"I don't want the general public to know about my original medicines. So you're strictly prohibited from disclosing what happens here to anyone... Understood?"
—Tae Takemi to the protagonist, Persona 5

Tae Takemi is a character in Persona 5. She is a back alley doctor who owns a clinic in Yongen-Jaya, not far from Café Leblanc. Her clinic serves as the player's medicine booth throughout the game.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Design[edit | edit source]

Takemi has dark blue hair in a messy bob-cut with blunt bangs and brown eyes. She has red nail polish on her fingernails and toenails. She is fairly short, standing only slightly taller than Futaba Sakura without her heels.

Her outfit consists of a typical white lab-coat that is worn over a short dark green dress. She accessorizes with a red grommet belt, a black studded necklace choker which connects to multiple necklaces, and strappy black platform high heels.

In her casual outfit, she still wears her choker and necklace. She wears a bracelet, short black jacket, a blue dress with a white spiderweb design, and black ripped leggings alongside matching black ankle boots. She is noted by Morgana to have an "interesting fashion sense."

Personality[edit | edit source]

Takemi is a somewhat eccentric young woman. She dresses like a punk and has a morbid sense of humor, reacting with glee when she gets the protagonist to try out a new medicine, watching him squirm. Due to her bad reputation, she can easily tell when one of her patients has an ulterior motive, as those kind of patients are all she gets. Her reputation as "the Plague" has made her highly cynical and insecure, claiming that she's only good for making experimental drugs, even after being praised for curing a young girl.

Despite her dark sense of humor, Takemi is nevertheless a very kind and caring person, as one would expect from a doctor; although she gets annoyed at the protagonist for his attempted deception, she decides to make a deal with him afterwards, saying she'll give him medicines to recover his health. After he agrees to become her assistant, she frequently checks on him to out of concern for his health. However, she never calls him by his name, instead referring to him as "[her] little guinea pig," a name she continues to use even after they start dating (if the protagonist chooses to date her).

Takemi is also very knowledgeable about traditional Shinto prayer rituals, which is shown when the protagonist takes Ann Takamaki to Meiji Shrine, which results in a scene where the two meet each other.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Persona 5[edit | edit source]

Tae Takemi is the owner of Takemi Medical Clinic in Yongen-Jaya, which acts as the main supply for the party's recovery items in the game. She believes in her own theory of pharmaceutics and sells barely legal prescriptions to her patients secretly. She originally worked for a university but was fired after she was scapegoated for a disastrous medical trial she advised against, and it is eventually revealed her clinical trial is actually an attempt to perfect the drug and regain her credibility. Later, it is revealed the patient who died actually survived, but lost her confidence in Takemi's old hospital and transferred out-to prevent bad PR, the director Shoichi Oyamada (who was jealous of Takemi to begin with, feeling he only received his position due to nepotism) covered up her survival and perjured Takemi for the patient's "death." After stealing his heart, he admits the truth and Takemi's good name is restored.

After the completion of Futaba's Palace, the protagonist calls Takemi. After a brief examination, Takemi states that Futaba has unnaturally low stamina and strength, most likely due to her shut-in nature.

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers[edit | edit source]

Takemi's clinic cannot be accessed in the game as she is currently away for summer break. Most of its functions are instead available in Sophia's Shop.

Confidant[edit | edit source]

To see Takemi's Confidant's dialogue options, see Confidant/Tae Takemi
For the list of items in Takemi's Clinic, see Takemi Medical Clinic
"Considering all the actions you've taken, you must've had someone with medical expertise. Who? And how did you treat your wounds? It'll be easy to find out who if we look into this, you know!"
Sae Niijima talking about Tae Takemi, Persona 5

Takemi's Confidant progresses through the protagonist working as the test subject of her clinical trial. This Confidant can be unlocked on April 18th, but reaching rank 2 requires Guts of at least rank 2 (Bold). Going past rank 7 of her Confidant will also require Charm rank 4 (Charismatic). Taking part in her clinical trials will raise the protagonist's Courage at certain ranks.

Takemi's farewell gift to the protagonist on the last day after maxing her Confidant is a Dog Tag. This item allows the protagonist the ability to buy all items that she sells in her shop from the start of New Game+. The protagonist will still need to raise her Confidant to Rank 7 to unlock her discounts. If the protagonist pursues a romantic relationship with Takemi, she will gift the protagonist a Muffler on Christmas, allowing the protagonist to earn more points when using a Death Persona during their Confidant in NG+, and Takemi's Chocolate on Valentines Day, which fully restores SP to one ally when consumed.

Rank Ability Description
1 Rejuvenation Increases the selection of healing items at the clinic.
3 Sterilization Adds more healing items to the clinic.
5 Immunization Adds support items to the inventory at the clinic.
7 Discount Decreases the price for all items sold at the clinic.
10 Resuscitation Increases the selection of revival items at the clinic.

Persona 5 Royal[edit | edit source]

Tae first appears on the afternoon of April 9th, walking past the protagonist on the way to her clinic upon his arrival in Yongen-Jaya.

Persona 5 Mementos Missions[edit | edit source]

Takemi is first referenced in the third chapter of the manga as a request on the Phan-Site. Here she is initially a suspect in the poison attempt on the idol director Shiro Asakura as one of her remedies may have been the poison. Initially, Ren doesn't believe the accusations remembering Takemi's past with Shoichi Oyamada. However this is briefly switched over to belief as Yusuke collapses and Ryuji and Ann see blue faced children in Takemi's waiting room. However during chapter four, this confusion is cleared up, Yusuke collapsed from a combination of light dehydration and an unbalanced diet. The blue faced children were actually wearing zombie makeup for Halloween.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Concept art
 
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Takemi's text icon
 
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Takemi's Confidant portrait
 
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Takemi in her medical clinic
 
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Takemi talking to the protagonist
 
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Takemi after Valentine's Day
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Tae Takemi's portrait
 
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Takemi smiling
 
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Takemi scowling
 
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Takemi sad
 
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Takemi surprised
 
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Takemi blushing
 
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Takemi flushed
 
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Takemi's casual attire
 
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Takemi winking cut-in
 
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Takemi surprised cut-in
Persona 5 Royal Portraits
 
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Takemi's winter coat
 
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Takemi smiling (Winter coat)
 
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Takemi scowling (Winter coat)
 
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Takemi sad (Winter coat)
 
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Takemi surprised (Winter coat)
 
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Takemi blushing (Winter coat)
 
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Takemi flushed (Winter coat)
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Tae as she appears in Persona 5: Mementos Mission
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Tae makes a cameo in Persona 5 The Animation
 
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Tae in Persona 5 The Animation
 
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Tae in the P5A Artbook

In Other Languages[edit | edit source]

Language Titles
Flag of the United States English Tae Takemi
Flag of Japan Japanese 武見 妙 (Takemi Tae)
Flag of South Korea Korean 타케미 타에 (Takemi Ta-e)
Flag of Hong KongFlag of the Republic of China Traditional Chinese 武見 妙 (Yù chuán qiānzǎo)


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Tae Takemi could be a reference to Tarō Takemi (武見 太郎), a male physician from 1904 to 1983. Tarō Takemi fought for equality for the weak and persuaded the Ministry of Health and Welfare to list many medicines of Kampo (medical study originated from China) as recognized prescriptions.
  • Her nickname in the medical community, the Plague, is inspired by the Black Death (fitting her Arcana). The phenomenon killed 75-200 million people (between 30 to 60% of the population) in Europe.
  • Hidden data in the game indicates that it is intended to be possible to doubt or break Takemi's Confidant. If this happens, the protagonist cannot buy high grade medicine from her.
  • Takemi shares background story, overall design and English VA (Kirsten Potter) with doctor Naomi Kimishima from the Trauma Center series.
    • Both are gifted doctors who became pariahs in the medical community by unjust situations. Takemi by being used as a scapegoat during the failed medical trial she participated in, while Kimishima was stripped of her surgical license in Okinawa and forced to immigrate to the United States due to her ability, the Healing Touch.
      • Furthermore, they both are given denigrating nicknames, Takemi as The Plague and Kimishima as the Devil Doctor.
      • Having become social outcasts, both characters are forced to deal with work in the gray or even outright illegal side of the spectrum
        • Takemi runs her clinic that has a shady reputation, sells barely legal (and original) medicine and runs medical trials with the protagonist.
        • Kimishima had to change her name, leave for the United States and pose as an ordinary and talented doctor at a Hospital in California while secretly helping in the research of the bio terrorist organization Delphi.
      • During the course of their games, both doctors are searching for redemption for their current situations, achieving it in the end.
    • They share the same theme of death, loss, acceptance and a will to live their lives at their fullest, changing as persons by the end of their stories.
    • They have similar fashion sense in their outfits that helps display their personalities (which are similar as well) and have similar blue hair.


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 and 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 - 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
School Life Daily Life - Activities - Calendar - Weather Forecast - Confidant - Social Stats - Yen - Hideout - Class - Bathhouse - Studying - Diner - Maid Café - Billiards - Books - DVDs - Retro Games - Movie theater - Batting Cage - 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 - 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 - 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
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