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A list of characters appearing in Fall With the Petals. Beware of unmarked spoilers for canon!

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    The Phantom Thieves of Hearts 

Yukiko Amagi / Phoenix

Please come again.

Arcana: The Priestess, The Fool, The World
Weapons: Bladed Fans and Handguns

Yes, that Yukiko Amagi. Born in December 8th, 1999, the heiress of the Amagi Inn found herself exiled from Yasoinaba and put on probation, all in an attempt to save a woman from being raped from a drunk politician. This didn't go very well, and she found herself stuck in Tokyo for a year. A chance encounter with Chie Satonaka and other fellow misfits would make her probation all the more bizarre.

  • Action Girl: Oh, very much so. As if she wasn't badass enough, she's now a Phantom Thief on top of it!
  • Adaptational Badass: Played straight and downplayed. While she's obviously a lot more badass due to being a Phantom Thief on top of a Persona-user, Yukiko having the Wild Card ability gives her a very helpful boost too. Otherwise, she's virtually the same level of power as her canonical counterpart, if a bit more adept.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: While yet to be canonized as of yet, Yukiko and Chie are one of the confirmed couples for the fanfic, and they already clearly show a lot of Les Yay subtext.
  • Age Lift: Yukiko was born in December 8th, 1999. The day and month match up, but for the sake of the setting taking place, Yukiko was born later in this continuity than her canonical 1994. (To which she would be 22 by the setting's beginning.)
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Yukiko is very kind and forgiving, but she does not tolerate cruelty of any kind whatsoever. After Shiho is raped by Kamoshida and the former is nearly pushed to suicide, Yukiko coldly admits that she wouldn't care if a botched heist in the Metaverse killed Kamoshida or not, much to Chie's surprise.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Likewise, despite her goofiness, she very competent leader and has a hidden talent for making snap-decisions in an extreme scenario, a trait likened towards Akira.
  • Classy Cat-Burglar: She has this general aesthetic, though not to the extent of Ann costume-wise.
  • Composite Character: Takes the place of Persona 5's main protagonist.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Ye gods. Justified, as learning driving from Crazy Taxi will do that.
  • The Heroine: The main protagonist of the fanfic, obviously.
  • The Hyena: An utter goofball who bursts out laughing at the dumbest jokes, much like in canon.
  • Playing with Fire: While she can use any Persona as virtue of the Wild Card ability, her starting Persona Konohana Sakuya's specialty is incineration.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Yukiko can be polite, elegant and lady-like, but she can be utterly ruthless when she needs to be. Helps that she's the leader of the Phantom Thieves, indicating she's far from some pretty face.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: It's Yukiko, what do you expect? Of course, this is zig-zagged: on top of writes about having the same Gilded Cage issues she does in canon, she's a lot more rebellious and takes to being a Phantom Thief like a fish to water.

Chie Satonaka / Dragon

Don't think. Feel.

Arcana: The Chariot, The Aeon
Weapons: Boots and Pepperguns

The plucky secondary female lead of the fanfic, and yes, it's that Chie Satonaka. Born in Yasoinaba yet having move into Tokyo at a young age, Chie ends up meeting Yukiko Amagi on her first day in school, and through the mishaps of the Metaverse and all related shenanigans, formed a strong friendship sex with each other. After awakening to her Persona, she seeks to get even with Kamoshida for what he did with Chie's friend from childhood, Takeshi.

Ryuji Sakamoto / Skull

Freakin' boring!

Arcana: The Chariot
Weapons: Bludgeons and Shotguns

A juvenile delinquent who was formerly the star of the track team, Ryuji's sports career came to an abrupt end when Kamoshida broke his leg, disbanded the track team, and made Ryuji a social pariah. After seeing Yukiko and Chie vanish in mid-air, he's drawn to the affairs of the Metaverse and soon gains a Persona of his own. Now, he serves as one of the founding members of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, dedicated to bringing evil people in untouchable positions of power to justice.

Morgana / Mona

Mission accomplished!

Arcana: The Magician
Persona: Zorro, Mercurius

A feline mascot... thingy that was discovered by Yukiko and Chie in Kamoshida's Palace. Has no memories of their prior life, but he says with absolute certainty that he was a human at one point, and was turned this way due to the Distortion of the Metaverse mutating him. It's his goal to become a human again, so he tagged along with the party in order to find out what his identity truly is.

  • All Love Is Unrequited: His feelings for Ann are not requited. Granted, he never had much of a chance anyway, but it still hits him hard given his feline form is getting in the way of his happiness.
  • Ambiguously Human: Whether Morgana is human at all, we're not certain. And if the fanfic goes in a similar way to canon, Morgana would be a creation of Igor to stop Yaldabaoth.
  • Become a Real Boy: His ultimate endgame goal.
  • Badass Adorable: D'awww, who's an adorable widdle kitty cat - OH GOD, WHERE DID THAT TORNADO COME FROM?!
  • Beware the Nice Ones: A staple of the Phantom Thieves at this point. Kind and understanding, but ruthless when he needs to be.
  • Blow You Away: His specialty in regards to magic is wind magic.
  • Cats Are Mean: Despite being rather nice at times, he can be rather abrasive at the same time. His bickering with Ryuji highlights this.
  • Cats Are Snarkers / Deadpan Snarker: He can also be really snippy if the situation calls for it.
  • Determinator: He will not stop at anything to become human, not even shadows.
  • Heroic BSoD: Has one when Ann becomes a couple with Shiho. It's less out of selfishness so much as its the hammering realization that he'll never be happy as long as he's a cat. Fortunately, the party resolves to turn Morgana into a human, and intends on resuming exploration of the Metaverse in lieu of that goal.
  • The Smart Guy: Surprisingly intelligent for his age, and acts as the brains of the founding Five-Man Band until somebody more proficient comes along.
  • Vague Age: Morgana's age is never really stated clearly, though Word of God said in notes that he feels as though Morgana's in equivalence of being 12 years old.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Bickers a lot with Ryuji, but the party's vow to help Morgana helps them become a lot friendlier with each other.

Ann Takamaki / Panther

OMG!! We are SO awesome!

Arcana: The Lovers
Persona: Carmen, Hecate
Weapons: Whips and Submachine Guns

A half-Danish and half-Japanese student, Ann Takamaki was bullied as a kid - and to this day - due to her foreign heritage. Her only friend as of the fanfic's beginning is Shiho Suzui, whom she was friends with since middle school. But when Shiho is pushed to an attempted suicide after being raped by Kamoshida, Ann joined the Phantom Thieves in the hopes of avenging her best friend and bringing down Kamoshida.

Yusuke Kitagawa / Fox

It was fun while it lasted. Goodbye.

Arcana: The Emperor
Weapons: Katanas and Assault Rifles

A student at Kosei Public High school and artist-in-training, Yusuke is the ward and prime pupil of Ichiryusai Madarame-and, as the fact that "plagarist" is one of Madarame's talents, the primary target of his theft of ideals. Yusuke is a sheltered, aloof boy with a rather... unique view of the world, not helped by Madarame's deliberate isolation of him to better control him.

  • Abusive Parents: Portrayed more thoroughly than in canon. Yusuke initially refuses to believe that Madarame's treatment of him is abnormal, despite Yukiko's investigation of Madarame and his shared shack that shows that Madarame is obscenely strict and controlling of Yusuke.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Averted. He's explicitly autistic here, and rather sensitive about it.
  • Berserk Button: Initially, insulting Madarame, though that fades once Yusuke realizes there is plenty of reason to hate Madarame. Calling him a "retard" due to his autism is one that lasts.
  • "Blackmail" Is Such an Ugly Word: Explicitly his motive for the fic's version of the Nude Painting scene, as what he felt at the time was a Pay Evil unto Evil action.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Played with. He knew getting Chie to model nude for him was due to some blackmail, but not how victimized she would feel. This results in their Sitcom Arch-Nemesis relationship.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Chie, after the "Nude Painting" stunt had her as a victim.


    Allies and Confidants (Needs Work) 

Sae Niijima

The sister of Makoto Niijima and the person interrogating Yukiko Amagi in the present. Serves as a prosecutor attorney.

Sojiro Sakura

Yuki Mishima

Shiho Suzui

Ann's best friend and later girlfriend, and the primary current target of Kamoshida's attentions.

Tae Takemi

Munehisa Iwai

Makoto Niijima

The younger sister of Sae Niijima, and a third-year student at Student High. A major character in canon who's importance is yet to be revealed.

Naoto Shirogane

The original Detective Prince. Assigned to the Psychotic Breakdown Cases in Tokyo with partner Goro Akechi, only to be roped into the Phantom Thieves case.

Goro Akechi

The new Detective Prince, and Sae's (forced upon her) partner for a lot of the investigation.

  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Meets Yukiko by coincidence before she even knows who Madarame is personally, which leads to him being more honest...
  • Adaptational Heroism: Very downplayed, but his initial reasons for talking with Yukiko is just wanting a friend rather than an assignment from Shido.
  • Hidden Depths: In contrast to canon, he's open about his inner misanthropy and how angry he is as soon as Yukiko chats him up.
  • Obviously Evil: Played with, in that this is why Yukiko decided to strike up a fuller conversation with him to begin with, given how she was curious about how weird he was in person.


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    Antagonists (Needs Work) 

Suguru Kamoshida

The volleyball coach of Shujin, also a notorious bully and sexual predator.

  • Adaptational Villainy: Downplayed; it's not so much it's worse than canon, so much as the fact that what he does is rape is more clear.
  • Entitled Bastard: He makes it clear in his boss fight he makes it clear that he thinks his victims want the sexual attention of someone as famous as him.
  • Hate Sink: As in canon, as in the fic. Nobody who knows him at all well is comfortable with him, and people quickly turn on him once they realize how twisted he is.
  • Jerk Jock: He hides in well in the real world, but his Shadow shows him to be a petty, vicious bully who respects only athletic skill, and even then he usually doesn't show it to anyone with it.
  • Never My Fault: His Shadow makes it clear he thinks his darker traits are the fault of people looking down on him or idolizing him to the point of stress.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: He's like this with any female under his power.
  • Serial Rapist: Made explicit here.

Principal Kobayakawa

The principal of Shujin, who is more concerned with having good PR than the wellbeing of his students.

  • Adaptational Villainy: He resorts to straight-up blackmail to Makoto to get her to work for him.
  • Blackmail: Threatens to expose Makoto and Haru's relationship if he doesn't see results figuring out who the Phantom Theives are.
  • Fat Bastard: Built like a potato, and is slightly less empathetic.

Natsuhiko Nakanohara

Ichiryusai Madarame

A famous artist and art teacher-with a hidden talent for plagiarizing his students.

  • Adaptational Villainy: Downplayed. He's directly involved in Kaneshiro's human trafficking business, but he's not happy about it. Played straight for his Shadow, though-as the embodiment of his more selfish emotions, he taunts Yusuke about it and makes fun of his autism.
  • Dirty Coward: He knows what he's doing is wrong, but is easily cowed into compliance by Kaneshiro, knowing full well that if it comes down to Madarame vs. Kaneshiro's victims, Madarame will always chose Madarame.
  • Ignored Epiphany: He fully gets what kind of monstrous system he's attached himself to after Kaneshiro sends him a threatening letter, but choses to keep on being a loyal money launderer and trafficker for Kaneshiro rather than stick his head out too far.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Of the "played straight for horror" variant. He knows he's a part of a very amoral criminal conspiracy with a rather disgusting source of funding in the form of Hate Sink human trafficker Junya Kaneshiro, but he keeps on holding a torch for them to avoid endangering his livelihood.


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