In tarot readings, the Empress represents mothers, prosperity, creativity, sexuality, abundance, fertility, protection, and comfort; often in helping maintain peace around them like an ideal mother would. Within the Persona universe, the Empress Arcana often belongs to women of authority or wise and motherly figures. Characters under this Arcana may also be cold-hearted in personality, but still present a high degree of care and concern towards others. And like queens, they are also very elegant in character. This trope is what makes Empress Social Links / Confidants so enticing. These ladies know that they’re in control and they won’t let anyone take their womanhood or dominance away from them. They retaliate when there are those under her leadership that dares threaten her plans & loved ones and lives to tell about it. Because they have the confidence, experience, and care they certainly stand out against the High Priestess in the game. They may not all be motherly but they at heart they can be the mother of the team in of each games. And these are the best motherly figures that did all they can to bring peace to the team.
While the High Priestess focuses on struggling for control in a feminine way, the Empress Arcana is the female in power. In tarot readings, the Empress represents mothers, prosperity, creativity, sexuality, abundance, fertility, protection, and comfort; most often in helping maintain peace around them like an ideal mother would. Within the Persona universe, the Empress Arcana often belongs to women of authority or wise and motherly figures. The Empress is the Arcana that has a big responsibility to take charge of the limits of her queen-dom. Those who are under her leadership looks up to those under this Arcana because she has experience, confidence, knowledge, and power. Whenever a female ruler is being challenged she does not back down nor does she give up the fight. These mother figures fight for the ones that they love and make sure that they don’t steep into the wrong direction. But so often these powerful females does it as a display of domination. And that’s what these Personas exactly are. Based on their appearance, abilities, usefulness, & mythos who is the most domineering Empress Persona? Yas queen!
This Arcana is of mystery, stillness and passivity. This card suggests that it is time to retreat and reflect upon the situation and trust your inner instincts to guide you through it. Think of the actual Priestess in which the card is based off of. Pope Joan a woman who reigned as pope for a few years during the Middle Ages where she ruled the Vatican splendidly against her male peers. So what does this say about those who fall under this Confidant / Social Link? Individuals associated with the Priestess Arcana are usually quiet, reserved, hardworking, and very intelligent. They are often modest and shy, and won’t open up to the protagonist until much later in their Social Links as compared with other characters. A recurring theme with Priestess characters is that they have an inferiority complex due to growing under highly exigent family members. To be blunt, this Arcana is meant for female characters that struggles to have control and within their adventure they’re tasked to go through the toughest circumstances which requires a strong, feminine mind. So here are the best Priestess Social Links / Confidants that well represents female-empowerment! Continue reading Worst to Best Priestess Confidants in Persona
The Priestess Arcana has been some of the most feminine aspect of all the Arcanas. This card is of mystery, stillness and passivity. This card suggests that it is time to retreat and reflect upon the situation and trust your inner instincts to guide you through it. Gameplay-wise, the Personas of the Priestess Arcana are commonly associated with healing and support attributes. Mythological figures of the Priestess Arcana are usually crone archetypes, goddesses of wisdom, witches, female mages, or priestess figures themselves. Nearly all mythologies have had a plethora of feminine goddess figure that have shown that not all male mythological figures dominates all the mythos. In fact, these male figures can possibly be at the mercy of goddess who controls men’s destiny and even their own in the most troubling circumstances. I am indeed a pretty big fan of this Arcana because it shows that being feminine is not weak, but instead an inner-strength that awaits to burst out in their full potential for control & change. And these Personas in this list are judged based upon their appearance, abilities, usefulness, & mythos to determine the best Priestess persona.
The Magician Arcana, though seen very early on in every Persona game, has been the simplest and most basic of all the Social Links / Confidants. This tarot card represents the talents, capabilities and resources at the querent’s disposal to succeed. This aspect is to tap into one’s full potential rather than holding back, especially when there is a need to transform something. Characters of the Magician Arcana are typically the first male friend (and Social Link) of the protagonist, and are typically perverted male characters desperate for love and change their circumstance from being lonely. Furthermore, they also serve as the best friend, right-hand man and or second-in-command to the protagonist. They also tend to appear to have a huge ego, but only put this on as a facade to hide a serious inferiority complex. An ongoing theme that is related to all Magician Arcana Social Links is the tragedy that befalls the social link character related to their romantic interest. Additionally, these confidants have a desire to become more than who they tend to be which is so hard for them to accept who they really are. And like many magicians, they do make a bad magic trick that ends up ruining their confidence of playing this role. Though Magician Personas hardly becomes useful when entering the harder and later parts of the Persona games, this Arcana left us such an impression because how these confidants really connected with us so early in the game.
So what makes a Magician Arcana interesting when looking all the Persona games? The Magician card points to the talents, capabilities and resources at the querent’s disposal to succeed. This aspect is to tap into one’s full potential rather than holding back, especially when there is a need to transform something. Magician is a sort of a stage artist, an illusionist who performs for the crowd swiftly with dedication and skill. Not necessarily about trickery and deceive though, that would make the card too similar to The Jester. Rather, this care is about power and control. Personas of the Magician Arcana are commonly Personas excelling towards Magic, particularly towards Fire-based element. As the name suggests, mythological figures associated with the Magician Arcana are often associated with magic themselves, though some are fire deities rather than magicians. These mythological figures in this very list specializes in basic magic skill, which is understandable since this Arcana often is available early in the Persona games. Though they aren’t all that powerful (nor useful much later in each of the games) Magician Personas are our first stepping stones in getting used to being a Persona user and these five are ranked based on appearance, abilities, usefulness, & mythos to determine the best Magician persona.
Above the monster-catching JRPG formula, the Persona series will always be remembered for it’s characters that are individually under the 21 Tarot cards. The Social Links and Confidants got all of us to really connect with the characters and made the players desire to know more each of them more and get rewarded for making out our relationship with them. I think it goes without saying that starting this series of lists of the best Confidants in each Arcana, we have to start with The Fool. This Tarot symbol represents new beginnings, having faith in the future, being inexperienced, not knowing what to expect, having beginner’s luck, improvisation and believing in the universe. This will always be the perfect Arcana for our silent protagonists because new comers of each Persona game will never expect where the story is going. But mostly, the Fool Arcana normally ties with a group of people (all except for Persona 5) rather than an individual that resembles most with the Tarot sign. The Fool Arcana is one of those Social Links/Confidants that automatically ranks up as the game gets closer to the finale, which leads us in the right progression of getting powerful. This is the one Arcana that the silent protagonist that we play as connects with the closest so here are the best Fool Social Links / Confidants based on their story, personality, and reward at maxing the relationship out.