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Arsene

Arsene as he appears in Persona 5

"What's the matter...? Are you simply going to watch? Are you forsaking him to save yourself? Death awaits him if you do nothing. Was your previous decision a mistake then? Very well...I have heeded your resolve. Vow to me. I am thou, thou art I...Thou who art willing to perform all sacrilegious acts for thine own justice! Call upon my name, and release thy rage! Show the strength of thy will to ascertain all on thine own, though thou be chained to Hell itself!"
—Arsene, Persona 5

Arsene (アルセーヌ, Arusēnu)? is a Persona in the series.

HistoryEdit

"A being based off the main character of Maurice Leblanc's Novels, Arsene Lupin. He appears everywhere and is a master of disguise. He is known to help law-abiding citizens."
—Persona 5 compendium

Arsène Lupin is a fictional gentleman thief created by Maurice Leblanc. He was known for targeting criminals or those who were much worse than himself, making him an anti-hero of sorts within his own stories. He might have been partly inspired by the french anarchist Marius Jacob.

AppearancesEdit

DesignEdit

Character designer Shigenori Soejima explained that Arsene was designed with an "old school vibe" in mind. Arsene's wings are meant to evoke the image of a thief's cape in the viewer's mind and represent the idea that a thief can go wherever he wants.[1]

ProfileEdit

Persona 5Edit

The protagonist obtains Arsene, his initial Persona, during his first confrontation with Shadow Kamoshida in his Palace, where Arsene personally teaches the protagonist how to fight during his first battle. He talks to the protagonist once again once he reaches the same point as the stories beginning at Niijima's Palace , facing off against Moloch once again. The Shujin Academy library has a book based on him called "The Great Thief" that boosts knowledge.

StatsEdit

Persona 5Edit

Arcana Level
Strength 2
Magic 2
Endurance 2
Agility 3
Luck 1
Fool 1
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
- - - - Curse Ice, Bless
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Eiha 4 SP Light Curse damage to 1 foe. Innate
Cleave 6% HP Light Physical damage to 1 foe. 2
Sukunda 8 SP Debuff agility of 1 foe for 3 turns. 4
Dream Needle 8% HP Light Physical damage to 1 foe. Medium chance of Sleep. 5
Adverse Resolve Auto Increase critical rate when being ambushed. 7


GalleryEdit

 
ArseneConcept
Concept art
 
PERSONA5 package visual
Arsene with the Phantom Thieves of Hearts
 
Protag reach
Arsene and the protagonist
 
StartTheGame
Arsene and the protagonist
 
ProtagArseneHalf
Art
 
Arsene Battle P5
Arsene being invoked in battle
 
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Arsene in anime cutscene of Persona 5
 
P5 anime Arsene
Arsene as he appears in Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers
 
P5 Manga Arsène
Arsene as he appears in the manga adaption

TriviaEdit

  • In the game's prologue, Arsene's form is darkened, much like Izanagi's form is obscured in the fog when summoned during the protagonist's dream after he arrives in Inaba from Persona 4.
  • Uniquely, Arsene is the only Persona to speak to the protagonist, should he be used in fusion, though this only occurs for the first time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Persona 5 protagonist, first Persona, and more detailed in Famitsu, Gematsu

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