Posting a preliminary character summary. Hope this can fit in, well-willing to change him around. This is just what came to me first, as well as the accompanying Persona. I believe I'll stick to the Graeco-Roman mythology of P3, though Name:
Uedo Norio (上土 法男) Age:
2nd classMajor Arcana:
Uedo Norio, born as the first son of the family, was to be the proud and joy of his parents as he moved on to Gekkoukan High. All's well and good until about fifteen months ago when his parents died in a metro crash, leaving the eldest son to tend for his two younger siblings as their caretaker in their stead. Things haven't been all that well afterwards. Feeling he needed to take care of his family, Norio decided to take up on parenting for his kid sister Miaki and kid brother Soushou and trying to balance that with his high school curriculum. Suffice to say, he had more than a hard time doing so - he had, to put it very simply, failed. Always at odds with custody services and a need to prove himself to his late mother and father, he tried to be an upstanding father figure to his kid siblings, but struggled with the forced role of a parent when he himself was still a teenager with his own insecurities. About a year in, child protective custody stepped in, taking his siblings away from him and putting him in a foster home as well. While it was reasonable, even needed for the children and himself, Norio had turned bitter ever since for failing in his duties as the first son, the man of the family, and taken up on drinking at age 16. He honestly didn't put much of an effort in to try and be a good foster son for his very supportive new family, something he may yet open up to.
Norio is a young man with an ill reputation on Gekkoukan among his peers, angry, bitter, sometimes reeking of cheap beer. He does admirably (that is to say, averagely) on most subjects, given his reputation on the one hand, and the spotty attendance in year one otherwise, and he's civil enough, but that seems to have said it all. He dislikes talking about himself, or having to justify his behaviour to others, since "you don't know what it is to have walked a mile in my
shoes, anyway; what I wouldn't give to walk a mile in your
normal ones." His History teacher in particular seems worried about his progress to third year - which is more than any other teacher seems to be willing to think about for Norio. Norio has few interests, feeling burnt out and useless, trying to put away his failings behind him with what beer he can afford from the measly money he makes in his weekend job as a computer technician. He does have one love, which sprouted from his weekends spent drinking: karaoke.
Appearance-wise, Norio looks none too outstanding. A mop of dull brown hair, some unevenly spread stubble around his chin and jawline, and dull brown eyes stare ahead from his sockets. He tends to slouch, and his uniform is poorly kept. Does keep his shoes remarkably clean, though.
Kronos, or Cronus, is the manifestation of the tragedy that accompanies Sun
's Saturn: while Saturn is the celebrated Roman god of agriculture, it is the direct paralel to the Greek Titan Kronos, who is usually seen as the antagonist to the Greek king of the gods Zeus. Kronos devoured his children in fear of them overruling him as leader of the universe, as foretold by his mother, Gaea. He devoured the children his wife Rhea begot him - Demeter, Hera, Hades, Hestia and Poseidon - until she hid away the youngest child, Zeus, and fed Kronos a stone in his stead. Zeus eventually freed his siblings from his father's stomach by cutting him open in his sleep, and would finally overthrow Kronos and his allies in the great Titanomachy, casting him first down into the depths of Tartarus.
Like Saturn, Kronos manifests as a burning figure with no lower limbs to speak of, in their stead burning flames sprouting from the elbows and knees. Kronos, however, is a figure turned upside-down, its leaden body seemingly boiling, and its head, stomach and groin blazing with a fierce blue fire against the leaden limbs that are turned skywards. It seems to be screaming, twisting, falling
perpetually. With Saturn denoting accomplishments of the harvest and optimism, Kronos denotes failings and devestation. As Norio'd say: "apt."
Kronos manifested first before Norio when he went out on a night of binge drinking again, and found the clientele suddenly twisted into coffins. Figuring he had enough of a drink, he headed outside, which was his first encounter with roaming Shadows seeking out-of-the-coffin prey. For all he knew, they were wild dogs. He didn't snap out of it until his drunken courage turned to outright fear when the Shadows proved to be persistent harriers, before they were crashed into by the plummeting figure Kronos in a blaze of fire. He had no idea what the fuck. As far as Norio knows, this was the most fucked up drunken dream he ever had before. Norio spoke not a word about it. Something still seems to nag at him from deep inside, a reminder of his failings that wasn't as loud as before and that even his drinking couldn't quite drown out - Kronos.