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** This is far from the first time a Persona game was inspired by [=JoJo=]'s Bizarre Adventure. Persona has been stated to have been inspired by Part 3: Stardust Crusaders for the concept of Stands. Persona 3's envokers are a reference to an early scene in Part 3 in which Jotaro demonstrates his stand, which he believed to be an evil spirit, by attempting to shoot himself in the head and his Stand, Star Platinum, catching the bullet before it could reach his head. Many parallels can be drawn to Persona 5 and Part 5: Vento Aureo (most obviously that they both star the most fabulously dressed criminals ever). Persona 4 just happens to be the one in which it's easiest to see this inspiration.

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** Around the final week of summer holidays, Yosuke calls in, asking for extra hands to help out with work at Junes. Your choices:
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** This is far from the first time a Persona game was inspired by [=JoJo=]'s ''[=JoJo=]'s Bizarre Adventure.Adventure''. Persona has been stated to have been inspired by Part 3: Stardust Crusaders for the concept of Stands. Persona 3's envokers Evokers are a reference to an early scene in Part 3 in which Jotaro demonstrates his stand, which he believed to be an evil spirit, by attempting to shoot himself in the head and his Stand, Star Platinum, catching the bullet before it could reach his head. Many parallels can be drawn to Persona 5 and Part 5: Vento Aureo (most obviously that they both star the most fabulously dressed criminals ever). Persona 4 just happens to be the one in which it's easiest to see this inspiration.


** The killer: [[spoiler: Adachi kills his victims because while physically attractive their personalities are ugly to him. His ultimate goal, though, is for a life without pain. The rest of the (attempted) killings are for his own pleasure. He believes himself to be impossible to catch but when he is put under pressure by his imminent discovery he panics. He attempts to hide his crimes by hiding behind another face (both in the case of hiding behind a rookie screw up and in the case of attempting to pin all of his crimes on Namatame). All of this is incredibly similar to Yoshikage Kira.]]

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** The killer: [[spoiler: Adachi [[spoiler:Adachi kills his victims because while physically attractive their personalities are ugly to him. His ultimate goal, though, is for a life without pain. The rest of the (attempted) killings are for his own pleasure. He believes himself to be impossible to catch but when he is put under pressure by his imminent discovery he panics. He attempts to hide his crimes by hiding behind another face (both in the case of hiding behind a rookie screw up and in the case of attempting to pin all of his crimes on Namatame). All of this is incredibly similar to Yoshikage Kira.]]



** This is far from the first time a Persona game was inspired by [=JoJo=]'s Bizarre Adventure. Persona has been stated to have been inspired by Part 3: Stardust Crusaders for the concept of Stands. Persona 3's envokers are a reference to an early scene in Part 3 in which Jotaro demonstrates his stand, which he believed to be an evil spirit, by attempting to shoot himself in the head and his Stand, Star Platinum, catching the bullet before it could reach his head. Many parallels can be drawn to Persona 5 and Part 5: Vento Aureo (most obviously that they both star the most fabulously dressed criminals ever). Persona 4 just happens to be the one in which it's easiest to see this inspiration.

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** This is far from the first time a Persona game was inspired by [=JoJo=]'s Bizarre Adventure. Persona has been stated to have been inspired by Part 3: Stardust Crusaders for the concept of Stands. Persona 3's envokers are a reference to an early scene in Part 3 in which Jotaro demonstrates his stand, which he believed to be an evil spirit, by attempting to shoot himself in the head and his Stand, Star Platinum, catching the bullet before it could reach his head. Many parallels can be drawn to Persona 5 and Part 5: Vento Aureo (most obviously that they both star the most fabulously dressed criminals ever). Persona 4 just happens to be the one in which it's easiest to see this inspiration.inspiration.
* After seeing the large amount of ingredients the girls gathered for an omelette cook-off, Kanji quips that they look like they're about to enter the "[[UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship Ultimate Frying Championship]]".


* Also during the King's Game, when Teddie draws the red stick, he says [["Anime/CodeGeass I, the King, command thee to smooch the King without delay!"]] If only [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Yu]] got to say that.

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* Also during the King's Game, when Teddie draws the red stick, he says [["Anime/CodeGeass I, [[Anime/CodeGeass "I, the King, command thee to smooch the King without delay!"]] If only [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Yu]] got to say that.


* Also during the King's Game, Teddie says [[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouch vi Britannia's]] famous CatchPhrase when he draws the red stick. If only [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Yu]] got to say that.

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* Also during the King's Game, when Teddie says [[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouch vi Britannia's]] famous CatchPhrase when he draws the red stick. stick, he says [["Anime/CodeGeass I, the King, command thee to smooch the King without delay!"]] If only [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Yu]] got to say that.


* Also during the King's Game, Teddie says [[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouch vi Britannia's]] famous CatchPhrase when he draws the red stick. If only [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Yu]] got to say that.



* Chie's second and (in golden) third persona trade in the dual-bladed naginata for [[StarWars Saber Staves]].

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* Chie's second and (in golden) third persona trade in the dual-bladed naginata for [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Saber Staves]].


* Much of the game can be interpreted as one giant love letter to [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure JoJo's Bizzare Adventure]], more specifically to Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable.

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* Much of the game can be interpreted as one giant love letter to [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure JoJo's Bizzare Adventure]], Adventure]]'', more specifically to Part 4: [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Diamond is Unbreakable.Unbreakable]].


* In one of the Death Arcana S. Links, she talks about how [[Film/TheNotebook her husband was diagnosed with a disease that made him forget who she was, and each day she had to remind him, and the day ended with him remembering her-only to forget her the next day.]] Her [[SilentHill2 husband's disease led to her wanting to kill him]], but couldn't, out of her love.

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* In one of the Death Arcana S. Links, she talks about how [[Film/TheNotebook her husband was diagnosed with a disease that made him forget who she was, and each day she had to remind him, and the day ended with him remembering her-only to forget her the next day.]] Her [[SilentHill2 [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 husband's disease led to her wanting to kill him]], but couldn't, out of her love.


* The entire Void Quest dungeon is a shout out to ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' and retro [[{{JRPG}} JRPG]]S in general. The boss uses the ''VideoGame/MegamTensei'' battle screen for several attacks, and some of the text that pops up as you progress through the dungeon is directly taken ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI''. One specific shout out occurs when you beat the bonus boss of said dungeon, a pile of bones in the boss lair, when examined "No response. It must be a tile, not an object" alluding to the recurring VideoGame/DragonQuest line "No response. Looks like a corpse."

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* The entire Void Quest dungeon is a shout out to ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' and retro [[{{JRPG}} JRPG]]S in general. The boss uses the ''VideoGame/MegamTensei'' ''VideoGame/MegamiTensei'' battle screen for several attacks, and some of the text that pops up as you progress through the dungeon is directly taken ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI''. One specific shout out occurs when you beat the bonus boss of said dungeon, a pile of bones in the boss lair, when examined "No response. It must be a tile, not an object" alluding to the recurring VideoGame/DragonQuest line "No response. Looks like a corpse."


* During the nightclub scene, Naoto begins talking about the Shirogane family and how they've been lending their powers to the police from time to time. Chie suddenly relates them to a guy from a movie she watched before: [[RaidouKuzunohaVSTheSoullessArmy Kuzonoha]].

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* During the nightclub scene, Naoto begins talking about the Shirogane family and how they've been lending their powers to the police from time to time. Chie suddenly relates them to a guy from a movie she watched before: [[RaidouKuzunohaVSTheSoullessArmy [[VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVSTheSoullessArmy Kuzonoha]].


* The entire Void Quest dungeon is a shout out to ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' and retro [[{{JRPG}} JRPG]]S in general. The boss uses the very first {{Megami Tensei}} battle screen for several attacks, and some of the text that pops up as you progress through the dungeon is directly taken from the first {{Shin Megami Tensei}} game. One specific shout out occurs when you beat the bonus boss of said dungeon, a pile of bones in the boss lair, when examined "No response. It must be a tile, not an object" alluding to the recurring VideoGame/DragonQuest line "No response. Looks like a corpse."

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* The entire Void Quest dungeon is a shout out to ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' and retro [[{{JRPG}} JRPG]]S in general. The boss uses the very first {{Megami Tensei}} ''VideoGame/MegamTensei'' battle screen for several attacks, and some of the text that pops up as you progress through the dungeon is directly taken from the first {{Shin Megami Tensei}} game.''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI''. One specific shout out occurs when you beat the bonus boss of said dungeon, a pile of bones in the boss lair, when examined "No response. It must be a tile, not an object" alluding to the recurring VideoGame/DragonQuest line "No response. Looks like a corpse."


* When introducing the protagonist during class, Mr. Morooka will mention kids using their "[[Website/Myspace my-places]]".

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* When introducing the protagonist during class, Mr. Morooka will mention kids using their "[[Website/Myspace "[[Website/{{Myspace}} my-places]]".

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* When introducing the protagonist during class, Mr. Morooka will mention kids using their "[[Website/Myspace my-places]]".


** Characters are put through a trial by the villian in which they either die or gain the ability to manifest a physical representation of their subconscious. Bonus points for having the requirement to survive being based on the character's mental fortitude, JoJo's requiring incredible drive and/or fighting spirit and Persona 4 requiring the characters to have the strength to face the part of themselves they hate the most.

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** Characters are put through a trial by the villian in which they either die or gain the ability to manifest a physical representation of their subconscious. Bonus points for having the requirement to survive being based on the character's mental fortitude, JoJo's [=JoJo=]'s requiring incredible drive and/or fighting spirit and Persona 4 requiring the characters to have the strength to face the part of themselves they hate the most.



** This is far from the first time a Persona game was inspired by JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Persona has been stated to have been inspired by Part 3: Stardust Crusaders for the concept of Stands. Persona 3's envokers are a reference to an early scene in Part 3 in which Jotaro demonstrates his stand, which he believed to be an evil spirit, by attempting to shoot himself in the head and his Stand, Star Platinum, catching the bullet before it could reach his head. Many parallels can be drawn to Persona 5 and Part 5: Vento Aureo (most obviously that they both star the most fabulously dressed criminals ever). Persona 4 just happens to be the one in which it's easiest to see this inspiration.

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** This is far from the first time a Persona game was inspired by JoJo's [=JoJo=]'s Bizarre Adventure. Persona has been stated to have been inspired by Part 3: Stardust Crusaders for the concept of Stands. Persona 3's envokers are a reference to an early scene in Part 3 in which Jotaro demonstrates his stand, which he believed to be an evil spirit, by attempting to shoot himself in the head and his Stand, Star Platinum, catching the bullet before it could reach his head. Many parallels can be drawn to Persona 5 and Part 5: Vento Aureo (most obviously that they both star the most fabulously dressed criminals ever). Persona 4 just happens to be the one in which it's easiest to see this inspiration.


** Saki Konishi is a young girl who is murdered [[spoilers: because the killer was attracted to her physically but didn't particularly care for her personality.]] Her voice is heard even after her death and her death motivates the gang, especially Yosuke, to solve these murders. She plays a similar role to Reimi Sugimoto

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** Saki Konishi is a young girl who is murdered [[spoilers: [[spoiler: because the killer was attracted to her physically but didn't particularly care for her personality.]] Her voice is heard even after her death and her death motivates the gang, especially Yosuke, to solve these murders. She plays a similar role to Reimi Sugimoto


** Finally, there's Teddy. At first, he's a weak character that supports the main cast. He isn't someone who should normally be able to have a persona, [[spoilers: but he manages to anyways. He undergoes three physical transformations that give him new power: first to protect his loved ones in an emergency (Shadow Rise, his normal persona), once when he becomes determined to become self reliant (after Shadow Teddy, the power to leave the TV and appear as a human), and finally when he saves someone he cares about and becomes strong enough to face his problems head on and stand along side them (when Nanako tells him his voice was what pulled her back from the brink, his ultimate persona).]] All of that sounds a lot like Koichi Hirose.

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** Finally, there's Teddy. At first, he's a weak character that supports the main cast. He isn't someone who should normally be able to have a persona, [[spoilers: [[spoiler: but he manages to anyways. He undergoes three physical transformations that give him new power: first to protect his loved ones in an emergency (Shadow Rise, his normal persona), once when he becomes determined to become self reliant (after Shadow Teddy, the power to leave the TV and appear as a human), and finally when he saves someone he cares about and becomes strong enough to face his problems head on and stand along side them (when Nanako tells him his voice was what pulled her back from the brink, his ultimate persona).]] All of that sounds a lot like Koichi Hirose.

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