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Tropes Common To Most Of the Cast:
Kiriko Ikeda - The Magician
Face Claim: Maya Kumashiro
- Rich Bitch: She's definitely rich (or she was) and definitely snotty. Downright sadistic may be a little much, but she has an evil streak.
Kozue Kondo - The High Priestess
Face Claim: Reira
- 11th-Hour Superpower: Kozue attains Mudo (Dark) offensive skills when she finally learns to love herself - around ten minutes before the game ends.
- Alliterative Name Kozue Kondo.
- Damsel in Distress: She's been kidnapped or imperilled more times than she cares to count.
Maeko Akuba - The Empress
- The Resenter: A naturally slow girl with no real talent and lacking the ability to speak in a school meant for the extremely gifted and the cream of society? This was inevitable.
- Wound That Will Not Heal: Her hands since confronting her shadow, she picks at them as a nervous habit.
Keiichi Ito - The Emperor
Face Claim: Keiichi Maebara
Kai Yamada - The Hierophant
Face Claim: Noriyuki Izuna
- Gayngst: Averted. Kai is completely comfortable with his sexuality and won't allow others to treat him badly about it.
- Hidden Depths: Don't let the sewing and fashion fool you, he also really likes baseball.
- Motor Mouth: Talks fast if gets asked on sewing, or his family, or his new boyfriend.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: An ex-boyfriend-turned-bully (long story) gave him the nickname "Yamada Nadeshiko" because of his effeminate hobbies.
Face Claim: Tsukiko Johshima
- Does Not Like Shoes: She always wears flip flops. At one point she completely lost her balance when her outfit changed to include high-heeled boots.
- Shout-Out: She's dropped numerous lines from her face claim's source, and occasionally says one-liners from Kamen Rider Den-O too.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: A chaste and adorable girl who works at a shrine, loves tea, and is graceful in battle; yes, she is one.
Toru Ishinomori - The Hermit
Face Claim: Miharu Rokujou
- Ascended Fanboy: Being a Persona-user is his wildest dream come true.
- Berserk Button: As revealed in Seiko's dungeon, disregarding one's own natural beauty is the easiest way to get the naturally 'ugly' Toru riled up.
- Love Hurts: Toru has had truly terrible luck in this area, but the way things end with Kazuya are particularly biting.
- Meta Guy: Picks up on Shout Outs and references in dungeons quite cannily, and is good at spotting tropes in motion.
Toshimi Nawanaka - Wheel of Fortune
Face Claim: Kafuka Fuura
- Dissonant Serenity: Her smiling gets more and more inappropriate with each new horrible situation.
Thomas Sagaki - Justice
- Always Save the Girl: The one way in which it's obvious Tom's "I don't care about the rest of you" act is, well... an act.
- But Not Too Foreign: Tom is half-American.
Renju Sonozaki - The Hanged Man
Face Claim: Kouya Sakagami
- Evil Is Deathly Cold: Her dungeon, and the fight with her Shadow, parallel/mimic the Buddhist cold hells.
- Orphan's Ordeal: The death of her parents is the cause of most of her issues.
Kouchisei "Kou" Oubai - Death
Face Claim: Nozomu Itoshiki
- Parental Issues: Noteworthy in the case of his dead mom and controlling father.
Seiko Yukizaki - Temperance
Face Claim: Milly Ashford
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: She absolutely adores her ugly, foul-tempered old tom, Goro-sama.
Kazuya Arai - The Devil
Reizo Shirai - The Tower
Face Claim: Heine Rammsteiner
- Dye Hard: He's been bleaching his hair white for so long that nobody remembers what his natural color even looks like.
- Mr. Fanservice: There's a reason for the "Reizo's Slim Hips" meme, after all.
Yoshimi Tachibana - The Star
Face Claim: Hana Adachi
- The Blank: During her confrontation with her shadow, the team appears with their faces blurred on the other side of the mirror.
- Clock Punk: Her Shadow's combat form is a clockwork rabbit.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Falls down the stairs, locks herself in a storage closet, runs into a desk, falls out of a tree, burns herself while roasting marshmallows, gets stuck in multiple vending machines, and shoots herself with a nail gun.
- Down the Rabbit Hole: In spirit during her shadow confrontation. The team physically goes Through the Looking Glass, but they do so in trying to Follow the White Rabbit.
- Heroic BSoD: After nearly dying against Renju's Shadow.
- Huge Schoolgirl: Ties with Kiriko at 169 cm. Where Kiriko is statuesque, Yoshimi is lanky and awkward.
- New Super Power: Her combat role shifts repeatedly. She starts out as a Fragile Speedster thanks to her Persona Neko Shogun, which she unknowingly "inherited" from Shingo via their shared arcana and Yoshimi's powers as The Empath. Then she becomes Mission Control after Neko Shogun is replaced by the enemy scanning Gullveig after The Reveal in Shingo's dungeon. Finally Gullveig evolves into Freya before the final battle, which boasts a Magical Girl Warrior skillset.
- A Party, Also Known as an Orgy: Invoked. For someone who only recently took an interest in the scene, she has an easy time really getting around.
- Passionate Sports Girl: Practices with the boys' soccer team after the new coach's Training from Hell drives off half of the regulars.
Isao Shimohama - The Moon
- Addiction Displacement: More along the lines of sleep replaced with tons of useless hobbies and caffeine.
- The Mad Hatter: His shadow is aware that people think he's crazy, but sees no issue with it himself. Cracking jokes in between mood swings is likely to happen.
- Mood-Swinger: His shadow drifts between the extremes of a high-on-life happy state and an angered or irritated state when something doesn't go his way.
Misaki Aoi - The Sun
Face Claim: Lacus Clyne
- Feminine Women Can Cook: A prominent member of the school's cooking club, who loves cooking for everyone.
- Alternate Timeline: Dies in the first, awakens to his power as The Chosen One in the second, and lives as an Ordinary High-School Student in the third.
- Messianic Archetype: The trimmings are all there (The Chosen One, surrounded by angels, dies for Iburi's sins, comes back to life, awakens the mundanes to their potential), but The Unchosen Ones ultimately save the world without any help.
- Party Wipe: Falls to the Warmup Boss, setting the main plot of the game in motion.
- Posthumous Character: For the majority of the game, though he gets better in time for the finale.
- Alternate Timeline: Dies in the first, awakens to his power as Mission Control in the second, and lives as an Ordinary High-School Student in the third.
- Animal Mecha: His giant robot dinosaur miniboss.
- Warmup Boss: Was the first Persona-user thrown into Paradise, and would have been the first saved if Kei hadn't fallen to his giant robot dinosaur miniboss.
Face Claim: Yukimura Sanada
- Catch Phrase: "ALL RIGHT! I'M PUMPED NOW!"
- Catch Phrase: She has two: "Because it's the Tea Club." and "All according to plan." Both also serve as Shout-Outs.
- Ill Girl: She's out sick frequently, hence her infrequent (and late) appearance in the game.
- Spot of Tea: She's the president of the school's Tea Ceremony Club.
- Absurdly Powerful Student Council: Subverted. He's really quite powerless and ineffectual.
- Demoted to Extra: He was originally slated to be the Star arcana Persona-user before Yoshimi was introduced. Now he just fills up a desk in one of the classrooms.
- Childhood Marriage Promise: Between #3 and #4. 3 doesn't remember. 4 does.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": They're only known as #1, #2, #3, and #4.
- Lethal Chef: Subverted. #4 can cook perfectly well, but she's too lazy to, most of the time.