This article is about the Arcana. For the Shadow, see Arcana Hanged Man.
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The Hanged Man Arcana (刑死者, Keishisha)? or (吊された男, Tsurusareta Otoko)?, often shortened to just the "Hanged," is a recurring Arcana in the Persona series.

Overview[edit | edit source]

"The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
In the face of disaster lies the opportunity for renewal."
—Nyx Avatar, Persona 3

Portrayed as a man hanging upside-down from one leg with his other leg crossing it, forming a "4"; the Hanged Man Arcana is associated with self-sacrifice for the sake of enlightenment, the bindings that makes one free, paradoxes and hanging between heaven and earth. In Tarot readings, this card's appearance can be seen as an advice to take the time necessary to reflect over one's upcoming actions.

Personas of the Hanged Man Arcana are commonly Personas excelling in survivability. Hanged Man Personas are typically mythological figures that exist between two different forces, or find themselves in transition. They are also sometimes martyr figures.

Hanged Man characters are sometimes self-sacrificial, but are more often notable for being caught between two different extremes, parties or stages in life.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

List of Personas[edit | edit source]

Megami Ibunroku Persona[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
PSP Revelations
Barbatos Jester 59

Persona 2[edit | edit source]

Innocent Sin[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Shax 17
Kabandha 25
Barbatos 41
Adramelech 57

Eternal Punishment[edit | edit source]

The Hanged Man Arcana is represented by Baofu.

Persona Level
Odysseus 6 (Initial Persona of Baofu)
Shax 17
Kabanda 24
Barbatos 41
Adramelech 57
Prometheus * 61 (ultimate Persona of Baofu)
Azazel * 90

Persona 3[edit | edit source]

The Hanged Man Arcana Social Link is represented by Maiko, an elementary school student. The protagonist can find her at Naganaki Shrine, and upon meeting her, she requests the protagonist to buy her Takoyaki. After buying her Takoyaki, Maiko would then request the protagonist to bring her something to drink, in which the protagonist must then purchase the soft drink Mad Bull, available only in the dorm. Upon completing the prerequisites, Maiko would then create the Hanged Man Arcana Social Link with the protagonist.

Through the protagonist's interaction with Maiko, he helps her in easing her dilemma of facing the divorce of her parents. The Hanged Man Arcana is also one of the few Arcana which are connected to the other Social Links; Should the protagonist advance the Hanged Man Arcana Social Link to a certain point, the Sun Arcana Social Link will be available.

Completing the Social Link bestows the protagonist the ultimate form of the Hanged Man Arcana, Attis, the god of rebirth.

The Hanged Man is also the Arcana of Chidori Yoshino, part of the Strega trio.

Persona Level
Medea Persona of Chidori Yoshino
Inugami 10
Take-Minakata 21
Orthrus 28
Vasuki 38
Ubelluris 48
Attis 58

FES / Portable[edit | edit source]

The Hanged Man Arcana remains relatively the same as its predecessor. However, two exclusive Personas, Hecatoncheires and Hell Biker were added to the Hanged Man Arcana repertoire.

Persona Level
Medea Persona of Chidori Yoshino
Inugami 10
Take-Minakata 21
Orthrus 28
Vasuki 38
Ubelluris 48
Hecatoncheires 54
Hell Biker 60
Attis 67

Persona 4[edit | edit source]

"I... I thought there was no point to my existence. But I was really happy... that there was someone out there who would actually devote time to me."
—Naoki Konishi

The Hanged Man Arcana Social Link is represented by Naoki Konishi, a student enrolling the same high school as the protagonist, Yasogami High School. The protagonist can create the Social Link after an event. However, prior to creating the Social Link, the protagonist must also answer several of Naoki's questions correctly.

Through the protagonist's interaction with Naoki, he comforts Naoki and helps him to get over his grief and self-hatred towards his sister's death. Upon completing the Social Link, the Hanged Man Arcana will bestow the protagonist its ultimate form, Attis, the God of Sacrifice.

Persona Level
Berith 15
Ikusa 22
Makami 27
Orthrus 39
Yatsufusa 49
Taowu 56
Hell Biker 66
Vasuki 71
Attis 82

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Koropokkur 2
Berith 15
Ikusa 22
Orthrus 36
Yatsufusa 45
Hell Biker 51
Vasuki 63
Attis 74

Persona 5[edit | edit source]

The Hanged Man Arcana is represented by the Confidant with Munehisa Iwai, which ranks up as the protagonist completes his tasks. This Confidant unlocks new equipment, a discount on his items and equipment customization as it ranks up.

Through the protagonist's interactions, Iwai comes to terms with his criminal past, and learns to open up to his adopted son, Kaoru. Completing the Hanged Man Arcana Confidant also bestows the ultimate form of the Arcana, Attis.

Persona Level
Hua Po 9
Inugami 14
Orthrus 21
Take-Minakata 29
Emperor's Amulet 35
Hecatoncheires 42
Moloch 60
Vasuki 68
Attis 82

Royal[edit | edit source]

In Persona 5 Royal, the Hanged Man Arcana's Persona selection has been adjusted with the addition of Jatayu from the Tower Arcana, removal of Vasuki to the Star Arcana and the addition of Macabre.

Persona Level
Hua Po 9
Inugami 14
Orthrus 21
Take-Minakata 26
Emperor's Amulet 35
Hecatoncheires 42
Jatayu 51
Moloch 60
Macabre 73
Attis 82

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Onmoraki 5
Berith 13
Ikusa 22
Gorgon 29
Orthrus 37
Yatsufusa 45
Hell Biker 53
Moloch 60
Vasuki 69
Attis 80

List of Demons[edit | edit source]

Persona 2[edit | edit source]

Innocent Sin[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Xaphan 3
Nisroc 10
Shax 17
Kabandha 25
Zaebos 32
Barbatos 41
Pucel 48
Adramelech 57

Eternal Punishment[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Guzfan 3
Nisroc 10
Shax 17
Kabanda 24
Zaeboth 32
Barbatos 41
Pucel 48
Adramelech 57
Azazel 90

Characters[edit | edit source]

Character Game
Baofu Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
Chidori Yoshino Persona 3
Maiko Oohashi Persona 3
Naoki Konishi Persona 4
Munehisa Iwai Persona 5

Card Designs[edit | edit source]

 
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Persona 2
 
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Persona 3 FES
 
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Persona 5


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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