Persona 5's Morgana Wants You to Go the F*ck to Sleep

No water. No bedtime story. No more stalling.

2016's Persona 5 is jam-packed with things to do. The activities range from utterly mundane ("Do your homework") to mind-melting ("Save the world from twisted metaphysical depictions of sins and demons that bring out the worst in humankind"). You could feasibly play, study, and fight all day and all night if not for one character in the game: Morgana.

Morgana is a pushy tuxedo cat who serves as the team's warrior-mascot, but he's infamous for gatekeeping your activities. He's especially well-known for telling Persona 5's protagonist to go to sleep after you spend an afternoon exploring a palace, which means you can't hit the town, work your job, or see your friends during the evening slot of time.

Morgana's demands that you go to sleep is a meme in the Shin Megami Tensei / Persona fandom. The character's voice actor, Cassandra Lee Morris, recently injected her influence into the joke by reading Go the F*ck to Sleep in Morgana's voice.

Go the F*ck to Sleep is a parody children's book by American author Adam Mansbach. Mansbach was struck by a particularly frustrated muse after trying to put his daughter to bed for two hours.

Lee Morris' reading of Go the F*ck to Sleep suggests Morgana views himself as the protector or surrogate parent of Persona 5's protagonist; if he doesn't send the boy to bed, who will? He might stay up all night with that seedy fortune teller. Anyway, it's a great reading of the story, though Samuel L Jackson's reading is still king.

Oh, and talk about timing: Kat and I discussed Persona 5 on the latest episode of Axe of the Blood God. Give it a listen.

Tagged with Atlus, News.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Read this next

The 25 Best PS4 Games: Now Updated for 2019

Our rotating list of the best PS4 games, now updated again for May 2019!

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Announced for PS4 and Switch and It's Not What We Expected

This isn't the first Persona 5 spin-off, but it is the first Persona game on the Switch.

Persona 5: The Royal Japanese Release Date Revealed, Features New Characters and Areas

Poniko (Kazumi Yoshizawa) is revealed as a new character, and there are new Confidant Social Links.

We Will Learn Much More About Persona 5 S and Persona 5: The Royal This Week

Two Persona 5 announcements will be livestreamed later this week.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Joker Tips - Mementos Stage, Arsene, Moveset, Ultimate, amiibo

The first DLC character for Super Smash Bros Ultimate has been revealed. Here's our complete guide to playing as Joker, detailing the Persona 5 Spirits, and more.

More News

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Post-Launch Roadmap Revealed, Including Eden Raid Release Date

Here's when you can jump into the first raid for Shadowbringers.

Fortnite Came Close to Being Canceled

There's an alternate timeline out there without Fortnite.

Minecraft: Story Mode Episodes Re-Listed At $100 Apiece On Xbox Store To Deter New Purchases

A high price to pay to play Story Mode before it disappears.