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A panfandom Dreamwidth roleplay that ran from 2011 to 2013. The characters have been brought into Prospero, a city that looks relatively normal, until midnight. Then, the Dark Hour, straight from Persona 3, emerges. Normal people turn into coffins and monsters called Shadows flood the city. To fight these Shadows and learn why they were brought here, the characters must use their new powers of Persona.
Acronym and Abbreviation Overload: Not really taken overboard in-story or out, at least not any more than any other LJ/DWRP does, but the game's LJ community was called thevelvetkey whereas its DW community is just called tvk.
Ambiguously Human: Anyone who isn't human at all, outside of the Dark Hour. Ein gets special mention for also being this during the Dark Hour.
Arbitrary Skepticism: Regarding the triple goddess. Let's see, we have actual deities on the taken list, and then there's the whole Persona thing.
Awkward Father-Son Bonding Activity: Kayneth during the Empress event, when he suddenly had a bunch of children he didn't know what to do with — none of whom were particularly into it, nor did they know what to do.
Ax-Crazy: The current character roster includes a pile of mass murderers. There hadn't been a murder for ten years before the characters came - suffice it to say that it's going to get a lot worse.
Die or Fly: The most common way to awaken your Persona.
Disabled Hottie: April, full stop. Mention should also go to Mila, who is definitely more "disabled" than "Hollywood Cyborg" (which is the entire reason her cybernetic implants got past Prospero's normalcy test in the first place).
Dude Looks Like a Lady: Not as bad as Saber, but Ledah has gotten a shocked reaction on mentioning that he's a man, and he doesn't even encourage the misconception like Saber does.
Extra-Strength Masquerade: The civilians conveniently forget or don't believe anything like Personae, revival upon death, and people showing up claiming to be from other worlds. The PCs getting frustrated with this is a big part of why they usually only befriend each other.
Failed a Spot Check: Sakurako and Madoka, during the Ace of Swords event. They had *no clue* that the suddenly-appearing unfriendly version of Misa wasn't really her. When she only ever showed up during the Dark Hour. During an event where everyone was facing Shadows impersonating their friends and relations.
Gratuitous German / Foreign Cuss Word: Asuka is a real pottymouth in her native language. She also orders her Persona around with German phrases since she thinks in German, refers to her Persona with the modern German spelling (Brünnhilde as opposed to Brynhildr) and occasionally just throws in an honorific or greeting in German because her player feels like it.
Ontological Mystery: Both played straight and subverted. While characters can't return home, they can leave Prospero. And there's a whole world out there, too.
Our Angels Are Different: Averted in Asuka's eyes by V/V's previous nature as TYPE-Venus. The former was half horrified and half glad there was someone from a similar world out there. The latter was just more or less horrified at the ensuing death threats.
Pay Evil unto Evil: V/V's entire CR wants to get their hands on her murderer, even if she's keeping her mouth shut on who it is. Now that Naoya's for all intents and purposes been outed as the one who did it...
Tarot Troubles: Eater did a surprisingly accurate session of card readings once — surprisingly because it wasn't decided on OOC knowledge; the mun did actual readings with a real deck while tagging the post. A few months later, Hiyono gave it a shot as well.
Technology Marches On: Invoked by Asuka, who remarks that technology in her own world must have been stalled by the apocalypse instead of, you know, her canon being made in The Nineties.
Who Will Bell the Cat?: A source of Edgeworth's eternal frustration. Even those who agree with his idea to implement a justice system are in over their heads and they know it, leaving them to just hope someone else will come along willing and able to do the actual work involved.
Wrong Context Magic: The Shadow duplicates in the Ace of Swords event kept their canon counterparts' abilities.
Yandere: Vriska during the Reversed portion of the Lovers event. She kidnapped all the people closest to her, calling them her property and only able to be slowed down by the failsafe built into the event, until she had to be stopped by Nepeta.