- "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
It requires great courage to look at oneself honestly, and forge one's own path..."
- —Nyx Avatar, Persona 3
Portrayed as an old man in a dark place or cave, holding up a lantern, the Hermit is associated with wisdom, introspection, solitude, retreat and philosophical searches.
Gameplay-wise, the Personas of the Hermit Arcana are commonly Personas excelling in Mental-Ailment skills. Mythological figures associated with the Hermit Arcana are usually hermits themselves, or are otherwise figures or deities that exist and operate behind the scenes.
Similarly, Hermit Arcana characters share the commonality of placing themselves in situations that hide them from the public eye. Hermit individuals hide away from others or act in more supportive roles rather than putting themselves in the spotlight.
- Megami Ibunroku Persona
- Persona 2: Innocent Sin
- Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
- Persona 3 / FES / Portable
- Persona 4 / Golden
- Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
- Persona 5
List of PersonasEdit
Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit
The player can guarantee a fusion accident resulting in a Hermit Arcana persona by starting from a "hard reset" (as in, not already mid-game and loading a save or selecting "Return to Title") and performing a White Fusion after taking exactly 840 steps in an area where no enemies will attack, such as the Mikage Sun Mall.
The Hermit Arcana Social Link is represented by the online-player "Maya" ("Y-ko" in the Japanese Version). The protagonist can initiate the Social Link during the Golden Week, where Junpei Iori gives the protagonist the online game of Innocent Sin Online.
The Hermit Arcana Social Link can only be interacted during Holidays, and only during Mornings via examining the protagonist's desk in his room. Through the protagonist's interaction with "Maya", he helps her to cope up with her stress in her job. Should the protagonist manages to advance the Hermit Arcana Social Link to Lv. 4 or above, the protagonist may also gain access to the Devil Arcana Social Link.
Innocent Sin Online announces its servers will be permanently shut down. "Maya" thanks the protagonist for all his help and draws a message for him in the sand, which he takes a screenshot of and uploads to his phone as wallpaper. The max Social Link gives access to the Ultimate Form of the Hermit Arcana, Arahabaki, "the aboriginal god."
In the epilogue, "Maya" is revealed to be the homeroom teacher of the protagonist.
|Moros||Persona of Jin Shirato|
The Hermit Arcana remains mostly the same as Persona 3, with the addition of two more Personas. Some of the Personas' levels have been altered due to the additions.
|Moros||Persona of Jin Shirato|
If the player chooses the female protagonist, the Hermit Social Link is represented by Saori Hasegawa, and is started on May 8th when the female protagonist chooses to join either the health or library committee.
- See Also: Fox#Ema Requests
The Hermit Arcana Social Link is represented by Fox in Persona 4. The Social Link is automatically initiated during the storyline during the protagonist' visit to the Tatsuhime Shrine. Unique from other Social Links, the Social Link can only be advanced when the protagonist accepts the Ema Requests from Shrine and completes the request. The requests can be accepted regardless of the weather and does not takes up the whole day; but reporting back to the Fox will take up the whole day.
Depending on how high the Hermit Arcana Social Link is advanced to, the protagonist may also receive discounts of restoring HP & SP from Fox during the Investigation Team's investigations in the Midnight Channel.
Completing the Social Link bestows the protagonist the Ultimate Form of the Hermit Arcana, Ongyo-Ki.
Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit
The Hermit Arcana is represented by the Confidant with Futaba Sakura, which ranks up since August 31st as the protagonist interacts with her. This Confidant unlocks various support abilities for Futaba as it ranks up.
|Necronomicon||Initial Persona of Futaba Sakura|
|Prometheus||Ultimate Persona of Futaba Sakura|
List of DemonsEdit
|0. Fool Arcana - I. Magician Arcana - II. Priestess Arcana - III. Empress Arcana - IV. Emperor Arcana - V. Hierophant Arcana - VI. Lovers Arcana - VII. Chariot Arcana - VIII. Strength Arcana/Justice Arcana - IX. Hermit Arcana - X. Fortune Arcana - XI. Justice Arcana/Strength Arcana - XI(T). Hunger Arcana - XII. Hanged Man Arcana - XIII. Death Arcana - XIV. Temperance Arcana - XV. Devil Arcana - XVI. Tower Arcana - XVII. Star Arcana - XVIII. Moon Arcana - XIX. Sun Arcana - XX. Judgement Arcana - XX(T). Aeon Arcana - XXI. World Arcana - XXI(T). Universe Arcana|
|Suit of Coins - Suit of Cups - Suit of Swords - Suit of Wands|
|I. Arcana Magician - II. Arcana Priestess - III. Arcana Empress - IV. Arcana Emperor - V. Arcana Hierophant - VI. Arcana Lovers - VII. Arcana Chariot - VIII. Arcana Justice - IX. Arcana Hermit - X. Arcana Fortune - XI. Arcana Strength - XII. Arcana Hanged Man - XIII. Death|