->''"My name is Minato Arisato, I'm a Fool Arcana so I got a bajillion Personae, but my first one was Orpheus. I use whatever weapon I can get my hands on but I always did like Shortswords, and my favourite fictional character is [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon the Digger]]."''
-->'''--Minato in chapter 91, introducing himself to the previous generations of Persona users.'''

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5194916/1/Persona_3_Fairly_English_Story Persona 3: Fairly English Story]] started as an AU Fic of what the author thinks [[VideoGame/{{Persona3}} Persona 3: FES]] would have been like if Minato Arisato had been raised in England after his parents' death. Then things started to deviate from the original source material, and [[CrazyAwesome Stuff Happened]].

It's told in first person from Minato's perspective, giving him more of a personality while still keeping the sleepy, expressionless teen that Fanon has made him out to be, while taking a few levels in badass along the way. Towards the later chapters, things start to get a little out of hand, yet it still somehow manages not to break canon most of the time, even the canon for its somewhat direct sequel, VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}.

It also serves as a deconstruction of the concept of the MarySue / BlackHoleSue. Basically, Minato reaches Sue status, then the world refuses to play by the Sue's rules.

The author has posted the first chapter of the sequel (titled [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5860066/1/ For Every Soul]], because get it? FES?) and there's an omake series called [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5866195/1/FESxtras FESxtras]], formerly called "Investigation Team Yo!". Then he goes on a two-year mission. Casey W has also begun work on an official sequel from the viewpoint of Seta Souji as he goes through the events of the altered Persona 4 canon. It's called [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6148119/1/Persona_4_Face_Every_Shadow Face Every Shadow]]. All tropes related should go below.

The Author did a prequel called [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6294680/1/Stay_Awake_With_Me Stay Awake With Me]], which covers the events between Minato's parents dying and him moving to England. A rewrite is also currently in the works, titled [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6055388/1/Rebuild_of_Fairly_English_Story Rebuild of Fairly English Story]], though the author has claimed that there will be differences between this and the original. If you considered reading Fairly English Story but was put off by the poor writing quality, you might want to check these out.

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!!Tropes contained in Persona 3: Fairly English Story that were not included in the original game.

* AccidentalMisnaming - Kenjamin, but then he grows to like it.
** AdaptionNameChange
* TheAce - Minato. Except at Video Games.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter - Usually Minato. It shocks him when he finds it's someone else.
* AnswersToTheNameOfGod
--> Well, I'd recommend calming down and getting to the front of the car and killing that Shadow. Oh, you were swearing. I was gonna say, I'm not that awesome.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking - Minato's sense of priorities aren't always the same as everyone else's.
* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism - Minato does a lot of awesome things. This often inflates his ego. Now he's much more humble, but still points out that he is awesome on several occasions.
* ArcWords - First it's "Price on your honesty", then "[[Series/DoctorWho Fire and Ice and Rage]]".
** ''I, Minato Arisoto, give my word that I will take full responsibility for the consequences of my decisions.''
* AscendedExtra - The Reaper is turned into an actual character. Yeah.
** [[spoiler:Adachi]] starts off as just a nice little cameo. By the end of the story, he has become part of a huge cast of supporting characters, while [[spoiler:the sequel has him joining the main cast proper.]]
* AuthorAppeal - Can you think of any other reason why the Jakkai become anthropomorphic animals?
* {{Badass}} - Many, Many times.
** BackToBackBadasses - [[spoiler: Minato and Shinji against the Lover's army of zombie Shadows. It also happens whenever Minato and Naoki team up.]]
*** As of the sequel, [[spoiler: Naoki and Yukiko, [[OneSceneWonder Funky Student]] and Kanji, and Kenji with Jun, although they were completely outclassed by [[Anime/CodeGeass Rio]] ]]
** BadassBoast
** BadassAdorable - [[spoiler: Bebe.]] Yes, ''that'' [[spoiler: Bebe.]]
** BadassArmy - [[spoiler: The Jakkai]]
** BadassBack
** BadassBiker - Minato when he steals Mitsuru's bike.
** BadassBeard - [[spoiler: The Reaper.]]
** BadassBookworm - Minato, but the Reaper seems quite eloquent too. [[RealMenWearPink Jun definitely qualifies.]]
** BadassCape
** BadassCreed - [[Series/DoctorWho No Second Chances.]] [[spoiler: [[HeWhoFightsMonsters That's the kind of monster I am.]] ]]
** CulturedBadass - The Reaper.
** TookALevelInBadass - Junpei, Shinji, Ken, [[color:white: Kenji]]
*** Strega are much more effective in this story too.
** DareToBeBadass - Minato often calls people onto this. Got it himself a couple of times.
** BreakTheBadass - There was an entire chapter about Minato coming to terms with his fear of dying after being called out by Ryoji. [[spoiler: Also, Shinji's resolution after Akihiko's death.]]
** BadassGrandpa - [[spoiler: Minato's Granddad is Raidou.]] [[color:white: [[BishonenLine Reaper's True from]] ]]
** DiagnosisFromDrBadass - Minato's pretty decent at diagnosing his own injury's, then shouting at Yukari to hurry up and heal him.
** UnderestimatingBadassery - Everyone who fights Minato for the first time underestimates him. ''Everyone''. Even if they know he's a Badass.
* BadassArmy - [[spoiler: Every persona-user (including ex-nyxist) join in the battle against NYX.]]
* BagOfSpilling - Averted. The S.E.E.S. armoury holds a large pile of normal weapons, but Minato keeps the good stuff to himself and loans out the leftovers, much like how most players did during the game.
* BeastOfBattle - Koromaru. That's all you need to know.
* BigBrotherMentor - [[spoiler: Minato taught his sister a few tricks, such as how to effectively [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} disguise herself as a male detective]].]]
* BigBrotherInstinct - Makes sense, given the backstory.
** Then when we actually see the backstory, it makes even more sense.
* BigScrewedUpFamily - On Minato's mother's side, her brother is in the SBS, his cousin (his DistaffCounterpart of Persona 3: Portable) has been trained to fight since she could walk, his other cousin goes for midnight runs atop buildings. His father's? [[spoiler: Shirogane, formerly Kuzunoha. Granddad faked his and Naoto's death to prevent Minato from ruining her life due to his carrying around the living personification of Death inside him.]]
** It gets even worse that he didn't even know about it being [[spoiler: faked]] for ten years.
* BodyHorror - [[{{Squick}} Jessica]]. Ew.
* BreakingSpeech-
** Minato gives one in the middle of an IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight against Junpei.
** His enemies do it too. [[color:white: Adachi has it mastered.]]
* BringMyBrownPants - Invoked by name.
* BigEater - Minato, Ryoji, Mitsuru.
* BigNo - See the RunningGag below.
* BiggerStick - Shinji's favourite trope.
* BilingualBackfire - For the first few chapters, Minato has to concentrate to understand Japanese. If someone says something and he isn't ready for it, it's written in Romaji.
** [[spoiler: During the Christmas Trip to England, this starts happening again.]]
** [[spoiler: Minatos can't differentiate between languages.]]
* BilingualBonus - Minato's nickname for [[spoiler: Ken: Kenjamin. "Ken" means "strong", and "Jamin" (taken from Benjamin) is Hebrew for "right hand".]]
* BlackAndGreyMorality
* BladeLock
* BloodKnight: [[spoiler: Minato]], full stop.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu - [[spoiler: Minato loses almost all his Personae and all the skills he's gained and still barely manages to beat Nyarlathotep.]]
* BulletCatch
* JustForFun/CandleJack - [[spoiler: He's on Minato's side.]]
* CarnivalOfKillers - [[OhCrap The worst part was when they realised]] just what [[OneManArmy their target was.]]
* CasualDangerDialogue
* ChekhovsArmory - Subverted. The author takes the tiniest things and creates whole plotlines with them, so readers start looking for {{Lost}} level patterns. In reality, the author's really just playing XanatosSpeedChess.
* ChessWithDeath - You Just Lost The Game.
** Minato's also got a contest going on with the Reaper too.
* ClothingDamage - Gender flipped: Since Minato's furthest on the front line, his clothes take the most damage.
** Played straight later on with [[spoiler: Jessica, Elizabeth, and Margaret.]]
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience - [[BottomlessMagazines Devil Rounds]].
* CombatPragmatist - Minato. [[MilitaryBrat Makes sense]] [[BritsWithBattleships when we meet the uncle who raised him.]]
** [[spoiler: First thing Ikutsuki does after TheReveal is shoot Takeharu in the head, followed by Minato.]] [[color:white: [[CrazyAwesome It doesn't work.]]]]
* ComicallyMissingThePoint
--> ''"No one can do Jack Shit, he doesn't exist."''
* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind - [[spoiler: Attacker was a HeroicSacrifice]]
** Akihiko did it for Minato too, at one point.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive - Minato learns a few things from Tanaka.
* CrazyEnoughToWork [[spoiler: - Minato discusses a plan with an enemy over the police radio, then says that only a fool would attempt it. He then tells said enemy to ask Adachi just what kind of [[IncrediblyLamePun Fool]] Minato is.]]
* CrazyPrepared - Minato, to somewhat scary levels sometimes.
** CantBatheWithoutAWeapon - Don't ask where he was keeping that spare Evoker.
* {{Crossover}} - ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona2}} Eternal Punishment, Innocent Sin]]'', ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'', ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'', ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf'', Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei, ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''. Turns out that last one actually does count as SMT.
* CurbStompBattle - Whenever Minato gets an advantage over his enemy, the battle quickly becomes this.
** [[spoiler: Done against the true final bosses of The Answer and Persona 4.]]
** [[spoiler: By the time the crew gets to the top of Tartarus, Tayaka is so weak in comparison to them that Kenjamin beats him on his own effortlessly.]]
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique - [[spoiler: Hollow Arcana until he maxes it.]]
** [[spoiler: Same goes for Junpei's [[ManOnFire Icarus]]]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy - Minato. [[spoiler: Ikutsuki, Strega, Adachi]]
* DarkerAndEdgier - You would think this would be hard to do in a world where the world's already gonna end and there's nothing you can do about it, but it happens.
* DeathIsCheap - [[spoiler: Jyoji Hijiri and Naoki Kashima.]]
* [[spoiler: DecoyProtagonist]] - Read at your own risk.[[note]]Minato's ''Shadow'' was the narrator of the entire story, leaving the real Minato to potentially be a vastly different character. In other words, the snide remarks, insults and sarcastic comments were all of Minato's Shadow.[[/note]]
* DestructiveSaviour - At least he destroys the evidence.
* {{Delinquents}} - Minato was rather disappointed that Banchou culture had died out in Japan.
* {{Determinator}} - [[spoiler: Fighting without ribs?]]
** [[TearJerker The Prequel.]]
* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did Cthuhlhu Just Punch You Out?]]
* DieOrFly - Literally.
* DiggingToChina - What happens if you drop an indestructible spear that pierces anything? It turns up a couple of days later in Canada.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Minato does this to himself repeatedly in Chapter 28 by thinking about French maids while he's hanging out with Bebe.
* DivineParentage - [[spoiler: Ryoji got a girl pregnant.]]
* DonutMessWithACop: Junpei at one point suggests distracting police with a donut party.
* DontLookAtMe [[color:white: - Rio's Shadow]]
* DrunkWithPower - Both played straight and literally.
* DualWielding
* EldritchAbomination
* EnergyAbsorption - Why Fuuka's so important.
* EpicFail - Minato has one for every Epic Win he does. Unfortunately, his victories aren't always as memorable as his failures.
* EquivalentExchange - Usually SP, but some of the more hardcore stuff demands different fees.
* EvenEvilHasStandards - [[spoiler: Adachi]] have. Kind of.
* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting - January is an interesting month, considering it only took place over the space of ten chapters.
** [[spoiler: EveryoneIsASuper]] - Again, January is an interesting month.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - Shredder Abillity.
* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner
--> "Will you say JustForFun/CandleJack?"
--> [[spoiler: [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: ''Very well; Just For Fun/Candle Jack, happy?'' ]]
]]
--> [[color:white: [[JustForFun/CandleJack Hello.]]]]
* FalseFlagOperation - [[spoiler: [[FramingTheGuiltyParty Minato does this to shift the blame of destroying an old military warehouse to Strega by taking his shirt off, covering himself in demonic tattoos, putting on a hood and running aware from the scene of the crime with a gun.]]]] [[MagnificentBastard He thought this up seconds after the fight ended.]]
* FanNickname - Minato gives these out to people. Extra points go to [[spoiler:"Kenjamin"]] for the BilingualBonus.
* FangsAreEvil - Or at least a sign of demonic power.
* FestivalEpisode / BreatherEpisode - Considering [[TheWarSequence what happens next]], both tropes apply.
* FightingYourFriend - Minato gets charmed. Oh dear.
** Also when Minato has to beat some sense into Junpei from time to time.
* FixFic - Averted by WordOfGod.
* FreudianExcuse - Inverted. Minato punches those people even harder for being pussies.
** Played straight with Minato's. He's the walking example of a psychopath with a broken psyche.
* FlatWhat - A ''lot''.
* {{Foreshadowing}} - Whenever Minato maxes a Social Link, this happens.
** In rebuild he said that [[spoiler: he's heart is gonna kill him some day]]
** About ''Burn my Dread''. [[spoiler: Minato: Mental note, play this when I'm on my deathbed]].
* FunWithAcronyms - The sequel is named "'''F'''or '''E'''very '''S'''oul".
** Then there's '''F'''airly '''E'''nglish '''S'''tory.
** And now '''F'''ace '''E'''very '''S'''hadow.
** Averted with '''S'''tay '''A'''wake '''W'''ith '''M'''e.
* GetOut: Minato, to the impulsive voice in his head at Shirakawa Boulevard. Repeatedly.
* TheGlassesComeOff - '''YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!'''
* GoodThingYouCanHeal - Dia, we love you.
* [[spoiler: GodzillaThreshold: Refereed to as the 'Arisoto Threshold' in the Sequel. If things ever get to the point of no victory in sight, [[WalkingSpoiler Minatos]] will break the Great Seal, which ''will'' allow Nyx to try and destroy the world again, but will also free [[StoryBreakerPower Minato]] so he can stomp the other threat into dust. ]]
* GunsAreWorthless - Averted.
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation - Minato listens to less and less music as he gets more responsible. He plugs in the headphones only when he's running from these responsibilities.
* HelpYourselfInThePast - He gets a skill that lets him do this, and it's powered by Awesome.
* HeroicBSOD - [[spoiler: Happens briefly but then he gets punched in the face and gets over it. AngstWhatAngst]]
* HeroicRROD - Valhalla [[spoiler: which, in game, gives him invincibility for one turn before shunting his HP down to 1. Much the same happens when he uses it.]]
* HeroicResolve - Minato, but others would too if he gave them a chance.
* HesBack - Several times. Now he's back to stay.
* HeyItsThatVoice - While watching TengenToppaGurrenLagann, the characters note that Simon's voice [[YuriLowenthal sounds a lot like]] Minato.
* HighAltitudeBattle - [[spoiler: Minato and Dante on a particularly dangerous mission to destroy an AirborneAircraftCarrier full of enemies.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard - If Minato offers you a gun the size of a small child to shoot him in the back with, [[BackstabBackfire Don't Do It!]]
** In addition, most, if not all, of Minato's problems are caused by his actions, so this trope also applies to him. ''A freaking lot!''
** [[spoiler: [[TemptingFate Minato ultimately]] [[ThreatBackfire causes his]] [[DoNotTauntCthulhu own death.]] Nyx decided not to commence The Fall due to humanity showing its will to live, until he opened his big mouth. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice one.]]]]
* HopeSpot
* HotBlooded - Surprisingly, Minato
* HowDoIShotWeb - [[spoiler: Minato never figures out how to use the Hollow Arcana until just before he loses it.]]
* HowMuchMoreCanHeTake - Minato Vs [[spoiler: Margaret]], Nyx.
* HoYay - To the extent where Minato considers whether he's Homophobic or just plain tired of it.
* HumansAreBastards - Yet, Minato likes them.
* ImplausibleDeniability
--> If anyone asks, I'll say Junpei did it.
* IntimatePsychotherapy - [[spoiler: Empress social link. He didn't even want to at first.]]
** Turns out, [[spoiler: part of him did.]]
* InTheBlood - [[spoiler: Raidou's his granddad]]
* IndyPloy - Gods, demons, terrorists, schoolteachers, and {{Magnificent Bastard}}s are all plotting against Minato. He just goes with it.
** Author's kinda doing this too, just not so much lately.
* InfantImmortality - [[spoiler: Subverted.]]
* ImmuneToBullets - [[spoiler: So long as they hit him in the head.]]
* FromBadToWorse - Chapter 79 onward is made of this trope.
** From chapter 94: [[spoiler: "Take control over Gekkoukan High School, secure the surrender of Minato Arisoto through use of hostages. Kill hostages if target fails to comply. Do not engage the target directly, nor attempt to subdue him or take him by force, he is a lethal and ruthless leader of the terrorist organisation known as Strega, going by the handle of 'Jin'."]]
* ItsUpToYou - At first, Minato is chosen to lead as Akihiko was injured and he was the most competent fighter out of him, Yukari and Junpei. However, once people start realising just how powerful he is, he ends up doing most of the fighting in many of the fights.
** Then again, it's from his point of view, so he'd only really talk about the others if he can see them, and since he's almost always leading the attack, he just doesn't notice what they're doing, so they level up behind the scenes.
* JesusWasWayCool - [[spoiler: LouisCypher agrees with Minato on this one. Turns out the reason he left heaven was because SMT's God wasn't like Jesus.]]
** [[spoiler: GodIsEvil - Only YHVH.]]
* KarmaHoudini - Justified. [[color:white: Adachi's one too, for the same reason.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter - Averted in an epic OhCrap moment.
* KillSteal - Happens in Tartarus many times.
* KillItWithFire - Usually works.
* KillItWithIce
* KillItWithWater
* [[DefeatingtheUndefeatable Killing the Unkillable]] - [[spoiler: Minato vs NYX.]]
** [[spoiler: Also, Minatos vs Zeus.]]
* KindaBusyHere
* KnifeNut - Minato has rules to stop himself from overusing them.
* KnightOfCerebus - Ikutsuki. [[color:white: In more ways than one.]]
* LargeHam - One of Minato's back-up plans to defeat Nyx is to [[HotBlooded shout as loudly as he can]].
** Subjectively, the author is this depending on [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation interpretation.]]
--> '''Now, this was my initial intention. And I wish I could have done that. But, instead, I didn't. I couldn't. It's not in my nature. I can't just give the same-old. I cranked up the epic. Again.''' ... Rebuild of Fairly English Story is going to be a completely different animal to Fairly English Story. [[SeriousBusiness I am serious about this.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma - Minato gets this often in the first half of the story.
* LampshadeHanging - Minato often gets irritated at the spooky voices in his head reminding him that he's farming friends for demonic powers at the most inappropriate times.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo - Dante appeared in Nocturne, so it's okay for him to appear in this fic apparently. Even though other characters have actually played DevilMayCry.
* LeeroyJenkins - Minato for a while until the Senpai [[WhatTheHellHero call him out on it.]]
* TheLegionsOfHell - They act as BigDamnHeroes for Minato. [[spoiler: They wanted to, anyway. They retreated, fearing Minato would slaughter them too.]]
* LetsGetDangerous - Even Minato does this. [[spoiler: As does the Demi-Fiend.]]
* LevelGrinding - They call it "Training".
* LifeOrLimbDecision - Minato often has to do this. He usually winds up picking the other guy's limb.
* LineInTheSand - Done after the November Full Moon.
** Not quite what the trope means, but the following quote was just too good to pass up on.
--> '''Minato in Chapter 59''': "This is the line in the sand... To cross this line is to cross me. And to cross me is to end."
** [[spoiler: Said to the protagonist of Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei and Kerberos.]]
* LastSecondChance - If his enemy is human, he will usually give them a couple of warnings to back down before slaughtering them. Usually.
* LeyLine - Suggested as a reason for why Japan gets all the Persona problems.
* LotusEaterMachine - Ryoji gets much more persuasive.
** [[spoiler: Nyx Avatar in her Moon Arcana.]]
* LouisCypher - The man himself.
* MadeOfExplodium
--> ''Tokyo skyscrapers are the world's most volatile explosive. I remember a mate of mine saying they use nitro in their concrete.''
* MadeOfIndestructium - Underwear. Everything else , not much.
* MagneticWeapons - One of Ken's heavier-hitting tactics is to turn his spear into a railgun.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction - Minato of course.
* MaleGaze - From the first chapter on.
* ManOnFire - Junpei.
* MeaningfulName - [[spoiler: Minatos]]
* {{Meido}} - Remember when Yukari tried on that Maid outfit once? [[color:white: Everyone joins in.]]
* MessiahCreep - Explored very well through Minato's character development.
* MetalScream - '''[[CSIMiami YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!]]'''
* MindScrew: [[spoiler: Minato's Shadow.]]
* MoodWhiplash: Minato loves doing this.
* MoreDakka: Often invoked by name.
* MultiMeleeMaster - Once he gets the combat practice, Minato often swaps weapons regularly during the course of a single battle.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution - [[spoiler: Why Minato stabs Ikutsuki in cold blood and kicks his body out of Tartarus.]] He doesn't stop there.
* MyNameIsInigoMontoya - [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5194916/73/Persona_3_Fairly_English_Story Chapter 73.]]
* NarniaTime - Time in the Velvet Room passes either hyper-fast or not at all. A more prominent example, however, would be the passage of time in the demon world
* NaughtyNurseOutfit - Referenced. [[spoiler: Junpei gets his ass kicked as a result.]]
* NeverBringAKnifeToAFistfight - One of the first things we learn from this Minato's backstory.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown - This story loves this trope. Minato gives them, Minato gets them, we assume other people do too, but whenever Minato sees a fight he likes to join in.
** [[spoiler: Minato gave a truly gut-wrenching one in Chapter 88, and his opponent was still winning the fight.]]
* NotSoDifferent - Minato's conversations with Arcana Shadows often go this way.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain - Remember Ikutsuki? [[spoiler: Shoots Minato in the head, his Persona is Nyarlathotep, and dammit, he can fight.]]
** Strega qualifies too.
*** And let's not forget [[spoiler: Adachi, the Arcana Shadows, normal Shadows, The Greek Pantheon, Nyxists, the Police, even Nyx herself does this.]]
* NoodleIncident - Unreliable narrating often skips important things and just mentions them offhand.
* NonuniformUniform - The head of the Student Council is allowed to take this further.
* OneHundredAndEight - [[spoiler: The number of chapters in total.]]
* OhCrap
* OneOfUs - The author is a troper, and it shows in the story. In fact, he himself apparently put the story into the Fan Fic Recommendation page of Persona 3.
** [[BlatantLies No I didn't!]]
*** We're glad you did.
* OneWingedAngel - Chariot and Justice, which starts as a Space Marine Predator, transforms into a Space Marine Dreadnought and a Franchise/{{Gundam}} respectively after splitting apart. Minato specifically has an OhCrap moment at this.
* OrganAutonomy - Minato's best friend is sleep.
** [[spoiler: He dies because his heart tries to kill the Shadow possessing his body by tearing itself from the Circulatory System.]]
* PaperThinDisguise - Usually works, unless someone who talks to him on a day-to-day basis is in the room.
* ParentalAbandonment - [[spoiler: Minato's Granddad faked his and Minato's sister's deaths in order to stop her from being dragged into the insane world that Death would inevitably drag Minato into.]]
* PassThePopcorn
** Not really the troupe but Minato's Personae do this when [[spoiler: Mitsuru ask him about mariage]].
** And before that Shiniro start eating popcorn when [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Minato dance whith Mitsuru]] to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome figth a shadow]].
* PatrickStewartSpeech - In order to counter Takaya's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
* PhlebotinumRebel [[spoiler: - At one point, all the Justice Arcana Personae except Mechizedek rebel and go on strike. The reason was because of [[ItMakesSenseInContext that little war on Heaven that was being waged at the time.]]]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction - All of S.E.E.S., really. Especially Minato.
* PoweredArmor
* PowerBornOfMadness - Personae.
** Minato can get away with a lot of things because he honestly doesn't believe he can get in trouble for it. When he does think he's going to get a comeuppance, he usually does. [[color:white: Same goes for other Fools.]]
** [[spoiler: The Hollow Arcana is described as the power to make your insanity override reality.]]
* AllPsychologyIsFreudian - Averted. While Minato does prefer the psychodynamic approach, as do the universe in general and the author, other branches of psychology, notably biological psychology and the behavioral approach, have large influences as well.
* PresidentEvil - [[spoiler: Takaya, then Jin.]]
* PunctuatedForEmphasis
* RatedMForManly - Played straight and inverted. It's a very intellectual story, but the guns are huge and destructive, every other character is badass to some degree, and lots of things go boom.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens
* RainOfBlood - Done without any gore when it rains during the Dark Hour.
* RageAgainstTheMentor - While he's still getting his act together, Minato takes this more than Mitsuru does.
** Minato sends that rage towards Ikutsuki.
--> [[spoiler: "WHO THE BLOODY HELL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS FIASCO!? IT'S IKUTSUKI'S FAULT ISN'T IT!? I'LL SKIN HIM ALIVE!!!"]]
*** Rage was due to Aigis's problems on her first day at school.
--> "MEMO'S!!!"
* RealMenWearPink - Minato listens to women talk about shoes; Shinji has his own apron.
** [[spoiler: Jun Kurosu.]] Never has a gay florist been so badass since [[YuYuHakusho Kurama]].
* RedArmbandOfLeadership - Lampshaded in [[spoiler: the battle for Arisojack.]]
* RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun - ''All the time''.
* ReligionOfEvil - The Nyxists.
* TheRestShallPass - Instead of the Shadows splitting up, Minato has to fight the Fortune Shadow alone while everyone else takes on Strength. [[spoiler: Aigis finishes it.]]
* RousingSpeech - Some very good ones too.
* RuleOfCool
* RuleOfDrama
* RuleOfFunny
* RunningGag
--> "NOOOOOOOO! IT'S NOT POSSIBLE!!!"
--> ''"Shut up Pharos"''
* SarcasticDevotee - Pharos.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong - One set of Shadows sent Minato back in time a week. He trained in Tartarus then jumped the Shadows ''just after'' they sent his past-self back.
* ShoutOut - So many it rivals FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40k
** That's been shouted out too.
** [[Manga/DeathNote Minato's thinking posture?]]
** [[Series/DoctorWho Minato's ''other'' thinking posture?]]
** [[TookALevelInBadass Remember the Hermit? That thing stuck to the sound system who used that electric attack]] [[FakeUltimateMook that was an absolute pushover to beat?]] [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann It's the Chouginga Gurren Lagann.]]
** ''[[Franchise/FireEmblem "Spear beats sword. Sword beats axe, and axe beats spear."]]''
** Minato like to quote [[Creator/BruceLee Bruce Lee]] and [[Franchise/StarWars Yoda]]
** [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor Who]]. [[ReferenceOverdosed A lot]].
*** [[spoiler: To the point that the way Minato warns Minatos something is wrong in the sequel is writing [[Series/DoctorWho Bad Wolf]] everywhere.]]
* SongFic - When the Shadow the Hedgehog theme "I Am" appears, someone is going to be kicked ''up the arse'' '''ARISOTO STYLE.'''
** Also, the Epiclogue
** The prequel too, kinda.
* ChainsawGood - Minato is ecstatic when he finds a Chainsword in the Chariot dungeon.
* ScarfOfAsskicking - Minato wants one, but is too aware of the downsides, settling for a tie instead.
** FridgeBrilliance? It really is an eye-opener. Reading the story a second time gives you a whole new perception of the tale.
* SerialEscalation - From chapter 72 onwards, this is only to be expected.
* ShowyInvincibleHero - Admittedly, he is very powered, but he never gets hit by Hama or Mudo, and the closest thing he's had to a loss is a tie, running away, or picking up an a fatal mistake his opponent made and ripping it to pieces in panic.
** Averted. The difficulty catches up with him towards the end.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS - Minato's last name is Arisato, but the author didn't know that at first. Whoops. He even lampshades it later, but decides to stick with it.
* SphereOfDestruction - How else do you [[spoiler: kill someone who keeps bursting out of her corpse alive and well every time you brutally slaughter her?]]
* StandardBleedingSpots - [[spoiler: Minato's forehead once the old wound cracks.]]
* TheStoic - Justified exceptionally well. [[spoiler: Brain damage from the car crash that killed his parents also killed the lobes that link emotion to facial expressions. He has to force every scowl, every laugh, every smile. He's learnt to be good at it.]]
** NotSoStoic - Subverted. [[spoiler: The more Stoic Minato looks, the less Stoic he's feeling.]]
* StoryBreakerPower - By the end, everyone. Even the ''Mooks'' are Story Breakers, so it evens out.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide - Minato's is still Minato. And yes, it is that damn scary.
* SuperMode
* SuicidalOverconfidence - Anyone who gets in Minato's way. [[spoiler: Also how Minato dies.]]
* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist - Naoto. [[spoiler: Only at first.]]
* TakeAThirdOption - Played straight and inverted. A villain creates a Lose-Lose situation for Minato, daring him to try and think up of a third option. [[spoiler: Minato chooses the lesser of the two evils and kills a lot of people.]] Yes, that's the ''lesser'' evil.
** Played straight later on concerning [[spoiler: Freeing Minato from the Eternal Seal. If humans don't desire death, then there's no need for the seal, so you just need to social link everybody.]]
* TakeThat - ''"One time, I tried reading Twilight." I shuddered. "It was physically painful to read."''
* TakingTheBullet - [[spoiler: Akihiko for Shinji]]
* TankGoodness - [[spoiler: Chapter 94. It does not look good.]]
* ThisIsStartingToFeelFamiliar - Minato say this when [[spoiler: fighting Shadow-Yukari, Shadow-Jumpei, Shadow-Mitsuru and Shadow-Akihiko during the Vision Quest]]
* TimeTravel - Remember the [[Series/DoctorWho Stone Angels]]?
** Breakbeat?
** [[spoiler: Jun and Jin Chronos?]]
* TragicMonster - [[spoiler: - Hermit]]
* {{Troperiffic}}
* TeamRocketWins - [[TerribleTrio Strega]] become ''effective, dammit.''
* TheSlowWalk - Again, from both sides.
* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet - Both by Minato and ''to'' Minato.
* TiredOfRunning - [[HesBack Minato's answer to Ryoji's offer]] after talking a walk.
* ThisIsADrill
* ThereAreNoTherapists - Lampshaded. Minato was genuinely surprised when he actually met one in Japan.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill - Or at least making damned sure that it's dead and not coming back.
* TrainingFromHell - Monad.
* TranslatorMicrobes - Everyone understands demonic as their mother tongue. However, demonic terms [[spoiler: (like [[MentalWorld ''Sekai Rei'']])]], aren't translated, even if they have meaning in another language.
** When talking to a demon, you automatically know how to speak Demonic. Probably got something to do with the Sekai Rei.
* TranquilFury - If Minato gets this, '''run'''.
* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty - Anything's fair game when Minato gets in close. His opponent usually descends to his level, [[CombatPragmatist and then Minato just plain beats them with raw experience.]]
* TookALevelInJerkass - Minato, when he starts getting arrogant.
** Explains the one Yukari took between The Journey and The Answer.
* TurnInYourBadge: Mitsuru deprives Minato from his leading role after seeing [[CowboyCop just how he behaves in Tartarus]] firsthand. It was only temporary though, and he learnt his lesson.
** He later does the same thing to Ken until he gets his revenge issues sorted.
* {{Ubermensch}} - Arguably Minato.
* UpToEleven - Not just the fic. [[spoiler: The Social Links go up to eleven too. And it is even a major plot point as Personae that are a part of Minato's Up to Eleven links are card-summonable a la [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} The Inaba Scoobies]] ''AND'' are unable to be destroyed.]]
* UnwantedHarem - Minato, of course.
* TheUnfettered - Never try to call Minato's bluff. He will follow through with spades in anything. ''Anything.''
* UnknownRival - Minato has lots of these.
* UnstoppableRage - Charming Minato and making him beat the crap out of his buddies won't be very beneficial to you in the long run. [[spoiler: Threatening Yukari will yield particularly bad results.]]
* [[UtilityBelt Utility Scroll]]
* VigilanteMan - I'm sure you can guess by now.
* [[AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering Wanna Do Something Bang Out Of Order?]] - You will quickly learn to love this phrase and what it causes whenever uttered.
* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma - Apostrophes, rather.
* TheWarSequence - Suprisingly, [[spoiler: way, waaaay before the actual war chapter.]] First time was when S.E.E.S. had to force their way through a [[ZergRush train cart full of Shadows which were packed in there like sardines.]]
* WeakButSkilled - [[spoiler: Adachi. Despite having Personae that are half as strong as Minato's, he ''still'' manages to hand him his ass through over half of the battle.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonhuman - Aigis. [[color:white: Minatos.]]
* WhatTheHellHero - More or less Minato's modus operandi. ''FOR EVERYTHING.''
* WhamEpisode - Arguably hurt more than the original game's.
** Chapter 103. That is all.
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys - Scrolls? Quasi-dimensional armoury? [[spoiler: Personal munitions factory in the kingdom of demons that he rules?]]
* WelcomeToMyWorld - [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech Welcome to a world of cardboard.]]
* WhiteMaskOfDoom - We don't know what the Doom is, but it's suggested that whatever it is, it's full of doom.
* WildCard - Minato, but not just because of his skills. However, the real prize goes to [[spoiler: Tohru Adachi]]. Seriously, we don't know whose side he's on anymore.
** The fun side. [[spoiler: [[MagnificentBastard A really twisted fun side]]]].
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity - The stronger Minato's Personae get, the crazier he becomes.
* WorthyOpponent - The Reaper. In fact, he combines this trope with basically being Tartarus' own KillerGameMaster.
* WorldOfBadass - Arisojack.
* WouldntHitAGirl - Most of the male characters.
** WouldHitAGirl - To Minato, an opponent is there to hit, regardless of sex, creed, colour, age, or species.
* [[RedEyesTakeWarning Yellow Eyes, Take Warning]] - [[spoiler: The Shadows, Strega, and denizens of the velvet room]]
** [[spoiler: Minatos also count]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Blue/White/Turqoise Hair]]
* YouJustToldMe - How Minato finds out as he was cleaning the teacher's lounge, that Mr. Ekoda has been getting on Ms. Toriumi's nerves.

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