"You were used! They forged her suicide note and laid the blame of her death upon you! They trampled all over your young heart! Get mad! Don't forgive those rotten adults!"
—Shadow Futaba, Persona 5

Shadow Futaba is a character in Persona 5. She is the ruler of Futaba's Palace and Futaba Sakura's Shadow Self.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Design[edit | edit source]

Shadow Futaba looks exactly like her real self but her eyes are golden like other Shadow Selves and much like her Palace as an Egyptian pyramid suggests, she wears clothes in the style of Egyptian fashion as a combination of Cleopatra and a Pharaoh, consisting of an outfit including a sleeveless top made of wraps that also covers her neck and exposes her midriff and a white floor-length skirt along with wraps that connect to her bracelets and upper armpieces, and a golden headpiece that has a snake in the front and bares the top of her head along with red jewels.

Personality[edit | edit source]

"Futaba Sakura! Remember!"
—Shadow Futaba telling Futaba Sakura to remember the truth, Persona 5

Shadow Futaba is Futaba Sakura's repressed feelings and the ruler of Futaba's Palace. Unlike most Shadow Selves, she is born partially from positive emotions (Futaba's love for her mother, suspicion she was murdered, and will to live), and as a result she is not hostile to the original Futaba, instead trying to stop the Sphinx from driving her to suicide by telling her the truth of her mother's death.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Persona 5[edit | edit source]

"I am the other you. How long will you continue blaming yourself and shutting yourself away from the world? For your mother's death. Don't you think it's time you grasped the truth of that moment? What happened before your eyes... What happened to your mother... Why did you choose to rely on the Phantom Thieves? Are you simply going to shut yourself in and do nothing? Are you going to avert your eyes from the true answer? If so... I will kill them in your world."
—Shadow Futaba to Futaba Sakura, Persona 5

Shadow Futaba is initially hostile to the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, angrily asking why they invaded her Palace, being infuriatingly cryptic with advice, and triggering the occasional trap, under the belief that stealing Futaba's Treasure will only hurt her even more. When she realizes the Thieves were hired to help save Futaba from herself, she becomes much more friendly and assists them by confronting herself while the Thieves distracted the Sphinx. When Futaba regains her will to live, she accepts her Shadow and Shadow Futaba is willingly transformed into her Persona Necronomicon.

Other Quotes[edit | edit source]

Persona 5 The Animation[edit | edit source]

  • "It is this illusion that denies you strength. A vicious curse put upon you my the heartless. You knew from the very beginning. And yet you cowered in fear.
    This is your chance to make a choice, Futaba. Who will you obey? Cursed words spat out by the seething illusion, or the truth within you own soul?"
    (Before transforming into Necronomicon)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Futaba transforming into Shadow Futaba
 
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Shadow Futaba showing Futaba a mural
 
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Futaba listening to her Shadow
 
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Futaba speaking to Shadow Futaba
 
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Shadow Futaba's portrait
 
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Icon
 
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Icon (Unused)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Doe from Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth possesses some traits seen in Shadow Futaba despite not being a Shadow himself, as just like her he partially represents his host's suppressed desires to realize the truth behind their living death and to break free from its clutches.
  • An unused security meter portrait for Shadow Futaba can be seen in the files of the game. In the actual game, the security meter for Futaba's Palace consistently uses her regular form.
  • Despite being the Palace Ruler of Futaba's Palace, her Thieves Den decor is located at the "Metaverse" tab instead of the "Enemy" tab.
  • According to a discussion on Shadow Futaba's decor in Thieves Den, Futaba felt refreshed when she heard her Shadow tell her to get angry at the adults.


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 & 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 - I am thou - 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 - Sea of Souls
School Life Daily Life - Activities - Calendar - Weather Forecast - Seasons - Confidant - Social Stats - Yen - Hideout - Class - Bathhouse - Studying - Diner - Maid Café - Billiards - Books - DVDs - Retro Games - Movie theater - Batting Cage - Big Bang Challenge - 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 - Big Bang Burger - 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 - Persona Stalker Club V - 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
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