"The moment man devoured the fruit of knowledge, he sealed his fate. Entrusting his future to the cards, man clings to a dim hope. Yes, the Arcana is the means by which all is revealed."
― Nyx Avatar (Persona 3)

The power to possess the traits and powers of archetypal tarot cards. Technique of Tarot Manipulation. Variation of Card Mimicry.

Also Called

  • Tarot Physiology
  • Arcana Mimicry/Physiology
  • Tarot/Arcana Empowerment


User is made up of or resembles the one or more of the various cards in Tarot cards. This can imbue the user with a number of powers closely associated with the card's meaning and the motifs and illustrations therein.



Major Arcana

Minor Arcana


El Gran Tarot Deck

Thoth Tarot Deck

Visconti-Sforza Tarot Deck



  • User may be a slave to fate rather than a master of it, as Tarot cards tell the future, not manipulate it.
  • User might only represent one specific card at a time.

Known Users

See Also: Tarot Motifs


  • The Basanos (Vertigo/DC Comics)
  • Tarot Gang (DC Comics)
  • Marie-Ange Colbert/Tarot (Marvel Comics)
  • All incarnations of Promethea (Promethea)
    • Anna
    • Sophie Bangs
    • Grace Brannagh
    • Margaret Taylor Case
    • Barbara Shelley
    • Stacia Vanderveer
    • William 'Bill' Woolcott
  • The Major Arcana (Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose)


  • Dinosaurs (Dinosaur King)
  • Mizumi (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Jinn Galland (Soul Eater)
  • Stand Users (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III Stardust Crusaders)


Video Games

  • Wild Card users (Shin Megami Tensei: Persona)
    • Minato Arisato (Persona 3)
    • Aegis (Persona 3: FES)
    • Yu Narukami (Persona 4)
    • Joker/Ren Amamiya (Persona 5)
  • Shadows & Personas (Shin Megami Tensei: Persona)
  • Tarot Spirit (Valkyrie Crusade)


Known Locations

  • Immateria (Promethea)
  • The Summerlands (Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose)

Known Powers

  • Stands (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III Stardust Crusaders)


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