The New Phantom Thief of Persona 5 The Royal - Kasumi Yoshizawa/"Jane"

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When is the appropriate time to change the thread name to
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I am not exactly sure. I mean, I don't imagine it's super spoilery out of context, but...
It does relate to something very big in Kasumi's story. Something so big, putting the details even in a spoiler tab feels too risky.

When do you guys think it should be changed, if at all?
 

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Kasumi's codename is a huge spoiler and it's best to keep it away from thread title for a good while.

Anyway, I caught up with most of the Royal, aside from the final boss. I need to see how they close it to give my last verdict but damn.

Royal is a huge step up from vanilla P5 in terms of emotional impact.
 

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Kasumi's codename is a huge spoiler and it's best to keep it away from thread title for a good while.

Anyway, I caught up with most of the Royal, aside from the final boss. I need to see how they close it to give my last verdict but damn.

Royal is a huge step up from vanilla P5 in terms of emotional impact.
Most I know is that the reddit thread follow Tim's speedrun was all kinds of pissy (and that I still can't read Japanese despite watching 3-5 different playthroughs of Cold Steel 4)
 

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So, those who have seen the spoilers, how have your perceptions on Kasumi as a potential fighter changed since? Make sure to put the details in the spoiler tab, and even then, try to avoid mentioning the "big thing".
 
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I'll say this: Now it really makes sense why they waited because if they didn't...

Like all things involving Kasumi, it would've been too soon. Dark humor aside, I know she's going to happen eventually, and I'm glad they waited.

With that being said, I wonder if we'll get a Sumire true form alt with a Futaba color scheme.
 
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I'll say this: Now it really makes sense why they waited because if they didn't...

Like all things involving Kasumi, it would've been too soon. Dark humor aside, I know she's going to happen eventually, and I'm glad they waited.

With that being said, I wonder if we'll get a Sumire true form alt with a Futaba color scheme.
Sumire alt would be a rather brazen move, but Smash has not been shy of such spoilery things. I will say, however, that you edit the post to have a little more protection for this spoiler, due to how big it is. I am employing two tabs, as no one could accidentally click two tabs.

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Really, I imagine this topic is going to be hard to avoid outright, and not mentioning could certainly stifle some possible discussion(Especially since it could explain a certain mystery about this character we have had since the beginning when it came to Smash). If you are going to talk about it, please employ spoiler tabs saying you will, preferably with two tabs, as to have the extra warning and avoiding accidental spoilers.
 
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I don't know how to do spoiler inception, and typing it manually on mobile all the time is troublesome as it is, so avoid my posts in this thread, those afraid of spoilers. Sadly, I'm not as forgiving as our pal Tamm. You have been warned...

With that being said, there's another visual similarity between the two that hasn't been addressed involving their Personas.

Kasumi's 2nd tier Persona looks like a female version of Arsene. It basically has no purpose in the game other than to complete the evolution cycle because shortly after that, it levels up to its true form. The design is suspicious. That is too much of a coincidence. However, I can imagine it having a purpose elsewhere... in Smash.

 

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I don't know how to do spoiler inception, and typing it manually on mobile all the time is troublesome as it is, so avoid my posts in this thread, those afraid of spoilers. Sadly, I'm not as forgiving as our pal Tamm. You have been warned...

With that being said, there's another visual similarity between the two that hasn't been addressed involving their Personas.

Kasumi's 2nd tier Persona looks like a female version of Arsene. It basically has no purpose in the game other than to complete the evolution cycle because shortly after that, it levels up to its true form. The design is suspicious. That is too much of a coincidence. However, I can imagine it having a purpose elsewhere... in Smash.

Well, I do understand the difficulty of mobile. Super prone to unintentional misclicks. You can add text just through putting "=" after the word spoiler and type up what you wanna say.

I doubtthe 2nd tier would ever be used in Smash, but it does highlight how connected Kasumi and Joker are, which certainly helps with the argument of making her an echo.
 

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I'm shocked no one has brought it up but there's actually something that could be used for Kasumi's school outfit as a substitute for her mask...

It's a massive spoiler however and even putting it in tags feels risky.
 

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I'm shocked no one has brought it up but there's actually something that could be used for Kasumi's school outfit as a substitute for her mask...

It's a massive spoiler however and even putting it in tags feels risky.
I mentioned it in a PM, but that would be a pretty brazen move, even by Smash standards. I could also say a similar case for her potential Final Smash, as amazing as it would be.
 

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I mentioned it in a PM, but that would be a pretty brazen move, even by Smash standards. I could also say a similar case for her potential Final Smash, as amazing as it would be.
Oh my god that would be amazing, it fits perfectly as a Final Smash but it also spoils a blatant major plot point so I’m not sure about that...

If anything I feel her Final Smash would be her ultimate attack from Star Ocean where she uses her Persona.
 

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Oh my god that would be amazing, it fits perfectly as a Final Smash but it also spoils a blatant major plot point so I’m not sure about that...

If anything I feel her Final Smash would be her ultimate attack from Star Ocean where she uses her Persona.
I like how you could just tell what I was thinking for her Final Smash. It would be great and fit her character, but it would be spoilers to the max.

The idea of getting a FS from a phone game seems kinda unlikely.
 

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I like how you could just tell what I was thinking for her Final Smash. It would be great and fit her character, but it would be spoilers to the max.

The idea of getting a FS from a phone game seems kinda unlikely.
Yeah I already pictured what you meant, it seems like a perfect fit but in terms of spoilers it makes pre-Smash 4 Shiek look subtle.

As for the second part, it’s honestly the only other fitting thing I could think of, since she doesn’t use All-Out Attack on her own.
 

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Just because I know it's going to be a topic eventually, I don't think Kasumi is at risk of getting the Mai treatment. She is not anywhere close to Mai when it comes to her Phantom Thief outfit, which is just a normal gymnastic leotard. Censoring a normal piece of clothing built for athletics is kinda silly, as showcased by many when the outfit was revealed.
 

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Just because I know it's going to be a topic eventually, I don't think Kasumi is at risk of getting the Mai treatment. She is not anywhere close to Mai when it comes to her Phantom Thief outfit, which is just a normal gymnastic leotard. Censoring a normal piece of clothing built for athletics is kinda silly, as showcased by many when the outfit was revealed.
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y'all ready for crackpot theory time
i can't believe they added Violet without her brother Dash

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Thought it would be fitting to share this here.

Yes, there are comments that voice Kasumi for Smash.

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Figured to share this, considering that Byleth is the next character and all.
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Hopefully echo DLC will become a thing down the line, but things aren't looking super great now. Still, there is always a chance that Sakurai will surprise us with such a reveal.
 
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Hello! I've beat Persona 5 Royal and am therefore back.

So... How are things going for everyone?

I guess I'll comment on the latest discussion, but I won't bother to quote the posts from November...

Given how they are now publicly calling her Violet in most crossover media (ex/ the Sword Art Online mobile game collabs), I imagine she'd just be called Violet in Smash Bros. It's not like Joker's school uniform form calls him Ren, so I don't see why every alt wouldn't just use her codename.

The fact that she opts to tie her hair back up at the end of her Confidant is both a logical parallelism in her character arc and great decision for future franchising haha. If she has a school uniform alt, I could see it just being that. Maybe she unties her hair when summoning her persona? That'd be a subtle way of hinting at her Sumire form without showing her in her glasses.

For her Final Smash, I have three ideas: (i) her showtime attack without the moment inside of her head, (ii) an All-Out Attack featuring the Joker/Crow/Violet trio, and (iii) a recreation of her apperance in the prologue of P5R.

As for her actual odds... I don't know. People are now speculating echo fighters due to the weird way they revealed an ARMS character. If we do get echo fighters during this DLC cycle, then I'd say she's very likely... but I also don't really expect echo fighters. I feel like it'd be kind of surprising if they decided to increase the amount of content coming with the final DLC wave when they've already expanded the pass to six characters? I'd be very happy if it'd happen though.

I hope Sakurai does comment on what happened to the ponytail file one day, if nothing else...
 
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Hello! I've beat Persona 5 Royal and am therefore back.

So... How are things going for everyone?

I guess I'll comment on the latest discussion, but I won't bother to quote the posts from November...

Given how they are now publicly calling her Violet in most crossover media (ex/ the Sword Art Online mobile game collabs), I imagine she'd just be called Violet in Smash Bros. It's not like Joker's school uniform form calls him Ren, so I don't see why every alt wouldn't just use her codename.

The fact that she opts to tie her hair back up at the end of her Confidant is both a logical parallelism in her character arc and great decision for future franchising haha. If she has a school uniform alt, I could see it just being that. Maybe she unties her hair when summoning her persona? That'd be a subtle way of hinting at her Sumire form without showing her in her glasses.

For her Final Smash, I have three ideas: (i) her showtime attack without the moment inside of her head, (ii) an All-Out Attack featuring the Joker/Crow/Violet trio, and (iii) a recreation of her apperance in the prologue of P5R.

As for her actual odds... I don't know. People are now speculating echo fighters due to the weird way they revealed an ARMS character. If we do get echo fighters during this DLC cycle, then I'd say she's very likely... but I also don't really expect echo fighters. I feel like it'd be kind of surprising if they decided to increase the amount of content coming with the final DLC wave when they've already expanded the pass to six characters? I'd be very happy if it'd happen though.

I hope Sakurai does comment on what happened to the ponytail file one day, if nothing else...
Doing fine. Nice to see a post in this thread after so long. Last year feels like an eternity ago right about now.

Yeah, her codename isn't as much of a problem as we thought it would be.

The hair element would be a neat way to reference, but not reveal the Sumire twist, though I am not sure if that is the way they would go.

All three of those could work, though having Joker appear in another persons FS is a tad strange. Sure, Chrom is in Robin's FS, but that FS predates his playability.

I haven't been keeping up with speculation as much as I used to, so why has ARMS pointed towards more echos for some people? I am also unsure of echo DLC, but more echos would make Kasumi extremely likely. Also, given the current circumstances of DLC development, I wonder how that would impact the creation of echo DLC.

I think everyone who has delved into this topic would love to know that, at least.
 

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Doing fine. Nice to see a post in this thread after so long. Last year feels like an eternity ago right about now.

Yeah, her codename isn't as much of a problem as we thought it would be.

The hair element would be a neat way to reference, but not reveal the Sumire twist, though I am not sure if that is the way they would go.

All three of those could work, though having Joker appear in another persons FS is a tad strange. Sure, Chrom is in Robin's FS, but that FS predates his playability.

I haven't been keeping up with speculation as much as I used to, so why has ARMS pointed towards more echos for some people? I am also unsure of echo DLC, but more echos would make Kasumi extremely likely. Also, given the current circumstances of DLC development, I wonder how that would impact the creation of echo DLC.

I think everyone who has delved into this topic would love to know that, at least.
Yeah, the current circumstances of the world are... intense and definitely make all things feel distant.

Yeah, fair. It was built up as a secret a lot more during the pre-release phases. I kind of understand it, though they also avoid saying Sumire's name until you're in Maruki's palace and the puzzle pieces are starting to get put together.

I'm mostly just thinking of it as there was a very clean animation for her tying up her hair when she enters the palace with all the thieves for the first time haha. Granted, it'd be easier to just, like, not have her take anything away when summoning her persona....

Yeah, that is very fair... I mean, she could have a unique AoA for Smash with Akechi and the P5S crew, but that'd be odd when she isn't in P5S...

It's one of the theories about why the ARMS character was not revealed directly. Some have argued that ARMS characters would function better as echoes then alts, which is led to speculation about the idea that echo fighters will be sold a la (or possibly even in place of) Mii Costumes as additional DLC this time. I do not know if echo fighters would be priorities if they are already having to delay things, though I imagine any third-party echo fighters wouldn't be easily outright cancelled due to, well, contracts. I also feel like the notion of them feels a bit more optimistic about potential new content then I'm willing to be haha.

Kasumi would be a weird case though, as that ponytail fail indicated that there was a completed model... If she is going to be echo DLC, then I would have to assume she'd be soon.
 
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