History YMMV / Persona3

28th Jun '17 3:05:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Hidetoshi, the Emperor link, is generally considered one of the most difficult male links to max out. He's the only fellow classmate who will ''never'' call to hang out on weekends, limiting the time you can see him, and his link progresses faster earlier on if you ''approve'' of his borderline KnightTemplar tendencies. (A GenreSavvy player will realise he's going to have CharacterDevelopment later, and he does, but until then you have to take his side no matter how jerkish that seems, which goes against the norm for Social Link responses.)

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** Hidetoshi, the Emperor link, is generally considered one of the most difficult male links to max out. He's the only fellow classmate who will ''never'' call to hang out on weekends, limiting the time you can see him, and his link progresses faster earlier on if you ''approve'' of his borderline KnightTemplar tendencies. (A GenreSavvy player will realise he's going to have (He get CharacterDevelopment later, and he does, but until then you have to take his side no matter how jerkish that seems, which goes against the norm for Social Link responses.)
10th Jun '17 12:03:46 PM darkabomination
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* FanonDiscontinuity: Lots of fans dislike ''The Answer'' for lots of reasons, from the [[IdiotBall generally poor decision-making of the characters]], to the removal of lots of ambiguity from the ending, to just CuttingOffTheBranches in a rather haphazard manner.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Lots FanonDiscontinuity:
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of fans dislike ''The Answer'' for lots of reasons, from the [[IdiotBall generally poor decision-making of the characters]], to the removal of lots of ambiguity from the ending, to just CuttingOffTheBranches in a rather haphazard manner. manner.
** The fact that the Female Protagonist/Minako is left out of any references to this game in spinoffs and later installments leaves many fans of Portable upset that in a series that otherwise tends to leave a lot of ambiguity about player choice, it's all but stated [[CanonDiscontinuity her journey never happened]]. Some ignore any implications the protagonist is male by default in said spinoffs.



** In the case of ''Persona 3 Portable'', FeMC/Shinjiro [[spoiler:due to fact that completing his S.Link actually gives the player the ability to prevent his death]]. While the female protagonists' canonicity is markedly vague, some official side materials have jumped on this ship: they have some interaction in the ''Persona 3 Portable'' CD Drama, and they actually ''are'' paired up in the stage play.
** [[PlatonicLifePartners Female Protagonist/Junpei]] is also becoming fairly popular in the English fandom despite (or perhaps, because) the fact that he is not dateable.
** For couplings not involving either MC; Mitsuru/Akihiko received a decent amount traction (helped by their established relationship and natural chemistry with each other) as well as Junpei/Chidori for CharacterDevelopment their story-driven relationship gives them (provided the player isn't a fan of FeMC/Junpei).

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** In the case of ''Persona 3 Portable'', FeMC/Shinjiro [[spoiler:due to the fact that completing his S.Link actually gives the player the ability to prevent his death]]. While the female protagonists' canonicity is markedly vague, some official side materials have jumped on this ship: they have some interaction in the ''Persona 3 Portable'' CD Drama, and they actually ''are'' paired up in the stage play.
** [[PlatonicLifePartners Female Protagonist/Junpei]] is also becoming fairly popular in the English fandom despite (or perhaps, because) the fact that he is not dateable.
** While Yukari isn't able to be romanced in the Female Protagonist's root, the fact that [[LesYay a fair bit of romantic subtext is still there]], and Yukari's new dialogue shows her to be very protective towards her makes it another popular ship.
** For couplings not involving either MC; Mitsuru/Akihiko received a decent amount of traction (helped by their established relationship and natural chemistry with each other) as well as Junpei/Chidori for CharacterDevelopment their story-driven relationship gives them (provided the player isn't a fan of FeMC/Junpei).



** The whole concept of "I shoot myself in the head and a monster comes out."

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** The whole concept of [[ItMakesSenseInContext "I shoot myself in the head and a monster comes out."out"]] is ripe for edge jokes, both by fans and detractors of the game.



** The female protagonist certainly has her moments, especially if you pick the most energetic, fun-loving dialogue options.

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** The female protagonist certainly has her moments, gives off this vibe, especially if you pick the most [[GenkiGirl energetic, fun-loving dialogue]] options. The red and pink dialogue options.boxes and menus help too. She can also come off this way if you choose to be reluctant when joining the volleyball team, where she'll open the gym door to peak inside, only to close it, and is nervous when the girls look at her. Daww



** Mitsuru, Yukari and Aigis can also count as this when they blush on their costumes or their social links.

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** Mitsuru, Yukari and Aigis can also count as this when they blush on their costumes or their social links. Aigis' difficulties with social interaction and human feelings also make her very endearing.
9th Jun '17 11:09:57 PM Lizardon
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** When it comes to social links, Kenji is easily the most disliked one. His attraction to older women comes off as annoying more than anything, and he doesn't get any meaningful character development. It doesn't help that his counterpart in ''Portable'' is [[EnsembleDarkhorse Junpei]].

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** When it comes to social links, Kenji is easily the most disliked one. His attraction to older women comes off as annoying more than anything, and he doesn't get any meaningful character development. It doesn't help that his counterpart in ''Portable'' is [[EnsembleDarkhorse [[BestFriend Junpei]].
30th May '17 3:35:47 PM deimos415
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** As noted, Mitsuru in the original release version and FES. Not as a character but due to who the gameplay works in battle: her AI is seemingly set to prioritize status ailments not matter the situation. This was remedied in the portable remake which allowed for full player control.

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** As noted, Mitsuru in the original release version and FES. Not as a character character, but due to who how the gameplay works in battle: her AI is seemingly set to prioritize status ailments not matter the situation. This was remedied in the portable remake which allowed for full player control.
30th May '17 3:28:23 PM deimos415
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** Tanaka is relatively well liked by having one of if not the easiest non-storyline social links to level up, delivering hilariously petty threats, and for having a number of subtle PetTheDog moments later down the link. It also helps that maxing his social link grants the player the ability to fuse Beelzebub, who is a Darkhorse for the Megami Tensei franchise as a whole. Tanaka even makes a special cameo in ''VideoGame/{{Persona5}}'', still as seedy as ever.

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** Tanaka is relatively well liked by having one of if not the easiest non-storyline social links to level up, delivering hilariously petty threats, and for having a number of subtle PetTheDog moments later down the link. It also helps that maxing his social link grants the player the ability to fuse Beelzebub, who is a Darkhorse for the Megami Tensei franchise as a whole. Tanaka even makes a special cameo in ''VideoGame/{{Persona5}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', still as seedy as ever.
30th May '17 3:27:54 PM deimos415
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** Tanaka is relatively well liked by having one of if not the easiest non-storyline social links to level up, delivering hilariously petty threats, and for having a number of subtle PetTheDog moments later down the link. It also helps that maxing his social link grants the player the ability to fuse Beelzebub, who is a Darkhorse for the Megami Tensei franchise as a whole. Tanaka even makes a special cameo in [[VideoGame/Persona5]], still as seedy as ever.

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** Tanaka is relatively well liked by having one of if not the easiest non-storyline social links to level up, delivering hilariously petty threats, and for having a number of subtle PetTheDog moments later down the link. It also helps that maxing his social link grants the player the ability to fuse Beelzebub, who is a Darkhorse for the Megami Tensei franchise as a whole. Tanaka even makes a special cameo in [[VideoGame/Persona5]], ''VideoGame/{{Persona5}}'', still as seedy as ever.
30th May '17 3:26:42 PM deimos415
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** Tanaka is relatively well liked by having one of if not the easiest non-storyline social links to level up, delivering hilariously petty threats, and for having a number of subtle PetTheDog moments later down the link. It also helps that maxing his social link grants the player the ability to fuse Beelzebub, who is a Darkhorse for the Megami Tensei franchise as a whole.

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** Tanaka is relatively well liked by having one of if not the easiest non-storyline social links to level up, delivering hilariously petty threats, and for having a number of subtle PetTheDog moments later down the link. It also helps that maxing his social link grants the player the ability to fuse Beelzebub, who is a Darkhorse for the Megami Tensei franchise as a whole. Tanaka even makes a special cameo in [[VideoGame/Persona5]], still as seedy as ever.


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** For couplings not involving either MC; Mitsuru/Akihiko received a decent amount traction (helped by their established relationship and natural chemistry with each other) as well as Junpei/Chidori for CharacterDevelopment their story-driven relationship gives them (provided the player isn't a fan of FeMC/Junpei).


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** As noted, Mitsuru in the original release version and FES. Not as a character but due to who the gameplay works in battle: her AI is seemingly set to prioritize status ailments not matter the situation. This was remedied in the portable remake which allowed for full player control.
29th May '17 10:32:30 AM Lizardon
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* {{Fanon}}: It is quite common for fanworks to have the male and female protagonists be fraternal twins, whether in [[ThirdOptionAdaptation Third-Option Adaptations]] (with them both becoming the SEES leader), or in personal background (typically with the protagonist you pick being the SoleSurvivor of the car accident). The male protagonist is also almost always the "older" one of the two.

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* {{Fanon}}: It is It's quite common for fanworks to have the male and female protagonists be fraternal twins, whether in [[ThirdOptionAdaptation Third-Option Adaptations]] (with them both becoming the SEES leader), or in personal background (typically with the protagonist you don't pick being the SoleSurvivor of dying alongside their parents in the car accident). The male protagonist is also almost always the "older" one of the two.
28th May '17 10:59:23 AM Lizardon
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** If you succeed in finding the route to 100% Completion, then midway through December you should have maxed all but two or three social links. It's very likely you'll have absolutely nothing worthwhile to do over Christmas Vacation. After New Year's Day, the plot is all done except for the last few battles, which can't happen until the end of January. January therefore boils down to an extended Action Film, Quiet Drama Scene where there's nothing to do except Level Grinding and wrapping up the last two Social Links.
28th May '17 10:53:43 AM Lizardon
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* {{Fanon}}: It is quite common for fanworks to depict the male and female protagonists as being fraternal twins despite [[WordOfGod Atlus saying]] that one cannot exist in a universe where the other exists.

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* {{Fanon}}: It is quite common for fanworks to depict have the male and female protagonists as being be fraternal twins despite [[WordOfGod Atlus saying]] that twins, whether in [[ThirdOptionAdaptation Third-Option Adaptations]] (with them both becoming the SEES leader), or in personal background (typically with the protagonist you pick being the SoleSurvivor of the car accident). The male protagonist is also almost always the "older" one cannot exist in a universe where of the other exists.two.
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