This article is about the Shadow. For the Arcana, see Lovers Arcana.
Arcana Lovers 2

Arcana Lovers

Arcana Lovers appears during the third Full Moon Operation (July 7th) in Persona 3.



Persona 3Edit

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Persona 3 FES The Journey Full Moon Boss Lovers Hard

Boss battle.

It was the Shadow who releases SEES's "desire" to distract them from itself in hopes of remaining alive. It took up residence in a popular love hotel and used Arcana Hierophant as bait to draw SEES in. Its appearance is that of a large flying heart with spikes on either side. A small black neck sprouts a Lovers' mask, and two gel-like wings hover on either side. Within the heart are the Mars and Venus markings, symbolizing male and female.

The male protagonist is paired with Yukari, awakening from a daze to find himself sitting on a bed in a room of the hotel, and hearing someone (Yukari) in the shower. He gradually begins coming to his senses while she presently comes out of the bathroom wearing only a towel, coming to her own senses afterward and slapping him in embarrassment. If one plays the female protagonist, she is paired with Akihiko (if he is the only male party member or can be paired by default if both him and Junpei are in the party) or Junpei (if he is the only male party member) who also come to their senses after coming out of the bathroom in a towel.

If Akihiko and Mitsuru are present and the second option to their question is chosen, Mitsuru will stutter, saying that nothing happened in a suspicious manner unlike herself, implying a similar event happened to them as well.



Like all Shadows during the Full Moon, the meaning of the Lovers is reversed. Normally, it is a connection between two people that is intimate and close, and represents a completion of two halves. But when reversed, it represents a pairing that has been forced, or is being done for the wrong reasons; represented by the fact that Lovers attempted to sway everyone into pairing with another SEES member. The large heart has a jelly texture, and the Male / Female signs float within it; this may represent its weak justifications, or rather, its lack of solid justifications. The Mars / Venus sign floating together also represents that it's the simple gender distinction that it attempted to connect people with, not anything involving personalities.


Arcana Lovers as it appears in the manga
Arcana Lovers
Arcana Lovers as it appears in game
P3M concept artwork of Arcana Lovers
Arcana Lovers's Persona 3 The Movie concept design
P3M - Arcana Lovers appears
Arcana Lovers in the movie
P3M Arcana Lovers defeated
Arcana Lovers in the movie

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