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    Manifestations of a person's 'mask' that he or she shows the world. They can also be described as a representation of the control over a character's shadow personality. These entities appear as famous and legendary characters in the world of mythology. Tremendous power hidden within each one.

    Short summary describing this concept.

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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!
     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.
     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

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    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

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      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

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      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

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    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

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    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.
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    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

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    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

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      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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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