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Hereward (ヘリワード, Heriwādo)? is a Persona in Persona 5 Royal.

HistoryEdit

Hereward the Wake was an Anglo-Saxon nobleman and the leader of a resistance. It is possible that some of the stories about Hereward mutated into tales about Robin Hood or influenced them.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Persona 5 RoyalEdit

"The legendary Saxon who opposed the Normans during the conquest of England in the 11th century. Said to have been the basis for Robin Hood. Called "Hereward the Wake" for his watchfulness."
Persona 5 Royal compendium

Hereward is the third-tier Persona of Goro Akechi. His Trait is Ingenious Spirit, which may decrease the SP cost of allies' support/Almighty skills by half.

In order for Loki to evolve into Hereward, the protagonist must do the following:

  1. During rank 7 of Akechi's Confidant, pick "I'll think about it" or "You're my rival"
  2. During rank 8 of Akechi's Confidant, accept his glove
  3. In a new scene attained during the night after defeating Akechi in Shido's Palace, remember your promise to him

Hereward learns a unique skill upon its evolution from Loki, Rebellion Blade (反逆の刄, Hangyaku no Yaiba)?, which deals colossal Almighty damage to a single target and deals bonus damage to enemies that are knocked down.

Due to the unique unlocking conditions of this Persona, it is impossible to use him or view his entry in the compendium prior to February 3rd, where combat is last available. This applies even for New Game Plus. Furthemore, unlike other members, since Akechi has disappeared, Hereward's entry cannot be viewed on March 14th and March 19th.

StatsEdit

Persona 5 RoyalEdit

Arcana Level
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
Justice Inherit
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
- - - Curse Psy Bless
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Fortify Spirit Passive Reduce susceptibility to all ailments. Innate
Laevateinn 25% HP Colossal Physical damage to 1 foe. Innate
Megidolaon 38 SP Severe Almighty damage to all foes. Innate
Debilitate 30 SP Decrease Attack/Defense/Agility of 1 foe for 3 turns. Innate
Riot Gun 24% HP Severe Gun damage to all foes. Innate
Eigaon 12 SP Heavy Curse damage to 1 foe. Innate
Attack Master Passive Automatic Tarukaja at the start of battle. Innate
Evade Bless Passive Triple evasion rate against (non instant death) Bless attacks. Innate
Rebellion Blade 99 SP Colossal Almighty damage to 1 foe. Highly effective if foe is downed. True Ending Event

Arcana Level
Strength 70
Magic 61
Endurance 60
Agility 62
Luck 51
Justice 99
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
- - - Curse Psy Bless
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Fortify Spirit Passive Reduce susceptibility to all ailments. Innate
Laevateinn 25% HP Colossal Physical damage to 1 foe. Innate
Megidolaon 38 SP Severe Almighty damage to all foes. Innate
Debilitate 30 SP Decrease Attack/Defense/Agility of 1 foe for 3 turns. Innate
Riot Gun 24% HP Severe Gun damage to all foes. Innate
Eigaon 12 SP Heavy Curse damage to 1 foe. Innate
Attack Master Passive Automatic Tarukaja at the start of battle. Innate
Evade Bless Passive Triple evasion rate against (non instant death) Bless attacks. Innate
Rebellion Blade 99 SP Colossal Almighty damage to 1 foe. Highly effective if foe is downed. True Ending Event

GalleryEdit

 
Hereward Stats
Hereward's status screen at Level 87
 
Hereward Lore
Hereward's information page
 
Hereward concept art
Concept art of Hereward, as seen in the Thieves Den gallery

TriviaEdit

  • In a similar vein to how Robin Hood's design was largely inspired by comic book hero Superman, Hereward's design may have been inspired by Batman, hence the black armor and the bat wing-like protrusions on the back of his head. This may be an allusion to Akechi's role in the third semester, symbolizing his transformation from a seemingly-altruistic hero to a feared warrior seeking to see through his own personal justice. It also can be seen as a visual combination of Robin Hood and Loki, incorporating the bow and weapon of the former and the Dark aesthetics of the latter.
  • Hereward is one of only two third-tier Personas that can be unlocked during the story. The other Persona is Morgana's Diego.
  • Hereward is unique among third-tier Personas in Royal, as he is not fused through the combination of the first and second tier forms of a single Persona, but rather from two standalone Personas; Loki and Robin Hood.
  • Hereward's Awakening is the only third tier Persona awakening that is fully voiced.
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