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Revelations: Persona

In Revelations: Persona the characters are given the ability to summon their Personae after a fateful encounter with Philemon. After each character is bestowed the power to summon their Personae they can call them at anytime.

Persona 2

In Persona 2: Innocent Sin and Persona 2: Eternal Punishment the way in which the characters get their Personae is the same as in Revelations: Persona; the characters meet Philemon and are bestowed with the power of Persona.

Persona 3 and FES

 Persona!
In Persona 3 and FES, to summon a Persona, one must use an Evoker, though there are some cases where an Evoker is not required for summoning. A Persona can actually be artificially created, but because the Persona does not come naturally to its artificial user, it becomes violent and difficult to control; if the Persona-user isn't strong enough to hold back their Persona, it may even wind up killing the host. Artificial Personae can be suppressed by certain drugs, aptly named Suppressants, but use of the drugs causes fatal side-effects. It's possible for one to have the power of the Wild Card, meaning that multiple Personae can be contained simultaneously. The only two seen capable of this power are the main character and Aigis.
 
Philemon does not appear in Persona 3, but there are several references to him, most notably a fluttering blue butterfly that can be seen several times throughout the game.

Persona 4

 Yosuke summoning his Persona.
In Persona 4, Persona are confirmed to be a Shadow, albeit tamed ones. When one enters the Midnight Channel, one's innermost secrets personify and become a Shadow-self (a look-alike that is the incarnation of the negative personality facets and repressed emotions that the person tries to deny) which attempts to get its host to accept it. If one cannot accept the Shadow-self, or rather, if they refuse to acknowledge what they want to keep hidden most, the Shadow becomes angry and transforms into a monster. If one can face oneself and admit to what the Shadow-self says, then the Shadow transforms into a Persona loyal to its user.
 
The Evokers from Persona 3 have been replaced by a floating Tarot card, which the Persona-user shatters to summon the Persona.
 
Again just like Persona 3 and FES, Philemon doesn't appear in Persona 4, though there are a few references to him in the game; many of the save points throughout the game are a blue butterfly flying in a circle. This indicates that Philemon is still watching over the player.

Loss of Control

While Philemon describes the Persona as reflections of a character's inner self, there have been many instances that persona have rebelled against their host.
 
In Persona 3, Strega members must take medication to prevent losing control of their persona and being killed by it. Strega, however, is a group of artificial Persona users. 
 
Additionally, during Revelations: Persona, Kandori Takahisa loses control of his persona and it possesses him, turning him into a demon. However, this was because his Persona was actually Nyarlathotep in disguise.

List of Persona

Here is a full list of personae, with their respective Arcana. More personae were added in Persona 3 FES in each arcana, as well as some minimal changes. So far, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment and 4 are the only games containing Persona in the World Arcana.
 
(**) - Persona 3 FES exclusive.
(~) Persona removed from the FES version.
 

0. Fool Arcana

Personae associated with the Fool Arcana are usually described as the "jack of all trades," as they can learn any moves despite their type. Both protagonists in Persona 3 and 4 share this Arcana.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Persona 3 and FES

PersonaBase Level
 Orpheus 1
 Slime**
 12
 Legion 22
 Black Frost
 34
 Ose 44
 Decarabia 50
 Loki 58
 Susano-o 76
Orpheus Telos/Kai**
 90
 

Persona 4

Persona
Base Level
 Izanagi
 1
 Yomotsu-Shikome   
 7
 Obariyon 13
 Legion 21
 Ose 31
 Black Frost
 38
 Decarabia 46
 Shiki-Ouji 56
 Loki 64
 

I. Magician Arcana

  Personae associated with the Magician Arcana excel in Magic attacks, mostly Fire-based spells (Agi). Junpei Iori and Yosuke Hanamura from Persona 3 and 4, respectively share this Arcana.
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

Persona 3 and FES

Persona
Base Level
 Nekomata                 
 5
 Jack Frost
 8
 Pyro Jack
 14
 Hua Po**
 20
 Orobas 24
 Sati 28
 Rangda 40
 Surt 52
 

Persona 4

Persona
Base Level
 Pixie                           
 2
 Orobas 9
 Jack Frost
 16
 Hua Po
 25
 Pyro Jack
 32
 Dis 39
 Rangda 47
 Jinn 62
 Surt 69
 Mada 78

II. Priestess Arcana

  Personae in the Priestess Arcana commonly specialize in healing and supporting magic. The characters who share this arcana are Fuuka Yamagishi from Persona 3 and Yukiko Amagi from Persona 4.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Persona 3 FES

PersonaBase Level
 Apsaras                    
 3
 Unicorn 11
 High Pixie**
 21
 Sarasvati 27
 Ganga 35
 Parvati 47
 Kikuri-Hime 53
 Scathatch 64
 

Persona 4


PersonaBase Level
Saki Mitama              
 11
Sarasvati 17
High Pixie
 22
Ganga 29
Parvati 37
Kikuri-Hime 48
Hariti
 59
Tzitzimitl 70
Scathatch 79
 

III. Empress Arcana

Personae associated with the Empress are proficient in Ice (Bufu) spells and some healing/support magic. Mitsuru Kirijo is known to posses this Arcana.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Persona 3 FES

PersonaBase Level
 Leanan Sidhe          
 33
 Yaksini** 50
 Lakshimi 57
 Hariti 62
 Gabriel 69
 Mother Harlot
 74
 Skadi 80
 Alilat 84
 

Persona 4

PersonaBase Level
 Senri                          
 9
 Yaksini 18
 Titania 26
 Gorgon 34
 Gabriel 43
 Skadi 52
 Mother Harlot
 61
 Alilat 71
 Isis 79
 

IV. Emperor Arcana

The Personae within the Emperor Arcana usually excel in lightning-based attacks (Zio) and buff/debuff spells. Akihiko Sanada from Persona 3 and Kanji Tatsumi from Persona 4 share these abilities.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Persona 3 and FES

PersonaBase Level
 Forneus                     
 7
 Oberon 15
 Take-Mikazuchi 24
  King Frost
 30
 Raja Naga
 36
 Kingu 46
 Barong 52
  Odin 57
 

Persona 4

Persona
Base Level
 Oberon                       
 12
 King Frost
 22
 Setanta 34
 Okuninushi 41
 Thoth 45
 Pabilsag 51
 Barong 65
 Odin 74
 

V. Hierophant Arcana

 Hierophant Personae are usually neutral; no elemental/physical weaknesses nor strengths.
Shinjiro Aragaki from Persona 3 and Metis from Persona 3 FES share this trait, evident of their Personas, Castor and Psyche, respectively.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Persona 3 and FES

PersonaBase Level
 Omoikane                  
 7
 Berith 13
 Shiisaa 26
 Flauros 23, 33
 Thoth** 41
 Ananta~ 41
 Hokuto Seikun
 31, 47
 Daisoujou 53
 Kohryu 61, 66
 

Persona 4

Persona
Base Level
 Omoikane                  
 7
 Anzu 15
 Shiisaa 21
 Unicorn 29
 Flauros 36
 Hokuto Seikun
 45
 Cerberus 52
 Daisoujou 60
 Hachiman 70
 Kohryu 76
 
 

VI. Lovers Arcana

Personae associated with the Lovers Arcana excel on healing/support magic. Yukari Takeba from Persona 3 and Rise Kujikawa from Persona 4 share this arcana.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Persona 3 FES

Persona
Base Level
 Pixie                              
 2
 Alp** 6
 Narcissus 20
 Queen Mab
 27
 Saki Mitama
 39
 Titania 50
 Raphael 61
 Cybele 68
 

Persona 4

PersonaBase Level
 Queen Mab                  
 25
 Undine 33
 Leanan Sidhe
 42
 Raphael 53
 Cybele 64
 Ishtar 71
 
 

VII. Chariot Arcana

  Personae within the Chariot Arcana are known for their proficiency in Physical-based attacks. Chie Satonaka of Persona 4 is of the Chariot Arcana; Aigis from Persona 3 is the same. However, in Persona 3 FES, her arcana was changed to Aeon.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Persona 3 and FES

PersonaBase Level
 Ara Mitama                  
 6
 Chimera 9
 Zochouten 14
 Ares 19
 Oumitsunu 30
 Nata Taishi
 37
 Komukoten 43
  Thor 53
 

Persona 4

PersonaBase Level
 Slime                            
 2
 Nata Taishi
 6
 Eligor 12
 Ara Mitama
 18
 Ares 25
 Triglav 43
 Kin-Ki 54
 Thor 65
 Atavaka 72
 Futsunishi 80
 
 

VIII. Justice Arcana

Representing the heavenly figures in Judeo-Christian lore, personae in the Justice Arcana excel in Light-based spells. Ken Amada from Persona 3 has this attribute.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Persona 3 and FES

PersonaBase Level
 Angel                            
 4
 Archangel 10
 Principality 16
 Power
25
 Virtue 32
 Dominion 42
 Throne 51
 Melchizedek 59
 

Persona 4

PersonaBase Level
 Angel                            
 4
 Archangel 11
 Principality19
 Power27
 Virtue33
 Dominion 38
 Throne 49
 Uriel 58
 Melchizedek 66
 Sraosha 74

IX. Hermit Arcana

Personae of the Hermit Arcana are usually proficient in Ailment-based spells such as Evil Touch or Poisma.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Persona 3 and FES

PersonaBase Level
 Yomotsu-Shikome   
 9
 Naga 17
 Lamia 25
 Taraka 32
 Kurama-Tengu
 41
 Nebiros 50
 Arahabaki 54
 

Persona 4

PersonaBase Level
 Forneus                      
 6
 Ippon-Datara 17
 Lamia 26
 Mothman 33
 Hitokoto-Nushi 41
 Kurama Tengu
 48
 Nidhogrr 55
 Nebiros 63
 Arahabaki 73
 Ongyo-Ki 82

 

X. Wheel of Fortune Arcana

Personae residing in the Fortune Arcana excel in Wind-based (Garu) attacks. Naoto Shirogane from Persona 4 is of the Fortune Arcana.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Persona 3 and FES

PersonaBase Level
 Fortuna                      
 17
 Empusa** 23
 Kusi Mitama
 29
 Clotho 38
 Lachesis 45
 Atropos 54
 Norn 62
 

Persona 4

PersonaBase Level
 Fortuna                      
 35
 Clotho 44
 Lachesis 54
 Ananta 58
 Atropos 65
 Norn 72
 
 

XI. Strength Arcana

Much like its Arcana's name, its Personae are Physical-based. Koromaru from Persona 3 has the Strength Arcana. His persona is Cerberus.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Persona 3 and FES

Persona
Base Level
 Valkyrie                     
 11, 13
 Rakshasa** 16
 Titan 21, 23
 Jikokuten 29
 Hanuman 27, 37
 Narasimba 46
 Kali 49, 55
 Siegfried 55, 59
 

Persona 4

PersonaBase Level
 Sandman                 
 5
 Valkyrie 8
 Titan 14
 Rakshasa 23
 Kusi Mitama
 28
 Oni 30
 Hanuman 42
 Kali 50
 Siegfried 63
 Zaou-Gongen 90
 
 

XII. Hanged Man Arcana

Personae in the Hanged Man Arcana are proficient in healing-based spells.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Persona 3 and FES

PersonaBase Level
 Inugami 10
 Take-Minakata        
 21
 Orthrus 28
 Vasuki 38
 Ubelluris 48
 Hecatoncheires** 54
 Hell Biker**
 60
 Attis 58, 67
 

Persona 4

PersonaBase Level
 Berith                        
 15
 Yomotsu-Ikusa 22
 Makami 27
 Orthrus 39
 Yatsufusa 49
 Taowu 56
 Hell Biker
 66
 Vasuki 71
 Attis 82
 
 

XIII. Death Arcana

Personae residing in the Death Arcana excel in Dark-based spells, but are weak against Light magic. In addition to possessing the Fool Arcana, the main character from Persona 3 also possesses the Death Arcana.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Persona 3 and FES

PersonaBase Level
 Ghoul**                   
 18
 Loa 19, 31
 Pale Rider
 24
 Samael 35, 37
 Mot
 45
 Alice 56
  Thanatos 64
 

Persona 4

PersonaBase Level
 Ghoul 9
 Mokoi 14
 Matador 24
 Samael 36
 Mot 46
 White Rider            
 58
  Alice 72
 Mahakala 78
 
 

XIV. Temperance Arcana

  Personae of the Temperance Arcana have mostly well-rounded attributes, able to learn either Physical or Magic abilities with ease.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Persona 3 and FES

PersonaBase Level
 Nigi Mitama           
 12
 Mithra 22
 Genbu 29
 Seiryuu 36
 Okuninushi 44
 Suzaku 51
 Byakko 56, 57
 Yurlungur** 64
 

Persona 4

Persona
Base Level
 Apsaras                 
 4
 Sylph 11
 Xie Zhai
 16
 Nigi Mitama
 23
 Mithra 31
 Genbu 40
 Seiryuu 47
 Suzaku 54
 Byakko 62
 Yurlungur 69
 Vishnu 73
 
 

XV. Devil Arcana

  Personae of the Devil Arcana excel in Dark-based spells and attacks.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Persona 3 and FES

PersonaBase Level
 Lilim                      
 8
 Vetala 24
 Incubus 34
 Succubus 43, 52
 Pazuzu** 52
 Lilith 61
 Abaddon 68, 70
 Beelzebub 81
 

Persona 4

Persona
Base Level
 Ukobach               
 3
 Lilim 10
 Vetala 19
 Incubus 28
 Pazuzu 37
 Succubus 44
 Lilith 53
 Belphegor 61
 Belial 68
 Beelzebub 81
 
 

XVI. Tower Arcana

  Personae associated with the Tower Arcana are proficient in Physical attacks and some Almighty-based spells.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Persona 3 and FES

PersonaBase Level
 Eligor 31
 Cu Chulainn       
 40
 Uriel~ 54
 Bishamonten 60
 Seiten Taisei
 67
 Masakado
 73
 Mara** 77
 Shiva 82
 Chi You
 86

Persona 4

PersonaBase Level
 Tao Tie
 35
 Cu Chulainn       
 46
 Abaddon 55
 Mara 62
 Masakado 69
 Yoshitsune 75
 Shiva 80
 
 

XVII. Star Arcana

Personae in the Star Arcana are excellent in Fire-based (Agi) spells and some Almighty attacks. Their weakness, however, is against Ice-based (Bufu) magic. Teddie from Persona 4 is associated with this arcana.
 
Lucifer was the ultimate Persona for the Star Arcana in Persona 3. He was replaced with his Hebrew name, Helel, and his fallen form was moved to the Judgment Arcana in FES.
 
 
 

Persona 3 and FES

PersonaBase Level
 Nandi                  
 39
 Kaiwan 49
 Ganesha 58
 Garuda 65
 Kartikeya 70
 Saturnus 64, 78
 Lucifer~
 88
  Helel**
 88
 

Persona 4

PersonaBase Level
 Kaiwan               
 24
 Neko Shogun
 32
 Fuu-ki 43
 Ganesha 50
 Garuda 57
 Kartikeya 67
 Saturnus 75
 Helel 87
 
 

XVIII. Moon Arcana

Personae of the Moon Arcana have good Physical abilities, though they are also fairly adept at Magic spells.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Persona 3 and FES

PersonaBase Level
 Gurr 15
 Yamatano-Orochi 23, 26
 Girimehkala 42
 Dionysus 48
 Chernobog 58
 Seth 66
 Baal Zebul
 71
  Sandalphon 71, 74
 

Persona 4

PersonaBase Level
 Andra 20
 Nozuchi 27
 Yamata-no-Orochi 34
 Alraune 41
 Girimehkala 48
 Sui-ki 57
 Seth 68
 Baal Zebul
 77
 Sandalphon 84
 
 

XIX. Sun Arcana

Personae associated with the Sun Arcana are proficient in Fire (Agi) and Light-based magical spells.
 
 Metatron was replaced by Suparna in the FES version. Metatron is instead the ultimate Persona of the Aeon Arcana.
 
 
 

 

Persona 3 and FES

PersonaBase Level
 Yatagarasu          
 30
 Quetzalcoatl 43
 Jatayu 55
 Horus 63
 Suparna 70
 Metatron~ 75
 Vishnu 78
 Asura 85
 

Persona 4

Persona
Base Level
 Cu Sith                 
 10
 Phoenix 20
 Gdon 31
 Yatagarasu 40
 Narasimba 47
 Tam Lin
 53
 Jatayu 61
 Horus 68
 Suparna 77
 Asura 86
 
 

XX. Judgment Arcana

The Judgment Arcana features some of the strongest and highest-leveled Personae in the entire game. Personae in this Arcana have a great balance of Light and Dark spells, as well as strong Almighty attacks. It is activated near the end of the game, where the main character activates the good ending(s) in both Persona 3 and 4. The Judgment Arcana also represents all members of the main character's party, much like the Fool Arcana's role.
 
 
 

 

Persona 3 and FES

PersonaBase Level
 Anubis                
 59
 Trumpeter 65
 Michael 72
  Satan 79
 Lucifer** 89
  Messiah 90
 

Persona 4

PersonaBase Level
 Anubis                
 59
 Trumpeter 67
 Michael 72
 Satan 76
 Metatron 83
 Ardha 90
  Lucifer 93
 
 

XX - Aeon Arcana

This Arcana is exclusive to the Persona 3 FES version, and not a standard Arcana of the Tarot card deck. The Aeon Arcana is represented by Aigis.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Persona 3 FES (only)

PersonaBase Level
 Uriel                   
 63
 Nidhoggr 69
 Ananta 75
 Atavaka 80
  Metatron 87
 
 

XXI. The World Arcana

The World Arcana represents the main character's strong bonds with others.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Persona 4

PersonaBase Level
 Izanagi-no-Okami 91
 

The Universe Arcana

Though not a standard part of the Tarot card deck, it shares the same role as the World Arcana. To date, it has only been used by the main character of Persona 3 to seal Nyx and save the world from facing ultimate destruction.

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