Nike is the the goddess of victory, strength, speed and war in Greek mythology and the archetypal portrayal of the Abrahamic angels. As the deity of victory, Nike's greatest feat was in the Titan War, in which she served as the gods' personal charioteer. It is said that without Nike, the gods couldn't have won the war with the Titans.
Nike was also at one time considered to be part of Athena. Gradually, Nike was broken away from Athena and eventually blossomed to be her own individual goddess. In artwork and sculptures of Nike, the goddess of victory that was bound to Athena was always wingless, whereas Nike as her own goddess was often winged.
She is often associated with the Roman goddess Victoria.
Nike returns as Eriko's initial Persona. When returned to the Velvet Room at MAX Rank, Nike yields a Rakukaja Card.
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Nike is a boss early on in the story, where she attempts to crash the train that leads to the Expanse Gate. When confronted by Masaki Kuzuha, she reveals she is doing it to prevent him from interfering with the angels' plans. She vanishes upon defeat and Masaki is able to prevent the train from crashing.
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"A demon with an angelic voice for singing sweet songs of victory."
Nike as she appears in the Megami Ibunroku Persona manga
In the Japanese version of Megami Ibunroku Persona, the Totem needed to fuse Nike is named Just Do It (ジャストドゥイット, Jasuto Du Itto)?, which is the American multinational corporation Nike's slogan. In the American release it was renamed Gottabe Shoes, a reference to the sentence "it's gotta be the shoes" from one of the company's marketing campaigns.
The writer of Persona 2Satomi Tadashi joked about Nike's design which is inspired by modern airplanes coincides with Eriko's father as a corporate pilot.