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''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', RecycledINSPACE, with an even more [[DysfunctionJunction screwed up cast]] engaged in TeethClenchedTeamwork. [[TheyFightCrime They fight shadows.]]

For a broader description, Disappeared! is a Role Playing Game [[PlayByPostGames that is played on InsaneJournal.]] It takes the basic idea behind Persona 4 and makes it much bigger.

It has a wiki at: [[http://www.kettledragon.net/couch/index.php?title=Main_Page Sweetcouch]].

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!!''Disappeared'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AdultsAreUseless: Not a single persona-user is older than 18. Guess who are the sole group actually doing anything about the murders and disappearances?
* ArcWords: "Millennium City", "Disappear", "Paradise".
* {{Angrish}}: Maeko has a tendency to devolve into saying "stupid stupid stupid" and variations of such when angered sufficiently.
* BeachEpisode: It ended in the team fighting Toshimi's {{Nietzsche Wannabe}} shadow at the top of a spinning lighthouse.
* BigBallOfViolence: All Out Attack.
* BigDamnHeroes: Featured in practically every dungeon.
* BlandNameProduct: Much more extensive than in Persona 4, with everything from 4chan to the Nippon Ham Fighters, and including TVTropes itself, getting this treatment.
* BreakingTheFellowship: The team's meltdown after Kiriko's dungeon, which nearly gets them killed when Maeko's shadow [[FaceHeelTurn sells them out]] to the murderous angels.
* BreatherEpisode: Essentially everything that isn't the overarching plot, an investigation, or a dungeon.
* BrokenBridge: The lighthouse staircase in Toshimi's dungeon.
* ButtMonkey: Keiichi.
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: [[Persona2 Philemon]]. He appears to the party after the first CurbStompBattle against the angels, [[SeekingSanctuary granting them the Butterfly Room]].
* CharacterBlog: A large part of the game takes place posted on these.
* CharacterDevelopment: Integral to the plot of the game is the maturation of the teenage cast.
* ChekhovsGun: Hikaru's occult shop, and the fact that his items closely resemble the same items obtained from shadows in Paradise.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Paradise is entirely formed from people's thoughts.
* ClassTrip[=/=]HotSpringsEpisode: Just like in Persona 3, but it went much better for the boys in this cast.
* CollectiveGroan: The typical response to Misaki's {{Friendship Speech}}es.
* ContemplateOurNavels: Introspection and self-links are this.
* CulturalPosturing: Half of what [[{{Jerkass}} Kouchisei]] has to say is about the obvious superiority of Japan.
* DestinationDefenestration: Done in ''reverse'' to Kozue by Reizo in an attempt to enter a locked dorm room.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: Every attempt Toru makes at assuring the team of his [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday heterosexuality]].
* DreamWorld: Paradise.
* DramaticWind: Featured in Toshimi's dungeon. It's actually important to the plot.
* DumbassHasAPoint: The easiest way to sum up Kiriko's interactions with Keiichi (when they're positive.)
* DysfunctionJunction
* ElevatorSchool
* EvilCounterpart
* FanDisservice: [[{{Crossdresser}} Mara]][[MadArtist -chan]].
* FisherKingdom: The characters' respective dungeons.
** VideoGames: Toru's dungeon played with many of these genres.
** FairytaleMotifs: Maeko.
** ComicBooks, SuperTeam: Tom.
** {{Camp}} MoodWhiplash: Seiko.
** HighSchoolDance meets LoveHotels: Kozue.
** SurvivalHorror: Reizo.
** {{Dystopia}}: Keiichi.
** WeddingDay: With bombs. Kiriko.
* {{Flashback}}: Heavily featured in many dungeons.
* FourIsDeath: There are four angels. They appear in the technical fourth dungeon. In one more humorous example, Kai repeatedly fails his Zio spells by rolling fours in combat.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The initial arrival of the angels appeared to be this.
* {{GIRL}}: Kiriko prefers to play as male characters in {{MMORPG}}s. So does [[{{Jerkass}} #4]].
* HandsOffParenting: Except for where they actively feature in the individual plotlines of characters, most parents are conspicuously absent. Toru's are extremely glaring examples.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: THIS IS A NO-BUTTFUCK ZONE!
* HeelFaceTurn: Seiji betrays the other angels in order to assist the team. It doesn't end well for him.
* HighSchool: Like all Persona Games.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Kozue uses a tennis racquet. Joke weapons also tend to fall into this category.
* InfoDump: Seiji delivers one after his HeelFaceTurn.
* IntentionalEngrishForFunny: The most memorable segment of Maeko's dungeon.
* JigsawPuzzlePlot: Comes with the fragmented nature of the storytelling.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: If a character [[PutOnABus rejects their persona and powers]], the rest of the team automatically forgets about their involvement in Paradise.
* LightIsNotGood: While Shadows are common enemies, the real villains of this story are a group of angels.
* KillItWithFire: Attempted upon the Couch.
* KilledOffForReal: Mr. Aomori, Seiji
* MadnessMantra: ''peelpeelpeel''. Also, S!Renju's Buddhist chants.
* MaliciousSlander: Slung left and right. This is HighSchool, after all.
* MegaCorp: [=NakaCo.=]
* {{Masquerade}}: Both persona-users and angels alike.
* MirrorBoss: Shadow Seiko, literally.
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Invoked with the deaths of Shingo, Kei, Seiji, and Mr. Aomori.
* NewTransferStudent: Nayuki, until he was [[{{Put On A Bus}} sent to]] [[{{Running Gag}} the moon]].
* NextSundayAD: The game is set in 2013.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Seiji and Kouki.
* {{Ojou}}: There exists an Ojou Club made up of [[KendoTeamCaptain Masami]], [[ManipulativeBitch Kiriko]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Kajiko]], [[AlphaBitch Tamiko]], and [[VillainousCrossdresser Noriko]]. [[TheyFightCrime They commit crime.]]
* OneSteveLimit: There were originally three [[ActionGirl characters]] [[{{Delinquent}} named]] [[{{Crossdresser}} Noriko]]. Since then, only [[VillainousCrossdresser one]] has persisted. Another [[ActionGirl one]] had her name [[RetCon retconned]] to Natsuko.
* OneWingedAngel: The boss shadow forms of characters. Some more than others...
* OutlawCouple: Kiriko and Reizo.
* ParentalAbandonment: Most of the characters have issues.
* PosthumousCharacter: Sato Kei and Shingo Furukawa.
* PrecisionFStrike: Masami said "fucking?" She's definitely gone shadow.
* ProlongedPrologue: The predungeon investigations are often quite lengthy.
* PurpleProse: Kazuya's [[{{Love Letter Lunacy}} horrible love poems]].
* PutOnABus: Shiori, Kanaye, Emi, Yuuto, and Kazuya (to name the more blatant examples...)
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Anti-Bullying Club/investigation team.
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: Yoshimi does this while attempting to apologize for her intrusion on [[YaoiGuys Toru and Kazuya's]] first date.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Commonly delivered by shadows before being [[ShutUpHannibal rejected]].
* RetCon: Ginjiro never invaded the dorms. [[BerserkButton Nobody ever called Toshimi scary.]] Reizo never commented on Yoshimi's [[BlandNameProduct Bland Name]] KingdomHearts panties because she doesn't own any.
* RoomFullOfCrazy: Kiriko's dorm room after she goes shadow.
* School Festival: It cannot end well.
* [[ScrewYouElves Screw You Angels]]
* SeekingSanctuary: The Butterfly Room cannot be entered by malicious shadows, or so it seems.
* SeinfeldianConversation: The Gossipers, full-stop.
* SempaiKohai: Used heavily in character interactions.
* ShirtlessScene: Reizo gets several, in order to... [[{{Fanservice}} erm]]... highlight his yakuza tattoos.
* ShutUpHannibal: Happens during the boss battle with Hikaru. Toru and Tom don't feel like dealing with a WellIntentionedExtremist, it seems.
* SliceOfLife: The non-plot character threads, which deal with club activities, video games, dates, chance encounters, and other mundane interactions meant to flesh out the characters.
* SnoopingLittleKid: Emi and Kozue, who attempt to spy on the Anti-Bullying Club and end up getting dragged in to being persona-users when they're caught.
* SubculturesInJapan: In spades.
* SummonMagic: The personae.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: The Shadow versions of the characters.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Most obviously during dungeons and boss fights.
* TarotMotifs: One for each major player character.
* TeamPet: Tom's puppy, Max.
* TenMinuteRetirement: Yoshimi and Renju both undergo them when they lose their personae.
* TrueCompanions: Reluctantly.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Ever. If there were, the cast likely wouldn't have to fight their shadows!
* [[ThinkHappyThoughts Think About Your Persona]]: What gets the team (other than [[{{The Fatalist}} Toshimi]] and [[DirtyCoward Kanaye]] out of the void in Renju's dungeon.
* TooDumbToLive: Anybody who picks a fight with Reizo.
* TouchedByVorlons: Being thrown into Paradise seems to have activated the characters as persona-users.
* TranslationConvention: The game is supposedly set in Japan, and is thus technically in Japanese, but written out in English.
* TrollBridge: The kendo teammates' questions in Masami's dungeon.
* UrbanFantasy: As per the game's basis.
* UselessUsefulSpell: Status skills and Light/Dark spells.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: The angels and their Millennium City.
* TheVerse: Set in the same continuity/universe as Persona3 and Persona4. And apparently ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', according to WordOfGod.
* VillainousCrossdresser: Noriko Kojima.
* ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer: A belated discovery in Toshimi's dungeon, when confronting the Gene/Ginji shadow.
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld
* TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed: Only a few years after [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Nyx]] and [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Izanami]], a group of young are stuck fighting the angels and their impending Millenium City! Persona-users never catch a break, do they?
* Winged Humanoid: The angels.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Features heavily in {{Character Development}} at the end of/after dungeons.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Cars?]]: In Tom's dungeon, Toshimi turns out to be utterly terrified of the cars attacking the party. Turns out, her cousin was killed in a car accident right before her eyes.
* YouCantThwartStageOne: Every attempt at preventing the angels from throwing characters in Paradise is doomed to fail. As is being a character with The Potential and not getting thrown in by the team.