History Characters / DanganRonpa

23rd Mar '17 2:47:02 AM Grade0
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* MeaningfulName: Though not exactly meaningful, when 'Daiya' is put together with 'Mondo' it forms 'Daiyamondo', which is the Japanese pronunciation of the English word 'Diamond'. Guess what's his gang's name.


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* PunnyName: When 'Daiya' is put together with 'Mondo' it forms 'Daiyamondo', which is the Japanese pronunciation of the English word 'Diamond'. Guess what's his gang's name.
15th Mar '17 2:12:19 PM rjd1922
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** Mukuro Ikusaba - Gray (in the animation)
6th Mar '17 1:52:19 PM Sakubara
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* IfItsYouImOkay: Along with his 2D fetish, Hifumi completely ignores that the real Chihiro Fujisaki was [[UnsettlingGenderReveal a guy the whole time]] and falls heads over heels for Alter Ego. Although, there are straight, male with [[OtokonokoGenre a fetish for male-to-female crossdressers]] in real life, so maybe this isn't too far off.
21st Feb '17 11:32:32 PM MummyGaGa
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[[caption-width-right:350:Top Row: [[PassionateSportsGirl Aoi Asahina]] Middle Row: [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Yasuhiro Hagakure]], [[TheFashionista Junko Enoshima]], [[WorldsBestWarrior Mukuro Ikusaba]], [[ElegantGothicLolita Celestia Ludenberg]], [[BrawnHilda Sakura Oogami]], [[BrilliantButLazy Leon Kuwata]], [[BadassBiker Mondo Oowada]], [[ShrinkingViolet Chihiro Fujisaki]], [[{{Doujinshi}} Hifumi Yamada]], [[ClassRepresentative Kiyotaka Ishimaru]], and [[TokenEvilTeammate Byakuya Togami]] Bottom Row: [[SourOutsideSadInside Toko Fukawa]], [[IdolSinger Sayaka Maizono]], [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Makoto Naegi]], and [[TheStoic Kyoko Kirigiri]]]]
14th Feb '17 7:06:56 PM Bugfragged
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* HopeSpot: In a way, her cheating near the endgame could be seen as this. The students take her lies as a sign of weakness and that they cornered the mastermind, but then she drops the bombshell about how the outside world is a dystopia in order to crush their hopes and saddle them with a SadisticChoice.
29th Jan '17 8:40:01 AM nmn3r3
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* BecomingTheMask: A variant at the end of ''IF'', Mukuro keeps her "Junko" identity in an attempt to understand her sister better, and to accept the world's hatred for both of the despair twins.

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* BecomingTheMask: A variant at BecomingTheMask[=/=]LossOfIdentity: In every continuity, Mukuro is never allowed to be present as herself, and every story ends with her still pretending to be Junko in some way.
** In the main canon, she dies as Junko, and is only posthumously recognized as Mukuro.
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the end of ''IF'', Mukuro keeps her "Junko" identity in an attempt to understand her sister better, and to accept the world's hatred for both of the despair twins.twins.
** Her School Mode ending plays this completely straight; Mukuro never removes her disguise because "Junko" is who Makoto has come to know.
** The bonus mode of [[VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 NDV3]] has Mukuro dressed up as Junko for all three years of her school life, and ends with her lamenting that all the friends she made only know her as Junko.



* NoSocialSkills: Mukuro apparently isn't very good with talking to people, unless she pretending to be Junko. This is best showcased in ''IF'' when Mukuro try to convince the other student of Makoto's innocence, but unintentionally just made him look more guilty with her argument.

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* NoSocialSkills: Mukuro apparently isn't very good with talking to people, unless she pretending to be Junko. This is best showcased in ''IF'' when Mukuro try tries to convince the other student of Makoto's innocence, but unintentionally just made him look more guilty with her argument.
23rd Jan '17 8:24:58 PM Kyoni
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: According to her file, she was so good at her job, she never came back from any mission with '''any''' scars. Subverted in the fifth chapter, where her corpse is blown up by her sister to conceal her identity.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: According to her file, she was so good at her job, she never came back from any mission with '''any''' scars. Subverted Brutally averted in the fifth chapter, where game proper however, as not only is she on the receiving end of one of the most graphic and gory executions while in her Junko disguise, but her corpse is later blown up and left unrecognizable during a fake murder staged by her sister to conceal her identity.sister.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Though the chest '''and''' the stomach.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Though the chest '''and''' the stomach. The anime [[HumanPincushion kicks it up a notch]] and shows her getting impaled through her ''legs'' as well.
20th Jan '17 1:55:19 PM Aquillion
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* CrazySane: Ironically, despite being a psychopathic serial killer, Jill has a better grasp of the situation she's in and what it means than most of the other students, and seems capable of thinking rationally about it precisely because her psychopathy means the constant murder and danger doesn't throw her off balance.
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11th Jan '17 11:57:02 PM PolarManne
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!!This is a partial character sheet for ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3''. Visit [[Characters/NewDanganRonpaV3 here]] for the main character index. Subjective trope and audience reactions should go on the [[YMMV/NewDanganRonpaV3 YMMV page]].

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[[folder: Kaede Akamatsu]]
[[WMG:Kaede Akamatsu]]
!!!'''Ultimate Pianist'''
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->''“I believe in you... so believe in yourself too!"''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Sayaka Kanda (Japanese)

The PlayerCharacter. A girl who started playing piano from a young age, and eventually began winning so many recitals that she was crowned the Ultimate Pianist. She's cheerful, outgoing, and motivated, and directs these traits toward escaping Monokuma and his murderous game. She the culprit of Chapter 1, and after she is executed for the murder of Rantaro Amami, Shuichi becomes the protagonist from Chapter 2 onward.

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%%** ''Danganronpa'' frequently pick voice actors for specific reasons: they picked Nobuyo Ōyama to voice Monokuma as a "dark Doraemon", Megumi Ogata for Komaeda to add to his similarities to Naegi, and picked Kanata Hongō, the Stage!Makoto, for Mitarai due Mitarai's similarities to Makoto. So for Akamatsu's VA, why did they pick Sayaka Kanda, who played '''Junko''' in the stage plays?
%%** Having the subtitle of '''Killing Harmony''' is not looking good for the sole musician of this game either.
* BrokenStreak: The first female protagonist on a numbered Danganronpa game. Also the first protagonist to have an actual talent. The biggest broken streak, however, is that she's also the first protagonist to die.
* CastFromHitPoints: Lie Bullets.
* ChekhovsSkill: Much like Ibuki from ''Danganronpa 2'', her talent as a musician means she is able to distinguish everyone's voices. This greatly helps her (and the player) in a game mechanic called ''Panic Debate'' where multiple characters will simultaneously speak and freely say whatever they want, increasing the information levied onscreen and making finding contradicting statements even harder than it should be.
* ColorMotif: She has a pale purple palette as seen in her eyes, vest, tights, and skirt.
* ConsummateLiar: She's able to use ''Lie'' Bullets to strategically sway the group's attention in the direction she needs.
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Makoto and Hajime were boys, were [[StraightMan straight men]], and were both rather passive and thrust into leadership roles. These traits also apply to [[VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls Komaru]], minus gender. These previous protagonists were also very idealistic, focusing on hope and honesty to get their way. Kaede, on the other hand, is a girl (once again, this doesn't contrast with Komaru), is much more assertive than all three, and [[GuileHero is more willing to lie and understands how it's necessary to achieve her goals]].
* CoolCar: In "Brain Drive" she drives a shocking pink convertible through pink Miami-like scenery.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Gets hung repeatedly while being forced to play a huge piano by Monokid and Monodam while Monokuma quickens the tempo, all the while a crowd of Monokumas boo whilst hurling rocks at Kaede. Finally, the execution concludes with the giant piano closing its keys on Kaede's lifeless body, crushing her like an iron maiden.
* DecoyProtagonist: While introduced as the protagonist, she ends up the culprit of Chapter 1, which means, as per the rules of any killing game, she's a dead woman walking. After her death, Shuichi Saihara takes her place as the real hero of the game.
* {{Determinator}}: According to her description, she uses her determination and energy to lead the group.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Likely, given her talent. It's said that she's won numerous competitions in the past too.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Zigzagged. When it becomes clear she killed Rantaro, she lies and feigns resistance to make it easier for the others to accept her impending death. Once Saihara makes certain of her guilt, she accepts her fate and soothes the others into accepting it, too.
* GenkiGirl: She is described as cheerful and forward-looking.
* GoGetterGirl: Described as "The type of person to take charge".
* GuileHero[=/=]PragmaticHero: Can be very pragmatic about solving the Class Trials, even resorting to lies.
* HairDecorations: wears hairpins shaped like musical notes.
* HeroicSacrifice: It's revealed that she willingly allowed herself to be outed as Rantarou's "killer" and executed in Chapter 1 so that he could investigate the building undetected.
* HiddenBuxom: It might not look it (must be the sweater), but according to her profile she's rather stacked. Her bust measures at 90cm, which rivals Junko.
* IdiotHair: Similar to her predecessors, she has an ahoge, though it's way less angular than the others.
* InSeriesNickname: Called "piano idiot" by her old friends before she got involved in this game's Mutual Killing Game for endlessly practicing piano all the time. Whether the other students will also call her this has yet to be seen.
* TheLeader: In her description, she takes upon herself to lead the others. Amami even labels her as such.
* MiscarriageOfJustice: The recipient of the very first instance where Monokuma successfully executes someone who technically never broke any of the established killing game rules.
* MythologyGag: She isn't the first musician in the series to be killed by strangulation with a rope and had her lifeless body left hanging. Additional, her execution finishes with a CastingGag as her body is crushed. It gets even better when it's revealed that like her predecessor protagonist, Makoto Naegi, she was sentence to execution despite actually being innocent of her crime.
* NiceGirl: She seems very nice with her friends:
-->'''Kaede:''' ''I believe in you...so believe in yourself too!''
* TheParagon: She's very confident and positive-minded, and her role as a leader-figure amongst the group sees her encouraging others, especially Saihara, to be the same.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Similar to Makoto, she is a firm believer of this, stating that they can defeat the mastermind as long as they are together.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: She's not around for any longer than Chapter 1, but her pact with Rantaro makes her death put the single biggest dent in the mastermind's plans.
* SweaterGirl: She wears a purple sweater.
* SuperSenses: Similar to Ibuki in the previous game, her hearing is super developed to the point where she can distinguish between multiple people talking simultaneously, allowing her to hear all students talking during the Panic Debates.
* TomatoSurprise: Both Rantarou and Kaede planned for Kaede to be executed at Chapter 1's class trial]], but the other characters and the audience have no idea, making it a shock when the truth is revealed.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Not only she is the first female protagonist in the main series, she also didn't appeared in any early material, with the first PV hinting that Ki-bo would be the protagonist. Come the second PV, she is the sole character given a name and confirmed to be the protagonist. Even more unexpected that she isn't.

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--> It's virtually impossible to list tropes
for these characters without spoiling everything or creating [[Administrivia/SelfFulfillingSpoiler Self Fulfilling Spoilers]] because of the main character index. Subjective trope large amount of surprising reveals and audience reactions should go on murderer/victim exclusive tropes this game contains.

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!!The Students
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the [[YMMV/NewDanganRonpaV3 YMMV page]].

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[[folder: Kaede Akamatsu]]
[[WMG:Kaede Akamatsu]]
!!!'''Ultimate Pianist'''
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16 students]]
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->''“I believe in you... so believe in yourself too!"''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Sayaka Kanda (Japanese)

The PlayerCharacter. A girl who started playing piano
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* ArtisticAge: All the students bar [[HeldBackInSchool Yasuhiro]] are supposed to all be around the same age, but certainly don't look that. It gets rather blatant when photos of everyone around two years ago are shown and yet none of them have appeared to age.
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Some deviate
from a young age, this, but for the most part everyone looks exactly like what they are.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Mondo
and eventually began winning so many recitals Kiyotaka, oddly. Both have personalities defined by surpassing someone: for Mondo it's his brother and for Kiyotaka it's his grandfather. The main difference is that she Toranosuke Ishimaru died with a legacy of corruption and debt upon his family, setting a bar that Kiyotaka can potentially overcome through force of will (which he's chosen to focus of his life around). Meanwhile Daiya Owada died through a gutsy act proving the lengths he'd go to protect his little brother on the night that Mondo was crowned supposed to surpass him, and now Mondo spends his days simply trying to live up to his brother's memory without a specific end-goal (since the Ultimate Pianist. bar was raised to a point Mondo can't possibly reach). This divergence in motivations gives Mondo an insecure, aggressive personality while Kiyotaka ends up with a driven but overbearing personality.
* BloodBrothers: Kiyotaka and Mondo.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Makoto and Kyoko are a GenderFlipped version.
She's cheerful, outgoing, mistrustful by nature and motivated, keeps her emotions to herself while Makoto wears them on his sleeve, and directs these is incredibly trusting. To say that the sheer depth of his kindness catches her off-guard would be an understatement.
* CastOfSnowflakes: A very intentional thing.
* CharacterDevelopment: Many tend to lose personality
traits toward escaping Monokuma and his murderous game. She the culprit of Chapter 1, and after she is executed for the murder of Rantaro Amami, Shuichi becomes the protagonist from Chapter 2 onward.

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%%** ''Danganronpa'' frequently pick voice actors for specific reasons:
longer they picked Nobuyo Ōyama survive.
* ClearTheirName: Happens
to voice Monokuma as a "dark Doraemon", Megumi Ogata for Komaeda to add to his similarities to Naegi, Toko, Byakuya, Yasuhiro, Toko and picked Kanata Hongō, Yasuhiro again, and Kyoko. Inverted by Aoi.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Minor example. As each student introduces himself/herself, there's a different colored background behind each of them. Here's a list:
** Makoto Naegi - Black (no introduction screen, but that's
the Stage!Makoto, for Mitarai due Mitarai's similarities to Makoto. So for Akamatsu's VA, why did they pick background when we first see him); Orange (in the animation)
** Kiyotaka Ishimaru - Dark Blue
** Toko Fukawa - Violet
**
Sayaka Kanda, who played '''Junko''' in the stage plays?
%%** Having the subtitle of '''Killing Harmony''' is not looking good for the sole musician of
Maizono - Pink
** Leon Kuwata - Gold
** Hifumi Yamada - Magenta
** Aoi Asahina - Yellow
** Chihiro Fujisaki - Light Green
** Kyoko Kirigiri - Purple
** Junko Enoshima - Red-Violet
** Mondo Owada - Red
** Sakura Ogami - Brown
** Byakuya Togami - Light Blue
** Yasuhiro Hagakure - Dark Green
** Celestia Ludenberg – Crimson
* CommonalityConnection: The manga reveals that
this game either.
* BrokenStreak: The first female protagonist on a numbered Danganronpa game. Also the first protagonist
is what led to have an actual talent. The biggest broken streak, however, is that she's also the first protagonist to die.
* CastFromHitPoints: Lie Bullets.
* ChekhovsSkill: Much like Ibuki from ''Danganronpa 2'', her talent as a musician means she is able to distinguish everyone's voices. This greatly helps her (and the player) in a game mechanic called ''Panic Debate''
Mondo and Kiyotaka's friendship, where multiple characters will simultaneously speak and freely say whatever they want, increasing the information levied onscreen and making finding contradicting statements even harder than it should be.
* ColorMotif: She has
start out with a pale purple palette as seen in her eyes, vest, tights, and skirt.
* ConsummateLiar: She's able to use ''Lie'' Bullets to strategically sway the group's attention in the direction she needs.
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Makoto and Hajime were boys, were [[StraightMan straight men]], and were both rather passive and thrust into leadership roles. These traits also apply to [[VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls Komaru]], minus gender. These previous protagonists were also very idealistic, focusing on hope and honesty to get their way. Kaede, on
lot of negative assumptions about the other hand, is a girl (once again, this doesn't contrast with Komaru), is much more assertive than all three, and [[GuileHero is more willing but come to lie and understands how it's necessary to achieve her goals]].
* CoolCar: In "Brain Drive" she drives a shocking pink convertible through pink Miami-like scenery.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Gets hung repeatedly while being forced to play a huge piano by Monokid and Monodam while Monokuma quickens the tempo, all the while a crowd of Monokumas boo whilst hurling rocks at Kaede. Finally, the execution concludes with the giant piano closing its keys on Kaede's lifeless body, crushing her like an iron maiden.
* DecoyProtagonist: While introduced as the protagonist, she ends up the culprit of Chapter 1, which means, as per the rules of any killing game, she's a dead woman walking. After her death, Shuichi Saihara takes her place as the real hero of the game.
* {{Determinator}}: According to her description, she uses her
admire each other's determination and energy to lead the group.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Likely, given her talent. It's said that she's won numerous competitions
in the past too.
face of life's many hardships.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Zigzagged. When DispenseWithThePleasantries: Several students (Byakuya especially) do this whenever Monokuma delivers a meaningless anecdote in the middle of a serious dialogue or exposition.
* DitzyGenius: There are so many oddballs within the class that
it becomes clear she killed Rantaro, she lies easy to forget that every one of them earned their title for a reason.
* DwindlingParty: Fifteen students in a school where the only way out is through murder. [[BlatantLies Surely no one will take Monokuma up on his offer of graduation]]!
* DysfunctionJunction: Besides some exceptions, most of the students are in some way damaged or have led a difficult life.
* FireForgedFriends: For Makoto
and feigns resistance to make it easier Kyoko, the coldness mostly is on her end. Still, Makoto ends up closer with her than anyone else after fighting so many trials together save for whatever Free-Time Events the player chooses to take part in.
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: The survivors (besides Makoto, who, impartial as he is, drifts between several) can be loosely fit into these outlooks.
** The Cynic: Byakuya
** The Optimist: Aoi
** The Realist: Kyoko
** The Apathetic: Yasuhiro
** The Conflicted: Toko
* FreudianTrio: Though they aren't always in conflict, three characters roughly correspond to this:
** TheSpock: Byakuya (thinks that emotions are a waste of energy that distract from cold logic)
** TheKirk: Makoto (can be very emotional, but he never allows them cloud his judgement)
** TheMcCoy: Aoi (is more guided by her feelings than most, and has a number of kneejerk-reactions that get her believing all-too-quickly in the most obvious culprit)
* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: While the students seemed close during their time in school together (see above picture), in-game the most interaction they have during the course of the story is usually limited to sarcastic remarks, even among the survivors.
* GenderEqualEnsemble: If you count Monokuma as "male", then you've got him, seven male students, and eight female students. Even at the end, this trope applies. One of the girls turns out to be a [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdresser]], and the hidden sixteenth student (who's the one who's been controlling Monokuma from the start) is a girl. So, that leaves eight boys and eight girls.
* GenreBlind: Most of the students try to remain hopeful that there won't be any murders - or any ''more'' murders - in a murder mystery game. [[JustifiedTrope Of course]], they're trying to avoid falling into despair like Monokuma wants.
* GoofySuit: [[http://i.imgur.com/8rl7tlf.jpg The cover of the first official yonkoma collection]] (drawn by Rui Komatsuzaki himself) gives several students the misfortune of having to dress up like Monokuma. Naturally, [[http://i.imgur.com/7CBc4uo.jpg one page references this for humor]].
* GrumpyBear: Byakuya and Toko, two of the most negative people in the group who seem to reflect the world's apparent level of cynicism, both survive [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism to see the story to its hopeful conclusion]].
* AHouseDivided: The nature of Monokuma's game has this effect, as you can't be certain who's going to try to graduate, especially with people like Byakuya, who doesn't even pretend to cooperate with
the others to accept her impending death. Once Saihara makes certain of her guilt, she accepts her fate and soothes the others into accepting it, too.
* GenkiGirl: She is described as cheerful and forward-looking.
* GoGetterGirl: Described as "The type of person to take charge".
* GuileHero[=/=]PragmaticHero: Can be very pragmatic about solving the Class Trials, even resorting to lies.
* HairDecorations: wears hairpins shaped like musical notes.
* HeroicSacrifice: It's revealed that she willingly allowed herself to be outed as Rantarou's "killer" and executed
(Ironic, given he survives). Monokuma later invokes this in Chapter 1 so that he could investigate 4's motive, by revealing TheMole's identity.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: At least half
the building undetected.
class qualifies in some fashion. Luckily they have each other (their first two years together, anyway).
* HiddenBuxom: It might not look it (must be ImprobableAge: Essentially the sweater), but according to her profile she's rather stacked. Her bust measures at 90cm, which rivals Junko.
* IdiotHair: Similar to her predecessors, she has an ahoge, though it's way less angular than
point of being accepted into the others.
academy. The title is originally "'''''Super''''' Highschool Level," after all.
* InSeriesNickname: Called "piano idiot" LastNameBasis: Almost all of the students call each other with their surnames in the original game, including Monokuma. With some exceptions: Hifumi uses FullNameBasis instead, Toko/Genocide Jill calls Byakuya by his first name, Jill calls others by nicknames based of their first names, Aoi calls Sakura by her old friends before she got involved first name, and Celestia is generally called Celes(te).
* LetsSplitUpGang: A common decision among the students once the investigation starts up. Even when they'd all agreed to unite, the final group of students decided to take on the investigation separately
in the same Franchise/ScoobyDoo-like fashion from which this game's Mutual Killing Game for endlessly practicing piano trope is derived, knowing they only have a limited amount of time to solve all the time. Whether school's mysteries or they die. [[NeverSplitTheParty Makoto wanted to do the opposite at first]].
* LimitedWardrobe: Despite being locked up in a boarding school for at least a month, none of the students ever change their outfit.
** [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in a free time event with Kiyotaka, who claims to have multiple copies of the uniform he always wears.
** Another case is implied in the game and confirmed in the manga, which makes clear that the white jacket Leon usually wears was the one he threw into the incinerator; he appears the next morning in an identical jacket.
** Makoto also appears to ''sleep'' in his outfit...
** In the class pictures used as evidence in the last trial, while
the other students will wear appropriate clothing (swimsuits, gym clothes, uniforms, etc.) and take various poses, Celeste is always in the same pose and the same dress, such that it almost looks like she's been Photoshopped in. Lampshaded in [[http://safebooru.org/images/1038/dd6f07f3f2ead47cd77d2fb6c58b6ab0b7fc0e09.png this]] {{Yonkoma}}, in which Makoto concludes that ''this'' is the strange thing the pictures have in common.
--->'''Monokuma:''' ''(with accompanying illustration)'' That is not a lie. She ran in those clothes. She
also call her this has yet swam wearing that.
--->'''Makoto:''' Holy crap!
* LoveTriangle: In School Mode, going to the music room and bringing up Sayaka to either Mukuro or Kyoko nets the player a bad reaction for Mukuro and a worst possible reaction for Kyoko (heavily implied
to be seen.
spurred on by jealousy in both cases).
* TheLeader: In MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Kyoko and Makoto are seen as such by fans. Neither one looks at all androgynous or behaves in explicitly cross-gender ways, but Kyoko is more proactive and emotionally distant, while Makoto is more passive and [[TheHeart provides emotional support to others]], the opposite of expected social norms for the genders. [[http://safebooru.org/images/1038/4b6077586c9f42971c164ad1e1ed44019b829f15.png Thus the joke that Makoto is the heroine.]]
* MeaningfulName: A fair amount of characters have names which give some indicator of their personality.
** Makoto means "truth" (which reflects his role as the detective or "truth finder" in the trials), Naegi means "sapling" (perhaps to emphasize his "herbivore" nature).
** Sayaka Maizono means 'bright garden of dance' (which suits
her description, she takes upon herself to lead the others. Amami even labels her as such.
* MiscarriageOfJustice: The recipient
"Ultimate Pop Sensation" appellation).
** Kirigiri is composed
of the characters meaning "fog cutter" (indicative of her role in the trials).
** Fukawa is made up of the characters "rotten" and "river" (the "fu" is the same character in "[[YaoiFangirl fujoshi]]").
** Ogami means "large deity" (she is
very first instance where Monokuma successfully executes large in size, and the strongest fighter).
** Mukuro Ikusaba probably has the most telling name in that Ikusaba is composed of the characters of "war" and "blade" while Mukuro means "corpse."
** During a free time event in the original translation, Leon mentions sharing his surname with a well-known [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keisuke_Kuwata singer]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masumi_Kuwata baseball player]]. The localization changes this to a [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] reference.
** "Celes" is the name of one of the heroines in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', appropriate for
someone who technically never broke any ends up associating with Hifumi the fanboy.
** The best friends Aoi Asahina and Sakura Ogami both have flower names--hollyhocks and cherry blossoms, respectively.
** Sakura Ogami and Mondo Owada are two
of the established killing game rules.
* MythologyGag: She isn't
largest and physically strongest members of the first musician cast (Sakura, in fact, has been declared the strongest person in the series world); in both cases the "O" in their surname is the kanji for "large."
* MrViceGuy[=/=]MsViceGirl: Many students are [[{{Pride}} prideful]], [[NoSympathy insensitive]], [[{{Greed}} greedy]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], [[ItsAllAboutMe self-serving]], [[DirtyCoward cowardly]], [[HairTriggerTemper quick-to-anger]], or just [[TheDitz dull-witted]]. But at the same time, every one of them was considered worthy of representing the hope for the future, if only by virtue of the BigBad wanting
to be killed by strangulation with a rope and had save them for enacting her lifeless body left hanging. Additional, her execution finishes with a CastingGag as her body is crushed. It gets even better when it's revealed that like her predecessor protagonist, Makoto Naegi, she was sentence to execution despite actually being innocent of her crime.
* NiceGirl: She seems very nice with her friends:
-->'''Kaede:''' ''I believe in you...so believe in yourself too!''
* TheParagon: She's very confident and positive-minded, and her role as a leader-figure amongst
DespairGambit by [[HopeCrusher crushing the group sees her encouraging others, especially Saihara, hope they all shared]]. Many are also implied to have grown out of these character-flaws during the 2 years which were erased from their memories (shown to be the same.
case in most AU stories like School Mode or "''IF''").
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Similar NobleMaleRoguishMale: Kiyotaka and Mondo, respectively.
* NotAMorningPerson: In another early bout for characterization, Makoto's narration categorizes the students by how late or early they show up
to Makoto, breakfast (with Sayaka's seemingly falling into the diligent category and yet not showing up tipping everyone off that something might be wrong). Yasuhiro, Toko, Leon, Celeste and Kyoko get described as "a group of people who do things in their own pace and don't care about other people's time." Byakuya shows up even later than them.
* OddFriendship: Hifumi and Celeste: he's ProudToBeAGeek, [[ExtravertedNerd is completely honest about his passions]], and wants to use his talent to inspire others. Meanwhile, she's a ClosetGeek and a ConsummateLiar who only thinks in terms of [[ItsAllAboutMe self-interest]] and [[TheHedonist personal satisfaction]]. In spite of all that, the two became close enough during their time in school that
she is a firm believer was willing to give him her real name, which stands at the center of this, stating [[IHatePastMe all her self-loathing surrounding her past]]. It could also be an aspect of their mutual FriendlessBackground and [[NoSocialSkills lack of social skills]] making them LonelyTogether to some degree (despite both claiming at various points that they can defeat don't need others/don't need the mastermind world of 3-D).
* OlderThanTheyLook: The players/viewers are lead to believe that the students are all aged 16-17. However, it is revealed in Chapter 6 that they had been at Hope's Peak for ''two years''
as long students before the start of the game and their memories as students were erased, meaning they are together.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: She's not around for any longer than Chapter 1, but her pact
actually 18-19, with Rantaro makes her death put the single biggest dent in exception of Yasuhiro, who is 20/22 throughout the mastermind's plans.
game, as he failed two or three grades.
* SweaterGirl: She PairTheSpares:
** Spoofed in a tie-in {{Yonkoma}}, in which Celeste concludes that if she doesn't do something fast, [[http://lpix.org/658356/comic.jpg she's going to end up with Yasuhiro]].
** In a meta example, all the students bar [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Yasuhiro]] are paired up in official artwork. More precisely, the duos are:
*** Makoto and Kyoko.
*** Byakuya and Toko/Jill.
*** Sayaka and Leon.
*** Aoi and Sakura.
*** Chihiro, Mondo and Kiyotaka.
*** Celeste and Hifumi.
*** Junko and Mukuro.
* ParentalNeglect: The commonality of negligent fathers shared by the cast probably goes a long way explaining [[DysfunctionJunction how some of them turned out as screw up as they did]].
** Mr. Fukawa's relationship with two women (neither of whom knowing or caring who's the mother) had plenty to do with his daughter's mental state.
** Mr. Hagakure once burned down the family house after falling asleep with a lit cigarette and later ended up divorcing his wife (as revealed in ''Another Episode''). Hiroko Hagakure being described as disliking "men with no balls" seems to stem from this.
** Headmaster Kirigiri abandoned his daughter shortly after his wife died.
** Mr. Maizono gave his daughter a home life so devoid of parental love that she went seeking validation from fans at any cost.
** The last head of the Togami family is responsible for continuing/cultivating the cut throat tradition that molded his son into the ruthless successor he is today. That fact would probably weigh heavily on the conscience of anyone besides a Togami.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Byakuya and Jill.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: All of the characters [[LimitedWardrobe keep wearing the clothes they arrived in]] throughout the game, causing over half the cast to qualify. This is a particularly odd example as all the students have long since graduated from the schools their uniforms came from; nobody
wears a purple sweater.
* SuperSenses: Similar to Ibuki
an actual Hope's Peak uniform except in the photos from previous game, her hearing is super developed school years. Justified for Kiyotaka, since he states in a Free Time event that he has several copies of the outfit he's wearing.
* SeinfeldianConversation: The students have a tendency to get sidetracked by small tangents marginally related to the task at hand, or [[DeadpanSnarker snarking]] at each other when someone makes stupid addition to the conversation (which itself tends to develop into another conversation). It gets {{lampshaded}} by Yasuhiro when Byakuya joins the main group in chapter 5, with his no-nonsense attitude flying in the face of how they never get straight
to the point where she can distinguish between multiple people talking simultaneously, allowing her to hear all students talking during (though he ironically [[NotSoAboveItAll falls into the Panic Debates.
same trap inside that conversation too]]).
* TomatoSurprise: Both Rantarou and Kaede planned for Kaede to be executed at Chapter 1's class trial]], but the other ShesGotLegs: Many female characters wear ridiculously short skirts. Due to the way sprites are viewed, though, this isn't very noticeable except in trial scenes.
* ShippingGoggles: As the game progresses, the other students can't see anything other than romance as an explanation for why Makoto and Kyoko are spending so much time together, to the point that even ''Byakuya'' of all people thinks he only jumps to her defense so quickly during trials out of love rather than any logical unlikelihood of her being the culprit. This InUniverse acknowledgement either validates the [=NaeGiri=] pairing, or serves as a weird satire of {{Shipping}} in general.
* ShutUpHannibal: The students usually respond to Monokuma like this, particularly after each trial ends.
* SiblingTeam: The Despair sisters, for a little while. One of then eventually pulls a CainAndAbel on the other [[ForTheEvulz on a whim]].
* SickAndWrong: There's no shortage of these reactions from the students, usually from something done by Monokuma.
* SoleSurvivor: The six survivors of class 78, naturally (also being some of the only survivors of the Hope's Peak student body). Counting the PSP Demo
and the audience BadEnding, Aoi, Byakuya and Makoto are the only ones to survive the entire game no matter what.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: The children in the BadEnding are practically clones of their fathers, to the point that Hagakure's child (the youngest of the lot) has his father's massive dreads while sucking on a pacifier.
* TeenGenius: Basically everyone, in one way or another.
* TragicDream: Practically everyone in the group has one, knowing it'll never come true while they willingly lock themselves inside the school. Post-memory loss Celeste was willing to kill for hers (under the mistaken belief that it was still achievable).
** On the other hand, many of the students
have no idea, making it wants and desires open-ended enough to be easily transferred over to being a shock when valuable coping mechanism which rationalizes locking themselves inside the truth is revealed.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Not only she is
school in the first female place. Tragically, these new hopes and dreams all get snuffed out anyway by Junko's machinations.
* TransferStudentUniforms: Most of the students wear what are presumably the uniforms from their previous schools (or at least [[NonuniformUniform customized versions of them]]), with the exceptions being Celeste's ElegantGothicLolita getup, Aoi's sweatshirt, tank top and shorts, and Leon's studded jacket.
* TrueCompanions: The last group of survivors, by the end of the game.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Makoto [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on this when the final six start fighting almost immediately after deciding to unite against the Mastermind at the end of the fourth trial. The lot of them get along pretty well as they leave the school, with some lighthearted ribbing thrown around for good measure.
* WackyHomeroom: With all their super high-school specialties, the cast is certainly quirky - and homicidal.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Several students, in one way or another.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: The students' trust for one another is shaky at best, and some of them actively dislike each other. Yet by the end of the 4th trial, the survivors have chosen to unite against The Mastermind, and may have even become TrueCompanions in the process.
* YouAllMeetInACell: Since the
protagonist in was the main series, she last to arrive, it isn't clear if everyone necessarily met at the school entrance, but the spirit of the trope remains.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Hair like Kyoko's and Sakura's, which is super-pale (and purple-tinged in Kyoko's case) generally goes unremarked upon. Sayaka (Blue) and Toko (Purple, occasionally rendered as black)
also didn't appeared in any early material, with the first PV hinting that Ki-bo would be the protagonist. Come the second PV, she is the sole character given a name and confirmed to be the protagonist. Even more unexpected that she isn't.fall under this.



[[folder: Miu Iruma]]
[[WMG:Miu Iruma]]
!!! '''Ultimate Inventor'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/iruma.png]]

-> '' "Kyakyakyakyakya! Shine on, shine on, [[PrecisionFStrike fuckin’]] shine oooon!" ''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Haruka Ishida

An inventor on the cutting edge. She has a rather strange set of priorities--for instance, some of her favorite inventions are a series of devices that make it easier to eat or read while lying down, while she considers her truly groundbreaking "eyedrop contact lenses" boring and sold the patent. She is incredibly brash and vulgar, but despite this, she will suddenly turn into a wimp if her facade is successfully attacked. She is the victim of Chapter 4.
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* {{Adorkable}}: When Miu breaks her character and reveals her awkward, weak side, she'll often come off as this.
* AnimeHair: It's pretty wild, all things considered, similar to tentacles or her robotic appendages.
* BeneathTheMask: She is shy and weak beneath her rude, LargeHam persona.
* BlushSticker: In some of her sprites.
* BrainsAndBondage: She's a genius engineer, and her costume has a rather dominating vibe. She also seems to like wax play, if her character art is anything to go by.
* ColorMotif: Pink.
* ExpressiveHair: Her hair fluctuates from lively when excited or agitated, to wrinkly when frightened or surprised.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Her irises as well as the rings around her pupils have an unusual, ragged pattern, making them appear slightly mechanical-looking and thus possibly referencing her talent.
* {{Expy}}: To Kazuichi Souda. Both are mechanical experts with loud appearances and personalities who are much weaker than they might initially seem, though Iruma seems to be a bit better at keeping the mask up.
* GadgeteerGenius: Inventing is her talent. She has a backpack with robotic arms.
* IdiotHair: She has two small ahoges.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: While she is a brilliant inventor, Miu is not nearly as skilled at detective work and often needs correction on her deductions.
* LargeHam: She's boisterous, and likes talking big. On the other hand, give her any sign of aggression and she'll fold back.
* OreOnna: She uses the masculine, and incredibly arrogant, "ore-sama" pronoun when talking about herself.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Subverted. While she is wearing pink, she uses the most masculine personal pronoun she can and likes to act anything but demure.
* ProudBeauty: She declares herself a "peer-less beauty," and constantly hurls insults at others, especially about their appearances.
* PunnyName: Referring to her two ahoges, her name means "beautiful rabbit".
* SirSwearsALot: She's got quite a dirty mouth when she's at her hammiest.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: A kanji variation. The Famitsu that revealed her name had it typoed as 未兎 instead of 美兎.
* StatuesqueStunner: At 5' 8" She's the second tallest female in the game and is self-described as extremely beautiful.
* ZettaiRyouiki Grade B.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Tsumugi Shirogane]]
[[WMG:Tsumugi Shirogane]]
!!! '''Ultimate Cosplayer'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tsumigi_6.png]]

->''"I just like recreating the characters’ costumes, so I wish someone else would wear them for me…"''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/MikakoKomatsu

A seamstress and cosplayer. She would prefer to use models rather than wear the outfits herself, but she mistrusts most cosplayers, believing they care more about standing out themselves instead of honoring the series the costume came from. Her work is so popular that she enjoys corporate sponsorship.

She speaks rather politely most of the time, but will get excited when one of her favorite series or cosplays comes up. She has a habit of becoming lost in thought, to the point of completely ignoring any attempts to grab her attention. She is the mastermind behind this Killing Game. Surprisingly, she also survives it.

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* {{Big Bad}}: She's behind the killing game.
* BrokenStreak: The first mastermind who doesn't (directly) kill someone, and the first mastermind to survive their own killing game.
* ColorMotif: Blue
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Her talent. She only likes to make the costumes, though, and would rather get others to wear them.
* DoingItForTheArt: She would rather get people who truly love the series she's referencing to wear her costumes than people who want them for self-promotion, hence why she wears her own clothes despite disliking it and having a sponsorship.[[invoked]]
* {{Fangirl}}: PlayedForDrama with her being one towards [[GreaterScopeVillain Mukuro's]] organization.
* HoistByHerOwnPetard: Under the assumptation that Kaede killed Rantaro, she went on to execute Kaede. However, Rantaro was actually alive and so she technically "murdered" Kaede instead of executing her.
* {{Meganekko}}: The only girl to regularly wear glasses.
* NiceGirl: While an unashamed otaku, Shirogane's otherwise a very compassionate and good hearted young woman.
* {{Otaku}}: She is very passionate about otaku culture and knows many references to anime and video games.
* RapunzelHair: Butt-length.
* RecurringElement: Much like other characters in the franchise, she is not happy with her talent. Much like Leon, who wanted to be a musician instead of a baseball player and Chiaki, who found the talent of Ultimate Gamer to be limiting, since she could want to do other things that aren't related to gaming. In this case, due to her sponsors, she needs to wear the costumes, though she prefers to just make them.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: An interesting case. Her official talent is cosplayer, so her skill set includes various things: make-up, seaming, hairstyle, etc., basically everything related to make the clothes, but considering that her real interest is making, rather than using the cosplays, her secondary skills are actually what should be her talent.
* SeriousBusiness: She is this about cosplay, her first voiced line has her telling that cosplays are not a disguise.
* ShoutOut: Her official art has a wig behind her that mimics the hair of [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Tenko Chabashira]]
[[WMG:Tenko Chabashira]]
!!! '''Ultimate Aikido Master'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tenko.png]]

-> ''"Tenko's master always says that you must use your power the right way!"''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/SoraTokui

A user of "Neo Aikido", a school of martial arts developed by her and her master. She has a cheery, energetic demeanor, and tends to make {{kiai}} yells in normal conversation. She enjoys the company of other women, but [[DoesNotLikeMen despises men]]--not only will she reject compliments from men, she'll even reflexively thrown any man who touches her. She is one of the victims of Chapter 3.

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* ActionGirl: Implied, as she will be this installment's character with fighting talent.
* AmbiguouslyGay: She absolutely despises men, but a girl complimenting her leaves her in a blushing fit.
* AnimeHair: Her twintails are in some sort of loop.
* BareYourMidriff: Her shirt doesn't seem to go all the way to her skirt, leaving enough space to see her bellybutton, but it's still a downplayed case.
* BeautyMark: Below her mouth.
* BigOlEyebrows: Has noticeably thicker eyebrows than most of the other characters in the game.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Her defining quirk. She even refers to the boys as 男死 (the word "boys", but with the kanji for "child" replaced for the kanji for "death").
* GenkiGirl
* HairDecorations: Taken UpToEleven, she wears a headband, a big shuriken shaped ribbon on the back of her head and another two bows on her twin tails.
* {{Irony}}: She makes a show of hating men and suspecting them of all kinds of wrongdoing, but the only murders she lives through have female perpetrators (and for the first two chapters, male victims); on top of that, her eventual killer is female. As, too, is the mastermind.
* LuminescentBlush: When Kaede compliments her cuteness, Tenko blushes really hard.
* MeaningfulName: Tenko can be read as "rolling child", referring to her talent, as Aikido includes various rolling techniques.
* NoblewomansLaugh
* RapunzelHair: Her hair reaches down to her thighs. [[UpToEleven While she ties it like DNA helixes]].
* RecurringElement: Actually continues the tradition of Ishimaru and Saionji from the previous two games, being a character who's shaken by a previous death and seems to be headed for character development, but is killed off in Chapter 3. She's even the second to have her body discovered, like the aforementioned two (though in this case it's clear that Tenko died second).
* ThirdPersonPerson: She speaks in such a way, showing a bit of a childish/playful side.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Kirumi Tojo]]
[[WMG:Kirumi Tojo]]
!!! '''Ultimate Maid'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tojo.png]]

-> ''"I have even been asked to help destroy the state, but since that is obviously impossible, I refused."''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/KikukoInoue

A girl with a sharp mind and an athletic body. Her day job is as a maid, but she is effective in a variety of roles, such as personal security. She was even apparently approached for a job that would "destroy a nation". Her personal motto is "duty before self", something that she continues to adhere to even in the prison school. She takes care of housekeeping and cooking for the other students. She is the culprit of Chapter 2.
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* TheAce: Has various skills beside being a maid, though all of them are used to help her work on it. She is stated to be able to finish any work.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Naturally, due to wearing classic Victorian era maid attire to go with her position as a maid.
* EveryoneHasStandards: She was asked to help destroy the government, but she refused. Though that was because she does not take jobs she deems impossible to do.
* HairDecorations: A headband similar of a maid's.
* HumbleHero: Her introduction in the demo has Makoto praising her skills and stating that she can complete any task, but Kirumi states that "any task" is an overstatement.
* NinjaMaid: She was mentioned to be hired as a bodyguard for a head of a nation, while she states she was just a maid, there are implications she is a capable fighter and could be doing everything a bodyguard does.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Kirumi can be read as "Slashing Beauty" or "Beheading Beauty", and she shares her family name with the World War II-era Japanese prime minister [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hideki_Tojo Hideki Tojo]], who was a convicted war criminal.
* NeatFreak: Her report card states that she likes cleaning.
* PeekABangs: Her left eye is always covered by her hair.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Fitting with her talent.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: She has a set of other skills non-related to being a maid, but they are all used to achieve finishing any task she is given as a maid.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Toujou, Tōjō, or Tojo.
* StatuesqueStunner: At 176cm, she's the tallest female character in the game.
* {{Workaholic}}: Her profile implies that she still wants to act as a maid during their time in the Gifted Inmates Academy, and that she hates standing by idly.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Maki Harukawa]]
[[WMG:Maki Harukawa]]
!!! '''Ultimate Caregiver''' '''(Ultimate Assassin)''']]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/maki_2_0.png]]

-> '' "Leave me out of it." ''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/MaayaSakamoto

A girl who grew up in an orphanage. She was made to help out while living there, and despite not being particularly good at the work and [[ChildHater hating children]], apparently the children liked ''her'' so much that she earned the title Ultimate Caregiver. She has an uncooperative attitude and [[BrutalHonesty speaks from the heart]]. She survives the Killing Game.
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* AffectionateNickname: Momota calls her "Harumaki".
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's distant towards the others and is someone who self-admittedly doesn't get along well with other people. Her first line in one of the trailers (see her quote above) reinforces this trope further.
* BeautyMark: Has one under her left eye.
* BrutalHonesty: She's the type to say things clearly and without beating around the bush.
* ChildHater: Despite her talent, she hates children and only took care of them because she was told to while growing up in an orphanage.
* ColorMotif: Red.
* TheDeterminator: Her character introduction states her to be rather resolute.
* FriendToAllChildren: Her talent. She is naturally that, even though she has NoSocialSkills and she is actually a ChildHater, kids actually seem to completely adore her. Though this gets {{subverted}} later on once her true talent is revealed.
* HairDecorations: Has a hairclip shaped like an infinity symbol in her hair.
* {{Irony}}: As Maki herself lampshades, she's the Ultimate Caregiver and children love her, but she ''hates'' children. Fitting, as that isn't her real talent. In a more legitimate example of irony, she's the Ultimate Assassin, but does not kill anyone in the game.
* {{Jerkass}}: She's not exactly a pleasant person, to be blunt.
* MythologyGag: She looks suspiciously similar to one of Komaru's [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/danganronpa/images/b/be/Komaru%27s_Beta_%282%29.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/636?cb=20150102211223 Beta designs]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Maki is written with kanji meaning "demon princess".
* NoSocialSkills: She is not very sociable and doesn't really like people in general. Children still seem to like her though.
* SailorFuku: She wears a red uniform with a yellow tie and a black skirt.
* TheStoic: Her emotional range seems to be rather limited, with the most being contained annoyance. Might have something to do with being the Ultimate Assassin.
* RapunzelHair: To insane degrees. Tied up, her hair nearly reaches the ground.
* RecurringElement: A character with a hidden ultimate talent involving murder, like Toko Fukawa/Genocide Jill (Ultimate Writing Prodigy & Ultimate Murderous Fiend) and Peko Pekoyama (Ultimate Swordswoman, and a trained mafia hitman).
* {{Tsundere}}: Discussed with Kaede, who presumes Maki is a sort of Type A towards children, but the latter seems to dismiss the idea.
* ZettaiRyouiki: With her twin tails and cold personality, Grade S.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Korekiyo Shinguji]]
[[WMG:Korekiyo Shinguji (real name: Miyadera Shinguji)]]
!!! '''Ultimate Anthropologist'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/korekiyo.png]]

-> ''"I wonder what kind of beauty humans will display under these trying circumstances."''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/KenichiSuzumura

A girl who's been all over the world in order to study anthropology, particularly her speciality, folklore. Seeing the adversity found in poor areas of the world has led to her believing that hardship can bring out the true beauty of mankind, so she eagerly observes the events of the killing game. Initially presented as male, it turns out "he" is actually a woman named Miyadera Shinguuji. She is also the culprit of Chapter 3.
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* AntiquatedLinguistics: Shinguji speaks with pretty outdated kanji.
* BandageBabe[=/=]HandwrapsOfAwesome: For whatever reason, her hands are all bandaged.
* BootsOfToughness: They go towards pushing her militaristic design.
* CommissarCap: Wears one as part of her military dress uniform.
* CoolMask: One covering her mouth, seemingly has a zipper as an opening for her mouth.
** Her official art has her holding [[NightmareFace a creepier mask]].
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: She has long dark hair and is freakishly pale.
* {{Foil}}: Shockingly, to Chihiro Fujisaki from the original game. Chihiro was a girl that turned out to be a boy. Korekiyo is a man who turns out to be a woman.
* HumansAreInteresting: She studies the humans around him to understand their behavior and their beauty. She believes that humans have unlimited beauty and tries to study more about it.
* JapanesePronouns: "Boku".
* LongHairedPrettyboy: Her eyes are very striking giving him this impression despite his mask and he has a pretty typical bishonen build in addition to her hair length. Makes sense, given "he"'s actually female.
* MeaningfulName: Her family name includes the kanji for (Shinto) Shrine and (Buddhist) Temple, two thing important on the Japanese religious culture, related to her talent. Her given name is written with the kanji for "Just" and "Purity" which can allude to his design's theme.
* NightmareFace: Her second mask.
* PurpleProse: Along with her antiquated terminology.
* PuttingOnTheReich: Her design sure looks quite Nazi-esque with a bit of [[KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japan]] thrown into the mix.
* RedArmbandOfLeadership: Not helping the Nazi vibes unlike previous characters in the franchise who's had it.
* SkewedPriorities: Locked inside the Gifted Inmates Academy with 15 other people and being forced to kill each other, she takes her time studying her classmates to add information to her pet theory.
* SomethingAboutARose: Her official art shows her with Rose thorns and petals all around.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Himiko Yumeno]]
[[WMG:Himiko Yumeno]]
!!! '''Ultimate Magician'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/himiko_6.png]]

->''“Should I just beat you to death with my deadly magic?"''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Aimi Tanaka

The Ultimate Magician, but she would prefer to call herself the Ultimate Spellcaster. She claims to be the youngest person to win Magician of the Year, a prestigious award given out by the magician society Magician's Castle. However, since her tricks are actual magic (according to her, at least), she alleges that she has been prevented from claiming the award because of a conspiracy to hide the existence of magic. She also claims to be flooded with booking requests from all over the world. Despite being at the top of her field, she is lazy to a fault. She survives the Killing Game.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Her laziness, outdated way of speaking and her other character quirks combined give her a very unique cuteness when compared to the other characters.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: A very pompous variant of it, reminiscent of the speech pattern of an old mage from a JRPG.
* BlushSticker: Has perpetually rosy cheeks.
* BrilliantButLazy: She's [[TeenGenius an Ultimate]], but she complains about not having enough [[{{Mana}} MP]] and that murder would be too toilsome to commit.
* CatSmile: Showcased in one of her sprites and the official art.
* ConspiracyTheorist: She believes there is a conspiracy to hide the existence of magic from the public.
* CuteWitch: A TokenMiniMoe that dress like a witch.
* HairDecorations: A blue hairclip to help keep her hair held back.
* InsistentTerminology: She prefers to be called a mage rather than a magician.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''Uchi'' on herself.
* MagicAIsMagicA: She claims that magic is not universal, but instead has very specific uses. For example, she can't make people fly up and down, but she can guess cards and coins chosen by the audience and make dove appear afterwards. If she's being serious, she can cut a human being in half.
* MagicalGirl: Seems to be her motif, between her witch hat and the staff she is shown holding on the cover.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane[=/=]MagiciansAreWizards: Claims that her performances are real magic rather than parlor tricks.
* NiceHat[=/=]RobeAndWizardHat: Her most notable trait is her black "witch hat".
* OlderThanSheLooks: Yes, she is actually a high schooler.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Wears tights with her school uniform.
* ShoutOut: Considering her witch motif, her given name references either [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himiko the semi-legendary Himiko, a magic-using queen of ancient Japan]] or ''Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan'', while her surname matches up with one of the most famous anime witches, [[Anime/SallyTheWitch Sally Yumeno]].
* StageMagician: Her talent and her appearance in official artwork.
** MagicianDetective: A given considering what series she's in.
* TeensAreShort: She's the shortest female character in the game.
* TokenMiniMoe: She has a quite short stature and a round face, giving her a young appearance.
** RecurringElement: She is similar to Chihiro and Hiyoko before her.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Angie Yonaga]]
[[WMG:Angie Yonaga]]
!!! '''Ultimate Artist'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/angie.png]]

-> ''"But Angie only lends her body. The one really doing it is God. Nyahahahaha! Divine, right?"''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Minori Suzuki

An accomplished artist and a foreigner from an island nation. Angie considers herself a conduit of the god of her island, believing him to always be by her side. She claims that her art is not created by her, but by her god simply using her body. The particulars of Angie's country are unclear; Angie seems to have a fascination in blood sacrifice, for instance. Despite the creepy details, Angie is rather cheerful and energetic. She is one of the victims of Chapter 3.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: She has brown skin and a foreign sounding name, but anything about her ethnicity hasn't been confirmed yet.
* BlushSticker: Seems to have perpetually rosy cheeks.
* CatSmile: Has one in one of her sprites.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: According to [[http://kaibutsushidousha.tumblr.com/post/154978742819/new-danganronpa-v3-official-blog-day-18 this post]], one of the producers believes that she is the quirkiest character of the franchise to the point where they nicknamed her "Strange-chan".
* ColorMotif: Yellow.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Of the white haired variety.
* FirstNameBasis: On both ends. She calls everyone by their first names, and everyone calls her Angie and not Yonaga.
* GenkiGirl: She's very upbeat and energetic
* InnocentBlueEyes
* MsFanservice: Solely from her {{Stripperiffic}} design that includes nothing but a bikini and a yellow coat.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Not as bad as Himiko, but she looks fairly young for her age.
* PreacherMan: Almost all of her lines of dialogue so far have her talking about God. The "god of the island" to be exact, though we still don't know what God or island she's referring to.
* StrangeGirl: Oh so very much.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her clothes are only a yellow coat and a bikini.
* TeensAreShort: The second shortest female in the group only beating Himiko by a few centimeters.
* ThirdPersonPerson: To add to her quirky, overly joyful personality.
* TokenReligiousTeammate: She's actually the first in the main game series.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Her report card states that she likes avocados.
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to:

[[folder: Miu Iruma]]
[[WMG:Miu Iruma]]
!!! '''Ultimate Inventor'''
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The Students have their own pages:

* Characters/DanganRonpaMaleStudents
* Characters/DanganRonpaFemaleStudents

!!Antagonists

[[folder:Monokuma]]
[[WMG:Monokuma]]
!!!The Headmaster of Hope's Peak Academy
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-> '' "Kyakyakyakyakya! Shine on, shine on, [[PrecisionFStrike fuckin’]] shine oooon!" ''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Haruka Ishida

An inventor
org/pmwiki/pub/images/Monobear1_3363.png]]
->''“I’m Monokuma! Furthermore, your headmaster!”''

->'''Voiced by:''' Nobuyo Ōyama (Japanese ''DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc''-''Ultra Despair Girls''), [[Creator/{{Tarako}} TARAKO]] (Japanese, ''DanganRonpa the Stage''-Present) , Creator/BrianBeacock (game), Creator/GregAyres (anime) (English)

The self-proclaimed headmaster of Despair Academy. He's very eager to see society's biggest hopefuls start killing each other, so he heaps psychological torture
on the cutting edge. She has a rather strange set of priorities--for instance, some of her favorite inventions are students at every turn. There's actually more than one Monokuma: he's a series of devices highly-advanced robots, and can be instantly replaced if destroyed. He states that make he's actually bound by the rules like everyone else, but he's willing to bend them for his own benefit to try to get rid of Kyoko, by setting up a sham trial regarding the murder of Mukuro Ikusaba. When that doesn't work, Kyoko gets him to allow the students to redo of the trial. During the final trial, the true mastermind behind Monokuma is revealed—Junko Enoshima.

* ActionBomb: If Monokuma is damaged, he'll explode. That's not the only way he can protect himself, either...
* {{Angrish}}: After Kyoko and Makoto force him into a final trial in Chapter 6, he shows up in the Dining Hall only to speak in random letters and symbols, as if his mastermind was mashing on the keyboard.
* AppleOfDiscord: A favorite tool of his to throw at the group, particularly in chapter 4 when everyone is fighting because Sakura turned out to be a spy.
* BearsAreBadNews: Considering he is the only true consistency throughout the franchise you better believe it!
* BigBrotherIsWatching: And he can teleport. Sweet dreams!
* BreakThemByTalking: Monokuma Continually uses this to keep driving his students to further despair, picking at any weaknesses he can find and trying to push the blame for the murders onto them.
* CovertPervert: He'll accuse the students of having dirty motives in the [[DeathBySex most inappropriate situations]] and go into [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial way too much detail]] about his suspicions. At times he even seems to be egging them on, which is really creepy considering that there are cameras everywhere.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: He is really just a proxy for the real mastermind: Junko Enoshima, and is also one of the personalities that she can take on a whim. You also have to face him in a Machine Talk Battle before you face Junko herself.
* DissonantSerenity: They normally sound rather lighthearted about all the despair they want the students to suffer. If you are familiar with his Japanese voice actress
it easier gets even worse, See the "Triva" tab for details.
* DubNameChange: The Let's Play refers
to eat or read while him as "Monobear".[[note]]Kuma means bear[[/note]] The localization chooses to keep his name as Monokuma instead to stay closer to the "Monochrome" pun (due to a special request from Spike Chunsoft).
* {{Emoticon}}: Monokuma learns how to speak in these prior to Chapter 4's Class Trial. He never does so again.
* EverythingsBetterWithPlushies: A plushie in canon. Unsurprisingly, there's real-life plushies of him as well.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: If he thinks something is funny you don't want to know and if he has a joke in store for you then you're basically doomed.
* EvilLaugh: "Upupupu...''Daaahahaha!!''"
* ExactWords: Loves using this, claiming that he never ever lies. By the end of the game, he starts
lying down, while she considers her truly groundbreaking "eyedrop contact lenses" boring regularly and sold abandons this.
* EyeAwaken: In TheStinger.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He speaks in a very easygoing manner (but still refers to
the patent. She is students very rudely), [[PungeonMaster makes a lot of puns]], and generally acts like an obnoxiously saccharine principal. It just underscores how incredibly brash screwed-up his entire game is.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the end of the first trial, he comments that he knows ''all'' about those crazy people in show business.
* GigglingVillain: His trademark.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: One side is white
and vulgar, but despite this, she will suddenly turn looks generally harmless, while the other side is black and features an evil-looking [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eye]] and a SlasherSmile. However, Monokuma is a bastard through and through, so this is instead used symbolically regarding the 8-bit sequences before an execution.
* HangingJudge: If you murder somebody, regardless of mental state or circumstances, then he executes you. End of story.
* ImAHumanitarian: Does this with the Mondo butter after his execution.
* InsaneTrollLogic: His claims that he isn't at all morally responsible for any murders that occur (logically dubious from the start) cross
into a wimp if her facade is successfully attacked. She is pure insanity when he says at the victim end of the Chapter 4.
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4 trial that leaving a fake suicide note next to the scene of a crime (turns out it ''was'' indeed a suicide, but ''not'' for the reasons Monokuma's fake note implied) doesn't qualify as planting false evidence or misleading anyone trying to find the killer. It's worth pointing out that this is the point, since Monokuma interfering in crime scenes is a sign that the Mastermind is getting desperate.
* {{Adorkable}}: When Miu {{Jerkass}}: A part of the point in being as annoying as he tries to be.
* KickTheDog: Almost everything he does.
* KillerTeddyBear: A killer, robotic, exploding teddy bear that tries to drive people to murder.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "[[http://tindeck.com/listen/shil Mr. Monokuma's Lesson]]" and "[[http://tindeck.com/listen/sqel Mr. Monokuma's Extracurricular Lesson]]"
* MascotVillain: The central figure frequently unifying the franchise, and probably the character with the most merchandise of anyone. [[MediumAwareness He likes to]] [[LampshadeHanging Lampshade]] his own status as the SeriesMascot quite a bit as well.
* MediumAwareness: In some of his lines.
-->"The reason for today's murder... starts with the sad tale of two men. Ah! If anyone doesn't want to hear it, they should push the X button to skip."
* MetaGuy: The source of most [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall breakage]] - in addition to the above line, he censors a particularly explicit bit of dialogue in order to preserve the game's rating. Then there's the School Mode, where he has the students build backup versions of himself because he both explodes in the prologue and has them dissect him in Chapter 5. Then there's the ending, where [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 Usami]] comes to life and he freaks out, saying she isn't supposed to appear ''now'' and that the timeline will be ruined by her appearance - and, after their fight, remarks "This wasn't supposed to happen until the sequel..."
* MetaphoricallyTrue: Monokuma ''insists'' he never lies, relying on this and ExactWords frequently. This
breaks her down completely in Chapter 5, when he lies outright about either Kyoko or Makoto being responsible for the murder of Mukuro Ikusaba. If she survives, Kyoko uses this against him.
* MouthOfSauron: Of Junko, specifically.
* NeverMyFault: No student is ever able to call him out on his insanity without him finding a way to turn it back on them in some way.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: When Monokuma reads Sakura's suicide note to the students, he does so with the intent to instill more despair and to create a new motive for a murder, but it backfires on him, as it instead instills the surviving students with the determination to no longer turn their angers on each other.
* TheNicknamer: Some translations turn him into this.
* PunnyName: His name is a combination of monochrome (''monokuroomu'' in Japanese) and bear (''kuma'').
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: He loves to insist that the students are the '''real''' villains: according to his logic, if they just quietly lived out the rest of their lives in their GildedCage and didn't try to 'graduate', then nobody would get hurt. And when they solve the trials, aren't they only doing so to protect their own measly lives...? Like everything else Monokuma says, it's ''technically'' true, because he's relying on an extremely narrow concept of what it means to be responsible for one's actions. The logic behind that reason you suck speech is that if you make a choice to cause someone's death (by killing someone or convicting a murderer so he/she will be executed), and you had another option available, you're responsible for that person's death. What he leaves out is that due to the situation he's created, the students do have other options besides killing or convicting someone but those other options are ''allowing themselves to die'' or murdering someone or remaining prisoners their whole lives. So Monokuma's speech is technically true but spiritually incorrect since he's artificially narrowed the range of options the students actually have.
-->'''Monokuma:''' The murder we just had occurred because you bastards want to get out, wasn't it!? It's you bastards, who can't let go of the outside world, who are the bad guys here!!
** Subverted in case 4. Monokuma gives a nasty one to Aoi, but Makoto correctly points out that Aoi's behavior was due to a fake suicide note ''Monokuma wrote'', and the other students decide they were wrong to be angry at Makoto in the first place, so they all decide to rally behind Aoi so they can all take Monokuma down.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Invoked with the red eye on his black half with the SlasherSmile.
* RulesLawyer: And he states that he's actually bound by the rules as well. When he tries to bend the rules for his own benefit in Chapter 5, Kyoko uses this against him so that the students can redo Mukuro's trial.
* SamusIsAGirl: Well, he ''is'' controlled by a girl. Although Monokuma himself is consistently referred to as male, though "he" still casually tells someone that the only thing they aren't willing to talk about are their "measurements" which tend to be used in regards to a woman's body.
* SeriesMascot: And it's the villain of the story.
* SissyVillain: Seemingly the intent behind his mannerisms and high-pitched voice. It makes sense upon finding out that he's controlled by a woman.
* SlasherSmile: The left side of his face, which would be the right side when you look at him.
* TheSociopath: He has kids kill each other for fun, what do you expect?
* SoftSpokenSadist: He speaks with the goofy voice of a cartoon
character and reveals her awkward, weak side, she'll often come off as this.
describes ways the students can kill each other in visceral detail.
* AnimeHair: It's pretty wild, all things considered, similar TortureTechnician: See the execution methods they choose to tentacles or her robotic appendages.
use.
* BeneathTheMask: She VerbalTic: [[CreepyCute Upupupupu]]...
** The game's official dub turns this into a slightly-less awkward sounding "puhuhuhu" while the anime's dub converts it to a more cartoonish "nyuk-nyuknyuk!"
* VillainBasedFranchise: As mentioned, his presence
is shy the only true constant so far since he is always the one who starts the killing games.
* VillainousBreakdown: One that can be seen toward the end of the Fifth Trial,
and weak beneath her rude, LargeHam persona.
* BlushSticker:
is entirely present during the Sixth Trial. In some of her sprites.
* BrainsAndBondage: She's a genius engineer,
the former, he rigs the case with misinformation and her costume has imposes a rather dominating vibe. She also seems sudden time limit on it, while in the latter, he childishly yells to shut Makoto up and he pauses for long lengths of time when the students have him figured out.
* VocalDissonance: His voice sounds
like wax play, if her character art is anything to go by.
* ColorMotif: Pink.
* ExpressiveHair: Her hair fluctuates
something from lively when excited or agitated, to wrinkly when frightened or surprised.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Her irises as well
a cartoon, and while it sort of fits with his design, it makes his role as the rings around her pupils have an unusual, ragged pattern, making them appear slightly mechanical-looking and thus possibly referencing her talent.
* {{Expy}}: To Kazuichi Souda. Both are mechanical experts with loud appearances and personalities who are
antagonist much weaker than they might initially seem, though Iruma seems to be a bit better at keeping more weird and unsettling. This is further accentuated by the mask up.
fact that he's voiced by Nobuyo Ōyama, the woman who voiced one of the most famous and beloved children's anime characters of all time -- [[Anime/{{Doraemon}} Doraemon]]. To put it into a western/American frame of reference, it would be the equivalent of being threatened by some ''thing'' that had a voice like WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse or Disney/WinnieThePooh.
* GadgeteerGenius: Inventing is her talent. She has a backpack with robotic arms.
* IdiotHair: She has two small ahoges.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: While she is a brilliant inventor, Miu is not nearly as skilled at detective work
WillNotTellALie: Technically he doesn't lie, although he heavily abuses ExactWords and often needs correction on her deductions.
* LargeHam: She's boisterous, and likes talking big. On the other hand, give her any sign of aggression and she'll fold back.
* OreOnna: She uses the masculine, and incredibly arrogant, "ore-sama" pronoun when talking about herself.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Subverted. While she is wearing pink, she uses the most masculine personal pronoun she can and likes to act anything but demure.
* ProudBeauty: She declares herself a "peer-less beauty," and constantly hurls insults at others, especially about their appearances.
* PunnyName: Referring to her two ahoges, her name means "beautiful rabbit".
* SirSwearsALot: She's got quite a dirty mouth when she's at her hammiest.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: A kanji variation. The Famitsu that revealed her name had it typoed as 未兎 instead of 美兎.
* StatuesqueStunner: At 5' 8" She's the second tallest female
withholds information. When he starts lying in the game 5th and 6th Trials, it is self-described as extremely beautiful.
* ZettaiRyouiki Grade B.
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[[folder: Tsumugi Shirogane]]
[[WMG:Tsumugi Shirogane]]
!!! '''Ultimate Cosplayer'''
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a telltale sign that things aren't going so hot for him.

[[folder:The 16th Student]]
[[WMG:Mukuro Ikusaba]]
!!!Ultimate Despair (Ultimate Soldier)
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->''"I just like recreating
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MegumiToyoguchi (Japanese), Creator/AmandaCelineMiller (English), Creator/JamieMarchi (anime) (English)

The mysterious sixteenth student, who Monokuma considers to be his "ace in
the characters’ costumes, so I wish someone else would wear them sleeve". Kyoko refers to her as "Ultimate Despair". Her real title is Ultimate Soldier, having served with a radical mercenary group called Fenrir for me…"''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/MikakoKomatsu

A seamstress
three years without taking a single wound. She is actually the twin sister of Junko Enoshima, and cosplayer. She would prefer "Ultimate Despair" refers to use models rather than wear the outfits herself, group/philosophy they were both members of. Having collaborated with Junko to stage the "School Life of Mutual Killing", she pulls a TwinSwitch to obfuscate her sister's identity as the Mastermind. However, Junko betrays and murders her (seemingly on a whim), and later uses her body to stage a fake murder in Chapter 5.

Her role is expanded in the side-story "''Dangan Ronpa IF''", which makes her the {{Protagonist}} and reveals her to be dependent on Junko, having had her sisterly affection twisted into unquestioning loyalty by Junko's manipulation. After Makoto saves her from being murdered by Monokuma, she vows to destroy her sister's plans both for the sake of her friends and to give Junko more despair.

* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Played with. She's Junko's older fraternal twin sister and the two have enough physical differences that when dressed normally it's hard to tell they're even related,
but she mistrusts looks ''very'' similar to Junko when dolled up with cosmetics and the right clothes and accessories, but she's not an ''exact'' match, with her eyes being a different shape and her YouthfulFreckles in particular being noticed by Makoto. She handwaves the discrepancy by claiming that most cosplayers, believing of her photos are digitally touched-up, but in the final trial, the fact that Monokuma was trying so hard to hide the real Junko's face is ultimately what proves to everyone that the Junko they care more about standing out themselves instead knew was a fake.
* AwesomeMcCoolName:
** Her name basically translates to ''Corpse Warblade''. "Ikusaba" in alternate kanji can also mean "battlefield."
** And let's not forget her title. Her real title is Ultimate Soldier, which also fits, though it's revealed early in Chapter 6 that her Ultimate Despair title is shared with a group
of honoring the series the costume people.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: According to her file, she was so good at her job, she never
came from. Her work back from any mission with '''any''' scars. Subverted in the fifth chapter, where her corpse is so popular blown up by her sister to conceal her identity.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: During the the two years spent at Hope's Peak, Makoto was the first person to smile at her, despite her title of Ultimate Soldier. WordOfGod says in all class photos she only looks at the camera if he's holding it, if he isn't, her lines of sight is always fixed on Makoto.
* BecomingTheMask: A variant at the end of ''IF'', Mukuro keeps her "Junko" identity in an attempt to understand her sister better, and to accept the world's hatred for both of the despair twins.
* BrutalHonesty: As "Junko", she did not censor herself ''at all'', and showed no fear of offending anyone.
* ChekhovsGunman: There is an empty seat in the trial room, which Monokuma claims has no special meaning. The presence of a sixteenth student is confirmed by Monokuma in Chapter 2, but it isn't until the end of Chapter 4 where we learn her name. Then you find out in the last chapter
that she enjoys corporate sponsorship.

was the Junko Enoshima that got killed all the way back in Chapter 1!
* ChildSoldier:
She speaks rather politely most worked under a [[PrivateMilitaryContractors PMC]] by the name of Fenrir, which operates under the US military.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: As a child, she joined a mercenary group called Fenrir. When disguised as Junko, she sometimes slips and breaks character, but manages to explain it away. See her above entry as Junko for details.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Black hair, dark colors in her official portrait, and a DarkAndTroubledPast as a ChildSoldier? As it turns out, she's another victim
of the time, but will get excited when one School Life of Mutual Killing, gets used by her favorite series or cosplays comes up. own sister as a pawn, and (if IF is any indication), had lots of reservations about her role in the plan, enough so to do a HeelFaceTurn.
* DeathByIrony:
She has a habit of becoming lost in thought, follows Junko's orders to the point letter like a good soldier... and dies because of it. The fact that Mukuro could dodge any attack on the battlefield only underlines how completely ignoring any attempts to grab off-guard she was caught by her attention. sister's betrayal.
* TheDragon:
She is was ''going'' to be one, and then Junko changed the mastermind behind plan on her.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: It depends on [[AmbiguouslyEvil how evil]] [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation you consider her]] in School Mode since she expresses annoyance at the EvilPlan failing, but the point stands. In the school store, if her attention is brought to the Monokuma merchandise, she'll make an attempt at humor that seems a lot less tasteful in context with the final trial of the main story and VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls.
-->"What the heck? What's [[TheMerch
this Killing Game. Surprisingly, she also survives it.

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stuff]] doing here? But it's [[GrotesqueCute actually kinda cute, right?]] They should make a hat or something, [[ReligionOfEvil that'd be super popular!]] [[TheHilarityOfHats A big old hat shaped like Monokuma's face]]. Like a full-on Monokuma helmet!"
* {{Big Bad}}: She's behind {{Foreshadowing}}: Sakura points out Mukuro (who is still posing as Junko) looks a little different from the killing game.
* BrokenStreak: The
magazine covers Junko appears in. Mukuro laughs this off by saying it's because the images were photoshopped to make her look more attractive... which you might not find suspicious at first mastermind who [[TruthInTelevision because that happens in real life]].
* HopelessSuitor: Mukuro had a huge crush on Makoto, but sadly it
doesn't (directly) kill someone, and the first mastermind to survive their own killing game.
* ColorMotif: Blue
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Her talent. She only likes to make the costumes, though, and would rather get others to wear them.
* DoingItForTheArt: She would rather get people who truly love the series she's referencing to wear
stop her costumes than people who want them for self-promotion, hence why she wears her own clothes despite disliking it and having a sponsorship.[[invoked]]
* {{Fangirl}}: PlayedForDrama
from helping Junko go through with her plans to throw the world into despair. In "''IF''", Junko even calls her out on being this. According to Junko, Mukuro wasn't brave to admit her feelings for him during their school life, and Makoto actually had feelings for Kyouko at the time.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Though the chest '''and''' the stomach.
* KnifeNut: A combat knife is regularly depicted in official art as [[WeaponOfChoice something of a signature weapon for her]] (besides an assault rifle). Probably more reason why Junko picked it to attack Makoto with while posing as her sister (not that the students would know that detail about her). As "Junko," she gives this piece of info when Makoto offers to play darts with her in School Mode.
-->'''Junko''': Oh, um... yeah, sure! I can probably handle that. I've got a pretty good eye, and I used to practice my knife-throwing all the time, so--\\
'''Makoto''': Y-You used to throw knifes!?\\
'''Junko''': Oh! Um, yeah, well... When I, uh, ran away from home, I had to learn to defend myself, right? So I just... Anyway! [she changes the subject]
* LongingLook: On the class photos she can frequently be seen looking towards Makoto. In fact, the only photo were she actually looks directly into the camera is the one where he was behind said camera.
* MasochismTango: With Junko.
* TheMatchmaker: See Junko's entry, as the "Junko" that Makoto could interact with in Free Time events is really her. In light of the last trial, though, it's unknown if she meant it or not.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: ''Mukuro'' can mean "corpse", while ''Ikusaba'' contains the characters for "war" and "blade". Mukuro is officially introduced as a corpse
* MusclesAreMeaningless: She shares the spot with her sister as the two lightest girls in the class at 44 kg while at the same time
being one towards [[GreaterScopeVillain Mukuro's]] organization.
* HoistByHerOwnPetard: Under
of the assumptation that Kaede killed Rantaro, she went on to execute Kaede. However, Rantaro was actually alive and so she technically "murdered" Kaede instead of executing her.
* {{Meganekko}}: The only girl to regularly wear glasses.
* NiceGirl: While an unashamed otaku, Shirogane's otherwise a very compassionate and good hearted young woman.
* {{Otaku}}: She is very passionate about otaku culture and knows many references to anime and video games.
* RapunzelHair: Butt-length.
* RecurringElement: Much like other
most powerful characters in the franchise, able to nearly match Ogami's 99 kg of muscle mass according to "''IF''." Lacking awareness to this trope likely explains why Ogami didn't bother to test her potential as a training partner the way she did to Naegi when they met in the entrance hall.
** Even though they're the same weight, her sister clearly has her beat in [[GagBoobs another area]], with the hamburger dialogue option in School Mode's dining hall implying she makes up the difference with muscle despite being so lanky.
* NoSocialSkills: Mukuro apparently isn't very good with talking to people, unless she pretending to be Junko. This
is not happy best showcased in ''IF'' when Mukuro try to convince the other student of Makoto's innocence, but unintentionally just made him look more guilty with her talent. Much like Leon, who wanted to be argument.
* ParentalAbandonment: Supplementary materials said she was actually separated from her parents in an accident on
a musician instead of a baseball player and Chiaki, who found trip abroad.
* PosthumousCharacter: ZigZagged, finally settling on
the talent subverted side - but barely.
* RedHerring: The whole point
of officially introducing the mysterious 16th student as the "Ultimate Despair" was to set her up as one of these.
* RedShirt[=/=]MauveShirt: Played with. Junko implies that she executed Mukuro in part because she looked the part.
* SignificantBirthDate: In a more ironic version of this, both of the
Ultimate Gamer Despair sisters was born on Christmas Eve (aka a day in which people are supposed to be limiting, since spread ''hope'' around the world).
* StalkerWithACrush: WordOfGod says in all class photos
she only looks at the camera if he's holding it, if he isn't, her lines of sight is always fixed on Makoto. Although she and Makoto were good friends back then, she never could want to do other things that aren't related to gaming. In this case, work up the courage the admit her feelings towards him, and due to her sponsors, machinations as co-Ultimate Despair, as well as Junko's betrayal of her, she needs to wear sadly never will in the costumes, though she prefers to just make them.
main canon. Although possibly subverted in the "''IF''" and School Mode continuities.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: An interesting case. Her official talent is cosplayer, so SuperGullible: Specifically centered around anything her skill set includes various things: make-up, seaming, hairstyle, etc., basically everything related to make sister says, as far as "''IF''" is concerned.
* ThickerThanWater: To
the clothes, but considering point that she'd help her sister end the world ForTheEvulz.
* TwinSwitch: She was impersonating her twin sister.
* WalkingSpoiler: Obviously, she is one of the many reasons this page needed to have unmarked spoilers.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Played with. Even after TheReveal, we still don't know how much of her Junko persona was an act. Not to mention that all we know from her actual personality comes from [[UnreliableExpositor Junko.]] "''IF''" fixes this, revealing that most of her lines as "Junko" were scripted by the
real interest is making, rather than using thing. That said, she slips out of character every so often, most notably during the cosplays, Free Time conversations with Makoto.
* WorldsBestWarrior: As evidenced by
her secondary skills are actually what should be title and when we see her talent.
in action in IF.
* SeriousBusiness: She is this about cosplay, her first voiced line has her telling that cosplays are not a disguise.
YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: One reason why Junko killed her. The other reason was [[ForTheEvulz shits and giggles]].
* ShoutOut: Her official art has a wig behind her that mimics the hair of [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
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[[folder: Tenko Chabashira]]
[[WMG:Tenko Chabashira]]
YouthfulFreckles: Even when masquerading as Junko.

[[folder:The Mastermind]]
[[WMG:The real Junko Enoshima]]
!!! '''Ultimate Aikido Master'''
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-> ''"Tenko's master
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->''"I had reasons deeper than the deepest ocean! - That was a fuckin' lie! I had no such reasons!"''

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MegumiToyoguchi (Japanese), Creator/AmandaCelineMiller and Creator/ErinFitzgerald (English), Creator/JamieMarchi (anime) (English)

The true mastermind behind Monokuma, whose identity is revealed in the final chapter of the game. Junko is the twin sister of Mukuro Ikusaba, with whom she pulled a TwinSwitch before the Despair Game begins. Both sisters were members of a movement known as "Ultimate Despair", which caused "The Worst, Most Despair-Inducing Incident In The History Of Mankind" and led to the world's current state. Junko has a paradoxical fetish for despair (both causing and receiving it) and wishes to share her twisted feelings with the entire world. The "School Life of Mutual Killing" is the final stage of her plan to plunge the world into an eternal state of anarchy, by proving that even the "best" of the world will turn on each other given proper incentive.

During the events of the game, she murders her sister seemingly on a whim, claiming that Mukuro couldn't impersonate her properly and wishing for her to taste the despair of betrayal. When Kyoko starts to prove a nuisance to her plans, Junko attacks Makoto as a "masked man" to set up the fake murder of "Mukuro Ikusaba" in Chapter 5 and attempt to frame Kyoko. After she is exposed and her last attempt to plunge the group into despair backfires, Junko follows the rules of her own game and gleefully executes herself as punishment.

* ArmorPiercingResponse: Any time someone asks her 'why' in some fashion (either in-person or as Monokuma) her answer will
always says be "despair."
-->"Despair is contagious. It's much like a natural phenomenon, as a matter of fact. Everyone Despairs. And right now, the entire wrecked world Despairs. Therefore, if it's Despair you consider your enemy, then your enemy is the entire world!"
* AwfulTruth: [[BreakThemByTalking Her performance in the final trial]] is geared towards dropping several of them on the students.
-->'''Junko''': And that is the truth! The truth you sought so much! How about it? Are you in Despair? Are you in Despair now
that you must use know everything?!\\
'''Kyoko''': Are you saying... that having us solve this school's mysteries was part of
your power the right way!"''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/SoraTokui

A user of "Neo Aikido", a
plan...?\\
'''Junko''': What if it was? What if this final
school of martial arts developed by her and her master. She has a cheery, energetic demeanor, and tends to make {{kiai}} yells in normal conversation. She enjoys the company of other women, but [[DoesNotLikeMen despises men]]--not only will she reject compliments trial was designed from men, she'll the very beginning to bring about your current Despair-inducing situation...? What if I made you fools solve this mystery, just to present you with this Despair-inducing truth...? [[ArmorPiercingQuestion ...So what if I did?]]\\
'''Kyoko''': [StunnedSilence]
* AxCrazy: ''We are putting it lightly here''.
* BackupTwin: In a sense.
* BadassArmFold: Her official portrait is this. After all, this girl is single-handedly responsible for giving the entire world so much despair.
* BadBoss: She holds nothing back
even reflexively thrown any man from people who touches her. worship and devoted themselves to her, most notably her twin sister Mukuro by belittling her every chance she had in IF and killing her (or trying to kill her in IF) despite Mukuro following the plan as well as she could have. She also wasn't above taking pride on being the "better" twin in the original game by claiming to surpassing her sister in nearly every way while insulting Mukuro's accomplishments despite having killed her long beforehand.
* TheBadGuyWins: Partially. She wanted to give herself ultimate despair, she got it.
* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: She really, ''really'' loves despair and hates hope. It
is made clear when she calls the first peaceful and happy year the class spent together at Hope's Peak "the worst school life ever!" When she's voted to be executed, she's ''ecstatic'', because she gets to experience one of the ultimate forms of despair: having your evil plan to plunge the whole human race completely into despair backfire right as you were about to succeed, and then dying an incredibly cruel death to top it off!
* BastardlySpeech: Her monologuing about despair becomes this after her entire plan has been laid out. She keeps claiming that the students killed each other to no fault of hers as a part of proving her point that despair exists in everyone and that hope will naturally lose to that despair, even going so far as to claim that she did it all out of love. [[ShutUpHannibal Makoto refuses to hear it]].
* BatmanGambit: A number of the variables in her plan and the intent behind the motivations rely on the assumption that her classmates won't deviate from the behavior she observed of them during their time in school (which becomes even likelier with what we learn about her observational abilities in ''Danganronpa Zero'').
* BigBad: Obviously.
* BigBadFriend: Deliberately invoked; she wanted to see the despair created by personal connection between
the victims of Chapter 3.

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her game and the mastermind orchestrating it.
* ActionGirl: Implied, BlueAndOrangeMorality: Mentioned above, everything hopeful is bad for her, and everything that's despair is good for her. Plus, she's batshit insane.
* BreakThemByTalking: The poster girl for the series.
* TheCaligula: A rather insane ShadowDictator who has effectively destroyed the societal structure.
* TheCharmer: Her talent for fashion makes it clear just how good she is at knowing what people want (and how to exploit that).
* ChekhovsGunman: Hence why even her folder tries not to clearly reveal her identity.
* ClusterFBomb: Her punk persona has one of the filthiest mouths in the series.
* CompressedHair: She somehow fits her pigtails under a full-head mask on the two occasions she disguises herself to attack Makoto.
* CoolCrown: Her "high and almighty ruler" personality dons one following TheReveal.
* TheCorrupter: ''Frighteningly'' good at bringing out people's worst side. This partially leads to Makoto refusing to lay blame on his fellow students, due to a belief in all of them being basically good people being corrupted.
* CuteAndPsycho: She ''looks'' like a normal, pretty, and fashionable high school girl. Her mental state? Not so much.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: What sort of execution is most fitting for the ultimate villain? ''All'' of them. Junko goes through each and every execution in the game in rapid succession. Possibly subverted for her
as she will be doesn't consider it "cruel and unusual"... she ''loves'' it.
* DarkMessiah: When she puts forth her ideas about despair's superiority over hope, she gains a legion of followers up to and including anyone with the power to stop her (according to the sequel, she was quite systematic about this). For all the problems she brought to the world, her phrasings imply that (in her mind) forcing people to give into
this installment's aspect of the human experience may have been an inevitable improvement in the long run... which she then shuts down as an even remotely-solid ideology by saying she did it all without reason or purpose. Some sources go so far as to say that the contradictory nature of her beliefs only serves to fuel her (and probably the world's) despair.
* DeadManSwitch: If she dies, the air purifier that's supplying the school with clean air shuts off.
* DepravedBisexual: As Monokuma, she frequently made lewd comments about her classmates regardless of sex and talked about [[ThePeepingTom spying on them]]. [[AmbiguouslyBi How legitimate this is is ultimately dependant on how much of the Monokuma persona is an act or not]].
* DesecratingTheDead: Frequently.
** Whichever of Headmaster Kirigiri's bones weren't destroyed in his execution are [[FingerInTheMail wrapped up in a box to taunt his daughter]].
** Despite being a robot, [[IAmAHumanitarian Monokuma eats Mondo's remains]] while the other students can only watch.
** At one point she threatens (as Monokuma) to beat on and later eat Sakura's corpse in {{revenge}} for the Monokuma key going missing thanks to her.
** Mukuro's body gets reused in a frame-job and [[WhyAmITicking rigged to explode in covering that fact up]].
** Whatever is left of Kyoko in the BadEnding gets [[DownInTheDumps tossed into the trash dump]] where her father's murder-weapon and coffin (the rocket) was thrown out.
* DissonantSerenity: Pretty much the whole time through her five executions, although the kicker is probably her ''meditating'' during the witch-burning.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Who knew a teenage girl could do so much?
* DrivenToSuicide: She seems more than happy to execute herself after being defeated. In fact, when Makoto timidly tries to insinuate that maybe, just maybe, she might ''not'' want to kill herself, Junko angrily shouts, paraphrased, "Bitch, you are ''ruining'' this for me!"
* EvenEvilCanBeLoved: Unlike most examples, this is used to make her look even worse: when her love for despair and her love for her sister coincide, Mukuro's life comes to an end.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Well more like "Despair cannot comprehend Hope" but Junko makes it clear she is completely surprised when everyone chooses hope, thinks making hope speeches is not only boring but also cheating, and fails to realize that she is asking his prisoners to betray the MessianicArchetype again, when the first time only brought them despair.
** This actually leads to her downfall. She was unable to imagine anybody trusting someone else enough to risk their life, which is exactly what Makoto did in the fifth trial. Kyoko calls it the weak point that Makoto exposed, allowing her to initiate the re-trial.
* EvilCounterpart: Excusing their cleverness, [[{{Determinator}} insane willpower]] and [[RousingSpeech speech-making]] [[BreakThemByTalking abilities]], both her and Makoto are extremely good at bringing allies over to their side by understanding the things that make them tick. The difference is that Makoto does this [[TheConfidant through simple listening]], [[TheReliableOne by allowing himself to be relied on]] and [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre unpretentiously helping people move past their pain and insecurity]] and instead [[TheParagon towards a hope-filled path]]. By contrast, she [[ManipulativeBastard exploits that emotional vulnerability]] and then [[TheCharmer psychologically manipulates her victims]] into [[TheCorrupter becoming someone willing (or even eager) to commit evil]]. Hence their status as MessianicArchetype and DarkMessiah.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: Seems to be the case for anyone in the series fallen to despair, and she's the poster child.
* EvilIsHammy: Some of her personalities definitely are.
* EvilIsNotWellLit: The Data Center where she acts from is possibly the darkest room in the game.
* EvilPlan: Explained by Monokuma at the start of the game as a simple desire for despair, in all its forms. At the time, the students had no idea how far that statement went.
* EvilVirtues: Despite claiming to be a being defined by despair, she has quite a few traits normally associated with hope, such as an uncannily tenacious devotion to her "cause" (see TheUnfettered below). And since she sees spreading despair as an act of love, in her own twisted way she could even be described as an altruist instead of a misanthrope.
* ExpressiveAccessory: Her bear pins, subtly. [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2 The sequel]] ramped this up with her newer sprites, where the bears can be seen sporting FireballEyeballs, OcularGushers and a LuminescentBlush to mirror her.
* ExpressiveHair: All her personalities have her hair behaving in unusual or impossible ways, sometimes sending her twintails spiking jaggedly in every direction. Her cutesy personality compresses both tails more neatly/simplistically to mimic a {{Moe}} art style, while her instructor personality has them fusing into a ponytail for a more intellectual look.
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: A famous fashionista and a psychotic mass-murderer.
* FakingTheDead: Twice!
* TheFashionista: Her alternate title.
* FashionDesigner: She earned her scholarship to the academy as the Super Highschool Level Fashion Girl/Fashionista, known for her wild and innovative designs, which she's modeled in dozens of magazines and photo shoots seen at the start of the game. [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon It serves as an early hint]] [[ManipulativeBastard at her uncanny ability to manipulate people]] [[TheCharmer by understanding their wants and desires]].
* FashionModel: She can be seen models her own designs at the start of the game, utilizing her sex-appeal to her advantage.
* FemmeFatalons: Mukuro has to wear false nails to mimic this, which becomes a plot point.
* {{Fetish}}: At least this is how Kyoko describes her desire for despair. As the trial progresses, her dialogue starts to imply that it may go much deeper than that.
* ForTheEvulz: Her motivation. She wants nothing less than to bring despair over the students... and the world. She even kills her own sister on a whim with little justification other than "Just think about how despair-inducing it would be!"
* GoOutWithASmile: Before being crushed by a giant block, she's cheerfully [[CheshireCatGrin grinning from ear to ear]] while waving at the heroes.
* HairColorDissonance: Said to have blonde hair, and is written as having blonde hair in the novels, but in pictures her hair seems to appear more pink or strawberry blonde when examined closely.
* HairDecorations: Befitting her role, the real Junko has bear-themed hairclips, one white, and one black on the same sides as Monokuma.
* HobbesWasRight: Believes despair is an inherent thing within all humans. She's not exactly wrong, either: she's just not as right as she thinks she is.
* HopeCrusher: UpToEleven, to the point where she takes pleasure ''in her own despair'' when she's taken down by the rest of the students.
* {{Hypocrite}}: She claims that despair is an absolute, inescapable thing with only the smallest prodding being required to push people over its edge. She just as frequently proves how small her faith in that despair is by manipulating events in a way that tries to cut hope off at the knees, like [[LaserGuidedAmnesia taking away the student's memories]] knowing they wouldn't kill each other otherwise, writing Sakura’s fake suicide note when she [[HeroicSacrifice killed herself for the sake of hope]], and trying to kill [[HopeBringer Makoto]] under the guise of [[TheDragon Ikusaba]] so that she can pin the murder on [[GreatDetective Kirigiri]]. This fact is thrown at her by basically everyone, and her need to disprove it leads to the final chapter's re-trial.
* ImplausibleHairColor: A common component of gyaru fashion is bleached hair (Junko's hair even tassels into red at the tips).
* InsufferableGenius: Her ego is enormous, but she also possesses one of the greatest minds in the entire franchise (hiding her identity as the mastermind behind an astronomically complex EvilPlan while surrounded by the greatest teen geniuses on the planet being a telling example). The {{pride}}ful way she carries herself like a movie star on the red carpet may be one of the biggest reasons behind her considerable fanbase.
** Though there's also a chance she only acts that way to annoy and confuse people as much as possible (since a person without hope would have no need for an ego).
* ItAmusedMe: She actually manages to frequently combine this with ForTheEvulz. She gets very quickly bored when she believes things are being too predicable and even changes her EvilPlan on the fly a couple of times, most notably when she kills her sister, for no other reasons than she thought it would be more interesting and entertaining that way.
* JapanesePronouns: After the reveal, she switches hers up every time she changes her behavior. Mostly she calls herself "atashi", which is typical from teenage girls -- but her punk personality uses [[{{Bokukko}} "ore"]] and the arrogant kingly personality uses "watakushi-sama" (私様), a combination which is both incredibly formal and extremely condescending.
* LaughablyEvil: Her constant personality switching and the fact that all of them are ''hilarious'' would make it really hard to take her seriously if she wasn't eleven kinds of fucked up in the head.
* LightIsNotGood: Light hair, a well-loved fashion icon, and absolutely AxCrazy.
* LostInCharacter: She implies that constantly acting as Monokuma for the whole game is the reason she has such wild personality shifts (she "forgot what kind of
character she's supposed to be"), although it's more likely that she's just crazy...
* MadeOfIron: As described in Cruel And Unusual Death above, Junko goes through every single execution shown in the game, but all except the last one don't seem to even scratch her. She in fact ''enjoys'' every single one of them. It takes a giant crushing machine (and possibly the detonation of the Monokuma she was holding at the time) to actually kill her.
* MadnessMantra:
-->"Lamelamelamelamelame...!"
* MalevolentMaskedMan: On occasion.
* TheManBehindTheMan: The mastermind behind Monokuma.
* ManipulativeBitch: Her specialty is playing on people's despair, however small it may be, to convert them to her way of thinking.
* MaskOfSanity: She's spent a large part of her life in the spotlight, successfully passed the academy's scrutinization in order to be accepted, and the class is positively ''filled''
with fighting talent.
* AmbiguouslyGay:
people who are good at reading other people. [[MasterActor She managed to fool every single one of them]].
** Most of the CD Dramas she appears in have her acting in much the same way her sister acted during the game (at one point sharing a scene with the resident esper and detective).
* MegaTwintails: Bigger than her head.
* MemeticHandGesture: Her 'punk' personality sometimes flashes [[Music/RonnieJamesDio the horns]].
* MoodSwinger: Junko's ''entire personality and voice changes with her mood''. She says she gets bored having the same character all the time. When Kyoko suggested the mastermind was emotionally unstable, she wasn't kidding.
* MysteriousPast: How she got this way is never explained and later material is highly vague about any details bar a few. Doesn't help that any person who could explain her past is dead and not entirely reliable themselves.
* NightmareFace: Well, Nightmare Mask. She gets a legitimate one.
* NightmareFetishist: Has a fetish for despair. This includes ''her own despair''.
* NonActionBigBad: Sort of like an EvilCounterpart to Makoto being the NonActionGuy that he is.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Her cutesy personality, which is drawn in a more simplistic style.
* ObfuscatingInsanity: Despite her apparent MaskOfSanity, it's implied by the way her expression goes blank when truly overcome with hate that she may be ''slightly'' more sane than she lets on, and that her many quirks and personality switches are an intentional way of unnerving people in order to give them despair. It's difficult to tell with her.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: During the finale, Junko is constantly in motion both physically and mentally so she doesn't get bored...but when Makoto starts talking back to her, she goes completely still and just looks at him. It's implied this is because he is one of the few things even her analytical talent cannot understand.
* ThePeepingTom: The art book, which examines the students' wardrobes in thorough detail with Monokuma narrating, [[http://s415.photobucket.com/user/TheIneffablePlan/media/DR%20Artbook%20Translations/CHARACTERPROFILING-MakotoNaegi.png.html?sort=3&o=19 implies on Makoto's page]] that she's been spying on them through the security cameras before they shower.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: She engineers the apocalypse through sheer tenacity (with "''IF''" even implying through Mukuro's narration that [[TheUnfettered her absolute desire to cause despair qualifies as a superpower]]). In the last trial, Kyoko has tremendous difficulty believing she could be capable of so much without a group backing her, and she answers that all it took was humankind's own inherent despair. Kyoko still finds herself unable to fully comprehend the terrifying scale of her influence.
* PsychopathicWomanchild: As smart as she is, her beliefs are simplistic, her speech is littered with [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocrisies]], her mannerisms are wild and attention-grabbing, and she
absolutely despises men, but being argued with. There's a girl complimenting chance her leaves remarks about being born in despair weren't that far off: a person standing opposed to the world's hope from childhood would have no need for the maturity that comes with hoping.
* PuppyDogEyes: One of
her in a blushing fit.
expressions, coupled with her "cutesy" personality.
* AnimeHair: RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Her twintails are two signature colors. Even her blonde hair has hints of pink in some sort it.
* ReligionOfEvil: The way in which she convinces people to follow the path
of loop.
* BareYourMidriff: Her shirt doesn't seem
despair could be interpreted as a cult. [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 The sequel]] explicitly describes the horrific actions of her followers as offerings to go their god (said by Monokuma, of course, ergo she herself [[AGodAmI sees it this way]]).
* RoyalWe: In English, she refers to herself in the plural when in her kingly personality.
* {{Sadist}}: In a roundabout way. She just enjoys despair, in
all its forms, that much.
* SamusIsAGirl: The Masked Man did look like it could be a guy.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Invokes this multiple times, inventing new rules (or bending
the way to her skirt, leaving enough space to see her bellybutton, but ones she's established) [[ObviousRulePatch if it's still a downplayed case.
* BeautyMark: Below
convenient for her]]. Kyoko ultimately uses this against her mouth.
by pointing out how this invalidates the point she's trying to prove.
* BigOlEyebrows: Has noticeably thicker eyebrows than SelfRestraint: Despite being the mastermind, she actually has the least freedom of anyone (self-inflicted as it may be). She presumably uses a sleeping bag as opposed to everyone's comfy beds, can only take meals at night and has an irregular sleeping pattern as a requirement of monitoring the students at all times, whenever they might be active (with most of the other characters in the game.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Her defining quirk. She even refers to the boys as 男死 (the word "boys", but with the kanji for "child" replaced for the kanji for "death").
* GenkiGirl
* HairDecorations: Taken UpToEleven, she wears a headband, a big shuriken shaped ribbon on the back of her head and another two bows on her twin tails.
* {{Irony}}: She makes a show of hating men and suspecting them of all kinds of wrongdoing, but the only
murders she lives through have female perpetrators (and for happening late at night and into the first morning). By the last two chapters, male victims); she has little more than a mere two rooms to move around in.
* ShadowDictator: A world filled with despair is her kingdom, and yet her face went unrevealed to that kingdom's subjects all the way until the final trial.
* ShapeshifterSwanSong: Of a sort. She rapidly switches between all her personalities during her final Machine Gun Talk battle.
* ShiftingVoiceOfMadness: In the dub, she has two voice actresses to accommodate this, [[UpToEleven and gets a third in the sequel]].
* SiblingMurder: She ends up murdering Mukuro
on top a whim. Why? Simply because she got bored their original plan and though that the despair one would experience from the sudden death of that, a beloved sibling was too good pass up on.
* SignificantBirthDate: In a more ironic version of this, both of the Ultimate Despair sisters was born on Christmas Eve (aka a day in which people are supposed to spread ''hope'' around the world).
* SlasherSmile: On her mask.
* TheSocialExpert: As a fashion icon, she's incredibly charismatic, and Charisma is one of the skills Makoto can learn from simply spending time with a person posing as her. It's the trait that allowed her to build up so many allies.
* TheSociopath: A complicated subversion. Junko is crazier than a shithouse rat... but while she shows many signs of sociopathy, she fails to demonstrate the most important one: an inability to care about others. If she hadn't really loved her sister, in her own messed-up way, she wouldn't have killed her, because the truest despair and tragedy come from killing those you love.
* SpartanSibling: Mukuro mistakenly believes that she can get through to her sister. Although she can, things always went bad because of Junko's whims. The sickest part is that Junko considers this being ''loving'' toward her sister, because she can't comprehend that maybe, just maybe, Mukuro ''doesn't'' get off on pain and despair the same way she does, no matter how hard she tries to.
* TalkativeLoon: Her set of greatly differing sprites would be hard to express in prose, so for "''IF''" and "''Dangan Ronpa 0''," she talks in really strange stream of consciousness rants that change subjects every few sentences. Can go from talking about how she just murdered someone to how a recent summer blockbuster underwhelmed her, the kind of people who fixate on her bust and ''the economy'' in very few words that she, herself, has some trouble following.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: It takes ''all six'' executions to kill her.
* ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil: ''She succeeds''.
* TooKinkyToTorture: The executions given to other killers were pretty chilling. But Junko enjoys all of them with a ''smile'' due to enjoying her own despair.
* {{Troll}}: Junko's motive is to put everyone into despair and trolling is one of the best ways to do so. In particular with the final class trial when she reveals to the remaining students, they have been killing classmates they had known for 2 years and for no reason other than for her own amusement.
* TwinSwitch: She had her twin use her name and title during the killing game since she thought it would be a waste for them to go unused while her sister's title was much less appealing.
* UncannyValleyGirl: Seemingly the ideal of teenage girls across the country, and hiding a psyche willing and able to tear the world apart.
* TheUnfettered: She describes herself as this, stating that because she has neither hope nor fear of death, there is nothing holding her back from doing what she wants.
* {{Unishment}}: Her execution qualifies big time. She starts out having a full on VillainousBreakdown from losing the final trial, but then her despair fetish kicks in, and she realizes that she finds the despair of both having your carefully laid plans crumble before you and facing death absolutely wonderful, so much that she promptly rejects Makoto's offer of a LastSecondChance, and gleefully executes herself.
* UnreliableExpositor: It's noted in-series that she could be ''wrong'' about the state of the outside world.
* VSign: A gal standard, naturally. She's holding one up just before she dies, and it's one of the more common sprites used by her sister while in disguise.
* VillainousBreakdown: When Makoto instills hope in the rest of the students. Subverted later on: The failure of her plan causes her despair, but because she has a fetish for despair, her own despair '''''turns her on''''', [[{{Unishment}} and she willingly executes herself!]]
* WalkingSpoiler: No duh.
* WeCanRuleTogether: After her true identity is exposed, she offers to make the other students her "disciples". She's not serious about it. It also doubles as a ShoutOut to the Dragonlord's offer from ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''.
* WhatTheHellAreYou: These are some of her last words to Makoto before the game's final Machine Gun Talk/Bullet Time Battle
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Despair is her defining characteristic, her greatest motivation, her ultimate weapon and
her eventual killer is female. As, too, is the mastermind.
downfall.
* LuminescentBlush: When Kaede compliments her cuteness, Tenko blushes really hard.
* MeaningfulName: Tenko can be read as "rolling child", referring
XanatosGambit: Due to her talent, as Aikido includes various rolling techniques.
* NoblewomansLaugh
* RapunzelHair: Her hair reaches down to
fetishization of despair, she actually views the final Class Trial this way -- she views both proving her thighs. [[UpToEleven While she ties it like DNA helixes]].
* RecurringElement: Actually continues
worldview correct and finally driving the tradition last remnants of Ishimaru and Saionji from the previous two games, world's hope into despair ''and'' having her worldview disproved, her carefully laid plans crumble before her, being a character who's shaken by a previous death sentenced to death, and seems to be headed experiencing the ultimate despair for character development, but is killed off in Chapter 3. She's even the second to have her body discovered, like the aforementioned two (though in herself as "wins."
* YouWillBeSpared: She makes
this case it's clear that Tenko died second).
* ThirdPersonPerson: She speaks in such a way, showing a bit
offer to 5 of a childish/playful side.
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[[folder: Kirumi Tojo]]
[[WMG:Kirumi Tojo]]
!!! '''Ultimate Maid'''
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the 6 final students should they let her execute Makoto.

!! Other
[[folder:Genocide Jack]]
[[WMG:Genocider Syo/Genocider Shou/Genocide Jack/Genocide Jill]]
!!!Ultimate Murderous Fiend
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-> ''"I have even been asked to help destroy the state, but since that is obviously impossible, I refused."''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/KikukoInoue

A girl with a sharp mind and an athletic body. Her day job is as a maid, but she is effective in a variety
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->"''What's it matter if I've got multiple personalities?! What's it matter if one
of roles, such as personal security. She was even apparently approached for 'em's a job that would "destroy a nation". Her personal motto is "duty before self", something that she continues to adhere to even in the prison school. She takes care of housekeeping and cooking for serial killer?! Look the other students. She way! They're just some minor character flaws! Gahahahahahahaha!''"

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MiyukiSawashiro (Japanese), Creator/ErinFitzgerald (English), Creator/CarliMosier (anime) (English)

A SerialKiller rumored to have killed thousands. Jack's trademark
is writing '''BLOODSTAIN FEVER''' ("Bloodlust" in the culprit of Chapter 2.
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* TheAce: Has various skills beside being a maid, though all of
English version) in the victim's blood and crucifying them are used to help her work on it. She is stated to be able to finish any work.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Naturally, due to wearing classic Victorian era maid attire to go
with her position as a maid.
* EveryoneHasStandards: She was asked to help destroy
custom-made scissors. When Chihiro is murdered, the government, but she refused. Though crime scene makes it evident that was because she Jack is among them. She's actually a SplitPersonality of Toko, and changes back with a sneeze. She does not take jobs she deems impossible to do.
* HairDecorations: A headband similar of a maid's.
* HumbleHero: Her introduction in
share the demo has Makoto praising her skills and stating same memories as Toko, which means that she can complete any task, but Kirumi states remember some things her other self has forgotten.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: In Jill's case, it's mostly the personality that's abhorrent. Though the giant tongue doesn't help.
* ACupAngst: The nature of her outbursts and personal attacks against Aoi strongly implies, if not outright establishes,
that "any task" she has a severe case of breast envy and is an overstatement.
also in deep denial about it.
* NinjaMaid: AlternateIdentityAmnesia: Just 'cause Toko lost her memories doesn't mean Jill did. This becomes important in the final trial.
* AxCrazy: Her title in a nutshell.
* BlackComedy: A veritable fountain of this.
* CallingCard: There's actually more than one. The second calling card - crucifying the victim with specially-made scissors - has been kept hidden from the media, which proves that she didn't murder Chihiro.
* CardCarryingVillain:
She is unrepentant about the many murders she has committed, and actually takes a bit of pride in her macabre "craft". In fact she is actually quite insulted that someone copied her MO for the second murder, especially because the murderer did such a sloppy job of imitating her. She's one of only two characters who ''don't'' become "true friends" with Makoto at the end of their dialogue lines, along with Byakuya.
* CatchPhrase: "Roger, darling!" becomes a minor one.
* ChekhovsGunman: Is discussed by the students early on as a possible identity for the Mastermind. So ''of course'' Jill eventually shows up.
* CreepySouvenir: She carves a mark upon her left leg for her every victim (hence Toko's retro-length skirt).
* DubNameChange: The localization calls her Genocide Jack/Jill.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Jill is unrepentantly murderous and insane and never misses an opportunity to hammer this point home with her mad laughter, but even ''she'' is disgusted at Junko. When the full scope of her plans for the classmates comes to light, she ''starts'' to laugh - and the abruptly stops, adopts a ''completely sane'' tone of voice and says that even '''[[AxCrazy she]]''' can't find Junko's plot funny.
* EvilIsHammy: To further contrast her much more subdued alter's personality.
* EvilLaugh: Comes with the territory.
* ExplosionPropulsion: When she tries to unmask the body in Chapter 5, the bomb rigged to destroy its face sends her flying. After a brief panic on the part of Aoi and Yasuhiro she reappears unharmed, just reverted to her normal personality.
* EyeColorChange: When changing into Genocide Jill, her eyes change from pinkish gray to red and the shape of the iris changes.
* GenderBlenderName: Syo is a normally male name, which is why it
was mentioned changed to Jack in the dub since an English audience might assume it to be hired as a bodyguard for a head gender neutral.
* GenkiGirl: An unusually twisted variant, and in the English version, this is the correct answer when she asks Makoto about which archetype she falls into.
* GoodFeelsGood: If she really enjoys her School Mode dates, Jill will happily tell Makoto that living the life
of a nation, ''non''-serial-killer is rather enjoyable for her.
* HeroicBSOD: She reaches this point the same as everyone else in the final trial; [[EvenEvilHasStandards even she finds herself disturbed by the degree of Junko's evil]]. With the hope given by Makoto, she decides to be more true to her wacky self: the self that wants to take the funnest path, hates going to school, and wants to follow Byakuya wherever he goes.
* HiddenWeapons: Genocide Jill keeps several pairs of scissors in a leg holster at all times (the right leg, specifically). It's not clear why Toko doesn't just remove them
while Jill is dormant, though the fact she states constantly makes more may be a factor.
* HypocriticalHumor: At one point, Genocide Jill complains about how all [[HollywoodPsych Hollywood films]] [[InsaneEqualsViolent portray DID sufferers as murderous serial killers]]... despite, you know, ''being'' a DID person who's a murderous serial killer. Also, at the beginning of Chapter 3's trial, as Yasuhiro protests his innocence,
she tells him to "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Shut your murdering mouth, murderer]]!" Yasuhiro promptly calls her out.
* IfICantHaveYou: All of Jill's victims were men that Toko
was just infatuated with. This is very bad news for Byakuya... Or not. Not in the way that gets him killed anyways: Jill's last Free Time Event reveals that Byakuya is the first man she's infatuated with who she ''doesn't'' want to kill.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Jill's hand-made scissors.
* InformedAbility: Despite being
a maid, serial killer supposedly responsible for hundreds of deaths, she doesn't kill anyone during the despair game, not even Byakuya. She justifies this very well though, pointing out that the whole purpose of Monokuma's game is to ''not get caught''. Killing anyone with her usual MO would be an incredibly stupid thing to do, and she simply doesn't ''want'' to kill any other way.
* KarmaHoudini: Survives the events of the game, mostly because hers is OffStageVillainy.
* KidsAreCruel: A Free Time event reveals that Toko's first crush [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior posted her love letter to him on the wall]] [[TheFreelanceShameSquad so that all the other kids would mock her]], and, when confronted about it, [[TheUnapologetic admitted to her]] that [[BitchInSheepsClothing he had always hated talking to her and made fun of her behind her back]]. Genocide Jill admits to having [[AssholeVictim killed said former classmate]] at a later time.
** In a similar vein, Toko also recounts a time where an [[TeensAreMonsters eighth grader]] asked her out, [[YankTheDogsChain only to bail midway through the date]] as he had only asked her out on a dare.
*** It should also be noted that, in the Genocide Jack file that lists the names of her victims, while most are men in their 20's and 30's,
there are implications also two teens listed... [[MuggingTheMonster one 17 years old, and one 14 years old]]...
* LargeHam: She even insists on sticking her tongue out like she's [[Myth/HinduMythology the goddess Kali]] all the time.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Since she and Toko do not share the same memories, she remembers things that Toko doesn't, including what "The Worst, Most Despair-inducing Incident in the History of Mankind" is.
* LaughablyEvil: Let's face it, Jill is ''hilarious'', and given her murders look like giving money to charity compared to Monokuma's actions, you don't feel that bad about it.
* LaughingMad: The number of times she ''doesn't'' punctuate something with her EvilLaugh can be counted on one hand.
* LoveRedeems: Jill promises to give up serial killing in her last Free Time Event if Makoto sets her up with Byakuya.
* MeaningfulName: Jill describes herself as a [[YaoiFangirl fujoshi]] ('''腐'''女子), the first kanji of which is the same character in Toko Fukawa ('''腐'''川冬子). Provides an interesting contrast, considering they're the kind of people who Toko ''hates''.
** In the dub, the names Genocide Jack and Genocide Jill are references to both UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper[[note]]Some theories state that "Jack" was a woman, and refer to "her" as Jill the Ripper[[/note]] and the NurseryRhyme ''Jack and Jill''[[note]]Some versions of the rhyme include a third verse where Jill grins upon discovering Jack was injured[[/note]].
* MetaGirl: Explicitly points out the overuse of Split Personalities to make villains, giving them a bad rap; even goes so far as to claim she's going to disprove the stereotype. While
she is creepy as hell, Jill is ironically the more rational of the two personalities, as Toko has a capable fighter tendency to panic and could be doing everything assume the worst. This makes her ''less'' of a bodyguard does.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Kirumi can be read
danger than Toko: as "Slashing Beauty" or "Beheading Beauty", Jill points out, she never became a famous serial killer by being ''caught'', and trying to kill anyone under the circumstances of Monokuma's game would be incredibly stupid of her.
* MotorMouth: Surprisingly
she shares never seems to bite her family name with the World War II-era Japanese prime minister [[https://en.tongue no matter how much she says or how quickly she says it.
* MythicalMotifs: Her design and MO is based on a combination of Kali, a Hindu Goddess of death (among other things), and a [[http://en.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Hideki_Tojo Hideki Tojo]], org/wiki/Kuchisake-Onna Kuchisake-Onna]], a Japanese {{Yokai}} who was is a convicted war criminal.
* NeatFreak: Her report card states
spirit of a woman wronged by men who kills her victims with [[ShearMenace scissors]] that is very hard to escape from.
* NeverMyFault: One of her bigger {{Jerkass}} moments sees her waking up and bashing Sakura over the head for merely trying to help her, and later blaming Sakura herself.
* TheNicknamer: Tends to call most characters by a shortened version of their first name, then "-kun"/"-chan"/etc, i.e. "Ma-kun" (Makoto), "Hifumin" (Hifumi), and "Chi-tan" (Chihiro). In addition,
she likes cleaning.
* PeekABangs: Her left eye is always covered by her hair.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Fitting with her talent.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: She
refers to Toko as Gloomy, and let's not even get started on the names she calls Aoi, such as Godzilla Tits. Aoi occasionally has a set of to ask who she's talking about. The localization has them call Makoto "Big Mac" and "Makoodle poodle kit-and-kaboodle" among other skills non-related to being things. She also uses "Tick Tock" (Kiyotaka), "Huffy" (Hifumi) and "Cherry"(Chihiro).
* NightmareFetishist: She loves her job. Let's leave it at that.
* NotMeThisTime: After TheReveal.
* NotSoDifferent: She's
a maid, serial killer, but they are all used to achieve finishing any task she is given actually willing to help (in her own, twisted way) in the trials to fight for her life, doesn't kill anyone, and in the final trial, she's so scared of the outside world as everyone until Makoto talks her out of it.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: It's incredibly jarring when Jill starts using a sane, indoor voice, and a sure sign that shit has really hit the fan.
* OverlyLongTongue: As mentioned most likely a reference to the [[Myth/HinduMythology Hindu Goddess Kali]], which suits her to a "T".
* PragmaticVillainy: She points out herself that if the point of the game is to ''not'' get caught, then it would be idiotic to use all her calling cards
as a maid.
serial killer if she did decide to murder someone at Hope's Peak. And since she doesn't ''want'' to murder in any other fashion, well, she simply won't murder at all.
* {{Pun}}: The English fan translation has her call herself a slasher... no, not like a serial killer, like [[YaoiFangirl somebody who's into slash fiction]].
* RapunzelHair: Same as Toko, see her section above.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Well she is more pink when she's in control but the point remains.
* RedHerring: Early on, Genocide Jill is suspected of being the mastermind behind Monokuma. When she actually appears, Monokuma himself confirms that he's not her. Furthermore, she neither kills anyone, nor is killed by anyone else due to her murderous ways.
* SerialKiller: How she earned her name.
* ShearMenace: Her WeaponOfChoice.
* SneezeOfDoom: Her method of transformation, even if the DeadlyGame prevents the other students from seeing her as that much of a threat (therefore diminishing the "doom" aspect).
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Toujou, Tōjō, or Tojo.
Much like Sakura, Syo's name is inconsistently romanized. The original game uses 'Syo' the one time it's romanized. The fanmade patch, alternately, goes with 'Shou'. The anime manages to be even more inconsistent, going with 'Syo' on written files, but 'Sho' in the character's introduction screen. Funimation's subtitles, for their part, stick with 'Sho', as do newer supplementary materials. Averted in the localization. See DubNameChange.
* StatuesqueStunner: At 176cm, SplitPersonality: The case file on Genocide Jill suggests that the serial killer shows signs of having Dissociative Identity Disorder. She is indeed a split personality of her original self, Toko Fukawa.
* SplitPersonalityMakeover: Toko and Genocide Jill are discernibly different in that Genocide Jill has red eyes and an OverlyLongTongue.
* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Byakuya and ''all'' of her victims. She only kills guys she likes after all.
* TokenEvilTeammate: She's a remorseless mass murderer, but
she's also one of the tallest female character most stable students during the trials and lacks the others tendency of jumping to conclusions, as well as surviving the whole game and escaping with the others.
* {{Yandere}}: For Byakuya. But not to the point of wanting to kill him or anyone else for his sake, which makes him a unique case for her.
* YaoiFangirl: In contrast to Toko's seething hatred of anime and manga. In fact, she specifically refers to herself as a ''fujoshi'' (basically "rotten fangirl", a term fans of the yaoi genre might recognize).
* YouDidntAsk: She does indeed remember The Worst, Most Despair-inducing Incident
in the game.
* {{Workaholic}}: Her profile implies that
History of Mankind. The reason why she still wants to act as a maid during their time in never mention it before the Gifted Inmates Academy, and that she hates standing by idly.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Maki Harukawa]]
[[WMG:Maki Harukawa]]
!!! '''Ultimate Caregiver''' '''(Ultimate Assassin)''']]
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-->My motto is never to say anything unless asked directly! [[BlatantLies I'm the silent type, you know!]]

[[folder:Alter Ego]]
[[WMG:Alter Ego]]
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-> '' "Leave me out of it." ''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/MaayaSakamoto

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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KoukiMiyata and briefly Creator/KazuyaNakai (Japanese), Creator/DorothyEliasFahn and briefly Creator/KeithSilverstein (English), Creator/KaraEdwards and briefly Creator/ChristopherSabat (anime) (English)

A girl who grew up in an orphanage. She was made program created by Chihiro to help out while living there, the students escape Despair Academy, a breakthrough in ArtificialIntelligence that thinks and despite not learns like a human. Complicating matters is the fact that they have to keep it hidden from Monokuma. Unfortunately, they fail, and Alter Ego is executed by being particularly good crushed with construction equipment at the work end of Chapter 4. Fortunately, Alter Ego managed to download itself into the mastermind's network beforehand, allowing it to prevent Makoto from being executed.
* ArtificialIntelligence: Obviously, based on their creator
and [[ChildHater hating children]], apparently his friends.
* AttractiveBentGender: Hifumi insistently calls him a 'her' after falling for them.
* BigDamnHeroes: Chapter 5 has Alter Ego in Makoto's execution - before he is crushed by
the children liked ''her'' so much crusher block, Alter Ego overrides Monokuma's control and shuts off the crusher, allowing Makoto to pass to relative safety.
* ChekhovsGun: Despite being executed, during the short time they were connected to the network, they were able to plant a virus
that she earned saves Makoto from being executed in Chapter 5.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Helps to bring Kiyotaka out of his HeroicBSOD, but their method of doing so involves taking Mondo's appearance and mimicking what he'd say to Kiyotaka in this situation, which... mostly involves mocking his weakness. It works though.
* KissMeImVirtual: In Hifumi's mind. More level minds suggest Alter Ego is mostly interested in
the title Ultimate Caregiver. She information Hifumi's giving it.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Breaking that HeroicBSOD leads to Kiyondo and Hifumi developing a rivalry that Celeste [[ManipulativeBastard takes advantage of]] by stealing Alter Ego and framing Kiyondo for it, leading to the deaths of all those involved.
* OnlyMostlyDead: Though it was "executed" in Chapter 4 and
has an uncooperative attitude and [[BrutalHonesty speaks no way of communicating with the other students, it still exists as a virus in the school network, [[NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay which ends up saving Makoto's life]]. Its presence in [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 the sequel]] implies the survivors retrieved it from the heart]]. She survives the Killing Game.
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network sometime after Junko's defeat.
* AffectionateNickname: Momota calls her "Harumaki".
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's distant towards the
PronounTrouble: Subject to this, as others can't decide whether to call Alter Ego a 'he', 'she', or 'it'.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Alter Ego's avatar is identical to Chihiro,
and is someone who self-admittedly it initially introduces itself to the other students under his name. It then gets latched onto as a replacement for ''Mondo'' after trying to cheer up Kiyotaka by creating a simulation of him.
* {{Robosexual}}: The 'cargo' in Hifumi's shipping.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Their treatment as an AI varies wildly among the students. Makoto refers to it as a friend, Kyoko treats it more like a tool (though she does this with ''everyone'' at first), Kiyotaka and Hifumi fawn over it for differing reasons, and Celeste outright says she
doesn't get along well with other people. Her first line in one of the trailers (see her quote above) reinforces this trope further.
* BeautyMark: Has one under her left eye.
* BrutalHonesty: She's the type to say things clearly and without beating around the bush.
* ChildHater: Despite her talent, she hates children and only took care of them because she was told to while growing up in an orphanage.
* ColorMotif: Red.
* TheDeterminator: Her character introduction states her to be rather resolute.
* FriendToAllChildren: Her talent. She is naturally that, even though she
think it has NoSocialSkills and she is actually a ChildHater, kids actually seem any feelings to completely adore her. Though this gets {{subverted}} later on once her true talent is revealed.
* HairDecorations: Has a hairclip shaped like an infinity symbol in her hair.
* {{Irony}}: As Maki herself lampshades, she's the Ultimate Caregiver and children love her, but she ''hates'' children. Fitting, as that isn't her real talent. In a more legitimate example of irony, she's the Ultimate Assassin, but does not kill anyone in the game.
* {{Jerkass}}: She's not exactly a pleasant person, to be blunt.
* MythologyGag: She looks suspiciously similar to one of Komaru's [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/danganronpa/images/b/be/Komaru%27s_Beta_%282%29.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/636?cb=20150102211223 Beta designs]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Maki is written with kanji meaning "demon princess".
* NoSocialSkills: She is not very sociable and doesn't really like people in general. Children still seem to like her though.
* SailorFuku: She wears a red uniform with a yellow tie and a black skirt.
* TheStoic: Her emotional range seems to be rather limited, with the most being contained annoyance. Might have something to do with being the Ultimate Assassin.
* RapunzelHair: To insane degrees. Tied up, her hair nearly reaches the ground.
* RecurringElement: A character with a hidden ultimate talent involving murder, like Toko Fukawa/Genocide Jill (Ultimate Writing Prodigy & Ultimate Murderous Fiend) and Peko Pekoyama (Ultimate Swordswoman, and a trained mafia hitman).
* {{Tsundere}}: Discussed with Kaede, who presumes Maki is a sort of Type A towards children, but the latter seems to dismiss the idea.
* ZettaiRyouiki: With her twin tails and cold personality, Grade S.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Korekiyo Shinguji]]
[[WMG:Korekiyo Shinguji (real name: Miyadera Shinguji)]]
!!! '''Ultimate Anthropologist'''
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[[folder:Santa Shikiba]]
[[WMG:Santa Shikiba]]
!!!Ultimate Botanist
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-> ''"I wonder what kind of beauty humans will display under these trying circumstances."''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/KenichiSuzumura

A girl who's been all over
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The person who created
the world in order to study anthropology, particularly her speciality, folklore. Seeing the adversity found in poor areas of the world has led to her believing that hardship can bring out the true beauty of mankind, so she eagerly observes the events Monokuma Flower who was never a part of the killing game. Initially presented as male, it turns out "he" Already dead. Literally nothing else is actually a woman named Miyadera Shinguuji. She is also the culprit of Chapter 3.
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* AntiquatedLinguistics: Shinguji speaks with pretty outdated kanji.
* BandageBabe[=/=]HandwrapsOfAwesome: For whatever reason, her hands are all bandaged.
* BootsOfToughness: They go towards pushing her militaristic design.
* CommissarCap: Wears one as part of her military dress uniform.
* CoolMask: One covering her mouth, seemingly has a zipper as an opening for her mouth.
** Her official art has her holding [[NightmareFace a creepier mask]].
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: She has long dark hair and is freakishly pale.
* {{Foil}}: Shockingly, to Chihiro Fujisaki from the original game. Chihiro was a girl that turned out to be a boy. Korekiyo is a man who turns out to be a woman.
* HumansAreInteresting: She studies the humans around him to understand their behavior and their beauty. She believes that humans have unlimited beauty and tries to study more
known about it.
* JapanesePronouns: "Boku".
* LongHairedPrettyboy: Her eyes are very striking giving him this impression despite
him, since he's only mentioned once (unnamed) in the whole series, besides supplemental material showing his mask and he has a pretty typical bishonen build in addition to her hair length. Makes sense, given "he"'s actually female.
* MeaningfulName: Her family
name includes and appearance.
* AllThereInTheManual: His name and appearance are only in
the kanji for (Shinto) Shrine and (Buddhist) Temple, two thing important on the Japanese religious culture, related to her talent. Her artbook.
* PosthumousCharacter: As stated above.
* PunnyName: His
given name is written with the kanji for "Just" and "Purity" 田田田, which can allude is the character ''ta'' repeated three (''san'') times. It translates to his design's theme.
Field Field Field.

[[folder:Daiya Owada]]
[[WMG:Daiya Owada]]
->'''Voiced by (anime only):''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (Japanese), Creator/JasonDouglas (English)

Mondo Owada's big brother and founder of the Crazy Diamonds.

* NightmareFace: Her CoolBigBro: He started the biggest biker gang in Japan and saved Mondo's life.
* DeathByOriginStory: His death was a huge turning point for Mondo, and not only because it made him the
second mask.
leader of the Crazy Diamonds.
* PurpleProse: Along DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: In this case, deceased big brother. Daiya was and still is Mondo's hero and he remembers him as such.
* DelinquentHair: Had a jet black pompadour that nobody can seem to agree on the size of.
* HeroicSacrifice: Pushed Mondo out of the way of an oncoming truck during a street race and was fatally struck himself. [[MyGreatestFailure Mondo still feels incredibly guilty over it]].
* JapaneseDelinquents: Naturally, considering he founded the biggest bosozoku gang in Japan.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Even though we never got to know him, it is implied that he was this by Mondo's constant praise of his moral code and chivalry, and by the fact that he seemed to be a very good brother even though he led a gang that most likely engaged in constant violent activities.
* MeaningfulName: Though not exactly meaningful, when 'Daiya' is put together
with her antiquated terminology.
* PuttingOnTheReich: Her design sure looks quite Nazi-esque with a bit of [[KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japan]] thrown into
'Mondo' it forms 'Daiyamondo', which is the mix.
* RedArmbandOfLeadership: Not helping
Japanese pronunciation of the Nazi vibes unlike previous characters English word 'Diamond'. Guess what's his gang's name.
* PosthumousCharacter: Already deceased by the time the game is set.
* VagueAge: It's only stated that Daiya is older than Mondo, but not by how much. It can be that he's only a few years older (such as a senior in high school) or legal adult, it's just seems like nothing the fandom
in the franchise who's had it.
* SkewedPriorities: Locked inside
West or Japan can agree on.

[[folder:The Headmaster]]
[[WMG:Headmaster Jin Kirigiri]]
!!!The Headmaster of Hope's Peak Academy

->'''Voiced by (anime only):''' Creator/RikiyaKoyama (Japanese), Creator/JMichaelTatum (English)
->'''Played by:''' Toru Kazama (Stage)

The original headmaster of Hope's Peak Academy, before Monokuma took over. All that is known about him at this time is that he's a man in his late thirties, and he might still be in
the Gifted Inmates Academy with 15 other people and being school. According to Alter Ego, the headmaster spearheaded a plan to lock the remaining students in the school following a Despairing Incident which forced the school to kill each other, close. He's also Kyoko Kirigiri's father, which is why she takes her was reluctant to believe that he could be the mastermind. As it turns out, the headmaster ''is'' in the school... as a pile of bones, killed by Monokuma in the "Blast Off!" execution from the game's beginning. He had distanced himself from the Kirigiri family because he did not want to follow in the family business of being a detective, and cut all ties to them, leaving his daughter behind.

* AbsurdlyYouthfulFather: He is only in his thirties but has a teenaged daughter. Apparently he was [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than He Looks]].
* AllThereInTheManual: The Headmaster's full name is not revealed until ''Dangan Ronpa Zero''.
* BlackSheep: The only Kirigiri to oppose working as a detective, even though he was regarded well enough to be considered a possible family head after his father retires.
* BornDetective: The Kirigiri family is a secret legacy of legendary detectives. However, the Headmaster disliked being a detective, and left some
time studying her classmates to add information to her pet theory.
ago.
* SomethingAboutARose: Her official art shows her with Rose thorns and petals all around.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Himiko Yumeno]]
[[WMG:Himiko Yumeno]]
!!! '''Ultimate Magician'''
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->''“Should I just beat you to death with my deadly magic?"''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Aimi Tanaka

The Ultimate Magician, but she would prefer to call herself
ChekhovsGunman: Set up from the Ultimate Spellcaster. She claims very beginning. Remember that extra "Blast Off!" execution from the beginning of the game? Looks like that was him.
* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: He's passionate about cultivating talent in youth. He left his daughter parentless to pursue that passion.
* DeanBitterman: Suggested at first. Turns out he's not. Trope averted.
* FingerInTheMail: His bones are found wrapped up in a present, presumably to taunt Kyoko by whoever killed him.
* FollowInMyFootsteps: He apparently refused to do this, walking out on the chance
to be the youngest person to win Magician head of the Year, a prestigious award given out by the magician society Magician's Castle. However, since her tricks are actual magic (according to her, at least), she alleges that she has been prevented from claiming the award family. The exacts aren't very clear.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Toward Kyoko.
* ParentsAsPeople: Supplementary material implies he's legitimately proud of Kyoko, but more
because of a conspiracy to hide the existence of magic. She also claims to be flooded with booking requests from all over the world. Despite being at the top of her field, she is lazy to a fault. She survives the Killing Game.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Her laziness, outdated way of speaking and her other character quirks combined give her a very unique cuteness when compared to the other characters.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: A very pompous variant of it, reminiscent of the speech pattern of an old mage from a JRPG.
* BlushSticker: Has perpetually rosy cheeks.
* BrilliantButLazy: She's [[TeenGenius an Ultimate]], but she complains about not having enough [[{{Mana}} MP]] and that murder would be too toilsome to commit.
* CatSmile: Showcased in one of her sprites and the official art.
* ConspiracyTheorist: She believes there is a conspiracy to hide the existence of magic from the public.
* CuteWitch: A TokenMiniMoe that dress like a witch.
* HairDecorations: A blue hairclip to help keep her hair held back.
* InsistentTerminology: She prefers to be called a mage rather than a magician.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses ''Uchi'' on herself.
* MagicAIsMagicA: She claims that magic is not universal, but instead has very specific uses. For example, she can't make people fly up and down, but she can guess cards and coins chosen by the audience and make dove appear afterwards. If
she's his student ahead of her being serious, his daughter. At one point in ''Zero'', she's not fully certain whether she can cut a human being in half.
* MagicalGirl: Seems to
should be her motif, between her witch hat and happy or annoyed seeing the staff look of pride in his eyes at how talented a detective she is shown holding on the cover.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane[=/=]MagiciansAreWizards: Claims that
(especially because it reminds her performances are real magic rather than parlor tricks.
* NiceHat[=/=]RobeAndWizardHat: Her most notable trait is
of a look her black "witch hat".
* OlderThanSheLooks: Yes,
grandfather, who she is actually a high schooler.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Wears tights with her school uniform.
* ShoutOut:
highly respects, once gave her). Considering [[AbsurdlyYouthfulFather his age]], he probably had too many ambitions left to fulfill ahead of being a decent father.
* RedHerring: He isn't nearly as important or malevolent as one may initially assume, except for Kyoko's motivation.
* PersonalEffectsReveal: In his hidden room where his bones are found, a photo is found of him and Kyoko as a child. Additionally, the password to said room was
her witch motif, name.
* PetTheDog: Kyoko knew him almost entirely as a father who abandoned her... until it's revealed that his room's lock is
her given full name references either [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himiko the semi-legendary Himiko, and that he had a magic-using queen picture of ancient Japan]] or ''Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan'', while him and her surname matches up together that he seemingly cared a lot for. Even Kyoko needs a moment alone to comprehend it, [[CryCute with some implications]].
* PosthumousCharacter: As mentioned above, he is technically
one of the most famous anime witches, [[Anime/SallyTheWitch Sally Yumeno]].
* StageMagician: Her talent and her appearance in official artwork.
** MagicianDetective: A given considering what series she's in.
* TeensAreShort: She's the shortest female character
first people you see in the game.
* TokenMiniMoe: She has a quite short stature and a round face, giving her a young appearance.
** RecurringElement: She is similar to Chihiro and Hiyoko before her.
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[[folder: Angie Yonaga]]
[[WMG:Angie Yonaga]]
!!! '''Ultimate Artist'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/angie.png]]

-> ''"But Angie only lends her body. The one really doing it is God. Nyahahahaha! Divine, right?"''

-> '''Voiced By:''' Minori Suzuki

An accomplished artist and a foreigner from an island nation. Angie considers herself a conduit of the god of her island, believing him to always be by her side. She claims that her art is not created by her,
game (during his execution) but by her god simply using her body. The particulars of Angie's country are unclear; Angie seems to have a fascination in blood sacrifice, for instance. Despite the creepy details, Angie is rather cheerful and energetic. She is one of the victims of Chapter 3.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: She has brown skin and a foreign sounding name, but
you don't learn anything about her ethnicity hasn't been confirmed yet.
him until ''much'' later.
* BlushSticker: Seems to have perpetually rosy cheeks.
* CatSmile: Has one in one of her sprites.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: According to [[http://kaibutsushidousha.tumblr.com/post/154978742819/new-danganronpa-v3-official-blog-day-18 this post]], one of
WalkingSpoiler: Yet another reason for losing the producers believes that she is the quirkiest character of the franchise to the point where they nicknamed her "Strange-chan".
* ColorMotif: Yellow.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Of the white haired variety.
* FirstNameBasis: On both ends. She calls everyone by their first names, and everyone calls her Angie and not Yonaga.
* GenkiGirl: She's very upbeat and energetic
* InnocentBlueEyes
* MsFanservice: Solely from her {{Stripperiffic}} design that includes nothing but a bikini and a yellow coat.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Not as bad as Himiko, but she looks fairly young for her age.
* PreacherMan: Almost all of her lines of dialogue so far have her talking about God. The "god of the island" to be exact, though we still don't know what God or island she's referring to.
* StrangeGirl: Oh so very much.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her clothes are only a yellow coat and a bikini.
* TeensAreShort: The second shortest female in the group only beating Himiko by a few centimeters.
* ThirdPersonPerson: To add to her quirky, overly joyful personality.
* TokenReligiousTeammate: She's actually the first in the main game series.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Her report card states that she likes avocados.
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