Hanged Man Arcana Compendium [Persona 5/ P5]

This article contains a guide for the Hanged Man Arcana persona.

Hanged Man Arcana (XII)

When portraying the Hanged Man Arcana, it usually shows a man hanging by one leg upside down. He crosses his legs with the shadow of an upside down number “4”. While the man appears tortured, he is the one who chose to do so. When interpreting this arcana, the Hanged Man associates itself with self-sacrifice for the sake of enlightenment.

When he places the bindings on himself, he makes himself free. He hangs between heaven and earth. If one sees this card among the Tarot, it means that one needs to take some time. One needs to take to reflect upon one’s actions.

Persona-wise, those under the Hanged Man Arcana have excellent survivability. Many of the persona that fall under this branch appear as spirits that guard gates. Hecatoncheir is one of those who guards the gates. These persona represent those who stand at the crossroads of two forces. They also sometimes include those who have become martyrs. When summoning these persona, make sure you have enough damage to go around.

For the representative, the character representing the Hanged Man arcana are indecisive. They cannot decide between two decisions as both have dark consequences These decisions can be life-related or even something simple. Munehisa Iwai represents the Hanged Man Arcana. When you max out this arcana, Iwai bestows onto you the ultimate persona: Attis.

Level Persona Name Level Persona Name
9 Hua Po 14 Inugami
21 Orthrus 29 Take-Minakata
35 Talisman of Charlemagne 42 Hecatoncheir
60 Moloch 68 Vasuki
82 Attis

Other Personas

Fool Magician Priestess
Empress Emperor Hierophant
Lovers Chariot Justice
Hermit Fortune Strength
Hangedman Death Temperance
Devil Tower Star
Moon Sun Judgement

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