History FanFic / FateReachOut

28th Mar '16 6:01:20 AM Andrzej
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** From the second Fuyuki Gaiden, right after Rin's calm façade slips when she hears news of Shirou due to the negative effect that his absence has been having on Sakura so far.

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** From the second Fuyuki Gaiden, right after Rin's calm façade slips when she hears news of Shirou due to the negative effect that his absence has been having on Sakura so far.



** Tohsaka is honestly impressed and a little jealous how easily Sakura can put on a cold and distant façade to keep people away, not having a clue why that's the case.

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** Tohsaka is honestly impressed and a little jealous how easily Sakura can put on a cold and distant façade to keep people away, not having a clue why that's the case.



** Yu Narukami's parents -- or rather Shiro's -- are named Seta (father) and Miya (mother, née Dojima).

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** Yu Narukami's parents -- or rather Shiro's -- are named Seta (father) and Miya (mother, née Dojima).



* ShipperOnDeck: The Persona Eligor of the Chariot Arcana doesn't even try to be subtle about Shirou×Chie. Doubles as GeniusBonus if you take [[TheMatchmaker "[Eligor] causeth the Love of Lords and Great Persons" thing]] from the ''Literature/ArsGoetia'' into account.

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* ShipperOnDeck: The Persona Eligor of the Chariot Arcana doesn't even try to be subtle about Shirou×Chie. Doubles as GeniusBonus if you take [[TheMatchmaker "[Eligor] causeth the Love of Lords and Great Persons" thing]] from the ''Literature/ArsGoetia'' into account.



---> '''Shirou:''' And then there's Shinji Matou. We used to be close, but not so much.
---> '''Yosuke:''' Because of the move?
---> '''Shirou:''' Because he would hit his sister hard enough to leave bruises.
---> '''Yosuke:''' What? Why?!
---> '''Shirou:''' Because 'he felt like it'.
---> '''Yosuke:''' Please tell me you punched the bastard for that.
---> '''Shirou:''' And I haven't regretted it since.
---> '''Yosuke:''' 'atta boy.

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---> '''Shirou:''' -->'''Shirou:''' And then there's Shinji Matou. We used to be close, but not so much.
--->
much.\\
'''Yosuke:''' Because of the move?
--->
move?\\
'''Shirou:''' Because he would hit his sister hard enough to leave bruises.
--->
bruises.\\
'''Yosuke:''' What? Why?!
--->
Why?!\\
'''Shirou:''' Because 'he felt like it'.
--->
it'.\\
'''Yosuke:''' Please tell me you punched the bastard for that.
--->
that.\\
'''Shirou:''' And I haven't regretted it since.
--->
since.\\
'''Yosuke:''' 'atta boy.
28th Mar '16 12:11:03 AM Cronosonic
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* GoodCounterpart: Though probably not intentional, Yosuke comes off as Shinji Matou's, he's basically what Shinji would be if he was actually redeemable or even vaguely likeable.

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* GoodCounterpart: Though probably not intentional, Yosuke comes off as Shinji Matou's, he's basically what Shinji would be if he was actually redeemable or even vaguely likeable. When Yosuke even ''learns'' about Shinji, he ''immediately'' approves of Shirou decking the bastard in the face in retribution for bruising Sakura.



* WifeBasherBasher: Shinji and Shirou's falling out happened because he hit Sakura hard enough to leave bruises. Shirou promptly returned the favor when Shinji's answer for this was because he wanted to.

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* WifeBasherBasher: Shinji and Shirou's falling out happened because he hit Sakura hard enough to leave bruises. Shirou promptly returned the favor when Shinji's answer for this was because he wanted to. When Yosuke hears about this incident...
---> '''Shirou:''' And then there's Shinji Matou. We used to be close, but not so much.
---> '''Yosuke:''' Because of the move?
---> '''Shirou:''' Because he would hit his sister hard enough to leave bruises.
---> '''Yosuke:''' What? Why?!
---> '''Shirou:''' Because 'he felt like it'.
---> '''Yosuke:''' Please tell me you punched the bastard for that.
---> '''Shirou:''' And I haven't regretted it since.
---> '''Yosuke:''' 'atta boy.
27th Mar '16 8:01:16 AM Cronosonic
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* 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.]]

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* 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.]]]] See MythologyGag below.



** The fox reacted with utmost joy when given the name "Tama-chan" by the Investigation Team.

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** The fox reacted with utmost joy when given the name "Tama-chan" by the Investigation Team. See MythologyGag below for a possible reason why.



** The fox from the shrine is now actually given a name, courtesy of Teddie -- "Tama", which means ball/jewel and therefore implying that it's supposed to be written with the kanji "玉". She responds ''very positively'' to this name. Readers have already noticed that it's the same character has as in [[VideoGame/FateExtra Tamamo no Mae's]] name. And there's speculation that this is ''not'' an in-universe coincidence nor just a ShoutOut.

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** The fox from the shrine is now actually given a name, courtesy of Teddie -- "Tama", which means ball/jewel and therefore implying that it's supposed to be written with the kanji "玉". She responds ''very positively'' to this name. Readers have already noticed that it's the same character has as in [[VideoGame/FateExtra Tamamo no Mae's]] name. And there's speculation that this is ''not'' an in-universe coincidence nor just a ShoutOut. [[note]]This doesn't necessarily mean Tamamo herself, she might instead be one of the other nine members of the Tamamo Nine, aside from Tamamo Cat, who was introduced in VideoGame/FateGrandOrder as a Berserker, and obviously does ''not'' fit Tama's personality.[[/note]]
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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* 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:
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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:\\
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[[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.]]\\
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[[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.]]\\
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[[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 out that [[spoiler:Shirou is a magus]]. Go and make yourself comfortable, the explanation is kinda long and involves many little coincidences:\\
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[[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.]]\\
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[[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 MobstacleCourse started a highly unpredictable chain 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 events that ended 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.]]\\
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[[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 [[spoiler:Tohsaka figuring out 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.is a 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?\\



--->'''Taiga:''' …Oh who the hell am I 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.\\



** 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]]''…



** 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 gets a job at MOEL. DummiedOut data from the game confirms that working at the 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.



* SneezeCut:
** During the 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 that not every person who appears in the 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]].
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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.
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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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** 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:
** 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.
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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.]]



* ABirthdayNotABreak: Rise had to perform for a big concert in Okina City as part of her tour on her birthday, June 1st. [[spoiler:The fact that none of her staff, not even her manager, remembered it was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back and made her take the decision of abandoning her "Risette" persona and the 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.]]



* 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.



* DroppingTheBombshell: Margaret casually dispels Shirou's misconception about her and Igor being magi.

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* DroppingTheBombshell: DroppingTheBombshell:
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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:
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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?\\



** 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.



* 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.



** 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.]]



* PhoneyCall: Cleverly {{invoked|Trope}}. Unlike other {{Spirit Advisor}}s/{{Not So Imaginary Friend}}s in fiction, Shirou's Personas can't hear his thoughts and he has to 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 public, Shirou pretends to hold a phone call with them so people will think nothing of hearing only his half of the conversation if eavesdropped.



* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Despite being probably one of the 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 he had pretty much no idea who [[IdolSinger Risette]] was or why is was such a big deal that she was about to perform in 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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* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: After Shirou pretends to have a phone conversation with Pixie (see PhoneyCall above), his Persona plays along and ends it with "Yay! Click."


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* SexyMentor: [[TheTease Marg]][[TheGadfly aret]] becomes a magecraft teacher of sorts for Shirou in chapter 29.


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* StageMagician: Similarly to [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Yu Narukami]], Shirou picks up a keen interest in stage magic despite the fact 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 show]]. For example: [[spoiler:Taiga appeared one night on the Midnight Channel after 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 the talk of the town and a target, which made the kidnapper ponder between going for her or keep focusing on Kanji instead.]]


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* SurpriseParty: Shirou and Nanako held a small one for Ryotaro's birthday on May 16th. The two of them even baked a cake for the occasion.
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