This article is about the Shadow. For the Arcana, see Magician Arcana.
Arcana Magician Persona 3

Arcana Magician as it appears in Persona 3

The Arcana Magician (マジシャン?) is a Shadow which appears in Persona 3. It is fought on the first Full Moon Operation on April 9th.



Persona 3Edit

Persona 3 FES The Journey Full Moon Magician

Persona 3 FES The Journey Full Moon Magician

The first full moon Dark Hour.

The Arcana Magician is the first of the Arcana Shadows, 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.

Persona 3 Movie 6 - Persona English

Persona 3 Movie 6 - Persona English

The Shadow appears.

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.


Arcana Magician P3P
Arcana Magician as it appears in Persona 3 Portable
Arcana Magician as it appears in the Persona 3 Manga
Arcana Magician
Magician's design in Spring of Birth
P3M concept art of Magician Arcana
Arcana Magician's Persona 3 The Movie concept design
Shadow Magician in P3 Movie
Arcana Magician in Persona 3 The Movie
PQ side P3 Arcana Magician cameo
Arcana Magician makes a cameo appearance in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Side P3

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