Which past Persona characters would you like to see in P5?

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#1 Edited by SmasheControllers (2951 posts) -

 What cameos? Not cast.
 
Tatsuya he made a cameo in P3, but only by name.
Philemon he's a key character in the series but he was only referenced but not in 3 or 4.
the P4 or P3 group.

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#2 Posted by Blair (2586 posts) -

Funky Student!   
 
Give me some Mysterious Fox as well.

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#3 Posted by C2C (899 posts) -

With the exception of Igor, I really wouldn't mind a brand new cast.

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#4 Posted by SmasheControllers (2951 posts) -
@C2C: I mean cameo.
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#5 Posted by Sanj (3118 posts) -

 
Kanji....and Chie... 
 
and Yosuke...Rise....Teddie...Yukiko... 
 
and Nanako! 
 

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#6 Posted by eldiax (648 posts) -

Definitely Nanako.

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#7 Posted by Willin (1387 posts) -

An older version of Nanako. Maybe when she is 13 or something.
 
Maybe she could be part of the Persona 5 party?!?

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#8 Edited by Vorbis (2762 posts) -

Agree with the others, an older Nanko.

 

 
 
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#9 Edited by Sanj (3118 posts) -

It would be kinda cool to see an older Nanako...but also a little weird. I mean, she wouldn't be that adorable little Nanako anymore! :P She'd be like a girl with..girl parts. :S
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#10 Posted by ZenGaijin (162 posts) -

I'd like to see Junpei return from P3 god I love that guy he was always in my party. Other than that I'd like to Aegis return as shes a robot and does'nt age.

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#11 Posted by FlipperDesert (2201 posts) -

An older Nanako, possibly involved with the main storyline. Or Akihiko! He's already in the anime, after all.
 
Though, a completely new cast would be preferable.

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#12 Posted by TheKing (856 posts) -

Persona Cart Racing coming soon!

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#13 Posted by acklay (3 posts) -

id like to see minato from p3 comeback to life

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#14 Posted by FatalError (172 posts) -
@acklay:  Massive spoilers there!
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#15 Posted by Cerza (1678 posts) -

I'd like to see Hidetoshi from Persona 3 return as one of the teachers.

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#16 Posted by Vect (210 posts) -
@Sanj said:
"It would be kinda cool to see an older Nanako...but also a little weird. I mean, she wouldn't be that adorable little Nanako anymore! :P She'd be like a girl with..girl parts. :S "
The Proper Term is "She got Hot!" 
 
They could do what they did in Persona 4, IE have minor characters (Social Link characters) get mini-cameos to see how they're doing rather than just Main Characters popping up. Perhaps a mention to Junes and how the Inaba branch is doing under new management or a newspaper article mentioning Sgt. Satonaka roundhouse-kicking a pursesnatcher or Risette's new single. Nothing too major, just a cameo would seem fine enough without being seemingly shoehorned in.  
 
While obviously squeeworthy for the characters, I doubt that scenes in Gekkougan High in P4 where characters meet SEES members could come off smoothly. That's why the game takes place probably after the cast have graduated and moved on since their Spiritual Adventures have ended and they're free to move on to their Happy Endings...
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#17 Posted by Happy (264 posts) -

A grizzled Kanji in his 20s or 30s running an adorable textile shop with his "life partner."

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#18 Edited by PenguinDust (12994 posts) -

 
 
Can I ask for Chihiro Fushimi from P3 and P4?  Let's just keep her around for all subsequent games.  Maybe at some point she becomes a teacher in one of the future Persona games.
 
Also, wouldn't it be cool is Nanako became a teenager and was a selectable member of the party in Persona 5 or P-whatever?
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#19 Posted by General_D23 (1210 posts) -

An older Nanako would be awesome. For most of the other characters, I'd say small mentions here and there, or at most, cameos, would be good. 
 
No matter how much I like Yukiko, Kanji, Rise, and Naoto, as well as the rest of the characters, I think their main story's should stay in P4. 
 

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#20 Posted by SmasheControllers (2951 posts) -

Assuming P5 takes place a 2-3 years after P4, the P4 group would be 20 or 21, P3 group would be 23 and 24, P2 they'd be 30 and 40's.

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#21 Posted by JB16 (825 posts) -

I would really like to see Junpei and Akihiko make an appearance, it would be extra awesome if they were like advisors or something.

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#22 Posted by BulletStorm (546 posts) -

Um; well I asked this question in the P5 wishlist but apparently it's important enough for it's own thread?  
 
I'd like Nanoko / one of your S.Link buddies to show up in cameo; like Daisuke becomes the P.E. teacher in whatever school or Yumi is mentioned as some kind of movie star.  
 
I don't think any of the investigation team is suited to return in P5 because well most of them seem like they are going to be stuck in Inaba forever; cept Rise, so maybe a Risette commercial or movie poster. 

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#23 Posted by safelybeds (191 posts) -
@BulletStorm said:
"Um; well I asked this question in the P5 wishlist but apparently it's important enough for it's own thread?   I'd like Nanoko / one of your S.Link buddies to show up in cameo; like Daisuke becomes the P.E. teacher in whatever school or Yumi is mentioned as some kind of movie star.   I don't think any of the investigation team is suited to return in P5 because well most of them seem like they are going to be stuck in Inaba forever; cept Rise, so maybe a Risette commercial or movie poster.  "

I'd doubt Yosuke and Naoto (and Rise, as you said) would stay in Inaba, don't you? It doesn't really seem to fit them.
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#24 Posted by SubwayD (865 posts) -
@Happy said:

" A grizzled Kanji in his 20s or 30s running an adorable textile shop with his "life partner." "

^ This. 
Or an older Ayane playing some avant-garde trombone recital the main character can watch to raise his Culture stats. 
I wonder if I'm the only person here to max the s-link and get intimate with her? :P
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#25 Posted by C2C (899 posts) -

What I would really like to see is an MMO S. Link again.  Bonus points if it was called Eternal Punishment. 

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#26 Posted by MrGtD (486 posts) -
@SubwayD said:
"  I wonder if I'm the only person here to max the s-link and get intimate with her? :P "
Probably because she looks like she's 7.
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#27 Edited by Storphrax (187 posts) -
@TheKing said:

" Persona Cart Racing coming soon! "

I would buy that day 1.
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#28 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

It's a given that Tanaka and Igor would appear as persistent characters in the sequel.  I think Rise and Nanako would briefly appear somewhere, also.  There could also be references to Junes (maybe even a Junes store where you can go to) and references to Teddie (a little Teddie toy somewhere).
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#29 Posted by SmasheControllers (2951 posts) -
@C2C: Innocent Sin is 1000x better then Eternal Punishment.
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#30 Posted by C2C (899 posts) -
@SmashedControllers: Oh really? I only played Eternal Punishment since Innocent Sin was never released in the US. I demand Atlus localize Innocent Sin and release it to the US >:(
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#31 Posted by BulletStorm (546 posts) -

Ayane is the trobone player no? Well; she grows up to be in Oreskaband! That would make Persona 5 a massively epic win. 

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#32 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14689 posts) -

Well, I would assume that they will do something like what they did in Persona 4, where they had Chihiro and Mr. Edogawa appearing as well as a reference to Mitsuru.
 
 So I would expect a minor S. Link character to appear at some point in P5, make a statement that vaguely references a member of the investigation team, and then leave.

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#33 Posted by Cube (4385 posts) -

Kanji. 

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#34 Posted by loldetaerleo (161 posts) -

Kanji all day everyday baby!

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#35 Posted by nick69 (639 posts) -

Unless Persona 5 is going to be in inaba, we aren't going to see most of the p4 characters, except for rise, and possibly souji. I'd like to see an older nanako too, if they can find a way to put her into p5.

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#36 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -
@nick69 said:
" Unless Persona 5 is going to be in inaba, we aren't going to see most of the p4 characters, except for rise, and possibly souji. I'd like to see an older nanako too, if they can find a way to put her into p5. "
P5 takes place in highschool or collage and nanako goes to that same one 
that's how you fit her in easy
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#37 Edited by SmasheControllers (2951 posts) -
@trophyhunter: If thats true then the game would take place 2020 or so. I think P5 will only be a few years after P4 because of the fact that Persona games usually take places 2 years after the real year. example P2 was released in 1999 the game take place 2001 or so, P3 released in 2007 take place 2009, P4 release in 2008 took place 2011.
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#38 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -
@SmashedControllers said:
" @trophyhunter: If thats true then the game would take place 2020 or so. "
yeah 11 years is not a huge huge amount of time
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#39 Posted by The_A_Drain (4073 posts) -

None, the games are supposed to be unrelated. I don't want to see it devolve into direct sequels or awkward cameos and whatnot. I prefer they stay seperate and unrelated.
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#40 Posted by Willin (1387 posts) -
@The_A_Drain said:
" None, the games are supposed to be unrelated. I don't want to see it devolve into direct sequels or awkward cameos and whatnot. I prefer they stay seperate and unrelated. "
Persona 3 and 4 both happen in the same universe at roughly the same time period, with your awkward cameo mixed into P4.
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#41 Posted by Conflict (77 posts) -

I really hope an older Nanako shows up as part of the main cast of Persona 5, other than that maybe Naoto as a detective and Rise as a film star as cameos. I loved seeing Chihiro again, there needs to be more of that in Persona 5.

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#42 Edited by Ghostiet (5832 posts) -

Nanako, like the rest said. Also, cameos from both teams from P3 and P4 including the MC's would be quite cool. I assume both groups continue to work after the game ends, or at least they keep track of things even if they got over with their lives. I'd find quite satisfying, for example, including Naoto in P5 as an agent of the Investigation Team after some serious shit starts happening in the P5 storyline.

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#43 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2938 posts) -

I'd like to see... an older Nanako... just like everybody else said.

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#44 Posted by agent_lost (908 posts) -

My guess is that were going to get is a poster of Rise in the P5 protagonist room. As for what I like to see, I go with Yukiko but we all know that it not going to happen.

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#45 Posted by lemon360 (1231 posts) -

I want Charlie Tunoku, as a little Atlus nod to GiantBomb for getting them so many P4 copies sold.
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#46 Posted by Vect (210 posts) -

That'd likely be a localization in-joke.  
 
A small cameo of a minor character or a brief mention to a main character (Posters for Rise's new movie, Tatsumi-brand dolls sellin' like crazy, Inventory Item shop is now Junes with a small mention to an Inaba branch). I doubt any of them need to be shoehorned into a major role since I take it that after their game the characters have since moved on to living a normal life (or as much of one as they can).

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#47 Posted by Kombat (2296 posts) -

Definitely Rise.  Her being a television idol would make her easy to work in as a cameo. 
 
Teddie is the only other one I could think of.  Maybe if P5 characters were to visit Inaba for god knows what reason, an older Yukiko tending to the Amagi Inn would be kinda cool.

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#48 Edited by Eirikr (1083 posts) -
@Vect said:

"A small cameo of a minor character or a brief mention to a main character (Posters for Rise's new movie, Tatsumi-brand dolls sellin' like crazy, Inventory Item shop is now Junes with a small mention to an Inaba branch). I doubt any of them need to be shoehorned into a major role since I take it that after their game the characters have since moved on to living a normal life (or as much of one as they can).
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Excellent (and realistic) suggestions. 
 
Trish the fairy should also return. She ran a healing spring in P1 and P2 and was rude and foul mouthed. In retrospect, she probably wouldn't have fit in the newer games so her hiatus was probably well-chosen.
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#49 Posted by Fbomb (1173 posts) -

Chuck Tuna. That guy was crazy.

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#50 Posted by BradBrains (1976 posts) -

new characters please.
 
even though i love Chihiro.
 
at least no one as a main character or supporting character. cameos are alright with me though

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