What are the differences between the male MC and the FeMC in Persona 3 Portable?

FeMC supremacy.

Image via Atlus

On the character selection screen of Persona 3 Portable, the game will say you can play as either a male or female. Though the gender of the character isn’t insignificant, it does change the course of the story and its gameplay, but the game never says how. So that leaves many players wondering: what are the differences between the male MC and the FeMC in Persona 3 Portable?

Related: What are the Persona 3 protagonists’ canon names? Answered

What are the differences between the male and female protagonists in Persona 3 Portable?

There are a few differences between the two characters. FeMC has two new music tracks that weren’t in the original Persona 3 game, and you will only hear them exclusively on her route: A Way of Life which is played when exploring the town and Wiping All Out which is her battle theme.

Another key difference is their personalities. While male MC is much more sarcastic and stoic, FeMC is bubbly and outgoing. Given the dark tone of Persona 3 Portable, her personality is very much welcomed.

However, the biggest difference between the two is who they can establish social links with and get into a romantic relationship with. For example, in the male path, you become friends with a classmate named Kenji Tomochika, who is associated with the Magician Arcana social link. However, on the female path, that social link is instead established with Junpei Iori, a party member. Here are the differences in social links between the two main characters.

Arcana/Social LinkCharacter for the Male MCCharacter for the FeMC
ChariotKazushi MiyamotoRio Iwasaki
FortuneKeisuke HiragaRyoji Mochizuki
HermitIsako ToriumiSaori Hasegawa
JusticeChihiro FushimiKen Amada
MagicianKenji TomochikaJunpei Iori
MoonNozomi SuemitsuShinjiro Aragaki
StarMamoru HayaseAkihiko Sanada
StrengthYuko NishiwakiKoromaru

In terms of romances, male MC can get with female characters such as Mitsuru, Yukari, Fuuka, and more. FeMC can romance male characters like Akihiko, Ryoji, and Shinjiro. Here are the romance options for each character.

Related: Persona 3 Portable full achievements and trophies list

What are the male MC romance options in Persona 3 Portable?

  • Aegis
  • Chihiro Fushimi
  • Elizabeth
  • Fuuka Yamagishi
  • Mitsuru Kirijo
  • Yukari Takeba
  • Yuko Nishiwaki

What are FeMC romance options in Persona 3 Portable?

  • Akihiko Sanada
  • Ken Amada (unfortunately)
  • Ryoji Mochizuki
  • Shinjiro Aragaki
  • Theo