Harsher in Hindsight: The final group shot of the New York Combat Revue at the end of the game can be heartbreaking to watch given the backstory of Shin Sakura Wars involves all of the original combat revues being wiped out during the Great Demon War.
Hilarious in Hindsight: Just try and play the part in So Long, My Love where the Star Division members are confronted by their dark selves without thinking of Persona 4.
Jerkass Woobie: Geminine. She is violent, arrogant and an overall jerkass who is more than willing to indulge in Disproportionate Retribution, to say nothing of her attempt at Split-Personality Takeover... And also a completely broken individual whose very existence was unknown to everyone, including her own parents. The one person to realize she and Gemini were different identities was her beloved master, whose murder at the hands of Ranmaru marks her Start of Darkness. Geminine breaks down in tears after Shinjiro makes her see how far she has fallen, and, by the end of the chapter, she decides not to interfere with Gemini's life again.
One-Scene Wonder: Sakura Shinguji and Ichiro Ogami's appearance in the game's prologue, where they send Shinjiro off to New York City.