New character revealed: Labrys

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#1 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19334 posts) -

So as had been hinted before by the game's developers, Persona 4 Arena will have at least one original character. Famitsu has revealed that one such character named Labrys, a "mecha girl" voiced by Ayana Taketasu (in the Japanese version, of course), will be introduced in the console versions of the game.

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#2 Posted by Wunder_ (1169 posts) -

Awesome

#3 Posted by Rehtayne (127 posts) -

The lack of any real information is somewhat disappointing. Good news all the same.

#4 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -

http://sgcafe.com/2012/02/this-is-what-persona-4-ultimates-new-character-labrys-looks-like/ 
 
 Here's what that Labrys character looks like.
 
Ehhhhhh......I really don't like her character design. Has all that silly accessorizing going on Soejima tends to avoid. I also dislike the concept of robot girls in the Persona world.

#5 Posted by Neurotic (632 posts) -

Hmm, well okay. She looks more like a robot than Aigis but why the school uniform? I guess until we find out how she fits into the game, we can't comment too much.

#6 Posted by WatanabeKazuma (989 posts) -

@Neurotic said:

but why the school uniform? I guess until we find out how she fits into the game, we can't comment too much.

She is the Student council president.

And she looks like a BlazBlue character, not that I'm speaking from experience, but what (little) I have seen of that ilk always suggested to me that there was zero restraint in their overall character designs. Like Marie, it looks as though she has been designed by committee.

@mutha3 said:

I also dislike the concept of robot girls in the Persona world.

Yep, although I think the Aigis design is great, it was the one thing that felt as though it was conspicuous to me.

#7 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1545 posts) -

I still want Mitsuru so I can whip people.

#8 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10990 posts) -

Why would they do that instead of the Funky Student/Fox combo that they know we want? I know I want that, at least.

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#9 Posted by Bocam (3742 posts) -

Just going by who voices her she's going to a Imouto Tsudere Robot Girl

#10 Posted by Vexxan (4620 posts) -

Looks pretty cool, that's one huge axe!

#11 Posted by AndrewB (7610 posts) -

Palladion!

It must be e-lim-in-ated!

Seriously, she reminds me of Palladion.

#12 Edited by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@WatanabeKazuma said:

@Neurotic said:

but why the school uniform? I guess until we find out how she fits into the game, we can't comment too much.

She is the Student council president.

And she looks like a BlazBlue character, not that I'm speaking from experience, but what (little) I have seen of that ilk always suggested to me that there was zero restraint in their overall character designs. Like Marie, it looks as though she has been designed by committee.


I'd say Marie looks more like a Kingdom Hearts character, but yeah, blue-haired robot-girl over here really looks like she's been designed by the Blazblue people. Man. 

@WatanabeKazuma

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@mutha3 said:

I also dislike the concept of robot girls in the Persona world.

Yep, although I think the Aigis design is great, it was the one thing that felt as though it was conspicuous to me.


I think Aigis is a great character design as well. Metis, too. They were just in the wrong game.
#13 Posted by Pepsiman (2472 posts) -

@Neurotic said:

She looks more like a robot than Aigis but why the school uniform?

Clearly, it's because the only way that (lady?) robots in the Persona world can differentiate themselves is by their fashion accessories. Aigis has a bow/(really spiffy) tie and Metis has that visor, so a school uniform is one of the next choices under that school of thought or something. I'm personally hoping the next Persona robot wears a fedora.

#14 Posted by Sanj (2386 posts) -

I'm diggin' her design.

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#15 Posted by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -

I'm getting some Orpheus vibes from her. Wonder how her context in the whole story is. Granted, the whole thing is kinda silly but who ever said P4 made perfect sense, eh?

#16 Posted by Neurotic (632 posts) -

It's not that surprising to me that she looks like she was designed with a famous 2D fighting franchise in mind when she is an original character for a 2D fighting game. Personally, I think Mitsuru looks silly in her jumpsuit and cape but I'm guessing it's supposed to be over-the-top.

@Pepsiman said:

. I'm personally hoping the next Persona robot wears a fedora.

Get on it Atlus.

#17 Edited by MikeFightNight (1110 posts) -

Not really into her design. I only need one robot lady in my Persona fighting game, and that's Aigis. As much as I like the idea of them giving more characters to the console version, I would of rather them explored the idea of bringing exisiting characters in. I would of rather seen Junpei really.

But oh well, i'm not mad or anything, we'll see how the character pans out. Still interesting if nothing else.

#18 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19334 posts) -

@MikeFightNight: So that the story can make any sense, we need an original character that is at the core of it. Not sure if Labrys is it, though. But apparently, she might have made her first appearance in a Persona 3 drama CD so she might not be that original after all...

Still, not sure how I feel about another robot lady, especially in the Persona 4 universe... Given that she's the student council president, I wonder if we'll see her in Persona 4: The Golden.

And I really wanted there to be an actual villain in the game, but I'm not sure if we'll be getting that anymore. It seems as though Teddie is the only real antagonist, which I think is really damn weird.

#19 Posted by MikkaQ (10288 posts) -

Yeah definately looks like an Arc System Works character. She almost looks like a persona herself, she's that weird looking.

#20 Posted by Hailinel (24707 posts) -

Looks more like a BlazBlue character than a Persona character, but I like her design all the same.

#21 Posted by BigChief (503 posts) -

I dunno, I don't think she looks much weirder than Aigis did. Well, apart from the fact that she's wielding an axe that's about as big as she is.

#22 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19334 posts) -

INFO

Dunno what's up with it, but Andriasang's calling her "Labyrith".

Also seems like new robot lady won't be having her own Persona. She must be using that giant axe for compensation.

#23 Posted by Hailinel (24707 posts) -

She looks like a model similar to Aigis. If she's somehow the student council president, that could explain why the other P3 characters are involved.

#24 Posted by BigChief (503 posts) -

Wait, but if she doesn't use a persona, why does she still have the cards under her health bar?

#25 Posted by Neurotic (632 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

Dunno what's up with it, but Andriasang's calling her "Labyrith".

Also seems like new robot lady won't be having her own Persona. She must be using that giant axe for compensation.

No Persona? Screw that.

It's Aeris/Aerith all over again :P Wikipedia says that Labrys is an Ancient Greek double-headed axe. Given her weapon of choice, I'm inclined to believe that it's '-rys', not '-rith'.

#26 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:


pffffttttttt....She's winning some points with this victory-animation.
#27 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19334 posts) -

@BigChief said:

Wait, but if she doesn't use a persona, why does she still have the cards under her health bar?

On another forum, someone suggested that it might simply be unfinished HUD elements, which is possible. If not... it might be just something weird about how she fights. Her axe is her Persona!

#28 Edited by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ: Yeah, that has happened multiple times so far. The Persona meter used to look very different, and so did the artwork used for Rise's commentary.
 
 BTW, anyone else notice the Gekkoukan logo on Labris' left leg in those screenshots?
#29 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19334 posts) -

@mutha3 said:

BTW, anyone else notice the Gekkoukan logo on Labris' left leg in those screenshots

Didn't notice it before you pointed it out, but it sure looks like it. Maybe she actually is one of those anti-Shadow weapons developed by the Kirijo corp. Or maybe she just went to Gekkoukan before Yasogami and decided to put a sticker of the logo on her leg.

#30 Posted by WatanabeKazuma (989 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@mutha3 said:

BTW, anyone else notice the Gekkoukan logo on Labris' left leg in those screenshots

Didn't notice it before you pointed it out, but it sure looks like it. Maybe she actually is one of those anti-Shadow weapons developed by the Kirijo corp.

I always liked the idea that there were more weapons still out there,but they pretty much debunked that theory though. Although that said, I wouldn't say that continuity is really paramount here.

The overall design is weird in so much that it doesn't even look remotely passable as a human, at least Aigis sort of did, maybe, I dunno.

#31 Posted by LightningKimba (4 posts) -

Student prez' got a question to axe y'all, why don't you find her awesome? Seriously, she's the last of what I expected to be an OC/Surprise character. Girl owns.

#32 Posted by metalsnakezero (2295 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@mutha3 said:

BTW, anyone else notice the Gekkoukan logo on Labris' left leg in those screenshots

Didn't notice it before you pointed it out, but it sure looks like it. Maybe she actually is one of those anti-Shadow weapons developed by the Kirijo corp. Or maybe she just went to Gekkoukan before Yasogami and decided to put a sticker of the logo on her leg.

You could make an argument that she may be a Persona. We'll see what story Atlus will give her.

#33 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19334 posts) -

@metalsnakezero said:

You could make an argument that she may be a Persona. We'll see what story Atlus will give her.

I wouldn't think of that. Who's Persona would she be? And it'd be a Persona gone rogue, Strega style? Unless it was just Metis all over again, but even Metis had her own Persona.

#34 Posted by metalsnakezero (2295 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: Yeah, I'm probably just jumping ahead. It is the Persona universe so anything can happen as long as it involves Shadows and Personas.

#35 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11720 posts) -

Yep. That looks like a character in an Arc System Works fighting game alright.

#36 Edited by Starclopsofish (88 posts) -

What do you mean by Strega style? I'm not the foremost expert on P3, but I thought their Personas were normal, other than the fact they were extracted forcefully. (Also, was Shinji's natural? I can't remember other than the fact that he had trouble controlling it.)

#37 Posted by MiniPato (2737 posts) -

The axe is what makes her look like a Blazblue character. Without it I'd buy that she is a Persona 3/4 character.

#38 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19334 posts) -

@Starclopsofish: Since metalsnakezero was hypothesizing that Labrys could be a Persona, I was considering that if that were the case, she would be a rogue Persona similar to what the Strega members had to endure. Not quite the same as those Personae were still attached to those whom they were extracted from, but they were still doing their own thing without their 'masters' will.

#39 Posted by PenguinDust (12511 posts) -

She looks like Aigis 2.0. I think she was added just to allow some mecha-girl on mecha-girl action.

#40 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

Well, she feels out of place. Hopefully she makes sense in the context of the game.

#41 Posted by Starclopsofish (88 posts) -

Ah, ok. I thought maybe there were some details about how they got their Personas that I didn't know about.

Back OT... It's really... weird... that Labrys would be the President of Yasogami's student council. I mean Aigis fit pretty well into P3's futuristic urban setting, but an android feels out of place in the P4 side of the universe.

Maybe Akihiko and Mitsuru (I assume still running/ working for Kirijo) noticed similarities between the events in Tatsumi and Inaba and built a new anti-shadow weapon to investigate? I guess they would be able to pull strings to get her into the school to keep an eye on things.

#42 Posted by Wraith1 (561 posts) -

dunno how to feel about this

#43 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19334 posts) -

Just to confirm what I think we already knew, NichM (Atlus PR dude) confirmed that her name is indeed "Labrys" on NeoGAF.

#44 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

WHERE IS MYSTERIOUS FOX!?!?!

#45 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

The only thing I don't like about her it's her position as president of the student concil, I can kinda see how Aigis can trick the students and teachers of Gekkoukan HS (I don't know how they cover her big robot legs since I played P3P and you couldn't see the in-game models) but Labrys looks a bit over the top for people not to notice her, I mean sure P4 was just as much crazy anime as P3 was but I felt P4 was a bit more grounded in reality at least the part were they weren't doing crazy stuff like using their powers in front of people well they couldn't ... well I don't know this is just me nitpicking I don't really mind if they include more characters or new characters , but if you're gonna do a robot chick just do the robot chick.

#46 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

Awesome stuff.

#47 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

She looks pretty awesome, but she feels out of place.

#48 Posted by Rudeboy217 (1769 posts) -

Neat character design.

#49 Posted by ApeGantz (217 posts) -

Another mech type character. How about a human character.

#50 Posted by Bigheart711 (1253 posts) -

Very interesting, especially that sweet axe.

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