Protagonist (Persona 4) Edit

I kinda want to point out that the Main Character always had the power of Persona, which is why he saw Igor the first time, but didn't have Wild Card until his Hand shake with Inzanami. The way it is, it seems to say that he had no Persona until he shook Inzanami's Hand, but thats not the whole truth. He didn't have the Wild Card ability until he shook Inzanami's hand (Shown by Igor's lack of care about the Main Character during the first visit, but his nicer attitude during the second), This should be rectifyed somewhat, even though its un clear what his original persona was (Possibly Inzanagi-no-Ookami), but it seemed that he already had a Persona before he met Inzanami, though he would have had to go through the whole Shadow thing, and it appears that Inzangai simply shoved his true Persona aside, thus removing his ability to face his shadow and know his "True" Persona Flare knight 23:22, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

I would say that that is mostly speculation with little evidence to support it. The Protagonist appears to have awakened his abilities while in Mayonaka TV in order to save Yousuke. Seeing Igor isn't evidence of having a Persona. He appears to people who are "gifted". In Megami Ibunroku Persona, all playable characters had seen Igor, and it was suggested that some NPC had as well. In Persona 2 there was a man who had seen Igor due to his spiritual strength, although he had no Persona. Additionally, the Protagonist only saw Igor in dreams up until after his awakening in Mayonaka TV. I would say that it is probable that the protagonist gained the ability to use a Persona and the Wild Card at the same time, when he touched the gas station attendant. A character developing Wild Card after awakening is unbelievably rare, Aegis being the only known one. It could even be argued that Aegis had it at her time of Awakening, since she suddenly had Wild Card when she "awakened" the second time as a human. The Persona 3 Protagonist awoke with it, and the same is true about the Boy with the Pierced Ear, Maya Amano, Tatsuya Suou, Baofu, and so on. Furthermore, Izanagi is the protagonist's "True Persona", similar to P3 Protagonist's Orpheus. Similar to how all Persona "Evolve" as the character grows, Izanagi-No-Ookami is The Protagonist's final Persona. That's actually relevant to the that Izanagi is his "true Persona", since it coincides with the legend of Izanami and Izanagi. This legend was also used as a plot device in Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei and Megami Tensei. SeventhEvening 16:33, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
According to the Moel Gas Attendant aka Izanami, she was the one who gave Adachi, Taro Namatame, and the Protagonist their powers. Strictly saying, in a technical way, if Adachi, like the Protagonist have the potential earlier even before meeting the Attendant, he could very well get Wild Card from the Attendant, same goes to Namatame. But all he has is the Magatsu Izanagi. Also, the Attendant gives all the ones' she awakened Izanagi(s), but it was up to the invoker' personality to portray them (i.e: Protagonist' black coat Izanagi; Adachi's bloody Magatsu Izanagi). -- N/A 06:12, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Alright, I have honestly not played all the way through the game, but I suspected that the Protagonist awakened due to that handshake, although I had not reached a point where the game strictly said it. I would say the Protagonist likely simply awakened the Wild Card when the attendant shook his hand. The reason Adachi didn't is simply because he was less susceptible to the ability, or it is possible that Philemon granted Wild Card to both Protagonist (Persona 3) and Protagonist (Persona 4), which is what separated previous wild card holder from usual persona users. But as far as I know, nothing specifically says in the game that the protagonist had already faced his shadow form and had a Persona before meeting the Attendant. Unless the game strongly infers or straight up says otherwise, then FlareKnight's theory is speculation and should not be part of the article. Same with my speculation of Philemon being involved. They're just theories.SeventhEvening 01:15, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

This if Flareknight on a different computer. I am not saying that the P4 protaganist HAD a persona before he met Inzanami, I am saying that Inzanami basiclly "Overwrote" the Protaganist's real Persona with the same creature she gave Adachi aswell, Inzanagi. She never says "I gave you that power of Persona", she says "I gave your powers a push" in her dungeon, she is actually surprised at the power the Protaganist has, and Rise mentions that it seems she is surprised he went beyond what she assumed, that he would have, like Murderer, a Basic Inzangai Persona, though obviously different then Adachi's Bloody Magatsu Inzanagi, I'm not saying he had A Persona at the start of the game, just that Inzanami might have, accidently, caused the Wild Card Reaction. I'm not saying him seeing Igor means he had Wild Card, I'm noting Igor's Tone. He is dissmissive towards him, and sends him away rather quickly.

I'm pretty sure if that were true, then the developers would have also placed emphasis on Namatame having a perona, which he didn't. I'm pretty sure everyone has a persona, its all learning to unlock it. We never got to see the protagonist face his true self, but one of the main characters did mention that the protagonist had 'nothing to hide' and was 'forward' and so PROBABLY wouldn't need to face his true self (which was probably just gossip). At the beginning of the game where he has his dream, I thought behind all that fog he was facing his true self then, but apparenlty it wasn't. I think the whole subject is irrelevent anyway, it doesn't matter if he had the power or not.
I'm not sure who made the comment right above me, since it is unsigned, but Namatame has Izanagi as a persona. Izanami directly states that she gave three people the Izanagi persona, which opened up their ability to enter the Midnight Channel. Those three people were the Protagonist, Namatame, and Murderer. The protagonist and Murderer's Izanagi each look different, because they still reflect each one of their personalities: Magatsu Izanagi matches the Murderer's Magatsu Inaba. Namatame, like the protagonist, never had a world created in the Midnight channel, and likely never even knew he had a Persona. But unlike all the other enemies, Namatame does not have a real shadow form, but rather is swarmed by shadows and transformed. There is a lot of evidence in the game that suggests that he possessed an Izanagi Persona as well. SeventhEvening 04:03, 19 May 2009 (UTC)


Probably not even worth mentioning, but there are two different normal endings. We have the bad ending where the main charatcers kill Namatame thus causing Nanako's death and an unhappy leave. Then the normal ending where adachi and his puppeteer are defeated. And of course the true ending where THE puppeteer is defeated. Another one people miss (I don't remember how to get it myself) is dubbed the 'Neutral' ending, because it is unhappier than the normal ending yet not as upsetting as the bad ending. I don't remember how to achieve it but the ending is the same as the Normal ending only Nanako isn't present, as she is still recovering in the hospital (but not dead unlike in the bad ending)

There are actually 5 endings to the game according to the Perfect Guide. 2 takes place after the events on 3rd Dec, 1 after 5th Dec, and 2 after 20th March. BLUER一番 12:48, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

After you decide on not to kill namatame, you're on the normal ending route. if you fail to guess the culprit (in front of Aiya's with Yosuke and Naoto) after 3 tries, it's bad ending. if you didn't found out about izanami on the last day, it's normal ending with no nanako. actually all normal endings doesn't have nanako in it I think 17master 04:28, March 14, 2010 (UTC)

Age Edit

Does it says what his age is? --Cococrash11 09:19, March 7, 2010 (UTC)Cococrash11

It doesn't. But he'd be the same age as Yosuke, Chie and Yukiko. BLUER一番 11:58, March 7, 2010 (UTC)

I don't get it all the characters in P4 had a biograpy even Protagonist 3 had one. Why is this one an exception? --Cococrash11 05:44, March 8, 2010 (UTC)Cococrash11

The developers probably want to let the players decide for themselves. BLUER一番 00:55, March 9, 2010 (UTC)

Why do we even have this? - OtherarrowEdit

No freakin' clue. But that whole section was a major source of aggravation because of people adding in little incorrect tweaks to it. As it is the person who put that in there went and deleted the gallery when they added it so I had to undo it and put it in higher up. I'm glad that junk is gone. Great Mara 18:02, July 7, 2010 (UTC)


I know Seta came from the manga, but can someone kindly explain to me wher Shujinkō came from? 21:49, October 26, 2010 (UTC)

Shujinkou is essentially the Japanese way of saying Protagonist. 22:02, October 26, 2010 (UTC)

New name? Edit

MCP's new name is given as 鳴上 悠 (Narukami Yu) on the official Persona 4 the Animation website. There's also a short biography section, but it's far beyond my ability to translate (seeing as all the text is embedded in the page and I can only read about ten or so kanji; I had to search for about twenty minutes to get the kanji for the name alone). Do we create a new section for the anime version now, or until that bio is completely translated?

At the least I could translate the name. It means something along the lines of 'a distant cry from above'. (Additionally, Seta Souji translates as 'general ruler of many positions'.) 19:14, April 11, 2011 (UTC)

I genreally wait until the English version is out and I have obtained it to make any edits but that's generally more my personal preference. One problem that can pop up is if they change something from the Japanese in the localization. Great Mara 21:17, April 11, 2011 (UTC)

Sōji Seta or Souji Seta Edit

I don't get it why the hell that there are separate names I mean it should be one how the heck did it turn to 2 names? its just like Protagonist (Persona). --Cococrash11 00:22, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

I'm sure my answer will be the same as Protagnoist (Persona) which is the correct one? --Cococrash11 00:22, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

...You do realize Sōji is just a shortened way of writing Souji right? Like 'si' is a different way of romanizing 'shi.' Great Mara 01:25, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

You do realize I don't have knowledge about Japan, Japanese, and everything. --Cococrash11 01:28, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

Then you may want to make what you mean a lot more clearer. Because so far it looks like you're thinking they're two different names. And what about the Persona MC? Great Mara 01:31, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

Just Naoya Todo or Naoya Todou. --Cococrash11 01:37, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

From the sources and fan translations I've read it's supposed to be Toudou. But I don't exactly always trust fan translations. Great Mara 02:05, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

Rename? Edit

Screenshots from The Ulitmate have this guy referred to as "Yu Narukami", his name in the anime. Since Word of God has said that The Ultimate is "canon", does this mean that Yu Narukami is now officially this guy's name? If so, I feel we should move (After all, Tamaki Uchida's page isn't at "Protagonist (Shin Megami Tensei: If...)").--Otherarrow 17:24, September 7, 2011 (UTC)

Let's rename this article. The name's confirmed, so why shouldn't we add it in here? And as you already pointed out, Takami Uchida's article also uses her canon name. Bloo-D 18:08, September 7, 2011 (UTC)

Only because she was featured in another official game with that name. The manga and anime names aren't official sources. UserGreatMaraUser talk:Great_Mara 18:39, September 7, 2011 (UTC)
The Protagonist is named Yu Narukami in the Ultimate, as I said before. So technically, his case is the same as Tamaki's? (although the site for the Ultimate says "Protagonest (Yu Narukami)". Make of that what you will.)--Otherarrow 18:59, September 7, 2011 (UTC)
If that is the name once the game is officially released stateside, it can be changed but until then it should remain the same. UserGreatMaraUser talk:Great_Mara 19:02, September 7, 2011 (UTC)
Why is it necessary to wait for an American release when it is made clear by the website that his name is Yu Narukami? It's even listed with that romanization.

Bloo-D 19:33, September 7, 2011 (UTC)

Article titles for characters should follow the official English name based off their major appearance. Exception is given to characters who have never appeared in any official English media, which should follow the official Japanese name of their major appearance

Since none of these names are from an English release. They don't take priority. UserGreatMaraUser talk:Great_Mara 19:39, September 7, 2011 (UTC)

Actually, while it is romanized in one of the recent screenshots, the name on the site is just in Japanese. I only could identify it because this page had both "Protagonist" and "Yu Narukami" in Japanese so I could compare. Anyway, Great Mara is right. We should wait for an English release.--Otherarrow 19:42, September 7, 2011 (UTC)
Hey, don't you think we should put, the 8th in the canon names? The Protagonist of SMTI has a canon name, even if the dude has 09:50, September 18, 2011 (UTC)
No he doesn't. He had 3 names given in various side materials and artbooks, but none are really used as "canon" (since, after all, the three names are very different). No canon material says "the SMT Guy is definitely called Kazuya" or anything like that. (the same way the P3 protagonist's canon name isn't Minato or the P1 guy isn't Naoya/Yuya/Jihei). The only reason I am even considering the P4 guy as Yu is because the canon spin off The Ultimate has him under that name.-Otherarrow 17:25, September 18, 2011 (UTC)
Ok, i was just checking before i putted something stupid, sorry for the trouble.Crok425 08:40, September 20, 2011 (UTC)
What about his name in the manga? It's Seta Souji... That is official too... I see no reason to change the article's title... If his name had to be changed it would be changed to Seta Souji a long time ago...MinatoHikari 01:55, September 23, 2011 (UTC)
Game canon is "more canon" than manga canon. This isn't about him being Yu Narukami in the anime. If it was just his name in the anime, then it wouldn't matter. This is more about him being Yu Narukami in the Ultimate, which is canon to the games.--Otherarrow 17:20, September 23, 2011 (UTC)
The article was named before Protagonist/Souji Seta but i don't know exactly who changed it, but it was the right decition (sorry for bad spelling) and besides, the name Yu Narukami was going to be used in the anime, and still, no one thought of changing the article to Yu Narukami or Protagonist/Yu Narukami but since UmA is a direct sequel to P4 and used the anime name, it means that now Yu Narukami is canon now, but as they said above, not changing the article's name until ther is a proper localization of his name by Atlus, since what we are doing now, is speculation.Crok425 19:10, September 24, 2011 (UTC)
Shouldn't we add 9th in the whole series after Raidou Kuzunoha? Or... Raidou's name is aslo one of the players decision? Raidou is not his name right?Crok425 01:57, November 12, 2011 (UTC)
Raidou Kuzunoha is a title. I haven't played the Devil Summoner games yet, but I think you pick his "real" name.--Otherarrow 03:47, November 12, 2011 (UTC)

I asked in the Atlus forums, and an Atlus employe told me that they are going to localize his name as Yu Narukami, so they are not going to put it as Yuu, meaning... can we change the article name to Yu Narukami now? -- Crok425 20:08, March 10, 2012 (UTC)

Put the link to the post in the edit summary then please. UserGreatMaraMessage 20:17, March 10, 2012 (UTC)
HERE It says that is going to be Yu Narukami. -- Crok425 22:46, March 10, 2012 (UTC)

Description SectionEdit

Can someone check, because I could have sworn his eyes were a pale-blue and his glasses had blue frames. Also I don't think his hair is quite a full bowl-cut. UserGreatMaraUser talk:Great_Mara 19:51, September 7, 2011 (UTC)

Can someone please either remove the "Narukami" part or modify it? Because the word meaning and order may make sense in English, but they don't in Japanese. "Narukami" is the Thunder God from the homonymous play. Alternatively, 鳴る (naru = to roar, to resound) and 上 (kami = beginning, person of high rank).

Trivia questionEdit

Hey, before i put something stupid (wich sometimes i do) should i put that P4 Protagonist could do what P3's Protagonist couldn't? Like surpass humanity's negative desire by the hope of so few?Crok425 20:16, September 28, 2011 (UTC)

Anime Screenshots. Edit

I have to ask: Do we need 20 screenshots of him from the anime? This goes for all anime screenshots, do we need every frame of every episode? (OK, this is an exaggeration but...) Just one screenshot to show how he appears, and maybe another for events that only happened in the anime? We don't need all the ones we have now.--Otherarrow 20:57, November 14, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, I've been wondering that for a while now, but expecting a rebuke for even bringing it up. UserGreatMaraMessage 22:01, November 14, 2011 (UTC)


Can I propose a subpage that would be a page for: "/Quotes", "/Gallery" and/or the other media they appear in for example, "/Mayonaka Arena"? BLUER一番 13:44, December 9, 2011 (UTC)

The BalzBlue wikia have that... but seeing how this wiki is... it would feel preety empty, besides, some of the articles aren't that long, so an image would look good, so, in my opinion at least, we should leave at how it is now... of course, I get the intention, but still it will feel preety empty. -- Crok425 15:39, December 9, 2011 (UTC)

Well, the Anime section is truly getting longer and heavier. BLUER一番 14:11, December 14, 2011 (UTC)

Maybe... it is kinda long... but the whole text is the problem, and I think it would be kind of pointless to make a different article about the same character... even if it is from the anime. So... why don't you put all of the text in the article of P4A here in the wiki and erase the whole P4A description from the characters, with that, the article of the anime will be longer and the article of the characters will be shorter. Besides, any of us filled up the characters' articles with the manga information. Sorry if I didn't express myself pretty well. -- Crok425 21:16, December 14, 2011 (UTC)

Trivia Edit

Hey... about the whole BlazBlue thing. Can I at least put that he's the balanced character like Ragna the Bloodedge when the game comes out? Until then, it wouldn't be speculation right? Even though, all I putted there, wasn't speculation... which part was speculation by the way? -- Crok425 09:25, December 13, 2011 (UTC)

Basically, it's speculation until the game comes out. BLUER一番 14:11, December 14, 2011 (UTC)

About the name change...Edit

I'm a little on the fence about this one. Some of the Arena official material still lists him as "Hero", while we don't know if The Golden will have his anime name by default. And considering the manga (canon or no), that that name did not come up until the anime arrived, AND The Golden's website still lists him as "Protagonist", shouldn't we just leave it as "Protagonist"? I'm not sure why some people are so hellbent on changing the name just because the anime and spinoff game (supposedly for the latter) does. CCMars 22:55, March 11, 2012 (UTC)

Even if the material calls him Hero in the story, they call him Yu Narukami, so the name stays like that. The Golden is a remake, it will probably not have that default name thing. Arena is a direct sequel, and naming him Yu Narukami, makes it his canon name. Seriously, his name is Yu Narukami now. -- Crok425 23:06, March 11, 2012 (UTC)
Except the main P4U site also calls him "Hero", but with "Yu Narukami" in small under parenthesis. Most games (including P2) don't make it a point to name their mains "Hero" in their ad material, even if you can change it, so it's odd that the console version only uses "Yu Narukami" (like the arcade version does) as an afterthought. By that logic, I think they're still going by the "Your Avatar" version of the character for the console story, rather than the "Yu Narukami" version seen in the anime. That's why I think we should wait until all the materials are released before we do any name changes. I hope that makes sense. CCMars 23:28, March 11, 2012 (UTC)

I agree with CCMars. I guess we'll just wait and see. --Cococrash11 23:32, March 11, 2012 (UTC)

The Atlus employe I meantioned before, told me that they are going to localize his name as Yu Narukami, and we know Atlsu USA is only localizing the console version, so it's not the whole Your Avatar thing you talk about, so the name of the article stays like it is now. -- Crok425 23:38, March 11, 2012 (UTC)
Go read what I said in Otherarrow's talk page. It should explain things a little better. Also, I'm sorry, but why is what you say goes? You and/or Otherarrow didn't exactly wait for any answer from anyone else, and you're only going by what an arcade version (not known for allowing character name changes) of a sequel does, and by your own speculation, and ignoring everything else. CCMars 00:35, March 12, 2012 (UTC)
Continuing this discussion: Crok, "My way or the highway" is how you are coming across, is the thing. I don't want to be a part of this discussion either, believe me, and I would honestly agree were it not for other evidence, but you're not exactly listening to me yourself. Look, let's just change it back until EVERYTHING is out, then we can decide what to do from there. The use of Yu Narukami in the arcade version of Arena was going to be obvious anyway, as the anime has a bigger audience than the original game did. But we don't know what the home version and Golden will do, and more game-related material refers to him "Hero" anyway. That's all I'm saying.
Whoops, I forgot to mention: The home version will use the name, but we don't know if it's just a "suggested" name or not. And I think the Atlus people are only answering how they're going to write the name, not saying whether it's going to appear itself. It would be strange otherwise. ^^; CCMars 01:22, March 12, 2012 (UTC)

I agree on that, yet, we could either leave it at how it is now and wait, or change it and wait, is the same matter. You maybe want to change it back because you don't like it, it could be the same for me, but if you look into it, is the same matter if we wait in either path. And as I stated before, which now is the fifth, The Golden has nothing to do with Arena and his name, The Golden is just a remake... you know... I prefer playing Devil Survivor 2 than keep on with this... but I have time to play it. The thing about his name is because the Atlus employe, already talked about how his name will be in the localization with the whole company that is working on P4U, and that is Yu Narukami. They never mentioned in any article about that you can name him in the console version, which is kinda pointless to hide since it's not that big of a deal, unlike making Minato be in the game for example. -- Crok425 01:35, March 12, 2012 (UTC)

...*sigh* Do what you want, then. I just don't think listing Yu Narukami as the "canon" name when nearly everything else involving him - including one that still has the name - uses a general alias, as well as a different name in another adaptation, is the greatest idea.

(I did think the use of "Hero" obviously meant that you can name him, though...) CCMars 02:02, March 12, 2012 (UTC)

That's the thing you don't understand, Yu Narukami isn't an alias like Souji Seta, it's very well proven that Yu Narukami is his official/canon/real name now. Persona 4: Arena isn't something connected to The Animation, if it was, then I wouldn't have moved the article. I'm sorry if I'm bothering you, really. Yes, the use of Hero states that you can name him, but not ultimately when Atlus gave him a name now. -- Crok425 02:42, March 12, 2012 (UTC)

Character image Edit

Hey... is it possible to put the renders of the characters in their templates? You know... without the white outline. This may sound silly, but it would look more pretty :P. -- Crok425 00:36, March 29, 2012 (UTC)

Needs some cleaning? Edit

The page is very, uh, verbose?

I don't think a character page is the place for game, manga and anime summaries. Leave the details of every little encounter for the player/viewer to enjoy. Not document everytime the character blinked or summarize every cutscene verbatim.

Yes, definitely. I cut down the manga and anime sections but I have no idea what to do with the main Persona 4 section because I never played it. Someone else needs to take care of it. -- Zahlzeit 21:53, May 9, 2012 (UTC)

Shadow Edit

We know that he has a Shadow self in Arena... should we create an article about him? Or do we wait until an official art and to the game to come out? -- Crok425 09:56, May 20, 2012 (UTC)

I think it's been revealed (leaked?) that Shadow Yu is just Shadow Labrys in disguise. I'd wait and see if something else comes up.--Otherarrow 13:07, May 20, 2012 (UTC)
Okay, cool. I was kind of confused in creating this article without knowing to well. Let's wait then. -- Crok425 21:57, May 20, 2012 (UTC)

 Was the Korean clture added with English version?Edit ("September 3, 2011")   

"The protagonist has at least basic knowledge of the Korean language as there are various books in his room which are written in Hangeul, the Korean writing system."   

This information was listed in "September 3, 2011". " hangeul Book" does not exist by Japanese version. 23:21, May 15, 2013 (UTC)

It is very likely to be the disinformation. Submit an image of the Hangul Book. 00:13, May 16, 2013 (UTC)

Hair Colour Edit

Has anyone ever wondered why a sixteen year old highschool student would have grey hair. The only explanation I can see is that he went through some traumatic experience and his hair turned grey, but if that is the case then why is it never mentioned in the story of the game?

What are your opinions on the matter? 07:31, May 11, 2014 (UTC)

well, the same question could be asked for Minato and Naoto, why is their hair blue, and Narukami's hair color is more silver then gray. -- Prepare yourself."Come, Izanagi!" 06:27, May 12, 2014 (UTC)
Premature grayness isn't actually that uncommon. It runs in my family, actually - my father went gray in high school, matter of fact. Just a genetic trait in certain people, that's all. --DirtyBlue929 (talk) 07:02, December 15, 2014 (UTC)

It has nothing to do with premature greyness, it's the Japanese ANIME style. For another example, see Ashley Mizuki Robbins from Trace/Memory, a girl in her early teens with white hair. —AlexShepherd 07:26, December 15, 2014 (UTC)

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Nice find! BLUER一番 08:59, March 1, 2015 (UTC)

Shadow IIEdit

As we all know, all Shadow version of characters that appear as Bosses are given their own article since they carry their own backstory and battle stats ie the Shadow versions from the Persona 2 duology and Persona 4 obviously. Do we create an article for the Shadow versions that do not have stats of their own but just a backstory and minimal appearances in media, or do we just keep them in the relevant article and how do we organize their info, as a separate section or a sub-page? Opinions please. BLUER一番 08:59, March 1, 2015 (UTC)

Persona 5 DLCEdit

As a boss in Persona 5 DLC, is he called Yu by name?Tokoyami no Nietzsche (talk) 12:14, May 20, 2020 (UTC)

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