Follow TV Tropes


Characters / Reaching Zenith

Go To

Characters are listed by appearance and folder.

    open/close all folders 


Rin Arisato

The youngest daughter of Minato and Yukari, born from in-vitro fertilization. She's very much of a delinquent, a result from her feeling abandoned and how she was treated as her status as a technical bastard child. She unexpectedly awakens shortly after moving to Tokyo to attend Shujin Academy and ends up being the latest Wild Card.

Her initial Persona is Jeanne d'Arc or Joan of Arc, a heroine in France who helped crown Charles VII. She would eventually die due to being captured by the English, dying at the stake. However, in the 15th century, she is labelled as a martyr.

  • Action Girl: Comes with her being a Wild Card.
  • Always Someone Better: Comes to think of this towards Rui, who is beautiful, talented, and successful... not to mention her cousin.
  • Anti-Hero: BIG TIME. She's a delinquent, doesn't have much desire to form bonds, and doesn't particularly care about Tokyo's situation in the beginning. She gets better through character development.
  • Badass Biker: Rin owns a motorcycle, though in the beginning, it's back on Port Island. Mitsuru eventually arranges for it to be transported to Tokyo.
  • Bastard Angst: She's not technically a bastard, as her parents got married before her older siblings were born but people still treated her like she was a bastard.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She met Akio as a child, when Yukari took her to Tokyo for a vacation. Rin mentions that the last time she saw Akio was a decade ago.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Played for laughs. Rin is far from pleased when Shadow Ryo charms Akio.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Rin has blue hair and blue eyes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Developed a snarky attitude due to her childhood.
  • Disappeared Dad: Due to him sacrificing himself to become the Great Seal.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Rin could kick ass before she even awakened her Persona.
  • First-Person Smartass: Rin tends to be quite sarcastic.
  • Foil: She is this to Goro Akechi. They start out with similar backgrounds (albeit Yukari doesn't commit suicide, but Yukari is hardly around, leaving Rin to fend off for herself), and both acquire the Wild Card. In the beginning, Rin doesn't want to form any bonds with anyone, believing that they're just gonna leave or that they really don't care. Fortunately, character develop helps Rin grow past this.
    • Rui is also another foil. They're cousins (Naoto is Minato and Minako's younger sister), and Rui is the next Shirogane detective. In Rin's eyes, Rui is perfect, with her beauty, intelligence, and accomplishments. However, both of them have issues with their family's legacy.
  • The Fool: Her original arcana.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Picks up one handed swords, like her father.
  • An Ice Person: Jeanne d'Arc uses ice skills.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Neither Yukari or Rin really want to admit that Rin really takes after Yukari, with her short fuse temper, mood swings, and violent tendencies.
    • Not to mention her clashing with the local Empress.
  • Meaningful Name: Rin literally means cold and that both fits how her attitude is towards people and her element.
  • Not So Different: To Yukari. Rin pushes people away, much like how Yukari is standoffish in Persona 3. Not to mention that Yukari is often absent in Rin's life, like how Yukari's mother was with her.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Rin's bad attitude is her defenses mechanism, but deep down, Rin really doubts her ability to improve or even have relationships with people.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Any kind of sweet.
  • Tsundere: She's pretty tsun most of the time.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Apparently she was a very sweet girl when she was younger.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: She got this a lot while growing up, since Yukari was constantly away taking acting jobs.

Akio Amamiya

The son of Ren and Anne Amamiya, a second-year attending Shujin Academy. Akio is rebellious in his own way, due to the expectations heaped on him as the son of a politician. Akio has a bit of a vigilante streak, believing in punishing people when the law won't.

Akio's Persona is Odysseus, the hero of the Odyssey, renowned by his wit as well as being a favorite of the goddess Athena.

Sora Narukami

The son of Yu and Rise and the final member of the founding trio. Sora is a famous idol whose alias is Sorata. Sora is on hiatus at his introduction, due to him losing his voice, so he's attending Shujin Academy while he recovers.

Iruka Hanamura

  • Always Second Best: He feels this way, as he feels that he's talentless.
  • Always Someone Better: His Shadow is about his insecurities that he's useless, compared to his siblings or friends.
  • Battle Couple: With Akemi.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's one of the goofier characters in the main cast, but he was taught martial arts by his mother.
  • But Not Too Bi: While Iruka has stated that he is bi, he only forms a relationship with Akemi.
    • He has admitted to having a crush on Sora in the past, but they were never involved.
  • Butt-Monkey: Iruka just can't catch a break.
  • Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: He cannot be his usual perverted self with Akemi, whom he's had feelings for years.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Akemi.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Well, he is Yosuke's son, no matter how much he takes after Chie.
  • Color Motif: His signature color is green, which ties in his jealousy issues.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: He has brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life
  • Dual Wielding: He uses two kunai just like Yosuke.
  • Generation Xerox: Let's see. He's the Chariot, like Chie was in Persona 4, his main color is green, and he wants to become a police officer, like his mother.
    • His Shadow is also about jealousy.
    • He also runs off when Akemi is stuck in her dungeon, much like how Chie had with Yukiko in Persona 4.
    • He has a physical oriented Persona, like Chie.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Part of his Shadow has to deal with his jealousy of Sora's success as a teen idol.
  • Idiot Hero: He has shades of this, being rather impulsive.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: This is his main character arc. He's jealous of Rui's intelligence, Sora's success as a pop idol, and the fact that Akemi already has a purpose in life due to being the heir of the Amagi Inn.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: As seen when he runs ahead in Akemi's dungeon.
  • Mama's Boy: He also wants to follow in the steps of his mother and become a police cop.

Akemi Amagi

The second daughter and child of Yukiko Amagi and her husband, Hayate, Akemi is the third Inaba second-year introduced to the story. Despite her cheery attitude, Akemi is secretly very depressed. The bulk of the reason is because she's frequently bullied by other students due to her mixed heritage (Akemi is three quarters Japanese, a quarter Russian), to the point where she attempted to dye her hair black to look more Japanese. None of this helps, and Akemi is driven to feel that there's no fixing this and attempts suicide by listening to the Midnight Station. Because of this, she's sucked into the Shadow world.

Akemi's Shadow dungeon manifests as a love cruise, showcasing her desires for love. After Akemi accepts her Shadow, it transforms into the Persona Hathor of the Lovers Arcana.

Rui Tatsumi

Toshi Aragaki

A member of the Shadow Operatives and the youngest son of Shinjiro and Fuuka Aragaki. He is introduced along with Taiga Takeba, during April when Akemi is still trapped in her dungeon, the Prank Hotel. Toshi is reserved and can't exert himself well, since he possesses a weak heart. Because of his weak heart, Toshi is slowly dying due to the lack of a suitable heart transplant. However, he continues to try his hardest to help everyone despite this. His Persona is Janus of the Fortune Arcana, the Greek god of beginnings, transitions, gates, doors, and endings. He eventually leaves Inaba to get his heart transplant. He also gains the ability to fight when his Persona transforms, and he returns as a fighting member of the team. His Persona eventually gives rise to Djehuty, an alternate name for the Egyptian god of wisdom, Thoth.

Michiko Kirijo

Michiko, at her introduction, is known as the daughter and heir of Mitsuru Kirijo, the leader of the Kirijo Group and the Shadow Operatives. Unlike the majority of the second generation who hail from Iwatodai, she is not an experienced Persona-user. She is kidnapped and thrown into the TV world after Tartarus manifests itself inside of it. Michiko is heavily pressured due to the fact that the Kirijo Group may be run out of business by the Sera Group. After facing her Shadow, she gains her Persona, Rhea, named after the Titaness mother of the six original Greek gods. Later on, Rhea evolves to Iset, an alternate name for Isis, the Egyptian queen of heavens and magic. Michiko is of the Empress Arcana, just like her mother.

Michiko is elegant and refined, very much a lady. She is quite talented in many aspects, and in turn quite proud and has very high standards. However, as the resident Empress, Michiko is the Team Mom, and the most maternal out of the group.

  • An Ice Person: She even does executions like her mother.
  • Combat Medic: Michiko's Personas possess the best healing spells but she isn't exactly a sitting duck with Rhea and Iset's ice spells.
  • The Dreaded: Performs executions, something Rui very much takes advantage of.
  • Healing Hands: She is the best healer of the team.
  • Ice Queen: Not only is she the ice specialist regarding Personas, but she is quite aloof and distant at the beginning.
  • Lady of War: Like mother, like daughter.
    • Tetsuya, her older brother, was sent away for four years, and that just added to it.
  • Oblivious to Love: She's completely clueless about Kane's huge crush on her.
  • Royal Rapier: Her weapon of choice.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: And because of this, she's not entirely sure on how to interact with kids her age.
  • Team Mom: Despite her being one of the youngest.
    • She even starts fussing over Kane after he confronts his Shadow.

Hotaru Sanada

The youngest child of Akihiko and Minako, the female protagonist of Persona 3. She is Rui's younger cousin by a year, as Naoto is Minako's younger sister. Hotblooded and passionate, Hotaru has a strong drive to prove herself. She has a bit of an inferiority complex, since both of her older siblings have fighting Personas while her Persona, Theia, a Titaness and goddess of the moon, can only scan. However, she has awakened to her Persona already at her introduction.

Ryo Iori

The youngest child of Junpei and Chidori and a member of the Shadow Operatives, a first year. He arrives with Tetsuya, having been sent to aid the rest of the team in their cause. Initially, he's rather flirtatious towards the females of the team, but it's eventually revealed that he's actually gay. He is of the Magician Arcana, and that is the Arcana for his Social Link with Taiga, but for Rui he's Sun. His Persona is Apollo, the Greek god of music, poetry, art, oracles, archery, plague, medicine, sun, light, and knowledge. It later gives way to Horus, the Egyptian god of the sun and kingship.


     Social Links 

Naoto Shirogane

Yori Shirogane

Daichi Ohara

Kanji Tatsumi

Kenta Adachi

Yuina Narukami

Satoshi Miyahara

Rie Hanamura

Tetsuya Kirijo

The oldest child of Mitsuru Kirijo and former heir before a certain incident occurred and he lost his status and was sent away for four years. He serves as the adviser and mentor to team, as he is the oldest at twenty years old. Coming off as aloof and unaccessable, it takes awhile for any of his Social Links to activate. For Rui, he is Tower, and for Taiga, he is Death.


How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: