This article is about the Shadow. For the Arcana, see Hanged Man Arcana.

The Arcana Hanged Man (ハングドマン, Hangudoman)? is a Shadow in Persona 3. It is the twelfth Shadow of the Arcana, which are shadows that are fragments of Death. It is fought at the Moonlight Bridge during the eighth Full Moon Operation on November 3rd, after the Takaya Sakaki and Jin Shirato boss fight.

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Hanged Man

The boss battle in Persona 3.

It resembles a large, muscular human figure that is hung on a cross upside down, with the wires connected by rings resembling halos. The body of the shadow is suspended by piercing its skin. Like other Hanged Man Shadows, its mask is an upside down face.

A gimmick to the Arcana Hanged Man battle is that the shadow is floating in the air on a cross, and there are three statues on the ground. Since the Arcana Hanged Man is in the air, it cannot be attacked, so the party must destroy the three statues which will bring the shadow to the ground. It also knocks the shadow down, leaving it open for an All-Out Attack. While on the ground, the shadow may summon a Devious Maya. After a few turns, it will return to the air. Occasionally, before all three statues are destroyed, the shadow will restore the statues that have been defeated.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Full Moon Boss[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 33
Magic 33
Endurance 33
Agility 33
Luck 33
Hanged Man 54 5500
?
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
- - - - - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Strike Attack Normal attack using the Strike attribute.
God's Hand Deals severe Strike damage to one foe.
Akasha Arts Deals heavy Strike damage 1x to 2x to all foes.
Summon Resummons three statues or summons a Devious Maya
Armed & Ready Sacrifices a Devious Maya to deal heavy Almighty damage to all foes.

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 28
Magic 28
Endurance 28
Agility 28
Luck 28
Hanged Man 48 250
?
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
- - - Null - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Slash Attack Normal attack using the Slash attribute.
Agilao Deals medium Fire damage to one foe.

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 28
Magic 28
Endurance 28
Agility 28
Luck 28
Hanged Man 48 250
?
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
- - - - Null - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Slash Attack Normal attack using the Slash attribute.
Bufula Deals medium Ice damage / Freezes one foe. (10% chance)

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 28
Magic 28
Endurance 28
Agility 28
Luck 28
Hanged Man 48 250
?
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
- - - - - Null - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Slash Attack Normal attack using the Slash attribute.
Zionga Deals medium Elec damage / Shocks one foe. (10% chance)

Vision Quest (Portable)[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
Hanged Man 95 18000
??
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
- - - - - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Strike Attack Normal attack using the Strike attribute.
God's Hand Deals severe Strike damage to one foe.
Akasha Arts Deals heavy Strike damage 1x to 2x to all foes.
Summon Resummons three statues or summons a Devious Maya
Armed & Ready Sacrifices a Devious Maya to deal heavy Almighty damage to all foes.

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
Hanged Man 90 999
999
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
- - - Null - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Slash Attack Normal attack using the Slash attribute.
Agidyne Deals heavy Fire damage to one foe.
Fire Amp Greatly strengthens Fire attacks by 50%.

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
Hanged Man 90 999
999
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
- - - - Null - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Slash Attack Normal attack using the Slash attribute.
Bufudyne Deals heavy Ice damage / Freezes one foe. (10% chance)
Ice Amp Greatly strengthens Ice attacks by 50%.

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
Hanged Man 90 999
999
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
- - - - - Null - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Slash Attack Normal attack using the Slash attribute.
Ziodyne Deals heavy Elec damage / Shocks one foe. (10% chance)
Elec Amp Greatly strengthens Elec attacks by 50%.

Meaning[edit | edit source]

As with all shadows that appear during the Full Moon, it represents the inverse values of its respective Tarot Card. The Hanged Man Arcana can represent ultimate altruism and the self-sacrifice one must make in order to save or redeem another, all in the name of greater good. The shadow is in the air, for it refuses to help others, preferring to remain egotistical and selfish. Its self-serving attitude is also shown in its Armed & Ready attack, which sacrifices an ally, particularly A Devious Maya, to attack the Shadow's enemies. It has no compassion towards those who need it.

In Tarot readings, the upright Hanged Man can refer to a deep reflection over one's upcoming actions, to not rush towards them and thus to succeed in these actions. The reverse Hanged Man means that one cannot make any decision and go forward in life. This can be represented by the Shadow remaining in the air and not making any important decision if not taken down.

The number three is a sacred number. Its three statues might represent the attachment or detachment from idols and the physical world by the being, yet it might also be an allusion to messianic professions involving the number three and its symbolism. They also strongly resemble Mary, adding to the game's Biblical and Christian symbolism. Takaya Sakaki is often viewed as symbolic of Jesus, an anti-Jesus or a false messiah, and Takaya is thought to be "killed" just before the boss battle, so the statues resembling Mary may relate to this.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

 
HangedManManga.png
In manga
 
P3M Arcana Hang Man's full appearance.PNG
Arcana Hanged Man in Persona 3 The Movie
 
P3M Arcana Hang Man.png
The statues in Persona 3 The Movie


P3 Bosses
Guardians Venus Eagle (3) - Dancing Hand (3) - Rampage Drive - Crying Table (3) - Change Relic - Golden Beetle (3) - Intrepid Knight - Furious Gigas (3) - Fanatic Tower - Magical Magus (3) - Natural Dancer - Arcane Turret (3) - Sleeping Table - Hell Knight (3) - Mythical Gigas - Judgement Sword (3) - Stasis Giant (3) - Phantom King - Royal Dancer (3) - Reckoning Dice - Noble Seeker (3) - Carnal Snake (3) - World Balance - Fierce Cyclops (3) - Jotun of Grief
Arcana Arcana Priestess - Arcana Emperor and Arcana Empress - Arcana Hierophant - Arcana Lovers - Arcana Chariot and Arcana Justice - Arcana Hermit - Arcana Fortune and Arcana Strength - Arcana Hanged Man - Death
Other Takaya Sakaki and Hypnos - Jin Shirato and Moros - Chidori Yoshino and Medea - Reaper - Elizabeth
P3P Exclusive Theodore - Margaret
P3 FES Bosses
Guardians Immortal Gigas + Visceral Maya (3) - Brilliant Cyclops - Death Castle + El Dorado Beast (2) - Harem Dancer + Merciless Maya (2) - Judgement Sword + Ice Raven + Brave Wheel - Primitive Idol + Shouting Tiara + Wrathful Book - Wondrous Magus + Crying Table + Cowardly Maya - Neo Minotaur - Spastic Turret + Slaughter Drive (2) - Conceited Maya - Rebellious Cyclops + Acheron Seeker (2) - Tenjin Musha + Kaiden Musha + Onnen Musha
Other Metis and Psyche - ??? - Akihiko Sanada and Caesar + Ken Amada and Kala-Nemi - Junpei Iori and Trismegistus + Koromaru and Cerberus - Yukari Takeba and Isis + Mitsuru Kirijo and Artemisia - Erebus
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 "Burn My Dread" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Want To Be Close" - "When the Moon Reaches for the Stars" - "Iwatodai Dorm" - "Mass Destruction" - "Deep Breath Deep Breath" - "Deep Mentality" - "Changing Seasons" - "Current Net Price Tanaka" - "Battle Hymn of the Soul" - "Kimi no Kioku" - "P3 FES" - "Mass Destruction -P3fes version-" - "Heartful Cry" - "Brand New Days" - "Soul Phrase" - "A Way of Life" - "Time" - "Wiping All Out" - "More Than One Heart" - "Fate is In Our Hands" - "One Single Word" - "One Hand, One Heartbeat" - "One Determination" - "Sound of the Beast" - "Storm for a Butterfly" - "Light in Starless Sky" - "My Testimony" - "Self Redemption"
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 The Movie - The Movie: Escape from the Dark Hour - the Weird Masquerade: -Ao no Kakusei- / -Gunjou no Meikyuu- / -Souen no Kesshou- / -Ai no Seiyaku- / -Hekikuu no Kanata e- - Persona Stalker Club - 「PERSORA AWARDS」 - PERSORA AWARDS 2 - Persora -The Golden Best-
Drama CDs 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
Publications Manga - Shadow Cry - Owari no Kakera - Alternative Heart - Velvet Blue - Persona Magazine
Mobile Games The Night Before - Social - Escape - Illust Puzzle - Broken Shadow - Aegis: The First Mission - Qix - Chaining Soul - Em
Events Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012 - Music Fes 2013 - Music Box 2014 - Super Live 2015 - Livehouse Tour 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019
Miscellaneous Merchandise
Major Arcana
0. Fool Arcana - I. Magician Arcana - 1(E). Councillor Arcana - II. Priestess Arcana - III. Empress Arcana - IV. Emperor Arcana - V. Hierophant Arcana - V(T). Priest Arcana - VI. Lovers Arcana - VII. Chariot Arcana - VIII. Strength Arcana/Justice Arcana - IX. Hermit Arcana - X. Fortune Arcana - XI. Justice Arcana/Strength Arcana - XI(T). Hunger Arcana - XII. Hanged Man Arcana - XIII. Death Arcana - XIV. Temperance Arcana - XV. Devil Arcana - XVI. Tower Arcana - XVII. Star Arcana - XVIII. Moon Arcana - XIX. Sun Arcana - XX. Judgement Arcana - XX(T). Aeon Arcana - XXI. World Arcana - XXI(T). Universe Arcana - (VS) Faith Arcana - (VS) Hope Arcana
Minor Arcana
Suit of Coins - Suit of Cups - Suit of Swords - Suit of Wands
Shadow Arcana
I. Arcana Magician - II. Arcana Priestess - III. Arcana Empress - IV. Arcana Emperor - V. Arcana Hierophant - VI. Arcana Lovers - VII. Arcana Chariot - VIII. Arcana Justice - IX. Arcana Hermit - X. Arcana Fortune - XI. Arcana Strength - XII. Arcana Hanged Man - XIII. Death
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