"A machine is created for a purpose. Mine is to defeat you, I exist for nothing else."
—Aigis, Persona 3

The Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapon (対シャドウ特別制圧兵装, Tai shadou tokubetsu seiatsu heisou)? is a type of android and Persona user that appears in the Persona series.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Profile[edit | edit source]

The Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapons were constructed by the Kirijo Group as a part of their experiments on Shadows, created to wield a Persona and do battle with Shadows.

Persona 3[edit | edit source]

Aigis is the only Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapon that appears in Persona 3. Shuji Ikutsuki states that Aigis is the only one left. It is stated that the Anti-Shadow Weapons were crafted in the shape of a human so that they would develop a human ego and gain the ability to wield a Persona. The personality module, which generates the personality, ego, and power of the Anti-Shadow Weapon, contains two equally-sized Plumes of Dusk crossed into a butterfly shape called a Papillon Heart.

The Answer[edit | edit source]

Metis appears as the sister unit of Aigis. It is later revealed that she isn't an Anti-Shadow weapon at all, but the manifestation of the emotions that Aigis discarded after the death of the protagonist.

Persona 4 Arena[edit | edit source]

Aigis and Labrys are playable characters in Persona 4 Arena. It is revealed in Persona 4 Arena that the Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapons were created and tested on Yakushima, and were given "souls" by having a Plume of Dusk implanted within their personality modules. Due to lacking the technology to create a personality from scratch at the beginning of the project, the generations of Anti-Shadow Weapons prior to generation seven had their personalities based on the personality of a girl who allowed herself to be used in the experiments in order to be useful despite her illness.

In order to gather test data to develop later generations, the earlier generations of Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapons were made to fight not against Shadows, but against each other. After their destruction, the memories of the units are transferred to the surviving unit, a practice that would continue even after the later generations of Anti-Shadow Weapons moved on to fight against actual Shadows.

Persona x Detective Naoto[edit | edit source]

This light novel reveals Genesis, the final Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapon developed by the Kirijo Group and designed by Yuri Kurogami under the supervision of Tetsuma Tsuge as a countermeasure against the seventh generation. His development was realized in secret, which is why Shuji Ikutsuki did not know about him.

Known Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapons[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As stated by Aigis in Persona 4 Arena, Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapons are not able to consume food or drinks due to the fact that they don't have that function built in them.
  • While she is not technically an Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapon, Sousei Kurogami (Genesis) does have a "sister" named Ai Kurogami who is a humanoid robot similar in appearance to other Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapons.


Characters
Playable Male Protagonist - Female Protagonist - Yukari Takeba - Junpei Iori - Akihiko Sanada - Mitsuru Kirijo - Fuuka Yamagishi - Aigis - Koromaru - Ken Amada - Shinjiro Aragaki - Metis
Social Link Kenji Tomochika - Hidetoshi Odagiri - Bunkichi and Mitsuko - Kazushi Miyamoto - Chihiro Fushimi - Isako Toriumi - Keisuke Hiraga - Yuko Nishiwaki - Maiko Oohashi - Pharos - Bebe - President Tanaka - Mutatsu - Mamoru Hayase - Nozomi Suemitsu - Akinari Kamiki - Rio Iwasaki - Saori Hasegawa - Ryoji Mochizuki
Major Igor - Elizabeth - Theodore - Shuji Ikutsuki - Officer Kurosawa - Takaya Sakaki - Jin Shirato - Chidori Yoshino - Takeharu Kirijo - Kouetsu Kirijo - Eiichiro Takeba - Natsuki Moriyama - Nyx - Erebus - Margaret
Minor Kiyoshi Sakuma - Mr. Edogawa - Mr. Ekoda - Ms. Miyahara - Mrs. Terauchi - Kikuno Saikawa - Yuu Kimijima - Souta Aizawa - Kyouka Sayama
Cameo Yukiko Amagi - Noriko Kashiwagi - Man Drinking Alone
Location
Port Island Gekkoukan High School - Paulownia Mall - Iwatodai Station - Port Island Station - Naganaki Shrine - Dorm - Moonlight Bridge - Velvet Room
Tartarus Blocks: Thebel - Arqa - Yabbashah - Tziah - Harabah - Adamah - Monad Depths
Abyss of Time Malebolge - Cocytus - Caina - Antenora - Ptolomea - Judecca - Empyrean
Other Kyoto
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (JP / US / FES / Portable) - Bonus CD - Burn My Dread -Reincarnation- - Spring of Birth OST - Midsummer Knight's Dream OST - Falling Down OST - Winter Of Rebirth OST - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Aria of the Soul" - "Burn My Dread" - "Changing Seasons" - "Kimi no Kioku" - "Mass Destruction" - "Want To Be Close" - "Iwatodai Dorm" - "When the Moon Reaches for the Stars" - "Deep Breath Deep Breath" - "P3 FES" - "Mass Destruction -P3fes version-" - "Current Net Price Tanaka" - "Brand New Days" - "Soul Phrase" - "A Way of Life" - "Time" - "Wiping All Out" - "Heartful Cry" - "More Than One Heart" - "Fate is In Our Hands" - "Light in Starless Sky" - "My Testimony" - "Self Redemption" - "One Determination"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Prime / Ultimate) - Persona User - Shadow - Wild Card - Evoker - Tactics - All-Out Attack - Shuffle Time - Dark Hour - Moon Phase System - Full Moon Operations - SEES - Kirijo Group - Nanjo Group - Strega - Artificial Persona User - Suppressants - Apathy Syndrome - The Fall - Death - Who's Who - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R - Plume of Dusk - Daily Life
Lists Arcana - Personas (P3 - FES - P) - Shadows - Bosses (P3 - FES) - Skills - Items (Heart Items) - Status Effects - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities - Elizabeth's Requests - Activities - Calendar
Other Media
Games FES - Portable - Dancing in Moonlight
Productions Movie - A Certain Day of Summer - Daylight / Moonlight - Character Drama CD Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 / Vol. 3 / Vol. 4 / Vol. 5 - New Moon / Full Moon - Portable Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 - the Weird Masquerade -Ao no Kakusei- / -Gunjou no Meikyuu- / -Souen no Kesshou- / Chapter 4: Ai no Seiyaku/Final Chapter: Hekikuu no Kanata e/ Escape From the Dark Hour
Publications Manga - Shadow Cry - Owari no Kakera - Alternative Heart - Velvet Blue
Mobile Games The Night Before - Social - Escape - Illust Puzzle - Broken Shadow - Aegis: The First Mission - Qix - Chaining Soul - Em
Concerts Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012 - Music Fes 2013 - Music Box 2014 - Super Live 2015
Ultimax - Manga (Arena) - Manga (Ultimax) - Stageplay (Arena) - Stageplay (Ultimax)
Characters
Playable Arena Yu Narukami (Izanagi - Regular / Izanagi-no-Okami - Instant Kill) - Yosuke Hanamura (Jiraiya) - Chie Satonaka (Tomoe) - Yukiko Amagi (Konohana Sakuya) - Kanji Tatsumi (Take-Mikazuchi) - Naoto Shirogane (Sukuna-Hikona) - Teddie (Kintoki-Douji) - Aigis (Pallas Athena - Regular / Palladion - Instant Kill) - Mitsuru Kirijo (Artemisia) - Akihiko Sanada (Caesar) - Elizabeth (Thanatos) - Labrys (Ariadne) - Shadow Labrys (Asterius)
Playable Ultimax Yukari Takeba (Isis) - Junpei Iori (Trismegistus) - Sho Minazuki (Tsukiyomi) - Rise Kujikawa (Himiko) - Ken Amada & Koromaru (Kala-Nemi & Cerberus) - Tohru Adachi (Magatsu-Izanagi) - Marie (Kaguya-Hime) - Margaret (Yoshitsune - Cu Chulain - Ardha - Regular/ Helel - Instant Kill)
Non-Playable Unit #024 - Igor - Theodore - Nanako Dojima - Ryotaro Dojima - Detective Kurosawa - Fuuka Yamagishi - Eri Minami - Yuuta Minami - Malevolent Entity - Erebus - Kikuno Saikawa - Shuji Ikutsuki - Minoru Inoue
Locations
Inaba Midnight Channel - Velvet Room - Yasogami High School - Tartarus
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Arena / Ultimax) - Original Arrange Soundtrack
Songs "Best Friends" - "Now I Know" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Reach Out To The Truth" - "Mass Destruction" - "Break Out Of..." - "Today"
Archives
Terminology Dark Hour - Evoker - Midnight Channel - P-1 Grand Prix - Persona - Persona User - Plume of Dusk - Shadow - Shadow Self - Shadow Operatives - Investigation Team - Wild Card - Persona Fragments - Red Fog
Lists Status Changes - Trophies (Arena / Ultimax) - Skills
Productions The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena Stageplay - Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Stageplay
Characters
Playable - P3 P3 hero - Yukari Takeba - Junpei Iori - Akihiko Sanada - Mitsuru Kirijo - Fuuka Yamagishi - Aigis - Koromaru - Ken Amada - Shinjiro Aragaki
Playable - P4 P4 hero - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Yukiko Amagi - Kanji Tatsumi - Rise Kujikawa - Teddie - Naoto Shirogane
Playable - PQ Rei & Zen
Non-playable Elizabeth - Margaret - Theodore - Marie - Nanako Dojima - Queen of Hearts - Merciful Clergyman - Kind Doctor - Best Friend - Clockwork God - Chronos - Zeus
Locations
Origin Tartarus - Yasogami High School
Main Hub Handcrafted Workshop - Nurse's Office - Velvet Room
Labyrinths You in Wonderland - Group Date Cafe - Evil Spirit Club - Inaba Pride Exhibit - Clock Tower
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack - Sound of the Labyrinth
Songs "Maze of Life" - "Light the Fire Up in the Night" - "Laser Beam" - "Changing Me"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Sub-Persona) - Persona user - Velvet Room - Fusion (Sacrificial Fusion) - Shadow (F.O.E) - Wild Card - Dark Hour - Evoker - Boost - Power Spot - Skill Card - SEES - Investigation Team - Cut-in - All-Out Attack
Lists Arcana - Personas - Shadows - Bosses - Skills (Skill Cards) - Items - Ailments - Requests - Patches and Updates
Other Media
Manga -Roundabout- - Side:P3 - Side:P4
Productions Escape From Persona Q: Cyber Labyrinth - Official Visual Material
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