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Masao Inaba

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Japanese Name 稲葉 正男 / マーク
Romaji Inaba Masao / Māku
Revelations Name Mark
First Appearance Persona
Date of Birth 07/11
Age 17
Zodiac Cancer
Blood Type A
Melee Weapon Axe
Ranged Weapon Pump-action Shotgun
Arcana The Chariot
Secondary Arcana Strength, The Moon, The World
Persona Ogun, Susano-o
Japanese VA Katashi Ishizuka (PS)
Yūji Ueda (Drama CD 1)
Hiroyuki Yoshino (Drama CD 2)
English VA Sam Riegel (Persona PSP version)

Masao "Mark" Inaba is a character from Megami Ibunroku Persona.

AppearancesEdit

DesignEdit

Masao has gray sideburns, orange eyes, and has six black marks on both cheeks. At school he wears the school uniform of St. Hermelin High with white long sleeves, a turtleneck shirt, wears a yellow beanie, colorful beaded bracelets, and carries a yellow backpack.

In Revelations: Persona, Masao was changed to an African American to make the cast more ethnically diverse.

In Persona 3, Trish describes him as a "Man in his 20's with a yellow cap".

PersonalityEdit

Masao is a troublemaker and class clown, but also a friendly student who doesn't get along with Kei. He seems to have a crush on Maki Sonomura and frequently visits her in the hospital while being the most protective of her. Being a troublemaker by choice, he takes pride in his graffiti artwork that can be found throughout the city. His hobby puts him at odds with the local police, but he knows they are only looking out for him as he is the only one emotionally phased by the police becoming zombies.

ProfileEdit

Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit

"The spoiled son of Inaba Dry Cleaning's owners. Earnest and excitable."
—PSP introduction

Masao "Mark" Inaba is a rebellious troublemaker who is friends with Kei Nanjo and the Protagonist in Persona. He makes a bet against Hidehiko Uesugi claiming the "Persona" game is only superstition when Hidehiko convinces all their friends to play the game with the bet's loser treating everyone at Peace Diner. Like his classmates, he loses consciousness after seeing the ghostly image of a sobbing little girl and is present when the Protagonist awakens in the infirmary.

In the good ending of the game Masao eventually graduates and moves to New York City to become a successful artist. His mother still calls him from time to time.

During the events of the Snow Queen Quest, Masao manages to flee the Police Station instead of being locked there and returns to the school with Nanjo, who is hurt. Masao then leaves the school with the Ideal Maki before the school is frozen and is unheard of until the epilogue. After the defeat of Queen Asura, Masao arrives at school and explains that the demons of the SEBEC Building are too strong for him and Maki to defeat alone and that she is trapped in there. The party then decides to help him and rescue Maki.

In Revelations: Persona, to reflect being changed to an African American, he went by his nickname of "Mark" and spoke in the AAVE dialect.

Persona 3Edit

Masao appears on the TV program Who's Who which is hosted by Trish. He is introduced as a "Man in his 20's with a yellow cap" and the program goes on to say that Masao is studying art overseas.

Battle QuotesEdit

  • Woo! (Attacking)
  • Let's get funky! (Summoning Persona)
  • Persona! (Summoning Persona)
  • Do it to it! (Summoning Persona)
  • Seriously?! (Death)
  • BOOM! (Using gun)

Revelations: Persona Edit

  • "Heheheh..." (Summoning Persona)
  • "Persona!" (Summoning Persona)
  • "Want some?" (Using gun)
  • "Die!" (Using axe)
  • "This sucks.." (Dying)

Music Edit

 
Mark's Theme - Megami Ibunroku Persona02:03

Mark's Theme - Megami Ibunroku Persona

GalleryEdit

Megami Ibunroku Persona
 
InabaMasaop1
Masao as he appears in Megami Ibunroku Persona
 
Masouusversion
Masao as he appears in Revelations: Persona
 
Markdancingcrazy
Masao dancing crazy in Revelations: Persona
 
MIPAllies
Illustration of the playable allies
 
Mark PSP
Masao in the PSP remake
 
MasaoCutscene
Masao as he appears in a PSP remake cutscene
 
Mark manga
Masao as he appears in the Megami Ibunroku Persona manga
 
Mark Bathhouse Manga
Masao in the bath house in the Megami Ibunroku Persona manga
 
OgunManga
Masao and Ogun in the Megami Ibunroku Persona manga
PERSONA 20th Anniversary Festival
 
Persona 20th Anniversary Commemoration Illustrated, P1, 02

TriviaEdit

Mark's Shirt
  • When Mark uses the 'Dance' contact option, it is often accompanied with the text, "Mark danced crazy!" This phrase, originating from Revelations: Persona, was so well-liked that it was kept word-for-word in the PSP remake.
  • Mark's shirt is actually an inverse-colored picture of the Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner protagonist.
  • Masao is one of two characters from Persona who don't appear in the Persona 2 duology, the other being Yuka Ayase. This can be explained by the fact that he is studying overseas.
  • Masao got the nickname "Mark" from the nickname his mother adresses him, Mākun (まーくん), which was shortened to Mark (マーク?).

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