History TearJerker / Persona3

4th Jun '16 7:49:16 PM nombretomado
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** YES. For those who had played the PS2 version (or looked up spoilers), it felt like a huge [[PlayerPunch punch in the gut]]. [[spoiler:Way to rub in the protagonist's inevitable death, Atlus!]]

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** YES. For those who had played the PS2 [=PS2=] version (or looked up spoilers), it felt like a huge [[PlayerPunch punch in the gut]]. [[spoiler:Way to rub in the protagonist's inevitable death, Atlus!]]
17th May '16 10:51:39 PM ShorinBJ
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*** When the game described the Protagonist [[spoiler: as starting to feel warm while laying down on Aigis's lap, that he was going to die. The fact that your final attack against Nyx is the Great Seal makes this even more tear jerking. He's sacrificed himself for all his friends and for the world. And they don't even realize until the last minute, right after he dies.]] TearJerker material indeed.
*** And hearing Aigis [[spoiler: almost break down as she tries to reassure the Protagonist]] doesn't make it any better.
*** Listening to Kimi no Kioku (Memories of you)in the credits while knowing what the lyrics mean.

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*** When the game described the Protagonist [[spoiler: as starting to feel warm while laying down on Aigis's lap, that he was going to die. The fact that your final attack against Nyx is the Great Seal makes this even more tear jerking.tearjerking. He's sacrificed himself for all his friends and for the world. And they don't even realize until the last minute, right after he dies.]] TearJerker material indeed.
*** And hearing Aigis [[spoiler: almost [[spoiler:almost break down as she tries to reassure the Protagonist]] doesn't make it any better.
*** Listening to Kimi no Kioku (Memories of you)in you) in the credits while knowing what the lyrics mean.



** 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 immagine how painful that must be for ''her''. Mitsuru and Akihiko aren't even aquaintances 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 ''completley 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 immagine imagine how painful that must be for ''her''. Mitsuru and Akihiko aren't even aquaintances 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 ''completley ''completely forgotten''. Everything all these characters went through is gone, and the world is doomed. [[ItsAWonderfulFailure Nice job.]]]]
3rd Apr '16 12:41:53 PM WearSystem
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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 â he lay down in Aigis's lap on 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 â as he lay lays down in on Aigis's lap on atop the rooftop, watches the sky with her, and dies seconds before his friends arrive.]]
3rd Apr '16 12:39:57 PM WearSystem
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---> Shinjiro[[spoiler: as he holds you as you die in the end of NG+]]: [[spoiler: I'm glad I met you.]]

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---> Shinjiro[[spoiler: Shinjiro [[spoiler: as he holds you as you die in the end of NG+]]: [[spoiler: I'm glad I met you.]]
8th Mar '16 7:31:55 AM jake38
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* The LetsPlay "Fanfic/MyLifeIsAGoddamnMess" managed to build upon this, believe it or not. Instead of being a silent protagonist, the main character is a stereotypical EmoTeen, who apparently wasn't that sociable before the events of the game, and always complained that [[CatchPhrase his life was a goddamn mess]]. However, over the time of the playthrough, he gets more and more happy with his life, due to the Social Links and his TrueCompanions, eventually abandoning his CatchPhrase. [[spoiler:At the very end, he makes a heartrending speech about how everyone should enjoy life to the fullest, because life wasn't something to be taken for granted. And then...]]
---> [[spoiler:Minato: My life is a goddamn me...]]
** Playing the game [[spoiler:with an AlternateCharacterInterpretation of the protagonist, endearing him to the player all the more.]]
22nd Jan '16 9:55:27 AM Kuruni
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-->*[[spoiler:This troper felt terrible just listening to Mitsuru call out for her father while sobbing.]]



* In ''The Answer'', despite her BaseBreaker - TheScrappy status, this editor had a lot of pity for Yukari throughout the arc. [[spoiler:She had lost her loved one (either platonic or romantically, depending on your side of the fence), who had given her love and support that she didn't have thanks to her deceased father and cold mother, and she wasn't there in his final moments. To make things worst, the robot inherited his special power, leaving her to fume on the sideline. And since she didn't know what had happened to him, her only hope was to see him again by traveling back in time. Her attempt to rip the Key off Aigis' hands and her sobbing, "I want... to see him again...." didn't make it any better either. It all came off as a grief-stricken teenager's desperate attempts to reunite with her loved one]].



* For some reason, this troper found one in a Vision Quest in the ''Portable'' release. One of the doors has [[spoiler: Shinjiro.]] The image of a grief-stricken female protagonist running over to glomp him in tears comes to mind...
21st Oct '15 12:05:10 AM 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 immagine how painful that must be for ''her''. Mitsuru and Akihiko aren't even aquaintances 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 ''completley forgotten''. Everything all these characters went through is gone, and the world is doomed. [[ItsAWonderfulFailure Nice job.]]]]
4th Oct '15 7:52:27 AM Elemiel
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* A week after [[spoiler:Ryoji tells SEES that he'll bring about the Fall]], Mitsuru gets everyone together to talk about what they're going to do. Junpei lashes out at the MC [[spoiler:about how he/she never noticed the shadow sealed inside them]] and [[HarsherInHindsight asks them if there's anything they can do about it...]]
21st Aug '15 6:05:41 PM MechWarrior
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* The [[spoiler:death of Shinjiro Aragaki]] in {{Persona 3}} is another prime example of a TearJerker / CrowningMomentOfAwesome / HeroicSacrifice combination.

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



* The whole sequence with [[spoiler:Junpei and Chidori, from the hospital visits to her death]] while also being a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for both the character and the game.

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* The whole sequence with [[spoiler:Junpei and Chidori, from the hospital visits to her death]] while also being a CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for both the character and the game.



* In FES, [[spoiler:Aigis, Metis, and Fuuka have to fight the rest of the members of SEES. The music, while [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome definitely awesome]], [[SadBattleMusic does not help.]]]]

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* In FES, [[spoiler:Aigis, Metis, and Fuuka have to fight the rest of the members of SEES. The music, while [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic definitely awesome]], [[SadBattleMusic does not help.]]]]
13th Aug '15 11:51:51 PM Scabbard
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* Surprisingly enough, Rank 9 of Kenji's Social Link. (Which also happens to contain one of the single biggest {{Jerkass}} dialogue options in the game, which you should feel like a total bastard for even considering choosing) Especially after the HopeSpot in Rank 7, where he seriously considers marrying Emiri and having a future together after graduating. Knowing he was wrong about Emiri liking him ''the whole time'' can make the entire link HarsherInHindsight on a second playthrough.

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* Surprisingly enough, Rank 9 of Kenji's Social Link. (Which also happens to contain one of the single biggest {{Jerkass}} dialogue options in the game, which you should feel like a total bastard for even considering choosing) choosing.) Especially after the HopeSpot in Rank 7, where he seriously considers marrying Emiri and having a future together after graduating. Knowing he was wrong about Emiri liking him ''the whole time'' can make the entire link HarsherInHindsight on a second playthrough.
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