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This page is for tropes relating to the antagonists of Persona 3. For tropes relating to these characters in the Arena spinoffs, see Persona 4: Arena. For an index of characters from Persona 3, see here. For a full index of characters from the Persona series, see this page.

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Full Moon Shadows

    In General 
The main bosses. They all appear during the Dark Hour whenever there's a full moon, either on their own or in pairs. According to Ikutski, eliminating all of them will cause Tartarus and the Dark Hour to disappear.

    The Magician 

The Magician

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The first Shadow, appearing on April 9th. He's a crawling mass of arms, with multiple swords and a blue mask he carries around.


  • Adaptational Badass: In the movie, the Magician is able to put up with Orpheus briefly until Thanatos shows up.
  • Cutscene Boss: Only appears in one, where he's torn apart by Thanatos.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Subverted. While he does manage to injure Akihiko, he isn't fought directly.
  • Starter Villain: The first Shadow the Protagonist encounters in the game.
  • The Unfought: Its the only Full Moon Shadow that doesn't get its own boss battle.

    The High Priestess 

The High Priestess

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The second Shadow, appearing on May 9th inside a monorail at Iwatodai Station. She's a large humanoid shadow whose body is split between white and black, with a pink butterfly mask, long waving hair, and the latters B and J tattooed on her breasts.


    The Empress and the Emperor 

The Empress and the Emperor

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The third and fourth shadows, and the first fought as a pair. They appear on June 8th inside Tartarus, where they attack Mitsuru and Yukari. The Empress is a bloated, vaguely female creature, while the Emperor is a stiff, ineffectual weakling.


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    The Hierophant 

The Hierophant

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The fifth shadow, appearing on July 7th in a love hotel on Shirakawa Boulevard, Iwatodai's infamous red-light district. He is an extremely obese man in a small throne, with a beige woman-like being stroking his face and two cross-shaped creatures on either side.


    The Lovers 

The Lovers

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The sixth shadow, as well as the second one fought in the Shirakawa love hotel. It's a pink gelatinous creature held together by a heart-shaped metallic frame, with a small head on top and two large gel-like wings. Inside its body are a rotating pair of Mars and Venus symbols.


  • Blob Monster: It's body is viscous and jellylike, to the point where long strands hang loose from the gaps in the frame.
  • Boom, Headshot!: In the movie adaption, Yukari finishes it off by shooting an arrow into the Lovers' head.
  • Charm Person: Uses Marin Karin and other charm attacks.
  • Combat Tentacles: Which also form parts of its wings.
  • Mass Hypnosis: It releases S.E.E.S.'s "desires" to try and distract them. The MC will find themselves in a hotel room with Yukari, Junpei, or Akihiko in the shower. It tries to convince them to give in, but the MC is able to overcome it. No matter what the player wants.
  • Perpetual Frowner
  • Spikes of Villainy: The metal cage that holds it together is covered in spikes.

    The Chariot and Justice 

The Chariot and Justice

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The seventh and eighth shadows, and the second fought as a pair. They appear on August 6th in a secret underground military base. They're first encountered as a single tank-like entity, but later separate into the hull of a tank and a small flying creature with a large gun.


  • Back from the Dead: They both need to be killed when separate and at the same time. If not, one will use Samarecarm to bring the other back with full HP on its next turn.
  • Combining Mecha: They combine into a tank with Justice serving as the turret and Chariot as the body.
  • Everything Is Better With Spinning: They both spin when using spells.
  • My Name Is ???: When first encountered, and whenever they combine.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Justice is the smallest of the full moon shadows.
  • Tanks, but No Tanks: The two Shadows fuses with a tank during its boss fight; the Chariot being the body while the Justice being the turret.
  • Time-Limit Boss: In the second movie, Strega releases poisonous gas into the room where the tank is, further putting S.E.E.S. in a tight spot until Shinjiro arrives.
  • The Turret Master: Justice.

    The Hermit 

The Hermit

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The ninth shadow, appearing on September 5th inside Club Escapade at Paulownia mall. The Hermit is a quadrapedal cyborg creature with a large mane, a skull-like head, six giant vacuum tubes on its back, and wires connecting its limbs to the mall's power supply.


  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: All its capable of are either attacks, damaging status effects, or charges.
  • Continuity Nod: During the class trip to Tatsumi Port Island in Persona 4, Rise mentions she was supposed to hold a secret concert at Club Escapade, but had to cancel because of a power outage.
  • Cyber Cyclops
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: It has a strange floating mane, probably held up by static.
  • Shock and Awe: Uses Zio spells. Its ultimate attack, Giga Spark, also has a chance to shock all enemies.
  • What an Idiot!: Purposefully invoked. Since it lacks the knowledge of its upright counterpart, the Hermit doesn't make any effort to protect itself.

    Fortune and Strength 

Fortune and Strength

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The tenth and eleventh shadows, and the final pair. The appear on October 4th at the plaza of Iwatodai Station. Fortune is a golden mechanical lifeform, while Strength is a woman surrounded by flowers.


  • Developers' Foresight: Strength's entire arsenal is based around physical attacks, so bringing Tetrakarn (which protects the entire party in this game) would seem to be a great idea. True, Strength will have no choice but to target someone with an attack...but then they will target that one weakness in the attack wall, for the rest of the fight.
  • Mechanical Lifeform: Fortune appears to be a flat, metal sphinx-like creature.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Fortune's only attack for most of the fight is summoning a roulette wheel, which inflicts stat changes, status effects, or damage on either S.E.E.S. or Strength and itself. Timing it correctly, with the right personas, can make them surprisingly easy to beat.
  • No-Sell: Strength cannot be knocked down by a critical hit.
  • Petal Power: Strength is surrounded by floating petals.
  • Something About a Rose: Strength sits atop a mass of multicolored roses and carries one its hand.
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    The Hanged Man 

The Hanged Man

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The twelfth and final shadow, appearing on November 3rd at the Moonlight Bridge. It's a large humanoid connected to a metallic structure suspended by two rings of rotating wings.


    Death 

Nyx

True Arcana: Death

The final boss and main antagonist of the main game, she shares the name of the primordial Greek Goddess of the Night, and the mother of Hypnos, Thanatos, and Moros. She takes on several forms in the game itself.

See Persona Recurring for tropes applying to her.

Strega

    In General 
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A group of Persona-users opposing S.E.E.S. who host an online assassination service. Consisting of Takaya Sakaki, a revolver-wielding Nietzsche Wannabe, Psycho Supporter Jin Shirato, and Dark Magical Girl Chidori Yoshino, the group's Personas were not awakened naturally, and must take life-shortening drugs in order to control their powers. However, the drugs have lethal side effects and will eventually kill them. While not the main antagonists, they do their part to cause the heroes all sorts of trouble, since they see their efforts to stop the Dark Hour as wasting their "gifts".


  • Adaptational Badass: In the games, they aren't really much of a threat, usually being a warm up for the real fights ahead. In the movies? All of their Personas are strong enough to keep up with SEES despite being outnumbered and have even overwhelmed them at times. Even Chidori, arguably the weakest of the trio, was capable of holding her own in the third movie by herself.
  • Apocalypse Cult: Near the end of the game, Strega starts a cult worshiping Nyx and embracing Death as a deliverance.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With Nyx and Ikutsuki. They are trying to prevent S.E.E.S. from stopping the Dark Hour. The are also trying to herald the Fall.
  • Blessed with Suck: The group requires the same life-shortening drugs that Shinjiro takes. In fact, they're his dealers.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The three of them, along with several other children, were orpahns picked off the streets by the Kirijo group and experimented on, in order to awaken their Personas artificially.
  • Disney Death: Chidori, but only in FES. And it's a Guide Dang It! to do it. Takaya and Jin too, after the Hanged Man Battle.
  • Evil Counterpart: To S.E.E.S. While S.E.E.S. tries to end the Dark Hour, Strega wants to make sure it stays. Furthermore, S.E.E.S. members unlock their Personas naturally while Strega unlocked theirs artificially.
  • Flawed Prototype: Revealed in the very end of the game to have been guinea pigs for the Kirijo Group and had their Personas forced onto them, and said Personas are slowly killing them.
  • Leitmotif: "Unavoidable Battle", a drum-heavy, hard rock song that plays for each battle against them.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Takaya seems to think that their Personas will disappear if the Dark Hour ends. Because Strega's Personas are artificially implanted, and not a part of their psyches the way S.E.E.S.' are, this could be the case, but he isn't aware that all Personas aren't like that.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Technically all three of them are this, but this is especially apparent with Chidori, at least until she meets Junpei.
  • Power Incontinence: They cannot control their Personas properly and need to take a special suppressant to keep them safe to use. Notably, Chidori's appears during the daytime in one scene, and then tries to choke her to death.
  • Professional Killer: For a while, they are simply contract hitmen who commit assassinations by pulling their targets out of their coffins during the Dark Hour.
  • Sole Survivor: They were the only survivors of the experiment that awakened their Personas.
  • Taking You with Me:
    • Upon being defeated near the top of Tartarus, a wounded Jin stays behind to blow up the Shadows climbing up from lower floors.
    • Takaya's philosophy in a practical sense. His time is limited/up, he knows it, and he wants to take out as many he can with him.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: As a side effect of artificially awakening to their Personas, Strega must take suppressants regularly to prevent their Personas from killing them.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Chidori is the sole female member of this three-man team.
  • Unwitting Test Subject: They were previously orphans abducted and experimented on by the Kirijo Group.
  • The Usual Adversaries: For S.E.E.S., showing up numerous times throughout the storyline to oppose them.
  • Villainous Friendship: Takaya and Jin truly sees each other as friends and the former is genuinely sadden that the latter wont be by his side when the Falls arrive.
  • Villain with Good Publicity:
    • As the Fall draws nearer, Strega is able to form a cult worshiping Nyx.
    • Even before that, Akihiko and Fuuka mention that Jin is quite popular on the internet.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: A trio of this, all of them being artificially implanted with the powers of Persona by the Kirijo Group and forced to take drugs that shorten their lifespan in order to control their powers. The leader, Takaya, later embraces Nyx coming to destroy life, proclaiming that his fight against S.E.E.S. is him fighting for his way of life.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: The Persona suppressants they have been taking have lethal side effects and will eventually kill them.
  • You're Nothing Without Your Phlebotinum: They believe that ending the Dark Hour will also take away their ability to summon Persona. Not wanting for that to happen, they start to antagonize S.E.E.S.

    Takaya Sakaki 

Takaya Sakaki

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Arcana: Wheel of Fortune
Persona: Hypnos
Weapons: Revolver
Voiced by: Derek Stephen Prince (English), Nobutoshi Canna (Japanese)
Live actor: Takeya Nishiyama
Takaya is the leader of Strega. Lacking empathy, Takaya sees little in life and has no qualm in killing anybody. He sees Nyx not as the end of life but as a salvation and thus, worships her. Unlike other Persona users, Takaya doesn't need an Evoker to summon his Persona, though the process is quite painful.
  • Dark Messiah: Takaya fashions himself as one, becoming the cult leader trying to herald the end of the world. It further highlights him as the Evil Counterpart to the messianic Main Character.
  • Dueling Messiahs: To the protagonist. While one brings out the good in humanity and gives them a reason to live, another influences them into believing that life is meaningless and to accept Death.
  • Evil Albino: Junpei calls him a ghost because of his pale skin and white hair.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Takaya is incapable of seeing the point in anything that isn't for ones own self-indulgence. He mocks Chidori's death for being "meaningless" simply because he doesn't understand her love for Junpei. Nor does he understand why Shinjiro and Chidori would sacrifice themselves at all, since they don't gain anything out of doing so.
  • Evil Counterpart: Takaya towards the Protagonist. His Persona, Hypnos, is even the twin brother of Thanatos, the protagonist's second Persona. The protagonist is a Messianic Archetype whereas Takaya is The Antichrist.
  • Hannibal Lecture: Takaya gives this to S.E.E.S. when he and Jin confront them on the bridge. The Protagonist's response is a Shut Up.
  • Hero Killer: He murders Shinjiro and Junpei (though the latter is revived by Chidori).
  • Jerkass: Takaya, whom throughout the game appears to be all about himself and delights in other people's pain. Even Chidori and Jin's lives are ultimately meaningless to him.
  • Lack of Empathy: Takaya has zero empathy for anyone and cruelly uses them for his own ends. Jin is a somewhat example as well, but not to the same degree as Takaya as he risks his own life to protect Takaya, even though it would be clear that Takaya would not return the favor.
  • Large Ham: Takaya's voice pretty much dominates any scene he appears in.
  • Laughing Mad: Takaya lets out some amazing maniacal laughter in his final showdown against S.E.E.S.
  • Looks Like Jesus: He is given nicknames like Revolver Jesus and Hippie Jesus because of his resemblance to Christ. Furthermore, he spreads his arms wide apart after he is defeated, a reference to Christ's crucifixion.
  • Pet the Dog: In his final moments, Takaya wishes that Jin is still with him so they can witness the Fall together.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: Not just any revolver either, but a Smith and Wesson Model .500. Naturally, since his Arcana is the Wheel of Fortune.
  • The Sociopath: Takaya has all the signs of it. He's manipulative, lacks empathy and willing to kill just for a few kicks.
  • Straw Nihilist: Takaya fashions himself an Übermensch, with the Main Character acting as his Last Man (or Woman in the case of the PSP release), but the inverse is actually closer.
  • Villainous Breakdown: In the fourth movie, Takaya begins to lose his shit after S.E.E.S. awakens their Ultimate Personas and Jin's death.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: It would be a waste of your "gifts" to get Takaya into a shirt.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Takaya's final fate is never shown. But given that he was at the top of Tartarus before it collapsed, its likely that he died. It's assumed that if he didn't die at Tartarus, he's probably dead by the time of Persona 4 due to the drugs he took.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He almost killed Ken if it weren't for Shinjiro's sacrifice.

    Jin Shirato 

Jin Shirato

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Arcana: The Hermit
Persona: Moros
Weapons: Hand Grenades
Voiced by: Grant George (English), Masaya Onosaka (Japanese)
Live actor: Yuuichi Matsumoto
Jin is Takaya Sakaki's faithful right-hand man, and a member of Strega, acting as the team's tactical adviser and the webmaster of "Revenge Request". He is eager to take down S.E.E.S., seeing them as hypocrites who don't appreciate their powers.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: After being defeated, he is surrounded by a horde of Shadows and blows himself up before they can get him.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Jin refuses S.E.E.S sympathy after his boss fight even when they are surrounded by Shadows.
  • The Dragon: To Takaya, being his right-hand man.
  • Evil Genius: He is the one who setup Stega's Revenge Request website.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Near the end, Jin pulls a grenade as he's surrounded by Shadows. The camera cuts away before any results can be seen.
  • Hidden Depths: Surprisingly enough for Jin, thanks to the official novel Shadow Cry.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In the fourth movie, he's killed by his own grenade after Aigis shoots it from his hand.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Jin speaks in Kansai dialect in the original Japanese version.
  • Pin-Pulling Teeth: Jin pulls the pin out using his teeth every time he throws his grenades.
  • Psycho Supporter: Jin often loses his temper and is easily the most emotional of the group, and follows Takaya because he also believes in the Fall.
  • A Sinister Clue: Jin is left-handed, and Moros' only remaining hand is his left.
  • Taking You with Me: After being surrounded by Shadows following his boss fight, Jin sets off a grenade, killing himself along with the Shadows.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: His weapon of choice are grenades.
  • Undying Loyalty: He fully supports Takaya's goal to the end and never questions him.
  • The Un-Reveal: We never learn what exactly is in Jin's briefcase and why he always carries it.

    Chidori Yoshino 

Chidori Yoshino

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Arcana: The Hanged Man
Persona: Medea
Weapons: Chained Hatchet
Voiced by: Mona Marshall (English), Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese)
Live actress: Haneyuri
Chidori is the only female member of Strega and serves as the team's scanner, akin to S.E.E.S.' Fuuka. On her free time, she sketches at the Port Island Station, where she eventually meets Junpei. After several more meetings with him, Chidori develops feelings for him but finds herself unable to understand it. On one of their meetings, she mistakes Junpei as the leader of S.E.E.S. and kidnaps him but ends up getting kidnapped herself. She then spends the next few months at the hospital with Junpei regularly meeting her.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Her habit of cutting herself is akin to someone who has the intention to commit suicide but it is unknown whether or not Chidori has these thoughts. Ironically, this could be the literal meaning (though not what it represents) of the Hanged Man Arcana.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It is unknown whether or not Chidori's revival in FES and P3P is considered canon. Even the manga and movie adaption have her dying like in the original game. She is often mentioned in past tense by Junpei in both The Answer and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, possibly suggesting that she did not survive, but the cross necklace Junpei wears in Ultimax is confirmed by Word of God to have been a gift from her, opening the possibility that she's still around.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Chidori towards Junpei, as he was the only one who was interested with her on a romantic (and personal) level. She considers Junpei to be so important, that she gives her life away so he wouldn't die.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Chidori comes across as this for most of the game.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: As she gets to know Junpei, she slowly warms up to him and smiles more often.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: Her final words to Junpei are that she loves him.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Chidori wears a long, frilly dress that's reminiscent of lolita fashion.
  • Epic Flail: She has an an axe connected to a chain.
  • Fusion Dance: Chidori's Persona fuses with Junpei's to create Trismegistus, his ultimate Persona, after her death.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Chidori has a nasty habit of cutting herself; fortunately, she has a Healing Factor.
  • Goth Girls Know Magic: Chidori is dressed in Elegant Gothic Lolita, is lonely and icy, and has Psychic Powers along with Persona summoning.
  • Guide Dang It!: In FES and P3P, if certain requirements are met, it is possible to revive Chidori. This may not be canon however.
  • Healing Factor: Thanks to her Persona, her wounds heal at an alarming rate.
  • Healing Hands: She restores a withered plant back to life by touching it. This ability also allows her to revive Junpei.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After Junpei is shot by Takaya, Chidori resurrects him at the cost of her own life.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: Though she switches back and forth once more before dying.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: If you encourage Junpei to visit her on certain dates, she'll survive the ordeal. Unfortunately, she doesn't remember anything that happened during the time she had a Persona.
  • Love Hurts: Chidori states that she isn't afraid of much, even dying, and her behavior throughout the game supports her claims. The one thing she admits to being afraid of is attachment. When she grows attached to people or things, she fears that she will lose them. When she ultimately looks set to lose the one person she's grown attached to, Chidori unflinchingly sacrifices her life to stop it from happening.
  • Psychic Powers: Chidori has psychic powers and is able to psychically overpower Fuuka without much trouble. She seems to be the only Strega member with these powers.
  • Redemption Equals Death: After realizing her love for Junpei, she voluntarily sacrifices herself to revive him.
  • Self-Harm: She regularly cuts herself. Fortunately, her wounds heal easily.
  • Sensor Character: Chidori's sensory powers and telepathy are repeatedly shown to overpower Fuuka's.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the original game, she dies, but in FES and Portable, encouraging Junpei to visit her on certain dates will eventually cause her to wake up from a coma.

The Answer

    ??? 

Shadow Protagonist

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Arcana: The Fool
Persona: Pallas Athena, Isis, Trismegistus, Artemisia, Caesar, Cerberus, Kala-Nemi
Weapons: One-handed Sword
As S.E.E.S. traverse the Abyss of Time, they come across a shadowy figure that resembles the Protagonist on several occasions. However, whenever they come into contact, the Shadow flees. Once they reach the deepest area of the Abyss of Time, the figure confronts the team and engage them in battle.


  • All Your Powers Combined: It is able to utilize the Ultimate Personas of every other member of S.E.E.S., having been formed from their desire to see the protagonist again.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Metis explains that the Shadow was formed as a result of S.E.E.S. wanting to see the Protagonist again.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: It is fought at the seemingly last dungeon at the Abyss of Time but even after that, the team is unable to find a way to escape.
  • Empty Shell: The Shadow has dull, white eyes and is emotionless, as it is created from his friends' negative emotions.
  • Foreshadowing: Not the Shadow itself, but how it's formed, as the way that it's formed is similar to the concept of how the Cognitive World and Cognitive Shadows works in Persona 5, as it's formed by the S.E.E.S.' desire to see the Protagonist again.
  • My Name Is ???: Literally.
  • Mythology Gag: The Shadow resembles the Metal Trio from Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, doppelgangers of Tatsuya Sudou's friends that manifested as a result of Tatsuya breaking his promise with them. Like the Trio, the Shadow uses Reversed Personas as his arsenal to fight the party.
  • Prophet Eyes: Unlike most Shadow Selves, this one has pure white eyes. It represents that the Shadow is nothing more than a doppelganger of a dead person created by the negative emotions of his friends.
  • Shadow Archetype: It is considered a Shadow Self of the Protagonist, with it using Reverse counterparts of the party's Personas (except Metis and Fuuka's). It also has elements of a Cognitive Existence since it was born from S.E.E.S.'s negative emotions and desire to see the Protagonist again.
  • Stripped to the Bone: After being defeated, the Shadow slowly disintegrates one layer at a time, revealing its skeleton, blood vessels and nerves.
  • Tarot Motifs: The Reversed Fool; Unpredictability, recklessness, risk taking, lack of trust and distorted desires. However, the Tarot is directed to S.E.E.S. instead of the Protagonist since their sorrow and despair over the Protagonist's death is what created the Shadow in the first place.
  • The Voiceless: Being the Shadow Self of a Heroic Mime, it doesn't speak at all.

    Erebus 

Erebus

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The Final Boss of The Answer and the Greek primordial god of Darkness. A large, two faced monster, Erebus is a manifestation of humanity's negative emotion with a single goal, awakening Nyx and bringing the Fall. However, its goal is thwarted by the Protagonist after he becomes the Great Seal, preventing it from coming in contact with Nyx.


  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of Humanity's desire for death.
  • As Long as There is Evil: No matter how many times it is defeated, it will never truly die so long as even a single human has an innate desire for death.
  • Battle Theme Music: Darkness, a theme that starts off ominously, but turns upbeat and catchy soon after.
  • The Cameo: It makes a brief appearance in Persona 4: Arena, where it's defeated by Elizabeth with a single strike.
  • Casting a Shadow: It can use every element in combat, but Darkness is its preferred power.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Takes on the appearance of two monstrous upper bodies fused together at the waist. Backwards.
  • Evil Is Bigger: It towers over S.E.E.S. and its blows are said to be strong enough to demolish mountains.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Justified. Since it's made as part of Humanity's collective suffering, it doesn't know of anything besides destruction.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: For The Journey, as it is revealed in the Answer to be the true reason for the Fall. It's not actually fought until The Answer.
  • Implacable Man: It can be beaten into submission, but can't be killed unless Humanity fully comes to terms with life.
  • It Can Think: It can sense that Aigis has the same power has the Protagonist and plans to use her to destroy the Great Seal.
  • Made of Evil: See above.
  • Multiple Headcase: Erebus is made of two torsos stuck together at the waist. One head has horns protruding forward, the other has horns projecting backward.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: One of two visible facial features.
  • Slasher Smile: Constantly. It's its only distinguishable facial feature aside from glowing red eyes.
  • True Final Boss: Of Persona 3.
  • The Voiceless: As an embodiment of human suffering it doesn't appear to even be sentient.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's impossible to talk about without spoiling the Fall, that fact that Nyx isn't evil, and that the protagonist died at the end of the main game.
  • The Worf Effect: Between the Answer and Persona 4: Arena, Elizabeth had defeated Erebus once a year with a single hit.

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