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* SmallNameBigEgo: Downplayed when compared to Teddie but there are times where he acted almighty to himself such as considering himself as the chief of operations of the team in ''Q2''.


* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse - Shadow Yukiko once said she wanted to "score with a hot stud." Teddie brings it up sporadically throughout the game. He's still bringing it up in ''Arena'' which is ''over a year later'', much to Yukiko's irritation. Especially since her inner monologue insists that she is not interested in such things. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Really.]]



* OnceDoneNeverForgotten: Shadow Yukiko once said she wanted to "score with a hot stud." Teddie brings it up sporadically throughout the game. He's still bringing it up in ''Arena'' which is ''over a year later'', much to Yukiko's irritation. Especially since her inner monologue insists that she is not interested in such things. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Really.]]



* NakedOnArrival: Played with, he arrives in the real world in his {{Mascot}} form; when he complains of being too hot, he removes his head, revealing that he's grown a (naked) human body inside his mascot costume, just so he can score with the girls ([[NeverLiveItDown much to Yukiko's bemusement]]). [[invoked]]

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* NakedOnArrival: Played with, he arrives in the real world in his {{Mascot}} form; when he complains of being too hot, he removes his head, revealing that he's grown a (naked) human body inside his mascot costume, just so he can score with the girls ([[NeverLiveItDown ([[OnceDoneNeverForgotten much to Yukiko's bemusement]]). [[invoked]]bemusement]]).


* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Even the malevolent manifestation of her repressed emotions believed in this trope, so she puts on a PimpedOutDress that's [[PrincessesPreferPink mostly pink]] and a CoolCrown while stating she is searching for her PrinceCharming.


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A second-year student at Yasogami High School, Yosuke Hanamura moved to the town about six months before the events of the game. His father is the manager of local department store Junes, and as such he is usually treated as an unofficial complaints box, much to his chagrin. Yosuke serves as the [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend and partner]] of Yu, although he's often the butt of his other friends' jokes.

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A second-year student at Yasogami High School, Yosuke Hanamura moved to the town about six months before the events of the game. His father is the manager of the local department store Junes, and as such he is usually treated as an unofficial complaints box, much to his chagrin. Yosuke serves as the [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend and partner]] of Yu, although he's often the butt of his other friends' jokes.



Shadow Yosuke consists of a featureless figure in a ridiculous ninja outfit, with a giant frog making up their lower body. It represents his resentment towards Inaba, his boredom and his wish for excitement. Aside from the reference to the original character Jiraiya, the frog theme is also wordplay: In Japanese, "frog" is pronounced the same as "return" which plays in to Yosuke's desire to leave Inaba.

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Shadow Yosuke consists of a featureless figure in a ridiculous ninja outfit, with a giant frog making up their lower body. It represents his resentment towards Inaba, his boredom and his wish for excitement. Aside from the reference to the original character Jiraiya, the frog theme is also wordplay: In Japanese, "frog" is pronounced the same as "return" which plays in to into Yosuke's desire to leave Inaba.



Upon the defeat of Shadow Yosuke, he morphs into Yosuke's Persona: Jiraiya of the Magician Arcana. Jiraiya is a ninja from Japanese folklore, who uses magic to transform in a gigantic toad. After completing his Social Link, Jiraiya ascends into Susano-o, the Japanese god of the sea and storms. Susano-o, brother of Amaterasu and Tsukuyomi, was born from the filth Izanagi washed away after his trip to Yomi. Much like Yosuke, Susano-o is perverted and a bit of a jerk, but still a competent hero. Additionally, much like Yosuke with his Social Link development, learns to overcome many of the negative aspects of his personality. In ''Golden'', Susano-o can further evolve into Takehaya Susano-o, whose name is derived from one of the long-form names given to Susano-o; ''Takehaya'' translates into "fast building". Takehaya Susano-o learns the special skill Youthful Wind, which provides a good deal of healing and a hit/evasion rate buff to the entire party for several turns.

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Upon the defeat of Shadow Yosuke, he morphs into Yosuke's Persona: Jiraiya of the Magician Arcana. Jiraiya is a ninja from Japanese folklore, who uses magic to transform in into a gigantic toad. After completing his Social Link, Jiraiya ascends into Susano-o, the Japanese god of the sea and storms. Susano-o, brother of Amaterasu and Tsukuyomi, was born from the filth Izanagi washed away after his trip to Yomi. Much like Yosuke, Susano-o is perverted and a bit of a jerk, but still a competent hero. Additionally, much like Yosuke with his Social Link development, he learns to overcome many of the negative aspects of his personality. In ''Golden'', Susano-o can further evolve into Takehaya Susano-o, whose name is derived from one of the long-form names given to Susano-o; ''Takehaya'' translates into "fast building". Takehaya Susano-o learns the special skill Youthful Wind, which provides a good deal of healing and a hit/evasion rate buff to the entire party for several turns.



In his Social Link, Yosuke reveals that he initially hated Inaba, but has grown to love it and despite being hated by Saki, he did genuinely love her. He later reveals that he was jealous of Yu and used the murder case to play hero and hide his insecurities. Yosuke later asks him to punch him to get rid of his jealousy and frustration, and they end up in a brawl; Yosuke realizes that he can form genuine, close relationships with people regardless of where he is, and resolves to live his life to the fullest. He gives the protagonist a bandage after their fight, representative of their friendship.

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In his Social Link, Yosuke reveals that he initially hated Inaba, Inaba but has grown to love it and despite being hated by Saki, he did genuinely love her. He later reveals that he was jealous of Yu and used the murder case to play hero and hide his insecurities. Yosuke later asks him to punch him to get rid of his jealousy and frustration, and they end up in a brawl; Yosuke realizes that he can form genuine, close relationships with people regardless of where he is, is and resolves to live his life to the fullest. He gives the protagonist a bandage after their fight, representative of their friendship.



** Speaking ill of Saki. In game, he loses his shit when he overhears two girls mocking her after her death.

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** Speaking ill of Saki. In game, In-game, he loses his shit when he overhears two girls mocking her after her death.



** Persona Q2 has Yosuke admit that he actully use to move a lot when he was young, giving him more in commonality with the protagonist. Both moved around frequently (Yu because of his parents' job and likely the same for Yosuke) and unable to form meaning friendships until Inaba.

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** Persona Q2 has Yosuke admit that he actully actually use to move a lot when he was young, giving him more in commonality with the protagonist. Both moved around frequently (Yu because of his parents' job and likely the same for Yosuke) and unable to form meaning meaningful friendships until Inaba.



** Does this to Chie in the anime where he often criticizes her at some points. The result is her attacking him, even on a littlest insult.

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** Does this to Chie in the anime where he often criticizes her at some points. The result is her attacking him, even on a the littlest insult.



* CallBack: [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Fuuka]]'s bullying and subsequent disapearance was mentioned by Yosuke as his ghost story during the ski trip. He got that story back when he's in middle school, when his friend told Yosuke about that. His friend said that he got that story from his sister, meaning that the friend's sister is either Natsuki or one of her cronies.

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* CallBack: [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Fuuka]]'s bullying and subsequent disapearance was disappearance were mentioned by Yosuke as his ghost story during the ski trip. He got that story back when he's in middle school, school when his friend told Yosuke about that. His friend said that he got that story from his sister, meaning that the friend's sister is either Natsuki or one of her cronies.



* CasanovaWannabe: Somewhat. While he does come off as flirtacious, he really only had eyes for Saki and his attempts at flirting with Rise and Yukiko are half-hearted at best. They turn him down or ignore him (though it's unknown if him being half-hearted plays into it.)

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* CasanovaWannabe: Somewhat. While he does come off as flirtacious, flirtatious, he really only had eyes for Saki and his attempts at flirting with Rise and Yukiko are half-hearted at best. They turn him down or ignore him (though it's unknown if him being half-hearted plays into it.)



* ClassClown: Just like Junpei before him. Comes with being a [[TarotMotifs Magician]]. It is explored a bit more here that his clownish behavior is to cope with his resentful boredom of being in a small town like Inaba and his own isnecurities of wanting to fit in.

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* ClassClown: Just like Junpei before him. Comes with being a [[TarotMotifs Magician]]. It is explored a bit more here that his clownish behavior is to cope with his resentful boredom of being in a small town like Inaba and his own isnecurities insecurities of wanting to fit in.



* {{Foil}}: To Junpei Iori from ''Persona 3'', who represented the [[TarotMotifs Magician Arcana]] before him. Both Junpei and Yosuke share many of the same traits, such as being a ClassClown, the first and closest friend of the protagonist, and a ChivalrousPervert with a [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenore]] (Chidori for Junpei, Saki for Yosuke). In addition, both relocated to different homes because of their fathers, and eventually become envious of the protagonist due to living in his shadow. However, while Junpei is happy to be living in the Gekkogan High School dorm as it means he doesn't have to live with his [[AbusiveParents alcoholic father]], Yosuke was forced to move to Inaba because of his father being assigned manager of Junes, and is initially unhappy with the town before coming to love it. While Junpei's resentment soured his relationship with the protagonist for a good chunk of time, Yosuke acknowledges his jealousy and refuses to let it come between him and Yu. Finally, while Junpei is BookDumb and impulsive, often [[LeeroyJenkins charging into danger at a moment's notice]], Yosuke displays a surprising amount of intelligence and leadership qualities when serious, even if he is ultimately outclassed by Yu. Gameplay-wise, Junpei serves as the Tank of his group, having high Strength as well as excess to all types of physical attacks, with high defense. Yosuke, on the other hand, has high Speed and Magic and provides buffs and debuffs.

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* {{Foil}}: To Junpei Iori from ''Persona 3'', who represented the [[TarotMotifs Magician Arcana]] before him. Both Junpei and Yosuke share many of the same traits, such as being a ClassClown, the first and closest friend of the protagonist, and a ChivalrousPervert with a [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenore]] (Chidori for Junpei, Saki for Yosuke). In addition, both relocated to different homes because of their fathers, fathers and eventually become envious of the protagonist due to living in his shadow. However, while Junpei is happy to be living in the Gekkogan High School dorm as it means he doesn't have to live with his [[AbusiveParents alcoholic father]], Yosuke was forced to move to Inaba because of his father being assigned manager of Junes, Junes and is initially unhappy with the town before coming to love it. While Junpei's resentment soured his relationship with the protagonist for a good chunk of time, Yosuke acknowledges his jealousy and refuses to let it come between him and Yu. Finally, while Junpei is BookDumb and impulsive, often [[LeeroyJenkins charging into danger at a moment's notice]], Yosuke displays a surprising amount of intelligence and leadership qualities when serious, even if he is ultimately outclassed by Yu. Gameplay-wise, Junpei serves as the Tank of his group, having high Strength as well as excess to all types of physical attacks, with high defense. Yosuke, on the other hand, has high Speed and Magic and provides buffs and debuffs.



* HandsomeLech: Was designed to be a rather handsome young man. In-universe, his peers think that he's good-looking enough to stand a chance at crossdressing, but this admiration is offset by him being "pure disappointment the moment he opens his mouth."

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* HandsomeLech: Was designed to be a rather handsome young man. In-universe, his peers think that he's good-looking enough to stand a chance at crossdressing, cross-dressing, but this admiration is offset by him being "pure disappointment the moment he opens his mouth."



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Yosuke has the heart of a hero, an unparalleled sense of justice and is generally an incredibly reliable friend to protagonist. To the entire rest of the cast, however, he can occasionally be a bit of a whiny bully.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Yosuke has the heart of a hero, an unparalleled sense of justice and is generally an incredibly reliable friend to the protagonist. To the entire rest of the cast, however, he can occasionally be a bit of a whiny bully.



* NumberTwo: Clearly Yu's confidant, to the point where the two discuss the team's next moves in private. Yosuke also someimes acts as the leader of the team, as the protagonist doesn't talk much.

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* NumberTwo: Clearly Yu's confidant, to the point where the two discuss the team's next moves in private. Yosuke also someimes sometimes acts as the leader of the team, as the protagonist doesn't talk much.



* TheResenter: Near the ending of his Social Link route, he admits he was jealous of how successful Yu was in everything he did, especially compared to him. Nonetheless, he knows he shouldn't feel that way, and he respects Yu for everything he does. He does have Yu punch him and it becomes a light-hearted fist fight.

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* TheResenter: Near the ending of his Social Link route, he admits he was jealous of how successful Yu was in everything he did, especially compared to him. Nonetheless, he knows he shouldn't feel that way, and he respects Yu for everything he does. He does have Yu punch him and it becomes a light-hearted fist fight.fistfight.




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Chie's Shadow takes the form of a long haired, masked dominatrix supported by three pale Chies. The dominatrix has long black hair, similar to Yukiko's. It represents her jealousy of Yukiko's natural gifts and talents, as well as her wish and need of control over Yukiko.

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Chie's Shadow takes the form of a long haired, long-haired, masked dominatrix supported by three pale Chies. The dominatrix has long black hair, similar to Yukiko's. It represents her jealousy of Yukiko's natural gifts and talents, as well as her wish and need of control over Yukiko.



* BruceLeeClone: [[PlayingWithATrope She herself isn't]], but she does emulate her martial arts idol's fighting style during combat and makes numerous references to him and other Hong Kong action movie stars, complete with lines like [[DontThinkFeel "Don't think, feel"]]. She does sport a bowl cut and Tomoe wears [[Film/GameOfDeath a yellow jumpsuit]], which become an alternate costume for Chie herself in ''Golden''. Chie, appropriately, geeks out over it.

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* BruceLeeClone: [[PlayingWithATrope She herself isn't]], but she does emulate her martial arts idol's fighting style during combat and makes numerous references to him and other Hong Kong action movie stars, complete with lines like [[DontThinkFeel "Don't think, feel"]]. She does sport a bowl cut and Tomoe wears [[Film/GameOfDeath a yellow jumpsuit]], which become becomes an alternate costume for Chie herself in ''Golden''. Chie, appropriately, geeks out over it.



* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: She's initially unsure of where her life is going, as she believes she's only good at eating meat and doing kung-fu (notably, she's the only member of the Investigation Team to not have a job). Over the course of her Social Link, she concludes she can use her skills to protect the weak, and aims to join the police force when she graduates.

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* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: She's initially unsure of where her life is going, as she believes she's only good at eating meat and doing kung-fu (notably, she's the only member of the Investigation Team to not have a job). Over the course of her Social Link, she concludes she can use her skills to protect the weak, weak and aims to join the police force when she graduates.



* DontThinkFeel: One of her quotes at the end of battle.

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* DontThinkFeel: One of her quotes at the end of a battle.



* GirlNextDoor: Compared to the other the romanceable Social Links such as IdolSinger Rise or NouveauRiche AlphaBitch Ai, Chie is pretty normal and easy to relate to even in spite of (or perhaps even because of) her {{Tomboy}} traits. On a more meta level, she's the [[FirstGirlWins first girl]] you can start a Social Link with and has no special requirements to finish.
* GlassCannon: Suffers from Physical skills which [[CastFromHitPoints consume HP]] and mediocre defense. However, she hits like a truck once God's Hand comes along and has a Follow-Up Attack (and, in ''Golden'', access to Social Link-granted spells) that can ''instantly kill'' enemies. By the end of the game she's got some extra defense, though not great. Her most powerful multi-target attack, Agneyastra, still costs a massive 24% of her HP to cast.

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* GirlNextDoor: Compared to the other the romanceable Social Links such as IdolSinger Rise or NouveauRiche AlphaBitch Ai, Chie is pretty normal and easy to relate to even in spite of (or perhaps even because of) her {{Tomboy}} traits. On a more meta level, meta-level, she's the [[FirstGirlWins first girl]] you can start a Social Link with and has no special requirements to finish.
* GlassCannon: Suffers from Physical skills which [[CastFromHitPoints consume HP]] and mediocre defense. However, she hits like a truck once God's Hand comes along and has a Follow-Up Attack (and, in ''Golden'', access to Social Link-granted spells) that can ''instantly kill'' enemies. By the end of the game game, she's got some extra defense, though not great. Her most powerful multi-target attack, Agneyastra, still costs a massive 24% of her HP to cast.



* HeroesLoveDogs: Chie has a dog called Muku, which was given to her when she first met Yukiko (who wanted to adopt him, but wasn't allowed to because her family runs the inn). We never see him in the games, but in the anime he's [[http://i.imgur.com/AEGjV5F.png depicted as a massive St. Bernard.]]

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* HeroesLoveDogs: Chie has a dog called Muku, which was given to her when she first met Yukiko (who wanted to adopt him, him but wasn't allowed to because her family runs the inn). We never see him in the games, but in the anime anime, he's [[http://i.imgur.com/AEGjV5F.png depicted as a massive St. Bernard.]]



* KungFuWizard: Of the "predominantly physical kicks with some spells for flavor" variety. Chie's techniques are mostly physical attacks, with a few buffs and low to medium-level ice spells thrown in for variety. She has the opposite problem that Kanji does with magic, having a magic stat that isn't terrible and healthy SP, but simply not learning a whole spell line. ''Golden'' balances the flavor out a little by adding some Hama spells to her arsenal via her Social Link.

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* KungFuWizard: Of the "predominantly physical kicks with some spells for flavor" variety. Chie's techniques are mostly physical attacks, with a few buffs and low to medium-level ice spells thrown in for variety. She has the opposite problem that Kanji does with magic, having a magic stat that isn't terrible and healthy SP, SP but simply not learning a whole spell line. ''Golden'' balances the flavor out a little by adding some Hama spells to her arsenal via her Social Link.



* OneHitKill: Her "Galactic Punt" follow-up attack is capable of instantly killing even mid bosses, and is easily the best in the game for this reason alone. ''Golden'' also allows her to learn Hama and Hamaon.
* OrwellianRetcon: Her original VA is Tracey Rooney. When she was replaced in ''Arena'' with Erin Fitzgerald, the latter voiced her in every single appearance afterward, up to rerecording all of Rooney's dialogue in ''Golden''. This was likely done due to Golden adding several new scenes and voiced dialogue for Social Link events, resulting in large amounts of additional voiced dialogue.

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* OneHitKill: Her "Galactic Punt" follow-up attack is capable of instantly killing even mid bosses, mid-bosses, and is easily the best in the game for this reason alone. ''Golden'' also allows her to learn Hama and Hamaon.
* OrwellianRetcon: Her original VA is Tracey Rooney. When she was replaced in ''Arena'' with Erin Fitzgerald, the latter voiced her in every single appearance afterward, up to rerecording re-recording all of Rooney's dialogue in ''Golden''. This was likely done due to Golden adding several new scenes and voiced dialogue for Social Link events, resulting in large amounts of additional voiced dialogue.



* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Takeshi, an old friend of hers you meet in her Social Link. There's a certain element of familiarity between them, but Takeshi makes Chie uncomfortable with his infatuation with Yukiko. After Chie saves Takeshi from the bullies, causing him to run off, she gets annoyed with his refusal to admit that he ran away, and infuriated when he [[DramaticallyMissingThePoint insists that]] [[TheHyena Yukiko's laughing fits]] are uncharacteristic of her. The two part on bad terms and Takeshi is never seen again.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Takeshi, an old friend of hers you meet in her Social Link. There's a certain element of familiarity between them, but Takeshi makes Chie uncomfortable with his infatuation with Yukiko. After Chie saves Takeshi from the bullies, causing him to run off, she gets annoyed with his refusal to admit that he ran away, away and infuriated when he [[DramaticallyMissingThePoint insists that]] [[TheHyena Yukiko's laughing fits]] are uncharacteristic of her. The two part two-part on bad terms and Takeshi is never seen again.




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Yukiko fulfills the party's [[TheRedMage Red Mage]] role - she has the highest SP and Magic stats of anyone in the party, and receives every healing and Fire spell in the game as she levels up. While she does have a weapon in the form of paper fans, she's much better suited to sticking to magic, as her physical damage is the lowest in the party. She also has [[SquishyWizard very low physical defense]].

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Yukiko fulfills the party's [[TheRedMage Red Mage]] role - she has the highest SP and Magic stats of anyone in the party, party and receives every healing and Fire spell in the game as she levels up. While she does have a weapon in the form of paper fans, she's much better suited to sticking to magic, as her physical damage is the lowest in the party. She also has [[SquishyWizard very low physical defense]].



Yukiko is the third subject of the Midnight Channel and the first that has the chance to be rescued by the Investigation Team. Her inner thoughts and desires created a dungeon in the form of an European castle, while her Shadow masqueraded as a princess searching for a "prince" to whisk her away. The castle and her Shadow were born of her repressed yearning to break free from her designation as heiress to the Inn, instead privately wishing for someone to alleviate her responsibilities. Yu, Yosuke and Chie manage to defeat her Shadow, and she becomes a member of the Investigation Team upon receiving her Persona.

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Yukiko is the third subject of the Midnight Channel and the first that has the chance to be rescued by the Investigation Team. Her inner thoughts and desires created a dungeon in the form of an a European castle, while her Shadow masqueraded as a princess searching for a "prince" to whisk her away. The castle and her Shadow were born of her repressed yearning to break free from her designation as heiress to the Inn, instead privately wishing for someone to alleviate her responsibilities. Yu, Yosuke Yosuke, and Chie manage to defeat her Shadow, and she becomes a member of the Investigation Team upon receiving her Persona.



After being defeated, Shadow Yukiko becomes Konohana Sakuya, of the Priestess Arcana. The Shinto goddess of Mount Fuji and all volcanoes, Konohana Sakuya is considered to be an avatar of life, and is symbolically tied to cherry blossoms - reflecting Yukiko's use of fire attacks and her own flower motif. When Yukiko's Social Link is completed, Konohana Sakuya evolves into Amaterasu, the Japanese goddess of sunlight, born from the Yomi taint Izanagi washed himself of. In ''Golden'', Amaterasu can further evolve into Sumeo-Okami, an epithet for Amaterasu. Sumeo-Okami will learn Burning Petals, which deals massive Fire damage to all enemies in battle.

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After being defeated, Shadow Yukiko becomes Konohana Sakuya, of the Priestess Arcana. The Shinto goddess of Mount Fuji and all volcanoes, Konohana Sakuya is considered to be an avatar of life, life and is symbolically tied to cherry blossoms - reflecting Yukiko's use of fire attacks and her own flower motif. When Yukiko's Social Link is completed, Konohana Sakuya evolves into Amaterasu, the Japanese goddess of sunlight, born from the Yomi taint Izanagi washed himself of. In ''Golden'', Amaterasu can further evolve into Sumeo-Okami, an epithet for Amaterasu. Sumeo-Okami will learn Burning Petals, which deals massive Fire damage to all enemies in battle.



In the the earlier stages of her Social Link, Yukiko still desires to leave Inaba and pursue interior design to learn to fend for herself. However, friendly teasing from the Inn's staff and pestering from an [[{{Paparazzi}} irresponsible TV crew]] who want to make a program that would ruin the reputation of the Inn eventually make her realize that she has a supportive family and friends that she wants to help and defend - the protagonist/Yu can choose to pursue a romantic relationship with Yukiko at this point. Regardless of what is chosen, she will give the protagonist a charm from the Tatsuhime Shrine, where the two spent much of their discussing Yukiko's future. She resolves to accept her duty and manage the inn when the time comes.

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In the the earlier stages of her Social Link, Yukiko still desires to leave Inaba and pursue interior design to learn to fend for herself. However, friendly teasing from the Inn's staff and pestering from an [[{{Paparazzi}} irresponsible TV crew]] who want to make a program that would ruin the reputation of the Inn eventually make her realize that she has a supportive family and friends that she wants to help and defend - the protagonist/Yu can choose to pursue a romantic relationship with Yukiko at this point. Regardless of what is chosen, she will give the protagonist a charm from the Tatsuhime Shrine, where the two spent much of their discussing Yukiko's future. She resolves to accept her duty and manage the inn when the time comes.



* {{Adorkable}}: She's very goofy, yet very adorable, when she laughs to the most silliest jokes and is socially awkward at times.

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* {{Adorkable}}: She's very goofy, yet very adorable, adorable when she laughs to the most silliest jokes and is socially awkward at times.



* AnimalMotifs: With birds. Her Shadow Self transforms into one after she rejects it and her Personas resemble birdmen. In the anime, she used to own a pet bird before it escaped from its cage. Yukiko sees the bird as a splitting image of herself, wanting to be free from her own cage (the inn) but unlike the bird, she lacks the resolve and courage to do so.

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* AnimalMotifs: With birds. Her Shadow Self transforms into one after she rejects it and her Personas resemble birdmen. In the anime, she used to own a pet bird before it escaped from its cage. Yukiko sees the bird as a splitting spitting image of herself, wanting to be free from her own cage (the inn) but unlike the bird, she lacks the resolve and courage to do so.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: The boys (especially Teddie) learn that provoking Yukiko is a bad idea. Not only she will slap them out of the blue, she can even hurt them emotionally using only her sharp tongue.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: The boys (especially Teddie) learn that provoking Yukiko is a bad idea. Not only she will slap them out of the blue, but she can even also hurt them emotionally using only her sharp tongue.



* ChasteHero: She often indicates that she doesn't know much about teen romance, and doesn't even seem to realize that she's turning down her suitors. However there are plenty of signs of her crush on the protagonist.

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* ChasteHero: She often indicates that she doesn't know much about teen romance, and doesn't even seem to realize that she's turning down her suitors. However However, there are plenty of signs of her crush on the protagonist.



** Yukiko in the original ''4'' only does two things: [[CombatMedic keep the party's HP up]] or blow the shit out of Shadows with fire magic. Because most people don't keep Fire Break on endgame sets, she can turn into dead weight if the player brings her along and enemies resist fire (though healing is always welcome, especially the broken-as-hell Salvation). ''Golden'' adds Mudo spells to her S.Link level ups, giving her more use, but even then...[[AwesomeButImpractical they're Mudo spells]].

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** Yukiko in the original ''4'' only does two things: [[CombatMedic keep the party's HP up]] or blow the shit out of Shadows with fire magic. Because most people don't keep Fire Break on endgame sets, she can turn into dead weight if the player brings her along and enemies resist fire (though healing is always welcome, especially the broken-as-hell Salvation). ''Golden'' adds Mudo spells to her S.Link level ups, level-ups, giving her more use, but even then...[[AwesomeButImpractical they're Mudo spells]].



* DitzyGenius: While a straight-A student, she does have a peculiar thought process when it comes to certain topics, like taking strange delight on someone described as "legendary".

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* DitzyGenius: While a straight-A student, she does have a peculiar particular thought process when it comes to certain topics, like taking strange delight on someone described as "legendary".



* GirlyBruiser: Traditionally feminine, well-mannered, and the best magic user within the team.
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: Has shades of this. She's traditionally feminine and well-mannered, but is also a NightmareFetishist

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* GirlyBruiser: Traditionally feminine, well-mannered, and the best magic user magic-user within the team.
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: Has shades of this. She's traditionally feminine and well-mannered, well-mannered but is also a NightmareFetishist



* HairDecorations: Constantly wears a red hair band.

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* HairDecorations: Constantly wears a red hair band.hairband.



* LoveHurts: She takes the protagonist's friendship choice harder than any other girl on the Investigation Team, and leaves hints of lingering bitterness in certain costume dialog segments and on Valentine's Day. In spite of that, she's grateful for his friendship, and seems to consider him her closest male friend.

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* LoveHurts: She takes the protagonist's friendship choice harder than any other girl on the Investigation Team, and leaves hints of lingering bitterness in certain costume dialog segments and on Valentine's Day. In spite of that, she's grateful for his friendship, friendship and seems to consider him her closest male friend.



* PlayingWithFire: Yukiko's primary attack spells are fire-related and her third tier Persona gains Burning Petals, which may well be the strongest spell in the game.

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* PlayingWithFire: Yukiko's primary attack spells are fire-related and her third tier third-tier Persona gains Burning Petals, which may well be the strongest spell in the game.



* RedIsHeroic: She's one of the protagonists, and constantly wears a red hair band and sweater.

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* RedIsHeroic: She's one of the protagonists, and constantly wears a red hair band hairband and sweater.



* YamatoNadeshiko: Played with. She fits the archetype, then her Shadow deconstructs it and shows its opposite. She ultimately shows a modern version of this trope: soft spoken, strong-willed and polite yet not afraid to stand up to herself and get dangerous if necessary, as an unfortunate group of paparazzi discovered.

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* YamatoNadeshiko: Played with. She fits the archetype, then her Shadow deconstructs it and shows its opposite. She ultimately shows a modern version of this trope: soft spoken, soft-spoken, strong-willed and polite yet not afraid to stand up to herself and get dangerous if necessary, as an unfortunate group of paparazzi discovered.



* YouDidntAsk: [[spoiler:Yukiko knew from even before Mayumi Yamano's death that Adachi went to the Amagi Inn to "protect" her due to the media swarm hounding her. She doesn't bring it up until the protagonist suggests that Adachi is the Killer, since it didn't seem suspicious at the time.]]

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* YouDidntAsk: [[spoiler:Yukiko knew from even before Mayumi Yamano's death that Adachi went to the Amagi Inn to "protect" her due to the media swarm hounding her. She doesn't bring it up until the protagonist suggests that Adachi is the Killer, Killer since it didn't seem suspicious at the time.]]




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* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Oddly enough, Kanji is this towards Rise: despite his crush on Naoto and his acknowledgement of Chie and Yukiko's good looks, he seems almost ''confused'' at the idea that he might find Rise attractive. Rise, for her part, seems almost [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe insulted by this]], as noted when he sees her in a bikini.

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* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Oddly enough, Kanji is this towards Rise: despite his crush on Naoto and his acknowledgement acknowledgment of Chie and Yukiko's good looks, he seems almost ''confused'' at the idea that he might find Rise attractive. Rise, for her part, seems almost [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe insulted by this]], as noted when he sees her in a bikini.



* NotWhatItLooksLike: Kanji ends up in this situation when someone thought he bullied a young boy into giving him money, when actually the boy was buying a doll he made. It gets the police on him, but with the help of his friends, he reveals the truth of the situation.
* PaperThinDisguise: Although he didn't try to do this himself, the news report he appears on does a very poor job of disguising his identity since only his eyes are blurred out and anyone even remotely familiar with his appearance recognised him on sight. This even extends to his Shadow appearing on the Midnight Channel which despite having a very blurred-out and blanked silhouette, the team still recognised him and correctly predicted that he was the next target.

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Kanji ends up in this situation when someone thought he bullied a young boy into giving him money, money when actually the boy was buying a doll he made. It gets the police on him, but with the help of his friends, he reveals the truth of the situation.
* PaperThinDisguise: Although he didn't try to do this himself, the news report he appears on does a very poor job of disguising his identity since only his eyes are blurred out and anyone even remotely familiar with his appearance recognised recognized him on sight. This even extends to his Shadow appearing on the Midnight Channel which despite having a very blurred-out and blanked silhouette, the team still recognised recognized him and correctly predicted that he was the next target.



* TakingTheBullet: His skill set in ''Persona Q2'' lets him function as a party tank as his signature skill lets him take hits for the whole party, and his HP and Endurance are high enough for him to take all that punishment. The uniquity wears off towards the lategame as other party members (especially Ryuji, who has a very similar stat spread and elemental specialization) can learn All Guard to fill a similar role.

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* TakingTheBullet: His skill set in ''Persona Q2'' lets him function as a party tank as his signature skill lets him take hits for the whole party, and his HP and Endurance are high enough for him to take all that punishment. The uniquity wears off towards the lategame late-game as other party members (especially Ryuji, who has a very similar stat spread and elemental specialization) can learn All Guard to fill a similar role.




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* ActionInitiative: In ''Q'' and ''Q2'' her signature skill as navigator is Spotlight, which lets a party member move before any other combatant.

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* ActionInitiative: In ''Q'' and ''Q2'' her signature skill as a navigator is Spotlight, which lets a party member move before any other combatant.



* CerebusRetcon: Her Social Link in vanilla ''Persona 4'' ends with her receiving a fan latter from a girl, whom she's giving advice to be braver and less shy, thanking her and telling stories that she made some friends. Rise then resolves she's needed as Risette not only as an entertainment figure, but also as a moral support and role model. In ''Golden'', said same girl sends her another letter that [[FanHater her friends hate Risette, and if she doesn't stop liking Risette, then they will stop being her friends]]. Rise accordingly feels dejected, [[PluckyGirl but she presses on with her career anyway]].

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* CerebusRetcon: Her Social Link in vanilla ''Persona 4'' ends with her receiving a fan latter letter from a girl, whom she's giving advice to be braver and less shy, thanking her and telling stories that she made some friends. Rise then resolves she's needed as Risette not only as an entertainment figure, figure but also as a moral support and role model. In ''Golden'', said same girl sends her another letter that [[FanHater her friends hate Risette, and if she doesn't stop liking Risette, then they will stop being her friends]]. Rise accordingly feels dejected, [[PluckyGirl but she presses on with her career anyway]].



* DontCallMeSir: In ''Persona Q'', she tells Fuuka that she doesn't need to be so formal around her, since Rise's actually a year younger than Fuuka (actually three years, given the time gap). Amusingly, in the localization of the manga, Fuuka almost stammers out a "Yes, ma'am" before saying "Okay."

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* DontCallMeSir: In ''Persona Q'', she tells Fuuka that she doesn't need to be so formal around her, her since Rise's actually a year younger than Fuuka (actually three years, given the time gap). Amusingly, in the localization of the manga, Fuuka almost stammers out a "Yes, ma'am" before saying "Okay."



** The player has options many times over during her Social Link to turn away her advances - surprisingly, she almost always takes rejection extremely well, and the player needs not fear offending or saddening her by refusing her most of the time. At Rank 8, if you choose ''not'' to hug her (the decision necessary to turn the social link romantic), she won't even consider it a rejection, but will reach [[YouAreNotAlone the same realization]] that she does if you hug her.

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** The player has options many times over during her Social Link to turn away her advances - surprisingly, she almost always takes rejection extremely well, and the player needs not to fear offending or saddening her by refusing her most of the time. At Rank 8, if you choose ''not'' to hug her (the decision necessary to turn the social link romantic), she won't even consider it a rejection, rejection but will reach [[YouAreNotAlone the same realization]] that she does if you hug her.



* LethalChef: Not as awful as the others, her food is [[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce just REALLY spicy]]. She will give the player chocolate with habanero and durian on Valentine's Day in an effort to do something different. On the other hand, during the Omelette Cook-Off, one bite of Rise's omelette made Yukiko choke and pass out on the spot.
* LovingAShadow: Rise has come to realize that many people like Risette, her persona as an idol, rather than the real Rise, such as all the people who started talking to here after her debut. In the end, though, she comes to realize that even Risette is part of her.

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* LethalChef: Not as awful as the others, her food is [[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce just REALLY spicy]]. She will give the player chocolate with habanero and durian on Valentine's Day in an effort to do something different. On the other hand, during the Omelette Cook-Off, one bite of Rise's omelette omelet made Yukiko choke and pass out on the spot.
* LovingAShadow: Rise has come to realize that many people like Risette, her persona as an idol, rather than the real Rise, such as all the people who started talking to here after hereafter her debut. In the end, though, she comes to realize that even Risette is part of her.



* OlderThanTheyLook: On a [[http://i.imgur.com/rJ2s10o.jpg poster]] for her new single named "Sapphire" in ''VideoGame/Persona5'', she doesn't look much different at 20-21 than she did at the end of ''Persona 4'' at 16. However, an EasterEgg in an InUniverse TV show aired on 7/1 remarks that "she's really gained a lot of sex appeal since she hit 20", meaning that the poster's design may have been an {{Invoked|Trope}} example.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: On a [[http://i.imgur.com/rJ2s10o.jpg poster]] for her new single named "Sapphire" in ''VideoGame/Persona5'', she doesn't look much different at 20-21 than then she did at the end of ''Persona 4'' at 16. However, an EasterEgg in an InUniverse TV show aired on 7/1 remarks that "she's really gained a lot of sex appeal since she hit 20", meaning that the poster's design may have been an {{Invoked|Trope}} example.



* RescueRomance: She begins to hero worship of the protagonist after the team rescues her from her dungeon. She's the only girl who will flirt with him regardless of how far you've progressed in her Social Link.

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* RescueRomance: She begins to hero worship hero-worship of the protagonist after the team rescues her from her dungeon. She's the only girl who will flirt with him regardless of how far you've progressed in her Social Link.



* StepfordSmiler: Progressing through her Social Link reveals that "Risette" was constructed as an attempt to make friends due to her past as a bully magnet. Although she says that she feels hollow, she does indeed have a personality, but simply doesn't realize that her different "constructed" demeanors are actually all authentic facets of it.
* SupportPartyMember: Her powers aren't suited to direct combat, but she is more than capable of providing buffs and regeneration, spotting weakpoints, and performing non-combat tasks like searching out the next murder victim. In ''Golden'', if you get lucky, she'll simultaneously charge and focus the whole party, even members who can't do so on their own.

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* StepfordSmiler: Progressing through her Social Link reveals that "Risette" was constructed as an attempt to make friends due to her past as a bully magnet. Although she says that she feels hollow, she does indeed have a personality, personality but simply doesn't realize that her different "constructed" demeanors are actually all authentic facets of it.
* SupportPartyMember: Her powers aren't suited to direct combat, but she is more than capable of providing buffs and regeneration, spotting weakpoints, weak points, and performing non-combat tasks like searching out the next murder victim. In ''Golden'', if you get lucky, she'll simultaneously charge and focus the whole party, even members who can't do so on their own.




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Naoto's Shadow takes on the form of a robotic version of her, and includes childish attachments like wings and twin ray guns that wouldn't look out of place on an action figure. This references her obsession with gender roles — a tomboy who likes sleuthing and science fiction -- while the action-figure qualities of her Shadow mirror her resentment of having her talents belittled due to her age.

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Naoto's Shadow takes on the form of a robotic version of her, her and includes childish attachments like wings and twin ray guns that wouldn't look out of place on an action figure. This references her obsession with gender roles — a tomboy who likes sleuthing and science fiction -- while the action-figure qualities of her Shadow mirror her resentment of having her talents belittled due to her age.



In her Social Link, Naoto has several of her possessions stolen, and receives taunting riddles from a GentlemanThief. Yu helps her retrieve them, and she becomes more comfortable with his assistance. It is eventually revealed that the "thief" is actually her grandfather, who simply did it to help reignite her passion. If the player openly aims so through their choices, she becomes somewhat more feminine, but will keep it mostly just to herself and the Main Character; following a series of options, she even dresses in the female school uniform on Christmas Eve.

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In her Social Link, Naoto has several of her possessions stolen, stolen and receives taunting riddles from a GentlemanThief. Yu helps her retrieve them, and she becomes more comfortable with his assistance. It is eventually revealed that the "thief" is actually her grandfather, who simply did it to help reignite her passion. If the player openly aims so through their choices, she becomes somewhat more feminine, but will keep it mostly just to herself and the Main Character; following a series of options, she even dresses in the female school uniform on Christmas Eve.



In the extended true ending of ''Persona 4 Golden'', she has stopped worrying about being ignored for being a woman. She now sports longer hair, along with a light, form fitting sleeveless shirt.

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In the extended true ending of ''Persona 4 Golden'', she has stopped worrying about being ignored for being a woman. She now sports longer hair, along with a light, form fitting form-fitting sleeveless shirt.


* DudeMagnet: Due to being an idol she has a countless number of male fans and admirers. She‘s even noted to be in the running for most popular girl at school against Yukiko, who before before Rise’s arrival was well noted to be this, to the point it’s often discussed among students of the school. It probably helps that due to being the resident MsFanservice, her good looks are brought up often. Kanji is probably one of the few guys who are not attracted to her in any way.

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* DudeMagnet: Due to being an idol she has a countless number of male fans and admirers. She‘s even noted to be in the running for most popular girl at school against Yukiko, who before before Rise’s arrival was well noted to be this, to the point it’s often discussed among students of the school. It probably helps that due to being the resident MsFanservice, her good looks are brought up often. Kanji is probably one of the few guys who are not attracted to her in any way.


* DudeMagnet: She's an idol so she has a huge number of male fans and admirers. She‘s even noted to be in the running for most popular girl at school against Yukiko, who before before Rise’s arrival was well noted to be this, to the point it’s often discussed among students of the school. Kanji is probably one of the few guys who are not attracted to her in any way.

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* DudeMagnet: She's Due to being an idol so she has a huge countless number of male fans and admirers. She‘s even noted to be in the running for most popular girl at school against Yukiko, who before before Rise’s arrival was well noted to be this, to the point it’s often discussed among students of the school. It probably helps that due to being the resident MsFanservice, her good looks are brought up often. Kanji is probably one of the few guys who are not attracted to her in any way.


* DudeMagnet: She's an idol so she has a huge number of male fans. She‘s even noted to be in the running for most popular girl at school against Yukiko, who before before Rise’s arrival was well noted to be this, to the point it’s often discussed among students of the school. Kanji is probably one of the few guys who are not attracted to her in any way.

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* DudeMagnet: She's an idol so she has a huge number of male fans.fans and admirers. She‘s even noted to be in the running for most popular girl at school against Yukiko, who before before Rise’s arrival was well noted to be this, to the point it’s often discussed among students of the school. Kanji is probably one of the few guys who are not attracted to her in any way.


* BoobsOfSteel: Initially, her breasts aren't especially large, but after Persona 4's true ending her breasts grow substantially larger and by Golden's epilogue, she has the biggest breasts of the group. She is also exceptionally powerful as a Persona user by this point, able to protect her friends from attacks with impunity, and is able to alternate between being a powerful analyzer and a combatant, and she's quite formidable at that as well.



* DudeMagnet: She's an idol so she has a large number of male fans. Kanji is probably one of the few guys who are not attracted to her in any way.

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* DudeMagnet: She's an idol so she has a large huge number of male fans.fans. She‘s even noted to be in the running for most popular girl at school against Yukiko, who before before Rise’s arrival was well noted to be this, to the point it’s often discussed among students of the school. Kanji is probably one of the few guys who are not attracted to her in any way.

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* BoobsOfSteel: Initially, her breasts aren't especially large, but after Persona 4's true ending her breasts grow substantially larger and by Golden's epilogue, she has the biggest breasts of the group. She is also exceptionally powerful as a Persona user by this point, able to protect her friends from attacks with impunity, and is able to alternate between being a powerful analyzer and a combatant, and she's quite formidable at that as well.


** Her unique skill in ''Q2'' is Illusive Dance which raises her evasion rate. This upgrades to Mirage Dance that has a higher evasion boost. Note that these skills are similar to those learned by Morgana.

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** Her unique skill in ''Q2'' is Illusive Dance which raises her evasion rate. This upgrades to Mirage Dance that has a higher evasion boost. Note that these skills are similar to those learned by Morgana. Yukiko also learns the Mamutudi skill which removes binds from the entire party, and no other playable individual -- not even Sub-Personas -- learns this.


* SecretArt:
** His unique skill in ''Persona Q'' is Death Needle, which has a chance of instant death that increases if the target has an ailment.
** His unique skill in ''Q2'' is Kunai Backup, which causes him to follow-up on his row's actions with a normal attack. This upgrades to Kunai Dance which has increased damage.



* RuleOfThree: Haraedo-no-Okami is a composite of three Shinto goddesses, is Chie's third-tier Persona, and its unique Dragon Hustle spell buffs the party's Attack, Defense, and Hit/Evasion Rate. Chie is also the third formal member of the Investigation Team,

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* RuleOfThree: Haraedo-no-Okami is a composite of three Shinto goddesses, is Chie's third-tier Persona, and its unique Dragon Hustle spell buffs the party's Attack, Defense, and Hit/Evasion Rate. Chie is also the third formal member of the Investigation Team,Team.
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** Her unique skill in ''Persona Q'' is Furious Fists, which greatly raises her CriticalHit rate.
** Her unique skill in ''Q2'' is Counter Stance, which unleashes a CounterAttack if her row is attacked. This upgrades to Counter Bash which has stronger retaliations.


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* SecretArt:
** Her unique skill in ''Persona Q'' is Inferno Boost which greatly raises her fire damage, more so than Fire Boost or Fire Amp.
** Her unique skill in ''Q2'' is Illusive Dance which raises her evasion rate. This upgrades to Mirage Dance that has a higher evasion boost. Note that these skills are similar to those learned by Morgana.


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* SecretArt:
** His unique skill in ''Persona Q'' is Uprising which increases the damage he deals to enemies with higher health.
** His unique skill in ''Q2'' is Machismo Wall, which lets him take hits for the whole party and reduces any incoming damage this way. This upgrades to Machismo Barrier, with greater damage reduction.


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** His unique skill in ''Persona Q'' is Amrita, which fully heals an ally and removes any ailments and binds they suffer from.
** His unique skill in ''Q2'' is Immunity Bod which lets him occaisonally nullify physical attacks he takes. This upgrades to Invincible Bod with a higher activation rate. Note that these skills are similar to those learned by Haru.


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** Her unique skill in ''Persona Q'' is Powerhouse, which increases her chances of inflicting knockdown with her almighty spells.
** Her unique skill in ''Q2'' is Cost Cutter, which reduces her skill costs by a third for three turns. This upgrades to Cost Reduction, which halves her skill costs instead.


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* TrademarkFavoriteFood:ThreeFacesOfEve: Chie's The Child, Yukiko's The Wife and Rise's The Seductress.
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* ThreeFacesOfEve: The Child to Yukiko's Wife and Rise's Seductress.


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* ThreeFacesOfEve: The Wife to Chie's Child and Rise's Seductress.


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* ThreeFacesOfEve: The Seductress to Chie's Child and Yukiko's Wife.


* LightningBruiser: With his Agility being his highest stat and his Strength or Magic often not too far behind, Yosuke frequently hits fast and hard.



* CriticalHitClass: In ''Golden'', where she gains a passive ability that increases critical hit rate, as well as buffs to increase everyone's critical hit rate. She also learns physical moves with high critical hit chance, compensating for her lower damage compared to fellow attacker Kanji. Sadly, this works in her favor but not enough. On the one hand, additional critical hits combined with certain moves such as Black Spot and Rainy Death means that she's likely to land more critical hit chances for One More strikes. But that still relies on chance to actually happen, so if the criticals don't land, she's still not as efficient or deadly on the offense as Kanji is. Finally, she still has lackluster magical options opposed to Teddie (though she gets Light Magic if you can make time to bike trip with her), meaning that Kanji still outperforms her in raw damage output (doubly so now that Kanji gets Power Charge in Golden). Chie's ultimately up to your luck. If it's good, Chie's good. If not, she's inferior to Kanji.

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* CriticalHitClass: CriticalHitClass:
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In ''Golden'', where she gains a passive ability that increases critical hit rate, as well as buffs to increase everyone's critical hit rate. She also learns physical moves with high critical hit chance, compensating for her lower damage compared to fellow attacker Kanji. Sadly, this works in her favor but not enough. On the one hand, additional critical hits combined with certain moves such as Black Spot and Rainy Death means that she's likely to land more critical hit chances for One More strikes. But that still relies on chance to actually happen, so if the criticals don't land, she's still not as efficient or deadly on the offense as Kanji is. Finally, she still has lackluster magical options opposed to Teddie (though she gets Light Magic if you can make time to bike trip with her), meaning that Kanji still outperforms her in raw damage output (doubly so now that Kanji gets Power Charge in Golden). Chie's ultimately up to your luck. If it's good, Chie's good. If not, she's inferior to Kanji.Kanji.
** ''Persona Q'' further emphasizes this aspect by giving her a passive that increases the critical hit damage she inflicts and a support skill that raises her and the party's critical hit rate.



* CripplingOverspecialization: Yukiko in the original ''4'' only does two things: [[CombatMedic keep the party's HP up]] or blow the shit out of Shadows with fire magic. Because most people don't keep Fire Break on endgame sets, she can turn into dead weight if the player brings her along and enemies resist fire (though healing is always welcome, especially the broken-as-hell Salvation). ''Golden'' adds Mudo spells to her S.Link level ups, giving her more use, but even then...[[AwesomeButImpractical they're Mudo spells]].

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* CripplingOverspecialization: CripplingOverspecialization:
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Yukiko in the original ''4'' only does two things: [[CombatMedic keep the party's HP up]] or blow the shit out of Shadows with fire magic. Because most people don't keep Fire Break on endgame sets, she can turn into dead weight if the player brings her along and enemies resist fire (though healing is always welcome, especially the broken-as-hell Salvation). ''Golden'' adds Mudo spells to her S.Link level ups, giving her more use, but even then...[[AwesomeButImpractical they're Mudo spells]].spells]].
** ''Persona Q2'' offers some slight variation in her skill set, giving her Mudo early on, and later Makajam and Salome's Kiss for bind infliction. She is still limited greatly by the game's mechanics, as her six skill slots see heavy competition between her unique skill, three individual healing skills, her fire -dynes, and potentially Mind Charge.



* TakingTheBullet: His skill set in ''Persona Q2'' lets him function as a party tank as his signature skill lets him take hits for the whole party, and his HP and Endurance are high enough for him to take all that punishment. The uniquity wears off towards the lategame as other party members (especially Ryuji, who has a very similar stat spread and elemental specialization) can learn All Guard to fill a similar role.



* SquishyWizard: Like, Yukiko, Teddie has access to fantastic offensive and defensive spells, but he's physically weak. His persona upon transformation gains a LOT of resistances, the most of any party member, but he's still weak to lightning; which is one weakness you don't want in this game.

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* SquishyWizard: SquishyWizard:
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Like, Yukiko, Teddie has access to fantastic offensive and defensive spells, but he's physically weak. His persona Persona upon transformation gains a LOT of resistances, the most of any party member, but he's still weak to lightning; lightning, which is one weakness you don't want in this game.game.
** In ''Persona Q2'' Teddie holds the distinction of being a flexible unit, boasting good ice attacks of both physical and magic varieties on top of good healing magic. His HP and Endurance are not his strong suits, however, which can create problems if he's in the front line.



** ''Persona Q2'' is also kind to her -- due to having the Kou- and Ei- spell lines available, Naoto functions as a versatile single-target attacker by virtue of learning skills of two elements on her own.

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** ''Persona Q2'' is also kind to revamps her -- due to having skill set without sacrificing her utility in boss and FOE fights. She now specializes in the Kou- damage-dealing Eiha and Ei- spell lines available, Naoto functions Kouha spells instead of the OneHitKill Hama and Mudo spells, so she stands out as a versatile single-target an attacker by virtue of learning skills of well-versed in two elements on elements. Her signature skill also reduces her own.skill costs for longer battles.

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