- Persona 3 / FES / Portable: Shadow Arcana
- Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Side:P3: Cameo
It is the first of the Arcana, Shadows that are fragments of Death. It becomes aggressive and injures Akihiko Sanada during the full moon on April 9th. Akihiko flees to the Dorm with The Magician following him. Mitsuru Kirijo and Akihiko prepare to fight it when it arrives, but it climbs up the side of the building, attracted to the protagonist.
On the roof, Yukari Takeba attempts to deter the monster with her Evoker, but her fear prevents her. Using Yukari's Evoker, the protagonist summons his Persona, Orpheus, but Death emerges from it and destroys the attacking Arcana Magician.
The Magician is the only Shadow Arcana to not appear as a boss fight. It only appears and is destroyed in an animated cutscene.
As with all Shadows appearing on Full Moon nights, it represents the inverse values of its respective tarot card. The Magician Arcana represents concentration, resourcefulness, action, and creativity. The Shadow has no face to wear its mask, and as an extension, no head to guide its actions. Composed entirely of arms and hands, the Arcana Shadow has no purpose other than the relentless desire to manipulate the world around it. Aside from holding more power, it is no better than any other Shadow, mindlessly dogging Akihiko to the dormitory even as he ran away. The Shadow's full potential remains unrealized as it has no reason to direct its efforts towards enlightenment.
|0. Fool Arcana - I. Magician Arcana - II. Priestess Arcana - III. Empress Arcana - IV. Emperor Arcana - V. Hierophant 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|
|Suit of Coins - Suit of Cups - Suit of Swords - Suit of Wands|
|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|