This is Sanyo news! The warmth of summer has just arrived, the odd chill that was spring is now gone! We got some strange news for you rumor mongers though. It seems that there is a cherry blossom tree atop the Bubble. All attempts to have it taken down seem to have failed. For now it still seems to be under investigation.
Setsuna is a sixteen-year-old student at Mishiro, and can come off as a bit of a loner. Unfortunately, while she puts on a tough front, this girl is an emotional wreck, riddled with insecurities that stem from a single incident in middle school. While she's still a friendly individual, she as difficulty opening up to others, especially about her past.
Aside from that, she's a weapon-based martial arts enthusiast and generally loves anime and video games. She also loves just about anything related to samurai, and has a rather huge collection of samurai-related merchandise, ranging from anime and games to relicas of famous weapons. She comes from a fairly wealthy family, and so she tends to do a lot of shopping/gaming, and thus spends most of her free time hanging out at the Bubble. Otherwise, she's usually off in an open field somewhere, practicing kendo or sojutsu.
Friendship Setsuna can be...difficult. She has some rather deep emotional scars, and she will actively avoid getting close to others, because she's terrified of getting hurt. She's still friendly to anyone who she interacts with, so long as they give her a reason to be, but that's about it. Someone seeking anything beyond a casual friendship will have their work cut out for them. If someone is diligent or stubborn enough, they may be able to make Setsuna lower her guard and start opening up a bit. Otherwise, it will be much easier said than done.
Still, should someone actually succeed in penetrating her defenses, few will find themselves with a more loyal and trustworthy friend. She has an awkward way of showing that she cares and her self-confidences is rather abysmal. There may even be times when she'll be a bit clingy. However, there will rarely be any doubts as to whether or not her feelings are genuine. It's just a matter of getting her to lower her guard just enough to where she feels even a little comfortable with letting someone into her heart. Once that happens, the rest will take care of itself.
Enemies Usually, Setsuna will just ignore anyone or anything that annoys her, so it can take a lot to get on her bad side. Even if someone does manage to do so, she isn't the type to antagonize anyone, but she will more or less refuse to acknowledge that they exist, unless it's necessary for whatever reason (i.e. something class related or she's forced to cooperate with another Persona who happens to rub her the wrong way). But even then, she can be rather spiteful, and she'll make it clear that she would much rather be doing something else.
Generally, all one has to do is act like a raging asshole to her or anyone she cares about. Her past is an especially sore subject for her, so prying into that and disregarding her feelings is probably the easiest way to piss her off. Other berserk buttons include displaying any hints of homophobia, or to let her catch you bullying someone else.
If, by chance, you do end up pissing her off, not all hope is lost. While it will take a lot of persistence, if you can find a way to make it clear that you regret what you did and/or didn't mean to do it, then you might have a hope of her eventually forgiving you. Still, they say that one of the hardest things to fix is broken trust, and, considering how difficult it is for her to trust someone in the first place, this is especially true for Setsuna.
Romance Now we get to the fun part. Basically, take all of the complications with friendship and increase them several fold.She was in an abusive relationship with an older woman a few years back, and, to put it simply, it didn't end well. More than anything, she's terrified of being heartbroken again, especially with how harsh it was the first time. Deep down, she knows that her relationship was extremely unhealthy and that it's not indicative of what all romantic relationships should be like. Nevertheless, the emotional scars are still there, and they run deep.
As a result of this, she avoids romance like the plague even though, ironically, she tends to easily fall for other girls. Even when she actually has a chance of getting with someone she might have feelings for, her fears hold her back, preventing her from acting on them. Just like before, anyone who wishes to become "more than friends" with her will have their work cut out for them, as they will need to slowly-but-steadily deal with her insecurities. Some tough love may be required in this regard, but either way, they'll need to be persistent. Or at least very stubborn.
As mentioned above, she is a lesbian, so she only ever shows interest in other females. That said, because a lot of the bullying she endured was fueled by simple and outright homophobia, she's terrified of letting others find out, thus further complicating things for any of her would-be love interests. That said, this isn't quite as bad. Seeing two other women in a healthy/happy relationship would do well to inspire her; otherwise, all they need to do is reassure her and try to ease her insecurities and show her that not everyone as is narrow-minded as her old classmates.
In short, anyone interested in becoming "more than friends" with Setsuna will have some obstacles to deal with if they ever hope to fully capture her heart. Some patience will undoubtedly be required, but those who stick with her will find themselves with a very loving (albeit clingy and self-conscious) girlfriend. It won't happen right away, but in the end, you know what they say; the Power of Love conquers all!
So yeah...that's about it. In any case, if you're interested in plotting with Setsuna and/or have any ideas for a potential relationship, feel free to either post in here or send me a PM.
So Yukari is also a second year at Mishiro High and, being a popular kid, it's likely Setsuna already knows or at least knows who Yukari is! She's a very friendly, very open gal and she'd love to help ease the girl back out of her shell! As far as the supernatural stuff goes, Yukari is a navigator with her Persona so she needs tough bodies to hide behind when the monsters try to eat her face. Yukari has some issues too, but she doesn't let them bubble up too often. They should totally become friends!