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Niijima, Makoto

Discussion in 'Citizens' started by Makoto Niijima, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Makoto Niijima

    Makoto Niijima Persona

    Posts:
    149
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Police Officer
    Location:
    Ark City
    Race:
    Human
    Age:
    18
    Alignment:
    Chaotic Good
    Makoto Niijima, "Queen"
    "Let us proceed with our contract at once. I am thou, thou art I... You have finally found your own justice. Please, never lose sight of it again. This memorable day marks your graduation from your false self."

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    Played by ScorpioRat

    Fandom: Persona 5
    Age: 17-18
    Species: Human (Persona User)
    Gender: Female
    Canon Point: Level 10 Social Link (Non-Romance route) During the infiltration of Sae Niijima's Palace in November.
    NPC Companions: Her Persona, Anat.

    SKILLS & ABILITIES

    Top Grades- Makoto has extremely high marks in school and is pretty academically well rounded due to studying ahead in class and reading frequently in her spare time. She has a lot of cursory knowledge on various subjects and has no trouble concentrating for long periods of time to pick up new things. She also knows more than usual about police procedures and judicial court affairs by the things she's picked up from her father and sister.

    Strategic Mind- She thrives on making plans and designing strategies for the sake of being prepared in any possible situation, both for combat and not combat purposes. She can take a mental note of and recall an opponent's weaknesses and habits down to the detail and find a way to turn it against them with enough brainstorming and prep time. She's also pretty good with puzzles and riddles and anticipating how other people will react enough to lead them into doing what she needs them to do.

    Martial Arts- Makoto is trained in Aikido, a sport that revolves around manipulating an opponent's force and momentum to use against them. She can use it to break out of holds, redirect attacks to make openings for a counter hit, and even flip someone over with the right setup. She's not opposed to switching to a more aggressive style that's more like street fighting when sufficiently angered.

    Cooking- Being one of the only two people that can take care of things at home, Makoto has learned how to cook multiple dishes and can follow a recipe well enough so that it tastes as it should. She is not formally trained though.

    Driving- Makoto has a driver's licence and can maneuver well with both cars and motorcycles as long as they have familiar controls to the ones in her world.

    Special AbilitiesPersona User- After accepting her desire to rebel in the Metaverse, a subconscious world formed out of the thoughts and desires of society, Makoto gained the ability to call on a Persona to aid herself and others in battle. Her Persona is the controlled manifestation of Makoto's Shadow, her true, unrestrained thoughts and emotions. As it's a part of herself, its strength is directly tied to her own strength at the time, and Makoto will feel the pain her Persona feels through that bond and becomes exhausted after extended use of it. Outside of the Metaverse or other mental/supernatural planes of reality, summoning her Persona is extremely difficult and tiring, though with some deliberate training and/or a tool to assist her, it can be used in the real world more easily.

    Metaverse App- A mysterious phone program that allows the user and others within a small area (about 10 feet) to enter the Metaverse. This gives access to the public's subconscious thoughts, and individual people's Shadow selves can be tracked down with it. Weaker shadows formed from general negative emotions can also be found, and sometimes hotspots known as Palaces are created by individuals with sufficiently distorted thoughts.
    Equipment
    Cellphone- A regular Japanese smartphone with an instant messaging app and the Metaverse App installed. The Metaverse App will just reappear again after a short time if it's deleted.

    Tekko- A pair of iron knuckles that Makoto can use for self defense in the real world or in the Metaverse.

    Model High-Powered Revolver- A fake, but well detailed six-shooter gun that is useless in the real world. However, it can fire actual bullets in the Metaverse or similar areas.
    NPC's AbilitiesPriestess Arcana: Anat
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    Anat is the evolved version of Makoto's original Persona, Johanna, having increased in strength due to the new resolve she gained through her connection to the Persona 5 Protagonist. Anat at full height is about 10 feet and ten inches tall, and can freely switch between its new humanoid form and its previous motorcycle form. It follows Makoto's will and can obey both mental and verbal commands from her. Others can "ride" it as a motorcycle, but it doesn't have to follow their directions no matter how much they attempt to steer it. Anat can only exist about 100 feet away from its user, and calling on its abilities will cause the user fatigue after a while. Anat is capable of speech, but generally has no real reason to talk to anyone but Makoto, as it still serves as part of her subconsciousness. However, it may interact with other Persona. Anat's magical/physical capabilities are rather spread out, like a Jack of All Trades, but can be divided into three categories listed below. The higher level spells are more draining to use than the weaker ones.:

    • Offensive- Anat can physically attack with the blades/spikes on its body or by ramming enemies in motorcycle form, stunning enemies with its headlights to hit them easier. However, its offensive spells can become much stronger. Anat uses the Nuclear element (referred to with the Frei prefix), and can create high energy explosions of increasing power and range. Nuclear spells have the special property of being even more painful to those who have a lingering physical injury that hasn't been treated yet, like being burned, paralyzed by electricity, or frostbitten/frozen over. Frei is the weakest spell, but can be upgraded to Freila, and then Freidyne, all with the ability to strike a single or a small group of targets. Atomic Flare is the strongest Nuclear spells it has, but can only hit a single target.
    • Support- Anat can use multiple spells on allies to help them out. Marakukaja can temporarily boost their ability to take hits for a few minutes, Energy Shower can snap them out of magically gained mental affects, and Dekaja can clear them of any inflicted magic effect that may be weakening or slowing them down.
    • Healing- Anat can heal physical injuries of various severity as long as the target or targets are not unconscious or dying. Once they're too injured to wake up on their own, they can't be helped. Dia is the weakest spell for minor injuries, followed by Diarama for more healing, and then Diarahan for extensive healing to the target's original condition. All of these can be extended to cover a few people at once.

    When passively channeling Anat's power in the Metaverse, Makoto’s clothes change to her Phantom Thief outfit. While wearing it, her skills with weapons, physical strength, agility, and endurance all increase to low superhuman levels. She can take bullet wounds and hits that would break bones and continue on, and her speed and reflexes are enough to keep up with professional athletes. Her specific Persona makes her immune to her own Nuclear attacks, resist darkness based magic, and makes her weaker than usual to psychic attacks. Her Persona also isn't as "lucky" as some others, and cannot defend as well against instant KO attacks, especially Light based spells. She's also slightly more susceptible to being hit with the lingering aftereffects of spells or ones specifically designed to adversely affect the mind.

    In the real world, Makoto doesn't change clothes when using Anat, but still gets some physical "bonuses" and retains the magical strengths and weaknesses that Anat gives her.

    WEAKNESSES

    • Persona Limitations- Even in the Metaverse, using Anat requires a level of concentration, and it will disappear and need to be re-summoned if Makoto loses her focus. While she has a lot of stamina when it comes to spells, abusing her more powerful ones without time to rest will burn her out. Being ill or injured will also affect her Persona's strength and how hard it is to maintain. Currently, Makoto can use Anat in the real world for a few minutes at a time before she needs to take a short break to recover. It will also briefly appear as a defensive response if she believes she is about to die or be killed.
    • Durability- Without using her Persona, Makoto is a regular human and suffers from the same weaknesses as any other normal person. She can only defend herself so well with her non-augmented combat training, and can be overpowered by physically stronger/faster/more skilled people.
    • Persona Regression- While this would take a concentrated effort, if Makoto is mentally influenced enough by an outside source to the point of shaking her perception of her true self, then Anat can sometimes rebel against her control until the issue is fixed. When she summons it, it will sometimes lash out at anyone close by, but it will also attempt to kill Makoto until it is hurt enough to retreat. This can also happen if Makoto starts to deny what is true about herself for too long, and Anat will eventually revert back into Shadow Makoto and cause her abilities to no longer function until she re-acknowledges it.



    PERSONALITY

    Makoto is a perfectionist with an inferiority complex, someone who will work hard on any task given to her to prove that she has worth. Even if her self-esteem is shaky at times, she is responsible, intelligent, honest, and will not bend on her principles unless given no other realistic option. Her drive to do what is right and get approval of those around her will sometimes push her to do reckless things when she feels like she's trapped in a corner.

    Beneath the law abiding, stoic, polite, and almost robotic air she gives off, there’s someone with a large amount of compassion and understanding who wants others to be treated fairly and humanely. This drive conflicts with what is often reality in modern day, and Makoto harbors a lot of buried resentment and anger over various injustices she sees but cannot fix. She hates those who abuse systems and people for their own benefit, and her rage tends to come out when she fights, making her more ruthless and vicious than strictly necessary. She will sometimes have aggressive verbal outbursts when she's close to losing her patience with someone, and has an intimidating air to her when in a role of leadership that helps to keep others in line. She doesn't tolerate much playing around when there are tasks to be finished.

    Makoto reacts badly to things like ghost stories and horror movies, and has a fear of dark areas that makes her overly nervous and jumpy when unable to escape them. She’s so focused on excelling in school that she doesn’t understand people her age that well, and is somewhat naive when it comes to normal high school social activities and behavior, but she's open to learning by looking for new experiences. Having close friends is a recent development for her, and while she does feel a sort of anxiety-based pressure to prove she is useful to them, she's also loyal to a near fault and protective as well. She one day wants to become a Police Commissioner.


    APPEARANCE

    School clothing:
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    Phantom Thief costume:
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    BRIEF HISTORY

    • Makoto is a third year high school honor student at Shujin Academy, in the city of Tokyo. Her father, a police officer, died in the line of duty a few years prior while tracking down a dangerous gang, leaving Makoto in the care of her older sister Sae. Feeling like a burden on her shoulders, Makoto strives to do well in school and get into a good university to pay her sister back one day.
    • As Student Body President, Makoto worked with the teachers and principal to help her fellow students with various issues. After the popular gym teacher is forced by the mysterious Phantom Thieves to confess his sexual abuse crimes in public, the principal tasked Makoto with finding out the Phantom Thieves’ identities.
    • Wanting his approval to get a good recommendation letter, she began to suspect the newly arrived delinquent student and his close friends. She tried to approach them, but was denied a confession, and instead started to follow them around more discreetly. She eventually gets a recording of Ryuji and Ann admitting their identities, but instead of turning them in, she blackmails the Phantom Thieves into helping her solve another series of crimes to prove they are acting justly.
    • They reluctantly agree to track down the mafia boss extorting local students, but hit a dead end until Makoto recklessly gets kidnapped by him to give them a new lead. They all escape, but now have to pay the mafia boss 3 million yen before he sends out reputation ruining pictures of them over the internet.
    • This debt allows the Phantom Thieves to access his Palace in the Metaverse, and Makoto, after weeks of being pushed around by adults and insulted by her peers for being so obedient, snaps and awakens her Persona. Now with the belief that she’s doing the right thing, she joins the Phantoms Thieves with the code name “Queen”, and together they defeat Shadow Kaneshiro to steal his heart.
    • In the real world, Kaneshiro confesses his crimes and erases their debt, and Makoto continues to act as the brains of the Phantom Thieves, helping with field tactics and planning. Over the next few months, she and the Phantom Thieves work together to defeat Medjed, a group of notorious hackers, Okumura, the CEO of a popular fast food chain that is abusing its workers, and various smaller cases around Tokyo that require changing people's hearts for the better. They gain Futaba and Haru as new members along the way.
    • The Phantom Thieves are framed for the death of Okumura when he is mysteriously killed a few days after his heart was changed, and are now at risk of being charged by the police with causing mental shutdowns all over the city. Sae, working as an attorney, is given the case to solve and is getting closer to the truth by the day. Under so much pressure by her boss, Sae's heart is at risk of being badly distorted to the point of doing anything to figure out who the Phantom Thieves are, even if it means putting an innocent person in jail.
    • Goro Akechi, a young detective who is still in high school, figures out the identities of the real Phantom Thieves and joins their group to stop Sae before she can convict someone. The group is suspicious of Akechi's story and sets up a plan in case he double crosses them, but they infiltrate Sae's Palace with him by their side anyway. During one of their days of exploration, Makoto is grabbed by black vines and dragged into a strange portal, ending up in Pandora.

    ROLEPLAY SAMPLE

    Makoto returned to her apartment around evening, giving her more than enough time to start and finish dinner before her sister got home. If she came home at all today, that is. The last couple of weeks, Makoto had pretty much been alone besides the short half an hour "breaks" that she caught Sae at home. Then it was back to her office.

    Just thinking about Sae at work, struggling to put together a case against the Phantom Thieves before she got demoted or whatever punishment her boss was threatening her with, killed any sort of enthusiasm Makoto had at the moment. Passing by the kitchen, she went to her room and laid down in the bed. They were going to stop her from convicting anyone, starting tomorrow. It felt like a betrayal, allowing anyone to enter Sae's Palace with the intent to possibly steal her heart, but it was the only real choice left. The Phantom Thieves, once riding a massive wave of popularity, were now public enemy number 1. Their backs were to the wall.

    As much as Makoto didn't want her sister to fail or end up like those guilt ridden, defeated previous targets from the last few months, she couldn't just let her carry out injustices either. Sae was being manipulated, and entering that twisted casino world and finding her treasure was what would return her to normal. She hoped, at least. Sae wanted real justice too, or at least she used to, and Makoto was sure that allowing her corrupted viewpoint to worsen would be like abandoning her. Maybe things would end up rough after the fallout, but they still had each other, right? Dad was gone, but she refused to let Sae go as well, even if she had to take a gamble with a plan that might not even work. No, it would work. She'd go over every detail three times over if she had to. None of her friends were going to jail, and her sister wasn't going to end up a broken shell of her former self.

     
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    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
  2. Makoto Niijima

    Makoto Niijima Persona

    Posts:
    149
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Police Officer
    Location:
    Ark City
    Race:
    Human
    Age:
    18
    Alignment:
    Chaotic Good
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