Yukari Takeba is a classmate of the Main Character. Since she is a member of the school’s Archery Club, Yukari naturally wields a bow and arrow in battle. Her zeal for investigation brings SEES a lot of trouble, but also gains the group valuable allies and information. She has a high aptitude for magic and her Personas that excel in wind and healing spells.
Yukari is very popular at school because of her good looks, cheerful disposition, and energetic attitude. But there’s is more to Yukari than meets the eye. Though she’s outwardly extraverted, she is very careful not to let anyone get close to her. She constantly picks on Junpei, hides her true motives from the group, and represses a lot of anger and pain about her past. At the beginning of the game she has trouble summoning her Persona and becomes distressed when holding an evoker gun to her head.
Yukari is one of the girls that Main Character has the option of dating over the course of the game. Since Yukari is very popular, he must maximize his charm statistic in order to ask her out. If the Main Character makes the correct choices, Yukari will fall in love with him, and he will help her mend her relationship with her mother.
It turns out that Yukari has been on her own for quite some time. Her father died a mysterious death a decade ago, and her mother neglects her in favor of a string of shallow boyfriends. Midway through the game, Yukari discovers that her father was involved in the incident that unleashed the Shadows upon the world. She is forced to face her anger and overcome it, and ends up fighting for her friends and her father’s memory. She is no longer alone.