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An Ultimate Persona (or Advanced Persona) is a Persona formed when an individual takes up a resolution in his or her heart. The Persona is usually one of the strongest Personas the user can summon.

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Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit

The Ultimate Personas are fused by adding certain Totems to fusions that result in a Persona whose arcana is the same as the Ultimate Persona's arcana, and can only be equipped by the character they belong to. The totems are gained towards the end of the game, though the exact method depends on the route.

Character Arcana Persona Lvl Totem
ProtagonistEmperorAmen Ra62Rosetta Stone
Maki SonomuraPriestessVerdandi61Pasque Flower
Kei NanjoJudgementYamaoka60Amber Glasses
Masao InabaChariotSusano-o59Purified Water
Yukino MayuzumiEmpressDurga57Bisonskin Drums
Yuka AyaseMagicianFrey59Stuffed Deer
Eriko KirishimaJudgementMichael62Judgement Contract
Hidehiko UesugiJusticeTyr54Victorian Rune
Reiji KidoDeathMot58Babylonian Coffin

In the SEBEC quest, if the protagonist performs good deeds throughout the quest, when he meets with his other self in the Alaya Cavern, the other self will reward him with the totems.

In the Snow Queen route, the protagonist has to trade Ambrosia gained from defeating the Tower bosses with Raiho during the final dungeon. If the harder towers are completed before the easier ones, more Ambrosia will be given.

Persona 2Edit

Innocent SinEdit

Most of the Ultimate Personas are gained after defeating Joker in the Caracol if the party found the corresponding mask at Mt. Iwato (the Red Eagle Mask for Apollo, the Yellow Owl Mask for Hades, the Pink Azas Mask for Venus and the Blue Swan Mask for Artemis).

Apollo, Venus and Hades are all weak to Darkness initially. The weakness will be removed and replaced with immunity against Darkness once the player has equipped the correlated persona to finish the battle against their reverse counterparts in Leo Temple, Taurus Temple and Scorpio Temple respectively.

Yukino retains Durga as her Ultimate Persona, which is obtained if she comes to terms with Shunsuke Fujii's death and stays with Tatsuya's party at the Caracol. Jun Kurosu's Ultimate Persona is Chronos, obtained by mutating Hermes once it reaches maximum rank and has gone through the Aquarius Temple's boss fight with him equipped.

Character Lvl. Persona Requirement Location
Tatsuya Suou53ApolloObtain the Red Eagle Mask on Mt. Iwato, then defeat Joker
(equip during Leo Temple boss fight to gain Null Dark)
Caracol
Eikichi Mishina57HadesObtain the Yellow Owl Mask on Mt. Iwato, then defeat Joker
(equip during Scorpio Temple boss fight to gain Null Dark)
Lisa Silverman57VenusObtain the Pink Azas Mask on Mt. Iwato, then defeat Joker
(equip during Taurus Temple boss fight to gain Null Dark)
Maya Amano51ArtemisObtain the Blue Swan Mask on Mt. Iwato, then defeat Joker
Yukino Mayuzumi44DurgaAccept Fujii's death and stay with the party
Jun Kurosu57ChronosEquip Hermes during the Aquarius Temple boss fight,
then mutate at MAX Rank
Velvet Room

Eternal PunishmentEdit

Except for Tatsuya who has already obtained his Ultimate Persona, Apollo, from the beginning of the story, all other characters' Ultimate Personas require the player to obtain the Material Cards from Mt. Iwato and then summon them in the Velvet Room manually. This gives player the freedom to apply a magic card and stat boost card during the summoning. The Ultimate Personas in Eternal Punishment are slightly less powerful and useful skill-wise than in Innocent Sin, but consume less SP.

Character Lvl. Persona Requirement Location
Tarot cardsMaterial card
Maya Amano63ArtemisMoon (252)Silver BowMt. Iwato
Ulala Serizawa62AsteriaStar (248)Ortyx
Katsuya Suou63HyperionJustice (189)Ancient Sun
Baofu61PrometheusHanged Man (244)Bronze Ring
Eriko Kirishima76GabrielJudgement (304)LilyEX Dungeon 2-A
Kei Nanjo75YamaokaHierophant (225)Amber EyeglassesEX Dungeon 2-C
Tatsuya Suou62ApolloN/A

Persona 3Edit

The Ultimate Personas are evolved forms of the initial Personas gained throughout the story, based on their operator's character development. Following a story-specific prompt, each character individually experiences a personal resolution, which brings about the metamorphosis of his or her initial Persona into his or her Ultimate Persona. The Ultimate Personas are listed below in order of metamorphosis.

Character Persona Prompt Resolution
Akihiko SanadaCaesarDeath of Shinjiro AragakiTo face everything head-on
Ken AmadaKala-NemiDeath of Shinjiro Aragaki (and failure to exact revenge)To live for his mother and Shinjiro
Fuuka YamagishiJunoNatsuki Moriyama transferring schoolsTo protect those she is connected with
Yukari TakebaIsisReceiving her father's true messageTo fulfill her father's wishes by fighting against the Dark Hour
Mitsuru KirijoArtemisiaDeath of her fatherTo carry on her father's legacy
Junpei IoriTrismegistusDeath of Chidori Yoshino and fusion of Hermes and MedeaTo live for Chidori
AigisAthenaChoosing her own purposeTo "live" and decide her own fate
ProtagonistMessiahN/AN/A

Shinjiro Aragaki, Koromaru, and Metis do not gain Ultimate Personas.

Persona 4Edit

The Awakened Persona, like in Persona 3, are evolved forms of the initial Personas, though the party member's Social Link must be maxed out.

Character Persona Requirement
ProtagonistIzanagi-no-OkamiUnlock True Ending*
Yosuke HanamuraSusano-oMax out S.Link Magician
Chie SatonakaSuzuka GongenMax out S.Link Chariot
Yukiko AmagiAmaterasuMax out S.Link Priestess
Kanji TatsumiRokuten MaouMax out S.Link Emperor
Rise KujikawaKanzeonMax out S.Link Lovers
TeddieKamuiMax out S.Link Star
Naoto ShiroganeYamato TakeruMax out S.Link Fortune
  • The Protagonist gains his own Ultimate Persona, Izanagi-no-Okami, automatically during the final battle in the True Ending, but it cannot be used in normal gameplay until a certain fusion is performed on a New Game Plus file.
    • This is the only instance of an obtainable Persona not being available to the player on a fresh New Game save outside of a scripted battle.

GoldenEdit

Persona 4 Golden offers new Ultimate Personas for every character (except for the Protagonist, who still gains Izanagi-no-Okami during the final battle in the True Ending, which can only be used in normal gameplay upon fusion in New Game Plus). Unlocking these Personas grants the respective Persona a unique ultimate skill. To unlock these Ultimate Personas, the player must first max out the corresponding teammate's social link, and then speak with them for another Social Link meeting at any point after 1/10 to evolve their Persona further.

Character Persona Requirement
Protagonist Izanagi-no-Okami Unlock True Ending
Yosuke Hanamura Takehaya Susano-o Max Magician Social Link, speak after 1/10
Chie Satonaka Haraedo-no-Okami Max Chariot Social Link, speak after 1/10
Yukiko Amagi Sumeo-Okami Max Priestess Social Link, speak after 1/10
Kanji Tatsumi Takeji Zaiten Max Emperor Social Link, speak after 1/10
Rise Kujikawa Kouzeon Max Lovers Social Link, speak after 1/10
Teddie Kamui-Moshiri Max Star Social Link, speak after 1/10
Naoto Shirogane Yamato Sumeragi Max Fortune Social Link, speak after 1/10

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Edit

All Ultimate Personas from Persona 3 and Persona 4 are revisited in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. When both protagonists reach a Level 55, Margaret will make a request to have a fight with only the two of them. When emerging victorious, Margaret notes that a change has occurred within the both of them, with Orpheus transfiguring into Messiah, and Izanagi transfiguring into Izanagi-no-Okami. Margaret states that due to the power of the two wild cards coming together and facing a battle to the death, the protagonists will obtain even greater power, and because the wild card has extended to their companions, their Personas will be able to evolve as well if their level is at a certain point (Level 55 or higher). Shinjiro and Koromaru ask Margaret if it is possible for their Personas to remain the same so that they can never forget what they have done, or failed to do; Margaret tells them that if they focus on keeping their same Persona, it should be possible for them to stay the same while they gain new power.

Each Ultimate Persona has a special skill, unique to it, obtained upon evolution.

Character Persona Special Skill
P3 Hero Messiah Debilitate
P4 Hero Izanagi-no-Okami Heat Riser
Yukari Takeba Isis Tornado Boost
Junpei Iori Trismegistus Golden Gemini
Akihiko Sanada Caesar Conqueror Title
Mitsuru Kirijo Artemisia Punishment
Aigis Athena Aegis Shield
Koromaru Cerberus Deadly Vanguard
Ken Amada Kala-Nemi Target Boost
Shinjiro Aragaki Castor Whirlwind Swing
Yosuke Hanamura Susano-o Death Needle
Chie Satonaka Suzuka Gongen Furious Fists
Yukiko Amagi Amaterasu Inferno Boost
Kanji Tatsumi Rokuten Maou Uprising
Teddie Kamui Amrita
Naoto Shirogane Yamato Takeru Powerhouse
Fuuka Yamagishi Juno Oracle
Rise Kujikawa Kanzeon Into the Void

Persona 5Edit

The Ultimate Personas, like in Persona 4, are evolved forms of the initial Personas through maxing out the party member's Cooperation. Most of the evolved Personas are trickster deities.

Character Persona Requirement
ProtagonistSatanaelUnlock True Ending
Ryuji SakamotoSeiten TaiseiMax out Cooperation Chariot
Anne TakamakiHecateMax out Cooperation Lovers
MorganaMercuriusMax out Cooperation Magician
Yusuke KitagawaKamu SusanooMax out Cooperation Emperor
Makoto NiijimaAnatMax out Cooperation Priestess
Futaba SakuraPrometheusMax out Cooperation Hermit
Haru OkumuraAstarteMax out Cooperation Empress

Goro Akechi's evolved Persona, Loki, manifests through plot progression; however he is not a party member at this point and is therefore unplayable.

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