Asked by thesapphirerose
Finally going to clear out the few messages in my inbox from this:
Put a character in my ask and I will give an awkwardly long rant with how I feel about them
Yukari Takeba of Persona 3.
I wanna preface this by saying that it’s actually been a longass time since I played Persona 3. (October 4th was just that boss; it doesn’t count) I played it over 3 or 4 years ago, and I can’t even guarantee what SLinks I maxed. So pardon me if I say anything ridiculously ignorant.
Maybe I should play it again after I play all these other games I keep saying I should play.
Also, I didn’t play the Answer, which seemed to make everyone hate her…
(I’m gonna try and keep this fairly spoiler-free for those of you who haven’t Persona 3’d yet, but I don’t know if I can really do that)
Nothing particular sticks out in my mind when I think of Yukari. I don’t remember particularly loving her, but I don’t remember really hating her at all.
Since Yukari was important gameplay wise and didn’t annoy me, I was all in all pretty okay with her.
She was actually pretty interesting, now that I think about it, because she doesn’t quite exactly follow the character direction you might expect her to as being one of the more popular students. But at the same time, I felt she was a little underdeveloped in this respect, because we don’t really see much of that happening. Most of the time, she’s hanging around us in SEES and I don’t recall anything in particular mentioning her social life other than it just kind of existing.
I highly doubt I actually finished her Social Link though because I just looked it up and holy shit I don’t remember ANY of that.
So I think I should probably play P3 again to make a better judgement, but I think she’s a pretty good, interesting character. I don’t understand why people hate her, because I didn’t play the answer and I seem to have a high tolerance for “bad” characters anyway.
(I love Misha and nothing my friends will say CAN EVER change that!)
But what little I do know about the Answer and from what I’ve seen, I can’t say that her change in attitude is unjustified when you take into consideration her relationships with certain people, the duration of those relationships, and the things she’s had to endure in the past, throughout the game, and in the Answer. And if I had to put myself in her shoes, maybe altering the situation a little, I’m not sure I can say that I wouldn’t consider the options she chose. And it’s not like she doesn’t give up on her choice. Eventually she decides to go along with the “better” thing to do.
I feel like she and DeSu’s Yuzu are kind of similar (not just in demeanor looks and role), but I’d have to prefer Yukari in that comparison.
Also I like Yukari’s design.
Yukari’s just this big cluster of “I like but I’m not sure”.
And wow that really was an awkwardly long rant.