This article is about the Arcana. For the Shadow, see Arcana Priestess.
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The Priestess Arcana (女教皇, Jokyoukou)?, also known as the High Priestess, is a recurring Arcana in the Persona series.

Overview[edit | edit source]

"The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
The silent voice within one's heart whispers the most profound wisdom."
—Nyx Avatar, Persona 3

Originally named the Popess, portrayed as an old woman with an open book, the Priestess Arcana is a symbol of hidden knowledge or other untapped power, wisdom, female mystery and patience when it appears in tarot readings.

Gameplay-wise, the Personas of the Priestess Arcana are commonly associated with healing and support attributes. Mythological figures of the Priestess Arcana are usually crone archetypes, goddesses of wisdom, witches, female mages or priestess figures themselves.

Individuals associated with the Priestess Arcana are usually quiet, reserved, hardworking and very intelligent. They are often modest and shy, and won't open up to the protagonist until much later in their Social Links as compared with other characters. A recurring theme with Priestess characters is that they have an inferiority complex due to growing under highly exigent family members, as in the cases of Fuuka Yamagishi, Yukiko Amagi and Makoto Niijima.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

List of Personas[edit | edit source]

Megami Ibunroku Persona[edit | edit source]

The protagonist can guarantee a fusion accident resulting in a Priestess 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 847 steps in an area where no enemies will attack, such as the Mikage Sun Mall.

The Priestess Arcana is represented by Maki Sonomura.

Persona Level
PSP Revelations
Maso Maria 5 (Initial Persona of Maki Sonomura)
Ame no Uzume Virgo 11
Sati Crosscut 18
Hathor Deva 29
Urdr * Wals 37
Tensen Nyannyan Vixen 46
Usas Chatz 53
Verdandi * Valzante 61 (Ultimate Persona of Maki Sonomura)
Lakshmi Rac Sha 70
Skuld * Scrag 88

Persona 2[edit | edit source]

Innocent Sin[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Tensen Nyannyan 27
Sif 34
Parvati 43
Izanami * 51
Hathor 55
Lakshmi * 64

Eternal Punishment[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Tensen Nyan Nyan 27
Sif 34
Parvati 41
Izanami * 51
Hathor 55
Scathach 64
Lakshmi * 71

Persona 3[edit | edit source]

The Priestess Arcana Social Link is represented by Fuuka Yamagishi, a student of Gekkoukan High School and a member of SEES. The protagonist can initiate the Social Link flag after joining one of the Culture Clubs. Furthermore, the protagonist must also max out his Courage characteristics parameter before initiating the Social Link.

The Priestess Arcana Social Link powers up everytime the protagonist interacts with Fuuka, where he helps taste Fuuka's horrible cooking, as well as helping her understand her insecurities of being a burden to others and her confusion about her lack of interest in more "feminine" hobbies. Upon completing the Social Link, Fuuka will give the protagonist her custom-made earphones, bestowing the ultimate form of the Priestess Arcana, Scathach, The Teacher.

The Priestess Arcana is also the Persona Arcana of Fuuka Yamagishi.

Persona Level
Lucia Initial Persona of Fuuka Yamagishi
Juno Ultimate Persona of Fuuka Yamagishi
Apsaras 3
Unicorn 11
Sarasvati 18
Ganga 26
Parvati 35
Kikuri-Hime 47
Scathach 60

FES / Portable[edit | edit source]

The Priestess Arcana remains relatively the same as Persona 3. However, an exclusive Persona, High Pixie, was added in the Priestess Arcana repertoire.

Persona Level
Lucia Initial Persona of Fuuka Yamagishi
Juno Ultimate Persona of Fuuka Yamagishi
Apsaras 3
Unicorn 11
High Pixie 21
Sarasvati 27
Ganga 35
Parvati 47
Kikuri-Hime 53
Scathach 64

Persona 4[edit | edit source]

"I want to protect the family inn. After all, it's near to my heart..."
—Yukiko Amagi

The Priestess Arcana Social Link is represented by Yukiko Amagi, a classmate of the protagonist in Persona 4. The Social Link is automatically created in the storyline when the Investigation Team plans a stake-out on Kanji Tatsumi.

In the events of the Social Link, Yukiko proclaims her desire of leaving Yasoinaba to the protagonist, but to do so, must learn how to live on her own by the time she graduates, which includes finding a career she can pursue and learning how to cook. Unfortunately, she is a terrible cook, and many of the meals she has the protagonist taste-test are practically inedible. Several of the protagonist's responses regarding Yukiko's cooking are also based on the protagonist's Courage status parameter; the higher his Courage'is, the better answers the protagonist can access.

Leveling the Priestess Arcana up to Lv. 3 allows Yukiko to learn her distinct follow-up move, Fan Assault, where Yukiko delivers a powerful assault on an active enemy, with 100% critical rate and Dizzy status. However, the protagonist must first knock down a target.

Later, as the protagonist interacts with Yukiko, Yukiko realizes that she actually cared for her family inn the most, and merely felt chained down by the belief that she had no choice. By the end of the Social Link, Yukiko decides not to leave Yasoinaba, but to inherit the Inn and continue her family's legacy. Having a change in her psyche and finally finding her resolution, Yukiko's Persona, Konohana Sakuya, transfigures into Amaterasu.

Completing the Priestess Arcana Social Link also bestows the protagonist with the ultimate form of the Priestess Arcana, Scathach, Jen Mentor.

In Persona 4 Golden, Yukiko can unlock a third-tier persona: Sumeo-Okami. This is done by initiating Social Link meeting at any point after 1/10 if the Priestess Arcana is at Rank 10.

Persona Level
Konohana Sakuya Initial Persona of Yukiko Amagi
Amaterasu Ultimate Persona of Yukiko Amagi
Sumeo-Okami Third-tier Persona of Yukiko Amagi
Saki Mitama 11
Sarasvati 17
High Pixie 22
Ganga 29
Parvati 37
Kikuri-Hime 48
Hariti 59
Tzitzimitl 70
Scathach 79

Persona 4 Arena[edit | edit source]

The Priestess Arcana is represented by Yukiko Amagi and her Persona, Konohana Sakuya, as well as Fuuka Yamagishi, who serves as a possible MC replacement for Rise.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Lucia Fuuka Yamagishi's initial Persona
Juno Fuuka Yamagishi's ultimate Persona
Konohana Sakuya Yukiko Amagi's initial Persona
Amaterasu Yukiko Amagi's ultimate Persona
Ame-no-Uzume 6
High Pixie 15
Ganga 28
Parvati 37
Hariti 56
Tzitzimitl 64
Scathach 76

Persona 5[edit | edit source]

The Priestess Arcana is represented by the Confidant with Makoto Niijima, which ranks up from June 24th onward as the protagonist interacts with her. This Confidant unlocks extra information on analysis and various team member skills for Makoto as it ranks up.

As the Confidant reaches maximum Makoto's Persona, Johanna, will transmogrify into Anat. Completing the Priestess Arcana Confidant will also bestow the ultimate form of the Arcana, Cybele.

In Persona 5 Royal, if the Priestess Arcana Confidant is maxed out and the protagonist chooses to reject the false reality during the events of the third semester, Makoto Niijima will unlock her third tier Persona: Agnes, by fusing Johanna and Anat.

Persona Level
Johanna Initial Persona of Makoto Niijima
Anat Ultimate Persona of Makoto Niijima
Silky 6
Apsaras 11
Koh-i-Noor 25
Isis 26
Kikuri-Hime 40
Scathach 45
Sarasvati 50
Skadi 55
Cybele 73

Royal[edit | edit source]

In Persona 5 Royal, the Priestess Arcana remains largely unchanged with the Levels of the Personas readjusted.

Persona Level
Johanna Initial Persona of Makoto Niijima
Anat Ultimate Persona of Makoto Niijima
Agnes Third-tier Persona of Makoto Niijima
Silky 6
Apsaras 11
Koh-i-Noor 25
Isis 26
Kikuri-Hime 40
Sarasvati 50
Skadi 53
Scathach 77
Cybele 83

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Johanna Makoto Niijima's initial Persona
Konohana Sakuya Yukiko Amagi's initial Persona
Lucia Fuuka Yamagishi's initial Persona
Anat Makoto Niijima's ultimate Persona
Amaterasu Yukiko Amagi's ultimate Persona
Juno Fuuka Yamagishi's ultimate Persona
Sarasvati 6
Moh Shuvuu 16
Ganga 28
Parvati 36
Dzelarhons ° 41
Gabriel 47
Hariti 54
Tzitzimitl 62
Scathach 72
Black Maria 83

List of Demons[edit | edit source]

Persona 2[edit | edit source]

Innocent Sin[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Izanami 51

Eternal Punishment[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Izanami 51

List of Shadows[edit | edit source]

Shadow Level
Autonomic Basalt 16
Rainy Brother 4 16
Cloudgirl Pot 18
Rainy Pot 37-41
Yearning Pot 70
Mistress Pot 78
Spurious Book 14-39
Maniacal Book 21-58
Silent Book 27-72
Wrathful Book 50-76
Tranquil Idol 15-41
Liberating Idol 31-47
Leading Idol 43
Vehement Idol 68-89
Primitive Idol 50-77
Calm Pesce 3-6
Pursuing Pesce 18
Truth Pesce 53
Revelation Pesce 63

Characters[edit | edit source]

Character Game
Maki Sonomura Megami Ibunroku Persona
Fuuka Yamagishi Persona 3
Yukiko Amagi Persona 4
Makoto Niijima Persona 5

Card Designs[edit | edit source]


Trivia[edit | edit source]

In the 7th episode of the Persona 4 The Animation English dub, Margaret misnames Yukiko's Arcana, calling her the Empress instead of the Priestess.

Major Arcana
0. Fool Arcana - I. Magician Arcana - 1(E). Councillor Arcana - II. Priestess Arcana - III. Empress Arcana - IV. Emperor Arcana - V. Hierophant Arcana - V(T). Priest Arcana - VI. Lovers Arcana - VII. Chariot Arcana - VIII. Strength Arcana/Justice Arcana - IX. Hermit Arcana - X. Fortune Arcana - XI. Justice Arcana/Strength Arcana - XI(T). Hunger Arcana - XII. Hanged Man Arcana - XIII. Death Arcana - XIV. Temperance Arcana - XV. Devil Arcana - XVI. Tower Arcana - XVII. Star Arcana - XVIII. Moon Arcana - XIX. Sun Arcana - XX. Judgement Arcana - XX(T). Aeon Arcana - XXI. World Arcana - XXI(T). Universe Arcana - (VS) Faith Arcana - (VS) Hope Arcana
Minor Arcana
Suit of Coins - Suit of Cups - Suit of Swords - Suit of Wands
Shadow Arcana
I. Arcana Magician - II. Arcana Priestess - III. Arcana Empress - IV. Arcana Emperor - V. Arcana Hierophant - VI. Arcana Lovers - VII. Arcana Chariot - VIII. Arcana Justice - IX. Arcana Hermit - X. Arcana Fortune - XI. Arcana Strength - XII. Arcana Hanged Man - XIII. Death
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