The Metaverse Navigator phone icon.

Metaverse Navigator (イセカイナビ, Isekainabi)?, MetaNav for short, is a mysterious phone application in Persona 5. It is a key concept to the story of Persona 5 and sets the story in motion.

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The Metaverse Navigator app is bestowed upon the protagonist by Igor to allow him and his allies to access the other world known as the Metaverse. By using the app on their P. A. D., the protagonist and the Phantom Thieves of Hearts can discover the location of their targets and can infiltrate both Mementos and Palaces to steal the hearts of individuals with distorted desires, which are the "corrupt people." To infiltrate a Palace, three keywords are needed: a target's name, their location and the form of the distortion in their hearts (specifically, how the Palace owner sees the world around them) and sometimes the concept behind it. In the case of Mementos, only the keyword "Mementos" is needed. When the Metaverse Navigator is activated, it displays a red and black ripple animation effect.

Igor is said to bestow the app to anyone the protagonist wishes to aid him in his rehabilitation. However, the app is known to pull unsuspecting people into the Metaverse as well if they are standing near and observing an app-user as the Navigator is being activated (implying that it functions with an area of effect). People who are taken into the Metaverse appear to automatically receive the Navigator as well. Additionally, as was the case with Futaba Sakura, the application may also install itself onto the devices of people nearby, without sending those people into the Metaverse. The app appears to be impossible to delete, as Igor will simply resend the app to the users' phones.

As "Igor" turns out to actually be Yaldabaoth, it can be interpreted that he bestows the app to anyone that he deems worthy to assist the protagonist to carry out his plans to remove those who cause discord so he can control Tokyo and possibly the world. After his defeat and the destruction of Mementos, the app is permanently deleted.

During the third semester in Persona 5 Royal, the app continues to remain. However, due to the dream world, the app has become a white and dark blue color instead of the usual red and black, and the pupil on the eye becomes the same logo seen frequently during the final Palace. When the third semester's main antagonist is defeated, the app is deleted once again.

Keywords[edit | edit source]

Name Location Concept Distortion
Suguru Kamoshida Shujin Academy Pervert Castle
Ichiryusai Madarame Shack Plagiarist Museum
Junya Kaneshiro All of Shibuya N/A Bank
Futaba Sakura Sojiro Sakura's House N/A Tomb
Kunikazu Okumura Okumura Foods Corporate HQ N/A Outer Space
Sae Niijima Courthouse N/A Casino
Masayoshi Shido Diet Building N/A Ship
The General Public Mementos

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N/A Subway/Prison
Takuto Maruki Odaiba Stadium construction site N/A Laboratory

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers[edit | edit source]

The Metaverse Navigator is secretly lodged within the EMMA application, with the intent of luring innocent bystanders to have their hearts changed. The Kings in the game capitalize on this design in order to gain uncanny amounts of followers by giving out their Friend Passwords to the public. In reality, the Friend Password is actually the Metaverse Navigator keyword, and simply by inputting the Keyword triggers the Metaverse Navigator, trapping the victim's Shadow in the Metaverse. Once there, Shadows will mercilessly attack them and extract desires from them (taking the form of gems). The victims undergo a Change of Heart and become mesmerized worshipers of the King, causing insanity, property loss or even violent incidents. The Phantom Thieves of Hearts use this Metaverse Navigator from EMMA in order to enter the Jails and perform an actual change of Heart on the King, so the desires can be freed.

Unlike Palaces, removing a King from a Jail does not destroy it. Instead, it stays and might still become a hazard against the public. This is because the Jails are not isolated areas, they are all a part of EMMA and are ruled by it.

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The Metaverse Navigator app first appears
 
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The Metaverse Navigator app refuses to delete after being "deleted"
 
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Metaverse Navigator seen in the manga adaption.
 
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The Metaverse Navigator during the third semester of Royal.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Metaverse Navigator icon resembles a mix between the Eye of Horus and the All-Seeing Eye, which are occult symbols commonly mentioned in conspiracy theories. The pupil on the eye is the pentagram star, another symbol commonly associated with the occult.
  • Morgana is the only member of the Phantom Thieves who can access the Metaverse without the use of the app due to his origins being tied with it. However, much of the same rules apply to him as they do to those who use the Navigator.
  • In the anime adaptation, it appears that just looking at the app icon can force a user to fall asleep and enter the Velvet Room should Igor wish to talk.
  • The application is voiced by Tomoko Fujino in the Persona 5 The Animation, in the actual game, it is uncredited.


Characters
Playable Protagonist - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Goro Akechi - Sumire Yoshizawa
Confidant Igor - Sojiro Sakura - Chihaya Mifune - Munehisa Iwai - Tae Takemi - Sadayo Kawakami - Ichiko Ohya - Shinya Oda - Hifumi Togo - Yuuki Mishima - Toranosuke Yoshida - Caroline and Justine - Sae Niijima - Takuto Maruki
Major Targets Suguru Kamoshida - Ichiryusai Madarame - Junya Kaneshiro - Shadow Futaba - Kunikazu Okumura - Masayoshi Shido - Holy Grail / Yaldabaoth - Azathoth / Adam Kadmon
Other Principal Kobayakawa - SIU Director - Shiho Suzui - Natsuhiko Nakanohara - Mika - Medjed - Wakaba Isshiki - Lala Escargot - Angel and Julian - Sugimura - President Tanaka - Kazuya Makigami - Naoya Makigami - Shadow Mishima - Shinichi Yoshizawa - Rumi - Shibusawa - Jose - Kasumi Yoshizawa - Coach Hiraguchi
Locations
Tokyo Yongen-Jaya (Café Leblanc) - Shibuya - Aoyama-Itchome (Shujin Academy) - Shinjuku - Akihabara - Kichijoji - Ogikubo - Inokashira Park - Tsukishima - Akasaka Mitsuke - Suidobashi - Odaiba Seaside Park - Ichigaya - Ikebukuro - Ginza - Harajuku - Meiji Shrine - Jinbocho - Miura Beach - Maihama (Tokyo Destinyland) - Kanda - Roppongi - Ueno - Asakusa - Chinatown - Nagatacho - Shinagawa - Nakano - Kosei High School
Palace Kamoshida's Palace - Madarame's Palace - Kaneshiro's Palace - Futaba's Palace - Okumura's Palace - Niijima's Palace - Shido's Palace - Mementos (Path of Qimranut - Path of Aiyatsbus - Path of Chemdah - Path of Kaitul - Path of Akzeriyyuth - Path of Adyeshach - Path of Sheriruth - Depths of Mementos - Qliphoth World - Path of Da'at) - Maruki's Palace
Other Velvet Room - Hawaii - Thieves Den
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 5 / Royal)
Songs "Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There" - "Life Will Change" - "Beneath the Mask" - "Last Surprise" - "Rivers in the Desert" - "The Whims of Fate" - "Tokyo Daylight" - "Hoshi To Bokura To" - "Break In To Break Out" - "Infinity" - "Dark Sun..." - "Autonomy" - "Found a Light" - "IT'S TOO LATE" - "Colors Flying High" - "Take Over" - "He's a Trickster☆" - "I Believe" - "No More What Ifs" - "Throw Away Your Mask" - "Our Light"
Archives
Story Persona - Persona user - Shadow - Shadow Self - Second Awakening - Cognition - P. A. D. - Metaverse - Metaverse Navigator - Mask - Wild Card - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Phantom Aficionado Website - Antisocial Force - Treasure - Police - Calling Card - Change of Heart - Psychotic breakdown - Mental shutdown - General Public - Seven Deadly Sins
School Life Daily Life - Activities - Calendar - Weather Forecast - Confidant - Social Stats - Yen - Hideout - Class - Bathhouse - Studying - Diner - Maid Café - Billiards - Books - DVDs - Retro Games - Movie theater - Batting Cage - Fishing Pond - Crossword Puzzle - Darts - Infiltration Tools - Cooking - Training - Old Temple - Part Time Jobs - Shrine - Confessional - Jazz Jin - Houseplant - TV Quiz Show - Blackboard - Vegetariano - Lottery
Vendors Shops - Vending Machines - Takemi Medical Clinic - Untouchable - Jose's Shop - Home Shopping Program - Tanaka's Shady Commodities
Phantom Life Mementos Requests - Third Eye - Security Level - Treasure Demon - Safe Room - Thieves Guild - List of Shadows - List of Bosses - Skill Card - Will Seeds - Deviations
Battle Items: (Persona 5/Royal) - Skills: (Persona 5/Royal) - Party - Battle Stats - Damage - Experience - Level - Difficulty - Status Changes - Element - Traits - Navigator - Tactics - Guard - Follow Up - Harisen Recovery - Endure - Protect - Baton Pass - Pickpocket - Party Switch - One More - Critical - Technical - Showtime - Cut-in - All-Out Attack - Hold Up - Personality - Game Over - Disaster Shadow
Velvet Room List of Personas (Persona 5/Royal) - Fusion - Special Fusion - Hanging - Lockdown - Electric Chair - Arcana - Skill Inheritance - Fusion Accident - Fusion alarm - Challenge Battle
System Trophies: (Persona 5/Royal) - Cutscenes - New Game Plus - Patches and Updates
Development
Corporate Atlus Co., Ltd.
Personnel Katsura Hashino - Shigenori Soejima - Shoji Meguro - Lyn Inaizumi - Atsushi Kitajoh - Ryota Kozuka - Kenichi Tsuchiya - Toshiki Konishi - Kazuhisa Wada - Lotus Juice
Other Media
Games Royal - Dancing in Starlight - Scramble
Productions Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers - Persona 5 The Animation (Episodes) - Persona O.A. - Persona 5 The Night Breakers - Persora -The Golden Best 5- - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album - Persona 5 The Stage
Publications Manga - Mementos Mission - Dengeki Comic Anthology - Comic Anthology (DNA Media Comics) - Persona Magazine
Events Super Live 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019
Miscellaneous Merchandise
Characters
Playable Protagonist - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Sophia - Zenkichi Hasegawa
Major Targets Alice Hiiragi - Ango Natsume - Mariko Hyodo - Akane Hasegawa - Akira Konoe - Kuon Ichinose - EMMA / False God Demiurge
Other Lavenza - Sojiro Sakura - Miyako Kaburagi - Shuzo Ubukata‎‎ - Jun Owada - Aoi Hasegawa - Sae Niijima - My Dear Joker
Locations
Japan Yongen-Jaya (Café Leblanc) - Shibuya - Sendai - Sapporo - Okinawa - Fukuoka - Kyoto - Osaka - Yokohama - Tokyo Tower
Jail Shibuya's Jail - Sendai's Jail - Sapporo's Jail - Okinawa's Jail - Kyoto's Jail - Osaka's Jail - Jail of the Abyss - Tree of Life and Wisdom
Other Velvet Room
Music
Songs "You Are Stronger" - "Daredevil" - "What You Wish For" - "Axe to Grind" - "Counter Strike" - "Beneath the Mask" - "Last Surprise" - "Rivers in the Desert" - "To Wish"
Archives & Terminology
Story Persona - Persona User - Shadow - Shadow Self - Metaverse - Metaverse Navigator - Cognition - P. A. D. - Mask - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Madicce - Antisocial Force - Treasure - Police - Calling Card - Change of Heart - Zephyrman
Gameplay Arcana - Third Eye - All-Out Attack - Cut-in - Baton Pass - Showtime - Fusion - BAND - Master Arts - Requests - Lock Keeper - Joker's Kitchen
Vendors Sophia's Shop
System Patches and Updates - Cutscenes
Development
Corporate Atlus Co., Ltd. - Koei Tecmo Games Co., Ltd. - Omega Force
Personnel Daisuke Kaneda - Shigenori Soejima - Atsushi Kitajoh - Lyn Inaizumi - Lotus Juice
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