|“||This mask here is called a Persona. It is a symbol of loyalty to Master Wizeman.||„|
|~ Reala about one of the Persona Masks he is wearing.|
The Persona Masks, also called Personas, are the magical masks introduced in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams as an accessory that all first level Nightmarens wear to only symbolize their loyalty to their master, Wizeman the Wicked.
While Reala is seen with his Persona Mask on at all times, NiGHTS has taken off his/her mask to indicate defiance against Wizeman.
PersonasWhile it is not known if these Personas grant powers or they are quite simply cosmetic, both Reala and NiGHTS own a personal Persona they are intended to wear at all times. Reala's is always present but NiGHTS' shown only a few times.
Reala's Persona is gold with a "vine" like pattern and a pink jewel in the center, the edges are trimmed with black feathers. Three spikes poke up from above the jewel.
One Persona assumed to be NiGHTS' personal Persona is also gold but with a red gem in the center and two blue feathers sticking up in the center above the jewel, similar to the one worn by Reala. NiGHTS is seen in this Persona only a few times:
- When showing off for Helen in the "World of Glass"; this is the only time NiGHTS puts it on voluntarily.
- Placed on his/her face after being captured by Wizeman, in all endings.
Powers and Abilities
Certain Persona Masks can grant NiGHTS the powers to transform, giving him/her shapes beyond his/her natural shape-shifting abilities.
Gained after each child's first Nightopia, this persona gives NiGHTS the ability to swim in the form of a dolphin.
Gained after the second Nightopia, this persona allows NiGHTS to blast off at full speed in the form of a rocket. This is also effective during the second fight with Cerberus to reach the middle head quickly.
Gained after the third Nightopia, it allows NiGHTS to resist wind and keeps him/her from floating down when idle as a long-bodied dragon.
- The name of the Persona Masks comes from the word "persona which is also called "personae"".
- The design of the Personas are based on Venetian masks (also called Carnival masks) used in not only masquerade balls, carnivals and Halloween parties, but also in the celebratory festivities of both the Carnival of Venice and Mardi Gras.