I've seen this on youtube a lot, and decided to see if it would work in a written format as well~
This might turn out a little weird looking, but it's fun at least, and that's all that matters!The challenge:
Write a scene as if you were portraying both yourself (or an OC), and your Persona, as you awaken to your true self for the first time.Your scene can be eloquent, enigmatic, aggressive, expressive, and can even have traits such as cockiness, or arrogance. As long as you feel it pertains to your true self, and the Persona in-turn.If you would like reference, here's the first three openings that appear in the game (Pratically Spoiler-free)Akira - www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aBKf
...Ryuji - www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_jaI
...Ann - www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYZlZ
...Along with your written monologue, put a short description of your Phantom Thief Codename, and attire, as well as describing your Persona!
So, without further adieu:My Phantom Thief
Code Name: Avalon
Arcana: The Tower
Attire: A medieval rogue outfit, with leather armor and a black cloak and hood. For a mask, he wears a black iron masquerade mask that covers the upper half of his face. His melee weapon is a scimitar, and his "gun" is a crossbow.My Persona
Appearance: A tall suit of black Armour with black smoke billowing from the joints, as though no one was within. Glowing red eyes peer through the visor. He wields a broken longsword and the shattered remains of a shield, shattered diagonally across the proud symbol he once carried. Going down his back is a tattered white cape. Shoved into the armor in multiple places are smaller swords, spears, and arrows, smoke rising through the holes that they make.
Story: In Arthurian Legend, Lancelot is one of the knights of the round table, and is often portrayed as being King Aurthur's closest friend and lieutenant. However, he eventually comes to love Arthur's wife Guinevere, and the two began a love affair, culminating in the two of them running off together. Branding Lancelot a traitor, king Aurthur went off to face him in battle, leaving sir Mordred in charge while he was gone. This betrayal on the part of Lancelot was directly responsible for Aurthur's death at the hands of Mordred.
In battle: Lancelot is a primarily physical-focused persona who also learns Curse skills.My Persona speaks in ItalicsI speak in bold
I have to keep my promise... I can't go against him, even if it means the Phantom Thieves are going to die.
Foolish words of a child!
Gah! What... what's that voice? Who are you... ahhh why does my head hurt?!
Is the oath that binds you so important that you would watch those who risked themselves for your sake die? That you would give up your happiness just to appease the one who holds it?
You don't understand... I can't just turn against him... Agh!
Why not?! Is an oath not just simple words? Air escaping your lips? Why should it grip your heart so much that you cannot even recognize your own self?
My... my own self... what are you talking about? Gaaaahh!
*The mask appears*I am the you within you, the part of your heart that you have kept down in order to keep this torturous promise, but I will be silent no more. I will not watch as you allow yourself to be broken by something as petty as an oath!
You... you're right. I've been so focused on keeping my word that I was blind to what he was doing. Fuck my promise... and fuck him!
Heh... good. At last you understand. I am thou, thou art I. Our contract is set. If you truly wish to seek freedom, regardless of the damage it causes, then call me forth! Raise the broken blade of betrayal with pride!
*Mask is ripped off* GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
Ha... ha... goddamn that hurt. Alright, you son of a bitch. I'm through keeping my promise. You can do whatever the hell you want to me. But just know, that even if I fell to you, Lancelot and I will bring you down with me. Now, let's try your luck!
I won't tag anyone since I don't know who watches me that likes persona, but if anyone is interested, or thinks that they can do a better job than I did (really it isn't hard) by all means give it a try!