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!V. The Hierophant (''Le Pape'') / Faith (''La Foi'')

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!V. The Hierophant (''Le Pape'') / Faith (''La Foi'')Pape'')



--> '''Wielders:''' [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} Kei Nanjo]], [[VideoGame/Persona3 Shinjiro Aragaki, Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura, Metis]], [[VideoGame/Persona4 Ryotaro Dojima]], [[VideoGame/Persona5 Sojiro Sakura]] (Hierophant), [[VideoGame/Persona5 Kasumi Yoshizawa]][[note]]''Persona 5 Royal''[[/note]] (Faith)
--> '''Notable Persona''': [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} Aizen Myouou, Yamaoka]], [[VideoGame/Persona3 Castor, Psyche]] (Hierophant), [[VideoGame/Persona5 Cendrillon]] (Faith)

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--> '''Wielders:''' [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} Kei Nanjo]], [[VideoGame/Persona3 Shinjiro Aragaki, Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura, Metis]], [[VideoGame/Persona4 Ryotaro Dojima]], [[VideoGame/Persona5 Sojiro Sakura]] (Hierophant), [[VideoGame/Persona5 Kasumi Yoshizawa]][[note]]''Persona 5 Royal''[[/note]] (Faith)
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--> '''Notable Persona''': [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} Aizen Myouou, Yamaoka]], [[VideoGame/Persona3 Castor, Psyche]] (Hierophant), [[VideoGame/Persona5 Cendrillon]] (Faith)
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The Faith Arcana, first introduced in ''[[UpdatedRerelease Persona 5 Royal]]'', replaces the Hierophant in the Visconti-Sforza deck, and is associated with belief in others and in oneself, and in religion or science.


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!Faith (''La Foi'')

--> '''Wielder''': [[VideoGame/Persona5 Kasumi Yoshizawa]]
--> '''Notable Persona''': [[VideoGame/Persona5 Cendrillon]]

The Faith Arcana, first introduced in ''[[UpdatedRerelease Persona 5 Royal]]'', appears in the Visconti-Sforza deck, a custom-made deck dating to a time when tarot was only used as everyday playing cards and the arcana were simply trump cards.

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* CardCarryingVillain: The antagonists of ''Persona 5'' are so evil to the point its hard to tell which of them is the Shadow. In fact, they sometimes appear ''without'' the gold eyes normally associated with Shadow Selves.

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* CardCarryingVillain: The antagonists of ''Persona 5'' are so evil to the point its sometimes hard to tell which of them is the Shadow. In fact, they sometimes appear ''without'' the gold eyes normally associated with Shadow Selves.simply by personality. The only way to tell is that Shadows blatantly flaunt their criminal acts while the real person is at least slightly more modest and refined around it.

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: There is no context or concrete information on where he came from or his origins.


* PlanetEater: It is unknown whether or not Nyx is ''actually'' capable of eating planets whole, but she is referred as the Star Eater according to the research of Kirijo group as detailed in side materials. Note that the Japanese tends to describe planets and other celestial bodies as 'stars', meaning her name can be correctly translated as "Planet Eater".

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* PlanetEater: It is unknown whether or not Nyx is ''actually'' capable of eating planets whole, but she it is referred as the Star Eater according to the research of Kirijo group as detailed in side materials. Note that the Japanese tends to describe planets and other celestial bodies as 'stars', meaning her its name can be correctly translated as "Planet Eater".



* SignatureMove: Nyx Avatar has three, ''Arcana Shift'', ''Moonless Gown'', and ''Night Queen''. It uses the first whenever one of its first thirteen life bars depletes, to signify Arcana change. The Appraiser starts using the last two during the last life bar, the former of which reflects every attack for three turns while the latter deals huge Almighty damage to your party and inflicts random status ailments.

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* SignatureMove: Nyx Avatar has three, ''Arcana Shift'', ''Moonless Gown'', and ''Night Queen''. It uses the first whenever one of its the first thirteen life bars depletes, to signify Arcana change. The Appraiser starts using the last two during the last life bar, the former of which reflects every attack for three turns while the latter deals huge Almighty damage to your party and inflicts random status ailments.


Nyarlathotep, the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Crawling Chaos]], is a ShapeShifting entity who stands opposite to Philemon. While Philemon observes a rule of [[GodsHandsAreTied neutrality]], Nyarlathotep regularly manifests in the real world in a wide array of guises. In ''Innocent Sin'', both he and Philemon are performing an experiment to see if humanity will become enlightened or ultimately destroy itself. Nyarlathotep decides to push things in his favor by placing a curse on Sumaru City, causing rumors to come alive and guiding humans toward self-destruction. Despite appearing only at the tail end of both ''Persona 2'' games, he is nevertheless a [[{{Chessmaster}} prime mover]] in the overarching storyline, and is retroactively named as the puppeteer behind the first ''Persona''.

Nyarlathotep corrupts the memories of Jun Kurosu, leading him to believe that Tatsuya Suou and the rest of the Masked Circle killed their "Big Sis", Maya Amano. With this, Jun gave in to Nyarlathotep and became the Joker, creating a corrupted adult version of the Masked Circle with the intent to raise Xibalba, the alien ship upon which Sumaru City rests, and create a [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans superior human race]]. Nyarlathotep took the form of Jun's father, who died long ago, but with all the ideal traits that Jun desired in a father. Besides this default form, he also manifests as Adolf Hitler, as well as Jun's own Persona.

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Nyarlathotep, the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Crawling Chaos]], is a ShapeShifting entity who stands opposite to Philemon. While Philemon observes a rule of [[GodsHandsAreTied neutrality]], Nyarlathotep regularly manifests in the real world in a wide array of guises. In ''Innocent Sin'', both he and Philemon are performing an experiment to see if humanity will become enlightened or ultimately destroy itself. Nyarlathotep decides to push things in his favor by placing a curse on Sumaru City, causing rumors to come alive and guiding humans toward self-destruction. Despite appearing only at the tail end of both ''Persona 2'' games, he is nevertheless a [[{{Chessmaster}} prime mover]] in the overarching storyline, and is retroactively named as the puppeteer behind the first ''Persona''.

In ''Innocent Sin'', both he and Philemon are performing an experiment to see if humanity will become enlightened or ultimately destroy itself. Nyarlathotep decides to push things in his favor by placing a curse on Sumaru City, causing rumors to come alive and guiding humans toward self-destruction. Nyarlathotep corrupts the memories of Jun Kurosu, leading him to believe that Tatsuya Suou and the rest of the Masked Circle killed their "Big Sis", Maya Amano. With this, Jun gave in to Nyarlathotep and became the Joker, creating a corrupted adult version of the Masked Circle with the intent to raise Xibalba, the alien ship upon which Sumaru City rests, and create a [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans superior human race]]. Nyarlathotep took the form of Jun's father, who died long ago, but with all the ideal traits that Jun desired in a father. Besides this default form, he also manifests as Adolf Hitler, as well as Jun's own Persona.



Another Nyx returns with a much larger role in ''Persona 3''. An EldritchAbomination, named and known to past civilizations as Nyx and the goddess of night for bestowing Night and Death upon the world. Being an aspect of Nyx and part of its psyche, Death serves as humanity's Appraiser to determine when it would summon its creator for the end of the world, an event prophesied as the Fall.

Accepting the Fall as 'salvation' the Kirijo Group researched the physical condensation of human negativity known as Shadows, eventually gathering enough to awaken Death and give it a physical form. However, one of the researchers defied the group's beliefs and his actions fractured Death into 13 pieces about a decade before the story proper.

Twelve pieces became the Full-Moon Shadows fought on each month, while the thirteenth piece is Death's main body in an incomplete and amnesiac state, sealed into the protagonist's body. It goes through several identities as the story develops, including Pharos and Ryoji Mochizuki. After Death absorbs back the Full Moon Shadows, it is finally ready to call its creator and become Nyx Avatar.

Due to the nature of the ''Persona'' series, it is unknown whether or not the Nyx from the first ''Persona'' and the one from ''Persona 3'' are actually related. [[AllThereInTheManual According to]] ''Persona: Revelations'' and ''Persona 3 Club Book'', [=P1=] Night Queen is something akin to a Shadow, while the [=P3=] Nyx is an alien celestial body which collided with Earth back during the earliest years of life: the presence of Nyx's psyche influences life and causes the awareness of death to develop in all living beings, directly causing humans to develop the Collective Unconsciousness.

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Another Nyx returns with a much larger role in ''Persona 3''. An EldritchAbomination, named and known to past civilizations as Nyx and the goddess of night for bestowing Night and Death upon the world. Being an aspect of Nyx and part a fragment of its Nyx's psyche, Death serves as humanity's Appraiser to determine when it would summon its creator for the end of the world, an event prophesied as the Fall.

Accepting the Fall as 'salvation' the Kirijo Group researched the physical condensation of human negativity known as Shadows, eventually gathering enough to awaken Death and give it a physical form. However, one of the researchers defied the group's beliefs and his actions fractured Death into 13 pieces about a decade before the story proper.

proper.

Twelve pieces became the Full-Moon Shadows fought on each month, while the thirteenth piece is Death's main body in an incomplete and amnesiac state, sealed into the protagonist's body. It goes through several identities as the story develops, including Pharos and Ryoji Mochizuki. After Death absorbs back the Full Moon Shadows, it is finally ready to call its creator and become Nyx Avatar.

Avatar.

Due to the nature of the ''Persona'' series, it is unknown whether or not the Nyx from the first ''Persona'' and the one from ''Persona 3'' are actually related. [[AllThereInTheManual According to]] to side materials]], ''Persona: Revelations'' and ''Persona 3 Club Book'', states [=P1=] Night Queen is something akin to a Shadow, Shadow; while the ''Persona 3 Club Book'' describes [=P3=] Nyx is an alien as "the Star Eater", a living entity from outside of reality the size of a celestial body which body. It collided with Earth back during the earliest years of life: life formation, which causes it to become the planet's moon. Its "wave-like psyche" was fragmented and scattered across the planet, and their presence of Nyx's psyche influences life and causes the awareness of death to develop in all living beings, directly causing humans to develop the Collective Unconsciousness.Unconsciousness.

The event known as the Fall is actually a healing process where its psyche fragments reenter the Star Eater's body and restore its original form, but its descent on the planet would physically and mentally kill all life on earth.



** ''Persona 3'': "The mother" figure or "the maternal" entity. Nyx is sometimes confused with her aspect Death, itself is known as Pharos, Ryoji Mochizuki, and the Appraiser. It is not until Death becomes Nyx Avatar that it and Nyx could be considered the same entity, however.

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** ''Persona 3'': "The mother" figure or "the maternal" entity. Nyx is sometimes confused with her aspect Death, itself is known as Pharos, Ryoji Mochizuki, and the Appraiser. It is not until Death becomes Nyx Avatar that it and the distinction between them becomes unnecessary, however. The ''[[AllThereInTheManual Persona 3 Club Book]]'' additionally refers to Nyx could be considered the same entity, however.as "the Star Eater".



* AffablyEvil: Neither Nyx nor Death hate or even dislike humans - in fact, Nyx's usually described as a "maternal" entity. Both are just following their nature and job as the GrimReaper, and as shown when they fight you as Nyx Avatar, Death as Ryoji laments having to fight you and Nyx herself shows a deep understanding of, and compassion for, humans.
* AllYourPowersCombined: Death requires the powers and bodies of the 12 Full Moon Shadows to fully awaken and complete its purpose. In the fourth P3 movie, Nyx Avatar uses the powers of each of the Full Moon Shadows whenever it switches Arcana.

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* AffablyEvil: Neither Nyx nor Death hate or even dislike humans - in fact, Nyx's usually described as a "maternal" 'maternal' entity. Both are just following their nature and job as the GrimReaper, and as shown when they fight you as Nyx Avatar, Death as Ryoji laments having to fight you and Nyx herself shows displays a deep understanding of, and compassion for, humans.
humans through the Arcana-themed BossBanter.
* AllYourPowersCombined: Death requires the powers and bodies of the 12 Full Moon Shadows to fully awaken and complete its purpose. In the fourth P3 movie, Ryoji as Nyx Avatar uses the powers of each of the Full Moon Shadows whenever it he switches Arcana.



* {{BFS}}: Nyx Avatar wields a sword that's as tall as itself.
* BigBad: Of P3. Not so much as of the UpdatedRerelease though, which reveals Erebus as the real problem.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Seems so. Despite Nyx's deep understanding about life and humanity (as her Avatar neatly explains the various interpretations in its BossBanter during P3), she still answers the call to end humanity, even if the reason boils down to 'they want it'. The moment the protagonist asserts that humanity as a whole don't wish for the ultimate end through preventing Erebus from calling her, Nyx is content to go back to sleep.

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* {{BFS}}: Similar to his Thanatos form, Ryoji as Nyx Avatar wields a sword that's about as tall long as itself.
he is tall, which is quite a bit taller than a freight train.
* BigBad: Of P3.the late game portion of ''Persona 3''. Not so much as of the UpdatedRerelease though, which reveals Erebus as the real problem.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Seems so. Despite Nyx's deep understanding about life and humanity (as her its Avatar neatly explains the various interpretations in its BossBanter during P3), she it still answers the call to end humanity, even if the reason boils down to 'they want it'. The moment the protagonist asserts that humanity as a whole don't wish for the ultimate end through preventing Erebus from calling her, it down, Nyx is content to go back to sleep.



* CatchPhrase: In ''Persona 3'', she always says "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed" whenever she changes her Arcana.
* CompleteImmortality: Unlike most ''Persona'' {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, Nyx is more or less a sentient force of nature, and as such cannot be killed. Her psyche fragments such as Death normally lack a physical form as well, requiring Shadows to become tangible. Destroying their bodies only renders them dormant.
* CoolMask: Like the Night Queen, Nyx Avatar bears one resembling a comedy mask, which is ironic, as comedy in its roots was the term for a play with a "happy" ending.
* CreepyChild: Death is Nyx's offspring, and it looks fairly unsettling as Pharos.
* DarknessEqualsDeath: Considering her namesake, this is a given.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Subverted. It appears Nyx's true body is sealed away at the end of P3, but in truth she merely goes back to sleep, and the protagonist actually seals the path for Erebus to call Nyx.

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* CatchPhrase: In ''Persona 3'', she Nyx Avatar always says "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed" whenever she it changes her Arcana.
* CompleteImmortality: Unlike most ''Persona'' {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, Nyx is more or less a sentient force of nature, and as such cannot be killed. Her Its psyche fragments such as Death normally lack a physical form as well, requiring Shadows to become tangible. Destroying their bodies only renders them dormant.
* CoolMask: Like the Night Queen, Nyx Avatar bears one resembling a comedy mask, which is ironic, as comedy in its roots was the term for a play with a "happy" ending.
ending - [[BittersweetEnding which ''Persona 3'' doesn't have]].
* CosmicEntity: Side materials claim Nyx is a "being from outside reality". The fact the Great Will (a core being and recurring multiversal force from the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' franchise, of which Persona is a part of) is mentioned to have influenced humanity to create deities and demons from their collective consciousness to withstand the Star Eater's psyche implies Nyx itself is this trope.
* CreepyChild: Death is is, in some ways, Nyx's offspring, and it offspring. As Pharos, he looks fairly unsettling as Pharos.
unsettling.
* DarknessEqualsDeath: Considering her its namesake, this trope is a given.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Subverted. It appears Nyx's true body is sealed away at the end of P3, but in truth she it merely goes back returns to sleep, dormancy, and the protagonist actually seals the path for Erebus to call Nyx.



* DuelBoss: At the climax of the game, the Protagonist is forced to fight Nyx's true body alone. In the fourth movie, Makoto has to do it with Nyx Avatar.
* EldritchAbomination: Not unlike the original Nyx of Greek Mythology. Her aspect Death has no physical form, requiring masses of Shadows powered by 13 Arcanas to be awakened. Nyx herself is described by Death as a force of nature than a mortal being; after Nyx Avatar shrugs off its defeat during the final battle of P3, it calls forth Nyx's true body - one that has the power to physically and mentally kill all life on Earth - which turns out to be ''the Moon itself''.
* GenderBender: Nyx is referred to as "the mother" and the Snow Queen evokes female imagery, but Death itself (as Pharos and Ryoji) look and act masculine. Once Death becomes Nyx Avatar, it appears somewhere between male and female, resembling Ryoji but with a more feminine and much less human appearance, plus a mask.
* TheGrimReaper: The most prominent among the [[FourIsDeath four]] beings which could count in ''Persona 3''. Nyx birthed the embodiment of Death as her harbinger and the Appraiser of humanity, whose existence in the fabric of human consciousness leads to the creation of the Persona Thanatos and the Shadow Reaper.

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* DuelBoss: At the climax of the game, the Protagonist is forced to fight Nyx's true body alone. In the fourth movie, Makoto has to do it with duel Nyx Avatar.
Avatar first before doing the same.
* EldritchAbomination: Not unlike its namesake the original Nyx of Greek Mythology. Her myth Nyx. Its aspect Death has no physical form, requiring masses of Shadows powered by 13 Arcanas to be awakened. Nyx herself itself is described by Death as a force of nature than a mortal being; after Nyx Avatar shrugs off its defeat during the final battle of P3, it calls forth Nyx's true body - one that has the power to physically and mentally kill all life on Earth - which turns out to be ''the Moon itself''.
* GenderBender: Nyx is referred to as "the mother" and the Snow Queen evokes female imagery, (despite likely lacking a true gender), but Death itself (as Pharos and Ryoji) look and act masculine. Once Death becomes Nyx Avatar, it appears somewhere between male and female, resembling Ryoji but with a more feminine and much less human appearance, plus a mask.
* TheGrimReaper: The most prominent among the [[FourIsDeath four]] beings which could count in ''Persona 3''. Nyx birthed the A fragment of Nyx's psyche is an embodiment of Death who acts as her its harbinger and the Appraiser of humanity, whose existence in the fabric of human consciousness leads to the creation of the Persona Thanatos and the Shadow Reaper.



* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: A meta example. Just about every major antagonist in the ''Persona'' 'verse is born from the collective unconsciousness, formed by the thoughts and desires of man; Philemon and Nyarlathotep in particular are born from their best and worst aspects, respectively. Nyx on the other hand, is a complete outsider, essentially a sentient celestial body. However, she did play a major role in shaping human awareness and thoughts during the dawn of civilization - her existence leads humans to perceive Death, causing them to collectively evolve their psyche and develop the collective unconsciousness - and Nyx still responds to humanity's desires (for Death, to be specific).

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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: A meta example. Just about every major antagonist in the ''Persona'' 'verse is born from the collective unconsciousness, formed by the thoughts and desires of man; Philemon and Nyarlathotep in particular are born from their best and worst aspects, respectively. Nyx on the other hand, is a complete outsider, essentially a sentient celestial body. However, she it did play a major role in shaping human awareness and thoughts during the dawn of civilization - her existence leads humans to perceive Death, causing them to collectively evolve their psyche and develop the collective unconsciousness - and Nyx still responds to humanity's desires (for Death, to be specific).



* MeaningfulName: Nyx in Greek Myth is an EldritchAbomination who is likened to a woman who gave birth to many, many things, included among them Death and Friendship. It parallels the fact Nyx here also created Death, which in turn caused humanity to evolve, and is referred to as 'the mother'.
* MonsterProgenitor: Gave birth to the intangible Death, who in turn led humanity into forming Thanatos and Reaper.
* NobleDemon: Despite being an EldritchAbomination whose role is to bring upon end of the world, Nyx acts a lot more polite and affable than the human antagonists through her Avatar. It isn't even causing the Fall by choice, it's doing so because of Erebus.
* NonMaliciousMonster: Nyx as a whole is a neutral entity who doesn't hold humanity in contempt. In fact, the main reason she's causing the Fall is because humanity's self-destructive desires in the form of Erebus compels her to do so.

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* MeaningfulName: Nyx in Greek Myth myth is an EldritchAbomination who is likened to a woman who gave birth to many, many things, included among them Death and Friendship. It parallels the fact Nyx here also created Death, which in turn caused humanity to evolve, and is referred to as 'the mother'.
* MonsterProgenitor: Gave birth to the intangible The origin of several psyche fragments which influence humanity, one of which is Death, who in turn led humanity into forming catalyzed the birth of the Persona Thanatos (through the protagonist of Persona 3) and the Shadow symbolizing Death known as the Reaper.
* NobleDemon: Despite being an EldritchAbomination whose role is to bring upon end of the world, Nyx acts a lot more polite and affable than the human antagonists through her Avatar.Ryoji. It isn't even causing the Fall by choice, it's doing so because of Erebus.
* NonMaliciousMonster: Nyx as a whole is a neutral entity who doesn't hold humanity in contempt. In fact, the main reason she's it's causing the Fall is because humanity's self-destructive desires in the form of Erebus compels her it to do so.



* ScriptedBattle: When the protagonist of P3 fights Nyx for real.
* SealedEvilInACan: Not exactly sealed nor evil, but her main schtick is to hibernate for thousands, if not tens of thousands of years until humanity called on her to "save" them once again.
* SignatureMove: Nyx Avatar has three, ''Arcana Shift'', ''Moonless Gown'', and ''Night Queen''. She uses the first whenever one of her first thirteen life bars depletes, to signify her Arcana change. The Appraiser starts using the last two during the last life bar, the former of which reflects every attack for three turns while the latter deals huge Almighty damage to your party and inflicts random status ailments.

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* PlanetEater: It is unknown whether or not Nyx is ''actually'' capable of eating planets whole, but she is referred as the Star Eater according to the research of Kirijo group as detailed in side materials. Note that the Japanese tends to describe planets and other celestial bodies as 'stars', meaning her name can be correctly translated as "Planet Eater".
* ScriptedBattle: When the protagonist of P3 fights Nyx for real.
Nyx's true body at the very end of the game.
* SealedEvilInACan: Not exactly sealed nor evil, but her its main schtick is to hibernate for thousands, if not tens of thousands of years until humanity called on her compelled it to "save" them once again.
them.
* SignatureMove: Nyx Avatar has three, ''Arcana Shift'', ''Moonless Gown'', and ''Night Queen''. She It uses the first whenever one of her its first thirteen life bars depletes, to signify her Arcana change. The Appraiser starts using the last two during the last life bar, the former of which reflects every attack for three turns while the latter deals huge Almighty damage to your party and inflicts random status ailments.


* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Botn the Eternal Night and the Fall qualify, though the exact details differ between [=P1=] and [=P3=].

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Botn Both the Eternal Night and the Fall qualify, though the exact details differ between [=P1=] and [=P3=].



** ''Persona 3'': "The mother" or "the maternal". Nyx is sometimes confused with her aspect Death, itself is known as Pharos, Ryoji Mochizuki, and the Appraiser. It is not until Death becomes Nyx Avatar that it and Nyx could be considered the same entity, however.

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** ''Persona 3'': "The mother" figure or "the maternal".maternal" entity. Nyx is sometimes confused with her aspect Death, itself is known as Pharos, Ryoji Mochizuki, and the Appraiser. It is not until Death becomes Nyx Avatar that it and Nyx could be considered the same entity, however.


* CompleteImmortality: Unlike most Persona {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, Nyx is more or less a sentient force of nature, and as such cannot be killed. Her psyche fragments such as Death normally lack a physical form as well, requiring Shadows to become tangible. Destroying their bodies only renders them dormant.

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* CompleteImmortality: Unlike most Persona ''Persona'' {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, Nyx is more or less a sentient force of nature, and as such cannot be killed. Her psyche fragments such as Death normally lack a physical form as well, requiring Shadows to become tangible. Destroying their bodies only renders them dormant.


Accepting the Fall as 'salvation' the Kirijo Group researched the physical condensation of human negativity known as Shadows, eventually gathering enough to awaken Death and give it a physical form. However, one of the researchers defied the group's beliefs and his actions fractured Death into 13 pieces about a decade before the story proper. Twelve pieces became the Full-Moon Shadows, while the thirteenth piece is Death in an incomplete and amnesiac state, sealed into the protagonist's body.

It goes through several identities as the story develops, including Pharos and Ryoji Mochizuki. After Death absorbs back the twelve Full Moon Shadows, it is finally ready to call its creator and become Nyx Avatar.

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Accepting the Fall as 'salvation' the Kirijo Group researched the physical condensation of human negativity known as Shadows, eventually gathering enough to awaken Death and give it a physical form. However, one of the researchers defied the group's beliefs and his actions fractured Death into 13 pieces about a decade before the story proper.

Twelve pieces became the Full-Moon Shadows, Shadows fought on each month, while the thirteenth piece is Death Death's main body in an incomplete and amnesiac state, sealed into the protagonist's body.

body. It goes through several identities as the story develops, including Pharos and Ryoji Mochizuki. After Death absorbs back the twelve Full Moon Shadows, it is finally ready to call its creator and become Nyx Avatar.



** ''Persona 3'': "The mother" or "the maternal". Nyx is sometimes confused with her aspect Death, itself is known as the Appraiser, Pharos, and Ryoji Mochizuki. It is not until Death becomes Nyx Avatar that it and Nyx could be considered the same entity, however.

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** ''Persona 3'': "The mother" or "the maternal". Nyx is sometimes confused with her aspect Death, itself is known as the Appraiser, Pharos, and Ryoji Mochizuki.Mochizuki, and the Appraiser. It is not until Death becomes Nyx Avatar that it and Nyx could be considered the same entity, however.


* CompleteImmortality: Unlike most Persona {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, Nyx is more or less a force of nature, and as such cannot be killed. Her psyche fragments such as Death normally lack a physical form as well, requiring Shadows to become tangible. Destroying their bodies only renders them dormant.

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* CompleteImmortality: Unlike most Persona {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, Nyx is more or less a sentient force of nature, and as such cannot be killed. Her psyche fragments such as Death normally lack a physical form as well, requiring Shadows to become tangible. Destroying their bodies only renders them dormant.



* EldritchAbomination: Not unlike the original Nyx of Greek Mythology. Her aspect Death has no physical form, requiring masses of Shadows powered by 13 Arcanas to be awakened. Nyx herself is described by Death as a force of a nature than a mortal being; after Nyx Avatar shrugs off its defeat during the final battle of P3, it calls forth Nyx's true body - one that has the power to physically and mentally kill all life on Earth - which turns out to be ''the Moon itself''.

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* EldritchAbomination: Not unlike the original Nyx of Greek Mythology. Her aspect Death has no physical form, requiring masses of Shadows powered by 13 Arcanas to be awakened. Nyx herself is described by Death as a force of a nature than a mortal being; after Nyx Avatar shrugs off its defeat during the final battle of P3, it calls forth Nyx's true body - one that has the power to physically and mentally kill all life on Earth - which turns out to be ''the Moon itself''.


In ''Persona [=Q2=]]'', the Reaper is lurking within a Power Spot located in the 4th floor of the Labyrinth outside the Cinema. Beating it gives the material required to fuse Lucifer.

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In ''Persona [=Q2=]]'', [=Q2=]'', the Reaper is lurking within a Power Spot located in the 4th floor of the Labyrinth outside the Cinema. Beating it gives the material required to fuse Lucifer.


Planning to sacrifice its current host to bring about the Eternal Night and end human life, Philemon tasks the party witn retrieving the Demon Mirror shards to stop the Snow Queen. After being forced out of its human victims, the Night Queen is freed from the mask, before being joined by the Masked Girl and Man (Maki and Kandori) to become Queen Asura as the quest's final boss. After being defeated, it disappears, though Maki and Kandori survive.

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Planning to sacrifice its current host to bring about the Eternal Night and end human life, Philemon tasks the party witn with retrieving the Demon Mirror shards to stop the Snow Queen. After being forced out of its human victims, the Night Queen is freed from the mask, before being joined by the Masked Girl and Man (Maki and Kandori) to become Queen Asura as the quest's final boss. After being defeated, it disappears, though Maki and Kandori survive.


[[folder:The Reaper]]
!!The Reaper
-->'''Arcana''': Death

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A notorious BonusBoss found in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' and ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth''. His Arcana card is "Death", and he's based off the GrimReaper, though he forgoes his trademark scythe for [[GunsAkimbo a pair of long-barreled revolvers]]. His face is shrouded in bandages, with only one ominous yellow eye to see its surroundings. Common to all his appearances is that [[NintendoHard he's very worthy of his title]], able to resist and use every element in the game and [[ArtificialBrilliance punish you if you try to use that against him]] by spamming [[NonElemental Megidola and Megidoalon]], being immune to the OneHitKill Light and Dark elements, and in general [[UpToEleven being incredibly hard while being in an Atlus game]].

In ''Persona 3'', he lurks around Tartarus during the Dark Hour, personally appearing if one condition is met: [[TimedMission if you stay on one floor for too long.]] However, certain conditions can drastically shorten the time left before his apperance: if the Shadow population of a floor is different from the norm in any way (less or more than normal, or [[NothingIsScarier none at all]]), if there are ''only'' [[MetalSlime gold Shadows]] on the floor, or if you pick a Shuffle Time card that's appended by an ominous black crossbone. [[MissionControl Fuuka]] [[StalkedByTheBell will warn you at certain time intervals before the time left to his appearance runs out.]] Once it does, you get one final warning just before he spawns and proceeds to hunt you. Thankfully, he cannot follow you into the stair room and up them, but good luck trying to find them with this guy on the loose. Defeating it is part of one of Elizabeth's request, where she asks you to receive a Bloody Button from it. Completing the request is needed to gain the one where you have to fight Elizabeth.

He reappears in ''Persona 4'', but only on your second playthrough. In Magatsu Inaba/Mandala, the Reaper can be found in ordinary chests; upon examination, the Protagonist is forewarned that a powerful force dwells within the chest. Should the Protagonist choose to open it, the Reaper will attack the Protagonist, engaging the party to a battle. Like its previous incarnation, the Reaper can be challenged multiple times, as long as the Protagonist manages to locate the treasure chest he dwells within. Beating him grants a character's InfinityPlusOneSword, but only if they're part of a team that beats him, so be prepared to beat him multiple times if you want OneHundredPercentCompletion.

In ''[[UpdatedRerelease Persona 4 Golden]]'', his appearance parameters have changed. Not only can he appear during the first playthrough, his appearance is tied to the number of treasure boxes opened in the TV World. After 20 boxes are opened, the 21st box will signal his arrival [[ParanoiaFuel though his trademark chains clanking and hearing him breathe]]. The next box opened may give you the warning message, though you can circumvent this by opening a Gold Chest (which needs a chest key to open). His AI was also given an update, as he can now [[OhCrap attack twice per round]], and you best believe he will exploit this fact.

In ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', The Reaper appears as one of the F.O.E.s of the final Stratum of the game, The Clock Tower in every even floor and floor 9. There is usually one Reaper guarding a floor, who will beeline forwards you if it spots you, moving two spaces every other step you take. Not only that, The Reaper can move over gaps due of it floating, meaning that not only can it cut corners, it can move out of a room to another one to chase you further. Defeating it will give you Death's Order, what can be crafted into items what halves all stats but doubles experience gained. Hunting it down is also a part of a request which you get in NewGamePlus.

In ''Persona 5'', the Reaper can be found in Mementos in a similar capacity to his role in ''Persona 3'', appearing if you stay on one level too long.

In ''Persona [=Q2=]]'', the Reaper is lurking within a Power Spot located in the 4th floor of the Labyrinth outside the Cinema. Beating it gives the material required to fuse Lucifer.

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[[folder:The Reaper]]
!!The Reaper
-->'''Arcana''': Death

[[folder:Nyx]]
!!Nyx

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A notorious BonusBoss found
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[[caption-width-right:350:Nyx Avatar as she appears
in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' and ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth''. His Arcana card is "Death", and he's based off 3}}''.]]

->''"It matters not who you are... Death awaits you."''

In
the GrimReaper, though he forgoes his trademark scythe for [[GunsAkimbo a pair of long-barreled revolvers]]. His face is shrouded in bandages, with only one ominous yellow eye to see its surroundings. Common to all his appearances is that [[NintendoHard he's very worthy of his title]], able to resist and use every element first ''Persona'', Nyx, under the name Night Queen, serves as an antagonist in the game and [[ArtificialBrilliance punish you if you try to use that against him]] by spamming [[NonElemental Megidola and Megidoalon]], being immune to the OneHitKill Light and Dark elements, and in general [[UpToEleven being incredibly hard while being in an Atlus game]].

In ''Persona 3'', he lurks around Tartarus during the Dark Hour, personally appearing if one condition is met: [[TimedMission if you stay on one floor for too long.]] However, certain conditions can drastically shorten the time left before his apperance: if the Shadow population of a floor is different from the norm in any way (less or more than normal, or [[NothingIsScarier none at all]]), if there are ''only'' [[MetalSlime gold Shadows]] on the floor, or if you pick a Shuffle Time card that's appended by an ominous black crossbone. [[MissionControl Fuuka]] [[StalkedByTheBell will warn you at certain time intervals before the time left to his appearance runs out.]] Once it does, you get one final warning just before he spawns and proceeds to hunt you. Thankfully, he cannot follow you into the stair room and up them, but good luck trying to find them with this guy on the loose. Defeating it is part of one of Elizabeth's request, where she asks you to receive a Bloody Button from it. Completing the request is needed to gain the one where you have to fight Elizabeth.

He reappears in ''Persona 4'', but only on your second playthrough. In Magatsu Inaba/Mandala, the Reaper can be found in ordinary chests; upon examination, the Protagonist is forewarned that a powerful force dwells
[[StoryBranching B-path]] within the chest. Should Snow Queen event, haunting the Protagonist choose to open it, titular mask. It possesses Tomomi and then Saeko, before turning the Reaper will attack school into a frozen dungeon with 3 Towers named after Nyx's children (Thanatos, Hypnos and Nemesis), each Tower guarded by the Protagonist, engaging Snow Queen's previous victims for housing shards of the Demon Mirror capable of freeing possessed humans.

Planning to sacrifice its current host to bring about the Eternal Night and end human life, Philemon tasks
the party witn retrieving the Demon Mirror shards to a battle. Like stop the Snow Queen. After being forced out of its previous incarnation, human victims, the Reaper can be challenged multiple times, as long Night Queen is freed from the mask, before being joined by the Masked Girl and Man (Maki and Kandori) to become Queen Asura as the Protagonist manages to locate the treasure chest he dwells within. Beating him grants a character's InfinityPlusOneSword, but only if they're part of a team that beats him, so be prepared to beat him multiple times if you want OneHundredPercentCompletion.

In ''[[UpdatedRerelease Persona 4 Golden]]'', his appearance parameters have changed. Not only can he appear during the first playthrough, his appearance is tied to the number of treasure boxes opened in the TV World.
quest's final boss. After 20 boxes are opened, the 21st box will signal his arrival [[ParanoiaFuel being defeated, it disappears, though his trademark chains clanking Maki and hearing him breathe]]. The next box opened may give you the warning message, though you can circumvent this by opening Kandori survive.

Another Nyx returns with
a Gold Chest (which needs a chest key to open). His AI was also given an update, as he can now [[OhCrap attack twice per round]], and you best believe he will exploit this fact.

In ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', The Reaper appears as one of the F.O.E.s of the final Stratum of the game, The Clock Tower in every even floor and floor 9. There is usually one Reaper guarding a floor, who will beeline forwards you if it spots you, moving two spaces every other step you take. Not only that, The Reaper can move over gaps due of it floating, meaning that not only can it cut corners, it can move out of a room to another one to chase you further. Defeating it will give you Death's Order, what can be crafted into items what halves all stats but doubles experience gained. Hunting it down is also a part of a request which you get in NewGamePlus.

In ''Persona 5'', the Reaper can be found in Mementos in a similar capacity to his
much larger role in ''Persona 3'', appearing if you stay on 3''. An EldritchAbomination, named and known to past civilizations as Nyx and the goddess of night for bestowing Night and Death upon the world. Being an aspect of Nyx and part of its psyche, Death serves as humanity's Appraiser to determine when it would summon its creator for the end of the world, an event prophesied as the Fall.

Accepting the Fall as 'salvation' the Kirijo Group researched the physical condensation of human negativity known as Shadows, eventually gathering enough to awaken Death and give it a physical form. However,
one level too long.

In
of the researchers defied the group's beliefs and his actions fractured Death into 13 pieces about a decade before the story proper. Twelve pieces became the Full-Moon Shadows, while the thirteenth piece is Death in an incomplete and amnesiac state, sealed into the protagonist's body.

It goes through several identities as the story develops, including Pharos and Ryoji Mochizuki. After Death absorbs back the twelve Full Moon Shadows, it is finally ready to call its creator and become Nyx Avatar.

Due to the nature of the ''Persona'' series, it is unknown whether or not the Nyx from the first ''Persona'' and the one from
''Persona [=Q2=]]'', 3'' are actually related. [[AllThereInTheManual According to]] ''Persona: Revelations'' and ''Persona 3 Club Book'', [=P1=] Night Queen is something akin to a Shadow, while the Reaper [=P3=] Nyx is lurking within a Power Spot located in an alien celestial body which collided with Earth back during the 4th floor earliest years of life: the Labyrinth outside presence of Nyx's psyche influences life and causes the Cinema. Beating it gives awareness of death to develop in all living beings, directly causing humans to develop the material required to fuse Lucifer.Collective Unconsciousness.



* AllYourPowersCombined: He can use every element in the game. This means he can target any weakness you have. He also knows the Break Element skills, so even your immunity isn't guaranteed to keep you safe unless it's to a physical element or Light or Dark.
* ArtificialBrilliance: Thought you'd buy yourself time by using a Magic Mirror or a Persona with Makrakarn? [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Congrats,]] The Reaper will now proceed to [[SpamAttack bombard you endlessly]] [[OhCrap with]] [[NonElemental Megidola and/or Megidolaon]] until you die.
* BadassLongcoat: With four coat-tails, too.
* BonusBoss: A famous one among ''Persona'' fans. It uses every element, is smart enough to target weaknesses, will go berserk if you try to reflect its attacks, and can break immunities.
* BraggingRightsReward:
** He does give additional rewards in ''3'' and ''4'', but by the time you're strong enough to be able to beat him, you probably don't need the 5 million yen you get from the Velvet Room request in ''3'' or the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Weapons]] he drops in ''4''.
** In ''3'', completing a request to defeat him is one of the requirements to unlock the BonusDungeon Monad, a late-game PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling and home to an even stronger BonusBoss, making the Reaper's first appearance the only one to avert his BraggingRightsReward status.
* ChainedByFashion: Has two chains running across both of its shoulders, forming a cross. They're not actually connected to The Reaper, as they just float on its body.
* ChestMonster: In ''Persona 4''. Moreso in [[{{UpdatedRerelease}} Golden]], where he has a chance to appear after 20 boxes are opened.
** He also does this in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'', but he only lurks at a treasure spot at the second to last floor of the final dungeon. It's red and the party warns you before you exavacate it, so it's quite obvious.
* TheDragon: In ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'', Adachi personally summons him to fend off the investigation team.
* TheDreaded: Regardless if you're prepared to fight him or not, whenever he comes, he always freaks the hell out of your navigators, who may advise and motion you to run for the hills.
-->'''Fuuka''': No! You can't defeat it! RUN!\\
'''Rise''': What is this thing? It feels really ''bad''...\\
'''Morgana''': What!? This one's a real threat!\\
'''Futuba''': ''Whoa''...this Shadow looks strong...!
* FourIsDeath: In ''Persona 3'', it is one of four beings symbolic of the GrimReaper and it has '''4444''' HP.
* GrimReaper: One of [[FourIsDeath four]] beings that count in ''Persona 3''.
* GunsAkimbo: He completely forgoes a scythe for dual revolvers.
* HandCannon: He dual wields revolvers with barrels that seem several feet long.
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: If you manage a Hold Up on the Reaper in ''Persona 5'', he'll only have this to say.
-->"Me no want to talk to you! Me just want to hear your screams!"
* MarathonBoss: He's got quite a lot of HP, and resists every element in the game plus being immune to Light and Dark. Get ready for a long fight... unless you have [[GameBreaker Armaggedon.]]
* MesACrowd: ''Three'' Reapers show up in ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation''.
* MetalSlime: In ''VideoGame/Persona4'', defeating the Reaper grants the respective characters their strongest weapons per defeat; if the in-battle characters already have their strongest weapons, the Reaper instead drops the strongest armor. If all of those have already been received as well, the Reaper drops the Omnipotence Orb, an accessory which voids all attacks excluding Almighty-elemental.
* MoneyForNothing: Beating him as per Elizabeth's second-last request and handing her the Bloody Button he drops results in a five million yen reward. The problem is, by the time you're able to take him down, you probably won't need a few extra million yen in your already bloated pocket. Plus, that's over half the money cap.
* NumberOfTheBeast: In ''Persona 3'', aside of its HP, all of its stats are composed of either sixes or nines and defeating it grants the party '''6666''' EXP. In ''Persona Q'', his HP is now 13'''666'''.
* OrderIsNotGood: Zen mentions in ''Persona Q'' that the Reaper is an agent of providence sent to execute those who threaten the cosmic order. He does this by [[MurderIsTheBestSolution killing them]]. One of the materials he drops, Death's Order, also reflects this.
* RecurringBoss: In ''Persona 3'' and ''Persona 5'', he'll appear every time you spend enough time on a floor, and in ''Persona 4'', he shows up in special chests. You can't really kill the Reaper, apparently.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Especially when they have [[{{BFG}} 3 foot long barrels]].
* RunOrDie: When you first start out, if you hear his clanking chains, it's time to haul ass in the other direction. You won't be able to challenge him until the endgame.
* ShoutOut: Being a rare BonusBoss who is equated with death, he's pretty much the ''Persona'' equivalent of the Fiends in the other games. (Though the classic Fiends show up as Personas)
* StalkedByTheBell: Take too long to leave a level, and this bastard ''will'' show up, and you ''will'' know he's gunning for you by [[ParanoiaFuel the clanking of chains getting closer and faster from ''somewhere'' covered by the darkness of Tartarus' hallways.]]
* StatusBuffDispel: Strangely played with in ''Golden''. His getting two turns at a time means that he will shrug off debuffs placed on him even faster. However, due to having various "Break" spells added to his repertoire, he will waste a good deal of his extra moves on dispelling whatever elemental resistances you or your party members possess. While this neurotic tactic does not guarantee he will spend all of his time trying to do so, changing Personas or having teammates with Ultimate Personas (that have more than one resistance) in your group can turn this quirk against him.
* SuddenlyVoiced: In ''Persona 5'', he actually has a line of dialogue if you manage a Hold Up on him.
-->'''Reaper:''' Me no want to talk to you! Me just want to hear your screams!
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: In ''Persona 4'', you get a mere 13 yen from defeating it. In ''Persona Q'', his HP is now '''13'''666.
* WeaksauceWeakness: In ''Persona 5'', the flu. Going in during Flu Season may inflict him with Despair, which will kill him in three turns without him ever attacking.
* WorfHadTheFlu: In a literal example of this trope, in ''Persona 5'', the Reaper is susceptible to catching the flu under certain weather conditions, making the battle laughably easy.

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* AllYourPowersCombined: He can use every element in EarlyBirdCameo: Nyx as Night Queen is the game. This means he can target any weakness you have. He final boss of a hidden story route of P1. Another Nyx (which might or might not be related) is introduced and plays a major role in P3.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Botn the Eternal Night and the Fall qualify, though the exact details differ between [=P1=] and [=P3=].
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Besides the Snow Queen guise, Nyx Avatar
also knows the Break Element skills, so even your immunity isn't guaranteed to keep you safe unless it's to sprouts a physical element or Light or Dark.
* ArtificialBrilliance: Thought you'd buy yourself time by using a Magic Mirror or a Persona with Makrakarn? [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Congrats,]] The Reaper will now proceed to [[SpamAttack bombard you endlessly]] [[OhCrap with]] [[NonElemental Megidola and/or Megidolaon]] until you die.
* BadassLongcoat: With four coat-tails, too.
* BonusBoss: A famous
crown-like attachment. Additionally, one among ''Persona'' fans. It uses every element, of Nyx Avatar's signature spells is smart called ''Night Queen''.
* HumanoidAbomination: All of Nyx's various forms are always humanoid
enough to target weaknesses, will go berserk if you try to reflect its attacks, and can break immunities.
count as these.
* BraggingRightsReward:
IHaveManyNames:
** He does give additional rewards in ''3'' and ''4'', but by ''Persona'': The Snow Queen, the time you're strong enough to be able to beat him, you probably don't need Night Queen, the 5 million yen you get from the Velvet Room request in ''3'' or the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Weapons]] he drops in ''4''.
** In ''3'', completing a request to defeat him is one
Goddess of the requirements to unlock the BonusDungeon Monad, a late-game PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling and home to an even stronger BonusBoss, making the Reaper's first appearance the only one to avert his BraggingRightsReward status.
* ChainedByFashion: Has two chains running across both of its shoulders, forming a cross. They're not actually connected to The Reaper, as they just float on its body.
* ChestMonster: In
Night, Lady Snow, Lady Masquerade, Queen Asura.
**
''Persona 4''. Moreso in [[{{UpdatedRerelease}} Golden]], where he has a chance to appear after 20 boxes are opened.
** He also does this in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'', but he only lurks at a treasure spot at
3'': "The mother" or "the maternal". Nyx is sometimes confused with her aspect Death, itself is known as the second to last floor of the final dungeon. It's red Appraiser, Pharos, and the party warns you before you exavacate it, so it's quite obvious.
* TheDragon: In ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'', Adachi personally summons him to fend off the investigation team.
* TheDreaded: Regardless if you're prepared to fight him or not, whenever he comes, he always freaks the hell out of your navigators, who may advise and motion you to run for the hills.
-->'''Fuuka''': No! You can't defeat it! RUN!\\
'''Rise''': What
Ryoji Mochizuki. It is this thing? It feels really ''bad''...\\
'''Morgana''': What!? This one's a real threat!\\
'''Futuba''': ''Whoa''...this Shadow looks strong...!
* FourIsDeath: In ''Persona 3'', it is one of four beings symbolic of the GrimReaper and it has '''4444''' HP.
* GrimReaper: One of [[FourIsDeath four]] beings
not until Death becomes Nyx Avatar that count in ''Persona 3''.
it and Nyx could be considered the same entity, however.
* GunsAkimbo: He completely forgoes a scythe for dual revolvers.
* HandCannon: He dual wields revolvers
YouDontLookLikeYou: The P1 Night Queen's lack of resemblance with barrels that seem several feet long.
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: If you manage a Hold Up on the Reaper in ''Persona 5'', he'll only have this to say.
-->"Me no want to talk to you! Me just want to hear your screams!"
* MarathonBoss: He's got quite a lot of HP, and resists every element in the game plus being immune to Light and Dark. Get ready for a long fight... unless you have [[GameBreaker Armaggedon.]]
* MesACrowd: ''Three'' Reapers show up in ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation''.
* MetalSlime: In ''VideoGame/Persona4'', defeating the Reaper grants the respective characters their strongest weapons per defeat; if the in-battle characters already have their strongest weapons, the Reaper instead drops the strongest armor. If all of those have already been received as well, the Reaper drops the Omnipotence Orb, an accessory which voids all attacks excluding Almighty-elemental.
* MoneyForNothing: Beating him as per Elizabeth's second-last request and handing her the Bloody Button he drops results in a five million yen reward. The problem is, by the time you're able to take him down, you probably won't need a few extra million yen in your already bloated pocket. Plus, that's over half the money cap.
* NumberOfTheBeast: In ''Persona 3'', aside of its HP, all of its stats are composed of either sixes or nines and defeating it grants the party '''6666''' EXP. In ''Persona Q'', his HP is now 13'''666'''.
* OrderIsNotGood: Zen mentions in ''Persona Q''
Nyx from P3 indicates that the Reaper is an agent of providence sent to execute those who threaten two might be two different entities whom coincidentally share the cosmic order. He does this by [[MurderIsTheBestSolution killing them]]. One of the materials he drops, Death's Order, also reflects this.
* RecurringBoss: In ''Persona 3'' and ''Persona 5'', he'll appear every time you spend enough time on a floor, and in ''Persona 4'', he shows up in special chests. You can't really kill the Reaper, apparently.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Especially when they have [[{{BFG}} 3 foot long barrels]].
* RunOrDie: When you first start out, if you hear his clanking chains, it's time to haul ass in the other direction. You won't be able to challenge him until the endgame.
* ShoutOut: Being a rare BonusBoss who is equated with death, he's pretty much the ''Persona'' equivalent of the Fiends in the other games. (Though the classic Fiends show up as Personas)
* StalkedByTheBell: Take too long to leave a level, and this bastard ''will'' show up, and you ''will'' know he's gunning for you by [[ParanoiaFuel the clanking of chains getting closer and faster from ''somewhere'' covered by the darkness of Tartarus' hallways.]]
* StatusBuffDispel: Strangely played with in ''Golden''. His getting two turns at a time means that he will shrug off debuffs placed on him even faster. However, due to having various "Break" spells added to his repertoire, he will waste a good deal of his extra moves on dispelling whatever elemental resistances you or your party members possess. While this neurotic tactic does not guarantee he will spend all of his time trying to do so, changing Personas or having teammates with Ultimate Personas (that have more than one resistance) in your group can turn this quirk against him.
* SuddenlyVoiced: In ''Persona 5'', he actually has a line of dialogue if you manage a Hold Up on him.
-->'''Reaper:''' Me no want to talk to you! Me just want to hear your screams!
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: In ''Persona 4'', you get a mere 13 yen from defeating it. In ''Persona Q'', his HP is now '''13'''666.
* WeaksauceWeakness: In ''Persona 5'', the flu. Going in during Flu Season may inflict him with Despair, which will kill him in three turns without him ever attacking.
* WorfHadTheFlu: In a literal example of this trope, in ''Persona 5'', the Reaper is susceptible to catching the flu under certain weather conditions, making the battle laughably easy.
same name.



[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nyx]]
!!Nyx

[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/images_3_39.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Nyx Avatar as she appears in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''.]]

->''"It matters not who you are... Death awaits you."''

In the first ''Persona'', an entity named Nyx lies at the end of the [[StoryBranching B-path]], masquerading as the Snow Queen mask in the titular quest. It uses Saeko and Tomomi as her avatars. After being forced out of both of them, Nyx shows herself as a boss.

Nyx returns with a much larger role in ''Persona 3''. Here, she is an EldritchAbomination, known to past civilizations as the goddess of night. During the dawn of humanity, the presence of Nyx's psyche influences life and causes the awareness of death to develop in all living beings, directly causing humans to develop the Collective Unconsciousness. Being an aspect of Nyx and part of its psyche, Death serves as humanity's Appraiser to determine when it would summon its creator for the end of the world, an event prophesied as the Fall.

Accepting the Fall as 'salvation' the Kirijo Group researched the physical condensation of human negativity known as Shadows, eventually gathering enough to awaken Death and give it a physical form. However, one of the researchers defied the group's beliefs and his actions fractured Death into 13 pieces about a decade before the story proper. Twelve pieces became the Full-Moon Shadows, while the thirteenth piece is Death in an incomplete and amnesiac state, sealed into the protagonist's body.

It goes through several identities as the story develops, including Pharos and Ryoji Mochizuki. After Death absorbs back the twelve Full Moon Shadows, it is finally ready to call its creator and become Nyx Avatar.

Due to the nature of the ''Persona'' series however, it is unknown whether or not the Nyx from the first ''Persona'' and the one from ''Persona 3'' are actually related.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nyx]]
!!Nyx

[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/images_3_39.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Nyx Avatar as she appears in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''.]]

->''"It matters not who you are... Death awaits you."''

!!Tropes that apply to the Night Queen
* AdaptationalWimp:
In the first ''Persona'', an entity named Nyx lies at she serves as the end FinalBoss of the [[StoryBranching B-path]], masquerading as Snow Queen Quest. In the manga version: it is killed in one hit by Yukino.
* AnIcePerson: Her main powers.
* ArcVillain: For the Snow Queen quest of P1.
* CompositeCharacter: Snow Queen's power in P1 comes from the movers and shakers of the main plot: Kandori and Maki.
* DemonicPossession: Anyone who wears
the Snow Queen mask in will be possessed by the titular quest. It uses Saeko and Tomomi as her avatars. After being forced out of both of them, Nyx shows herself as a boss.

Nyx returns with a much larger role in ''Persona 3''. Here, she is an EldritchAbomination, known to past civilizations as the goddess of night. During the dawn of humanity, the presence of Nyx's psyche influences life and causes the awareness of death to develop in all living beings, directly causing humans to develop the Collective Unconsciousness. Being an aspect of Nyx and part of its psyche, Death serves as humanity's Appraiser to determine when it would summon its creator for the end of the world, an event prophesied as the Fall.

Accepting the Fall as 'salvation' the Kirijo Group researched the physical condensation of human negativity known as Shadows, eventually gathering enough to awaken Death and give it a physical form. However, one of the researchers defied the group's beliefs and his actions fractured Death into 13 pieces about a decade
Snow Queen herself, before the story proper. Twelve pieces became the Full-Moon Shadows, while the thirteenth piece is Death in an incomplete and amnesiac state, sealed dying a few days later.
* EvilMask: The Snow Queen possesses its wearers
into following its will. When fought as Lady Masquerade, the protagonist's body.

It goes through several identities as
mask grows in size.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: When Saiko dons
the story develops, including Pharos Snow Queen mask, the school campus is encased in ice, signaling its transformation into a dungeon.
* MultipleHeadCase: As Queen Asura, she possesses three heads, each with its own stats
and Ryoji Mochizuki. After Death absorbs back the twelve Full Moon Shadows, it is finally ready to call its creator and become Nyx Avatar.

Due to the nature of the ''Persona'' series however, it is unknown whether or not the Nyx from the first ''Persona'' and the one from ''Persona 3'' are actually related.
skills.



* EarlyBirdCameo: An entity named Nyx was the final boss of a hidden story route of P1. Another Nyx (which might or might not be related) is introduced and plays a major role in P3.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Her goal, The Eternal Night and the Fall, are basically this, though the exact details differ between [=P1=] and [=P3=].
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Besides her Snow Queen guise in P1, Ryoji also sprouts a crown-like attachment once he becomes Nyx Avatar in P3. Additionally, one of Nyx Avatar's signature spells is called ''Night Queen''.
* HumanoidAbomination: All of Nyx's various forms are always humanoid enough to count as these.
* IHaveManyNames:
** ''Persona'': The Snow Queen, the Night Queen, the Goddess of the Night, Lady Snow, Lady Masquerade, Queen Asura.
** ''Persona 3'': "The mother" figure or the "maternal" entity. Nyx is sometimes confused with her aspect Death, itself is known as the Appraiser, Pharos, and Ryoji Mochizuki. It is not until Death becomes Nyx Avatar that it and Nyx could be considered the same entity, however.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: The P1 Night Queen's lack of resemblance with Nyx from P3 indicates that the two might be two different entities whom coincidentally share the same name.
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!!Tropes that apply to the Night Queen
* AdaptationalWimp: In the first ''Persona'', she serves as the FinalBoss of the Snow Queen Quest. In the manga version: it is killed in one hit by Yukino.
* AnIcePerson: Her main powers.
* ArcVillain: For the Snow Queen quest of P1.
* CompositeCharacter: Snow Queen's power in P1 comes from the movers and shakers of the main plot: Kandori and Maki.
* DemonicPossession: Anyone who wears the Snow Queen mask will be possessed by the Snow Queen herself, before dying a few days later.
* EvilMask: The Snow Queen possesses its wearers into following its will. When fought as Lady Masquerade, the mask grows in size.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: When Saiko dons the Snow Queen mask, the school campus is encased in ice, signaling its transformation into a dungeon.
* MultipleHeadCase: As Queen Asura, she possesses three heads, each with its own stats and skills.
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!Recurring Character Types

[[folder:Persona]]
!!Persona

-> ''"Thou art I...and I am thou.."''

A Persona is the manifestation of a person's psyche hidden within them. Also known as a person's "mask" or "other self", Personas originated from the Sea of Souls and take the form of a mythological figure depending on the wielder's personality. Each Persona are represented by an [[TarotMotifs Arcana]] that befits its motif. It is with their Personas a person can defend themselves against demons or Shadows. If a person finds the resolve to become stronger, their Persona will evolve into a stronger form. The method of obtaining and summoning a Persona differs in each game but a user often hear the voice of their Persona during their Awakening. Gameplay-wise, Personas are used as a magic or special skill, consuming either SP or HP for every used.

In the first two games, those who play the Persona game or meeting Philemon or Nyarlathotep in some way are given the ability to summon their Personas by calling out their name. In the third, the ability is acquired when an individual with the desire to protect someone they care for, though some had theirs awakened artificially. With the exception of Takaya, users summon their Personas by "shooting" themselves using a gun-like device called Evoker. In the fourth game, when an individual confronts their Shadow Selves and accept their flaws, their Shadow turns into a Persona which is summoned by breaking a tarot card. In the fifth, the Awakening is triggered when someone wanted to fight back against a detestable person. A mask will then appear on their face which serves as a summoning conduit for their Personas.

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!Recurring Character Types

[[folder:Persona]]
!!Persona

-> ''"Thou art I...
[[folder:The Reaper]]
!!The Reaper
-->'''Arcana''': Death

[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/88942780b46a7fd995ef94c1a0811877.png]]

A notorious BonusBoss found in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}''
and I am thou.."''

A Persona
''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth''. His Arcana card is "Death", and he's based off the manifestation GrimReaper, though he forgoes his trademark scythe for [[GunsAkimbo a pair of long-barreled revolvers]]. His face is shrouded in bandages, with only one ominous yellow eye to see its surroundings. Common to all his appearances is that [[NintendoHard he's very worthy of his title]], able to resist and use every element in the game and [[ArtificialBrilliance punish you if you try to use that against him]] by spamming [[NonElemental Megidola and Megidoalon]], being immune to the OneHitKill Light and Dark elements, and in general [[UpToEleven being incredibly hard while being in an Atlus game]].

In ''Persona 3'', he lurks around Tartarus during the Dark Hour, personally appearing if one condition is met: [[TimedMission if you stay on one floor for too long.]] However, certain conditions can drastically shorten the time left before his apperance: if the Shadow population
of a person's psyche hidden within them. Also known as a person's "mask" or "other self", Personas originated floor is different from the Sea of Souls and take the form of a mythological figure depending norm in any way (less or more than normal, or [[NothingIsScarier none at all]]), if there are ''only'' [[MetalSlime gold Shadows]] on the wielder's personality. Each floor, or if you pick a Shuffle Time card that's appended by an ominous black crossbone. [[MissionControl Fuuka]] [[StalkedByTheBell will warn you at certain time intervals before the time left to his appearance runs out.]] Once it does, you get one final warning just before he spawns and proceeds to hunt you. Thankfully, he cannot follow you into the stair room and up them, but good luck trying to find them with this guy on the loose. Defeating it is part of one of Elizabeth's request, where she asks you to receive a Bloody Button from it. Completing the request is needed to gain the one where you have to fight Elizabeth.

He reappears in ''Persona 4'', but only on your second playthrough. In Magatsu Inaba/Mandala, the Reaper can be found in ordinary chests; upon examination, the Protagonist is forewarned that a powerful force dwells within the chest. Should the Protagonist choose to open it, the Reaper will attack the Protagonist, engaging the party to a battle. Like its previous incarnation, the Reaper can be challenged multiple times, as long as the Protagonist manages to locate the treasure chest he dwells within. Beating him grants a character's InfinityPlusOneSword, but only if they're part of a team that beats him, so be prepared to beat him multiple times if you want OneHundredPercentCompletion.

In ''[[UpdatedRerelease
Persona are represented by an [[TarotMotifs Arcana]] that befits its motif. It is with their Personas a person 4 Golden]]'', his appearance parameters have changed. Not only can defend themselves against demons or Shadows. If a person finds the resolve to become stronger, their Persona will evolve into a stronger form. The method of obtaining and summoning a Persona differs in each game but a user often hear the voice of their Persona he appear during their Awakening. Gameplay-wise, Personas are used as a magic or special skill, consuming either SP or HP for every used.

In
the first two games, those who play playthrough, his appearance is tied to the Persona game or meeting Philemon or Nyarlathotep number of treasure boxes opened in some way the TV World. After 20 boxes are given opened, the ability to summon their Personas by calling out their name. In the third, the ability is acquired when an individual with the desire to protect someone they care for, 21st box will signal his arrival [[ParanoiaFuel though some had theirs awakened artificially. With his trademark chains clanking and hearing him breathe]]. The next box opened may give you the exception warning message, though you can circumvent this by opening a Gold Chest (which needs a chest key to open). His AI was also given an update, as he can now [[OhCrap attack twice per round]], and you best believe he will exploit this fact.

In ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', The Reaper appears as one
of Takaya, users summon their Personas by "shooting" themselves using a gun-like device called Evoker. In the fourth F.O.E.s of the final Stratum of the game, when an individual confronts their Shadow Selves The Clock Tower in every even floor and accept their flaws, their Shadow turns floor 9. There is usually one Reaper guarding a floor, who will beeline forwards you if it spots you, moving two spaces every other step you take. Not only that, The Reaper can move over gaps due of it floating, meaning that not only can it cut corners, it can move out of a room to another one to chase you further. Defeating it will give you Death's Order, what can be crafted into items what halves all stats but doubles experience gained. Hunting it down is also a Persona part of a request which is summoned by breaking a tarot card. you get in NewGamePlus.

In ''Persona 5'', the fifth, Reaper can be found in Mementos in a similar capacity to his role in ''Persona 3'', appearing if you stay on one level too long.

In ''Persona [=Q2=]]'',
the Awakening Reaper is triggered when someone wanted lurking within a Power Spot located in the 4th floor of the Labyrinth outside the Cinema. Beating it gives the material required to fight back against a detestable person. A mask will then appear on their face which serves as a summoning conduit for their Personas.fuse Lucifer.


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* AllYourPowersCombined: He can use every element in the game. This means he can target any weakness you have. He also knows the Break Element skills, so even your immunity isn't guaranteed to keep you safe unless it's to a physical element or Light or Dark.
* ArtificialBrilliance: Thought you'd buy yourself time by using a Magic Mirror or a Persona with Makrakarn? [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Congrats,]] The Reaper will now proceed to [[SpamAttack bombard you endlessly]] [[OhCrap with]] [[NonElemental Megidola and/or Megidolaon]] until you die.
* BadassLongcoat: With four coat-tails, too.
* BonusBoss: A famous one among ''Persona'' fans. It uses every element, is smart enough to target weaknesses, will go berserk if you try to reflect its attacks, and can break immunities.
* BraggingRightsReward:
** He does give additional rewards in ''3'' and ''4'', but by the time you're strong enough to be able to beat him, you probably don't need the 5 million yen you get from the Velvet Room request in ''3'' or the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Weapons]] he drops in ''4''.
** In ''3'', completing a request to defeat him is one of the requirements to unlock the BonusDungeon Monad, a late-game PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling and home to an even stronger BonusBoss, making the Reaper's first appearance the only one to avert his BraggingRightsReward status.
* ChainedByFashion: Has two chains running across both of its shoulders, forming a cross. They're not actually connected to The Reaper, as they just float on its body.
* ChestMonster: In ''Persona 4''. Moreso in [[{{UpdatedRerelease}} Golden]], where he has a chance to appear after 20 boxes are opened.
** He also does this in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'', but he only lurks at a treasure spot at the second to last floor of the final dungeon. It's red and the party warns you before you exavacate it, so it's quite obvious.
* TheDragon: In ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'', Adachi personally summons him to fend off the investigation team.
* TheDreaded: Regardless if you're prepared to fight him or not, whenever he comes, he always freaks the hell out of your navigators, who may advise and motion you to run for the hills.
-->'''Fuuka''': No! You can't defeat it! RUN!\\
'''Rise''': What is this thing? It feels really ''bad''...\\
'''Morgana''': What!? This one's a real threat!\\
'''Futuba''': ''Whoa''...this Shadow looks strong...!
* FourIsDeath: In ''Persona 3'', it is one of four beings symbolic of the GrimReaper and it has '''4444''' HP.
* GrimReaper: One of [[FourIsDeath four]] beings that count in ''Persona 3''.
* GunsAkimbo: He completely forgoes a scythe for dual revolvers.
* HandCannon: He dual wields revolvers with barrels that seem several feet long.
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: If you manage a Hold Up on the Reaper in ''Persona 5'', he'll only have this to say.
-->"Me no want to talk to you! Me just want to hear your screams!"
* MarathonBoss: He's got quite a lot of HP, and resists every element in the game plus being immune to Light and Dark. Get ready for a long fight... unless you have [[GameBreaker Armaggedon.]]
* MesACrowd: ''Three'' Reapers show up in ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation''.
* MetalSlime: In ''VideoGame/Persona4'', defeating the Reaper grants the respective characters their strongest weapons per defeat; if the in-battle characters already have their strongest weapons, the Reaper instead drops the strongest armor. If all of those have already been received as well, the Reaper drops the Omnipotence Orb, an accessory which voids all attacks excluding Almighty-elemental.
* MoneyForNothing: Beating him as per Elizabeth's second-last request and handing her the Bloody Button he drops results in a five million yen reward. The problem is, by the time you're able to take him down, you probably won't need a few extra million yen in your already bloated pocket. Plus, that's over half the money cap.
* NumberOfTheBeast: In ''Persona 3'', aside of its HP, all of its stats are composed of either sixes or nines and defeating it grants the party '''6666''' EXP. In ''Persona Q'', his HP is now 13'''666'''.
* OrderIsNotGood: Zen mentions in ''Persona Q'' that the Reaper is an agent of providence sent to execute those who threaten the cosmic order. He does this by [[MurderIsTheBestSolution killing them]]. One of the materials he drops, Death's Order, also reflects this.
* RecurringBoss: In ''Persona 3'' and ''Persona 5'', he'll appear every time you spend enough time on a floor, and in ''Persona 4'', he shows up in special chests. You can't really kill the Reaper, apparently.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Especially when they have [[{{BFG}} 3 foot long barrels]].
* RunOrDie: When you first start out, if you hear his clanking chains, it's time to haul ass in the other direction. You won't be able to challenge him until the endgame.
* ShoutOut: Being a rare BonusBoss who is equated with death, he's pretty much the ''Persona'' equivalent of the Fiends in the other games. (Though the classic Fiends show up as Personas)
* StalkedByTheBell: Take too long to leave a level, and this bastard ''will'' show up, and you ''will'' know he's gunning for you by [[ParanoiaFuel the clanking of chains getting closer and faster from ''somewhere'' covered by the darkness of Tartarus' hallways.]]
* StatusBuffDispel: Strangely played with in ''Golden''. His getting two turns at a time means that he will shrug off debuffs placed on him even faster. However, due to having various "Break" spells added to his repertoire, he will waste a good deal of his extra moves on dispelling whatever elemental resistances you or your party members possess. While this neurotic tactic does not guarantee he will spend all of his time trying to do so, changing Personas or having teammates with Ultimate Personas (that have more than one resistance) in your group can turn this quirk against him.
* SuddenlyVoiced: In ''Persona 5'', he actually has a line of dialogue if you manage a Hold Up on him.
-->'''Reaper:''' Me no want to talk to you! Me just want to hear your screams!
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: In ''Persona 4'', you get a mere 13 yen from defeating it. In ''Persona Q'', his HP is now '''13'''666.
* WeaksauceWeakness: In ''Persona 5'', the flu. Going in during Flu Season may inflict him with Despair, which will kill him in three turns without him ever attacking.
* WorfHadTheFlu: In a literal example of this trope, in ''Persona 5'', the Reaper is susceptible to catching the flu under certain weather conditions, making the battle laughably easy.
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[[/folder]]

!Recurring Character Types

[[folder:Persona]]
!!Persona

-> ''"Thou art I...and I am thou.."''

A Persona is the manifestation of a person's psyche hidden within them. Also known as a person's "mask" or "other self", Personas originated from the Sea of Souls and take the form of a mythological figure depending on the wielder's personality. Each Persona are represented by an [[TarotMotifs Arcana]] that befits its motif. It is with their Personas a person can defend themselves against demons or Shadows. If a person finds the resolve to become stronger, their Persona will evolve into a stronger form. The method of obtaining and summoning a Persona differs in each game but a user often hear the voice of their Persona during their Awakening. Gameplay-wise, Personas are used as a magic or special skill, consuming either SP or HP for every used.

In the first two games, those who play the Persona game or meeting Philemon or Nyarlathotep in some way are given the ability to summon their Personas by calling out their name. In the third, the ability is acquired when an individual with the desire to protect someone they care for, though some had theirs awakened artificially. With the exception of Takaya, users summon their Personas by "shooting" themselves using a gun-like device called Evoker. In the fourth game, when an individual confronts their Shadow Selves and accept their flaws, their Shadow turns into a Persona which is summoned by breaking a tarot card. In the fifth, the Awakening is triggered when someone wanted to fight back against a detestable person. A mask will then appear on their face which serves as a summoning conduit for their Personas.
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* CallBack: His bloodied garments bear some resemblance to [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Tatsuya Sudou]]'s clothes as well missing a right eye exactly like the former.


* CallBack: His garments bear some resemblance to [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Tatsuya Sudou]]'s clothes.

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* CallBack: His bloodied garments bear some resemblance to [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Tatsuya Sudou]]'s clothes. clothes as well missing a right eye exactly like the former.


* CompleteImmortality: Unlike most Persona {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, Nyx is more or less a force of nature, and as such cannot be killed. Her psyche fragments such as Death normally lacks a physical form as well, requiring Shadows to become tangible. Destroying their bodies only renders them dormant.

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* CompleteImmortality: Unlike most Persona {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, Nyx is more or less a force of nature, and as such cannot be killed. Her psyche fragments such as Death normally lacks lack a physical form as well, requiring Shadows to become tangible. Destroying their bodies only renders them dormant.

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