Miscellaneous members of the Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment casts.
Jun Kurosu’s father, and a former world history teacher at Seven Sisters High School. During the Innocent Sin timeline, Kashihara — an unabashed Conspiracy Theorist — developed a close relationship with a student of his, Tatsuya Sudou, who claimed to hear voices. Believing that Sudou’s voices actually belonged to an elder race of aliens called the Maians, Kashihara worked together with his coworker and Hopeless Suitor Maya Okamura to collate Sudou’s thoughts into a single volume prophesying the end of the world, In Lak’ech.
Meanwhile, Kashihara’s personal life took a nosedive as his marriage to his son’s mother, Junko Kurosu, crumbled into a nasty divorce that left his reputation in shambles. Alone, Kashihara died mysteriously in the clock tower of Sevens Sisters, giving rise to the rumor that his ghost still haunts the tower.
Kashihara is alive and Happily Married to Junko in the Eternal Punishment timeline, and retains his teaching position at Seven Sisters.
- Asian and Nerdy: A meek history teacher in a sweater vest — a far cry from the man of the world Nyarlathotep plays him as.
- Awful Wedded Life: It didn’t take long for his glamorous ex-wife to tire of him, and for her to use every tool in her arsenal to get him out of her life once she did.
- Inverted in Eternal Punishment, where he and Junko remain Happily Married.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Well-liked by his students in Eternal Punishment despite his decided weirdness.
- Conspiracy Theorist: Okamura beats him out for the title, but not by much.
- Death by Origin Story: Long dead by the time Innocent Sin comes around, as part of Nyarlathotep’s ploy to assume his identity and manipulate his son into bringing about the apocalypse.
- Henpecked Husband: Subtle but present in Innocent Sin. We don’t get to see the entire picture, but from what we can piece together from flashbacks, Jun's recollections, and Daisuke Todoroki’s old investigative reports, Junko was vicious to her ex-husband, at least towards the end of their marriage.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: Different in that his ghost technically isn’t one; like Maya’s “ghost”, his apparition was born from a long-standing rumor at Seven Sisters suggesting that he still haunts the clock tower where he died.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Think about it — would the events of Innocent Sin have ever occurred if Kashihara hadn’t written In Lak’ech? If Nyarlathotep hadn’t killed him off to steal his form and manipulate Jun? If Okamura hadn’t been madly in love with him?
- Teacher/Student Romance: Subverted, albeit just barely. His relationship with Junko began shortly after she graduated from Seven Sisters.
- Unwitting Pawn: He didn’t live long enough to realize it, but Kashihara was central to Nyarlathotep’s machinations in Innocent Sin, second only to his own son.
An inhabitant of the Velvet Room, and the only one besides Igor who serves a function in the game. At the player's request, he will convert the Free Tarot cards into any other arcana card, except for Fool and minor arcana.
- Author Avatar: A fairly obvious self-insertion by Kazuma Kaneko, whose inimitable concept art can be seen throughout the Megaten 'verse.
- Badass Longcoat: A black one that goes down to his ankles.
- Deity of Human Origin: He was once a regular artist in Sumaru City who painted the door to the Velvet Room and walked through it. He has been known to appear in people's dreams after that.
- Mad Artist: A rare non-evil example.
- Perma-Stubble: Not many shaving supplies in the Velvet Room.
- Smoking Is Cool: When he's not holding a brush, he holds a cigarette.
- Sunglasses at Night: He wears shades despite the already dim light of the room. This may be a handicap similar to what the other denizens of the Velvet Room employ to concentrate on their roles.
- To Be a Master: Supplementary material claims that he will leave the Velvet Room only once he manages to draw the Fool.
First seen as a background character in the first Persona, she is the soprano who is accompanied with Nameless. She covers her ears with her hair in order to concentrate on her performance.
- Ascended Extra: Like Nameless, this character was spotted as background dressing in the original Persona's Velvet Room. Both of them get lines of dialogue in P2, though nothing they have to say is of any relevance.
- Anime Hair: It looks like horns.
- At the Opera Tonight: She is an opera singer with appropriate apparel.
- The Chanteuse
- Contemplate Our Navels: Prone to philosophizing at the drop of a hat.
- Uncanny Valley Makeup: At the very least, that's a lot of eyeshadow.
- Verbal Tic: Her dialog is entirely sung in stanzas.
A pianist in suite who plays various pieces on a gigantic grand piano. In order to concentrate on performance, he covers his eyes. Nameless also has an obsession with numbering, which is parodied in the Persona 2 Drama CD.
- Ascended Extra: He only appears in the background playing the piano in the previous game but can be interacted in this game although he still has little involvement with the plot.
- Domino Mask: Blindfold version. He can't actually see through it.
- Mad Mathematician: Has an obsession with numbering.
- Older Than They Look: This applies to the other Velvet Room tenants, also. He claims that "90,000 and 155 nights have passed" with his eyes covered, coming out to 247 years.note
- The Piano Player: His only job in there.
- The Philosopher: His remarks have no bearing on the story, they're merely ruminations of life, the universe and whatnot.
- Quest Giver: In the PSP remake of Innocent Sin, Nanashi is the one who asks the party to investigate Karukozaka High School.
- Shout-Out: Following the Velvet Room's Frankenstein theme, Nameless is likely based on the blind old man the creature attempted to befriend.
Trish is a gold-digging refugee from the fairy world who was exiled due to her greed. Formerly an NPC in the first Persona, she has noticeably aged in ensuing years (as Kei will attest). Trish maintains a Healing Spring at which the party can heal, generally found in every dungeon, in each of the Persona 2 games. Despite her sweet-natured appearance, Trish is notorious for being selfish, greedy, and charging outlandish prices for her healing services. While restoring in town generally costs a few thousand yen, Trish tends to charge a few dozen thousand. Should the player refuse, she'll generally tell them to go and die for all she cares.
- Adam Smith Hates Your Guts: Not only does she charge obscene prices for (probably) much-needed HP replenishment, but the cost goes up each time you heal. This is why it's better to spend your money on Beads, or one of the healing shops in the city.
- Age-Inappropriate Dress: Though her exact age is unknown.
- Bratty Half-Pint: If you refuse her service, she will tell you to go to hell.
- Catchphrase: "This world is give and take!" and "Pain, pain go away!"
- Cleavage Window: It shows a bit of underboob.
- Hate Sink: Her only purpose is to be an inconvenience to you when you need her services the most and when you refuse her services she tells you to go die.
- Hospital Hottie: Her new outfit somewhat resembles a nurse.
- Ignored Epiphany: You can spread a rumor to give Trish a crisis of conscience and lower her prices. But she'll just drive them right back up again.
- Light Is Not Good: Fairy? Baofu thinks she's closer to a demon.
- Money Fetish: This money minded fairy not only charge you an arm and a leg for her healing service, her price increases as the game progress.
- Our Fairies Are Different: Not only an actual fairy world exists, she got kicked out of it for being too greedy.
- You Can't Go Home Again: She was banished from her home realm and can only return until she had done some good deeds.
Tamaki Uchida (Tammy Uchida)
A returning NPC from the original Persona, as well as the protagonist of Shin Megami Tensei if..., Tamaki is now in college, and works part-time in the Kuzunoha Detective Agency as both an assistant to Daisuke Todoroki and a Devil Summoner. She handles the mail-in magazine prizes for the party, and in one occasion, Tamaki will dress up as a cat burglar along with Tadashi Satomi (who is now her fiance), helping the party to rescue the schoolchildren trapped deep inside the burning Sky Museum.
In Eternal Punishment, Tamaki still works at the Kuzunoha Detective Agency. She is also hiding a money-hungry Catgirl demon in the bathroom, who uses the giant fortune cat in the office as a facade to ask for handouts. Tamaki reprises her role of handling the mail-in magazine contest entries for the party. Off-hand, she expresses concern for her fiancée, who has been missing because of assassination threats from sources unknown.
- Author Avatar: She is modeled after Yuki Uchida, an idol whom the real Tadashi Satomi liked.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: She is actually concerned about her fiancée's disappearance in Eternal Punishment.
- Classy Cat-Burglar: She dresses as one to help the party at the Sky Museum.
- Closet Sublet: She has been hiding Nekomata inside the agency's bathroom.
- Dope Slap: Gives one to Tadashi in Innocent Sin in order to calm him down during the Sky Museum scenario.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Her burglar outfit.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: She uses a rapier to fight King Leo. Doubles as a Call-Back to If where she uses swords as her weapon of choice and in the previous game in which she gave the Boy with Earring a rapier.
- Mythology Gag: Plenty about her references the Devil Summoner series. Her main outfit resembles Rei Reiho, she uses a GUMP instead of her usual COMP from If and she also works as a Devil Summoner.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Yukino easily sees through her and Tadashi's disguises.
- Pervert Revenge Mode: When Tadashi realizes that Lisa is the third member of MUSES and begins gushing over her, Tamaki loses her patience with him and drags him to the back of the room to teach him a painful lesson.
- Retired Badass: Even though she hasn't done much since Shin Megami Tensei if..., Tamaki is still a Devil Summoner and is able to go toe-on-toe with King Leo.
- So Last Season: Tamaki's new COMP resembles a GUMP from the Devil Summoner series.
- Shout-Out: Her burglar outfit resembles Catwoman.
- What Does She See in Him?: She actually questions herself as to why did she fall for a person like Tadashi.
- The Worf Effect: She is easily defeated by King Leo despite being an experienced Devil Summoner. Justified, because at the end of Shin Megami Tensei if... she released all of her demons.
Tadashi Satomi (Tad Satomi)
Another returning NPC from the first Persona, Tad works at the Kuzunoha office with his girlfriend, Tammy. Due to general dislike of the character from fans, Tad does not appear in Eternal Punishment, having gone on the run from "assassins" according to Tammy.
- Author Avatar: Why, it's none other than Tadashi Satomi himself, Scenario Director for Persona 2.
- Butt-Monkey: Gets look down a lot in Innocent Sin. Tamaki at one point even beats him up when he can't shut up about Lisa being in an idol group. He also fails to live up to Tamaki's expectations when they help the group during the Aerospace Museum incident. In Eternal Punishment, he somehow gets in trouble with the wrong people and is currently on the run from assassins.
- Cowardly Lion: As cowardly as he is, it takes balls to take on King Leo, who can give Tamaki a run for her money.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Not even his own girlfriend can tolerate him at times.
- No Accounting for Taste: Everyone from Yukino to Tamaki herself wonders what she sees in him.
- Negated Moment of Awesome: Fails to do anything memorable to help the party at the Sky Museum other than guiding the children to safety.
- Noodle Incident: What exactly did he did that got him chased by assassins? The fact he does not show up at all in Eternal Punishment is pretty much confirmed to be a blatant Fandom Nod.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Yukino easily sees through his and Tamaki's disguises.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Spends more time making a fool of himself in front of his own fiancée than doing anything helpful.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Dressed in a white suit while at the office, which is a myth gag nod to Kyouji from Devil Summoner.
- Spoiled Brat: He is heir to the giant Tadashi Satomi supermarket chain.
Saeko Takami (Saeko Smith)
A returning character from the first Persona. Ms. Saeko returns in Persona 2: Innocent Sin as the homeroom teacher of Tatsuya Suou, having transfered to Seven Sisters High School along with Vice-Principal Hanya. She is still admired by both students and former students alike.
Saeko makes it her mission to help Tatsuya Suou find direction in his life. She is well-intentioned but relentless, even staking out his motorcycle so she can give him a pep talk. The dialogue trees that ensue later play a minor role in the game's narrative. She assists the party in removing the curse on Seven Sisters High School. Saeko plays a much smaller role in Eternal Punishment. She is interviewed by Maya Amano early in the game regarding the JOKER.
- Cool Teacher: Yukino practically worships her even after she has left high school.
- Non-Giving-Up School Guy: No getting away from her, it seems. It's pretty impressive how she stakes out Tatsuya's motorcycle.
- Weirdness Magnet: Saeko even comments on this at the beginning of Eternal Punishment.
Kenta "Toro" Yokouchi ("Chunky")
Another returning character from the first Persona, Kenta is a fish connoisseur and rumormonger who found success by using his Persona. He gives advice to fellow St. Hermelin alumni Reiji Kido, whose Persona has only hampered his success. He is usually found at Gatten Sushi, and like the other rumormongers, is willing to exchange rumors with the party.
- Badass Bystander: According to an NPC in Eternal Punishment, he knocked out a man possessed by the Joker curse with one punch.
- Big Eater: He eats non-stop. He is never seen doing anything else.
- Knowledge Broker: A rumormonger in both games.
- Took a Level in Badass: From a loser in High School to a successful business man.
Lisa Silverman's father, a naturalized American who works in the Foreign Currency Exchange. He absolutely loves Japan, and as a result is often seen wearing a yukata out of season. Mr. Silverman implements a home life that matches a typical Japanese family's to the dot; even raising his daughter to become an ideal Japanese lady. He only appears in Innocent Sin, handing out prizes if the party enters and wins one of the magazine sweepstakes.
- The Ahnold: Everything about him, from the ponytail to his practice of Aikido, is a deliberate spoof of Steven Seagal.
- Badass Normal: While him fighting is not shown offscreen, he's able to kick Nazi asses alone. He certainly uses the Aikido skills he learned for being a Japanese Otaku well.
- Good Parents: Played with. Despite the fact that he tried making Lisa become a Yamato Nadeshiko against her will, other than that one quirk, he clearly loves his daughter, is not at all abusive, and even entrusts the party with her safety.
- Outdated Outfit: He wears a Haori.
- Uncle Pennybags: Quirks aside, he gives Lisa a fat annual allowance.
A second-year Seven Sisters High School student and classmate of Lisa. She works on the school newspaper, and is dating Eikichi Mishina, doubling as a groupie of sorts for the band "Gas Chamber". In Innocent Sin, she was nicknamed "Hanaji" (nosebleed) / "Kozy" and was overweight because of an embarrassing event. In Eternal Punishment, she makes a small cameo inside Gas Chamber but nothing more.
- Comfort Food: She ballooned in her teen years, partly due to guilt over what was done to Eikichi.
- Distressed Damsel: Sugimoto takes her hostage in a ploy to lure Eikichi out.
- Formerly Fat: In Innocent Sin. She loses the extra weight two-thirds through the game. In Eternal Punishment, she remains trim and is Eikichi's girlfriend.
- Intrepid Reporter: She is willing to risk her own wellbeing to get information from people she knows will hurt her.
- No Doubt the Years Have Changed Me: Eikichi doesn't even recognize Miyabi due to her weight gain. Being the Big Damn Hero he is, though, he doesn't care in the least.
Kei Nanjo's current butler and bodyguard. He seems surly and distant, which is a far cry to how Kei's relationship with the late Yamaoka was before. But the truth is that Matsuoka is actually diligently looking out for Kei's welfare, making sure that his young master becomes the #1 man in Japan as promised.
- Battle Butler: He inherited this role from Yamaoka.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice
- The Stoic: He does smile, just not often. When nobody is looking.
- Waistcoat of Style
Editor-In-Chief of Coolest, Maya Amano's immediate superior. Mizuno seems to despise Maya so much that she goes as far as to discard a meaningful article that the latter wrote about the "Rumored Student", breaks her up with partner Yukino Mayuzumi during the assignment at Sevens in Eternal Punishment, and also rescinds her day off. The in-game bio describes her as "30-something and still not married". She only mellows out after Sumaru City becomes the Ameno Torifune.
- Brawn Hilda
- Da Editor
- Green-Eyed Monster: She is envious of Maya's youth and looks.
- Hidden Depths: Once Ameno Torifune sends the city in the sky, Mizuno stands contemplating about her old dreams which she had been unable to fulfill.
- Mean Boss: Her Dialogue Trees are lose-lose situations. If you examine the chart in her office, Maya notes that sales are dropping; that might explain the boss' mood.
- Old Maid: Her introduction says that she's "thirty-something and still not married".
A police officer in the Kounan Police Department who knows Katsuya Suou and the Suou brothers' father, she attempts to track down the mysterious serial killer known as JOKER. Her actions would lead her to eventually meet Tatsuya Suou and become the major part of his story in Tatsuya's scenario.
- Anatomy of the Soul: After her body is possessed, her self is broken into all the pieces that made up her being and were spread out amongst the Kadath Mandala.
- Demonic Possession: Possessed by a Wendigo in the second part of Tatsuya's scenario due to a failed attempt by Kandori and the NWO to artificially give her a Persona.
- Evil Counterpart: Her shadow is not this. With everything that made up her self no longer influencing it, and while it is mentally unstable and erratic, deep down it's still the same woman who wanted to help Tatsuya and says she is sorry to him before returning to a Trapezohedron.
- I Lied: Rare, not malevolent example. She promised Tatsuya that she would not tell anyone about the Other Side and the reasons he is fighting, but she recorded the whole thing and played it to his father anyway.
- In the Back: Shiori's shadow attempts to stab Maya from behind when she takes physical form.
- Hospital Surprise: Wakes up in a hospital at the end of part three and is visited by Anna. Who tells her the Suou brothers brought her there.
- Malevolent Masked Woman: Shiori's shadow. Eventually, her mask breaks to reveal nothing is there.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: Tatsuya had already gone to the Other Side by the time she had awakened.
- Refusal of the Call: Played the Persona game with her brother when she was younger, but refused to go through with it and receive a Persona. Even to this day, she rejects Philemon's attempts to awaken her to her power.
- Revenge: Against JOKER for the death of her little brother.
Lieutenant General Zula
A talking Abyssinian feline that belongs to the Ulthar Cat Forces, Zula is requested by Randolph Carter to aid the party through their journey of the Kadath Mandala.
- Arch-Enemy: Mentions that the Ulthar tribe wage war on the terrible Zoog tribe.
- Common Ranks
- Meaningful Name: Zula is the same name of a female cat that is theorized to be the parent of the Abyssinian breed.
- Military Salute: Salutes the characters when he meets and leaves them. Only Katsuya salutes back.
- Mr. Exposition: Spend much of his role telling the characters the story behind the mythical beings or their role in man's subconscious.
- Offscreen Teleportation: A master of this. When he moved his tail, they ended up where the Trapezohedron of Knowledge was at, and he always disappears before battles and reappears afterwards.
- Surprisingly Good English: He tends to speak in English whenever he gives out a military command, such as "Ten-hut" or "Move".
- Talking Animal
Chandraputra /Randolph Carter
A legendary Persona user known by Igor. He travels across time and space through mankind's consciousness. He holds the Silver Key needed to open the gate to the Kadath Mandala. He requests that Tatsuya and the party attain the trapezohedron that belonged to his apprentice Randolph Carter. He is in fact Randolph Carter himself, having lost his emotions and keeping his sense of self through sheer force of will.
- Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Randolph Carter is a legendary Persona user.
- Determinator: Has been able to keep his current form through sheer force of will.
- Emotionless Boy: Nyarlathotep has his Trapezohedron of Emotion.
- Humanoid Abomination: Looks human at first glance, but if one looks closely, they can tell that his face and beard is masklike.
- Time Travel: Mentioned by Igor to travel through time and space.
Eleven Holders of the TrapezohedronsEleven Entities which hold the fragmented parts of Shiori's self that are found in the world of subconscious, Kadath Mandala. Each one resides in a tower inside the realm, with Nyarlathotep in the last tower and holding the Trapezohedron that contains Shiori's shadow.
- Adaptive Ability: Umr-At-Tawil gets stronger each time he resurrects.
- Another Dimension: Umr-At-Tawil sends those who cross him into other dimensions where their fate is unknown.
- Black-and-White Morality: Angra Mainyu asks the party if absolute good is something that truly exists. If Maya responds that absolute good exists, Angra Mainyu talks about how humanity has killed its enemies again and again throughout history in the name of "good" and then asks them again if "good" truly exists. Katsuya reaffirms it, because Angra Mainyu, the embodiment of evil, cannot exist if good doesn't exist either. This answer pleases Angra Mainyu, and he gives up the Trapezohedron of Ethics without a fight. However, if Maya responds that good and evil are relative, Angra Mainyu agrees, and demonstrates this concept by fighting you to the death for the Trapezohedron.
- Blob Monster: Umr-At-Tawil appears as some form of white blob with a shimmering veil around it and a orb at its center.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Azazel starts boasting after Zula reveals his past as a Fallen Angel.
- Cult: Dagon converts those who listen to him speak to become a member of Cthulhu's cult.
- Curse: The one Izanami began in the past has long since disappeared.
- Eldritch Abomination: The Old One is this. Thankfully he isn't evil or violent.
- Emotion Suppression: Izanami wears a mask to suppress her emotions until she is ready to meet Izanagi again.
- God in Human Form: Nodens is revealed to be a avatar of Philemon.
- Humble Hero: Sakya speaks humbly to the group.
- Inappropriate Hunger: Old One is hungry when the party meets it and Maya makes it leave while leaving the trapezohedron behind by giving it canned crab.
- Kung-Fu Jesus: Sakya
- Living Dream: Cthulhu is implied to be him in his dreams, since his body is actually in R'lyeh.
- Love Hurts: Izanami no longer feels hatred towards Izanagi, and both it and her curse faded long ago. Yet she can never be with him, since he is in the heavens.
- Madness Mantra: The other side effect of Dagon's speech. It causes everyone to speak R'lyehian.
- My Rules Are Not Your Rules: Some of them use Fusion Spells as regular skills.
- Not as You Know Them: Most of the demons are simply the product of the human mind and not the real deal. This explains why they don't act like they do in mythology, such as Angra Mainyu.
- Noodle Incident: Umr-At-Tawil only attacks people who do things behind his back when in his realm. It's never shown what the characters did that caused him to attack.
- The Philosopher: Many of the demons not fought tend to speak about philosophy. The ones who do are Virochana, Sakya, Angra Mainyu, Nodens, and Izanami.
- I Reject Your Reality: Tatsuya and the rest reject the prophecy of Cthulhu one day taking over the world.
- Resurrective Immortality: Umr-At-Tawil cannot be killed for good, since he is the barrier between the conscious and subconscious. If he died, then there would be no self for mankind.
- Riddle Me This: Most of the fights can be skipped if you answer their questions correctly.
- Sea Monster: Both Dagon and Cthulhu.
- The Stars Are Going Out: Nodens mentions that only a life of happiness keeps the heat death of the universe from happening, so people should live live to the fullest.
- The Unpronounceable: Dagon and Cthulhu speak R'lyehian. So do Katsuya and Ulala when they listen to Dagon speak.
- What Is Evil?: Angra Mainyu questions what is good and evil in his Tower of Ethics.