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A psychotic breakdown is a major plot element in Persona 5, and a plot-based ability exclusive to Loki.
- Persona 5 / Royal
A psychotic breakdown occurs an unspecified amount of time after Goro Akechi's Persona, Loki, does something to a person's Shadow Self in the Metaverse. Unlike with mental shutdowns, a psychotic breakdown is not fatal by itself, resulting in the victim displaying abnormal behavior, usually violent rampages. Akechi would use this ability to create scandals for opponents of Masayoshi Shido and his allies, and create cases for him to "solve" as a detective.
Akechi may also apply a psychotic breakdown to himself to significantly increase his battle prowess.