Game characters who sadly passed away in 2020
One of Persona 5 RoyalThe selling point of s was the promise of a new teammate Kasumi Yoshizawa. Much of the game’s marketing material put her front and center, but it turned out that players were sold to a lie – sort of. It is complicated.
At some point in the game, players discover Kasumi’s dark secret: she is, in fact, the twin sister of the real Kasumi, Sumire Yoshizawa. Before the events of the game, the real Kasumi saved Sumire from an oncoming car at the cost of her own life. Overwhelmed with grief, Sumire visited a psychiatrist. Normally the psychiatrist would help him out of the tragedy, but the Personage franchise filed a restraining order against normality a long time ago.
Luckily, Sumire’s psychiatrist had a Persona who could alter people’s cognition, literally allowing them to see the past through rose-tinted glasses and thus perceive a different and “happier” present reality. However, this power has strange effects on some people, and in Sumire’s case, it made her think she was Kasumi.
While players never meet the real Kasumi, Sumire’s forced illusion kept what was left of Kasumi alive. When the Truth Bomb twists the plot, Kasumi’s last remnants finally die.