Megaten Monday: Persona 2 Eternal Punishment Part 4

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So where we last left off, the party was heading to the Sanatorium to confront Tatsuya Sudou, or at least search for clues to his current whereabouts.

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We start off by finding a road block keeping the party from going directly to the hospital, so it looks like we have to take a back road. By back road I mean trek through the treacherous forest. It’s seven levels, and takes forever to walk that far.

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Walking into the hospital we find a great start to any adventure. Corpses. Lots and lots of corpses.

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And not just any bodies, torn, burned, mutilated bodies. What could have possibly caused this? And even more importantly do we really want to find the cause?

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Which is kind of weird, the parties bullets can effect the demons, but these guys used all the bullets in their guns and couldn’t even take out one demon. I think that’s kind of weird.

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I’m not sure broadcasting that you recognize anyone from the mafia is a very good idea. Especially when you happen to be in the same room as the worlds most overzealous police officer.

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Of course the knowledge that Baofu has anything to do with the mafia sparks an argument between him and Katsuya. At this point you can tell one of them to shut up and stop fighting.

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Baofu’s connections do leave him very well informed at the very least. Who’s connected to who, how long it’s been since those connections were established. Without this guy we’d still be at square one.

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My guess would be that Tatsuzou is trying to restrain his son. No verification of that yet obviously, if I knew they’d probably know.

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After trekking through this hospital for what feels like forever, the party eventually finds Sudou’s room. They go rolling into it like in some crazy cop film. There’s writing and drawings all over the walls. It’s pretty creepy.

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And wham bam, verified this time. Sudou is indeed the Joker. I figured that to be the case because of the way he talked to Maya and Anna. This place must have had the laziest hospital staff ever.

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The poem in question was the Mayan prophecy from Persona 2 Innocent Sin. It hasn’t been too long since we last talked about that so I’m sure you guys remember the basis of it.

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Just in case you don’t though I’ll give you a nice recap here….

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Now the twinkling star of Pleiades was in reference to Seven Sisters High School (aptly named after the constellation), setting time in motion was the clock that had stopped working.  The dance of pleasure was the school dance that was attacked, the feast was Eikichi’s story under the school, and the tongue of the stranger was Lisa’s concert. This all sounding familiar?

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The lion was Tatsuya Sudou, and the five skulls were the crystal skulls that the zodiac carried, they party had to fight their shadow selves to come into possession of them, and the holy cross was the alignment of the planets.

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Maya’s death was part of the prophecy and paradise remains on earth was the Sumaru city being stripped from the planet.

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Congratulations Katsuya you figured it out.

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Right nothing at all happened. Just the end of the world.

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Yeah I don’t know if we’ve mentioned it yet but when Maya comes into contact with things relating to the end of the world she gets this huge bruise on her chest the exact size of where she got stabbed. Poor girls going to be hurting a lot once Tatsuya joins up with the party.

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Oh well….I guess that’ll cover that explanation…..

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But why was the mafia here?

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It’s okay Ulala I just call him Nyarly, it’s easier.

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Pieces and parts if the flashbacks are any thing to take into consideration.

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Tatsuya Suou is not just a brat, Though I do feel sorry for him too.

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And straight to the punch, no questions about the boy he was talking about, nothing about the other world. Just right into the serial killings.

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Pleasant, but then again though human sacrifices always are aren’t they? This actually isn’t the first time I’ve run into this method either. The first was in the Nightrunner books by Lynn Flewling. Great author by the way….

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Who’s to say he’s been locked up the whole time? It’s quite possible that he has in fact just been here as a cover. He gets out to kill people right?

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Like rumors coming true? Or wishing people dead? Kotodama huh? That’s the first we’ve heard of that one. Let’s check google on it.

Kotodama or kototama (言霊?, lit. “word spirit/soul”) refers to the Japanese belief that mystical powers dwell in words and names. English translations include “soul of language”, “spirit of language”, “power of language”, “power word“, “magic word“, and “sacred sound”. The notion of kotodama presupposes that sounds can magically affect objects, and that ritual word usages can influence our environment, body, mind, and soul.

Interesting…..

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Of course before we can get an answer to this question…..a distraction appears right outside the window.

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It’s nameless Man with a Scar, I’m sure his relevance will become clear soon enough

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Or immediately as Baofu goes running out of the room like a bat out of hell after looking out the window. This guy is extremely relevant to that whole connection to the Taiwanese mafia, bet your bottom dollar on that.

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Well at least the father son detestation is mutual. Oh hey on another note this game came back way back when they were still editing video games. How awesome.

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I think that last screenshot made that fairly evident.

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Ummmm heaven help us he’s actually right about something for once. this world is not the real one at all, I kinda look at this whole mess like the Matrix. You know how our world is the computer program and the real world is a disaster. That’s what this is, not a program per say but a falsehood. A lie, something from the minds of four grief stricken teenagers.

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Oh god not the sky museum. Not again, I hate that place so freaking much.

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Well the plus not is that even without Baofu’s aid the boss fight really wasn’t all that hard. Ulala is clearly over exaggerating. The only thing that sucks about this is he didn’t get any exp for the fight.

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No….of course not, never seen the guy before in my life.

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Straightforward just the way he does everything else. Obviously.

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And so that’s there we are going to be picking up next week. You know with the dreaded Sky Museum. UGH!

About Tekizen

I am a thirty two year old fujoshi. I adore Aniplex and Capcom both to a near criminal degree. I love cosplaying. Some of my favorites to date are Miles Edgeworth and Chrollo Lucifer. I am also currently working on Tatsuya Suou. My absolute favorite genre is mystery. I LOVE a good mystery. I have a varying degree of fandoms. I love a lot of different anime, but I can honestly say I love old school american cartoons just the same. My favorite book is The Bacta War in the Star Wars X Wing novel series. I finally beat the Demi-Fiend! He was freaking hard!. I think that's all for now though.
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2 Responses to Megaten Monday: Persona 2 Eternal Punishment Part 4

  1. colonelfancy says:

    This is certainly the most unsettling chapter yet, probably only slightly undercut by Katsuya not putting anything together until it’s obvious (Master Of Deduction Katsuya). There is some great intrigue building here and seeing it the other side of the mirror really makes it look like Tatsuya has completely flipped his lid.

    • Tekizen says:

      Right it makes things really interesting to see the story with Tatsuya himself almost completely detached from the action and yet still influencing the story as heavily as he is. Definitely a little bit different.

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