The Let's Play Archive

Persona 5

by Arist

Part 167: 11/23-11/24: Call Me Hamill

Part 157: 11/23-11/24: Call Me Hamill

Music: Disquiet

Shido’s the guy who set you up…!?
What kind of fate brought you two back together…?

The kind of fate that relies on plot contrivances!

Talk about a destined connection…
Shido was involved in the cognitive research too, right? This can’t be dismissed as just a coincidence…
God… What the hell’s going on here?
Shido was already a politician then, yet he sued a student and ruined his future? He must have pulled some strings so that his name wouldn’t be mentioned… Furthermore, he also would’ve had to force that woman into making a false statement.
He would do anything. We’re talking about a man who ordered a hit inside the police station.
He can’t sit still until he crushes whoever opposed him, no matter how trivial. He’s always been that way.

“Children are the future,” my ass! What he’s sayin’ and doin’ are completely different!
But now that we found out who did it, can’t something be done about Maaku’s record?
Once the courts have made a judgment, overturning that decision will be difficult. It’d barely be possible even if proof of innocence is presented and Shido admits to his crimes.
At any rate, we need to trigger a change of heart in him.
Be that as it may, Shido’s outer appearance and his true face are wholly different. It’s beyond hypocritical. It’s as if he’s an entirely different person.
He speaks about the good of the country… It makes me wonder what really is on his mind.
That man’s full of ambition to rise in the world. He only thinks of the weak as stepping stools for his success.
He treats himself as an elite man while looking down on others… That’s the worst.
I assume the keyword for what he believes the Diet Building is will be despicable too.
It must be something self-centered and completely different from politics.
Someone like him needs to be punished as soon as possible!
Let’s head to the Diet Building again right after school tomorrow. I feel we’ll get it this time!
Stewing over it won’t get anywhere. We have to do this…

The Phantom Thieves nod in agreement.

Music: Beneath the Mask

And it’s a twist told in the most prosaic fashion possible!

I ain’t worried. It’s cool, if you’re all good. I don’t need nothing. Stop by the shop if you want some weapons.

Awww, Iwai’s too macho to say it, but he was worried.

Candidates from all parties have taken to the streets, asking for support from voters. United Future’s Masayoshi Shido has been actively giving speeches in Yongen-Jaya and other areas.
Can you believe how popular he is? But that guy is such a bastard…

Oh, yeah, those clothes… You’d stand out if everyone else is wearing their school uniforms. It might be a good idea to wear your uniform when you head out.
I should wear my school uniform when I head out tomorrow…

But we didn’t wear it last time… Hm, wearing a specific outfit for no reason? Must be an animated cutscene tomorrow!

It’ll totally be an easy win for Shido-kun.
He really got famous from all that Phantom Thieves business.
He’s on track to become prime minister.
Guess I should be on Shido’s side…

Anon: So did he do it or not!?
Anon: Execute accomplices too!
Anon: Just like Akechi-kun said!
Anon: so he HAS to be guilty
Anon: what kinda idiot does this?

Anon: Akechi got the last laugh!
Anon: A worthy end for a villain
Anon: c’mon, leak his name!

Music: Suspicion

I think Masayoshi Shido is even more amazing though. He’s the first politician I’ve ever believed in.
Oh, I know Shido-san too! Sounds like he really wants to improve this country!

Music: Beneath the Mask (Instrumental Version)

Thank goodness! I was really worried! I thought I’d never see you again… Man, it’s such a relief to hear things are OK. Well, if you need anything, I’ll be at the arcade.

Thank goodness you’re all right. You’re such a bad student. Hiding the pieces isn’t allowed, you know. Well, if you need anything, I’ll be at the church.

So you’re OK? That’s a relief. I’m expecting great things from the Phantom Thieves. If you need anything, I’m happy to help, my comrade.

Tora is just the best.

You’re taking off tonight, right? Sheesh, you’re such a risk-taker… Listen, make sure nobody notices you, OK?
We have to do something about the keyword for sure this time…

Music: Wicked Plan

Awful jokey music for this situation.

But we still have no hit…
Think it’s a barrier after all?
Where’d your enthusiasm from yesterday go?

Uh, what???

Enough chatting. You should only be thinking about the keyword!
The citizens are secondary. He only cares about his own well-being and that of his lackeys…
He wants to become prime minister even if it means trampling on others…
Fortune… Rich people…
Hey, Maaku, can you think of anything based on what you’ve heard from him? Just try saying anything. It doesn’t matter if you guess.

Music: Suspicion

Well, that’s really heavy-handed, but okay.

Result found.

What? The Diet Building’s a ship!? What kind of scenery will that be!? The actual building’s on land!
I can’t even begin to fathom what it will be like…
Well, whatever it is, looks like there are no barriers!
Sh-Shuddup! Let’s hurry up and go in!

That’s a good thing, Ryuji.

Are we clear of the guard’s sight?
Get closer to the wall, just in case. All right… Do it, Maaku.
Beginning navigation.

The security guards seem to be gone, but it’s difficult to tell for certain… This seems to be similar to what happened with Sis’s Palace.
But this time, the Diet Building remains unchanged…
Ah… The gate wasn’t open earlier though.

That means we’re definitely in a Palace.
C’mon, let’s go take a look.

Limitless Pride

Music: Limitless Pride

Nah. It’s totally normal.
I’ll check it out!

What the heck?
What’s up, Futaba?

What is it?

How the fuck did you idiots not notice this!? You knew it was a boat!

Even though this country may sink, he alone will survive… That’s what this cognition is about, huh…?

How poetic, Haru. What new depths of depravity will we find in Shido’s Palace? Who knows! I do know one thing, though:

This should be the new