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Fake Me is a Persona 4 fanfiction that takes place a week after the events of Persona 4: Arena. Written by Reaching Out FES

This work contains examples of:

  • After Action Patch Up: Girls, Minako or Inaba girls, tend to tend to Yu's wounds a lot after a battle.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Played with, Makoto is technically Minako's big brother, but he's not only aloof to her but Yu and the rest of the gang.
  • Angst: Yu has a bit of this at the end, but he gets better.
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  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Makoto, the survivor, and Minako, the stillborn.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Minako says this to Yu, with one of her last breaths.
  • Attempted Rape: Played with, the forceful kiss the Entity gives Minako can be considered it.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Minako and Yu when they fight together.
  • Battle Couple: Yu's and Minako's feelings for each other are implied, and later confirmed, so that along with their fighting together invokes this trope.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Makoto to Minako.
    • Yu's to Nanako is lampshaded.
    • Yu has a small variation to this as well with Minako because she reminds him of Nanako.
  • Big Eater: Lampshaded about Teddie.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Though more on the sweet side as of the last few lines of the fic.
  • Break the Cutie: Minako...a lot...
  • The Casanova: Yu, kinda lampshaded by himself.
    • "His smile makes the girls swoon!"
  • Did Not Get The Girl/Guy: Sadly for Yu, Minako faded into nothingness. Also, same goes for Aigis with Makoto, as the same fate with Minako happened to Makoto.
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  • Directionless Driver: Rise. That is all.
  • Everyone Can See It: Everyone can see Yu and Minako care for each other that's beyond friendship....
  • First Kiss: Implied, Entity and Minako.
  • Forceful Kiss: Implied, and not the good kind either. Entity does this to Minako.
  • From Dress to Dressing: Minako's ribbon to Yu's wound on head.
  • He's Back: Yu recovers from his Heroic BSoD at the very end of the fic.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Yu and Aigis at the end. Yu gets better.
  • Heroic BSoD: Minako, twice. Once when her shadow friends died. Second when she starts to have an internal fight with the Entity.
    • Aigis and Yu have this at the end of the fic too, or at least is implied.
    • Yu at least was shown to have gotten better.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Mavolent Entity does this with an out-of-it Minako.
  • I Let Minako/Makoto Dissapear: Yu feels this, and it's implied Aigis feels this too.
  • Irony: Lampshaded by narration.
  • Just Friends: Yu and Minako.....yeahhh riiiight...
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  • Lady Killer In Love: Yu with Minako
  • Last Request: "Don't... despair."
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Chie and Yosuke as per usual, lampshaded by characters.
  • Makoto Can See It: Makoto keeps saying Minako is Yu's girlfriend.
  • Mind Rape: Minako gets this bad...note 
  • My Greatest Failure: Yu being unable to protect Minako.
  • Nice Girl: Minako.
  • No Sense of Direction: Apparently Rise.
  • Oblivious to Love: Lampshaded by Rise about Yu.
  • Sequel Hook: Author even lampshades it at the end.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Yu says this each time someone note  says Minako is his girlfriend.
  • Ship Tease: Yu and Minako...BIG TIME! And then for those with Shipping Goggles, below examples are as followed:
    • Kanji being Kanji around Naoto, and Naoto ignoring him.
    • a small one with Yukiko and Kanji
    • Chie and Yosuke, lampshaded by other characters.
    • Teddie flirting with Minako
    • Aigis and Makoto
    • Yukiko crushing on Yu
    • Yosuke seems to have a little bit of Shipping Goggles himself as he sees Chie and Yu.
    • Naoto blushes around Yu
    • Really any girl with Yu since he's a lady killer.
  • Shout-Out: In-game, the Penguine
    • Fullmetal Alchemist
    • The chapters are references to songs, Strength by Abingdon Boys School, Guilty Crown's opening song "The Everlasting Guilty Crown", and Persona 3 Portable's Opening Soul Phase.
    • Even the fics Title is a reference to the song Fake Me by Itou Kanako.
    • Cowardly Mayas, your first enemies in the game in P3, come back! As allies no less!
  • These Hands Have Killed: Minako's and Yu's reactions about how they've killed shadows, after Minako lost her shadow friends.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Minako, she's Makoto's Shadow, and she has the Entity hiding inside her.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Yu has Minako's ribbon.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Yu and Minako, seems to be like this for awhile.
  • You Never Asked: Aigis replies with this after being question why she didn't says so sooner that she had a GPS built in.

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