Labrys (ラビリス, Rabirisu) is a main character from the Shin Megami Tensei series of games. She first appeared in the Persona 4: Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena video game for Arcades, the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. This is a sequel to the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 RPG for the PlayStation 2. It was developed by ATLUS in Japan and Arc System Works, developers of such fighting games as the BlazBlue series. The game director Takumi Iguchiya, lead programmer for BlazBlue, worked very closely with the Atlus Persona team. It was released in Japan for arcades in March 1, 2012 and on home counsels in July 26, 2012. The U.S. release was on August 7, 2012.
The game has been developed into several spin-off manga from different publishers. Though ASCII Media Works has published all the more story based Persona series manga, her first manga appearance was in Magikyu 4-Koma: Persona 4 - The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena Vol. 1 from Enterbrain.
Labrys' first appearance was in Persona 4: Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena, but she was actually mentioned much earlier in Persona 3 Drama CD Vol. 2 - Moonlight (ドラマCD「ペルソナ3」Vol.2-Moonlight-), which was released in May 25, 2007.
Major Story Arcs
Powers & Abilities
Labrys is a character from the The Wheel of Fortune Arcana. Her initial Persona is Ariadne, but has never shown an evolved form. Her abilities lie in ice magic as well as physical augmented attacks. She is weak to fire attacks.
Initial Persona: Ariadne
Ultimate Persona: n/a
Weapons & Equipment
Labrys weapon is a giant labrys axe that is part of her robotic form that's stored on her back as wings.
Persona 4 Arena (2012)
The game Persona 4 Arena is originally titled in Japan as Persona 4 The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena. This is the only Persona game that wasn't exclusive to the Sony platforms and was also available for the X-Box 360. The Japanese version is voiced by Ayana Taketatsu, and the English voice was performed by Cindy Robinson. The story is set two months after the events of Persona 4.