I wanted to see what his shadow was like heck even persona 2 protaganist had a shadow for a silent protaganist. I think his shadow would be like in the anime its how I sorta felt to after watching it
But tatsuya was a special case as he was developed as a character first and avatar second, P4MC on the other hand was designed with zero background to fill his role as player avatar (Altough if you ask me they should had added it in Golden as we already know his personality thanks to Arena and the Anime). --- The official Vulcanus of the Shin Megami Tensei IV boards
No. Shadows are repressed selves and the MC is an extension of the player. The game shouldn't include a Shadow that may not at all represent the player's repressed emotions. --- "Once again, ViewtifulGene's logic blows minds and crushes dreams." -TheGamingGolfer "Supez teh king" -dedekong
I think there could have been an interesting secret boss from this. Monad like dungeon unlock. Floor ten, suddenly BAM Shadow Protaganist. --- You've got to admit that there's a certain inherent epicness in the Hero running around looking like Hobo Link. - Guruda on Dragon Quest VII
For one thing, Shadow Selves clearly work differently between 2 and 4. For starters, it was a plot point in Arena that you can't use your Persona against your Shadow. Also, a person can fight their own shadow at all, considering everyone else passed out when their shadows went berserk.
In general, a decent way to make this work would be for Shadow Yu to base your personality based on certain dialogues during mandatory scenes, sort of like how Shadow Tatsuya based your personality on that scene with Takami. But even then, unless you were stupid enough to deny it, you wouldn't fight it. And if you do deny it, Yu wouldn't be able to fight, and you'd be left fighting without being able to change your Personas.