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Fanfic: A Different Kind Of Truth
This story is the tale of Johnny Joestar starting to walk. Not only in the physical sense, but from adolescence to adulthood. In this tale, Johnny Joestar begins to learn that he doesn't need to be alone.
That bonds with others can help the broken bird fly again…A Different Kind of Truth
is a Persona 4
and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
crossover by The Infamous Man
. Yes, the same author behind Fate/Zero Sense
and Just An Unorthodox Thief
. Here, Johnny Joestar, the protagonist of Part 7 Steel Ball Run
replaced Yu Narukami as the protagonist of the game, bitterness and disability included. How will this much stark contrast to the Protagonist of the game play out in the spotlight, along with interacting with the residents of Inaba? Read it here
and find out.
This fic has examples of:
- Abusive Parents: George Joestar toward Johnny in the emotional/mental sense.
- Ate His Gun: Narrowly averted in Johnny's case.
- Break the Haughty: Johnny knows he had everything and pissed it all away when he got crippled simply for being too rich and famous for waiting in line and not standing up for the fact he did not believe the club was worth it to his date. Not to mention his Shadow revisiting all the bad moments of his life.
- Breaking Speech: And how! Shadow Johnny, like all Shadows, just loves to dredge up the worst emotions and experiences Johnny went through. And without anything to fight against, Shadow Johnny thought it would be fun to mentally torture Johnny by making him WATCH every bad event throughout his life, with Chie and Yosuke having a front row seat.
- Broken Hero: Crippled below the waist for two years, emotionally hesitant towards making friends, and a very unpleasant person to being around due to being stuck in a hospital where practically no one visited him. All these events led to Johnny becoming, in his Shadow's own words, a "self-pitying asshole".
- But Not Too Foreign: Johnny is a blonde-haired and blue-eyed American, as he was in Steel Ball Run. But in the fic he is half-Japanese on his mother's side so that he could be Dojima's nephew.
- Classical Anti-Hero: Johnny, much like his Steel Ball Run self, is a bitter shell of his former self due to the events before and leading to his crippling. The only reason why he goes to Inaba is to find a reason for a "useless person" like him to keep on living. Finding said purpose is the only reason why he stopped his own suicide attempt.
- Continuity Nod: Apparently, this world does take place in the universal reboot started by Enrico Pucci's Made In Heaven, and the events of the fic take place after the Female Protagonist of Persona 3''s sacrifice
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: A major Berserk Button for Johnny, he loathes it when people try to help him out due to his disability.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Johnny gets a guy kicked out of a line, and gets shot in return!
- Friendship Moment: Chie and Yosuke STILL defending Johnny from his Shadow, despite being shown and told what he really was like and what he feels. Simply because they can't leave someone to die alone, even at the risk of their own personal health.
- Johnny, truthfully and politely asking if Yosuke is okay and being glad that Chie is alright as well after the battle with his Shadow.
- Genre Savvy: Johnny makes especially sure to hide his wounds and any proof that he had wounds from Dojima, namely by pushing the trash bin with a bloody bandage in it out of sight in case Dojima walked in, scrubbed his arm to hide the scabs with soap suds, and freaked out about Dojima finding his ruined and bloody undershirt. Why? Because he knows full well the story about the TV World is unbelievable, and with Dojima being a cop he wouldn't accept any bullshit excuse.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Chie slaps Johnny both for what his Shadow revealed (The reason why he acts like such a jerk to her and Yosuke along with his suicide attempt) and to snap him out of his mantra of denial.
- Lampshade Hanging: Johnny does this onto his unconscious Jojo-style posing. He admits it's slightly ridiculous, but also comments that it feels right.
- Manly Tears: Johnny has these both when he learns that he can regain his ability to walk in the TV World, and again when he loses that upon his return.
- Not Good with People: Thanks to being abandoned by his family and false friends, Johnny has turned into the second type of this trope.
- Personality Powers: Highlighted by Tusk/Morpheus.
Tusk: I am thou... thou art I. From the sea of thy soul, I come forth. Thou refer to me as Tusk, and while I shall accept that name, my true name is Morpheus, Lord of Dreams.
- Potty Failure: One of things that hurts Johnny upon discovering his disability after being shot is that he's soiled himself, and that's just ONE of the things he realizes on the worst day of his life.
- Shout-Out: Expected with a crossover of Jojo.
- Trauma Conga Line: In the end you can't help but feel sorry for and understand Johnny. At the age of seven his big brother dies, thanks to a white mouse that may or may not have been Johnny's recently freed pet Danny and making Johnny constantly blame himself since. At the age of fourteen Johnny has to hear from his dad that NONE of the awards and achievements he earned since becoming a jockey mattered since he's not his brother, and has never visited even ONE of Johnny's races. Johnny then gets into a fight with and nearly kills his own father (In his older brother's own room, much to Johnny's shame) and has to hear his father say that Johnny should have been killed instead of his brother. Not even a few hours after that Johnny is yearning to feel accepted by someone, even if it's his bitchy date of the week. He kicks a guy out of a club line to prove himself to said date, and gets shot in the back as a result. He then wakes up in a hospital, finds out he's crippled, spends a lot of his time crying and laying in his own filth with neither any of his false friends, date, or his father visiting him. Needless to say, Johnny has a LOT of issues.
- The Unfavorite: Johnny was considered inferior to his late brother by their father.