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The Magician Arcana (魔術師, Majutsushi)? is a recurring Arcana revolving the Persona franchise.

OverviewEdit

"The moment man devoured the fruit of knowledge, he sealed his fate...
Entrusting his future to the cards, man clings to a dim hope.
Yes, the Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
Attaining one's dream requires a stern will and unfailing determination."
—Nyx Avatar, Persona 3

In tarot readings, the Magician Arcana is commonly associated with action, initiative, self-confidence, immaturity, manipulation and power (more specifically, the power to harness one's talents).

Personas of the Magician Arcana are commonly Personas excelling towards Magic, particularly towards Fire-based element. As the name suggests, mythological figures associated with the Magician Arcana are often associated with magic themselves, though some are fire deities rather than magicians.

Characters of the Magician Arcana are, as of Persona 3, typically the first male friend (and Social Link) of the protagonist, and are typically perverted male characters, with the only exception to this is Yuka Ayase, the female Magician character from Megami Ibunroku Persona. Furthermore, they also serve as the best friend, right-hand man and or second-in-command to the protagonist. They also tend to appear to have a huge ego (which is especially prominent in Morgana's case), but only put this on as a facade to hide a serious inferiority complex.

An ongoing theme that is related to all Magician Arcana Social Links is the tragedy that befalls the social link character related to their romantic interest. Junpei's romantic interest Chidori dies when she sacrifices her life to save his life. Kenji is devastated to learn that the woman he is interested in already has a fiance and is about to be married. Yosuke's romantic interest Saki dies a tragic death at the hands of the murderer while also learning that she found him annoying (though whether or not she truly disliked him or was Yosuke's own fears remain ambigious.) Morgana's romantic interest in Ann is entirely unrequited and ignored. Additionally, Morgana's desire to become human again leads him to discover that he was never human to begin with.

AppearancesEdit

List of PersonasEdit

Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit

The protagonist can guarantee a fusion accident resulting in a Magician Arcana Persona by starting from a "hard reset" (as in, not already mid-game and loading a save or selecting "Return to Title") and performing a White Fusion after taking exactly 333 steps in an area where no enemies will attack, such as the Mikage Sun Mall.

According to the Persona World guide, the Magician Arcana represents the Genma race.

The Magician Arcana is represented by Yuka Ayase.

Persona Level
PSP Revelations
Houri* Fury 8 (Initial Persona of Yuka Ayase)
Urvashi Ixl 14
Cu ChulainnLance28
Hermod Hellion 35
Varuna* Vora 47
Frey* Flare 59 (Ultimate Persona of Yuka Ayase)
Hanuman Hannu 68
Ildanach * Ieuda 80

Persona 2Edit

Innocent SinEdit

Persona Level
Tengu 16
Agrippa 31
Abe no Seimei 41
Manannan 49
Isis 54

Eternal PunishmentEdit

Persona Level
Tengu 16
Agrippa 34
Abe no Seimei 49
Mananan 55
Isis 62
Rangda * 69

Persona 3Edit

The Magician Arcana is the second Arcana the protagonist creates after Fool Arcana. The Magician Arcana Social Link is represented by Kenji Tomochika, a classmate of the protagonist. Similar to the Fool Arcana, the Magician Arcana will be initiated regardless of the protagonist's actions and decisions.

The Magician Arcana powers up everytime the protagonist interacts with Kenji, where the protagonist helps Kenji to establish a relationship with a teacher. Upon completing the Social Link, Kenji will give the protagonist his hand-made choker, bestowing the ultimate form of the Magician Arcana, Surt, "Lord of Fire."

The Magician Arcana is also the Persona Arcana of Junpei Iori, one of the members of SEES.

Persona Level
Hermes Initial Persona of Junpei Iori
Trismegistus Ultimate Persona of Junpei Iori
Nekomata 5
Jack Frost 8
Pyro Jack 14
Sati 20
Orobas 28
Rangda 40
Surt 50

FESEdit

The Magician Arcana remains relatively the same as Persona 3, however, an exclusive Persona, Hua Po was added in the Magician Arcana repertoire.

Persona Level
Hermes Initial Persona of Junpei Iori
Trismegistus Ultimate Persona of Junpei Iori
Nekomata 5
Jack Frost 8
Pyro Jack 14
Hua Po 20
Sati 28
Orobas 34
Rangda 40
Surt 52

PortableEdit

While pursuing the female protagonist's path, Junpei Iori will serve as the Magician Arcana Social Link character instead of Kenji Tomochika. Junpei develops a brotherly friendship with the female protagonist that, thanks to his relationship with Chidori later in the game, cannot be made romantic. During the events of the social link, pictures are floating about the protagonist in her gym wear. Junpei is infuriated by this and takes charge of tracking down the perpetrator. In the end, Junpei gives the protagonist the key holder to his home and tells her that he's going to see his father, and that her holding the key holder will be like she has his back. He then tells the female protagonist that he's there for her as she is for him.

Persona 4Edit

"The important things are never far off... They're all around you."
—Yosuke Hanamura

The Magician Arcana Social Link is represented by Yosuke Hanamura, a classmate of the protagonist. The Social Link is the first Social Link forged storyline wise, where it was initiated after the protagonist and Yosuke ventures into the Midnight Channel to investigate the death behind Saki Konishi.

Through the protagonist's interaction with Yosuke, Yosuke reveals the pressure of being a son of the manager of Junes, especially since Junes was viewed with distrust in the small town. He is burdened by the various complaints of his coworkers and them only being friendly with him in order to get a raise or more break-time. Yosuke also has to deal with the stress of Junes' tedious sudden sales, sometimes asking the protagonist for help.

Leveling the Magician Arcana up to Lv. 3 allows Yosuke to learn his distinct follow-up move, Yosuke Strike, where Yosuke delivers a flurry of strikes on another active enemy with 100% critical rate. However, the protagonist must first knock down the target.

By the end of the Social Link, Yosuke reveals that deep down inside, he didn't really trust the protagonist, and confesses that he was more or less jealous of the protagonist and his talents in combat and being the leader of the Investigation Team. Revealing his feelings, Yosuke then proceeds to request to protagonist to punch away the "crap" he's been hiding. The protagonist eventually brawls with Yosuke, with the fight ending with a tie. Meeting his resolution, Yosuke exclaims that he will live as his true self from now on and cherish every day he spends with the others.

With his inner psyche changed, Yosuke's Persona, Jiraiya will transmogrify into Susano-o. Completing the Magician Arcana Social Link will also bestow the ultimate form of the Arcana, Mada the Intoxicator.

Persona Level
Jiraiya Initial Persona of Yosuke Hanamura
Susano-o Ultimate Persona of Yosuke Hanamura
Pixie 2
Orobas 9
Jack Frost 16
Hua Po 25
Pyro Jack 32
Dis 39
Rangda 47
Jinn 62
Surt 69
Mada 78

Persona 4 ArenaEdit

The Magician Arcana is represented by Yosuke Hanamura and Junpei Iori with their personas, Jiraiya and Trismegistus.

Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

Persona Level
Hermes Junpei Iori's initial Persona
Trismegistus Junpei Iori's ultimate Persona
Jiraiya Yosuke Hanamura's initial Persona
Susano-O Yosuke Hanamura's ultimate Persona
Agathion 3
Orobas 8
Jack Frost 16
Hua Po 25
Pyro Jack 32
Dis 39
Rangda 45
Jinn 53
Surt 62
Mada 69

Persona 5Edit

The Magician Arcana is represented by the Confidant with Morgana, which ranks up automatically starting April 15th as the story progresses. This Confidant unlocks crafting recipes for use in the Palace and various team member skills for Morgana as it ranks up.

As the Confidant reaches maximum Morgana's Persona, Zorro, will transmogrify into Mercurius. Completing the Magician Arcana Confidant will also bestow the ultimate form of the Arcana, Futsunushi.

Persona Level
Zorro Initial Persona of Morgana
Mercurius Ultimate Persona of Morgana
Jack O'Lantern 2
Jack Frost 11
Nekomata 17
Sandman 24
Choronzon 28
Queen Mab 43
Rangda 48
Surt 59
Futsunushi 76

Persona Q2: New Cinema LabyrinthEdit

Persona Level
Zorro Morgana's initial Persona
Jiraiya Yosuke Hanamura's initial Persona
Hermes Junpei Iori's initial Persona
Mercurius Morgana's ultimate Persona
Susano-O Yosuke Hanamura's ultimate Persona
Trismegistus Junpei Iori's ultimate Persona
Agathion 3
Orobas 9
Jack Frost 16
Hua Po 25
Pyro Jack 32
Dis 39
Rangda 45
Jinn 53
Surt 62
Mada 69
Kudlak 72

List of DemonsEdit

Persona 2Edit

Innocent SinEdit

Demon Level
Empusa 7
Tengu 16
Faust 20
Rasputin 24
Agrippa 31
Crowley 38
Manannan 49

Eternal PunishmentEdit

Demon Level
Empusa 7
Tengu 16
Faust 22
Rasputin 28
Agrippa 34
Waitry 41
Crowley 49
Mananan 55
Saji 61
Rangda 69

Card DesignsEdit

 
Magician IS
Persona 2
 
Magician
Persona 3
 
P5 Magician arcana cooperation
Persona 5


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