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18th May '16 5:53:52 AM jake38
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* AlreadyMetEveryone: The main party of ''Innocent Sin'', barring Yukino, all knew each other from the Alaya Shrine as kids. After a fire destroyed the original site, the remaining trio went their separate ways. The arsonist is later revealed to have been a young Tatsuya Sudou a.k.a. King Leo.

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* AlreadyMetEveryone: [[spoiler: The main party of ''Innocent Sin'', barring Yukino, all knew each other from the Alaya Shrine as kids. After a fire destroyed the original site, the remaining trio went their separate ways. The arsonist is later revealed to have been a young Tatsuya Sudou a.k.a. King Leo.]]
17th May '16 2:54:40 PM SteelEdge
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* AdultFear: The backstory for [[spoiler: The Masked Circle, aka Innocent Sin's protagonists]] is full of this. [[spoiler: One day, your children don't come home on time. Then you find out that they were attacked by a serial arsonist.]] It gets worse from there.
13th May '16 4:56:05 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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''Innocent Sin'' was [[UpdatedRerelease remade]] for the PlayStationPortable with widescreen support, new art, enhanced demon negotiations, and the option to pick between the original soundtrack and a remastered version. It also slightly censored the more overt Nazi imagery at the end of the game that is widely believed to have prevented the PSX release from leaving Japan. This version of the game was released in North America in September of 2011 and in Europe in November 2011, published by Ghostlight. [[http://www.siliconera.com/2012/02/28/persona-2-eternal-punishment-coming-to-psp-with-new-scenario/ It was confirmed that Eternal Punishment would also be remade and was released in May 2012 with an extra scenario]], but alas, it was not released outside of Japan. Thankfully, the original PSX version was re-released around the same time [[http://us.playstation.com/games/persona-2-eternal-punishment-ps3-psp.html on PlayStation Network]], available in all regions.


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''Innocent Sin'' was [[UpdatedRerelease remade]] for the PlayStationPortable UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable with widescreen support, new art, enhanced demon negotiations, and the option to pick between the original soundtrack and a remastered version. It also slightly censored the more overt Nazi imagery at the end of the game that is widely believed to have prevented the PSX release from leaving Japan. This version of the game was released in North America in September of 2011 and in Europe in November 2011, published by Ghostlight. [[http://www.siliconera.com/2012/02/28/persona-2-eternal-punishment-coming-to-psp-with-new-scenario/ It was confirmed that Eternal Punishment would also be remade and was released in May 2012 with an extra scenario]], but alas, it was not released outside of Japan. Thankfully, the original PSX version was re-released around the same time [[http://us.playstation.com/games/persona-2-eternal-punishment-ps3-psp.html on PlayStation Network]], available in all regions.

24th Jan '16 2:42:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* KaijuDefenseForce: Majority of the enemies later on in Eternal Punishment are [=JGSDF=] soldiers recruited by Sugawara. This distinction was not made clearly in the international version when [=EP=] was released overseas on the PlayStation.
19th Jan '16 11:31:43 AM Willbyr
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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Innocent Sin'' is dark, even by ''{{MegaTen}}'' standards. [[spoiler: In the ''only'' ending, the heroes lose without really having accomplished much of anything, the world is destroyed, one of their number dies, and the only way they can squeak out anything resembling a happy ending is cutting a deal with Philemon that undoes everything that happened, both good and ill.]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Innocent Sin'' is dark, even by ''{{MegaTen}}'' ''[=MegaTen=]'' standards. [[spoiler: In the ''only'' ending, the heroes lose without really having accomplished much of anything, the world is destroyed, one of their number dies, and the only way they can squeak out anything resembling a happy ending is cutting a deal with Philemon that undoes everything that happened, both good and ill.]]



* GenreBusting: It's an RPG UrbanFantasy about saving the world and facing your fears and with psychological elements and it's a horror game like the other Megatens. And IS has one part with a DatingSim element to boot.

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* GenreBusting: It's an RPG UrbanFantasy about saving the world and facing your fears and with psychological elements and it's a horror game like the other Megatens.[=MegaTens=]. And IS has one part with a DatingSim element to boot.



* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Moreso than in most other Megaten games. Maya's party in particular is nicely coiffed.

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* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Moreso than in most other Megaten [=MegaTen=] games. Maya's party in particular is nicely coiffed.
26th Nov '15 2:58:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* TomeOfEldritchLore: "In-Lak'ech", a [[GreatBigBookOfEverything great big book]] of [[ConspiracyTheorist conspiracy theories]] ranging from Hitler's [[MysteriousAntarctica secret base in Antarctica]] to [[EvilAlienConquerors hibernating genocidal aliens]]. Naturally, releasing this book in a place like Sumaru City is...[[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough not a good idea]].

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* TomeOfEldritchLore: "In-Lak'ech", a [[GreatBigBookOfEverything great big book]] of [[ConspiracyTheorist conspiracy theories]] ranging from Hitler's [[MysteriousAntarctica secret base in Antarctica]] to [[EvilAlienConquerors hibernating genocidal aliens]].aliens. Naturally, releasing this book in a place like Sumaru City is...[[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough not a good idea]].
31st Oct '15 12:27:41 PM eliaskelham
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Maya dies violently, Tatsuya's friends are ripped from him, and the world burns.]]
** RayOfHopeEnding: Eikichi expresses an interest in hiring Tatsuya to lend street cred to his band (again), suggesting that they met yet become friends.
** In ''Eternal Punishment'', Maya and Tatsuya swap places at the conclusion of their stories: [[spoiler: Tatsuya returns to the Other Side to live in Sumaru and create a future there, even with the world destroyed;]] his "This Side" counterpart [[spoiler:now lives out his carefree youth--but now Maya is burdened with those old memories]]. Word of God is noncommittal about how it'll all work out. Shipping Maya/Tatsuya or Maya/Katsuya no longer seems feasible due to the risks and painful memories involved. "Big" Suou and "Little" Suou are getting along better, with Tatsuya lighting his brother's cigarette and inquiring about taking the police exam. Baofu and Ulala are also together, healing their respective wounds and running their own detective agency.
* DrowningMySorrows: Ulala and Baofu's Contact option while in battle.
18th Oct '15 4:31:42 PM QueenBEAUTY
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* ArabOilSheikh: You'll find Salam Ladeen sipping martinis in a hotel bar in Narumi. He's actually one of '''THE''' most important [=NPCs=]; he offers super-rare Tarot in exchange for completely mapping out certain dungeons. After the spaceship appears, Salam will seek refuge in the decidedly unglamorous Jolly Roger tavern.

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* ArabOilSheikh: You'll In ''Eternal Punishment,'' you'll find Salam Ladeen sipping martinis in a hotel bar in Narumi. Narumi (he'll switch to the less glamorous Jolly Roger Tavern once the spaceship appears). He's actually one of '''THE''' ''the'' most important [=NPCs=]; he offers super-rare Tarot in exchange for completely mapping out certain dungeons. After dungeons. It's worth the spaceship appears, Salam will seek refuge in effort alone because he can give you Fool tarot cards, and the decidedly unglamorous Jolly Roger tavern.only other way you can get them (which is the only way you could get them entirely in ''Innocent Sin'') is by doing a [[GuideDangIt convoluted set of contact conversations with demons that have a very specific personality trait]].
11th Oct '15 10:43:04 AM nombretomado
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* TokenMinority: The Caucasian Lisa Silverman from ''Innocent Sin,'' raised in Japan her entire life by her Japanophile parents. She's the only non-Japanese playable character in the series to date, discounting non-human characters like [[RobotGirl robot girls]] [[{{VideoGame/Persona 3}} Aigis]] and [[Persona4Arena Labrys]] (and both were created in a Japanese lab), and the [[spoiler:sentient Shadow]] [[{{VideoGame/Persona 4}} Teddie]] (and his ''own'' Persona is lifted from Japanese myths). Sumaru City in general also has a large array of foreigners, which the original game and its sequels mostly lack.

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* TokenMinority: The Caucasian Lisa Silverman from ''Innocent Sin,'' raised in Japan her entire life by her Japanophile parents. She's the only non-Japanese playable character in the series to date, discounting non-human characters like [[RobotGirl robot girls]] [[{{VideoGame/Persona 3}} Aigis]] and [[Persona4Arena [[VideoGame/Persona4Arena Labrys]] (and both were created in a Japanese lab), and the [[spoiler:sentient Shadow]] [[{{VideoGame/Persona 4}} Teddie]] (and his ''own'' Persona is lifted from Japanese myths). Sumaru City in general also has a large array of foreigners, which the original game and its sequels mostly lack.
17th Aug '15 5:01:02 PM mlsmithca
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* AllMythsAreTrue: This is even a gameplay mechanic: by spreading wild rumours, you can suddenly coerce bars into selling weapons under the table, or lingerie stores to carry bulletproof vests. It's the same gimmick as the dream version of P1's Mikago-Cho, except that it's rumours (not dreams) becoming a reality -- and the malls aren't arming for a zombie apocalypse.
** [[spoiler: This comes to bite you in the ass in ''Innocent Sin'''s ending. Have you ever heard of... TheLanceOfLonginus?]]

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* AllMythsAreTrue: This is even a gameplay mechanic: by spreading wild rumours, you can suddenly coerce bars into selling weapons under the table, or lingerie stores to carry bulletproof vests. It's the same gimmick as the dream version of P1's Mikago-Cho, except that it's rumours (not dreams) becoming a reality -- and the malls aren't arming for a zombie apocalypse.
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apocalypse. [[spoiler: This comes to bite you in the ass in ''Innocent Sin'''s ending. Have you ever heard of... TheLanceOfLonginus?]]



* ApocalypseHitler: So, someone decides to start a rumor that Adolf Hitler is still alive. Not a problem, right? Well, normally not. But what with this whole "rumors become reality" business... Long story short, '''''Hitler boss fight!'''''
* [[AttackOfTheTownFestival Attack Of The]] SchoolFestival: Kasugayama is in the middle of a festival by the time you turn up looking for Yasao.

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* ApocalypseHitler: So, someone decides to start a rumor that Adolf Hitler is still alive. Not a problem, right? Well, normally not. But what with this whole "rumors become reality" business... Long story short, '''''Hitler ''Hitler boss fight!'''''
fight!''
* [[AttackOfTheTownFestival Attack Of The]] SchoolFestival: AttackOfTheTownFestival: Kasugayama is in the middle of a festival by the time you turn up looking for Yasao.



* BadGuyBar[=/=]CoolestClubEver: Club Zodiac... though the rear of the club is many times bigger than the dance floor.
* [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins]]: In ''Innocent Sin'', [[spoiler:Nyarlathotep]] actually manages to[[spoiler: blow up the world, leaving only Sumaru City intact]]. While ''Eternal Punishment'' is a ResetButton, the ending implies that [[ParallelUniverse that universe still exists in some form.]]
* BadassLongcoat[=/=]ScarfOfAsskicking:

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* BadGuyBar[=/=]CoolestClubEver: BadGuyBar: Club Zodiac... though the rear of the club is many times bigger than the dance floor.
* [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins]]: TheBadGuyWins: In ''Innocent Sin'', [[spoiler:Nyarlathotep]] actually manages to[[spoiler: blow up the world, leaving only Sumaru City intact]]. While ''Eternal Punishment'' is a ResetButton, the ending implies that [[ParallelUniverse that universe still exists in some form.]]
* BadassLongcoat[=/=]ScarfOfAsskicking: BadassLongcoat:



* BaldOfAwesome[==]BigFun: Dr. Tomi. [[{{Slogans}} GOLD FINGERRRRRRR!]]

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* BaldOfAwesome[==]BigFun: BaldOfAwesome: Dr. Tomi. [[{{Slogans}} GOLD FINGERRRRRRR!]]



* [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive The Call Knows Where You Go To School]]



* CthulhuMythos: The games where it's referenced the most. [[spoiler:Tatsuya's new story in the PSP remake of ''Eternal Punishment'' includes Randolph Carter as Chandraputra appearing and a boss fight against nearly every Lovecraft creature in the series. Including the main series design of Nyarlathotep. It even has Cthulhu and Dagon speaking R'lyehian.]] The regular game also has Lovecraft creatures as foes like [[BlobMonster Shoggoth]], [[MixAndMatchCritter Byakhee]], and others that also speak R'lyehian.
* ChromeChampion[=/=]EvilKnockoff:

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* CthulhuMythos: The games where it's referenced the most. [[spoiler:Tatsuya's new story in the PSP remake of ''Eternal Punishment'' includes Randolph Carter as Chandraputra appearing and a boss fight against nearly every Lovecraft creature in the series. Including the main series design of Nyarlathotep. It even has Cthulhu and Dagon speaking R'lyehian.]] The regular game also has Lovecraft creatures as foes like [[BlobMonster Shoggoth]], [[MixAndMatchCritter Byakhee]], and others that also speak R'lyehian.
* ChromeChampion[=/=]EvilKnockoff:
ChromeChampion:



* CthulhuMythos: The games where it's referenced the most. [[spoiler:Tatsuya's new story in the PSP remake of ''Eternal Punishment'' includes Randolph Carter as Chandraputra appearing and a boss fight against nearly every Lovecraft creature in the series. Including the main series design of Nyarlathotep. It even has Cthulhu and Dagon speaking R'lyehian.]] The regular game also has Lovecraft creatures as foes like [[BlobMonster Shoggoth]], [[MixAndMatchCritter Byakhee]], and others that also speak R'lyehian.



* GasMaskMooks[=/=]GasMaskLongcoat: The Last Battalion.

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* GasMaskMooks[=/=]GasMaskLongcoat: GasMaskMooks: The Last Battalion.



** Eikichi also wonders aloud at being stuck in a game (the time-worn cliche of schoolkids saving the world {{for great justice}}) if you talk to him in the shrines.
*** [[spoiler: And then played straight in ''Eternal Punishment.'' Doing things over did not allow Tatsuya to escape the ''Eternal Punishment'' of his ''Innocent Sin;'' he has lost his friends and he will never be able to change that.]]

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** Eikichi also wonders aloud at being stuck in a game (the time-worn cliche of schoolkids saving the world {{for great justice}}) ForGreatJustice) if you talk to him in the shrines.
*** ** [[spoiler: And then played straight in ''Eternal Punishment.'' Doing things over did not allow Tatsuya to escape the ''Eternal Punishment'' of his ''Innocent Sin;'' he has lost his friends and he will never be able to change that.]]



* [[WhamEpisode Wham Level]]: Mt. Iwato in both games, which offers a lot of plot twists.

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* [[WhamEpisode Wham Level]]: WhamEpisode: Mt. Iwato in both games, which offers a lot of plot twists.
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