"You made me wait quite a while. You seek power, correct? Then let us form a pact. Since your name has been disgraced already, why not hoist the flag and wreak havoc...? The "other you" who exists within desires it thus...I am thou, thou art I...There is no turning back...The skull of rebellion is your flag henceforth!"
—Captain Kidd, Persona 5
Captain Kidd (キャプテン・キッド, Kyaputen Kiddo)? is a Persona in Persona 5.
"A 17th century privateer who eventually became a world-renowned pirate. At his execution, he declared he had a hidden treasure, leaving behind many legends."
—Persona 5 compendium
William Kidd was a Scottish pirate and privateer in the 17th century. His early career was spent in the Carribean, where he aided the besieged English colony of Nevis by ransacking the attacking French. In recognition of his actions, the King of England awarded him a letter of marque, granting him legal protection so long as he remained loyal. However, during a voyage to the Indian Ocean, his crew plundered a neutral ship without his knowledge, branding him an outlaw once more. Eventually, he was captured and sent to London, where he was tried and executed.
As time went on, Kidd's reputation as a pirate became the stuff of legends and folklore, with many tall tales being told about his adventures, most famously involving him burying plundered treasure to protect it from his greedy associates.
Captain Kidd is the Initial Persona of Ryuji Sakamoto. Shujin Academy Library has a book based on him called "Pirate Legend" that boosts guts. Captain Kidd specialiazes in Physical and Electricity Attacks, allowing him to follow up strikes at an enemy's weakness with punishing Physical attacks, especially if Charge is used prior. Captain Kidd’s final skill is God’s Hand, which is the strongest single target physical attack in the game, dealing a ludicrous amount of damage if Charge is used prior.
Light Electric damage to 1 foe. Rare chance of Shock.
Light Physical damage to 1 foe.
Buff attack power of 1 ally for 3 turns.
Medium Physical damage to 1 foe. Medium chance of Forget.
Increase critical rate when being ambushed.
Light Physical damage to all foes 1x to 3x.
Light Electric damage to all foes. Rare chance of Shock.
Medium Physical damage to all foes. Low chance of Despair.
Heavy Physical damage to 1 foe.
Medium Electric damage to 1 foe. Rare chance of Shock.
Light Physical damage to all foes 3x to 4x.
Enhance chance of inflicting Shock status.
Suppress innate Electric resistance of all foes for 3 turns.
Medium Electric damage to all foes. Rare chance of Shock.
Medium Physical damage to all foes 1x to 2x.
Strengthen Electric attacks by 25%.
Severe Physical damage to 1 foe.
Heavy Electric damage to 1 foe. Rare chance of Shock.
Buff party attack power for 3 turns.
Next physical attack inflicts 2.5x damage.
Heavy Electric damage to all foes. Rare chance of Shock.
Medium Physical damage to all foes 1x to 3x.
Colossal Physical damage to 1 foe.
Ryuji's Persona, Captain Kidd
Captain Kidd attacking
Captain Kidd as he appears in Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers
Captain Kidd as he appears in the manga adaptation
Captain Kidd as he appears in Persona 5 The Animation
Character art of Captain Kidd in Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers
In an early concept of Captain Kidd, he appeared somewhat restrained in what appears to be a gibbet cage, which is a reference to William Kidd's body being gibbeted for three years after being hanged for piracy.