
* CryCute: In Episode 5 of the anime (where Narukami joins the Basketball team), after Narukami stops her from jumping off the school's rooftop after overhearing Kou saying he likes Chie, wondering if all her dieting and prettifying were for naught.
* CustomUniform
* CuteSportsClubManager: Unusually for this trope, she didn't become the manager by choice. She was forced into the job to pass due to low attendance, and even then she does next to nothing of actual managerial work.
* DefrostingIceQueen
* EmbarrassingNickname: [[spoiler: "Piggy-Hara"]]
* [[FormerlyFat Former]] FatGirl: It's amazing what constant dieting can do!
* FreudianExcuse: Ai's harsh personality is due to being picked on as a child for being fat and poor.
* GreenEyedMonster: Her jealousy of Chie is played up considerably more in the anime, resulting in a downright ''hilarious'' slap fight between the two.
* HairTriggerTemper: One of the two Social Links in this game that can actually become reversed.
* IJustWantToBeBeautiful: A major theme of her Social Link. By the end Ai becomes a {{Reconstruction}} of the trope, as she realizes that [[TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside true beauty is more than just fashion and good looks]].
* InLoveWithLove: This is a big point in her Social Link as it is revealed that she just wanted to be in a relationship. In fact, [[spoiler:if you accept her when she first asks, the Link will just be a meaningless love relationship that will break up at Rank 9. However, keep yourself a friend and if you gain the right flags, she will fall in genuine love with you and can be a LoveInterest. Trips up many a CasanovaWannabe player.]]
* HeroicBSOD: She gets one when she finds out that Kou/Daisuke isn't interested in her.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Hate her for being a {{tsundere}} that's astoundingly heavy on the tsuntsun. Then get her Social Link to Level 6 and beyond, and then hate yourself.
* LoveHurts: The poor girl suffers rejection at least once (and twice if you max out her Social Link but don't romance her). If you turn her down at rank 10, she thanks you for doing so to her face, and for helping her grow as a person. But says that, for the moment, seeing you is just too painful.
* NouveauRiche - RichBitch: Subverted. She initially comes off as beautiful but cold-hearted, but it's revealed that her family used to be poor and she, in her own words, a "stinkin' fatso", making her prone to mockery. When her father struck gold in real estate (just a short while ago), she decided to change her image so she wouldn't be mocked anymore.
* SecondLove: Possibly with the Protagonist after she realized Kou/Daisuke doesn't like her.
* SpurnedIntoSuicide: After overhearing that Kou/Daisuke doesn't care for her, she runs to the school rooftop and prepares to jump over the edge. Luckily, the Protagonist gives chase and manage to talk her out of it.
** SuicideAsComedy: The deal is PlayedForLaughs... [[SubvertedTrope Until she reveals her backstory.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A
* UnknownRival: Many students, including herself, view her as Yukiko's rival for the position of SchoolIdol. If the player ends up having them meet each other when out on a date with one of them, Yukiko reveals that she has no idea who Ai is.
** In the anime, while the grudge is actually somewhat reciprocated this time, Chie has no idea that Ai views her as [[spoiler: a rival for Kou's affections.]]

!!Yumi Ozawa
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaeIto (Japanese), Creator/MelissaFahn (English)

One of two potential candidates for the Sun Social Link and unofficial leader of the Drama Club.

By joining the Drama Club, the Protagonist quickly makes a bond with Yumi. As time passes on, he learns about Yumi's father being bedridden in the hospital. Through family drama, Yumi cannot forgive how her father left her and her mother for another woman, even though he's going through his final moments. [[spoiler:After her father passes away]], Yumi can't tell how she actually felt about him. When she realizes that their parents tried hard to come up with a good name for her, she laments [[spoiler:how she never got to thank her father at all]]. At the end of her Social Link, [[spoiler: Yumi quits the Drama Club to help her mother, realizing that acting was a way for her to hide her sorrow, and she gives the Protagonist her annotated script.]]

* ActorAllusion: In English -- [[Creator/MelissaFahn Yumi's]] tumultuous relationship with her parents has a number of parallels with [[DigimonTamers Rika Nonaka/Ruki Makino's.]]
* DemotedToExtra: In the anime, where she only gets one brief cameo, and doesn't even get a line.
* DisappearedDad: Her father left Yumi and her mother for another woman, but came back when he was dying of illness.
* {{Foil}}: To Ayane.
* HarsherInHindsight: Her New Year's date has her making a small prayer at the shrine. During it, she [[spoiler:thanks God]] for bringing the two of you together and makes it known that she's glad that you're alive. Considering what closely preceded this and the events of the True Ending, it can be seen as a bit of foreshadowing.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Falls into this halfway through her Social Link, as she starts complaining how unfair it is that her father's dying in hospital... But is more concerned about how it affects her, rather than ''the man who's actually dying''.
* LoveHurts: Like Ai and Yukiko, Yumi will definitely declare her love for the Protagonist at some point during her Social Link, will be devastated if you turn her down, and will eventually learn to deal with it.
* MeaningfulName: This is brought up in her Social Link, where her dying father said it meant "to bear fruit".
* OutOfFocus: The anime prefers Ayane over her, but she can be seen in the background sometimes.

!!Ayane Matsunaga
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->'''Voiced by:''' Tomoka Endou (Japanese), Michelle Ann Dunphy (English)

The other potential candidate for the Sun Social Link and a freshman who manages the Music Club.

Ayane is often mistaken as an "apple" due to her shyness and face's expression. After the Protagonist joins the Music Club, he gets to spend the time with Ayane. Throughout their meetings, Ayane tells him how she doesn't like to play the trombone and would rather play the flute instead, but her parents couldn't afford to buy her an actual flute. Moreover, her shyness prevents her from participating in band performances. Once she starts to be a little bit more selfish so that she can stop backing out from events, Ayana is grateful to the Protagonist. [[spoiler: By the end of her Social Link, Ayane decides to study music abroad after finishing graduation, and she thanks the Protagonist by giving him a homemade ticket with her name printed on it so that he would watch her perform later. ]]

* AuthorAppeal: According to an interview detailed in the Persona 4 art book, she's character designer, Shigenori Soejima's favorite cast member.
* [[spoiler:ButNowIMustGo]]: After she graduates from high school anyway.
* BlushSticker: Yep. She earns her nickname "apple" for when she actually blushes.
* {{Expy}}: Of pre-time-skip [[{{Naruto}} Hinata]]
* {{Foil}}: To Yumi.
* OlderThanTheyLook: [=NPCs=] frequently mistake her for a middle-schooler.
* PluckyGirl: Eventually becomes this.
* ShrinkingViolet: But the point of her S-Link is helping her grow out of this.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Minor [=NPC=]s]]
!!Kinshiro Morooka
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[[caption-width-right:300:You're on my shitlist, effective immediately!]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Osamu Ryutani (Japansese) and Creator/KirkThornton (English)

The protagonist's homeroom teacher. He really dislikes unruly students and looks down (or outright curses) any popular trends in the school. [[DirtyOldMan That doesn't stop him from being a Risette fanatic behind the scenes]]. [[spoiler:Eventually murdered by Mitsuo Kubo.]]

* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim]]
* DirtyOldMan[=/=]HypocriticalHumor: While he rails against teenagers for such things, he's stated to be a Rise fan.
** He complains about the degradation of society but goes drinking on the job during the school trip.
* {{Gonk}}: Just... look at those teeth! The guy looks like SteveBuscemi.
* {{Jerkass}}: That nickname is well-warranted.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: By [[MoralEventHorizon Mitsuo]].]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Seriously, he looks like SteveBuscemi.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Rarely is he ever called anything other than "King Moron" ("Morokin" in Japanese) by the protagonists.
* PetTheDog: One girl on the school hallway reveals that he once gave her a piece of candy to cheer her up.
* ProperlyParanoid: Possibly. Morooka accuses the Protagonist of being TheCasanova since he's a city kid. Depending on how you develop your Social Links, [[JerkassHasAPoint he might be right]].
* SadistTeacher
* TheScrappy: InUniverse, his students don't like him and his foul attitude. The Protagonist can even tell him off when the latter was insultingly introducing him with "You callin' me a loser?".
** [[spoiler: AlasPoorScrappy: In-universe -- after his death, Yosuke expresses pity for him.]]

!!Hanako Ohtani
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->'''Voiced by:''' Ryou Agawa (Japanese) and Creator/JessicaStraus (English)

A fat girl and the Protagonist's schoolmate. Just like Noriko, she thinks of herself as being beautiful, and insults any prettier girl because of her views.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: The anime briefly sets her up to look like one of these when she confronts Kanji at the end of the camping trip. In reality, she was there to apologise for giving him the wrong idea.
* FanDisservice: She ''joins'' the beauty pageant.
* FatAndProud: She has a very high body image despite being...
** FatBastard: ...a hideously fat, selfish, vain creature with only one redeeming quality: because she secretly has a crush on [[spoiler:the Protagonist, she occasionally leaves useful items as gifts in his shoe locker]]. In the anime, while still somewhat obnoxious, she's noticeably nicer, especially when she shows a degree of reluctance and guilt at having to [[spoiler: reject Kanji after an awkward, accidental, intimate encounter between the two.]]
* {{Gonk}}
* {{Jerkass}}: [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Less so]] in the animated adaptation.
* PetTheDog: Her only redeeming quality is that sometimes she leaves useful items in the Protagonist's shoe locker.
** Also in the anime, one of her {{Jerkass}} moment of not sharing her mountain of food during the Camping Trip is omitted and replaced by offering to eat [[LethalChef Chie and Yukiko]]'s [[RunningGag Mystery Food X]]... and ''[[ExtremeOmnivore liking it]]''.
* SmallNameBigEgo: The hideous {{Gonk}} thinks of herself as a gorgeous beauty and lords herself over everyone else. No wonder [[BirdsOfAFeather she and Kashiwagi-sensei are friends]].
* TookALevelInKindness: A lot of her jackass moments in the game doesn't appear in the anime:
** During the camping trip, she wasn't enjoying her whole big meal alone and not sharing. She instead opts to eat up the remnants of Mystery Food X and at least liking it.
** We also sees what happens if she's about to refuse someone (Kanji) rather than being the one stalking. Rather than insulting them, she'll honestly apologize and suggests about forgetting what happened.
** Her insults towards the girls before the Beauty Pageant didn't happen, so she just happened to participate, lost and that's it.

!!Noriko Kashiwagi
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SayakaOhara (Japanese, game), Creator/HitomiNabatame (Japanese, anime) and MaryElizabethMcGlynn (English)

The protagonist's second homeroom teacher after [[spoiler:his first one gets murdered during the course of the story]]. She honestly believes that she's the most gorgeous woman against the obviously popular girls within the school.

* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Answer some academic questions, show her some cute weapons, or score high on the exams, and she'll reward you with some outfits that she wanted to get rid of.
* AnythingThatMoves
* TheCameo: Makes one during "Operation Babe Hunt" in ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Persona 3 Portable]]''. As you would expect, HilarityEnsues.
* ChristmasCake: [[ExaggeratedTrope An exaggerated version]] -- Kashiwagi-sensei is not only "on the wrong side of 40", says one of the Protagonist's classmates, but continually hits on her male students, and enters a beauty pageant against girls less than half her age. ''And she thinks she'll win.''
* GagBoobs: In the Anime.
* {{Expy}}: She could easily be mistaken for a parallel universe equivalent of [[DearS Mitsuka-sensei]].
* HotForStudent: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] and PlayedForLaughs. While this leads to a hilarious scene after the beauty pageant, her ChristmasCake status left her so bitter and desperate for attention from males she's willing to settle for anything she can get.
* HotTeacher: Her character's portrait isn't unattractive, but her [[{{Jerkass}} personality]] and [[ChristmasCake desperation for male attention]] completely diminish any beauty she has.
* HypocriticalHumor[=/=]GreenEyedMonster: She calls Rise an "inexperienced jailbait" despite the fact that she's probably worse than Shadow Rise in terms of personality, whereas Rise is an experienced model with a [[NiceGirl pleasant personality]].
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Some of her fetch quest dialogue in Golden show that she is this to an extent.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Implied that she's considerably older than she looks and acts.
* ReplacementScrappy: InUniverse -- the class considers her this compared to Morooka-sensei (which is impressive, considering the latter was a supreme {{Jerkass}}).
* {{Sensei-chan}}: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. Her immaturity is not treated an endearing characteristic and is seen by the students as a desperate act to act young.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Is earnestly shocked when she loses the beauty pageant, despite being regarded as a creepy old hag by her students. It's also ''the reason'' she's a ChristmasCake. No wonder [[BirdsOfAFeather she and Hanako get along well]].
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Most of the clothes she rewards the player with are ones she considered TOO risque for her to wear.
* UnknownRival: Considers herself Rise's rival as school idol. Boy does she underestimate Rise's popularity (and kindness).
* TheVamp
* VillainousBreakdown: She changes the rules to the culture festival so that if you're entered in a contest, even by someone else, you can't back out of it. This is made worse due to the fact that the school would likely expel students for absence, and she does in fact try to convince Chie, Yukiko, Rise, and Naoto to back out of the contest after Yosuke signs them up. She loses it when not only does Naoto back out for part of the contest, without penalty, but still manages to '''win'''.

!!Tohru Adachi[=/=][[ComicBookAdaptation Tamotsu Adachi]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MitsuakiMadono (Japanese) and Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (English)


A bumbling detective who was transferred to Inaba due to an unknown incident (presumably one of his many screw-ups). One of the main authorities on the murder cases along with Dojima, he has a habit of divulging critical information to the Investigation Team, making him a useful ally.


[[spoiler:For tropes applying to Adachi post-[[TheReveal reveal]], see [[Characters/Persona4Antagonists Persona 4 Antagonists]].]]

* BitchInSheepsClothing: While Adachi's overall a pretty nice guy, his social link shows him to be surprisingly harsh to people he doesn't like.
* BreakoutCharacter: Became a full on social link in the remake.
* BrilliantButLazy: Adachi is actually pretty intelligent, but he's lacking when it comes to the [[{{Sloth}} "effort" department]]; hence the bumbling. ''Golden'' expands upon this by giving him a social link; It's shown that he's always finding ways to waste time, doesn't cook because he never be bothered to learn, and his ideal girlfriend would be someone who did all the cooking and cleaning for him. Very progressive!
* BumblingSidekick: Dojima's.
* ButtMonkey
* CaptainErsatz: Looks and acts like Matsuda from Manga/DeathNote.
* TheDitz: He just can't seem to do anything right...
** GeniusDitz: He's really good at magic tricks and [[InformedAbility (apparently)]] got good grades in high school.
* FriendOnTheForce: Helps out the investigation team at several points, much to Dojima's chagrin.
* HiddenDepths: His character design notes mention that he was previously an elite detective before being transferred to Inaba. Let that sink in for a moment.
** To his credit, his Social Links provides better insight on his character and shows him to simply be unmotivated by SmallTownBoredom to make any real effort in his work.
* IncrediblyLamePun: In ''Golden'', he occasionally cracks a pun that would make [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Ikutsuki]] proud.
--> (While having eel with Dojima) "I'd say that [Nanako]'s eel-ly proud of her daddy! Eh? Ehhhh...? Haha..."
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: When he and the Investigation Team catch a man trying to spy on Rise he gets to utter something he's been waiting to say.
--> "We'll hear your story down at the station...Ohh, how I've waited to use that line!"
* TheJester: His initial arcana in ''Golden''.
* LetsGetDangerous: After [[spoiler: Dojima's accident]] he becomes noticeably more focused and competent.
* ManChild: More or less still acts like a teenager, despite being in his twenties.
* NoodleIncident: What got him transferred to Inaba. He says it was just a minor slip up his superiors overreacted to.
* NoRespectGuy: Dojima orders him around like a chore boy and the investigation team don't treat him much better.
* PoliceAreUseless: Plays this straight and subverts it. On the one hand, his incompetence prevents him from ever accomplishing anything productive in the case, but one the other, it allows for him to accidentally provide useful information for the investigation team to work with.
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: Appearance-wise, he's virtually nondescript and while he does have some definite quirks, he's pretty average personality-wise as well.
* TheSlacker: Adachi's not quite as dumb as he initially seems, just too lazy to do his work properly.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Depending on whether you refer to the anime or the game, his love of cabbage is either true or {{fanon}}.
** Explanation: In the game he's often found at Junes buying cabbages, but mentions that he actually doesn't like them that much. They're just the only food that he can afford on a budget.
* VomitingCop: His first appearance.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was intended to be incredibly suspicious looking and would've served as a RedHerring for the culprit's identity.

!!Chihiro Fushimi
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AiMaeda (Japanese) and Creator/WendeeLee (English)

Once an incredibly shy girl, Chihiro, now a third-year student of [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Gekkoukan High School]] whom the Investigation Team meet during their visit to Tatsumi, has since revamped herself into a much more confident lady and Student Council President.

* TheCameo: During Yasogami's field trip to Tatsumi.
* DudeMagnet: Both Yosuke ''and'' [[AmbiguouslyGay Kanji]] quickly become attracted to her.
* HotterAndSexier[=/=]OlderAndWiser: She's no longer the ShrinkingViolet from two years ago -- and now she has a new character portrait to give some emphasis.
* {{Meganekko}}
* ShesAllGrownUp: All thanks to [[{{Characters/Persona3}} a certain blue haired]] NiceGuy.
* StudentCouncilPresident

!!Aika Nakamura
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AoiYuki (Japanese) and Creator/CassandraLee (English)

Appearing only in ''[[TheAnimeOfTheGame Persona 4: The Animation]]'', she is minor recurring character who attends Yasogami High and works at her family's restaurant Aiya as a waitress and delivery girl. Aika has quite the ability to appear out of nowhere just to deliver fresh food to her customers [[TheStoic without saying much of a word]].

* BunnyEarsLawyer: Will deliver Chinese food literally anywhere, including to people running for their lives and people who had just suffered really nasty stomaches by something close to food poisoning away from the city.
** She makes an appearance in the Hagakure near the end of Episode 15, citing that she's been working there during the trip for temporary training.
* CanonForeigner
* CanonImmigrant: She eventually made into the main game continuity in ''Persona4Arena'', where she's mentioned by name during Chie's storyline.
** She's also mentioned several times in ''[[UpdatedRerelease Golden]]'' after eating at Aiya, usually as a mention that the protagonist just missed her.
* ComfortFood: In episode 22 Aika offers Yu the infamous beef bowl to cheer him up [[spoiler: after Nanako's "death"]]. Yu ''eats it whole''.
** Doubles as a ContinuityNod as he had also maxed out the stats necessary to complete it by that point.
* DissonantSerenity: The Investigation Team might be running from an enraged Kanji, but she remains oddly calm whilst driving a scooter and delivering food.
* StealthMentor: In episode 11 the team meet up in the restaurant she works in when they think they are back at square one [[spoiler: because Morooka turned up dead even though he wasn't on the Midnight Channel]], she suddenly gives them an enormous beef bowl each for free that they eat for 40 minutes without getting to the rice. They're about to give up when they realize they can get to the bottom of it if they persevere.
* TheStoic: Even moreso than Yu.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
[[/folder]]
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to:

Social links and [=NPCs=] from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''.

For the full list of characters from the game, click [[Characters/{{Persona 4}} here]].

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[[folder:Igor]]
!!Igor
See Characters/PersonaRecurring for Igor's role.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Social Links]]

!!General Social Links
* CharacterDevelopment: The entire driving force of the gameplay is to make choices that would influence the greatest amount of this.
* DysfunctionJunction: Social Links are back, complete with a host of tarot-based neuroses.
* GuideDangIt: Though the correct DialogueTree response is very obvious in some cases, many more will be a hassle.
* LevelUpAtIntimacy5
* PowerOfFriendship: Aside from increasing your persona potential, [[spoiler:they also encourage you to beat the final boss]].
* SliceOfLife: Social Link plots are somewhat like this, considering the game is half RPG and half dating sim.
* TarotMotifs: Each Social Link is represented by one of the major tarot arcana and their personalities and life situations match the arcana accordingly.

!!Margaret
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SayakaOhara (Japanese) and Michelle Ann Dunphy (English)

The Empress Social Link, Igor's new assistant and older sister of [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Elizabeth and Theodore]]. She takes over her younger siblings' role of tasking the Protagonist to create certain Persona through fusion. [[spoiler:Upon completion of her S.Link you can challenge her to a fight, but only if you're on your second playthrough.]]

* AdaptationExpansion: Gets much more spotlight in the anime due to Igor's role being diminished for reasons already explained.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Margaret and her siblings are referred to as "residents" of the Velvet Room, which is in some ways linked to the human unconscious where Shadows live. They all wield personas, but they don't seem to be ''their'' personas since they simply take them out of the compendium. Like Shadows, they all have golden eyes. Except she apparently is ''not'' a Shadow, given her comments about Marie.
* AlwaysWantedToSayThat: See BorrowedCatchPhrase.
* BloodKnight: [[spoiler:In your optional duel with her]], she says that this is the first time she's felt this alive in a long, long time.
* [[spoiler: BonusBoss: She basically the same fight as Elizabeth and Theodor in the previous game aside from trading in status effects for self-buffs, but she has less health and her restrictions are a lot more merciful.]]
* BorrowedCatchPhrase: At times she's visited while Igor is out, so gives the customary "Welcome to the Velvet Room."
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Interestingly, she asks this question when ''she herself'' is Cthulhu.
* [[spoiler: GetAholdOfYourselfMan: Slaps Yu so hard during his epic HeroicBSOD in episode 26.]]
* TheGadfly: The gentle, friendly sort. The "Fortune-Teller" event best comes to mind.
** In ''The Golden'', The protagonist will occasionally find one of Marie's poems lying on the floor of the Velvet Room, which always ends with Marie going into full-on Tsundere mode. It becomes increasingly difficult for Margaret to hide her amusement after these events and after awhile she even starts commenting on the contents when Marie keeps failing to realize why her poems are out in the open.
* IntriguedByHumanity: Her reason for succeeding Elizabeth in the Velvet Room.
* [[spoiler:
* TheOtherDarrin: Some of her lines in ''Golden'' were rerecorded by Karen Strassman. [[spoiler: The only time it's really noticeable is before and after the BonusBoss fight against her.]]
* PowerFloats: [[spoiler: She does this during the BonusBoss fight.]]
* ShipTease: [[spoiler: Margaret will kiss the Protagonist at the end of the game if her Social Link is completed.]]
* SoUnfunnyItsFunny: She has a tendency to make truly awful jokes with a completely straight face and is disappointed that the protagonist doesn't laugh.
* SugarAndIceGirl: Subverted. She comes off this way in the beginning, but actually show a [[TheTease bit of a flirty side as you complete her requests]].
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: It's not clear what she is, but it's probably not a human and definitely not a Shadow. The closest we get is that she refers to Marie as though they were the same or similar types of beings.
* SuperStrength: In Golden, she suddenly grabs Chie's hand when she reaches for the TV while the other party members try to pry her off when ''all of them'' get pulled inside the TV. [[spoiler: They then pop out of Marie's dungeon.]]
* ThrowTheBookAtThem


!!Ryotaro Dojima
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka (Japanese) and Creator/JBBlanc (English, credited as John White in ''The Animation'')

The Hierophant Social Link and the Protagonist's uncle, whom he welcomes into his household while his parents are away. He is the detective assigned to investigate the murders. He is able to make some progress on the case, but without understanding the supernatural element to the case his progress is limited. He initially suspects the Protagonist as one, but cannot bring himself to arrest his nephew. The long hours he spends at his job frequently keep him from taking care of his daughter Nanako. He is the direct superior to Tohru Adachi.

In his Social Link, Dojima gets a lead on the hit-and-run case that killed his wife, making him stay out even later, to Nanako's distress. [[spoiler:Eventually he admits that he has been avoiding his daughter because she reminds him of his late wife, but vows to get over it and spend more time with her daughter. When the lead does not pan out, he decides to let it go.]]

* AdultFear: Near the end of the game, Nanako is kidnapped by someone he [[LivingWithTheVillain didn't even consider suspecting]]. That's a nightmare for any parent, especially a widowed workaholic, but it gets even worse. [[spoiler:Nanako dies ''anyway'', with Ryotaro bursting in literally seconds after she flat-lines, calling for him with her last breath]].
* BadassNormal: Despite working more or less alone with only half the clues, he manages to stay relatively close with the Investigation Team on solving the murders. [[spoiler:After Nanako's kidnapping he actually manages to discover that Namatame isn't the culprit]].
* CassandraTruth: If you are lovers with Marie at the end of the game, Marie will make a confession to the protagonist. Dojima however will think it's someone else who has [[NamesTheSame the same name as the protagonist.]] [[ChickMagnet If only he knew more about his nephew...]]
* CoatOverTheShoulder
* CoolUncle: Outside of being protective concerning the investigation, Dojima is actually pretty laxed when it comes to Protagonist activities in town. He even gives him his old Scooter and says as long as he stays out of trouble, he trusts him with even going outside of the town.
* DaChief: He frequently yells at Adachi for the rookie detective's bumbling.
* GuideDangIt: After [[spoiler: Nanako's kidnapping]], you're effectively locked off from his Social Link, no matter how far along in it you are. Leads to some frustrations in most people's first playthroughs. The ''Golden'' rerelease includes more time to finish his Social Link, although it's not much.
* TheLostLenore: His wife.
* MarriedToTheJob: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]; the vast amount of time Ryotaro spends at work is because he wants to catch his wife's killer and because he feels he doesn't know how to raise Nanako properly. This is shown to have repercussions in his personal life. Thankfully his nephew is a WarriorTherapist...
* OnlyOneName: Averted but might as well be present. Despite his first name (Ryotaro) mentioned very briefly at the beginning, everyone refers to him as Dojima-san throughout the game.
* ParentalNeglect: Perhaps one of the most sympathetically portrayed versions of the trope. Dojima's wife is recently deceased, and he has a hard time balancing being a single parent along with his career and guilt over not being able to capture his wife's murderer.
* ParentsAsPeople: Goes hand-in-hand with the above trope.
* PermaStubble
* PetTheDog: A heroic example -- [[spoiler:even though he had good reason to hate him for nearly killing his daughter, he allows the accosted Adachi some medical treatment, partly in recognition to their past as teammates]].
* PoliceAreUseless: When they don't have all the info.
** Subverted during one particular scene; he does [[spoiler: manage to corner Namatame as he is kidnapping Nanako and almost catches him]].
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler: Subverted in the Normal/True Ending. After calming down, he pieces together the clues himself and realizes Namatame couldn't have been the true killer. He even gets angry at Adachi for sending him off to another hospital before he got a chance to interrogate Namatame personally.]]
* SayMyName: [[spoiler:ADACHIIII!!]]
* SecretKeeper: In the [[spoiler:Bad Ending]], his last words to Yu suggest that he at least suspects that the Investigation Team [[spoiler:murdered Namatame to avenge Nanako]].
* SupportingLeader: He's had a head start on the murder case investigation, but loses steam when The Investigation Team is formed, and ends up reaching the same conclusions about the case's twists after the party does. The largest effect he has on the plot is [[spoiler: chasing after Nametame to rescue Nanako, a move that forces Nametame to enter the TV World himself to escape.]]
* TeamDad: Towards the investigation team. Dojima is stern and tries to keep them out of the investigation.
* ThatOneCase: For him, it's the hit-and-run that killed his wife Chisato. After years of trying to catch the driver without success, [[spoiler: he finally makes progress on it in the extended true ending of Golden.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[spoiler: He was initially going to be the culprit, but this was deemed too depressing and changed later on.]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: He's actually a pretty good cop from what the player sees. He just has the misfortune of trying to solve a serial murder/kidnapping case heavily steeped in UrbanFantasy elements with real-life logic.

!!Nanako Dojima
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkemiKanda (Japanese) and Creator/KarenStrassman (English)

The Justice Social Link, Dojima's daughter and the Protagonist's cousin, though she soon sees the Protagonist as an older brother. Because of her father's workaholic tendencies, she has taken upon herself to run the household while going to school, despite being six years old. She is frequently disappointed when her father does not come home, but the Protagonist's friends eventually become a surrogate family for her.

In her Social Link, Nanako asks the Protagonist questions about the afterlife and her late mother. The Protagonist also helps her come to terms with her father's job.

[[spoiler:She is kidnapped near the end of the game by Namatame and thrown into the [=TV=] world. She is rescued by the party, but is injured and taken to the hospital. If the player makes the wrong choices, the DownerEnding occurs and she dies. Otherwise she survives -- though bedridden -- and in the HappyEnding she gets released from hospital in time to bid her cousin a fond farewell.]]

In the extended true ending of ''Persona 4: The Golden'', [[spoiler:an older, longer haired Nanako has taken up the piano in memory of her mother, who is revealed to have been a piano teacher.]]

* ADayInTheLimelight: Episode 13 of the anime focuses on her and her attempts to find out where Yu keeps disappearing to during the summer.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Everyday's great at your Junes!"
** "Welcome home, Big Bro!" [[spoiler: You'll miss that one when she's gone.]]
* CheerfulChild: Sadly averted. She has her happy moments, but much of the time her sad, lonely side is more prominent. [[VideogameCaringPotential You will work like hell to fix that.]]
* TheCutie: So mind-bogglingly cute. Admit it, you ''want'' a little sister just like her!
--> ''Welcome home, Big Bro!''
** BreakTheCutie: As her Social Link and the game itself progress, she very noticeably starts to break down. It's fortunate for her that Yu and his friends are there for her.
** [[spoiler: KillTheCutie]]: [[spoiler: In the worst ending.]]
* GenerationXerox: Her father mentions how much she looks like her mother, and in the extended ending in Golden it seems that she's begun to pick up some of her mother's hobbies, notably playing the piano. One can only hope that's as far as the series takes this.
* GirlishPigtails
* GuideDangIt: [[spoiler:Her Social Link can no longer be advanced after she's kidnapped, so max it while you have the chance.]]
* IllGirl: Although it's never stated outright that she has health problems, she seems to have a sporadic stomach problem that she has medication for and sometimes has a sudden fever.
* KidDetective: Becomes one as she imitates her favorite anime character and tries to finds out about Yu's movement in the Anime.
** Which happens to be "Magical Witch Detective" of all things.
* MoralityPet: She can be viewed as one of these.
* [[spoiler: TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: In the ending in which the team throws Namatame into the television, Nanako stays dead.]]
** [[spoiler: OnlyMostlyDead: You're told she's dead one way or the other to justify killing Namatame. If you choose not to she will suddenly come back to life.]]
* LethalChef: On Valentine's Day in ''Golden'', Nanako gives the Protagonist some chocolate she made herself. [[spoiler:After receiving pointers from Chie, Yukiko & Rise, and finishing it before Naoto could help. The end product looks similar to the Slime persona, and [[HeroicBSOD prompts a worse reaction than Mystery Food X]].]]
** To elaborate, [[spoiler:Chie told Nanako to add iced coffee for flavor, and bacon, because everybody loves bacon, ''right''? Rise said the chocolate needs to assert itself by being either really sweet or really spicy, so Nanako, thinking the protagonist a grown up, made it bitter by adding bell peppers and wheatgrass juice. Thinking that "sour chocolate" would ''really'' assert itself, Nanako also added vinegar and ponzu sauce. Finally, Yukiko told Nanako to add in fish to give the chocolate "depth".]] Nanako isn't a lethal chef normally, [[spoiler:Chie, Yukiko, and Rise were being lethal chefs by proxy]]. Her reaction to the protagonist's reaction is just pitiful.
** She can make eggs "sunny side up" just fine though.
* PrecociousCrush: She develops one for [[KissingCousins the Protagonist]] over the course of the game.
** [[spoiler:ChildhoodMarriagePromise]]: If her Social Link is maxed out, [[spoiler:[[FatherIWantToMarryMyBrother she decides that she wants to marry]] [[KissingCousins the Main Character]] when she grows up. Depending on whether or not her father's Social Link is also maxed, he'll either support or be opposed to the idea]].
* StepfordSmiler
* TagalongKid[=/=]TeamPet: Doesn't do anything, but the entire party cares deeply about her.
** She gives the Protagonist special accessories if he scores highest in his class on exams.
* ThirdPersonPerson: In the Japanese versions of the game.
* TokenMiniMoe
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She likes meals made from eggs, omelets in particular.
* [[spoiler: TraumaInducedAmnesia: ''Golden'' reveals in the good ending that she can't remember much of the kidnapping or the TV world, only that Big Bro and his friends had saved her from something. Naoto voices the opinion that it's probably for the best.]]
* VideoGameCaringPotential: All Social Links have this, but Nanako takes the cake. [[spoiler: In fact, considering what happens to her and what you can do to the one responsible, the game makers almost certainly did it [[InvokedTrope on purpose]].]]

!!The Fox
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An old fox who lives around the old shrine in the Central Shopping District and serves as The Hermit Social Link for the game. The fox initially recruits The Protagonist to help fulfill wishes written on ema left at the shrine, in hopes it will help increase donations to the dilapidated shrine. The fox also offers to sell the Investigation Team healing leaves the restore all HP and SP in order to raise money for the shrine. Though the price for the fox's services are initially extremely high, they do go down the more requests Yu help's the fox grant.

[[spoiler: After granting the various wishes of people around town, Yu and the fox succeed in saving the shrine, and eventually the donations to its offering box are used to build an entirely new shrine next to the old one, now plated in gold.]] If the Hermit S-Link has been completed by the end of the game, it is also revealed during Yu's last day in town that [[spoiler: The Fox has 3 cubs.]]

* AndYourRewardIsClothes: During the Golden, if you pet its head after you've all ready done so on one of its "happy" days, it'll reward you with clothes for Chie, Kanji, and Teddie.
* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter: C-cubbies! ]]
* FetchQuest: The Social Link! These quests are basically the protagonist giving hope to the town, so the Fox gets more donations.
** IJustWantToBeLoved: The authoress of one of the ''ema''.
** IJustWantToHaveFriends: Another ''ema'' author.
** [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be Cats?]] One of the Social Link events has The Protagonist help an ''ema'' author overcome his ailurophobia in order to get married.
* RetiredBadass: Seems to be this, with the scars on its head.
* TeamPet: Less so than Teddie, but more than Nanako, in that it actually does something for your team (restoring SP for a price).

!!Kou Ichijo and Daisuke Nagase
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeOno (Kou) and Creator/TomokazuSugita (Daisuke) (Japanese) and Creator/VicMignogna (Kou) and DavidVincent (Daisuke) (English)

Kou and Daisuke are two friends at Yasogami High who are also the unofficial leaders of Yasogami's basketball and soccer teams respectively, and together serve as the Strength Social Link. The focus of their Social Link does however depends on which sports team you join.

Choosing Kou's route, Daisuke explains the protagonist that Kou comes from a wealthy family that sticks to traditions so much that the head of the family, Kou's grandmother, looks down upon his obsession with basketball. Kou also feels burdened that he's actually adopted (he lost his bio family and the lived in an OrphanageOfLove), and that the customs of the family will ultimately fall onto his sister. Although it makes him happy, it also makes him feel shunned by the family as a whole. [[spoiler: By the end of his Social Link, Kou learns that his adopted family truly cares for him and gives the Protagonist the letter that his parents left for him, and he decides to study overseas to pursue what he wants to do in life. ]]

Choosing Daisuke's route, the protagonist learns from Kou that Daisuke feels really bad for a middle school break-up with his first girlfriend that he fears failing at doing his very best in either at soccer or getting a girlfriend. With that in mind, Kou and the protagonist try to set him up with blind dates, but Daisuke gets irritated by this. [[spoiler: At the end of his Social Link, Daisuke finds the strength to move on by speaking to the same girlfriend that left him behind]].

* AscendedExtra: In [=VisuaLive=] they're representatives for the entire Social Link system, and are given much more focus as a result.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Kou, by the end of his Social Link.
* {{Bishonen}}: Kou, to go with his flirty ladies man persona.
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: Kou notably drops his usual laidback charisma in favor of nervousness whenever around [[spoiler: Chie]].
* ChasteHero: Daisuke. His Social Link is all about explaining why.
* ChickMagnet: Kou is constantly going on dates. Daisuke is heavily implied to be popular with the ladies as well but is much less receptive. Further proven in Ai's Social Link, where [[spoiler: she'll be revealed to have a crush on one of them.]]
* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: Daisuke.
* GuileHero: Daisuke is quite good at retaining blackmail material for later use.
* HeManWomanHater: Daisuke at the start of his Social Link.
* HeterosexualLifePartners - HoYay: Every so often.
* HopelessSuitor: Kou comes off as this in the ''VisuaLive'' stage production, as many of his scenes deal with his crush on [[spoiler:Chie]] to a comedic level.
* LadykillerInLove: Kou has a crush on [[spoiler: Chie.]]
* LimitedWardrobe: Daisuke wears his gym uniform even during school and on his days off. Lampshaded by Kou when he asks the protagonist to buy Daisuke some proper clothes.
* OutOfFocus: Daisuke tends to play second fiddle to Kou and gets considerably less focus as a result. Kou even does considerably more in Daisuke's Social Link than Daisuke does in his.
* ParentalAbandonment: Kou. OrphanageOfLove included.
* RedOniBlueOni: Kou is a cheery, charismatic guy who tends to take all things pretty lightly, while Daisuke is quiet, straighforward and task-oriented.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: [[Creator/TomokazuSugita Daisuke]] and [[Creator/DaisukeOno Kou]] are basically [[SuzumiyaHaruhi Kyon and Itsuki]], except less the tension and closer to each other. They're even more like [[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Ronove and Battler.]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Kou is slender, extremely open with people, and enjoys fashion and dating while Daisuke is broad-shouldered, reserved, and never changes out of his gym uniform.
* StepfordSmiler: Kou
* ThoseTwoGuys: Their Social Link is even called Fellow Athletes.

!!Naoki Konishi
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->'''Voiced by:''' TsubasaYonaga (Japanese) and Creator/DerekStephenPrince (English)

The Hanged Man Social Link, a freshman, and younger brother of Saki, the second murder victim.

Due to the death of his older sister, everyone started pitying him for losing her forever, which he hated. However, he slowly realizes that he could never mourn her dead sister like everyone else did, feeling very different from everyone else. [[spoiler: At the end of his Social Link, he cries and finally mourns Saki's death, allowing him to move on alone. He gives the Protagonist the Junes Receipt. ]]

* AdaptationExpansion: Befriends the entire Investigation Team and not just the Protagonist.
** CompressedAdaptation: Although what may be his entire Social Link is compressed into two scenes spanning five minutes.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is first mentioned on one of your earlier days at school, before Saki even goes missing. In ''Golden'', you even see him having an argument with her on your first day. You finally meet him a few months later.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Absolutely ''hates'' the fact that all he's getting from people is sympathy now. It's also preventing him from properly mourning his sister's death.
* FreudianExcuse
* IncriminatingIndifference: A variant in that he's not a suspect, but is accused of being cold and indifferent about her death. [[spoiler: Towards the end of his Social Link, he's finally able to mourn and move on.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: CharacterDevelopment brings him out of this.
* UnableToCry: Very troubled by his inability to mourn for his sister.

!!Hisano Kuroda
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->'''Voiced by:''' Ikuko Tani (Japanese) and Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn (English)

An elderly widow who calls herself "death". If her self-proclaimed title didn't give her away, she's the Death Social Link.

The Protagonist meets Hisano by the river, and she slowly but surely tells him about how her late husband and herself loved each other so much up till the point he suffered from a "disease" that made him forget who she was every day, only making her feel deep emotional pain until he passed away. [[spoiler: By talking to the Protagonist, Hisano manages to understand that she needs to move on with her life. At the end of her Social Link, Hisano thanks the Protagonist by giving him her old ink pen and leaves Inaba to live with her children. ]]

* AdultFear: Her Social Link touches pretty close on how awful it is to watch your spouse die before you, as well as the pain of old age and having a loved one suffer from memory loss.
* CaptainErsatz: The way she dresses resembles the cryptic Lady in Black from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne''
* EasyAmnesia: Harshly subverted in her backstory, where her aging husband contracts dementia and forgets he ever loved her.
* TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: Oh ''come on'' Atlus -- it's pretty obvious her husband was dying of ''Alzheimer's'', not some "disease" (although it's possible Hisano simply didn't know what it was called).
* ItsAllJunk: When the Protagonist recovers the letters she wrote to her husband, Hisano attempts to burn them. In the anime, it's a flower-pattern hairclip that she tosses into the river that's later stuck into the fins of the Guardian, but Yu, after many misadventures, gets the hairclip back. She actually keeps it.
* IWasQuiteALooker: A brief flashback in the anime shows her to be this.
* IWishedYouWereDead: When her husband became ill and began forgetting who he was, Hisano wished he would die so neither of them would have to suffer anymore. She considered his death a MercyKill since the husband she'd known was already 'dead'.
* LoveHurts:
-->'''Hisano''': ''(on refering to a love letter she sent to her husband)'' I loved him this much and because I loved him, it saddened me when he forgot my love.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: She was one.

!!Eri Minami
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->'''Voiced by:''' MikiIto (Japanese) and Valerie Arem (English)

The Temperance Social Link and a stepmother to a boy who frequents the daycare the Protagonist can work at.

Eri's story revolves around her stepson, Yuuta. The Protagonist finds out that the two of them are very distant: Eri can't seem to get close to Yuuta, and Yuuta doesn't accept her as his mother. Using really vague tips from TV and magazines, Eri does a rather bad job at getting Yuuta to like her. Through interactions, the Protagonist helps the two of them to become united. [[spoiler: At the end of the Social Link, Eri finds out that she never had the strength to face Yuuta directly, so now he and Yuuta recognize each other as a family, and Eri thanks the Protagonist for helping them by giving him a clover bookmark. ]]

* [[WickedStepmother Aloof Stepmother]]: She behaves a bit like this in the beginning (and her stepson likely sees her as one), but a good part of the Social Link is getting the two to realize that they do care for each other.
* ChildrenRaiseYou
* TakingTheBullet: In the anime, Eri is injured via trying to help Yuuta when he's harrassed by another kid ''and'' his mom in the festival.

!!Sayoko Uehara
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NatsukoKuwatani (Japanese) and Creator/WendeeLee (English)

The Devil Social Link and a nurse the Protagonist meets while on his part-time job as a hospital janitor.

Flirting with the Protagonist at first, Sayoko opens up to him and reveals her backstory. Because of her behavior, she dated a married doctor that ended up flirting with other girls even though she left him behind. After dealing with the doctor's wife, things [[FromBadToWorse get worse]] for her after hearing that a patient of hers in the last hospital died. She feels extremely saddened by the news that she becomes a workaholic, demanding everyone to do their very best, and eventually collapses. [[spoiler: By the end of her Social Link, Sayoko realizes that she was trying to flee from her feelings by working hard, and that she was losing her goal to care for others, and she gives the Protagonist her hospital ID. Before the ending, the Protagonist hears that she joined a medical association and went to Africa and also finds out the implication that she genuinely held a bit of a crush toward him]].

* ChristmasCake: She's older than the protagonist by ten years.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: In the anime.
* HelloNurse
* HospitalHottie
* MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler: At the end of her Social Link, she transfers to another hospital, but she still refers to the Protagonist as her "boyfriend".]]
** Before that she dated a married doctor older than her. It didn't end well.
* ReallyGetsAround[=/=]{{Workaholic}}: Pre- and post-CharacterDevelopment.
* TheTease: At the start of her Social Link.

!!Shu Nakajima
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MitsuhiroIchiki (Japanese) and Creator/SamRiegel (English)

The Tower Social Link and a young boy the Protagonist could tutor as a part-time job.

After becoming smarter, the Protagonist takes on the job to tutor Shu. At first, Shu asks him how school is until he tells him how he has the pressure of being the very best of his class for his mom, and things start getting bad after a talented and athletic guy joined the school. When Shu becomes a bit paranoid and [[spoiler:cheats on the test]], his mother scolds him. With the Protagonist's help, Shu learns that he doesn't need to be the best all the time, and so [[spoiler: cancels the tutoring so that he can play baseball. At the end of his Social Link, he thanks the Protagonist by giving him his test results, and later on before the ending, he befriends the very same student that he wanted to beat in grades]].

* TheBGrade: Fear of getting a B and disappointing his mother is what eventually drives Shu to [[spoiler:cheat on a test]].
* CramSchool: Previously attended this, but quit because it ''wasn't rigorous enough''.
* EducationMama[=/=]MyBelovedSmother: Revealed to be the source of his {{Jerkass}} attitude -- she continually pressures him to study regardless of his misgivings so he can get into a competitive university.
* HeroicBSOD: Has quite the breakdown in the anime.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: In the anime, replacing the tension between him and his mother.
* InsufferableGenius: Initially.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MeaningfulName: One of the readings of his name is "Genius".

!!Ai Ebihara
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaeIto (Japanese) and JulieAnnTaylor (English)

The Moon Social Link and manager of whatever sports team you join.

Upon joining a sports club, the Protagonist meets Ai. Once the Social Link starts, Ai takes him out to become friends. Once she tasks him with asking Kou or Daisuke what kind of girl he likes, she ends up being devastated upon eavesdropping on them (Kou likes Chie Satonaka, and Daisuke likes a nice girl) and almost is [[SpurnedIntoSuicide driven to commit suicide]]. Thanks to the Protagonist, she slowly opens up to him and becomes a bit enamored with him. [[spoiler: At the end of her Social Link, Ai learns that being just beautiful isn't all there is to her and so gives the player the compact she used to compare herself to what she was before, understanding that people were better "mirrors" to show her true self.]]

* AccidentalMisnaming: In Episode 5, she got annoyed when Narukami called her "Ebi" (which, in Japanese, also means "shrimp").
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: She falls in love with either Daisuke or Kou, but then she finds out that they like "nice girls" and Chie, respectively.
** You have the option of rejecting her a second time, if you max out her social link.
** In the anime, she retains her crush on Kou even after learning that he was interested in Chie.
* AlphaBitch: pre-CharacterDevelopment.
** LovableAlphaBitch
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Likes Kou due to this trope.
** And you, later on.
* CompensatedDating: Discussed in regards to her. Ai doesn't do it as far as we know, but since she has good looks (especially a nice butt), she's rumored to have a sugar daddy. Kou is rather angry when he hears about it, though, and lectures the tattletales.
* CrushBlush: For Kou or Daisuke, initially.
** Starting with Social Link rank 9, whenever she asks you out, she'll be sporting one of these.
* CryCute: In Episode 5 of the anime (where Narukami joins the Basketball team), after Narukami stops her from jumping off the school's rooftop after overhearing Kou saying he likes Chie, wondering if all her dieting and prettifying were for naught.
* CustomUniform
* CuteSportsClubManager: Unusually for this trope, she didn't become the manager by choice. She was forced into the job to pass due to low attendance, and even then she does next to nothing of actual managerial work.
* DefrostingIceQueen
* EmbarrassingNickname: [[spoiler: "Piggy-Hara"]]
* [[FormerlyFat Former]] FatGirl: It's amazing what constant dieting can do!
* FreudianExcuse: Ai's harsh personality is due to being picked on as a child for being fat and poor.
* GreenEyedMonster: Her jealousy of Chie is played up considerably more in the anime, resulting in a downright ''hilarious'' slap fight between the two.
* HairTriggerTemper: One of the two Social Links in this game that can actually become reversed.
* IJustWantToBeBeautiful: A major theme of her Social Link. By the end Ai becomes a {{Reconstruction}} of the trope, as she realizes that [[TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside true beauty is more than just fashion and good looks]].
* InLoveWithLove: This is a big point in her Social Link as it is revealed that she just wanted to be in a relationship. In fact, [[spoiler:if you accept her when she first asks, the Link will just be a meaningless love relationship that will break up at Rank 9. However, keep yourself a friend and if you gain the right flags, she will fall in genuine love with you and can be a LoveInterest. Trips up many a CasanovaWannabe player.]]
* HeroicBSOD: She gets one when she finds out that Kou/Daisuke isn't interested in her.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Hate her for being a {{tsundere}} that's astoundingly heavy on the tsuntsun. Then get her Social Link to Level 6 and beyond, and then hate yourself.
* LoveHurts: The poor girl suffers rejection at least once (and twice if you max out her Social Link but don't romance her). If you turn her down at rank 10, she thanks you for doing so to her face, and for helping her grow as a person. But says that, for the moment, seeing you is just too painful.
* NouveauRiche - RichBitch: Subverted. She initially comes off as beautiful but cold-hearted, but it's revealed that her family used to be poor and she, in her own words, a "stinkin' fatso", making her prone to mockery. When her father struck gold in real estate (just a short while ago), she decided to change her image so she wouldn't be mocked anymore.
* SecondLove: Possibly with the Protagonist after she realized Kou/Daisuke doesn't like her.
* SpurnedIntoSuicide: After overhearing that Kou/Daisuke doesn't care for her, she runs to the school rooftop and prepares to jump over the edge. Luckily, the Protagonist gives chase and manage to talk her out of it.
** SuicideAsComedy: The deal is PlayedForLaughs... [[SubvertedTrope Until she reveals her backstory.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A
* UnknownRival: Many students, including herself, view her as Yukiko's rival for the position of SchoolIdol. If the player ends up having them meet each other when out on a date with one of them, Yukiko reveals that she has no idea who Ai is.
** In the anime, while the grudge is actually somewhat reciprocated this time, Chie has no idea that Ai views her as [[spoiler: a rival for Kou's affections.]]

!!Yumi Ozawa
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaeIto (Japanese), Creator/MelissaFahn (English)

One of two potential candidates for the Sun Social Link and unofficial leader of the Drama Club.

By joining the Drama Club, the Protagonist quickly makes a bond with Yumi. As time passes on, he learns about Yumi's father being bedridden in the hospital. Through family drama, Yumi cannot forgive how her father left her and her mother for another woman, even though he's going through his final moments. [[spoiler:After her father passes away]], Yumi can't tell how she actually felt about him. When she realizes that their parents tried hard to come up with a good name for her, she laments [[spoiler:how she never got to thank her father at all]]. At the end of her Social Link, [[spoiler: Yumi quits the Drama Club to help her mother, realizing that acting was a way for her to hide her sorrow, and she gives the Protagonist her annotated script.]]

* ActorAllusion: In English -- [[Creator/MelissaFahn Yumi's]] tumultuous relationship with her parents has a number of parallels with [[DigimonTamers Rika Nonaka/Ruki Makino's.]]
* DemotedToExtra: In the anime, where she only gets one brief cameo, and doesn't even get a line.
* DisappearedDad: Her father left Yumi and her mother for another woman, but came back when he was dying of illness.
* {{Foil}}: To Ayane.
* HarsherInHindsight: Her New Year's date has her making a small prayer at the shrine. During it, she [[spoiler:thanks God]] for bringing the two of you together and makes it known that she's glad that you're alive. Considering what closely preceded this and the events of the True Ending, it can be seen as a bit of foreshadowing.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Falls into this halfway through her Social Link, as she starts complaining how unfair it is that her father's dying in hospital... But is more concerned about how it affects her, rather than ''the man who's actually dying''.
* LoveHurts: Like Ai and Yukiko, Yumi will definitely declare her love for the Protagonist at some point during her Social Link, will be devastated if you turn her down, and will eventually learn to deal with it.
* MeaningfulName: This is brought up in her Social Link, where her dying father said it meant "to bear fruit".
* OutOfFocus: The anime prefers Ayane over her, but she can be seen in the background sometimes.

!!Ayane Matsunaga
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->'''Voiced by:''' Tomoka Endou (Japanese), Michelle Ann Dunphy (English)

The other potential candidate for the Sun Social Link and a freshman who manages the Music Club.

Ayane is often mistaken as an "apple" due to her shyness and face's expression. After the Protagonist joins the Music Club, he gets to spend the time with Ayane. Throughout their meetings, Ayane tells him how she doesn't like to play the trombone and would rather play the flute instead, but her parents couldn't afford to buy her an actual flute. Moreover, her shyness prevents her from participating in band performances. Once she starts to be a little bit more selfish so that she can stop backing out from events, Ayana is grateful to the Protagonist. [[spoiler: By the end of her Social Link, Ayane decides to study music abroad after finishing graduation, and she thanks the Protagonist by giving him a homemade ticket with her name printed on it so that he would watch her perform later. ]]

* AuthorAppeal: According to an interview detailed in the Persona 4 art book, she's character designer, Shigenori Soejima's favorite cast member.
* [[spoiler:ButNowIMustGo]]: After she graduates from high school anyway.
* BlushSticker: Yep. She earns her nickname "apple" for when she actually blushes.
* {{Expy}}: Of pre-time-skip [[{{Naruto}} Hinata]]
* {{Foil}}: To Yumi.
* OlderThanTheyLook: [=NPCs=] frequently mistake her for a middle-schooler.
* PluckyGirl: Eventually becomes this.
* ShrinkingViolet: But the point of her S-Link is helping her grow out of this.

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!!Kinshiro Morooka
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->'''Voiced by:''' Osamu Ryutani (Japansese) and Creator/KirkThornton (English)

The protagonist's homeroom teacher. He really dislikes unruly students and looks down (or outright curses) any popular trends in the school. [[DirtyOldMan That doesn't stop him from being a Risette fanatic behind the scenes]]. [[spoiler:Eventually murdered by Mitsuo Kubo.]]

* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim]]
* DirtyOldMan[=/=]HypocriticalHumor: While he rails against teenagers for such things, he's stated to be a Rise fan.
** He complains about the degradation of society but goes drinking on the job during the school trip.
* {{Gonk}}: Just... look at those teeth! The guy looks like SteveBuscemi.
* {{Jerkass}}: That nickname is well-warranted.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: By [[MoralEventHorizon Mitsuo]].]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Seriously, he looks like SteveBuscemi.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Rarely is he ever called anything other than "King Moron" ("Morokin" in Japanese) by the protagonists.
* PetTheDog: One girl on the school hallway reveals that he once gave her a piece of candy to cheer her up.
* ProperlyParanoid: Possibly. Morooka accuses the Protagonist of being TheCasanova since he's a city kid. Depending on how you develop your Social Links, [[JerkassHasAPoint he might be right]].
* SadistTeacher
* TheScrappy: InUniverse, his students don't like him and his foul attitude. The Protagonist can even tell him off when the latter was insultingly introducing him with "You callin' me a loser?".
** [[spoiler: AlasPoorScrappy: In-universe -- after his death, Yosuke expresses pity for him.]]

!!Hanako Ohtani
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->'''Voiced by:''' Ryou Agawa (Japanese) and Creator/JessicaStraus (English)

A fat girl and the Protagonist's schoolmate. Just like Noriko, she thinks of herself as being beautiful, and insults any prettier girl because of her views.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: The anime briefly sets her up to look like one of these when she confronts Kanji at the end of the camping trip. In reality, she was there to apologise for giving him the wrong idea.
* FanDisservice: She ''joins'' the beauty pageant.
* FatAndProud: She has a very high body image despite being...
** FatBastard: ...a hideously fat, selfish, vain creature with only one redeeming quality: because she secretly has a crush on [[spoiler:the Protagonist, she occasionally leaves useful items as gifts in his shoe locker]]. In the anime, while still somewhat obnoxious, she's noticeably nicer, especially when she shows a degree of reluctance and guilt at having to [[spoiler: reject Kanji after an awkward, accidental, intimate encounter between the two.]]
* {{Gonk}}
* {{Jerkass}}: [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Less so]] in the animated adaptation.
* PetTheDog: Her only redeeming quality is that sometimes she leaves useful items in the Protagonist's shoe locker.
** Also in the anime, one of her {{Jerkass}} moment of not sharing her mountain of food during the Camping Trip is omitted and replaced by offering to eat [[LethalChef Chie and Yukiko]]'s [[RunningGag Mystery Food X]]... and ''[[ExtremeOmnivore liking it]]''.
* SmallNameBigEgo: The hideous {{Gonk}} thinks of herself as a gorgeous beauty and lords herself over everyone else. No wonder [[BirdsOfAFeather she and Kashiwagi-sensei are friends]].
* TookALevelInKindness: A lot of her jackass moments in the game doesn't appear in the anime:
** During the camping trip, she wasn't enjoying her whole big meal alone and not sharing. She instead opts to eat up the remnants of Mystery Food X and at least liking it.
** We also sees what happens if she's about to refuse someone (Kanji) rather than being the one stalking. Rather than insulting them, she'll honestly apologize and suggests about forgetting what happened.
** Her insults towards the girls before the Beauty Pageant didn't happen, so she just happened to participate, lost and that's it.

!!Noriko Kashiwagi
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SayakaOhara (Japanese, game), Creator/HitomiNabatame (Japanese, anime) and MaryElizabethMcGlynn (English)

The protagonist's second homeroom teacher after [[spoiler:his first one gets murdered during the course of the story]]. She honestly believes that she's the most gorgeous woman against the obviously popular girls within the school.

* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Answer some academic questions, show her some cute weapons, or score high on the exams, and she'll reward you with some outfits that she wanted to get rid of.
* AnythingThatMoves
* TheCameo: Makes one during "Operation Babe Hunt" in ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Persona 3 Portable]]''. As you would expect, HilarityEnsues.
* ChristmasCake: [[ExaggeratedTrope An exaggerated version]] -- Kashiwagi-sensei is not only "on the wrong side of 40", says one of the Protagonist's classmates, but continually hits on her male students, and enters a beauty pageant against girls less than half her age. ''And she thinks she'll win.''
* GagBoobs: In the Anime.
* {{Expy}}: She could easily be mistaken for a parallel universe equivalent of [[DearS Mitsuka-sensei]].
* HotForStudent: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] and PlayedForLaughs. While this leads to a hilarious scene after the beauty pageant, her ChristmasCake status left her so bitter and desperate for attention from males she's willing to settle for anything she can get.
* HotTeacher: Her character's portrait isn't unattractive, but her [[{{Jerkass}} personality]] and [[ChristmasCake desperation for male attention]] completely diminish any beauty she has.
* HypocriticalHumor[=/=]GreenEyedMonster: She calls Rise an "inexperienced jailbait" despite the fact that she's probably worse than Shadow Rise in terms of personality, whereas Rise is an experienced model with a [[NiceGirl pleasant personality]].
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Some of her fetch quest dialogue in Golden show that she is this to an extent.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Implied that she's considerably older than she looks and acts.
* ReplacementScrappy: InUniverse -- the class considers her this compared to Morooka-sensei (which is impressive, considering the latter was a supreme {{Jerkass}}).
* {{Sensei-chan}}: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. Her immaturity is not treated an endearing characteristic and is seen by the students as a desperate act to act young.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Is earnestly shocked when she loses the beauty pageant, despite being regarded as a creepy old hag by her students. It's also ''the reason'' she's a ChristmasCake. No wonder [[BirdsOfAFeather she and Hanako get along well]].
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Most of the clothes she rewards the player with are ones she considered TOO risque for her to wear.
* UnknownRival: Considers herself Rise's rival as school idol. Boy does she underestimate Rise's popularity (and kindness).
* TheVamp
* VillainousBreakdown: She changes the rules to the culture festival so that if you're entered in a contest, even by someone else, you can't back out of it. This is made worse due to the fact that the school would likely expel students for absence, and she does in fact try to convince Chie, Yukiko, Rise, and Naoto to back out of the contest after Yosuke signs them up. She loses it when not only does Naoto back out for part of the contest, without penalty, but still manages to '''win'''.

!!Tohru Adachi[=/=][[ComicBookAdaptation Tamotsu Adachi]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MitsuakiMadono (Japanese) and Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (English)


A bumbling detective who was transferred to Inaba due to an unknown incident (presumably one of his many screw-ups). One of the main authorities on the murder cases along with Dojima, he has a habit of divulging critical information to the Investigation Team, making him a useful ally.


[[spoiler:For tropes applying to Adachi post-[[TheReveal reveal]], see [[Characters/Persona4Antagonists Persona 4 Antagonists]].]]

* BitchInSheepsClothing: While Adachi's overall a pretty nice guy, his social link shows him to be surprisingly harsh to people he doesn't like.
* BreakoutCharacter: Became a full on social link in the remake.
* BrilliantButLazy: Adachi is actually pretty intelligent, but he's lacking when it comes to the [[{{Sloth}} "effort" department]]; hence the bumbling. ''Golden'' expands upon this by giving him a social link; It's shown that he's always finding ways to waste time, doesn't cook because he never be bothered to learn, and his ideal girlfriend would be someone who did all the cooking and cleaning for him. Very progressive!
* BumblingSidekick: Dojima's.
* ButtMonkey
* CaptainErsatz: Looks and acts like Matsuda from Manga/DeathNote.
* TheDitz: He just can't seem to do anything right...
** GeniusDitz: He's really good at magic tricks and [[InformedAbility (apparently)]] got good grades in high school.
* FriendOnTheForce: Helps out the investigation team at several points, much to Dojima's chagrin.
* HiddenDepths: His character design notes mention that he was previously an elite detective before being transferred to Inaba. Let that sink in for a moment.
** To his credit, his Social Links provides better insight on his character and shows him to simply be unmotivated by SmallTownBoredom to make any real effort in his work.
* IncrediblyLamePun: In ''Golden'', he occasionally cracks a pun that would make [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Ikutsuki]] proud.
--> (While having eel with Dojima) "I'd say that [Nanako]'s eel-ly proud of her daddy! Eh? Ehhhh...? Haha..."
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: When he and the Investigation Team catch a man trying to spy on Rise he gets to utter something he's been waiting to say.
--> "We'll hear your story down at the station...Ohh, how I've waited to use that line!"
* TheJester: His initial arcana in ''Golden''.
* LetsGetDangerous: After [[spoiler: Dojima's accident]] he becomes noticeably more focused and competent.
* ManChild: More or less still acts like a teenager, despite being in his twenties.
* NoodleIncident: What got him transferred to Inaba. He says it was just a minor slip up his superiors overreacted to.
* NoRespectGuy: Dojima orders him around like a chore boy and the investigation team don't treat him much better.
* PoliceAreUseless: Plays this straight and subverts it. On the one hand, his incompetence prevents him from ever accomplishing anything productive in the case, but one the other, it allows for him to accidentally provide useful information for the investigation team to work with.
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: Appearance-wise, he's virtually nondescript and while he does have some definite quirks, he's pretty average personality-wise as well.
* TheSlacker: Adachi's not quite as dumb as he initially seems, just too lazy to do his work properly.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Depending on whether you refer to the anime or the game, his love of cabbage is either true or {{fanon}}.
** Explanation: In the game he's often found at Junes buying cabbages, but mentions that he actually doesn't like them that much. They're just the only food that he can afford on a budget.
* VomitingCop: His first appearance.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was intended to be incredibly suspicious looking and would've served as a RedHerring for the culprit's identity.

!!Chihiro Fushimi
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AiMaeda (Japanese) and Creator/WendeeLee (English)

Once an incredibly shy girl, Chihiro, now a third-year student of [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Gekkoukan High School]] whom the Investigation Team meet during their visit to Tatsumi, has since revamped herself into a much more confident lady and Student Council President.

* TheCameo: During Yasogami's field trip to Tatsumi.
* DudeMagnet: Both Yosuke ''and'' [[AmbiguouslyGay Kanji]] quickly become attracted to her.
* HotterAndSexier[=/=]OlderAndWiser: She's no longer the ShrinkingViolet from two years ago -- and now she has a new character portrait to give some emphasis.
* {{Meganekko}}
* ShesAllGrownUp: All thanks to [[{{Characters/Persona3}} a certain blue haired]] NiceGuy.
* StudentCouncilPresident

!!Aika Nakamura
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AoiYuki (Japanese) and Creator/CassandraLee (English)

Appearing only in ''[[TheAnimeOfTheGame Persona 4: The Animation]]'', she is minor recurring character who attends Yasogami High and works at her family's restaurant Aiya as a waitress and delivery girl. Aika has quite the ability to appear out of nowhere just to deliver fresh food to her customers [[TheStoic without saying much of a word]].

* BunnyEarsLawyer: Will deliver Chinese food literally anywhere, including to people running for their lives and people who had just suffered really nasty stomaches by something close to food poisoning away from the city.
** She makes an appearance in the Hagakure near the end of Episode 15, citing that she's been working there during the trip for temporary training.
* CanonForeigner
* CanonImmigrant: She eventually made into the main game continuity in ''Persona4Arena'', where she's mentioned by name during Chie's storyline.
** She's also mentioned several times in ''[[UpdatedRerelease Golden]]'' after eating at Aiya, usually as a mention that the protagonist just missed her.
* ComfortFood: In episode 22 Aika offers Yu the infamous beef bowl to cheer him up [[spoiler: after Nanako's "death"]]. Yu ''eats it whole''.
** Doubles as a ContinuityNod as he had also maxed out the stats necessary to complete it by that point.
* DissonantSerenity: The Investigation Team might be running from an enraged Kanji, but she remains oddly calm whilst driving a scooter and delivering food.
* StealthMentor: In episode 11 the team meet up in the restaurant she works in when they think they are back at square one [[spoiler: because Morooka turned up dead even though he wasn't on the Midnight Channel]], she suddenly gives them an enormous beef bowl each for free that they eat for 40 minutes without getting to the rice. They're about to give up when they realize they can get to the bottom of it if they persevere.
* TheStoic: Even moreso than Yu.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
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* BorrowedCatchPhrase: In the anime, she's visited while Igor is out, so gives the customary "Welcome to the Velvet Room."

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* BorrowedCatchPhrase: In the anime, At times she's visited while Igor is out, so gives the customary "Welcome to the Velvet Room."
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* [[spoiler: BonusBoss]]BonusBoss: She basically the same fight as Elizabeth and Theodor in the previous game aside from trading in status effects for self-buffs, but she has less health and her restrictions are a lot more merciful.]]


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* BrilliantButLazy: Adachi is actually pretty intelligent, but he's lacking when it comes to the [[{{Sloth}} "effort" department]]; hence the bumbling. ''The Golden'' expands upon this by giving him a social link; It's shown that he's always finding ways to waste time, doesn't cook because he never be bothered to learn, and his ideal girlfriend would be someone who did all the cooking and cleaning for him. Very progressive!

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* BrilliantButLazy: Adachi is actually pretty intelligent, but he's lacking when it comes to the [[{{Sloth}} "effort" department]]; hence the bumbling. ''The Golden'' ''Golden'' expands upon this by giving him a social link; It's shown that he's always finding ways to waste time, doesn't cook because he never be bothered to learn, and his ideal girlfriend would be someone who did all the cooking and cleaning for him. Very progressive!


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* IncrediblyLamePun: In ''Golden'', he occasionally cracks a pun that would make [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Ikutsuki]] proud.
--> (While having eel with Dojima) "I'd say that [Nanako]'s eel-ly proud of her daddy! Eh? Ehhhh...? Haha..."
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->'''Voiced by:''' MitsuakiMadono (Japanese) and Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (English)


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* HopelessSuitor: Kou comes off as this in the ''VisuaLive'' stage production, as many of his scenes deal with his crush on [[spoiler:Chie]] to a comedic level.
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* In ''The Golden'', The protagonist will occasionally find one of Marie's poems lying on the floor of the Velvet Room, which always ends with Marie going into full-on Tsundere mode. It becomes increasingly difficult for Margaret to hide her amusement after these events and after awhile she even starts commenting on the contents when Marie keeps failing to realize why her poems are out in the open.

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* ** In ''The Golden'', The protagonist will occasionally find one of Marie's poems lying on the floor of the Velvet Room, which always ends with Marie going into full-on Tsundere mode. It becomes increasingly difficult for Margaret to hide her amusement after these events and after awhile she even starts commenting on the contents when Marie keeps failing to realize why her poems are out in the open.



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