The Scrappy / Shin Megami Tensei

  • Mishima of Persona 5 became one to a lot of people part way through his Confidant line. While he starts off a sympathetic Woobie and the Phantom Thieves biggest fan he starts to show a darker side. Trying to make them target people he doesn't like, and claiming they owe their success to his Phan-site. With even the protagonist's dialogue being clearly annoyed by him. He's saved from the heap by the end though. Coming to his senses without the Thieves stealing his heart, learning to stand up for himself, and showing real character development.
    • Among the Confidants, Ichiko Oya is disliked for having one of the weaker backstories, for being The Alcoholic, and for having the least useful Confidant skills. Her cute design, insistence on uncovering the truth and her Confidant having Lala Escargot as a supporting character are generally cited as her only positive qualities. It is extremely noteworthy that she came in last place in the Confidant popularity poll from the Persona 5 Maniax User Handbook with only two people voting for her.
    • The Camp Gay NPC duo that the player encounters in Shinjuku and the beach. While the jokes about Kanji's sexuality in Persona 4 were polarizing, many players disliked the pair for being unfunny stereotypes, especially in their beach scene. Due to Atlus' previous experiences with non-stereotypical LGBT portrayal (Kanji and Persona 2's Jun, an openly gay party member who was also a romance option), the pair come across as a glaring step back. To make matters worse, they are implied to be attracted to minors.
  • Yuzu of Devil Survivor gets a lot of flack for being The Chick, The Watson, and The Complainer rolled into one pink-wrapped package. Despite dealing with tons of cutie-breaking horrors packed into a single week, she's bashed for being weak, whiny, and wanting to return to her normal life. The fact that she could pass for another MegaTen Scrappy doesn't help. Nor does the fact that her entire world seems geared against her, to the point that her ending path is the worst of the lot. Of course, the fact that the heroes are warned repeatedly that running away is a bad idea and she chooses to do so anyway despite knowing that the lockdown was meant to keep demons from invading the world, which they end up causing to happen when they go ahead and choose to break the lockdown are probably not points in her favor. Before the player has gotten anywhere near any of that, however, she's likely to earn their undying hate for the e-mails she sends you - they're written entirely in chatspeak.
    • Then there's Midori, who ironically has the opposite problem. Where Yuzu wants to refuse the call, Midori leaps at it, turning into a Cosplay Otaku Girl version of Leeroy Jenkins with a death grip on the Idiot Ball. While she can get better, her In the Name of the Moon speeches might as well be a Magical Girl version of "P-p-p-p-puppy power!"
    • Devil Survivor 2 has Daichi, who, while he does get some badass points and can be a damn good physical attacker with great speed, is still a scrappy for being a male Yuzu expy (he whines even MORE than she did and sometimes has even less excuse). Ironically, the actual female character who takes Yuzu's role in a gameplay sense is rather liked.
      • Ronaldo manages to garner more hate than Daichi ever will. Mainly because he's a law character for one despite the numerous acts coming off as more chaotic. He comes off as a huge hypocrite in comparison to his "evil" counterpart Yamato who flip flops about his alignment whenever it benefits him such as one moment he says he's willing to save everyone but then the next moment leave JP members to be killed by demons because they side with Yamato. On the sixth day he attempts to shoot fan favorite Makoto which can be prevented which also shows more hypocrisy since he doesn't view Makoto as someone worthy of saving in his world. Finally when you decide to join either Yamato or the Anguished One, he flips out on you for not choosing his side. In Yamato's route he tries to kill Yamato after you defeat him fair and square resulting in Yamato retaliating in self defense and sending him off the ledge. This is compared to if you fight Yamato on his path and Yamato's final moments is saving the MC. When he approaches you in the Anguished One's path, he tells you no hard feelings but then flips his shit when you beat him and tries to kill Anguished One thus getting killed for attempting to fight a God. For claiming everyone is equal, he doesn't treat many characters as equal when it's convenient to him.


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