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This article is about the Arcana. For the Shadow, see Arcana Lovers.

The Lovers Arcana (恋愛, Ren ai)? or (恋人, Koibito)? is a recurring Arcana in the Persona series.


"The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed... There is both joy and wonder in coming to understand another..."
—Nyx Avatar, Persona 3

In tarot readings, the Lovers Arcana initially represented two paths life could lead to, and thus a symbol of standing at a crossroad and needing to make a decision. Today, however, it is portrayed more of a symbol of love and romantic relationships, although it can also be a symbol of finding agreement with an ordinary friend or even two conflicting elements within.

This can explain that the designs of the card for most Persona entries are centered around a male and female character, though the original card shows a man who must choose between one mature and serious woman and a young and beautiful woman, with Cupid above his head preparing to shoot a single arrow. This drawing is more representative of the idea of hesitation and decision between the "right" way and the "easy" way.

Gameplay-wise, the Personas of the Lovers Arcana are commonly associated with Support-Healing attributes; these Personas are usually fairies or important figures in history or mythology that were known as the wife (or husband) of another figure. Though in some cases, they are beings associated with the union of two people, or in a more general term, deities/beings that are associated with love and/or union.

A commonality among individuals of the Lovers Arcana is their popularity, cheerfulness, and their emphasis on social interaction. Lovers characters are almost always the "popular" ones, if not, then they are the "spirited" ones.

The first female party member seen in the games since Persona 2 is always of the Lovers Arcana. (Although Chie Satonaka is the first female party member the protagonist meets in Persona 4, Rise is first seen in a commercial on a train as the player heads to Inaba.)

At least since Persona 3, the protagonist at some point gets the option to hug the female party member of the Lovers Arcana either in a canon scene or in order to start dating the girl.


List of Personas[]

In Megami Ibunroku Persona and Persona 2, this Arcanum corresponds to the Fairy race.

Megami Ibunroku Persona[]

The protagonist can guarantee a fusion accident resulting in a Lovers Arcana persona by starting from a "hard reset" (as in not already in mid-game and loading a save or selecting "Return to Title") and performing a White Fusion after taking exactly 275 steps in an area where no enemies will attack, such as the Mikage Sun Mall.

Persona Level
PSP Revelations
Pixie Pixie 5
Jack Frost Jack Frost 10
Pyro Jack Jack O' 20

Persona 2[]

Innocent Sin[]

The Lovers Tarot is the arcana of the playable character Lisa Silverman, as well as her initial Persona, Eros. Lisa can both obtain Eros Prime if certain requirements are fulfilled, and her ultimate Persona, Venus, if the party collects the Pink Argus Mask.

Persona Level
Eros 1 (Initial Persona of Lisa Silverman)
Pixie 2
Robin Goodfellow 11
Jack Frost 18
Pyro Jack 26
Eros Prime 32 (Prime Persona of Lisa Silverman)
Vivian 42
Venus 57 (Ultimate Persona of Lisa Silverman)

Eternal Punishment[]

Persona Level
Pixie 2
Robin Goodfellow 12
Jack Frost 16
Pyro Jack 26
Vivian 42
Alice * 80

Persona 3[]

The Lovers Arcana Social Link is represented by Yukari Takeba, a member of SEES and the classmate of the protagonist. The Social Link can be initiated after July 23rd, furthermore, the protagonist must have his Charm status maxed out before creating the Lovers Arcana social link with Yukari. The Lovers Arcana powers up every time the protagonist interacts with Yukari, where he helps her mend her relationship with her mother and cope with her father's death.

Completing the Lovers Social Link allows Yukari to start accepting her mother and fall in love with the protagonist. Yukari would then grant the protagonist her Cellphone-strap, bestowing the ultimate form of the Lovers Arcana, the Earth Mother, Cybele.

In FES, the Lovers Arcana remains relatively the same as Persona 3, however, an exclusive Persona, Alp was added in the Lovers Arcana repertoire. In Portable, Tam Lin was added as well.

Persona Level
P3 FES Portable
Io Initial Persona of Yukari Takeba
Isis Ultimate Persona of Yukari Takeba
Pixie 2
Alp - 6
Tam Lin - 13
Narcissus 20
Queen Mab 27
Saki Mitama 39
Titania 50 48
Raphael 61
Cybele 68

Persona 4[]

The Lovers Arcana is represented by Rise Kujikawa, a teen-idol enrolling in Yasogami High School and a member of the Investigation Team. After rescuing Rise from the Midnight Channel, Rise took an apparent liking to the protagonist, but does not create any Social Link until July 23rd, the day after their first-term examinations.

As mentioned above, the Lovers Arcana Social Link is automatically initiated during the storyline, where the Investigation Team meets up in the Junes Food Court after the examination. There, Rise expresses her interest in the protagonist, and requests the protagonist take her to "cool places" around Yasoinaba, since she, as an idol felt awkward to visit Yasoinaba alone.

Through the protagonist's interaction with Rise, Rise reveals her conflicted urge of returning to showbiz, in which the protagonist helps her to understand her true desires. By the end of the Social Link, Rise realizes that "Risette" isn't a fabricated personality, but one of her many traits. Upon her realization, Rise exclaims that she would return to showbiz, hoping to show the world her other traits other than Risette. With Rise finally finding her resolution, her Persona transmogrifies into Kanzeon. Rise would also grant the protagonist her signed photo, bestowing the ultimate form of the Lovers Arcana, Ishtar, the Goddess of Love.

In Persona 4 Golden, Rise can unlock a third-tier persona: Kouzeon. This is done by initiating Social Link meeting at any point after 1/10 if the Lovers Arcana is at Rank 10. ​​​​

Persona Level
Himiko Initial Persona of Rise Kujikawa
Kanzeon Ultimate Persona of Rise Kujikawa
Kouzeon Third-tier Persona of Rise Kujikawa
Queen Mab 25
Undine 33
Leanan Sidhe 42
Raphael 53
Cybele 64
Ishtar 71

Persona 4 Arena[]

The Lovers Arcana is represented by Rise Kujikawa, and Yukari Takeba with her Persona Isis.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth[]

Persona Level
Io Yukari Takeba's initial Persona
Isis Yukari Takeba's ultimate Persona
Himiko Rise Kujikawa's initial Persona
Kanzeon Rise Kujikawa's ultimate Persona
Pixie 2
Alp 9
Moh Shuvuu 17
Queen Mab 24
Leanan Sidhe 35
Raphael 48
Cybele 58
Ishtar 68

Persona 5[]

The Lovers Arcana is represented by the Confidant with Ann Takamaki, which ranks up as the protagonist interacts with her. This Confidant unlocks improvements in negotiations during Hold Up and various team member skills for Ann as it ranks up. Ann's Confidant revolves around her modeling career and her rivalry with fellow model Mika, as well as her finding inner strength for her friend Shiho's sake, who is in physical therapy after her suicide attempt. Ann comes to the realization that she wants to devote herself to becoming a real model to give others the same strength.

As the Confidant reaches maximum Ann's Persona, Carmen, will transmogrify into Hecate. Completing the Lovers Arcana Confidant will also bestow the ultimate form of the Arcana, Ishtar.

In Persona 5 Royal, if the Lovers Arcana confidant is maxed out and the protagonist chooses to reject the false reality during the events of the third semester, Ann Takamaki will unlock her third tier Persona: Célestine, by fusing Carmen and Hecate.

Persona Level
Carmen Initial Persona of Ann Takamaki
Hecate Ultimate Persona of Ann Takamaki
Célestine Third-tier Persona of Ann Takamaki
Pixie 2
Saki Mitama 6
Leanan Sidhe 19
Ame-no-Uzume 29
Kushinada 42
Narcissus 50*
Parvati 56
Raphael 78
Ishtar 85*

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth[]

Persona Level
Carmen Ann Takamaki's initial Persona
Himiko Rise Kujikawa's initial Persona
Io Yukari Takeba's initial Persona
Hecate Ann Takamaki's ultimate Persona
Kanzeon Rise Kujikawa's ultimate Persona
Isis Yukari Takeba's ultimate Persona
Pixie 1
Heqet 7
High Pixie 15
Queen Mab 23
Narcissus 30
Vivian 34
Leanan Sidhe 38
Cybele 48
Raphael 56
Lorelei 66
Ishtar 74

Persona 5 Strikers[]

Persona Level
Carmen 4 (Persona of Ann Takamaki)
Pixie 2
Ame-no-Uzume 23

List of Demons[]

Persona 2[]

Innocent Sin[]

Persona Level
Pixie 2
Puck 6
Robin Goodfellow 11
Jack Frost 18
Pyro Jack 26
Satyr 36
Alice 80

Eternal Punishment[]

Persona Level
Pixie 2
Puck 6
Robin Goodfellow 11
Jack Frost 18
Jack O' Lantern 26
Satyrus 36
Alice 80
Dark Alice 81

List of Shadows[]

Persona Level
Anguish Basalt 41
Rainy Brother 2 16


Character Game
Lisa Silverman Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Yukari Takeba Persona 3
Rise Kujikawa Persona 4
Ann Takamaki Persona 5

Card Designs[]

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). Apostle 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