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Catherine
キャサリン (Kyasarin)
02
Sex Female
Age 22 (Physically)
Hair Light Blonde
Eyes Sky Blue
Body Vincent's exact preference
Blood Type Unknown
Occupation Unknown
ENG VA Laura Bailey
JPN VA 沢城 みゆき (Miyuki Sawashiro)
"Marriage is just a 'tradition', right? Seriously, who wants to be tied down?"

PersonalityEdit

Catherine's initial physical appearance and personality are meant to mirror what Vincent is searching for: a free soul. She spends more time with him, as their relationship develops, neglecting her duties as a succubus. She's revealed to be rather emotional, experiencing rage one moment and joy the next.  When Vincent breaks up with her on Day 7, her initial reaction is one of desperation; that, as long as she is #1 in his life, he may have another woman, even a child, in his life. Though this can be seen as a last play at manipulation, her reaction appears genuine.

It quickly shifts to abusive when Vincent follows her into the Stray Sheep's bathroom and is physically assaulted, as she warns him of the dangers of breaking up with her and, thus, leaving her "protection".

Her true personality is evident in the Catherine True Ending and Catherine Good Ending, where her attraction to a chaotic Vincent is clear. During the Catherine Bad Ending, she shows nowhere near as much interest in him. This shows that, despite her base attraction to Vincent, Catherine seeks excitement above all else.

Freedom defines her entire attitude and feelings towards life: she's impulsive and resists commitment. This is demonstrated by the fact that she works with Dumuzid to corral men into the Nightmares "on a whim".

HistoryEdit

No details are given about her origin, though she does have an antagonistic relationship with her overprotective father, Nergal. She is seducing at least one other man (Steve Delhomme) at the same time as Vincent.

It is heavily implied that she breaks up with Steve on Day 3 to spend more time with Vincent. Steve appears in a more frantic and paranoid state on 4-1 trying to find "her" again. The following day, he's able to track Vincent down and threatens him, desperate to get Catherine back. This makes it clear that Catherine broke up with Steve by telling him that she was seeing Vincent.

She is focusing on Vincent's city for her marks because of her casual "employment" with Boss.

In the GameEdit

Catherine first appears at the Stray Sheep after Vincent's friends have gone home. She entices him with her refreshing mindset of freedom and an aversion to commitment, matching her personality and looks to be exactly what he's looking for. She goes home with him that night.

She wakes up next to him in bed and, after a brief talk, runs off for an urgent dentist appointment (with Steve). She meets him again at the Stray Sheep that same night and, again, wakes up with him, this time, telling him her name.

Their affair continues until he confronts her about a phone call he received from Steve Delhomme, demanding that they stop seeing each other, as Steve is Catherine's boyfriend. She denies this, saying he has the wrong Catherine.

A couple days afterwards, Vincent calls her to the Stray Sheep and breaks up with her. Though initially hurt and upset, after he follows her into the bathroom, she takes it out on him physically by beating him. He won't relent and ends up completely breaking things off, despite her protests.

Catherine appears shortly after that in Vincent's apartment, as he is welcoming Katherine in. The two women have an argument that rapidly escalates when Catherine is revealed to have the knife Katherine sought. After a brief scuffle, Catherine is stabbed through the stomach and dies; this is the last time she's seen normally in the game, though she briefly returns as the 8th boss of Vincent's nightmares.

Later on, Boss explains her existence as a succubus; that he employed her to help with The Great Trials. He explains that normal people cannot normally see her and reassures Vincent that he will never see her again.

Catherine only appears in her own endings: Catherine True Ending, Catherine Good Ending, and Catherine Bad Ending.

Significant plot details end here.

The Trivia for Tonight.....Edit

  • Catherine is written as キャサリン (Kyasarin) in Japanese for both Catherine and Katherine. This leads to a lot more ambiguous references in the Japanese game, as you have to rely on context to determine which C/Katherine is being talked about. In a few instances in the North American version, the vagueness of which one Vincent is talking about is so important that the localization team altered the subtitles to read as "her" when he actually speaks her name, leaving the player intentionally confused.
  • Catherine wears little girl's baby pink on her lips and cheeks and has blue eyeshadow on.
  • Catherine admits to having a sweet tooth, though the only food she is shown to order in the game is the Summer Squash Pasta from Chrono Rabbit.
    • This is also inconsistent with the story. It is crucially implied that only Vincent and Boss can see her, although it is implied the waiter/waitress at Chrono Rabbit can also see and hear her.
    • Given the player doesn't hear the waiter/waitress speak, it's possible Catherine was just pretending to talk with someone just so Vincent would hear her and run away from Katherine.
  • She has a tendency to give violent love bites, which Vincent has to cover up with bandages to hide.
  • Her e-mail through which Vincent texts her is "CoquettishCat@kriosphone...", where coquettish is a reference to her flirtatious personality and "Cat" as a shortening of her name.
  • Catherine is sexually insatiable. She may never be that satisfied when having sex until it is around the second time, as she is sometimes seen about to have sex with Vincent twice after his nightmares are over with that specific day, until Catherine True Ending as she is taken in a second time for sex by Vincent.
  • As mentioned in Vincent's trivia, Catherine represents the blonde, young woman in which a man must choose between her, or a black haired and mature looking woman in one of the Lovers Arcana tales. Catherine represents physical desire.
    • Coincidentally, Katherine and Catherine share the same English voice actors with Yukari Takeba (Michelle Ruff voices Katherine and Yukari) and Rise Kujikawa (Laura Bailey voices Catherine and Rise), the characters who represent the Lovers Arcana (as Lovers Social Links and dating interests) in Persona 3 and Persona 4, respectively. Both games are related to Catherine.
  • On Day 2, Catherine wakes up next to Vincent, but leaves abruptly, explaining hurriedly she has a dentist appointment. This is a reference to Steve Delhomme, another man she's seducing.
  • Despite being a demon, she seems to fear ants.
  • Her appearance (as an ideal woman) to Steve is completely different than when she appears to Vincent.
  • In the Catherine True Ending she is shown in her demonic form, with the same face as she had previously, either meaning that is her true face or she decided to stay that way just for Vincent. The same can be said of Vincent, who looks similar to his mortal form as a demon.
  • Catherine confirmed in the Catherine Good Ending and Catherine True Ending that she is unable to bear children, though it is unclear if this is still true when Vincent becomes a demon himself.
  • It is unknown how much power she has as to her position in the demonic hierarchy.
  • It is unknown, if she ever actually slept with Vincent, during the events of the main story, and there are arguments both ways.
Significant plot details end here.

GalleryEdit


Characters
Vincent  · Katherine  · Catherine  · Orlando  · Jonny  · Toby  · Erica  · Boss  · Trisha
Side Characters
Justin  · Todd  · Archie  · Daniel  · Morgan  · Anna  · Lindsay and Martha  · Paul  · The Couple  · Feather

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