Unknown Power is a feature in the Persona series.
Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit
- "Secret power!"
- —An Unknown Power activating in Revelations: Persona
By fusing specific Orders under certain Moon Phases, a Persona may acquire an Unknown Power that can be activated when their host is in red health (except for Revival). However, the active Persona must be at least at Rank 6 and have Best affinity with the user. There are four types of Unknown Power: Recovery, Nullification, Revival and Attack.
A Persona with the Recovery Power will heal a certain amount of HP and/or SP and may even heal its host from ailments.
A Persona with the Nullification Power will protect its host from one type of attack.
A Persona with the Revival Power will revive its host with full HP and SP. After reviving the character, the Persona returns to Rank 1, losing all of its learned skills and can't rank up in the same fight it used the Revival Power, which can be detrimental if triggered during a boss fight. However, the Persona does not lose the stats it had before and as it ranks up, those stats can rise even more. By abusing the Revival Power on Personas that gain points in all of its stats, such as Lilim, one can eventually create a Persona with maxed stats.
The Attack Power differs from the others as it is specific to certain Personas. Those Personas gain the Attack Power automatically when fused and cannot gain other Powers even if the conditions of its fusion allows it. Those Personas are: Durga, Susano-o, Hokuto Seikun, Bishamonten, Lucifer, Satan and Illuyanka.
HP must be equal or lower than the percentage specified. The Revival Power has a 25% of chance of activating.
Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit
Unknown Powers are special skills that are unlocked once the Persona gets a Mutation saying that an "Unknown ability [has been] awakened". Once this occurs, when the Persona-user's HP goes below 1/8th, takes over 3/4 of their health in damage, or dies, the Persona will do a certain type of Unknown Power randomly. The effect will also differ if the compatibility between the Persona and its user is better or not. Every Persona has a different kind of Unknown Power out of 6 different kinds, and cannot be changed.
Types of Unknown PowersEdit
|Type||Activation||Highly Compatible||Compatible||Additional Notes|
|Attack||Activates when the Persona-user takes more than 3/4th of their health from an attack.||Attack all enemies for 500 non-elemental damage.||Attack all enemies for 250 non-elemental damage.|
|Defense||Activates when the Persona-user's HP goes below 1/8th.||All attacks from the enemy will be reflected.||All attacks from the enemy will be nulled.|
|Assist||Activates when the Persona-user's HP goes below 1/8th.||Tarukaja, Makakaja, Rakukaja, and Samakaja will be cast on the user.||Rakukaja and Samakaja will be cast on the user.|
|Recovery||Activates when the Persona-user takes more than 3/4th of their HP from an attack.||All HP and any status ailments will be healed.||All HP will be healed.|
|Revival||Activates when the Persona-user dies.||The user will be revived at full HP.||The user will be revived at 1/4th HP.||This ability is not activated if the user is killed by any "Dimension" instant death skill.|
|Special||Activates when the Persona-user dies.||Kill all enemies||Same as Highly Compatible||Ineffective against bosses and will not work if the user was killed by Another Dimension.|