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Tatsuzou Sudou is an antagonist from Persona 2: Eternal Punishment. He is Tatsuya Sudou's father and the leader of the New World Order.



Despite Tatsuzou Sudou and his son Tatsuya Sudou being enemies with each other, their personalities are very similar. He is an amoral, greedy and corrupt politician who will do anything to achieve his own version of an utopia. He has no qualms sacrificing others to achieve his goals, including his minions such as Yung Pao which are killed ruthlessly after they are of no more use. However, in reality his delusions had caused him to be unaware of the greater scheme, causing his very own betrayal by his master.


Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

"The current Foreign Minister who is also the top executive of the New World Order. He is the one behind this plan."
—Persona 2: Eternal Punishment introduction

Father of Tatsuya Sudou, a psychotic man who appears in Persona 2. He is estranged from his son, whom he confined to a mental hospital. Tatsuzou is Japan's Foreign Minister, and is secretly the head of a secret conspiracy, the New World Order, to abuse Sumaru's rumors to create a world without original sin. Both Baofu and Katsuya Suou have very legitimate grudges against Tatsuzou; he arranged for the death of the first and framed the second's father for the serial arson caused by his son 10 years ago, and both of their later careers have much to do with their hatred of Tatsuzou and their efforts to bring him down either by illegal means or by the book.

After receiving word of his son's escape of the Sanitarium, Tatsuzou immediately contacted his Taiwanese Mafia allies, and attempted to have him killed. However, they failed because of Tatsuya Sudou's powers; it mattered little to Tatsuzou, since his son was soon slain at Tatsuya Suou's hands. He pretended to be feeble and incapable of walking without his cane; however, beneath the ruse, the cane was actually a swordstick and Tatsuzou was a very competent fighter.

In the end, his master's energy suffused him, and was transformed into a monster slain by Maya Amano and her investigation team. His plans fell into ruin, and the rest of his partners-in-crime were either killed or suffered worse fates. Tatsuzou was unaware of the fact that he, like his son, is being manipulated by Nyarlathotep.


Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
- None 67 5500 - -
Traits None
Tatsuzou Sudou changed by Nyarlathotep's power.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 60
Vitality 63
Technique 51
Agility 56
Luck 53
254 260 155 159
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - 24 Dr - - - - - - Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Fire Breath Inflicts Fire damage (depends on the level of the caster) to all enemies. *
Transfixion Small Attack damage + Unconscious effect to an enemy. (20% chance)
Petrifying Glare Renders an enemy Unconscious. (40% chance) [Non-elemental]
Bloodsuck Inflicts medium non-elemental damage to an enemy.
User recovers HP equal to damage inflicted.
Dark Baptism Foes become unable to cast recovery magic until the end of battle.



  • The name Tatsuzou means "dragon" (竜) (tatsu) and "warehouse, cellar, magazine" (蔵) (zou).
  • Tatsuzou's surname Sudou means "ought, by all means, necessarily" (須) (su) and "wisteria" (藤) (tou/dou).


  • As the Detested Hunter, Tatsuzou's speech in the Japanese version is unintelligible. The exact quote is ”#$】%&` (@*+、-。>/:;<=?[♥¥] ‘{)❘} 【●▲!>.
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
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
Albums Original Soundtrack (PSX / PSP) - Punitive Dance - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Change Your Way" - "Satomi Tadashi Drugstore Song"
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