History FanFic / FateReachOut

7th Feb '16 12:36:16 PM Andrzej
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* ChekhovsSkill: Unlike [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight canon]], Shirou managed to dodge metal-poster-wielding Taiga's counter because his battle experience in the TV World translates to real one together with the extra awareness and advice provided by his Personas even though the ability to summon them does not. [[spoiler:This fact allowed him to keep himself alive during Yomotsu-Ikusa and Yomotsu-Shikome's attack in Fuyuki until help arrived.]]
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* ChekhovsSkill: ChekhovsSkill: ** Unlike [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight canon]], Shirou managed to dodge metal-poster-wielding Taiga's counter because his battle experience in the TV World translates to real one together with the extra awareness and advice provided by his Personas even though the ability to summon them does not. [[spoiler:This fact allowed him to keep himself alive during Yomotsu-Ikusa and Yomotsu-Shikome's attack in Fuyuki until help arrived.]] ** In chapter 27, Yosuke rhetorically asked Shirou whether he could discern any specific conversation among the typical racket of Junes' food court in an effort to prove the [[HiddenInPlainSight effective privacy]] of their "special headquarters". It turns out that his magus self-training allows him to do just that, almost refuting the point Yosuke was trying to make. The next chapter, this skill was put to good use to [[spoiler:follow Kanji around unnoticed in order to guard him from the kidnapper.]]
3rd Feb '16 5:17:52 AM Andrzej
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Removing my own overly long entry for the Contrived Coincidence trope
* AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength: The reason Shirou isn't so hot on the Social Link system is because, as a magus, he sees the enormous [[FridgeHorror abuse potential inherent in it]]. Through the bond and with the help of a Persona of the matching Arcana, he can know exactly what the other person is feeling and what to say to get them to feel better, and later at higher Ranks, to do what he wants. In other words, even with the best intentions in mind, if Shirou is not very careful with what he says and does, he can emotionally abuse or manipulate them into pretty much anything. Yosuke, in rare moment where he isn't [[OpenMouthInsertFoot placing his foot into his mouth]], tells him it's most likely that this fear of abusing said power is why he got in the first place.
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* AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength: The reason Shirou isn't so hot on the Social Link system is because, as a magus, he sees the enormous [[FridgeHorror abuse potential inherent in it]]. Through the bond and with the help of a Persona of the matching Arcana, he can know exactly what the other person is feeling and what to say to get them to feel better, and later at higher Ranks, to do what he wants. In other words, even with the best intentions in mind, if Shirou is not very careful with what he says and does, he can emotionally abuse or manipulate them into pretty much anything. Yosuke, in rare moment where he isn't [[OpenMouthInsertFoot placing his foot into his mouth]], tells him it's most likely that [[BadPowersGoodPeople this fear of abusing said power is why he got it in the first place.place]].

-->'''Pixie:''' He's a bloomin' idiot! For years he got the wrong method down and hasn't gotten anyone to correct him because of mage paranoia! He made impish bad magic by smoldering his own nervous system! I reiterate! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis HE TURNED! HIS NERVES! INTO! A]] '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis CONDUCTOR]]'''! And he needs someone to teach him the RIGHT way so he doesn't STUPID himself to death again! ''[glares at an embarrassed Shirou]'' Dumbass!
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-->'''Pixie:''' --->'''Pixie:''' He's a bloomin' idiot! For years he got the wrong method down and hasn't gotten anyone to correct him because of mage paranoia! He made impish bad magic by smoldering his own nervous system! I reiterate! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis HE TURNED! HIS NERVES! INTO! A]] '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis CONDUCTOR]]'''! And he needs someone to teach him the RIGHT way so he doesn't STUPID himself to death again! ''[glares at an embarrassed Shirou]'' Dumbass!

* BrainsAndBrawn. [[GuileHero Yosuke]] and [[IdiotHero Shirou]] as the Brains and Brawn respectively. * BreakThemByTalking: Shadow Selves' whole M.O.
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* BrainsAndBrawn. [[GuileHero Yosuke]] and [[IdiotHero Shirou]] as the Brains and Brawn respectively. respectively. As a partial inversion, Shirou does better at school than Yosuke. * BreakThemByTalking: BreakThemByTalking: ** Shadow Selves' whole M.O.

* CallBack: When Chie tried to get Yukiko to stop calling the fox "Usagi" (meaning "rabbit") after already settling on a different name, she said "let's not turn this into another Chosokabe". This is a reference to an easy-to-miss [[http://yosukesheadphones.tumblr.com/post/64050982610/dungeon-conversations-part-2-chie "dungeon" conversation]] between the girls where Chie complained that her dog, named "Muku" to everybody except for Yukiko who calls him "Chosokabe", seems to like the latter more than his owner.
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* CallBack: When Chie tried to get Yukiko to stop calling the fox "Usagi" (meaning (Japanese for "rabbit") after already settling on a different name, she said "let's not turn this into another Chosokabe". This is a reference to an easy-to-miss [[http://yosukesheadphones.tumblr.com/post/64050982610/dungeon-conversations-part-2-chie "dungeon" conversation]] between the girls where Chie complained that her dog, named "Muku" to everybody except for Yukiko who calls insists on calling him "Chosokabe", seems to like the latter more than his owner.

-->'''Pixie:''' (…) Granted, this is a good thing since humans have been known to exploit stuff, and as the fairy godmother once told me: 'Humans are the reason we can't have nice things.' Because they're greedy jerks and lose our stuff, [[spoiler:like this sheath here]], but still! Of course, what would I know, I'm just a figment of some-"\\
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-->'''Pixie:''' (…) Granted, this is a good thing since humans have been known to exploit stuff, and as the fairy godmother once told me: 'Humans are the reason we can't have nice things.' Because they're greedy jerks and lose our stuff, [[spoiler:like this sheath here]], but still! Of course, what would I know, I'm just a figment of some-"\\some--\\

** Played unromantically later on. Yukiko took refuge from the rain in the same gazebo while dressed in her work kimono when an unknown high school student (Mitsuo) suddenly appeared behind her and insistently asked her out despite of her refusals and obvious uneasiness, the rain and her confining clothes making it difficult for her to simply leave. The weather and the hour also made it unlikely for anyone else to show up but somebody did arrive (Shirou and Chie, going home after a trip into the TV World) and made Mitsuo leave.
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** Played unromantically later on. Yukiko took refuge from the rain in under the same gazebo while dressed in her work kimono when an unknown high school student (Mitsuo) suddenly appeared behind her and insistently asked her out despite of her refusals and obvious uneasiness, the rain and her confining clothes making it difficult for her to simply leave. The weather and the hour also made it unlikely for anyone else to show up but somebody did arrive (Shirou and Chie, going home after a trip into the TV World) and made Mitsuo leave.

* ContrivedCoincidence: How Tohsaka figured out that [[spoiler:Shirou is a magus]]. Go and make yourself comfortable, the explanation is kinda long and involves many little coincidences:\\ \\ [[spoiler:During his MobstacleCourse, Shirou happened to run into Kaede Makidera, a former schoolmate from Homurahara and one of the "Track Team Trio" girls, and made her drop and break the glass wind chime she had just bought. They didn't get a good look of him besides the unusual color of his hair and a photo that Kane Himuro took of the incident that barely managed to keep him in-frame, but being members of their school's track team themselves, they decided to chase after him to make him give Makidera a monetary compensation for the broken chime using the picture as proof of responsibility, but they were found by Kotomine who used hypnosis to make them forget about the whole thing as part of his MemoryWipingCrew duties, except for [[TheDitz Makidera herself]] [[NoSenseOfDirection who got lost in the way]] right before that.]]\\ \\ [[spoiler:The next day and for entirely unrelated reasons Yukika Saegusa, the last of the three girls, arranged for Rin to hang out with them during the last day of Golden Week and the four of them came across Ayako, who was there to sightsee a fair and made some small talk about how Taiga unexpectedly called her that morning to fetch Shirou's bow from the archery club in her stead. The mention of Shirou's name allowed Makidera to make the connection between the redhead and the guy who bumped into her. Her friends, now having no memory of what she was talking about, thought she was making everything up until Himuro's phone beeped due to an incoming message, reminding Makidera of the photo. At the latter's insistence, she decided to humor her and checked her files only to actually find a picture just as Makidera described, leaving Himuro and Saegusa at a loss.]]\\ \\ [[spoiler:As a magus, Tohsaka chalked up the inconsistencies to hypnosis and later asked the most likely culprit about it and Kotomine confirmed her suspicious and told her about the incident with the Wraiths and a boy with limited magecraft that helped him to fight them, but he was about to keep the names of the people involved to himself until Rin mentioned Shirou by name on her own.]]
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* ContrivedCoincidence: How Tohsaka figured Shirou's MobstacleCourse started a highly unpredictable chain of events that ended up with [[spoiler:Tohsaka figuring out that [[spoiler:Shirou he is a magus]]. Go and make yourself comfortable, the explanation is kinda long and involves many little coincidences:\\ \\ [[spoiler:During his MobstacleCourse, Shirou happened to run into Kaede Makidera, a former schoolmate from Homurahara and one of the "Track Team Trio" girls, and made her drop and break the glass wind chime she had just bought. They didn't get a good look of him besides the unusual color of his hair and a photo that Kane Himuro took of the incident that barely managed to keep him in-frame, but being members of their school's track team themselves, they decided to chase after him to make him give Makidera a monetary compensation for the broken chime using the picture as proof of responsibility, but they were found by Kotomine who used hypnosis to make them forget about the whole thing as part of his MemoryWipingCrew duties, except for [[TheDitz Makidera herself]] [[NoSenseOfDirection who got lost in the way]] right before that.]]\\ \\ [[spoiler:The next day and for entirely unrelated reasons Yukika Saegusa, the last of the three girls, arranged for Rin to hang out with them during the last day of Golden Week and the four of them came across Ayako, who was there to sightsee a fair and made some small talk about how Taiga unexpectedly called her that morning to fetch Shirou's bow from the archery club in her stead. The mention of Shirou's name allowed Makidera to make the connection between the redhead and the guy who bumped into her. Her friends, now having no memory of what she was talking about, thought she was making everything up until Himuro's phone beeped due to an incoming message, reminding Makidera of the photo. At the latter's insistence, she decided to humor her and checked her files only to actually find a picture just as Makidera described, leaving Himuro and Saegusa at a loss.]]\\ \\ [[spoiler:As a magus, Tohsaka chalked up the inconsistencies to hypnosis and later asked the most likely culprit about it and Kotomine confirmed her suspicious and told her about the incident with the Wraiths and a boy with limited magecraft that helped him to fight them, but he was about to keep the names of the people involved to himself until Rin mentioned Shirou by name on her own.magus.]]

-->'''Shirou:''' Yosuke, you're missing the point. Say you had this power, and you used it to get closer to Satonaka. Your Chariot Persona would resonate with her, telling you what she feels and be a clue as to what to say to make her happy, and get closer to her. Then when the bond is strong enough, you go to the next person, like Amagi-san, and use a new Persona all over again. I did some reading, and if Social Links are really represented by the Major Arcana, then that means you could link with 22 different people representing an Arcana, not counting Thoth or Hermetic equivalents. So, if you want to make Links with all 22 people, what do you do?\\
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-->'''Shirou:''' --->'''Shirou:''' Yosuke, you're missing the point. Say you had this power, and you used it to get closer to Satonaka. Your Chariot Persona would resonate with her, telling you what she feels and be a clue as to what to say to make her happy, and get closer to her. Then when the bond is strong enough, you go to the next person, like Amagi-san, and use a new Persona all over again. I did some reading, and if Social Links are really represented by the Major Arcana, then that means you could link with 22 different people representing an Arcana, not counting Thoth or Hermetic equivalents. So, if you want to make Links with all 22 people, what do you do?\\

-->'''Shirou:''' Yosuke, you're missing --->'''Taiga:''' …Oh who the point. Say you had this power, and you used it to get closer to Satonaka. Your Chariot Persona would resonate with her, telling you what she feels and be a clue as to what to say to make her happy, and get closer to her. Then when the bond is strong enough, you go to the next person, like Amagi-san, and use a new Persona all over again. hell am I did some reading, and if Social Links are really represented by the Major Arcana, then that means you could link with 22 different people representing an Arcana, not counting Thoth or Hermetic equivalents. So, if you want to make Links with all 22 people, what do you do?\\kidding?! SHIROU'S A WOMANIZER! THE APOCALYPSE IS UPON US!

-->'''Ayako:''' Whoa, slow down there. You seem rather excited to see your boyfriend again.\\
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-->'''Ayako:''' --->'''Ayako:''' Whoa, slow down there. You seem rather excited to see your boyfriend again.\\

-->'''Ayako:''' Whoa, slow down there. You seem rather excited ** Related to see your boyfriend again.\\the above, Shirou is absolutely convinced that he's never done anything to warrant a girl's romantic interest. [[ObliviousToLove About]] ''[[CluelessChickMagnet that]]''…

** Related to the above, Shirou is absolutely convinced that he's never done anything to warrant a girl's romantic interest. [[ObliviousToLove About]] ''[[CluelessChickMagnet that]]''…

** Similarly to the Servants' status menu in the [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight visual novel]], Shirou can visualize information about his Persona as a [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall RPG-like status screen]] by using Structural Analysis on the Persona Card.
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** Similarly to the Servants' status menu in the [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight visual novel]], Shirou can visualize information about one of his Persona Personas as a [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall RPG-like status screen]] by using Structural Analysis on the Persona Card.

** When the Investigation Team tried to fight the [[BonusBoss Contrarian King]] without Shirou, things got so bad that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere they had to scram]]. [[FridgeBrilliance This makes a lot of sense]] once you consider how the battle plays out in the game: Contrarian King is immune to wind, absorbs fire and resist physical attacks, meaning that the only way a Yosuke/Chie/Yukiko party of that level could efficiently hurt him is Chie's ice attacks, which the boss is weak to. ''Videogame/{{Persona 4}}'' being an Creator/{{Atlus}} [[NintendoHard game]], this is in fact a bad strategy because Chie's Persona is a MagicallyIneptFighter with a low Magic stat and Contrarian King's AI is coded to use his ThatOneAttack more frequently if knocked down by a weakness.
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** When the Investigation Team tried to fight the [[BonusBoss Contrarian King]] without Shirou, things got so bad that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere they had to scram]]. [[FridgeBrilliance This makes a lot of sense]] once you consider how the battle plays out in the game: Contrarian King is immune to wind, absorbs fire and resist resists physical attacks, meaning that the only way a Yosuke/Chie/Yukiko party of that level could efficiently hurt him is Chie's ice attacks, which the boss is weak to.to in the UpdatedRerelease. ''Videogame/{{Persona 4}}'' being an Creator/{{Atlus}} [[NintendoHard game]], this is in fact a bad strategy because Chie's Persona is a MagicallyIneptFighter with a low Magic stat and Contrarian King's AI is coded to use his ThatOneAttack more frequently if knocked down by a weakness.

** When they found out Charming Prince was healing Shadow Yukiko, Yosuke suggested to ShootTheMedicFirst. Shirou pointed out that it would leave them sitting ducks to Shadow Yukiko's attacks.
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** When they found out Charming Prince was healing Shadow Yukiko, Yosuke suggested to ShootTheMedicFirst. Shirou pointed out that it focusing their attacks on Charming Prince would leave them sitting ducks to Shadow Yukiko's attacks.

* HowDoIShotWeb: During his first battle after obtaining Jiraiya, Yosuke discovered that summoning one's Persona wasn't as easy as Shirou made it look. And no, CallingYourAttacks doesn't really help. On the bright side, the possession of a Persona grants a considerable [[MagicEnhancement enhancement to his physical skill]], [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration particularly true for speed and reflexes in his case]].
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* HowDoIShotWeb: During his first battle after obtaining Jiraiya, Yosuke discovered that summoning one's Persona wasn't as easy as Shirou made it look. And no, CallingYourAttacks doesn't really help. On the bright side, the possession of a Persona grants a considerable [[MagicEnhancement enhancement to his physical skill]], [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration particularly true for speed and reflexes in his case]].case]], which allowed him to get by until he figured out how to summon.

* InexplicableTreasureChests: The Investigation Team is surprised to find these in Yukiko's Castle. Yosuke, noticing the obvious parallels to videogames, is at first excited at the possibility of finding new weapons or valuable VendorTrash, but the spoils turned out to be real world stuff that somehow find its way into the TV World for the most part.
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* InexplicableTreasureChests: The Investigation Team is surprised to find these in Yukiko's Castle. Yosuke, noticing Noticing the obvious parallels to videogames, Yosuke is at first excited at the possibility of finding new weapons or valuable VendorTrash, but the spoils turned out to be real world stuff that somehow find its way into the TV World for the most part.

* LivingEmotionalCrutch: After Shirou moved to Inaba, Sakura reverted into her uncaring and gloomy self who apparently only bother smiling when Taiga is around. That's barely the tip of the iceberg.
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* LivingEmotionalCrutch: After Shirou moved to Inaba, Sakura reverted into her uncaring and gloomy self who apparently only bother smiling when Taiga is around. That's barely the tip of the iceberg.iceberg of the effect that his absence is having on her.

** Shirou, Taiga, Ryotaro and Nanako visit Verde Shopping Mall in Fuyuki, a location available in ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia''. On the other side of the {{Crossover}}, they went to a toy store there and buy a stuffed platypus and an electronic hand-mirror from [[ShowWithinAShow "Magical Detective Love Line"]] for Nanako, just like the one she had in the [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation anime]].
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** Shirou, Taiga, Ryotaro and Nanako visit Verde Shopping Mall in Fuyuki, a location available in ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia''. On the other side of the {{Crossover}}, they went to a toy store there and buy a stuffed platypus and an electronic hand-mirror from [[ShowWithinAShow "Magical Detective Love Line"]] Loveline"]] for Nanako, just like the one she had in the [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation anime]].

** Shirou, Taiga, Ryotaro and Nanako visit Verde Shopping Mall in Fuyuki, Shirou gets a location available in ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia''. On the other side of the {{Crossover}}, they went to a toy store there and buy a stuffed platypus and an electronic hand-mirror job at MOEL. DummiedOut data from [[ShowWithinAShow "Magical Detective Love Line"]] for Nanako, just like the one she had in game confirms that working at the [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation anime]].gas station was indeed a part-time option before getting scrapped.

** Yukiko is a milder example in that she notices certain things and is blind to others. For example, until spelled out for her by Shirou himself of all people, she didn't know why guys approached her so frequently. This trope plays out strangely when the two of them interact. In chapter 28 and right before the establishment of his Social Link with Yukiko, Shirou said and did many little and not-so-little things that unwittingly charmed the girl, but for her part Yukiko seemed to miss how much of an effect they had on her and explained away her reactions as him being a natural [[NiceGuy but well-meaning]] smooth-talker.
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** Yukiko is a milder example in that she notices certain things and is blind to others. For example, until spelled out for her by Shirou himself of all people, she didn't know why guys approached her so frequently. This trope plays out strangely when the two of them interact. In chapter 28 and right before the establishment of his Social Link with Yukiko, Shirou said and did many little and not-so-little things that unwittingly charmed the girl, but for her part Yukiko seemed to miss how much of an effect they had on her and explained away her reactions as her inexperience talking with boys together with him being a natural [[NiceGuy but well-meaning]] smooth-talker.

* PoliceAreUseless: Kanji feels this way in Chapter 27, citing they wouldn't do anything about the biker gang, they couldn't catch the killer, and Taiga had to catch the ATM robber.
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* PoliceAreUseless: Kanji feels this way in Chapter 27, citing they wouldn't do anything about the biker gang, they couldn't catch the killer, and Taiga a BadassBystander (Taiga) had to catch the ATM robber.

** Shirou also was rather polite to make Mitsuo stop hitting on Yukiko, actually taking the time to explain him why he shouldn't persist on asking a girl out after she already said no. [[SubvertedTrope Although]], his not-quite-DeathGlare and Chie's KnuckleCracking might have had something to do with Mitsuo's hasty retreat.
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** Shirou also was rather polite to make Mitsuo stop hitting on Yukiko, actually taking the time to explain him why he shouldn't persist on asking a girl out after she already said no. [[SubvertedTrope Although]], his not-quite-DeathGlare and Chie's KnuckleCracking in the background might have had something to do with Mitsuo's hasty retreat.

* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: [[spoiler:Taiga]] got the drop on Kotomine and decked him across the room when he started trying to break Shirou's view of who Kiritsugu was.
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* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: [[spoiler:Taiga]] [[spoiler:Taiga got the drop on Kotomine and decked him across the room when he started trying to break Shirou's view of who Kiritsugu was.]]

* RomanticWingman: An unintended case. During the first stakeout, Yukiko easily picked out the fact her best friend wanted to go with Shirou after it became necessary to split up the party and tried to refuse his request to accompany him to give Chie the chance, however Yukiko [[ObliviousToLove totally missed]] ''[[ObliviousToLove why]]'' she wanted to tag along in the first place.
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* RomanticWingman: An unintended case. During the first stakeout, Yukiko easily picked out the fact her best friend wanted to go with Shirou after it became necessary to split up the party and tried to refuse his request to accompany him to give Chie the chance, however Yukiko [[ObliviousToLove totally missed]] ''[[ObliviousToLove why]]'' she Chie wanted to tag along in the first place.

* RomanticWingman: An unintended case. SneezeCut: ** During the first stakeout, Yukiko easily picked out LetMeGetThisStraight scene above in Fuyuki, Yosuke [[RuleOfFunny somehow]] felt [[spoiler:Taiga]]'s dismissal of his contributions to the Investigation Team all the way to Inaba as a sudden spike of pain. ** While discussing the fact her best friend wanted to go with Shirou after it became necessary to split up the party and tried to refuse his request to accompany him to give Chie the chance, however Yukiko [[ObliviousToLove totally missed]] ''[[ObliviousToLove why]]'' she wanted to tag along that not every person who appears in the first place.Midnight Channel ends up in the TV World and facing their Shadows, Yosuke [[spoiler:mistakenly mentioned Taiga as an example and the narration briefly jumps to focus on her as she sneezes during a sparing match.]]

-->'''Taiga:''' ''[to Sakura]'' Let's just say I made a new friend. And her name is [[spoiler:Kaihime]].
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-->'''Taiga:''' --->'''Taiga:''' ''[to Sakura]'' Let's just say I made a new friend. And her name is [[spoiler:Kaihime]].
19th Jan '16 1:48:18 PM Andrzej
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* MundaneUtility: The Velvet Room is a "place [that] exists between dream and reality, mind and matter" and shapes itself to suit its guest according to a metaphorical representation of his or her journey. Persona 4's version of it also comes with comfy seats and a fully and lavishly stocked actual minibar, something that Shirou and Margaret certainly appreciate.
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* MundaneUtility: The Velvet Room is a "place [that] exists between dream and reality, mind and matter" and shapes itself to suit its guest according to a metaphorical representation of his or her journey. Persona 4's version of it also comes with comfy seats and a fully equipped and lavishly stocked actual minibar, mini-bar, something that Shirou and Margaret certainly appreciate.
19th Jan '16 1:36:33 PM Andrzej
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* MundaneUtility: The Velvet Room is a "place [that] exists between dream and reality, mind and matter" and shapes itself to suit its guest according to a metaphorical representation of his or her journey. Persona 4's version of it also comes with comfy seats and a fully and lavishly stocked actual minibar, something that Shirou and Margaret certainly appreciate.
19th Jan '16 1:25:17 PM Selenite
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** The Persona Pixie ''really'' didn't take kindly how much harm Shirou has inflicted on himself during the last five years due to his improper magecraft self-training.
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** The Persona Pixie ''really'' didn't take kindly how much the harm and pain that Shirou has inflicted on himself during the last five years due to his improper magecraft self-training.

** A throwaway comment from Igor implies that the story follows the events of the female route of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. Later on it's revealed that [[CanonName Kotone Shiomi]]'s fate left Theodore heartbroken and made Elizabeth abandon her duties as a Resident of the Velvet Room in search of way to rescue her despite of her reduced interaction with the previous Wild Card.
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** A throwaway comment from Igor implies that the story follows the events of the female route of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. Later on it's revealed that [[CanonName Kotone Kotone]] [[ScreenToStageAdaptation Shiomi]]'s fate left Theodore heartbroken and made Elizabeth abandon her duties as a Resident of the Velvet Room in search of way to rescue her despite of her reduced interaction with the previous Wild Card.

* DirtyOldMan: Among [[BunnyEarsLawyer Yasogami's unique faculty]], Shirou's least favorite teacher is not Morooka, but rather Mr. Yamada. Unlike [[InSeriesNickname King Moron]] who is SternTeacher whose caustic advice basically boils down to "work hard and don't blow it", the Geography teacher's flattery of his female students skates too close to a sexual harassment lawsuit for Shirou's tastes.
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* DirtyOldMan: Among [[BunnyEarsLawyer Yasogami's unique faculty]], Shirou's least favorite teacher is not Morooka, but rather Mr. Yamada. Unlike [[InSeriesNickname King Moron]] who is a SternTeacher whose caustic advice basically boils down to "work hard and don't blow it", the Geography teacher's flattery of his female students skates too close to a sexual harassment lawsuit for Shirou's tastes.

** When Margaret proposed to form a Social Link with Shirou, she stated that "[she] wish[es] to be entangled in [his] fate, and do anything [he] ask[s] out of [her]." He blushed as he noticed the innuendo and the fact that an AmbiguouslyHuman entity like her may or may not have meant it that way. In the end, Shirou opted for diverting the conversation in a different direction.
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** When Margaret proposed to form a Social Link with Shirou, she stated that "[she] wish[es] "she wishes to be entangled in [his] his fate, and do anything [he] ask[s] he asks out of [her]." her" (paraphrased). He blushed as he noticed the innuendo and the fact that an AmbiguouslyHuman entity like her may or may not have meant it that way. In the end, Shirou opted for diverting the conversation in a different direction.

* PunctuatedForEmphasis: ** When Margaret proposed to form a Social Link with Shirou, she stated that "[she] wish[es] to be entangled in [his] fate, and do anything [he] ask[s] out of [her]." He blushed as he noticed the innuendo and the fact that an AmbiguouslyHuman entity like her may or may not have meant it that way. In the end, Shirou opted for diverting the conversation in a different direction.Taiga [[ShutUpHannibal shutting up]] [[spoiler:Kotomine]]. ** Pixie [[AngerBornOfWorry ranting about]] Shirou's borderline suicidal self-training.

* RomanticWingman: An unintended case. During the first stakeout, Yukiko easily picked out the fact her best friend wanted to go with Shirou after it became necessary to split up the party and tried to refuse his request to accompany him to give her best friend the chance, however Yukiko [[ObliviousToLove totally missed]] ''[[ObliviousToLove why]]'' Chie wanted to tag along in the first place. * RuleOfSymbolism: {{Discussed|Trope}}. At one point Shirou asks why the Velvet Room looks like a limousine, commenting that it must be impractical to get anything done in such a cramped space. Margaret explains that the form and shape of the Room changes according to its guest and can be seen as a metaphor of the destiny they are to overcome.
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* RomanticWingman: An unintended case. During the first stakeout, Yukiko easily picked out the fact her best friend wanted to go with Shirou after it became necessary to split up the party and tried to refuse his request to accompany him to give her best friend Chie the chance, however Yukiko [[ObliviousToLove totally missed]] ''[[ObliviousToLove why]]'' Chie she wanted to tag along in the first place. * RuleOfSymbolism: {{Discussed|Trope}}. At one point Shirou asks why the Velvet Room looks like the interior of a limousine, commenting that it must be impractical to get anything done in such a cramped space. Margaret explains that the form and shape of the Room changes according to its guest and can be seen as a metaphor of the destiny they are to overcome.
19th Jan '16 9:38:19 AM Andrzej
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** The Persona Pixie ''really'' didn't take kindly how much harm Shirou inflicted on himself during the last five years due to his improper magecraft self-training.
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** The Persona Pixie ''really'' didn't take kindly how much harm Shirou has inflicted on himself during the last five years due to his improper magecraft self-training.

'''Margaret:''' ''[glances briefly at Shirou]'' I suppose that metaphor fits you as well.
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'''Margaret:''' ''[glances briefly at Shirou]'' I suppose that metaphor fits you as well.\\
19th Jan '16 9:25:51 AM Andrzej
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** The Persona Pixie ''really'' didn't take kindly how much harm Shirou inflicted on himself during the last five years due to his improper magecraft self-training. -->'''Pixie:''' He's a bloomin' idiot! For years he got the wrong method down and hasn't gotten anyone to correct him because of mage paranoia! He made impish bad magic by smoldering his own nervous system! I reiterate! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis HE TURNED! HIS NERVES! INTO! A]] '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis CONDUCTOR]]'''! And he needs someone to teach him the RIGHT way so he doesn't STUPID himself to death again! ''[glares at an embarrassed Shirou]'' Dumbass!

* BadassBookworm: Shirou picked up a reading habit after Taiga gave him a lot of books as a send-off gift after his trip with the Dojimas to Fuyuki and from then and on he can often be found with his nose in a book. He also does well enough in school to score among the top ten ranking sophomores during the first set of midterms at Yasogami.

** Chie reacts strongly to anything that might threaten Yukiko, especially if that something is rookie detective Adachi suggesting that the missing girl could be the serial killer. [[spoiler:He got ''tackled'' to the wall for that one before Yosuke managed to hold Chie back.]]
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** Chie reacts strongly to anything that might threaten Yukiko, especially if that something is rookie detective Adachi suggesting that the missing then-missing girl could be the serial killer. [[spoiler:He got ''tackled'' to the wall for that one before Yosuke managed to hold Chie back.]]

** Chie reacts strongly * ABirthdayNotABreak: Rise had to anything perform for a big concert in Okina City as part of her tour on her birthday, June 1st. [[spoiler:The fact that might threaten Yukiko, especially if none of her staff, not even her manager, remembered it was the proverbial straw that something is rookie detective Adachi suggesting that broke the missing girl could be camel's back and made her take the serial killer. [[spoiler:He got ''tackled'' to decision of abandoning her "Risette" persona and the wall for that one before Yosuke managed to hold Chie back.stage.]]

** A throwaway comment from Igor implies that the story follows the events of the female route of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''.
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** A throwaway comment from Igor implies that the story follows the events of the female route of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. Later on it's revealed that [[CanonName Kotone Shiomi]]'s fate left Theodore heartbroken and made Elizabeth abandon her duties as a Resident of the Velvet Room in search of way to rescue her despite of her reduced interaction with the previous Wild Card.

** In the same vein ''Videogame/{{Persona 4}}'' [[DeconstructedCharacterArchetype deconstructs the protagonists' Character Archetypes]], this story does the same with [[spoiler:Taiga Fujimura]] and shows some of the inherent issues lurking just below such a typical anime-like personality if translated to real life. [[spoiler: Specifically that someone with a SenseiChan personality would be viewed as kind of pathetic rather than endearing.]]
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** In the same vein ''Videogame/{{Persona 4}}'' [[DeconstructedCharacterArchetype deconstructs the protagonists' Character Archetypes]], this story does the same with [[spoiler:Taiga Fujimura]] and shows some of the inherent issues lurking just below such a typical anime-like personality if translated to real life. [[spoiler: Specifically [[spoiler:Specifically that someone with a SenseiChan personality would be viewed as kind of pathetic rather than endearing.]]

** In the same vein ''Videogame/{{Persona 4}}'' [[DeconstructedCharacterArchetype deconstructs the protagonists' Character Archetypes]], this story does the same with [[spoiler:Taiga Fujimura]] and shows some of the inherent issues lurking just below such a typical anime-like personality if translated to real life. [[spoiler: Specifically that someone with a SenseiChan personality would be viewed as kind of pathetic * DirtyOldMan: Among [[BunnyEarsLawyer Yasogami's unique faculty]], Shirou's least favorite teacher is not Morooka, but rather than endearing.]]Mr. Yamada. Unlike [[InSeriesNickname King Moron]] who is SternTeacher whose caustic advice basically boils down to "work hard and don't blow it", the Geography teacher's flattery of his female students skates too close to a sexual harassment lawsuit for Shirou's tastes.

* DroppingTheBombshell: Margaret casually dispels Shirou's misconception about her and Igor being magi.
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* DroppingTheBombshell: DroppingTheBombshell: ** Margaret casually dispels Shirou's misconception about her and Igor being magi.magi. ** Rise announces her retirement from showbiz [[spoiler:to a large live audience during her concert in Okina City.]]

* HitlerAteSugar: It's revealed to the reader in chapter 26 that [[spoiler:Yomotsu-Shikome and Yomotsu-Ikusa attacking Shirou]] was a case of guiltiness by association and LoopholeAbuse. [[spoiler:Nyarlathotep "poked some bitter souls" to act on their ancient grudge on ''Izanagi'' (i.e. not Shirou, therefore fulfilling the letter of his non-interference agreement with Philemon) and they attacked him only because he's his host of sorts as a Persona User.]]
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* HitlerAteSugar: It's revealed to the reader in chapter 26 that [[spoiler:Yomotsu-Shikome and Yomotsu-Ikusa attacking Yomotsu-Ikusa's attack against Shirou]] was a case of guiltiness by association and LoopholeAbuse. [[spoiler:Nyarlathotep "poked some bitter souls" to act on their ancient grudge on ''Izanagi'' (i.e. not Shirou, therefore fulfilling the letter of his non-interference agreement with Philemon) and they attacked him only because he's his host of sorts as a Persona User.]]

* HowDoIShotWeb: [[spoiler:During his first battle after obtaining Jiraiya, Yosuke discovered that summoning one's Persona wasn't as easy as Shirou made it look. And no, CallingYourAttacks doesn't really help. On the bright side, the possession of a Persona grants a considerable [[MagicEnhancement enhancement to his physical skill]], [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration particularly true for speed and reflexes in his case]].]]
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* HowDoIShotWeb: [[spoiler:During During his first battle after obtaining Jiraiya, Yosuke discovered that summoning one's Persona wasn't as easy as Shirou made it look. And no, CallingYourAttacks doesn't really help. On the bright side, the possession of a Persona grants a considerable [[MagicEnhancement enhancement to his physical skill]], [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration particularly true for speed and reflexes in his case]].]]

* InnocentInnuendo: Shirou, still leery of the implications of having a Social Link with Nanako (see DeconstructionFic above), gets hit with this contextless request: -->'''Nanako:''' I'm sorry to wake you, but... Can I sleep with Shirou-nii?\\
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* InnocentInnuendo: InnocentInnuendo: ** Shirou, still leery of the implications of having a Social Link with Nanako (see DeconstructionFic above), gets hit with this contextless request: -->'''Nanako:''' --->'''Nanako:''' I'm sorry to wake you, but... Can I sleep with Shirou-nii?\\

* InnocentInnuendo: Shirou, still leery of the implications of having ** When Margaret proposed to form a Social Link with Nanako (see DeconstructionFic above), gets hit with this contextless request: -->'''Nanako:''' I'm sorry Shirou, she stated that "[she] wish[es] to wake you, but... Can I sleep with Shirou-nii?\\be entangled in [his] fate, and do anything [he] ask[s] out of [her]." He blushed as he noticed the innuendo and the fact that an AmbiguouslyHuman entity like her may or may not have meant it that way. In the end, Shirou opted for diverting the conversation in a different direction.

* InnocentInnuendo: Shirou, still leery NoSell: [[spoiler:After confronting her Shadow, Taiga became immune to magecraft that effects minds and thus can't be made to forget what she's learned. It's hinted it's her latent Persona's doing.]] * NoSocialSkills: A downplayed case in comparison to other examples of the implications of having trope, but Shirou definitely doesn't think like a Social Link normal teenager and it shows in how he treats people, especially if they have more than a casual acquaintance with Nanako (see DeconstructionFic above), gets hit with this contextless request: -->'''Nanako:''' I'm sorry to wake you, but... Can I sleep with Shirou-nii?\\him. In some cases he comes across as accommodating and very dependable, in others as insensitive or downright cruel.

** It might double as a MythologyGag to the game. [[spoiler:If romanced, Yukiko will embarrassedly confess on her Christmas Eve event that she pretty much fell in love at first sight with the protagonist.]] * NoSell: [[spoiler:After confronting her Shadow, Taiga became immune to magecraft that effects minds and thus can't be made to forget what she's learned. It's hinted it's her latent Persona's doing.]] * NoSocialSkills: A downplayed case in comparison to other examples of the trope, but Shirou definitely doesn't think like a normal teenager and it shows in how he treats people, especially if they have more than a casual acquaintance with him. In some cases he comes across as accommodating and very dependable, in others as insensitive or downright cruel.
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** It might double as a MythologyGag to the game. [[spoiler:If romanced, Yukiko will embarrassedly confess on her Christmas Eve event that she pretty much fell in love at first sight with the protagonist.protagonist, even though it took her a while to figure it out.]] * NoSell: [[spoiler:After confronting her Shadow, Taiga became immune to magecraft NotSoForgottenBirthday: {{Subverted|Trope}}. [[spoiler:The fact that effects minds and thus can't be nobody remembered "Rise's" birthday while everybody knew about "[[IdolSinger Risette]]'s" concert [[ABirthdayNotABreak happening on the same day]] was the thing that finally made to forget what she's learned. It's hinted it's her latent Persona's doing.]] * NoSocialSkills: A downplayed case in comparison to other examples of the trope, but Shirou definitely doesn't think like a normal teenager and it shows in how he treats people, especially if they have more than a casual acquaintance with him. In some cases he comes across as accommodating and very dependable, in others as insensitive or downright cruel.decide on retirement.]]

** It might double as a MythologyGag to the game. [[spoiler:If romanced, Yukiko will embarrassedly confess on her Christmas Eve event that she pretty much fell * PhoneyCall: Cleverly {{invoked|Trope}}. Unlike other {{Spirit Advisor}}s/{{Not So Imaginary Friend}}s in love at first sight with the protagonist.]] * NoSell: [[spoiler:After confronting her Shadow, Taiga became immune to magecraft that effects minds and thus fiction, Shirou's Personas can't be made hear his thoughts and he has to forget what she's learned. It's hinted it's her latent Persona's doing.]] * NoSocialSkills: A downplayed actually speak aloud for them to perceive his words through his sense of hearing via {{Synchronization}}. To avoid looking like a case of TalkingToThemself when he needs to speak with one of his Personas in comparison public, Shirou pretends to other examples hold a phone call with them so people will think nothing of hearing only his half of the trope, but Shirou definitely doesn't think like a normal teenager and it shows in how he treats people, especially conversation if they have more than a casual acquaintance with him. In some cases he comes across as accommodating and very dependable, in others as insensitive or downright cruel.eavesdropped.

** It might double as a MythologyGag to * PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Despite being probably one of the game. [[spoiler:If romanced, Yukiko will embarrassedly confess on her Christmas Eve event most well-adjusted magi to modern society and technology in the Nasuverse, there is a lot of pop culture Shirou is ignorant to. For example, his friends and especially Yosuke were baffled that she he had pretty much fell in love at first sight with the protagonist.]] * NoSell: [[spoiler:After confronting her Shadow, Taiga became immune to magecraft no idea who [[IdolSinger Risette]] was or why is was such a big deal that effects minds and thus can't be made she was about to forget what she's learned. It's hinted it's her latent Persona's doing.]] * NoSocialSkills: A downplayed case perform in comparison to other examples of the trope, but Shirou definitely doesn't think like a normal teenager and it shows in how he treats people, especially if they have more than a casual acquaintance with him. In some cases he comes across as accommodating and very dependable, in others as insensitive or downright cruel.Okina City.

* RomanticWingman: An unintended case. During the first stakeout, Yukiko easily picked out the fact her best friend wanted to go with Shirou after it became necessary to split up the party and tried to refuse his request to accompany him to give her the chance, however she totally missed ''why'' Chie wanted to tag along in the first place.
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* RomanticWingman: An unintended case. During the first stakeout, Yukiko easily picked out the fact her best friend wanted to go with Shirou after it became necessary to split up the party and tried to refuse his request to accompany him to give her best friend the chance, however she Yukiko [[ObliviousToLove totally missed ''why'' missed]] ''[[ObliviousToLove why]]'' Chie wanted to tag along in the first place.place. * RuleOfSymbolism: {{Discussed|Trope}}. At one point Shirou asks why the Velvet Room looks like a limousine, commenting that it must be impractical to get anything done in such a cramped space. Margaret explains that the form and shape of the Room changes according to its guest and can be seen as a metaphor of the destiny they are to overcome. -->'''Margaret:''' You could say this limousine is a metaphor on your long trip through the shrouded mystery of both worlds.\\ '''Shirou:''' I don't think this room suits me though. When I think of limousines, I think of someone who has privileges and wealth but is careless of them. It's more of a symbol of how powerful they are but are at the same time blinded by it.\\ '''Margaret:''' ''[glances briefly at Shirou]'' I suppose that metaphor fits you as well. '''Shirou:''' ''[realizes that he just insulted himself]'' Point taken.

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* RomanticWingman: An unintended case. During the first stakeout, Yukiko easily picked out the fact her best friend wanted to go with SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: After Shirou after it became necessary pretends to split up the party and tried to refuse have a phone conversation with Pixie (see PhoneyCall above), his request to accompany him to give her the chance, however she totally missed ''why'' Chie wanted to tag Persona plays along in the first place.and ends it with "Yay! Click."

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* RomanticWingman: An unintended case. During the first stakeout, Yukiko easily picked out the fact her best friend wanted to go with SexyMentor: [[TheTease Marg]][[TheGadfly aret]] becomes a magecraft teacher of sorts for Shirou after it became necessary to split up the party and tried to refuse his request to accompany him to give her the chance, however she totally missed ''why'' Chie wanted to tag along in the first place.chapter 29.

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* RomanticWingman: An unintended case. During the first stakeout, Yukiko easily picked out StageMagician: Similarly to [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Yu Narukami]], Shirou picks up a keen interest in stage magic despite the fact her best friend wanted he's already capable of very real [[FunctionalMagic Thaumaturgy]]. * TheStationsOfTheCanon. A SubvertedTrope. The story follows the events of the game closely until Yukiko's rescue, but from then and on [[ForWantOfANail the Butterfly Effect starts to go with Shirou show]]. For example: [[spoiler:Taiga appeared one night on the Midnight Channel after it her BadassBystander moment, but she left Inaba before the kidnapper could locate her. This fact apparently made the later either hesitate about trying to throw Kanji into the TV or waste time trying to find her. By then, Kanji already has a bodyguard of sorts in the famous teen detective Naoto Shirogane who followed him at all times, making any approach difficult. Then Rise became necessary to split up the party talk of the town and tried to refuse his request to accompany him to give a target, which made the kidnapper ponder between going for her the chance, however she totally missed ''why'' Chie wanted to tag along in the first place.or keep focusing on Kanji instead.]]

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* RomanticWingman: An unintended case. During the first stakeout, Yukiko easily picked out the fact her best friend wanted to go with SurpriseParty: Shirou after it became necessary to split up and Nanako held a small one for Ryotaro's birthday on May 16th. The two of them even baked a cake for the party and tried to refuse his request to accompany him to give her the chance, however she totally missed ''why'' Chie wanted to tag along in the first place.occasion.
10th Jan '16 12:24:40 PM SpaceCowboy
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** In the same vein ''Videogame/{{Persona 4}}'' [[DeconstructedCharacterArchetype deconstructs the protagonists' Character Archetypes]], this story does the same with [[spoiler:Taiga Fujimura]] and shows some of the inherent issues lurking just below such a typical anime-like personality if translated to real life.
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** In the same vein ''Videogame/{{Persona 4}}'' [[DeconstructedCharacterArchetype deconstructs the protagonists' Character Archetypes]], this story does the same with [[spoiler:Taiga Fujimura]] and shows some of the inherent issues lurking just below such a typical anime-like personality if translated to real life. [[spoiler: Specifically that someone with a SenseiChan personality would be viewed as kind of pathetic rather than endearing.]]
9th Nov '15 3:46:34 PM Andrzej
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This story is also hosted on three different sites in addition to FanfictionDotNet: [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/fate-reach-out-f-sn-smt-p4-crossover-story-thread.245101/ Spacebattles]], [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/fate-reach-out-f-sn-smt-p4-crossover.3517/ Sufficient Velocity]], and [[http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/5392-Fate-Reach-Out-%28Fate-Stay-Night-x-Persona-4%29 the Beast's Lair]], each with their own dedicated fan following and updated at the same time.
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This story is also hosted on three different sites in addition to FanfictionDotNet: Website/FanFictionDotNet: [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/fate-reach-out-f-sn-smt-p4-crossover-story-thread.245101/ Spacebattles]], [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/fate-reach-out-f-sn-smt-p4-crossover.3517/ Sufficient Velocity]], and [[http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/5392-Fate-Reach-Out-%28Fate-Stay-Night-x-Persona-4%29 the Beast's Lair]], each with their own dedicated fan following and updated at the same time.
9th Nov '15 3:43:05 PM Andrzej
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[[FandomSpecificPlot Borrowing from similar plotlines of]] [[MultipleChoicePast Shirou's pre-fire identity]], Shirou Emiya was once known as Yu Narukami. His guardian Taiga Fujimura decides one day to find his living relatives so he could cope and move on with the loss of his stepfather Kiritsugu. With time, diligence, and the help of a [[VideoGame/{{Persona2}} blue butterfly]], she locates the Dojimas. In hopes to build a family connection, Taiga (reluctantly) allows Shirou to spend a year long stay with them in Inaba. But a dark cloud looms over the once quiet town. With the help of his new friends, mysterious benefactors, and the power of Persona, Shirou faces his first great trial as an Ally of Justice: the Inaba Serial Murder Case. This story is also hosted on three different sites: [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/fate-reach-out-f-sn-smt-p4-crossover-story-thread.245101/ Spacebattles]], [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/fate-reach-out-f-sn-smt-p4-crossover.3517/ Sufficient Velocity]], and [[http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/5392-Fate-Reach-Out-%28Fate-Stay-Night-x-Persona-4%29 the Beast's Lair]], each with their own dedicated fan following and updated at the same time.
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[[FandomSpecificPlot Borrowing from similar plotlines of]] [[MultipleChoicePast Shirou's pre-fire identity]], Shirou Emiya was once known as Yu Narukami.Narukami, who was thought to have died together with his parents in the Fuyuki Fire. His guardian Taiga Fujimura decides one day to find his living relatives so he could cope and move on with the loss of his stepfather Kiritsugu. With time, diligence, and the timely help of a [[VideoGame/{{Persona2}} blue butterfly]], she locates the Dojimas. Dojimas. In hopes to build a family connection, Taiga (reluctantly) reluctantly allows Shirou to spend a year long stay with them in Inaba. But a dark cloud looms over the once quiet town. With the help of his new friends, mysterious benefactors, and the power of Persona, Shirou faces his first great trial as an Ally of Justice: the Inaba Serial Murder Case. This story is also hosted on three different sites: sites in addition to FanfictionDotNet: [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/fate-reach-out-f-sn-smt-p4-crossover-story-thread.245101/ Spacebattles]], [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/fate-reach-out-f-sn-smt-p4-crossover.3517/ Sufficient Velocity]], and [[http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/5392-Fate-Reach-Out-%28Fate-Stay-Night-x-Persona-4%29 the Beast's Lair]], each with their own dedicated fan following and updated at the same time. time.

* AmbiguousGender: {{Subverted|Trope}}. Teddie noticed right away that the Mysterious Fox was female. Just to be sure, Shirou asked her about it and she confirmed it. * AmnesiacResonance: [[spoiler:The Mysterious Fox can't remember her real name, but became euphoric when Teddie proposed calling her "Tama-chan" (meaning "ball" or "jewel") for the time being because of she looked when all curled up, hinting that the epithet stirred some strong emotion in her.]]
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* AmbiguousGender: {{Subverted|Trope}}. Teddie noticed right away that the Mysterious Fox was female. Just to be sure, Shirou asked her about it and she confirmed it. it with a nod. * AmnesiacResonance: [[spoiler:The Mysterious Fox can't remember her real name, but became euphoric when Teddie proposed calling her "Tama-chan" (meaning "ball" or "jewel") for the time being because of how she looked when all curled up, hinting that the epithet stirred some strong emotion in her.]]

* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: During Golden Week, the group had to chase Teddie into the castle left behind during the second case. There was a monstrously powerful shadow (Contrarian King) that was able to NoSell their techniques, so they turned tail and ran.
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* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: During Golden Week, the group sans Shirou had to chase Teddie into the castle left behind during the second case.Yukiko's Castle. There was a monstrously powerful shadow (Contrarian King) that was able to NoSell their techniques, so they turned tail and ran.

* BrownNote: The Fear status effect acts like this in the story by inducing frightening hallucinations on its victim. It caused Shirou to become paralysed by his memories of the Fuyuki fire until Yosuke [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slapped him out of it]]. [[spoiler:When Yosuke himself was the target later on, [[FallingChandelierOfDoom things didn't work out so well for him]].]]
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* BrownNote: The Fear status effect acts like this in the story by inducing frightening hallucinations on its victim. It caused Shirou to become paralysed by his memories of the Fuyuki fire Fire until Yosuke [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slapped him out of it]]. [[spoiler:When Yosuke himself was the target later on, [[FallingChandelierOfDoom things didn't work out so well for him]].]]

* ButterflyOfDoom: Shirou, just before the [[spoiler:original]] start of the Holy Grail War, is told of his still living relatives in Inaba. The [[PowerOfFriendship Power of Social Links]] are just the start of things to come in conflict with his ideology. Made more literal as it is a butterfly [[spoiler:actually [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} Phile]][[VideoGame/{{Persona2}} mon]]]] that starts the ball rolling. * CallBack: When Chie tried to get Yukiko to stop calling the fox "Usagi" (meaning "rabbit") after already settling on a different name, she said "let's not turn this into another Chosokabe". This is a reference to an easy-to-miss [[http://yosukesheadphones.tumblr.com/post/64050982610/dungeon-conversations-part-2-chie "dungeon" conversation]] between the girls where Chie complained that her dog, named "Muku" to everybody except for Yukiko, seems to like the latter more than his owner.
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* ButterflyOfDoom: Shirou, just before the [[spoiler:original]] start of the Holy Grail War, Shirou is told of his still living relatives in Inaba. The [[PowerOfFriendship Power of Social Links]] are just the start of things to come in conflict with his ideology. Made more literal as it is a butterfly [[spoiler:actually [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} Phile]][[VideoGame/{{Persona2}} mon]]]] that starts the ball rolling. * CallBack: When Chie tried to get Yukiko to stop calling the fox "Usagi" (meaning "rabbit") after already settling on a different name, she said "let's not turn this into another Chosokabe". This is a reference to an easy-to-miss [[http://yosukesheadphones.tumblr.com/post/64050982610/dungeon-conversations-part-2-chie "dungeon" conversation]] between the girls where Chie complained that her dog, named "Muku" to everybody except for Yukiko, Yukiko who calls him "Chosokabe", seems to like the latter more than his owner.owner. * TheCallPutMeOnHold: For the cast of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' except Shirou who got to answer a different CallToAdventure in Inaba. Due to [[spoiler:the agreement between Philemon and Nyarlathotep]], the Holy Grail War was postponed for a year time past its canonical start.

** How Shirou and Chie [[MeetCute first met]]. On the way to his first school day at Yasogami, Shirou noticed a then-unknown girl sheltering from the rain under a gazebo. He offered to lend her his umbrella, but she politely refused saying that she didn't want him to get soaked for her sake and that a friend (Yukiko) should pass by soon enough and let her share her umbrella. Chie then received a text message from her friend revealing that she was already at the school and Shirou offers to share his umbrella with her as a compromise, [[ObliviousToLove oblivious to the]] [[UmbrellaOfTogetherness romantic implications]] Chie was [[LuminescentBlush well aware of]].
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** How Shirou and Chie [[MeetCute first met]]. On the way to his first school day at Yasogami, Shirou noticed a then-unknown girl sheltering from the rain under a gazebo. He offered to lend her his umbrella, but she politely refused saying that she didn't want him to get soaked for her sake and that a friend (Yukiko) should pass by soon enough and let her share her umbrella. Chie then received a text message from her friend revealing saying that she was already at the school and Shirou offers to share his umbrella with her as a compromise, [[ObliviousToLove oblivious to the]] [[UmbrellaOfTogetherness romantic implications]] Chie was [[LuminescentBlush well aware of]].

* TheDulcineaEffect: {{Discussed|Trope}} and unsuccessfully {{invoked|Trope}}. After Shirou ran away from her and the Dojimas without any apparent reason at all, Taiga followed after him but she lost his trail after he walked into a forest. Then she improvised to lure him out.
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* TheDulcineaEffect: {{Discussed|Trope}} and unsuccessfully {{invoked|Trope}}. After Shirou ran away from her and the Dojimas without any apparent reason at all, Taiga followed after him but she lost his trail after once he walked into a forest. Then she improvised to lure him out.

* FandomSpecificPlot: The story uses the somewhat popular plot of "Shirou was [[[FusionFic another series' character]]] before the Fuyuki fire".
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* FandomSpecificPlot: The story uses the somewhat popular plot of "Shirou was [[[FusionFic another series' character]]] before the Fuyuki fire".Fire".

** Shirou's magus skills made him an obvious choice to stalk/guard Kanji unnoticed, which ended up inverting the line-up for first stakeout operation. This time Chie and Yosuke watched Tatsumi Textiles while the team leader and Yukiko followed Kanji and Naoto around. [[spoiler:[[InSpiteOfANail They still got caught]] but only because the detective spotted Yukiko and recognized her from her speculated involvement in the murder case]].
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** Shirou's magus skills made him an obvious choice to stalk/guard Kanji unnoticed, which ended up inverting the line-up for first stakeout operation. This time Chie and Yosuke watched Tatsumi Textiles while the team leader and Yukiko followed Kanji and Naoto around. [[spoiler:[[InSpiteOfANail They still got caught]] but only because the detective spotted Yukiko and recognized her from her speculated involvement in as a surviving victim of the murder case]].

* FreakOut: PlayedForLaughs. Taiga had three of these, each episode more severe than the one before, during her DayInTheLimelight in chapter 22 at the mistaken realization that: 1) Shirou could grow up to be a womanizer, 2) ''already'' be one and 3) [[spoiler:might have just tried to "womanize ''her''".]] * FusionFic: Shirou takes the place of the SilentProtagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''.
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* FreakOut: PlayedForLaughs. Taiga had three of these, each episode more severe than the one before, during her DayInTheLimelight in chapter 22 the first Fuyuki Gaiden at the mistaken realization that: 1) Shirou could grow up to be a womanizer, 2) ''already'' be one and 3) [[spoiler:might have just tried to "womanize ''her''".]] * FusionFic: Shirou takes the place of the SilentProtagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''.4}}'' who [[TraumaInducedAmnesia "died"]] in the Fuyuki Fire.

** Shirou was in the receiving end of this trope during Yukiko's rescue. Twice. Yosuke and then Chie slapped him out of his HeroicBSOD. [[spoiler:The first time, Charming Prince used a Fear-inducing skill that forced his memories of the Fuyuki fire to resurface. With the experience still fresh in his mind, he suffered a similar episode later at the sight of a big conflagration caused by [[PlayingWithFire Shadow Yukiko]].]] ** Also {{invoked|Trope}} later in ''The Inner Child''. [[spoiler:Kirei [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks threw one of his Black Keys]] at Shirou during their BackToBackBadasses fight to snap him out of the Fear-inducing trance right before Yomotsu-Shikome could finish him off with a [[OneHitKill Mudo]] spell.]]
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** Shirou was in the receiving end of this trope during Yukiko's rescue. Twice. Yosuke and then Chie slapped him out of his HeroicBSOD. [[spoiler:The first time, Charming Prince used a Fear-inducing skill that forced his memories of the Fuyuki fire Fire to resurface. With the experience still fresh in his mind, he suffered a similar episode later at the sight of a big conflagration caused by [[PlayingWithFire Shadow Yukiko]].]] ** Also {{invoked|Trope}} later in In ''The Inner Child''. Child'', [[spoiler:Kirei [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks threw one of his Black Keys]] at Shirou during their BackToBackBadasses fight to snap him out of the Fear-inducing trance right before Yomotsu-Shikome could finish him off with a [[OneHitKill Mudo]] spell.]]

* IndirectKiss: {{Subverted|Trope}}. After sharing some of her instant noodles with Shirou, Chie realizes that this trope will come into effect the moment she puts her chopsticks in her mouth. After Yosuke mentions the new meat menu at Junes, she jumps at the opportunity to eat [[TrademarkFavoriteFood steak]] and gives the rest of her soba bowl to Shirou.
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* IndirectKiss: {{Subverted|Trope}}.{{Defied|Trope}}. After sharing some of her instant noodles with Shirou, Chie realizes that this trope will come into effect the moment she puts her chopsticks in her mouth. After Yosuke mentions the new meat menu at Junes, she jumps at the opportunity to eat [[TrademarkFavoriteFood steak]] and gives the rest of her soba bowl to Shirou.

-->[[spoiler:'''Taiga:''' ''[screaming in her head]'' I REFUSE TO BE WOMANIZED!]]
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-->[[spoiler:'''Taiga:''' ''[screaming in her head]'' mind]'' I REFUSE TO BE WOMANIZED!]]

-->[[spoiler:'''Taiga:''' ''[screaming in * MetaphoricallyTrue: Yukiko answers [[spoiler:Naoto Shirogane]]'s questions about her head]'' I REFUSE TO BE WOMANIZED!]]kidnapping in a way that, [[ExactWords while completely true]], gives the other party the impression that she was kept under a drug-induced hallucinatory half-awake state, thus making her testimony completely useless to them.

* MrFixit: The "Fake Janitor", as known as Shirou Emiya, is one in canon, who earned that nickname by going out of his way to repair school equipment for free. Here, this trope gets a {{lampshade|Hanging}} with a dash of RealityEnsues when much of the stuff that only he kept in working order at Homurahara gave up the ghost after he transfered to Yasogami and the student council got into budget problems after buying the replacements.
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* MrFixit: The "Fake Janitor", as known as Shirou Emiya, is one in canon, who earned that nickname by going out of his way to repair school equipment for free. Here, this trope gets a {{lampshade|Hanging}} with a dash of RealityEnsues when much of the stuff that only he kept in working order at Homurahara gave up the ghost after he transfered to Yasogami and the student council got into budget problems after buying the replacements.having to purchase replacements in a hurry.

** In ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'', if Yosuke or Main Character act in a way that can be taken as perverted, usually only the former gets into trouble for it because the girls don't find it creepy when [[ChivalrousPervert Yu]] does it. [[InSpiteOfANail Here the same happens with]] [[FusionFic Shirou as the lead]] because he's just that much of a [[KnightInShiningArmor Chivalrous]] CluelessChickMagnet.
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** In ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'', if Yosuke or Main Character the protagonist act in a way that can be taken as perverted, usually only the former gets into trouble for it because the girls don't find it creepy when [[ChivalrousPervert Yu]] does it. [[InSpiteOfANail Here the same happens with]] [[FusionFic Shirou as the lead]] because he's just that much of a [[KnightInShiningArmor Chivalrous]] CluelessChickMagnet.

** Leave it to Shirou to find a way to talk back to [[SadistTeacher King Moron]] on his first school day while remaining perfectly polite and sincere about it. Subverted in that Morooka [[InSpiteOfANail still got offended and added the "sweet talker" to his "shit list"]].
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** Leave it to Shirou to find a way to talk back to [[SadistTeacher King Moron]] on his first school day while remaining perfectly polite and sincere about it. Subverted in that Morooka [[InSpiteOfANail [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption still got offended and added the "sweet talker" to his "shit list"]].

* {{Synchronization}}: As it happened in ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'', Persona-users can feel any harm that afflicts their Personas, albeit in a diminished form. They can also use their Personas as a secondary set of sensory inputs, i.e. see and hear things from their Persona's perspective. [[spoiler:The same applies to the Shadow Selves if they haven't been rejected yet.]]
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* {{Synchronization}}: As it happened in ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'', Persona-users can feel any harm that afflicts their Personas, albeit in a diminished form. They can also use their Personas as a secondary set of sensory inputs, i.e. see and hear things from their Persona's perspective. [[spoiler:The same applies to the Shadow Selves if they haven't been rejected yet.yet, making taking them out before going berserk a huge no-no.]]

* TechnologyMarchesOn: [[invoked]] Subverted. Shirou carries an outdated cellphone for the year the story is set (2011) just like the protagonist in the opening animation of the game, but that's because of his personal tendency to keep old appliances in working order for long after their average life expectancy.
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: [[invoked]] Subverted. {{Subverted|Trope}}. Shirou carries an outdated cellphone for the year the story is set (2011) just like the protagonist in the opening animation of the game, but that's because of [[MrFixit his personal tendency tendency]] to keep old appliances in working order for long after their average life expectancy.
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