Hidehiko "Brown" Uesugi is a character in the Persona series.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Design[edit | edit source]

Hidehiko is a young man with short light brown hair [1] with a pair of big orange goggles on top of his forehead and brown eyes. At school he wears the school uniform of St. Hermelin High with a v-shaped purple long sleeved shirt with a red spade design and red boots.

In Persona 2, he wears a red leather outfit with a baggy purple turtleneck zipper jacket underneath, orange sunglasses and tan shoes.

Personality[edit | edit source]

He is the resident class clown of St. Hermelin, relying on stupid puns and old man jokes to get attention. He tends puts up an air of self-centeredness, often referring to himself as the "Great Brown" or calling himself the leader. He is also very flirtatious, even referring to a couple of the guardians in Snow Queen Quest as cute and complimenting their looks despite them being enemies. However, he understands when it's time to stop joking and will call out someone when they've harmed others.

In Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Hidehiko is now a popular variety-talk show host, and his ego has swelled to the point of no return, especially getting nationwide attention for the rumor that he is the boy-toy of actress Junko Kurosu which turns out to be false, since he actually despises the actress for having an ego as big as he does. Even so, he still addresses the latter as "Junko-chan."

Profile[edit | edit source]

Megami Ibunroku Persona[edit | edit source]

"Craves attention and doesn't take things very seriously."
—PSP introduction

He is the one who introduces the demon summoning game "Persona" to his classmates. Hidehiko pesters his classmates to try out the game "Persona" in order to impress them, but Masao Inaba doesn't believe that it will actually work. They both hold a bet, with the loser having to treat everyone who was dragged into it at the Peace Diner. Masao thinks that he won at first, because nothing happened after the ritual. Hidehiko complains, saying that Masao didn't try hard enough when it was his turn to perform. But then a crying young girl appears, and they are all hit by flashes of lightning that send them to the border of consciousness and unconsciousness.

After entering Maki Sonomura's dream world, Hidehiko is imprisoned in the local police station. If the protagonist decides to, they can invite him to join the party. However, allowing Hidehiko to join the party will prevent Eriko Kirishima, Yuka Ayase or Reiji Kido from joining later.

In Revalations: Persona, Hidehiko's features weren't changed much, but his kanji puns and ecchi chunen oyaji gags were altered, fitted with easy-to-digest local jokes. His name was also changed to Brad.

Persona 2[edit | edit source]

Innocent Sin[edit | edit source]

"A TV personality, specializing in lame jokes, whose popularity is skyrocketing right now. He became a Persona-user in high school."
—His introduction, Persona 2: Innocent Sin

Hidehiko later makes an appearance in both Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment as a supporting character. Unless certain conditions are met, he will fight alongside his former classmates from St. Hermelin once more to repel the invasion of Sumaru City by Hitler's Last Battalion, assisting Tatsuya Suou's party so they can go to Xibalba.

Eternal Punishment[edit | edit source]

In Eternal Punishment, Hidehiko is still a supporting character. He will assist Maya Amano's party through Eriko's connection with him, scouting out the correct order of "Ba Gua" gates to help them escape the "Kimon Tonkou" spell that imprisoned them in the reverse dimension of the Sumaru TV Station. Hidehiko will rejoin the rest of his former classmates later in the game, fighting off the New World Order soldiers that are trying to take over the city.

In the Japanese fan disc which features prime-time programs of Sumaru TV, Hidehiko appears as the host of the variety show, SUMAsumaSUMARU, with Junko Kurosu, Eriko and Muses.

Battle Quotes[edit | edit source]

Revelations: Persona[edit | edit source]

  • "Take THIS!" (when summoning a Persona)
  • "Hey, Persona!" (when summoning a Persona)
  • "Kick it!" (when summoning a Persona)
  • "Ah!" (Attacking without Spear equipped)
  • "Gaah!" (Using a spear")
  • "What's up?" (Using gun)
  • "Owgh" (when hit)
  • "Uogh.." (when KO'd)

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona[edit | edit source]

  • "Leave it to me!" (when summoning a Persona)
  • "Persona!" (when summoning a Persona)
  • "Go for it!" (when summoning a Persona)
  • "Take this!" (Using a spear")
  • "What's up!" (Using gun)
  • "Aw!" (when hit)
  • "No joke?..." (when KO'd)


Music[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Megami Ibunroku Persona
 
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Brown's initial, unused design
 
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Illustration of the playable allies
Megami Ibunroku Persona (Manga)
 
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Brown as he appears in color in the Megami Ibunroku Persona manga
 
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Brown as he appears in the Megami Ibunroku Persona manga
 
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Brown in the bath house in the Megami Ibunroku Persona manga
Persona 2: Innocent Sin
 
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Hidehiko Uesugi in Persona 2
PERSONA 20th Anniversary Festival
 
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Other
 
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Yosuke as Hidehiko in Persona 4: Dancing All Night

Etymology[edit | edit source]

  • The name Hidehiko means "excellent, outstanding" (秀) (hide) and "boy, prince" (彦) (hiko).
  • Hidehiko's surname Uesugi means "above, top, upper" (上) (ue) and "cedar" (杉) (sugi).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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  • In the Megami Ibunroku Persona Digital Collection book interview, Kaneko states that Brown was initially going to be a dead ringer for Tsunku from Sharam Q.[1]
  • In the Megami Ibunroku Persona artbook, Brown claims to be 57 meters tall and weigh 550 tons.
  • In the Snow Queen quest (not included in the Revelations version), Hidehiko is also an optional character, and his awakening will instead be triggered by an assault from a corrupted Persona-user, Kenta "Toro" Yokouchi (Chunky in the NA version) at the school cafeteria if the player decides to take him.
  • Tamami Uesugi, a member of Kanamin Kitchen from Persona 4: Dancing All Night has the same surname as Hidehiko, even written with the same kanji. It is unknown if the two characters are related or this is a mere coincidence.
  • His nickname doesn't refer to the color of his hair, but actually to a bowel movement accident he had in school as a child.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Clerk: The people of this town have such bad fashion sense! The only one with a shred of taste is this brown-haired boy I see sometimes... He's got these cool googles on, and he's really cute!


Megami Ibunroku Persona - Shin Megami Tensei: Persona - Manga - Shadow Maze
Characters
Playable Protagonist - Maki Sonomura - Masao Inaba - Kei Nanjo - Yukino Mayuzumi - Hidehiko Uesugi - Eriko Kirishima - Yuka Ayase - Reiji Kido
Non-Playable Philemon - Igor - Takahisa Kandori - Saeko Takami - Takashi Hanya - Principal Ooishi - Tadashi Satomi - Tamaki Uchida - Kenta Yokouchi - Tsutomu Kurouri - Chisato Kasai - Yosuke Naito - Yamaoka - Setsuko Sonomura - Takeda - Mai - Aki - Pandora - Kumi Hirose - Michiko Matsudaira - Yuriko Yamamoto - Tomomi Fujimori - Night Queen - Trish - Natsumi Yoshino - Yuko Himeno - Katsue Kaneda - Doctor Nicholai - Kazuya Toudou - Nishida - Mariko Yabe - Maria
Locations
General Mikage-cho - St. Hermelin High School - Mikage Hospital - Sennen Mannen-Do - Judgement 1999
SEBEC Route Police Station - SEBEC - Subway - Black Market - Lost Forest - Mana Castle - Haunted Mansion - Deva Yuga - Alaya Cavern - Avidya World - Mikage Ruins
Snow Queen Quest Ice Castle - Hypnos Tower - Nemesis Tower - Thanatos Tower - Devil's Peak
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack & Arrange Album (Complete Recording Edition) - Original Soundtrack (PSP) - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Dream of Butterfly" - "Voice" - "Satomi Tadashi Drugstore Song" - "School Days" - "Let the Butterflies Spread Until the Dawn" - "A Lone Prayer" - "Bloody Destiny" - "Deva Yuga (Arranged Version)"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Ultimate) - Persona User - Velvet Room - Agastya Tree - Moon Phase System - Sea of Souls - Type/Subtype - Affinity - Rank - Totem - Unknown Power - Mystic Change - Personality - DEVA System - Nanjo Group - Demon Mirror - Snow Queen Mask - Code Breaker - Fusion (Fusion Theory) - Ideal Self - Growth Rate
Lists Arcana - Personas - Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items - Status Changes
Major Characters
Playable Tatsuya Suou - Maya Amano - Lisa Silverman - Eikichi Mishina - Yukino Mayuzumi - Jun Kurosu
Non-Playable Philemon - Nyarlathotep - Joker
Minor Characters
Plot Relevant Maya Okamura - Akinari Kashihara - Shunsuke Fujii - Katsuya Suou - Ulala Serizawa - Daisuke Todoroki (Kyouji Kuzunoha) - Head Monk - Maki Sonomura - Kei Nanjo - Eriko Kirishima - Hidehiko Uesugi - Reiji Kido - Tamaki Uchida - Tadashi Satomi - Trish - Noriko Katayama
Masked Circle Tatsuya Sudou - Ginji Sasaki - Anna Yoshizaka - Junko Kurosu - Shadow Tatsuya - Shadow Maya - Shadow Lisa - Shadow Eikichi - Shadow Yukino - Ixquic - Hiroki Sugimoto - Takashi Hanya - Yasuo Inoe - Youichi Makimura
Last Battalion Fuhrer - Order of the Holy Lance
Velvet Room Igor - Nameless - Belladonna - Demon Painter
Rumormongers Kenta Yokouchi - Baofu - Chika Ueda - Sumaru Genie
Shop Time Count - Garcon Soejima - Kankichi Mishina
Climax Theater Motoko Mitsugi - Naozumi Kariyazaki - Musubu Torikiri - Akari Torikiri - Rose Futaba - Minato - Umiko Shiyama - Persephone - Tamaizu Nirasawa - Haruo Weyland - Kushiel
Locations
Sumaru City Seven Sisters High School - Club Zodiac - Kasugayama High School - Air Raid Shelter - Mu Continent - Giga Macho - Aoba Park - Smile Hirasaka - GOLD - Aerospace Museum - Mt. Iwato - Mt. Katatsumuri - Caracol - Aquarius Temple - Taurus Temple - Scorpio Temple - Leo Temple - Silver River - Xibalba - Abandoned Factory - Climax Theater
Music
Albums Original Soundtracks - The Errors of Their Youth - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Kimi no Tonari" - "Joker" - "Satomi Tadashi Drugstore Song" - "Unbreakable Tie"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Prime / Ultimate / Reverse) - Persona User - Cards (Tarot / Material / Skill / Incense) - Mystic Change - Affinity - Mutation - Ideal Energy - In Lak'ech - Oracle of Maia - Spear of Destiny - Muses - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R - Shadow Self - Ambrosia - "Infectious Groove" - Crystal Skull - Ideal Self - Growth Rate - Rumor
Lists Arcana - Personas - Demons - Bosses - Skills (Fusion Spells) - Items - Rumors - Restaurants
Other Media
Productions Lost Memories - Innocent Sin Novel - Persona: Tsumi To Batsu
Major Characters
Playable Maya Amano - Tatsuya Suou - Katsuya Suou - Ulala Serizawa - Baofu - Kei Nanjo - Eriko Kirishima
Non-Playable Philemon - Nyarlathotep - Anna Yoshizaka - JOKER/Tatsuya Sudou - Tatsuzou Sudou - Takahisa Kandori - Chizuru Ishigami - Metal Trio
Minor Characters
Plot Relevant Maya Okamura - X series robots - Yukino Mayuzumi - Eikichi Mishina - Lisa Silverman - Jun Kashihara - Reiji Kido - Daisuke Todoroki (Kyouji Kuzunoha) - Tamaki Uchida - Takashi Hanya - Youichi Makimura - Ginji Sasaki - Suou's father - Trish - Noriko Katayama - General Sugawara
Velvet Room Igor - Nameless - Belladonna - Demon Painter
Rumormongers Kenta Yokouchi - Chika Ueda
Shop Time Count - Garcon Soejima
Shadow Selves Shadow Maya - Shadow Katsuya - Shadow Baofu - Shadow Ulala
Tatsuya's Scenario Lieutenant General Zula - Shiori Miyashiro - Chandraputra - Kouji Nakamura
Locations
Sumaru City Kasugayama High School - The Seedy CD - Mu Continent - Seven Sisters High School - Mt. Mifune - Sanitarium - Sky Museum - GOLD - Club Zodiac - Aoba Park - Padparcha - Sewers - Laboratory - Sumaru TV - Smile Mall - Factory - Nichirinmaru - Undersea Ruins - Mt. Iwato - Subway Tunnel - Ameno Torifune - Sumaru Castle - Monado Mandala - Bomb Shelter - Extra Dungeon
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (PSX / PSP) - Punitive Dance - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Change Your Way" - "Satomi Tadashi Drugstore Song"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Prime / Ultimate / Reverse) - Persona User - Cards (Tarot / Material / Skill / Incense) - Mystic Change - Affinity - Mutation - Unknown Power - JOKER Infection (Artificial Persona) - Kegare - Other Side - Nanjo Group - Trapezohedron - Muses - New World Order - Tien Tao Lien - Shadow Self - Tatsuya's Scenario - DEVA System - Growth Rate - Rumor
Lists Arcana - Personas - Demons - Bosses - Skills (Fusion Spells) - Items - Rumors - Restaurants
Other Media
Productions Infinity Mask - Eternal Punishment Novel - Persona: Tsumi To Batsu
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