History YMMV / DanganRonpa

17th Jun '18 4:24:41 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Junko Enoshima]] is the [[PsychopathicWomanchild despair-obsessed teenager]] who desired nothing less than [[HopeCrusher the destruction of hope]]. Superior analytic abilities led to her growing intolerantly bored with life, so she devoted herself to hedonistic despair. Forcing the student council into a brutal killing game, she used the aftermath of that tragedy to brainwash the entire reserve course student body using the talents of a coerced Ryota Mitarai. She kidnaps the goodhearted Chisa Yukizome and [[MindRape lobotomizes her]] into becoming her servant before converting the 77th class into Ultimate Despair by [[KillTheCutie executing]] the beloved [[spoiler:Chiaki Nanami]]. She humiliates and blackmails Juzo Sakakura, the head of Hope's Peak security, to escape punishment and [[BreakThemByTalking traumatizes Ryota by thanking him for helping cause the world's end]]. After she kills her lover, she commands the reserve students to commit murder-suicides of nearly every Hope's Peak Academy student. She erases the memory of her classmates and manipulates them into betraying and murdering each other to escape a situation they placed themselves into to completely destroy hope. When discovered, she brags about killing her own sister [[ForTheEvulz to excite herself]] and almost succeeds in throwing the survivors into despair until [[TheHero Makoto Naegi]] rebukes her. Rejecting offers to turn back, she [[SelfDisposingVillain executes herself]] to revel in the despair of her own death. Extreme sadomasochism and a ruthless intelligence define Junko; and, in the end, friends, family, love, and even life itself were sacrifices to satiate her boredom.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Junko Enoshima]] is the [[PsychopathicWomanchild despair-obsessed teenager]] who desired nothing less than [[HopeCrusher the destruction of hope]]. Superior analytic abilities led to her growing intolerantly bored with life, so she devoted herself to hedonistic despair. Forcing the student council into a brutal killing game, she used the aftermath of that tragedy to brainwash the entire reserve course student body using the talents of a coerced Ryota Mitarai. She kidnaps the goodhearted Chisa Yukizome and [[MindRape lobotomizes her]] into becoming her servant before converting the 77th class into Ultimate Despair by [[KillTheCutie executing]] the beloved [[spoiler:Chiaki Nanami]]. She humiliates and blackmails Juzo Sakakura, the head of Hope's Peak security, to escape punishment and [[BreakThemByTalking traumatizes Ryota by thanking him for helping cause the world's end]]. After she kills her lover, she commands the reserve students to commit murder-suicides of nearly every Hope's Peak Academy student. She erases the memory of her classmates and manipulates them into betraying and murdering each other to escape a situation they placed themselves into to completely destroy hope. When discovered, she brags about killing her own sister [[ForTheEvulz to excite herself]] herself and almost succeeds in throwing the survivors into despair until [[TheHero Makoto Naegi]] rebukes her. Rejecting offers to turn back, she [[SelfDisposingVillain executes herself]] to revel in the despair of her own death. Extreme sadomasochism and a ruthless intelligence define Junko; and, in the end, friends, family, love, and even life itself were sacrifices to satiate her boredom.
16th Jun '18 10:39:33 AM DrPeace
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** Due to the [[TheScrappy fan reception of Hifumi]], it's incredibly common to see his motive for killing Kiyotaka boil down to [[MurderTheHypotenuse having Alter Ego all to himself]]. However, this was not the only motive he had been given to drive him to murder; in fact, [[ConsummateLiar Celes]] gave him [[FalseRapeAccusation very]] [[KillingInSelfDefense serious]] motives on top of Alter Ego's abduction that make his reasons for murder far less ridiculous than just for the love of an AI program.

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** Due to the [[TheScrappy fan reception of Hifumi]], it's incredibly common to see his motive for killing Kiyotaka boil down to [[MurderTheHypotenuse having Alter Ego all to himself]]. However, this was not the only motive he had been given to drive him to murder; in fact, [[ConsummateLiar Celes]] gave him [[FalseRapeAccusation very]] [[KillingInSelfDefense serious]] motives on top of Alter Ego's abduction that make his reasons for murder far less ridiculous than just for the love of an AI program. Though to be fair, even if he believed her (rather obvious) lie to be true, he still had no qualms about letting everyone besides her and himself die. Noble intention or not, there really isn't any way to justify his actions.
21st May '18 5:24:10 PM rixion
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* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Awesome Music]]

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* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic [[AwesomeMusic/DanganRonpa Awesome Music]]
21st May '18 5:22:20 PM rixion
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* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Awesome Music]]



* [[Memes/DanganRonpa Memes]]



* [[Memes/DanganRonpa Memes]]
21st May '18 2:01:53 AM MummyGaGa
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* MagnificentBastard: The Mastermind, if her regular MoralEventHorizon crossing doesn't turn you off of the idea (and she may be a little too unstable to truly count.) She has the cast wrapped around her finger almost from beginning to end. Even all the moments where the cast thinks they've got the leg up on her, she knows what they're doing the whole time, and it's all according to plan (when she wants to follow the plan herself, at least.) The only reason she doesn't get away with everything she's doing is because Makoto is practically hope personified, compared to Junko's status as despair personified. Even her defeat is [[TheBadGuyWins a victory for her because even though she's unable to sink the entire world into despair, she can just savor all that despair herself.]]
20th May '18 8:11:10 PM DocJamore
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* MagnificentBastard: The Mastermind, if her regular MoralEventHorizon crossing doesn't turn you off of the idea (and she may be a little too unstable to truly count.) She has the cast wrapped around her finger almost from beginning to end. Even all the moments where the cast thinks they've got the leg up on her, she knows what they're doing the whole time, and it's all according to plan (when she wants to follow the plan herself, at least.) The only reason she doesn't get away with everything she's doing is because Makoto is practically hope personified, compared to Junko's status as despair personified. Even her defeat is [[TheBadGuyWins a victory for her because even though she's unable to sink the entire world into despair, she can just savor all that despair herself.]]
11th May '18 5:11:21 PM Arcana4th
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!!Subpages
* [[FranchiseOriginalSin/DanganRonpa Franchise Original Sin]]
* [[TheScrappy/DanganRonpa The Scrappy]]
* [[Memes/DanganRonpa Memes]]
* [[WhatAnIdiot/DanganRonpa What An Idiot]]
* [[Woobie/DanganRonpa The Woobie]]
11th May '18 5:08:12 PM Arcana4th
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!!Other Works
* ''YMMV/SuperDanganRonpa2''
* ''YMMV/AbsoluteDespairGirls''
* ''YMMV/DanganRonpa3''
* ''YMMV/NewDanganRonpaV3''
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9th May '18 1:04:35 PM Gosicrystal
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: On episode 12 of the anime, the headmaster's DVD was replaced by an SD card.
9th May '18 1:03:08 PM Gosicrystal
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** The twist of Kyoko being the headmaster's daughter was not very surprising to some.



** Kiyotaka counts as well, he's been paired with Mondo, Chihiro, Celeste, Leon, Makoto, Daiya, Mukuro, [[ScrewYourself Kiyondo]], and more.

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** Kiyotaka counts as well, he's has been paired with Mondo, Chihiro, Celeste, Leon, Makoto, Daiya, Mukuro, [[ScrewYourself Kiyondo]], and more.



* MemeticMutation: [[Memes/DanganRonpa Now has its own page.]]

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* MemeticMutation: Has [[Memes/DanganRonpa Now has its own page.]]page]].



* NeverLiveItDown

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** Kyoko inspecting Chihiro's and Hifumi's corpses without hesitation has convinced people that she has a fetish for them. It doesn't help that she performs a similar investigation in Danganronpa 3.
*** On a lighter note, she gets drawn with ramen on her head so often that it's almost easy to forget that this only happened to her very briefly for one scene.

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** Kyoko inspecting Chihiro's and Hifumi's corpses without hesitation has convinced people that she has a fetish for them. It doesn't help that she performs a similar investigation in Danganronpa 3.
*** On a lighter note, she gets drawn with ramen on her head so often that it's almost easy to forget that this only happened to her very briefly for one scene.
''Danganronpa 3''.



** Makoto also gets a lot of flak for not being as sharp as Kyoko, even though he's just behind her and Byakuya in terms of mystery solving skill, and is arguably more useful than Byakuya in Chapter 4, since he doesn't fixate on the theory that Hina killed Sakura. Him not able to figure out Sayaka's DyingClue in particular gets this, even though he's Japanese and couldn't possibly read English like that, when Kyoko, the one figures it out, is stated to have studied overseas.

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** Makoto also gets a lot of flak for not being as sharp as Kyoko, even though he's just behind her and Byakuya in terms of mystery solving skill, and is arguably more useful than Byakuya in Chapter 4, since he doesn't fixate on the theory that Hina killed Sakura. Him not able to figure out Sayaka's DyingClue in particular gets this, even though he's Japanese and couldn't possibly read English like that, when Kyoko, the one figures it out, is stated to have studied overseas.



** Hifumi and Alter Ego. [[PerverseSexualLust For]] [[ArtificialIntelligence Obvious]] [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman Reasons]].

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** Hifumi and Alter Ego. [[PerverseSexualLust For]] [[ArtificialIntelligence Obvious]] [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman Reasons]].Ego, because the latter is an ArtificialIntelligence in a laptop.



** A common complaint aimed at the trials. Part of problem is that there's a lot of evidence that could get the mystery solved much, much faster than it ends up being and about half of the students main role being to say things that just waste time. The infamous conversation at the start of fifth trial where you have to convince Yasuhiro that Kyoko isn't a ghost is a prime example.

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** A common complaint aimed at the trials. Part of the problem is that there's a lot of evidence that could get the mystery solved much, much faster than it ends up being and about half of the students students' main role being is to say things that just waste time. The infamous conversation at the start of the fifth trial where you have to convince Yasuhiro that Kyoko isn't a ghost is a prime example.



* PlayerPunch: If you got all of Chihiro's Free Time conversations, you'll tell him that Mondo is the strongest. Now skip to Chapter 2's trial and feel like an asshole.

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If you got all of Chihiro's Free Time conversations, you'll tell him that Mondo is the strongest. Now skip to Chapter 2's trial and feel like an asshole.



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** There is also "Naegiri" or "Naeyouko" for Makoto/Kyoko and "Naegami" for Makoto/Byakuya.

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** There is also "Naegiri" or "Naeyouko" for Makoto/Kyoko and Makoto/Kyoko.
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"Naegami" for Makoto/Byakuya.



** The manga segments that end each Class Trial can cross into GuideDangIt territory, since you're expected to summarize the entire murder by filling in blanks using nothing but tiny, textless thumbnails that may esoterically depict the event they're meant to represent. Even if you know exactly how the murder went down, you may screw up and lose credibility points just because a thumbnail was too vague for you to figure out. For example, chapter 4's trial features two thumbnails of Toko either entering or exiting a locker. Which one is which? Who knows--the clues distinguishing the two are very small. She's sweatier in one of the thumbnails. This one goes with the panels of her covered in sweat. It ''is'' worth points, so good luck!
*** Luckily the sequels fix this somewhat by telling you what the thumbnails are actually supposed to represent as well as giving you specific questions to answer for each panel.
*** Although it is worth mentioning that, while it is a ScrappyMechanic gameplay-wise, it is well-liked aesthetically and thematically, due to it going over the entirety of the crime (which is useful to players that have been focusing on analyzing small bits of the crime up to this point and may not have a clear idea of the big picture, especially in regards to event chronology) in an alternate art style.

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** The manga segments that end each Class Trial can cross into GuideDangIt territory, since you're expected to summarize the entire murder by filling in blanks using nothing but tiny, textless thumbnails that may esoterically depict the event they're meant to represent. Even if you know exactly how the murder went down, you may screw up and lose credibility points just because a thumbnail was too vague for you to figure out. For example, chapter 4's trial features two thumbnails of Toko either entering or exiting a locker. Which one is which? Who knows--the clues distinguishing the two are very small. She's sweatier in one of the thumbnails. This one goes with the panels of her covered in sweat. It ''is'' worth points, so good luck!
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luck! Luckily the sequels fix this somewhat by telling you what the thumbnails are actually supposed to represent as well as giving you specific questions to answer for each panel.
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However, it's
worth mentioning that, while it is a ScrappyMechanic gameplay-wise, it is it's well-liked aesthetically and thematically, due to it going over the entirety of the crime (which is useful to players that have been focusing on analyzing small bits of the crime up to this point and may not have a clear idea of the big picture, especially in regards to event chronology) in an alternate art style.



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* TheUntwist: Kyoko's talent being revealed as Detective, which is even lampshaded by Orenronen in the LP. The proceeding twist of her being the headmaster's daughter was also not very surprising either.
** Mondo's violent introduction in which he punches Makoto, along with all the effort that went into showing how much honor he has was clearly meant to set him up as a GentleGiant [[{{Delinquents}} Delinquent]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold with a Heart of Gold ]] who would never go so far as to actually kill someone. Nope: all that aggression takes a deadly turn, and he becomes Chapter 2's blackened.

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* TheUntwist: Kyoko's talent being revealed as Detective, which is even lampshaded by Orenronen in the LP. The proceeding twist of her being the headmaster's daughter was also not very surprising either.
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Mondo's violent introduction in which he punches Makoto, along with all the effort that went into showing how much honor he has was clearly meant to set him up as a GentleGiant [[{{Delinquents}} Delinquent]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold with a Heart of Gold ]] who would never go so far as to actually kill someone. Nope: all that aggression takes a deadly turn, and he becomes Chapter 2's blackened.



** The NISA localization has the characters refer to each other using either their first names or nicknames (Hina for Aoi, Taka for Kiyotaka, etc.) It's a strange decision at first, since in Japan people usually refer to each other by their last names unless they're close friends or family, but this change was for good reason as determining one of the clues for Chapter 3's trial is entirely dependent on knowing how a certain character refers to the others. Hifumi Yamada refers to his classmates only using their last name in a formal matter in both languages, and this fact is important in determining that Yasuhiro is Celeste. In English, this clue wouldn't translate very well unless the player was aware of how Japanese culture worked. So the most logical change would be having the other characters refer to each other by their first name or a nickname like they would do in English (for example, Naegi is called "Makoto", while Asahina is called "Hina"), that way Hifumi's mannerisms would stand out more.
*** Some would argue that the Project Zetsubou translation's {{Woolseyism}} was handled better, as it not only maintained the "last name" convention of the original, but also kept the clue intact (not to mention that they had to use the Japanese voice clips from the game, meaning that they were more restricted in their workaround). They simply had Hifumi always refer to people by their full names, and the clue was about what order he said the names in.

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** The NISA localization has the characters refer to each other using either their first names or nicknames (Hina for Aoi, Taka for Kiyotaka, etc.) It's a strange decision at first, since in Japan people usually refer to each other by their last names unless they're close friends or family, but this change was for good reason as determining one of the clues for Chapter 3's trial is entirely dependent on knowing how a certain character refers to the others. Hifumi Yamada refers to his classmates only using their last name in a formal matter in both languages, and this fact is important in determining that Yasuhiro is Celeste. In English, this clue wouldn't translate very well unless the player was aware of how Japanese culture worked. So the most logical change would be having the other characters refer to each other by their first name or a nickname like they would do in English (for example, Naegi is called "Makoto", while Asahina is called "Hina"), that way Hifumi's mannerisms would stand out more.
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Some others would argue that the Project Zetsubou translation's {{Woolseyism}} was handled better, as it not only maintained the "last name" convention of the original, but also kept the clue intact (not to mention that they had to use the Japanese voice clips from the game, meaning that they were more restricted in their workaround). They simply had Hifumi always refer to people by their full names, and the clue was about what order he said the names in.
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