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The Tower Arcana (塔, )? is a recurring Arcana in the Persona series.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Portrayed as a tower stricken by lightning, from which two small figures fall down; a straight Tower of Babel allegory about pride preceding the fall. The Tower Arcana is commonly associated to overly arrogant, prejudiced and authoritarian organizations, which walk to their own ironic demise. Furthermore, it is also more generically used as an omen of doom and disaster. It can be seen as the worst card of the deck, as it rarely has a positive meaning.

Gameplay-wise, player characters usually have bad affinities with the often physical-based Persona of the Tower Arcana. Tower Arcana Personas are usually mythological figures that were once heroic or well-loved, but have since fallen from grace. Alternatively, the Personas represent deities associated with destruction, righteousness or otherwise.

Human characters of the Tower Arcana can be arrogant, and typically find themselves in bad situations where they themselves have fallen from grace.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

List of Personas[edit | edit source]

Megami Ibunroku Persona[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
PSP Revelations
Nyarlathotep * Massacre 66
Amatsu Mikaboshi Shaa 88

Persona 2[edit | edit source]

Innocent Sin[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Kanaloa 27
Loki 36
Aeshma 42
Seker 50
Seth 68

Eternal Punishment[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Kanaloa 24
Loki 36
Aeshma 42
Seker 50
Hastur * 62
Seth 68

Persona 3[edit | edit source]

The Tower Arcana Social Link is represented by Mutatsu, a monk constantly visiting Club Escapade to drown his sorrows via alcohol. The Protagonist can initiate the Social Link once he upgrades the Strength Arcana Social Link to a certain Level with Yuko Nishiwaki, where she hears rumors regarding a drunken monk.

Upon the Protagonist's first meeting with Mutatsu, Mutatsu easily brushes off the Protagonist. The Protagonist must then impress Mutatsu by completing the manager's Club Escapade request of taking everyone's order correctly. In the events of the Tower Arcana Social Link, the Protagonist helps Mutatsu to regain his confidence and courage to face his once abandoned family, and his wishes to reconcile with them. By completing the Social Link, Mutatsu will give the Protagonist his alcohol recipe, "XYZ", bestowing the Ultimate Form of the Tower Arcana, Chi You, the warrior king.

Persona Level
Eligor 31
Cu Chulainn 40
Uriel 54
Bishamonten 60
Seiten Taisei 67
Masakado 73
Shiva 82
Chi You 86

FES / Portable[edit | edit source]

The Tower Arcana remains relatively the same as Persona 3, however, an exclusive Persona, Mara was added in the Tower Arcana repertoire, while Uriel was removed from and placed into the Aeon Arcana.

Persona Level
Eligor 31
Cu Chulainn 40
Bishamonten 60
Seiten Taisei 67
Masakado 73
Mara 77
Shiva 82
Chi You 86

Persona 4[edit | edit source]

The Tower Arcana Social Link is represented by Shu Nakajima, a junior-school student in Persona 4. The Protagonist can initiate the Social Link by accepting the tutoring Part-Time job in the Shopping district notice board. However, the Protagonist must first max-out his Understanding 'Characteristic Parameters' before accepting the job.

The Tower Arcana Social Link can be interacted only during night-time, and only available in Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. In the events of the Tower Arcana Social Link, the Protagonist helps Shu in his academics, but slowly helps him in lightening his burden and pressure of being a Top-student. By the end of the Social Link, Shuu will give the Protagonist his first Test-Result Score, bestowing the Ultimate Form of the Tower Arcana, Shiva, the God of Destruction.

Persona Level
Tao Tie 35
Cu Chulainn 46
Abaddon 55
Mara 62
Masakado 69
Yoshitsune 75
Shiva 80

Persona 4 Arena[edit | edit source]

In Persona 4 Arena, the Tower Arcana is used for Elizabeth's Shuffle Time Furious Action at 101 SP or greater. It inflicts Panic upon the opponent.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Raiju 12
Cu Chulainn 41
Abaddon 47
Mara 56
Seiten Taisei 61
Masakado 67
Yoshitsune 76
Shiva 82
Chi You 87
Magatsu-Izanagi ↓$ 92

Persona 5[edit | edit source]

The Tower Arcana is represented by the Confidant with Shinya Oda, which ranks up as the protagonist interacts with him. In the events of the Tower Confidant, the protagonist helps Shinya deal with his extreme competitiveness, which leads to hostile relations with his classmates. This Confidant unlocks Random Fire, Warning Shots along with gun attack and bullet capacity improvements as it ranks up.

Completing the Tower Arcana Confidant will also bestow the ultimate form of the Arcana, Mada.

Persona Level
Jatayu 32
Belphegor 37
Red Rider 41
Magatsu-Izanagi 44
Magatsu-Izanagi Picaro 48
Seth 51
Black Rider 59
Mara 73
Yoshitsune 79
Mada 85

Royal[edit | edit source]

In Persona 5 Royal, the Tower Arcana has been altered slightly, with Jatayu now moved to the Hanged Man Arcana, and the levels of Yoshitsune and Mada have been altered.

Persona Level
Belphegor 37
Red Rider 41
Magatsu-Izanagi 44
Magatsu-Izanagi Picaro 48
Seth 51
Black Rider 59
Mara 73
Yoshitsune 87
Mada 90

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Ukobach 5
Raiju 12
Ammut 20
Nigi Mitama 23
Magatsu-Izanagi 25
Ares 30
Cu Chulainn 39
Magatsu-Izanagi Picaro 40
Abaddon 47
Longinus 55
Mara 60
Masakado 69
Yoshitsune 78
Shiva ° 83
Chi You 86

List of Demons[edit | edit source]

Persona 2[edit | edit source]

Innocent Sin[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Slime 1
Blob 5
Ochre Jelly 13
Kanaloa 27
Shoggoth 35
Aeshma 42
Seker 50
Tezcatlipoca 59

Eternal Punishment[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Slime 1
Blob 5
Ochre Jelly 13
Kanaloa 24
Shoggoth 35
Aeshma 42
Seker 50
Tezcatlipoca 59
Shub Niggurath 64
Angra Mainu 99

Characters[edit | edit source]

Character Media
Mutatsu Persona 3
Shu Nakajima Persona 4
Shinya Oda Persona 5

Card Designs[edit | edit source]

 
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Persona 2
 
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Persona 3 FES
 
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Persona 5


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). Priest 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
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