Fists. The great thing about Tales of Eternia is that you get a fist user almost instantly, Farah, AND shes a female. Rare as all hell in games. The only other female fist users I can think of off the top of my head that aren't player-created are Ilia in Star Ocean1 and Mirage in Star Ocean 3, but shes real late in the game sadly.
I've always been fond of fists in games, especially those with magic/large weaponry/guns; to become a martial artist in a universe with destructive magic and giant swords just seems badass and hilarious.
3 words: Tales of Legendia. Guess what weapon the MC uses ^_^ --- Action speaks louder than words. But words, when used right, overwhelm any action - Me, 2006 Let's put a smile on that face - The Joker, 2008
I'd say the next Persona MC should dual-wield a pair of Winchester Model 1887 sawed-off lever action shotguns.
And then they should make it so that these dual shotguns have two kinds of normal attacks: a melee combo and a ranged attack.
When the MC performs the ranged attack, he unloads both shotguns at his enemies, dealing heavy physical damage to all the enemies. However, after making a ranged attack, the shotguns have to be reloaded manually, which consumes a turn. Also, the shotguns consume shotgun shells, and these ammunition have to be bought from the store or obtained from drops/chests. Without shotgun shells in the inventory, the MC cannot shoot the guns or reload. However, at the start of every battle, the shotguns start loaded with ammo by default, so the MC could start off with a ranged attack.
If the MC does not have shotgun shells in his inventory or does not reload after doing a ranged attack, he can only perform a melee attack, in which he uses his shotguns as bashing weapons, and like any other characters' normal attacks, the melee combo only does light physical damage to one foe.
I mean, swords, chairs, and fans are fine and all, but if there's gonna be anything that will scare and intimidate serial killers and copycat killers in the Japanese boonies and put them back in their place, it would be some no-nonsense MC wielding a pair of shotguns from the Wild West.
If somebody said Scythe sucks then they NEVER SEE OROCHI, OROCHI X, and KIYOMASA OWNED EVERYTHING WITH A SCYTHE. BTW, from now on, the only cool sword main character for me would be Dante (NOT DONTE). Oh wait, he used his Ebony and Irony to owned EVERYTHING until bosses. --- "Another has fallen to my spear!!!" Zhao Yun