History Characters / ShinMegamiTenseiI

30th Dec '16 1:44:30 PM infernape612
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* AlternateSelf: [[spoiler:The version of him that appears in ''Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse'' is actually a version of him that died during the ICBM attack on Tokyo. Defeating Stephen earns him the right at a second chance with his fate changed. Fittingly, as the very beginning of the franchise, he represents what many players are at the start of the game: Being able to choose your side, yet not knowing which one.]]

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* AlternateSelf: [[spoiler:The The version of him that appears in ''Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse'' is ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' [[spoiler:is actually a version of him that died during the ICBM attack on Tokyo. Defeating Stephen earns him the right at a second chance with his fate changed. Fittingly, as the very beginning of the franchise, he represents what many players are at the start of the game: Being able to choose your side, yet not knowing which one.]]
7th Nov '16 10:30:15 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: We're talking about a [[BadassNormal human]] [[TheEveryMan with no]] [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent special traits]] other than being selected by an old man to suffer the trial.
** {{Ambadassador}}: He can talk his way out of a ton of fights to avoid unnecessary violence, but can kick ass with the best with them the instant negotiations fail.
** BadassBaritone: Despite being fairly young, he is given quite the deep voice in the Diamond Realm DLC in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse''.
** BadassNormal: He can use swords and guns. No magic. Yeah, he can summon demons but they are more like HiredGuns. Plus, he's a completely ordinary human, [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the name lead artist Kazuma Kaneko gives him: [[MeaningfulName Futsuo]] means "Ordinary/Average guy".
** BadassInCharge: Leads the demons he subjugates, and is generally considered the party's leader. After the events of the game he founded the Valhalla district in Tokyo Millennium and helped to expand it alongside Cerberus and Madam.

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* {{Badass}}: We're talking about a [[BadassNormal human]] [[TheEveryMan with no]] [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent special traits]] other than being selected by an old man to suffer the trial.
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{{Ambadassador}}: He can talk his way out of a ton of fights to avoid unnecessary violence, but can kick ass with the best with them the instant negotiations fail.
** * BadassBaritone: Despite being fairly young, he is given quite the deep voice in the Diamond Realm DLC in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse''.
** * BadassNormal: He can use swords and guns. No magic. Yeah, he can summon demons but they are more like HiredGuns. Plus, he's a completely ordinary human, [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the name lead artist Kazuma Kaneko gives him: [[MeaningfulName Futsuo]] means "Ordinary/Average guy".
** * BadassInCharge: Leads the demons he subjugates, and is generally considered the party's leader. After the events of the game he founded the Valhalla district in Tokyo Millennium and helped to expand it alongside Cerberus and Madam.



* {{Badass}}: Kick just as much ass as the Hero does, and she'll do it in stiletto heels too.
1st Nov '16 8:18:56 AM Valen
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* MemeticMutation:
--> '''Law Hero:''' Hero... I don't think there's anything I could say that would bring much comfort, but... [[NeverLiveItDown try not to feel too bad...]]
1st Nov '16 8:16:00 AM Valen
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** You don't never need to look for specific examples for this trope; the Hero's family is dead, the world just got bombed to hell, demons have taken over the remnants of Tokyo, and a grand total of ''one person'' doesn't want to kill him if he so much as blinks the wrong way. Badass or no, it's hard to imagine the Hero as a particularly happy person.
1st Nov '16 7:07:45 AM Valen
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* ChaoticStupid
31st Oct '16 9:55:30 AM Valen
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** BadassNormal: He can use swords and guns. No magic. Yeah he can summon demons but they are more like HiredGuns.

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** BadassNormal: He can use swords and guns. No magic. Yeah Yeah, he can summon demons but they are more like HiredGuns.HiredGuns. Plus, he's a completely ordinary human, [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the name lead artist Kazuma Kaneko gives him: [[MeaningfulName Futsuo]] means "Ordinary/Average guy".



* HelloInsertNameHere: As part of Megami Tensei tradition, the player decides the Hero's name at the beginning of the game.



** In universe, he's also called "The First Hero" in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII''.



* OneManArmy

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* OneManArmyOneManArmy: Takes on some of the strongest demons of both Law and Chaos as equals.




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* TookALevelInBadass: After your mother dies and Pascal joins the party, you can fuse him with any demon to create Cerberus!



* ActionGirl: A staple among the Heroines, though she stands out especially.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Feel like going for Law? No probs! Shes got a lovely white and blue Templar cape. In a chaotic mood? Atlus has her decked out in a charming red and black combat suit under the cape. Neutral? Law and Chaos in Balance is the Neutral message in this game.

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* ActionGirl: A staple among the Heroines, though she stands out especially.
especially. Unlike most game's female leads, the Heroine is just as powerful as the Hero.
* {{Badass}}: Kick just as much ass as the Hero does, and she'll do it in stiletto heels too.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Feel like going for Law? No probs! Shes She's got a lovely white and blue Templar cape. In a chaotic mood? Atlus has her decked out in a charming red and black combat suit under the cape. Neutral? Law and Chaos in Balance is the Neutral message in this game.



* ShockAndAwe: Learns Zio spells, which aren't resisted by much other than zombies.

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* SilkHidingSteel: Kind, selfless, gentle, and ridiculously powerful.
* ShockAndAwe: Learns Zio spells, which aren't resisted by much other than zombies. An extremely useful school of magic to learn, as lightning spells can cause opponents to waste a turn being stunned.



* MemeticMutation:
--> '''Law Hero:''' Hero... I don't think there's anything I could say that would bring much comfort, but... [[NeverLiveItDown try not to feel too bad...]]



* MessianicArchetype: Averted. While he ''is'' the demon-fused hero of Chaos, he ''isn't'' anyone's savior or [[TheParagon paragon]], simply an exemplar of the ideology. His motives are purely selfish and revolve around developing more ''personal'' power.

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* MessianicArchetype: Averted. While he ''is'' the demon-fused hero of Chaos, he ''isn't'' anyone's savior or [[TheParagon paragon]], simply an exemplar of the ideology. His motives are purely selfish and revolve around developing more ''personal'' power.power, which fits right in with Chaos's main idea.
24th Oct '16 12:09:09 AM Eyeshield
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* FirstPersonGhost: The other human party members are seen frequently, but the Hero is never seen. The only reason it's known he's even male is because he's referred to as such. Averted on the Sega CD version.

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* FirstPersonGhost: The other human party members are seen frequently, but the Hero is never seen. The only reason it's known he's even male is because he's referred to as such.seen on the cover. Averted on the Sega CD version.



* TheHero: Well, duh.

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* TheHero: Well, duh.It's his title, natch.



* KatanasAreJustBetter: Pictured with one in concept art.

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* KatanasAreJustBetter: Pictured with one in concept art. He's usually shown wielding Kagutsuchi.


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* TheMusketeer: Wields a sword and gun alternately. He can carry both in battle, but only use one at a time.
23rd Oct '16 6:27:15 AM Wymar
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* HeroesPreferSwords: In his appearance in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', he favours melee skills over gun skills (and being unable to use magic).
23rd Oct '16 6:09:02 AM Eyeshield
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** BadassInCharge: After the events of the game he founded the Valhalla district in Tokyo Millennium and helped to expand it alongside Cerberus and Madam.

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** BadassInCharge: Leads the demons he subjugates, and is generally considered the party's leader. After the events of the game he founded the Valhalla district in Tokyo Millennium and helped to expand it alongside Cerberus and Madam.



* CanonName: In general, TheHero [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep is all he's referred to as]].

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* CanonName: In general, TheHero [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep is all the official game guide, he's referred to as]].called "Kazuya".



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Of course, you can make one for yourself in the original game, but throughout many side materials, and adaptations, he doesn't have a real CanonName to associate with him other than "TheHero". [[spoiler: Even in IV Apocalypse's Diamond Realm DLC, that's still his name.]]

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Of course, you can make one for yourself in the original game, but throughout many side materials, and adaptations, he doesn't have a real CanonName to associate with him other than "TheHero". [[spoiler: Even in IV Apocalypse's Diamond Realm DLC, that's still his name.he's just called TheHero.]]



* TheHero: The fact that that's about as far as his CanonName goes should clue you in.
* HeroicMime

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* TheHero: The fact that that's about as far as his CanonName goes should clue you in.
Well, duh.
* HeroicMimeHeroicMime: Never gets a word in dialogue.



* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Quite.

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* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Quite. She's always polite and approachable. She saves all of you from certain death [[spoiler: and even at the cost of herself]].



* MessianicArchetype: Complete with dying and being resurrected by God. [[spoiler:Subverted in that he is never the saviour of mankind in any path, dying before he can assume that role]].

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* MessianicArchetype: Complete with dying and being resurrected by God. [[spoiler:Subverted in that he is never the saviour savior of mankind in any path, dying before he can assume that role]].



* UnwittingPawn: His [[spoiler: FamousLastWords are all about him realizing this]].



* IHaveManyNames: A meta example. He's given the name:

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* IHaveManyNames: A meta example. He's given the name:CanonName:



The wheelchair-bound genius who created and distributed the Demon Summoning Program. He was also the inventor of a teleportation system that inadvertently opened a portal to the underworld, setting off the events of the game. [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Bears absolutely no resemblance]] to Steven Hawking.

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The wheelchair-bound genius who created and distributed the Demon Summoning Program. He was also the inventor of a teleportation system that inadvertently opened a portal to the underworld, setting off the events of the game. game and the rest of the franchise. He thus makes several appearances in future games.

[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Bears absolutely no resemblance]] to Steven Hawking.Hawking.




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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: By way of ripping a hole to the demon world.
20th Oct '16 4:38:26 AM Eyeshield
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!Hero

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!Hero!TheHero



The Hero is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent living in Tokyo with his mother. He receives the Demon Summoning Program in an email and discovers a remarkable talent for Summoning.

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The Hero TheHero is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent living in Tokyo with his mother. He receives the Demon Summoning Program in an email and discovers a remarkable talent for Summoning.



* AlternateSelf: [[spoiler:The version of him that appears in ''Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse'' is actually a version of him that died during the ICBM attack on Tokyo. Defeating Stephen earns him the right at a second chance with his fate changed.]]

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* AlternateSelf: [[spoiler:The version of him that appears in ''Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse'' is actually a version of him that died during the ICBM attack on Tokyo. Defeating Stephen earns him the right at a second chance with his fate changed. Fittingly, as the very beginning of the franchise, he represents what many players are at the start of the game: Being able to choose your side, yet not knowing which one.]]


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* CanonName: In general, TheHero [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep is all he's referred to as]].
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