Fairly English Story
"Scooby Doo flashback!"
—Minato in chapter 83
"My name is Minato Arisato, I'm a Fool Arcana so I got a bajillion Personae, but my first one was Orpheus. I use whatever weapon I can get my hands on but I always did like Shortswords, and my favourite fictional character is Simon the Digger."
—Minato in chapter 91, introducing himself to the previous generations of Persona users.
"That thing came from you Yosuke. You have to admit it or it'll go bearzerk again." Next person that says that has this bottle shoved where the sun don't shine.
—Teddie, followed by Souji's monologue in Face Every Shadow, Chapter 7.
Persona 3: Fairly English Story started as an AU Fic of what the author thinks Persona 3: FES would have been like if Minato Arisato had been raised in England after his parents' death. Then things started to deviate from the original source material, and Stuff Happened.
It's told in first person from Minato's perspective, giving him more of a personality while still keeping the sleepy, expressionless teen that Fanon has made him out to be, while taking a few levels in badass along the way. Towards the later chapters, things start to get a little out of hand, yet it still somehow manages not to break canon most of the time, even the canon for its somewhat direct sequel, Persona 4.
It also serves as a deconstruction of the concept of the Mary Sue/Black Hole Sue. Basically, Minato reaches Sue status, then the world refuses to play by the Sue's rules.
The author has posted the first chapter of the sequel (titled For Every Soul, because get it? FES?) and there's an omake series called FESxtras, formerly called "Investigation Team Yo!". Then he goes on a two-year mission. Casey W has also begun work on an official sequel from the viewpoint of Seta Souji as he goes through the events of the altered Persona 4 canon. It's called Face Every Shadow. All tropes related should go below.
The Author recently[when?] did a prequel called Stay Awake With Me, which covers the events between Minato's parents dying and him moving to England. It's already a Tear Jerker just on its own, but if you've already read Fairly English Story, then it's just absolutely heartbreaking. A rewrite is also currently in the works, titled Rebuild of Fairly English Story. If you considered reading Fairly English Story but was put off by the poor writing quality, then check these out.
- The Ace - Minato. Except at Video Games.
- Always Someone Better - Usually Minato. It shocks him when he finds it's someone else.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking - Minato's sense of priorities aren't always the same as everyone else's.
- Acquired Situational Narcissism - Minato does a lot of awesome things. This often inflates his ego. Now he's much more humble, but still points out that he is awesome on several occasions.
- Arc Words - First it's "Price on your honesty", then "Fire and Ice and Rage".
- Ascended Extra - The Reaper is turned into an actual character. Yeah.
- Adachi starts off as just a nice little cameo. By the end of the story, he has become part of a huge cast of supporting characters, while the sequel has him joining the main cast proper.
- Author Appeal - Can you think of any other reason why the Jakkai become anthropomorphic animals?
- Big Brother Mentor - Minato taught his sister a few tricks, such as how to effectively disguise herself as a male detective.
- Big Brother Instinct - Makes sense, given the backstory.
- Then when we actually see the backstory, it makes even more sense.
- Big Screwed-Up Family - On Minato's mother's side, her brother is in the SBS, his cousin (his Distaff Counterpart of Persona 3: Portable) has been trained to fight since she could walk, his other cousin goes for midnight runs atop buildings. His father's? Shirogane, formerly Kuzunoha. Granddad faked his and Naoto's death to prevent Minato from ruining her life due to his carrying around the living personification of Death inside him.
- It gets even worse that he didn't even know about it being faked for ten years.
- Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu - Minato loses almost all his Personae and all the skills he's gained and still barely manages to beat Nyarlathotep.
- Bag of Spilling - Averted. The S.E.E.S. armoury holds a large pile of normal weapons, but Minato keeps the good stuff to himself and loans out the leftovers, much like how most players did during the game.
- Body Horror - Jessica. 'Nuff said.
- Bring My Brown Pants - Invoked by name.
- Big Eater - Minato, Ryoji, Mitsuru.
- Big No - See the Running Gag below.
- Bigger Stick - Shinji's favourite trope.
- Bilingual Backfire - For the first few chapters, Minato has to concentrate to understand Japanese. If someone says something and he isn't ready for it, it's written in Romaji.
- During the Christmas Trip to England, this starts happening again.
- Minatos can't differentiate between languages.
- Bilingual Bonus - Minato's nickname for Ken: Kenjamin. "Ken" means "strong", and "Jamin" (taken from Benjamin) is Hebrew for "right hand".
- Black and Grey Morality
- Blade Lock
- Bullet Catch
- Candle Jack - He's on Minato's side.
- Carnival of Killers - The worst part was when they realised just what their target was.
- Casual Danger Dialogue
- Chekhov's Armory - Subverted. The author takes the tiniest things and creates whole plotlines with them, so readers start looking for Lost level patterns. In reality, the author's really just playing Xanatos Speed Chess.
- Chess with Death - You Just Lost The Game.
- Minato's also got a contest going on with the Reaper too.
- Combat Pragmatist - Minato. Makes sense when we meet the uncle who raised him.
- Clothing Damage - Gender flipped: Since Minato's furthest on the front line, his clothes take the most damage.
- Played straight later on with Jessica, Elizabeth, and Margaret.
- Crazy Prepared - Minato, to somewhat scary levels sometimes.
- Can't Bathe Without a Weapon - Don't ask where he was keeping that spare Evoker. Just… don't.
- Crazy Enough to Work - Minato discusses a plan with an enemy over the police radio, then says that only a fool would attempt it. He then tells said enemy to ask Adachi just what kind of Fool Minato is.
- Crossover - Persona, Eternal Punishment, Innocent Sin, Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne, Shin Megami Tensei II, Devil Survivor, Shin Megami Tensei: if..., Shin Megami Tensei, Persona 4, Devil May Cry. Turns out that last one actually does count as SMT.
- Conveniently-Timed Attack From Behind - Attacker was a Heroic Sacrifice
- Akihiko did it for Minato too, at one point.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience - Devil Rounds.
- Combat Pragmatist - First thing Ikutsuki does after The Reveal is shoot Takeharu in the head, followed by Minato. It doesn't work.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive - Minato learns a few things from Tanaka.
- Curb Stomp Battle - Whenever Minato gets an advantage over his enemy, the battle quickly becomes this.
- Done against the true final bosses of The Answer and Persona 4.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique - Hollow Arcana until he maxes it.
- Same goes for Junpei's Icarus
- Dangerously Genre Savvy - Minato. Ikutsuki, Strega. Adachi
- Darker and Edgier - You would think this would be hard to do in a world where the world's already gonna end and there's nothing you can do about it, but it happens.
- Death Is Cheap - Jyoji Hijiri and Naoki Kashima.
- Decoy Protagonist - Read at your own risk.
- Destructive Saviour - At least he destroys the evidence.
- Delinquents - Minato was heartbroken that Banchou culture had died out in Japan.
- Determinator - Fighting without ribs?
- Dead Little Sister - Or so he thought.
- Did Not Do the Research: The author himself admits mainly getting his information off the Megami Tensei Wiki; though there are some errors that would have been avoidable.
- Case in point, his Tatsuya Suou has aparently killed Philemon. Who invokes As Long As There Is Good.
- Similarly, Tatsuya describes the Wild Card as an 'impossible' power (or, for reference's sake, an Innocent Sin), which begets an Eternal Punishment. As the respective title's pages explain, the titles refer to Tatsuya himself, not his Wild Card.
- Did Cthuhlhu Just Punch You Out?
- Die or Fly - Literally.
- Digging to China - What happens if you drop an indestructible spear that pierces anything? It turns up a couple of days later in Canada.
- Divine Parentage - Ryoji got a girl pregnant.
- Don't Look At Me - Rio's Shadow
- Drunk with Power - Both played straight and literally.
- Eldritch Abomination
- Energy Absorption - Why Fuuka's so important.
- Epic Fail - Minato has one for every Epic Win he does. Unfortunately, his victories aren't always as memorable as his failures.
- Equivalent Exchange - Usually SP, but some of the more hardcore stuff demands different fees.
- Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting - January is an interesting month, considering it only took place over the space of ten chapters.
- Everyone Is a Super - Again, January is an interesting month.
- Facing the Bullets One-Liner
"Will you say Candle Jack?" Very well; Candle Jack, happy?
- False-Flag Operation - Minato does this to shift the blame of destroying an old military warehouse to Strega by taking his shirt off, covering himself in demonic tattoos, putting on a hood and running aware from the scene of the crime with a gun. He thought this up seconds after the fight ended.
- Fan Nickname - Minato gives these out to people. Extra points go to "Kenjamin" for the Bilingual Bonus.
- Fangs Are Evil - Or at least a sign of demonic power.
- Festival Episode / Breather Episode - Considering what happens next, both tropes apply.
- Fighting Your Friend - Minato gets charmed. RUN.
- Also when Minato has to beat some sense into Junpei from time to time.
- Fix Fic - Averted by Word of God
- Freudian Excuse - Inverted. Minato punches those people even harder for being pussies.
- Played straight with Minato's. He's the walking example of a psychopath with a broken psyche.
- Flat What - A lot.
- Foreshadowing - Whenever Minato maxes a Social Link, this happens.
- Fun with Acronyms - The sequel is named "For Every Soul".
- Then there's Fairly English Story.
- And now Face Every Shadow.
- Averted with Stay Awake With Me.
- The Glasses Come Off - YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!
- Good Thing You Can Heal - Dia, we love you.
- Guns Are Worthless - Averted. Hard.
- Hannibal Lecture - Hell, even Minato gives one in the middle of an "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight against Junpei.
- His enemies do it too sometimes. Adachi has it mastered.
- Headphones Equal Isolation - Minato listens to less and less music as he gets more responsible. He plugs in the headphones only when he's running from these responsibilities.
- Help Yourself in The Past - He gets a skill that lets him do this, and it's powered by Awesome.
- Heroic BSOD - Happens briefly but then he gets punched in the face and gets over it. Angst? What Angst??
- Heroic RROD - Valhalla which, in game, gives him invincibility for one turn before shunting his HP down to 1. Much the same happens when he uses it.
- Heroic Resolve - Minato, but others would too if he gave them a chance.
- Heroic Sociopath - Minato. Fire and Ice and Rage, indeed.
- He's Back - Several times. Now he's back to stay.
- Hey, It's That Voice! - While watching Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, the characters note that Simon's voice sounds a lot like Minato.
- High Altitude Battle - Minato and Dante on a suicide mission to destroy an Airborne Aircraft Carrier full of enemies.
- Hoist by His Own Petard - If Minato offers you a gun the size of a small child to shoot him in the back with, Don't Do It!
- In addition, most, if not all, of Minato's problems are caused by his actions, so this trope also applies to him. A freaking lot!
- Hope Spot
- Hot-Blooded - Surprisingly, Minato
- How Do I Shot Web? - Minato never figures out how to use the Hollow Arcana until just before he loses it.
- How Much More Can He Take? - Minato Vs Margaret, Nyx.
- Ho Yay - To the extent where Minato considers whether he's Homophobic or just plain tired of it.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters - Yet, Minato likes them.
- Implausible Deniability
If anyone asks, I'll say Junpei did it.
- Intimate Psychotherapy - Empress social link. He didn't even want to at first.
- Turns out, part of him did.
- In the Blood - Raidou's his granddad
- Indy Ploy - Gods, demons, terrorists, schoolteachers, and Magnificent Bastards are all plotting against Minato. He just goes with it.
- Author's kinda doing this too, just not so much lately.
- Infant Immortality - Cruelly subverted.
- Immune to Bullets - So long as they hit him in the head.
- It Got Worse - Chapter 79 onward is made of this trope.
- From chapter 94: "Take control over Gekkoukan High School, secure the surrender of Minato Arisoto through use of hostages. Kill hostages if target fails to comply. Do not engage the target directly, nor attempt to subdue him or take him by force, he is a lethal and ruthless leader of the terrorist organisation known as Strega, going by the handle of 'Jin'."
- It's Up to You - At first, Minato is chosen to lead as Akihiko was injured and he was the most competent fighter out of him, Yukari and Junpei. However, once people start realising just how powerful he is, he ends up doing most of the fighting in many of the fights.
- Then again, it's from his point of view, so he'd only really talk about the others if he can see them, and since he's almost always leading the attack, he just doesn't notice what they're doing, so they level up behind the scenes.
- Jesus Was Way Cool - Louis Cypher agrees with Minato on this one. Turns out the reason he left heaven was because SMT's God wasn't like Jesus.
- God Is Evil - Only YHVH.
- Karma Houdini - Justified. Adachi's one too, for the same reason.
- Katanas Are Just Better - Averted in an epic Oh Crap moment.
- Kill Steal - Happens in Tartarus many times.
- Kill It with Fire - Usually works.
- Kill It with Ice
- Kill It with Water
- Kinda Busy Here
- Knife Nut - Minato has rules to stop himself from overusing them.
- Knight of Cerebus - Ikutsuki. In more ways than one.
- Large Ham - One of Minato's back-up plans to defeat Nyx is to shout as hard as he can.
- Laser-Guided Karma - Minato gets this often in the first half of the story.
- Lampshade Hanging - Minato often gets irritated at the spooky voices in his head reminding him that he's farming friends for demonic powers at the most inappropriate times.
- Lawyer-Friendly Cameo - Dante appeared in Nocturne, so it's okay for him to appear in this fic apparently. Even though other characters have actually played Devil May Cry.
- Leeroy Jenkins - Minato for a while until the Senpai call him out on it.
- The Legions of Hell - They act as Big Damn Heroes for Minato. At least, they wanted to. They retreated because they were scared Minato would slaughter them too.
- Let's Get Dangerous - Even Minato does this. As does the Demi-Fiend.
- Level Grinding - They call it "Training".
- Life or Limb Decision - Minato often has to do this. He usually winds up picking the other guy's limb.
- Line in the Sand - Done after the November Full Moon.
- Not quite what the trope means, but the following quote was just too good to pass up on.
Minato in Chapter 59: "This is the line in the sand... To cross this line is to cross me. And to cross me is to end."
- Said to the protagonist of Shin Megami Tensei and Kerberos.
- Last Second Chance - If his enemy is human, he will usually give them a couple of warnings to back down before slaughtering them. Usually.
- Ley Line - Suggested as a reason for why Japan gets all the Persona problems.
- Lotus Eater Machine - Ryoji gets much more persuasive.
- Nyx Avatar in her Moon Arcana.
- Louis Cypher - The man himself.
- Magnetic Weapons - One of Ken's heavier-hitting tactics is to turn his spear into a railgun.
- Major Injury Underreaction - Minato of course.
- Male Gaze - From the first chapter on.
- Man On Fire - Junpei.
- Meaningful Name - MINATOS
- Meido - Remember when Yukari tried on that Maid outfit once? Everyone joins in.
- Messiah Creep - Explored very well through Minato's character development.
- Metal Scream - YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!
- Mind Screw - Minato's Shadow.
- Mood Whiplash - Minato loves doing this.
- More Dakka - Often invoked by name.
- Multi Melee Master - Once he gets the combat practice, Minato often swaps weapons regularly during the course of a single battle.
- Murder Is the Best Solution - Why Minato stabs Ikutsuki in cold blood and kicks his body out of Tartarus. He doesn't stop there.
- My Name Is Inigo Montoya - Chapter 73. Just… Chapter 73.
- My Name Is Not Durwood - Kenjamin, but then he grows to like it.
- Narnia Time - Time in the Velvet Room passes either hyper-fast or not at all. A more prominent example, however, would be the passage of time in the demon world
- Never Bring a Knife to A Fist Fight - One of the first things we learn from this Minato's backstory.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown - This story loves this trope. Minato gives them, Minato gets them, we assume other people do too, but whenever Minato sees a fight he likes to join in.
- Minato gave a truly gut-wrenching one chapter 88, and his opponent was still winning the fight.
- Not So Different - Minato's conversations with Arcana Shadows often go this way.
- Not So Harmless - Remember Ikutsuki? Shoots Minato in the head, his Persona is Nyarlathotep, and dammit, he can fight.
- Strega qualifies too.
- And let's not forget Adachi, the Arcana Shadows, normal Shadows, The Greek Pantheon, Nyxists, the Police, even Nyx herself does this.
- Strega qualifies too.
- Noodle Incident - Unreliable narrating often skips important things and just mentions them offhand.
- Nonuniform Uniform - The head of the Student Council is allowed to take this further.
- 108 - The number of chapters in total.
- Oh Crap
- One of Us - The author is a troper, and it shows in the story. In fact, he himself apparently put the story into the Fan Fic Recommendation page of Persona 3.
- No I Didn't!
- We're glad you did.
- One-Winged Angel - Chariot and Justice, which starts as a Space Marine Predator, transforms into a Space Marine Dreadnought and a Gundam respectively after splitting apart. Minato specifically has an Oh Crap moment at this.
- Organ Autonomy - Minato's best friend is sleep.
- He dies because his heart tries to kill the Shadow possessing his body by tearing itself from the Circulatory System.
- Paper-Thin Disguise - Usually works, unless someone who talks to him on a day-to-day basis is in the room.
- Parental Abandonment - Minato's Granddad faked his and Minato's sister's deaths in order to stop her from being dragged into the insane world that Death would inevitably drag Minato into.
- Pass the Popcorn
- Patrick Stewart Speech - In order to counter Takaya's "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
- Phlebotinum Rebel - At one point, all the Justice Arcana Personae except Mechizedek rebel and go on strike. The reason was because of that little war on Heaven that was being waged at the time.
- Person of Mass Destruction - All of S.E.E.S., really. Especially Minato.
- Powered Armor
- Power Born of Madness - Personae.
- Minato can get away with a lot of things because he honestly doesn't believe he can get in trouble for it. When he does think he's going to get a comeuppance, he usually does. Same goes for other Fools.
- The Hollow Arcana is described as the power to make your insanity override reality.
- All Psychology Is Freudian - Averted. While Minato does prefer the psychodynamic approach, as do the universe in general and the author, other branches of psychology, notably biological psychology and the behavioral approach, have large influences as well.
- President Evil - Takaya, then Jin.
- Rage Against the Heavens
- Rain of Blood - Done without any gore when it rains during the Dark Hour.
- Rage Against the Mentor - While he's still getting his act together, Minato takes this more than Mitsuru does.
- Minato sends that rage towards Ikutsuki.
"WHO THE BLOODY HELL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS FIASCO!? IT'S IKUTSUKI'S FAULT ISN'T IT!? I'LL SKIN HIM ALIVE!!!"
- Rage was due to Aigis's problems on her first day at school.
- Real Men Wear Pink - Minato listens to women talk about shoes; Shinji has his own apron.
- Jun Kurosu. Never has a gay florist been so badass since Kurama.
- Red Armband of Leadership - Lampshaded in The battle for Arisojack.
- Refuge in Audacity - Main character's a God Mode Sue? That's fine, make everything else God Mode Sues too.
- Remember When You Blew Up a Sun? - All the time.
- Religion of Evil - The Nyxists.
- The Rest Shall Pass - Instead of the Shadows splitting up, Minato has to fight the Fortune Shadow alone while everyone else takes on Strength. Aigis finishes it.
- Rousing Speech - Some very good ones too.
- Rule of Cool
- Rule of Drama
- Rule of Funny
- Running Gag
"NOOOOOOOO! IT'S NOT POSSIBLE!!!"
- Sarcastic Devotee - Pharos.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong - One set of Shadows sent Minato back in time a week. He trained in Tartarus then jumped the Shadows just after they sent his past-self back.
- Shout-Out - So many it rivals Shinji and Warhammer 40 K
- Shonen Upgrade - Turning him into a Badass Abnormal. He loses them though. Then gets them back and uses then properly.
- Song Fic - When the Shadow the Hedgehog theme "I Am" appears, someone is going to be kicked up the arse ARISOTO STYLE.
- Also, the Epiclogue
- The prequel too, kinda.
- Chainsaw Good - Minato is ecstatic when he finds a Chainsword in the Chariot dungeon.
- Scarf of Asskicking - Minato wants one, but is too aware of the downsides, settling for a tie instead.
- Fridge Brilliance? It really is an eye-opener. Reading the story a second time gives you a whole new perception of the tale.
- Serial Escalation - From chapter 72 onwards, this is only to be expected.
- Showy Invincible Hero - Admittedly, he is very powered, but he never gets hit by Hama or Mudo, and the closest thing he's had to a loss is a tie, running away, or picking up an a fatal mistake his opponent made and ripping it to pieces in panic.
- Averted. The difficulty catches up with him towards the end.
- Spell My Name with an "S" - Minato's last name is Arisato, but the author didn't know that at first. Whoops. He even lampshades it later, but decides to stick with it.
- Sphere of Destruction - How else do you someone who keeps bursting out of her corpse alive and well every time you brutally slaughter her?
- Smith Will Suffice
Well, I'd recommend calming down and getting to the front of the car and killing that Shadow. Oh, you were swearing. I was gonna say, I'm not that awesome.
- Standard Bleeding Spots - Minato's forehead once the old wound cracks.
- The Stoic - Justified exceptionally well. Brain damage from the car crash that killed his parents also killed the lobes that link emotion to facial expressions. He has to force every scowl, every laugh, every smile. He's learnt to be good at it.
- Not So Stoic - Subverted. The more Stoic Minato looks, the less Stoic he's feeling.
- Story-Breaker Power - By the end, everyone. Even the Mooks are Story Breakers, so it evens out.
- Super-Powered Evil Side - Minato's is still Minato. And yes, it is that damn scary.
- Super Mode
- Suicidal Overconfidence - Anyone who gets in Minato's way. Also how Minato dies.
- Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist - Naoto. Only at first.
- Take a Third Option - Played straight and inverted. A villain creates a Lose-Lose situation for Minato, daring him to try and think up of a third option. Minato chooses the lesser of the two evils and kills a lot of people. Yes, that's the lesser evil.
- Played straight later on concerning Freeing Minato from the Eternal Seal. If humans don't desire death, then there's no need for the seal, so you just need to social link everybody.
- Taking the Bullet - Akihiko for Shinji
- Tank Goodness - Chapter 94. It does not look good.
- Time Travel - Remember the Stone Angels?
- Tragic Monster - Hermit
- Tropes Are Not Bad - Obviously.
- Team Rocket Wins - Strega become effective, dammit.
- The Slow Walk - Again, from both sides.
- Throwing Down the Gauntlet - Both by Minato and to Minato.
- Tired of Running - Minato's answer to Ryoji's offer after talking a walk.
- This Is a Drill
- This Is Sparta
- There Are No Therapists - Lampshaded. Minato was genuinely surprised when he actually met one in Japan.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill - Or at least making damned sure that it's dead and not coming back.
- Training from Hell - Monad.
- Translator Microbes - Everyone understands demonic as their mother tongue. However, demonic terms (like Sekai Rei), aren't translated, even if they have meaning in another language.
- When talking to a demon, you automatically know how to speak Demonic. Probably got something to do with the Sekai Rei.
- Tranquil Fury - If Minato gets this, run.
- Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty - Anything's fair game when Minato gets in close. His opponent usually descends to his level, and then Minato just plain beats them with raw experience.
- Took a Level in Jerkass - Minato, when he starts getting arrogant.
- Explains the one Yukari took between The Journey and The Answer.
- Turn in Your Badge: Mitsuru deprives Minato from his leading role after seeing just how he behaves in Tartarus firsthand. It was only temporary though, and he learnt his lesson.
- He later does the same thing to Ken until he gets his revenge issues sorted.
- Ubermensch - Arguably Minato.
- Up to Eleven - Not just the fic. The Social Links go up to eleven too. And it is even a major plot point as Personae that are a part of Minato's Up to Eleven links are card-summonable a la The Inaba Scoobies AND are unable to be destroyed.
- Unwanted Harem - Minato, of course.
- The Unfettered - Never try to call Minato's bluff. He will follow through with spades in anything. Anything.
- Unknown Rival - Minato has lots of these.
- Unstoppable Rage - Never Charm Minato and make him beat the crap out of his Nakama. Ever. Also never threaten Yukari or you will be put through a world of hurt and then disintegrated.
- Utility Scroll
- Vigilante Man - I'm sure you can guess by now.
- Wanna Do Something Bang Out Of Order? - You will quickly learn to love this phrase and what it causes whenever uttered.
- Wanton Cruelty to the Common Comma - Apostrophes, rather.
- The War Sequence - Suprisingly, way, waaaay before the actual war chapter. First time was when S.E.E.S. had to force their way through a train cart full of Shadows which were packed in there like sardines.
- Weak but Skilled - Adachi. Despite having Personae that are half as strong as Minato's, he still manages to hand him his ass through over half of the battle.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human? - Aigis. Minatos.
- What the Hell, Hero? - More or less Minato's modus operandi. FOR EVERYTHING.
- Wham! Episode - Arguably hurt more than the original game's.
- Chapter 103. That is all.
- Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys? - Scrolls? Quasi-dimensional armoury? Personal munitions factory in the kingdom of demons that he rules?
- Welcome to My World - Welcome to a world of cardboard.
- White Mask of Doom - We don't know what the Doom is, but it's suggested that whatever it is, it's full of doom.
- Wild Card - Minato, but not just because of his skills. However, the real prize goes to Tohru Adachi. Seriously, we don't know whose side he's on anymore.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity - The stronger Minato's Personae get, the crazier he becomes.
- Worthy Opponent - The Reaper. In fact, he combines this trope with basically being Tartarus' own Killer Game Master.
- World of Badass - Arisojack.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl - Most of the male characters.
- Would Hit a Girl - To Minato, an opponent is there to hit, regardless of sex, creed, colour, age, or species.
- X Meets Y - Persona 3 meets Shinji and Warhammer 40 K
- ↑ To the surprise of everyone, Minato's shadow WAS the narrator of the entire story! So this leaves the real Minato being different to the shadow Minato, in other words, the snide remarks, insults and sarcastic comments were all of Minato's Shadow. What The Hell?!