History Videogame / Persona3

27th Aug '16 7:49:24 PM Vilui
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** There's an entertaining mini-saga that unfolds between two [=NPCs=]: at the start of the year, a girl is stalking a guy she has a massive crush on and slowly becomes repulsed by him. But while she's doing this, he's slowly falling in love with her. Within a month or two, ''he's'' the one stalking ''her''. He finally asks her out at the end, gets turned down, and in the epilogue she's back to stalking him while he's disinterested.

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** There's an entertaining mini-saga that unfolds between two [=NPCs=]: at the start of the year, a girl is stalking a guy she has a massive crush on and slowly becomes repulsed by him. But while she's doing this, he's slowly falling in love with her. Within a month or two, ''he's'' the one stalking ''her''. He finally asks her out at the end, gets turned down, and in the epilogue she's back to stalking him while he's disinterested.not interested.



* VideoGameCaringPotential: Most of the social links involve helping each of the NPC's overcome their problems. Since the Female Protagonist in [=P3P=] has a new set of social links, including all the male members of SEES, the caring potential's practically doubled.

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* VideoGameCaringPotential: Most of the social links involve helping each of the NPC's [=NPCs=] overcome their problems. Since the Female Protagonist in [=P3P=] has a new set of social links, including all the male members of SEES, the caring potential's practically doubled.



** It gets even better; it's weak against ice and has the strongest Pierce-type attack in the game. Oh and it's Arcana is ''Tower''. Think about those for a second.

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** It gets even better; it's weak against ice and has the strongest Pierce-type attack in the game. Oh and it's its Arcana is ''Tower''. Think about those for a second.
18th Aug '16 2:25:26 PM Dirtyblue929
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You are a NewTransferStudent moving to a new town to transfer into Gekkoukan High School. Soon after settling into your new dormitory, you are discovered to have "[[TheChosenOne the potential]]": the ability to remain as a human within the Dark Hour, and to fight the Shadows with [[SummonMagic a mysterious inner-power]] called "Persona". Recruited into the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad ([[FunWithAcronyms SEES]]), a [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal secret student society]] dedicated to fighting the Shadows, you now have to balance your school life, your social life ''and'' your new demon-hunting life.

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You are a NewTransferStudent moving to a new town Tatsumi Port Island to transfer into attend Gekkoukan High School. Soon after settling into your new dormitory, you are discovered to have "[[TheChosenOne the potential]]": the ability to remain as a human within the Dark Hour, and to fight the Shadows with [[SummonMagic a mysterious inner-power]] called "Persona". Recruited into the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad ([[FunWithAcronyms SEES]]), a [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal secret student society]] dedicated to fighting the Shadows, you now have to balance your school life, your social life ''and'' your new demon-hunting life.
12th Aug '16 6:23:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* AncientGrome: The majority of the party boasts Greek figures as their Personas, such as Hermes (Junpei) and Cerberus (Koromaru), with Fuuka's Persona Lucia, a Christian saint, being the exception. Two examples of this trope are used for Fuuka's [[spoiler:Ultimate]] Persona, Juno, who is based off of the ''Roman'' equivalent of Hera, and Akihiko's [[spoiler:Ultimate]] Persona Caesar (he doesn't reference ''any'' Caesar in particular, but the motif seems to pick up from GaiusJuliusCaesar.) The other [[spoiler:Ultimate]] Personas take from completely different mythologies altogether, with Mitsuru's being based off of a real life ruler of a region in what was formally known as Asia Minor (a region that makes up most of modern day Turkey).

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* AncientGrome: The majority of the party boasts Greek figures as their Personas, such as Hermes (Junpei) and Cerberus (Koromaru), with Fuuka's Persona Lucia, a Christian saint, being the exception. Two examples of this trope are used for Fuuka's [[spoiler:Ultimate]] Persona, Juno, who is based off of the ''Roman'' equivalent of Hera, and Akihiko's [[spoiler:Ultimate]] Persona Caesar (he doesn't reference ''any'' Caesar in particular, but the motif seems to pick up from GaiusJuliusCaesar.Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar.) The other [[spoiler:Ultimate]] Personas take from completely different mythologies altogether, with Mitsuru's being based off of a real life ruler of a region in what was formally known as Asia Minor (a region that makes up most of modern day Turkey).
9th Aug '16 2:04:44 PM Hollownerox
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** The protagonist's other Persona, Thanatos, was the God of Death, son of Nyx and brother of Hypnos. He is usually depictated as slumbering in his mother's arms, but also has been described as a black figure with wings and a sword sheathed at his belt; with his in-game portrayal matching the latter with the coffins in place of standard wings. While he was initially viewed as a merciless and indiscriminate figure in the myths, he eventually became more associated with gentle passings. Fitting considering the Protaganist's relation to death and [[spoiler:its Arcana]], and how [[spoiler:his eventual death was peaceful in the end]].

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** *** The protagonist's other Persona, Thanatos, was the God of Death, son of Nyx and brother of Hypnos. He is usually depictated as slumbering in his mother's arms, but also has been described as a black figure with wings and a sword sheathed at his belt; with his in-game portrayal matching the latter with the coffins in place of standard wings. While he was initially viewed as a merciless and indiscriminate figure in the myths, he eventually became more associated with gentle passings. Fitting considering the Protaganist's relation to death and [[spoiler:its Arcana]], and how [[spoiler:his eventual death was peaceful in the end]].
9th Aug '16 2:04:08 PM Hollownerox
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** The protagonist's other Persona, Thanatos, was the God of Death, son of Nyx and brother of Hypnos. He is usually depictated as slumbering in his mother's arms, but also has been described as a black figure with wings and a sword sheathed at his belt; with his in-game portrayal matching the latter with the coffins in place of standard wings. While he was initially viewed as a merciless and indiscriminate figure in the myths, he eventually became more associated with gentle passings. Fitting considering the Protaganist's relation to death and [[spoiler:its Arcana]], and how [[spoiler:his eventual death was peaceful in the end]].
20th Jul '16 4:52:53 PM masterzora
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* SchrodingersGun: No matter which club you join, it'll be the only one which the corresponding Social Link character is already a member of.
16th Jul '16 12:21:13 PM nombretomado
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** In [=P3P=], some guy with a unique portrait randomly appears at Club Escapade on the epilogue day of the game and goes on about various problems he has before stating "But this has nothing to do with your situation." in bright red text. This is Vincent, star of the Atlus game ''{{Catherine}}'', which was in production at the time of [=P3P=]'s release.

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** In [=P3P=], some guy with a unique portrait randomly appears at Club Escapade on the epilogue day of the game and goes on about various problems he has before stating "But this has nothing to do with your situation." in bright red text. This is Vincent, star of the Atlus game ''{{Catherine}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'', which was in production at the time of [=P3P=]'s release.
11th Jul '16 12:16:07 AM drac0blade
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** Mitsuru's Persona, Penthesilea, was an Amazonian queen who was easily convinced to join a conflict she wasn't supposed participate in (UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar, for the Trojans' side) because of her wish to make amends for a tragedy that wasn't really her fault (the accidental death of her sister Hippolyta). This mirrors how Mitsuru founded SEES to [[spoiler:atone for the crimes of the Kirijo family under the lead of her late grandfather, the real culprit behind the Dark Hour, and the accidental murder of Hippolyta likely ties into how Shinjiro, one of the initial SEES members along with Mitsuru, lost control of his Persona and unintentionally killed Ken's mother]]. It's also said that Achilles fell in love with Penthesilea after he killed her, something alluded to in how Mitsuru only becomes a LoveInterest after she loses her initial Persona in favor of Artemisia,

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** Mitsuru's Persona, Penthesilea, was an Amazonian queen who was easily convinced to join a conflict she wasn't supposed to participate in (UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar, for the Trojans' side) because of her wish to make amends for a tragedy that wasn't really her fault (the accidental death of her sister Hippolyta). This mirrors how Mitsuru founded SEES to [[spoiler:atone for the crimes of the Kirijo family under the lead of her late grandfather, the real culprit behind the Dark Hour, and the accidental murder of Hippolyta likely ties into how Shinjiro, one of the initial SEES members along with Mitsuru, lost control of his Persona and unintentionally killed Ken's mother]]. It's also said that Achilles fell in love with Penthesilea after he killed her, something alluded to in how Mitsuru only becomes a LoveInterest after she loses her initial Persona in favor of Artemisia,
7th Jul '16 3:55:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* RealMenTakeItBlack: Ken Amada says even he drinks coffee black in a random optional conversation you can have with him (which you can even joke you like it with hot sauce)
19th Jun '16 12:21:33 AM TylerL320
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* LonelyPianoPiece:
** "Living with Determination", which plays during sad scenes both in the main story and in Social Links. It receives a TriumphantReprise [[spoiler:as the dorm theme for the final month of the game]].
** "Memories of the City" and "Memories of the School", which are sad, simple piano melodies [[spoiler:that replace the previously-upbeat city and school themes, respectively, in the game's final month]].



** Completely averted in the last month of the game, where [[spoiler:the happy-sounding exploration music of Port Island, the school, and the dorm are replaced with incredibly bleak piano instrumentals]].

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** Completely averted in the last month of the game, later on, where [[spoiler:the happy-sounding exploration music of Port Island, the school, and the dorm are replaced with incredibly piano instrumentals for the final month - bleak piano instrumentals]].in the former two's case, triumphant in the latter's]].



* SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear: Averted when [[spoiler:Shinjiro dies]]. You can go through his stuff and take back the equipment you lent him.

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* SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear: Averted when [[spoiler:Shinjiro dies]]. You can go through his their stuff and take back the equipment you lent him.them.



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* TriumphantReprise: [[spoiler:The dorm theme in the final month of the game changes to]] a remix of "Living with Determination". While the main piano melody remains unchanged, the addition of an upbeat drumbeat gives the song a fitting climactic feel, representing the party's resolve to [[spoiler:avert the upcoming apocalypse]].
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