Kamoshida is the first most-hated character in Persona 5. He's a true villain, both in real life and in the Metaverse, taking advantage of students by using and abusing them. As the first villain players' face, his dungeon is appropriately outfitted with slave-like students and a degrading shadow copy of Ann. We know plenty about the fight sequence and how much we despise his all-too-charismatic face, but who is Kamoshido, really?
We've got trivia and more about the villain every gamer loves to hate... but really just hates. From inner demons to his strongest ability, here are 10 more reasons to despise the ego king.
10 In Real Life, He'd Be About Seven Feet Tall
Those who are obsessed with the realism behind games have come to the conclusion that if Kamoshida were a real-life person (thankfully, he's not), he would be roughly seven feet tall. He is often seen towering over many students and faculty in the game, a definite nod to his ego and the fact that he believes that he's better than everyone else at Shujin.
His entitlement reveals itself in the form of his enormous character, granting him power in not only intellect but size as well. He's a true-to-life monster just like his proportions.
9 There's A Reason His Shadow Self Looks Exactly Like His True Self
The developers at Atlus did this for a reason. It wasn't that the design team was lazy, it was to showcase the fact that some monsters hide in plain sight. Whereas many other villains are transformed within the confines of their palaces, Kamoshida remains relatively the same as his true character.
His narcissism and abuse take the form of extreme measures within the castle, but he remains exactly the same person. Therefore, the Phantom Thieves face off against someone they see plainly every day rather than a twisted shadow.
8 He'll Spread Some Ugly Rumors If A Player Doesn't Defeat His Palace By The Deadline
In Persona 5, the player pays the price for not defeating a palace before the deadline. In this case, Kamoshido will do what he does best and use his power within the school to manipulate the suspension of both Ryuji and will nail the protag for imaginary crimes that were in no way actually committed.
This decision or failure to meet the rules of the game will result in a different interrogation with Sae, and, obviously, will not progress smoothly. Additionally, the player will need to deal with yet another roadblock between them and Kamoshida.
7 Believe It Or Not, He's Only In It For The Dominance
From the point of view of the animation, some might think that Kamoshida makes advances toward Ann because he truly has a thing for her. However, in the game, it's implied more that Kamoshida is in it purely for dominance. His need to control others whom he views as weaker is what propels him forward in his crimes.
This is why Ann appears as she does and while they're not seen engaging in anything, it's the sheer thrill of the chase and knowledge that Kamoshida can, in fact, get whatever he wants.
6 Some Players Believe He's Based On A Real Person
It's been rumored that while Kamoshida doesn't actually exist, he might be based on someone who does. Judo gold medalist Masato Uchishiba is the name that comes to mind for some players in Japan who thought the two bore an eerie similarity.
Uchishiba was sentenced to jail for harassment and had all of his achievements stripped away from him, not unlike Kamoshida in the game. Similarly, players watch their first villain as he has a "change of heart" and gives up his own medals for the sake of confessing his crimes.
5 His Voice Differs (Appropriately) In The Game Versions Released In Both Japan And The US
In Japan, players would notice that Kamoshida has a much higher pitched voice than he does in the US version. This is likely a cultural difference, as different pitches appeal to different people depending on where you are in the world.
In the US, it would be more appealing to women if Kamoshida had a voice that was deep and commanding, thus helping to portray a level of dominance and also a manly nature. This, obviously, would give him a much-needed charisma boost.
4 Betcha Can't Figure Out What Type Of Car He Drives
Despite the details that seemingly don't matter, Kamoshida even drives a car that suits his needs. It's practical yet obviously not cheap, similar to how he parades around confidently in plain clothing while operating differently behind closed doors. The car he's seen picking Ann up in is a 2008 Toyota Crown s2000 Luxury sedan.
For the record, in the current day, this car goes for roughly $24k. That's extravagant for anyone, especially a high school coach. It's just one more way Atlus shows off the flashy nature of Kamoshida and his selfish desires.
3 "Lust Sphere" Is Actually His Most Powerful Attack, According To Hidden Game Files
While some might think that it's Gold Medal Spike, it's actually not. His ultimate attack, as seen in hidden game files, is called 'Lust Sphere' although it is very similar in nature to Megido. The description is almost identical and most people probably didn't pay too much attention to the variation in Kamoshida's attacks, likely focusing more on their own.
As a boss (on normal mode), he's not impossible or even too much of a challenge, but he does vary his attacks and his form as the battle progresses.
2 Kamoshida Makes An Appearance In The P5 Manga Too But Is Slightly Different
The manga is probably the least popular form of Persona 5, however, those who have read it will notice slight differences in Kamoshida's character when compared to both the anime and the game. As opposed to being overbearing and obnoxious, the manga depicts him as being far more intellectual and conniving, two qualities that he doesn't quite possess in media.
His shadow self is also far more manipulative (if you can believe it), portraying much more control over the characters than originally shown in the game.
1 In The Animation, His Story Is Fleshed Out A Bit More Graphically
The animation had to make up for what it lacked in gameplay; in the game, players can progress naturally through various dialogues between Akira/Ren and the rest of the Phantom Thieves, as well as with the villains. T
o make up for this, the animation went a bit more into depth as far as what Kamoshida was doing behind closed doors, translating the story via an inside look rather than via dialogue between the protag, Ann, and Ryuji, as well as the rest of the early-game NPCs.