History TearJerker / Persona3

4th Sep '17 10:42:04 AM KeitaTakesato
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* ''The Answer'' was very sad, with seeing the struggle the characters were dealing with [[spoiler: what to do with the keys and the MC's death. And I know not many people would agree with me but I felt very bad for Yukari]]

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* ''The Answer'' was very sad, with seeing the struggle the characters were dealing with [[spoiler: what to do with the keys and the MC's death. And I know not many people would agree with me but I felt very bad for Yukari]]Yukari.]]



** This could be really what triggers the feelings that [[spoiler: Yukari develops for the protagonist, since she decides to have a Social Link with him after that event.]] The intimacy they share is so strong that [spoiler: to Yukari, the protagonist is the central force in her life that allows her to keep on hoping for a better tomorrow, because he helped her not only continue to believe in her father and her role in the group, but also potentially helped amend things with her mother.]

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** This could be really what triggers the feelings that [[spoiler: Yukari develops for the protagonist, since she decides to have a Social Link with him after that event.]] The intimacy they share is so strong that [spoiler: [[spoiler: to Yukari, the protagonist is the central force in her life that allows her to keep on hoping for a better tomorrow, because he helped her not only continue to believe in her father and her role in the group, group but also potentially helped amend things with her mother.]]]



** Finally came time at the end. You actually see how hard [[spoiler: Yukari tries to push past the protagonist's death, wanting to move on, to live on for the future. But she's actually barely keeping herself together, because her feelings of love that were lost was breaking through her. And that showed the moment the opportunity presented itself where they could go back in time. As strong of a face she tried to make, her feelings could no longer keep themselves down. She wanted to see him again, and wanted him not to die on her like before.]] But it wasn't to be. [[spoiler: Aigis and Metis end up winning and taking the key, and Yukari cannot even try to use it after. The breakdown that she has is truly hreatbreaking, because she's finally confessing all the pain that's been inside her.]

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** Finally came time at the end. You actually see how hard [[spoiler: Yukari tries to push past the protagonist's death, wanting to move on, to live on for the future. But she's actually barely keeping herself together, because her feelings of love that were lost was breaking through her. And that showed the moment the opportunity presented itself where they could go back in time. As strong of a face she tried to make, her feelings could no longer keep themselves down. She wanted to see him again, and wanted him not to die on her like before.]] But it wasn't to be. [[spoiler: Aigis and Metis end up winning and taking the key, and Yukari cannot even try to use it after. The breakdown that she has is truly hreatbreaking, heartbreaking because she's finally confessing all the pain that's been inside her.]]]
21st Aug '17 9:14:52 PM omegaxis1
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----* I don't know why this isn't even mentioned more often, and only slightly treaded on, but [[spoiler: Yukari ends up being very tragic and going through the five stages of grief over the events of The Answer.]] Take it like this, [[spoiler: you are merely six years old, and your father tragically passes away, but rather than have time to mourn the loss, you and your mother get ostracized so badly that you have to move repeatedly.]] Then it gets worse when [[spoiler: your own mother ends up abandoning you to pursue shallow relationships with men just to cope with the loss, forcing the daughter to try to live on her own, and she's STILL ONLY AROUND SIX.]]
** Then around ten years later, [[spoiler: she finally finds a clue about her father and having hope that he was innocent in all of this, and tries her best.]] But what happens? [[spoiler: She finds the doctored video that talks about how her father created the Dark Hour and everything was all his fault in the end, effectively shattering her world and faith that she had in her father.]] Who gives comfort from this heartbreaking moment? [[spoiler: None other than the protagonist, who may hug her and assure her that she should continue to believe in her father.]]
** This could be really what triggers the feelings that [[spoiler: Yukari develops for the protagonist, since she decides to have a Social Link with him after that event.]] The intimacy they share is so strong that [spoiler: to Yukari, the protagonist is the central force in her life that allows her to keep on hoping for a better tomorrow, because he helped her not only continue to believe in her father and her role in the group, but also potentially helped amend things with her mother.]
** And wouldn't you know, [[spoiler: the protagonist dies.]] Oh but not just any old way. Nope. [[spoiler: He dies while sleeping on Aigis' lap. And Yukari only JUST remembered her love for him and only to find out that he's dead with Aigis being the last person that was with him, holding him, and Yukari, like the others, never knew why he died.]] The inability to accept that [[spoiler: he was dead, but forced to do so made her unable to even open up to her friends. It was too painful because the person that she loved most in the world ended up dying then and there.]]
** As if to make matters worse, when [[spoiler: Yukari returns to the dorm, she finds out that not only did Aigis spend the last moments with the protagonist, she inherited his power as well.]] Can you just imagine how frustrating that is? [[spoiler: The acquisition of that power is something to indicate that a part of the protagonist lives on with Aigis, as if Aigis was the one carrying out his will, and for Yukari, that was too painful to accept, as she didn't have anything like that, but instead had memories of him to remind her.]]
** Finally came time at the end. You actually see how hard [[spoiler: Yukari tries to push past the protagonist's death, wanting to move on, to live on for the future. But she's actually barely keeping herself together, because her feelings of love that were lost was breaking through her. And that showed the moment the opportunity presented itself where they could go back in time. As strong of a face she tried to make, her feelings could no longer keep themselves down. She wanted to see him again, and wanted him not to die on her like before.]] But it wasn't to be. [[spoiler: Aigis and Metis end up winning and taking the key, and Yukari cannot even try to use it after. The breakdown that she has is truly hreatbreaking, because she's finally confessing all the pain that's been inside her.]
** Even worse is when you realize that [[spoiler: Aigis got off lucky as she more or less discarded her emotions due to wishing to be a machine, giving birth to Metis, but Yukari had no such thing. She had to live on with all those emotions remaining inside her.]]
2nd Jun '17 1:14:47 AM ShorinBJ
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** [[spoiler: The fact that he survives after using up his soul on pure willpower alone, despite his friends having forgotten him and the promise that was keeping him alive, until the very end, wherein it's too late as he lays down on Aigis's lap atop the rooftop, watches the sky with her, and dies seconds before his friends arrive.]]

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** [[spoiler: The fact that he survives after using up his soul on pure willpower alone, despite his friends having forgotten him and the promise that was keeping him alive, until the very end, wherein it's too late as he lays lies down on Aigis's lap atop the rooftop, watches the sky with her, and dies seconds before his friends arrive.]]
20th Apr '17 10:02:11 AM TaylorHyuuga
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*** [[spoiler: What makes the hospital scene all the more effective is Akihiko's sheer distress. He's now faced with the fear of losing another person he cares about (Shinji) and being helpless to do anything about it. The poor guy even starts [[PleaseWakeUp begging for him to wake up!]]

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*** [[spoiler: What makes the hospital scene all the more effective is Akihiko's sheer distress. He's now faced with the fear of losing another person he cares about (Shinji) and being helpless to do anything about it. The poor guy even starts [[PleaseWakeUp begging for him to wake up!]]up!]]]]
20th Apr '17 8:50:15 AM FF32
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** ''VideoGame/Persona3Portable'' makes this even more painful. If you play as a female, he has his own Social Link and he becomes even more of a sympathetic character. [[spoiler:Shinjiro warms up to SEES, and he is shown to be more than a brooding JerkWithAHeartOfGold, he really is a kind man, only with a fatalistic mindset on his situation]]. [[spoiler:And if that isn't enough, even pursuing a romantic relationship is tragic, because he knows it would be a heartbreaking mistake for the both of them. And the Social Link is the first and only one to affect the story. It even amends the notable phrase he says as he's dying, to repeat one of his requests to her in a twisted fashion (twisted in the fact the reverse psychology will kick in).]]

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** ''VideoGame/Persona3Portable'' ''Persona 3 Portable'' makes this even more painful. If you play as a female, he has his own Social Link and he becomes even more of a sympathetic character. [[spoiler:Shinjiro warms up to SEES, and he is shown to be more than a brooding JerkWithAHeartOfGold, he really is a kind man, only with a fatalistic mindset on his situation]]. [[spoiler:And if that isn't enough, even pursuing a romantic relationship is tragic, because he knows it would be a heartbreaking mistake for the both of them. And the Social Link is the first and only one to affect the story. It even amends the notable phrase he says as he's dying, to repeat one of his requests to her in a twisted fashion (twisted in the fact the reverse psychology will kick in).]]
17th Apr '17 8:47:03 PM BigKlingy
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** This deserves elaboration. At first glace, things don't seem particularly bad, and it'd probably serve as a happy ending in any other context, which is what makes it feel so subtly ''wrong''. [[spoiler: The MC, Junpei and Yukari are all hanging out like they used to. They see Aigis on the way in to school... and to them she's just a girl from their dorm they barely know. And it's implied she's the only one who has RippleEffectProofMemory, so imagine how painful that must be for ''her''. Mitsuru and Akihiko aren't even acquaintances with the others, and Mitsuru gives a speech on graduation day, saying her father recently passed away from illness. She pauses for a moment, as if some part of her realises that's not right. Everyone discusses their future plans (oblivious to the fact they whole world is about to end), and Yukari makes a speech about how it doesn't matter what they choose in life and that "ignorance is bliss", which ''hurts'' after seeing all her CharacterDevelopment. But the worst part about all this? ''Shinjiro isn't even mentioned.'' Seeing as Mitsuru knows her father died, this seems to imply that Shinjiro's death still happened and ''nobody cared''. He was ''completely forgotten''. Everything all these characters went through is gone, and the world is doomed. [[ItsAWonderfulFailure Nice job.]]]]

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** This deserves elaboration. At first glace, things don't seem particularly bad, and it'd probably serve as a happy ending in any other context, which is what makes it feel so subtly ''wrong''. [[spoiler: The MC, Junpei and Yukari are all hanging out like they used to. They see Aigis on the way in to school... and to them she's just a girl from their dorm they barely know. And it's implied she's the only one who has RippleEffectProofMemory, so imagine how painful that must be for ''her''. Mitsuru and Akihiko aren't even acquaintances with the others, and Mitsuru gives a speech on graduation day, saying her father recently passed away from illness. She pauses for a moment, as if some part of her realises that's not right. Everyone discusses their future plans (oblivious to the fact they whole world is about to end), and Yukari makes a speech about how it doesn't matter what they choose in life and that "ignorance is bliss", which ''hurts'' after seeing all her CharacterDevelopment. But the worst part about all this? ''Shinjiro isn't even mentioned.'' Seeing as Mitsuru knows her father died, this seems to imply that Shinjiro's death still happened and ''nobody cared''. He was ''completely forgotten''. FridgeHorror also sets in with Ken. With him forgetting what caused him to abandon his desire for revenge, and finding out Shinjiro had suddenly died, it's possible he might have gone back to being suicidal. Everything all these characters went through is gone, and the world is doomed. [[ItsAWonderfulFailure Nice job.]]]]
8th Apr '17 9:21:56 PM Juste_Morai
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** [[spoiler:Akihiko's resolution when he visit's the school's shrine to Shinjiro alone. In ''Portable'' if Shinjiro's life is saved, Akihiko's resolution happens in a hospital room over Shinjiro's comatose body and it's just as, if more, effective.]]

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** [[spoiler:Akihiko's [[spoiler: Akihiko's resolution when he visit's the school's shrine to Shinjiro alone. In ''Portable'' if Shinjiro's life is saved, Akihiko's resolution happens in a hospital room over Shinjiro's comatose body and it's just as, if more, effective.]]]]
*** [[spoiler: What makes the hospital scene all the more effective is Akihiko's sheer distress. He's now faced with the fear of losing another person he cares about (Shinji) and being helpless to do anything about it. The poor guy even starts [[PleaseWakeUp begging for him to wake up!]]
---> [[spoiler: Akihiko: ...But I was wrong... and now look at you...! What am I supposed to do if I lose you too!? Shinji... Don't leave me behind...! You can hear me, can't you!? Wake up...! Snap out of it...! Shinji...! *cries*]]
4th Apr '17 9:32:36 AM Wiseoung-5
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** [[spoiler:Dog]]lovers will find the fight against [[spoiler:Junpei and Koromaru]] especially heart-wrenching. Just listening to [[Koromaru whimper in pain everytime you hit him]] is enough to make those with the weakest of hearts quit mid-fight.
** Although [[spoiler:Metis]] may have been coming off as a real bitch for how she's treated [[spoiler: the members of SEES]], just listening to [[spoiler:her breaking down in Aigis's arms, begging her sister not to leave her]], reminds the player just how broken [[Metis is from being alone her whole life, her fear of losing the one person she values most, the person who is most like her]].

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** [[spoiler:Dog]]lovers will find the fight against [[spoiler:Junpei and Koromaru]] especially heart-wrenching. Just listening to [[Koromaru [[spoiler:Koromaru whimper in pain everytime you hit him]] is enough to make those with the weakest of hearts quit mid-fight.
** Although [[spoiler:Metis]] may have been coming off as a real bitch for how she's treated due to her treatment of [[spoiler: the members of SEES]], just listening to [[spoiler:her breaking down in Aigis's arms, begging her sister not to leave her]], reminds the player just how broken [[Metis [[spoiler:Metis is from being alone her whole life, her fear of losing the one person she values most, the person who is most like her]].
2nd Apr '17 2:25:57 PM nombretomado
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* The [[spoiler:death of Shinjiro Aragaki]] in {{Persona 3}} is another prime example of a TearJerker / SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome / HeroicSacrifice combination.

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* The [[spoiler:death of Shinjiro Aragaki]] in {{Persona 3}} is another a prime example of a TearJerker / SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome / HeroicSacrifice combination.



** Persona 3 Portable makes this even more painful. If you play as a female, he has his own Social Link and he becomes even more of a sympathetic character. [[spoiler:Shinjiro warms up to SEES, and he is shown to be more than a brooding JerkWithAHeartOfGold, he really is a kind man, only with a fatalistic mindset on his situation]]. [[spoiler:And if that isn't enough, even pursuing a romantic relationship is tragic, because he knows it would be a heartbreaking mistake for the both of them. And the Social Link is the first and only one to affect the story. It even amends the notable phrase he says as he's dying, to repeat one of his requests to her in a twisted fashion (twisted in the fact the reverse psychology will kick in).]]

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** Persona 3 Portable ''VideoGame/Persona3Portable'' makes this even more painful. If you play as a female, he has his own Social Link and he becomes even more of a sympathetic character. [[spoiler:Shinjiro warms up to SEES, and he is shown to be more than a brooding JerkWithAHeartOfGold, he really is a kind man, only with a fatalistic mindset on his situation]]. [[spoiler:And if that isn't enough, even pursuing a romantic relationship is tragic, because he knows it would be a heartbreaking mistake for the both of them. And the Social Link is the first and only one to affect the story. It even amends the notable phrase he says as he's dying, to repeat one of his requests to her in a twisted fashion (twisted in the fact the reverse psychology will kick in).]]



** [[spoiler:Akihiko's resolution when he visit's the school's shrine to Shinjiro alone. In Persona 3 Portable if Shinjiro's life is saved, Akihiko's resolution happens in a hospital room over Shinjiro's comatose body and it's just as, if more, effective.]]

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** [[spoiler:Akihiko's resolution when he visit's the school's shrine to Shinjiro alone. In Persona 3 Portable ''Portable'' if Shinjiro's life is saved, Akihiko's resolution happens in a hospital room over Shinjiro's comatose body and it's just as, if more, effective.]]



** Persona 3 Portable adds an even more heartbreaking variation to this scene: [[spoiler:you can actually choose the last person you talk to at that moment. If it was painful with Aigis, imagine how hard it would be to see the hero dying in Yukari or Mitsuru's arms.]]

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** Persona ''Persona 3 Portable Portable'' adds an even more heartbreaking variation to this scene: [[spoiler:you can actually choose the last person you talk to at that moment. If it was painful with Aigis, imagine how hard it would be to see the hero dying in Yukari or Mitsuru's arms.]]



* At times it seems as if they [[TearJerker/{{Persona 3}} took a bucket of sadness a slathered it all over the story]]. [[spoiler:Two prominant examples being the fates of both Shinjiro and Chidori (At least before ''FES'', in the latter's case).]]

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* At times it seems as if they [[TearJerker/{{Persona 3}} took a bucket of sadness a slathered it all over the story]]. [[spoiler:Two prominant examples being the The fates of both Shinjiro and Chidori (At (at least before ''FES'', in the latter's case).]]
1st Apr '17 1:40:38 PM Elemiel
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** The shift in music during Shinjiro's social link. In early ranks, "Easy Feeling" plays as Shinji and the FeMC bond but later ranks begin to play "Living With Determination" when [[spoiler:Shinjiro begins to realize his feelings for the FeMC despite knowing his fate]].
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