I went with who was better in battle first as a list. Obviously Rise wasn't there for that list. Then I though maybe the TC was talking about popularity, so I redid the list with Rise in it. But after reading someone's post about not including Rise, I figured this was still about battle preference. So I redid the list, without Rise, but forgot to change the numbers around.
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Can't be numbered: Rise 1. Yukiko 2. Yosuke 3. Kanji 4. Teddie 5. Chie 6. Naoto --- PSN: TheLimit32 --- Forever Playing: Persona 4 Golden and Persona 4 Arena Rise... She's my everything... http://static.minitokyo.net/downloads/01/49/587451.jpg
From most to least liked: KANJI (he's da best) ~> Yukiko (fire + heal) ~> Naoto (she and Kanji have a cool lover combo) ~> Yosuke (v balanced and love the way he shakes his hair after battle) ~> Chie (great support) ~> Kuma (a little lacklustre) ~> Rise (for some reasons she is always NOT there when we need her most!!!)
I have good love for the top 5. I wouldn't consider Yosuke to be homophobic more than I would consider him generally misinformed, and he's a good bro to boot. I like Naoto but felt she lost a lot of appeal during my second playthrough.
I don't hate Teddie, but he's the only one I'd really consider pushing in front of a train. --- If I had a daughter that looked like that, I'd put a hidden cam in the shower >_> -Canadian Vampire http://i.imgur.com/gHMv3.gif