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Fan Fic: And Again
Naegi wakes on a desk in a classroom.

Not so unusual; he's done this many times before. Before he ever found himself thrown into a Deadly Game by a Killer Teddy Bear. No, what makes this stand out is that the last thing he remembers is getting ready to leave with the other survivors, planning what they were going to do for their first night of freedom... and then he wakes on a desk in a classroom he thought he was leaving behind for good, and when he goes to investigate? He finds everyone alive and well — including those he clearly remembers dying.

Somehow, he's back to where they started. But... surely this is a good thing, right? Maybe this time... this time they can get it right...

Set after the events of Dangan Ronpa, Riona's fanfic And Again turns Makoto Naegi into a Groundhog Peggy Sue, returning to Monokuma's game against his will. Will his knowledge of what's coming help save the others, or only make matters worse...? Will he ever get everything 'right' — and even if he manages that, will that really free them...?


This Dangan Ronpa fanfiction contains examples of:

  • Asshole Victim: Played with when Sakura murders Togami. While a reasonable move given the victim's Jerkassish behavior in canon, Naegi still breaks down in horror, since unlike the others, he's aware that Togami never actually killed anyone the first time around.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the final loop, Asahina kicks Monobear away from Chihiro, followed quickly by Sakura, Mondo and Mukuro returning armed with the SHSL's Soldier's weapons cache.
  • Big "NO!": Invoked by the Mastermind, once confronted.
    Oh, I know! You can stab me and I can die in your arms and you can yell ĎNOí at the ceiling, even though the ceiling didnít do anything. Itíll be great!
  • Butterfly of Doom: Though Naegi's actions are always well-intentioned, he can't always predict the results. Perhaps the best example of this is the first loop, where Sayaka successfully graduates because the others find him too suspicious.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Turns out that Ikusaba's collection of guns aren't unloaded after all....
  • Determinator: Regardless of how dark things get, Naegi refuses to give up hope. It never takes him long to pick himself up after starving literally to death, getting shot, getting shot again, and having all his work thrown back in his face as not good enough over and over again.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: Even after learning that Mukuro was working with the Mastermind, Mondo still moves to protect her from the others' wrath. (Whether or not she needs the protection is beside the point.)
  • Dungeon Bypass: How do you open up the gates to the higher levels of Hope's Peak without murdering anyone? Answer: The private arsenal of a SHSL Soldier.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: It takes several loops and a lot of pain and suffering, but Naegi manages to live up to being SHSL Hope and find a way to keep everyone alive.
  • Everybody Lives: Even the Mastermind!
  • Fastball Special: Mukuro sets Leon up for one of these by tossing him a ticking Monobear, which he then uses to clear a path.
  • Fate Worse than Death: After Sayaka successfully graduates, as she is returning to the surface Monobear restores her memories. The students left behind hear her screaming all the way up. Then Monobear "lets" her watch the live footage of her friends all starving to death.
  • Framing the Guilty Party: Naegi finds himself having to attempt this after Sayaka murders Leon. He fails.
  • For Want of a Nail: Typically, the different things occuring in each loop are a natural outgrowth of the changes Naegi makes.
  • Groundhog Peggy Sue
  • Heel Face Door Slam: Poor Ikusaba gets hit by this several times. In the final loop, she manages to make a full turn without getting killed for it.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Combined with Mercy Kill when Mukuro tells Naegi there's no cameras in her room, then murders him so he won't risk getting his memories erased.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Sayaka's memories are returned to her after her graduation condemns everyone else to die slowly locked in the courtroom; the others hear her screams.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero:
    • The first time around, Naegi's attempt to avoid the first murder just makes Sayaka suspicious, and there's a lot less evidence to pin Leon's death on her.
    • When Naegi does manage to prevent the first murder entirely, it leads to Sakura fufilling her role as the mole and killing Togami.
    • Avoiding the second murder means that Togami can't use it to reveal Syo's presence, and the serial killer soon goes Bloodstain Fever on him.
    • Trying to tell Junkuro he knows what's going on with them leads first to his death for knowing too much. Twice.
    • Finally, Monobear mocks him about this after he decides to send Sakura and Mondo with Mukuro to retrieve her arsenal, leaving all the 'weaker' students vulnerable to death by Monobear.
  • Playing the Victim Card: This is how Sayaka gets most of the others on her side during her trial, acting wounded by Naegi's accusations.
  • Pull the Thread: In the first trial, Sayaka does this to Naegi.
  • Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory: Naegi naturally has this as part of the set-up. The Mastermind wants to see if this could be erased by another dose of Laser-Guided Amnesia whenever she finds out about it.
  • Save This Person, Save the World: Over time, Naegi begins to wonder if the key to ending the time loops is ensuring that Mukuro Ikusaba doesn't die.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong
  • The Slow Path: Whenever he doesn't get killed, Naegi deliberately chooses to complete every loop even after something goes wrong, just in case the others still need his help or he doesn't get reset this time.
  • Uncertain Doom: Befalls Ikusaba in one of the loops in the form of a Bolivian Army Ending.
  • Villainous Breakdown: The Mastermind throws a hissy fit when one game ends with only a single murder/execution where the culprit confessed immediately, and her attempt to stir things up with a faked murder fails.
    • Later on, she subverts this, finding the Despair of being betrayed by her own sister too glorious to get properly enraged over.
  • You Have to Believe Me: Naegi falls into this when trying to convince the others that Sayaka's responsible for murdering Leon.
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