Yu Narukami was in grave danger. He was trapped with the rest of the Investigation Team by a powerful Shadow, and Yosuke and the others were all unconscious. The Shadow looked angrily at Yu, who was bleeding out more and more as time went on. Before he could react, however, the Shadow lunged at him, driving a hole through his chest.
When Yu woke up, he found himself in a fog-filled street with no one else around. He noticed a strange limousine pull up next to him, and was surprised to see Margaret beckon him into it. Wasn't he dead? If he was, what was the Velvet Room doing in the afterlife?
"Yu...me and Igor are very disappointed in you. We tasked you with finding the murderer, but you failed to do so. You and your team fell to a Shadow before you even found out the killer's identity...."
Yu was speechless about what happened next. Margaret took out her Empress tarot card, summoning a Persona that he hadn't seen until now. When the Persona passed through his body, he felt it begin to change. His body slimmed down into a feminine figure, as well as shorteining to fit the standard biological differences between the genders. His short silver hair grew down into a black bob-cut as his head was adorned with a blue-and-gold cap. His all-black Yasogami uniform transformed into a casual white top and plaid skirt, complete with black arm-gloves, striped thigh-high socks and black platform shoes. The last thing he felt was his penis painfully retracting into his crotch, taking his memories with it....
When the young girl woke up, she was completely unaware of who or where she was. Margaret reached out to her once again, offering her entrance to the Velvet Room. The girl, while still confused, accepted Margaret's offer and got inside the vehicle. But she still didn't know who she really was.
"Margaret....who am I? How did I get here?"
"There was no information with you when I found you...but it would be better if you had a name. How about 'Marie?'"
"I guess that's a decent name." The newly-dubbed Marie sulked away, sitting down to write the first of many poems. Hopefully someone else would find her soon, someone that could help her leave this boring place as soon as possible...