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Protagonist (Persona 3)

Protagonist (Persona 3)
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The protagonist's official artwork from Persona 3.

UniversePersona
DebutPersona 3 (2006)
Smash Bros. appearancesUltimate
Most recent non-Smash appearancePersona 5 Royal (DLC, 2019)
Console/platform of originPlayStation 2
SpeciesHuman
GenderMale
Place of originJapan
Designed byShigenori Soejima
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The protagonist of Persona 3 is the player character, and leader of the organization known as S.E.E.S. (Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad) (特別課外活動部, Special Extracurricular Activity Department). Although the player can name him in his original game, he has the official name Makoto Yuki (結城 理, Yuki Makoto) in the movie adaption and Persona 3: Dancing In Moonlight. In addition, he is given the one-off name Minato Arisato (有里 湊, Arisato Minato) in the manga.

Origin[edit]

Makoto Yuki is a high school student who comes to live in Tatsumi Port Island. During his stay there, he attends Gekkoukan High School and learns of the existence of S.E.E.S, an organization comprised primarily of Persona users who come from Gekkoukan. The main priority of S.E.E.S. is to eliminate Shadows, and investigate the phenomenons known as Tartarus, an impossibly large tower that appears at the location of Gekkoukan every night at midnight, and the Dark Hour, an extra hour that takes place between midnight and 1 A.M., which only those who have the potential to use Personas are conscious during. After awakening to the potential of his Persona on his first day on Tatsumi Port Island, the protagonist joins S.E.E.S. and helps them to eliminate Shadows and learn more about the strange occurrences plaguing the area.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a costume[edit]

A DLC costume for Mii Swordfighter based on the Protagonist is available for purchase in Ultimate. This changes the sword trails to blue, harkening back to the aesthetics of Persona 3.

Trivia[edit]

  • Although a female protagonist for Persona 3 was introduced in Persona 3 Portable, the Mii Swordfighter costume uses the male design for both the male and female Miis.

External links[edit]

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Full Name

Player Dependent (Game)
Minato Arisato (Manga)
Makoto Yuki (Movies)

Occupation

Leader of S.E.E.S.

Powers/Skills

Swordsmanship, Wild Card, Charisma

Hobby

Studying, Hanging out with his friends, Training in Tartarus

Goals

Eliminate the Dark Hour, Prevent Nyx from destroying the world (both succeeded)

Family

Unnamed parents (deceased)

Friends/Allies

Aigis, Koromaru, Akihiko Sanada, Fuuka Yamagishi, Junpei Iori, Ken Amada, Mitsuru Kirijo, Yukari Takeba, Shinjiro Aragaki, Igor, Elizabeth

Enemies

Nyx, Takaya Sakaki, Shuji Ikutsuki, Jin Shirato, Chidori Yoshino (formerly)

Type of Hero

Tragic Special Agent, Destiny Defier, The Messiah

Makoto Yuki(named Minato Arisatoin the manga) is the protagonist and player character of the PS2 video game Persona 3and the PSP adaption Persona 3 Portable. He is a member of the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad, an organization dedicated to destroying Shadows.

He is voiced by Akira Ishida in the Japanese version and Yuri Lowenthal in the English version.

History

Makoto Yuki was born in 1992 & his parents died in 1999.

Appearance

Makoto has dark blue hair and a light build. He is shown often with his hands in his pockets (except when holding weapons), leaning slightly back. At school and in Tartarus, he wears the school uniform of Gekkoukan High, accented with a loose black bow tie, a neck-strap mp3 player (NW-S20x series), and clip-on earphones (model ATH-EM700). On weekends off he is shown wearing a light grey double-breasted jacket, dark pants, and a khaki turtleneck sweater, along with his earphones. On summer days off he is shown wearing a blue-and-white t-shirt and jeans. He is never seen without his earphones except when he goes to the beach during summer vacation.

In 10 years before Persona 3 when he was a young boy, he has slightly short dark blue bangs hanging just above his right eye, he wears a navy blue elementary school uniform, a red tie, short black pants, white socks, and navy blue shoes.

Personality

As the protagonist of Persona 3, Makoto is a silent protagonist aside from technically speaking in battle in certain instances. While being a silent protagonist, he is very stoic, reserved, and calm gathered by the fact that he remains unmoved when guns are pointed at him. His personality is being distant to others because he only observes the conversations of his party members and only speaks when someone is directed at him for his opinion on the matter. His personality is ultimately based on the player's actions and decisions.

The Journey

Makoto is first seen departing for the Dorm in Port Island. During that time, he experiences the Dark Hour, and is confused upon the sudden change of the surroundings and the sudden halt of his earphones functioning, though he takes the hour in stride, seemingly unaffected. Upon reaching the dorm, he encounters a child, who promptly gives him a signing contract, giving players the opportunity to name him. The Protagonist transfers to Gekkoukan High School on the next day, and befriends Junpei Iori. His invitation to study as a transfer student is later revealed that due to his capability to adapt to the Dark Hour, he was moved to the co-ed dorm so his potential can be monitored.

During a full moon, one of the Shadows attacks, causing Makoto to awaken his initial Persona, Orpheus. The summoning sequence, however, was halted as Thanatos bursts forth from Orpheus' head, tearing apart Orpheus and slaying the Shadows. After dispatching the remaining Shadows, Makoto fainted and was taken to the Hospital. While unconscious, he awakens in the Velvet Room, where he learns about his abilities. Makoto later learns about the nature of the Shadows and the existence of SEES, and eventually joins SEES. Out of all characters to appear in Persona 3, Makoto is the only character with access to the Wild Card ability.

His past is later revealed after Aigis' memories are restored. In the year 1999, when Death escaped the Kirijo group, Aigis was dispatched and was in hot pursuit of the Shadow. It is during Aigis' confrontation with Death, during the Dark Hour, that Makoto's parents died. Presumably, he survives due to his potential allowing him to be active during the Dark Hour. Aegis, knowing that she cannot defeat Death, seals a portion of Death inside Makoto, thus amplifying his capabilities of summoning multiple Personae.

In SEES' final confrontation with Nyx, the bonds he has forged with SEES and his other friends give him power to fight the sorrow, depression, and apathy of humankind, which were what drew Nyx to Earth, by letting him create The Universe Arcana with the help of Igor. With the power of the The Universe, and the cheering on of his comrades he ascends to Nyx' true body, the moon, to combat Nyx itself in a one-on-one battle. He reaches his full potential and uses the final arcana, The Universe, to perform the Great Seal, creating the miracle of sealing Nyx.

Makoto clings to life for one month after fighting Nyx, and he, unlike the others, retains his memories regarding the Dark Hour and Nyx, in order to keep the promise he made to meet his friends on Graduation Day. Once his oath is fulfilled, he falls asleep in Aegis' lap, smiling.

The Answer

In the playable epilogue of Persona 3:FES, titled "The Answer," it is revealed that Makoto died the day after his sleep, leading to the members of SEES confusion regarding his cause of death, as the doctor cannot find any unusual symptoms before his death.

After the defeat of Nyx and the death of Makoto Yuki, Aigis was the one who kept his Evoker, upon witnessing the Abyss of Time, the remaining members of SEES encounter a recurring silhouette resembling Makoto. However, whenever they come into contact, the silhouette flees.

It is not until venturing to the deepest area of the Abyss of Time, that the silhouette is revealed to be a shadow resembling Makoto. It manifests through the negative emotion and urge of seeing him one more time deep within the members of SEES. Making its entrance, the shadow challenges SEES and copying their personae, retaining the Wild Card ability, and several attacks of the protagonist.

The "real" Makoto is later seen in the past, where he seals Nyx. In order to seal Nyx, he sacrificed his life to become the Great Seal. He was, however, capable of retaining his consciousness long enough to fulfill his oath between the members of SEES to meet again on Graduation Day. Makoto is shown as a statue, crucified and bound to the door between Nyx and humanity. It is later revealed that Makoto's goal was not to seal Nyx, but an attempt of sealing Erebus, a grand being manifested from humanity's grief and negative emotions, from contacting Nyx to bring the Fall. Realizing his purpose, the remaining members of SEES swore to help him bear the burden by making the most out of their own lives. Makoto is briefly mentioned in Persona 4 in a conversation between Yu Narukami and Margaret. Margaret states that her sister, Elizabeth, left her position as Igor's assistant to find a way to free "The Blue-Haired" boy from the seal.

Gallery

Minato Arisato render

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Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night

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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

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Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

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Artwork of Makoto from Persona 3 The Manga.

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Makoto Yuki's DLC Boss fight for Persona 5 Royal

Trivia

  • While Makoto never speaks for the most part, only occasionally mentioning the name of the equipped Persona when gearing up for a powerful attack. Arming him with a bow will have him shouting "Come forth!" or "Persona!" when summoning. Even though this variation does not occur in the JP version, equipping him with other weapon types will make him intone differently.
  • The music played on Makoto's MP3 player appears to be a remixed version of Burn My Dread. The same remix is also used again as background music in the very last battle of the game.
  • In the beginning of the scene Awakening (first Persona summon) one can carefully see that Makoto is wearing the S.E.E.S. armband even though he didn't join S.E.E.S. yet, of course in later parts of the scene the armband doesn't show.
  • During the credits roll, for both The Journey and The Answer, Messiah appears behind Makoto's silhouette, indicating Messiah is his ultimate Persona. His actions in the game seem to support this what with becoming a seal for humanity's self-destructive thoughts, (whereas Jesus died for humanity's sins) and his representation in the seal appearing to be crucified. His Christ-like role and use of the Messiah Persona based off of Christ's sacrifice has him dubbed "Emo-Jesus" by the fans, especially as a "true Messiah" against the "Revolver Jesus" false messiah that is Sakaki. 
  • Makoto holds a distinct honor of being the only protagonist to be capable of wielding multiple weapons (although his default weapon is a One-Handed Sword). However, this was changed for Persona 3 Portable, in which he is only able to wield One-Handed Swords.
  • He is also the only character in the series able to use Fusion Raids without another character to assist him. In P3P however, Fusion Raids are now expendable items, and do not require that the specific Persona be around when they are used.
  • The headphones are Makoto's trademark and are made by Audio-Technica, model: ATH-EM700 SV.
  • His portable music player is modeled after Sony's NW-S20x series of cylindrical Walkman MP3 players.
  • Ironically, despite the fact that knives are one of the few weapons he can't wield in the game, a knife is the first weapon Makoto is given to fight with in the manga.
  • He is the only character known to use the "The Universe Arcana".
  • The Shirt of Chivalry, a type of costume for males in FES and P3P, is noted for the Kanji symbols on their backs that symbolizes the character. The Protagonist's kanji means "honorable man" (漢), being the field leader of SEES and being able to strengthen bonds through Social Links.
  • There are some audio files hidden in the DVD disc of Persona 3 FES that contains voices of Makoto and Aigis shouting the names of the other S.E.E.S. members Personas.
  • When Makoto hears Jika Net Tanaka, he describes it as an annoying song unlike Yu Narukami, who describes it as a cheery song. This implies that, despite the player's choices, he and Yu have some semblance of a personality. The anime adaptations of both games revealed that Makoto is meant to be stoic and withdrawn as opposed to Yu, who is a more extroverted and charismatic hero.
  • In the end of Persona 4 The Animation -the factor of hope- movie, Makoto appeared holding a gun, assumed to be an Evoker. His appearance revealed that Persona 3 will get a movie adaptation, with 4 total movies produced.
  • The way Shadow Makoto formed by the regret of SEES members alludes to the Metal Trio from Persona 2: Eternal Punishment manifested in Torifune out of Tatsuya Suou's guilt for breaking the promise with his former friends. While The Metal Trio in P2EP uses the golden version of their own ultimate Personas, in P3FES, Shadow Makoto uses the golden version of the SEES members' ultimate personas.
  • He is also mentioned in Persona 4 Arena by Mitsuru Kirijo in her Story Mode as someone who saves the world during the battle with Yu Narukami, by thinking that his battle stance is similar to Makoto's.

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Protagonist

Also known as

Leader

Tatsuya (English username)
N-Jima (Japanese username)
Minato Arisato (Manga)
Makoto Yūki (Movie, P3D)
Sakuya Shiomi (Play)
The Blue-Haired Boy (P4A)
Boy with Earphones (PQ)
S.E.E.S. Boy (P5R)
Mr. Perfect (By Yukari)

Japanese Name



(Manga)

(Movie, P3D)

Rōmaji

Shujinkō
Arisato Minato (Manga)
Yūki Makoto (Movie,
P3D)

Date of Birth

c. 1992-c. early 1993

Weapon

All except Guns and Knives (P3/FES)

One-Handed Swords (P3P/P3M)

—A message for the protagonist, Persona 3

The protagonist of Persona 3 is a transfer student enrolling in Gekkoukan High School in Iwatodai City. He is an orphan whose parents died on the Moonlight Bridge in their car during a fatal incident a decade prior to the game.

In Persona 3 Portable, he has a female counterpart.

Appearances

Design

The protagonist has dark blue hair unkempt at the front, blue eyes and a light build, being shorter than average. His bangs cover his right eye. He is often shown with his hands in his pockets (except when holding weapons), leaning slightly back. He frequently listens to his earphones. Shigenori Soejima designed the protagonist first and formed designs for other characters around him. He maintains an air of neutrality, keeping with the supposed tradition of the Megami Tensei franchise that the player is the hero, while giving off an air of coolness. Earlier designs had him looking mature and collected, based on the trope of "cliche cool guy."[1]

At school and in Tartarus, he wears the school uniform of Gekkoukan High, accented with a loose black bow tie, a neck-strap mp3 player (Sony's NW-S20x series) and clip-on earphones (Audio-Technica model ATH-EM700 SV). On weekends off he is shown wearing a light gray double-breasted jacket, dark pants and a khaki turtleneck sweater, along with his earphones. On summer days off he is shown wearing a navy blue and white T-shirt and black skinny work pants. He is never seen without his earphones except when he goes to the beach during summer vacation.

Ten years before the events of Persona 3, he has slightly shorter hair, his bangs hanging just above his right eye and sports a navy blue elementary school uniform, a red tie, short black pants, white socks and navy blue shoes.

In Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight, he's wearing his Gekkoukan High School uniform, except the sleeves are rolled up and a white t-shirt that says, "Music." He also has a pair of black headphones around his neck, and bright blue sneakers with multicolored spattered spots and orange laces.

Personality

P3 hero, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

In Persona 3, the protagonist is a silent protagonist aside from technically speaking in battle in certain instances. While being a silent protagonist, he is very stoic, reserved and calm, gathered by the fact that he remains unmoved even when guns are pointed at him, as well as walking under a green sky and being surrounded by blood pools and coffins everywhere at the beginning of Persona 3. He appears very introverted, distant and aloof since he only observes the conversations of his party members and only speaks when someone is directed at him for his opinion on the matter. At one point, Yukari Takeba raises her voice at him in frustration, calling him "Mr. Perfect" and saying nothing ever fazes him. She then apologizes for her behavior; he comforts her and she says he "really is one-of-a-kind." His teacher Isako Toriumi comments that he is "kinda quiet, but real mature and intense looking (and hawt)" and that he uses proper grammar and punctuation online. Junpei Iori comments that all he does is wander around and talk to people.[2]

Much of his personality traits are ultimately based on the player's actions and decisions. For example, he can be enthusiastic, upbeat and kind, engaging with as many Social Links as he can. Likewise, the player can make him pessimistic, morbid and lonely who barely engages with Social Links. These possible combinations of traits provide a wide range of various interpretations of his characterization. The same goes for any possible romantic interests the player may desire to partner him with. The player can choose from Yukari, Fuuka, Mitsuru, Aigis, Chihiro, Ms. Toriumi, Yuko and Elizabeth.

Hobby and interest-wise, he may enjoy black comedy, evidenced by the "morgue" joke as one of the possible dialog options. He is also open to playing video games such as MMORPGs, and on free days, the protagonist can choose to "spend the entire day online" with the Hermit Social Link. Depending on the player's choice, he may join a running, swimming or kendo club, implying he mildly enjoys these physical activities. If he joins the music club, he's seen playing the violin.

In Persona 3 FES: The Answer, it's revealed the protagonist sacrificed himself for his friends and wished they kept living a happy life. He never wanted to be brought back, nor did he want his friends to fight over him. He only wished that they could face forward with their own lives and keep their promise to him.

In the manga adaptation, Minato Arisato is shown to be fairly calm and passive and is characterized as drowsy or tired with a comically large appetite. Much like his other incarnations, he speaks only when addressed, and appears to be on good terms with Junpei Iori and Ryoji Mochizuki.

In Persona Q, referred to as P3 hero by default on StreetPass, he appears to have a combination of traits from all his iterations. He is seen as apathetic and blunt, often going straight to the point, but on many occasions shows a gluttonous side due to an unusually high metabolism that lets him eat without gaining much weight. He also shows a calm and quick side to himself during intense situations, such as forming a plan to separate the party into two groups to distract an F.O.E in the Inaba Pride Exhibit. While he comes off as somewhat aloof, he expresses an interest in strengthening his bonds with SEES, at one point pondering that simply being friends doesn't make you companions, but just having a common goal doesn't do the trick either.

In Persona Club P3 Book, everyone at school thinks that he's too quiet, something that he himself admitted and realized whenever he is asked something, the only answers he comes up with are "Yes," "No" or "Whatever." This led him to sometimes be easily misunderstood as a mean person.

Persona 3 The Movie

—Makoto Yuki to Yukari Takeba, Persona 3 The Movie

In the film series, Makoto Yuki is depicted as being much darker, ambivalent to the point of apathy. According to Noriaki Akitaya, the director of the movie, Makoto's characterization is one of his biggest challenges because his initial personality is decided by the players. This led him to incorporate mainly the most general traits of the protagonist from fan reaction to form Makoto's character.

Severely traumatized by witnessing the deaths of his parents as a child to the point of indifference, he has extremely neutral viewpoints on life and death and is uncaring of either. Without a will to live or a will to die, he once told Yukari that he doesn't care if he dies. Because of his unnerving lack of interest and motivation, he often acts only when told to do so and takes on tasks with little, if any sense of self-preservation. This is the main reason he allied himself with SEES, as he was requested to by Shuji Ikutsuki and had no reason to refuse the offer. Ironically, it is this apathetic attitude that allows him to fight Shadows so effectively; he battles without concern for his safety and cares little if he is wounded or exhausted by a fight, allowing him to take massive risks and deal immense damage.

Despite the fact that Makoto cares little for his own safety, he breaks through his stony and blunt attitude whenever his friends are in danger and even worries for their safety when any of them are put in a life-threatening situation, mainly because the thought of them dying reminds him of his parents' fate. Makoto eventually realizes the importance of lives and the bonds that he has with his friends, but as a result, he becomes more and more hesitant to defeat the Arcana Shadows and end the Dark Hour, fearing that after everything is over, he will return to his lonely and listless existence. As such, he tends to become confused and unfocused during battles against Arcana Shadows.

After defeating all ArcanaShadows and dealing with Ikutsuki's betrayal, Makoto once again distances himself from his friends as he believes they will eventually disappear, remembering Pharos' words before he disappeared: that forming bonds with others would only bring pain, since he would inevitably lose them. However, Makoto slowly opens up again after meeting Ryoji, who was insistent on becoming his friend. But one month later, Makoto became greatly shocked about his new friend's true identity, and the revelation about Nyx's existence and the Fall made him as much as paralyzed by fear as the other SEES members. But then he remembers his mother's last words and Elizabeth's visit makes him realize how everything he experienced during the last year had made him feel truly alive again. By the time of the final battle against Nyx, Makoto's care for his friends had grown so deep that he was even willing to sacrifice himself to save them and the world, leading up to his resolution to become the Great Seal.

Before his death, he makes it to the rooftop and meets with Aigis. As he starts to lose consciousness, his friends appear, remembering their promise to meet together on the roof. Having been able to see them one last time, he dies with a smile on his face.

Profile

Persona 3

The Journey

—Igor to the protagonist, Persona 3

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On April 7th, 2009, the protagonist is first seen departing for the Dorm in Port Island, but arrives late at midnight due to the successful suicide of a young man who flung himself onto the train tracks. During the walk to the dorm, he experiences the Dark Hour and is confused upon the sudden change of the surroundings and the sudden halt of his earphones functioning; though he takes the hour in stride, seemingly unaffected. Upon reaching the dorm, he encounters a mysterious boy, who promptly gives him a contract to sign, providing players the opportunity to name him.

The protagonist transfers to Gekkoukan High School the next day. His invitation to study as a transfer student is later revealed that due to his capability to adapt to the Dark Hour, he was moved to the co-ed dorm so his potential can be monitored.

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During a full moon the next night, one of the Shadows attacks, causing the protagonist to awaken his initial Persona, Orpheus, using an Evoker. The protagonist has minimal difficulty using the Evoker because he is not afraid of death. The summoning sequence, however, was interrupted as Thanatos bursts forth from Orpheus' head, tearing apart Orpheus and slaying the Shadows. After dispatching the remaining Shadows, the protagonist fainted and was taken to the hospital where he is hospitalized for a week in a coma. While unconscious, he awakens in the Velvet Room, where he learns about his abilities. After recovering from his short coma, the protagonist later learns about the nature of the Shadows and the existence of SEES, and eventually joins SEES. The protagonist is the only character throughout the game with access to the Wild Card ability.

The protagonist's past is later revealed after Aigis' memories are restored. In the year 1999, when Death escaped the Kirijo Group, Aigis was dispatched and was in hot pursuit of the Shadow. It is during Aigis' confrontation with Death, during the Dark Hour, that the protagonist's parents died in a burning car crash. Presumably, the protagonist survived due to his potential, allowing him to be active during the Dark Hour. Aigis, knowing that she could not defeat Death, sealed a portion of Death inside the protagonist, thus amplifying the protagonist's capabilities of summoning multiple Personas.

On December 31, Ryoji asks for SEES to make their decision and invites himself into the protagonist's room and sits on his bed. Killing Ryoji would result in erasing the memories of the Dark Hour (the cause of all their pain and suffering), allowing the members of SEES to live their lives as normal high-school students until the arrival of Nyx on the promised day. In an attempt to persuade the protagonist to kill him, Ryoji transforms into his true form as Thanatos, bringer of death. Should the protagonist accept his offer, the SEES members will live on as normal without any memories of the Dark Hour and the Fall and will live on until Nyx appears and annihilates humanity, in which the protagonist and his friends spend their last hours singing karaoke. Making the appropriate decision of declining Ryoji's offer to kill him results in him providing the members of SEES with useful information regarding a confrontation with Nyx and also secures the normal ending. When Ryoji leaves, he tells them to "look forward to the next year," presumably indicating that he, himself, hopes that they can put a stop to Nyx, as well. Ryoji is now reported to transfer to another school and vanishes, ready to bring forth the Fall as the Nyx Avatar.

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In SEES' final confrontation with Nyx, specifically Nyx Avatar, the bonds he has forged with SEES and his other friends give him the power to fight the sorrow, depression and apathy of humankind, which were what drew Nyx to Earth, by letting him create the final arcana, the Universe Arcana with the help of Igor. With the power of the Universe, and the cheering of his comrades he ascends to Nyx' true body, the moon, to combat Nyx itself in a one-on-one battle. After being downed and uplifted multiple times by the SEES members' prayers and Nyx's attacks, he eventually reaches his full potential and performs the Great Seal to miraculously seal Nyx, preventing the Fall.

After the battle, Ryoji's voice is heard congratulating SEES. Ryoji claims that the protagonist has "found the answer to life's greatest question." As the Dark Hour and Tartarus disappear, the protagonist is seen returning with a faint smile.

The protagonist clings to life for one month after fighting Nyx. He, unlike the others, retains his memories regarding the Dark Hour and Nyx in order to keep the promise he made to meet his friends on Graduation Day. After saying goodbye to everyone and all of his Social Links around the school and city, once his oath was fulfilled, he "falls asleep" in Aigis' lap on the roof of the school, smiling peacefully in the warm sunset surrounded by windmills. Aigis swears that she will live her life protecting him, unaware that he is dying at that very moment.

The Answer

—Aigis

In the playable epilogue of Persona 3 FES, it is revealed that the protagonist died the day after his sleep, leading to the members of SEES' confusion regarding his cause of death, as the doctor cannot find any unusual symptoms before his death, leading to speculation that it was some acute case of severe exhaustion. After the defeat of Nyx and the death of the protagonist, Aigis was the one who kept his Evoker, upon witnessing the Abyss of Time, the remaining members of SEES encounter a recurring silhouette resembling the protagonist. However, whenever they come into contact, the silhouette flees.

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—Metis

It is not until venturing into the deepest area of the Abyss of Time (Empyrean) that the silhouette is revealed to be a shadow resembling the protagonist's appearance. It manifests through the negative emotion and urge of seeing the protagonist one more time deep within the members of SEES. Making its entrance, the shadow challenges SEES, copying their Personas (all of which are colored with a grayish tint) except Psyche and Juno, retaining the Wild Card ability, and several attacks of the protagonist. After its defeat, the shadow dissolves into "letters," forging unknown words and butterflies.

The "real" protagonist is later seen in the past, where he seals Nyx. In order to seal Nyx, the protagonist sacrificed his life to become the Great Seal. He was, however, capable of retaining his consciousness long enough to fulfill his oath between the members of SEES to meet again on Graduation Day. The protagonist is shown as a statue, crucified and bound to the door between Nyx and humanity. It is later revealed that Nyx was only awakened because Erebus, a grand being manifested from humanity's grief and negative emotions, was reaching out to Nyx to bring the Fall. The protagonist wasn't trying to seal Nyx, he was acting as a barrier between Nyx and Erebus. After defeating Erebus and realizing the protagonist's purpose, the remaining members of SEES swore to help him bear the burden by making the most out of their own lives.

Persona 4

—Elizabeth to Margaret, Persona 4

The protagonist is briefly mentioned in Persona 4 in a conversation between the protagonist of Persona 4 and Margaret, after her defeat as an optional boss in Heaven. Margaret states that her sister, Elizabeth, left her position as Igor's assistant to find a way to free "The Blue-Haired" boy from the seal.[3]

Persona 4 Arena

He is mentioned in Persona 4 Arena by the returning Persona 3 characters, as Yu Narukami reminds them of him due to not only his Wild Card ability, but also due to his understanding of the bonds with people.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

The P3 hero and his teammates are transferred into an alternate reality of Yasogami High School, where they meet with two people, Rei and Zen. They later meet the Investigation Team in the labyrinth You in Wonderland and decide to join forces to defeat the guardians and dissolve the world so they could return to their home.

In this game, the player can choose to either play as the P3 or P4 hero.

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

The P3 hero along with the rest of SEES were exploring Tartarus one day, but suddenly the floor collapsed with the only exit being the roof of the staircase. He also accidentally dropped his Evoker at the entrance of the movie world, leaving him unable to summon his Persona.

In the labyrinth A.I.G.I.S, the Persona 3 cast states that their leader was missing and was somewhere in the labyrinth. In reality, he and Aigis were captured by the Overseer and were on their way to escaping the research lab. He is later found defending Aigis from a legion of KNS-1000 who tracked the duo down and cornered them, in which Aigis ran out of power after overheating due to activating Orgia mode to destroy the drones. Since he did not have his Evoker with him, he was unable to summon his Persona and it left the two severely outnumbered and overwhelmed.

The party helps him fend off the drones, and in the middle, he encountered the P3P heroine who also came to save him. After he and Aigis were rescued and returned to the cinema lobby, P3 hero heard the situation regarding P3P heroine. Both he and she admit they felt nostalgic the moment they first met despite not knowing one another. Learning that even though their position as leader and comrades are the same, neither he nor her exist in each other's world, he concludes that the P3P heroine is the alternate version of himself and vice versa. He then joins the party along with Aigis. He and Aigis are the last members to join the party in the game.

Unlike most other installments, the P3 hero is not silent and can speak in full sentences. He also learns three unison skills to attack Shadows, which he can access with the following characters:

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Minato Arisato (Male Protagonist)

About

NameMinato Arisato (Manga) Makoto Yuki (Movie)
Japanese Name主人公
First ApperancePersona 3
AffiliationSEES
WeaponsAll except Guns and Knives
DOBUnknown, 1992
Age16 - 17 (at death)
Height170cm (5'7")
ArcanaThe Fool, Death, Judgement, The Universe

Most of this is coming from [Wikipedia|megamitensei.wikia.com/wiki/Protagonist_(Persona_3)] because I can't write detailed paragraphs.

Design:

The protagonist has dark blue hair unkempt at the front, blue eyes and a light build, being shorter than average. His bangs covers his right eye. He is often shown with his hands in his pockets (except when holding weapons), leaning slightly back. He frequently listens to his earphones. Soejima designed the protagonist first, and formed designs for other characters around him. He maintains an air of neutrality, keeping with the supposed tradition of the Megami Tensei franchise that the player is the hero, while giving off an air of coolness. Earlier designs had him looking mature and collected, based on the trope of "cliche cool guy".

At school and in Tartarus, he wears the school uniform of Gekkoukan High, accented with a loose black bow tie, a neck-strap mp3 player (Sony's NW-S20x series), and clip-on earphones (Audio-Technica model ATH-EM700 SV). On weekends off he is shown wearing a light gray double-breasted jacket, dark pants, and a khaki turtleneck sweater, along with his earphones. On summer days off he is shown wearing a navy blue and white T-shirt and black skinny work pants. He is never seen without his earphones except when he goes to the beach during summer vacation.

Ten years before the events of Persona 3, he has slightly shorter hair, his bangs hanging just above his right eye, and sports a navy blue elementary school uniform, a red tie, short black pants, white socks, and navy blue shoes.

Personality (this is in my own words):

The Persona 3 Protagonist is a silent protagonist, besides speaking in battle at some instances. He is also very calm, collected, and reserved and is normally unfazed, even when guns are pointed at him or walking around during the Dark Hour while surrounded by a bunch of coffins. In Persona 3, he also seems to be aloof and distant, only really observing the conversations between his teammates and only speaking when directed at him.

In game, his personality really depends on the players actions and decisions.

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Persona Protagonist Names: canon names for every main character in the series

It's always a bit weird when a video game doesn't give you a canon character name for its lead. Persona is one series that's like that, aiming to foster a connection between the player and the protagonist by having the player enter a name of their choice. But, of course, not everybody wants to do that - some people want a good old fashioned canon name for their protagonist.

The good news is in the case of most entries in the Persona series, canon protagonist names do indeed exist - though often, they've been established through other mediums than the games. Furthermore, for most entries in the series you even have a few character name options - as the protagonist has been given multiple different names across different spin-off mediums.

In many cases, people are looking for these names so they can enter the canon names into the games to play games like Persona 5Persona 4 and Persona Q2 with the correct, canon names. As such, we'll always keep this page updated as new character names emerge. For now, though, here's all the canon names we could gather for the entire Persona series. 

Persona 5 Protagonist Name

The Persona 5 protagonist continues what is now series tradition - no official canon name in the actual main release of P5, but a range of different names for the main character as established by other sources that make for great canon name options. One of them is now more established than the rest, having appeared as the offiical canon protagonist name in the P5 dancing game:

  • Ren Amamiya is the name as established by the Persona 5 anime, but this has since been confirmed - it is now the official canon name of the character.
  • Akira Kurusu is an alternative name for the protagonist, as established in the Persona 5 manga book.
  • Both in Persona 5 proper and of course in Smash Bros, the character simply goes by Joker, his mementos nickname.

Persona 4 Protagonist Name

Persona 4 follows the tradition set by its predecessor, in that the main character didn't get a true 'canon' name until well after the game was released, when a new canon name was established in the animated feature. That name has then been used in subsequent video game appearances - but there are other canon name options from other sources if you prefer:

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  • Yu Narukami is the official canon name of the Persona 4 protagonist, as used in titles like Persona 4 Dancing as well as the anime adaptation.
  • Souji Seta is an alternative official name for P4's protagonist, and was the first to be released - it's found in the Persona 4 manga adaptation.
  • Asakawa Hayato is the protagonist's name in the officially licensed Persona 4 stage play adaptation.

Persona 3 Protagonist Name

The orphaned protagonist of Persona 3 begins the tradition now established for the series in general: in the original game he has no discernable canon name, but over the years a number of different canon name options have been established in a range of media. Here they all are:

  • Makoto Yuki is the official name of the P3 protagonist as first established in the animated Persona 3 movie.
  • Minato Arisato is another alternative protagonist name, as found in the official P3 manga.
  • Sakuya Shiomi is another option. P3 actually had a stage play, and in that live-action version of the story in Japan, that's his name. 

Persona 3 doesn't end there, however. In Persona 3 Portable, you can choose to play as a female protagonist. While she's not as fleshed out, she does have one canon name of sorts...

  • Kotone Shiomi is the only existing canon name for the female P3P protagonist. That's her name when she appears in the Persona 3 stage play.

Of course, in Persona 3 FES, in part the protagonist is also Aigis - who has that one canon name.

Persona 2 Protagonist Name

Persona 2 comes in two halves, of course: Persona 2 Innocent Sin and Persona 2 Eternal Punishment. That means two protagonists, with two canon names: Unlike most entries in the series, the lead characters in these games have actual default in-game canon names that players can change rather than a blank field that forces customization.

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  • Tatsuya Suou is the Innocent Sin protagonist's canon name.
  • Maya Amano is the canon protagonist name of the Eternal Punishment lead.

Persona Protagonist Name

The protagonist of the first game in the series, known as Megami Ibunroku Persona in Japan, has a few names he's been known as, mostly focused on those names that first appeared in extracurricular media.: 

  • In most Japanese material around the original game, he's simply referred to as the Boy with an Earring. In the localized English version, he doesn't actually have any piercings, though!
  • In the manga adaptation, he is known as Naoya Toudou, and has the nickname of Naorin.
  • In the official novel, his name is Jihei Suzakuin, but is nicknamed Jay.
  • In the drama audio play, the character is called Yuuya Narumi.
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The Persona series canon names aren’t established during most of the games themselves, as the player is given the option to pick a name from scratch. In the old days of RPGs, a default selection would be pre-entered with players manually deleting it to reinsert their own choice. Persona offers no such option, leaving fans wondering about the Persona canon names. Luckily enough, the multitude of spin-offs and adaptations have eventually provided the answers.

Here are the canon names for all Persona protagonists.

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Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal protagonist name

Joker’s canon name is Ren Amamiya.

This one is slightly controversial, as this initially appeared to be Akira Kurusu based on a Persona 5 manga released shortly after Persona 5’s Japanese release in 2016. Therefore lots of fans ran with the name Akira during their Persona 5 playthroughs.

However, every subsequent appearance has seen Joker’s name either changed to Ren Amamiya or left out altogether, and the canon name of Ren Amamiya is now accepted. This includes various other Manga books, Persona 5 The Animation and some comic adaptations.

Joker has also appeared in numerous other games, including spin-off titles Persona Q2, Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, Persona 5 Strikers and of course Super Smash Bros Ultimate as a DLC character. Again, he is either specifically named Ren Amamiya or referred to as Joker.

Persona 4 protagonist canon name

Persona 4 / Persona 4 Golden protagonist name

The Persona 4 protagonist is named Yu Narukami.

Like Joker, this is another name that switched around a few times in Persona 4’s early days. A Persona 4 manga adaption from 2008 named him Souji Seta, and there’s even a stage adaptation where he takes the name Hayato Asakawa. The canon name Yu Narukami was used in Persona 4 Arena and has been established ever since, with his multiple appearances across various mediums.

Persona 4 has a formidable list of spin-offs which star Yu and the rest of the Investigation Team. These include Persona Q, Persona 4 Arena, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Yu even appears as an optional DLC enemy in Persona 5 Royal, who can be battled in the Velvet Room once unlocked. In many of these, Yu is named and has a fully-formed personality that doesn’t depend on player dialogue choices.

There is also a well-received Persona 4 Animation featuring Yu as the lead, and whilst he has limited dialogue here, it expands on his character a little more.

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Persona 3 / Persona 3 FES / Persona 3 Portable protagonist names

The protagonist for Persona 3 and Persona 3 FES is Makoto Yuki.

Once again the initial Persona 3 manga adaptation had a different name, which was Minato Arisato, but subsequent appearances have confirmed Makoto Yuki as the canon name.

This includes a series of Persona 3 anime movies, along with multiple gaming appearances. Persona 3 doesn’t have quite as many spin-offs as the more recent Persona games, but there are still a handful of occasions where Makoto shows up. He is a main character using his canon name in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight, and he could be selected as the main character in the original Persona Q.

Like Persona 4’s protagonist, Makoto can be battled in the Velvet Room in Persona 5 Royal as part of a DLC battle pack. Personally, I’m still holding out hope for some sort of Persona 3 remaster or remake where we’ll get to experience Makoto’s story once again.

Persona 3 Portable – Female protagonist name

Persona 3 Portable added the neat option of a second protagonist choice, which changed up various aspects of the story along with the social links.

This one is a bit more debatable. The Persona 3 Portable female protagonist appears to have the canon name Kotone Shiomi, which is derived from a Persona 3 stage adaptation.

The only other time she has been named specifically was as Minako Arisato in a comic anthology. The name Kotone Shiomi is far more recent, and the general pattern above is that the earlier name tends to be changed, which is why this is my pick.

She doesn’t have as many other appearances as the other main characters, but Kotone is a playable character in Persona Q2. There have been a few other names banded about such as Hamuko, but these seem to only be fan ideas. With only limited official use of her name so far, perhaps we’ll get a more solid confirmation in future.

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Persona 2: Innocent Sin / Persona 2: Eternal Punishment protagonist names

In the earlier Persona titles, the main characters were named in the traditional fashion – they were given default names that could be deleted and changed by the player.

There are two main characters in Persona 2, with each one taking the lead in distinct instalments of the story.

The main character in Persona 2: Innocent Sin is the male protagonist Tatsuya Suou.

The main character in Persona 2: Eternal Punishment is the female protagonist Maya Amano.

Persona wasn’t such a big deal these days, so these characters have not been granted much inclusion elsewhere. It’s only a small handful of references along with a novel appearance.

Persona 1 / Revelations: Persona protagonist name

Last but not least, the protagonist for the original Persona, released all the way back in 1996 is another silent, unnamed character.

His canon name is not as easy to distinguish, and he is referenced as “The pierced boy” in the Japanese version of Persona or the “Boy with earring” during a cameo in Persona 2.

In the English version of the game, he doesn’t actually have any piercings, which rather undermines these titles. This one isn’t as settled, and he has been named Naoya Toudou, Yuuya Narumi and Jihei Suzakuin in various manga and novel adaptations.

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Do the Persona games have canon romance?

Speaking of canon, debates about the best waifus have raged since release of the most recent games in the series. I’ve seen some suggest that the Lovers Arcana represents the canon romance, and others read into the specific plots of the games to determine the most appropriate love interest for each protagonist.

However, the reality is there is no canon romance option in the Persona games. Each one has a wealth of suitors, allowing players to opt for their favourite – or simply go down the harem route of picking everyone! That’s what I did in Persona 5 Royal anyway…

For some more games that provide romance and relationship options, check out our list of titles I the article below.

Tags: atlus, persona, persona 3, persona 4, persona 5

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I've always thought that it was Minato Arisato, but it says in the movie his name is Makoto Yuki. Which one is generally accepted as correct?

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Originally it was accepted to be Minato Arisato, but officially now, it is Makoto Yuki due to the movie. I still call him Minato, though. I don't like the name Makoto.

"Minato Arisato" was originally his non-canon name in the manga serialization, akin to "Souji Seta." However, "Souji Seta" canonically became "Yu Narukami" in the anime adaptation, and this name was corroborated as canon in P4U.

Indentically, "Minato Arisato" seermingly canonically became "Makoto Yuki" in the film adaptation. However unlike the last time, ATLUS is being inconsistent and seemingly making the non-canon manga name official with the inception of Persona Q. Why? Who knows. Makes no damn sense.

Basically, both are accurate. Though it seems ATLUS may use "Minato Arisato" in the games. "Minato" and "Makoto's" antithetical personalities may have something to do with it, however.

I personally prefer "Makoto Yuki" in both character and name. "Minato Arisato" is too cookie cutter "goody twoshoes" protagonist in the PQ trailers for my tastes.

SlyHobbes posted...

I've always thought that it was Minato Arisato, but it says in the movie his name is Makoto Yuki. Which one is generally accepted as correct?


Well, the answer is "fanwar," but technically speaking... my experience is that the rough majority of FES fans would answer "regardless of the movies, Minato Arisato," as that name has game-relevant connotations and has just been around longer. On the "my canon-fu beats yours" side, it's Makoto Yuki, and you'll see a lot of comparisons to the P4 situation. It's a bit different with FES, as Minato was the MC's name for years before the movies gave the MC a name, and, unlike the P4 anime, the movies haven't hit NA/EU, so there isn't as much conflict -- the guy doesn't have to have an official name, as he's not suddenly being called by one in P4 Arena.

Since Atlus is apparently trolling parts of the fandom (they know their audience...), I don't think there's going to be a definitive answer anytime soon.

I have no proof, but I suspect that part of the reason for the protagonist was renamed for the films was to create an androgynous name -- Makoto Yuki isn't gender-locked. There's never been a name released for Portable players who preferred the female MC, which has led to the fandom name "Minako Arisato," so the film might be giving a nod to the dual-gender conundrum. Maybe. Just as possibly not.

Why would the movie name be more canon than the manga one? They're both adaptations...

While I don't know the canonical status of Q, this still ends up with Minato not only being used twice, but once in a video game, which gives it bonus points if you ask me.

Then of course you could argue that Minato has been around long enough to stick forever. Until he's playable in Persona 4 Arena with a new name or something.

Tukepuikko posted...

Why would the movie name be more canon than the manga one? They're both adaptations...


Because the manga is almost completely divorced from ATLUS, unlike the anime/film adaptations. And as I said already, Yu Narukami was canonized in the animation, so many of us believed "Makoto Yuki" would receive the same treatment.

While I don't know the canonical status of Q, this still ends up with Minato not only being used twice, but once in a video game, which gives it bonus points if you ask me.


Pretty sure PQ is being squeezed into the canon. I am still clinging to the perhaps false hope we can name our protagonists ala P3 and P4 (due to them being silent when playable.) They are named "p3_hero" and "p4_hero" on the website, so that may or may not account for something.


Then of course you could argue that Minato has been around long enough to stick forever.


Egh...not really. "Minato Arisato" is more of a western thing. Japan (where the series is obviously much more renowned) calls him "Kitaro."

Until he's playable in Persona 4 Arena with a new name or something.


Pretty much this.

sora364 posted...

Because the manga is almost completely divorced from ATLUS, unlike the anime/film adaptations. And as I said already, Yu Narukami was canonized in the animation, so many of us believed "Makoto Yuki" would receive the same treatment.

I thought Yu became canon because of the canon sequel, Persona 4 Arena, and not because of Persona 4 The Animation (Though the latter did come first...)

sora364 posted...
Egh...not really. "Minato Arisato" is more of a western thing. Japan (where the series is obviously much more renowned) calls him "Kitaro."

Fair enough.

Where does Kitaro come from, anyway?

I thought Yu became canon because of the canon sequel, Persona 4 Arena, and not because of Persona 4 The Animation (Though the latter did come first...)


I clarified that in my first post:

"However, "Souji Seta" canonically became "Yu Narukami" in the anime adaptation, and this name was corroborated as canon in P4U."

Where does Kitaro come from, anyway?


Google "Gegege no Kitaro." A single glance at the protagonist will certainly answer your question.

sora364 posted...


I clarified that in my first post:

"However, "Souji Seta" canonically became "Yu Narukami" in the anime adaptation, and this name was corroborated as canon in P4U."


Ah. Whoops.

I was just surprised because of some people acting like Makoto is as canon as Yu. Oh well... Going back to Q, Have the protagonists been actually called by their names outside of gameplay (dialogue boxes)? They could have just named the characters for the sake of the trailers. If they don't have set/default names in the final game, the trailer names wouldn't really mean (that) much.

I was just surprised because of some people acting like Makoto is as canon as Yu.


Well in our defense, the entire Yu Narukami naming process: (No Name-->Non Canon Manga Name-->Canon Anime/Game Name) convinced us Makato was uncontested canon. It is surreal when for the first time ever you hear Junpei scream "Makoto!" and Yukari cry out "Yuki-kun!" You are actually listening to an official name in stark contrast to "P3MC" or "Minato", which (at that time) had as much canoncity as "Souji."

Hell, I have not only this 1/8 scale that arrived in packaging reading "Makoto Yuki":

http://myanimeshelf.com/figures/1095841_HappyKuji_Persona_3_the_Movie:_Makoto_Yuki

But all of these (which come with bases, each reading the character names):

http://myanimeshelf.com/upload/dynamic/2013-09/20/pic_persona3_g_big6.jpg

and P3MC's base reads "Makoto Yuki." I own official P3 merchandise that is the first ever to recognize a name (same goes for the "Yu Narukami" merchandise.) All this accounted for, "Makoto Yuki" was infinitely more canon to me than "Minato Arisato" (until PQ, obviously.)

Oh well... Going back to Q, Have the protagonists been actually called by their names outside of gameplay (dialogue boxes)? They could have just named the characters for the sake of the trailers. If they don't have set/default names in the final game, the trailer names wouldn't really mean (that) much.


You see, that's the thing! The only reason I have been keeping tabs with these PQ trailers is to audibly hear a "Minato-kun!" or "Yu-senpai!", but nothing as of yet.

P4U2 will put the nail in the coffin.

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