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This is a list of Shadows that appear in Persona 3. Note that the list is incomplete, and there are actually more Shadows belonging to each specified type.


The Maya (マーヤ, Māya)? shadows resemble black blobs with arms and a mask sticking out. They are similar to the Arcana Magician, only smaller and with less arms. They wear a mask on their "face" in the middle of their body. The very first enemy the protagonist encounters is of this type. The Maya type is presumably the 'base' Shadow, and transmogrifies into other Shadows as seen in Persona 4, where they transform into Hablerie shadows in a cutscene. However, they do not appear as enemies in the said game. Their arcana spans from the Magician to the Hanged Man.

Name Arcana Level
The Journey The Answer
Cowardly Maya01.0Magician249
Merciless Maya02Priestess340
Frivolous Maya03.0Empress1163
Haughty Maya04.0Emperor2055
Indolent Maya05.0Hierophant2699
Insidious Maya06.0Lovers3226
Ill-fated Maya07.0Chariot3938
Bigoted Maya08.0Justice6536
Desirous Maya09.0Hermit6146
Imprudent Maya10.0Fortune5534
Visceral Maya11.0Strength4729
Devious MayaHanged Man40/70/9064
Conceited Maya03.0Empress -63

Magician ArcanaEdit


Hand-type Shadows (ハンド, Hando)? appear as disembodied hands that uses its fingers as legs/arms and the wrist part as its head. The latter part houses its mask. The Golden Shadows are based on them.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Magic Hand428
Dancing Hand7/1335
Killing Hand2243
Almighty Hand3453


Table-type Shadows (テーブル, Tēburu)? appear as a table wearing a mask somewhere on its tablecloth. The table type references the table shown on the Magician card in the Rider-Waite Tarot set, with the minor arcanas' symbols floating above it. This is likely the reason that they are always of the Magician arcana.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Laughing Table1132
Crying Table14/2148
Sleeping Table5063
Angry Table6159


Magus-type Shadows (マグス, Magusu)? appear as sorcerers that wear jester-like caps with two giant, hands wrapped around their form. Their arcana mask covers their face and they typically cast powerful magic.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Magical Magus38/4352
Wondrous Magus5847
Prime Magus6548
Grand Magus8865

Priestess ArcanaEdit

Shadows of the Priestess Arcana erroneously display a roman numeral three (III) on their Arcana Masks as opposed to a two (II).


Tiara-type Shadows (ティアラ, Tiara)? appear as floating tiaras that are attached to a mask and "hair".

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Muttering Tiara3/7/5531
Grieving Tiara946
Writhing Tiara4253
Shouting Tiara3550


Book-type Shadows (聖典, Seiten)? are similar to Tiara-type shadows, however they are larger and they wear globe like crowns. A book can be seen floating within this crown.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Spurious Book1525
Maniacal Book2135
Silent Book2752
Wrathful Book7250


Idol-type Shadows (マリア, Maria)? appear as women sitting on a reversed pyramid, their hands in a meditative pose and their faces covered by Priestess masks. Sometimes there will be a glyph or rune sticking out the back of the pyramid.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Tranquil Idol4133
Liberating Idol4746
Ruinous Idol6345
Vehement Idol8956
Primitive Idol -50

Empress ArcanaEdit


Eagle-type Shadows (イーグル, Īguru)? appear as avian creatures with a rich plume around their necks - at the center lies their 'head' and the mask.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Venus Eagle5/1432
Dark Eagle2347
Jupiter Eagle2954
Eternal Eagle7469


Relic-type Shadows (彫像, Chōzō)? appear as a motherly statue holding a baby. The relic's body opens like an iron maiden, revealing a stained-glass like interior. The mask appears on the mother's 'face'.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Change Relic1767
Constancy Relic3938
Creation Relic2631
Growth Relic5058
Affection Relic -49


Mother-type Shadows (マザー, Mazā)? appear as a woman clad in only a fur robe reclining in a fancy love seat. They wear their mask over their face and covering over their heads.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Elegant Mother4333
Regal Mother5350
Pistil Mother6353
Divine Mother9068

Emperor ArcanaEdit


Beetle-type Shadows (, Chū)? appear as large scarabs with a single horn. While the insect appears to have its own eyes and face below the horn, the mask is placed at the tip of the horn. They seem to have wings, although they can't fly.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Grave Beetle744
Adamant Beetle1950
Golden Beetle19/2960
Emperor Beetle7370
Burning Beetle -44


Knight-type Shadows (騎士, Kishi)? appear as knights in armor holding a lance in one hand, while sitting astride floating horse armor. Their mask hovers where the front of their face would be.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Intrepid Knight2668
Avenger Knight3035
Champion Knight4039
Hell Knight48/6045


Castle-type Shadows (キャッスル, Kyassuru)? are towering fortresses with two elephant legs. Its mask it located at the top of the structure, and attacks via cannons located through windows in its body.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Death Castle6838
Solid Castle4938
Power Castle6164
King Castle9265

Hierophant ArcanaEdit


Twin-type Shadows (ツインズ, Tsuinzu)? appear as two humanoid shadows linked together by a number of rods stuck through their bodies. Each twin's face is hidden behind their arcana mask.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Trance Twins632
Killer Twins2644
Death Twins4249
Crazy Twins5667


Tower-type Shadows (塔, )? are three rotating heads stacked upon one another, each one wearing a miter. The top head wears the arcana mask, and appears to be the smallest of the three respectively.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Corrupt Tower1026
Dogmatic Tower2737
Fanatic Tower3467
Apostate Tower5651
Grudge Tower -70


Sigil-type Shadows (シジル, Shijiru)? appear as wizards surrounded by a cube-like barrier that appears to be made out of sheets of paper.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Blue Sigil4038
Red Sigil6150
Green Sigil6763
White Sigil9266

Lovers ArcanaEdit


Cupid-type Shadows (クビド, Kupido)? appear as the typical cherub with wings, complete with bow and arrow.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Obsessed Cupid531
Jealous Cupid2036
Devoted Cupid2849
Gracious Cupid5862


Dancer-type Shadows (ダンサー, Dansā)? appear as a headless couple slow dancing in place. They hold a fencing sword which they use for attacks. Above their head floats a heart upon which their arcana mask can be seen.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Soul Dancer1135/37
Ardent Dancer3050
Natural Dancer4067
Royal Dancer61/6941
Harem Dancer -44


Snake-type Shadows (蛇, Hebi)? appear as a snake hybrid pended with Mars and Venus symbols to its neck. Its mask can be seen at the top of its head.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Lustful Snake2758
Immoral Snake5951
Carnal Snake67/7562
Amorous Snake9363
Stoic Snake -30

Chariot ArcanaEdit


Wheel-type Shadows (フォート, Fōto)? appear as wheels with a lion-like head. Spikes are coming from the center of each wheel. The lion head is the mask.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Bestial Wheel1557
Mach Wheel2841
Brave Wheel4547
Battle Wheel5964


Drive-type Shadows (ドライブ, Doraibu)? appear as humanoid machines with multiple legs fixed into two wheels and lances or swords protruding sideways for arms. They wear their arcana mask over their face. The first tower guardian that fights alone is of this type.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Rampage Drive875
Wild Drive3442
Killer Drive4145
Slaughter Drive6662


Turret-type Shadows (砲座, Hōza)? appear as large, armored tanks, a reference to the fact that the Japanese name for "The Chariot", (戦車, Sensha)?, also means "battle tank". Their mask is on the top of their turret.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Arcane Turret41/4643
Scarlet Turret5855
Wicked Turret7549
Hallowed Turret9468
Berserk Turret -52
Spastic Turret -62

Justice ArcanaEdit


Balance-type Shadows (バランサー, Baransā)? are actives scales of justice, with the mask located directly in the center.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Heat Balance1036
Sky Balance1730
Light Balance6844
World Balance7257


Sword Shadows (剣, Tsurugi)? are large swords being carried by a singular stone arm rising from the ground.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Justice Sword3228
Conviction Sword5140
Judgement Sword54/6448
Doom Sword6968


Giant-type Shadows (巨人, Kyojin)? are stone golems armed with a broad sword and a scale. They are the mixture of both the Balance and Sword in dealing strong physical, and elemental damage.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Order Giant4843
Stasis Giant58/6650
Harmony Giant7759
Void Giant9866
Loss Giant -67

Hermit ArcanaEdit


Raven-type Shadows (レイヴン, Reivun)? appear as a hovering raven holding a lantern in its talons. Their arcana mask can be seen on their breast.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Black Raven943
Vicious Raven1829
Amenti Raven6562
Ice Raven3349


Phantom-type Shadows (ファントム, Fantomu)? appear with its upper torso spinning. It covers itself with a long cape and has a lantern where its stomach would be. Their Arcana mask covers their face.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Phantom Mage1262
Phantom Master1947
Phantom Lord3654
Phantom King5772
Phantom Hero -64


Seeker-type Shadows (サーチャー, Sāchā)? are five floating eyes held by invisible bats, and a floating head. Only shows its true form when attacking or in pain.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Death Seeker4948
Fate Seeker6260
Noble Seeker63/7656
Acheron Seeker9670

Fortune ArcanaEdit


Dice-type Shadows (ダイス, Daisu)? are one or multiple configurations of dice floating in mid-air. The roll of its dice depicts its desired move.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Bronze Dice1839
Mind Dice3355
Curse Dice6233
Reckoning Dice6272
Iron Dice6455
Death Dice6649
Silver Dice6761
Platinum Dice7369


Sand-type Shadows (砂時計, Sunadokei)? appear as hourglasses with limbs, surrounded by a ring. Their mask is on the top of the hourglass.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Flowing Sand4846
Perpetual Sand6556
Infinite Sand7155
Eternal Sand9770

Strength ArcanaEdit


Beast-type Shadows (アニマル, Animaru)? appear as a lion chained to ball and chain. Their arcana mask is on the metal ball as opposed to the beast itself.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Wild Beast1029
Enslaved Beast2340
Mighty Beast5756
Nemean Beast7671
El Dorado Beast -40


Gigas-type Shadows (ギガス, Gigasu)? are metal giants sporting wrestling speedos. Their mask is worn on the upper part of their face, just above the mouth. They bear a resemblance to the wrestler Hulk Hogan.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Steel Gigas1935
Furious Gigas29/3637
Mythical Gigas4865
Daring Gigas7059
Immortal Gigas -30


Musha-type Shadows (武者, Musha)? appear as samurai. The mask is incorporated with the Musha Shadow's head. They are typically weak to Light and/or Darkness skills.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Hakurou Musha5461
Kaiden Musha5776
Onnen Musha7076
Tenjin Musha9577

Hanged Man ArcanaEdit


Minotaur-type Shadows (ミノタウロス, Minotaurosu)? appear as towering minotaurs in shackles.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Minotaur IV3746
Minotaur III5561
Minotaur II7160
Minotaur I7470
Neo Minotaur -58


Cyclops-type Shadows (キュクロプス, Kyukuropusu)? are humanoid ogres chained upside down to a gigantic wheel. They are able to spin ferociously in order to strike.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Mighty Cyclops5675
Mad Cyclops6673
Fierce Cyclops7178
Chaos Cyclops9875
Brilliant Cyclops -37
Rebellious Cyclops -70


Jotun-type Shadows (ヘカトンケイル, Hekatonkeiru)? are obese abominations with six hands. It is shackled to a rocking horse that it mounts. Its Japanese name is Hecatoncheir and its localized name is a reference to the Jotunn of Norse mythology, which were said to be large, gluttonous, and malformed beings.

Name Level
The Journey The Answer
Jotun of Power3840
Jotun of Blood6663
Jotun of Grief7374
Jotun of Evil7750

Golden ShadowsEdit

Rare Hand
The Golden Shadows (, Te)? are unique shadows that flee if they see any party members. They can also teleport away. They wait for the player to move once or twice, and then flee from battle. They drop valuable coins which can be sold at the mall. In Persona 3 FES, Golden Shadows primarily drop Nihil Weapons. Elizabeth requests that the protagonist hunt down medals which are dropped by each Golden Shadow while her quest is active.

The golden shadows have a maxed Agility and Luck stat, which may cause party members to stumble and fall down if attacking physically. Using physical or magical skills, or bows/guns, to attack can avoid this problem. Physical skills also benefit from higher critical rates than attacking normally.

Wealth Hand
Treasure Hand
Supreme Hand
Opulent Hand
Luxury Hand
Glorious Hand

Full Moon ShadowsEdit

These enemies are the fragments of Death that escaped following the sealing of Thanatos into the protagonist. They appear at every full moon, seeking to return to the Death sealed into the protagonist. SEES is manipulated into killing all of them.

Name Level
Storyline Vision Quest
Arcana MagicianUnfought
Arcana Priestess1060
Arcana Empress1665
Arcana Emperor1665
Arcana Hierophant2470
Arcana Lovers2575
Arcana Chariot3180
Arcana Justice3180
Arcana Hermit3985
Arcana Fortune4695
Arcana Strength4695
Arcana Hanged Man5495

Nyx, Mother of all ShadowsEdit

Name Level
Nyx Avatar75

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