- "I am thou, thou art I. Let's proceed this beautiful betrayal and decorate the door to freedom."
- —Milady, Persona 5
Milady (ミラディ, Miradi)? is a Persona in the series.
, more commonly referred to as "Milady" is a fictional character created by for his seminal novel . Her main relation with the novel's titular heroes is her personal vendettas first against the novel's hero d'Artagnan after he discovered she was branded as a criminal with a fleur-de-lis, then against his mentor Athos who was her former husband. Her conflict with them ends in her death by beheading for her crimes.
In both the book and subsequent adaptations, Milady is depicted as a fiercely independent and manipulative villain: despite acting as an agent of Cardinal Richelieu in his machinations against Louis XIII and the Duke of Buckingham, she is also a force on her own account, bringing others to ruin for personal gain. Her moniker of "Milady" is a title inherited from one of her husbands, whom she married under a false name, leaving her true identity a mystery.
Milady appears to be wearing a black and pink Victorian style dress, with red and pink vertical striped puffs on the sleeves of the dress that extends to her elbows and wearing pink gloves. The bottom of the dress is in a pink color with golden trim around the dress, which has a golden lip on the center of the dress. There are black and red curtain drapes around the dress underneath, a pink heart shaped frill around her waist with a red bow tied on the drapes and a knife next to on the center of the heart shaped frill. Underneath the black corset, she is wearing a white pinstripe blouse with a light blue neck choker around her neck. She has no head, with her face instead being represented with a pink mask inset with yellow eyes. She holds a yellow and pink colored fan with black fur on her left hand, and holding a brooch in her right hand.
Milady is the Initial Persona of Haru Okumura. When Haru learns from the Shadow Self of her father's darker scheme in arranging her marriage with a powerful politician's son, Milady embodies blocking the attack of the cognition of Haru's fiance and provokes Haru that she must learn to betray someone in order to gain freedom from her fateful family, to which Haru is finally decisive and reveals Milady's true form for rebellion against her father.