They still haven't noticed. Not Dojima, Nanako…not even my own parents. I have already come to accept this from my parents...they can't even remember what gender I am. The male Yasogami High uniform I received was enough to prove that. Until somebody figures it out, I'm Yu Narukami, a male student from the big city attending Yasogami High for the next year.
—Description for Façade
Façade is a Gender FlipPersona 4 fanfiction written by author KlonoaDreams. The plot is very similar to that of the game, with one small twist: Yu Narukami is a girl.Yu Narukami is the unfortunate daughter of constantly absent, forgetful parents who, on registering her for Yasogami High School, accidentally mark her as a male instead of a female. Sick and tired of their constant mistakes, Yu decides not to correct this mistake and simply lives with it, hoping someone will notice the mistake.The fanfiction is ongoing and has semi-regular updates.Please help this page by contributing, as it Needs Wiki Magic Love.
Facade contains examples of:
Accidental Kiss: Happens between Yu and Yosuke the day before the camping trip.
Accidental Pervert: During the camping trip Yosuke walks in on Yu while's she naked, not realizing that she was changing clothes. Kanji walks in after Yosuke screams due to walking on Yu.
Broken Bird: A combination of abandonment issues, a Heroic BSOD upon discovery of her parents' massive error, and sheer fatigue has left Yu more than a bit depressed and less than confident, even to the point of developing a drinking problemat 16. Probably the core reason why she can't work up the self-will to point out she's female.
Can't Hold His Liquor: While each of the party members, with the exception of Kanji, get to different levels of tipsy and/or drunk while in Rise's dungeon, Yosuke is the one who gets drunk the easiest. This comes as a bit of a surprise as Yu was originally thought to be this.
Chekhov's Gag: After finding out Yosuke's attraction to nurses when she finds his Porn Stash, Yu constantly teases him over it. Guess what she has to dress up as for Rise's dungeon.
The Chikan: After nearly getting molested, Yu has an aversion to taking the train, especially when it's crowded, for this reason.
Cool Big Sis: Lilim turns out to be one, surprisingly reliable when the chips are down and comforting Yu when she realizes the extent of her own deception.
Could Have Avoided This Plot: If Yu had told someone about the error in her enrollment papers or came to Inaba as herself, her current problems would have never happened.
Didn't Think This Through: Yu didn't think of the consequences of until Mooroka threatend expulsion of any students caught sneaking into the tents of the opposite gender. This forces her to realize that she could lose everything she gained: her friends and family could hate her for being a liar and she would be expelled from school.
Distracted by the Sexy: Yosuke's obsession with nurses ends up biting him in the ass when Yu is required to dress up as one in order to enter Rise's dungeon. Yu is not amused.
Dramatic Irony: Dojima jokes about seeing Yu naked as a baby. Since it was such a long time ago he still doesn't realize his nephew is actually his niece.
Drinking Game: Rise's dungeon forces the Investigation Team to either strip or drink. Guess what most of the body-conscious team chooses to do?
Drowning My Sorrows: Yu's alcholism relapses when her parents call her the wrong name in the first letter she got from them in a long time.
Dude Magnet: Yu seems to have been this at her last high school.
Elegant Gothic Lolita: Yukiko wears a Gothic Lolita maid outfit as part of the requirement to enter Rise's dungeon. She would have appreciated the outfit, had she not been forced to wear lacy unmentionables.
Even the Guys Want Him: Ever since Yu took up a job at the Shiroku Pub as a dishwasher, she is this, to the point of annoyance as her job requires her to listen to drunk patrons, whom like to hit on her. Regardless of the fact that they still think she is male.
And as of chapter 37, Yu has received a gift because of this...in the form of a very feminine, yet expensive hair clip. Dojima is concerned.
Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: When Yosuke finds out that Yu has just turned 16, it horrifies him because the one they made leader and who he KNOWS had a potential drinking problem is younger than he is.
Fear of Thunder: One of the things Chie is quite afraid of, right next to bugs.
Clothing is not allowed in Kanji's dungeon, but towels and fundoshi are acceptable.
The biggest reason no one likes going into the steamy bathhouse.
Gender Bender: Personas have a tendency to change sexes whenever they're fused.
Gentle Giant: Take-Mikazuchi seems to reflect this aspect of Kanji.
Had To Be Sharp: Yu became a Combat Pragmatist because she was frequently targeted by muggers in the city because she lived alone. Since she had to live on her allowance, it was either learn to fight or starve.
Yu had a rather violent encounter with a biker gang and their banchou...of whom Kanji saved her from.
Locked Out of the Loop: Kanji and Yosuke hid from Yu that she was being targeted by the underclassman because they don't want to add to her stress on top of her being leader. She didn't realize that she was being bullied at first because she was too stressed and busy to notice. They would protect her shoes, check her locker and desk for razors and get people to back off. Yu only finds out at the school camping trip when Naoki Konishi tries to warn her about upon overhearing that it was going to get worse.
Lovable Sex Maniac: Devil Arcana Persona, Lilim, went from potential Senri clone, to this, constantly teasing Yu for being a virgin, making sexual innuendos but never does it in a mean spirited way.
Incubus, however, is NOT this.
Mind Screw: When Oberon upgrades into Titania, it gets pointed out that she was her own husband.
Mixed Ancestry: Yu seems to be this, according to one drunken comment.
Yu: I come from a long history of big-boobed German and Japanese women. And then there's me. Mother Nature was like, "Naaaaaaah."
My Greatest Failure: Yosuke has issues coping with the outcome of the violent biker gang incident Yu was involved in, to the point where he has become rather protective of her.
Yu considers her drinking problem this. She gets better... and then relapses.
Naughty Nurse Outfit: Yu ends up being forced to wear one as the requirement for entering Rise's dungeon.
No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: In chapter 22, Yu's encounter with a biker gang and their banchou turned into this when she refused to be a cooperative example. The only reason why Yu's injuries weren't as severe as they could have been was because of the work of her Personas and because Kanji had saved her.
Pint-Sized Powerhouse: At 5'3" and 105 lbs, Yu Narukami is this, with her ferocious headbutts and biting.
Porn Stash: As Yu found Yosuke's stash while drunk, Yosuke tries to do the same to Yu...only to find a volume of shoujo manga instead. Yosuke and Yu then end up bonding over porn right after. Then Yosuke ends up recalling this sometime after he finds out Yu is a girl. Hilarity Ensues as Yu is STILL completely neutral about it.
Qipao: Chie ends up being forced to wear one as the requirement for entering Rise's dungeon.
Rapunzel Hair: Much to everyone's surprise, Yu used to have mid-thigh length hair. Justified, as her reason for growing out her hair was because she couldn't afford to get it cut as she was living on an allowance.
School Bullying Is Harmless: Averted. Yukiko was a victim of this while she was in middle school and both she and Chie were affected rather badly from the experience, due to the outcome, to the point that it became one of the reasons Chie's relationship with Yukiko became unhealthily domineering.
Yu's bullies attempt her serious harm by putting razors in her things and one of them tried to push her down a flight of stairs.
Yu has had a textbook thrown at her face and nearly got cornered in the restroom, had it not been for Yosuke.
It's also the root of Rise's issues. She was bullied due to being a major fan of Jojos Bizarre Adventure, along with also being an early bloomer and didn't have any friends as a result.
Secret Keeper: Nanako becomes the first person that Yu entrusts the secret of her gender to. This later goes on to extend to Kanji and Yosuke during the camping trip and then Yukiko and Chie during Rise's dungeon.
Self Harm: Chie was revealed to be a cutter and it is the reason why she keeps her wrists covered. According to Yukiko, Chie has refrained from cutting herself since the revelation.
Serious Business: Meat is this to Yu, as well as anything involving sales on food.
To begin with, since their first encounter, Kanji has had a lot of it with Yu.
It's quite difficult to ignore the moments between Yosuke and Yu, especially now that Yu has explicitly told Yosuke she feels safe around him. Not to mention, the day before she even told him, the two had an Accidental Kiss.
Their switch to a First Name Basis had them awkwardly talking to each other about it.
The Yukiko/Chie is strong in this fic.
Since her introduction, Rise's been getting some with Yu as well. Of course, Rise has no idea Yu is female.
Yukiko was tricked into giving her phone number to someone she thought was her friend, so the whole class send texts calling her Sadako or "Seven Days." She was also shunned and mocked by many of her middle school classmates after her Traumatic Haircut.
Prior to this, Yukiko was already getting bullied by a group of girls, one of whom was the girl who had obtained her number under the false pretense of being a friend and distributed it to others.
Rise was shunned by her classmates and picked on for being a massive fan of Jojos Bizarre Adventure, though that might have just been an excuse as, alongside that, she was also an early bloomer.
Yu's bullies have attempted to steal her shoes and have been placing mean notes in her shoe locker. Unfortunately for them, Yosuke and Kanji intercept them before they could succeed. Then they tried to push Yu down a flight of stairs.
The bullying has since turned physical. Razors are now being placed in Yu's belongings and shoe locker. And, in one case, Yu had a textbook thrown in her face.
Hansuke Hanamura looks like a older Yosuke with a different haircut and darker hair.
Sure, Why Not?: Yu's reason for the Sweet Polly Oliver act was to go along with a mistake her parents made in her enrollment papers caused her to receive a male school uniform. She decides to live as a guy in Inaba as a result.
Sweet Polly Oliver: When she finds out about her parent's error in her school enrollment, Yu started to dress and present herself as a guy, hoping someone would notice that she is female. Of course, as time passed, with no one actually noticing and Yu not saying anything, it eventually turned into a disguise when consequences arose.
Sweet on Polly Oliver: Both Yosuke and Kanji find themselves attracted to Yu before they learn she's a girl.