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This article is about a character in Persona 2: Innocent Sin. For other uses, see Joker (disambiguation).

"Pathetic, misguided humans, obey me! Only I can lead you, the ignorant! If you will not obey, then you will DIE!"
—Joker

The Joker (also called the Master Joker in Eternal Punishment) is a mysterious man known to grant wishes from Persona 2: Innocent Sin.

Appearances

Profile

Persona 2: Innocent Sin

"A masked figure rumored to grant one's dreams. Why he does this, and who he is, is a complete mystery."
Persona 2: Innocent Sin introduction

In Sumaru City, there are rumors that a mysterious man known as the Joker can answer wishes submitted to him by calling one's own phone number. However, if the person who summons them doesn't have a wish on their hearts, Joker instead claims the dreams of his victims, and reduces them to shadows of their former selves. Joker's victims remain on the spot soulless and frozen, and they will be erased completely from the cognition of others. When Joker manifests in front of Tatsuya, Eikichi and Lisa for the first time, much to their surprise, he seems to recognize Tatsuya, bearing great hatred against him, implying that this was actually a person Tatsuya used to be acquainted with. He attacks the trio with several demons, who were all defeated. They rush in to use a Fusion Spell against Joker, but to no avail, and Joker easily overwhelms them and was close to killing Tatsuya. However, since Tatsuya has no recollection about him, he decides to leave them alone and leaves the Iris flower for him to remember his past sins.

The Joker is also the leader of the Masked Circle and is gathering the Ideal Energy from his victims' dreams to awaken the ancient city of Xibalba, in accordance with the prophecies in In Lak'ech.

It was later revealed that the Joker's true identity is Jun Kurosu, Maya's childhood friend, and the Masked Circle used to be a Featherman-roleplaying group consisting of Maya, Tatsuya, Eikichi and Ginko. The Joker is merely a form Jun took to claim punishment from those he deemed guilty for the fire that nearly killed Maya Amano years ago, supposedly being his childhood friend Tatsuya Suou. In reality, the person he believed was the arsonist was a false memory created by Nyarlathotep, and the real arsonist was Tatsuya Sudou, whom Suou defended against by awakening his Persona. Nyarlathotep, as seen during the game's events, took the form of his father and manipulated Jun into doing his bidding.

When the party finally reaches him at the Caracol, the Fuhrer, his troops and the Shadow Selves of Tatsuya, Lisa and Eikichi can be seen alongside Joker, who collects the five crystal skulls to unleash Xibalba. Maya tells him that dreams shall not be given but attained via one's own power, yet Joker rebukes her as having an overly sugarcoated view, with the Furher agreeing with him, that humanity only wants a ruler to think for them, and Joker announces that he will guide humanity to a golden age. However, when Xibalba emerges from the ground, the Joker displays signs of remorse for unleashing Xibalba and suddenly recollecting that he's actually Jun. He also had a feeling that Tatsuya Suou might not be the arsonist who traumatized Maya. Queen Aquarius sacrifices herself to protect Joker/Jun from one of the Longinus Knights, revealing herself to be actually Jun's mother. Joker tries to fight back with his Persona, Nyarlathotep, but to no avail, and the Furher flees alongside his troops. He then orders Shadow Lisa, Shadow Eikichi and Shadow Tatsuya to leave, before displaying further signs of fully recollecting his true identity. Despite this, Nyarlathotep reaches out to him and tells him that he is Joker and Tatsuya Suou is the arsonist.

After Joker is defeated, he is possessed by Nyarlathotep and is forcibly transformed into Angel Joker. Should the party defeat the Angel Joker as well, he will be freed from Nyarlathotep's manipulations and revert back instantly into Jun Kurosu. Jun will join the party permanently in place of Yukino Mayuzumi afterwards.

DemiKids Light & Dark

An A-Rank BattleNet opponent who can supposedly grant any wish. He has a collection of rare demons, and is said to act unpredictable and have a lot of style. He gives a Scylla after 7 defeats, Clotho at 17 defeats, and Lachesis at 27.

Stats

Persona 2: Innocent Sin

Joker persona.png
Repent in Hell!
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
- Wind 45 2816 ¥22500 -
Traits No personality
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 34
Vitality 33
Dexterity 42
Agility 37
Luck 33
158 156 120 121
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - Rf Rf - 24 Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
High Pressure Deal medium Almighty damage to all enemies.
Unseasonable Bloom Deal medium Wind + Mind damage to all enemies. May Confuse. (50% chance)
Abortive Slash Deal medium Ranged damage to all enemies. May Confuse. (40% chance)
Floral Profusion Deal medium Almighty damage to all enemies. May inflict Illusion. (40% chance)
Faerie Wind Deal medium Wind + Mind damage to one enemy. (40% chance)

Joker persona.png
Repent in Hell!
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
- Wind 45 2816 ¥22500 -
Traits No personality
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 34
Vitality 33
Dexterity 42
Agility 37
Luck 33
110 124 84 96
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - Rf Rf - 24 Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
High Pressure Deal medium Almighty damage to all enemies.
Unseasonable Bloom Deal medium Wind + Mind damage to all enemies. May Confuse. (50% chance)
Abortive Slash Deal medium Ranged damage to all enemies. May Confuse. (40% chance)
Floral Profusion Deal medium Almighty damage to all enemies. May inflict Illusion. (40% chance)
Faerie Wind Deal medium Wind + Mind damage to one enemy. (40% chance)

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Trivia

  • Joker is meant to be a figure of ambiguous gender in the Japanese script of the game, which explains why Lisa was able to make the incorrect guess that Joker's identity was "Big Sis," a girl. This ambiguity is removed from the English localization, which establishes Joker as male from his first appearance.
    • Joker uses gender-neutral speech in the original script as well as the archaic gender-neutral personal pronoun ware (我), in contrast with Jun's more masculine boku (僕).
    • During Joker's first appearance in the Japanese version, his voice is composed of multiple male and female voices combined with an echo effect. After his identity is revealed, Joker's voice changes to Jun's regular voice with an echo effect.
    • Joker's introduction profile is written in yellow font, while male and female characters use blue and red font, respectively. The only other characters in the game to use yellow font are the Order of the Holy Lance. This was changed in the PSP port as Joker's profile now uses blue text and the Order of the Holy Lance uses regular white text.


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
Publications Innocent Sin (novel) - Persona 2: Tsumi ga Ataeshi Batsu - Persona: Tsumi To Batsu - Comic Anthology: Short Comic Heaven / Innocent Children / Innocent Memory / Comic Anthology (DNA Media Comics)
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