Artwork of the Muses group, as included in the Persona Tribute Illustrations book.

MUSES is a female idol group that appears in the Persona 2 duology which consists of Lisa Silverman, Mami "Sheba" Shibata and Miho "Mee-ho" Ogishima. All girls are classmates to each other from Seven Sisters High School.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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Persona 2: Innocent Sin[edit | edit source]

As Sheba and Mee-ho are in effect Lisa's only friends at school, they usually hang around together. One day, the three shoot a photo in a sticker booth (Purikura), write down they want to be idols and stick it at the Purikura board. This sticker is noticed by music producer Ginji Sasaki. He scouts Sheba and Mee-ho to form the group Muses; the two happily accept to form a group with Lisa, without her agreement or involvement in the initial decision; she turned out to be less than interested in becoming an idol.

Lisa is further infuriated when confronting Sheba and Mee-ho at the Casino Mu Continent when she is asked to sing the English solo part of their debut song "Joker" which, actually, she is completely incapable of doing, as she was born in Japan to Western Japanophile parents who never taught her to speak English, and most of the school simply assumed by her appearance she did in fact know English.

Although Lisa is very unwilling to join the Muses, Maya suggests the Muses is very likely orchestrated by the Masked Circle and persuades her to sneak into the group and extract as much information as possible. Right before the debut concert of Muses in Aoba Park. Sasaki urges her to call Joker to grant her the ability to speak English fluently.

Then the player is given two choices; just watch or rush in to aid Lisa. If the player chooses to trust Lisa, the concert will begin without the English solo, but instead she unknowingly recites the full content of the Oracle of Maia. Eventually, Lisa will admit to the audience her inability to speak English. Sasaki will then appear as the Masked Circle executive, Prince Taurus, and reveal that his goal is to fulfill the 'foreign song' line of the oracle, allowing the prophecy to assert itself. The group of 5 will fight him on the stage. This option will grant Lisa's unique upgraded Persona, Eros Prime later.

If the group rushes to Lisa's rescue, Prince Taurus will order another idol group under his manipulation, the Spade, to perform in place of the Muses. Lisa, Tatsuya and Eikichi will fight Prince Taurus in the dressing room. In any case, Sheba and Mee-ho will have their Ideal Energy absorbed and the concert hall will detonate as fulfillment of 'the flames of expiation light the heavens' line from the Oracle.

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment[edit | edit source]

Using Wang Long fortunetelling popularized by Chizuru Ishigami, Muses has already been formed before the beginning of the game; this time, Lisa joins her friends willingly, practicing together in a karaoke bar. The group is still produced by Ginji Sasaki, but this time, the organization behind it is the New World Order. Although the Joker in this universe is a killer who murders those who the callers want dead, the debut song of Muses is still the same as in Innocent Sin, albeit without the Oracle of Maia line. It is likely the Muses group was formed for two purposes: to force an overlap between the Eternal Punishment reality with Innocent Sin's timeline, and to increase Sasaki's fame in order to host the seminar for collection of Kegare.

The player will run into the Muses when following Eriko Kirishima's route to visit Sumaru TV to investigate Chizuru Ishigami. Muses also appears in the Japanese exclusive fan disc "Sumaru TV Special Preview Disc", in which Sheba and Mee-ho as Muses introduce the featured shops in the city.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Muses is a group of goddesses of literature and arts from Greek mythology led by Apollo.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

 
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Lisa in her Muses outfit
 
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Miho in her Muses outfit
 
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Mami in her Muses outfit

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Muses are based on the idol group D&D, formed by the vocalist Olivia Lufkin (a half-American) and dancers Chikano Higa and Aya Uehara. The group was managed by Tetsuya Komuro, the man who served as inspiration for Ginji Sasaki.


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 - Innocent Sin Novel - Persona: Tsumi To Batsu
Major Characters
Playable Maya Amano - Tatsuya Suou - Katsuya Suou - Ulala Serizawa - Baofu - Kei Nanjo - Eriko Kirishima
Non-Playable Philemon - Nyarlathotep - Anna Yoshizaka - JOKER/Tatsuya Sudou - Tatsuzou Sudou - Takahisa Kandori - Chizuru Ishigami - Metal Trio
Minor Characters
Plot Relevant Maya Okamura - X series robots - Yukino Mayuzumi - Eikichi Mishina - Lisa Silverman - Jun Kashihara - Reiji Kido - Daisuke Todoroki (Kyouji Kuzunoha) - Tamaki Uchida - Takashi Hanya - Youichi Makimura - Ginji Sasaki - Suou's father - Trish - Noriko Katayama - General Sugawara
Velvet Room Igor - Nameless - Belladonna - Demon Painter
Rumormongers Kenta Yokouchi - Chika Ueda
Shop Time Count - Garcon Soejima
Shadow Selves Shadow Maya - Shadow Katsuya - Shadow Baofu - Shadow Ulala
Tatsuya's Scenario Lieutenant General Zula - Shiori Miyashiro - Chandraputra - Kouji Nakamura
Locations
Sumaru City Kasugayama High School - The Seedy CD - Mu Continent - Seven Sisters High School - Mt. Mifune - Sanitarium - Sky Museum - GOLD - Club Zodiac - Aoba Park - Padparcha - Sewers - Laboratory - Sumaru TV - Smile Mall - Factory - Nichirinmaru - Undersea Ruins - Mt. Iwato - Subway Tunnel - Ameno Torifune - Sumaru Castle - Monado Mandala - Bomb Shelter - Extra Dungeon
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (PSX / PSP) - Punitive Dance - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Change Your Way" - "Satomi Tadashi Drugstore Song"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Prime / Ultimate / Reverse) - Persona User - Cards (Tarot / Material / Skill / Incense) - Mystic Change - Affinity - Mutation - Unknown Power - JOKER Infection (Artificial Persona) - Kegare - Other Side - Nanjo Group - Trapezohedron - Muses - New World Order - Tien Tao Lien - Shadow Self - Tatsuya's Scenario - DEVA System - Growth Rate - Rumor
Lists Arcana - Personas - Demons - Bosses - Skills (Fusion Spells) - Items - Rumors - Restaurants
Other Media
Productions Infinity Mask - Eternal Punishment Novel - Persona: Tsumi To Batsu
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