History VisualNovel / DanganRonpa

27th May '16 5:08:55 PM nombretomado
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''Dangan Ronpa''[[note]]literally, ''Bullet Rebuttal''[[/note]]: ''The Academy of Hope and the High School Students of Despair'', also known as ''Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc'', is a "high-speed mystery action adventure" released in Japan for the PSP in 2010, the PlaystationVita in 2013 and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in 2016. It is the first installment in the ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' franchise.

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''Dangan Ronpa''[[note]]literally, ''Bullet Rebuttal''[[/note]]: ''The Academy of Hope and the High School Students of Despair'', also known as ''Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc'', is a "high-speed mystery action adventure" released in Japan for the PSP in 2010, the PlaystationVita UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita in 2013 and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in 2016. It is the first installment in the ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' franchise.
21st May '16 12:02:09 PM DavidRycan
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Junko's "offer" to Makoto if he joins Ultimate Despair is "honor, status, and some of our home cooking!"
15th May '16 3:30:45 PM Delta2501
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* TheHeart: Despite being impaled and in considerable pain Makoto calmly talks the paranoid and confused group into uniting and giving Mukuro the self-admitted terrorist a chance to speak. He does this by talking though the bonds and secrets he shared with the others, including Sakura's hidden rivalry and Toko's next novel, proving the trust each of them shared before having their memories erased.
12th May '16 3:21:10 AM Alucard
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* ConvictionByContradiction: This actually gets subverted in the second trial after Mondo is subjected to a PullingTheThread plot. He yells out that he's being treating him like a criminal without a scrap of evidence, which leads to Kyoko admitting her reasoning is weak taken on its own.

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* ConvictionByContradiction: This actually gets subverted in the second trial after Mondo is subjected to a PullingTheThread plot. He yells out that he's being treating him treated like a criminal without a scrap of evidence, which leads to Kyoko admitting her reasoning is weak taken on its own.



** Byakuya calls the bloody classroom he finds on the fourth floor "like a battlefield" and the dub has Monokuma telling the two to "soldier on" in solving the room's mystery, as if to imply Mukuro did it. This line wasn't in the original, and LightNovel/DanganronpaZero reveals that a battle did take place in the location, but had nothing to do with Mukuro.

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** Byakuya calls the bloody classroom he finds on the fourth fifth floor "like a battlefield" and the dub has Monokuma telling the two to "soldier on" in solving the room's mystery, as if to imply Mukuro did it. This line wasn't in the original, and LightNovel/DanganronpaZero reveals that a battle did take place in the location, but had nothing to do with Mukuro.


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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: Probably 7, if only for the room Togami found and for Kirigiri's hands appearing on-screen without any of the usual censorship. Anything else has its impact lessened to a 6 by the pink blood.


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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: As she's cradling the broken Monokuma with her sister's voice still feeding through its speakers, Ikusaba tells Enoshima that their plan was inherently flawed because it required the student's school memories be erased. Knowing they would never kill each other otherwise, by this act she's admitting that their hope was too strong for her to beat, thereby undoing the entire point she so badly wanted to prove to the world. Enoshima simply responds by once again calling her a disappointment.


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* PinkySwear: Naegi and Kirigiri do this before she heads off into danger. He's making her promise to come back safely.
9th May '16 5:19:06 AM koopakoop
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* AndYourRewardIsClothes: The reward for getting a character ending? That character's underwear. Um... yay?

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* AndYourRewardIsClothes: The reward for getting a character ending? That character's underwear. Um... yay?yay? WordOfGod says that it is supposed to be a representation of an intense bond between Makoto and the other character... which just so happens to appear as that character's favourite undergarments.



* CrotchGrabSexCheck: In the original Japanese version of Chihiro's ending, Chihiro proves he's a boy to Naegi by moving Naegi's hand somewhere "on his body", which is strongly implied to be this. In the localised version, it's specifically said that Chihiro moves Naegi to feel his chest, perhaps to appease the censors, or to avoid UnfortunateImplications as most Western countries have more accepting approaches to gender identity than Japan.

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* CrotchGrabSexCheck: In the original Japanese version of Chihiro's ending, Chihiro proves he's a boy to Naegi Makoto by moving Naegi's Makoto's hand somewhere "on his body", which is strongly implied to be this. In the localised version, it's specifically said that Chihiro moves Naegi Makoto to feel his chest, perhaps to appease the censors, or to avoid UnfortunateImplications as most Western countries have more accepting approaches to gender identity than Japan.
9th May '16 5:16:24 AM koopakoop
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* CrotchGrabSexCheck: In the original Japanese version of Chihiro's ending, Chihiro proves he's a boy to Naegi by moving Naegi's hand somewhere "on his body", which is strongly implied to be this. In the localised version, it's specifically said that Chihiro moves Naegi to feel his chest, perhaps to appease the censors, or to avoid UnfortunateImplications as most Western countries have more accepting approaches to gender identity than Japan.
9th May '16 12:53:29 AM KEEP_IN
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** Students cannot give their [=IDs=] to other students. However, there are no rules forbidding ''borrowing or stealing'' one.

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** Students cannot give lend their [=IDs=] to other students. However, there are no rules forbidding ''borrowing or stealing'' one.
15th Mar '16 3:09:54 PM IshiMatsu615
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* NotHelpingYourCase: Some of the first words out of Mukuro's mouth in response to Monokuma (under the guise of being hacked by someone trying to rescue the students) claiming that her and Makoto are Fenrir terrorists is to yell out that ''he's'' not a terrorist. Kiyotaka points out to her the claim doesn't deny the accusation against her being a terrorist, and politely asks her to correct her statement to include herself. Worse yet, Celestia zeros in on the fact that she's clearly trying to help someone she's supposed to have met only a few days ago (hinting at some other connection).

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* NotHelpingYourCase: Some of the first words out of Mukuro's mouth in response to Monokuma (under the guise of being hacked by someone trying to rescue the students) claiming that her and Makoto are Fenrir terrorists is to yell out that ''he's'' not a terrorist. Kiyotaka points out to her the claim doesn't deny the accusation against her being a terrorist, and politely asks her to correct her statement to include herself. Worse yet, Celestia Celeste zeros in on the fact that she's clearly trying to help someone she's supposed to have met only a few days ago (hinting at some other connection).



** This is later followed by [[http://i41.tinypic.com/264qbkm.jpg Owada and Ishimaru's sauna scene.]]

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** This is later followed by [[http://i41.tinypic.com/264qbkm.jpg Owada Mondo and Ishimaru's Kiyotaka's sauna scene.]]



* FloweryInsults: In the dub, Celestia calls Hifumi a "corpulent bootlicker" while getting him to move quicker with her tea.

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* FloweryInsults: In the dub, Celestia Celeste calls Hifumi a "corpulent bootlicker" while getting him to move quicker with her tea.



** Episode 7 also skips a lot of several important details (such as Hifumi's tendency on calling people in last name-first name order, which reveals Celestia being the mastermind behind that trial). However, some of the cut off parts might end up for a better light on Celestia. In the anime, her statement that she has a LackOfEmpathy and has no problems in manipulating and disposing others for her own gain was removed, removing some of her unsympathetic points, and on the other hand, only Makoto was shown noticing her bluff instead of him and Byakuya, making her scheme less blunder-filled. On the other hand, however, Makoto's monologue about how Celestia was faking her smile to hide her fear of death was ''also'' removed.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: In the English dub Celestia offhandedly [[NotBad compliments]]/[[DoubleSpeak condescends]] Kyoko playing into her plan by happening across Yasuhiro in the pool locker with "First-rate detective work, Kiri. What were you on the outside, an {{amateur sleuth}}?"

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** Episode 7 also skips a lot of several important details (such as Hifumi's tendency on calling people in last name-first name order, which reveals Celestia Celeste being the mastermind behind that trial). However, some of the cut off parts might end up for a better light on Celestia.Celeste. In the anime, her statement that she has a LackOfEmpathy and has no problems in manipulating and disposing others for her own gain was removed, removing some of her unsympathetic points, and on the other hand, only Makoto was shown noticing her bluff instead of him and Byakuya, making her scheme less blunder-filled. On the other hand, however, Makoto's monologue about how Celestia Celeste was faking her smile to hide her fear of death was ''also'' removed.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: In the English dub Celestia Celeste offhandedly [[NotBad compliments]]/[[DoubleSpeak condescends]] Kyoko playing into her plan by happening across Yasuhiro in the pool locker with "First-rate detective work, Kiri. What were you on the outside, an {{amateur sleuth}}?"
15th Mar '16 1:19:48 PM IshiMatsu615
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* ConvenientlySeated: The trial room placement has potential to spoil who survives. Like a protagonist, Naegi stares directly across from the empty seat that Enoshima would eventually take, Asahina and Hagakure border the same spot while Kirigiri and Togami are respectively two spots away from them. Fukawa spoils the symmetry.
* ConvictionByContradiction: This actually gets subverted in the second trial after Owada is subjected to a PullingTheThread plot. He yells out that he's being treating him like a criminal without a scrap of evidence, which leads to Kirigiri admitting her reasoning is weak taken on its own.

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* ConvenientlySeated: The trial room placement has potential to spoil who survives. Like a protagonist, Naegi Makoto stares directly across from the empty seat that Enoshima Junko would eventually take, Asahina Aoi and Hagakure Yasuhiro border the same spot while Kirigiri Kyoko and Togami Byakuya are respectively two spots away from them. Fukawa Toko spoils the symmetry.
* ConvictionByContradiction: This actually gets subverted in the second trial after Owada Mondo is subjected to a PullingTheThread plot. He yells out that he's being treating him like a criminal without a scrap of evidence, which leads to Kirigiri Kyoko admitting her reasoning is weak taken on its own.



* DramaticIrony: Unlike the viewers, Naegi never actually got a look at the one who attacked him in the secret room at the end of Chapter 3, and so had no way of connecting that incident to the masked assailant who nearly stabbed him in the middle of Chapter 5.
* DubInducedPlotHole: In the original script, Monokuma simply told Naegi and Togami during the fifth investigation that Kirigiri has something on her hands she wants no one to see, while NISA's script has him outright declaring that she's hiding hideous burn scars underneath her gloves. This leads to Togami seeming dumber/less observant by the fact that he still believes she's the victim after hearing that and then not comparing it to the corpse, which is free of any burn scars on the hands (while, Naegi's thoughts merely trail off towards the inconsistency of wearing gloves over fake nails).
** Togami calls the bloody classroom he finds on the fourth floor "like a battlefield" and the dub has Monokuma telling the two to "soldier on" in solving the room's mystery, as if to imply Ikusaba did it. This line wasn't in the original, and LightNovel/DanganronpaZero reveals that a battle did take place in the location, but had nothing to do with Ikusaba.

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* DramaticIrony: Unlike the viewers, Naegi Makoto never actually got a look at the one who attacked him in the secret room at the end of Chapter 3, and so had no way of connecting that incident to the masked assailant who nearly stabbed him in the middle of Chapter 5.
* DubInducedPlotHole: In the original script, Monokuma simply told Naegi Makoto and Togami Byakuya during the fifth investigation that Kirigiri Kyoko has something on her hands she wants no one to see, while NISA's script has him outright declaring that she's hiding hideous burn scars underneath her gloves. This leads to Togami Byakuya seeming dumber/less observant by the fact that he still believes she's the victim after hearing that and then not comparing it to the corpse, which is free of any burn scars on the hands (while, Naegi's Makoto's thoughts merely trail off towards the inconsistency of wearing gloves over fake nails).
** Togami Byakuya calls the bloody classroom he finds on the fourth floor "like a battlefield" and the dub has Monokuma telling the two to "soldier on" in solving the room's mystery, as if to imply Ikusaba Mukuro did it. This line wasn't in the original, and LightNovel/DanganronpaZero reveals that a battle did take place in the location, but had nothing to do with Ikusaba.Mukuro.



* GenderNeutralWriting: An inversion that may have made the second trial slightly harder occurs in the official translation. In the original, Owada yells at Togami for calling Fujisaki's body "a thing" using the genderless pronoun "aitsu" (commonly translated as "that kid"). Naturally, the localization team had no way to make this subtle clue more obvious without completely spoiling the trial.
** Though perhaps this was made up by the very next scene having Owada unambiguously calling Fujisaki "dude."

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* GenderNeutralWriting: An inversion that may have made the second trial slightly harder occurs in the official translation. In the original, Owada Mondo yells at Togami Byakuya for calling Fujisaki's Chihiro's body "a thing" using the genderless pronoun "aitsu" (commonly translated as "that kid"). Naturally, the localization team had no way to make this subtle clue more obvious without completely spoiling the trial.
** Though perhaps this was made up by the very next scene having Owada Mondo unambiguously calling Fujisaki Chihiro "dude."



* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: Chapter 5's trial is deliberately set up to frame someone, and due to the lack of enough information as well as Monokuma's meddling, cannot be properly solved until Chapter 6. The only way to "win" it is by choosing not to expose the intended framee, Kyoko, at a critical juncture, because of which Makoto ends up taking the fall for the murder. However, Alter Ego saves him from being executed. In the Bad Ending, where Makoto does expose Kyoko, she isn't so lucky.

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* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: Chapter 5's trial is deliberately set up to frame someone, and due to the lack of enough information as well as Monokuma's meddling, cannot be properly solved until Chapter 6. The only way to "win" it is by choosing not to expose the intended framee, frame, Kyoko, at a critical juncture, because of which Makoto ends up taking the fall for the murder. However, Alter Ego saves him from being executed. In the Bad Ending, where Makoto does expose Kyoko, she isn't so lucky.



* MediumBlending: The Closing Arguement are manga panels.

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* MediumBlending: The Closing Arguement Argument are manga panels.



** After Kirigiri says Naegi is the least likely among the group to be The Mastermind and he agrees, the screen flashes back to his mysterious daydream where he tells himself that his goal is to stay in the academy. He didn't end up being The Mastermind, obviously.

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** After Kirigiri Kyoko says Naegi Makoto is the least likely among the group to be The Mastermind and he agrees, the screen flashes back to his mysterious daydream where he tells himself that his goal is to stay in the academy. He didn't end up being The Mastermind, obviously.



* RiddleForTheAges: Ishimaru and Owada refuse to answer who won their endurance contest in the sauna. The manga purports that Ishimaru was the first to pass out, but its canonicity has never been confirmed nor denied.
** Kirigiri and Fukawa's motivational photographs in the final investigation, because Fukawa's never came up in the discussion and Kirigiri refused to take hers. The anime staff drew up their own interpretation of Fukawa's, showing the students playing in the snow without her.

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* RiddleForTheAges: Ishimaru Kiyotaka and Owada Mondo refuse to answer who won their endurance contest in the sauna. The manga purports that Ishimaru Kiyotaka was the first to pass out, but its canonicity has never been confirmed nor denied.
** Kirigiri Kyoko and Fukawa's Toko's motivational photographs in the final investigation, because Fukawa's Toko's never came up in the discussion and Kirigiri Kyoko refused to take hers. The anime staff drew up their own interpretation of Fukawa's, Toko's, showing the students playing in the snow without her.



* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Trigger Happy Heart events, as implied by their name, usually have the student in question with their pain, fears, frustrations, vulnerabilities and insecurities all on display, while the only available command involves agreeing or disagreeing with these internal reflections. Depending on the context, it's possible to make Naegi say some incredibly mean things to the other students.

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Trigger Happy Heart events, as implied by their name, usually have the student in question with their pain, fears, frustrations, vulnerabilities and insecurities all on display, while the only available command involves agreeing or disagreeing with these internal reflections. Depending on the context, it's possible to make Naegi Makoto say some incredibly mean things to the other students.



* ACupAngst: Enoshima insults Ikusaba's chest size (and general skinniness) a few times. Not that she seems to care.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Enoshima invokes this to give Ikusaba despair, suggesting [[ShipperOnDeck Naegi and Kirigiri make a cute couple]] [[MythologyGag who would probably survive the entire game together]] (not that that stops her from wanting to save him).

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* ACupAngst: Enoshima Junko insults Ikusaba's Mukuro's chest size (and general skinniness) a few times. Not that she seems to care.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Enoshima Junko invokes this to give Ikusaba Mukuro despair, suggesting [[ShipperOnDeck Naegi and Kirigiri Kyoko make a cute couple]] [[MythologyGag who would probably survive the entire game together]] (not that that stops her from wanting to save him).



* ApologizesALot: The story quite disturbingly reveals this to be the case from Ikusaba, regarding her sister.

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* ApologizesALot: The story quite disturbingly reveals this to be the case from Ikusaba, , regarding her sister.



* BigNo: Ikusaba ends up screaming this after the realization that Makoto, the boy she has a crush on, is currently dying because he got impaled by a spear that was originally meant for her. Her narration states this to be the only time in her life in which she screams out in despair.
* BilingualBonus: The narration (describing Ikusba's feelings) at one point compares Naegi to a sapling of pure honesty, taken root in her heart. Now read his entry under MeaningfulName...

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* BigNo: Ikusaba Mukuro ends up screaming this after the realization that Makoto, the boy she has a crush on, is currently dying because he got impaled by a spear that was originally meant for her. Her narration states this to be the only time in her life in which she screams out in despair.
* BilingualBonus: The narration (describing Ikusba's Mukuro's feelings) at one point compares Naegi Makoto to a sapling of pure honesty, taken root in her heart. Now read his entry under MeaningfulName...



* BookEnds: The story begins and ends with Naegi holding an Escape Switch.

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* BookEnds: The story begins and ends with Naegi Makoto holding an Escape Switch.



* ColdBloodedTorture: Monokuma suggests the students are going to do this to Naegi once the two "terrorists" are caught (such as pouring soy sauce in his wounds). Ikusaba has little difficulty believing Togami might actually do it (though in the main story we hear him dismissing torture as a barbaric method of extracting information).

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* ColdBloodedTorture: Monokuma suggests the students are going to do this to Naegi Makoto once the two "terrorists" are caught (such as pouring soy sauce in his wounds). Ikusaba Mukuro has little difficulty believing Togami Byakuya might actually do it (though in the main story we hear him dismissing torture as a barbaric method of extracting information).



* ConservationOfNinjutsu: In-game, the Monokuma units prove to be practically indestructible, so much that even Ogami can't destroy one whilst needing a day's worth resting from the mere encounter. Here, the little monsters go down in droves, with one falling to Kuwata of all people (to say nothing of the headcount earned by the fighters). This may have been given an in-story justification with Ikusaba's narration claiming that controlling more than one Monokuma at a time (let alone 30) is a task of such Herculean difficulty that only the sheer willpower granted by Enoshima's need to bring despair allows her to pull it off.

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: In-game, the Monokuma units prove to be practically indestructible, so much that even Ogami Sakura can't destroy one whilst needing a day's worth resting from the mere encounter. Here, the little monsters go down in droves, with one falling to Kuwata Leon of all people (to say nothing of the headcount earned by the fighters). This may have been given an in-story justification with Ikusaba's Mukuro's narration claiming that controlling more than one Monokuma at a time (let alone 30) is a task of such Herculean difficulty that only the sheer willpower granted by Enoshima's Junko's need to bring despair allows her to pull it off.



* HeroOfAnotherStory: Making up for [[WeHardlyKnewYe how little screen-time she got originally]], Ikusaba's the protagonist (and the first one to lack any kind of {{ahoge}}). This is because of her sister's plan to kill her, which was successful in the original game, failing here.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Making up for [[WeHardlyKnewYe how little screen-time she got originally]], Ikusaba's Mukuro's the protagonist (and the first one to lack any kind of {{ahoge}}). This is because of her sister's plan to kill her, which was successful in the original game, failing here.



* HyperAwareness: Kirigiri notices a specific bed sticking out more than the others in the infirmary, because of Ikusaba [[CeilingCling clinging to the bed's underside by its frame]]. Fujisaki is also in the room, and can't tell any difference at all.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Genocider reacts badly to Naegi's spear-related injury... mainly because she thinks he deserves better than such a sloppy kill.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Ikusaba spends the second half of the story fighting with an IV stand she used to block Monokuma's claw in the infirmary, which both sliced one end off and sharpened it to a pointed tip. [[JavelinThrower Her final gambit involves using it as a javelin on the Monokuma holding the real escape switch]].
* IndyPloy: Ikusaba manages to escape the other students by wrenching Fukawa's sights towards the bloodied arm wound she got from Ogami, unleashing the Genocider as a distraction.

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* HyperAwareness: Kirigiri Kyoko notices a specific bed sticking out more than the others in the infirmary, because of Ikusaba Mukuro [[CeilingCling clinging to the bed's underside by its frame]]. Fujisaki Chihiro is also in the room, and can't tell any difference at all.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Genocider reacts badly to Naegi's Makoto's spear-related injury... mainly because she thinks he deserves better than such a sloppy kill.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Ikusaba Mukuro spends the second half of the story fighting with an IV stand she used to block Monokuma's claw in the infirmary, which both sliced one end off and sharpened it to a pointed tip. [[JavelinThrower Her final gambit involves using it as a javelin on the Monokuma holding the real escape switch]].
* IndyPloy: Ikusaba Mukuro manages to escape the other students by wrenching Fukawa's Toko's sights towards the bloodied arm wound she got from Ogami, Sakura, unleashing the Genocider as a distraction.



* LoveRedeems: One of the biggest reasons why Ikusaba performed a HeelFaceTurn was due to her feelings for Makoto and her desire to protect him.
* MillionToOneChance: The chances of anyone winning the fake Escape Switch from the [=MonoMono=] Machine are 0.00000001%. Naegi manages to win it in one go.

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* LoveRedeems: One of the biggest reasons why Ikusaba Mukuro performed a HeelFaceTurn was due to her feelings for Makoto and her desire to protect him.
* MillionToOneChance: The chances of anyone winning the fake Escape Switch from the [=MonoMono=] Machine are 0.00000001%. Naegi Makoto manages to win it in one go.



* MurderTheHypotenuse: Monokuma (not-so-jokingly) suggests that Ikusaba take out Kirigiri for this reason, as the main romantic rival in her way for Naegi's affections. In reality, the two girls help each other out in defeating her sister.

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* MurderTheHypotenuse: Monokuma (not-so-jokingly) suggests that Ikusaba Mukuro take out Kirigiri Kyoko for this reason, as the main romantic rival in her way for Naegi's Makoto's affections. In reality, the two girls help each other out in defeating her sister.



* NervesOfSteel: Without missing a beat, Kirigiri walks into the infirmary and points out Mukuro's hiding spot with the offer to hear her out before making a judgement call. Keep in mind that the information given so far insisted that this person was a dangerous criminal that everyone just saw fighting near-equally against ''Sakura''.

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* NervesOfSteel: Without missing a beat, Kirigiri Kyoko walks into the infirmary and points out Mukuro's hiding spot with the offer to hear her out before making a judgement call. Keep in mind that the information given so far insisted that this person was a dangerous criminal that everyone just saw fighting near-equally against ''Sakura''.



* NotHelpingYourCase: Some of the first words out of Ikusaba's mouth in response to Monokuma (under the guise of being hacked by someone trying to rescue the students) claiming that her and Naegi are Fenrir terrorists is to yell out that ''he's'' not a terrorist. Ishimaru points out to her the claim doesn't deny the accusation against her being a terrorist, and politely asks her to correct her statement to include herself. Worse yet, Celestia zeros in on the fact that she's clearly trying to help someone she's supposed to have met only a few days ago (hinting at some other connection).
* NotSoStoic: Ikusaba is rather impassive until she's standing up for Makoto.

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* NotHelpingYourCase: Some of the first words out of Ikusaba's Mukuro's mouth in response to Monokuma (under the guise of being hacked by someone trying to rescue the students) claiming that her and Naegi Makoto are Fenrir terrorists is to yell out that ''he's'' not a terrorist. Ishimaru Kiyotaka points out to her the claim doesn't deny the accusation against her being a terrorist, and politely asks her to correct her statement to include herself. Worse yet, Celestia zeros in on the fact that she's clearly trying to help someone she's supposed to have met only a few days ago (hinting at some other connection).
* NotSoStoic: Ikusaba Mukuro is rather impassive until she's standing up for Makoto.



* RedemptionEarnsLife: Ikusaba, [[SacrificialLamb one of the original game's earliest kills]].
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: It's revealed here that Ikusaba's title refers exclusively to combat and that she's actually terrible at negotiations or diplomacy (shown when she tries to convince the other students she's not their enemy). But when it comes to pure combat, she proves to be effectively unstoppable.

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* RedemptionEarnsLife: Ikusaba, Mukuro, [[SacrificialLamb one of the original game's earliest kills]].
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: It's revealed here that Ikusaba's Mukuro's title refers exclusively to combat and that she's actually terrible at negotiations or diplomacy (shown when she tries to convince the other students she's not their enemy). But when it comes to pure combat, she proves to be effectively unstoppable.



* SorryIFellOnYourFist: Internally -and later externally- Ikusaba apologizes for surviving the Gungnir spears and thus denying her sister the despair of murdering a loved one.

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* SorryIFellOnYourFist: Internally -and later externally- Ikusaba Mukuro apologizes for surviving the Gungnir spears and thus denying her sister the despair of murdering a loved one.



* TapOnTheHead: Ogami attempts this on Ikusaba, aiming a chop to the back of her neck. Ikusaba's being able to parry this was something of an EstablishingCharacterMoment for her.

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* TapOnTheHead: Ogami attempts this on Ikusaba, Mukuro, aiming a chop to the back of her neck. Ikusaba's Mukuro's being able to parry this was something of an EstablishingCharacterMoment for her.



* UnbrokenVigil: Maizono spent the entire night by Naegi's side in the infirmary after he passed out (perhaps in guilt for what she was about to do). She's stopped later by Ishimaru suggesting a shift system, which leaves him waking up beside Ikusaba in disguise (which he might not have if Togami hadn't decided to skip out on his turn).
* UnluckilyLucky: Ikusaba can't decide if the spears failing to hit Naegi's major arteries is [[BornLucky miraculously lucky]] or [[BornUnlucky horribly unlucky]].

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* UnbrokenVigil: Maizono Sayaka spent the entire night by Naegi's Makoto's side in the infirmary after he passed out (perhaps in guilt for what she was about to do). She's stopped later by Ishimaru Kiyotaka suggesting a shift system, which leaves him waking up beside Ikusaba Mukuro in disguise (which he might not have if Togami Byakuya hadn't decided to skip out on his turn).
* UnluckilyLucky: Ikusaba Mukuro can't decide if the spears failing to hit Naegi's Makoto's major arteries is [[BornLucky miraculously lucky]] or [[BornUnlucky horribly unlucky]].



* VillainProtagonist: Subverted with Ikusaba. She undergoes a HeelFaceTurn early on in the story thanks to Junko's attempt to murder her and Makoto saving her life.

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* VillainProtagonist: Subverted with Ikusaba.Mukuro. She undergoes a HeelFaceTurn early on in the story thanks to Junko's attempt to murder her and Makoto saving her life.



* YouHaveToBelieveMe: This is what Ikusaba's whole response to Monokuma's [[BlatantLies blatant lie]] amounts to.

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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: This is what Ikusaba's Mukuro's whole response to Monokuma's [[BlatantLies blatant lie]] amounts to.



* AdaptationDistillation: The introductions for all of the other students are toned down to a few sentences, whereas in the game they received several short paragraphs. The pacing of the story moves much more quickly. How much more quickly? [[http://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=11730 The game averages 25-36 hours of content]] to the anime's 5-6 hours, and it only speeds up following Ogami's death in Episode 9: in the game, this is marked as the halfway point.

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* AdaptationDistillation: The introductions for all of the other students are toned down to a few sentences, whereas in the game they received several short paragraphs. The pacing of the story moves much more quickly. How much more quickly? [[http://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=11730 The game averages 25-36 hours of content]] to the anime's 5-6 hours, and it only speeds up following Ogami's Sakura's death in Episode 9: in the game, this is marked as the halfway point.



** It may seem like an odd thing to bother animating, but during the investigation montage in episode 1, Hagakure can be seen flipping through a magazine in the laundry room. In the game it's possible to find him there mentioning he's about to start doing his laundry.
** In episode 4, they give a shot of Fujisaki working on something that anyone who played the game will recognize. How and when Fujisaki had time for this was never explained in the game, and its existence was only foreshadowed in a Free-Time Event you may not see. The anime gives us a little more direct foreshadowing and explanation.
** And in another act of foreshadowing in that scene, we see that Fujisaki is using his male-exclusive toolkit.
** Additionally, in episode 6, the entire remaining cast gets to see the first suspicious class photo courtesy of Alter Ego, rather than Naegi simply stumbling upon it.
** And in the final episode, Naegi doesn't just spout out "You must not lose hope!" alone but goes on a whole RousingSpeech for each of the surviving students to keep their hope up.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the game, Fujisaki brings up the possibility that the infamous Genocider Syo has locked them up, and Fukawa wears a worried look on her face with some VisibleSilence, before freaking out when Asahina says that the police will surely arrive to help them (as if to imply she's afraid of getting caught for her crimes). Here, the discussion never turns to the Genocider at all and Fukawa freaks out over nothing when Asahina says the same (the dub got around this by changing the context to have Fukawa agree that the police arriving would be a good thing... [[OutOfCharacterMoment which is a whole other can of worms]]).
* AdaptationalHeroism: While Togami's still a huge {{jerkass}}, at least he doesn't openly and contemptuously talk about his plans to eventually be the successful villain.
* AdaptationalVillainy: The generally-honorable Kirigiri in a single act from episode 11. In the game's fifth trial, suspicion jumps between Naegi and Kirigiri several times before settling on the planted locker key. Based on a later line to Togami, she probably wanted to prove that the trial was a trap by showing that none of the students could have done it, except she miscalculated the mastermind executing someone else in desperation. When time runs out with all the suspicion on Naegi, she first argues at Monokuma [[MovingTheGoalposts for inventing a rule]] and then [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone looks thoroughly disgusted with herself]], calling her own actions [[ThisIsUnforgivable unforgivable]] and trying to tell Naegi she's sorry and that she'll avenge him in what look like the last moments of his life. In the animation however, no suspicion ever falls on Naegi ([[AdaptationDistillation since the trial gets condensed to roughly 10 minutes]]) and he later moves the discussion towards the whole trial seeming questionable without the provocation of trying to defend himself like in the game. When time runs out in this version of the trial, she tells a bold-faced lie about him planting the locker key in her room -which was originally an explanation brought up by Togami in the absence of a suspect- after he just defended her when she was backed furthest into the corner. We never see her show the same intense regret over her sending him to his death, and her lengthy apology in the trash dump was also cut very short. While removing the player choice was necessary, this set-up ends up making her look a lot more petty and cold-hearted.
* AffectionateNickname: In the English dub, Kirigiri occasionally gets her name shortened to "Kiri" (mostly by Naegi).

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** It may seem like an odd thing to bother animating, but during the investigation montage in episode 1, Hagakure Yasuhiro can be seen flipping through a magazine in the laundry room. In the game it's possible to find him there mentioning he's about to start doing his laundry.
** In episode 4, they give a shot of Fujisaki Chihiro working on something that anyone who played the game will recognize. How and when Fujisaki Chihiro had time for this was never explained in the game, and its existence was only foreshadowed in a Free-Time Event you may not see. The anime gives us a little more direct foreshadowing and explanation.
** And in another act of foreshadowing in that scene, we see that Fujisaki Chihiro is using his male-exclusive toolkit.
** Additionally, in episode 6, the entire remaining cast gets to see the first suspicious class photo courtesy of Alter Ego, rather than Naegi Makoto simply stumbling upon it.
** And in the final episode, Naegi Makoto doesn't just spout out "You must not lose hope!" alone but goes on a whole RousingSpeech for each of the surviving students to keep their hope up.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the game, Fujisaki Chihiro brings up the possibility that the infamous Genocider Syo has locked them up, and Fukawa Toko wears a worried look on her face with some VisibleSilence, before freaking out when Asahina Aoi says that the police will surely arrive to help them (as if to imply she's afraid of getting caught for her crimes). Here, the discussion never turns to the Genocider at all and Fukawa Toko freaks out over nothing when Asahina Aoi says the same (the dub got around this by changing the context to have Fukawa Toko agree that the police arriving would be a good thing... [[OutOfCharacterMoment which is a whole other can of worms]]).
* AdaptationalHeroism: While Togami's Byakuya's still a huge {{jerkass}}, {{Jerkass}}, at least he doesn't openly and contemptuously talk about his plans to eventually be the successful villain.
* AdaptationalVillainy: The generally-honorable Kirigiri Kyoko in a single act from episode 11. In the game's fifth trial, suspicion jumps between Naegi Makoto and Kirigiri Kyoko several times before settling on the planted locker key. Based on a later line to Togami, Byakuya, she probably wanted to prove that the trial was a trap by showing that none of the students could have done it, except she miscalculated the mastermind executing someone else in desperation. When time runs out with all the suspicion on Naegi, Makoto, she first argues at Monokuma [[MovingTheGoalposts for inventing a rule]] and then [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone looks thoroughly disgusted with herself]], calling her own actions [[ThisIsUnforgivable unforgivable]] and trying to tell Naegi Makoto she's sorry and that she'll avenge him in what look like the last moments of his life. In the animation however, no suspicion ever falls on Naegi Makoto ([[AdaptationDistillation since the trial gets condensed to roughly 10 minutes]]) and he later moves the discussion towards the whole trial seeming questionable without the provocation of trying to defend himself like in the game. When time runs out in this version of the trial, she tells a bold-faced lie about him planting the locker key in her room -which was originally an explanation brought up by Togami Byakuya in the absence of a suspect- after he just defended her when she was backed furthest into the corner. We never see her show the same intense regret over her sending him to his death, and her lengthy apology in the trash dump was also cut very short. While removing the player choice was necessary, this set-up ends up making her look a lot more petty and cold-hearted.
* AffectionateNickname: In the English dub, Kirigiri Kyoko occasionally gets her name shortened to "Kiri" (mostly by Naegi).Makoto).



* BareYourMidriff: Maizono's idol outfit gets changed to this.
* BoobsAndButtPose: Asahina's portrait seen in the opening is one of these. [[http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/48148397204/viridian-plains-submitted-this-is-from-the It may or may not be anatomically possible to pull off]].

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* BareYourMidriff: Maizono's Sayaka's idol outfit gets changed to this.
* BoobsAndButtPose: Asahina's Aoi's portrait seen in the opening is one of these. [[http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/48148397204/viridian-plains-submitted-this-is-from-the It may or may not be anatomically possible to pull off]].



* CallBack: During the trial in episode 7, Monokuma can be seen eating pancakes with the butter Owada was turned into in the previous episode.
* CatchPhrase: The dub changes Naegi's "sore wa chigau yo" from a proper catch phrase to a more context-sensitive rebuttal, i.e. "I can prove you wrong," "that's where you’re wrong," "no, that wasn't the weapon" and "it's close but not quite" (etc.)

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* CallBack: During the trial in episode 7, Monokuma can be seen eating pancakes with the butter Owada Mondo was turned into in the previous episode.
* CatchPhrase: The dub changes Naegi's Makoto's "sore wa chigau yo" from a proper catch phrase to a more context-sensitive rebuttal, i.e. "I can prove you wrong," "that's where you’re wrong," "no, that wasn't the weapon" and "it's close but not quite" (etc.)



* DiesWideOpen: [[http://i44.tinypic.com/2m4f5aw.png Fujisaki is found like this]].

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* DiesWideOpen: [[http://i44.tinypic.com/2m4f5aw.png Fujisaki Chihiro is found like this]].



** Any trial/execution episodes would skip the opening and "Naegi plus dead students" ending scene, instead showing how the trial is about to begin, and the students' horrified reactions on the executions respectively. Episode 7 is the exception to this opening rule, as the episode begins not with the trial, but with the discovery of Hagakure in the Justice Robo outfit. As of Episode 10, the surviving students are also included. And in the final episode when the picture is back, the fake Enoshima has been replaced by Ikusaba while the real Enoshima stands behind Naegi.
** As of episode 6, the opening credits have evolved to add Fukawa switching into her Genocider personality.
* {{Fanservice}}: Like in the game's chapter 3, Episode 6 opens with Asahina crying on her bed... while wearing nothing but a revealing sleeping suit.

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** Any trial/execution episodes would skip the opening and "Naegi "Makoto plus dead students" ending scene, instead showing how the trial is about to begin, and the students' horrified reactions on the executions respectively. Episode 7 is the exception to this opening rule, as the episode begins not with the trial, but with the discovery of Hagakure Yasuhiro in the Justice Robo outfit. As of Episode 10, the surviving students are also included. And in the final episode when the picture is back, the fake Enoshima Junko has been replaced by Ikusaba Mukuro while the real Enoshima Junko stands behind Naegi.
Makoto.
** As of episode 6, the opening credits have evolved to add Fukawa Toko switching into her Genocider personality.
* {{Fanservice}}: Like in the game's chapter 3, Episode 6 opens with Asahina Aoi crying on her bed... while wearing nothing but a revealing sleeping suit.



** Let's not forget Ishimaru in Episode 6 walking out of the baths wearing nothing but a small towel.
* FloweryInsults: In the dub, Celestia calls Yamada a "corpulent bootlicker" while getting him to move quicker with her tea.

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** Let's not forget Ishimaru Kiyotaka in Episode 6 walking out of the baths wearing nothing but a small towel.
* FloweryInsults: In the dub, Celestia calls Yamada Hifumi a "corpulent bootlicker" while getting him to move quicker with her tea.



* GoryDiscretionShot: Very oddly, despite every other execution in the anime being nearly identical to the game's version, the broadcast version of Million Fungoes/The 1000 Blows never shows Kuwata being hit with the baseballs.

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* GoryDiscretionShot: Very oddly, despite every other execution in the anime being nearly identical to the game's version, the broadcast version of Million Fungoes/The 1000 Blows never shows Kuwata Leon being hit with the baseballs.baseballs. It is shown uncensored in the DVD/Blu-Ray version.



* KickTheDog: Monokuma shows further how much of a bastard he is in episode 7 by eating the Owada Butter pancake throughout the whole trial, as if sentencing Owada to his execution wasn't demeaning enough.
* LamePunReaction: Hagakure has one of these in the dub when Togami describes the serial killer he's calling out as "A Syo and a No-Show."
* LastNameBasis: The dub takes this convention even further than any other translation, with Fukawa calling Togami by his last name instead of "Byakuya-sama/Master Byakuya," Asahina occasionally switching to "Ohgami" (h-sound emphasized) and Naegi's own mother dropping "Makoto-kun" for the usual Naegi as if it were his first name.
* LaughingMad: The 12th episode ends with Enoshima's wild cackling echoing in the court room, and close-ups of the surviving student with unnerved expressions.
* LipLock: Kirigiri has a brief moment in episode 6 where Creator/CaitlinGlass is speaking without any MouthFlaps.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: 'Enoshima' [[ValleyGirl keeping character]] after being impaled in the dub probably counts.

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* KickTheDog: Monokuma shows further how much of a bastard he is in episode 7 by eating the Owada Mondo Butter pancake throughout the whole trial, as if sentencing Owada to his execution wasn't demeaning enough.
* LamePunReaction: Hagakure Yasuhiro has one of these in the dub when Togami Byakuya describes the serial killer he's calling out as "A Syo and a No-Show."
* LastNameBasis: The dub takes this convention even further than any other translation, with Fukawa Toko calling Togami Byakuya by his last name instead of "Byakuya-sama/Master Byakuya," Asahina Aoi occasionally switching to "Ohgami" (h-sound emphasized) and Naegi's Makoto's own mother dropping "Makoto-kun" for the usual Naegi as if it were his first name.
* LaughingMad: The 12th episode ends with Enoshima's Junko's wild cackling echoing in the court room, and close-ups of the surviving student with unnerved expressions.
* LipLock: Kirigiri Kyoko has a brief moment in episode 6 where Creator/CaitlinGlass is speaking without any MouthFlaps.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: 'Enoshima' 'Junko' [[ValleyGirl keeping character]] after being impaled in the dub probably counts.



* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: In Episode 9, when Asahina reveals what she thinks is Ogami's suicide note, [[ManipulativeBastard Monokuma]] starts giggling in the background.

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: In Episode 9, when Asahina Aoi reveals what she thinks is Ogami's Sakura's suicide note, [[ManipulativeBastard Monokuma]] starts giggling in the background.



* MythologyGag: The game's targeting reticule is often used as an [[IdiosyncraticWipes Idiosyncratic Wipe]], and the loading screen before Naegi's motivational DVD starts is the same loading screen from the game.

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* MythologyGag: The game's targeting reticule reticle is often used as an [[IdiosyncraticWipes Idiosyncratic Wipe]], and the loading screen before Naegi's Makoto's motivational DVD starts is the same loading screen from the game.



* {{Ondo}}: The opening of Episode 3 is one, appropriately titled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruz4PXSYZKo Monokuma Ondo]]."
* OutOfCharacterMoment: One Halloween-themed piece of SideStoryBonusArt made for advertisement has Kirigiri dressed as a vampire and in the midst of plucking one glove off with her teeth. This whole sequence is ''extraordinarily'' out of character.

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* {{Ondo}}: The opening of Episode 3 4 is one, appropriately titled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruz4PXSYZKo Monokuma Ondo]]."
* OutOfCharacterMoment: One Halloween-themed piece of SideStoryBonusArt made for advertisement has Kirigiri Kyoko dressed as a vampire and in the midst of plucking one glove off with her teeth. This whole sequence is ''extraordinarily'' out of character.



** Similarly, in episode 5 the trial skips important details about the victim's identity as a whole (in the game we find out about Fujisaki's "secret" when Ogami inspects the body in front of everyone, but in the anime Kirigiri finds out off-screen and then explains it in the trial). However, Genocider Syo's ''very'' dramatic trial appearance and [[DespairEventHorizon a certain character's reactions]] to the trial's results and the execution that follow are expanded.

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** Similarly, in episode 5 the trial skips important details about the victim's identity as a whole (in the game we find out about Fujisaki's Chihiro's "secret" when Ogami Sakura inspects the body in front of everyone, but in the anime Kirigiri Kyoko finds out off-screen and then explains it in the trial). However, Genocider Syo's ''very'' dramatic trial appearance and [[DespairEventHorizon a certain character's reactions]] to the trial's results and the execution that follow are expanded.



** Episode 7 also skips a lot of several important details (such as Yamada's tendency on calling people in last name-first name order, which reveals Celestia being the mastermind behind that trial). However, some of the cut off parts might end up for a better light on Celestia. In the anime, her statement that she has a LackOfEmpathy and has no problems in manipulating and disposing others for her own gain was removed, removing some of her unsympathetic points, and on the other hand, only Naegi was shown noticing her bluff instead of him and Togami, making her scheme less blunder-filled. On the other hand, however, Naegi's monologue about how Celestis was faking her smile to hide her fear of death was ''also'' removed.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: In the English dub Celestia offhandedly [[NotBad compliments]]/[[DoubleSpeak condescends]] Kirigiri playing into her plan by happening across Hagakure in the pool locker with "First-rate detective work, Kiri. What were you on the outside, an {{amateur sleuth}}?"
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Togami is presented as more of this than a {{Jerkass}}, though he's still as cynical as he was in the game.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Togami indulges in this often. One of Junko Enoshima's personalities at the end of the anime does this too.

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** Episode 7 also skips a lot of several important details (such as Yamada's Hifumi's tendency on calling people in last name-first name order, which reveals Celestia being the mastermind behind that trial). However, some of the cut off parts might end up for a better light on Celestia. In the anime, her statement that she has a LackOfEmpathy and has no problems in manipulating and disposing others for her own gain was removed, removing some of her unsympathetic points, and on the other hand, only Naegi Makoto was shown noticing her bluff instead of him and Togami, Byakuya, making her scheme less blunder-filled. On the other hand, however, Naegi's Makoto's monologue about how Celestis Celestia was faking her smile to hide her fear of death was ''also'' removed.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: In the English dub Celestia offhandedly [[NotBad compliments]]/[[DoubleSpeak condescends]] Kirigiri Kyoko playing into her plan by happening across Hagakure Yasuhiro in the pool locker with "First-rate detective work, Kiri. What were you on the outside, an {{amateur sleuth}}?"
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Togami Byakuya is presented as more of this than a {{Jerkass}}, though he's still as cynical as he was in the game.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Togami Byakuya indulges in this often. One of Junko Enoshima's personalities at the end of the anime does this too.
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* ConvictionByContradiction: This actually gets subverted in the second trial after Owada is subjected to a PullingTheThread plot. He yells out that he's being treating him like a criminal without a scrap of evidence, which leads to Kirigiri admitting her reasoning is weak taken on its own.


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* DramaticIrony: Unlike the viewers, Naegi never actually got a look at the one who attacked him in the secret room at the end of Chapter 3, and so had no way of connecting that incident to the masked assailant who nearly stabbed him in the middle of Chapter 5.
* DubInducedPlotHole: In the original script, Monokuma simply told Naegi and Togami during the fifth investigation that Kirigiri has something on her hands she wants no one to see, while NISA's script has him outright declaring that she's hiding hideous burn scars underneath her gloves. This leads to Togami seeming dumber/less observant by the fact that he still believes she's the victim after hearing that and then not comparing it to the corpse, which is free of any burn scars on the hands (while, Naegi's thoughts merely trail off towards the inconsistency of wearing gloves over fake nails).
** Togami calls the bloody classroom he finds on the fourth floor "like a battlefield" and the dub has Monokuma telling the two to "soldier on" in solving the room's mystery, as if to imply Ikusaba did it. This line wasn't in the original, and LightNovel/DanganronpaZero reveals that a battle did take place in the location, but had nothing to do with Ikusaba.


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* YouWakeUpInARoom: Happens to the protagonist, and presumably to all the other students.


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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Trigger Happy Heart events, as implied by their name, usually have the student in question with their pain, fears, frustrations, vulnerabilities and insecurities all on display, while the only available command involves agreeing or disagreeing with these internal reflections. Depending on the context, it's possible to make Naegi say some incredibly mean things to the other students.
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