|Also known as...||Stupei, Ace Defective|
|Japanese Name||伊織 順平|
|First Appearance||Persona 3|
|Date of Birth||January 16th, 1993|
|Age||16-17 (P3 and P3:FES)|
|Height||170.5 cm (5'7")|
|Japanese VA||Kōsuke Toriumi|
|English VA||Vic Mignogna|
- Persona 3: Playable Character
- Persona 3 (Manga)
- Persona 3 FES: Playable Character
- Persona 3 Portable: Playable Character, Social Link: Magician (female route only)
- Persona -Trinity Soul-: Brief Cameo
Junpei has dark hair, grayish eyes, and a goatee. He is shown to be taller than the male and female Protagonist and slightly shorter than Akihiko. He is seen with both of his hands on his belt sometimes, except while wielding a two-handed sword.
While at school and in Tartarus, he is in the school uniform of Gekkoukan High, along with a purple collared shirt, with a baseball cap and a silver necklace. On weekends off, he wears a black leather jacket with a white shirt, black pants, his hat and necklace. On summer days off, he wears a faded black tank top and navy blue jeans. He never seems to be without with his hat except in two anime scenes (Group Picture and Resolve), or his necklace, which is not worn while in Yakushima for summer vacation, Kyoto while on free time, or in the hot springs.
Junpei is portrayed as somewhat goofy, perverted, kind, caring, and sometimes serious in missions and other events. He is shown to be jealous of the protagonist's special power (regardless of gender), and this often results in outbursts aimed at the protagonist out of frustration. Other times, he is shown to be depressed or angry as a result of his father's alcoholism. Besides these displays of negativity, however, Junpei's attitude usually remains carefree and light-hearted, and when spoken to he often cracks jokes.
His personality undergoes a change once he meets Chidori and gets to know her, showing a more caring side to him than what he usually shows to others (although a friendly side becomes apparent in the female protagonist route, it does not develop as far as Junpei's relationship with Chidori). However, Chidori's sudden reluctance to see him anymore startles him, and he falls into a depressed state. Towards the end of November, Chidori attempts to attack Junpei, and throwing him into distress. This same night, Takaya shoots Junpei in the stomach, killing him. His death and subsequent revival by Chidori, an act which caused her own death, sent Junpei back into a depressed state. Only with the discovery of Chidori's sketchbook and the pictures of him that she drew did he find the strength bounce back, resolving to be a better person to all those close to him.
Junpei Iori is one of the protagonist's friends. Junpei feels insecure and often hides this with humor and boasting. His insecurities lead him to jealousy toward the protagonist. Junpei fights with a two-handed sword, but wields it more like a bat due to his lack of combat training. Like most of the playable characters, Junpei is a student at Gekkoukan High School, and has been in Yukari's class before.
Akihiko Sanada found him during the Dark Hour, crying and disoriented in a convenience store. As soon as Junpei discovers he has the ability to summon a Persona, he joins S.E.E.S. and moves into the dorm, an action which irritates Yukari Takeba. Junpei is glad to join the team, as it gets him away from his alcoholic father, whom he resents.
Junpei fancies himself as a ladies man, and has a somewhat dirty mind. He makes quick and inaccurate assumptions about the protagonist and Yukari's relationship, when she mentions 'last night'. Junpei is usually the first to comment on how attractive the ladies of S.E.E.S. are. On vacations, he attempts to pick up the local women, usually dragging his male friends along.
Junpei is eager to fight, because playing hero makes him feel important. He commonly neglects his school work and uses S.E.E.S. to boost his low-self esteem. Junpei grows jealous of the protagonist, due to his Wild Card ability and position as the field leader of S.E.E.S. Junpei acts reckless, often attempting to prove himself to his teammates. Junpei ends up falling for Chidori Yoshino, a member of Strega. Chidori's loyalty to Takaya Sakaki and Junpei's position with S.E.E.S. ends up conflicting, resulting in Junpei being fatally shot by Takaya. Chidori sacrifices herself and uses her Persona to restore Junpei to life. He becomes more focused due to her death, and his Persona, fusing with Chidori's Persona Medea, becomes Trismegistus. Chidori's residual power remains with Junpei, allowing him to regenerate health over time.
A Certain Day of Summer Edit
Persona 3 FES Edit
The Answer Edit
When Junpei becomes trapped in the dorm, he and Koromaru form an independent party to search for supplies in the Abyss of Time. Aigis ends up discovering a supply route before Junpei, which causes his party to disband. Junpei then becomes playable again. Unlike Yukari, Junpei isn't bothered by the thought of returning to fight the Shadows.
When the player opens the door leading to the flashback about Junpei's past, the player sees. him taking a stroll at Pawlownia Mall to forget about his depressing coexistance with his alcoholic father. There he, by chance, meets Koromaru and gets along easily with him. Two school partners then appear and invite Junpei to have some drinks at the Escapade Club, but he rejects their proposal since he's not still the legal age to drink and, besides, he wasn't in the mood because of his father. After the flashback he tells Aigis that his father has slightly overcome his addiction, but he still drinks a fair amount of alcohol.
Before the battles between the SEES members, Junpei acts as the rational voice of the team, he tries to calm everyone down and try and solve the problem without the need for battle. When this fails, he forms a team with Koromaru to battle Aigis and Metis for the keys.When the pair are defeated by Aigis, they become two of the torches that surround the arena, along with Akihiko and Ken, and is later followed by Yukari and Mitsuru.
After the True key is forged, Junpei and the rest of SEES decide to open the door that leads to the past Paulownia Mall, where they find a giant door that leads to the moment in time when the Protagonist sealed Nyx and they encounter Erebus.
Persona 3 PortableEdit
Junpei represents the Magician Arcana Social Link for the female protagonist route. Junpei can only be friends with the female protagonist because of how he feels towards Chidori. At some part in the social link, Junpei found out that there's someone who took photos of the female protagonist and help her to find the culprit. Junpei will give the female protagonist a pig key holder were he used to keep his house keys. Since he moved to the dorm, he kept his house keys at hand because of the circumstances he had with his father.
Battle Quotes Edit
- Hermes! (Enemy weak to attack/Citical with Phy skill: Hermes)
- Trismegistus! (Enemy weak to attack/Critical with Phy skill: Trismegistus)
- I can't lose to him. (Summoning Persona for the first time)
- Check this out! (Using Persona skills: Hermes)
- Time to shake things up a bit. (Using Persona skills: Trismegistus)
- It's on! (Using Persona Skills:Trismegistus)
- Home run! (Delivering a Critical Hit)
- Awesome! (Ally exploits weakness/critical)
- Get 'em! (Cheering on ally)
- Here's our chance! Let's get 'em! (Prompting All-Out Attack)
- Get back here, you son of a-! (During All-Out Attack)
- Huh? Why not? (Relenting from All-Out Attack)
- Yeah! It's my turn! (Requesting Co-Op attack)
- Way to go Yuka-tan! (Cheering on Yukari)
- Way to go, Senpai! (Cheering on Akihiko, Mitsuru or Shinjiro)
- That one just won't die! (Failed to finish the foe)
- Damn, I couldn't finish it off. (Failed to finish the foe)
- Here! (Healing an Ally)
- What the hell?! (After Stumbling)
- Damn it! (After Stumbling)
- Sorry to keep you waiting. (Standing up after being knocked Down)
- Damn. I blew it. (Stands up after being knocked down)
- Ngh, you serious? (Faint/Unconscious)
- I'm back, baby! (Revived from Faint/Unconsciousness)
- Gotcha. (Changing Battle Tactics)
- All right. Fine. (Changing Battle tactics)
- Who's the man!? (Battle Won: Hermes)
- Not bad, huh? (Battle Won: Hermes)
- Let's keep going! (Battle Won: Trismegistus)
- When the going gets tough, the tough get going! (Battle Won: Trismegistus)
- Dude, we gotta pull together!
- Ta da da da! Junpei has leveled up! (Level Up)
- Ta da da da! I'm da man! (Level Up)
- Mano a Mano! Let's do this! (summoning Trismegistus)
- Crap, Slash attacks are out! (Enemy resistant to Slash)
- Strikes are no good! (Enemy resistant to Strike)
- That thing can't be Pierced! (Enemy resistant to Pierce)
- Forget about using Fire! (Enemy resistant to Fire)
- Dude, Ice is useless! (Enemy resistant to Ice)
- Forget about Wind! (Enemy resistant to Wind)
- Dammit, Electricity is out! (Enemy resistant to Electricity)
- Light's not doin' a damn thing! (Enemy resistant to Light)
- Darkness won't work! (Enemy resistant to Darkness)
- Shit, Almighty won't work?! (Enemy resistant to Almighty)
- No, he's/she's not alone! I won't let him/her die! (Final Nyx battle)
Junpei Close Up cut-in
Concept Art of Junpei
Junpei Iori's All-Out Attack cut-in for Persona 3 Portable
Costumes and facial expressions
Concept artwork of Junpei (cinematic)
Junpei's various expressions
Junpei in manga adaption
Early Concept Art for Junpei
Early Concept Art for Junpei
Junpei's model ripped from Persona 4
Junpei's cameo in "Persona Trinity Soul"
- Junpei shares the same Japanese voice actor, Kōsuke Toriumi, with Eikichi Mishina from the Persona 2 duology. Both characters share some similar personality traits.
- Junpei's original victory pose alludes to John Travolta's disco pose of Saturday Night Fever.
- The Shirt of Chivalry, a type of costume for males in FES and P3P, is noted for the kanji symbols on their backs that symbolizes the character themselves. Junpei's kanji means "Color" (色), as in his colorful personality. The kanji also means "dirty minded", "sexual desire" or "variety", a trait of Junpei used for humorous purposes.
- If one hacks Persona 4, Junpei's character model can be found.
- During his Persona summonings Junpei will say "I can't lose to him," referring to the male protagonist, although he still says "him" in the female protagonist's route.
- In the anime "Persona -Trinity Soul-", Junpei appears as a brief cameo in episode 13 when Ryou Kanzato is looking around as he's leaving the police department.
- In Persona 4 Golden, if Yosuke Hanamura has the Gekkou Uniform equipped, he will mimic Junpei's victory pose after battles as well as say Junpei's lines.