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"Those lost in life's labyrinth drift here. We are a light shining upon a path into the dismal future. I am the keeper, Sumaru Genie."
—Sumaru Genie, Persona 2: Innocent Sin

The Sumaru Genie refers to both the location and the character that resides in it in Persona 2.

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The Sumaru Genie grants fortunes with various effects, lasting for ~20 minutes in-game. In the PSX version, if the game is saved while a fortune is in effect, the timer is reset when the save is loaded, creating a way for players to have a single fortune's effects last through the entire game; this bug was fixed in the PSP version.

Innocent Sin

"A husky-voiced fortune teller who knows a lot about rumors. Rumored to be seen sometimes in the parts of the city that come alive at night..."
—Introduction paragraph

The Sumaru Genie is a location in the Kounan Ward filled with Egyptian motifs and paintings on both sides of the wall. It houses the character named after it (or perhaps more accurately, the character it is named after), the Sumaru Genie. He is a non-playable character who functions as a Rumormonger as well as a fortune teller who can tell the fortune of Tatsuya Suou if the player pays 3000 yen.

When the party arrives to talk to her to further the search for information about the Masked Circle, she redirects them to "the man at the Honmaru Park" where they can find more information.

As the game goes on, the Sumaru Genie eventually admits that he is actually a transvestite clubber who pretended to tell fortunes and eventually got stuck telling real fortunes due to the power of rumors. He also mentions that he owns a bar and invites Tatsuya to it at the end of the game.

Fortune Effects

  • The Wheel of Fortune: Raises Luck
  • The Fool: Lowers Luck
  • The Queen of Swords: Doubles experience earned after battle
  • The Moon: Decreases experience earned after battle
  • The Six of Wands: Gain 10% more money after battle
  • The Two of Swords: Gain less money after battle
  • The Magician: Emotion gauges fill in 2 contacts instead of 3
  • The Five of Cups: Emotion gauges require 4 contacts instead of 3 (more chances for the Fool question)
  • Temperance: No Effect

Eternal Punishment

"A fortune teller with a low voice. Her fortunes haven't been accurate lately. They say her double roams the city at night."
—Introduction paragraph

In Eternal Punishment, however, he notes that due to the rise in popularity of Wang Long fortunes, his fortune telling has stopped working. Later in the game, Maya Amano can spread a rumor that the Sumaru Genie has started using Wang Long instead, making his fortunes work again.

Fortune Effects

  • Light Dragon: Exp x2, Yen x0.5
  • Black Dragon: Exp x0.5, Yen x2
  • Yellow Dragon: Increases Luck
  • Red Dragon: Increases the chances of mutations occurring
  • Blue Dragon: Reverses demons' personalities
  • Silver Dragon: Emotion gauges require 4 levels rather than 3 (more chances for the Fool question)

Quotes

  • "Only the light released by this crystal ball of hope can dismiss the dismal feelings you harbor inside. Speak your thoughts to me." (Opening statement)
  • If you wish to peer into your future, return to me. The crystal ball and the cards will be your infallible guides." (Closing statement)

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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
Publications Innocent Sin (novel) - Persona 2: Tsumi ga Ataeshi Batsu - Persona: Tsumi To Batsu - Comic Anthology: Short Comic Heaven / Innocent Children / Innocent Memory / Comic Anthology (DNA Media Comics)
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
Publications Eternal Punishment (novel) - Persona 2: Tsumi ga Ataeshi Batsu - Persona: Tsumi To Batsu - Comic Anthology: The Atoners / The Unforgivable / The Strays
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