Okay, so there's this seventeen year old kid, going to live with his Uncle for a year because his mom and dad will be unavailable to take care of you. So you're being sent to his town, way out in the boonies on that one Japanese planet I can't remember the name of. And on the ride there, you fall asleep and wind up in a blue limo with blue velvet upholstery, a mini bar, and a guy with THE BIGGEST NOSE. I mean, Wow, that guy has a huge nose. And he wants you to sign a contract that has only one line.
'I, the undersigned, do take responsibility for all my actions.'
Which seems fairly harmless, right? So you meet your six year old cousin, your uncle, get oriented, watch some TV, go to sleep, see a guy crash his bike, go to school, make your homeroom teacher's short list of troublemakers, Meet a cute girl who kicks someone in the face five minutes after you meet her, and stumble across your uncle at a crime scene because he's a detective, and the rookie runs past you to hurl in the bushes. Obviously that leaves you and your cousin are alone for dinner, and then you discover the hidden Midnight Channel that only appears on rainy nights when the TV is off and stick your hand inside the screen and nearly get sucked in!
Are you going to talk to anyone about this, or should we maybe skip ahead to the second murder and manifesting your True Self to fight monsters inside the television? And if there is someone for teenagers to talk to about investigating obviously supernatural murders in small towns, who is a good candidate for this?
(Yes, this is the opening plot of Persona 4. I'm just curious as to how shifting it over would effect the protagonists choice of how to deal with events, and how to deal with the titular Personae. And for bonus points, what the heck Gryph thinks of this opening.)
“Navigare Necesse Est”-'Get me out of here!'
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