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"You know... I think you can spread the message now... Not with words alone... but with everyone's passion and strength... If you could do that... He wouldn't have to bear the burden all alone, would he...?"
—Metis, Persona 3 FES: The Answer

Metis is a character in the playable epilogue of Persona 3 FES, titled The Answer, and its remake as part of the Persona 3 Reload Expansion Pass, Episode Aigis - The Answer. She materializes from a swarm of butterflies in the Iwatodai Dormitory and is known to be fiercely protective of her "sister," Aigis.

Appearance[]

Design[]

Metis appears to be a humanoid android and a model of Anti-Shadow Suppresion Weapon similar to Aigis. Attached to her head is a golden helm-like headpiece with a red butterfly visor. around her waist is a metallic "skirt" which continues the red butterfly motif. Being an android, her body is mostly mechanical, but outside of the skirt, more internal parts around her waist area are covered by plating compared to Aigis. Her skin is very pale compared to the more beige, humanlike skin of the other humanoid Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapons like Aigis and Labrys. Metis has purplish black hair with red eyes. Her armored body is black, though the right arm with which she carries her weapon is white, making it almost resemble a long, extended glove. Despite being affiliated with SEES, she does not bear an armband.

In Reload, Metis is given a SEES shoulder guard, however this is unnumbered. Metis’s skin now a warm complexion instead of pale like the original game.

Personality[]

"I went to see you so I could save you, but I ended up causing the power to awaken... That's why I made up my mind. I'd do anything to protect you. Even... even if it meant you'd hate me for it... You're all I have in the world..."
—Metis to Aigis, Persona 3 FES: The Answer

Metis has a childlike personality, to the point of being compared to a child by Junpei, something she takes offense to. She recognizes Aigis as her "sister," and as a result tries to protect her from harm. She cares for Aigis deeply and is willing to do anything to protect her, even if it means she'll hate her for it. This is shown when she attempted to kill the other members of SEES, whom she believed (correctly) were responsible for the Abyss of Time's manifestation. She also gets angry when Akihiko suspects her of having an ulterior motive for protecting Aigis, insisting that she's doing it because she cares about her and nothing more.

In the beginning, Metis is quite rude and even shows some slight entitlement issues, as she fully expects the group to trust her and follow her blindly into the Abyss, apparently not realizing they have every reason not to trust her since she first appeared to them as an enemy. After they threaten to explore the Abyss without her, however, she apologizes and is accepted into SEES at the approval of Aigis, who allows Metis to call her 'sister.' She also agrees not to hurt the others at Aigis' request, though she still remains rather indifferent to them, and they in turn remain hostile towards her, especially Akihiko, who fully expects her to turn on them again at any time.

Although she usually acts like a child, Metis is frequently shown to actually be very intelligent; she is the one who figures out how the Abyss came to be, guessing correctly that the rest of SEES played a part in it. She also knows that Personas and Shadows are one and the same, something the rest of SEES never realized despite fighting them for months (or, in some case, years), likely due to Shuji Ikutsuki deliberately giving them incomplete or incorrect information. Finally, she figured out that Nyx is neither hostile nor malevolent and that there must have been some other reason for the Seal. This fits with her Arcana being the Hierophant, a figure that interprets sacred mysteries or esoteric/obscure principles.

Metis does not comprehend human emotions very well. This leads her to often question why the members of SEES care about certain people and things, such as the protagonist and his sacrifice. She also does not understand aspects of their behavior, especially around her, which she considers illogical as she does not understand the feelings which those behaviors are spurred by despite her attempts to ask them about it.

Metis can also be quite insecure. Being a new member of SEES, she doesn't know about the rest of the group's shared past and feels lost whenever they talk about it. Junpei claims that she's lonely, which is why she feared that they would leave her behind. Indeed, Metis is shown frequently to hate being alone, which is why she panicked when the group suggested exploring the Abyss of Time without her and begged them not to leave her behind. This is due to the fact that she has no memory of who she is, only that Aigis is her sister and that she has to protect her.

Being the embodiment of Aigis' rejected emotions, Metis is very similar to her in some ways; they're both hostile to those they perceive a threat, have attachment issues and overprotective to those close to them. However, Metis is more outspoken of what she thinks when compared to her "sister," and overall just more emotional. Aigis even notes at one point that she reminds her of so many things she thought she had left behind. Once everyone begins fighting for the keys, Metis sides with Aigis and claims that she was created to facilitate the fighting, returning to her previous hostility toward the rest of SEES, but at the cost of Aigis' trust. After the conflict between the group is resolved, Metis feels guilty over causing so much trouble, and so fully expects the rest of SEES to leave her behind. However, the rest of the group assure her that they brought the fighting upon themselves and Aigis forgives her, reminding her that she promised she wouldn't leave her behind. The two sisters then reconcile, with Metis shedding tears of joy.

Profile[]

Persona 3 FES[]

Metis is a character in Persona 3 FES's playable epilogue, The Answer. Gameplay-wise, Metis replaces Aigis' role as an Orgia Mode user, as Aigis loses hers due to gaining the ability to use the Wild Card. Instead, Metis has access to an improved "Neo" Orgia Mode, which not only boosts her offenses but also lets her use skills in combat at no cost.

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Persona 3 FES The Answer - Aigis' Awakening HD

Metis assaults SEES.

Following after the protagonist's death and the defeat of Nyx, the remaining members of SEES decide to regroup one last time before their dorm closes. During their reunion, SEES encounters a weird atmosphere, in which time would stop flowing, resetting each time the clock passes midnight. This is where Metis is first seen and assaults SEES. Upon seeing Aigis, she claims to be Aigis' sister, and exclaims that she was tasked to protect her. She views the remaining members of SEES as a hindrance, and thus, wants to destroy them.

After Aigis loses consciousness due to overusing Orgia Mode to subdue her, Metis participated in upgrading Aigis' body parts. However, she was later chained for further questioning. Metis later leads the members of SEES to the Abyss of Time, a labyrinth below the dorm. There, Metis explains that the Abyss of Time was created by the members of SEES, but refuses to reveal the cause. Since the creation of the labyrinth was SEES' responsibility, Metis believed that once SEES has been annihilated, time would flow once again.

Due to her attacking SEES earlier, the members initially show hostility towards letting her joining SEES. Metis harbors a great dislike towards them as well, with the exception of Aigis. Metis eventually joins SEES when Aigis threatens to leave her alone, much to her horror and grief. Throughout their journey, Metis appears to be protective of Aigis, and addresses Aigis as her sister. She is also seen to hold a certain understanding towards the nature of the Abyss of Time and, among others, the protagonist and Nyx.

Later, defeating the manifestation of SEES' negative wills and desire of seeing the protagonist, SEES realizes that they have the ability to travel back to the time to when the protagonist sealed Nyx. However, each member has their own opinions on doing so. Yukari wants to return to the past to stop the protagonist's actions, but is opposed by Junpei, who explains that changing the past would essentially undo the sealing of Nyx.

As their opinions begin to clearly differ, SEES is separated, leaving only Metis and Fuuka standing on Aigis' side. Aigis would eventually team up with Metis and Fuuka to reclaim the keys to unlock the past given to SEES members. Upon recollecting them and forging into the 'true key,' Aigis decides to return to the past where the protagonist performs the miracle of sealing Nyx so she could understand the reason for the protagonist's death. However, right as Ken mentions their good fortune with the door to Paulownia Mall having yet to vanish, both Metis and Mitsuru quickly realize that because said door has not yet vanished, its purpose (preparing SEES for battle) has not yet been fulfilled, their battles are not yet over. During this time, Metis expresses her confusion at the protagonist's actions, as Nyx herself was neither hostile nor malevolent, and a seal wasn't necessary. She also mentions SEES' promise of meeting each other in Graduation Day, much to the suspicion and confusion of SEES. When SEES tries to question Metis over her true identity, she replies that she "just knows it," and explains that the protagonist wasn't exactly planning to seal Nyx, but Erebus, a grand manifestation of humanity's grief whose contact with Nyx would bring forth the Fall.

"Sister... All life shares a "sea" deep within its soul. I think... that's where I came from. Your heart is connected to that sea as well... You're truly alive now. From now on... we'll always be together. Sister... I'm coming home."
—Metis, Persona 3 FES: The Answer

Metis' true identity is finally revealed at the end of game, when SEES was transferred into the Velvet Room. In there, the members of SEES appear in front of Igor. Metis, seemingly familiar with the Velvet Room, appears alongside Igor. Metis now explains that she comes from "the other side," which is actually the manifestation of the emotional side of Aigis, with Metis separated from Aigis after she wished to return back to being fully machine in order to escape the emotional burden of losing the protagonist. Due to this, Metis often feels helpless when Aigis threatens to leave her during her infighting with the rest of SEES, as such an action would leave her all alone, like when Metis was first formed. Finally knowing Metis' true nature, the sisters reconcile, with Metis returning to Aigis, fully completing Aigis' journey. Metis' voice is last heard when Aigis unlocks the door to the dorm, where she encourages Aigis to make the most out of her life so hopefully, her actions will influence others, lightening the protagonist's burden.

Stats[]

The battle with Metis at the beginning of The Answer can only be lost if she lands a critical hit—if Aigis runs low on health, Metis will begin to "hesitate."

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 10
Magic 10
Endurance 10
Agility 10
Luck 1
Hierophant 20 500
n/a
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
- - - - - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Strike Attack Normal attack using the Strike attribute.
Fatal End Deals medium Slash damage to one foe.


Battle Quotes[]

  • "Psyche!" (Landed critical / exploit weakness to enemy)
  • "My will is the source of my power." (Landed a critical / exploit weakness to enemy)
  • "Persona!" (Summoning Persona)
  • "Haah!" (Summoning Persona)
  • "Farewell!" (critical physical attack)
  • "Ugh, I thought that would do it!" (Enemy survives the attack)
  • "It's a tough one." (Enemy survives the attack)
  • "Systems... Shutting down." (Being knocked unconscious)
  • "Thank you!" (Being healed by Aigis)
  • "Alright Sister, let's get 'em!" (Before initiating All-Out Attack)
  • "Everyone, attack!" (During All-Out Attack)
  • "Come on. Let's dance!" (Initiating Orgia Mode)
  • "Fly, Papillon Heart!" (Initiating Orgia Mode)
  • "Going into Orgia Mode!" (Initiating Orgia Mode)
  • "Orgia Mode is go!" (Initiating Orgia Mode)
  • "Limiters released!" (Initiating Orgia Mode)
  • "Let's get this started!" (Initiating Orgia Mode)
  • "Please wait.." (Overheating from Orgia Mode)
  • "I need to be stronger." (Victory with low HP)
  • "I must protect my sister." (Victory)
  • "Keep your filthy hands off my sister!" (Victory)
  • "Here!" (using item)
  • "Too slow!" (Dodging attack)
  • "Nice try!" (Dodging attack)
  • "Death's presence confirmed! Look out!"(Encountering the Reaper)

Gallery[]

Persona 3 FES: The Answer
Persona 3 Reload
Persona 4 Arena
Persona 4: Dancing All Night
PERSONA 20th Anniversary Festival
Other

In Other Languages[]

Language Title
Flag of the United States English Metis
Flag of Japan Japanese メティス (Metisu)
Metis
Flag of South Korea Korean 메티스 (Metiseu)
Metis
Flag of Hong KongFlag of the Republic of China Traditional Chinese 梅蒂絲 (Méidìsī)
Metis

Trivia[]

  • As mentioned in Persona 3's drama CDs, Metis' face is based on the face of a hospitalized girl Aigis once met in a vision. This girl may possibly be the one in Labrys' memories whose personality served as the basis of the early Anti-Shadow Weapons’ personalities.
  • Metis appears to replace the deceased Shinjiro Aragaki, with both of them being temporary members of S.E.E.S., having a sibling-like bond with another member of the group, using Personas of the Hierophant Arcana which never evolve, using bludgeon-class weaponry, having a neutral affinity to every element, and having similar behavior in battle.
  • Her name, like Aigis’, comes from Greek mythology. Metis (Μῆτις, "wisdom," "skill," or "craft") is sometimes presented as lover of Zeus and mother of Athena, which may refer to Aigis' ultimate Persona and/or Metis’ face possibly being based on whose personality served as the basis of the early Anti-Shadow Weapons’ personalities, likening her to their mother.
  • Metis' version of Orgia Mode not only improves her offensive capabilities, but also allows Metis to perform attacks for free.
  • Descriptions of Metis' true nature imply that she may actually be Aigis' Shadow. Towards the end of the game, Aigis refers to Metis as the embodiment of her repressed emotions and desires, which fits the description of a Shadow Self. She also acknowledges her flaws and proceeds to accept Metis as part of herself in a similar fashion to those of the characters of Persona 4 shortly afterwards, to the point that Aigis herself feels physical and mental fatigue, which are the immediate effects of accepting one's Shadow. Likewise, during the scene where SEES witnesses Aigis' past in Empyrean, Metis can be seen emerging from Aigis' (literal) shadow, after Aigis states that she wishes to discard her emotions in order to escape the pain of losing the protagonist. Additionally, it would explain how she knows Personas and Shadows are the same thing.
    • Although Metis has never appeared in Persona 4 or its spinoff titles, the games actually provide hints which imply that Metis is indeed a Shadow:
      • In Persona 4 Golden, Margaret states that Marie is an entity that belongs to the "other side," which is also where Metis is from. It is said to be inhabited only by Shadows, supernatural deities such as Nyx, Izanami and Erebus, and the residents of the Velvet Room such as Elizabeth, Margaret and Igor. Unlike Marie, however, who was actually an avatar of Izanami, Metis is not believed to be a deity or an avatar of one nor is she a resident of the Velvet Room, hinting that if Metis did indeed come from the "other side," she can only be a Shadow.
      • Similarly, in Persona 4 Arena, while posing as the cast's Shadows, the Malevolent Entity states that it came from the "sea of the soul," which is said to be part of the "other side" as well, implying that this is the part of the "other side" where Shadows actually do come from. Metis states that she came from "sea of [Aigis'] soul" after Aigis had accepted her, further hinting that she is indeed Aigis' Shadow.
      • Some of Aigis' inactive abilities in The Answer (ex. Orgia Mode, understanding dog language) are the skills that Metis uses in the game. Presumably, after Metis is brought back to the sea of the (Aigis') soul, it is then she recovers these abilities.
      • Lastly, in Persona 4 Arena, if the player chooses to play Aigis' story, she will speak of a side of herself that was on the verge of going berserk. This suggests that Metis may actually be a part of Aigis' ego that was between staying as part of her ego and a Shadow.


Characters
Playable Male protagonist - Female protagonist - Yukari Takeba - Junpei Iori - Akihiko Sanada - Mitsuru Kirijo - Fuuka Yamagishi - Aigis - Koromaru - Ken Amada - Shinjiro Aragaki - Metis
Social Link Kenji Tomochika - Hidetoshi Odagiri - Bunkichi and Mitsuko - Kazushi Miyamoto - Chihiro Fushimi - Isako Toriumi - Keisuke Hiraga - Yuko Nishiwaki - Maiko Oohashi - Pharos - Bebe - President Tanaka - Mutatsu - Mamoru Hayase - Nozomi Suemitsu - Akinari Kamiki - Rio Iwasaki - Saori Hasegawa - Ryoji Mochizuki
Major Igor - Elizabeth - Theodore - Shuji Ikutsuki - Officer Kurosawa - Takaya Sakaki - Jin Shirato - Chidori Yoshino - Takeharu Kirijo - Kouetsu Kirijo - Eiichiro Takeba - Natsuki Moriyama - Nyx - Erebus - Margaret
Minor Maki - Kiyoshi Sakuma - Mr. Edogawa - Mr. Ekoda - Mr. Miyahara - Ms. Ounishi - Mrs. Terauchi - Kikuno Saikawa - Yuu Kimijima - Souta Aizawa - Kyouka Sayama
Cameo Yukiko Amagi - Noriko Kashiwagi - Man Drinking Alone
Location
Port Island Gekkoukan High School - Paulownia Mall - Iwatodai Station - Port Island Station - Naganaki Shrine - Dorm - Moonlight Bridge - Velvet Room
Tartarus Blocks: Thebel - Arqa - Yabbashah - Tziah - Harabah - Adamah - Monad Depths
Abyss of Time Malebolge - Cocytus - Caina - Antenora - Ptolomea - Judecca - Empyrean
Other Kyoto - Great Seal
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (JP / US / FES / Portable) - Bonus CD - Burn My Dread -Reincarnation- - Spring of Birth OST - Midsummer Knight's Dream OST - Falling Down OST - Winter Of Rebirth OST - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Burn My Dread" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Want To Be Close" - "When the Moon Reaches for the Stars" - "Iwatodai Dorm" - "Mass Destruction" - "Color Your Night" - "Deep Breath Deep Breath" - "The Meaning of Armbands" - "Deep Mentality" - "It's Going Down Now" - "Changing Seasons" - "Current Net Price Tanaka" - "Battle Hymn of the Soul" - "Kimi no Kioku" - "P3 FES" - "Mass Destruction -P3fes version-" - "Heartful Cry" - "Brand New Days" - "Soul Phrase" - "A Way of Life" - "Time" - "Wiping All Out" - "More Than One Heart" - "Fate is In Our Hands" - "One Single Word" - "One Hand, One Heartbeat" - "One Determination" - "Sound of the Beast" - "Storm for a Butterfly" - "Light in Starless Sky" - "My Testimony" - "Self Redemption" - "Full Moon Full Life"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Prime / Ultimate) - Persona user - Shadow - Wild Card - Evoker - Attack Properties - Tactics - All-out Attack - Shuffle Time - Dark Hour - Moon Phase System - Full Moon Operations - SEES - Kirijo Group - Nanjo Group - Strega - Artificial Persona user - Suppressants - Apathy Syndrome - The Fall - Death - Who's Who - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R - Plume of Dusk
P3RE: Shift - Theurgy - Combat Characteristics
Lists Arcana - Personas (P3 - FES - P - R) - Shadows - Bosses (P3 - FES) - Skills - Items (Heart Items / Vending Machines) - Status Effects - Elizabeth's Requests - Activities - Calendar - Trophies (Portable / Reload) - Steam Profile Items - Patches and Updates
School Life Daily Life - Seasons - Social Link - Social Stats - Yen - Class - Studying - Movie Theater - Bed - Part-time Jobs - Shrine - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities - Crane Machine - Chagall Café - School Club - Cooking - Walking Koromaru - Linked Episode - Computer - Refrigerator - Gardening - Books - DVDs - Studying - Fortune Telling
Other Media
Games FES - Portable - Reload - Dancing in Moonlight
Productions The Movie - The Movie: Escape from the Dark Hour - the Weird Masquerade: -Ao no Kakusei- / -Gunjou no Meikyuu- / -Souen no Kesshou- / -Ai no Seiyaku- / -Hekikuu no Kanata e- - Persona Stalker Club - 「PERSORA AWARDS」 - PERSORA AWARDS 2 - PERSORA AWARDS 3 - Persora -The Golden Best-
Drama CDs A Certain Day of Summer - Daylight / Moonlight - Character Drama CD Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 / Vol. 3 / Vol. 4 / Vol. 5 - New Moon / Full Moon - Portable Vol. 1 / Vol. 2
Publications Manga - Shadow Cry - Memento Mori - Owari no Kakera - Alternative Heart - Velvet Blue - Persona Magazine - Dear Girls Comic Anthology - Dengeki Comic Anthology - Tartarus Theater - Persona VS - Persona 3 Reload: Beginnings
Mobile Games The Night Before - Persona Ain Soph - Social - Escape - Illust Puzzle - Broken Shadow - Aegis: The First Mission - Qix - Chaining Soul - Em
Events Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012 - Music Fes 2013 - Music Box 2014 - Super Live 2015 - Livehouse Tour 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019- 25th Anniversary Symphonic Concert
20th Anniversary Festival - 25th Anniversary - 25th FES
Miscellaneous Merchandise
P3 Bosses
Guardians Venus Eagle (3) - Dancing Hand (3) - Rampage Drive - Crying Table (3) - Change Relic - Golden Beetle (3) - Intrepid Knight - Furious Gigas (3) - Fanatic Tower - Magical Magus (3) - Natural Dancer - Arcane Turret (3) - Sleeping Table - Hell Knight (3) - Mythical Gigas - Judgement Sword (3) - Stasis Giant (3) - Phantom King - Royal Dancer (3) - Reckoning Dice - Noble Seeker (3) - Carnal Snake (3) - World Balance - Fierce Cyclops (3) - Jotun of Grief
Full Moon Operation bosses Arcana Priestess - Arcana Emperor and Arcana Empress - Arcana Hierophant - Arcana Lovers - Arcana Chariot and Arcana Justice - Arcana Hermit - Arcana Fortune and Arcana Strength - Arcana Hanged Man - Death
Other Takaya Sakaki and Hypnos - Jin Shirato and Moros - Chidori Yoshino and Medea - Reaper - Elizabeth
P3P Exclusive Theodore - Margaret
P3 FES Bosses
Guardians Immortal Gigas + Visceral Maya (3) - Brilliant Cyclops - Death Castle + El Dorado Beast (2) - Harem Dancer + Merciless Maya (2) - Judgement Sword + Ice Raven + Brave Wheel - Primitive Idol + Shouting Tiara + Wrathful Book - Wondrous Magus + Crying Table + Cowardly Maya - Neo Minotaur - Spastic Turret + Slaughter Drive (2) - Conceited Maya - Rebellious Cyclops + Acheron Seeker (2) - Tenjin Musha + Kaiden Musha + Onnen Musha
Other Metis and Psyche - ??? - Akihiko Sanada and Caesar + Ken Amada and Kala-Nemi - Junpei Iori and Trismegistus + Koromaru and Cerberus - Yukari Takeba and Isis + Mitsuru Kirijo and Artemisia - Erebus
P3 Reload Bosses
Guardians Ruthless Ice Ravens (2) - Barbaric Beast Wheel & Magic Hands (2) - Swift Axle ~ Will O' Wisp Raven & Lightning Eagles (2) - Heretic Magus & Grievous Tables (2) - Disturbing Dice & Slaughter Twins (2) - Clairvoyant Relic ~ Servant Tower & Enslaved Cupids - Lascivious Lady & Profligate Gigas (2) - Fleetfooted Cavalry ~ Ochlocratic Sands (3) - Arcanist Decapitator, Heat Overseer, & Sky Overseer - Deviant Convict & Tome of Atrophy - Controlling Partner & Dependent Partner ~ Venomous Magus & Five Fingers of Blight (2) - Bloody Maria & Executioner's Crown - Imposing Skyscraper ~ Heartless Relic & Rampaging Sands (2) - Raging Turret - Terminal Table - Jotun of Authority, Purging Right Hand, & Subservient Left Hand - Isolated Castle
Monad Cowardly Maya - Magical Magus & Shouting Tiara ~ Bronze Dice & Muttering Tiara - Iron Dice - Muttering Tiara ~ Dogmatic Tower & Immoral Snakes (2) - Natural Dancers (2) - Vehement Idol ~ Change Relic ~ Heat Balance, Sky Balance ~ Shadow of the Void
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