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"I might be terrible at talking to those younger to me, but that doesn't matter!"
Akihiko talking to Arche-Polydeuces
Arche-Polydeuces (アルゲー・ポリデュークス, Arugē-Poridyūkusu)? is a boss in Persona 3 Em and the Arche form of Akihiko Sanada's initial Persona Polydeuces.

AppearancesEdit

DesignEdit

Arche-Polydeuces appears in battle without a Persona User, and takes the form of Polydeuces.

MeaningEdit

The Arche persona symbolizes a part of a person that they do not fully understand and that is difficult for them to accept, similar to the function of shadows in Persona 4.

From dialogue it appears that the cause of Akihiko's Arche is his place in the group and an apparent dogma for friends in his past. Akihiko feels distant to those younger than him and that causes him to feel inadequate. Accordingly, the pre-battle dialogue options are "I don’t know what to say" and "You are enough".

The stats of Arche-Polydeuces mirror those of Polydeuces, which also symbolizes its shadowy, opposite nature.

StatsEdit

Arcana Level
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
Emperor ?
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
Resist - Resist - Absorb - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Mazionga Deals medium Elec damage / Shocks all foes. (8% chance)
Sonic Punch Deals light Strike damage to one foe.
Matarunda Decreases all foes' Attack.
Maziodyne Deals heavy Elec damage / Shocks all foes. (8% chance)
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