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This article is about the Shadow. For the Arcana, see Magician Arcana.
Arcana Magician Persona 3

Arcana Magician as it appears in Persona 3

The Arcana Magician (マジシャン?) is a Shadow which appears in Persona 3.



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Persona 3 Movie 6 - Persona English

The Shadow appears.

It is the first of the Arcana, Shadows that are fragments of Death. It becomes aggressive and injures Akihiko Sanada during the full moon on April 9th. Akihiko flees to the Dorm with The Magician following him. Mitsuru Kirijo and Akihiko prepare to fight it when it arrives, but it climbs up the side of the building, attracted to the protagonist. The protagonist summons his Persona, Orpheus, but Death emerges from it and destroys the attacking Arcana Magician.

The Magician is the only Shadow Arcana to not appear as a boss fight. It only appears and is destroyed in an animated cutscene.


As with all Shadows appearing on Full Moon nights, it represents the inverse values of its respective tarot card. The Magician Arcana represents concentration, resourcefulness, action, and creativity. The Shadow has no face to wear its mask, and as an extension, no head to guide its actions. Composed entirely of arms and hands, the Arcana Shadow has no purpose other than the relentless desire to manipulate the world around it. Aside from holding more power, it is no better than any other Shadow, mindlessly dogging Akihiko to the dormitory even as he ran away. The Shadow's full potential remains unrealized as it has no reason to direct its efforts towards enlightenment.


Arcana Magician
Magician's design in Spring of Birth
P3M concept art of Magician Arcana
Arcana Magician's Persona 3 The Movie concept design
Arcana Magician as it appears in the Persona 3 Manga
Arcana Magician P3P
Arcana Magician as it appears in Persona 3 Portable
Shadow Magician in P3 Movie
Arcana Magician in Persona 3 Movie
PQ side P3 Arcana Magician cameo
Arcana Magician makes a cameo appearance in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Side P3

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