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The Sun Arcana (太陽, Taiyō)? is a recurring Arcana in the Persona series.


Portrayed as two children holding hands under a blazing sun, The Sun symbolizes happiness, joy, energy, optimism, and accomplishment. Occasionally, it is also associated with one's initial happiness.

Persona of the Sun Arcana are commonly Persona excelling in Light and Fire-based attacks. These Personas are typically mythological figures directly related to the sun, light, or fire.

Characters of the Sun Arcana almost always (ironically) find themselves in terrible situations, the situation belying the underlying optimism present in nearly all of them. Also, as the Sun Arcana portrays accomplishment, some of these characters have deep thoughts about the meaning of life and manage to find their answers.


List of Personas[]

In Megami Ibunroku Persona, this Arcanum corresponds to the Avian race. In Persona 2, it instead consists of various sun and light gods.

Megami Ibunroku Persona[]

The player can guarantee a fusion accident resulting in a Sun 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 546 steps in an area where no enemies will attack, such as the Mikage Sun Mall.

Persona Level
PSP Revelations
Bennu Ven 10
Vidofnir Gasious 24
Yatagarasu Crow 41
Suzaku * Phoenyx 55
Garuda * 79

Persona 2[]

Innocent Sin[]

The Sun Arcana is represented by the protagonist Tatsuya Suou, as well as his Initial Persona, Vulcanus. If certain prerequisites are met, Tatsuya can both obtain Vulcanus Prime and his Ultimate Persona of the Sun Arcana, Apollo.

Persona Level
Vulcanus 1 (Initial Persona of Tatsuya Suou)
Surya 13
Kinich Kakmo 20
Vulcanus Prime 33 (Prime Persona of Tatsuya Suou)
Heimdall 39
Ildanach * 46
Apollo 53 (Ultimate Persona of Tatsuya Suou)
Virochana * 65

Eternal Punishment[]

The Sun Arcana returns as Tatsuya Suou's Persona Arcana in Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, as well as housing Tatsuya's ultimate Persona, Apollo. Due to the events of Innocent Sin, Tatsuya appears as a distinct character capable of accessing his Ultimate Persona upon his recruitment.

Persona Level
Surya 13
Kinich Kakmo 21
Heimdal 33
Il-Dana * 46
Tatsunoshin Suou 58 (Ancestor Persona representing Tatsuya Suou)
Apollo 62 (Ultimate Persona of Tatsuya Suou)
Virocana * 73

Persona 3[]

"So... for me, or you, or anyone... the meaning of our lives is something we make but don't see."
—Akinari Kamiki

The Sun Arcana Social Link is represented by Akinari Kamiki, a teenager diagnosed with a life-threatening genetic disease. The protagonist can create the Social Link after advancing the Hanged Man Arcana Social Link up to Lv. 3 or above and retrieves his fountain pen. Koromaru will be holding the fountain pen, so this Social Link can only begin once he has joined SEES. Furthermore, Akinari can also only be interacted during Sundays.

Through the protagonist's interaction with Akinari, he helps him in understanding his purpose in life and helps him to overcome his grief of his disease. By the end of the Social Link, Akinari will give the protagonist his notebook. It allows access to the Ultimate Persona of the Sun Arcana, Asura, the grand being.

Persona Level
Yatagarasu 30
Quetzalcoatl 43
Jatayu 55
Horus 63
Metatron 75
Vishnu 78
Asura 85

FES / Portable[]

The Sun Arcana remains relatively the same as Persona 3. However, Metatron was removed from the Sun Arcana repertoire, instead appearing as the Ultimate Persona of the Aeon Arcana. In exchange, the Persona Suparna replaces Metatron.

Persona Level
Yatagarasu 30
Quetzalcoatl 43
Jatayu 55
Horus 63
Suparna 70
Vishnu 78
Asura 85

Persona 4[]

"I'm not going to run from my own life anymore. After all, I'm the only person who can live it."
—Yumi Ozawa
"I figured it was time to grab ahold of my dream, instead of letting it slip through my fingers. "
—Ayane Matsunaga

The Sun Arcana Social Link can be initiated after the protagonist chooses to join one of the school's culture club. The player may choose between the Drama Club, Yumi Ozawa or the Symphonic Band, Ayane Matsunaga.

Should the protagonist join the Drama Club, he helps Yumi in mending her relationship with her father. On the other hand, should the protagonist choose to join the Symphonic Band, the protagonist helps Ayane in having more confidence in herself.

In either event, completing the Sun Arcana Social Link bestows the protagonist the Ultimate Persona of the Sun Arcana, Asura, the Highest of the High.

Persona Level
Cu Sith 10
Phoenix 20
Gdon 31
Yatagarasu 40
Narasimha 47
Tam Lin 53
Jatayu 61
Horus 68
Suparna 77
Asura 86

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax[]

The Sun Arcana is represented by (Sho) Minazuki who does not use a Persona.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth[]

Persona Level
Cu Sith 10
Phoenix 18
Narasimha 31
Ganesha 42
Tam Lin 49
Jatayu 57
Suparna 65
Asura Ou 86

Persona 5[]

The Sun Arcana is represented by the Confidant with Toranosuke Yoshida, which ranks up as the protagonist interacts with him. In the events of the Sun Confidant, the protagonist helps Yoshida rebuild his political career after a series of scandals. This Confidant unlocks better negotiation rewards and personas with an higher level than the player to be recruited as it ranks up.

Completing the Sun Arcana Confidant will also bestow the ultimate form of the Arcana, Asura.

Persona Level
Suzaku 19
Mithras 39
Yurlungur 42
Horus 49
Ganesha 53
Yatagarasu 57
Quetzalcoatl 63
Asura 76*


In Persona 5 Royal, the Persona selection of Sun Arcana has been altered with the addition of Thunderbird and removal of Yatagarasu to the Councillor Arcana.

Persona Level
Suzaku 16
Thunderbird 34
Mithras 39
Yurlungur 43
Horus 47
Ganesha 53
Quetzalcoatl 66
Asura 76*

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth[]

Persona Level
Cu Sith 10
Phoenix 18
Pele 26
Basilisk 31
Narasimha 38
Lugh 46
Hathor ° 48
Tam Lin 54
Jatayu 62
Hachiman 79
Asura 87

Persona 5 Strikers[]

Persona Level
Mithras 41
Ganesha 47
Yatagarasu 58

List of Demons[]

Persona 2[]

Innocent Sin[]

Persona Level
Virochana 65

Eternal Punishment[]

Persona Level
Virocana 73


Character Game
Tatsuya Suou Persona 2
Akinari Kamiki Persona 3
Yumi Ozawa Persona 4
Ayane Matsunaga Persona 4
Toranosuke Yoshida Persona 5

Card Designs[]

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). Apostle 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