Ann Takamaki (高巻 杏, Takamaki Ann) is one of the main protagonists of Persona 5.
Ann is a second year high schooler at Shujin Academy, the same school Joker attends. She faces discrimination from the other students, due to being partly of American descent, with her only friend being Shiho Suzui, whom Ann knows is secretly being molested by the school volleyball coach Suguru Kamoshida. After she witnesses Suzui try to kill herself by jumping off the school roof, Ann follows the protagonist and Ryuji Sakamoto into Kamoshida's palace. She is captured, but is able to awaken to her Persona, Carmen, which allows her to break free and get her revenge on Kamoshida. She later form the Phantom Thieves of Hearts with the protagonist, Morgana and Ryuji Sakamoto in order to target the "corrupt adults" and steal their "corrupt hearts".
Taking the codename Panther, Ann uses a whip and submachine gun in battle, while Carmen gives her access to a number of fire and single target healing spells, making her a valuable asset to the Thieves.
As a background character
Ann also makes an appearance as a background character on the Mementos stage, dressed in her Panther outfit.
Ann appears as a part of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts spirit, as well as her own independent spirit.