History Characters / Persona4TheInvestigationTeam

10th Feb '17 6:15:05 PM Nintendoman01
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** After Nanako's apparent death, the entire Team is so outraged at Namatame for his role in it that they seriously consider just tossing him into the TV world and leaving him to be ripped apart by the Shadows within as revenge; doing so leads to the Bad Ending. In ''The Animation'', Yu very nearly does just that before [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim managing to stop himself]].

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** After Nanako's apparent death, the entire Team is so outraged at Namatame for his role in it that they seriously consider just tossing him into the TV world and leaving him to be ripped apart by the Shadows within as revenge; doing so leads to the Bad Ending. In ''The Animation'', Yu very nearly does just that that, with everyone but Yukiko, Chie, and Rise supporting him, before [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim managing to stop himself]].
10th Feb '17 12:11:08 PM Nintendoman01
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* CrocodileTears: Chie lampshades her attempts at this, noting how she immediately stops when Nanako praises her omelet. Played with in Dancing All Night's optional prologue, when Rise seemingly starts crying over how difficult it has been to make a comeback. While the other Investigation Team members suggest that she's faking it, Inoue points out that her eyes were red when she asked for him to let her friends participate.

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* CrocodileTears: Chie lampshades her attempts at this, noting how she immediately stops when Nanako praises her omelet. Played with in Dancing All Night's optional prologue, when Rise seemingly starts crying over how difficult it has been to make a comeback. While the other Investigation Team members suggest that she's faking it, Inoue points out that her eyes were red when she asked for him to let her friends participate. Subverted when Teddie returns to the group shortly after the discovery that Adachi is the killer, where she hugs Teddie and starts bawling; when Teddie asks if she's faking it, Rise makes it clear she's not.
8th Feb '17 6:37:55 AM Kytseo
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** Chie is one of Narukami's possible {{Love Interest}}s, but she has such a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship with Yukiko that [[WordOfDante Erin Fitzgerald is of the opinion]] that Chie has a crush on Yukiko.
7th Feb '17 9:44:24 AM Nintendoman01
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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: In ''The Animation'', she's prone to physically assaulting [[ButtMonkey Yosuke]] over the slightest transgressions, like simply saying she has sloppy handwriting. All PlayedForLaughs, of course.



* PervertRevengeMode: In ''Persona Q'', when Teddie takes advantage of being temporarily shrunken to [[PowerPerversionPotential look up her skirt]], Yukiko's immediate response is to stomp the ground with enough force to send him flying.
-->'''Yukiko''': [[TranquilFury Oh, sorry. Guess I missed.]]



* BigSisterInstinct: In ''The Animation''. The first time we see Naoto's true colors is when Nanako is upset about her "case," dressed up in her Detective Loveline costume. Naoto picks up Nanako's abandoned magnifying glass, hands it back to her and encourages her not to give up by telling her that a detective should see the case through until it's over. When they visit the Amagi Inn and most of the others want to stay up in the baths, Naoto falls asleep with Nanako, and the two share a bed.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: Deconstructed. Turns out that if you're half everybody else's age in the police force, constantly act like a stuck-up know-it-all, push everyone around and lord your incredible intellect over them, no amount of talent or success is going to stop them kicking you out. Some professionals just aren't good ''enough'' to be afforded infinite patience. Granted, it's indicated that not only do Naoto's age and gender work against her, but the department's unwilling to admit that the underage suspect they brought in didn't actually do it.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Deconstructed. Turns out that if you're half everybody else's age in the police force, constantly act like a stuck-up know-it-all, push everyone around and lord your incredible intellect over them, no amount of talent or success is going to stop them from kicking you out. Some professionals just aren't good ''enough'' to be afforded infinite patience. Granted, it's indicated that not only do Naoto's age and gender work against her, but the department's unwilling to admit that the underage suspect they brought in didn't actually do it.
5th Feb '17 5:58:19 PM Valiona
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* SelectiveObliviousness: Even after repeated failures at cooking and being specifically told as such to their faces, Chie, Yukiko, and Rise seem completely incapable of understanding that they're {{Lethal Chef}}s.

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* SelectiveObliviousness: Even after repeated failures at cooking and being specifically told as such to their faces, Chie, Yukiko, and Rise seem completely incapable of understanding that they're {{Lethal Chef}}s. In Yukiko's Social Link, she's a bit more self-aware, and realizes that the boxed lunch she handed you probably isn't any good, so she decides not to give any to Nanako.



** Gender-inverted during Chie's festival date with Yu as her romantic partner: she has a kneejerk reaction to a vendor calling Yu her boyfriend... only to realize that that is in fact, true.

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** Gender-inverted during Chie's festival date with Yu as her romantic partner: she has a kneejerk reaction to a vendor calling Yu her boyfriend... only to realize that that is in fact, true. She does the same in The Animation when she calls out Ai on how she's been pushing him around- when Ai suggests that she's doing so because she likes Yu, Chie insists "He's my friend!"



** Chie is good at sniffing out rumors, gossip, etc., and occasionally hits a bullseye with her wild theories.
** Yukiko has a non-linear thinking style that allows her to look at things from different angles. Problem is she doesn't put the pieces together until much later.

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** Chie is good at sniffing out rumors, gossip, etc., and occasionally hits a bullseye with her wild theories.
theories. Unfortunately, she's also a bit impetuous and sometimes has trouble following things.
** Yukiko has a non-linear thinking style that allows her to look at things from different angles. Problem is Unfortunately, sometimes, it takes her a while to do this, as she doesn't put the pieces together until much later.figures out Naoto's motive after Naoto's already been kidnapped.



* MeaningfulEcho: When the police are about to make a move and arrest Mitsuo as a suspect, she tells the Investigation Team that their "game" will soon be over, causing them to take umbrage. After setting the bait for the kidnapper, she tells the Investigation Team that this is not a game for her, either.

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* MeaningfulEcho: When the police are about to make a move and arrest Mitsuo as a suspect, she tells the Investigation Team that their "game" will soon be over, causing them to take umbrage.umbrage, and causing Rise to accuse her of the one who sees the investigation as a game. After setting the bait for the kidnapper, she tells the Investigation Team that this is not a game for her, either.



* PetTheDog: In Episode 13 of ''Persona 4: The Animation'', Nanako is disheartened about being left alone by her father during the Summer Festival, and considers giving up pursuing the mystery behind Yu's numerous absences and odd activities. However, Naoto discovers her, and tells her that "the case can never be closed if the detective gives up. So don't drop the case until it's over."

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* PetTheDog: In Episode 13 of ''Persona 4: The Animation'', Nanako is disheartened about being left alone by her father during the Summer Festival, and considers giving up pursuing the mystery behind Yu's numerous absences and odd activities. However, Naoto (who at this point comes off as cold and aloof, and hasn't bonded with the team yet) discovers her, and tells her that "the case can never be closed if the detective gives up. So don't drop the case until it's over."
5th Feb '17 7:00:50 AM Nintendoman01
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* MurderByInaction:
** After Nanako's apparent death, the entire Team is so outraged at Namatame for his role in it that they seriously consider just tossing him into the TV world and leaving him to be ripped apart by the Shadows within as revenge; doing so leads to the Bad Ending. In ''The Animation'', Yu very nearly does just that before [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim managing to stop himself]].
** Averted at the end of the game; when they defeat Adachi, he fully expects them to just leave him to die in the TV world. Instead, they drag him back to the real world, wanting him to actually face justice for what he's done.
1st Feb '17 9:23:43 PM triscion
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* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: Variation. The Fog inside the TV world isn't toxic, but it can make a person rather tired, even ill, after a while. Because of their frequent forays into that World, every member of the team eventually develops a resistance to the stuff (their personas and "Teddie Glasses" also give them a bit of protection). When the Fog starts to leak into the real world late in the game, they're the only people in town who are largely unaffected by it.

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* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: Variation. The Fog inside the TV world isn't toxic, toxic but it can make a person rather tired, even ill, after a while. Because of their frequent forays into that World, World every member of the team eventually develops a resistance to the stuff (their personas and "Teddie Glasses" also give them a bit of protection). When the Fog starts to leak into the real world late in the game, they're the only people in town who are largely unaffected by it.
1st Feb '17 3:28:28 PM Valiona
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** Rise's certainly not dumb, but she complains about exams a lot and occasionally fails to pick up on things the rest of the party mentions.
** Kanji similarly fails to understand some of the basic concepts the party talks about and is suggested to not do very well in school, but is fantastic at his arts and crafts passions.

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** Rise's certainly not dumb, but she complains about exams a lot and occasionally fails to pick up on things the rest of the party mentions.
mentions. She also protests that she doesn't need to learn English if she can hire a translator, implying that she's not good at that subject, and says in the ending that she got a D+ in school.
** Kanji similarly fails to understand some of the basic concepts the party talks about and is suggested to not do very well in school, but is fantastic at his arts and crafts passions. In the manga, he shows the group a test in which he got a 4, apparently ''out of 100''.



** In the manga, Chie combines this with HypocrisyNod when she notes that Kanji's grades are terrible, even if she's not the best person to say that.



* {{Foil}}
** Yosuke admits that while he and Yu both came from the city to live in the countryside, Yu's apparent ease with the transition and becoming the party's leader is one of the reasons why Yosuke was jealous of him.
** Yukiko and Naoto contrast with each other in a few regards. They're two of the most intelligent characters in the party, but while Naoto is quite serious, Yukiko's more ditzy and silly. They both are born into families who have carried out certain careers for generations (detectives for the Shiroganes, innkeepers for the Amagis), and while Naoto wants to follow in her parents' and grandfather's footsteps a detective but struggles with the male-dominated police, Yukiko initially doesn't want to inherit the inn, but faces no issues relating to her gender(her mother is the current manager). The latter regard may be why Yukiko's encouragement helps Naoto accept her Shadow.



* GiftedlyBad: Yukiko, Chie, and Rise have the utmost confidence in their cooking skills and are seemingly oblivious to the fact that they're [[LethalChef absolutely terrible at it]], no matter how many times they're told as such and how many times their meals have made the others sick. Yosuke even lampshades it in ''Persona Q'', outright asking them ''how'' they haven't realized how badly they suck at cooking.

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* GiftedlyBad: Yukiko, Chie, and Rise have the utmost confidence in their cooking skills and are seemingly oblivious to the fact that they're [[LethalChef absolutely terrible at it]], no matter how many times they're told as such and how many times their meals have made the others sick.sick, chalking up their failures to getting the ingredients wrong. Yosuke even lampshades it in ''Persona Q'', outright asking them ''how'' they haven't realized how badly they suck at cooking.



** Despite her bubbly personally, Rise is fairly insightful and much smarter than then lets on. She plays up her GenkiGirl attitude to be cheerful for the group and to have fun. In addition, despite how flirty she acts, if Yu tries to put the moves on her during the ski trip while dating another girl she'll call him out on it.

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** Despite her bubbly personally, Rise is fairly insightful and much smarter than then lets on. She plays up her GenkiGirl attitude to be cheerful for the group and to have fun. In addition, despite how flirty she acts, if Yu tries to put the moves on her during the ski trip while dating another girl girl(asking to ski with just her after choosing her as your ski partner) she'll call him out on it.



* BigBrotherMentor: Yu adopts this role with several of his Social Link contacts, notably Kanji and Teddie, and to a lesser extent Shu Nakajima and Naoki Konishi. Special mention for Kanji who will even, albeit sarcastically, refer to Yu as "Big Bro" during his Social Link.

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* BigBrotherMentor: Yu adopts this role with several of his Social Link contacts, notably Kanji and Teddie, and to a lesser extent Shu Nakajima and Naoki Konishi. Special mention for Kanji who will even, albeit sarcastically, refer to Yu as "Big Bro" during his Social Link.Link- his mother also thanks Yu for being a role model to Kanji if you complete his social link.



* DependingOnTheWriter: While he's consistently portrayed as being TheStoic TeamDad with a bizarre sense of humor, which of the traits are most prominent tend to vary depending on the medium.



* DependingOnTheWriter: While he's consistently portrayed as being TheStoic TeamDad with a bizarre sense of humor, which of the traits are most prominent tend to vary depending on the medium.



** Toward the end of Naoto's, the man the two had been tracking pulls a knife on her, and he again has the option to defend her, which has him run between the two. Entirely pointless, as it was a fake knife.

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** Toward the end of Naoto's, the man the two had been tracking pulls a knife on her, and he again has the option to defend her, which has him run between the two. Entirely pointless, as it was a fake knife.knife, but if the player does this after telling Naoto "I'm glad you're a girl," the player can then choose to make a LoveConfession to Naoto.



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Played with: although he crushes on Saki, she secretly hates him. He's aware, though, that she must have disliked him, though he believes she was a good person at heart and decided that he'll still love her anyway. He also (halfheartedly) hits on Yukiko and Rise who both either ignore and reject his affections.

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Played with: although he crushes on Saki, she secretly hates him.finds him annoying, at least according to what Yosuke believes are her true feelings while exploring the space she created after being thrown into the TV. He's aware, though, that she must have disliked him, though he believes she was a good person at heart and decided that he'll still love her anyway. He also (halfheartedly) hits on Yukiko and Rise who both either ignore and reject his affections.



* SelfDeprecation: A rather dark example: During his Social Link, he yells at some girls [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead insulting]] [[BerserkButton Saki]], to which they freak out and scatter. On realizing how badly he lost it there, he gives a sad smile to Yu and says "Another embarrassing display from Yosuke, huh?".

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* SelfDeprecation: A rather dark example: During his Social Link, he yells at some girls [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead insulting]] [[BerserkButton Saki]], to which and in response, they freak out and scatter. On realizing how badly he lost it there, he gives a sad smile to Yu and says "Another embarrassing display from Yosuke, huh?".



* GlassCannon: Suffers from Physical skills which [[CastFromHitPoints consume HP]] and mediocre defense. However, she hits like a truck once God's Hand comes along and has a Follow-Up Attack (and, in ''Golden'', access to Social Link-granted spells) that can ''instantly kill'' enemies. By the end of the game she's got some extra defense, though not great. Her most powerful attack, Agneyastra, still costs a massive 24% of her HP to cast.

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* GlassCannon: Suffers from Physical skills which [[CastFromHitPoints consume HP]] and mediocre defense. However, she hits like a truck once God's Hand comes along and has a Follow-Up Attack (and, in ''Golden'', access to Social Link-granted spells) that can ''instantly kill'' enemies. By the end of the game she's got some extra defense, though not great. Her most powerful multi-target attack, Agneyastra, still costs a massive 24% of her HP to cast.



* HeroesLoveDogs: Chie has a dog called Muku, which was given to her when she first met Yukiko. We never see him in the games, but in the anime he's [[http://i.imgur.com/AEGjV5F.png depicted as a massive St. Bernard.]]

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* HeroesLoveDogs: Chie has a dog called Muku, which was given to her when she first met Yukiko.Yukiko (who wanted to adopt him, but wasn't allowed to because her family runs the inn). We never see him in the games, but in the anime he's [[http://i.imgur.com/AEGjV5F.png depicted as a massive St. Bernard.]]



* LastNameBasis: In the manga, she calls Yosuke by his last name, even in the localization, which has most of the characters on a FirstNameBasis.



* AngerBornOfWorry: He's the most upset about Naoto's BatmanGambit, in part because he has feelings for her. Rise teases him about it.

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* AngerBornOfWorry: He's the most upset about Naoto's BatmanGambit, in part because he has feelings for her. Rise teases him about it. In his Social Link, he also gets quite upset when he learns that his mother wasn't at the hospital because she was injured or sick, but because she took a young boy there after he got hit by a bicycle.



* JerkassFacade: His Social Link focuses on dropping this.



* JerkassFacade: While he is naturally short-tempered, he plays up his facade as a {{Delinquent}} to seem "manly." His Social Link focuses on dropping this.



* DontCallMeSir: In ''Persona Q'', she tells Fuuka that she doesn't need to be so formal around her, since Rise's actually a year younger than Fuuka(actually three years, given the time gap). Amusingly, in the localization, Fuuka almost stammers out a "Yes, ma'am" before saying "Okay."

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* DontCallMeSir: In ''Persona Q'', she tells Fuuka that she doesn't need to be so formal around her, since Rise's actually a year younger than Fuuka(actually three years, given the time gap). Amusingly, in the localization, localization of the manga, Fuuka almost stammers out a "Yes, ma'am" before saying "Okay."



* NoSell: For [[ItOnlyWorksOnce one-time only in every single battle]], she's capable of taking ''anything fatal'' for the protagonist. This includes [[OneHitKO instant kills (like Hama and Mudo)]] and [[spoiler:''a 9999 Megidolaon from [[BonusBoss Margaret]]!'']] And she keeps buffing you up like nothing's happened!

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* NoSell: For [[ItOnlyWorksOnce one-time only in every single battle]], she's capable of taking ''anything fatal'' for the protagonist. ''any'' multi-target attack that would kill at least one party member. This includes [[OneHitKO instant kills (like Hama Mahama and Mudo)]] Mamudo)]] and [[spoiler:''a 9999 Megidolaon from [[BonusBoss Margaret]]!'']] And she keeps buffing you up like nothing's happened!
1st Feb '17 9:51:25 AM triscion
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* NonSequitur: A RunningGag with her.
30th Jan '17 5:05:42 PM Elemiel
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