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Persona 4 Adachi guide

Persona 4 Adachi is a fascinating and important character, so you'll want to learn all about his personality, skills, and more. We've got everything you need.

Persona 4 Adachi: Adachi outlined in white and drop-shadowed on a P4G yellow PT background

Persona 4 Adachi is one of many enigmatic characters in the Persona series, with the fourth instalment having the most interesting cast of the bunch. So that’s why we’ve put together this character guide where we dive into who he is, the role he plays in the story, and more.

If you want to learn more about the rest of the Persona 4 characters, you can check out our Persona 4 Marie, Persona 4 Naoto, Persona 4 Teddie, Persona 4 Rise, and Persona 4 Kanji guides. Or, to hear our thoughts on the recent Persona releases, check out our Persona 4 Switch review and our Persona 3 Switch review.

Anyway, onto everything you need to know about Persona 4’s Adachi.

Adachi thinking he's funny

Who is Persona 4’s Adachi?

The loveable Adachi is a bit of a mess up, but his heart’s in the right place, right? Even those who come off as incompetent have their uses and are capable of more than perhaps they let on, and this certainly is the case for Adachi. This police detective pops up frequently throughout Persona 4’s story, and thus the Investigation Team is somewhat familiar with him.

What is Adachi’s personality?

Adachi comes off as a very friendly guy who just wants to do all he can to end the string of murders that plague Inaba. He’s a cheerful guy, with a jovial touch that often means he brings light to even the direst of situations. However, we have more to say about Adachi, but from this point on, we must slap a big ol’ SPOILER warning.

Seriously, if you don’t know much about Persona 4 and want it to remain that way, skip this next paragraph and head to the ‘Persona 4 Adachi’s skills’ section.

Okay, here you go. Everything that we’ve said until now about Adachi is a lie! This is just the way he portrays himself. In actuality, he’s a ghastly being with little care for human life, and he cares so little that he murders people for his own amusement. Yes, he’s the murderer that stalks Inaba, and thus is the main antagonist of the game.

What are Adachi’s skills?

When it comes to combat, despite being somewhat incompetent as a police detective, Adachi is charismatic in battle. He is able to manipulate his foes, and has access to the midnight channel. So, surprisingly, he’s pretty efficient in combat and can make things awfully difficult for his opponents.

There you have it, everything you need to know about Persona 4’s Adachi. Now, if you need something to play while you wait for the newest release of the game, our best Switch RPGs guide has some great suggestions. Or, if you want something with even more action, we have our picks for the best soulslike games and the best roguelike games.