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"All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?"
Time has gone out of hand. It has strayed far from its natural flow, resulting in many strange abnormalities. The dead have come back to life, years have been lost and locations have merged. The Shadows that plague the earth are as restless as ever and their nests have become fruitful once again...
But no one seems to notice. Everyone has gone on with their daily lives as if it was as normal as ever. They do not notice how Gekkoukan high has received an amazing amount of new students, no one notices the new department store Junes was not there before... all but a select few.
The ones with the Potential. The Persona users.
Their minds are foggy, but they can feel it. Something is wrong.
Something is very wrong.
The plot follows a time distortion that has brought together Persona Users from different time-lines together, along with the areas of Iwatodai, Sumaru and Inaba becoming easily accessible through trains. The Dark Hour has been brought back, along with Tartarus and a new dungeon to conquer, Yggdrasil.
The site has been ongoing for at least two years, with one restart, and seems to be stuck in the month of April.
Tropes found on the Brand New Days Forum:
- Absurdly Powerful Student Council
- Ascended Extra: Canon characters who were only social links or civilians now have the opportunity to branch out as a persona user.
- All Myths Are True
- All There in the Manual: Some information is only available by playing through respective games. However, it's not neccesarily needed to enjoy the roleplay.
- Alternate Continuity
- Alternate Universe
- Amplifier Artifact: Like the evokers in Persona 3, KAFIR watches only work if one has the potential and helps with summoning a persona.
- Arc Words: The infamous lines, "Thou art I. And I am thou."
- A Worldwide Punomenon: It's almost overwhelming. Almost.
- Badass: Tadashi Nikaido
- Back From the Dead: The time distortion can bring back dead characters, sometimes with undesirable results.
- Badass Adorable
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Bifauxnen: Yuri Williamson.
- Bishonen: A shorter list would be who isn't one.
- Character Alignment: Law, Neutral, Chaos since this is a Shin Megami Tensei RP.
- Classical Mythology
- Cloudcuckoolander: Yuu Suzu- I mean, Princess Powerful.
- All three of the Velvet Room Attendants. Yes, even Margaret.
- Character Blog
- Creepy Child: Pharos.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Dreyll Amestris.
- Dark World: The Dark Hour.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Eldritch Abomination: The Big Bad.
- Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: Skills invoke this.
- Evil Genius: Naoya Kunogi
- Eyes of Gold: The Velvet room siblings as well as Atsuro Kihara.
- Fan Nickname: Brand New Days is commononly referred to as BND.
- Sometimes, Loki is referred to as 'Troll' or 'Trollololoki'
- Foe Yay
- Funny Foreigner: Lewis Wagner
- Good Is Not Nice: Kaitou Nagano.
- Grey and Gray Morality: Both sides of the conflict have their own reasoning behind their motives; it's up to the players to decide which side they should ultimately fight for.
- High School: Gekkoukan Highschool.
- Hot Chick with a Sword: Mitsuru Kirijo, Kaori Landau, Masami Katsumi
- Ho Yay: Will always be pointed out by Mari Kanazaki.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Maemi Samurakami's hidden desire is to eat a rotting, human corpse. She's not very proud of this.
- Improbable Weapon User: Tripods, Kitchen Utensils, throwing cards, needles... Persona users can get creative.
- Large Ham: Black Frost.
- Satoru Aokawa.
- Leeroy Jenkins
- Legion of Doom: KAFIR is made up of villains from different games:
- Naoya and Loki from Devil Survivor.
- Shuji Ikutsuki from Persona 3.
- Kandori from Persona.
- Possibly Jenna Angel from DDS.
- Les Yay
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Canons can come from nearly every single Shin Megami Tensei universe there is. Along with original characters, the cast list can get pretty big.
- Manipulative Bastard
- Mismatched Eyes: Allister Morrigan, Kaitou Nagano.
- Mood Whiplash: In one thread, you have two characters awkwardly begin a new friendship with laughs and smiles. In another, a character laments over their millennium old punishments.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Zetsumei Ashihara, a serial killer whose first name is translated into 'Death'. Ashihara is also a reference to the land between heaven and hell.
- Kaitou Nagano; dubbed the Midnight Reaper as people would randomly drop dead around him when the Dark Hour hit. That, and he's kind of a jerk.
- Tadashi Nikaido — just shut your cakehole and run.
- New Transfer Student: Thanks to the mixed up time-line, Gekkoukan now has a surplus of them.
- Norse Mythology
- Power Tattoo: Naoki Kashima.
- Put on a Bus: When some roleplayers call it quits, this can happen to their characters.
- Red Right Hand: Zetsumei Ashihara.
- Robot Girl: Aigis, Metis, Elpis and Iris.
- Serial Killer: Zetsumei Ashihara.
- Straight Gay: Alejandro Castillo.
- Shout-Out: The companies mentioned in the principal's speech are references to the Cathedral of Shadows and a wasteland found in IMAGINE online.
- The End of the World as We Know It: The time distorted world and every world each character comes from faces this.
- The Snark Knight: Oh so many.
- Titled After the Song: The site is named after the ending theme song of The Answer, the playable epilogue of Persona 3 FES. The Answer also dealt with a time distortion.
- Trickster Archetype
- Unholy Matrimony: Zetsumei and Kira.
- Useless Useful Spell: Status recovery skills get boned when Amrita becomes available for purchase.
- White-Haired Pretty Girl: Shiraha Yukimura.
- Yandere: Leiko Sumaragi, Sayori Kobayashi.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Quite a few, with Zetsumei, Arashi, Minato and Naoto having literal blue hair.
- Your Universe or Mine?: If the roleplay ever concludes, this may be the eventual fate of some couples.
Tropes found on the Brand New Days IC-Cbox:
- Abridged Series: What the IC-Cbox essentially is.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Happens occasionally, both accidentally and on purpose.
Naoya: "That's rather rude of you.. but in character, so I shouldn't expect any less."
- But You Screw One Goat!: Loki, the great trickster god and a force to be reckoned with. He also had sex with a horse.
- Comfort Food: Mamoru Kariba loves cake.
- Doppleganger Attack: Loki's favorite!
- Ironically used against him by Igor, who summons... Three Lokis.
- Face Heel Revolving Door: Aren't you dizzy, Kaitou?
- Face Palm: So much so, it wouldn't be surprising if it made a permanent mark on characters' faces.
- Flat What: Happens enough that it's become a normal reaction to daily events in the IC-Cbox.
- Foe Yay: Loki and Arashi.
- More prominently, Odin and Fenrir.
- Freak-Out: Atsuro Kihara, against Kaitou.
- Freaky Friday Flip
- Gender Bender
- God Mode: Led to the ever-so popular, "Take 16 Megidolaons to the face. Keep on walking like a boss."
- Groundhog Day Loop: The week before April 27th is continuously repeated, though the events from week to week change. Eventually lampshaded by some of the more perceptive Persona Users.
- Heterosexual Life Partners: Arashi and Atsuro, Lewis and Kaitou.
- I Can't Believe I'm Saying This
- Love Arrow
- Mama Bear: Taiyou Hanaishi. You know you're a Mama Bear when you go after a serial killer with a frying pan.
- Master of Disguise: Loki, Odin and Igor. The former is more fond of it.
- Surt qualifies for this as well.
- Meta Guy: Kaitou and Tatsuya eventually catch on to the nonsense that makes up the IC-Cbox's world. Both are Type B.
- One Head Taller: Leiko is 5'4. Her boyfriend, Junno, is 6'1.
- Really Gets Around: Really, Loki. Really.
- Shipper on Deck: Mari has high hopes for Arashi/Naoya, her OTP. She'll easily ship other couples however, Ho Yay or not.
- Tempting Fate: Ringo Shiro. Oh, Ringo.
- The Dulcinea Effect: Seito was willing to risk his life for Leiko, despite only knowing eachother for a few minutes. She uses this to her advantage.)
- Truth Serum
- Unexplained Recovery: Pretty much anyone who dies in the IC-Cbox goes through this.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: A constant worry for Metis.