An Exceptional Pun

While I’ve been frustrated on my progress with writing Itanic Part 2, due largely in part to the necessity of reverse-engineering my own challenge because of lack of proper note-taking, I’ve had something else small come to mind that I’d like to share with the internet.

Persona 5 Strikers is a disappointing sequel to a fantastic turn-based RPG. The one time I smiled during my 40 hour playthrough came from this line in a shop relatively early in the game:

Sukukaja is a skill in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise that buffs accuracy and evasion. Auto-Sukukaja applies this skill at the beginning of any battle. Thus, equipping the “New Driver Sticker” raises your evasion, because it “protects against accidents”.

If you’re operating a car, and you see the following bumper sticker on a car in front of you:

You’ll opt to steer far away from that car, probably be more cautious around it, and generally pay more attention to it than you otherwise would.

When I saw this fact alluded to inside an otherwise mediocre video game I laughed for a solid five minutes.

I am quite curious as to what this the original name and description of this charm was, as well as what it was translated to in other languages. But I haven’t datamined in years. Perhaps people reading this post could chime in.






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