Also known as: Joker, Inmate, Prisoner, Leader, Trickster, Akira Kurusu (Manga)
Melee Weapon: Knives
Ranged Weapon: Handguns
Height: 5’9 ft
Affiliation: Shujin Academy, Phantom Thieves of Hearts
On the outside, he appears quiet and well-mannered. However, this behavior is nothing but a ruse. Behind that facade, he hides the heart of a rebellious trickster. Despite being in danger, the protagonist remains cocky and confident. Because of this, he has an apparent desire to show off and make dramatic decisions. When he does this, he shows off by exiting via jumping through stained glass windows in the Casino. According to Hifumi Togo, he’s also shown to have a “gambler’s spirit” as well when he plays Shogi. Sadayo Kawakami notes that even with his bad reputation – going against Suguru Kamoshida shows his strong sense of justice.
Even with his taciturn demeanour, Goro Akechi notices the protagonist’s boldness and wisdom in making action. He adds that the latter has a free heart. Even with his social standing and how others view him, he never stops choosing his own path.
When playing him, his dialogue options range from modest to downright cheeky. Because of this, the game allows a number of playful and mischievous answers such as being allowed to tease his friends. But similar to his persona, Arsene, he taunts his enemies.
His story starts when the protagonist witnesses a corrupt and powerful politician sexually harassing a woman. Because of this, he ends up being expelled and put on probation. The court ruling for his crime is for him to transfer school and live out his probation. Thus, he is sent to Shujin Academy to begin his new life.
However, that all changes when he earns his ability to summon Arsene. With others, he begins to form the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. And his goal? To help transform society into a better place with reformed adults.