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"The real Phantom Thieves... would never hurt me... The real Phantom Thieves... are my friends!"
—Shadow Akane before fighting the Phantom Thieves, Persona 5 Strikers

Akane's Joker is a boss in Persona 5 Strikers.



Akane's Joker, and the other Phantom Thieves, look like their respective normal counterparts in their Phantom Thief attire, but their color scheme is entirely black. They also have golden eyes and vivid red-orange hair (in Morgana's case, his scarf is red-orange instead).


Persona 5 Strikers

Akane's Joker is the cognitive version of the protagonist created by Shadow Akane Hasegawa to fight against the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Due to her paranoia, resentment and sense of betrayal she feels towards her idols, she believes her Joker and the cognitive versions of the Thieves she created are the real ones. She snaps out of it and calms down when they're defeated.

The protagonist is required to defeat this cognitive copy alone in order to advance to complete the Jail. Unlike most boss fights, due to the protagonist being the only available party member during that time, his defeat will result in an automatic game over.


  • HP is from the game's normal difficulty
  • Warning: Akane's Joker can execute any of these attacks in extremely quick succession and can follow up on the protagonist if he is Downed, allowing it to often combo and stunlock the protagonist to death. It also moves and attacks at the same speed as the protagonist himself. Take advantage of the ability to use healing items at any time, even while Downed, and outlast the devastating combo attacks.
  • Rakukaja can help prevent the stunlocking, however it will not help interrupt their combos.
  • When Akane's Joker is not in the middle of an attack, it has a tendency to dodge attacks, though it seemingly has a hard time doing so for Persona skills.
  • Two times during the battle, the protagonist and Akane's Joker will lock blades in a standoff. Simply press the attack button 20 times to not only win the standoff and deal major damage, but also instantly stagger Akane's Joker, leaving an opportunity for a 1 More follow-up attack.
  • Akane's Joker is vulnerable to Technical damage. A few scooters parked in the boss room can inflict Burn on it if they are destroyed, allowing Wind or Nuclear Technical damage, which is invaluable as Akane's Joker has no weaknesses.

Arcana Level HP Stagger Gauge
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
- ?? 7200
EXP Yen Battle Drop Negotiation Items
- - - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Slash Attack Attacks Joker with its knife.
Gun Shot Attacks Joker with its revolver.
Spinning Move Spins on one of the red lantern posts inside the boss room.
May counter with its Gun if Joker is far away enough.



  • Akane's Joker is the only major boss in Strikers that is not available for rematch via one of Lavenza's quests.
  • Akane's Joker is the only major boss in the game with no weaknesses.

Playable Protagonist - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Sophia - Zenkichi Hasegawa
Major Targets Alice Hiiragi - Ango Natsume - Mariko Hyodo - Akane Hasegawa - Akira Konoe - Kuon Ichinose - EMMA / False God Demiurge
Other Lavenza - Sojiro Sakura - Miyako Kaburagi - Shuzo Ubukata‎‎ - Jyun Owada - Aoi Hasegawa - Sae Niijima - Akane's Joker
Japan Yongen-Jaya (Café Leblanc) - Shibuya - Sendai - Sapporo - Okinawa - Kyoto - Osaka - Tokyo (Tokyo Tower)
Akasaka Mitsuke - Aoyama-Itchome (Shujin Academy) - Ogikubo - Fukuoka - Yokohama
Jail Shibuya Jail - Sendai Jail - Sapporo Jail - Okinawa Jail - Kyoto Jail - Osaka Jail - Jail of the Abyss - Tree of Knowledge
Other Velvet Room
Albums Original Soundtrack
Songs "You Are Stronger" - "Daredevil" - "Life Will Change" - "What You Wish For" - "Axe to Grind" - "Counter Strike" - "Beneath the Mask" - "Last Surprise" - "Rivers in the Desert" - "Towards a Dream"
Archives & Terminology
Story Persona - Persona User - Shadow - Shadow Self (Monarch) - Treasure Demon - I am thou - Cognition - P. A. D. - Metaverse - Metaverse Navigator - Mask - Wild Card - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Madicce - Antisocial Force - Police - Calling Card - Change of Heart - General Public - Seven Deadly Sins - Zephyrman
Summer Trip Calendar - Yen - Cooking - Hideout - Shrine
Vendors Shops - Vending Machines - Sophia's Shop - Big Bang Burger
Phantom Life Requests - Third Eye - Security Level - Shadows - Bosses - Lock Keeper - Dire Shadows
Battle Items - Skills - Combo Attacks - Master Arts - Party - Battle Stats - Damage - Accuracy - Experience - Level - Difficulty - Status Changes - Element - Navigator - Party Switch - Baton Pass - One More - Critical - Technical - Follow Up - Protect - Harisen Recovery - Endure - Cut-in - All-Out Attack - Showtime - BOND - Game Over
Velvet Room List of Personas - Fusion - Arcana - Persona Points
System Trophies - Patches and Updates - New Game Plus - Cutscenes
Corporate Atlus Co., Ltd. - Koei Tecmo Games Co., Ltd. - Omega Force
Personnel Daisuke Kaneda - Shigenori Soejima - Atsushi Kitajoh - Lyn Inaizumi - Lotus Juice
Other Media
Events Persona Super Live 2019
Miscellaneous Merchandise
Storyline Mad Rabbit Alice - Nightmare Dragon Ango - Snow Empress Mariko - Akane's Joker - Akira the Hero - Kuon Ichinose (Sophia - Hecantoncheires) - False God Demiurge (EMMA)
Sub Bicorn - Pixie - Archangel - Silky - Mokoi - Succubus - Jack O' Lantern - High Pixie - Lamia - Orthrus - Eligor - Pisaca - Jack Frost - Lilim - Mothman - Setanta - Mithras - Kaiwan - Principality - Shiisaa - Hecantoncheires - Okuninushi - Neko Shogun - Kurama Tengu - Ganesha - Naga - Sarasvati - Valkyrie - Fortuna - Raja Naga - Norn - Thor - Bugs - Mot - Abaddon - Kali & Dominion - Metatron
Dire Shadows Bugs - Raja Naga - Lilith - Nebiros - Yatagarasu - Eligor - Mithras - Archangel
Lock Keeper School Bully - Natsume's Editor - Callous City Employee/Councilman - Warden - Konoe's Father
Requests Seth - Cerberus - King Frost - Black Frost - Siegfried - Mara - Metatron - Reaper