The Justice Confidant – Gorou Akechi [Persona 5/P5]

DETAILED GUIDE FOR THE JUSTICE ARCANA. WILL UPDATE THIS AS WE GO ALONG. WILL ALSO TRANSLATE THE JAPANESE AS SOON AS THE ENGLISH COMES OUT.

This is a Persona 5 confidant guide for the Justice Arcana. For other confidant guides, head over to the Persona 5 top page.

Gorou Akechi Confidant Guide

A high school student with a keen sense on detail, Gorou is widely known as “The Second Advent of Detective Prince.” Although he appears quite popular, there is a darker side to Gorou. His past continues to haunt him as his mother has committed suicide, while his father left him. Growing up, he lives the life of a loner by not being able to befriend anyone. These circumstances have fueled Gorou’s longing to become a detective.

Despite his past, Gorou has felt a sense of fulfillment by joining the Phantom Thieves of Hearts which granted him happiness he has been longing for in a long time, although Gorou still feels bothered as there are still some conflicts that sprouts from within him.

His character is possibly inspired from Kogoro Akechi a fictional detective created by the Japanese writer Edogawa Ranpo. This might also branch out as an inspiration from Sherlock Holmes.

Click here to see the full list of Confidants in Persona 5, as well as how to max out each of their Social Links.

Unlocking 

Gorou Akechi is unlocked in the Story.

Abilities

Rank Name Effect Date
1 6/10
2 7/25
3 8/28
4 10/24
5 10/26
6 Baton Touch
Final Blow
Detective Talk
Paper Fan Recovery
When a 1 More is triggered, you can change the turn to this character or MC. An attack boost is included. (stacks)
(If another party member has learned Baton pass, you may also pass to them.)If MC’s attack was not able to get you a down, then this character can follow up with an attack.When shadow negotiations breakdown, a follow-up can occur and you can retry negotiations.Can recover allies out of bad status occasionally.
10/29
7 Nijima Palace clear 11/19
8 Answer Sae’s questions correctly 11/20
9
10 Defeat the boss ‘Akechigorou’ inside Shidou Palace

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