History TearJerker / Persona4

21st Oct '17 2:16:08 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* Can a song be a TearJerker? Because [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nTv5cSv_kE Corridor]] is ''soul-crushing''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja7qx99GRp4&feature=related Alone.]] This song (spoilers in the comments) reduces anyone with a soul to TEARS the first time you hear it in game. There's a reason the usual response of gamers when that song plays the first time is, "I'm going to break [[spoiler:Adachi's]] fucking legs..."
*** Which both have nothing on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=463Us587Z9o&feature=related Heaven.]] [[spoiler: Poor Nanako...]] The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJLDGI9OQXk Reincarnation]] manages to be even ''worse''. The lyrics are heart wrenching if you think about them for even a moment.

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* Can a song be a TearJerker? Because Songs:
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nTv5cSv_kE Corridor]] is ''soul-crushing''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja7qx99GRp4&feature=related Alone.]] This song (spoilers in the comments) reduces can reduce anyone with a soul to TEARS the first time you they hear it in game. There's a reason the usual response of gamers when that song plays the first time is, "I'm going to break [[spoiler:Adachi's]] fucking legs..."
*** Which both have nothing on ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=463Us587Z9o&feature=related Heaven.]] [[spoiler: Poor Nanako...]] The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJLDGI9OQXk Reincarnation]] manages to be even ''worse''. The lyrics are heart wrenching if you think about them for even a moment.



** Then Golden adds [[http://youtu.be/odW1GYM00o0 Memory]]. The music is haunting enough, but it plays during a bonus dungeon, [[spoiler:Hollow Forest, where Marie has gone, the party thinks at first, to commit suicide. Which, it turns out, she's doing to prevent the fog that she absorbed from overrunning Inaba. And you have to fight against her, when you had to get her Social Link to level 10 in order to access this dungeon.]] Helluva reward for the new Social Link, huh?

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** Then Golden ''Golden'' adds [[http://youtu.be/odW1GYM00o0 Memory]]. The music is haunting enough, but it plays during a bonus dungeon, [[spoiler:Hollow Forest, where Marie has gone, the party thinks at first, to commit suicide. Which, it turns out, she's doing to prevent the fog that she absorbed from overrunning Inaba. And you have to fight against her, when you had to get her Social Link to level 10 in order to access this dungeon.]] Helluva reward for the new Social Link, huh?



* When [[spoiler: [[ButThouMust Souji/Yu leaves Inaba]] and his friends ran after the train, crying and talking to him]]

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* When [[spoiler: [[ButThouMust Souji/Yu leaves Inaba]] and his friends ran run after the train, crying and talking to him]]



* Meeting [[spoiler: Naoto's shadow]] was heartbreaking as well, she was essentially a lonely child. Watching her cry about just how lonely she was nearly had this troper in tears.
** Despite him being played largely for laughs, this troper found Kanji's shadow very sad as well. Quite a bit of his rant involves him wanting someone (anyone!) to accept him. Hell, even his defeat quote is a plea for acceptance.
** While mostly [[NightmareFuel creepy]], [[spoiler: Teddie's shadow]] also counts when you realize what he represents: existential fear and nihilistic dread. He constantly says that the protagonists' search for the truth is pointless, that nothing but suffering awaits them, and that they only smart way to live is to lie to yourself. These are all very real feelings to people with depression. [[spoiler: He also shows what [[StepfordSmiler someone as cheerful as Teddie can be hiding.]] ]]

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* Meeting [[spoiler: Naoto's shadow]] was is heartbreaking as well, she was essentially a lonely child. Watching her cry child, crying about just how lonely she was nearly had this troper in tears.
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Despite him being played largely for laughs, this troper found Kanji's shadow is very sad as well.sad. Quite a bit of his rant involves him wanting someone (anyone!) to accept him. Hell, even Even his defeat quote is a plea for acceptance.
** * While mostly [[NightmareFuel creepy]], [[spoiler: Teddie's shadow]] also counts when you realize what he represents: existential fear and nihilistic dread. He constantly says that the protagonists' search for the truth is pointless, that nothing but suffering awaits them, and that they only smart way to live is to lie to yourself. These are all very real feelings to people with depression. [[spoiler: He also shows what [[StepfordSmiler someone as cheerful as Teddie can be hiding.]] ]]



* Rise's [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove "I love you, senpai!"]] as the train leaves in the Good Ending, complete with tears streaming down her face. While she's [[TheTease never very subtle]] about her feelings toward Yu, unless you romance her, it's only here where she actually confesses she loves him. With you returning home and, if you completed her social-link, her returning to show business, she likely didn't want you to leave without knowing how she really felt.
** Hits even harder if you do romance her. You're her first boyfriend and she doesn't want you to forget about her.

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* Rise's [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove "I love you, senpai!"]] as the train leaves in the Good Ending, complete with tears streaming down her face. While she's [[TheTease never very subtle]] about her feelings toward Yu, unless you romance her, it's only here where she actually confesses she loves him. With you returning home and, if you completed her social-link, her returning to show business, she likely didn't want you to leave without knowing how she really felt.
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felt. Hits even harder if you do romance her. You're her first boyfriend and she doesn't want you to forget about her.



* Mitsuo Kubo. Yes, he's a {{Jerkass}} and a murderer. But he's still just a messed-up kid who's willing to go to jail for the rest of his life if it means people will notice him. His shadow's even more depressed than Teddie's. He's basically Shu, if Shu didn't have a friendly tutor to help him through his troubles.
** Makes you wonder [[FridgeHorror what his life must've been like for him to end up like that.]]

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* Mitsuo Kubo. Yes, he's a {{Jerkass}} and a murderer. But he's still just a messed-up kid who's willing to go to jail for the rest of his life if it means people will notice him. His shadow's even more depressed than Teddie's. He's basically Shu, if Shu didn't have a friendly tutor to help him through his troubles.
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troubles. Makes you wonder [[FridgeHorror what his life must've been like for him to end up like that.]]



* The whole thing with the affair that Mayumi Yamamo and Taro Namatame was treated by the media as just another sordid scandal, and then Miss Yamano died. And THEN you learn the truth about the affair.[[spoiler: When you finally get to interrogate Namatame, it turns out his marriage to his celebrity wife wasn't very happy, but then he and Mayumi met and connected in a way he and his wife didn't, and actually loved one another. And everybody else cared more about the novelty of their affair being brought to light than the reasons that lead to it in the first place, focusing on the sensationalism and not on the actual people involved. And then he got manipulated by the real killer into getting more victims hurt thinking he was helping them.]]

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* The whole thing with the affair that Mayumi Yamamo and Taro Namatame was had being treated by the media as just another sordid scandal, and then Miss Yamano died. And THEN you learn the truth about the affair.[[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When you finally get to interrogate Namatame, it turns out his marriage to his celebrity wife wasn't very happy, but then he and Mayumi met and connected in a way he and his wife didn't, and actually loved one another. And everybody else cared more about the novelty of their affair being brought to light than the reasons that lead to it in the first place, focusing on the sensationalism and not on the actual people involved. And then he got manipulated by the real killer into getting more victims hurt thinking he was helping them.]]



* Meta-wise, Atlus really put a lot in Persona 4, including ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'', ''Golden'', the anime, and more. And after a decade of Persona 4, it's time for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' to take the stage. But just before that, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO49aTa36gg here's one special video from the Persona 4 cast (with their Japanese cast) waving you good bye]] [[EndOfAnEra Their era has come to an end, and it has been a magnificent ride]], and it's like they're thanking the audience for the support in the decade. Sometimes, it's sad but necessary to wave good bye to the cast we know and love...
** Somewhat subverted now that Persona 4 will be in the upcoming ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCrossTagBattle''. But it's only prolonging the inevitable...

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* Meta-wise, Atlus really put a lot in Persona 4, including ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'', ''Golden'', the anime, and more. And after a decade of Persona 4, it's time for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' to take the stage. But just before that, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO49aTa36gg here's one special video from the Persona 4 cast (with their Japanese cast) waving you good bye]] [[EndOfAnEra Their era has come to an end, and it has been a magnificent ride]], and it's like they're thanking the audience for the support in the decade. Somewhat subverted now that Persona 4 will be in the upcoming ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCrossTagBattle'', but it's only prolonging the inevitable. Sometimes, it's sad but necessary to wave good bye to the cast we know and love...
** Somewhat subverted now that Persona 4 will be in the upcoming ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCrossTagBattle''. But it's only prolonging the inevitable...
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26th Jul '17 2:39:52 PM EpicLinkSam
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* Meta-wise, Atlus really put a lot in Persona 4, including ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'', ''Golden'', the anime, and more. And after a decade of Persona 4, it's time for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' to take the stage. But just before that, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO49aTa36gg here's one special video from the Persona 4 cast (with their Japanese cast) waving you good bye]] [[EndOfAnEra Their era has come to an end, and it has been a magnificent ride]], and it's like they're thanking the audience for the support in the decade. Sometimes, it's sad but necessary to wave good bye to the cast we know and love...

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* Meta-wise, Atlus really put a lot in Persona 4, including ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'', ''Golden'', the anime, and more. And after a decade of Persona 4, it's time for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' to take the stage. But just before that, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO49aTa36gg here's one special video from the Persona 4 cast (with their Japanese cast) waving you good bye]] [[EndOfAnEra Their era has come to an end, and it has been a magnificent ride]], and it's like they're thanking the audience for the support in the decade. Sometimes, it's sad but necessary to wave good bye to the cast we know and love...love...
** Somewhat subverted now that Persona 4 will be in the upcoming ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCrossTagBattle''. But it's only prolonging the inevitable...
4th Jul '17 9:30:17 AM TMK
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5v3QftBSZ4 Teddie's whole scene]] in [[spoiler: the Velvet Room]].


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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5v3QftBSZ4 Teddie's whole scene]] in [[spoiler: the Velvet Room]].
4th Jul '17 9:29:29 AM TMK
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5v3QftBSZ4 Teddie's whole scene]] in [[spoiler: the Velvet Room]]. The voice acting, combined with the music makes the scene surprisingly moving.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5v3QftBSZ4 Teddie's whole scene]] in [[spoiler: the Velvet Room]]. The voice acting, combined with the music makes the scene surprisingly moving.
21st May '17 6:43:41 PM maylove25
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*** Rise becomes uncharacteristicly apologetic and depressed. She dedicates herself wholeheartedly to Yu and tries to put on a brave face for the time bein,g but is on the verge of tears by the time he departs from her.

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*** Rise becomes uncharacteristicly uncharacteristically apologetic and depressed. She dedicates herself wholeheartedly to Yu and tries to put on a brave face for the time bein,g being but is on the verge of tears by the time he departs from her.
7th Mar '17 2:43:21 PM nmn3r3
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* Meta-wise, Atlus really put a lot in Persona 4, including ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'', ''Golden'', the anime, and more. And after decades of Persona 4, it's time for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' to take the stage. But just before that, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO49aTa36gg here's one special video from the Persona 4 cast (with their Japanese cast) waving you good bye]] [[EndOfAnEra Their era has come to an end, and it has been a magnificent ride]], and it's like they're thanking the audience for the support in the decade. Sometimes, it's sad but necessary to wave good bye to the cast we know and love...

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* Meta-wise, Atlus really put a lot in Persona 4, including ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'', ''Golden'', the anime, and more. And after decades a decade of Persona 4, it's time for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' to take the stage. But just before that, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO49aTa36gg here's one special video from the Persona 4 cast (with their Japanese cast) waving you good bye]] [[EndOfAnEra Their era has come to an end, and it has been a magnificent ride]], and it's like they're thanking the audience for the support in the decade. Sometimes, it's sad but necessary to wave good bye to the cast we know and love...
5th Mar '17 2:51:48 PM Harco
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** The latter half of January and beginning of February can be pretty hard to play through as even the game itself constantly reminds you that there won't be much time left and you should spend this time making memories with your friends. The melancholic winter music only makes it worse.
24th Sep '16 10:22:39 PM TedEldritch
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** Just listen to that scream Kanji makes when he punches the wall. Sums it up perfectly. For anyone who has actually lost a sibling, it's even worse.

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** Just listen Kanji's reaction to that scream Kanji makes when [[spoiler: Nanako seemingly dying]] is absolutely gutwrenching. The way he punches the wall. Sums it up perfectly.wall and just ''screams'' in anguish is absolutely crushing. For anyone who has actually lost a sibling, it's even worse.
14th Sep '16 8:00:27 AM ChrisX
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* Ending the game itself. The protagonist, his friends, his family, and you the player all knew this was a temporary arrangement going in and that it would have to end ''eventually'', but looking back on all the good times (and even not-so good times) shared by friends and knowing that they're over has reduced many, many, ''many'' players to tears. And seeing other characters choke out tearful goodbyes certainly doesn't help either.

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* Ending the game itself. The protagonist, his friends, his family, and you the player all knew this was a temporary arrangement going in and that it would have to end ''eventually'', but looking back on all the good times (and even not-so good times) shared by friends and knowing that they're over has reduced many, many, ''many'' players to tears. And seeing other characters choke out tearful goodbyes certainly doesn't help either.either.
* Meta-wise, Atlus really put a lot in Persona 4, including ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'', ''Golden'', the anime, and more. And after decades of Persona 4, it's time for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' to take the stage. But just before that, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO49aTa36gg here's one special video from the Persona 4 cast (with their Japanese cast) waving you good bye]] [[EndOfAnEra Their era has come to an end, and it has been a magnificent ride]], and it's like they're thanking the audience for the support in the decade. Sometimes, it's sad but necessary to wave good bye to the cast we know and love...
29th Jul '16 6:21:21 PM KINGBARBIE52
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* The whole thing with the affair that Mayumi Yamamo and Taro Namatame was treated by the media as just another sordid scandal, and then Miss Yamano died. And THEN you learn the truth about the affair.[[spoiler: When you finally get to interrogate Namatame, it turns out his marriage to his celebrity wife wasn't very happy, but then he and Mayumi met and connected in a way he and his wife didn't, and actually loved one another. And everybody else cared more about the novelty of their affair being brought to light than the reasons that lead to it in the first place, focusing on the sensationalism and not on the actual people involved. And then he got manipulated by the real killer into getting more victims hurt thinking he was helping them.]]

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* The whole thing with the affair that Mayumi Yamamo and Taro Namatame was treated by the media as just another sordid scandal, and then Miss Yamano died. And THEN you learn the truth about the affair.[[spoiler: When you finally get to interrogate Namatame, it turns out his marriage to his celebrity wife wasn't very happy, but then he and Mayumi met and connected in a way he and his wife didn't, and actually loved one another. And everybody else cared more about the novelty of their affair being brought to light than the reasons that lead to it in the first place, focusing on the sensationalism and not on the actual people involved. And then he got manipulated by the real killer into getting more victims hurt thinking he was helping them.]]]]
*Ending the game itself. The protagonist, his friends, his family, and you the player all knew this was a temporary arrangement going in and that it would have to end ''eventually'', but looking back on all the good times (and even not-so good times) shared by friends and knowing that they're over has reduced many, many, ''many'' players to tears. And seeing other characters choke out tearful goodbyes certainly doesn't help either.
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