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"...You are held captive. A prisoner of fate to a future that has been sealed in advance. This is truly an unjust game... Your chances of winning are almost none. But if my voice is reaching you, there may yet be a possibility open to you... ...I beg you. Please overcome this game... and save the world... The key to victory lies within the memories of your bonds—the truth that you and your friends grasped. It all began that day... when the game was started half a year ago... For the sake of your world's future... as well as your own... you must remember..."
Lavenza

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"The whole world is a product of cognition... ...not just the Metaverse. It can be freely re-made... The same goes for you, and everyone else. Soon a new world will come. One where mankind isn't held captive. The world will shine brightly as long as you hold hope in your hearts. Remember... There's no such thing as the "real" world. What each person sees and feels— Those are what shape reality. This is what gives the world infinite potential. Even if you feel that only darkness lies ahead... As long as you hold hands together... See it through as one... ...the world will never end! The world exists within all of you...!"
Morgana, after the final battle

"Justice? Righteous!? Keep that shit to yourselves!"
The Traitor

"You are a slave. Want emancipation?"
Teaser Tagline

"Steal Back Your Future."
Trailer #2 Tagline

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"Let us start the game."
PS3/4 screen Tagline

"I think that helping people is a wonderful thing to be able to do. But, I can't really say that I like them. I don't believe the Phantom Thieves and their methods will reform the world or help others. In the end, I believe that is only something that you yourself can really solve."
Kasumi Yoshizawa's response to Goro Akechi's questions regarding the Phantom Thieves, Persona 5 The Royal Teaser

    Persona Awakenings 
"What's the matter...? Are you simply going to watch? Are you forsaking him to save yourself? Death awaits him if you do nothing. Was your previous decision a mistake then? "It might have been..."  Very well... I have heeded your resolve. Vow to me. I am thou, thou art I... Thou who art willing to perform all sacrilegious acts for thine own justice! Call upon my name, and release thy rage! Show the strength of thy will to ascertain all on thine own, though thou be chained to Hell itself!"
Arsène

"You made me wait quite a while. You seek power, correct? Then let us form a pact. Since your name has been disgraced already, why not hoist the flag and wreak havoc...? The "other you" who exists within desires it thus... I am thou, thou art I. There is no turning back... The skull of rebellion is your flag henceforth!"
Captain Kidd

"My... It's taken far too long. Tell me... who is going to avenge her if you don't? Forgiving him was never the option... Such is the scream of the other you that dwells within... I am thou, thou art I... We can finally forge a contract... There you go... nothing can be solved by restraining yourself. Understand? Then I'll gladly lend you my strength."
Carmen

"Have you finally come to your senses? How foolishly you averted your eyes from the truth... A deplorable imitation indeed... Best you part from that aspect of yourself! Let us now forge a contract... I am thou, thou art I... The world is filled with both beauty and vice... It is time you teach people which is which!"
Goemon

"Have you decided to tread the path of strife...? Very well. Let us proceed with our contract at once. I am thou, thou art I... You have finally found your own justice... Please... Never lose sight of it again... This memorable day marks your graduation from your false self..."
Johanna

"What denies you is an illusion... A curse put upon you by the heartless... You knew from the very beginning... And yet, you cowered in fear... Will you die as you are told...? Who will you obey...? Cursed words spat out by a seething illusion? Or the truth within your own soul? Contract... I am thou, thou art I... The forbidden wisdom has been revealed. No mysteries... No illusions shall deceive you any longer."
Necronomicon

"I see you finally made up your mind... my dear, fated princess... Freedom for you must stem from betrayal. If you still yearn for it now... then you must not err. Now tell me... Who shall you betray? Yes, that gaze...! I can finally display my true strength. I am thou, thou art I... Let us adorn your departure into freedom with a beautiful betrayal."
Milady

    Sae's interrogation 
"Acting as a phantom thief would've been more effective alone. You could've gone about it that way... However, you did not. There are merits to having associates, that's what you decided... Am I wrong?"
Unlocking the Chariot Confidant

"I doubt something as dangerous as your group could've been pulled off with orthodox methods. It wouldn't be odd if you had someone that was proficient in deceiving the eyes of others... If you're listening, then answer me!"
Unlocking the Lovers Confidant

"Skillful infiltrations and escapes to all manner of places... There's even the possibility that you used special tools and had someone who manufactured them... Answer me!"
Unlocking the Magician Confidant

"You may call yourself a phantom thief, but you're still a minor. Someone had to support you. Furthermore, they did so knowing you were part of that group... Isn't the owner of that cafe an accomplice of yours?!"
Unlocking the Hierophant Confidant

"Considering all of the actions you've taken, you must've had someone with medical expertise. Who? And how did you treat your wounds? It'll be easy to find out who if we look into this, you know!"
Unlocking the Death Confidant

"Besides the public's reaction to your group, there were others who supported you. ...Someone who enthusiastically cheered the Phantom Thieves on. Perhaps they were quite close... What do you have to say to that!?"
Unlocking the Moon Confidant

"I can't believe you evaded the police's network until today... The only logical explanation is that someone in the police has ties to the Phantom Thieves... Explain yourself!"
Unlocking the Justice Confidant

"Multiple cards were discovered among your belongings—replicas of the same design. I don't have a clue how these cards were used, but someone proficient in the arts was close to you... What were you having this person do!?"
Unlocking the Emperor Confidant

"Staging your crimes with calling cards... It's hard to believe that a student could manage this alone. An adult—for example, someone talented enough to move people with words—perhaps they coached you. ...Isn't that right!?"
Unlocking the Sun Confidant

"It seems you had model guns in your possession as well. Their detail goes beyond a simple hobby. I'm sure some people believed those guns were real. You'll tell me how you procured them, won't you? ...Spill it!"
Unlocking the Hanged Man Confidant

"Your reputation skyrocketed after a certain point. It's unnatural how much your actions were publicized. Did you have an inside man in the media? Someone who could manipulate information for you? ...What do you have to say to that?"
Unlocking the Devil Confidant

"To think you pulled off so many crimes while attending school. I can't believe you managed that by yourself. There had to be someone at the school helping you. ...What do you have to say to that?"
Unlocking the Temperance Confidant

"Unless you were lucky, there's no way you could have repeatedly done so many crimes. Or perhaps you had someone you consulted who gave you precise advice. You're not getting away this time with just luck!"
Unlocking the Fortune Confidant

"There must've been people who obstructed your actions as the Phantom Thieves. You managed to overcome them because you had someone who specialized in analyzing enemies... ...Isn't that right!?"
Unlocking the Priestess Confidant

"I think that quite advanced strategies are necessary to succeed at that many criminal acts. And yours weren't by the wit of an amateur. You had a professional who regularly deals with such tactics. ...You have an idea as to who that is, don't you!?"
Unlocking the Star Confidant

"We were impressed with the intel-gathering skills of the Phantom Thieves as well. We also know that this would've been impossible unless you had a skilled hacker... ...Who was doing this!?"
Unlocking the Hermit Confidant

"...According to the reports, it seems your skill at handling a gun is quite impressive. Either you taught yourself... or you had a capable coach by your side... Where did you learn how to handle a gun!?"
Unlocking the Tower Confidant

"It seems you were probing into a certain conglomerate. There's the possibility you even infiltrated their company building. Perhaps some sort of connection... ...Tell me about this person!"
Unlocking the Empress Confidant
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    Game Over Screen 
"...Allow me to enlighten you. That trivial righteousness that you've paraded around...? This is how such idiocy ends. ...Farewell."
Black Mask

"Thou hast fallen and lost thy life
unbeknowst to thee the name of the thief.
Thou hast lost thy wager
and becomest but a cog of the strong.
So thy rehabilitation endeth incomplete, and
thy baseless indignity shall becometh reality...
"
Igor: So, the game is over... What a truly foolish end...
Game Over Screen

"Thou hast fallen and lost thy noble life,
The hero hath crumbled over the weight
of his own justice. His story of revolution
reacheth not the ears of the people.
The torch of courage that hath begun to kindle
hath now been extinguished by tainted winds...
"
Lavenza: This can't be! If you've fallen, the world will-
Igor: I sense a great calamity drawing near...
Lavenza: No...
If defeated during The Very Definitely Final Dungeon

Lyrics

    Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There 
Who am I?
Am I not unique?
Maybe I'm not here at all?
Look, the fakers,
Blinding us with lies
The breakers of us all

Oh, it's useless!
(Do you know what to do, huh?)
What could it mean that we're here?
(What does it all mean?)
Can we make a difference,
(Can we really make a difference?)
If we don't break out of here?

Wake up, get up, get out there!
Raise your voice against liars
Feed your anger like fire
Why does nobody want change?

Just imagine you're out there,
Swatting lies in the making
Can't move fast without breaking,
If you hold on, life won't change!

The fakers
Are all sick of heart
Their faces hiding their fear
They look down on
All the rest of us
Like they're some special breed.

Who's the high lord?
Who thinks he's better than us?
Ain't it a crime, that?
Is there a mission for us?

Who is that high lord ...
Who'd kill a million of us?
And as the bell tolls
Is there no remission for us?

Wake up, get up, get out there
There's more to life than their way
If you'd live you can not stay
Why does nobody want change?

Let your voices ring out, yeah
Take the mask off and be free
Find yourself in the debris
If you hold on life won't change

Wake up, get up, get out there
Raise your voice against liars
Feed your anger like fire
Why does nobody want change?

Just imagine you're out there
Swatting lies in the making
Can't move fast without breaking
If you hold on life won't change

    Life Will Change 
It's not a game, I'm not a robot AI
Challenging you!
I'm not a Phantom, I'm in your face and
I'm here to see it through!

Right before your eyes,
Watch us multiply!
Come to claim our rights,
It's time!
As our power grows,
Trying to stop us shows...
You might as well go try'n...
stop time!

So you know that we're out there
Swatting lies in the making
Can't move fast without breaking
Can't hold on or life won't change!

And our voices ring out, yeah!
Took the mask off to feel free
Fought it out in the debris
Now we know that life will change!

Ain't it a shame,
I'm not a figment of your ailing old mind.
I'm just as real as,
I'm just as dangerous,
As you, so know you'll find

A taste of your own meds,
Fire in every breath
Fire inside your head,
Your heart!
And as your crippled brain
Tries to fight in vain...
Your empire will fall...
Apart!

And you'll know we were out there
Swatting lies in the making
Your empire for the taking
Can't hold on or life won't change!

And our voices ring out, yeah!
Took the mask off to feel free
Fought it out in the debris
Now we know that life will change!

    Last Surprise 
You try to run me through
Hold on
Think again
Don't you know
What you're starting
But... you sure ain't got a clue
How bad
This will go
Don't you know
Know my art
(Art of war)

And as you look to the horizon
Not a cloud
But then stormy weather's caught you cold
Seems like it crept up out of nowhere
All around
You it's not quite what you foretold

You'll never see it coming
You'll see that my mind is too fast for eyes
You're done in
By the time it's hit you, your last surprise

You think you got your game
Planned out
To a T
Yet I'm two
Steps ahead yeah
So.... you step into my way
Stand out
It's a trap
One more step
And you're dead
(Yeah you're dead)

Why just a picosecond ago
Clear blue skies
But now lightning's struck your last resolve
It's not an accident that no one
Hears your cries
As your last strength seems to dissolve

You'll never see it coming
You'll see that my mind is too fast for eyes
You're done in
By the time it's hit you, your last surprise

I'm coming
For you
My game's always so fast, so fine
You're spun in
By the net you didn't catch it in time

Better think
About your game
Are you sure
Your next move's the right one for you
Are you sure
You won't get outmaneuvered again
And again, my friend?

You'll never see it coming
You'll see that my mind is too fast for eyes
You're done in
By the time it's hit you, your last surprise

I'm coming
For you
My game's always so fast, so fine
You're spun in
By the net you didn't catch it in time

    Rivers in the Desert 
It's now, or it's never,
And I've got to make my decision.
This time, it could be my moment.
Is this a mirage, or a chance to fulfill my mission?

A river in a dry land,
The last ace in a lost hand,
A heartbeat for a tin man,
An oasis in a singed land.

I'm keeping my balance,
but I'm standing — on the razor's edge now,
Move quick or my life is over
One strike, just a feint, then — I'm outta his field of vision...
Don't ask why I'm ready, but I'm ready — to strike him down now.
And a chance at a new start, there's no time for indecision...

A river in a dry land,
the last ace in a lost hand,
When the hope of new beginnings burned our feet, now we need it
A heartbeat for a tin man,
An oasis in a singed land,
Remind us what we're here for: Creating new life,
Creating rivers in the desert!

My heart is a furnace;
Hot as hell in — my world of conflict
One goal is what keeps me going
Take back what I lost to — the bosses of greed and fear, yeah...
Don't ask why I'm ready, but I'm ready — to take them down now
It's time for a new start, it's constantly drawing nearer...

A river in a dry land,
the last ace in a lost hand,
When the hope of new beginnings burned our feet, now we need it
A heartbeat for a tin man,
An oasis in a singed land,
Remind us what we're here for: Creating new life,
Creating rivers in the desert!

When a cool drop of water's all I need,
Gotta clear my head of anger and greed.
A place to refresh,
Heart and mind, can I find some time in...

A river in a dry land,
the last ace in a lost hand,
When the hope of new beginnings burned our feet, now we need it.
A heartbeat for a tin man,
An oasis in a singed land,
Remind us what we're here for: Creating new life,
Creating rivers in the desert!
Rivers in the Desert (Final & Bonus Boss theme)

    Beneath the Mask 
Where have you been?
Been searching all along,
Came facing twilight on and on,
Without a clue,
Without a sign,
Without grasping yet,
The real question to be asked,
Where have I been?

I'm a shape shifter.
At Poe's masquerade,
Hiding both face and mind,
All free for you to draw,
I'm a shape shifter,
What else should I be?
Please don't take off my mask,
Revealing dark.

Moments of calm,
Nothing left to be found,
A mirror right in front of me,
That's where I find,
An empty glass,
Reflecting the sad truth,
It's telling words not to be told,
I need the mask.

I'm a shape shifter,
At Poe's masquerade,
Hiding both face and mind,
All free for you to draw,
I'm a shape shifter,
Chained down to my core,
Please don't take off my mask,
My place to hide,

I can't tell you,
How to see me,
Just a cage of bones,
There's nothing inside,
Will it unleash me?
Burning down the walls,
Is there a way,
For me to break?

I'm a shape shifter,
At Poe's masquerade,
Hiding both face and mind,
All free for you to draw,
I'm a shape shifter,
Have no face to show,
Please don't take off my mask
My disguise.

    Whims of Fate 
Champagne flutes and
Dinner suits that
Keep your focus
Away from the cheating hands
Tell me
Does that sexy
Gown say what she's
Got in store for her man?

So we roll the dice,
See where they may fall
Come on, why don't we spin the wheel
See whom it may call
(To) Give into temptation
(To) Win it
(Or) Maybe lose it all
Who knows
Where the whims of fate may lead us

Chandeliers and
Decolletes that
Keep your focus
Away from the cheating eyes
Tell me
What's that bow tie
On the card guy
Tell you 'bout his design

So we roll the dice,
See where they may fall
Come on, why don't we spin the wheel
See whom it may call
Give into another vice,
See where it might lead
Come on, let's just enjoy the spice
(Of) Life and feel so free
(To) Give into temptation


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