* AccidentalInnuendo: When Yukari beats Ken, she'll comment on how "big" he and Koromaru grew. The chat picked up on this.
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* AntiClimaxBoss: The final boss, whether it was of Arcade Mode [[note]]Shadow Labrys or Yu[[/note]] or Story mode [[note]][[spoiler:either an IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight with a controlled Labrys or a MirrorBoss]][[/note]], isn't any more difficult than anyone else you've fought up to that point. The {{SNK Boss}}es are instead reserved for the infamous [[BossRush Score Attack]] mode.
* BaseBreaker:
** Pre-release, Labrys was a very controversial character - some like her, others hate that she was put in the game. Mostly because she came out of [[AllThereInTheManual almost]] [[NoExportForYou nowhere]], and what little information was known about her made her seem like a MarySue. It doesn't help that the RobotGirl characters were rather controversial in the fandom. However, once the game was released, people warmed up to her. There are still some people who dislike her due to finding her accent (Kansai for Japanese players, a Brooklyn one for the localized players) [[{{Narm}} ridiculous.]]
** Ken and Koromaru being TheDividual. People would like to play as Koromaru, but hate that Ken is attached to him, while others are fine with them together. The fact that Ken could de-summon him and fight on his own further raises the question as to why they can't be separate.
*** Ken himself. While his redesign is positively received, many people [[RonTheDeathEater still blame him]] for [[WhamEpisode October 4th]], plus, he still has [[Creator/MonaMarshall his less than popular English dub voice]]. At the same time though, being in the game gives him a chance to develop more as a character (one of the complaints about him in the original game).
** [[EnsembleDarkhorse Adachi]] is back and even has his own campaign… as [[InternetBackdraft DLC]] included with all new purchases of ''Ultimax''.
*** Atlus seems to want to avoid as much backlash as they possibly can with this decision, however, as Adachi is completely free whether you own the game or not on the first week of the game's release.
** The reveal that Marie is also going to be DLC has brought a similar reaction, as a holdover between those who dislike her and those who enjoy her inclusion into the canon story.
*** The fact that she's paid DLC has calmed down the detractors, as they can just avoid buying her. But that then opens another can of worms over Marie fans that are forced to buy her, as well as people who despise paid DLC to begin with.
* BrokenBase: "Do you think the [[{{Persona 3}} P3MC]] should be a playable character?" That question is something of a FandomBerserkButton that no one can agree on.
* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: A majority of your online matches will be Yu, Yosuke, Chie, Akihiko, and Mitsuru. To put that in perspective, ''that's almost half the cast''.
** The tournament scene sees a lot of Aigis. Kanji, Teddie, and Naoto show up more often too. But the others are rather rare.
** Funnily enough in ''Ultimax,'' the most popular characters in ''Arena'' are still popular. Expect to see A LOT of Sho (both versions) and Narukami.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ''Fuck'' yes. "Princess Amagi" and "Mass Destruction" stand out in particular.
** EarWorm: ''Doo-dooo-doo-doo...doo-doo-dooooooo...''
* GodModeSue: A complaint towards the manga adapation of the game is that Yosuke becomes way too overpowered to the point where he beats Narukami, the main character of the Persona 4 games[[note]](Though he was heavily weakened from his fight with Akihiko)[[/note]], and then proceeds to beat most of the other characters.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** This [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=246258 piece of fanart made before Persona 4 Arena]]. And when the game did release, we were actually treated to a scene where Chie and Akihiko actually fought over a beef bowl.
** The first line of the chorus to "Time To Make History" (The new battle theme from ''Persona 4 Golden'') being the Baseball terminology "Step on up to the plate" became this when Junpei was unveiled, dressed in a Baseball uniform & wielding a Baseball Bat as his weapon of choice. This was ramped up when "Time To Make History" replaced "Fog" as the Instant-Kill theme.
* HoYay:
** Akihiko and Kanji's pre-fight exchange.
-->'''Akihiko:''' [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7zmgmQxZr1rxe2kvo1_500.jpg "... Hey, take off your clothes."]]
** Yu's justification for not wanting to get Yosuke a new "nurse magazine" after Yosuke's mom burned the old ones. [[spoiler:Yu would feel bad if he was popping into Yosuke's head instead every time Yosuke "uses it."]]
* InternetBackdraft[=/=]TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
** Teddie's English voice actor changing from Creator/DaveWittenberg to Creator/SamRiegel, due to Wittenberg being a unionized voice actor now. In a subversion, many were extremely pleased Creator/ErinFitzgerald replaced Tracey Rooney as Chie.
** ''Arena'' being the first [[RegionCoding region-locked]] [=PS3=] game ever, to stop Japanese players from reverse-importing the cheaper international version. Quite a few fans were quick to cry foul and boycott the game in fear that other companies would do the same. To be fair, Atlus did make it very clear that both the NA and Japanese versions would be similar in content and released within weeks of one another anyway, so it would give no particular incentive to import the game and there would no problems with DLC support, as that has always been region locked to the same as the disc. However, this didn't help European fans waiting for the game, as the game was delayed from the scheduled release date of August 31st 2012 to May 10th 2013. The EU release being handled by the same publishers as the ''VideoGame/{{BlazBlue}}'' series, [[ScheduleSlip which were notoriously delayed in Europe]] didn't make the whole backdraft better. Atlus USA is currently trying to do as much as possible to prevent this situation from happening again with ''Ultimax''.
** Giving the Protagonist the CanonName [[Anime/{{Persona4}} Yu Narukami]] instead of [[ComicBookAdaptation Souji Seta]]. To be fair, the anime has a North American localization, making the former name more recognizable, plus there is still the sizable fanbase who prefer Yu to Souji.
** The decision to include the ''Persona 4 Arena Arranged Soundtrack'' on CD & with new artwork as a pre-order bonus with all European pre-orders was well received. The subsequent decision to release it on vinyl & only through the GAME stores in the UK in addition to the CD, with the pre-order bonuses ''not'' shipping outside of the UK, just set the angry fanbase off again.
*** There's even a portion of non-Europeans complaining it's not fair that only Europe gets the soundtrack on vinyl, despite the 8 month delay in the game's release there.
*** With the reveal of the Limited Edition of the game, the backdraft in Europe got even worse. Now people are either complaining about how everything included[[note]]The pre-order incentive Arranged Soundtrack CD, digital fan pack, Chie's badges, a Teddie keyring, a 300 piece jigsaw, and a tote bag[[/note]] just seems to be whatever they found lying in the warehouse and would otherwise be unable to sell, as opposed to something more substantial such as codes for the DLC, an art book or a figurine. Made even worse when it was first announced to be nearly double the price of the standalone game, though it's claimed it was supposed to be £10 cheaper.
* LesYay:
** Though it's merely implied, [[spoiler:according to Mitsuru following her battle with Naoto in Naoto's Story Mode, her illusion self said "things" about her body. Naoto promptly blushes and wonders just what the hell her illusion self said]].
** Chie thinks that Labrys is really cute, strongly desires to become her friend and protect her, and is generally really emotional about her and cries when she leaves. Maybe Chie just likes robot girls? Or it could just be that she's TheMcCoy of the group.
** In Aigis' story mode, General Teddie shows interest in Naoto's measurements. Put two and two together and either Shadow Labrys was just being in character, or Labrys is a CovertPervert.
*** Speaking of Aigis, Elizabeth seems incredibly interested in her...
* MemeticMutation:
** [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Chie the Hedgehog]] because of her theme sounding extremely similar to something you can find in said character's games. People then started liking the phrase '''GOTTA STEAK FAST'''.
*** Which became HilariousInHindsight now that Sega own Atlus.
** '''WATCH YA FEET!'''
** '''MY ARMOR!'''
** '''LET'S GO TEDDIE!'''
** Anything to do with [[HotterAndSexier Ken]].
*** People acting astonished that him drinking milk to get tall actually did something.
* ScapegoatCreator: Zen United and [=PQube=] [[InternetBackdraft received a lot of flack over the severely delayed European release]], with fans accusing them of [[TheyJustDidntCare using the region lock as an excuse to put as little effort into getting the game out as possible]]. However, it subsided after it was revealed that the hold-up stemmed from Atlus[=/=]Arc Systems not supplying the European build of the game.
* ScrappyMechanic: To say that European gamers despised the fact that the first game is the only [[{{DRM}} region-locked]] PS3 game (combined with the EXTREMELY delayed European release) is an understatement.
* SpiritualLicensee: The gameplay is one to both BlazBlue and the first [[VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture Jojo's Bizarre Adventure]] fighting game.
* TearJerker: Labrys's backstory, bar none. Which also makes her TheWoobie.
** Junpei daydreaming about proposing to Chidori becomes tragic when you remember [[spoiler: she's canonically ''[[TheLostLenore dead]].'']]
* TierInducedScrappy: Mitsuru was considered one of the most broken characters in the original ''Persona 4 Arena'' thanks to her massive range, extremely useful Furious Action, and the fact that her autocombo does a surprisingly high amount of damage. This garnered her quite a reputation among the competitive community, to the point that one player once decided to participate in a tournament with a special arcade stick that has only two buttons — one for an autocombo and one for a Furious Action — using Mitsuru as a joke. ''He got into the top 8'', only being held from first place because she couldn't [[ComboBreaker burst]]. It probably stands to reason that Mitsuru was one of the most [[{{Nerf}} nerfed]] characters in ''Ultimax.''
** According to people who played P4AU, Mitsuru was both nerfed and buffed in some areas, leading to her retaining her spot in S tier.
* WhatAnIdiot: Really, you have to wonder how it didn't occur to the researchers on [[spoiler:the project involving Labrys]] that causing a weapon to develop a heart, personality, and ultimately, an ego might result in said weapon taking issue with being forced to kill.
** The Kirijo group trying to create an artifial Dark Hour. Yeah, that's ''[[SarcasmMode totally]]'' not going to go [[EvilIsNotAToy horribly wrong...]]
* {{Woolseyism}}: In Japan, the two Shos are separated by naming the one without a Persona in kanji, and the one with a Persona in katakana. This obviously doesn't work in English, so Atlus instead opted to separate the two by having one operate on a FirstNameBasis (without Persona) and the other on a LastNameBasis (with Persona).
** Adachi's localized title as well. Especially if one doesn't care for the cabbage bit.