Persona 5 Battle Menu Parodies
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Persona 5 Battle Menu Parodies refers to an exploitable photoshop meme featuring the in-game battle menu from the role-playing video game Persona 5 superimposed over a variety of other base images.
On April 4th, 2017, Persona 5 was released worldwide, featuring a turn-based battle system in which player can perform different actions by selecting from several markers placed around each character (shown below).
On April 8th, 2017, YouTuber Euphemism for Magic uploaded a Just Give 'Em One of These parody videos featuring the Persona 5 battle user interface, which gained over 240,000 views and 380 comments over the next four days.
On the same day, Twitter user @broken_loose reposted YouTuber Euphemism for Magic's parody. On April 9th, 2017, Twitter user @Brento_Bento posted a photoshop featuring an image from the Super Mario Bros. cartoon with the Persona 5 menu (shown below, left). On April 11th, Tumblr user HANDSOMEZACK posted a photoshop featuring a child wielding a water pistol, which went on to receive over 9,000 notes in less than 24 hours (shown below, right).
That same day, Kotaku published an article titled "Persona 5 Menus Make Everything Better," highlighting several notable examples of the photoshop meme. Meanwhile, Mic published an article titled "The Funniest Battle Menu Parodies From Around the Net."
 YouTube – Euphemism For Magic
 Twitter – @broken_loose
 Twitter – @brento_bento
 Tumblr – HANDSOMEZACK
 Kotaku – Persona 5 Menus Make Everything Better
 Mic – Persona 5 Memes
Apr 11, 2017 at 03:52PM EDT
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