Follow TV Tropes


Characters / Persona: One Last Promise

Go To

All pictures were made on Rinmaru by adtauthor22 and RosyMiranto18, the two main reviewers of the fic.

    open/close all folders 

Suicide Prevention Team

     Kazuhiko Sukima
Arcana: 0. The Fool
Persona: Tyr

The main protagonist of the story. Branded an outcast by his peers after his parents died, he moved to Inaba with his godparents, who could only take so much pressure from it. After spending a decade in the small town, he heads back to Nuzoko, seeking a fresh start. However, a sudden turn of events leads him to face a mysterious phenomenon surrounding his hometown.

  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Head pats Yuriko in chapter 42.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Nanako tends to call him 'Bestie'.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: As a kid, because of his mother's last words, almost everyone, including the adults, calls him a devil child and makes him an outcast. His neighbors even tried to exorcise him.
  • Angry Collar Grab: His reaction on Iselin and later Daichi for hiding the fact that she came to the Mirror Dimension with those two. Daichi’s case even included a Neck Lift because he worried that Nanako could have died.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: He’s already pretty attractive himself, so it makes sense that his female counterpart Kazumi in the omake of chapter 38 is one of these, though reactions to her tend to lead more towards Cuteness Proximity than Distracted by the Sexy.
  • Awesome by Analysis: Combined with Crazy-Prepared and Batman Gambit. How did he ensure that the thief (Nanako) picked the bugged gauntlet? The other gauntlets are personalized to each member of SPT’s size and it would be noticeable if there’s any damage or size adjustment. Shadows cannot enter the safe room while the Harbingers would just vandalize it. So Kaz made the thief take items that have a large amount of surplus believing it to not be noticed, yet all of them are keeping track of. He also puts the tracker in the gauntlet and armor that have inferior to their current equipment, yet having outstanding effects especially Invigorates. Unfortunately, while all of this planning success to let him know there’s a ‘thief’, he failed to discovered who she is because Nanako escaped.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason he befriended Johei, as was he was the only one who tried to stand up for him as a kid.
  • Bully Brutality: Back in his childhood when his parents died. He was an outcast at the time, and every kid stayed away from him, some throwing rocks at him, and Yoshimitsu and his band of misfits even tried to kill him shortly after it was decided that he would leave Nuzoko.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Nanako.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He can be this sometimes, notably in chapter 44 when he’s checking for winter outfits for some reason while everyone else is looking for summer stuff.
  • Comical Overreacting: It happens to him in chapter 44 when he found a fishing pole in a sale.
  • Covert Pervert: He takes a magazine featuring a topless woman before putting it under his bed, which wins Johei’s verdict against Yoichi in their Monopoly Game.
  • Crazy-Prepared: After seeing what happened to Iselin after Hildr became Gertrude, Kazuhiko makes sure to bring a ton of energy shots to Niflheim after Nanako gets Sigyn.
  • Cultured Badass: Considering that he joined the Culture Club and is practicing Chanoyu, he's becoming this.
  • Custom Uniform: He unbuttoned his uniform and loosened up his tie a bit.
  • Cutting Corners: The reason why he brings Daichi to the gym despite his injury? Because the ticket can only be used for groups that exceed five people, with a 15% discount per additional person, and it’s 60% at the maximum. It made you wonder why Nanako isn’t invited for this.
  • Deadpan Snarker: His reaction when Tyr told him that Yuriko might be smitten for him.
  • Depending on the Artist: The story describes Kazuhiko with black hair, but the image above depicts him as a blond.
  • Delayed Reaction: Had one in chapter 38’s omake when he found out he’d become a girl.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Kazuhiko thought that the one who infiltrated the Mirror Dimension is a mere thief. This doesn’t end well when he found out that it’s Nanako.
  • Exact Words: In chapter 35, Kazuhiko explains to Maeko that he has good reflexes due to growing up in a tough neighborhood. While he did have a rough childhood, the actual reason is because of his time spent fighting Shadows.
  • Fusion Dance: In chapter 50, he ends being caught up in Nanako's transformation, resulting in what appears to be half-angel and half-demon, which RosyMiranto18 dubbed "The Heavenly Nephilim".
  • Giving Up on Logic: He's already done so, considering that his life defies logic.
  • Hand Gagging: Kazuhiko received the end of this in chapter 44 by Iselin for saying the “taboo word” on Summer Break, "Homework Assignment".
  • Heroes Gone Fishing: Kazuhiko turns out to be very infatuated about fishing. According to Nanako, Yuu is one of the reasons behind it.
  • "Hey, You!" Haymaker: He does it against Transformed Johei, which turns out to be a bad idea.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He seems to prefer double-edged blades.
  • Heroic RRoD: He over studied for the Finals to the point that he’s sleeping right after he finished.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: Johei tells him that he’s the best person to get a bullet out of Daichi’s arm because of how good he is at the crane game.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: Chapter 35 reveals that he is this.
  • In-Series Nickname: He's often referred to as "Kaz", just like Kazushi Miyamoto.
  • It's Personal: It’s clear in chapter 50 that Nanako’s situation made him stressed more than normal. Because this time, it’s not just about helping people in need that he never knew before, but rather his childhood friend…
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: Because Kazuhiko was dragged into Shadow Nanako during her emergence, he's able to see Nanako's inner turmoil himself and get a good idea of what she's been through.
  • The Leader: Of the Suicide Prevention Team.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Downplayed. While Nanako didn’t require Kazuhiko to keep herself sane, Toyotama said that she cares for him so much that she’s willing to die if he didn’t make it.
  • Living MacGuffin: Elizabeth says that he is the key to something very important, and is implied to possess the Universe Arcana.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Unfortunately, he is slammed by Nanako’s breast when she escaped in chapter 48.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: While they aren’t officially dating yet, Nanako mistook Kazuhiko’s head patting Yuriko as him choosing Yuriko over her.
  • Mistaken for Romance: Just like what happened with Minato and Yukari in P3, Kazuhiko was mistaken for dating Mikan on his first day because they were seen walking to school together.
  • Meaningful Name: According to the kanji one of the reviewers gave him, Kazuhiko's last name translates to "Plain/Mere Demon(ic) Devil". This relates to his old reputation.
    • His other name, Sosuke, translates to "Complete Help". Given that Persona protagonists often help the people around him, he truly is a big help.
    • His female counterpart, Kazumi’s name not only translates to “Peaceful Beauty”, but it’s also a reference to Tekken's Kazumi Mishima, Heihachi's wife who was the one that brought the curse of the Devil Gene to the Mishima family.
  • New Transfer Student: As per the usual, the protagonist of a Persona story is a transfer student.
  • Noodle People: He's quite scrawny even after he works out for about ten years, as Alexandria notes that he looks like a shrimp. Johei notes that as a kid, his arms looked as stiff as uncooked ramen noodles.
  • Nosebleed: Has one in the omake of chapter 33, while he's in Naoto's body.
  • Oblivious to Hints: Apparently, this is a possibly unintended flaw that Kazuhiko has. He’s not only Oblivious to Love for example when it comes to Yuriko’s feelings for him, but he also takes longer to pick up things until it’s too late. He didn't realize Johei's intention to kill the Miuras until he said it, and he didn't notice Iselin's intention to avenge Rika until he saw her with chain. He even still didn't piece things that the boy in Tyr's dream is him, even when the readers can pick it up right off the bat.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Nanako sometimes teases him about little mishaps, such as when he missed a question in the midterm exams.
  • Ordered Apology: Played with. When Taka turned his eyes to him, Kazuhiko responded with a fake apology for pulling a prank against Shirou because he can’t say that he’s a part-timer, a family member, or even Shirou’s friend.
  • Or Was It a Dream?: He lampshades that the interview omakes are on the same level as Igor summoning him to the Velvet Room.
  • Oh, Crap!: He and Tyr have this reaction in chapter 43 when it turns out that Mikan wants a sparring match with him instead of just punching bags together with him.
  • Parental Abandonment: Kazuhiko's parents were killed in a car crash before the story, leaving him in the care of his godparents at least until he had to move to Inaba.
  • Potty Failure: Chapter 7 reveals that he wet himself he awoken Tyr.
  • The Promise: Kazuhiko promises to Tyr that he will never leave him, even if it means dying.
    • He also promised to Toyotama that he will not let Nanako do something she regretted, because he could never live with himself if that happens. It's reiterated in chapter 51 when she asks him to save Nanako once he's freed from her Shadow.
  • Reverse Psychology: His trick to defeat Reflection Colburnes/Volva and Surt. He does this by making Volva debuff Surt by giving her a buff instead.
  • Rousing Speech: He makes one in chapter 13, without realizing it until Johei tells him.
  • Secret Keeper: Shirou entrusted him with the secret of his issues with Taka. He also told him to never tell Tooru anything about it.
  • Selective Obliviousness: He is oblivious to Yuriko’s romantic feelings to him, even this is rubbing off to Tyr when it comes to Sieglinde.
  • Serious Business: Fishing.
  • Sleep Cute: Nanako feels that he looks so cute when sleeping.
  • Spotting the Thread: Turns out that Kazuhiko noticed Yu talking to the air sometimes, as well as dodging the subjects relating to his stay in Inaba in 2011. It’s just only when he’s revealed to be a Persona User that Kazuhiko finally understands this.
  • A Spot Of Tea: He seems to prefer tea since he joined a Japanese Culture Club which contains Chanoyu.
  • Super Reflexes: Because he's been fighting Shadows, he has quick reflexes, enough to prevent Natsuko from breaking a teapot in chapter 35.
  • Superior Successor: Igor notes that Kazuhiko might be powerful enough to surpass all of his previous guests. Considering one of them is Minato Arisato, who became the Great Seal to stop Nyx, that's saying something.
  • Superpower Lottery: He's the Wild Card of this story, enabling him to use more than one Persona.
  • Taking the Bullet: He lets himself get beaten up by some gang members to protect Mikan in chapter 3.
  • Tempting Fate:
    • He offers to pay for Yuriko’s Korean BBQ in chapter 42 if Johei loses, but then he had to treat the entire team instead.
    • It happens again in chapter 42, when he thought he didn’t make himself look like an idiot when he made Nanako’s Social Link, Tyr told him that his gaze into a girl who was glaring at him made him one.
  • Trauma Button: Being reminded of his time of being ostracized as the Devil Child. Nanako unintentionally pushed it by reminding him about the past that haunts him even though he felt he was over it.
  • Very Punchable Man: Kazuhiko says that a lot of people think he has a very punchable face.
  • Wrong Assumption:
    • In chapter 3, because he doesn't recognize Johei immediately, Kazuhiko mistakes him for a thug.
    • Happens again in chapter 31, when Iselin hands him a folded note. Kazuhiko freaks out, assuming that it's a love letter when it's a poem written by Rika.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In chapter 45, Kazuhiko thinks that the timing of Nanako's nightmares is too convenient because she may have some relation to Minako. Well… while Nanako and Minako are indeed connected, it has nothing to do with the nightmares. Even when Tyr suggests that Nanako could be the next victim, Kazuhiko immediately rejects it.
  • You Just Told Me: His reaction when Iselin unintentionally spilled that Nanako promised she’d only came to the Mirror Dimension with Iselin and Daichi.
  • You Remind Me of X: Iselin reminds him of Johei, with how they're coping with the deaths of Rika and Suzuki respectively. He hopes that she won't make the same mistake he did, seeking revenge. Unfortunately, she does.

    Johei Shiroka
Arcana: I. The Magician
Persona: Loki

An old friend of Kazuhiko's, who he met about a month before he had to leave for Inaba. He stood up for him against a group of bullies, earning his respect. Ten years later, they meet again when Kazuhiko returns to Nuzoko.

  • Awesome by Analysis: Johei managed to figure out how the relationship between Persona and Reflection works, similar to that of Persona and Shadow Selves as revealed in Persona 4: Arena Ultimax. It’s compared to the other Persona User Team who had to eventually make their conclusion due to the lack of full understanding of what Persona is.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Mikan.
  • Berserk Button: Abusing an innocent (especially innocent girl). The first one was Suzuki, and the second one is Yuriko. It's why he gets angry at Soratsu.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Johei, despite having some Belligerent Sexual Tension moments, they are surprisingly much alike. They both are the perverted ones among the team and they are often on the same thought, even if Yuriko tries to deny it.
  • "Blackmail" Is Such an Ugly Word: Johei does not like being called a pervert. He prefers to be called with his professional title: a civilized man.
  • Blade on a Stick: He fights with spears, preferably the jumonji-yari, or a cross-shaped spear.
  • Book Dumb: Once again, a common trait among the best buds of the protagonist. However, according to Kazuhiko, Johei has potential and talent when he puts his mind to it, instead of using it for pranks.
  • Born Unlucky: According to Loki.
  • Brain Bleach: His reaction when Loki says “it’s a trap” in regards to Kazumi.
  • Butt-Monkey: As usual for a Magician and the best friend of the protagonist.
  • Bystander Syndrome: He used to be this with Kazuhiko until he saved him in chapter 1.
  • Call-Back: He calls Kazuhiko "Partner" in chapter 37, which is exactly what his predecessor Yosuke calls Yu.
    • In Chapter 43, Johei denying Sieglinde’s claim that Yuriko is a Graceful Young Lady, just like when Hildr claimed to Loki that Iselin is a Frail Maiden. It’s to the point that he said Yuriko is as graceful as a hippo.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Even if he doesn't get beaten up for his advances, he still fails time and time again.
  • Character Tics: According to Kazuhiko, he scratches the back of his head when he lies.
  • Chemistry Can Do Anything: He can create firecrackers among other things with his skills. It's even one of his best subjects.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: As much of a perv he can be, he's incredibly protective of Suzuki and was devastated when she committed suicide.
    • He shows this side of him again starting from chapter 35, where he is so disgusted at Soratsu’s action against Yuriko despite her being the cause of his beating for the Panty Thief incident.
  • Custom Uniform: He wears a t-shirt underneath instead of a white collared shirt.
  • Delayed Reaction: Has one in chapter 22, when Iselin says that he ranked seventh on the midterms.
  • Door Dumb: On the door leading up Nanako’s Boss Room, Johei cannot push nor pull it. He doesn’t give up because thinks the door is jammed and he denies that he’s not the physically weakest of the team even though Yoichi exists. Yuriko reveals that the door has a latch that needs to be removed first.
  • The Engineer: It appears that Johei’s good at tinkering with things.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Daichi likes to call him “Numbskull” from time to time.
    • Yuriko called him a Scarecrow in the response of him insulted her by calling her “as graceful as a hippo
  • Embarrassing Slide: He once made this as a prank, replacing a picture in a (most likely) Biology presentation with the picture of BTS shirtless.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Johei thinks that Kazuhiko’s betrayed him by trying to stop him from killing Suzuki’s parents in chapter 6. This is the last straw that triggers his transformation.
  • Exactly What I Aimed At: In chapter 13, Loki gets angry at Johei for missing a Shadow and hitting a pillar. However, he wanted Loki to hit the pillar, causing it to drop into the Fenrir Underling.
  • Expy: The omake of chapter 12 reveals that Johei is based on Junpei Iori, much to his displeasure. Though he has a lot more in common with Yosuke Hanamura, as both had a crush on a girl who later died as a result of the main antagonist's actions.
    • Mikan’s interview reveals that he’s also based on Kazuichi Soda. Ironically, Mikan says that Kazuichi is her favorite character in the game, while she likes Johei a whole lot less.
  • Fallen Angel: His transformed state resembles one. In some ways, it looks similar to the Persona Archangel.
  • Foil: To Goro Akechi, since they both have Loki as a Persona. He evens says in his interview that he never really liked the detective due to his stance on the Phantom Thieves.
  • Giver of Lame Names: Instead of Operation Babe Hunt like Kazuhiko suggested, Johei instead calls the girl-picking operation Operation Chick Farmer, much to Loki’s disgust.
  • Go into the Light: He reacted as if he does this after he finished his History exam.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: The fate of his transformed state. Kazuhiko slices it in half, allowing the torso(along with Johei) to fall onto the ground.
  • Heroic BSoD: Played for Laughs in Chapter 42, where he got hit by this after losing against Yuriko in a spar. Even though Kazuhiko’s the one paying for the most of Yuriko’s Korean BBQ, he keeps despairing as if he’s paying for everything. Yoichi only makes it worse when he said that they should eat at the place more often.
  • Hidden Depths: Surprisingly, he knows first aid and is quite efficient at it. He says that it’s because he’s had to live by himself.
  • The Lancer: To Kazuhiko. Also, a literal example, since he wields a spear.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Because he’s not aware of the current situation at that point, Kazuhiko’s fight against Transformed!Johei is this.
  • I Regret Nothing: He doesn’t regret having the idea to kill the Miuras until Kazuhiko convinces him otherwise.
  • Ingesting Knowledge: Kazuhiko and Mikan try to force this on him in chapter 11. Of course, it doesn’t work and it’s just an excuse for them to pull a prank on him.
  • Japanese Tourist: Iselin lampshades that Johei bringing a bunch of cameras to the beach makes him look like the textbook definition of one.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: He tried to do this for Jujunna, for which Loki chides him for.
  • Killing Intent: Kazuhiko can feel his darkening aura in chapter 5.
  • Meaningful Name: Johei's kanji contains two characters from the kanji of Yosuke Hanamura (for Ka/Hana, meaning Flower) and Junpei Iori (for Hei/Pei, meaning Peace). Fittingly enough, they're all Magicians.
  • Mighty Glacier: His transformed state is this.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Thanks to Loki, some characters wonder if the reason why Johei let Daichi live with him is that he’s gay.
  • Neck Lift: He does this against Soratsu's Reflection in chapter 36. Fortunately, Kazuhiko manages to stop him before he goes too far.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: He tends to have this happen to him. A lot.
  • Parental Abandonment: His mother was killed by a cult, according to Yoshimitsu. While there's nothing said about his dad, Johei is shown living on his own, implying that he's an orphan.
  • The Peeping Tom: According to Mikan, he sneaked into the girl’s locker room with a camera, and that’s just the beginning.
  • Poisonous Friend: On the perverted side of things, some people claim he is this to Daichi.
  • The Prankster: He does fit this pretty well. However, while he has his way of life, he’s completely loyal to Kazuhiko, also at least his mischievous behavior is not as bad as Loki, the god of Tricksters himself.
  • Punch a Wall: He does this in chapter 5, even though it’s an electric bulletin board instead of a wall.
  • Recurring Element: He’s the best friend of the protagonist of this story.
  • Rescue Introduction: How he and Kazuhiko become friends.
  • Revenge: After Suzuki kills herself, Johei decides to kill her parents in the Mirror Dimension, believing that they were responsible for her suicide. Luckily, Kazuhiko manages to stop him, though it doesn't stop them from dying anyway. Eventually it is revealed that the Harbingers of Death are the ones behind it, with a still unknown explanation.
  • Smart Ball: Surprisingly, Johei is the one who realizes the relationship between one’s Persona and his Reflection.
  • Smoke Out: He used a bunch of smoke bombs against the Reaper as a distraction when trying to get Daichi to safety.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name can be spelled as Johei, Jouhei, or Jōhei.
  • Stalkerwithout A Crush: Averted, yet Loki accuses Johei of being this when he said that he (and the rest of the SPT) will follow Kazuhiko’s decision.
  • Take My Hand: He failed to grab Suzuki’s hand just before she committed suicide.
  • Tempting Fate: He made a bet with Yuriko for a one on one fight in chapter 42 with if she wins, he will treat her to a Korean BBQ. Then he realized his mistake when he saw Yuriko showing her skill. Of course, he loses in the end.
  • This Cannot Be!: A positive, and humorous example. In chapter 13, Kazuhiko and Mikan don’t believe that Johei ranked 7th in the benchmark exam so much to the point that Kazuhiko’s praying to the God, believing him to be completely exhausted and pulling the miracle, and Mikan bringing many candles and incest from the spiritual club because some people prevented an apocalypse in Anime this way.
  • We Will Not Use Photoshop in the Future: According to Daichi, his profile picture is his face on a flexing body of Brad Pitt.
  • Wrong Assumption: While Iselin doesn’t like Johei about her cup size, in chapter 16, Johei wrongly assumes that she and her Reflection went berserk because of it. The real reason is her desire to avenge Rika.

    Mikan Echihiro
Arcana: III. The Empress
Persona: Skadi

A third-year student at Kyuto High, who works part-time at the Masuhito Hotel. She shows Kazuhiko his room when she first appears in chapter 3. He later saves her from a couple of thugs hitting on her, for which she berates him for. She has a ton of admirers, but she doesn't seem to be interested in them.

  • The Ace: Mikan is an honor student in her class.
  • Accidental Hand Hold: Mikan held Johei's hand in chapter 24 when Skadi startles her during the test of courage.
  • Anger Born of Worry: To Kazuhiko and Johei. Eventually, it becomes her reason to be involved with the Mirror Dimension...initially.
  • Archer Archetype: Initially she uses a crossbow, before switching to her brother's old quiver bow and arrows.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Her transformed state is literally 50-feet tall.
  • Attempted Rape: Mr. Damosaba tried to rape her until her brother Hisashi comes to save her.
  • Berserk Button:
  • Big Brother Worship: She certainly loved her brother very much.
  • Boxing Lesson: She’s starting to learn boxing as self-defense so that she won’t be harassed.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: Her interview reveals that she got drunk from watered-down wine when she was a kid. She's certainly not having it again.
  • Chained to a Rock: Or rather a pair of pillars. She's chained against one in chapter 9.
  • Cool Mask: Her transformed state has a white mask with blue markings around the right eye.
  • Depending on the Writer: In chapter 3, her is mentioned to be brown. In chapter 9 and the omake of chapter 28, her hair is mentioned to be black. For what it's worth, a picture by one of the reviewers depicts her with dark brown hair.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: She has blue eyes, and can use ice spells.
  • Elemental Hair Colors: Transformed!Mikan gives the impression of having ice-blue hair.
  • Everyone Can See It: Her having a crush on Yoichi. Johei.....doesn't take it well.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: She has these the night after she meets Skadi.
  • Femme Fatalons: Transformed!Mikan has her hands encased in ice, forming wickedly sharp claws.
  • Freak Out: She does this in chapter 30's omake, upon realizing that she switched bodies with Johei.
  • Geek: Her interview reveals that she's a fan of Danganronpa and Neo Featherman.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: She does this to Yoichi in chapter 30, complete with an Armor-Piercing Slap.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: She uses a bow and arrow in the Mirror Dimension.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Daichi's interview reveals that she idolized Yukari Takeba, with her autograph as proof.
  • How Many Fingers?: Used this against Daichi in chapter 38, after he’d been shot by the Reaper.
  • In-Universe Nickname: Johei (and others several times) call her "Mika-senpai" from time to time.
  • Jumped at the Call: When she noticed what Kazuhiko and Johei are doing behind her back.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Transformed!Mikan has a total of ten hands.
  • Meaningful Name: Her full name translates to "Beautiful Ship".
  • Out of Focus: Mikan starts to feel like this as the story goes further. She is the only one who has no particular Arc on her own set in the present, and her reason to join is because of Anger Born of Worry rather than a personal Arc dedicated to them. She may have more roles in Yoichi's Arc, but after that, she has no major contribution to the team or the plot, or even meaningful Character Development other than whenever she beat up Johei and Loki so far.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: She enters it sometimes when Johei is involved.
  • Post-Stress Overeating: In chapter 5's omake, she keeps eating the Rice Platter Challenge until she completes the challenge while worrying about Kazuhiko and Johei, completely oblivious to the crowd cheering in the background.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Her parents have died before the story, leaving her grandparents to raise her.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin
  • Sexy Secretary: She works part-time as a secretary at the Masuhito Hotel.
  • Skewed Priorities: In chapter 13, she berates Johei about making a firecracker instead of worrying about the Shadows.
  • Shoulders of Doom: Her transformed state had one sprouting thorns.
  • So Beautiful It's a Curse: One of the biggest factors of her despair. It makes her think everyone's trying to sleep with her, and it causes those who care for her to be injured or even die for her.
  • Team Mom: Zigzagged. Kazuhiko that she's like the mother and older sister figure to the team sometimes, while other times he's an older brother figure to her.
  • Troll: She scammed a pompous businessman into thinking that the hotel room he rented is priced on 20.000 Yen a day when it’s supposed to be 13.000 Yen a day.
  • Unconventional Learning Experience: Tyr noted that Mikan is naturally talented with self-defense because she had a lot of practice (i.e. Johei)
  • Unwanted Rescue: She doesn't like being rescued because she hates seeing people suffering or dying because of her.
  • The Unreveal: A question in her interview asks about who saved her from Damosaba. However, Dangsta stops her because it was within spoiler territory. Two chapters later, her savior was revealed to her older brother, Hisashi Echihiro.
  • Wrong Assumption: In chapter 30, she assumes that Kazuhiko saying "That's brilliant" is about the girls wearing maid outfits. Kazuhiko freaks out before explaining that he meant Mikan ordering Johei to move to the white spaces beforehand.

    Daichi “Hayabusa” Amasawa
Arcana: XII. The Hanged Man
Persona: Hugin and Mugin

A mysterious man Kazuhiko and Johei meet while in the Mirror Dimension. Originally going by Hayabusa, he saves them from a group of Shadows in chapter 8 and leads them to Mikan’s Shadow nest. He has no recollection of his past and thought he was only a Shadow until recently.

  • Accidental Pervert: In chapter 22, he tripped when he was about to take Iselin to the infirmary, and ended up grabbing her breasts.
  • The Aloner: He’s this in the Mirror Dimension before he meets Kazuhiko and the others.
  • Animal Motifs: Falcons.
  • Amnesiac Hero
  • The Atoner: He’s been trying to atone for all the reflections he killed as Hayabusa.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He comes in to save Kazuhiko from Jujunna in chapter 38, despite the injuries he’d taken from earlier in the chapter.
  • Bishōnen: He wouldn’t have been flocked with fangirls otherwise now, wouldn't he?
  • Cool Mask: As Hayabusa, he wore a falcon mask.
    • For some reason, he wore another mask over it when he’s cleaning his house.
  • Chick Magnet: Like you wouldn’t believe. He’s utterly flocked by girls and gets chased by them daily. All of them call him Daichi-senpai, even the third-years.
  • Old-School Chivalry: He said to Iselin that he will deal with any stalking going after her before hauling him to the police. Oblivious to the tension in Iselin’s reaction, he said that not only because he knows here, but also because he cannot let a stalker-like that threatening a Maiden’s honor.
  • Clothing Damage: Happens to him in chapter 37, as his shirt is melted by the wyrm's acidic blood. As a result, his abs are exposed, leading to Iselin and Mikan staring at them.
    • As of chapter 44, it seems that clothing damage from the Niflheim has become quite a recurrent issue for him, if not for the entire team.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: According to him, before he began thinking he was a Shadow, he was pure-hearted.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: In chapter 37, Daichi attempted to make him unrecognizable by his fangirls. Iselin was certain that it wouldn’t work, but it works much to her frustration.
  • Dark Horse Victory: It’s not a competition, but in chapter 43, Daichi managed to snatch away a Taiyaki that Johei and Yuriko wrestled with.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In chapter 42 alone, he told Johei and Iselin, and later Loki and the Crows that they deserved the pain they got. note 
  • Does Not Like Spam:
    • It turns out that he’s allergic to pecans, which causes him to have food poisoning.
    • Also, Daichi doesn’t like Big Bang Burger as well because he almost pukes from the amount of oil on its fries.
  • Dual Wielding: He has two Personas, despite not being a Wild Card.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: He made one to Iselin in the omake of chapter 27. Parodied because his death is an act of course.
  • Easy Come, Easy Go: In chapter 46, Iselin immediately drains his 27 thousand Yen paycheck that he got yesterday for honey-glazed calamari at a presumably expensive family restaurant.
  • Exact Words: Daichi thought that he couldn’t have a Persona because he thought he was a Shadow. When Shiroe reveals that he was human all along, Johei realizes that it meant that he could have a Persona.
  • Expy: Appearance-wise, he’s based on Karma Akabane from Assassination Classroom.
  • Flashback Cut: He has one when Hildr makes him recall the time Iselin was brainwashed. It’s enough to make him shudder.
  • Foil: To Teddie. Teddie is a Shadow who can take human form, while Daichi is a human who was lead to believe he was a Shadow.
  • The Heart: He tries to convince the SPT to take him to save Yuriko as “moral support”, even when Yoichi already fulfills that role. It doesn't work of course
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He used to have a rapier, but later switched to a Jian when he couldn’t find it after Hugin and Munin destroyed his house in the Mirror Dimension.
  • I Can Still Fight!: Says this many times in chapter 38, yet no one is convinced.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Apparently, he has an 87% accuracy with a handgun when playing against Johei in an arcade.
  • Injured Limb Episode: His arm is broken after being shot by the Reaper in chapter 38. According to his checkup, he’s supposed to be out of commission until the summer break.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes
  • Insomnia Episode: Has one on his first day with Hugin and Munin. He couldn’t get any sleep because the crows kept reporting rather mundane things to him to the point of them blowing up his house. This also happens to Johei and Loki when he moves into Johei’s apartment.
  • The Load: He feels that he is this, especially in chapter 13. This changes when he awakens to his Personas.
  • Lovable Redhead: Without a doubt.
  • Master of Unlocking: It would appear that he’s this, as he carries a lockpick with him, but according to Hugin, a thief stole it in the morning, leaving the team to enter Yuriko’s house another way.
  • Meaningful Name: For his Hayabusa identity. Hayabusa means “Peregrine Falcon”, and he wore a falcon mask.
  • Mineral MacGuffin: Daichi thinks that the bracelet he thinks to be his mother is the key to find his mother’s whereabouts. He asks Kazuhiko to accompany him to a jewelry store in chapter 46 to know where did the jewel comes from. So far, what he learned is that the bracelet is brought by an American or a Tourist who visited America.
  • Misery Trigger: It seems that doubting his speculation on his origins is a sensitive part of his. It’s actually because he doesn’t want to think that he might end up being the result of a drifter or even a bastard.
  • Mistaken Identity: He was caught by police who thought him as a transfer student in truancy, putting him into the school. It turns out that the police mistook him with the actual transfer student whose name is also Daichi Amasawa who is charged with identity fraud. It is implied that Igor is the one pulling the strings.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Daichi starts to think that his father’s an American from his mother’s bracelet, making him a Japanese-American by default. This is not too far off since he has blue eyes and red hair, which is suspiciously foreign.
  • Mr. Exposition: At least before gaining his Personas and joining the SPT fully.
  • Mr. Fanservice: When you’re surrounded by fangirls and have some remarkable abs, you’re certainly one.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction upon realizing that he’s been killing humans by destroying their Reflections.
  • Mythology Gag: In chapter 41, the crows allude him to Julius Caesar, who is Akihiko’s Persona.
  • Not So Above It All: Hildr comments that Daichi thinking the girls are simple enough to be tricked by gag glasses made her lose the respect of him and considers him on par with Johei.
  • Oblivious to Love: He seems to be completely oblivious to Iselin’s crush on him, to the point that she compares him to a brick. However, he seems to be aware of the other romances (including those fangirls' feelings to him), which makes it Selective Obliviousness instead.
  • Obliquely Obfuscated Occupation: It is never explained what kind of part-time job Daichi got, which earned him enough to buy Iselin a yukata after he got a raise.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Him wearing a hawk mask as Hayabusa. It’s resulted in people (Iselin in particular) calling him with bird-related nicknames.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He’s only ever known as Hayabusa until he realizes he’s human and takes back his original name.
  • Orphan's Plot Trinket: A Charm Bracelet he found in his old home in the Mirror Dimension. It seems to be connected with his mother.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: He wears a pair of gag glasses to make his fangirls think he’s not Daichi, because according to them, “He’s too cool to wear that”.
  • Rags to Riches: Not Daichi himself, but he describes his mother to be in rags or even a drifter in a vision before she met who to be assumed his father or the giver of that bracelet.
  • Ransacked Room: The crows trashed his kitchen in chapter 41, which barred him to make dinner.
  • Royal Rapier: He has one until it’s destroyed along with his old home.
  • Secret Keeper: He and Iselin keep the secret of Nanako’s entering the Mirror Dimension (on top of knowing the SPT and also having a Persona) from everyone else, especially Kazuhiko and Minako
  • Spiritual Successor: To Akihiko Sanada, especially the part about his popularity and the flock of fangirls. Though his motivation is more in line with Mitsuru’s instead, given his focus on atonement and so on.
  • Split Personality: Downplayed. While the difference isn’t very obvious, Daichi thinks he forged another personality back when he was Hayabusa. It’s generally assumed that this is why he has two Personas.
  • "Super Sentai" Stance: He does this when suggesting the name “Reflection Team” in chapter 26.
  • Taking the Heat: Discussed. Iselin told Daichi to take the blame if Kazuhiko is mad about them keeping Nanako’s secret. The reason is, according to her, because Daichi’s a gentleman and gentlemen always make sure that women don’t get hurt. She even asks the crows about it too.
  • Technicolor Eyes: His eyes are said to be a brownish blue.
  • Teen Genius: He manages to catch up to the others fairly quickly, despite not having had any type of formal education beforehand.
  • Tempting Fate: In chapter 20, Daichi says that he and Iselin can't live next door in the dorms because they were separated by gender. Then it turns out that he’s living beside the rooms for the Foreign Exchange students (which Iselin is a part of) and they are living next to each other. Unlike most other examples, Daichi takes it quite well and proceeded to gloat Johei for the coincidence.
    • Defied in chapter 45. Daichi was going to say “What’s the worst that could happen?” before Hugin covers his mouth to stop him from completing it. Iselin asks Hildr to pry the two crows away for their troubles.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Subverted. He thought he was a Shadow by the name of Hayabusa with Daichi Amasawa being the name of a child he killed. It turns out that he’s a human and Daichi himself all along.
  • We Have to Get the Bullet Out: The SPT had to do this against him after he got shot by the Reaper. Justified as they cannot bring him to the doctors without rousing any suspicion of the Mirror Dimension.
  • Weakened by the Light: He uses an excessive amount of sunscreen, as he wasn't exposed to any sort of sunlight while in the Mirror Dimension, making his skin very sensitive to it.
  • You Are Not Alone: Kazuhiko told him that instead of focusing on the past, he should know that there are people who appreciate cars, including Kazuhiko himself.

    Iselin Bjorn
Arcana: VII. The Chariot
Persona: Hildr, Gertrude

A foreign-exchange student from Norway, specifically Svalbard Archipelago. She is an art student who had a tumultuous relationship with her parents back home, and also Rika's only friend. She just held back at the Second-Year which makes her one grade below Rika and it puts her conflict to Rika's parents into a boiling point.

  • A-Cup Angst: She says that she would do anything to have a body like Kazumi’s. Do note that she’s already fairly busty herself.
  • Action Girl
  • Affectionate Nickname: Some call her Izzy, notably her friend Rika.
  • Afraid of Blood: Chapter 38 reveals that she has hemophobia.
  • Animal Motifs: Bears. To be more specific, polar bears.
  • Animated Armor: Her Transformed state consists of rusty armor parts that form an entire suit.
  • Awesome by Analysis: She realized that it’s the Colburnes who send her those poems because the last one had to be written by someone who lost Rika and also read Rika’s poems.
  • Bad Liar: Every time she tried to lie, especially concerning Daichi, some characters, especially Loki able to notice immediately.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her casual attire invokes this.
  • Bear Hug: Does this against Daichi in a flashback, while under the influence of a Psio spell in chapter 38.
  • Berserk Button: She has several.
    • First is Making bear-related puns, as shown in chapter 21.
    • Sexual-related advances and/or innuendos is another one, as shown in chapter 27.
    • Treat her as being no different from Daichi's other fangirls. All that gets said fangirls is a quick trip to the infirmary in chapter 33.
    • Under no circumstances are you allowed to harm her friends unless you want to get mauled by this 'bear'.
    • The Harbingers disrupting her (or rather the SPT’s) progress as seen in chapter 36. Hildr shares this sentiment. She gets so angry that they have to treat her a blueberry muffin just so she could calm down.
    • As of chapter 48, Stalking her is also added to the list. She and Hildr even had choked Daichi thinking that his action of Protecting a Maiden’s Honor is an excuse to stalk her.
  • The Berserker: Considering the number of Berserk Buttons she has at this point, it’s safe to say that she can be counted as one now even though she has less... beating moment than Mikan or Skadi is.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She does this in chapter 36, saving Kazuhiko from Jujunna, complete with dramatic entry.
  • Big Eater: It's implied that she can eat more than the average Japanese high schoolgirl.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Iselin’s reaction when the Colburnes as her to become their new child’s godmother.
  • Cathartic Exhalation: As soon as she, Daichi, and Kazuhiko exit The Colburne Residence, she took a deep breath before she covers her head with her hands.
  • Caught with Your Pants Down: Considering that Iselin is a bit too loud with her… escapades, and the fact that Personas can go through walls, it seems that the Crows have been spying on her doing 'it' for a while.
  • Closet Geek: As it turns out in chapter 48, she is a fan of One Piece. She didn’t finish Season 1 yet, but it seems that she paints a Yaoi Doujin… and also masturbating on it.
  • Covert Pervert: And as of chapter 48, it is implied that she masturbates on a Yaoi Doujin of One Piece she drew.
    • Not to mention, her other... moments about Daichi.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Downplayed. She doesn't like those girls flock around Daichi, but she isn't clingy by any means.
    • In chapter 38, she shows the clingy side of hers after being hit by a Psio spell in a flashback.
  • Combat Medic: She's the designated healer of the team.
  • Connected All Along: She's friends with the fellow eccentric artist Yusuke Kitagawa.
  • Crazy-Prepared:
    • She brings a big, floppy hat to the heat, just so she doesn't get sunburned.
    • She also carries extra undergarments, on the off chance that someone takes her current ones.
  • Custom Uniform: Her jacket is left unbuttoned, and she wears pants to avoid any panty shots.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: After the Crows expose it earlier in chapter 48, it is exposed that she masturbates loud enough to be heard by Daichi and the Crows in the next room.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She's noticeably a lot warmer to the SPT when she joins them than when they met.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Crosses it when she saw Rika hang herself.
  • Didn't Think This Through: In her interview, she thinks about making a world where Johei doesn't exist. Dangsta points out that if that were to happen, then Kazuhiko wouldn't be alive, as he would've been killed by Yoshimitsu had Johei not intervened.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: She has a hangover after coming down from a power high after her Persona's Ascension.
  • Double Entendre: For Daichi to take her to the Saferoom, she whispers to help take care of the little guy downstairs if he wants note  Daichi got flustered and immediately told the Crows to use Dormina on her.
  • Dual Boss: The SPT faces both her and her Reflection at the same time.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Has one in chapter 8, where she's introduced to Kazuhiko's class, and again in chapter 11 when Kazuhiko finds her name in the student records.
  • Eccentric Artist: Just like her upperclassman, Yusuke.
  • The Enemy Weapons Are Better: After Kazuhiko disarms Jujunna, he tells her to use the Harbinger’s knife.
  • Everyone Can See It: It's quite clear that she has a crush on Daichi.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She points out that the SPT has every right to be mad at Yuriko, but she knows that Soratsu went too far with what he did.
  • Exposed to the Elements: Downplayed, as she's currently in Japan, which isn't as cold compared to her homeland. But in Svalbard, she still wore the same outfit she does now.
  • Expy: Of Katarina Alves. They wear similar outfits, have to wear glasses, and have quite the dirty mouth. However, Their fighting styles are quite different, though Iselin does know savate.
  • Femme Fatalons: Her Transformed state has pallet knives in place of fingers.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: She hails from Svalbard, Norway.
  • He Knows Too Much: Before the officer they encounter is identified as Yu Narukami, she asks Gertrude to knock him out before they're exposed.
  • Heroic RRoD: What happens to her after over-exerting herself tasting Gertrude’s power. She immediately spent most of the rest of the chapter collapsed and asleep.
  • Irony:
    • She can be rather cold at times, yet uses Agi skills.
    • She's an atheist, yet she prays when the SPT visit Rika's grave. She even lampshades this.
  • Kick Chick: She knows savate, though she's never been shown using it against Shadows.
  • Knife Nut: Her weapon is a stiletto knife.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: In Chapter 52, she rushes in to enter Floor 68 despite the rest of the team feels something’s up regarding the fact that the gate is not locked, she got thrown back as soon as she opened the gate.
  • Missing Episode: Iselin’s Social Link is notable for having its 3-9 Ranks skipped. Dangsta admits that he struggled to do this Social Link and he had to make new ones in the future too. And so this one is sacrificed, by saying that the missing ranks are just consisting of Iselin finding more letters inside of her locker. He even thinks that this is going to be the most contested thing in this chapter note . So, he decided to expand this Social Link in a Spinoff if the readers requested.
  • Motor Mouth: She gets hit by this after being reminded of the Bear Hug incident, complete with a Luminescent Blush.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A Norwegian student who leaves her jacket unbuttoned, exposing her bra? She's surely is one.
  • Mugging the Monster: Some of Daichi's fangirls attempt to jump on her when she’s about to enter the library for her requested study session with Daichi, even going as far to insult her by saying that she’s just another girl out for him, which is exactly what they are. Unfortunately, not only is she a Persona User (whose Personas in this story are completely sentient and interactable), but she also knows savate. In the end, she sends many of them into the infirmary. At least Iselin refused Hildr’s temptation to help her beat them up or else the result will be like Dynasty Warriors... or should it be, they're getting Scrambled.
  • Nice Hat: She wears a giant, floppy hat that could cover 3 people in chapter 24.
  • The Nicknamer: To Daichi, usually calling him "Birdbrain", "Hawkeye", or "Feathered Friend", and even Captain Falcon.
  • Norse by Norsewest
  • Not a Morning Person: According to her interview.
  • Not So Above It All: She doesn’t like perverts, though probably not as much as Mikan. However, she sometimes has these kinds of thoughts regarding Daichi.
  • Not So Different: With Johei. Despite their rough start and differences, their arcs had very similar plots. A girl they were close to committed suicide(Suzuki and Rika) and both tried to avenge them by trying to kill their respective parents, something Kazuhiko acknowledges. Both have had an Insomnia Episode after awakening their Personas. They’re pretty much Vitriolic Best Buds because of this.
  • Only Friend: She was this to Rika, as they had both traveled across the world together as transfer students for years. Rika was also this to her until she joined the SPT.
  • Poisonous Friend: She's very aware that she was this to Rika, just like the Colburnes said, yet didn't notice out of the excitement of having a friend.
  • Pro Bono Barter: Because she’s broke, she decided to wager her panties for a game of poker because she follows the rule that they can bet ‘anything’. Yuriko offers to give her the betting money if Iselin sells the panties to her.
  • Random Effect Spell: Transformed!Iselin's signature move, Artist's Palette.
  • Revenge: Her main motivation after Rika's death. She believed that the Colburnes were behind it, and goes as far as to suggest them as targets on the Harbingers' website. Kazuhiko eventually convinces her to reconsider after her fight. Later, it turns out that her death was orchestrated by the Harbingers of Death.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: She has an arctic blue one around her neck.
  • Secret Admirer: She’s anonymously sent a Pecan Pie to Daichi without mentioning her name. Considering what happened after, it’s a good thing.
  • Secret Keeper: She and Daichi keep the secret of Nanako’s entering the Mirror Dimension (on top of knowing the SPT and also having a Persona) from everyone else, especially Kazuhiko and Minako.
  • Senpai Kouhai: With Yusuke, even though they’re the same age. It’s assumed that she does this out of respect.
  • Ship Tease: With Daichi. Mostly on her side, though it's more of Daichi being Oblivious to Love than anything
  • Shoulder Cannon: As mentioned above, Her and Her Reflection’s Transformed Form has a ballista and cannon on their respective shoulders.
  • Siege Engines: Her and Her Reflection’s Transformed Form has a Ballista and Cannon on their respective shoulders.
  • Signature Spell: Her transformed form has Artist’s Palette, which gives a random effect.
  • Smoking Is Cool: She usually smokes, as it’s her way to keep being warm on Svalbard, a habit that she keeps up until now.
  • Sweet Tooth: In her Interview chapter, she says that it’s the only girlish stereotypes she lives up to.
  • Talking to the Dead: She did this in chapter 48 to tell Rika how much good news she in this chapter. However, instead of her grave, it’s a painting of Rika that Iselin just made minutes before this.
  • Taking the Bullet: Parodied in chapter 43, where she jumped in front of Daichi even though Nanako already made it clear that her bullets are rubber bullets.
  • The Tease: Downplayed, but she can be this from time to time.
  • Tempting Fate: Iselin said that there’s no way Daichi wouldn’t love the pecan pie she made… until it turns out that he’s allergic to pecans.
  • Token Minority: Of the SPT, as she was from Norway, which is a part of the countries where Norse Mythology came from.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Rika’s Girly Girl.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Unlike Yuriko's which is a specific dessert for her, it seems that now desserts, in general, have become this to her.
  • Tranquil Fury: She rarely explodes in anger, preferring to remain calm or just skip to kick the offenders' asses.
  • Tree Cover: She tried to cover herself with a large flower pot in her cart to be able to escape from Daichi. While she didn’t get exposed, it is obvious that it makes her even more suspicious.
  • We Cannot Go On Without You: The SPT only needs to defeat her Transformed state instead of her Reflection.
  • When She Smiles: She smiles widely and brightly after hearing his Chivalry speech on her. When Daichi asks what made her in such a good mood, she said that it’s nothing.
  • Women Are Delicate: Discussed. Hildr considers her a 'frail maiden', and berates Johei for mentioning Mike Hawknote . He objects because those aren’t words he would use to describe her. Nor would we.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Downplayed, as she only watches it because of the girls in her dorm.

    Yoichi Miryoku
Arcana XI. Strength
Persona: Mimir

A former basketball team member at Kyuto High. He spent the past year hospitalized after his hands were injured. He lost his father several years and wanting to follow his footsteps in Basketball, but his weak hands combined with his injury means that his dream is drifting away by each moment.

  • Ascended Meme: One of the reviewers had compared him to Doctor Strange, noting that both lost the ability to move their hands properly after an accident. Later, in chapter 29, Mijuku calls him "Japanese Doctor Strange", acknowledging the similarity.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's usually a pretty nice guy, but if anything happens to his mother, he would do anything he can to save her.
  • Breaking Old Trends: With the usual Sensor-type Persona Users being female.
  • The Captain: While Mikan prefers him in taking commands rather than taking charge, he’s doing a good job in guiding the SPT throughout the Mirror Dimension.
  • Career-Ending Injury: His hands were already weak, to begin with, and it was clear that they couldn't handle Yoichi's attempts at basketball. Combine that with a botched surgery, and they've become even weaker, thereby dashing any hopes he had of playing.
  • Dead Man Walking: He considered himself one before he joined the SPT.
  • Deal with the Devil: He had made one with Shiroe to grow stronger. However, Shiroe was only tricking him, and the SPT manage to stop him before it's too late.
  • Decapitated Army: As per the rules of chess, as his transformed state was a king, he's the only one that has to be taken out.
  • Disappeared Dad: His dad has been dead for several years before the story.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: He doesn't like others sympathizing him about his hands.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He found the Suicide Order to be pretty messed up, even before he joins Kazuhiko and his friends. But let's be honest; so would anyone else.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: Parodied, he has this reaction whilst explaining the SPT if they are a family. It happens when he realizes that he’s the dad.
  • Good Parents: His mom was very kind to me, and so was his dad when he was alive.
  • Handicapped Badass: Downplayed, in a sense. His hands are pretty weak, which prevents him from even doing simple actions, much less fight, but that doesn't mean he can't fight with his mind.
  • Hard-Work Montage: Chapter 31 focuses on his training to use his analytical abilities in the real world
  • Heroic RRoD: Kazuhiko worries that he’ll overexert himself during his training sessions using the overcompensation technique.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He doesn't think too highly of his abilities, considering them to not be on the same level as the others.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: During his fight, he takes the form of the King Piece, giving him control over the other pieces. While this makes him the strongest piece, it also makes him the weakest, and once he’s defeated, the game is over.
  • Human Chess: His fight boils down a game of chess, with both his pawns and the SPT being the chess pieces.
  • In the Hood: His casual attire has a hoodie.
  • Irony: In his boss fight, he took the form of a king piece with control over the other pieces, yet he was a pawn himself to the mastermind behind it, Shiroe.
  • Luminescent Blush: He has this reaction when he was asked by Mimir about get into the bed with Mikan, and the subsequent embarrassment from frightening a couple.
  • Magic Is Mental: He's able to train in his mind now that he has a Persona.
  • Meaningful Echo: In chapter 30, Iselin told Kazuhiko that the mission is to save Yoichi and surviving is second. Later when the SPT is fighting Mijuku, he tells Kazuhiko that the mission is to defeat Mijuku and surviving is second.
  • Mission Control: Of the SPT.
  • Momma's Boy: One by default, since his dad died when he was little.
  • Oh, Crap!: He's shocked to see that Yu is a Persona user when scanning him with Mimir.
  • Only Six Faces: People say that his face is rather generic.
  • Scars Are Forever: He has one on his hand from a scalpel during his operation.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is his name written as Yoichi, Youichi, or Yōichi?
  • The Strategist: Between his transformed form and him being the support member of the SPT, he's quite capable in giving direction and tactics to the team.
  • Team Dad: He lists himself as being the “dad” of the “family” that is the SPT.
  • That Came Out Wrong: At one point he says that he isn’t good with his hands, before realizing his mistake.
  • Took a Level in Badass: It seems that since chapter 46, Yoichi managed to get into the action and attack for once. It’s assumed that this happens in an All-Out Attack like Rise in Golden and now Futaba in Royal.
  • Training from Hell: Frequently subjects himself to this to get stronger.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: It appears that he's one, even though his dad has been dead for a while.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Downplayed. He may have been tempted by power, but he is by no means a bad person, and he eventually joins the SPT.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Surprisingly enough, deconstructed. His efforts to be ahead of the game both mentally and physically only hurt him even more.
    Mimir: You can run up the steps to adulthood all that you like, but you will age the same as everyone else.

    Yuriko Ikebukoro
Arcana: VI. The Lovers
Persona: Sieglinde

A First-Year at Kyuto High who jumped the class on one year before held back in the other. She's first introduced as a lesbian/bisexual Panty Thief stealing the girls in SPT, but it turns out, she has a lot of peril related to both her sexuality and her childhood friends.

  • Aborted Declaration of Love: In chapter 42, she’s about to confess to Kazuhiko, and yet she runs away in embarrassment before she could say anything.
  • A-Cup Angst: Based on what happened in chapter 44, it seems that she didn’t appreciate it when people insult her breast size. But to be fair, Johei crosses the line when he offers to her a toddler-sized swimsuit because of her flat chest.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: She has a crush on Kazuhiko, but it has already been established that he doesn’t reciprocate.
  • All Women Are Lustful: She's rather excited at the prospect of seeing girls in yukatas.
  • The Atoner: She tried to help Soratsu out from the Yakuza not only because he’s still her friend, but also because she feels that she said horrible things to him too.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Despite the bad first impression she made, the SPT chooses to help her after Soratsu tries to rape her. She deeply regrets her earlier actions because of this.
  • Berserk Button: Considering the implication of being called “As Graceful as a Hippo”, it seems that Yuriko hates to be insulted with gluttony-based insults.
  • Big Eater: She orders a rather large cake known as a Strawberry Yggdrasil Parfait, and while most of the SPT struggle to finish it, she manages to eat most of it just fine.
    • Then her interview reveals that she ate a ten-layer French Mango Parfait called Seigneur Parfait which is even larger than Yggdrasil… and she ordered a second one!
  • Big "WHAT?!": Yuriko’s reaction to why Toyotama calls Kazuhiko Kazu-nii.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Johei, despite having some Belligerent Sexual Tension moments, they are surprisingly much alike. They both are the perverted ones among the team and they are often on the same thought, even if Yuriko tries to deny it.
  • Blatant Lies: In chapter 41, she told Iselin that Daichi’s dating many girls behind her back.
  • Broken Bird: Thanks to Soratsu and Hikari’s suicide, she has become one.
  • Cannot Talk To Men: Because she only acknowledged herself as a lesbian for quite some time, she’s quite struggling to catch a guy’s eye because she didn’t gear up for guys for some time. She even needs male insight from Johei to help her.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: She takes more priority on other people's problems than her own sometimes. This is notable with Soratsu, so Kazuhiko told her to see her coping with Soratsu's problem instead of hers.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Even though it’s not as overt as Sieglinde’s clingy-ness to Tyr, it seems that she’s starting to be this between Kazuhiko and Nanako.
  • Date Peepers: She does this against Kazuhiko and Nanako in chapter 41. Of course, she got exposed and things got awkward from there.
  • Death Seeker: Surprisingly enough, averted. She doesn't want to die. It's also why her deadline was so long, being only two weeks as opposed to a few days.
  • Didn't See That Coming: In chapter 44, she schemed to have an odd number of sweets so that she can have an indirect kiss with Kazuhiko. She didn’t think Kazuhiko would be buying six for them.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: She notices that Mitsuru is pretty well-endowed, and can't help but gush about her "gadonkers".
  • The Dog Bites Back: She tries to retaliate against Soratsu, but she ends up getting beaten up instead.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Although it was a rather bad one, her stealing panties points to her being bisexual, with a preference for girls.
  • Everyone Can See It: Everyone can see that Yuriko has a crush with Kazuhiko… while he is already quite close with Nanako.
  • Gayngst: She suffers from this as a result of Soratsu’s harassment and Hikari’s suicide.
    • Gayngst-Induced Suicide: After Soratsu registers her in the Suicide Order, she would’ve fallen victim to this had the SPT not saved her.
  • Good Counterpart: Just like Shadow Futaba, Her Reflection was born from Yuriko's positive emotions. This causes the SPT to be confused, as they never dealt with something like this before.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: it may not be explicitly seen, it’s clear that Yuriko starts to get jealous of Kazuhiko and Nanako’s Romance Flags to each other.
  • Held Back in School: According to Soratsu, she’s supposed to be in her second year. However, she had also skipped a year before being held back, so this means she’s around the same age as her fellow first years.
  • Heroic BSoD: Downplayed, but she’s affected by what is Kazuhiko’s love confession in chapter 50, and then... she saw Kazuhiko dragged into Transformed Nanako.
  • Holding Hands: She made a handshake with Kazuhiko in the initiation of her Social Link, but it seems that she wants to hold his hands as long as possible afterward.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • Her attempts to make Sieglinde less conspicuous in chapter 41 ends up with alarming everyone in the restaurant, including Kazuhiko, Nanako, and their Personas.
    • It happens again when she chides Johei for peeping while she does the same thing. Similarly, in chapter 44, she calls Johei an "egghead pervert", which he notes.
  • It's All My Fault: She blamed herself for Hikari committing suicide. Soratsu constantly rubbing salt in the wound doesn't help.
  • Kick the Dog: While Iselin is indeed scooting at her for being jealous of Nanako, it doesn’t give her the right to blatantly lies to her that Daichi’s dating many girls behind her back. And don’t even forget that Iselin was just unintentionally poisoned Daichi a night before.
  • Meaningful Name: Her given name translates to “Lily Child”, yet it also refers to her being a lesbian, for obvious reasons. Her surname, Ikebukoro, likely refers to the Ikebukuro district in Tokyo, where Otome Road, also known as Fujoshi Street, is located. Though she doesn’t agree with the latter, because there’s a one letter differencenote 
  • Motor Mouth: She has this reaction when Nanako asked her about how long she and Kazuhiko have known each other.
  • Nice Girl: Even after all of what Soratsu had done against her, she still wants to help him out from the Yakuza.
  • No Social Skills: She struggles to take the initiative to talk and reconcile with Soratsu. Kazuhiko told Yuriko to look at Soratsu’s perspective instead of hers, which prompts her to take the initiative.
  • Panty Thief: She stole the girls’ panties in chapter 34, not Johei or Loki as the girls had assumed.
  • The Peeping Tom: She has a habit of peeping girls changing in the lockers’ room whenever she has something on her mind.
  • Repeat What You Just Said: She told Iselin this when Iselin mentioned about “another couple left”, Iselin thought it’s “my love interest is a brick”. She doesn’t take it well.
  • Rule of Cool: Apparently, she picked a scythe as her weapon simply because it looked cool.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie
  • Series Continuity Error: The earlier chapters made it clear that Yuriko is a First-Year, yet chapter 42 and 43 implies her to be in the same class with Kazuhiko, Johei, Daichi, and Iselin.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She wasn’t afraid to show a pair of panties in the interview and even daring Dangsta to let her change into those panties on-screen.
  • Sinister Scythe: Yep, she’s using a scythe to fight. Even Johei had to call her Ruby for it.
  • Shipper on Deck: It seems that she genuinely wanted Hikari and Soratsu to be together before he was consumed by power.
  • Slapstick: Hildr admits that she enjoys the abuse Johei (and by extension, Loki) when he’s about to get attacked by the Crows for ‘selling out the team’ in chapter 42.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Tyr said that she’s this to Kazuhiko.
  • Third Wheel: She has a history of being one, first with Soratsu and Hikari, and now with Kazuhiko and Nanako.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: She's willing to help Soratsu, even when he nearly raped her in their introduction scene.
  • Wrong Assumption: In chapter 42, she mistook what Kazuhiko said about ‘in a relationship’ to be with other girls, even as far as thinking that he’s a man-whore. But it turns out that what he meant is relationship and responsibilities with his many special friends.
  • You Are Fat: Johei called Yuriko "Graceful as a Hippo" in Chapter 43. Of course, she doesn't take it well.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.


Nanako Dojima
Arcana: VIII. Justice
Persona: "Toyotama", Sigyn

Yu Narukami's younger cousin and Kazuhiko's Childhood Friend in Inaba. She initially stayed at Inaba upon Kazuhiko's departure before she suddenly announced her Transfer to Kyuuto High in Chapter 24. It turns out that she joined Shadow Operatives in the period between Persona 4 and OLP, and she came to Nuzoko to keep an eye on the SPT.

  • A-Cup Angst: Surprisingly, she has some issues with her cup size. She even drank most of the milk at home hoping to make her breasts bigger. Nanako cuts Toyotama off before the latter says it, even though it’s pretty obvious.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted. Apparently, the reason why she approached Kazuhiko despite his Devil Child reputation is that she thinks it’s cool like those kids pretending that they have Devil Powers. She feels bad when she found out why exactly Kazuhiko is called like that though.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Nanako actually felt like she had a crush on Kazumi in the Omake of Chapter 39. Not to mention, the times she is teased on various bloopers and Omakes several times that she ended up in a Korrasami Scenario with Yuriko, where instead of one of them winning Kazuhiko’s heart, they ended up dating each other.
  • Attack Hello: She reveals her involvement with the Mirror Dimension by trying to shoot Mitsuru's Reflection in chapter 49.
  • The Atoner: After letting go of her vengeful rage towards Mitsuru, she wishes to make up for it by saving Mitsuru as fast as possible, and so asks to join the SPT as an official member.
  • Awful Truth: To her, the true cause of her mom's death. It's what kickstarts her descent into despair.
  • Bear Hug: She did this to the Reaper in the epilogue of chapter 44 thinking that it’s Tatsuya, while in reality, it’s Shirou who’s in the costume.
  • Berserk Button: Being threatened that Kazuhiko will get Yuriko instead of her. It makes Nanako threatened back that if Dangsta does that, she will make him drink steak skewers with a straw.
  • Big Eater: She appears to be one, as she ate numerous plates of fried rice at Aiya’s, before realizing that she can’t afford it.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Her initial reaction when Toyotama told her that she saved her before it turns into Nanako squealing in glee.
  • Blatant Lies:
    • At one point, she says that she has to leave early after school to help her dad with unpacking. At this point, it’s clear to the reader that she’s going to report to the Shadow Operatives on the progress of her investigation on the SPT.
    • She later tells a clerk that she’s buying a Loveline costume for her little cousin’s birthday. In reality, she’s buying it for herself.
  • Blinded by the Light: She escaped from being discovered by Kazuhiko by putting a flash bomb on him. Gets hilariously subverted in the Omake of Chapter 50. She tripped on a flash grenade, entangled with her jacket that the grenade flashed inside it. Poor Nanako.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Her gun has one, thanks to the Mirror Dimension.
  • Broken Pedestal: Throughout the fic, she's been trying her best to become a member of the Shadow Operatives. After she learns that an artificial Persona user created by the Kirijo Group killed her mother, she's understandably upset.
  • The Bus Came Back: Originally appearing in chapter 2, she returns about twenty chapters later, and she reveals that she’s moving to Nuzoko because her father is being transferred there.
  • Bystander Syndrome: Defied. She tells Yu that she can't face her dad if she doesn't do anything about the Harbingers and the Suicide Orders.
  • Call-Back: Her boss form is clearly stated to be a Shadow, much like the bosses from Persona 4.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: She has a problem when it comes to telling Kazuhiko how much she's involved with the Shadow Operatives here.
  • Catapult Nightmare: She woke up from her nightmare in chapter 45 this way. She even had to call Kazuhiko to her house to comfort her.
  • Character Tics: Kazuhiko mentioned in chapter 45 that Nanako always chuckles or laughs in an uncomfortable situation.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Kazuhiko, though it hasn’t been made official yet.
  • Closet Geek: She’s just as much of a Loveline fan as ever, but now she doesn’t want to admit it. In her Interview, she said it’s because she did a lot of things that are embarrassing to do when she gets older, giving it an analogy to hiding your pictures as a baby to your friend.
  • Despair Event Horizon: After chapter 47, she seems to be very close to crossing it. And after spending three more chapters descending even further, Chapter 50 is pretty much the final nail in the coffin.
  • Determinator: She wants to enter SEES whatever it takes, including even deciding to enter the Mirror Dimension on her own despite Minako’s forbidding.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Despite Nanako’s smart enough to replace the items she ‘borrowed’ from the SPT’s Safe Room Supplies eventually, Kazuhiko keeping track of the stuff more frequently than she thought.
  • Dragged by the Collar: She dragged Iselin and Daichi in chapter 44 this way to make sure that they would accompany her training in Niflheim.
  • Duality Motif: Due to Kazuhiko getting entangled within it, Transformed Nanako has parts of Angel and Devil. It has a scale and Tome of Love on the Angel side and a sacrificial knife and Tome of Hate on the Devil Side.
  • Easily Forgiven: Despite trying to kill Mitsuru, the most she gets is Mimir likely not believing her resolve. She had also lied to the SPT regarding her involvement with the Shadow Operatives, but the SPT don’t hold it against her.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Nanako thought that fighting Shadows is the key for Toyotama to manifest, but as helped by Daichi and Iselin, she thinks the true key lies in her kidnapping ten years ago. Little did she know that the catalyst for it to happen is going to be a lot more distraughtful than she thought.
  • Exact Words: While she did shopping in the Mall a while back, what bothers her in chapter 42 is Kazuhiko’s head patting Yuriko earlier… as well as keeping secret of her involvement with the Shadow Operatives.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: In Chapter 52, she’s bewildered when she saw the ‘Reflection’ of Mitsuru summons Artemisia instead of calling herself so. Then she tried to reason with Mitsuru until she saw the golden eyes with a cold look and realized that this is the Fake Shadow.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Subverted. She prepared to do this when she realized that she’s been cornered by the Car Shadow, but then “Toyotama” reminds her of her promise with Kazuhiko.
  • Failed a Spot Check:
    • She forgot to replace the items she ‘borrowed’ from the SPT’s Safe Room, which leads to her earning the suspicion of Iselin and Daichi and allowing herself to be exposed easier. And as of Chapter 46, it seems that Kazuhiko’s starting to notice that the infiltrating 'Goldilocks' is her.
    • She later doesn’t notice that “Toyotama” has become Sigyn until Kazuhiko points it out to her. He notes that it’s probably because she was so used to having her by her side for so long.
  • Fairytale Motif: Surprisingly enough, she reflects Goldilocks. She has a bad habit of not returning SPT’s supplies that she ‘borrowed’ for her excursions into the Mirror Dimension. The fact that the crows outright referenced it in chapter 43 doesn’t help either.. And of course, this gets brought up again in her Interview
  • Fangirl: Considering her reaction to hug 'The Reaper' in the omake of chapter 44, it seems that she's a big fan of Tatsuya Suou.
  • Fusion Dance: As she transforms, a wounded Kazuhiko ends up being caught up in it, resulting in what appears to be half-angel and half-demon, which RosyMiranto18 dubbed "The Heavenly Nephilim".
  • Gilligan Cut: She is confused by Toyotama saying that she couldn’t contain herself if the Persona told her what happened at Niflheim anywhere but her house. It turns out that she’s squealing in glee and indeed can’t contain herself once she has been told what it is.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: She uses a handgun in the Mirror Dimension.
  • Healing Factor: Her Shadow possesses one via her Book of Love. This also has the side effect of healing Kazuhiko when he was dragged into it.
  • Heroic BSoD: She had one when she saw Kazuhiko head-patting Yuriko, thinking that, in her words, "he chose a cute pink-haired girl over a country bumpkin (like her)”.
  • Heroic Fatigue: She suffers this in chapter 44 regarding the progress of her Persona's awakening and manifestation.
  • He's Not My Boyfriend: Her response when Yu asks her whether or not she and Kazuhiko are dating. She’s right(for now), but it’s clear that they both have feelings for each other.
  • Hypocrite: Despite Nanako calling out Mitsuru and Minako for keeping the secrets of her mother’s death, she keeps running away from Kazuhiko and not coming clean and confess her involvement.
  • I Need to Iron My Dog: She gives the excuse of unpacking whenever she had to go investigating. When Kazuhiko finally lampshaded it in chapter 41, she’s laughing nervously and Toyotama suggested she find another one next time.
  • Imagine Spot: In chapter 48, after Yu said about what he and Yukiko did in one Christmas, Nanako’s mind suddenly got drafted into the same scenario with Kazuhiko. Needless to say, she screamed and becoming a blushing mess right after.
  • The Infiltration: Chapter 24 reveals that she’s spying on the SPT on the behalf of the Investigation Team and the Shadow Operatives. It gets even further when Chapter 48 reveals that her arrival in Nuzoko has something to do with Shadow Business, but it’s still unknown whether Dojima is also transferred because of that.
  • It's All My Fault: She believed that she lost everything in chapter 47, including her trust in Kirijo and also Toyotama to be her fault. Of course, it could be extended to chapter 50 when Kazuhiko got shot.
  • Journey to Find Oneself: Turns out Nanako didn’t willing to join the S.O. initially because she’s already worried enough at Yuu. However, she eventually joins because she wanted to learn more about herself upon Toyotama/Sigyn’s appearance (or rather, the lack thereof).
  • Keeping Secrets Sucks: She doesn’t like to keep her involvement from Kazuhiko and the others, but she knows she has to because of how dangerous it is in addition to the orders from Shadow Operatives.
  • Like Brother and Sister: As per canon, Nanako and Yu. She still calls him "Big Bro" even after all this time.
  • The Load: Defied, she has some problem for being useless in the Niflheim and had to be protected by Daichi and Iselin there, and she seeks to get past that and survive on her own. This is not too dissimilar to Makoto Nijima's feelings.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Wasn't aware of artificial Personas until chapter 47. the revelation of their existence and the role they had in Chisato's death shake her to the core.
  • Luminescent Blush: She has this reaction along with a Face Plant to the desk when Minako coughed and gave a mocking smile at her for glancing at a sleeping Kazuhiko.
    • Actually, she gets this a lot when it comes to her feelings with Kazuhiko, especially in later chapters.
  • Misery Trigger: Surprisingly, Junes’ theme of all things has become one for her even though she still managed to smile and sing along with it. The reason why is still unknown even after all the reveals that happened to her.
  • Missing Mom: Just like in canon, her mother Chisato. It turns out that she was killed by an artificial Persona user. Since the Persona in question was a car, it was easy for the Kirijo Group to cover it up as a hit-and-run accident.
  • Must Have Caffeine: It seems that she’s a fan of coffee-based beverages. It’s not exclusively black though.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After her boss fight, she regrets trying to kill Mitsuru and lying to the SPT and plans to atone for it.
  • New Transfer Student: She transfers to Nuzoko in May.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: It's all but said that her Call-out to Mitsuru is what led to the CEO falling under the Suicide Order.
  • Not Herself: She feels that she’s not acting like herself when she snapped at Toyotama. Then she can’t feel Toyotama anywhere when she came back to her senses. Yu told her that it’s because she’s rejecting herself, like the IT member who had rejected their Shadows in the past. This becomes apparent in chapters 49 and 50.
  • Not So Different:
    • To Kazuhiko. They both are haunted by their pasts (Being ostracized as the Devil Child for Kazuhiko and Chisato’s death for Nanako), which they believed they had moved on from until it came back to haunt them, and they aren’t really happy with it.
    • To Ken as well, as of chapter 47. October 4th is an important day for both, with it being Nanako's birthday and the day Ken's mother and later Shinjiro was killed. They also represent the Justice Arcana, and both of their mothers were killed by a Berserk Persona whose Users were addicted to suppressants.
  • Past Experience Nightmare: Her sleep is plagued with strings of nightmares relating to Chisato’s death since chapter 45.
  • Rage Breaking Point: After she blames Mitsuru for Chisato’s death, 'Mitsuru' note  apparently shooting Kazuhiko was the final nail in the coffin and triggered her transformation.
  • Repeat What You Just Said: She asks Toyotama to repeat what she called Kazuhiko, which is Kazu-nii.
  • Revenge Before Reason: It’s clear that as of chapter 49 she is so hellbent on revenge that she isn't thinking things through. Continuing to elude Kazuhiko instead of facing him is one example of this. She acknowledges it and admits that she was upset and confused, as well as wanting to have someone to blame for her mother’s death.
  • Rudely Hanging Up: She ends the call on Minako in chapter 47 this way after declaring that she will talk to the "head of the snake" (Mitsuru) herself.
    • It happens again in the following chapter, where she immediately hung up her call with Yu after he teased her about doing the same thing he and Yukiko did when he was Nanako’s age.
  • Run or Die: She tries to run after realizing that her bullets do not affect the Car Shadow. Too bad she encounters a dead end in her search of the stairs though.
  • Serious Business: Judging by how much effort she makes to memorize her lines, it seems that cosplaying as Loveline is this for her.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Even though she is ordered to not intervene in response to the SPT’s refusal to the SO’s offer, she wants to help the SPT. Given what they’re up against, they’re certainly gonna need it.
  • Sherlock Scan: She does this against Soratsu. It seems to run in the family when you consider Yu and Dojima.
  • Slave Collar: The chains Nanako used to use her Persona Abilities is tied to her neck, it’s unknown whether she broke the collar itself or only the chains attached to the collar.
  • Stepford Smiler: Possibly, especially after chapter 47, as she discovered that she has a dark side as much as her sunshine that she rejected to accept. Though it’s not shown as much as her newfound hatred of Mitsuru so far.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: She has a Swiss Army knife that she used to peel off Shadows’ remains in chapter 46.
  • Talking Through Technique: She made one communicate with Toyotama in the public. The known code so far has Nanako taps her foot once if Toyotama asks her a Yes/No question.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted. She saw a therapist after her experiences in the TV World, and it's helped her get over them. Not so much with her mom's death, though.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: She outright calls Mitsuru a "goddamn bitch" at the end of chapter 47.
  • Throw the Book at Them: Nanako smacks Kazuhiko with a hard-cover copy of War and Peace in the response of Kazuhiko telling Nanako that for a girl, she's got huge balls,
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Downplayed. Nanako awoke Toyotama not long after she got kidnapped by Namatame, but it was only partial since Toyotama did not possess a physical form.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: When Kazuhiko is within her mind, she’s seen crying in this position at all times.
  • Walking Spoiler: The fact that she plays a major role in the fic is a bit of a spoiler in of itself. And then there's the matter of her mother's death...
  • Was It All a Lie?: She angrily asks Mitsuru about this after how much she looks up to her for the past three years in SO.
  • White Void Room: Her mind is portrayed as a corridor of light.
  • Workaholic: Nanako's determined to both solve the suicide cases in Nezuko and join the SEES division of the Shadow Operatives to the point where she doesn't have a lot of time for herself. Mitsuru had to threaten Nanako with an execution just to get her to take a break.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: It seems that she didn’t know that it takes more than just entering the Mirror Dimension and gunning Shadows there to fully awaken her Persona, and the trigger to do that is specific to each person.
  • Yandere: Her Shadow is shown to be rather possessive of Kazuhiko, as shown when she demands to have him back when he escapes from her grasp.
  • Your Worst Nightmare: Nanako even said that her dreams in the past few years didn't cause an emotional breakdown like it is now. Kazuhiko thinks that the driver in this nightmare is the key to what is wrong with Nanako’s dreams. He turns out to be right, as the identity of Chisato's killer is what kickoffs Nanako's arc.



Arcana: 0. The Fool

Kazuhiko's Persona. The Norse God of Courage, he was among the main war gods along with Odin and Thor. While an obscure god at best, he's best known for his role in helping the gods bind the wolf Fenrir with the magic ribbon Glepnir. Fenrir realized what they planned to do and said that he would only allow them to do so if one of them were to place their hand in his mouth. Among them, Tyr accepted. After he was bound, Fenrir realized he couldn't break out, and bit Tyr's hands in a fit of rage.

  • Artificial Limbs: He has a metal arm in place of his right hand, referencing the hand Fenrir bit off.
  • Badass Cape: A red cape.
  • Fall of the House of Cards: In chapter 47, he tried to make a house of cards when, unfortunately, Kazuhiko called him in response to the bug he planted on Nanako, and it destroys the progress he made.
  • First-Name Basis: He’s starting to use this more with Mr. Seijimura, with it being more natural to him. Justified as he’s not Japanese, to begin with.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: When he first follows Kazuhiko into the real world, he asks about the women’s clothes, street lights, cellphones… and condoms.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: While he didn’t sacrifice his life, he lost his hand to bind Fenrir as a part of the wolf’s ‘condition’. Of course, this becomes undone when Ragnarok comes in. But he admits that sometimes he regretted his decision.
  • Horny Vikings: He takes the appearance of one, complete with a horned helmet.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Tyr mused about how oblivious Kazuhiko is to Yuriko’s romantic feelings while he is also one to Sieglinde.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He tried to make a handshake at Mimir until he realizes his mistake that Mimir is only ahead.
  • Jeweler's Eye Loupe: He’s a walking version of this, as he can tell how much a jewelry costs thanks to the Vikings who raided others for a living and worship him.
  • Multicolored Hair
  • Mundane Utility: He uses Marakunda to soften the gums in chapter 43 to make them easier to pick at.
  • Parrying Bullets: He deflects Nanako's shot before she could kill Mitsuru's Reflection.
  • The Resenter: Tyr is one to Thor, especially when he accused the latter of stealing all the glory and getting a Marvel Movie.
  • Robot Hair: His hair is made by stray wires. Kazuhiko even uses it to recharge his phone in the omake of chapter 6.
  • Shock and Awe: Tyr uses Zio spells.
  • Sword/Shield Contrast: His main weapons
  • Team Dad: Among the Personas, both between the SPT members and Kazuhiko’s arsenal of Personas.
  • Telepathy: Averted. Kazuhiko asked if he’s technically him, then it means that Tyr would know what Kazuhiko is thinking. Tyr says he can’t, and Kazuhiko told him to wait until he got enough answers for his theories.
  • War God: In Norse Mythology he can be seen as one of these. Though he was usually treated as the god of single combat and soldiers instead. Almost every Norse god was a War God, so they had to specialize.
  • War Is Glorious: In the earlier chapters, he still has this mindset.
  • You Are Not Alone: Kazuhiko promises that he will never leave him, even if it means dying.


Arcana: I. The Magician

The Persona of Johei Shiroka. The Norse God of trickery, and Odin's Blood Brother in the Mythology.

  • Blade Below the Shoulder: He has these parallel to his limbs as part of his design.
  • Blow You Away: He mainly uses Garu spells.
  • Butt-Monkey: Just like his user.
  • Chained to a Rock: According to him, he was tied to a huge rock with his son’s guts after he insulted Skadi one time too many. This is kinda what happened in the original myth, but it was because the gods, in general, were fed up with him.
  • Domestic Abuse: According to Sigyn, Pre-Persona Loki was verbally abusive with her, not to mention unfaithful and neglectful.
  • Embarrassing Slide: In the omake of chapter 41, when he’s about to show Sherlock’s Face, he puts up a wrong one like “Worth It” Face… and a Yaoi Comic front page.
  • Fan Disservice: When Johei is playing an arcade game with Daichi, Loki asked Johei whether he expects him to wear a cheerleader costume and pom-poms when Johei is asking for support. Johei shuddered and said that making it what happened if he loses is all motivation that he needs.
  • I Regret Nothing: In regards to his pranks and perverted antics.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: He made a lot of these in chapter 9’s omake. They were so bad that Dangsta ended killing himself, with a news reporter following soon after.
  • Jerkass Realization: He realized that he was a bit of a dick to Thor. Too bad that he realized years after his death.
  • Large Ham: Obviously.
  • Not the Intended Use: Loki wants Tyr to teach him to use Persona Skills in the real world, but Kazuhiko immediately rejected him because he just learned Marin Karin.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Be honest. When was the last time you saw a Persona that had a freaking computer monitor for a head?!
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Like Johei, but much, much worse.
  • The Peeping Tom: Once again, like Johei, but much worse.
  • Photographic Memory: He has one as a result of his computer head. This includes both his memories and Johei’s, but he prefers to hear it from Johei himself.
  • Poisonous Friend: Some accuse him of being this to Hugin and Munin, and to an extent, Daichi. Not only in perverted activities, but teaching them references as well.
  • Pungeon Master: Or so he claims.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: At one point he refers to Thor as his adoptive brother. However, in the original myths, Loki was Odin's blood brother, which would make him Thor's adoptive uncle. Thor and Loki being siblings was a change made by Marvel.
  • Sherlock Scan: He does this against Hildr (and to a lesser extent, Iselin) in chapter 41, whether they have something to do with Daichi’s pecan allergy. Hildr's able to refute him immediately though.
  • Shout-Out: He usually puts the face of Tom Hiddleston on his monitor. In all honesty, he’s practically a walking reference-spewing machine, as there's far too many to list.
  • Standard Status Effects: He can use Confusion-inflicting spells.
  • Tempting Fate: He was excited to see Nanako’s Persona more than usual, enough for him to get scoffed by Skadi, Gertrude, and Sieglinde. Then it turns out that Nanako’s Persona is Sigyn… who was his wife.
  • Troll: Well, he’s not the Trickster God for nothing.
  • TV Head Robot: His design in a nutshell.
  • We Will Not Use Photoshop in the Future: Averted. With a monitor for a head, his edits are actually quite well done...and imaginative.
  • You Remind Me of X: Kazuhiko and Johei’s relationship reminds him of his relationship with Thor.


Arcana: III. The Empress

Mikan Echihiro’s Persona. A Jotunn and the Norse goddess of bowhunting, skiing, winter, and mountains.

  • An Ice Person: Fittingly enough for the Norse goddess of ice, she uses Bufu spells.
  • Archer Archetype: Much like her user, Skadi can use a bow and arrows made out of ice.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Along with what she did to Loki in Norse myth, in chapter 35, she says that she wants to do the following to Soratsu: Tie his balls to a departing train, hang him by his thumbs, and make him bleed from his pinky toes. To put it simply, a rather Cruel and Unusual Death.
  • Closet Geek: She admits to watching Trauma Center while everyone is asleep.
  • Double Standard: She is not one to tolerate perverts. However, she’s shown to be rather lenient if the pervert in question happens to be female, something Loki notices.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Loki tends to call her Elsa from time to time, mainly because of their association with ice.
  • Facial Markings: There are tattoos around her right eye.
  • I Can't Believe I'm Saying This: She’s very much aware of the irony of her agreeing with Loki on Johei’s lack of skill in chapter 13.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Her eyes are completely white.
  • Odd Job Gods: She tends to be associated with skiing.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: Like User, Like Persona. However, Skadi is shown to be more strict and ruthless compared to Mikan, especially towards Loki.
  • Pelts of the Barbarian: Her outfit.
  • Pretty in Mink: She has a fur coat.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her name is actually written as Skaði instead of Skadi.
  • Start X to Stop X: In chapter 42, everyone turns up to her to violently beats Loki and the Crows to make them stop beating each other.
  • Straw Feminist: Tyr notes that she’s a feminist, and Loki claims that she’s starting to act like a Femi-Nazi.
  • Troll: When directed at Johei and/or Loki, she can be very nasty in her schemes.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Loki, or at least when they’re not trying to rip each other’s head off, considering they have quite the history with each other.

Hugin and Munin

Arcana: XII. The Hanged Man

Daichi’s two Personas. They are a pair of ravens who served as Odin's messengers.


Arcana: VII. The Chariot

The Persona of Iselin Bjorn. One of the Valkyries, she has been attested in Prose Edda as the daughter of Högni, as well as the wife of Hedin. She could revive the dead on the battlefield, which she used to help maintain the battle between her father and her husband.

After Iselin's Social Link is maxed out, Hildr evolves into Gertrude, the mother of the titular protagonist in Hamlet.

  • An Axe to Grind: She wields two axes in battle.
  • Blindfolded Vision: She wears a blue blindfold.
  • Breast Expansion: After she becomes Gertrude, Loki notes that her breasts have gotten bigger.
  • The Dreaded: Becomes this to the crows after she evolves to be Gertrude.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Particularly to Iselin. Not quite the same situation to others, particularly if you're the crows and Johei.
  • Healing Hands: She has some healing spells.
  • Horny Vikings: Wears a Viking helmet like Tyr. She likely loses this when she becomes Gertrude.
  • Neck Lift: Hildr strangles Daichi in response to all of his talk about protecting a maiden’s honor, but she and Iselin didn’t do it until Kazuhiko leaves the scene.
  • Next Tier Power-Up: It's noted that she's become a lot more powerful after she becomes Gertrude. This would seem a bit strange, given that Hildr was a valkyrie and Gertrude was more than likely an ordinary human.
  • Playing with Fire: Uses Agi spells.
  • Valkyries: She’s one of them. Not so much after her evolution.


Arcana: VIII. The Strength

Yoichi Miryoku’s Persona. In Norse myth, he was known for his wisdom and knowledge, even being known as the god of wisdom. According to the Poetic Edda, he was beheaded during the Aesir-Vanir War, after which Odin carried his head around,


Arcana VI. The Lovers

The Persona of Yuriko Ikebukoro. The sister of Sigmund, she's known for her incestuous relationship with him.

  • Attack Reflector: Her Spell, Mirror’s Edge reflects all kinds of attack, but with a cost of 90% of HP and SP, making it more of a Desperation Shield.
  • Combat Medic: She mostly does healing and buffs also with some physical attacks.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Clings onto Tyr's arm when she's introduced.
  • Duality Motif: She wears a white bridal gown on her left body while she wears gray tattered rags on the right. The left side of her branches and flowers on her crown is also wilted.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: She wrongly assumed that the reason why Yuriko wanted her to be less conspicuous is because of teenage angst period and not wanting him to see her mother, while in reality, Yuriko wanted her to not be seen by Kazuhiko.
  • Has a Type: She said that she likes a brave warrior. Certainly explains why she's drawn to Tyr.
  • Ojou: Subverted, her first impression implied her to be this… until she reveals her playful side.
  • Regenerating Mana: Sieglinde has Invigorate, which is how Yuriko was able to recover so quickly.
  • Shipper on Deck: It seems that he’s often pointing out the more… intimate parts related to Yoichi and Mikan.
  • Talking with Signs: She pulls out a sign saying “Notice Me!” in chapter 42.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: She said in her interview that she’s okay with Yaoi, but it’s unknown whether she’s a fan or not.


Arcana VIII. Justice.

The Persona of Nanako Dojima. When she was awakened in response to Nanako's time in the TV world, she never had an actual physical form. For the past ten years, she was given the name Toyotama after the Japanese legend. When she fully awakens, she is revealed to be Sigyn, Loki’s wife.

  • Affectionate Nickname: After a while, she calls Nanako “Nanako-nee” note  She calls Kazuhiko "Kazu-nii" as well.
  • Ambiguous Innocence: Apparently, she didn’t know what “Handling” means note  but she’s the one who is more often blabbing out of Nanako’s more embarrassing stuff or teasing Nanako over it. Sometimes Nanako shuts her up before she says anything further.
  • Awful Wedded Life: She says that the Pre-Persona Loki was pretty neglectful, cheating, and even verbally abusive to her. She’s also pretty upset that her two children, Vali and Narfi, had to pay for his tricks as well
  • Battle Trophy: Carries a golden cup in her right hand.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She saved Nanako from the Car Shadow by temporarily materializing herself.
  • Call-Back: Subverted. She eventually calls Nanako Big Sis in chapter 42, like how Nanako calls Yu Big Bro years ago. However, in later chapters, Toyotama settles on calling Nanako-nee instead.
  • Cool Mask: She’s noted to be wearing a mask, though its appearance isn’t specified.
  • Cooldown Hug: Gives one to Nanako before she becomes a Persona.
  • Die or Fly: After reminding Nanako on her promise to Kazuhiko when she’s about to get killed by the Car Shadow, Toyotama temporarily materialized herself and saved Nanako from the Shadow.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Sigyn is bare-footed.
  • Fee Fi Faux Pas: When Nanako denies that she once tailed Kazuhiko like Makoto Nijima, Sigyn blabbed that Nanako did it in chapter five-something note . She got quickly shut up even ordering Dangsta to erase it from existence. This happens again when she blurted out the children names Nanako wanted with Kazuhiko.
  • Good Counterpart: Even as a Shadow, she's still very willing to help Kazuhiko and the SPT save Nanako. It only fails because she's forced to be pulled back into her sire. She even goes out of her way to heal Kazuhiko after he was shot.
  • Healing Hands: She has these, given that she was able to heal Kazuhiko.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: She was worried that she'd remain invisible forever. Thankfully, this turns out to not be the case.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Even though it’s ‘Normal’ in terms of Personas, Toyotama’s invisible state has taken a toll on her. Now that she's Sigyn, she gets to have her wish.
  • Identity Amnesia: Thanks to her lack of physical information, she didn’t know much about herself, including her name until chapter 51.
  • Invisible to Normals: Exaggerated, while she can be heard, Toyotama isn’t visible to Persona Users nor Personas, unlike other Personas. It had taken a toll on her self-esteem. Eventually played straight once she becomes Sigyn.
  • Irony: Sigyn was the wife of Loki in the original myths, but the chances of Nanako getting with Johei are just about none.
  • Nice Girl: This is the first impression that a 7-year old Nanako has on her, and it seems to have stuck around for the next ten years. Toyotama is still very nice to Kazuhiko and the SPT to the point of helping them despite having regressed into a Shadow by the time of Chapter 49.
  • No Sense of Direction: Sometimes she can get so excited that she got lost especially if she wandered off Nanako.
  • Odd Name Out: Out of all the SPT’s Personas, she’s the only one named after a Japanese figure, while everyone else is from Norse legend. This makes her fit in a bit more with the Investigation Team’s Personas. Justified in that it’s not her real name, but rather one Nanako herself gave her back when they first met. When she is fully awakened, she becomes Sigyn, thereby fitting in with the theme naming of the SPT.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: It turns out that Toyotama is not her real name. It’s just the name Nanako gave her ten years ago because she didn’t know her name as a result of not being fully awakened. Averted once she becomes Sigyn.
  • Poisonous Person: She has a snake dripping poison into the bowl in her left hand. According to her, she held the bowl to keep the snake’s poison from dripping onto Loki during his punishment, but it happens anyway whenever she had to empty it. She also shown to use Poison Ailment in fighting as well.
  • Mistaken Identity: Kazuhiko mistook her (as Shadow Nanako) as Nanako herself twice in chapter 51, first after he awakens in Nanako’s consciousness while the other is when he freed the Shadow from Transformed Nanako.
  • Properly Paranoid: Toyotama warned Nanako to not get close to a misshapen Shadow who has eaten a Reflection. Nanako doesn’t comply and it turns out that the Shadow’s not dead.
  • Senpai Kohai: She has this dynamic with Eurydice, playing the role of the kouhai.
  • Silent Treatment: Subverted. In Chapter 47, it seems that she isn't talking to Nanako after she snapped at her, but then… Nanako doesn’t feel the Persona inside her anymore. It's because Toyotama regressed into Shadow Nanako.
  • Shrinking Violet: Doesn't help that she was invisible up until chapter 51. Whether she still retains these traits as Sigyn remains to be seen.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: When she reverted to a Shadow, showing that she was quite different from the Reflections the SPT had faced up until then.
  • Standard Status Effects: Sigyn uses Pulinpa (Confuse) and Poisma (Poison) line of Ailments.
  • Victory and Defeat: She says that she’s a victory deity in Norse myth. While this is never exactly stated in the myths themselves, according to Wikipedia that her name translates to “victorious girl-friend”.
  • The Voice: When she was "Toyotama", she could only be heard and never seen. Once she becomes Sigyn, she gains a permanent physical form(at least to Persona users).
  • Working with the Ex: Her current relationship with Loki as Personas is at best described this way, with all of the awkwardness.


Supporting Characters

     Social Links 

Natsuko Hanami

Arcana: II. The High Priestess

A member of the Culture Club Kazuhiko befriends.

  • Apologizes a Lot: Usually because of how clumsy she is.
  • Classic Theatre: Apparently, she’s a big fan of Izutsu.
  • Crazy-Prepared: She seems to do this when it comes to her studies, as she knew the curriculum inside-out and only needs an hour to refresh herself.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: As said before, she’s very clumsy when it comes to handling tea, which led to more than one broken teapot.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Kazuhiko noted that the possible way for Natsuko to be any cuter in her euphoric state is if she turned chibi.
  • Determinator: She doesn’t show any intention of giving up, and asks Kazuhiko to help her with coordination.
  • Eccentric Artist: She’s very good at drawing.
  • Shrinking Violet
  • Successful Sibling Syndrome: She joined the Culture Club because of her older sister’s love and success in it, so she felt that she had to join. This may likely be a factor in her clumsiness.

Filipe Willian Armeiro-Ferreira

Arcana: IV. The Emperor

A Transfer Student from Portugal, he is a skilled Virtual Sniper whom Kazuhiko often meets at the local Arcade. However, there seems to be a darker depths underneath his sniping skills.

  • Badass Adorable: He’s only fifteen, and is quite capable with firearms.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He gives one to Kazuhiko when they had a PvP fight. It’s to the point that even Filipe himself says that his first opponent shouldn’t have been him.
  • Dad the Veteran: Chapter 40 reveals that his father has already been retired from being a Sniper in the Portuguese Army.
  • Family Theme Naming: He and his father Luis are named after some of Portugal’s kings.
  • Friendless Background: He never mentions any friends, so it can be assumed that he has this.
  • Foil: He appears to be one of Shinya Oda. Shinya often looks down on his opponents, while Filipe tries to be polite and modest toward his. Shinya prefers handguns, and Filipe prefers snipers. Shinya prefers arcade games, while Filipe is into console-based games (specifically the E-Sport Scene) despite Kazuhiko only seeing Filipe at Arcades so far.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: Much like Iselin, though Filipe comes from Portugal instead of Norway.
  • Friendly Sniper: Very much so.
  • The Gunslinger
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: Double subverted. He may wear headphones everywhere he goes, but he’s rather approachable and likes to interact with others. However, he’s never shown talking to anyone besides Kazuhiko so far.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: Inverted, as it’s implied that the reason he’s so good at shooting games is that he can use a real gun.
  • Idiot Hair: Has one.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Justified, as he’s had the experience. It should say something that when he says at one point that he’s out of practice, he managed to hit every single target.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname means “Gunsmith-Blacksmith” in Portuguese.
  • Megane
  • Missing Mom: His mom died when he was very young, so he doesn’t remember her that much.
  • Named After Someone Famous: The Three Kings of the House of Hapsburg, all who were named Phillip. However, his name is a variation of it.
  • Nice Guy
  • Only Friend: Kazuhiko is this to him.
  • Overly Long Name: His full name is Filipe Willian Armeiro-Ferreira. As such, he usually prefers Filipe Ferreira to shorten it.
  • Parental Neglect: Although his father tries his best to support his son, the death of his wife left him to overwork himself so much as Dojima did.
  • The Perfectionist: He still considers himself to be Out of Practice, while he hits every single target dead on.
  • Perma-Stubble: Even though he’s fifteen.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it, Filipe, or Felipe? Keep it mind that the former is Portuguese while the latter is Spanish

Shura Sejimura

Arcana: IX. The Hermit

A janitor working at Kyuto. He seems to have a history with the school.

  • Cool Old Guy
  • Happily Married
  • Married to the Job: Or rather the place. He’s been working at the school for about 30 years, mainly because he loved Kyuto so much during his time as a student there. It's to the point where he doesn't like summer breaks since it means he'll be away from school.
  • Mythology Gag: His Social Link follows a similar plot to that of the old couple from Persona 3, as they both involve the tearing down of something connected to a deceased loved one. The main difference is that Seijimura is more conflicted on whether or not the old school building should be torn down, whereas the Kitamuras were against the cutting down of a tree their son planted.
  • Treasure Room: While it's not one in the traditional sense, there was a secret room he would go to with his eventual wife in the abandoned second years' building. He describes it as being like Never Land for him.


Arcana: X. The Wheel of Fortune

Igor’s assistant in the Velvet Room during Kazuhiko’s journey.

  • Friendly Rival: There's no rivalry per se, but she acts one towards Kazuhiko to prove Igor wrong.
  • I Choose to Stay: Unlike her predecessors, she's sworn herself to be in Igor's servitude, and isn't very keen on leaving once her duties are finished.
  • Mystical White Hair: Just like the previous attendants.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: She wears her hair in one.
  • Screw Destiny: When she realizes that understanding the Velvet Room's guest might lead her to leave the Velvet Room, she decides that Kazuhiko must her with his full strength so that she prove to Igor that he's wrong and that she'll fulfill her duty as his attendant.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Another common feature of the Attendants.
  • Time Stands Still: When she goes to save Kazuhiko from Transformed!Johei, time stops completely. It's unclear if it's an ability she possesses, or if it's the Velvet Room’s.
  • Tsundere: Acts this way towards Kazuhiko.

Shirou Amenogawa

Arcana: XIII. Death

A graveyard keeper first encountered in Rika's Memorial who came off as a rude if not blunt. He had regular issues of repelling naughty kids trespassing into his cemetery. He's likely to be a Christian assuming that Rika's one as well and her grave is a Christian-specific one.

  • Anime Hair: Spiky white hair combined with a ponytail.
  • Booby Trap: He made one for the kids breaking into the cemetery in chapter 44.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He plans out many traps in his hands to repel any naughty kids coming to make a mess in his graveyard.
  • The Cynic: He considers Kazuhiko to be a bit naive in his view of the dead. It may have something to do with his estranged relationship with his brother.
  • Disappeared Dad: It turns out that his father has died and it’s what caused the strife between him and Taka.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Evil may be stretching it, but he genuinely cares for his nephew Tooru, if not more so than his brother Taka.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his jerkish attitude, he does care a lot about his nephew.
  • The Insomniac: He doesn't appear to get much sleep.
  • Japanese Christian
  • Jerkass: Enough of an asshole to tell Kazuhiko to just forget about the dead. Though with him caring about his nephew Tooru, he comes across as more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Medium Awareness: He’s character the character who isn’t (eventually) know about the Mirror Dimension to notice the SPT is talking to the thin air (read: their Personas).
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: It seems that everyone mistook his prank hobby as raping children in the omake of chapter 44. He even had to question whether it’s in the script or not.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Except when he's around Tooru.
  • Poisonous Friend: Or uncle in this case. Taka thinks that Shirou is a bad influence on his son, Tooru, even though Shirou treats him well.
  • The Prankster: As revealed in the omake of chapter 44, his pranks turn out to be a hobby of his, not just because he has to get rid of the kids trespassing into the cemetery.
  • Samurai Ponytail: How he styles his hair.
  • Schmuck Bait: The trap he made in chapter 44 has this with a sign that says “Intruders shall be shot by the angry monk who lives here”.
  • Sibling Rivalry: He didn’t have a good relationship with his brother, Taka. Mainly, it’s because of Taka shoving all of the cemetery duties to Shirou.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Kazuhiko and Tyr note that Shirou and Taka are opposites.
  • A Spot Of Tea: He gives Kazuhiko a cup of tea in chapter 44.
  • That Came Out Wrong: When he said that he was going to discipline the kids (most likely for those dick references earlier), everyone thought it’s rape-related.
  • Tragic Keepsake: It seems that a picture of him, Taka, and their father in a smile is a tragic keepsake for him before everything goes wrong.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Downplayed. He's just an asshole.
  • You Can See Me?: More of "You can Hear Me?". When Tyr exclaims horror to a kid tipping over someone's ashes, Shirou replies to him. Unknown if he heard him, or thought Kazuhiko said it.

Ichiwa Kawahara

Arcana: XVI. The Tower

A boy working at the Masuhito Hotel, where Kazuhiko lives. Kazuhiko befriends him later on.

     Other Persona Users 

Minako Arisato

Arcana: 0. The Fool note 
Persona: Eurydice

The former Co-Leader of S.E.E.S. along with her late twin brother, Minato. Now she came to Nuzoko to replace Mr. Ozuma who retired, and as a member of Shadow Operatives. It turns out that she's also the College Intern whom Kazuhiko and Johei treated like a sister.

  • Action Girl: Even if she is already out of action with 12 years after Persona 3, it’s doubtful that she lost her touch.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Her Persona was called Orpheus in canon, but is called Eurydice here. This was likely done since her brother already had Orpheus.
  • Aloof Ally: While it’s not so apparent with Minako herself, the SPT and especially their Personas have a problem with trusting her, Eurydice, or even the Shadow Operatives in general.
  • Anger Born of Worry: The reason why she wouldn’t let Nanako get herself involved too far is that she already lost someone. Whether it is Shinjirou, Minato, both, or even someone else, it remains unknown. She also worries that Nanako revealing her true role is going to cause major strife with Kazuhiko.
  • Artistic Age: Even after ten years, she doesn’t look much different compared to her in that photo.
  • The Bet: It turns out that she knew that Kazuhiko was going to refuse her offer and was already betting with that against the rest of the Operatives.
  • A Birthday, Not a Break: Minato’s file states that his, and by extension Minako’s, birthday falls on March 31st. This means the events of the Answer took place during her eighteenth birthday, and her first one without Minato at that.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: She feels bad for not being able to tell the SPT why Mitsuru was able to receive a Suicide Order, especially after Nanako called her and Mitsuru out for hiding the truth of her mother’s death. But she and Yu plan to tell them once Mitsuru has been saved.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Just like Ken in chapter 32 (which feels like it’s going to be a running gag among P3 characters. In chapter 39, there is a teacher who got marked by the Harbingers on a photo from the envelope. In the next chapter, it’s revealed that she was Minako.
  • Cool Big Sis: So far, to Ken, Kazuhiko, Johei, and to a lesser extent Nanako. To the point that she wants Kazuhiko and Johei to treat her more as an older sister than a teacher.
  • Cool Teacher: She becomes the new homeroom teacher in Class 2-B replacing Oozuma.
  • Chucking Chalk: If Ozuma’s bad enough, Minako managed to turn it Up to Eleven. She even said that she trained the chalk-throwing technique for two years.
  • Classified Information: Eurydice told the SPT’s Personas that while they can ask Minako any questions, there are some that she’s not in liberty to answer.
  • Females Are More Innocent: In chapter 40, she is described to have an air of innocence around her.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: Kazuhiko and Johei both met Minako when she was a college intern teaching at their elementary. But thanks to some Laser-Guided Amnesia, they just barely remembered her.
  • The Gadfly: She teases Yu about him proposing to Yukiko.
  • Genki Girl: As always, she's depicted this way.
  • The Glomp: Tends to do this whenever meeting someone close to her, such as Ken and Kazuhiko.
  • Iconic Item: Her MP3 Player, it’s what made Johei able to remember who she was.
  • Messianic Archetype: As usual for the P3 Protagonists, and judging by her mannerism, she seems to live up to that.
  • Named Bythe Adaptation: Her name is Minako Arisato, the most popular among the fan names for the Female Protagonist.
  • Nice Girl: Definitely.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents died in an accident caused by the 1999 Port Island Explosion.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: Eurydice immediately bashes Loki with her lyre as soon as he attempted to flirt her.
  • Senseichan: Soon in Nuzoko, but especially Kazuhiko and Johei. But it's subverted in that she’s quite stern and serious when teaching.
  • Serious Business: Chalk-throwing technique. She claims that she trained for two years to perfect her stance, aiming, and speed.
  • Sexy Mentor: Unofficially, she becomes this to the SPT.
  • Significant Birth Date: According to Minato’s SEES Files, his birthday is March 31st, and since Minako is his twin, they share the same birthday. March 31st was when the events of The Answer took place.
  • Sole Survivor: Likely the last remaining member of the Arisato family, after both her parents' deaths and her brother sacrificing himself to be the Great Seal.
  • Shipper on Deck: She’s shipping Nanako with Kazuhiko, and helping her with it.
  • Turnthe Other Cheek: It is noted that she is very forgiving.

Mitsuru Kirijo

Arcana: III. The Empress
Persona: Artemisia

The CEO of the Kirijo Group, and leader of the Shadow Operatives.

  • The Atoner: She's still trying to make amends for her company's wrongdoings. One of them being the death of Chisato Dojima.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: She doesn't inform Kazuhiko about the mission she is on, only that it's highly classified. At least she’s apologetic about it though.
  • Charm Person: Mitsuru able to use Marin Karin as usual, as shown by her Fake, it’s manifested as a pink bright cloud coming from Artemisia’s sleeves.
  • The Dreaded: Her Execution, as always.
  • Evil Knockoff: Mitsuru’s Fake Shadow Copy returns to fight the SPT instead of Mitsuru’s actual Reflection, complete with replicating Mitsuru’s Arena appearance. This means there’s a possibility that the Fake Shadow may also be the one who shot Kazuhiko in chapter 50. How this Fake exist however is still unknown.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Nanako notes Mitsuru being smart for covering a Record Library within a Research Center, she said: “To hide a tree, use a forest".
  • Heroic BSoD: Because of the Suicide Order, Mitsuru becomes barely able to talk with anyone (even Akihiko), having to take sedatives so she can sleep, and she’s constantly muttering about fixing her company’s sins and blaming herself for covering those sins. It gets to the point that Minako starts to worry that Mitsuru will end up killing herself.
  • The Lost Lenore: Implied. In addition to unknowingly funding research that experimenting children, The SPT also speculating that a reason for Mitsuru’s current condition has to do with past regrets relating to Minato’s death.
  • Ms. Exposition: Her Reflection’s purpose is to inform the SPT about the Kirijou Group’s involvement in the creation of artificial Persona Users and also her being a Persona User without actually having Minako tell them about it(which would be harder).
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Mitsuru and Minako’s keeping the secret of the truth of Chisato’s death is what almost drives Nanako into despair had the SPT not intervened in time. If anything, she deserved to be told the truth from the moment she joined Shadow Operatives and not keeping it hidden from her for three years.
  • Not Afraid to Die: She's calm even when she's near death's doorsteps. She's likely used to it by now due to her line of work. As adtauthor22 notes, "this kinda situation happened enough times that she's no longer surprised.".
  • Unwitting Pawn: She seems to have some kind of despair upon the realization that she had been funding several Kirijo Scientists working under Ikutsuki to perform experiments on children including Sho and also Takumi Fujinomiya (which then led to Chisato's death). That despair is also the likely cause of Mitsuru possibly losing her Persona
  • Walking Spoiler: The fact that she was targeted with Suicide Order is enough to grant her one, but then the Bait-and-Switch between her Reflection and her Fake Shadow Copy happened.

Yu Narukami

Arcana: 0. The Fool, XXI. The World
Persona: Izanagi-no-Okami

Nanako's older cousin and the leader of the Investigation Team.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Even years after Persona 4, Nanako still calls him Big Bro. Minako also calls him “Yuyu”, likely as a reference to Ryuji’s nickname “Renren” from Persona 5 the Animation.
  • Anything but That!: In an omake, he’s shown to have some trauma regarding Dancing All Night. Though it’s likely to be Dangsta’s opinion on the dancing games influencing him.
  • Brutal Honesty: Yu begins answering Nanako’s question in chapter 48 by simply “You rejected yourself'.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Izanagi says that Yu has a wicked sense of humor that he sometimes disagrees with, but he admits that the stunt he pulled in Chapter 51 is worth it.
  • Destroy the Evidence: Yu immediately burned the content of the letter Sho sent to him. It’s unknown why Sho sent him a letter instead of just calling him. Whether it’s because of the content’s secrecy or because Sho is Hopeless with Tech.
  • The Gadfly: As can be seen in chapter 48, Yu seems to be pretty fond of teasing Nanako regarding Kazuhiko, to the point to hoping that she doesn't do what Yu and Yukiko did one Christmas when he was Nanako’s age.
  • Heroes Gone Fishing: Apparently, Kazuhiko got his fishing hobby from him.
  • The Mentor: As of Chapter 51, he’s also staying in Nuzoko to monitor the SPT as an Observer. He decided this because he wants to look after his younger sister/cousin even if he can’t be in the Mirror Dimension with her, and he can help them whenever the SPT hit a wall in their investigation. Such as when he cleared the SPT for accessing the files he can access on his position within the Shadow Operatives.
  • Official Couple: With Yukiko.
  • The Team Benefactor: In addition to monitoring the SPT, he starts supplying them with information, material, and weapons that they need. No guns allowed though.
  • Troll: The first line he said upon his arrival to the SPT is “Interesting… never knew there was a world in the mirror”. Of course, this ends up with the SPT goes from thinking to knocks him out to mistaken him as a Harbingers. It takes Nanako and Kazuhiko’s exit (since they are late) to clear up the misunderstanding. To make it worse, he wears a hat to covers his signature grey bowl hair.

Ken Amada

Arcana: VIII. Justice
Persona: Kala-Nemi

Formerly a member of S.E.E.S. and possibly taking an Official Position at Shadow Operatives at this point, Ken came to Nuzoko to work as a waiter to the SPT's favorite Cafe and been keeping tabs of their activities since.

  • Caught on Tape: Ken listens to the Personas’ conversation Nanako recorded in chapter 37.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: The Waiter who keeps appearing recurrently whenever the SPT hangs out at the Café. Chapter 32 finally reveals that he is Ken Amada, and it is implied that he was sent by the Shadow Operatives to keep an eye to the SPT.
  • Dramatic Irony: Surprisingly, the SPT has already familiar enough with Ken to know his name… without knowing what his true role is. They even failed to spot his name when searching for the SEES Files in chapter 52.
  • Exact Eavesdropping: It seems that Ken managed to do this successfully every time, including when he heard the news of Mitsuru being targeted by Suicide Order.
  • Secret Identity: It's not a secret to the readers, but so far, he's the only Shadow Operatives Member who is interacting with the SPT yet is not exposed by them, as Nanako has been exposed since chapter 49 and Minako reveals it herself in chapter 41.
  • They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!: Yoichi calls Ken Mr. Amada in chapter 39, but Ken tells him to stop it because he isn’t that old.

Chie Satonaka

Arcana: VII. The Chariot
Persona: Haraeado-no-Okami

  • BDSM: Judging by the fact that Chie put Yosuke on something called a "Lion Tamer", she engages in this with Yosuke.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: It seems that 10 years has changed Chie into one. According to Yosuke, her parents thought he got her drunk when she overdid the drunker with her coworkers at the force.
  • Official Couple: With Yosuke.

Naoto Shirogane

Arcana:X. The Wheel of Forutne
Persona:Yamato Sumeragi

Known as the Detective Prince in her teenage years, she joined Yu and his friends to uncover the murder mystery in Inaba.

  • Here We Go Again!: Naoto said this trope when she saw a drunken Rise becomes the “MC” for a bet in the drinking contest.
  • Sarashi: She wears bandages around her chest instead of a bra if the New Year's incident is any indication.

Sho Minazuki

Arcana: XVII. The Moon and XIX. The Sunnote 
Persona: Tsukuyomi

  • Aloof Ally: To the Velvet Room and possibly the Shadow Operatives, if his close relationship to Labrys is any indication.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Not Sho himself, but Tsukuyomi. He doesn't want to fight the SPT, but as Sho's Persona doesn't have much say in the matter, so Tsukuyomi always apologizes before he unleashes his strongest attacks.
  • Blood Knight: Sho enjoys the thrill of battle, to the point where he challenges the SPT to a fight almost as soon as he rescues them.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Sho and Tsukuyomi typically have this relationship and no points for guessing who's the "tsukkomi" of the two.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Tsukuyomi fills this role more often than Sho.
  • Dual Wielding: As always he uses twin katanas to fight.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: He was always pretty capable in a fight, but after the events of Persona 4: Arena Ultimax he inherits Tsukuyomi from Minazuki.
  • Heel–Face Turn: From The Heavy in the events of P-1 Climax to becomes a clandestine member of the Shadow Operatives in OLP.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Got them from Minazuki.
  • The Mole: To the rest of the world, he’s a wanted criminal targeted by the Kirijo Group. To the Shadow Operatives, he’s one of their most trusted undercover agents, taking direct orders from Mitsuru when she can’t deal with things within the boundaries of the law.
  • Official Couple: It's hinted that he and Labrys may be a thing.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot
  • Underestimating Badassery: He asked for a fight with Elizabeth because he’s too itching for a fight and he’s stuck in an escort job for Liz anyway. The result is him lying face-down on the ground bleeding on his abdomen, it even requires a Samarecarm to get him back to shape. Tsukiyomi already thinks it’s a bad idea.
  • "X" Marks the Hero: Kind of. He had that cross-shaped scar from his first appearance in Ultimax, but he's now seemingly affiliated with the Shadow Operatives.


Arcana: X. The Wheel of Fortune
Persona: Ariadne
  • An Axe to Grind: Her giant Labrys Axe, of course, complete with a Jet Pack attached to it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Aigis’ Blue, it’s zigzagged when it comes to Sho though.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: She’s considered to be even more human than Aigis, though that mostly happened because of the experiment which forced her to kill all of the units of her ASW Generation.
  • Rope Bridge: Ariadne’s red strings have the ability to create a path to get across, such as to climb into the next floor of Niflheim. But Labrys prefers to venture on her own without relying on this ability too much. Unfortunately, Ariadne cannot completely control the strings, only able to let the fate to will the strings go, much to Labrys’ annoyance.
  • Ship Tease: Years after Arena and this has gone more obvious between her and Sho.


Arcana: XX. The World, XIII. Death, 0. The Fool note 
Persona: Thanatos
  • Cloudcuckoolander: In the classic Elizabeth fashion, instead of going to do the Rescue Operation with Sho and Labrys immediately, she wanted to spend a 30% coupon if she orders 10 burgers at Wild Duck before it expires within 10 minutes.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Elizabeth does this on Erebus on a yearly basis as usual, though for some reason she did it in Niflheim this time. She even managed to make Erebus actually BEG at Elizabeth to stop this cycle. It’s enough to actually made Sho cringed at the sight.
  • Improbable Weapon User: When she doesn’t just use Thanatos to Megidolaon everything, she uses Tarot Cards and her Compendium to fight.
  • Invisibility: According to Sho, Elizabeth has some kind of cloaking ability.
  • Large Ham
  • One-Hit Kill: Her 9999-damage Megidolaon, as usual.
  • Tragic Keepsake: It can be seen that Elizabeth uses Thanatos as her preferred Persona as a way to honor Minato's memories.
  • Wild Card: Despite not being a member of the Shadow Operatives, she shares the same request as what Sho and Labrys get from Mitsuru regarding a Rescue Operation. However, it’s unknown whether she actually joined the Shadow Operatives years after the events of Arena or not.

     Harbingers of Death 


A Member of the Harbingers of Death behind the Suicide Cases in Nuzoko, possibly its leader.

  • Big Bad: It seems that he is the one for this story.
  • Black Cloak: He wears one, so does the rest of the Harbingers of Death.
  • Broken Pedestal: He becomes one to Daichi once he finds out he's been tricking him the whole time.
  • Connected All Along: It seems that he knows Yoichi’s father, Yoshito somewhere.
  • Chessmaster: He is even shown to be playing chess in chapter 14.
  • Deflector Shield: He appears to be fond of using this.
  • The Faceless: Since he always keeps his hood up, his face can't be seen clearly.
  • I Lied: Admits to Daichi that he lied to him about being a Shadow.
  • The Leader: Of the Harbingers.
  • Magnificent Bastard.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Definitely. Tricking Daichi into making him believe that he’s a Shadow while he’s a human all this time? Check. Making a False Flag Operation regarding Rika’s death? Check. One reviewer even compared him to Yuuki Terumi.
  • Meaningful Name: According to Dangsta, he is named after Kei Shirogane/Shiroe from Log Horizon and his name means White Wise.
  • We Can Rule Together: He wants to make Kazuhiko an ally.
  • Smoke Out: He does this in chapter 13.
  • Troll: He does this in the tutorial video he creates for Yoichi.
  • We Can Rule Together: It seems that he wants to recruit Kazuhiko as an ally.

Vidar’s User


  • Awesome Ego: He flats out say that he’s one of the weakest commanders of the Harbingers of Death, yet still stronger than the SPT in his introduction.
  • Cool Mask: Vidar wears a metallic mask that covers the lower half of his face.
  • Dead Guy on Display: He uses this as a declaration of war against the SPT, as well as to promote the Harbingers’ site.
  • Mystical White Hair: Vidar’s hair is white.
  • No Name Given: Unlike the later members the SPT face, he doesn’t tell them his name.
  • Standard Status Effects: Vidar can use Silencing skills, which prevents the SPT from calling upon their Personas.


Persona: Utgard-Loki

A member of the Harbingers the SPT encounter while trying to save Yoichi.

  • Attack Its Weak Point: Utgard-Loki’s source of power and weakness is the large orb of energy in the mole’s hands.
  • The Bet: He made one with the SPT. He helped them to reach Yoichi in exchange for fighting him once he was saved. If they fail, then he will kill the reflection.
  • Berserk Button: Damaging his cloak.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: Once he’s been defeated, and gives Kazuhiko the first envelope, Mijuku has a bunch of Shadows kill him.
  • Confusion Fu: His fighting style is a bit unpredictable.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: It seems the other Harbingers weren’t very fond of Mijuku.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Utgard-Loki I massive but he’s quite fast with Sukukaja.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means "immature", and among the Harbingers' ranks he's so far the most playful.
  • Mouth Stitched Shut: Utgard-Loki has this.
  • Name's the Same: In case you're getting confused, Utgard-Loki is NOT the same figure as Johei's Persona.
  • Phlebotinum Overload: The SPT gets the upper hand on him by overloading the energy within Utgard-Loki's orb.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Urgard-Loki can do this.
  • Saying Too Much: He mentioned the existence of a Mission Control Center. Of course, the SPT catch that.
  • Stock Ninja Weaponry: He used a Kusarigama.
  • Standard Status Effect: He knows Poison status ailment. He also knows Stagnant Air.
  • Starter Villain: Unless if you count Transformed Reflections as Villains, he is the first Harbinger members the SPT fights and won.




Yoshimitsu Nakagawa

A kid Kazuhiko and Johei knew back in Nuzoko Elementary. Johei saved Kazuhiko from being killed by Yoshimitsu, and he is turning himself around since Kazuhiko and Johei approached him as a friend.

  • Abusive Parents: His actions can be chalked up as a result of his father's abuse.
  • Death by Childbirth: His mom died giving birth to him.
  • Bully Brutality: Especially to Kazuhiko, to the point that he tried to kill him in chapter 1.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Kazuhiko and Johei managed to befriend him.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Not only he was a bully, but he tried to kill Kazuhiko because of a rumor. Even worse, Dangsta implies at one point that had Johei not been there he may have succeeded.
  • Knife Nut: He tried to kill Kazuhiko with a knife.
  • Maternal Death? Blame the Child!: It’s implied that his father abused him because his wife died giving birth to him.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Johei considers he and his band of misfits have crossed one since they had beaten up Kazuhiko on his first day, but trying to kill him is one.
  • Not So Different: With Kazuhiko and Johei, according to the latter. Johei said that all three of them are hurt in some way.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: So far he's not made an appearance in the story proper. Johei implies that his father may have had something to do with it.

Mr. Ozuma

Kazuhiko's first homeroom teacher.

Suzuki Miura

Rika Colburne

Iselin's best friend.

  • Abusive Parents: In a financial sense.
  • Facepalm: She does this when Iselin said “No Shit, Sherlock” at the class representative in chapter 16.
  • False Flag Operation: The call Rika received that lead to her death. It was made by the Harbingers of Death who made it look as though her dad called her.
  • Financial Abuse: They are using her so they can profit off her.
  • Haiku: Despite not being a Japanese, chapter 29 implies that she’s well-versed in this based on a haiku Iselin found in her locker.
  • Ironic Name: In Nordic, Rika means "eternal ruler". She died in the same chapter she was introduced to.
  • Meaningful Funeral: It's not exactly a funeral, but the SPT (and later her parents) are visiting her grave in chapters 21 and 22. It’s what marks the end of Iselin’s arc.
  • Nice Girl
  • Only Friend: To Iselin until her death and before Iselin joining the SPT.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Dangsta admits that Rika’s experience is based on some of his own, although he said that they are getting better on him.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Just like Suzuki before her.
  • The Shrink: Iselin took her into one off-screen.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Just like Suzuki before her.
  • You Can't Thwart Stage One: Rika died when Kazuhiko tried to save her, yet they cannot do anything because Shiroe putting a barrier again.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Since she dies not long after her introduction, most of what we know about her comes from Iselin.

Samuel and Daina Colburne

Rika's parents.

  • Attack Reflector: Volva automatically reflects any magical attack directed at her with a more powerful one. That is also applied to debuffs… and buffs too.
  • Combat and Support: Their Reflections' dynamic, with Samuel as the fighter and Daina as the supporter.
  • Education Parents: It seems that they are this to Rika; however, it results in a Financial Abuse once she is older.
  • Financial Abuse: They took advantage of Rika so that they could turn a profit.
  • Heel Realization: A major one after the SPT took care of their Reflections. In chapter 22, they come to visit Rika’s grave and apologize to Iselin for their actions. Their actions after this also lead to Iselin's Social Link.
  • Magic Cauldron: Volva has one.
  • Magma Man: Like the other Surt who is a Persona that can Kazuhiko use, Samuel’s Surt is also composed of lava.
  • One-Winged Angel: Takes the forms of Surtr and Volva respectively.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Rika ended up committing suicide thanks to the Suicide Order.
  • Pose of Supplication: They bowed to Iselin when they apologize for pushing Rika away from her.
  • Redemption Quest: Considering their biggest regret is to not raise Rika properly. Iselin proposed them to raise another child but with the way it supposed to. It may be difficult, but they will do the best… However, they also ask Iselin to be their godmother.
  • Red Herring: Iselin thought that her parent’s call to Rika is leading to her committing suicide. It turns out that the call was faked by the Harbingers of Death.
  • Rejecting the Inheritance: The reason why did they send poems to Iselin is that they felt that they have no right to any of her belongings. They give her belongings to Iselin because it’s what Rika’s last will said.
  • Signature Spell: Surt has Might of Thor, a physical attack.
  • Squishy Wizard: Surtr does most of the fighting instead of Volva, so once he is down she's practically defenseless.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: It turns out that they’re the one sending Rika’s poem for Iselin in her Social Link, and the last one is a poem of apology from them to Iselin. How did they put it in Iselin’s locker without anyone’s notice is still up for question.
  • Starting a New Life: It turns out that they moved to Nuzoko soon after Rika’s funeral and not returning to Norway. They did this so that they can be close to Rika's grave.
  • Status Buff: Volva specialized in this, including reversing the enemy’s debuff into a buff for Surt.
  • Vague Age: As the end of Iselin's Social Link has them deciding to have another child, it's unknown how old they are, as Rika was eighteen when she died. They would have to be in their thirties at the very least.

Ryuunosuke Soratsu

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After Johei stomped his Defeated Reflection, he looking for some pity from everyone, and he gets none of it. He eventually tells what happened between him, Yuriko, and Hikari.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: His Transformed Reflection is frost-colored. It’s not Ice elemental though.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Kazuhiko severed his reflection’s hand before the fight begins.
  • An Axe to Grind: His Transformed Reflection uses it on one of its hands.
  • Attack Animal: His Transformed Reflection has a pair of Wyrms on a leash.
  • Blatant Lies: He said that Yuriko needs him by her side in the hospital. Naturally, the SPT believes none of it.
  • The Bully: Especially for Yuriko.
  • Closet Geek: The flashback in chapter 37 reveals that he is a fan of Risette, or at least he used to.
  • Cool Gun: His reflection possesses one.
  • Covered in Scars: As he'd been getting into a lot of fights.
  • Cure Your Gays: In his first appearance, he calls Yuriko's homosexuality a disease and wants "cure" her...through rape.
  • Defiant to the End: Subverted, even after his Transformed form got defeated, his reflection still fights and defiant, that is until Johei stomped on his ribs.
  • Delinquent Hair: His hair is a dyed blond pompadour.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He orders Yuriko's suicide simply because she, in his mind, stole Hikari from him.
  • Distinctive Appearances: According to Johei, he sticks out like a sore thumb in the school.
  • Drop the Hammer: The other hand of his Transformed Reflection uses a hammer.
  • Dug Too Deep: According to Yuriko, he considers himself to have dug too deep with being involved with the Yakuza.
  • Enormous Engagement Ring: His Tragic Keepsake for Hikari. Unfortunately, he has fallen too far to let her see it before she committed suicide.
  • Evil Former Friend: While he is not exactly an antagonist on the bigger scale of things, he becomes one to Yuriko.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go: He stopped wearing glasses to make him appear a lot tougher.
  • Hate Sink: Doesn't have a lot of redeeming qualities, even when his past with Yuriko is revealed. It makes him even more despicable.
  • Heel Realization: In chapter 40, he apologizes to Yuriko and gives something to her, which is a ring for Hikari.
  • Hellbent For Leather
  • Hollywood Acid: Daichi mentions that Wyrms’ blood is acidic, which can melt someone in two seconds.
  • Hypocrite: As Johei points out, he considers Yuriko to be the one more dangerous than him… while he is a gang member. Not to mention that Yuriko isn't all that fearsome.
  • Hulking Out: His reflection did this to Transform, combined with "Pop!" Goes the Human.
  • Love Makes You Evil: His love towards Hikari is the one lead him into involving himself with the Yakuza… which in turn alienates her love from him. She as far as telling him that she only loves the old him.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: His transformed reflection has four arms. Two for his weapon and two for leashes for his wyrms.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Kazuhiko thinks that realizing Soratsu’s horrible acts after the SPT convinced his Reflection does several things to Soratsu and made him suffer.
  • Never My Fault: He blames Yuriko for Hikari committing suicide because of the kissing stunt she does, while in reality, the more likely cause is him becoming corrupted by power. That is until Johei made him realize it.
  • Our Giants Are Different: His Transformed Reflection is a giant.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His Transformed Reflection's eyes are red.
  • Skipping School: He doesn't go to school very often, befitting his "bad boy" persona.
  • Smoking Barrel Blowout: His reflection smokes.
  • Smug Snake
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Deconstructed. His gloating to Johei is exploited by Kazuhiko who ambushed him from behind and severed his arm before he shot Johei.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Before he got involved with Yakuza, he looked more sophisticated.
  • Yakuza: He is an enforcer of one.
  • Tragic Keepsake: It is assumed that he also has his keepsake related to Hikari, which turns out to be a ring.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Was once friends with Yuriko. Then he started getting into bad crowds.

Hikari Amano

  • Armor-Piercing Slap: She does this to snap Soratsu from his activities.
  • Broken Tears: Her reaction when she found out that Soratsu’s involved with the Yakuza.
  • Childhood Friend: To both Soratsu and Yuriko
  • Crush Blush: She has one in the flashback in chapter 40 when Yuriko asks Hikari about her confession to Soratsu.
  • Driven to Suicide: Chapter 37 reveals that she hung herself after seeing how Soratsu was corrupted by involving himself with the yakuza.
  • Halfway Plot Switch: Chapter 35 implies that Hikari is still alive and Yuriko hasn’t talked to her in a while. However, chapter 37 confirms that Hikari committed suicide about a year before the story. A possible explanation is that Yuriko is keeping her number as some sort of Tragic Keepsake.
  • Faux Yay: While she indeed loves Soratsu only, she decided to play along when Yuriko kissed her in the desperation of making Soratsu see how much he has fallen. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work, which causes her to commit suicide.
  • Lost Lenore: Surprisingly, to both Yuriko and Soratsu.
  • Morality Chain Beyond the Grave: Her death not only made Soratsu even worse than before but also caused Yuriko to despair out of guilt.
  • Nice Girl: She genuinely loves Soratsu and cared for him...but even a semblance of that love is all but gone when he starts indulging himself with the Yakuzas.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Presumably, she was the Red to Yuriko’s Blue.
  • Posthumous Character: She committed suicide about a year or so before the story began.

Takumi Fujinomiya

Persona: Vimana

  • Car Fu: His Persona took the form of a car. This let the Kirijo Group cover-up Chisato's death as a car accident.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: All memories of his past life were erased when he became one of the Kirijo Group's experiments.
  • Phlebotinum Overdose: Died from overdosing on Persona Suppressants a week after he killed Chisato.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Although he's been dead for a long time, he was the one who killed Chisato.
  • Street Urchin: Was living on the streets until the Kirijo Group experimented on him.
  • 13 Is Unlucky: He died when he was thirteen years old.
  • Posthumous Character: By the time the fic begins, he's been dead for over a decade.


How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: