History TearJerker / Persona3

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]].
4th Mar '17 7:23:18 PM Wiseoung-5
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** Although [[spoiler:Metis]] may have been coming off as a real bitch due to her apparent apathy towards the [[spoiler: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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** Although [[spoiler:Metis]] may have been coming off as a real bitch due to her apparent apathy towards for how she's treated [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:members 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]].
4th Mar '17 7:21:01 PM Wiseoung-5
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** Although [[spoiler:Metis]] may have been coming off as a real bitch due to her apparent apathy towards the [[spoiler: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]].

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** Although [[spoiler:Metis]] may have been coming off as a real bitch due to her apparent apathy towards the [[spoiler: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]].life, her fear of losing the one person she values most, the person who is most like her]].
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