"Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, 'Come and see.' And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer."
The White Rider, or White Horseman, is the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to appear before John the Apostle, according to Christian scripture. It traditionally represents conquest, bearing a bow of conquest, with the "pestilence" association first appearing in the 20th century. This Horseman is one of confusion amongst theologians as some believe he is representative of divine conquest (and thus a force of good) while others think of him as a representative of unlawful conquest (and thus a force of evil).
Other interpretations include the rider of the white horse as Christ, whose conquest represents the spread of Christianity, or the Antichrist, who rides across the world to deceive those who are pious and faithful. Regardless of his morality the Horseman is said to arrive and sweep across the world, unleashing civil war and internal strife, which separates him from War, who embodies more open warfare.
During the battle, using a Dis that has leveled enough to learn Stone Gaze skill can incapacitate the Virtues causing them to waste turns while turned to stone. Smashing the Virtues may prompt the White Rider to use Dragon Eye to revive the Virtues and launch additional attacks upon the party. Dis will also absorb the White Rider's Prominence attack and waste their press turns, and she can use Tetraja to prevent an instant kill from the White Rider's God's Bow skill. Another member may continuously caste a -kaja skill so the White Rider will waste a another press turn using Dekaja. The White Rider has no means of countering being debuffed.
Defeating the White Rider in battle will get the Demi-fiend the Candelabrum of Compassion. After being defeated and once the Demi-fiend reaches level 52, White Rider can be fused in the Cathedral of Shadows on the New Kagutsuchi phase if the Demi-fiend possesses a Deathstone, a special item found only in the Labyrinth of Amala. White Rider can be fused by any combination of demons resulting in a Yoma race.
White Rider appears as the summon orb boss of the Suginami Tunnels silver-level instance. He also appears as a boss within the Chain of Curse Deep Docks instance and a boss of the TR-Route of Denshi Kairo, through which the ability to fuse him can be obtained. He is a special triple fusion of Virtue, Matador, and Zochoten.
"What are you yammerin' on about!? You think for just one second you could talk your way outta this? Now come 'n get me, and don't go holding back!"
—White Rider, when talked to
White Rider returns as a demon of the Fiend Race, but before he can fused, he must be defeated in Sector Delphinus via Enemy Search. He is also the only demon that after being defeated drops the Victor's Bow forma.
White Rider has a 1/256 chance of appearing in Ginza - Shopping District (requires Black Card). When entering the map, walk directly forward to where a shadow completely crosses the road just before the second manhole cover (see below); if Flynn is extremely lucky (or unlucky), Burroughs will warn him that a strong demon is in the area, and ask him if he wants to stay in the area; choosing "Yes" will lead to a fight with White Rider. His Almighty-spam mode is set by Electricity resistance. Upon defeat, he drops the Fantasista, one of the best accessories in the game.
White Rider is fought alongside the other three in the Challenge Quest, Errand for the Apocalypse. Belial has sealed the four in a Domain found in Infernal Tokyo's Ikebukuro. They are far weaker than they are when encountered normally, that doesn't make them any less threatening. If Flynn makes any attempt to challenge them before accepting the quest, the Fiends will eject him from the domain. Completing the quest grants Flynn the Peacemaker, which is only surpassed by the Plasma Gun in terms of raw power.
White Rider, along with all the other Fiends, is encountered in Twisted Tokyo. White Rider is encountered on B9F and drops the Fantasista in the second cycle onwards. He is fought at level 934 on cycle 9.
"One of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse in the Book of Revelation, he rides a white horse with a bow in hand. A crown was granted to him, and he promises victory."
—Persona 4 compendium
A persona of the Death Arcana that can be found through Shuffle Time in Heaven or made through fusion. Whereas most personas associated with the Death Arcana are built around the Darknesselement, White Rider possesses an affinity for both Darkness and Light.
"One of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he rides a white horse with a bow in hand. A crown was granted to him, and he promises victory."
—Persona 5 background
White Rider is the seventh Persona of the Chariot Arcana and can only be obtained through fusion in the Velvet Room. He is the first Persona to learn Triple Down and one of two Personas to learn Snipe and Ailment Boost. When itemized using Electric Chair execution, White Rider yields a Triple Down skill card. White Rider is one of the Personas required to fuse both Trumpeter and Chi You through advanced fusion.
"One of the four horsemen in the Book of Revelation. He wears a crown, rides a white horse and is tasked to bring undeniable victory. The four horsemen have the power to conquer and kill and are often thought to bring chaos."