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[Action 1!]

[Waking up in the strange forest had been rather disorienting, to say the least. While the white dress she'd been wearing was certainly something that she didn't own, thankfully her own clothes had been folded up neatly in a pile beside where she'd woken up.]

[Once she'd gotten dressed, it hadn't taken long for her to stumble into the Welcome Center and read through all of the material there. While she wasn't completely satisfied with the explanation, she now had a basic idea of where she was, so it was time that she dealt with her other problem.]

[Her hat was gone, and she wanted it back. Even though the rest of her clothes had been close to where she'd woken up, her hat had not been. No matter how hard she searched the area, she couldn't seem to find it. If her hunch was correct, whoever it was that brought them here (the 'Malnosso,' she believed they were called) took some of there belongings.]

[She didn't know where to start looking, but perhaps someone who lived here longer would? As she's heading through town, she'll stop and attempt to ask anyone who feels approachable.]


Excuse me, do you know what they do with our valuables upon arrival?

[Written!]

[Hat safely atop her head, she sets out on her next task. After settling down in one of the coffeeshops, she opens her journal. It was a rather strange thing, and she still didn't entirely believe that it could be used for all of the things that the person at the Welcome Center had claimed, but right now it was the best chance she had to gather more information.]

Good afternoon,

My name is Naoto Shirogane. I am a new arrival; I've looked through all the information and feel I have a basic understanding of this place, but there are still a number of questions that I have. If anybody has any information above what can be found in the guidebooks, please let me know immediately.

[Her writing itself is rather methodical, and the entire thing reads more like a formal email than a journal entry, but she wasn't entirely sure what etiquette to follow using this "journal network."]

[Action 2!]

[Near evening, Naoto can be found on the top floor of the library. She'll be perched near one of the windows, surrounded by various stacks of books. Most of them seem to be detective novels, but if one looks really closely, there are one or two sentai comics in the mix as well.]

[Even if she doesn't seem entirely approachable at the moment, she wouldn't entirely mind if someone came and attempted to start a conversation, either. Until then, she'll relax by surrounding herself by what little familiarity she has in this strange, new place.]
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PLAYER

Name: Jayne (Mia)
Journal Username: [personal profile] bronnichiwa
E-mail: pocky.the.great@gmail.com
AIM/PLURK: [plurk.com profile] bronnichiwa
Current Characters at Luceti: Anise Tatlin | Tales of the Abyss | [personal profile] lastfonmasterguardian

CHARACTER

Name: Naoto Shirogane
Canon: Persona 4
Gender: Female
Age: 16
Wing Color: Silver/gray, with yellow tips.

Canon Point: Early April, 2012

Canon Point Explanation: Post-true ending; she'll have all of her character development form the true ending, and some brief knowledge of Persona 4: Arena events (She'll have been contacted to look into the Kirijo group, but won't have started the assignment yet). It seemed easiest to take her this way, with knowledge that there are other Persona users, but without having to canon update past the end of P4A.

History: Wiki link!

Personality: Personality: From the outside, Naoto seems cool, calm, and collected. At times she can come off as cold or unemotional, but only because, despite her small stature, she attempts to put on the air of someone much more mature than her age. Through this demeanor (and while masquerading as a male), she earned the title of “Detective Prince,” and was a consultant of the police, although she also often worked on her own. Even with this exterior, however, it's easier to illicit an emotional reaction out of Naoto than it first appears. This is especially true when dealing with a case, or when someone close to her is being threatened. Despite her serious appearance, she can act quite childish and narrow-minded at times.

Her work and her job is one of her driving forces; her parents were both detectives, and died during an investigation when she was young. Partly out of adoration and partly to find her place, she started training soon after the accident to become a detective and continue the Shirogane line. It's no small matter; Naoto is a workaholic. Although she works as a consultant for the police, she is also often on her own, and will fall just short of doing anything to solve a case. When it became obvious that the police had arrested the wrong suspect in the Inaba murders, Naoto acts as a decoy (and the next victim) by readily placing herself in a position where she knows that she'll be kidnapped, all in order to show the police that the true criminal is still out there.

After this, the investigation shows up to save her, and is met with her shadow. Her shadow reveals the two parts of herself that she has the most issue with, and thus, the two parts people are least likely to see. The first is a more physical barrier; she dislikes the fact that she is a woman, and feels she loses respect because of it, and isn't taken seriously.

Her drive to be taken seriously and respected is one of the key defining points of her character; in the conversation with Souji in which her Persona attains its final form, she admits that her greatest fear has always been that she would not be accepted. This acceptance that she strives for has two dimensions; she both wants to be accepted and respected in the workplace, and accepted by her peers as a friend. In the workplace, she was (and still is) very rarely taken seriously because of her age, despite her accomplishments. However, at the end of her social link, she vows to keep working cases and trying harder so that she'll one day be acknowledged.

The other side of herself that she is hesitant to acknowledge is her childlike side, the side that both needs other people and shows weakness. The shadow itself is very needy, clinging to the other members of the group, and behaves as a child; throwing tantrums, screaming, and crying (all things that Naoto technically does to smaller degrees, but is hesitant to admit to herself). Although she ultimately comes to terms with it, and accepts it as part of herself, it is still very hard to recognize on the outside. While part of her childlike side stems from the fact that she is still young, and is often in a hurry to grow up, the other part stems from her loneliness.

Acceptance (and friendship) from her peers was another thing that she had often struggled with when she was young. As a young girl growing up with an interest in detective novels, she was shunned by many others in her age group, and deemed to be 'strange' or 'weird.' As a result, she spent a good deal of her childhood reading mysteries in her grandfather's study, and prior to the events of the game, had no other friends her age to speak of. While she did have a good family in her grandfather and their butler, she was still very much alone, and although she hadn't realized it at the time, was wanting to begin forming stronger connections with people and make friends her own age. Post her rescue in the TV World, she is able to realize this dream by becoming part of the investigation team. Her intro in Persona 4 arena echoes this, and opens with her speaking on how important her friends are to her and how much she wants to spend time with them.

To her friends, she will occasionally show her more childish, vulnerable side. She is seen several times blushing and visibly reacting to comments made about her appearance or figure, and becomes visibly upset when the group is swapping ghost stories.

When placed in an unknown environment, Naoto's first instinct is to observe. She takes in details around her before coming to a decision, although the decision isn't always the most intelligent or beneficial to her. Naoto's greatest strength is her will, but she often attempts too much and gets herself in over her head. She's willing to go to any lengths to solve a case, but because of this, she also often risks her personal safety. Slightly less so after nearly dying in the TV, but not by much.

Strengths
Physical: Even with her small size, she's quick and agile; in the beginning of P4A, she's able to catch up to a van by running through an airport. Her small stature allows her to fit into places where larger people might not. Additionally, because of her training as a detective and time in the television, she has extensive experience with firearms, particularly pistols. The spells that her Persona has echo her skills with firearms; they are all capable of doing a large amount of damage at once, being instant-kill spells or extremely powerful non-elemental spells.

Mental: Like a true detective, she's able to work towards a larger conclusion by piecing together the information available. Given enough information, she's able to piece together that the victims are being kidnapped by a deliveryman, as their vehicle would be large enough to house the Television, and wouldn't be seen as strange by the nearby residents. She's cunning and able to point out discrepancies in data, and is often able to figure out people's true motives or goals when given the information on hand; she's the only one in the Investigation Team (and in the Police Department) who realized that Morooka's killer was a copycat, and that Mitsuo Kubo was not responsible for the first two murders.
Lastly, all of these strengths are compounded by the fact that she truly loves her job. While taking over their parents work may not be ideal for most people, Naoto readily embraces it, spending her youth reading detective novels and making gadgets.

Emotional: While it's possible for her to become overwhelmed and let her emotions take over, it takes a very large or jarring impetus (such as Nanako's death). Usually, she's able to reign her emotions in, and not let them influence her search for the truth. Furthermore, while it's not something that she necessarily enjoys, she's able to deal with being alone or on her own. Additionally, through her friendship with the protagonist, she's able to accept herself, and realize that what she wanted, first and foremost, was both respect and friendship, regardless of her age or gender.


Weaknesses
Physical: Her small stature, and lack of any training, makes her physically weaker. Additionally, it's never stated in-game that she has any sort of training with any weapon other than a firearm, so it's quite possible that she has no way to defend herself otherwise.
Her Persona shares many of the same weaknesses that she does; statistically, she is physically the weakest character in Persona 4, even with firearms as a weapon. Her spells, while powerful, are often hard to properly utilize. In vanilla P4, she only had access to the Mudo/Hama and Megidola spell lines: Mudo and Hama were OHKOs that were completely ineffective against bosses (but surprisingly effective against other enemies), and Megidola was a powerful non-elemental spell whose large SP cost made it a poor choice for longer battles.

Mental: If her mental strength is being able to piece together a situation given relevant data, her mental weaknesses could best be described as overthinking a situation, or jumping on a conclusion because it appears there is enough data (such as prematurely blaming Namatame for the murders).
In addition, in line with her love of her work, she'll often push herself too far, especially if it's to do something that will help her prove herself. When the police didn't listen to her about the possibility of a copycat killer being responsible for Morooka's death, she used herself as bait to draw out the killer again, even knowing that she'd be putting herself in harm's way. She's so desperate to prove herself and to be taken seriously that she's willing to hide her gender while working with the police because she's afraid that, as a woman, she won't be able to become "the cool, hard-boiled detective" she'd always yearned to be. She can also be rather cocky, given the chance; in her first meeting with the Investigation Team, she insinuated that solving the crimes was some sort of "game" to them, on the assumption that she was taking it much more seriously.

Emotional: While she's usually able to reign in her emotions, given enough strain, she'll act without thinking. After Nanako's death, she suggests pushing Namatame into the TV so that justice could be served, even though there were still problems with the case that she couldn't account for.
She's quick to anger if she's teased about her usefulness, and she can become easily upset if she feels like somebody isn't taking her seriously because of her gender or age.
Lastly, she's rather lonely at the beginning of the game, and has a tendency of secluding herself through her work . Even her shadow first appears as a clingy child, screaming about how lonely she is and how she's frustrated that she has no friends and is never called for past the point her services are needed.


Anything else?: Would it be possible for her to keep some sort of firearm on her, or would it be considered contraband? Also, would she be allowed to use her Persona in Luceti?

SAMPLES

First Person: Test flight thread! I'm open for a Q&A too, in case that isn't enough.

Third Person: It hadn't taken long for Naoto to choose the coffee shop as her "special headquarters," so to speak. While the table they'd gathered around at Junes held many fond memories, she much preferred the atmosphere here, she realized. There was enough background noise that it wasn't unbearably quiet, but it lacked the screaming children that one could often find running around in Junes. It also gave her coffee, which didn't hurt. She'd only started drinking it as a means to come off as "more adult" when she was with other officers, but had developed a taste, and eventually started drinking it alone (even if she felt rather childish at the amount of sugar she added when no one was looking).

Coffee often helped her when she was stuck on a difficult case. Which was quite fortunate, as the mystery in front of her seemed rather impossible to solve. While she'd gotten over her initial anger at transported here, there was still something about living in Luceti that she couldn't quite adjust to. There were too many unknown variables for her liking: who were the Malnosso? To what end had they brought them here? What was the purpose of these "experiments?" Why were some people able to leave, but not others? Given the large number of people here and the amount of time that this colony had been established, she should have no trouble finding these answers. And yet, it seemed that every piece of information she learned only seemed to raise more questions. Not the least of which was about this "draft" business; she'd only heard the word mentioned a couple of times, but everyone she asked seem to want to avoid speaking on the matter.

From the outside, she was sure, Luceti looked like nothing more than a quaint little village. With both food and water provided for all residents, it seemed like it would be nothing short of a paradise; even still, Naoto felt unable to relax. She would be restless until she'd gotten to the bottom of this mystery, but there was a small feeling in the pit of her stomach that this mystery might have no answer. From what she'd seen of the village, it didn't seem to operate on any sort of logic, and that was what scared her most.
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PLAYER
Name: Mia (Jayne)
Age: 21
Personal Journal: [personal profile] bronnichiwa
E-mail: pocky.the.great@gmail.com
AIM/MSN/etc: [plurk.com profile] bronnichiwa

CHARACTER
Name: Naoto Shirogane
Canon: Persona 4
Age: 16
Timeline: Post-Adachi Fight, Pre-True Ending

Personality: From the outside, Naoto seems cool, calm, and collected. At times she can come off as cold or unemotional, but only because, despite her small stature, she attempts to put on the air of someone much more mature than her age. Through this demeanor (and while masquerading as a male), she earned the title of “Detective Prince,” and was a consultant of the police, although she also often worked on her own. Even with this exterior, however, it's easier to illicit an emotional reaction out of Naoto than it first appears. This is especially true when dealing with a case, or when someone close to her is being threatened. Despite her serious appearance, she can act quite childish and narrow-minded at times.

Her work and her job is one of her driving forces; her parents were both detectives, and died during an investigation when she was young. Partly out of adoration and partly to find her place, she started training soon after the accident to become a detective and continue the Shirogane line. It's no small matter; Naoto is a workaholic. Although she works as a consultant for the police, she is also often on her own, and will fall just short of doing anything to solve a case. When it became obvious that the police had arrested the wrong suspect in the Inaba murders, Naoto acts as a decoy (and the next victim) by readily placing herself in a position where she knows that she'll be kidnapped, all in order to show the police that the true criminal is still out there.

After this, the investigation shows up to save her, and is met with her shadow. Her shadow reveals the two parts of herself that she has the most issue with, and thus, the two parts people are least likely to see. The first is a more physical barrier; she dislikes the fact that she is a woman, and feels she loses respect because of it, and isn't taken seriously.

Her drive to be taken seriously and respected is one of the key defining points of her character; in the conversation with Souji in which her Persona attains its final form, she admits that her greatest fear has always been that she would not be accepted. This acceptance that she strives for has two dimensions; she both wants to be accepted and respected in the workplace, and accepted by her peers as a friend. In the workplace, she was (and still is) very rarely taken seriously because of her age, despite her accomplishments. However, at the end of her social link, she vows to keep working cases and trying harder so that she'll one day be acknowledged.

The other side of herself that she is hesitant to acknowledge is her childlike side, the side that both needs other people and shows weakness. The shadow itself is very needy, clinging to the other members of the group, and behaves as a child; throwing tantrums, screaming, and crying (all things that Naoto technically does to smaller degrees, but is hesitant to admit to herself). Although she ultimately comes to terms with it, and accepts it as part of herself, it is still very hard to recognize on the outside. While part of her childlike side stems from the fact that she is still young, and is often in a hurry to grow up, the other part stems from her loneliness.

Acceptance (and friendship) from her peers was another thing that she had often struggled with when she was young. As a young girl growing up with an interest in detective novels, she was shunned by many others in her age group, and deemed to be 'strange' or 'weird.' As a result, she spent a good deal of her childhood reading mysteries in her grandfather's study, and prior to the events of the game, had no other friends her age to speak of. While she did have a good family in her grandfather and their butler, she was still very much alone, and although she hadn't realized it at the time, was wanting to begin forming stronger connections with people and make friends her own age. Post her rescue in the TV World, she is able to realize this dream by becoming part of the investigation team. Her intro in Persona 4 arena echoes this, and opens with her speaking on how important her friends are to her and how much she wants to spend time with them.

To her friends, she will occasionally show her more childish, vulnerable side. She is seen several times blushing and visibly reacting to comments made about her appearance or figure, and becomes visibly upset when the group is swapping ghost stories.

When placed in an unknown environment, Naoto's first instinct is to observe. She takes in details around her before coming to a decision, although the decision isn't always the most intelligent or beneficial to her. Naoto's greatest strength is her will, but she often attempts too much and gets herself in over her head. She's willing to go to any lengths to solve a case, but because of this, she also often risks her personal safety. Slightly less so after nearly dying in the TV, but not by much.

Background: File_01

Abilities: Naoto's basic persona is Sukuna-Hikona, and her ultimate is Yamato-Sumaragi. Naoto's persona has no elemental weaknesses that would otherwise limit her.

She is, however, not defenseless. Her combat weapon is a pistol, which she keeps with her when the situation requires.


First Person:

[There's a small beep as Naoto turns on the feed. She still seems to be fiddling with the pocket watch.]

It also has video capabilities? What a strange device.

[But she soon turns her attention back on the feed, now that she's positive it's working.]


Good evening, everyone. My name is Naoto Shirogane and I have experience as a detective. There are still a few questions I'd like to ask about this city; if there is anyone with information who would be willing to share it, please let me know immediately.

Third Person:
Naoto rolled over, forcing herself awake. Whatever room she was in was incredibly bright, and the ground she was sleeping on was uncomfortable. She sat up, gathering her bearings. It looked as if she were on some sort of...TV set? There were cameras strewn about, backdrops placed throughout the room, and a rather unambiguous pile of televisions in the center of the stage. However, something seemed off. Despite the appearance of what looked to be normal filming equipment, the room could have easily passed for an abstract painting.

How had she gotten here?

It didn't take long for her to remember. The police had been about to close the case, after arresting the copycat killer. In an effort to prove to them the case wasn't closed, that the killer was still on the loose, she had gone on a local news program and used herself as a decoy. The last thing she remembered was opening the door, and someone had grabbed her from behind, and covered her mouth in a white cloth.

Chloroform.

“Lovely,” she sounded exasperated.

Her decoy plan had worked, although she hadn't been able to overpower the killer. Hopefully, there was someone investigating her disappearance now, and that would lead them to whomever the true culprit was. However, that also meant that she was stuck here, at least until she could find a way out.

That meant her first objective was finding out what exactly this place was. While it was certainly vibrant, there wasn't enough around her to draw a concrete conclusion. Although, the group of high school students had said something about a world inside of a television. But, surely, such an idea was idiotic! How stupid did they think she was that she would earnestly believe a story like that!

And yet, looking at this place, she couldn't discount that possibility. Certainly, it would explain the filming equipment. Likely, it was also the cause of the vibrant feeling of the room.

She, however, couldn't confirm this until she went deeper. Looking around the convoluted room, there were several sign posts. “Strip Club,” “Sauna,” it seemed to be an interesting combination of places. Still, there was one sign post that held her attention the most. Off to the left, as if it were built later than all the rest, was a sign with the heading “Secret laboratory.”

Although she was hesitant to admit it, she had been fascinated with such stories as a child. When she had the time, and nobody was around, she'd still curl up with one of those books today.

This seemed like the best place to start finding information.

She took a last glance at the room she had come from. There were no visible exits, and staying much longer was likely to do her more harm than good.

Naoto turned, and followed the path into the shadows.

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