Blog / Ask Dark Hour Bakura
An ongoing crossover / Alternate Universe
and Persona 3
, in ask-blog form. It follows the cast of Yu-Gi-Oh!
as members of SEES, trying to uncover the mystery of the Dark Hour and the Shadows that inhabit it, using Duel Monsters as Personas.
As you can tell from the blog's title, it is mainly a Character Blog
centered around Ryou Bakura and his "Shadow" Bakura; these two are the ones who answer any submitted questions, and have the majority of the plot, though other characters are also prominent.
The blog can be found on Tumblr
, with several sub-pages explaining its mechanics and an archive of previous questions.
- Ascended Extra: Subverted with Marik, who keeps trying to "ascend" into canon; see Schedule Slip.
- Character Focus: Deliberately put on Ryou and Shadow Bakura, as opposed to Yugi and his gang, who appear rarely (Anzu has only appeared in sketches, and Honda not at all).
- Crossover: Crosses Yu-Gi-Oh! and Persona 3, but takes elements from other Persona series games as well.
- There was also a non-canon crossover with the Assassin's Creed game series, featuring Thief King/Assassin King Bakura. He was "defeated" by Ryou and Shadow Bakura, but it wasn't canon.
- Crossover Ship: With several other Ryou blogs and roleplays on tumblr; Shadow Bakura has attempted to "free" these Ryous from their parasitic Bakuras.
- Dark World / The Hidden Hour: The Dark Hour.
- Familiar: The Personas are summoned to fight battles for the user. However, they are also said to be the representation of the user's psyche. The Shadows can also manifest as Personas, specifically Shadow Bakura as Diabound.
- Flipping the Bird: Shadow Bakura uses the V Sign version a few times.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Both of the Shadow Selves.
- I Ate WHAT?!: Don't eat Shadow Bakura's "special" creampuff filling.
- No Medication for Me: Ryou tries to take his, at the request of Kaiba. Shadow Bakura is, obviously, against taking any medication that prevents him from existing and interacting with Ryou.
- Out of Focus: Yugi, Jonouchi, and Otogi are still part of the club, but they show up less often now. This coincides with the main viewpoint character shifting from Ryou to Shadow Bakura.
- Red Armband of Leadership: All the SEES members, like in the games.
- Schedule Slip: Marik has been delayed for several months as of this writing, due to not progressing through enough of the world's plot/backstory to introduce him properly.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes / Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: The easiest way to spot a Shadow Self.
- Tarot Motifs: Like the Persona series, everyone has a particular Arcana to their Persona and/or Shadow.