Persona video games are filled with highly effective characters who can bend the principles of actuality, and in some circumstances, the principles of time and house themselves. On the opposite finish, although, are the weaker persona customers that do not get loads of the highlight for themselves.
Certain boss characters use personas and are hyped as much as be extremely highly effective, just for their encounters to fall flat after the battle. There’s few issues extra jarring than an underwhelming boss struggle after hours of the sport build up expectations for an epic battle. Meanwhile, weak persona participant characters within the video games normally have weak abilities that do not assist them succeed as occasion members. Here are a few of the franchise’s most disappointingly weak characters.
10 Takaya Sakaki
Takaya is a fundamental antagonist in Persona 3. He goals to carry in regards to the finish of the world by worshipping Nyx, a strong darkish being. He kinds a cult round this concept and antagonizes the principle characters all through the sport, from starting to finish mainly.
Tayaka was examined on for his innate skills with regard to personas and issues taking place in through the Midnight Hour. Because of this, he grows a hatred for SEES and the principle characters of the sport. He’s the one character who can summon a persona with out an evoker, which is an indication of nice energy. Even with all of that, his boss struggle is not significantly difficult, and he spends his time crawling on the bottom after he is defeated.
Marie just isn’t a human, and is an fascinating case on this planet of Persona video games. In the principle recreation Persona 4 Golden, she by no means wielded a persona. However, like Elizabeth, she will in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. Both Marie and Elizabeth stay and work within the Velvet Room and are beings above people.
During Persona 4 Golden, Marie is revealed to be the next being who’s on the mercy of her godly counterparts. Even although she wields unimaginable powers, she nonetheless wants the principle solid of people to assist her escape. She by no means exhibits her true skills to the world, which makes her seem to be a weak aspect character.
In Persona 3 FES, Theodore takes over the function of Elizabeth in relation to the protagonist, assuming that Elizabeth has left the Velvet Room. Theodore mainly goes via the identical occasions as Elizabeth, and is supposedly very robust since he is Igor’s assistant.
However, as the sport progresses, there are small variations between Theodore and Elizabeth. These counsel the previous is both a weaker persona person, or simply has a weaker will. Either approach, he is not in a position to do what Elizabeth did for her protagonist. This finally ends up affecting the tip of the sport, and the destiny of the protagonist as properly.
Yusuke is the primary character gamers recruit exterior of the core squad of Phantom Thieves to start with of Persona 5. He begins off with loads of use, since he has ice magic abilities and comparatively excessive assault for bodily abilities. But as the sport progresses, he loses relevance when gamers can use the principle character for ice abilities and higher group compositions.
His persona reveal is likely one of the most emotional and critical, which makes Yusuke appear very highly effective. It’s attainable to make use of him successfully in groups later within the recreation, but it surely requires much more shuffling round than simply utilizing a extra versatile character.
6 Sho Minazuki
Sho has demonstrated excessive ranges of energy in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, going toe to toe with persona customers whereas utilizing solely bodily weapons. This sort of energy is virtually extraordinary within the Persona universe and made Sho seem to be he could be an enormous menace to the world.
After he obtains his persona, nonetheless, Sho Minazuki really begins to appear loads weaker than earlier than. He does not wield any tremendous robust assaults together with his Persona. What’s extra, the facility increase appears minuscule in comparison with how robust he was earlier than getting the facility to manage his true self.
5 Yu Narukami
Compared to regular persona customers, Persona 4‘s protagonist is unquestionably a power to be reckoned with. However, in contrast to different wild card customers and protagonists of different Persona video games, he does not stand as much as his counterparts. Yu Narukami can wield a number of personas of each arcana, identical to the opposite fundamental protagonists. Yet, he does not obtain an enormous energy increase on the finish of his recreation just like the others do.
There’s one thing to be stated about Persona 4‘s ending energy increase coming from the facility of friendship. Still, that does not assist Yu’s particular person energy when in comparison with the protagonists of Persona 2 and Persona 3. One of them obtains the facility to finish the universe, and the opposite turns into a god.
4 Jin Shirato
Jin is one other member of Strega, an antagonistic group from Persona 3. There is not a lot to say about him apart from that he and the opposite members of Strega talked an enormous recreation, with out delivering in the long run. Jin makes use of grenades and explosives, which is a really non-confrontational selection.
Jin’s boss struggle is fairly easy and, for lots of gamers, underwhelming. Strega was set as much as be a few of the strongest persona customers within the Persona 3 world, however that does not translate properly of their fights. It’s a disgrace that they weren’t extra memorable, as a result of evil persona customers grew to become a staple after Persona 3, showing within the 4th and fifth video games.
3 Kanji Tatsumi
Kanji Tatsumi is a good early-game character in Persona 4. He has stronger bodily harm than different powerhouses like Chie, however as the sport progresses, it turns into tough to discover a function for him to fill. Physical harm is not very helpful in Persona 4, so gamers want to make use of it sparingly and correctly.
Kanji’s low elemental harm and lack of robust distinctive abilities makes him one of many weakest supporting solid members. Players ought to be cautious about grinding with Kanji early within the recreation, as a result of the funding is not normally price it except they’re actually loyal to the character.
Koromaru is well the cutest member of SEES, which tempts gamers to incorporate him of their occasion as quickly as attainable. The novelty of a spell-casting, knife-wielding canine wears off fairly rapidly although, when gamers discover that his abilities and skills are extraordinarily area of interest.
Koromaru makes use of darkish and light-weight assaults, which have low-to-moderate probabilities of instantaneous killing enemies. These skills are nice when enemies are weak to these parts. If not, although, gamers want to make use of different skills to spice up their probabilities of the moment kill. It’s shocking that Koromaru is so onerous to make use of due to how his persona fashioned. Since he is a canine, he ought to have a robust connection to his true self, forming a stronger persona.
1 Detective Naoto
Naoto Shirogane is a reasonably versatile character in Persona 4, however she additionally makes an look in her personal manga as one of the crucial highly effective persona customers. On paper, Naoto’s capacity ought to make nearly any confrontation a simple struggle. Unfortunately, Naoto suffers from an enormous psychological block that retains her from unleashing her full potential.
Her Persona’s capacity within the manga is a particular energy known as “capacity tune”. Ability tune permits Naoto to govern the variables of different Personas at a whim. Unfortunately, she primarily chooses to make use of this energy for supporting different characters, as a substitute of taking cost herself, when she may use her capacity to actually nullify attacking personas.