- Jun 17, 2018
This is the newcomer support thread of the new party member of Person 5 Royal, Kasumi. She will be one of the later party members of P5R and has some notably connections to Joker himself through her design, thematic elements, and her Persona.
The fact that the Smash and Persona community might've gotten an early glimpse at her existence.
In February, an individual called Dr.HyperCake searched through the data in Smash Ultimate and found some very interesting files.
Digging through LVD files in Ultimate, and I found "Jack_Menentoes_" lying around amongst the strings. The format of this string matches stage name strings in ui_stage_db ("[Series]_[Stage]"), and Joker's internal name is "jack". Mementos stage confirmed? pic.twitter.com/eCh3PxU2bR— Dr. HyperCake (@DrHyperCake) February 20, 2019
There is another reference to "Jack" that I feel should be mentioned: "/Jack6_C06_v01_070925.mb_Jane1_pony_hairSystemShape2.mchp"". @jam1garner was the first to notice it in the string dump. I've seen some interesting theories about what "Jane" could refer to relative to Joker.— Dr. HyperCake (@DrHyperCake) February 22, 2019
Upon Jokers release however, there was no sign of Jane. Where her costume had been in the data now had Jokers school uniform. But with the release of the DLC and new version came new data. Most importantly, it was found out that none of the other Phantom Thieves or Arsène was referred to as Jane, with the PTs being refereed to as there in game code names and Arsène being called Doyle. It was also discovered that her model was likely almost complete as well, making her lack of appearance even more confusing.
The Phantom Thieves background characters use their codenames, e.g. "p_skull". At the moment, it seems there's no sign of anything related to "jane".— Dr. HyperCake (@DrHyperCake) April 19, 2019
Talking to @vaanrose, there is a couple of things weird about this:— Pushdustin (Will) @ GDC (@PushDustIn) April 20, 2019
1. The file name makes it painfully clear it's an alt for Joker (the 7th one).
2. The file type is for Maya nhair vertex caching, which should be the last step after modeling, rigging texturing and animating. https://t.co/vSdUbIkbXd
While there is always the chance that she was scrapped entirely, the fact that Atlus let Sakurai and his team know of existence and work with her to the point of near completion makes that seem rather bizarre. It is very possible that she is being held back, either as some sort of DLC costume or echo fighter(Many clones get there start as costumes development wise), until we know more about P5R or get to some sort of new type of DLC.
From what we have seen of P5R so far, she wields a sword and a rifle/ Her Persona, Cendrillion, majors in Bless and physical attacks. She is also noted for being the inspiration for Joker to use his grappling hook as an attack, likely meaning she can do the same. She can very likely pull most of what Joker can, making echo status seem the most fitting for her.
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This first post will be edited as things change in regards to this character and her support, or in the case of any errors with the post itself.
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Thank you for reading!
Links to other Persona Threads:
Joker Social Thread
Akechi Support Thread
Morgana Support Thread
Persona Series Thread
Yu Natukami and Minato Yuki Support Thread