Contrarian King (矛盾の王, Mujun no ō) is an optional Shadow boss in Persona 4.
It's found on the last floor of Yukiko's Castle and appears on the first of May. He does not have to be fought in order to proceed in the storyline, however, he drops the Suzaku Feather weapon for Yukiko Amagi, and defeating him greatly increases Courage.
Contrarian King drains Fire, blocks Wind attacks and resists Physical and Almighty attacks. It can use Hysterical Slap, Marakunda if it manages a Critical Hit, and the devastating Rampage whose power is enough to take out the player's party in a single cast.
Use Electricity and Ice attacks to bypass its resistances, the player should have Tarunda and Sukunda for this fight as well as a persona that resists Physical attacks if possible. Have Yosuke cast Sukukaja on the party members and use the protagonist to cast Tarunda and Sukunda to weaken him. This will decrease the chance of him hitting the party with Rampage. If the player is successful then Rampage should only hit about 50% at a time. Bring plenty of revival beads because the player will most probably need to revive those that weren't so lucky, and make sure that the protagonist is equipped with the resist physical persona to ensure his survival. If not, any Physical Mirrors you may have picked up on your journey should be used on your Protagonist.
If the Contrarian King is still too difficult, come back when the player has a persona that is immune to Physical attacks, and he should fall easily because he doesn't use elemental attacks.
- Contrarian King is notorious as its Rampage attack seems to be stronger than normal. Many a player have been defeated by it just because it chooses that attack one too many times in succession. Furthermore, it always starts the battle by casting Red Wall, in an attempt to trick new players into thinking that it is weak to Fire.
- Inflicting the Contrarian King with the "Down" status will increase the odds of it using the Rampage attack. Inflicting it with the "Dizzy" status will further amplify this effect. A slow and defensive style of fighting is highly advised.
|Storyline||Shadow Yosuke - Shadow Chie - Shadow Yukiko - Shadow Kanji - Shadow Rise - Shadow Teddie - Shadow Mitsuo - Shadow Naoto - Kunino-sagiri - Tohru Adachi & Magatsu-Izanagi - Ameno-sagiri - Kusumi-no-Okami * - Izanami - Izanami-no-Okami|
|Sub||Avenger Knight - Daring Gigas - Amorous Snake - Killing Hand - Dominating Machine - World Balance - Chaos Fuzz - Envious Giant - Neo Minotaur - Sleeping Table|
|Extra||Contrarian King - Intolerant Officer - Momentary Child - Escapist Soldier - Extreme Vessel - Lost Okina|
|Other||Margaret - The Reaper|