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Evil rises to take its place, and now the human race is at stake. Not only one, but two worlds threatened, the imaginations of the Dark Lord loom. Ruin lies at the wings of lies, and truth is hidden in a blanket of fog. But never fear, for a Hero will rise. Aided by the hot sun herself.
—Prophecy of Tao Master Waka.

Fading Shadow, Rising Sun is a Ōkami and Persona 4 crossover written by StoneMasked Taliesin. It starts shortly after the start of Okami, and prior to the start of Persona 4. At first glance the story seems to be a straight forward crossover, but things soon become more and more intermingled as time goes on, and two once separate tales become interwoven into one.

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This Fanfic has examples of:

  • Adaptational Heroism: A downplayed example, but Saki's parents, or at least her mother, seem more supportive of her implied feelings for Yosuke.
  • Alternate Universe: Aside from the obvious crossover between two series, there are several changes that make it clear neither series is the same as canon. Examples include Marie coming from Nippon, Susano finding Kuni before he even fights Crimson Helm, and Souji Seta having a younger brother named Yu.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Souji, even more so now.
  • Big, Friendly Dog: Amaterasu as per canon. Taken even further when she and Issun end up in the Persona-verse as even when people find out she's a wolf, it doesn't change their opinion of her.
  • Fish out of Water: The general situations of characters who cross worlds.
  • God Test: Not deliberately done, but it usually takes Amaterasu doing something with her powers to get people from the Persona-verse to believe she is in fact, the sun goddess.
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  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: Amaterasu as per canon. Becomes a mild problem when she and Issun end up on Persona Earth, where very few people even believe in gods anymore.
  • Mysterious Waif: Mariko a.k.a. Marie.
  • The Little Shop That Wasn't There Yesterday: Onigiri-sensei's Dojo. It can even transport between worlds, though it only works for him. The trope is even invoked by Chie in chapter 18
  • Trapped in Another World: What kicks off the plot on the Persona 4 side. Gets reversed around the middle of the story.
  • Weirdness Censor: Zigzagged. People from the Persona-verse ARE in fact willing and able to believe in less than normal things, but unless they have proof, prior knowledge, or are flat out told, they're more likely to go for more mundane explanations. Case in point, a simple rope leash is enough to fool most people into thinking Amaterasu is just a large dog
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