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Jin Shirato
P3 Jin Render
Japanese Name 白戸 陣
Romaji Shirato Jin
First Appearance Persona 3
Weapon Hand Grenades
Arcana Hermit
Persona Moros
Affiliation Strega
Japanese VA Masaya Onosaka
English VA Grant George

Jin Shirato is a character from Persona 3.

AppearancesEdit

DesignEdit

Jin has short, dark blue hair (with the right side being slicked back) and dark blue eyes. He is taller than Chidori and shorter than Takaya. He wears a green jacket with black straps with two dis-attached sleeves, and navy blue pants with a black pocket, and black shoes. He also wears orange-tinted glasses with black frames. He is always seen carrying a silver briefcase.

PersonalityEdit

Jin's most prominent trait is his loyalty to Takaya, to the degree of a zealot. Jin shows to be quite intelligent being the information gatherer of Strega and web author of the Revenge Request website. He is very adept at locating their victims. Although, despite his intelligence, Jin is shown to have a very aggressive disposition as well as sharing the same misanthropic views as Takaya, though he is more rational than him acting as a voice of reason to Takaya's more impulsive behavior. He dislikes S.E.E.S, calling them hypocrites. Also in battle with Jin, if he is very near KO, he will complain that he lost to 'these amateurs' again, despite not having actually lost yet. This would make Jin an example of an enemy who knows when he's beaten.

ProfileEdit

Persona 3Edit

Jin is Takaya's faithful right-hand man, acting as his tactical adviser and the webmaster of "Revenge Request". He uses hand grenades and other small bombs in battle, and is also a skilled computer hacker. He is "well-known" on the internet, according to Akihiko Sanada. Fuuka Yamagishi in particular recognizes the name Jin from her time online. In the Japanese version, Jin speaks in Kansai-ben dialect, suggesting that he may originally hail from Osaka or any other city in the Kansai area.

Jin appears very eager to be rid of SEES, since he believes that they are hypocrites who don't appreciate their own power. However, he is rational enough to limit Takaya's actions when necessary. Whenever Takaya takes a reckless approach, Jin is there to hold him back and remind him of what they are truly there for.

Jin is a zealot with strong belief in Takaya's goals. He is fiercely loyal to Takaya for "showing him out of darkness" and helping him through the Kirijo Group's experiments. In spite of this, he often inadvertently helps SEES by revealing important information. It is Jin who informs the Main Character about the truth behind Strega, their involvement in the coming of Nyx, and Shuji Ikutsuki's real allegiance.

Near the end of the game, Jin kills himself by setting off a grenade that holds back a horde of Shadows in Tartarus.

In battle, he use grenade bomb as his regular attack to deal fire damage instead of physical. His Persona, Moros, can use Fire and Darkness attacks as well as buffing attack power of his own or Takaya's.

GalleryEdit

Persona 3
 
Persona 3 close up
Jin Close Up
 
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Concept art of Jin
 
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Jin's expressions
 
P3Jin
Jin as he appears in game
Persona 3 Movie
 
P3M Jin
Jin's design in Persona 3 The Movie
Persona 3 (manga)
 
Persona 3 manga Jin
Jin in the manga adaption
Persona 3: the Weird Masquerade
 
GnM Jin
Jin as he appears in Persona 3: the Weird Masquerade

TriviaEdit

  • Being left-handed, he is one of the two Persona-users in the game who uses the Evoker with his left hand (the other being Akihiko Sanada of SEES). In addition, his Persona Moros has only the left arm and is thus left-handed, too.
  • His surname means "White Door".
  • If you equip accessories to block each character's weaknesses (such as Mitsuru's to Fire), Jin will complain about you doing so. However, this can occur right before he claims you can't hide your weaknesses from him.
  • Him being of the Hermit Arcana may be a reference to his proficiency at technology and the shut-in stereotype, suggesting Jin does not do much with his time other than using the computer.
  • There is a small mess up where when battling Jin on the Moonlight Bridge it shows in the analysis that Jin is the Fortune Arcana , instead of Hermit , which he is. This is most likely due to Takaya being in the battle, being Fortune himself.

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