Part 197: 12/24: Velvet DeceptionPart 186: 12/24: Velvet Deception
Music: Aria of the Soul
I was torn apart by a malevolent will, and took the form of those twins. I sought help before my body was split in two.
And I beg of you Please save us
Your lies shall work no longer now that my sight has been restored !
Its not!? Ah, shit! How much more of this is there!?
Igors got a nasty case of levitation going on there.
You guys, Im starting to think this might not be the real Igor!
Well, thats strange. Whatever the hell your plan is, its incredibly elaborate!
No It may be more accurate to say that I am a god who responds to desire and holds dominion over man.
However the result is as you knowthe masses have made it so none of it has transpired. Humans should be met with ruin: you brought forth that answer. But to be frank, Inmate, I believe it may be worth reevaluating you. A human has reached the Holy Grail and has seen through my true identity Youve surprised the god that I am often enough. That cannot be done by a foolish commoner. You truly were a prisoner that did not bore me.
Music: The Spirit
Oh, for fucks sake
Yadda yadda, lets get on with it.
I shall grant you an opportunity to make a deal with me.
Should you wish it, I shall return the world to its prior stateone rampant with distorted masses.
You forcefully dragged him into the Metaverse and imposed an ordeal he did not deserve Yet you still intend on toying with him!?
The Phantom Thieves will be praised and gain fame. The world will escape ruin as well. ...What say you?
If I agree to this, the ruined city will return to normal. However, the people will remain trapped, abandoning their ability to think for themselves Is that really how the world should be?
Oh no, its a bad ending option!
Maaku gets sassy.
Such irredeemable foolishness You choose death for yourself? Very well. I have no need for you.
Music: Aria of the Soul
Hmm, are we sure this is the real Igor this time? Lets rough him up just to make sure.
Welcome to the Velvet Room. My name is Igor. I am pleased to make your acquaintance.
Meet Real Igor.
Okay, this is actually really weird and silly, but I should probably mention it. In Persona 3 and Persona 4, Igor was voiced in Japanese by Isamu Tanonaka. Unfortunately, Tanonaka died in 2010, so his role was scaled back considerably for later games, with all of his following appearances using archive audio. Thats part of the reason the Igor we spend most of this game with was a fake. However, they did not actually recast Real Igor. If you play the Japanese vocal track, its again just archive audio, with any lines they dont have just being muted.
Anyway, in the English versions of Persona 3 and 4, Igor was played by Dan Woren. Then, for some weird reason, they recast him as Vic Mignogna for the few lines he had in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax instead of using archive audio like the Japanese version. The Warden (Fake Igor) in 5 is voiced by David Lodge, but they didnt get Woren back for this game either, instead using Kirk Thornton for some fucking reason, because hey, he was already in the booth recording for the SIU Director, I guess!
He is the rightful master of this Velvet Room, the true aid on your journey.
It may be difficult for you to understand this all at once.
If I were to summarize this, the fake has left, and the real has returned.
That doesnt really help, no.
Thus, you may be able to save this world that is headed toward certain ruin. However, it will prove difficult to win against him with your power alone
You must release your teammates, with whom youve shared your conviction.
Oh hey, my friends are actually still alive. Thats cool.
This place exists between dream and reality, mind and matter
Not necessarily? You make it sound like theyre either currently dying or some of them have already died. That doesnt sound great.
Just as you were trapped here, they should be confined somewhere as well Since youve deepened your bond with them, I am certain you can release them. Once theythe Phantom Thievesare all gathered here We will tell you everything.
Well, looks like its time to reassemble the party.