Since the opening of Persona 5, the player has identified with the values of the larger populace and protagonists, called the Phantom Thieves. Save those who are being abused by those who are abusing their own authority. This concept of Justice has carried our trust in the protagonists and those who desire to fight for the abused. Until recently: we see an opposing position...Can we dichotomize Justice? Better yet, do we leave Justice in the hands of the individual, or do we place it in the hands of those who determine what it is for themselves? These bringers of Justice, identifying themselves as thieves are surely providing relief to many abused. Granted with the self identifying title, "thieves" isn't common of a Hero. But, their title isn't where this issue begins.
Do we leave these matters to police? Do we allow them to investigate and correct criminals? IS this another means of taking the power away from the funded police? Is that what this is about? Or is it about taking matters into your own hands and changing the tides of fate, indicative of one's own access to once untapped potential? What power is unseen and untraceable? Considering the phantom thieves assist the police department through their endeavors, the perpetrators simply confess. What is this about, really? So, the populace is divided. In so much as fear.
We begin with the mystery of the secret hacker society, called the Medjed.
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