Ryuji Sakamoto

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Ryuji Sakamoto

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Ryuji Persona 5.png


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Ryuji's official artwork from Persona 5

Universe Persona
Debut Persona 5 (2016)
Smash Bros. appearances Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Catherine: Full Body (2019, DLC) Japan
Console of origin PlayStation 3,
PlayStation 4
Species Human
Gender Male
Place of origin Japan
Designed by Shigenori Soejima
English voice actor Max Mittelman
Japanese voice actor Mamoru Miyano

Ryuji Sakamoto (坂本 竜司, Sakamoto Ryuji) is a character that originates from Persona 5.

Origin[edit]

Ryuji is first introduced as a delinquent student at Shujin Academy, showing little care for the faculty, with a particular dislike for Suguru Kamoshida, the volleyball coach. He meets Ren Amamiya when Kamoshida picks Ann Takamaki up in his car, and calls Kamoshida a pervert - Joker, not knowing about Kamoshida, inquires Ryuji about it, and, realizing he is a transfer student, Ryuji quickly talks to and gets along with Joker. The two accidentally come across Kamoshida's Palace, a twisted, darker variation on the school where a shadow version of Kamoshida is the king. Ryuji, almost killed, is ultimately the catalyst behind the awakening of Arsene, Joker's Persona.

The duo meet Morgana in the palace as well, who walks them through on the usage of Personas, and how to get out of the palace. The duo decide to return to the palace later on, and Kamoshida reveals (through his shadow) that he intentionally injured Ryuji's leg to inhibit his abilities in sports, as Ryuji was a hinderance to his plan to gain admiration school-wide. This upset Ryuji greatly, and his Persona, Captain Kidd, called out to him to awaken his feelings of revengeance. In battle, Ryuji uses bludgeons and shotguns, and he is specialised in single physical skills and thunder spells.

His codename as a Phantom Thief is Skull.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a background character[edit]

In All-Out Attack, Ryuji appears in one of the variations of the attack, fighting alongside Ann Takamaki and Morgana.

Ryuji in All-Out Attack.

Ryuji also makes an appearance as a spirit, and as a background character in Mementos, dressed in his Skull outfit.

Spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Slot Ability Series
1,306
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Phantom Thieves of Hearts
Support
★★★★ 1 Item Autograb Persona Series
1,310
Ryuji Persona 5.png
Ryuji Sakamoto
Shield
★★ 1 Battering Items Power ↑ Persona Series

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