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* TheEngineer: [[CaptainObvious You don't say]].

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* TheEngineer: [[CaptainObvious You don't say]].say.


A highly talented and respected maid who has personally served in a wide variety of households, and has helped trained others to be one-of-a-kind cleaning ladies. Boasts impressive vision and focus. [[spoiler:She is executed in [[HumanPincushion a manner not dissimilar to]] [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa Mukuro]] after the third trial is over for beating down Monobear...both [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech verbally]] ''and'' [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown physically]].]]

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A highly talented and respected maid who has personally served in a wide variety of households, and has helped trained others to be one-of-a-kind cleaning ladies. Boasts impressive vision and focus. [[spoiler:She is executed in [[HumanPincushion a manner not dissimilar to]] [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa [[VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc Mukuro]] after the third trial is over for beating down Monobear...both [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech verbally]] ''and'' [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown physically]].]]


** It happens ''again'' in the second trial, specifically when Atsuko removes her shirt.



* DeusExitMachina: [[spoiler:A minor meta-example; during chapter 2's trial, Hiroshi's player had to leave for the duration of the trial (it was a temporary leave, though), and since the game master decided he had a valid reason for leaving, Hiroshi's character was conveniently written as having fallen asleep at his podium for the remainder of the trial.]]



* {{Fanservice}}: [[spoiler:In chapter 9's trial, he takes off his gray jacket, and then his shirt, although we don't actually see a sprite for this.]]



* [[spoiler:{{Fanservice}}]]: [[spoiler:In chapter 9's trial, he takes off his shirt.]]



* FanDisservice: [[spoiler:Rei has to strip in Chapter 9's trial to prove Rei isn't the culprit. It's fan disservice, despite the lack of an actual sprite for this, because there are multiple thin scars on Rei's ribcage, and since the post is labeled with an "implications of self harm" warning it's strongly implied that Rei inflicted those scars on their own body for reasons that aren't stated.]]



* AmbiguouslyGay: And although it has been confirmed by WordOfGod that Reisuke is a homosexual character, this has not been revealed in-character as of yet. [[spoiler:And it's likely it never will be, since Reisuke is the ''first murderer'' and is thus the first to be executed.]]



* FanDisservice: [[spoiler:When Setsuko has to strip to prove her alibi in chapter 2's trial, and then again in Chapter 9's trial, it turns out she wears blue colored underwear...and also she happens to be horribly injured in her lower torso.]]



* {{Fanservice}}: [[spoiler:We don't actually get to see a sprite for this, but during Chapter 9's trial, Shizuka takes off her clothes and reveals that she has freckles all over her body including her legs, not just her face, and she also has old bandages wrapped around her upper left arm. Plus she has ''hickeys'' on her neck, shoulders, and upper chest. She explains while flushing that the hickeys are because she and Kyou had a lot of time on their hands.]]



* {{Fanservice}}: [[spoiler:We don't get to see a sprite for this, but in chapter 9's trial, Wataru takes off his shirt and his pants, revealing himself to be wearing bright pink briefs.]]



* BestKnownForTheFanservice: An in-universe example. From the look of things, many characters primarily remember Yamato for his decision to strip all his clothes off during the second trial.



* NakedPeopleAreFunny: In chapter 2's trial, when everyone has to strip to prove an alibi, most people just decide to strip down to their underwear. Yamato, however, is not ashamed of his body and strips off ''all'' his clothing, displaying everything proudly for all to see.



* {{Fanservice}}: In [[spoiler:Chapter 9]]'s trial, people have to strip to prove they didn't get injured. Yukie takes off her clothes, and reveals that she is wearing a green-and-white-patterned bra and panties decorated with red ribbons.


* OneOfUs: Not Setsuko the character, but the Tumblr user who ''plays'' Setsuko. The user is obviously familiar with TV Tropes, since when writing Setsuko's entries she's familiar with terms like TraumaCongaLine and HopeSpot.

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[[center: [- [[Characters/DoubtAcademy Main Page]] | [[Characters/DoubtAcademyFirstRoster First Session]] | '''Second Session''': '''Black'''/[[Characters/DoubtAcademyWhiteRoster White]] | '''Third Session''': [[Characters/DoubtAcademyAlphaRoster Alpha]]/[[Characters/DoubtAcademyOmegaRoster Omega]] | '''Fourth Session''': [[Characters/DoubtAcademyRotRoster Rot]]/[[Characters/DoubtAcademyRubbleRoster Rubble]] | '''Fifth Session''': [[Characters/DoubtAcademyKazeRoster Kaze]]/[[Characters/DoubtAcademyMizuRoster Mizu]] | '''Sixth Session''': [[Characters/DoubtAcademyParelthonRoster Parelthon]]/[[Characters/DoubtAcademyToraRoster Tora]]/[[Characters/DoubtAcademyTelosRoster Telos]] | [[Characters/DoubtAcademyOther Other Characters]] -] ]]


An expressive young man whose teachers encouraged him to hone his talent by performing on stage. Despite being teased by his peers, he refused to give up, and has become a well-known interpretive dancer among the performing arts community. [[spoiler:He was executed at the end of the third for the murder of Iko Detayama, despite his innocence and without being the majority vote, chiefly because Monobear wanted the real culprit to live with the consequences of his actions.]]

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An expressive young man whose teachers encouraged him to hone his talent by performing on stage. Despite being teased by his peers, he refused to give up, and has become a well-known interpretive dancer among the performing arts community. [[spoiler:He was executed at the end of the third trial for the murder of Iko Detayama, despite his innocence and without being the majority vote, chiefly because Monobear wanted the real culprit to live with the consequences of his actions.]]



* FullFrontalAssault: [[spoiler:Attacks Blazing Justice Phoenix while naked due to his mask being taken away by Monobear as part of chapter 2's motive (something which causes him no shortage of stress) and the latter's... less than graceful response to his nudity. He lets up very quickly, however.]]

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* FullFrontalAssault: [[spoiler:Attacks Blazing Justice Phoenix while naked due to his mask being taken away by Monobear as part of chapter Chapter 2's motive (something which causes him no shortage of stress) and the latter's... less than graceful response to his nudity. He lets up very quickly, however.]]



* SirSwearsALot

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* SirSwearsALotSirSwearsALot: Undoubtedly one of the most foul-mouthed students among ''Doubt Academy 2: Black'''s cast.



Took up sewing as a hobby following a tragic car accident. After practicing on old stuffed toys, she began making her own plush bears as gifts for friends and family. This has blossomed into a full-fledged career, with her work sold at local craft shows and her mother's Yukata shop. [[spoiler:She was one of the victims in the seventh case, stabbed with her sewing shears by Yukari Maruyama.]]

* ACupAngst: When Etsuko has to strip in chapter 2's trial, she's wearing a red and black striped bra...which is only there for cover, since she's described as having no chest in need of support, a fact she is very embarrassed about.

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Took up sewing as a hobby following a tragic car accident. After practicing on old stuffed toys, she began making her own plush bears as gifts for friends and family. This has blossomed into a full-fledged career, with her work sold at local craft shows and her mother's Yukata shop. [[spoiler:She was one of the two victims in the seventh case, stabbed with her own sewing shears by Yukari Maruyama.]]

* ACupAngst: When Etsuko has to strip in chapter Chapter 2's trial, she's wearing a red and black striped bra...which is only there for cover, since she's described as having no chest in need of support, a fact she is very embarrassed about.



* BreakTheCutie
* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]

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* BreakTheCutie
BreakTheCutie: The killing game is ''not'' kind to the poor girl at all. [[spoiler:She's broken for good after she's killed in Chapter 7.]]
* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler:Her corpse is found in the House of Mirrors with her eyes wide open and full of tears.]]



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She has blonde hair, and she's quiet and soft spoken, and she makes a living by giving people toys.

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She has blonde hair, and she's quiet and soft spoken, and she makes a living by giving people toys.



* LuminescentBlush: In chapter 2's trial, Yamato strips all the way down to his birthday suit. Etsuko, along with this, covers her eyes and screams at the top of her lungs.
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:With Setsuko. After Etsuko is murdered in chapter 7, her journal is released after her death. When describing Setsuko, she says, "I never thought I could love someone as much as I love her." Also, her miscellaneous notes outright spell out that Etsuko is developing feelings for "Kuramoto-senpai". In some recent narration from Setsuko, we learn that at some point, Etsuko asked to room with Setsuko and get some ice cream, and they revealed their feelings for each other.]]

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* LuminescentBlush: In chapter Chapter 2's trial, Yamato strips all the way down to his birthday suit. Etsuko, along with this, covers her eyes and screams at the top of her lungs.
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:With Setsuko. After Etsuko is murdered in chapter 7, her journal is released after her death. When describing Setsuko, she says, "I never thought I could love someone as much as I love her." Also, her miscellaneous notes outright spell out that Etsuko is developing feelings for "Kuramoto-senpai". In some recent narration from Setsuko, we learn that at some point, Etsuko asked to room with Setsuko and get some ice cream, and they revealed their feelings for each other.]]



* SempaiKohai: During chapter 3's trial, when trying to apologize, Takara refers to Etsuko as his "sempai".

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* SempaiKohai: During chapter Chapter 3's trial, when trying to apologize, Takara refers to Etsuko as his "sempai".



* TenderTears: During chapter 2's trial, when the possibility is brought up that [[spoiler:Hotaru might have allowed the culprit to kill her]], Etsuko reacts by breaking down into tears.

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* TenderTears: During chapter Chapter 2's trial, when the possibility is brought up that [[spoiler:Hotaru might have allowed the culprit to kill her]], Etsuko reacts by breaking down into tears.



* [[spoiler:ThrowingOffTheDisability]]: [[spoiler:When Etsuko is murdered, in the afterlife her legs are cured and ''she can walk!'']]
* [[spoiler:YouShouldHaveDiedInstead]]: [[spoiler:When Setsuko sacrifices herself to be executed in Yukie's place, Etsuko, from the afterlife, keeps screaming and beating on Yukie, not caring that Yukie can't hear or feel her, and Etsuko screams that it's Yukie's fault that Setsuko is dead, it was supposed to be Yukie!]]

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* [[spoiler:ThrowingOffTheDisability]]: [[spoiler:When ThrowingOffTheDisability: [[spoiler:Not long after Etsuko is murdered, wakes up in the afterlife her legs are cured and ''she can walk!'']]
afterlife, she quickly finds out that she is fully capable of walking normally.]]
* [[spoiler:YouShouldHaveDiedInstead]]: YouShouldHaveDiedInstead: [[spoiler:When Setsuko sacrifices herself to be executed in Yukie's place, Etsuko, from the afterlife, keeps screaming and beating on Yukie, not caring that Yukie can't hear or feel her, and Etsuko screams that it's Yukie's fault that Setsuko is dead, it was supposed to be Yukie!]]



* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:In chapter 4's trial, Tsutomu and Hiroshi get on King's last nerve by asking him to "move on", even though they're all willing to let Takeo die while judging King for voting for Blazing Justice Phoenix.]] King finally freaks and screams at all his classmates, ending his rant with [[PunctuatedForEmphasis ONE. WORD. SCREAMS.]]
* CryIntoChest: He cries into Atsuko's chest after the end of chapter 4's trial, when he can no longer keep himself together.
* CompetitionFreak

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* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:In chapter 4's [[spoiler:During the fourth trial, Tsutomu and Hiroshi get on King's last nerve by asking him to "move on", even though they're all willing to let Takeo die while judging King for voting for Blazing Justice Phoenix.]] King finally freaks and screams at all his classmates, ending his rant with [[PunctuatedForEmphasis ONE. WORD. SCREAMS.]]
* CryIntoChest: He cries into Atsuko's chest after the end of chapter 4's the fourth trial, when he can no longer keep himself together.
* CompetitionFreakCompetitionFreak: The man ''loves'' a good card game.



* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]
* [[spoiler:DyingClue]]: [[spoiler:Was trying to leave one, judging by the bloody marks found all over the mirrors behind him. Unfortunately, the fact that he was succumbing to the poison in his system and was disoriented by said mirrors rendered what he was trying to write - Hiroshi's name - as nigh-illegible scribbling.]]
** [[spoiler:CouldntFindAPen]]: [[spoiler:Like Yamato, King was found near a dying message written in blood, but this time, the victim really was doing the writing. He even stabbed his own hand with a skewer in order to have the blood to write with.]]

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* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]
DiesWideOpen; [[spoiler:His corpse is found with its eyes half-open.]]
* [[spoiler:DyingClue]]: DyingClue: [[spoiler:Was trying to leave one, judging by the bloody marks found all over the mirrors behind him. Unfortunately, the fact that he was succumbing to the poison in his system and was disoriented by said mirrors rendered what he was trying to write - Hiroshi's name - as nigh-illegible scribbling.]]
** [[spoiler:CouldntFindAPen]]: CouldntFindAPen: [[spoiler:Like Yamato, King was found near a dying message written in blood, but this time, the victim really was doing the writing. He even stabbed his own hand with a skewer in order to have the blood to write with.]]



* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler:He seemed to have been ''really'' badly affected by the murder of Mameko.]] In the main blog, he swears to have her killer's ''head'' for this, and on his personal blog, there's a post called "King's Despair" in which he swears to make the culprit pay.
* OfficialCouple: With Atsuko. [[spoiler:It's cut short when King is murdered in chapter 7.]]

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* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler:He seemed to have been [[spoiler:Mameko's death ''really'' badly affected by the murder of Mameko.shook him terribly.]] In the main blog, he swears to have her killer's ''head'' for this, and on his personal blog, there's a post called "King's Despair" in which he swears to make the culprit pay.
* OfficialCouple: With Atsuko. [[spoiler:It's cut short when King is murdered in chapter Chapter 7.]]



* ProfessionalGambler

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* ProfessionalGambler
ProfessionalGambler: His talent as the Super High School Level Poker Player cements him as this.



Half-Japanese, half-Irish, his father always told him to look at the better side of the mirror, since his last name Kagami means Mirror. He's working towards inventing a vaccine for people too poor to afford vitamin supplements (and has already brought the Kagami name to fame for the next best thing, inventing a vaccine for people who can't absorb vitamins normally), and to invent a chemical compound that in general will make living on Earth a lot easier. [[spoiler:Attempted to prevent Yamato's suicide attempt. When that failed, tried to frame Takeo, but confessed during the trial and successfully convinced the others of his innocence. He later murders King and is correctly pinned as the culprit during the seventh trial.]]

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Half-Japanese, half-Irish, his father always told him to look at the better side of the mirror, since his last name Kagami means Mirror. He's working towards inventing a vaccine for people too poor to afford vitamin supplements (and has already brought the Kagami name to fame for the next best thing, inventing a vaccine for people who can't absorb vitamins normally), and to invent a chemical compound that in general will make living on Earth a lot easier. [[spoiler:Attempted [[spoiler:He attempts to prevent Yamato's suicide attempt. When that failed, tried attempt during the fourth week, but ultimately fails. After watching Yamato die, he uses Yamato's corpse in an attempt to frame Takeo, but confessed he confesses his setup of the crime scene during the fourth trial and successfully convinced convinces the others of his innocence. He later murders becomes one of the two culrpits in Chapter 7 (the other being Yukari) by murdering King and is correctly pinned as the culprit convicted of his crime during the seventh trial.]]



* TheRockStar: Very much downplayed example; he joined a rock band, and he's a drumming star, but he doesn't seem to be pursuing any particular "rock star" lifestyle.

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* TheRockStar: Very much A very downplayed example; he joined a rock band, and he's a drumming star, one of the best drummers alive, but he doesn't seem to be pursuing any particular "rock star" lifestyle.



* BitterAlmonds: [[spoiler:Hotaru was killed with cyanide, and the smell of almonds permeated the air.]]

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* BitterAlmonds: [[spoiler:Hotaru was killed with cyanide, and [[spoiler:Her body discovery describes the smell of almonds permeated the air.air around her as being similar to almonds, which hints that her killer used cyanide on her at some point.]]



* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Hotaru's body has a calm smile on its face, despite being murdered by cyanide poisoning.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler: Hotaru's feelings about poisoning Taichi and tying him to the bed. She feels terrible about it but cannot allow him to erase himself.]]

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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Hotaru's body has [[spoiler:Implied to have been the case, as her corpse is found with a calm smile on its face, despite being murdered by cyanide poisoning.face. Later confirmed during the second trial, as she comforted Taichi in her final moments before succumbing to the cyanide.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler: Hotaru's feelings about poisoning Taichi and tying him to the bed. She feels terrible about it it, but cannot allow him feels that it was necessary in order to erase prevent Taichi from erasing himself.]]



* OutDamnedSpot: [[spoiler:After Setsuko dies and Hotaru chokes her, Hotaru realizes that Setsuko's still burnt-skin from her execution is literally ''sloughing off onto her hands'' and she freaks out and desperately wipes her hands on her shorts to get it off.]]

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* OutDamnedSpot: [[spoiler:After Setsuko dies and Hotaru chokes her, [[HowDareYouDieOnMe throttles her for breaking her promise]], Hotaru realizes that Setsuko's still burnt-skin from her execution is literally ''sloughing off onto her hands'' and she freaks out and desperately wipes her hands on her shorts to get it off.]]



* PrecisionFStrike: [[spoiler:In the afterlife, Hotaru says it's not Iko's fault she died, it's the fault of the "homo sapiens" who built her and "''THE FUCKING MASTERMIND!!!''"]]

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* PrecisionFStrike: [[spoiler:In [[spoiler:Minutes after Iko shows up in the afterlife, Hotaru says it's not Iko's fault she died, it's the fault of the "homo sapiens" who built her and "''THE FUCKING MASTERMIND!!!''"]]



* [[spoiler:TryingNotToCry]]: [[spoiler:Hotaru hates to cry most of the time, but events that pull on her emotions happen often in the afterlife so she does this often.]]

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* [[spoiler:TryingNotToCry]]: [[spoiler:Hotaru hates to cry most of the time, but events that pull unfortunately for her, as the killing game continues to spark tragedy, she can't really help but do so in reaction to everything going on her emotions happen often in both the afterlife so she does this often.and the killing game proper.]]



** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]



Participating in his elementary school's boxing club ignited his passion for the sport. This extended so far that as soon as he felt ready, he lied about his age so he could box professionally. That career came to an untimely end when he got into trouble with a gang, forcing him into hiding. However, he continued to box underground under an assumed name, until he was invited to Hope's Peak. [[spoiler:Katsuo killed Atsuko Minami after being ambushed by the victim. He is not executed, survives the final trial, and escapes from Magical Miracleworld with the other survivors.]]

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Participating in his elementary school's boxing club ignited his passion for the sport. This extended so far that as soon as he felt ready, he lied about his age so he could box professionally. That career came to an untimely end when he got into trouble with a gang, forcing him into hiding. However, he continued to box underground under an assumed name, until he was invited to Hope's Peak. [[spoiler:Katsuo [[spoiler:The culprit of the tenth and final trial, having killed Atsuko Minami after being ambushed by Atsuko...[[AccidentalMurder trying to defend himself]] [[CrimeOfSelfDefense as she tried attacking]] ''[[CrimeOfSelfDefense him]]''. Despite his guilt, he avoids execution thanks to the victim. He is not executed, reveal of the mastermind, survives the final trial, and escapes from Magical Miracleworld with the other survivors.]]



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:While Katsuo does confess to killing Atsuko, however accidentally, at the end of the tenth trial, his confession comes right after Khadija has been voted for and is slated to be executed, saving him from any punishment.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:While Katsuo does confess to killing Atsuko, however accidentally, at the end of the tenth trial, his confession comes right after Khadija has been voted for outed as the mastermind and is slated to be executed, saving him from any punishment.]]



Khadija was born and raised in Turkey, but wanted freedom from the expectations of its patriarchal society to open her own sweets shop and live on her own terms. With the help of her mother, who taught her all she knows about the kitchen, she moved to America at 18. As she gained renown as a confectionery chef, she traveled the world to keep her lifestyle fresh. She eventually ended up in Japan and attracted the attention of Hope's Peak Academy. [[spoiler:Not only is she Chapter 9's culprit, having murdered Kyou Kaeguchi, she's the mastermind of ''Doubt Academy: Black'' and is executed at the end of the tenth and final trial.]]

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Khadija was born and raised in Turkey, but wanted freedom from the expectations of its patriarchal society to open her own sweets shop and live on her own terms. With the help of her mother, who taught her all she knows about the kitchen, she moved to America at 18. As she gained renown as a confectionery chef, she traveled the world to keep her lifestyle fresh. She eventually ended up in Japan and attracted the attention of Hope's Peak Academy. [[spoiler:Not only is she Chapter 9's culprit, having murdered Kyou Kaeguchi, she's the mastermind of ''Doubt Academy: Academy 2: Black'' and is executed at the end of the tenth and final trial.]]



* CessationOfExistence: [[spoiler:Takara doesn't make it to the afterlife after dying, because the specific manner of his death fried the chip in his brain, so he couldn't be stored as backup data. So Takara just ''disappears''!]]

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* CessationOfExistence: [[spoiler:Takara doesn't make it to the afterlife after dying, because the specific manner of his death fried the chip in his brain, so he couldn't be stored as backup data. So As a result, Takara just ''disappears''!]]effectively ''vanishes''.]]



* DeaderThanDead: [[spoiler: At least as dead as you can possibly get in a killing game. Thanks to the nature of the backup chips, all of the dead students [[BackFromTheDead have the potential to be cloned and essentially come back to life]]...but due to the method in which he died, his backup chip was shorted out, meaning not only can he not be saved, his spirit doesn't manifest in the afterlife. Barring the students from ''Doubt Academy 1'', Takara's one of the few students that ''can't'' be resurrected in any way possible.]]



** [[spoiler:He tries to do this ''again'' during chapter 2's trial, voting for himself before everyone even starts discussing their alibis.]]
** [[spoiler:It happens ''again'' in the third trial, where he asks his classmates to execute him instead of someone who may have committed the murder on accident.]]
** [[spoiler:In the fourth trial, he tries '''yet again''' to shoulder the blame by concealing evidence and keeping quiet when his name comes up as a possible suspect, and at one point, he even votes for himself. Unlike the first three times, he doesn't try to convince everyone else to vote him once his vote is cast, however.]]

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** [[spoiler:He tries to do this ''again'' ''[[RunningGag again]]'' during chapter 2's trial, voting for himself before everyone even starts discussing their alibis.]]
** [[spoiler:It happens ''again'' '''[[RuleOfThree again]]''' in the third trial, where he asks his classmates to execute him instead of someone who may have committed the murder on accident.]]
** [[spoiler:In the fourth trial, he tries '''yet again''' '''''[[OverlyLongGag yet again]]''''' to shoulder the blame by concealing evidence and keeping quiet when his name comes up as a possible suspect, and at one point, he even votes for himself. Unlike the first three times, he doesn't try to convince everyone else to vote him once his vote is cast, however.]]



* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: After correctly voting for [[spoiler:Yamato Hasegawa]] in [[spoiler:chapter 4]], Takeo's immediate reaction is to flip off [[spoiler:Takara]], who was pushing for a different outcome.

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* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: After correctly voting for [[spoiler:Yamato Hasegawa]] in [[spoiler:chapter [[spoiler:Chapter 4]], Takeo's immediate reaction is to flip off [[spoiler:Takara]], who was pushing for a different outcome.



* GoofyPrintUnderwear: [[spoiler:When everyone has to strip during chapter 2's trial to prove an alibi, Yukari asks everyone else not to laugh...because she's wearing light blue underwear with cartoonish pictures of robots and gears on it.]]

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* GoofyPrintUnderwear: [[spoiler:When everyone has to strip during chapter Chapter 2's trial to prove an alibi, Yukari asks everyone else not to laugh...because she's wearing light blue underwear with cartoonish pictures of robots and gears on it.]]



* ZettaiRyouiki

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* ZettaiRyouiki
ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A.



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[[folder:The Mastermind]]
Mastermind (Spoiler Warning)]]



* WalkingSpoiler: As the Mastermind of ''Doubt Academy: Black'', of course they're gonna be this, as their identity and their motives are a well-kept secret and pertinent to the plot of the game respectively.

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* WalkingSpoiler: As the Mastermind of ''Doubt Academy: Academy 2: Black'', of course they're gonna be this, as their identity and their motives are a well-kept secret and pertinent to the plot of the game respectively.


!!Gwendolyn Dominatus [[spoiler:/Xiwei Yosheda]]

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!!Gwendolyn Dominatus [[spoiler:/Xiwei Dominatus[[spoiler:/Xiwei Yosheda]]



* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Significant enough to be invited to Hope's Peak Academy, in fact.
* ShouldersOfDoom: Benign example. Befitting her "Dungeon Master" image, her profile picture has a jeweled shoulder guard like that you might see on an RPG general in an army. [[spoiler:It's ultimately subverted storywise, as she gets blown to ashes for her troubles before the prologue ends.]]

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* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Significant enough to be invited to Hope's Peak Academy, in fact.
fact. [[spoiler:Though she's ironically not significant enough to survive past the prologue!]]
* ShouldersOfDoom: Benign example. Befitting her "Dungeon Master" image, her profile picture has a jeweled shoulder guard like that you might see on an RPG general in an army. [[spoiler:It's ultimately subverted storywise, as she gets blown to ashes for her troubles before the prologue ends.]]


An expressive young man whose teachers encouraged him to hone his talent by performing on stage. Despite being teased by his peers, he refused to give up, and has become a well-known interpretive dancer among the performing arts community. [[spoiler:He was executed at the end of the third for the murder of Iko Detayama, despite his innocence and without being the majority vote.]]

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An expressive young man whose teachers encouraged him to hone his talent by performing on stage. Despite being teased by his peers, he refused to give up, and has become a well-known interpretive dancer among the performing arts community. [[spoiler:He was executed at the end of the third for the murder of Iko Detayama, despite his innocence and without being the majority vote.vote, chiefly because Monobear wanted the real culprit to live with the consequences of his actions.]]



* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:Strapped to a metal chair, hooked to an EKG, pumped with heroin... and then impaled through the chest by a large syringe.]]

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* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Strapped to a metal chair, hooked to an EKG, pumped with heroin... and then impaled through the chest by a large syringe.]]



* [[spoiler:FullFrontalAssault]]: [[spoiler:Attacks Blazing Justice Phoenix while naked due to his mask being taken away by Monobear as part of chapter 2's motive (something which causes him no shortage of stress) and the latter's... less than graceful response to his nudity. He lets up very quickly, however.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSelfDeprecation]]: [[spoiler:Holds a great deal of self-loathing - to the point of calling himself a "rotting monstrosity" - and claims that he needs his mask to keep his sanity in check. Naturally, when Monobear takes it, he does ''not'' take it well.]]
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]
* [[spoiler:LongHairedPrettyBoy]]: [[spoiler:Revealed to be this once he takes his mask off during the Chapter One investigation.]]
* [[spoiler:TheReasonYouSuckSpeech]]: [[spoiler:Calls out his classmates for participating in the trials and murder game at all, stating that getting the right culprit doesn't absolve them of the guilt of participating]].
* [[spoiler:RelationshipReveal]]: [[spoiler:Sort of. During chapter 3's trial, it's revealed that Angelo and Blazing Justice Phoenix were ''being intimate'', and ''this'' is their alibi for the murder (BJP had previously claimed he was practicing martial arts at the time).]]
** [[spoiler:However, see Blazing Justice Phoenix's entry below.]]

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* [[spoiler:FullFrontalAssault]]: FullFrontalAssault: [[spoiler:Attacks Blazing Justice Phoenix while naked due to his mask being taken away by Monobear as part of chapter 2's motive (something which causes him no shortage of stress) and the latter's... less than graceful response to his nudity. He lets up very quickly, however.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSelfDeprecation]]: HeroicSelfDeprecation: [[spoiler:Holds a great deal of self-loathing - to the point of calling himself a "rotting monstrosity" - and claims that he needs his mask to keep his sanity in check. Naturally, when Monobear takes it, he does ''not'' take it well.]]
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]
* [[spoiler:LongHairedPrettyBoy]]: [[spoiler:Revealed
ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:His execution appears to be this once he takes his mask off during the Chapter One investigation.setting him up for a death by heroin overdose...before being run through by a gigantic syringe.]]
* [[spoiler:TheReasonYouSuckSpeech]]: LongHairedPrettyBoy: [[spoiler:Revealed to be this once he takes his mask off during the Chapter 1 investigation.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
[[spoiler:Calls out his classmates for participating in the trials and murder game at all, stating that getting the right culprit doesn't absolve them of the guilt of participating]].
* [[spoiler:RelationshipReveal]]: RelationshipReveal: [[spoiler:Sort of. During chapter 3's trial, it's revealed that Angelo and Blazing Justice Phoenix were ''being intimate'', and ''this'' is their alibi for the murder (BJP had previously claimed he was practicing martial arts at the time).]]
** [[spoiler:However, see [[spoiler:This is actually a cover story. See Blazing Justice Phoenix's entry below.below for what this actually means.]]



* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan]]: [[spoiler:During an angry, screaming rant, Angelo reveals that he killed his own mother, although the circumstances are vague. He only mentions that he was the one who drove the car, and he was the one who pulled the plug. Whether both of these were accidents or intentional was left vague during the rant.]]

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* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan]]: SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:During an angry, screaming rant, Angelo reveals that he killed his own mother, although the circumstances are vague. He only mentions that he was the one who drove the car, and he was the one who pulled the plug. Whether both of these were accidents or intentional was left vague during the rant.]]



* [[spoiler:UngratefulBastard]]: [[spoiler:Iko saves him and Daiki with an antivirus program. But Angelo thinks he has been "torn away from his God", so instead of being grateful, Angelo calls Iko a cold unfeeling machine and attempts to strangle Iko, telling her that he hopes she rots in hell.]]

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* [[spoiler:UngratefulBastard]]: UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler:Iko saves him and Daiki with an antivirus program. But Angelo thinks he has been "torn away from his God", so instead of being grateful, Angelo calls Iko a cold unfeeling machine and attempts to strangle Iko, telling her that he hopes she rots in hell.]]



After losing his father and the use of one of his eyes in an explosion, Aoi swore to take over the family business and to carry his father's legacy. Cheery and hard-working, he gained a name for himself after setting up a great number of fireworks show all across the country. The frequent all-nighters spent working on his explosives have caused him to develop a certain fondness for coffee. [[spoiler: He was executed at the end of the sixth trial for the murder of Blazing Justice Phoenix.]]

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After losing his father and the use of one of his eyes in an explosion, Aoi swore to take over the family business and to carry his father's legacy. Cheery and hard-working, he gained a name for himself after setting up a great number of fireworks show all across the country. The frequent all-nighters spent working on his explosives have caused him to develop a certain fondness for coffee. [[spoiler: He was executed at He's the end culprit of the sixth trial for the murder of Chapter 6, having shot Blazing Justice Phoenix.Phoenix to death. He's exposed during the trial and executed by way of being a part of a fireworks festival...with [[StuffBlowingUp explosive results]].]]



* [[spoiler:ConfessToALesserCrime]]: [[spoiler:When people start considering him as Kin's murderer during the chapter six trial, Aoi confesses to being the one who knocked out Reika with the jitte in his possession, while insisting that he still hadn't killed the sentai. However, this backfires and serves as an accidental murder confession, since Monobear confirmed during the investigation that the person who knocked out Reika and the murderer were one and the same.]]

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* [[spoiler:ConfessToALesserCrime]]: ConfessToALesserCrime: [[spoiler:When people start considering him as Kin's murderer during the chapter six Chapter 6 trial, Aoi confesses to being the one who knocked out Reika with the jitte in his possession, while insisting that he still hadn't killed the sentai. However, this backfires and serves as an accidental murder confession, since Monobear confirmed during the investigation that the person who knocked out Reika and the murderer were one and the same.]]



* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:Aoi is tied to a rocket during a fireworks festival. Then, the rocket is sent up into the sky as the last firework out of many, and it explodes in the sky, taking Aoi along with it.]]
* DemolitionsExpert

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* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Aoi is tied to a rocket during a fireworks festival. Then, the rocket is sent up into the sky as the last firework out of many, and it explodes in the sky, taking Aoi along with it.]]
* DemolitionsExpertDemolitionsExpert: His specialty; you don't exactly become a Super High School Level Pyrotechnician by preserving explosive materials, after all.



* EyepatchOfPower: Lost his eye in a work-related explosion, but this caused him to pick up his trade of Pyrotechnician. [[spoiler:During chapter 1, he is forced to remove his bandages to prove his innocence. He does not handle it well.]]

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* EyepatchOfPower: Lost his eye in a work-related explosion, but this caused him to pick up his trade of Pyrotechnician. [[spoiler:During chapter Chapter 1, he is forced to remove his bandages to prove his innocence. He does not handle it well.]]



* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist]]: [[spoiler:Before his execution, Aoi reveals that he killed in order to get out and ''call the police''. Monobear decides to twist the knife by saying that he planned on executing the remaining students in case somebody graduated.]]

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* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist]]: WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Before his execution, Aoi reveals that he killed in order to get out and ''call the police''. Monobear decides to twist the knife by saying that he planned on executing the remaining students in case somebody graduated.]]



An avid painter who used to horrify her mother by painting on the walls. Has honed her talents and worked extremely hard in hopes of supporting her family with her passion. [[spoiler:She was the victim in the tenth case, dying of internal injuries sustained when attempting to ambush Katsuo Shinobu.]]

* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie]]: [[spoiler:Atsuko starts off as one of the most cheerful and upbeat characters in the game, only to end up falling into despair after King dies. She never recovers before her own death.]]
* [[spoiler:CryIntoChest]]: [[spoiler:Does this to King when Hotaru is found murdered.]]
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight]]: [[spoiler:Expired in Katsuo's arms while he was carrying her to the infirmary in a futile attempt to save her.]]
* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]

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An avid painter who used to horrify her mother by painting on the walls. Has honed her talents and worked extremely hard in hopes of supporting her family with her passion. [[spoiler:She was the victim in the tenth case, and by extension, the final victim of the game, dying of internal injuries sustained when attempting to ambush Katsuo Shinobu.]]

* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie]]: BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Atsuko starts off as one of the most cheerful and upbeat characters in the game, only to end up falling into despair after King dies. She never recovers before her own death.]]
* [[spoiler:CryIntoChest]]: CryIntoChest: [[spoiler:Does this to King when Hotaru is found murdered.]]
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight]]: DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Expired in Katsuo's arms while he was carrying her to the infirmary in a futile attempt to save her.]]
* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler:Found lying dead in the infirmary with her eyes open.]]



* [[spoiler:NeverSuicide]]: [[spoiler:Played straight in her case. At first glance, Atsuko appears to have killed herself by swallowing massive quantities of pills, but further investigation proves that she couldn't possibly have died that way. Katsuo eventually reveals that he attempted to make her death look like a suicide after killing her by accident.]]
* OfficialCouple: With King, [[spoiler:but it's cut short when King is murdered in chapter 7.]]
* [[spoiler:SelfHarm]]: [[spoiler: Atsuko is not in a good place after King dies. When she takes off her clothes for body checks in chapter 10's trial, [[FanDisservice her visible ribs are physical evidence that she's stopped eating and she has cuts on her thighs from harming herself]].]]

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* [[spoiler:NeverSuicide]]: NeverSuicide: [[spoiler:Played straight in her case. At first glance, Atsuko appears to have killed herself by swallowing massive quantities of pills, but further investigation proves that she couldn't possibly have died that way. Katsuo eventually reveals that he attempted to make her death look like a suicide after killing her by accident.]]
* OfficialCouple: With King, [[spoiler:but it's cut short when King is murdered in chapter Chapter 7.]]
* [[spoiler:SelfHarm]]: SelfHarm: [[spoiler: Atsuko is not in a good place after King dies. When she takes off her clothes for body checks in chapter Chapter 10's trial, [[FanDisservice her visible ribs are physical evidence that she's stopped eating and she has cuts on her thighs from harming herself]].]]



One day in the bustling heart of Tokyo's entertainment district, a young man appeared at an open casting for a new super sentai show that was planning on being made. This "Elemental Justice Dynamo Brigade" was a desperate production studio's last-ditch effort to bring in ratings. The young man gave a remarkable performance, showcasing martial arts thought to be long-dead. He ended his casting call with a rousing speech as to why he would be the perfect, most humble servant to the morals of their fair city. The was not asked by the casting directors, but they did not seem to mind listening to the youth's fiery words. He got the part, and he has been Blazing Justice Phoenix ever since. The four years that followed have been a resounding financial success for the company, all thanks to the sentai leader. It doesn't hurt that the countless forum threads full of speculation over his true identity have added more fuel to the media fire... [[spoiler:He was ruled as the killer of Iko Detayama, but not executed. Later, he was the victim in the sixth case, shot to death by Aoi Bakuhatsu.]]

* [[spoiler:AlliterativeName]]: [[spoiler:Bordering on RepetitiveName.]]
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing

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One day in the bustling heart of Tokyo's entertainment district, a young man appeared at an open casting for a new super sentai show that was planning on being made. This "Elemental Justice Dynamo Brigade" was a desperate production studio's last-ditch effort to bring in ratings. The young man gave a remarkable performance, showcasing martial arts thought to be long-dead. He ended his casting call with a rousing speech as to why he would be the perfect, most humble servant to the morals of their fair city. The was not asked by the casting directors, but they did not seem to mind listening to the youth's fiery words. He got the part, and he has been Blazing Justice Phoenix ever since. The four years that followed have been a resounding financial success for the company, all thanks to the sentai leader. It doesn't hurt that the countless forum threads full of speculation over his true identity have added more fuel to the media fire... [[spoiler:He was ruled as [[spoiler:The culprit of Chapter 3, having murdered Iko Detayama...[[AccidentalMurder by complete accident]]. Although he confesses to the killer of Iko Detayama, but not executed. Later, murder, he was avoids execution thanks to Monobear inflicting CruelMercy on him. He then goes on to become the victim in the sixth case, of Chapter 6, shot to death by Aoi Bakuhatsu.Bakahatsu.]]

* [[spoiler:AlliterativeName]]: [[spoiler:Bordering on RepetitiveName.AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler:On the giving end of one of these; Iko's the unfortunate recipient.]]
* AnimalThemedSuperbeingAlliterativeName: [[spoiler:Bordering on RepetitiveName.]]
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: The phoenix, of course.



* CallingYourAttacks: He has a tendency to shout aloud most of his actions. Yes, even non-battle, mundane actions.
* [[spoiler:CruelMercy]]: [[spoiler:Many students try to ensure that Blazing Justice Phoenix is not executed for involuntary manslaughter... so he ''isn't''. Angelo Caballero is killed in his place, explicitly so the sentai will have to live with the guilt of having killed his best friend.]]
* [[spoiler:DramaticUnmask]]: [[spoiler:During chapter 3's trial, the events become too much for him, and he removes his helmet in front of everyone... before confessing to murdering Iko.]]
* [[spoiler:GuiltComplex]]: [[spoiler:He developed one after Iko's death.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: During the first trial, he refuses to unmask, citing an oath he took upon becoming a sentai hero to never reveal his true identity.
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler:Although his murder of Iko was accidental, Blazing Justice Phoenix becomes this in the eyes of multiple students after he escapes execution as part of Monobear's CruelMercy. It's finally averted when he becomes the chapter 6 murder victim.]]

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* CallingYourAttacks: He has a tendency to shout aloud most of his actions. [[MundaneMadeAwesome Yes, even non-battle, mundane actions.
actions]].
* [[spoiler:CruelMercy]]: CruelMercy: [[spoiler:Many students try to ensure that Blazing Justice Phoenix is not executed for involuntary manslaughter... so he ''isn't''. Angelo Caballero is killed in his place, explicitly so the sentai will have to live with the guilt of having killed his best friend.]]
* [[spoiler:DramaticUnmask]]: DramaticUnmask: [[spoiler:During chapter Chapter 3's trial, the events become too much for him, and he removes his helmet in front of everyone... before confessing to murdering Iko.]]
* [[spoiler:GuiltComplex]]: GuiltComplex: [[spoiler:He developed one after Iko's death.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: During the first trial, he refuses to unmask, citing an oath he took upon becoming a sentai hero to never reveal his true identity.
identity. [[spoiler:Eventually, he casts this aside during Chapter 3's trial when he confesses to killing Iko.]]
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler:Although his KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Played straight at first, but ultimately subverted. His murder of Iko was accidental, Blazing Justice Phoenix becomes this in an accident, but he was kept alive by Monobear so that he would have to live with the eyes of multiple students after he escapes execution as part of Monobear's CruelMercy. It's finally averted when he becomes the chapter 6 murder victim.guilt. He's later killed by Aoi in Chapter 6.]]



* LostInCharacter
* [[spoiler:MulticoloredHair]]: [[spoiler:It's blond, with red bangs.]]
* NoIndoorVoice: [[SelfDemonstratingArticle MOST OF HIS DIALOGUE IS IN ALL CAPS LIKE THIS!]] [[spoiler:Until his DramaticUnmask, that is.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Becomes this with Iko in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public.]]
** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]

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* LostInCharacter
LostInCharacter: You'd think he stepped right off the set of a {{Sentai}} show with how religiously he sticks to staying in character.
* [[spoiler:MulticoloredHair]]: MulticoloredHair: [[spoiler:It's blond, with red bangs.]]
* NoIndoorVoice: [[SelfDemonstratingArticle MOST OF HIS DIALOGUE IS IN ALL CAPS LIKE THIS!]] [[spoiler:Until RENDERED AS IF SOMEONE'S SHIFT KEY WAS STUCK!]] [[spoiler:He drops this after his DramaticUnmask, that is.DramaticUnmask.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Becomes this with Iko in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public.]]
** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]
]]



* PrecisionFStrike: When he lets out a string of curse words upon seeing [[spoiler:Iko's body]], it's noted that he's never sworn before in his life.
* [[spoiler:RantInducingSlight]]: [[spoiler:During chapter 3's trial, two of his classmates ask him if Angelo left his clothes in BJP's room. Unfortunately this comes at the head of some already stressful revelations on BJP's part, so BJP finally loses it and starts screaming at his classmates that he knows what they think of him, he knows that they think he is a manchild trying to play hero, so how dare they, when they pursue cardboard cutout justice by throwing accusations left and right!]]
* [[spoiler:RedEyesTakeWarning]]: [[spoiler:Averted. Even if he is chapter 3's culprit, he's a SympatheticMurderer, to the point that many students refuse to vote for him, even after he confesses.]]
* [[spoiler:RelationshipReveal]]: [[spoiler:Sort of. During chapter 3's trial, Blazing Justice Phoenix grudgingly admits that his previous alibi wasn't completely true: he wasn't practicing martial arts, he was ''being intimate with Angelo Caballero''.]]

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* PrecisionFStrike: When he lets out a string Cuts loose and shouts quite the stream of curse words profanity upon seeing [[spoiler:Iko's body]], it's body]]. It's noted that he's never sworn before in his life.
* [[spoiler:RantInducingSlight]]: RantInducingSlight: [[spoiler:During chapter Chapter 3's trial, two of his classmates ask him if Angelo left his clothes in BJP's room. Unfortunately this comes at the head of some already stressful revelations on BJP's part, so BJP finally loses it and starts screaming at his classmates that he knows what they think of him, he knows that they think he is a manchild trying to play hero, so how dare they, when they pursue cardboard cutout justice by throwing accusations left and right!]]
* [[spoiler:RedEyesTakeWarning]]: RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:Averted. Even if he is chapter Chapter 3's culprit, he's a SympatheticMurderer, to the point that many students refuse to vote for him, even after he confesses.]]
* [[spoiler:RelationshipReveal]]: RelationshipReveal: [[spoiler:Sort of. During chapter 3's trial, Blazing Justice Phoenix grudgingly admits that his previous alibi wasn't completely true: he wasn't practicing martial arts, he was ''being intimate with Angelo Caballero''.]]




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* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: With Iko.]]



A highly talented and respected maid who has personally served in a wide variety of households, and has helped trained others to be one-of-a-kind cleaning ladies. Boasts impressive vision and focus. [[spoiler:She is executed with many spears after the third trial for attacking Monobear.]]

* AmbiguouslyBrown
* [[spoiler:BewareTheNiceOnes]]: [[spoiler:Subverted! She ''tries'' to have a moment like this, turning around to yell at Etsuko, Takeo, and Takara to stop fighting, what is the matter with them, and it even comes complete with a sprite that has darkness behind her...but her voice cracks near the end, cutting her off, and her throat hurts, and it ultimately doesn't accomplish anything.]]
** [[spoiler:Played very, very straight at the end of the third trial, where she unleashes a truly fearsome verbal beatdown on Monobear and her classmates before administering a physical beatdown on the bear. Unfortunately, this also gets her killed.]]
* [[spoiler:BerserkerTears]]: [[spoiler:Sheds these as she attacks Monobear.]]
* [[spoiler:BrutalHonesty]]: [[spoiler:To Angelo when they finally de-glitch in the afterlife; she confides in Angelo some dark things she secretly thinks about her classmates. And it's mostly that she thinks her classmates are kind of ''dumb'', because they keep playing their own games within the Mastermind's game instead of working together. Daiki admits that she's dumb, too, since she's here because she stupidly violated the laws in front of her in a very un-maid-like manner.]]
* [[spoiler:CutenessProximity]]: [[spoiler:Daiki gets sparkly glittery eyes when King and Atsuko reunite in the afterlife and officially confess their love for each other, which Daiki thinks is really cute.]]
* DarkSkinnedBlonde

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A highly talented and respected maid who has personally served in a wide variety of households, and has helped trained others to be one-of-a-kind cleaning ladies. Boasts impressive vision and focus. [[spoiler:She is executed with many spears in [[HumanPincushion a manner not dissimilar to]] [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa Mukuro]] after the third trial is over for attacking Monobear.beating down Monobear...both [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech verbally]] ''and'' [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown physically]].]]

* AmbiguouslyBrown
AmbiguouslyBrown: Looks vaguely African-American, but her nationality or ethnicity is never outright revealed over the course of the story.
* [[spoiler:BewareTheNiceOnes]]: BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:Subverted! She ''tries'' to have a moment like this, turning around to yell at Etsuko, Takeo, and Takara to stop fighting, what is the matter with them, and it even comes complete with a sprite that has darkness behind her...but her voice cracks near the end, cutting her off, and her throat hurts, and it ultimately doesn't accomplish anything.]]
** [[spoiler:Played very, very ''very'' straight at the end of the third trial, where she unleashes a truly fearsome verbal beatdown on Monobear and her classmates before administering a physical beatdown on the bear. Unfortunately, this also gets her killed.]]
* [[spoiler:BerserkerTears]]: BerserkerTears: [[spoiler:Sheds these as she attacks Monobear.]]
* [[spoiler:BrutalHonesty]]: BrutalHonesty: [[spoiler:To Angelo when they finally de-glitch in the afterlife; she confides in Angelo some dark things she secretly thinks about her classmates. And it's mostly that she thinks her classmates are kind of ''dumb'', because they keep playing their own games within the Mastermind's game instead of working together. Daiki admits that she's dumb, too, since she's here because she stupidly violated the laws in front of her in a very un-maid-like manner.]]
* [[spoiler:CutenessProximity]]: CutenessProximity: [[spoiler:Daiki gets sparkly glittery eyes when King and Atsuko reunite in the afterlife and officially confess their love for each other, which Daiki thinks is really cute.]]
* DarkSkinnedBlondeDarkSkinnedBlonde: Despite her sprite looking like a case of [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]], her hair is actually a light shade of blonde that fans out into a pink shade, as WordOfGod points out.



* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD]]: [[spoiler:Her reaction to Iko's death. It's noted that she'd be crying instead, but she doesn't have the energy.]]
* [[spoiler:HumanPincushion]]
* {{Meido}}

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* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD]]: HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Her reaction to Iko's death. It's noted that she'd be crying instead, but she doesn't have the energy.]]
* [[spoiler:HumanPincushion]]
HumanPincushion: [[spoiler:How Monobear kills her for her defiance.]]
* {{Meido}}{{Meido}}: [[SarcasmMode Gee, where would you get the silly idea that she's this?]]



* YamatoNadeshiko: As expected of a SHSL Housemaid. She's perfectly obedient at all times, and is devoted to the happiness of everyone around her. [[spoiler:Fittingly, when she drops this trait and ''flips out'' in chapter 3's trial, attacking Monobear, it gets her killed.]]

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* YamatoNadeshiko: As expected of a SHSL Housemaid. She's perfectly obedient at all times, and is devoted to the happiness of everyone around her. [[spoiler:Fittingly, when she drops this trait and ''flips out'' in chapter 3's trial, attacking at the end of the third trial and hauls off on Monobear, it gets her killed.]]



!!Gwendolyn Dominatus [[spoiler: Xiwei Yosheda]]

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!!Gwendolyn Dominatus [[spoiler: Xiwei [[spoiler:/Xiwei Yosheda]]



* [[AscendedFanboy AscendedFangirl]]: She's a big fan of board games and adventure; thanks to her SHSL talent, she now publishes official campaigns for them.

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* [[AscendedFanboy AscendedFangirl]]: Ascended Fangirl]]: She's a big fan of board games and adventure; thanks to her SHSL talent, she now publishes official campaigns for them.them.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Gets vaporized by a dragon bomb thrown by Monobear shortly after he takes over Magical Miracleworld.]]



* [[spoiler:NotEnoughToBury: As a result of the [[StuffBlowingUp nature]] of her death.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Not with one of the other students, but with a man named "Ralas".]]
* [[spoiler:PersonalEffectsReveal]]: [[spoiler:During the endgame, Hitoshi discovers an ''engagement ring'' on her finger, the only body part that survived the explosion, so Hitoshi realizes that someone out there deserves to know what happened to Gwendolyn. Also, according to the "dead students blog" that wasn't released to the public until Doubt Academy Black was over, the name of the person she is engaged to is "Ralas".]]
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]

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* [[spoiler:NotEnoughToBury: As a result NotEnoughToBury: [[spoiler:Not much of the her body remains after Monobear [[StuffBlowingUp nature]] completely obliterates her]]. In fact, the only part of her death.that managed to survive was ''her ring finger''.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Not with one of the other students, but with a man named "Ralas".]]
* [[spoiler:PersonalEffectsReveal]]: PersonalEffectsReveal: [[spoiler:During the endgame, Hitoshi discovers an ''engagement ring'' on her finger, the only part of her body part that survived the explosion, so Hitoshi realizes that someone out there deserves to know what happened to Gwendolyn. Also, according to the "dead students blog" that wasn't released to the public until Doubt Academy Black was over, the name of the person she is engaged to is "Ralas".]]
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Her attempt to take down Monobear shortly after he takes over the park fails spectacularly; therefore, she's the first of the students to die.]]



* ShouldersOfDoom: Benign example. Befitting her "Dungeon Master" image, her profile picture has a jeweled shoulder guard like that you might see on an RPG general in an army.
* [[spoiler:StuffBlowingUp]]: [[spoiler:In this case, poor Gwen herself, who is tossed a dragon-shaped bomb and reduced to a smoking crater shortly afterward.]]

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* ShouldersOfDoom: Benign example. Befitting her "Dungeon Master" image, her profile picture has a jeweled shoulder guard like that you might see on an RPG general in an army.
* [[spoiler:StuffBlowingUp]]: [[spoiler:In this case, poor Gwen herself, who is tossed a dragon-shaped bomb and reduced
army. [[spoiler:It's ultimately subverted storywise, as she gets blown to a smoking crater shortly afterward.ashes for her troubles before the prologue ends.]]
* StuffBlowingUp: [[spoiler:Not long after our motley dungeon master attempts to assert her authority over Monobear, she gets a dragon-shaped bomb lobbed at her and is reduced to little more than a smoldering crater afterward.]]



* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:He is made to go through a series of rooms drinking what he believes to be "safe" chemicals. In the final room, he is told that if he can survive the gas that's about to be pumped into the room, he's free to go. However, there's a nasty twist: while the chemicals he previously drank were safe ''by themselves'', they really ''are'' deadly if they combine with the right chemicals...such as, of course, the gas being pumped into the room, since this is an execution. Hiroshi dies a horrible poisonous death.]]
* [[spoiler:DeusExitMachina]]: [[spoiler:A minor meta-example; during chapter 2's trial, Hiroshi's player had to leave for the duration of the trial (it was a temporary leave, though), and since the game master decided he had a valid reason for leaving, Hiroshi's character was conveniently written as having fallen asleep at his podium for the remainder of the trial.]]

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* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:He is made to go through a series of rooms drinking what he believes to be "safe" chemicals. In the final room, he is told that if he can survive the gas that's about to be pumped into the room, he's free to go. However, there's a nasty twist: while the chemicals he previously drank were safe ''by themselves'', they really ''are'' '''are''' deadly if they combine with the right chemicals...such as, of course, the gas being pumped into the room, since this is an execution. room. No guesses as what happens to Hiroshi dies a horrible poisonous death.next.]]
* [[spoiler:DeusExitMachina]]: DeusExitMachina: [[spoiler:A minor meta-example; during chapter 2's trial, Hiroshi's player had to leave for the duration of the trial (it was a temporary leave, though), and since the game master decided he had a valid reason for leaving, Hiroshi's character was conveniently written as having fallen asleep at his podium for the remainder of the trial.]]



* [[spoiler:FailureToSaveMurder]]: [[spoiler:Feared that his inability to prevent Yamato's death would count as a murder in Monobear's eyes, and was scared enough to try framing the DeathSeeker Takeo to avoid getting executed for it.]]

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* [[spoiler:FailureToSaveMurder]]: FailureToSaveMurder: [[spoiler:Feared that his inability to prevent Yamato's death would count as a murder in Monobear's eyes, and was scared enough to try framing the DeathSeeker Takeo to avoid getting executed for it.]]



* [[spoiler:JustAMachine]]: [[spoiler:After Iko is revealed to have been an android, Hiroshi tries to persuade everyone that Iko was just a machine so they won't execute the culprit, who killed Iko by accident.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Judging from the posts on Mameko's personal blog, if Mameko hadn't been murdered, he and Mameko may have eventually developed into this.]]
** [[spoiler:And then ''confirms'' that he was in love with "Mame-chan" to Takeo while yelling at Takeo that chapter 3's trial is a different situation than chapter 1's trial.]]

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* [[spoiler:JustAMachine]]: JustAMachine: [[spoiler:After Iko is revealed to have been an android, Hiroshi tries to persuade everyone that Iko was just a machine so they won't execute the culprit, who killed Iko by accident.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Judging from the posts on Mameko's personal blog, if Mameko hadn't been murdered, he and Mameko may have eventually developed into this.]]
** [[spoiler:And then ''confirms'' that he was in love with "Mame-chan" to Takeo while yelling at Takeo that chapter 3's trial is a different situation than chapter Chapter 1's trial.]]



** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]
* [[spoiler:ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight]]: [[spoiler:A minor example since Hiroshi doesn't technically break any rules, but when the possibility is brought up in chapter 3's trial that the victim was killed by ''accident'', Hiroshi tells Monobear that he refuses to participate in this trial since he considers manslaughter very different from murder, and thus Hiroshi refuses to vote for anyone but himself since Hiroshi would rather not execute a person who killed only by mistake.]]

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** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]
* [[spoiler:ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight]]: ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: [[spoiler:A minor example since Hiroshi doesn't technically break any rules, but when the possibility is brought up in chapter Chapter 3's trial that the victim was killed by ''accident'', Hiroshi tells Monobear that he refuses to participate in this trial since he considers manslaughter very different from murder, and thus Hiroshi refuses to vote for anyone but himself since Hiroshi would rather not execute a person who killed only by mistake.]]



* [[spoiler:ToThePain]]: [[spoiler:When Mameko is found dead, a grief-stricken Hiroshi claims that he will slowly torture her murderer if Monobear's punishment is not enough, pointing out that he has access to drugs that will cause hallucinations, neurotoxins that will cause involuntary movement, and venoms that will dissolve their insides.]]

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* [[spoiler:ToThePain]]: [[spoiler:When Mameko is found dead, a grief-stricken Hiroshi claims that he will slowly torture her murderer if Monobear's punishment is not enough, pointing out that he has access to drugs that will cause hallucinations, neurotoxins that will cause involuntary movement, and venoms that will dissolve their insides.TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Mameko.]]
* ToThePain: [[spoiler:When Mameko is found dead, a grief-stricken Hiroshi claims that he will slowly torture her murderer if Monobear's punishment is not enough, pointing out that he has access to drugs that will cause hallucinations, neurotoxins that will cause involuntary movement, and venoms that will dissolve their insides.]]



* [[spoiler:{{Fanservice}}]]: [[spoiler:In chapter 9's trial, he takes off his gray jacket, and then his shirt, although we don't actually see a sprite for this.]]

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* [[spoiler:{{Fanservice}}]]: {{Fanservice}}: [[spoiler:In chapter 9's trial, he takes off his gray jacket, and then his shirt, although we don't actually see a sprite for this.]]



* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:With Rei, after Rei kisses him during the endgame.]]

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* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:With Rei, after Rei kisses him during the endgame.]]



* [[spoiler:AnguishedDeclarationOfLove]]: [[spoiler:Since, in the afterlife, Hotaru finally confesses her love to Taichi in a desperate attempt to keep him from permanently erasing himself, her declaration is just this.]]
* [[spoiler:BadassBookworm]]: [[spoiler:Though she never got to show much of it while she was alive, Hotaru has gone through survival and self-defense training and she is stronger and more agile than she looks. In the afterlife she uses this to physically interfere with people's destructive actions. She only effectively uses it for violence once: when she attacks Setsuko out of anger after her HeroicSacrifice.]]
* [[spoiler:BatmanGambit]]: [[spoiler:Pulls one off in the afterlife when she tricks Taichi into eating poisoned nikujaga as a last-ditch effort to prevent him from permanently erasing himself.]]
* [[spoiler:BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame]]: [[spoiler:In an ironic twist, Hotaru poisons Taichi with cyanide in the afterlife: the same poison he used to murder her.]]

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* [[spoiler:AnguishedDeclarationOfLove]]: AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Since, in the afterlife, Hotaru finally confesses her love to Taichi in a desperate attempt to keep him from permanently erasing himself, her declaration is just this.]]
* [[spoiler:BadassBookworm]]: BadassBookworm: [[spoiler:Though she never got to show much of it while she was alive, Hotaru has gone through survival and self-defense training and she is stronger and more agile than she looks. In the afterlife she uses this to physically interfere with people's destructive actions. She only effectively uses it for violence once: when she attacks Setsuko out of anger after her HeroicSacrifice.]]
* [[spoiler:BatmanGambit]]: BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Pulls one off in the afterlife when she tricks Taichi into eating poisoned nikujaga as a last-ditch effort to prevent him from permanently erasing himself.]]
* [[spoiler:BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame]]: BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: [[spoiler:In an ironic twist, Hotaru poisons Taichi with cyanide in the afterlife: the same poison he used to murder her.]]



* [[spoiler:BitterAlmonds]]: [[spoiler:Hotaru was killed with cyanide, and the smell of almonds permeated the air.]]

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* [[spoiler:BitterAlmonds]]: BitterAlmonds: [[spoiler:Hotaru was killed with cyanide, and the smell of almonds permeated the air.]]



* [[spoiler:ClusterFBomb]]: [[spoiler:After her PrecisionFStrike moment detailed below, Hotaru goes on to posthumously promise this to the Mastermind: "I WILL FIND YOU! AND EVEN IF I CANNOT I WILL FUCKING HOPE WITH MY EVERY CELL THAT YOU WILL DIE AND END UP HERE WITH US. I’LL KILL YOU AGAIN! AND AGAIN! I’LL BREAK YOU! EVERY TIME YOU FIX I’LL MAKE YOU SUFFER MORE! YOU TOOK EVERYTHING FROM ME! NOW YOU’RE FUCKING WITH YOUR OWN SO FUCKING SACRED RULES TO MAKE FUCKING FOOLS OUT OF EVERYONE! I’LL KILL YOU! I’LL KILL YOU!!"]]
* [[spoiler:CooldownHug]]: [[spoiler:Gives one to Mameko in the afterlife after she stops her from beating up Kei.]]
* [[spoiler:CryIntoChest]]: [[spoiler:Does this on Taichi quite a few times in the afterlife. The significant height difference helps.]]

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* [[spoiler:ClusterFBomb]]: ClusterFBomb: [[spoiler:After her PrecisionFStrike moment detailed below, Hotaru goes on to posthumously promise this to a particularly profanity-laden posthumous rant against the Mastermind: "I mastermind.]]
--> '''Hotaru''': [[spoiler:I
WILL FIND YOU! AND EVEN IF I CANNOT I WILL FUCKING HOPE WITH MY EVERY CELL THAT YOU WILL DIE AND END UP HERE WITH US. I’LL KILL YOU AGAIN! AND AGAIN! I’LL BREAK YOU! EVERY TIME YOU FIX I’LL MAKE YOU SUFFER MORE! YOU TOOK EVERYTHING FROM ME! NOW YOU’RE FUCKING WITH YOUR OWN SO FUCKING SACRED RULES TO MAKE FUCKING FOOLS OUT OF EVERYONE! I’LL KILL YOU! I’LL KILL YOU!!"]]
YOU!!]]
* [[spoiler:CooldownHug]]: CooldownHug: [[spoiler:Gives one to Mameko in the afterlife after she stops her from beating up Kei.]]
* [[spoiler:CryIntoChest]]: CryIntoChest: [[spoiler:Does this on Taichi quite a few times in the afterlife. The significant height difference helps.]]



* [[spoiler:FreakOut]]: [[spoiler:Has a ''bad'' one in the afterlife after Setsuko sacrifices herself, breaking her promise to take care of Midori and Hotaru's hope of seeing her friends stay alive all at once.]]

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* [[spoiler:FreakOut]]: FreakOut: [[spoiler:Has a ''bad'' one in the afterlife after Setsuko sacrifices herself, breaking her promise to take care of Midori and Hotaru's hope of seeing her friends stay alive all at once.]]



* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]: [[spoiler:Hotaru's body has a calm smile on its face, despite being murdered by cyanide poisoning.]]
* [[spoiler:IDidWhatIHadToDo]]: [[spoiler: Hotaru's feelings about poisoning Taichi and tying him to the bed. She feels terrible about it but cannot allow him to erase himself.]]
* [[spoiler:IncorruptiblePurePureness]]: [[spoiler:A minor example, but when the murderer confesses to killing her, he also mentions that Hotaru smiled at him before she died and said, "It's okay."]]

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* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]: GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Hotaru's body has a calm smile on its face, despite being murdered by cyanide poisoning.]]
* [[spoiler:IDidWhatIHadToDo]]: IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler: Hotaru's feelings about poisoning Taichi and tying him to the bed. She feels terrible about it but cannot allow him to erase himself.]]
* [[spoiler:IncorruptiblePurePureness]]: IncorruptiblePurePureness: [[spoiler:A minor example, but when the murderer confesses to killing her, he also mentions that Hotaru smiled at him before she died and said, "It's okay."]]



* [[spoiler:LoveHurts]]: [[spoiler:Was killed by the one she loved.]]

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* [[spoiler:LoveHurts]]: LoveHurts: [[spoiler:Was killed poisoned by the one man she loved.]]



** SmartPeopleWearGlasses

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** SmartPeopleWearGlassesSmartPeopleWearGlasses: Thanks to her talent as a zoologist, she qualifies.



* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]: [[spoiler:Has this moment after she chokes out Setsuko for breaking her promise, then quickly realizes that she just ''choked out her friend'' and Setsuko had just been through the trauma of ''being burned alive.'']]
* NatureLover

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* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]: MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Has this moment after she chokes out Setsuko for breaking her promise, then quickly realizes that she just ''choked out her friend'' and Setsuko had just been through the trauma of ''being burned alive.'']]
* NatureLoverNatureLover: Comes with the territory of being a zoologist.



* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:She becomes this with Taichi in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public. She was in love with Taichi before the murder; because of that, after initially spitting and cursing at him, she and Taichi make amends.]]
** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]
* [[spoiler:OneThingLedToAnother]]: [[spoiler:Basically what happened in the afterlife after Hotaru ties Taichi to his bed. Wanting to make up for what she did leads to kissing and before they know it it turns into sex, jump-starting their relationship, and Taichi promising that he would stay with her.]]

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* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:She becomes this with Taichi in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public. She was in love with Taichi before the murder; because of that, after initially spitting and cursing at him, she and Taichi make amends.]]
** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]
* [[spoiler:OneThingLedToAnother]]: OneThingLedToAnother: [[spoiler:Basically what happened in the afterlife after Hotaru ties Taichi to his bed. Wanting to make up for what she did leads to kissing and before they know it it turns into sex, jump-starting their relationship, and Taichi promising that he would stay with her.]]



* [[spoiler:OutDamnedSpot]]: [[spoiler:After Setsuko dies and Hotaru chokes her, Hotaru realizes that Setsuko's still burnt-skin from her execution is literally ''sloughing off onto her hands'' and she freaks out and desperately wipes her hands on her shorts to get it off.]]

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* [[spoiler:OutDamnedSpot]]: OutDamnedSpot: [[spoiler:After Setsuko dies and Hotaru chokes her, Hotaru realizes that Setsuko's still burnt-skin from her execution is literally ''sloughing off onto her hands'' and she freaks out and desperately wipes her hands on her shorts to get it off.]]



* [[spoiler:PleaseDontLeaveMe]]: [[spoiler:In the afterlife, Hotaru says variations of this while begging Taichi not to erase himself.]]
* [[spoiler:PrecisionFStrike]]: [[spoiler:In the afterlife, Hotaru says it's not Iko's fault she died, it's the fault of the "homo sapiens" who built her and "''THE FUCKING MASTERMIND!!!''"]]
* [[spoiler:SoHappyTogether]]: [[spoiler:Hotaru and Taichi basically get together in the afterlife right before the end of the game. They have about a day and a night of happiness together, but they anticipate they will be erased the next trial. As it turns out, their data ends up stored in stasis on a hard drive and their fates are unknown.]]

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* [[spoiler:PleaseDontLeaveMe]]: PleaseDontLeaveMe: [[spoiler:In the afterlife, Hotaru says variations of this while begging Taichi not to erase himself.]]
* [[spoiler:PrecisionFStrike]]: PrecisionFStrike: [[spoiler:In the afterlife, Hotaru says it's not Iko's fault she died, it's the fault of the "homo sapiens" who built her and "''THE FUCKING MASTERMIND!!!''"]]
* [[spoiler:SoHappyTogether]]: SoHappyTogether: [[spoiler:Hotaru and Taichi basically get together in the afterlife right before the end of the game. They have about a day and a night of happiness together, but they anticipate they will be erased the next trial. As it turns out, their data ends up stored in stasis on a hard drive and their fates are unknown.]]



* [[spoiler:TamperingWithFoodAndDrink]]: [[spoiler:The second time Hotaru makes nikujaga for Taichi, she poisons it to prevent him from erasing himself.]]
* [[spoiler:TearsOfJoy]]: [[spoiler: Hotaru sheds these twice after she dies. The first time is when Taichi promises to stay and not erase himself, and the second is when he tells her he loves her at the end of the final trial.]]
* [[spoiler:ThroughHisStomach]]: [[spoiler: Hotaru and Taichi start getting really close in the afterlife after she cooks her father's nikujaga recipe for him for the first time.]]

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* [[spoiler:TamperingWithFoodAndDrink]]: TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: [[spoiler:The second time Hotaru makes nikujaga for Taichi, she poisons it to prevent him from erasing himself.]]
* [[spoiler:TearsOfJoy]]: TearsOfJoy: [[spoiler: Hotaru sheds these twice after she dies. The first time is when Taichi promises to stay and not erase himself, and the second is when he tells her he loves her at the end of the final trial.]]
* [[spoiler:ThroughHisStomach]]: ThroughHisStomach: [[spoiler: Hotaru and Taichi start getting really close in the afterlife after she cooks her father's nikujaga recipe for him for the first time.]]
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Taichi.
]]



* [[spoiler:WhyCantIHateYou]]: [[spoiler:Despite murdering her, Hotaru cannot find it in herself to hate Taichi after they die.]]

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* [[spoiler:WhyCantIHateYou]]: WhyCantIHateYou: [[spoiler:Despite murdering her, Hotaru cannot find it in herself to hate Taichi after they die.]]



* [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes]]: [[spoiler:A weird dead-helping-dead example. In the afterlife, Angelo and Daiki keep "glitching out" and don't actually make it to the afterlife...until Iko discovers an antivirus program and uses it to bring Angelo and Daiki back to normal, or a "dead" version of normal, anyway.]]

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* [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes]]: AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler:On the receiving end of one of these, courtesy of Blazing Justice Phoenix.]]
* BigDamnHeroes:
[[spoiler:A weird dead-helping-dead example. In the afterlife, Angelo and Daiki keep "glitching out" and don't actually make it to the afterlife...until Iko discovers an antivirus program and uses it to bring Angelo and Daiki back to normal, or a normal...or, at least as normal as being "dead" version of normal, anyway.can get.]]



* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]: [[spoiler:Their unusual blankness serves as another tip-off to her [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots true nature.]]]]

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* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]: DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler:Their unusual blankness serves as another tip-off to her [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots true nature.]]]]



* GoodWithNumbers: Extremely so.

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* GoodWithNumbers: Extremely so. [[spoiler:One could even call her a human calculator, taking TheReveal into consideration.]]



* [[spoiler:ItsAllMyFault]]: [[spoiler:In the "dead students blog" only revealed to the public after Doubt Academy Black was over, Iko ''blames herself'' for being killed, since the killer didn't know what would happen upon pushing her into the pool, and Iko blames herself for ''not being able to swim''.]]

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* [[spoiler:ItsAllMyFault]]: ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler:In the "dead students blog" only revealed to the public after Doubt Academy Black was over, Iko ''blames herself'' for being killed, since the killer didn't know what would happen upon pushing her into the pool, and Iko blames herself for ''not being able to swim''.]]



* [[spoiler:NoWaterProofingInTheFuture]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Becomes this with Blazing Justice Phoenix in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public.]]

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* [[spoiler:NoWaterProofingInTheFuture]]
NoWaterProofingInTheFuture: [[spoiler: What ultimately leads to her demise.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Becomes this with Blazing Justice Phoenix in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public.]]



* PhotographicMemory: Her special talent.
* [[spoiler:RidiculouslyHumanRobots]]: [[spoiler:Following her death, Monobear reveals that she's an android.]]
** [[spoiler:RobotGirl]]
** [[spoiler:RoboticReveal]]: [[spoiler:To make things even worse, Monobear reveals that not even Iko knew she wasn't human.]]

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* PhotographicMemory: Her special talent.
* [[spoiler:RidiculouslyHumanRobots]]: [[spoiler:Following her death, Monobear reveals that she's an android.
talent. [[spoiler:Given what she really is, this makes [[FridgeBrilliance a shocking amount of sense]] in hindsight.]]
** [[spoiler:RobotGirl]]
** [[spoiler:RoboticReveal]]: [[spoiler:To make things even worse,
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: [[spoiler:Following her death, Monobear reveals that she's an android.]]
* RobotGirl: [[spoiler: As it turns out, she's a ridiculously human android.]]
* RoboticReveal: [[spoiler:She's actually been an android this entire time. Just to twist the knife further,
Monobear reveals that not even Iko knew she wasn't human.herself was aware of her true nature.]]



* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Blazing Justice Phoenix.]]



* BruiserWithASoftCenter

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* BruiserWithASoftCenterBruiserWithASoftCenter: In spite of being a skilled cruiserweight boxer, he's actually pretty emotionally sensitive.



* CurtainsMatchTheWindows

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* CurtainsMatchTheWindowsCurtainsMatchTheWindows: Gold hair, gold eyes.



* [[spoiler:ItsAllMyFault]]: [[spoiler:How Katsuo took Daiki's death. He felt he could have done ''something'' to prevent it, as he felt he was physically capable. But he didn't, and so this is how he feels about the event.]]

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* [[spoiler:ItsAllMyFault]]: ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler:How Katsuo took Daiki's death. He felt he could have done ''something'' to prevent it, as he felt he was physically capable. But he didn't, and so this is how he feels about the event.]]



* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler:While Katsuo does confess to killing Atsuko, however accidentally, at the end of the tenth trial, his confession comes right after Khadija has been voted for and is slated to be executed, saving him from any punishment.]]

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* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:While Katsuo does confess to killing Atsuko, however accidentally, at the end of the tenth trial, his confession comes right after Khadija has been voted for and is slated to be executed, saving him from any punishment.]]



* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: [[spoiler:Katsuo killed Atsuko purely by accident - after she lured him into the guest lounge and attempted to murder him, he ended up pushing her into a bookcase in self-defense. Said bookcase fell on Atsuko, causing her internal injuries, and she died in his arms while he was taking her to the infirmary for treatment.]]

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* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: SympatheticMurderer: [[spoiler:Katsuo killed Atsuko purely by accident - after she lured him into the guest lounge and attempted to murder him, he ended up pushing her into a bookcase in self-defense. Said bookcase fell on Atsuko, causing her internal injuries, and she died in his arms while he was taking her to the infirmary for treatment.]]



Kei became the youngest legal assistant in the country when she started working at the firm of her father, a highly respected criminal defense lawyer. She's an avid student of legal theory and intends to take the bar after high school. She prefers to be called a SHSL Attorney rather than a Legal Assistant. [[spoiler:She was executed at the end of the fifth trial for the murder of Takeo Hironaka.]]

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Kei became the youngest legal assistant in the country when she started working at the firm of her father, a highly respected criminal defense lawyer. She's an avid student of legal theory and intends to take the bar after high school. She prefers to be called a SHSL Attorney rather than a Legal Assistant. [[spoiler:She was [[spoiler:The culprit of Chapter 5, having murdered Taeko Hironaka, she is caught for his killing and is executed at the end of the fifth trial for the murder of Takeo Hironaka.it.]]



* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:Dropped into a mock courtroom, stood behind the defense counsel's desk, and tormented with literal evidence bullets by the Monobear at the prosecution's desk before being shot to death.]]

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* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Dropped into a mock courtroom, stood behind the defense counsel's desk, and tormented with literal evidence bullets by the Monobear at the prosecution's desk before being shot to death.]]



* [[spoiler:DullEyesOfUnhappiness]]: [[spoiler:Kei falls into despair after being outed as a murderer and executed, and her eyes are described as being dull or lightless several times after her arrival in the dead blog.]]
* [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven]]: [[spoiler:After Kei is executed, she learns that Takeo isn't angry at her for killing him at all. In fact, he promptly apologizes to her for not being able to make a cleaner crime scene and for backing out at the last minute. She's caught off-guard by this, to say the least.]]
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]: [[spoiler:Calmly accepts her fate after being voted as the culprit and asks her classmates to focus on working together and escaping before going off to her death. She attempts to face her own execution with dignity as well but can't quite make it and ends up trembling and crying by the end.]]
* [[spoiler:IDidWhatIHadToDo]]: [[spoiler:Frames her decision to murder this way while confessing, stating that she had to get rid of that week's motive and doesn't regret the results of her actions, even if she regrets taking Takeo's life.]]

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* [[spoiler:DullEyesOfUnhappiness]]: DullEyesOfUnhappiness: [[spoiler:Kei falls into despair after being outed as a murderer and executed, and her eyes are described as being dull or lightless several times after her arrival in the dead blog.]]
* [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven]]: EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:After Kei is executed, she learns that Takeo isn't angry at her for killing him at all. In fact, he promptly apologizes to her for not being able to make a cleaner crime scene and for backing out at the last minute. She's caught off-guard by this, to say the least.]]
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]: FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Calmly accepts her fate after being voted as the culprit and asks her classmates to focus on working together and escaping before going off to her death. She attempts to face her own execution with dignity as well but can't quite make it and ends up trembling and crying by the end.]]
* [[spoiler:IDidWhatIHadToDo]]: IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler:Frames her decision to murder Taeko this way while confessing, stating that she had to get rid of that week's motive and doesn't regret the results of her actions, even if she regrets taking Takeo's life.]]



* [[spoiler:MoreDakka]]: [[spoiler:During her execution, she's shot with one bullet for every piece of evidence she left behind... and then shot with several more rounds after that.]]
** [[spoiler:ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill]]: [[spoiler:According to WordOfGod, several of those rounds were emptied into Kei ''after'' her heart had stopped.]]

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* [[spoiler:MoreDakka]]: MoreDakka: [[spoiler:During her execution, she's shot with one bullet for every piece of evidence she left behind... and then shot with several more rounds after that.]]
** [[spoiler:ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill]]: ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler:According to WordOfGod, several of those rounds were emptied into Kei ''after'' her heart had stopped.]]



* [[spoiler:NecessarilyEvil]]: [[spoiler:Kei does what she has to during chapter 5 in order to keep her promise to Yumiko.]]

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* [[spoiler:NecessarilyEvil]]: [[spoiler:Kei does what she has NecessarilyEvil: [[spoiler:Feels this way in regards to during chapter 5 in order to keep her promise to Yumiko.murdering Taeko for the sake of keeping Yumiko safe.]]



* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Is in the process of becoming this with Yumiko. Unfortunately, she's outed as a murderer and executed before it can get too far along.]]

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* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Is in the process of becoming this with Yumiko. Unfortunately, she's outed as a murderer and executed before it can get too far along.]]



* [[spoiler:ThePromise]]: [[spoiler:Kei makes several in chapter 5 - she will protect Yumiko, will never leave her, and will keep herself safe for her sake. Several hours later, she murders Takeo in order to keep her first promise, leading to her being executed and breaking the others.]]
* [[spoiler:RantInducingSlight]]: [[spoiler:More like rant-inducing rant - after being outed as a murderer, brutally executed, and learning that she's one of Hotaru's Mastermind suspects almost immediately after her death, Kei is subjected to Taichi's angry coffee-related rant. Cue her uncharacteristically losing her temper and firing back with a rant of her own.]]
* [[spoiler:ShootTheDog]]: [[spoiler:In chapter 5, Kei finally takes out Takeo, using his pain and willingness to die as a justification for the murder, which she considers a necessary evil.]]

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* [[spoiler:ThePromise]]: ThePromise: [[spoiler:Kei makes several in chapter Chapter 5 - she will protect Yumiko, will never leave her, and will keep herself safe for her sake. Several hours later, she murders Takeo in order to keep her first promise, leading to her being executed and breaking the others.]]
* [[spoiler:RantInducingSlight]]: RantInducingSlight: [[spoiler:More like rant-inducing rant - after being outed as a murderer, brutally executed, and learning that she's one of Hotaru's Mastermind suspects almost immediately after her death, Kei is subjected to Taichi's angry coffee-related rant. Cue her uncharacteristically losing her temper and firing back with a rant of her own.]]
* [[spoiler:ShootTheDog]]: ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:In chapter Chapter 5, Kei finally takes out Takeo, using his pain and willingness to die as a justification for the murder, which she considers a necessary evil.]]



** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:The events of the chapter 3 trial are enough to make her flip out, however briefly. Her mask also cracks several times during the chapter 5 trial, and it completely shatters during the final moments of her execution.]]

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** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:The events of the chapter 3 third class trial are enough to make her flip out, however briefly. Her mask also cracks several times during the chapter Chapter 5 trial, and it completely shatters during the final moments of her execution.]]



* [[spoiler:ThroughHerStomach]]: [[spoiler:Kei and Hotaru get off on the wrong foot after the former's entry into the afterlife, but they're eventually able to patch things up over Kei's katsudon.]]
* [[spoiler:ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend]]: [[spoiler:It's hard to get more violently protective than murdering another student in order to keep your love interest safe.]]


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* [[spoiler:ThroughHerStomach]]: ThroughHerStomach: [[spoiler:Kei and Hotaru get off on the wrong foot after the former's entry into the afterlife, but they're eventually able to patch things up over Kei's katsudon.]]
* [[spoiler:ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend]]: ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: [[spoiler:It's hard to get more violently protective than murdering another student in order to keep your love interest safe.]]




Khadija was born and raised in Turkey, but wanted freedom from the expectations of its patriarchal society to open her own sweets shop and live on her own terms. With the help of her mother, who taught her all she knows about the kitchen, she moved to America at 18. As she gained renown as a confectionery chef, she traveled the world to keep her lifestyle fresh. She eventually ended up in Japan and attracted the attention of Hope's Peak Academy. [[spoiler:She is both Kyou Kaeguchi's killer and the Mastermind, and is executed at the end of the tenth and final trial.]]

* AccentRelapse: Word of God says that Khadija can actually speak English pretty well! [[spoiler:That is of course until she starts to lose her cool in hairy situation. A fine example of this happens during the second trial, when she realizes she's been framed (by Taichi) as she talks about the evidence and her theory]]

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Khadija was born and raised in Turkey, but wanted freedom from the expectations of its patriarchal society to open her own sweets shop and live on her own terms. With the help of her mother, who taught her all she knows about the kitchen, she moved to America at 18. As she gained renown as a confectionery chef, she traveled the world to keep her lifestyle fresh. She eventually ended up in Japan and attracted the attention of Hope's Peak Academy. [[spoiler:She [[spoiler:Not only is both she Chapter 9's culprit, having murdered Kyou Kaeguchi's killer and Kaeguchi, she's the Mastermind, mastermind of ''Doubt Academy: Black'' and is executed at the end of the tenth and final trial.]]

* AccentRelapse: Word of God says that Khadija can actually speak English pretty well! [[spoiler:That is of course [[spoiler:...At least until she starts to lose her cool in a hairy situation. A fine example of this happens during the second trial, when she realizes she's been framed (by Taichi) as she talks about the evidence and her theory]]theory.]]



* BeautyMark
* [[spoiler:BlackBraAndPanties]]: [[spoiler:In chapter 9's trial, Khadija takes off her shirt to prove that she doesn't have an injury on her upper body and thus is not the culprit, and it turns out she's wearing a bra that is half-black and half-red.]]

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* BeautyMark
BeautyMark: Has one below her right eye.
* [[spoiler:BlackBraAndPanties]]: BlackBraAndPanties: [[spoiler:In chapter Chapter 9's trial, Khadija takes off her shirt to prove that she doesn't have an injury on her upper body and thus is not the culprit, and it turns out she's wearing a bra that is half-black and half-red.]]



* [[spoiler:ForeignCussWord]]: [[spoiler:When everyone strips in chapter 2's trial to prove an alibi, one of Khadija's classmates, Yamato, strips ''all the way naked'' instead of just to his underwear like everyone else. Khadija reacts first by accusing him of being touched in the head, and then swearing at him in Turkish: "Sen Japonca ve çıplaklık!" which means something along the lines of "You Japanese and your nudity!"]]

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* [[spoiler:ForeignCussWord]]: ForeignCussWord: [[spoiler:When everyone strips in chapter Chapter 2's trial to prove an alibi, one of Khadija's classmates, Yamato, strips ''all the way naked'' instead of just to his underwear like everyone else. Khadija reacts first by accusing him of being touched in the head, and then swearing at him in Turkish: "Sen Japonca ve çıplaklık!" which means something along the lines of "You Japanese and your nudity!"]]



* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD]]: [[spoiler:Has a brief one when Takeo is murdered in chapter 5. Takeo was the only person in the place Khadija gave a damn about, and now he's ''dead''...]]

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* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD]]: HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Has a brief one when Takeo is murdered in chapter 5. Takeo was the only person in the place Khadija gave a damn about, and now he's ''dead''...]]



* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler:Khadija became one after the students failed to pin her for Kyou's murder, leaving Setsuko to sacrifice herself to be executed instead. However, karma catches up with her during the next trial when she is correctly pinned as the culprit for last trial's murder and voted to be executed.]]

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* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Khadija became one after the students failed to pin her for Kyou's murder, leaving Setsuko to sacrifice offer herself to be executed up for the chopping board instead. However, karma catches up with her during the next final trial when she is correctly pinned as the culprit for last trial's murder and voted to be executed.]]



* [[spoiler:ItsPersonal]]: [[spoiler:Considering who the murder victim of chapter 5 is, Khadija's determination during the investigation should come as no surprise.]]

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* [[spoiler:ItsPersonal]]: ItsPersonal: [[spoiler:Considering who the murder victim of chapter 5 is, Khadija's determination during the investigation should come as no surprise.]]



* [[spoiler:NeverGotToSayGoodbye]]: [[spoiler:When she finds Takeo's body.]]

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* [[spoiler:NeverGotToSayGoodbye]]: NeverGotToSayGoodbye: [[spoiler:When she finds Takeo's body.]]



* [[spoiler:TheScapegoat]]: [[spoiler:When the students cannot come to a proper conclusion about the identity of Atsuko's murderer, several of them decide to vote for Khadija, citing evidence that appears to link her to Kyou's murder and claiming that executing a probable KarmaHoudini would be better than killing someone who probably acted in self-defense.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheScapegoat]]: TheScapegoat: [[spoiler:When the students cannot come to a proper conclusion about the identity of Atsuko's murderer, several of them decide to vote for Khadija, citing evidence that appears to link her to Kyou's murder and claiming that executing a probable KarmaHoudini would be better than killing someone who probably acted in self-defense.]]



* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: [[spoiler:Khadija claims that she was merely acting in self-defense after the shortcake she gave Kyou set off his allergies and led to him flying into a rage and attempting to kill her. After disarming him, she tracked him down to the insectarium and finished him off, fearing that he would hurt her or someone else if left alone.]]
* [[spoiler:TragicKeepsake]]: [[spoiler:Takes Takeo's jacket from his corpse after saying her goodbyes. She's also given his keycard.]]
* [[spoiler:TranquilFury]]: [[spoiler:After Kei is revealed to be Takeo's murderer, Khadija addresses her calmly but makes it clear that she is only holding herself back from beating the crap out of Kei in order to preserve her own dignity.]]

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* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: SympatheticMurderer: [[spoiler:Khadija claims that she was merely acting in self-defense after the shortcake she gave Kyou set off his allergies and led to him flying into a rage and attempting to kill her. After disarming him, she tracked him down to the insectarium and finished him off, fearing that he would hurt her or someone else if left alone.]]
* [[spoiler:TragicKeepsake]]: TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:Takes Takeo's jacket from his corpse after saying her goodbyes. She's also given his keycard.]]
* [[spoiler:TranquilFury]]: TranquilFury: [[spoiler:After Kei is revealed to be Takeo's murderer, Khadija addresses her calmly but makes it clear that she is only holding herself back from beating the crap out of Kei in order to preserve her own dignity.]]



* ClusterFBomb: He has a neutral reaction to [[spoiler:Etsuko's]] death in chapter 7. Upon learning that [[spoiler:King]] has ''also'' been murdered, however, Kyou's reaction is as follows, with additional spaces inserted for word-wrap purposes: SHIT SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCKING FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK SHITTING SHIT BRICK FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK FUCK SHIT EVEN WHAT IS THIS FUCK I DON'T FUCKING SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK FUCKING SHIT!

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* ClusterFBomb: He has a neutral reaction to [[spoiler:Etsuko's]] death in chapter Chapter 7. Upon learning that [[spoiler:King]] has ''also'' been murdered, however, Kyou's reaction is as follows, with additional spaces inserted Kyou unleashes a '''massive''' stream of nothing but "shit" and "fuck" for word-wrap purposes: SHIT SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCKING FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK SHITTING SHIT BRICK FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK FUCK SHIT EVEN WHAT IS THIS FUCK I DON'T FUCKING SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK FUCKING SHIT!a good solid minute before finally calming down.



* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]

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* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler:His corpse is found in the insectarium with his eyes completely wide open.]]



* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine
* [[spoiler:NeckSnap]]

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* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine
LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Has an expertise in crafting prosthetic for people, so it's safe to assume he qualifies on both ends for a labcoat.
* [[spoiler:NeckSnap]]NeckSnap: [[spoiler:Ends up on the business end of one of these thanks to Khadija.]]



* OfficialCouple: With Shizuka. [[spoiler:Unfortunately cut short when Kyou is murdered in chapter 10.]]

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* OfficialCouple: With Shizuka. [[spoiler:Unfortunately cut short when Kyou is murdered in chapter 10.Chapter 9.]]



* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Claims that it takes a ''lot'' (or a complete idiot) to get him angry, but when he does, he loses control of himself. Apparently, being held down by chains is one of the few things that can calm him down. [[spoiler:As revealed during the chapter 8 trial, Kyou doesn't just lose control of himself when he's angry, he bludgeons people to death. It's a bad idea to get him angry indeed.]]

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* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Claims that it takes a ''lot'' (or a complete idiot) to get him angry, but when he does, he loses control of himself. Apparently, being held down by chains is one of the few things that can calm him down. [[spoiler:As revealed during the chapter Chapter 8 trial, Kyou doesn't just lose control of himself when he's angry, he bludgeons people to death. It's a bad idea to get him angry indeed.]]



A frail, but kindhearted young lady who teaches over 4,000 students about gardening and flower arranging at the Moriyama Academy of Plants and Beauty. Though eager for social interaction, she often finds it difficult to keep friends. Mameko blames herself for this, and believes that her SHSL Talent is boring and uninteresting. [[spoiler:She was the victim in the first case, killed with chlorine gas in a trap set by Reisuke Kurosaki.]]

* [[spoiler:[[AllLovingHero All Loving Heroine]]]]: [[spoiler:Mameko has already been established as a girl who loves everybody. The spoiler part is that according to the "dead students blog", this includes ''her friggin' killer''; when the man who killed her wakes up in the afterlife, she responds by hugging him and crying out of sheer relief that he's in one piece.]]
* TheCutie

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A frail, but kindhearted young lady who teaches over 4,000 students about gardening and flower arranging at the Moriyama Academy of Plants and Beauty. Though eager for social interaction, she often finds it difficult to keep friends. Mameko blames herself for this, and believes that her SHSL Talent is boring and uninteresting. [[spoiler:She was the [[spoiler:The very first victim in of the first case, killing game, killed with chlorine gas in a trap set by Reisuke Kurosaki.]]

* [[spoiler:[[AllLovingHero [[AllLovingHero All Loving Heroine]]]]: Heroine]]: [[spoiler:Mameko has already been established as a girl who loves everybody. The spoiler part is that according to the "dead students blog", this includes ''her friggin' killer''; when the man who killed her wakes up in the afterlife, she responds by hugging him and crying out of sheer relief that he's in one piece.]]
* TheCutieTheCutie: Just look at her. She's cute in both appearance and mannerisms.



* [[spoiler:KillTheCutie]]

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* [[spoiler:KillTheCutie]]KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Is killed by Reisuke in Chapter 1.]]



* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Judging from the posts on Mameko's personal blog, if Mameko hadn't been murdered, she and Hiroshi may have eventually developed into this.]]

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* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Judging from the posts on Mameko's personal blog, if Mameko hadn't been murdered, she and Hiroshi may have eventually developed into this.]]



* RousingSpeech: Attempts to give one to the others after Monobear reveals his first motive to kill, impressively overcoming initial doubts to do so.
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb]]: [[spoiler:Gentle, kind-hearted...and unfortunately, the second victim in the RP and the first in the mutual game of killing. Anyone can be killed, even a girl who means harm to nobody.]]

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* RousingSpeech: Attempts to give one to the others after Monobear reveals his first motive to kill, impressively overcoming initial doubts to do so.
so. [[spoiler:It doesn't completely take, sadly.]]
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb]]: SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Gentle, kind-hearted...and unfortunately, the second victim in the RP and the first real one in the mutual game of killing. Anyone can be killed, even a girl who means harm to nobody.]]



* [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]: [[spoiler:The general reaction to Mameko's death is that in no way did such a "sweet little girl", as King puts it (while swearing to have her killer's ''head'' for this), deserve to be murdered. As a bit of black comedy, someone even uploaded a picture of Mameko as an angel with the caption "good night, sweet princess".]]
* [[spoiler:ThrowTheDogABone]]: [[spoiler:In the "dead students blog", Mameko invites Monomi to their group meeting, which is notable because Monomi is usually portrayed as a ButtMonkey, so Mameko being nice to her is rather unusual.]]
* [[spoiler:WallSlump]]: [[spoiler:The state her corpse was in upon the murder reveal.]]

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* [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]: TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler:The general reaction to Mameko's death is that in no way did such a "sweet little girl", as King puts it (while swearing to have her killer's ''head'' for this), deserve to be murdered. As a bit of black comedy, someone even uploaded a picture of Mameko as an angel with the caption "good night, sweet princess".]]
* [[spoiler:ThrowTheDogABone]]: ThrowTheDogABone: [[spoiler:In the "dead students blog", Mameko invites Monomi to their group meeting, which is notable because Monomi is usually portrayed as a ButtMonkey, so Mameko being nice to her is rather unusual.]]
* [[spoiler:WallSlump]]: WallSlump: [[spoiler:The state position her corpse was is in upon the murder reveal.]]



* [[spoiler:AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: Rei's reaction to Gwendolyn being blown up is to try to convince everyone, including themself, that it's an elaborate joke.]]

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* [[spoiler:AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: Rei's AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: [[spoiler:Rei's reaction to Gwendolyn being blown up is to try to convince everyone, including themself, that it's an elaborate joke.]]



* [[spoiler:{{FanDisservice}}]]: [[spoiler:Rei has to strip in chapter 9's trial to prove Rei isn't the culprit. It's fan disservice, despite the lack of an actual sprite for this, because there are multiple thin scars on Rei's ribcage, and since the post is labeled with an "implications of self harm" warning it's strongly implied that Rei inflicted those scars on Rei's own body for reasons that aren't stated.]]

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* [[spoiler:{{FanDisservice}}]]: FanDisservice: [[spoiler:Rei has to strip in chapter Chapter 9's trial to prove Rei isn't the culprit. It's fan disservice, despite the lack of an actual sprite for this, because there are multiple thin scars on Rei's ribcage, and since the post is labeled with an "implications of self harm" warning it's strongly implied that Rei inflicted those scars on Rei's their own body for reasons that aren't stated.]]



* [[spoiler:NowOrNeverKiss]]: [[spoiler:During the endgame, everyone has to quickly escape from the park before Monobear blows it up. Rei realizes they left something important behind in their room and resolves to go back and get it. But Rei knows this will put Rei in danger of being blown up with the park, so in a now or never moment, Rei pulls Hitoshi to them and kisses Hitoshi, hoping that Rei will see Hitoshi again at the station.]]
** [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Then Hitoshi reciprocates Rei's feelings, so they become this.]]

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* [[spoiler:NowOrNeverKiss]]: NowOrNeverKiss: [[spoiler:During the endgame, everyone has to quickly escape from the park before Monobear blows it up. Rei realizes they left something important behind in their room and resolves to go back and get it. But Rei knows this will put Rei in danger of being blown up with the park, so in a now or never moment, Rei pulls Hitoshi to them and kisses Hitoshi, hoping that Rei will see Hitoshi again at the station.]]
** [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Then Hitoshi reciprocates Rei's feelings, so they become this.]]



* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:She gets cracked in the head by Aoi and dies in an attempted murder by Shizuka that reopens the wound and ultimately makes her bleed out. Needless to say, it's doubtful anyone was shedding any tears for her when she finally went.]]



* HatesEveryoneEqually
* {{Jerkass}}

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* HatesEveryoneEqually
HatesEveryoneEqually: She's really not a people person at all.
* {{Jerkass}}{{Jerkass}}: Far and away ''the'' biggest bitch of the cast.



* MoneyDearBoy:[[invoked]] She's been accused of tutoring because of this, instead of just wanting to help people. It remains to be seen if this is true.

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* MoneyDearBoy:[[invoked]] MoneyDearBoy: She's been accused of tutoring because of this, instead of just wanting to help people. It remains to be seen if this is true.



* [[spoiler:NoSympathy: No sympathy to Iko after someone murders Iko in chapter 3, that is. Iko was so naive, what else did she and the rest of her classmates expect? That anyone would actually want to ''stay'' in this hellhole?]]
** [[spoiler:And she does this again in trial 3, when Takara tries to apologize to Takeo for Reisuke being executed back in trial 1. Reika shows no sympathy to Takara, because to Reika even Takara's apology is high and mighty - she gets the impression that he's taking all the credit for solving the first case, when the rest of the class actually contributed too. She also shows no sympathy to Takeo, since in Reika's opinion why is Takara bothering to apologize to someone like Takeo, who's crying over a boy named Reisuke that ''he hardly knew''?]]

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* [[spoiler:NoSympathy: No NoSympathy: [[spoiler:No sympathy to Iko after someone murders Iko in chapter Chapter 3, that is. Iko was so naive, what else did she and the rest of her classmates expect? That anyone would actually want to ''stay'' in this hellhole?]]
** [[spoiler:And she does this again in trial 3, the third trial, when Takara tries to apologize to Takeo for Reisuke being executed back in trial 1.the first trial. Reika shows no sympathy to Takara, because to Reika even Takara's apology is high and mighty - she gets the impression that he's taking all the credit for solving the first case, when the rest of the class actually contributed too. She also shows no sympathy to Takeo, since in Reika's opinion why is Takara bothering to apologize to someone like Takeo, who's crying over a boy named Reisuke that ''he hardly knew''?]]



Self-reliant and independent, Reisuke's devotion to his studies has helped him significantly reduce Japan's crime rate. This has earned him an impressive amount of begrudging respect, though he's also made enemies due to his exacting standards. [[spoiler:He was executed at the end of the first trial for the murder of Mameko Moriyama.]]

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Self-reliant and independent, Reisuke's devotion to his studies has helped him significantly reduce Japan's crime rate. This has earned him an impressive amount of begrudging respect, though he's also made enemies due to his exacting standards. [[spoiler:He was [[spoiler:The first culprit of the killing game, having killed Mameko Moriyama. He's found out, voted as the culprit and subsequently executed at the end of the first trial for the murder of Mameko Moriyama.]]
in a...[[{{Gorn}} fairly messy fashion]]]].



* BrutalHonesty: Reisuke won't hesitate to tell someone exactly what he thinks of them. [[spoiler: Apparently he wasn't brutally honest enough to confess to being the first culprit, though, and he would've gotten away with dishonesty if there had been ''one less vote'' for him.]]
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:Dismembered and disemboweled by a horde of chainsaw-wielding Monobears.]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:He's quite cruel, doesn't care much for the other students and went out of his way to kill Mameko, who did nothing to him and wasn't planning to kill anybody. It's pretty safe to say he won't be missed by anybody after being executed by Monobear.]]
* BrutalHonesty: Reisuke won't hesitate to tell someone exactly what he thinks of them. [[spoiler: Apparently Although he wasn't brutally honest enough to confess to being the first culprit, though, and he would've gotten away with his dishonesty if there had been ''one less vote'' for him.]]
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:Dismembered and CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Dismembered, disemboweled and just '''''completely eviscerated''''' by a horde of chainsaw-wielding Monobears.]]



* [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven]]: [[spoiler:As the "dead students blog" reveals, he is easily forgiven by Mameko ; when Reisuke wakes up in the afterlife, Mameko runs up to him and hugs him crying in relief that he's in one piece, despite the fact that he killed her.]]

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* [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven]]: EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:As the "dead students blog" reveals, he is easily forgiven by Mameko ; Mameko; when Reisuke wakes up in the afterlife, Mameko runs up to him and hugs him crying in relief that he's in one piece, despite the fact that he killed her.]]



* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]: [[spoiler:Well he ''tries'', anyway, smiling when he's about to be torn apart by chainsaws, but when Takeo gets injured trying to save him, he starts wailing and struggling before he finally dies.]]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]: [[spoiler:Cruelly subverted. He ''tries'' to do this, smiling and not protesting in the least when lots of Monobears are about to tear him apart with chainsaws. But when Takeo tries to interfere with the execution and gets severely injured for his trouble, ''that'' causes Reisuke to start protesting and wailing right before he finally dies.]]

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* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]: FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Well he ''tries'', anyway, smiling when he's about to be torn apart by chainsaws, but when Takeo gets injured trying to save him, he starts wailing and struggling before he finally dies.]]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]: GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Cruelly subverted. He ''tries'' to do this, smiling and not protesting in the least when lots of Monobears are about to tear him apart with chainsaws. But when Takeo tries to interfere with the execution and gets severely injured for his trouble, ''that'' causes Reisuke to start protesting and wailing right before he finally dies.up until he's silenced.]]



* LackOfEmpathy
* [[spoiler:LaughingMad]]: [[spoiler:Reisuke snaps and bursts into insane laughter after he is correctly pinned as the murderer of Mameko Moriyama.]]
** [[spoiler:PsychoticSmirk]]: [[spoiler:In addition to his laugh.]]
* [[spoiler:MaddenIntoMisanthropy]]: [[spoiler:In the afterlife, since the living students are too noisy for him.]]
* [[spoiler:MaskOfSanity]]: [[spoiler:...But it shatters before his consequent demise.]]
* [[spoiler:MoodSwinger]]: [[spoiler:Only during his breakdown.]]

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* LackOfEmpathy
* [[spoiler:LaughingMad]]: [[spoiler:Reisuke snaps and bursts into insane laughter after
LackOfEmpathy: Hardly cares much for his fellow students as it is. [[spoiler: And that's ''before'' he is correctly pinned as murders the murderer nicest member of Mameko Moriyama.the cast.]]
** [[spoiler:PsychoticSmirk]]: [[spoiler:In addition to his laugh.* LaughingMad: [[spoiler:Reisuke snaps and bursts into insane laughter after he is correctly pinned as the murderer of Mameko Moriyama.]]
* [[spoiler:MaddenIntoMisanthropy]]: [[spoiler:In the afterlife, since the living students are too noisy for him.** PsychoticSmirk: [[spoiler:Sports one of these during his breakdown.]]
* [[spoiler:MaskOfSanity]]: MaddenIntoMisanthropy: [[spoiler:In the afterlife, since the living students are too noisy for him.]]
* MaskOfSanity:
[[spoiler:...But it shatters before his consequent demise.]]
* [[spoiler:MoodSwinger]]: MoodSwinger: [[spoiler:Only during his breakdown.]]
* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler:He was just ''one vote away'' from avoiding execution for his murder of Mameko.
]]



* [[spoiler:NotAfraidToDie]]: [[spoiler:In fact, Reisuke seemed all too eager to die during his execution.]]

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* [[spoiler:NotAfraidToDie]]: NotAfraidToDie: [[spoiler:In fact, Reisuke seemed all too eager to die during his execution.]]



* [[spoiler:NotEnoughToBury]]: [[spoiler:Like Gwendolyn's, the nature of his death is rather destructive.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple: With Takeo, predespair. On the dead blog, the two ended up sleeping in the same bed, hinting that they ''may'' have rekindled their relationship after losing their memories.]]

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* [[spoiler:NotEnoughToBury]]: [[spoiler:Like Gwendolyn's, NotEnoughToBury: [[spoiler:The Monobear units rip his body apart to such an extent that, much like Gwendolyn's death, very little remains when the nature of his death execution is rather destructive.finished.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple: With OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:With Takeo, predespair.before his fall into despair. On the dead blog, the two ended up sleeping in the same bed, hinting that they ''may'' have rekindled their relationship after losing their memories.]]



* [[spoiler:PersonalEffectsReveal]]: [[spoiler:After Reisuke's death, Takeo claims his key card and enters his room, where he finds an old family photograph hidden in one of Reisuke's books.]]

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* [[spoiler:PersonalEffectsReveal]]: PersonalEffectsReveal: [[spoiler:After Reisuke's death, Takeo claims his key card and enters his room, where he finds an old family photograph hidden in one of Reisuke's books.]]



** [[spoiler:NotSoStoic]]: [[spoiler:Except when he starts screaming after Takeo is injured trying to save him.]]

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** [[spoiler:NotSoStoic]]: NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:Except when he starts screaming after Takeo is injured trying to save him.]]



Despite lacking support from her banker family, Setsuko's passion for automotives led her to enter the world of drag racing. Her talent has attracted international attention, and she's received contacts from various car manufacturers asking her to represent them. [[spoiler:She was executed at the end of the ninth trial, sacrificing herself to prevent Yukie Seki from death after the vote was randomized.]]

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Despite lacking support from her banker family, Setsuko's passion for automotives led her to enter the world of drag racing. Her talent has attracted international attention, and she's received contacts from various car manufacturers asking her to represent them. [[spoiler:She was executed at the end of the ninth trial, sacrificing herself to prevent Yukie Seki from death execution after the vote was randomized.]]



* BerserkButton: Messing with her friends will make her ''royally'' pissed off. [[spoiler:For example, in chapter 2's trial, Takara makes fun of Etsuko for multiple reasons, and finally Setsuko gets so pissed off she marches over to Takara's podium and bodily lifts him up by the shirt so she can yell at him, and then she threatens to beat him up if he continues being an ass.]]

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* BerserkButton: Messing with her friends will make her ''royally'' pissed piss her off. [[spoiler:For example, in chapter Chapter 2's trial, Takara makes fun of Etsuko for multiple reasons, and finally Setsuko gets so pissed off she marches over to Takara's podium and bodily lifts him up by the his shirt so she can yell at him, and then she threatens to beat him up if he continues being an ass.]]



* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:Sacrifices herself to be executed in Yukie's place when Yukie is picked to be executed in chapter 9. Setsuko is chained inside a white race car that Monobear controls with a remote control. Monobear uses another control to cause a black race car to crash into Setsuko's car. The car eventually flips upside-down and the engine catches fire, causing the car to become a melting wreck that burns Setsuko to death.]]

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* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Sacrifices herself to be executed in Yukie's place when Yukie is picked to be executed in chapter Chapter 9. Setsuko is chained inside a white race car that Monobear controls with a remote control. Monobear uses another control to cause a black race car to crash into Setsuko's car. The car eventually flips upside-down and the engine catches fire, causing the car to become a melting wreck that burns Setsuko to death.]]



* [[spoiler:FanDisservice]]: [[spoiler:When Setsuko has to strip to prove her alibi in chapter 2's trial, and then again in chapter 9's trial, it turns out she wears blue colored underwear...and also she happens to be horribly injured in her lower torso.]]
* [[spoiler:HeadPet]]: [[spoiler:After Hotaru is murdered, ''somebody'' has to take care of Midori-san the chameleon. After that, Setsuko's sprites are drawn with a chameleon on top of her head.]]
* [[spoiler:LaughingMad]]: [[spoiler:Setsuko ''almost'' has a moment of this during Taichi's execution, since Taichi murdered Hotaru, one of Setsuko's closest friend. But then when Setsuko catches herself about to do this, she's horrified that she could wish for Taichi's execution to hurt, and resolves to keep her emotions in check.]]
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]: [[spoiler:Has a moment of this after she's realized her mistake of pushing the vote for Yukari Maruyama in Chapter 8. While this was a logical move in her eyes and she gets her revenge, she still panics that because Yukari didn't kill Reika, she's technically sending an innocent to death.]]
* [[spoiler:NoHoldsBarredBeatdown]]: [[spoiler:To Hiroshi after Hiroshi is revealed to have murdered King in chapter 7. Interestingly, it is noted in-story that Setsuko is taking revenge on the wrong person, since while Hiroshi murdered King, he didn't murder Etsuko, Setsuko's friend-turned-lover. Atsuko even notes that Setsuko is stealing what should be ''Atsuko's'' revenge.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:With Etsuko, but they only made their feelings clear just before Etsuko was murdered in chapter 7.]]
* OneOfUs: Not Setsuko the character, but the Tumblr user who ''plays'' Setsuko. The user is obviously familiar with TV Tropes, since when writing Setsuko's entries she's familiar with terms like "trauma conga line" and "hope spot."

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* [[spoiler:FanDisservice]]: FanDisservice: [[spoiler:When Setsuko has to strip to prove her alibi in chapter 2's trial, and then again in chapter Chapter 9's trial, it turns out she wears blue colored underwear...and also she happens to be horribly injured in her lower torso.]]
* [[spoiler:HeadPet]]: HeadPet: [[spoiler:After Hotaru is murdered, ''somebody'' has to take care of Midori-san the chameleon. After that, Setsuko's sprites are drawn with a chameleon on top of her head.]]
* [[spoiler:LaughingMad]]: LaughingMad: [[spoiler:Setsuko ''almost'' has a moment of this during Taichi's execution, since Taichi murdered Hotaru, one of Setsuko's closest friend. But then when Setsuko catches herself about to do this, she's horrified that she could wish for Taichi's execution to hurt, and resolves to keep her emotions in check.]]
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]: MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Has a moment of this after she's realized her mistake of pushing the vote for Yukari Maruyama in Chapter 8. While this was a logical move in her eyes and she gets her revenge, she still panics that because Yukari didn't kill Reika, she's technically sending an innocent to death.]]
* [[spoiler:NoHoldsBarredBeatdown]]: NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:To Hiroshi after Hiroshi he is revealed to have murdered King in chapter Chapter 7. Interestingly, it is noted in-story that Setsuko is taking revenge on the wrong person, since while Hiroshi did indeed murdered King, he didn't did ''not'' murder Etsuko, Setsuko's friend-turned-lover. Atsuko even notes that Setsuko is stealing what should be ''Atsuko's'' ''her'' revenge.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:With Etsuko, but they only made their feelings clear just before Etsuko was murdered in chapter Chapter 7.]]
* OneOfUs: Not Setsuko the character, but the Tumblr user who ''plays'' Setsuko. The user is obviously familiar with TV Tropes, since when writing Setsuko's entries she's familiar with terms like "trauma conga line" TraumaCongaLine and "hope spot."HopeSpot.



* RageAgainstTheReflection: Her reaction to Monobear's second motive is to punch a mirror, breaking the glass...and getting herself a bloody hand in the process.

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* RageAgainstTheReflection: Her reaction to Monobear's second motive is to punch a mirror, breaking the glass...and getting herself a bloody tearing up her hand in the process.



* [[spoiler:SelfHarm]]: [[spoiler: After Yukari's fiery execution, Setsuko scratches vigorously at the burns on her arms until they bleed and she has to bandange them.]]
* [[spoiler:StressVomit]]: [[spoiler: Has a panic attack after watching Yukari's execution, in which after it's over she proceeds to stumble out of the courtroom and puke on her way back to the hotel]]
* [[spoiler:TenderTears]]: [[spoiler:Setusko hugs herself and starts crying when it comes time to vote in chapter 3's trial, because she's sure that the culprit only killed the victim by accident. This trope is all the more notable coming from someone as temperamental as ''Setsuko'' of all people.]]

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* [[spoiler:SelfHarm]]: SelfHarm: [[spoiler: After Yukari's fiery execution, Setsuko scratches vigorously at the burns on her arms until they bleed and she has to bandange them.]]
* [[spoiler:StressVomit]]: StressVomit: [[spoiler: Has a panic attack after watching Yukari's execution, in which after it's over she proceeds to stumble out of the courtroom and puke on her way back to the hotel]]
hotel.]]
* [[spoiler:TenderTears]]: TenderTears: [[spoiler:Setusko hugs herself and starts crying when it comes time to vote in chapter Chapter 3's trial, because she's sure that the culprit only killed the victim by accident. This trope is all the more notable coming from someone as temperamental as ''Setsuko'' of all people.]]



* TraumaCongaLine: The events of Chapter [[spoiler:7]] are NOT kind to her. Her reaction post to [[spoiler:Takara's abrupt demise after the trial]] is aptly titled this.
** [[spoiler:In case you need a recap. In Chapter Seven she find that Etsuko, her lover, dead, to which her response is to threaten everyone in the vicinity with a shotgun. During the trial when she finds that Yukari killed Etsuko, she begs everyone to vote Yukari seeing that in her current mental state, it would be better for everyone else because if not, she'll most likely murder Yukari the second the immunity wears off. Instead, the students vote for Hiroshi, someone who she considered a friend. Afterwards when she tries to find Takara, who Etsuko told Setsuko to protect in her will, only to discover his dead body. So yes, these past few chapters haven't been kind to her.]]

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* TraumaCongaLine: The events of Chapter [[spoiler:7]] are NOT kind to her. Her reaction post to [[spoiler:Takara's abrupt demise after the trial]] is aptly actually titled this.
** [[spoiler:In case you need a recap. In Chapter Seven 7 she find that Etsuko, her lover, dead, to which her response is to threaten everyone in the vicinity with a shotgun. During the trial when she finds that Yukari killed Etsuko, she begs everyone to vote Yukari seeing that in her current mental state, it would be better for everyone else because if not, she'll most likely murder Yukari the second the immunity wears off. Instead, the students vote for Hiroshi, someone who she considered a friend. Afterwards when she tries to find Takara, who Etsuko told Setsuko to protect in her will, only to discover his dead body. So yes, these past few chapters haven't been kind to her.]]



** [[spoiler:Though after Chapter 7 it appears that her accent is actually completely fake. As she drops it the second she find Etsuko's body. ]]

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** [[spoiler:Though after Chapter 7 it appears that her accent is actually completely fake. As fake, as she drops it the second she find Etsuko's body. ]]



* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon]]: [[spoiler:You would think it would be when Kyou dies, but she actually falls deeper into despair after they fail to find his killer. So much so that she ''passes out.'']]
* [[spoiler:{{Fanservice}}]]: [[spoiler:We don't actually get to see a sprite for this, but during chapter 9's trial, Shizuka takes off her clothes and reveals that she has freckles all over her body including her legs, not just her face, and she also has old bandages wrapped around her upper left arm. Plus she has ''hickeys'' on her neck, shoulders, and upper chest. She explains while flushing that the hickeys are because she and Kyou had a lot of time on their hands.]]

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* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon]]: DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:You would think she'd have already crossed it would be when Kyou dies, but she actually falls deeper into despair after they fail to find his killer. So much so that she ''passes out.'']]
* [[spoiler:{{Fanservice}}]]: {{Fanservice}}: [[spoiler:We don't actually get to see a sprite for this, but during chapter Chapter 9's trial, Shizuka takes off her clothes and reveals that she has freckles all over her body including her legs, not just her face, and she also has old bandages wrapped around her upper left arm. Plus she has ''hickeys'' on her neck, shoulders, and upper chest. She explains while flushing that the hickeys are because she and Kyou had a lot of time on their hands.]]



* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler:Shizuka was never properly singled out during Reika's trial, leaving Yukari to be executed instead. When Tsutomu confronts her about this during the tenth trial, Shizuka claims that she actually didn't want to become a Karma Houdini but decided to keep quiet after Kyou made her promise not to put herself in danger.]]

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* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler:Shizuka was never properly singled out during Reika's trial, leaving Yukari to be executed instead. When Tsutomu confronts her about this during the tenth trial, Shizuka claims that she actually didn't want to become a Karma Houdini avoid her punishment but decided to keep quiet after Kyou made her promise not to put herself in danger.]]



* OfficialCouple: With Kyou. [[spoiler:Unfortunately cut short when Kyou is murdered in chapter 10.]]

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* OfficialCouple: With Kyou. [[spoiler:Unfortunately cut short when Kyou is murdered in chapter 10.Chapter 9.]]



* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: [[spoiler:Maybe. Shizuka claims that she shot Reika in the shoulder after discovered her attempting to kill an unconscious Tsutomu, causing the private tutor to fall, re-open the head wound Aoi had given her, and bleed out. However, this doesn't explain the other injuries found on Reika, and the apparent attempt to frame Tsutomu for Reika's murder after the fact may make her less sympathetic.]]

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* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: [[spoiler:Maybe. SympatheticMurderer: [[spoiler:...''Maybe''. Shizuka claims that she shot Reika in the shoulder after discovered discovering her attempting to kill an unconscious Tsutomu, causing the private tutor to fall, re-open the head wound Aoi had given her, and bleed out. However, this doesn't explain the other injuries found on Reika, and the apparent attempt to frame Tsutomu for Reika's murder after the fact may make her less sympathetic.]]



Despite having a SHSL talent, Taichi believes he's a normal kid that simply decided to focus his time and effort on something he enjoys. He's completely dedicated to his work, to the point it almost feels as if there is nothing more to his life than his job as a barista. [[spoiler:He was executed at the end of the second for the murder of Hotaru Ando.]]

* [[spoiler:BerserkButton]]: [[spoiler:Bad coffee, as evidenced by his RantInducingSlight from watching Aoi make terrible coffee with quality beans and being unable to stop him since Taichi is trapped in the afterlife.]]
* [[spoiler:ChainedToABed]]: [[spoiler:Tied to his own bed with ropes in the afterlife, but yes.]]
* [[spoiler:CooldownHug]]: [[spoiler:Delivers quite a few of these to Hotaru in the afterlife, once they grow close.]]
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:Monobear drops Taichi through a trapdoor, and it turns out Taichi lands in a giant coffee pot that Monobear then proceeds to fill with hot coffee. Once the pot is completely full, Monobear turns the pot's settings to "Boiling", burning and boiling Taichi to death.]]
* [[spoiler:EtTuBrute]]: [[spoiler:Hotaru is in love with him, but he murders her in chapter 2.]]
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]: [[spoiler:After explaining to everyone that his murder means they don't have to fear the "motive" being in play anymore, instead of fighting his execution, he just turns to Monobear and says, "Monobear, if you please." Also, during the execution itself, once it becomes clear exactly ''how'' Monobear is going to execute him, he just holds still with morbid curiosity instead of struggling.]]

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Despite having a SHSL talent, Taichi believes he's a normal kid that simply decided to focus his time and effort on something he enjoys. He's completely dedicated to his work, to the point it almost feels as if there is nothing more to his life than his job as a barista. [[spoiler:He was executed at the end [[spoiler:The second culprit of the second killing game, having murdered Hotaru Ando, he is found guilty for the her murder of Hotaru Ando.and is executed.]]

* [[spoiler:BerserkButton]]: BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Bad coffee, as evidenced by his RantInducingSlight from watching Aoi make terrible coffee with quality beans and being unable to stop him since Taichi is trapped in the afterlife.]]
* [[spoiler:ChainedToABed]]: ChainedToABed: [[spoiler:Tied to his own bed with ropes in the afterlife, but yes.]]
* [[spoiler:CooldownHug]]: CooldownHug: [[spoiler:Delivers quite a few of these to Hotaru in the afterlife, once they grow close.]]
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Monobear drops Taichi through a trapdoor, and it turns out Taichi lands in a giant coffee pot that Monobear then proceeds to fill with hot coffee. Once the pot is completely full, Monobear turns the pot's settings to "Boiling", burning and boiling Taichi to death.]]
* [[spoiler:EtTuBrute]]: EtTuBrute: [[spoiler:Hotaru is in love with him, but he murders her she turns out to be his target for a murder in chapter Chapter 2.]]
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]: FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:After explaining to everyone that his murder means they don't have to fear the "motive" being in play anymore, instead of fighting his execution, he just turns to Monobear and says, "Monobear, if you please." Also, during the execution itself, once it becomes clear exactly ''how'' Monobear is going to execute him, he just holds still with morbid curiosity instead of struggling.]]



* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]: [[spoiler:Just before his execution boils and burns him to death, he gives everyone a soft smile, reminiscent of the smile of his murder victim.]]

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* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]: GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Just before his execution boils and burns him to death, he gives everyone a soft smile, reminiscent of the smile of his murder victim.]]



* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: Rather, Taichi sees his only purpose to be a barista, not someones friend.
** [[spoiler:He even finds some fleeting feeling of happiness just before he dies that, in the end, he was really only the barista to his classmates.]]
* [[spoiler:KindRestraints]]: [[spoiler:In the afterlife, Taichi is tied to his own bed by Hotaru. However, it's to prevent him from permanently erasing himself by destroying his chip data the same way that ended Takara.]]
* [[spoiler:LetThemDieHappy]]: [[spoiler:It turns out that before murdering Hotaru, the date he took her on was ''real''. He really did give Hotaru two hours of romantic happiness before giving her the poison.]]
* [[spoiler:LivingEmotionalCrutch]]: [[spoiler:Unintentionally becomes this for Hotaru in the afterlife, eventually.]]
* [[spoiler:MaddenIntoMisanthropy]]: [[spoiler:In the afterlife, since the living students are too noisy for him...but then reversed when he manages to come up with an investigation plan that's actually useful, which means he's given purpose again.]]

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* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: Rather, Taichi sees his only purpose to be a barista, not someones friend.
**
someone's friend. [[spoiler:He even finds some fleeting feeling of happiness just before he dies in that, in the end, he was really only the barista to his classmates.]]
* [[spoiler:KindRestraints]]: KindRestraints: [[spoiler:In the afterlife, Taichi is tied to his own bed by Hotaru. However, it's to prevent him from permanently erasing himself by destroying his chip data the same way that ended Takara.]]
* [[spoiler:LetThemDieHappy]]: LetThemDieHappy: [[spoiler:It turns out that before murdering Hotaru, the date he took her on was ''real''. He really did give Hotaru two hours of romantic happiness before giving her the poison.]]
* [[spoiler:LivingEmotionalCrutch]]: LivingEmotionalCrutch: [[spoiler:Unintentionally becomes this for Hotaru in the afterlife, eventually.]]
* [[spoiler:MaddenIntoMisanthropy]]: MaddenIntoMisanthropy: [[spoiler:In the afterlife, since the living students are too noisy for him...but then reversed when he manages to come up with an investigation plan that's actually useful, which means he's given purpose again.]]



* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:He becomes this with Hotaru in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public. Hotaru was in love with Taichi before the murder, so after she initially responds by cursing and spitting at him, they both eventually make amends after Taichi comes up with an investigation plan, causing Hotaru to blush at his new straightforwardness.]]
** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]
* [[spoiler:OneThingLedToAnother]]: [[spoiler:Basically what happened in the afterlife after Hotaru ties Taichi to his bed. Wanting to make up for what she did leads to kissing and before they know it it turns into sex, jump-starting their relationship, and Taichi promising that he would stay with her.]]

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* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:He becomes this with Hotaru in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public. Hotaru was in love with Taichi before the murder, so after she initially responds by cursing and spitting at him, they both eventually make amends after Taichi comes up with an investigation plan, causing Hotaru to blush at his new straightforwardness.]]
** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]
* [[spoiler:OneThingLedToAnother]]: OneThingLedToAnother: [[spoiler:Basically what happened in the afterlife after Hotaru ties Taichi to his bed. Wanting to make up for what she did leads to kissing and before they know it it turns into sex, jump-starting their relationship, and Taichi promising that he would stay with her.]]



* [[spoiler:PetTheDog]]: [[spoiler:Or rather, Pet The Chameleon. After he murdered Hotaru, it turns out that he made sure Midori-san was safe in the tank before he cleaned up the crime scene. Also, the fact that he gave Hotaru a genuine romantic date before poisoning her could also qualify as this trope.]]
* [[spoiler:RantInducingSlight]]: [[spoiler:In the afterlife, Aoi and Reika screw up making coffee, causing Taichi to become an "angry coffee god" and explain to them how simple it is to make coffee and how could they possibly screw up transferring beans to a machine, etc.]]

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* [[spoiler:PetTheDog]]: PetTheDog: [[spoiler:Or rather, Pet The Chameleon. After he murdered Hotaru, it turns out that he made sure Midori-san was safe in the tank before he cleaned up the crime scene. Also, the fact that he gave Hotaru a genuine romantic date before poisoning her could also qualify as this trope.]]
* [[spoiler:RantInducingSlight]]: RantInducingSlight: [[spoiler:In the afterlife, Aoi and Reika screw up making coffee, causing Taichi to become an "angry coffee god" and explain to them how simple it is to make coffee and how could they possibly screw up transferring beans to a machine, etc.]]



* [[spoiler:TamperingWithFoodAndDrink]]: [[spoiler: Taichi murders Hotaru by poisoning a cup of coffee he makes for her with cyanide.]]

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* [[spoiler:TamperingWithFoodAndDrink]]: TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: [[spoiler: Taichi murders Hotaru by poisoning a cup of coffee he makes for her with cyanide.]]



* [[spoiler:SexFaceTurn]]: [[spoiler:Happens after he has sex with Hotaru. Before, he lost his motivation to care about or stick around for any of his classmates once he found out everyone in the afterlife is KilledOffForReal, and though he did care about Hotaru his guilt was strong enough that he'd rather run away and erase himself permanently by any means. After, he ends up in a loving relationship with Hotaru and promises to stay in the afterlife until the end.]]
* [[spoiler:SoHappyTogether]]: [[spoiler:Taichi and Hotaru basically get together in the afterlife right before the end of the game. They have about a day and a night of happiness together, but they anticipate they will be erased the next trial. As it turns out, their data ends up stored in stasis on a hard drive and their fates are unknown.]]

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* [[spoiler:SexFaceTurn]]: SexFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Happens after he has sex with Hotaru. Before, he lost his motivation to care about or stick around for any of his classmates once he found out everyone in the afterlife is KilledOffForReal, and though he did care about Hotaru his guilt was strong enough that he'd rather run away and erase himself permanently by any means. After, he ends up in a loving relationship with Hotaru and promises to stay in the afterlife until the end.]]
* [[spoiler:SoHappyTogether]]: SoHappyTogether: [[spoiler:Taichi and Hotaru basically get together in the afterlife right before the end of the game. They have about a day and a night of happiness together, but they anticipate they will be erased the next trial. As it turns out, their data ends up stored in stasis on a hard drive and their fates are unknown.]]



** [[spoiler:NotSoStoic]]: [[spoiler:Disregarding when he's telling the story of Hotaru's death. He breaks down when he reaches the point where he kills her, and accepts his death with a smile. ]]

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** [[spoiler:NotSoStoic]]: NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:Disregarding when he's telling the story of Hotaru's death. He breaks down when he reaches the point where he kills her, and accepts his death with a smile. ]]
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Hotaru.
]]



* BerserkButton: Well, he has a temper ''in general'', but surprisingly there's one thing that can make him mad even after he promises before chapter 3's trial that he won't explode: [[spoiler:Angelo calling him a "fuckhead".]]
** [[spoiler:And he apparently has ''another'' berserk button: Reika talking down to him and trying to put him in his place. He responds by ''getting in Reika's face'' and shouting at Reika that Reika is a peasant, that Takara is from the ''Ojimura'' family, that you do not talk to an Ojimura that way, and if the next words out of Reika's mouth aren't "I'm sorry, Ojimura-sama", then Reika shouldn't bother opening her mouth ever again.]]

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* BerserkButton: Well, he has a temper ''in general'', but surprisingly there's one thing that can make him mad even after he promises before chapter Chapter 3's trial that he won't explode: [[spoiler:Angelo calling him a "fuckhead".]]
** [[spoiler:And he apparently has ''another'' berserk button: Reika talking down to him and trying to put him in his place. He responds by ''getting in Reika's face'' and shouting at Reika her that Reika she is a peasant, that Takara is from the ''Ojimura'' family, that you do not talk to an Ojimura that way, and if the next words out of Reika's mouth aren't "I'm sorry, Ojimura-sama", then Reika shouldn't bother opening her mouth ever again.]]



* [[spoiler:CessationOfExistence]]: [[spoiler:Takara doesn't make it to the afterlife after dying, because the specific manner of his death fried the chip in his brain, so he couldn't be stored as backup data. So Takara just ''disappears''!]]

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* [[spoiler:CessationOfExistence]]: CessationOfExistence: [[spoiler:Takara doesn't make it to the afterlife after dying, because the specific manner of his death fried the chip in his brain, so he couldn't be stored as backup data. So Takara just ''disappears''!]]



* [[spoiler:TheExtremistWasRight]]: Takara behaves like a complete jerk during the first trial, screaming at his classmates about how obvious it was who the culprit was...[[spoiler: and then the culprit, whose identity he guessed ''correctly'', is voted as the culprit by a margin of ''a single vote''. If not for Takara screaming the idea at everyone, it's possible there wouldn't have been enough votes to convict the correct person.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheExtremistWasRight]]: TheExtremistWasRight: Takara behaves like a complete jerk during the first trial, screaming at his classmates about how obvious it was who the culprit was...[[spoiler: and then the culprit, whose identity he guessed ''correctly'', is voted as the culprit by a margin of ''a single vote''. If not for Takara screaming the idea at everyone, it's possible there wouldn't have been enough votes to convict the correct person.]]



* {{Omniglot}}: Claims to know (Note: Butcher) Mandarin Chinese, Korean, German, Spanish, French and English in addition to his native Japanese. He states he learned these languages for chess reasons.
* PrecisionFStrike: [[spoiler:Takara's reaction to finding Mameko's body is to get angry at his classmates for not listening to him and calling them "FUCKING BASTARDS."]] This has more weight to it when you realize no matter how much of a {{Jerkass}} he is, he's never sweared.

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* {{Omniglot}}: Claims to know (Note: Butcher) (read: butcher) Mandarin Chinese, Korean, German, Spanish, French and English in addition to his native Japanese. He states he learned these languages for chess reasons.
* PrecisionFStrike: [[spoiler:Takara's reaction to finding Mameko's body is to get angry at his classmates for not listening to him and calling them "FUCKING BASTARDS."]] This has more weight to it when you realize no matter how much of a {{Jerkass}} he is, he's never sweared.'''never''' sworn.



* [[spoiler:ScrewThisImOuttaHere]]:
** [[spoiler:When the others reject Takara's "Climax Inference" argument, Takara gets so pissed off that they weren't even willing to consider his argument that he deliberately ''votes for himself'', reasoning that if he were executed he wouldn't have to hang around with these people anymore.]]

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* [[spoiler:ScrewThisImOuttaHere]]:
**
ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:When the others reject Takara's "Climax Inference" argument, Takara gets so pissed off that they weren't even willing to consider his argument that he deliberately ''votes for himself'', reasoning that if he were executed he wouldn't have to hang around with these people anymore.]]



* [[spoiler:SempaiKohai]]: [[spoiler:He refers to Etsuko as his "sempai" once when trying to apologize to her in chapter 3's trial. She finds this very weird.]]

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* [[spoiler:SempaiKohai]]: SempaiKohai: [[spoiler:He refers to Etsuko as his "sempai" once when trying to apologize to her in chapter Chapter 3's trial. She finds this very weird.]]



* [[spoiler:SpareToTheThrone:Because his older brother, Kyosuke, was killed.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: ZigZagged. While he does show signs of CharacterDevelopment, changing one's ways is much harder than anticipated, especially during such stressful situations. His tendency to revert to [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] and vicious insults whenever he's frustrated with how the trials are developing don't help.

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* [[spoiler:SpareToTheThrone:Because SpareToTheThrone: [[spoiler:Because his older brother, Kyosuke, was killed.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: ZigZagged.Zigzagged. While he does show signs of CharacterDevelopment, changing one's ways is much harder than anticipated, especially during such stressful situations. His tendency to revert to [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] and vicious insults whenever he's frustrated with how the trials are developing don't help.



* [[spoiler:WouldHitAGirl]]: [[spoiler:After Reika puts him down during the 3rd trial, he says that the next time she 'opens her mouth to question him or his actions, he will not hesitate to slap it right off her face.']]

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* [[spoiler:WouldHitAGirl]]: WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:After Reika puts him down during the 3rd third trial, he says that the next time she 'opens her mouth to question him or his actions, he will not hesitate to slap it right off her face.']]



After emulating stunts he had seen in action movies on the playground to impress girls as a child, Takeo discovered he had a natural talent. Since then he has become one of the most famous stuntmen in Japan, despite reports of a foul personality. [[spoiler:He was the victim in the fifth case, dying of blood loss after having his throat slit by Kei Katsuya.]]

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After emulating stunts he had seen in action movies on the playground to impress girls as a child, Takeo discovered he had a natural talent. Since then he has become one of the most famous stuntmen in Japan, despite reports of a foul personality. [[spoiler:He was the victim in the fifth case, dying of blood loss exsanguination after having his throat slit by Kei Katsuya.]]



* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim]]: [[spoiler:Not him, actually, but he personally feels that ''Iko'' of all people was this, because Iko had previously cheered Reisuke's death, and since Reisuke meant a lot to Takeo, Takeo feels nothing for Iko's death now. At least he promises to find Iko's killer, though.]]
* [[spoiler:BathroomStallGraffiti: Or, well, notebook graffiti, in this case. During an information gathering outing with Reisuke, Takeo stops by the information desk to read the notebook Hotaru has left for them to list their theories and facts...and promptly writes "TAKEO HIRONAKA HAS A BIG DICK" in the facts section.]]

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* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim]]: AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Not him, actually, but he personally feels that ''Iko'' of all people was this, because Iko had previously cheered Reisuke's death, and since Reisuke meant a lot to Takeo, Takeo he feels nothing for Iko's death now. At least he promises to find Iko's killer, though.]]
* [[spoiler:BathroomStallGraffiti: Or, BathroomStallGraffiti: [[spoiler:Or, well, notebook graffiti, in this case. During an information gathering outing with Reisuke, Takeo stops by the information desk to read the notebook Hotaru has left for them to list their theories and facts...and promptly writes "TAKEO HIRONAKA HAS A BIG DICK" in the facts section.]]



* [[spoiler:ChaoticStupid]]: In the first two trials, he attempts to [[spoiler:get himself executed even though this would allow a murderer to go free]], and in the first trial, he attempts to [[spoiler:take a chainsaw in the chest for Reisuke, even though there were lots of Monobears who would probably have just killed Reisuke even if Takeo's sacrifice had succeeded]]. Finally, in the third trial, he casts his vote on the grounds of "Fuck it" before the discussion even really gets underway, for [[spoiler:Blazing Justice Phoenix]].

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* [[spoiler:ChaoticStupid]]: ChaoticStupid: In the first two trials, he attempts to [[spoiler:get himself executed even though this would allow a murderer to go free]], and in the first trial, he attempts to [[spoiler:take a chainsaw in the chest for Reisuke, even though there were lots of Monobears who would probably have just killed Reisuke even if Takeo's sacrifice had succeeded]]. Finally, in the third trial, he casts his vote on the grounds of "Fuck it" before the discussion even really gets underway, for [[spoiler:Blazing Justice Phoenix]].



* [[spoiler:TheCorruptible: The corruption in this case is, of course, the act of murder. Many of his classmates seem to be more wary of him than of others due to his volatile nature.]]
* [[spoiler: CradleOfLoneliness]]: [[spoiler:After acquiring Reisuke's room key, Takeo retrieves one of his lab coats and clings to it like a safety blanket.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheCorruptible: The TheCorruptible: [[spoiler:The corruption in this case is, of course, the act of murder. Many of his classmates seem to be more wary of him than of others due to his volatile nature.]]
* [[spoiler: CradleOfLoneliness]]: CradleOfLoneliness: [[spoiler:After acquiring Reisuke's room key, Takeo retrieves one of his lab coats and clings to it like a safety blanket.]]



* [[spoiler: DullEyesOfUnhappiness: While Takeo's eyes were previously described as vibrant and bright, the onset of chapter two sees a dramatic shift. Takeo begins to beg the others to kill him, and from that point on, his eyes are described as dull or dim.]]
* [[spoiler:ExtremeDoormat]]: [[spoiler:While the beginning of the game revealed him to be outgoing and assertive, by the beginning of chapter two, Takeo loses all desire to stand up for himself. He even apologizes when Angelo serves him some pretty harsh words.]]
* [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven: Despite Kei having murdered him, the first thing he does when the two reunite is to grip her shoulders, give her a reassuring smile, and let her know that he doesn't blame her at ''all''. The two actually become surprisingly close.]]
* [[spoiler:FalseConfession]]: [[spoiler:Up until the third trial, he does this continuously. King even confronts him before the second trial in order to beg him not to confess, because he ''knows'' it's coming. Unsurprisingly, Takeo does it anyway.]]
* [[spoiler:FateWorseThanDeath]]: [[spoiler:He's so troubled by Reisuke's execution that he begs the others to kill him. On multiple occasions.]]
** [[spoiler:He finally gets his wish in chapter 5; he's that chapter's murder victim.]]
* [[spoiler:FunctionalAddict: In chapter 1, during his confession, he states that he killed Mameko because, as an addict, he has a lot of gaps in his memory and he wanted to regain as much as he could. While much of that was a lie, he ''did'' have a drug addiction in the past and ''no one suspected''.]]
* GroinAttack: [[spoiler:From Etsuko.]]
* HairDecorations

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* [[spoiler: DullEyesOfUnhappiness: While [[spoiler:While Takeo's eyes were previously described as vibrant and bright, the onset of chapter two Chapter 2 sees a dramatic shift. Takeo begins to beg the others to kill him, and from that point on, his eyes are described as dull or dim.]]
* [[spoiler:ExtremeDoormat]]: ExtremeDoormat: [[spoiler:While the beginning of the game revealed him to be outgoing and assertive, by the beginning of chapter two, Chapter 2, Takeo loses all desire to stand up for himself. He even apologizes when Angelo serves him some pretty harsh words.]]
* [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven: Despite EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:Despite Kei having murdered him, the first thing he does when the two reunite is to grip her shoulders, give her a reassuring smile, and let her know that he doesn't blame her at ''all''.''at all''. The two actually become surprisingly close.]]
* [[spoiler:FalseConfession]]: FalseConfession: [[spoiler:Up until the third trial, he does this continuously. King even confronts him before the second trial in order to beg him not to confess, because he ''knows'' it's coming. Unsurprisingly, Takeo does it anyway.]]
* [[spoiler:FateWorseThanDeath]]: FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:He's so troubled by Reisuke's execution that he begs the others to kill him. On multiple occasions.]]
** [[spoiler:He finally gets his wish in chapter Chapter 5; he's that chapter's the fifth murder victim.]]
* [[spoiler:FunctionalAddict: In chapter FunctionalAddict: [[spoiler:In Chapter 1, during his confession, he states that he killed Mameko because, as an addict, he has a lot of gaps in his memory and he wanted to regain as much as he could. While much of that was a lie, he ''did'' have a drug addiction in the past and ''no one suspected''.]]
* GroinAttack: [[spoiler:From [[spoiler:Receives one from Etsuko.]]
* HairDecorationsHairDecorations: Wears a couple of hair clips in his hair.



* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:Unable to stand by and watch Reisuke get executed, he interferes in an attempt to save him and earns a chainsaw to the chest.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Unable to stand by and watch Reisuke get executed, he interferes in an attempt to save him and earns a chainsaw to the chest.chest. While it does almost kill him, unlike most other examples of this trope, he survives.]]



* [[spoiler:LastRequest: Kei reveals that before he died, Takeo made her promise to entrust his own room key to Khadija, and Reisuke's to Katsuo.]]

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* [[spoiler:LastRequest: Kei LastRequest: [[spoiler:Kei reveals that before he died, Takeo made her promise to entrust his own room key to Khadija, and Reisuke's to Katsuo.]]



* [[spoiler:LoveConfession]]: [[spoiler:To Reisuke. After Reisuke's death, Takeo develops a habit of talking to him daily. In one such instance, he lets it slip that his feelings, which have never been mistakable for platonic, are actually feelings of ''love''.]]

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* [[spoiler:LoveConfession]]: LoveConfession: [[spoiler:To Reisuke. After Reisuke's death, Takeo develops a habit of talking to him daily. In one such instance, he lets it slip that his feelings, which have never been mistakable for platonic, are actually feelings of ''love''.]]



* LoveHurts:[[spoiler: His feelings for Reisuke drive him to try and sacrifice himself in his place. When that fails, he rushes in during Reisuke's execution and gets critically injured trying to rescue him. From the moment he wakes up in the infirmary, he sets off on a quest to end his own life. Ultimately, love is his downfall.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple: With Reisuke, predespair. On the dead blog, the two ended up sleeping in the same bed, hinting that they ''may'' have rekindled their relationship after losing their memories.]]
** [[spoiler: This means that the two were [[TogetherInDeath together in death.]]]]
* [[spoiler:ParentalAbandonment: His parents threw him out, for a multitude of reasons. He hasn't had any contact with them since.]]

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* LoveHurts:[[spoiler: LoveHurts: [[spoiler: His feelings for Reisuke drive him to try and sacrifice himself in his place. When that fails, he rushes in during Reisuke's execution and gets critically injured trying to rescue him. From the moment he wakes up in the infirmary, he sets off on a quest to end his own life. Ultimately, love is his downfall.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple: With OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:With Reisuke, predespair.prior to his fall into despair. On the dead blog, the two ended up sleeping in the same bed, hinting that they ''may'' have rekindled their relationship after losing their memories.]]
** [[spoiler: This means that the two were [[TogetherInDeath together in death.]]]]
* [[spoiler:ParentalAbandonment: His ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:His parents threw him out, for a multitude of reasons. He hasn't had any contact with them since.]]



* [[spoiler:ThePromise]]: [[spoiler:The day before his tragic demise, he makes a promise to Tsutomu that the two of them will escape and watch horror movies together on the outside. That night, Takeo's corpse is found.]]
* [[spoiler:PullTheIV]]: [[spoiler:After waking up in the infirmary, Takeo's first course of action is to tear the IV from his arm.]]
* [[spoiler:RevengeMyopia]]: [[spoiler:He's expressed an interest in seeing some of the others suffer for condemning Reisuke to death, despite the fact that Reisuke was not innocent himself. Most of his hatred seems to be directed at Takara in particular.]]

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* [[spoiler:ThePromise]]: ThePromise: [[spoiler:The day before his tragic demise, he makes a promise to Tsutomu that the two of them will escape and watch horror movies together on the outside. That night, Takeo's corpse is found.]]
* [[spoiler:PullTheIV]]: PullTheIV: [[spoiler:After waking up in the infirmary, Takeo's first course of action is to tear the IV from his arm.]]
* [[spoiler:RevengeMyopia]]: RevengeMyopia: [[spoiler:He's expressed an interest in seeing some of the others suffer for condemning Reisuke to death, despite the fact that Reisuke was not hardly innocent himself. Most of his hatred seems to be directed at Takara in particular.]]



* [[spoiler:TakeMeInstead]]: [[spoiler:Takeo confesses to the first murder, despite not being a suspect until doing so. The others see through his gambit, though barely.]]

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* [[spoiler:TakeMeInstead]]: TakeMeInstead: [[spoiler:Takeo confesses to the first murder, despite not being a suspect until doing so. The others see through his gambit, though barely.]]



** [[spoiler:In the fourth trial, he tries to shoulder the blame by concealing evidence and keeping quiet when his name comes up as a possible suspect, and at one point, he even votes for himself. Unlike the first three times, he doesn't try to convince everyone else to vote him once his vote is cast, however.]]
* [[spoiler:TalkingToTheDead]]: [[spoiler:He makes it a daily habit to speak to Reisuke from outside his dormitory, and after obtaining his key card, from inside the room itself.]]
* [[spoiler:TantrumThrowing]]: [[spoiler:During the fourth trial, Takeo remains quiet in the hopes that the students will recognize that some of the evidence points to him and execute him. When Hiroshi confesses to having framed Takeo, the latter gets angry enough to fling Yamato's shoe at Hiroshi. He later blows up at Takara and throws another piece of hoarded evidence - the other half of the rope - at him.]]
* [[spoiler:ThisIsUnforgivable]]: [[spoiler:Invoked during Takara's heartfelt apology to Takeo, to which the latter replies that he'll ''never'' forgive Takara for the role he played in Reisuke's execution. Takeo's words even come complete with a [[DeathGlare death glare]].]]

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** [[spoiler:In the fourth trial, he tries '''yet again''' to shoulder the blame by concealing evidence and keeping quiet when his name comes up as a possible suspect, and at one point, he even votes for himself. Unlike the first three times, he doesn't try to convince everyone else to vote him once his vote is cast, however.]]
* [[spoiler:TalkingToTheDead]]: TalkingToTheDead: [[spoiler:He makes it a daily habit to speak to Reisuke from outside his dormitory, and after obtaining his key card, from inside the room itself.]]
* [[spoiler:TantrumThrowing]]: TantrumThrowing: [[spoiler:During the fourth trial, Takeo remains quiet in the hopes that the students will recognize that some of the evidence points to him and execute him. When Hiroshi confesses to having framed Takeo, the latter gets angry enough to fling Yamato's shoe at Hiroshi. He later blows up at Takara and throws another piece of hoarded evidence - the other half of the rope - at him.]]
* [[spoiler:ThisIsUnforgivable]]: ThisIsUnforgivable: [[spoiler:Invoked during Takara's heartfelt apology to Takeo, to which the latter replies that he'll ''never'' forgive Takara for the role he played in Reisuke's execution. Takeo's words even come complete with a [[DeathGlare death glare]].DeathGlare.]]
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Reisuke.
]]



* [[spoiler:UndyingLoyalty]]: [[spoiler:So much so, in fact, that he's willing to sacrifice his own life to divert attention away from the true culprit.]]

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* [[spoiler:UndyingLoyalty]]: UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler:So much so, in fact, that he's willing to sacrifice his own life to divert attention away from the true culprit.]]



** [[spoiler:WordOfGod has also confirmed that his top gift was the Tamagotchi given to Iko in chapter 2.]]

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** [[spoiler:WordOfGod has also confirmed that his top gift was the Tamagotchi given to Iko in chapter Chapter 2.]]



* [[spoiler:WallSlump]]: [[spoiler:His corpse is found slumped against a desk in the genetic engineering lab.]]

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* [[spoiler:WallSlump]]: WallSlump: [[spoiler:His corpse is found slumped against a desk in the genetic engineering lab.]]



* [[spoiler:IDidWhatIHadToDo]]: [[spoiler:In the endgame, instead of reviving the Mastermind's body, Tsutomu sabotages the machine so the body dies, since he feels that the Mastermind has "dues to pay" like everyone else, so she can live as an IP like all the other dead people. He feels he did what he had to do, although he does lie so Katsuo, who was nearby at the time, won't find out, and later he reflects that someday he'll have to pay his dues, too.]]
* [[spoiler:LoveIsAWeakness]]: [[spoiler:Or rather, in Tsutomu's opinion, ''having sex'' is a weakness, since as he muses in chapter 3's trial after BJP and Angelo confess to having been intimate, if you're in a mutual killing game, why would you put yourself in a vulnerable position that easily lets someone stab you in the back?]]
* MarriedToTheJob

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* [[spoiler:IDidWhatIHadToDo]]: IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler:In the endgame, instead of reviving the Mastermind's body, Tsutomu sabotages the machine so the body dies, since he feels that the Mastermind has "dues to pay" like everyone else, so she can live as an IP like all the other dead people. He feels he did what he had to do, although he does lie so Katsuo, who was nearby at the time, won't find out, and later he reflects that someday he'll have to pay his dues, too.]]
* [[spoiler:LoveIsAWeakness]]: LoveIsAWeakness: [[spoiler:Or rather, in Tsutomu's opinion, ''having sex'' is a weakness, since as he muses in chapter Chapter 3's trial after BJP and Angelo confess to having been intimate, if you're in a mutual killing game, why would you put yourself in a vulnerable position that easily lets someone stab you in the back?]]
* MarriedToTheJobMarriedToTheJob: ''Extremely'' dedicated to his job as a janitor.



* NeatFreak

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* NeatFreakNeatFreak: As the Super High School Level Janitor, it's a given.



* [[spoiler:TragicKeepsake]]: [[spoiler:Just before his death in chapter 5, Takeo tells Tsutomu that he wants him to have his pendant should anything happen to him. Tsutomu recalls these words, and pockets his necklace shortly after finding his corpse.]]

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* [[spoiler:TragicKeepsake]]: TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:Just before his death in chapter Chapter 5, Takeo tells Tsutomu that he wants him to have his pendant should anything happen to him. Tsutomu recalls these words, and pockets his necklace shortly after finding his corpse.]]



* [[spoiler:{{Fanservice}}]]: [[spoiler:We don't get to see a sprite for this, but in chapter 9's trial, Wataru takes off his shirt and his pants, revealing himself to be wearing bright pink briefs.]]

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* [[spoiler:{{Fanservice}}]]: {{Fanservice}}: [[spoiler:We don't get to see a sprite for this, but in chapter 9's trial, Wataru takes off his shirt and his pants, revealing himself to be wearing bright pink briefs.]]



* OutOfFocus: Missing in action for a large portion of the game.
** Justified - His player had to temporarily leave because of a calamity that was ravaging his country.

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* OutOfFocus: Missing in action for a large portion of the game.
** Justified - His
game. Justified; [[RealLifeWritesThePlot his player had to temporarily leave because of a calamity that was ravaging his country.country]].



* [[spoiler:TheStoic: Wataru ''almost'' considers becoming this, since the whole process is starting to resemble some kind of sick protocol, and he ''almost'' considers treating the whole thing as a macabre dance production, but he pulls himself together upon realizing that if he does that he might end up voting for innocent people.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheStoic: Wataru TheStoic: [[spoiler:Wataru ''almost'' considers becoming this, since the whole process is starting to resemble some kind of sick protocol, and he ''almost'' considers treating the whole thing as a macabre dance production, but he pulls himself together upon realizing that if he does that he might end up voting for innocent people.]]



* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]: [[spoiler:Revealed to have been intending to commit suicide by hanging himself from the scaffolding of the park amphitheater. The death of two of his friends - and the fact that Monobear was using the life of another friend as a ''motive'' apparently played a large part in his decision.]]
** [[spoiler:InterruptedSuicide]]: [[spoiler:Sadly subverted. Hiroshi interrupted Yamato's suicide attempt, succeeded in talking him down... and had to watch as the scaffolding gave out under Yamato's weight and the voice actor ended up plunging to his death moments after they'd agreed to leave the amphitheater together.]]
* [[spoiler:DyingClue]]: [[spoiler:Appears to have been trying to write one before he died. However, given the fact that the head trauma he suffered from falling killed him instantly, ''and'' the wrist of the hand he seemingly wrote with was too badly broken to move as it was, it's clear that Yamato wasn't the one who wrote that message.]]
** [[spoiler:CouldntFindAPen]]: [[spoiler:Hiroshi did this for Yamato, writing the voice actor's "dying message" in stage blood to implicate Takeo.]]

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* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]: DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Revealed to have been intending to commit suicide by hanging himself from the scaffolding of the park amphitheater. The death of two of his friends - and the fact that Monobear was using the life of another friend as a ''motive'' apparently played a large part in his decision.]]
** [[spoiler:InterruptedSuicide]]: InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler:Sadly subverted. Hiroshi interrupted Yamato's suicide attempt, succeeded in talking him down... and had to watch as the scaffolding gave out under Yamato's weight and the voice actor ended up plunging to his death moments after they'd agreed to leave the amphitheater together.]]
* [[spoiler:DyingClue]]: DyingClue: [[spoiler:Appears to have been trying to write one before he died. However, given the fact that the head trauma he suffered from falling killed him instantly, ''and'' the wrist of the hand he seemingly wrote with was too badly broken to move as it was, it's clear that Yamato wasn't the one who wrote that message.]]
** [[spoiler:CouldntFindAPen]]: CouldntFindAPen: [[spoiler:Hiroshi did this for Yamato, writing the voice actor's "dying message" in stage blood to implicate Takeo.]]



* [[spoiler:PrecisionFStrike]]: [[spoiler:Iko was a very dear friend to him, so when Yamato learns that Iko has been murdered in chapter 3, his reaction is to scream at his classmates, "WHICH ONE OF YOU FUCKERS DID THIS TO IKO?! SHE DID NOTHING TO YOU!! I-I SWEAR WHEN I FIND OUT WHO DID THIS I-I WILL-" and then cover his face to cry.]]

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* [[spoiler:PrecisionFStrike]]: PrecisionFStrike: [[spoiler:Iko was a very dear friend to him, so when Yamato learns that Iko has been murdered in chapter Chapter 3, his reaction is to scream at his classmates, "WHICH ONE OF YOU FUCKERS DID THIS TO IKO?! SHE DID NOTHING TO YOU!! I-I SWEAR WHEN I FIND OUT WHO DID THIS I-I WILL-" and then cover his face to cry.]]



Yukari's younger brother constantly upstages her in everything ''except engineering'', which is why she has dedicated her life to engineering and mechanics. [[spoiler:She murders Etsuko in chapter 7, but since Hiroshi received more votes than her and Hiroshi was pinned as the "culprit" of King's murder, Yukari is still granted "immunity". However, she is later - incorrectly - voted as the culprit during the eighth trial, and said immunity does not cover executions.]]

* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:For Yukari's execution, a chain grabs Yukari around her throat and drags her to a conveyor belt covered with tar, then lets her go once her feet are stuck to the tar. The conveyor belt is dragging her to a giant Monobear-shaped furnace. Yukari manages to wait until the furnace burns away the tar stuck to her feet, and then tries to take off running. But Monobear hits an emergency stop button, causing Yukari to lose her balance and fall on her back on the tar, so now there's no way for Yukari to escape, and the conveyor belt finally dumps her inside the furnace, burning her to death.]]
* [[spoiler:DirtyCoward]]: [[spoiler:When she runs out of excuses and decisive evidence piles against her in the seventh trial, she admits to killing Etsuko. But after saying she just tried to choke Etsuko (not expecting her to fight back with sewing shears) and didn't ''mean'' to stab her repeatedly to death with the shears, she utterly begs for mercy. She's so afraid of dying that she begs the classmates for her life; to spare her from execution. This actually pays off and she leaves the trial with immunity.]]
** [[spoiler:{{Irony}}]]: [[spoiler:But when she tries the same thing in chapter 8's trial, this time it doesn't work, and the students vote for her as the culprit...only the time cowardice ''didn't'' work was the time when she was ironically ''innocent'' of the murder!]]
* TheEngineer: It's her SHSL talent, so this is a [[CaptainObvious captain obvious]] trope.
* GadgeteerGenius
* [[spoiler:GoofyPrintUnderwear]]: [[spoiler:When everyone has to strip during chapter 2's trial to prove an alibi, Yukari asks everyone else not to laugh...because she's wearing light blue underwear with cartoonish pictures of robots and gears on it.]]
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: Hiroshi received more total votes than her in chapter 7, so while Hiroshi is executed for King's murder, Yukari is not executed for Etsuko's murder and is granted Monobear's "immunity" motive.]]
** [[spoiler:However, karma catches up with her when she is voted as the culprit during chapter 8. As Monobear reveals immediately afterward, immunity only protects you from being killed. It doesn't keep you from being executed.]]

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Yukari's younger brother constantly upstages her in everything ''except engineering'', which is why she has dedicated her life to engineering and mechanics. [[spoiler:She murders Etsuko in chapter Chapter 7, but since Hiroshi received more votes than her and Hiroshi was pinned as the "culprit" of King's murder, Yukari is still granted "immunity". However, she is later - incorrectly - voted as the culprit during the eighth trial, and said immunity does not cover executions.]]

* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:For Yukari's execution, a chain grabs Yukari around her throat and drags her to a conveyor belt covered with tar, then lets her go once her feet are stuck to the tar. The conveyor belt is dragging her to a giant Monobear-shaped furnace. Yukari manages to wait until the furnace burns away the tar stuck to her feet, and then tries to take off running. But Monobear hits an emergency stop button, causing Yukari to lose her balance and fall on her back on the tar, so now there's no way for Yukari to escape, and the conveyor belt finally dumps her inside the furnace, burning her to death.]]
* [[spoiler:DirtyCoward]]: DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:When she runs out of excuses and decisive evidence piles against her in the seventh trial, she admits to killing Etsuko. But after saying she just tried to choke Etsuko (not expecting her to fight back with sewing shears) and didn't ''mean'' to stab her repeatedly to death with the shears, she utterly begs for mercy. She's so afraid of dying that she begs the classmates for her life; to spare her from execution. This actually pays off and she leaves the trial with immunity.]]
** [[spoiler:{{Irony}}]]: {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:But when she tries the same thing in chapter 8's trial, this time it doesn't work, and the students vote for her as the culprit...only the time cowardice ''didn't'' work was the time when she was ironically ''innocent'' of the murder!]]
* TheEngineer: It's her SHSL talent, so this is a [[CaptainObvious captain obvious]] trope.
You don't say]].
* GadgeteerGenius
GadgeteerGenius: She's an engineer, and a Super High School Level one at that. It kind of goes without saying.
* [[spoiler:GoofyPrintUnderwear]]: GoofyPrintUnderwear: [[spoiler:When everyone has to strip during chapter 2's trial to prove an alibi, Yukari asks everyone else not to laugh...because she's wearing light blue underwear with cartoonish pictures of robots and gears on it.]]
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: Hiroshi KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Hiroshi received more total votes than her in chapter Chapter 7, so while Hiroshi is executed for King's murder, Yukari is not executed for Etsuko's murder and is granted Monobear's "immunity" motive.]]
** [[spoiler:However,
from Monobear's motive. Despite escaping punishment the first time around, karma catches up with her when she is voted as the culprit during chapter Chapter 8. As Monobear reveals immediately afterward, immunity only protects you from being killed. [[ExactWords It doesn't keep you from being executed.]]]]]]



* [[spoiler:TheScapegoat]]: [[spoiler:Is voted as the culprit for a crime she didn't commit during the eighth trial because the students aren't certain of the real culprit's identity and would rather execute a confirmed murderer than risk voting for an innocent.]]
* [[spoiler:WhamLine]]: [[spoiler:A bunch of them, actually. Yukari's last act before her execution is to make several confessions. One, a man named Xiwei Yosheda might be important. Two, the reason engineering is the only thing her brother didn't upstage her in was because when her brother tried engineering, ''Yukari sabotaged him!'' And three, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking her glasses have always been fake]].]]

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* [[spoiler:TheScapegoat]]: TheScapegoat: [[spoiler:Is voted as the culprit for a crime she didn't commit during the eighth trial because the students aren't certain of the real culprit's identity and would rather execute a confirmed murderer than risk voting for an innocent.]]
* [[spoiler:WhamLine]]: WhamLine: [[spoiler:A bunch of them, actually. Yukari's last act before her execution is to make several confessions. One, a man named Xiwei Yosheda might be important. Two, the reason engineering is the only thing her brother didn't upstage her in was because when her brother tried engineering, ''Yukari sabotaged him!'' And three, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking her glasses have always been fake]].]]



Yukie grew up in a family that was ''obsessed'' with Japanese traditions, and Yukie got into her talent as SHSL Tea Ceremony Host because she accompanied her father on frequent "cultural trips", and she enjoyed participating in the "tea ceremony" trip so much that she requested extra lessons on it. She's now become a symbol of calmness nation-wide because of her talent at tea ceremonies, but she's actually skittish, especially around men.[[spoiler:After Kyou's death is incorrectly voted as a suicide, a student is chosen at random to be executed. Sadly, despite her innocence, Yukie is the one chosen...but Setsuko sacrifices herself in Yukie's place, so Yukie survives to endgame.]]

* [[spoiler:BaitAndSwitch]]: [[spoiler:Yukie was set to be executed in chapter 9...but doesn't die, as Setsuko sacrifices herself in Yukie's place.]]

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Yukie grew up in a family that was ''obsessed'' with Japanese traditions, and Yukie got into her talent as SHSL Tea Ceremony Host because she accompanied her father on frequent "cultural trips", and she enjoyed participating in the "tea ceremony" trip so much that she requested extra lessons on it. She's now become a symbol of calmness nation-wide because of her talent at tea ceremonies, but she's actually skittish, especially around men. [[spoiler:After Kyou's death is incorrectly voted as a suicide, a student is chosen at random to be executed. Sadly, despite her innocence, Yukie is the one chosen...but Setsuko sacrifices herself in Yukie's place, so Yukie survives goes on to endgame.survive the final trial and escape Magical Miracleworld with the other survivors.]]

* [[spoiler:BaitAndSwitch]]: BaitAndSwitch: [[spoiler:Yukie was set to be executed in chapter Chapter 9...but doesn't die, as Setsuko sacrifices herself in Yukie's place.]]



* {{Fanservice}}: In [[spoiler:chapter 9]]'s trial, people have to strip to prove they didn't get injured. Yukie takes off her clothes, and reveals that she is wearing a green-and-white-patterned bra and panties decorated with red ribbons.

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* {{Fanservice}}: In [[spoiler:chapter [[spoiler:Chapter 9]]'s trial, people have to strip to prove they didn't get injured. Yukie takes off her clothes, and reveals that she is wearing a green-and-white-patterned bra and panties decorated with red ribbons.



* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]: She feels it's her fault that [[spoiler:Usami]] was punished in chapter 4; if Yukie hadn't [[spoiler:brought Usami's mistake to Monobear's attention, maybe Monobear would've gotten mad.]] The narration points out the irrationality of her thoughts, but Yukie feels that things being her fault is "how it always was".

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* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]: MyGodWhatHaveIDone: She feels it's her fault that [[spoiler:Usami]] was punished in chapter Chapter 4; if Yukie hadn't [[spoiler:brought Usami's mistake to Monobear's attention, maybe Monobear would've gotten mad.]] The narration points out the irrationality of her thoughts, but Yukie feels that things being her fault is "how it always was".



* RedEyesTakeWarning: Seemingly averted, but keeping [[BewaretheNiceOnes other]] [[BreakTheCutie red-eyed]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath characters]] in mind...
** [[spoiler:Finally averted for good in chapter 9's trial. She's picked to be executed, but she was completely innocent; Monobear just picked her ''randomly'' to execute because Monobear was pissed off that the students voted for an incorrect suicide. The red eyes never come into play because Yukie never gets the chance to kill anyone.]]
*** [[spoiler:While Setsuko sacrifices herself to save Yukie, giving this trope the chance to be played straight, it's still ultimately averted, as Yukie lives to endgame without killing anyone.]]

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: Seemingly averted, but keeping [[BewaretheNiceOnes other]] [[BreakTheCutie red-eyed]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath characters]] in mind...
** [[spoiler:Finally averted for good in chapter 9's trial. She's
[[spoiler:Completely averted! Despite how several other seemingly nice students with red eyes have broken under the pressure of the killing game, she never kills anybody. Even when she's picked to be executed, but she was completely innocent; by an angered Monobear just picked her ''randomly'' to execute because Monobear was pissed off that the students voted for an incorrect suicide. The red eyes never come into play because Yukie never gets the chance to kill anyone.]]
*** [[spoiler:While
be executed in Chapter 9, Setsuko steps up and sacrifices herself to save Yukie, giving this trope the chance to be played straight, it's still ultimately averted, as herself, and Yukie lives to endgame without killing anyone.doesn't take advantage of her selfless act.]]



* NotHelpingYourCase: Like Takara before her, she runs into this when arguing against using their first Mastermind vote. Repeatedly insulting everyone's intelligence, shouting and being obstructive only leads to them [[spoiler:mistakenly accusing her]].
* [[spoiler:NotSoStoic]]: Yumiko reacts to the cruelty of the second culprit's execution by calming leaving to return to her room...only to collapse on the bed, sweating and crying, once she's alone. [[spoiler:She also begins crying during the fifth trial, after it becomes clear that Kei is the culprit.]]

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* NotHelpingYourCase: Like Takara before her, she runs into this when arguing against using their first Mastermind vote. Repeatedly insulting everyone's intelligence, shouting and being obstructive only leads to them [[spoiler:mistakenly accusing her]].
her in the eighth trial]].
* [[spoiler:NotSoStoic]]: NotSoStoic: Yumiko reacts to the cruelty of the second culprit's execution by calming leaving to return to her room...only to collapse on the bed, sweating and crying, once she's alone. [[spoiler:She also begins crying during the fifth trial, after it becomes clear that Kei is the culprit.]]




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* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Kei.]]



* WalkingSpoiler

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* WalkingSpoilerWalkingSpoiler: As the Mastermind of ''Doubt Academy: Black'', of course they're gonna be this, as their identity and their motives are a well-kept secret and pertinent to the plot of the game respectively.


* TheMechanic: Not SHSL, but she can do this along with her talent as a Drag Racer.


* WaterWorks: When [[spoiler:Takeo]] is murdered in chapter 5, Yukie starts with Tender Tears as usual, but when the full reality of the death sinks in, she upgrades to full-blown Water Works.
** Yukie also starts crying when [[spoiler:Monobear ''picks her at random'' to execute after chapter 9's trial ends in an incorrect suicide verdict.]]


** WaterWorks: Then Takara hurls a string of insults at her, including mocking her for her tender tears... [[spoiler:which backfires, because Etsuko suffers a breakdown and starts ''sobbing''... and she's so distraught that she continues sobbing ''while voting for the culprit!'' She has to hold up a note for Monobear to read for her vote to register, rather than speaking.]]


!!Wataru Mishina
!!!Super High-School Level Ballerino/Danseur
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wataru_6332.png]]
A brash young man whose successes as a ballet dancer have helped it become more accessible for other boys. Has starred in various lead roles throughout Asia, and become the only male Japanese ballerino to land a named role in a production by the Paris Opera ballet. [[spoiler:He survives the final trial and escapes from Magical Miracleworld with the other survivors.]]

* {{Adorkable}}: Goes off on weird ramblings when talking to other people, gets easily flustered with around women, is a fan of sentai, mecha and shoujo manga and defends the color pink at all times.
* Ballet: His SHSL Talent.
* BlitheSpirit: Or at least a "free spirit".
* BookDumb
* BrutalHonesty: His general approach when dealing with people.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He does whatever he wants, which can make him isolated, but he morphs into a serious and entirely different person when dancing.
* CannotTalkToWomen
* EagleEyeDetection: He developed the ability to do this by noticing his partners' movements.
* [[spoiler:{{Fanservice}}]]: [[spoiler:We don't get to see a sprite for this, but in chapter 9's trial, Wataru takes off his shirt and his pants, revealing himself to be wearing bright pink briefs.]]
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Not obvious due to the game being in English but since he's from Osaka, this trope applies.
* NiceHat: A bright neon pink beanie.
* OutOfFocus: Missing in action for a large portion of the game.
** Justified - His player had to temporarily leave because of a calamity that was ravaging his country.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: He's described as having a "small and lithe frame", but his muscles are tremendously strong so he can lift female partners without messing up the ballet routine.
* RealMenWearPink: His pink beanie is right in his profile picture.
* ShipTease: A slight case with Yukari.
* StressVomit: Even though there were no gory remains when [[spoiler:Gwendolyn]] was blown to bits, the sudden realization that the bear wasn't kidding about his threat and witnessing death for the first time caused him to throw up.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Not the sharpest tool in the shed and has the tendency to be needlessly... bizarre.
* [[spoiler:TheStoic: Wataru ''almost'' considers becoming this, since the whole process is starting to resemble some kind of sick protocol, and he ''almost'' considers treating the whole thing as a macabre dance production, but he pulls himself together upon realizing that if he does that he might end up voting for innocent people.]]

!!Yamato Hasegawa
!!!Super High-School Level Voice Actor
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yamato_sprite_567.png]]
Started voice acting at fourteen, and his soaring popularity landed him roles in popular series by the time he was sixteen. His incredible popularity can make him seem egotistical, but he's actually very laid back. [[spoiler:He was the victim in the fourth case, killed by a head injury from a fall. The aftermath of the third trial drove Yamato to commit suicide, but his attempt was interrupted by Hiroshi Kagami. However, their combined weight broke the scaffolding under them, causing Yamato to fall to his death.]]

* AscendedFanboy: He started voice acting as a ''hobby'', but quickly became good at it.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice: An in-universe example. From the look of things, many characters primarily remember Yamato for his decision to strip all his clothes off during the second trial.
* BigBeautifulMan: He weighs 105 kilograms, or 232 pounds, yet despite his profile picture reflecting this by displaying him as rather large, he is also drawn rather cute.
* CrossdressingVoices: He has such a wide range of possible tones that he can do this.
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]: [[spoiler:Revealed to have been intending to commit suicide by hanging himself from the scaffolding of the park amphitheater. The death of two of his friends - and the fact that Monobear was using the life of another friend as a ''motive'' apparently played a large part in his decision.]]
** [[spoiler:InterruptedSuicide]]: [[spoiler:Sadly subverted. Hiroshi interrupted Yamato's suicide attempt, succeeded in talking him down... and had to watch as the scaffolding gave out under Yamato's weight and the voice actor ended up plunging to his death moments after they'd agreed to leave the amphitheater together.]]
* [[spoiler:DyingClue]]: [[spoiler:Appears to have been trying to write one before he died. However, given the fact that the head trauma he suffered from falling killed him instantly, ''and'' the wrist of the hand he seemingly wrote with was too badly broken to move as it was, it's clear that Yamato wasn't the one who wrote that message.]]
** [[spoiler:CouldntFindAPen]]: [[spoiler:Hiroshi did this for Yamato, writing the voice actor's "dying message" in stage blood to implicate Takeo.]]
* EatTheEvidence: Not intentionally, but he comes very close to eating the fudge connected with chapter 2's case before Blazing Justice Phoenix intercepts him.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: His vocal range is vast enough that he can play anything from demonic to soft and sweet. He's also taken [[CrossDressingVoices some female roles]].
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: In chapter 2's trial, when everyone has to strip to prove an alibi, most people just decide to strip down to their underwear. Yamato, however, is not ashamed of his body and strips off ''all'' his clothing, displaying everything proudly for all to see.
* NiceGuy: A notable example, because as his profile explains, he is in a popular enough position that it could make him egotistical; instead, he's laid-back and comedic.
* PhotographicMemory: Downplayed version, not exactly photographic but ''close''; he has a great "verbal memory".
* [[spoiler:PrecisionFStrike]]: [[spoiler:Iko was a very dear friend to him, so when Yamato learns that Iko has been murdered in chapter 3, his reaction is to scream at his classmates, "WHICH ONE OF YOU FUCKERS DID THIS TO IKO?! SHE DID NOTHING TO YOU!! I-I SWEAR WHEN I FIND OUT WHO DID THIS I-I WILL-" and then cover his face to cry.]]
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:Hitoshi gives him Iko's hat after she is killed.]]

!!Etsuko Tachibana
!!!Super High-School Level Toy Maker
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/etsuko_sprite_1576.png]]
Took up sewing as a hobby following a tragic car accident. After practicing on old stuffed toys, she began making her own plush bears as gifts for friends and family. This has blossomed into a full-fledged career, with her work sold at local craft shows and her mother's Yukata shop. [[spoiler:She was one of the victims in the seventh case, stabbed with her sewing shears by Yukari Maruyama.]]

* ACupAngst: When Etsuko has to strip in chapter 2's trial, she's wearing a red and black striped bra...which is only there for cover, since she's described as having no chest in need of support, a fact she is very embarrassed about.
* ApologisesALot
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Forms this sort of trio with Setsuko and Hotaru as the Beauty.
* BreakTheCutie

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!!Wataru Mishina
[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:Students A-K]]
!!Angelo Caballero
!!!Super High-School Level Ballerino/Danseur
Interpretive Dancer
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wataru_6332.org/pmwiki/pub/images/angelo_sprite_7284.png]]
A brash An expressive young man whose successes as teachers encouraged him to hone his talent by performing on stage. Despite being teased by his peers, he refused to give up, and has become a ballet well-known interpretive dancer have helped it become more accessible for other boys. Has starred in various lead roles throughout Asia, and become among the only male Japanese ballerino to land a named role in a production by the Paris Opera ballet. performing arts community. [[spoiler:He survives was executed at the final trial end of the third for the murder of Iko Detayama, despite his innocence and escapes from Magical Miracleworld with without being the other survivors.majority vote.]]

* {{Adorkable}}: Goes off on weird ramblings when talking to other people, gets easily flustered with around women, TheAlcoholic
* AnimalMotifs: Horses, obviously.
* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: One of his special skills
is simply having a fan lot of sentai, mecha stamina and shoujo manga and defends the color pink at all times.
* Ballet: His SHSL Talent.
* BlitheSpirit: Or at least a "free spirit".
* BookDumb
* BrutalHonesty: His general approach when dealing with people.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He does whatever he wants,
endurance, which can make him isolated, but he morphs into got from constant physical exercise from his SHSL talent.
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:Strapped to
a serious metal chair, hooked to an EKG, pumped with heroin... and entirely different person when dancing.
* CannotTalkToWomen
* EagleEyeDetection: He developed
then impaled through the ability to do this chest by noticing his partners' movements.
* [[spoiler:{{Fanservice}}]]: [[spoiler:We don't get to see
a sprite for this, but in chapter 9's trial, Wataru takes off his shirt and his pants, revealing himself to be wearing bright pink briefs.large syringe.]]
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Not obvious due to TheCynic: Claims that everyone's actions are futile, even the game being in English Mastermind's, as everyone is going to die eventually and [[CessationOfExistence not even be able to feel how it is to not exist]].
* {{Determinator}}: His peers used to make fun of him for interpretive dancing,
but since he didn't give up and now he's from Osaka, a success.
* EagleEyeDetection: But just for reading the actions and gestures of other people, which he's very good at interpreting.
* [[spoiler:FullFrontalAssault]]: [[spoiler:Attacks Blazing Justice Phoenix while naked due to his mask being taken away by Monobear as part of chapter 2's motive (something which causes him no shortage of stress) and the latter's... less than graceful response to his nudity. He lets up very quickly, however.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSelfDeprecation]]: [[spoiler:Holds a great deal of self-loathing - to the point of calling himself a "rotting monstrosity" - and claims that he needs his mask to keep his sanity in check. Naturally, when Monobear takes it, he does ''not'' take it well.]]
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]
* [[spoiler:LongHairedPrettyBoy]]: [[spoiler:Revealed to be
this trope applies.
once he takes his mask off during the Chapter One investigation.]]
* NiceHat: A bright neon pink beanie.
* OutOfFocus: Missing in action
[[spoiler:TheReasonYouSuckSpeech]]: [[spoiler:Calls out his classmates for a large portion participating in the trials and murder game at all, stating that getting the right culprit doesn't absolve them of the game.
** Justified - His player had to temporarily leave because
guilt of a calamity participating]].
* [[spoiler:RelationshipReveal]]: [[spoiler:Sort of. During chapter 3's trial, it's revealed
that Angelo and Blazing Justice Phoenix were ''being intimate'', and ''this'' is their alibi for the murder (BJP had previously claimed he was ravaging practicing martial arts at the time).]]
** [[spoiler:However, see Blazing Justice Phoenix's entry below.]]
* RuleOfFunny: Wears a horse head mask at almost all times. [[spoiler:Once the reasons for
his country.
wearing it become clear, it isn't quite so funny anymore.]]
* PintsizedPowerhouse: He's described as having a "small [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan]]: [[spoiler:During an angry, screaming rant, Angelo reveals that he killed his own mother, although the circumstances are vague. He only mentions that he was the one who drove the car, and lithe frame", but he was the one who pulled the plug. Whether both of these were accidents or intentional was left vague during the rant.]]
* SirSwearsALot
* [[spoiler:UngratefulBastard]]: [[spoiler:Iko saves him and Daiki with an antivirus program. But Angelo thinks he has been "torn away from
his muscles are tremendously strong God", so instead of being grateful, Angelo calls Iko a cold unfeeling machine and attempts to strangle Iko, telling her that he can lift female partners hopes she rots in hell.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Well, he attempts to hit [[spoiler:Iko after she fails to recognize him
without messing up the ballet routine.
* RealMenWearPink: His pink beanie is right in
his profile picture.
* ShipTease: A slight case with Yukari.
* StressVomit: Even though there were no gory remains when [[spoiler:Gwendolyn]] was blown to bits, the sudden realization that the bear wasn't kidding about
mask. He doesn't take Blazing Justice Phoenix blocking his threat and witnessing death for the first time caused him to throw up.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Not the sharpest tool in the shed and has the tendency to be needlessly... bizarre.
* [[spoiler:TheStoic: Wataru ''almost'' considers becoming this, since the whole process is starting to resemble some kind of sick protocol, and he ''almost'' considers treating the whole thing as a macabre dance production, but he pulls himself together upon realizing that if he does that he might end up voting for innocent people.
punch well at all.]]

!!Yamato Hasegawa
!!Aoi Bakuhatsu
!!!Super High-School Level Voice Actor
Pyrotechnician
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yamato_sprite_567.org/pmwiki/pub/images/aoi_sprite_6763.png]]
Started voice acting at fourteen, After losing his father and the use of one of his soaring popularity landed eyes in an explosion, Aoi swore to take over the family business and to carry his father's legacy. Cheery and hard-working, he gained a name for himself after setting up a great number of fireworks show all across the country. The frequent all-nighters spent working on his explosives have caused him roles in popular series by to develop a certain fondness for coffee. [[spoiler: He was executed at the time he was sixteen. His incredible popularity can make him seem egotistical, but he's actually very laid back. [[spoiler:He was the victim in the fourth case, killed by a head injury from a fall. The aftermath end of the third sixth trial drove Yamato to commit suicide, but his attempt was interrupted by Hiroshi Kagami. However, their combined weight broke for the scaffolding under them, causing Yamato to fall to his death.murder of Blazing Justice Phoenix.]]

* AscendedFanboy: BadToTheLastDrop: Aoi's coffee-making skills are atrocious, as evidenced by his turning a bag of gourmet coffee beans into something nigh-undrinkable. He started voice acting as a ''hobby'', but quickly became good at it.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice: An in-universe example. From the look of things, many characters primarily remember Yamato
doesn't find anything wrong with his coffee - in fact, when he makes some for his decision Reika and she turns away in disgust, he thinks she must be moved to strip all his clothes off tears by how delicious it is.
* BombDisposal: Is skilled at doing this.
* [[spoiler:ConfessToALesserCrime]]: [[spoiler:When people start considering him as Kin's murderer
during the second trial.
* BigBeautifulMan: He weighs 105 kilograms, or 232 pounds, yet despite
chapter six trial, Aoi confesses to being the one who knocked out Reika with the jitte in his profile picture reflecting this by displaying him as rather large, he is also drawn rather cute.
* CrossdressingVoices: He has such a wide range of possible tones
possession, while insisting that he can do this.
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]: [[spoiler:Revealed to have been intending to commit suicide by hanging himself from
still hadn't killed the scaffolding of the park amphitheater. The death of two of his friends - sentai. However, this backfires and the fact that serves as an accidental murder confession, since Monobear was using confirmed during the life of another friend as a ''motive'' apparently played a large part in his decision.investigation that the person who knocked out Reika and the murderer were one and the same.]]
** [[spoiler:InterruptedSuicide]]: [[spoiler:Sadly subverted. Hiroshi interrupted Yamato's suicide attempt, succeeded in talking him down... and had * CoolHelmet: He wears a construction worker hat. Given the way it sits on his head, [[UselessAccessory its protective purposes remain questionable]].
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:Aoi is tied
to watch a rocket during a fireworks festival. Then, the rocket is sent up into the sky as the scaffolding gave last firework out under Yamato's weight of many, and it explodes in the voice actor ended up plunging to his death moments after they'd agreed to leave the amphitheater together.sky, taking Aoi along with it.]]
* [[spoiler:DyingClue]]: [[spoiler:Appears to have been trying to write one before he died. However, given the fact that the head trauma he suffered from falling killed DemolitionsExpert
* DisappearedDad
* EyepatchOfPower: Lost his eye in a work-related explosion, but this caused
him instantly, ''and'' the wrist to pick up his trade of the hand Pyrotechnician. [[spoiler:During chapter 1, he seemingly wrote with was too badly broken is forced to move as remove his bandages to prove his innocence. He does not handle it was, it's clear that Yamato wasn't the one who wrote that message.well.]]
** [[spoiler:CouldntFindAPen]]: [[spoiler:Hiroshi did this for Yamato, writing * EyeScream: Lost his left eye in the voice actor's "dying message" same explosion that killed his father.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Is described
in stage blood his profile as drinking way too much coffee.
* OnlyChildSyndrome
* SarcasmBlind
* StupidGood
* {{Workaholic}}: He spends entire days locked in his workshop, trying
to implicate Takeo.perfect his fireworks.
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist]]: [[spoiler:Before his execution, Aoi reveals that he killed in order to get out and ''call the police''. Monobear decides to twist the knife by saying that he planned on executing the remaining students in case somebody graduated.
]]
* EatTheEvidence: Not intentionally, but he comes very close to eating the fudge connected with chapter 2's case before Blazing Justice Phoenix intercepts him.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: His vocal range is vast enough that he can play anything from demonic to soft and sweet. He's also taken [[CrossDressingVoices some female roles]].
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: In chapter 2's trial, when everyone has to strip to prove an alibi, most people just decide to strip down to their underwear. Yamato, however, is not ashamed of his body and strips off ''all'' his clothing, displaying everything proudly for all to see.
* NiceGuy: A notable example, because as his profile explains, he is in a popular enough position that it could make him egotistical; instead, he's laid-back and comedic.
* PhotographicMemory: Downplayed version, not exactly photographic but ''close''; he has a great "verbal memory".
* [[spoiler:PrecisionFStrike]]: [[spoiler:Iko was a very dear friend to him, so when Yamato learns that Iko has been murdered in chapter 3, his reaction is to scream at his classmates, "WHICH ONE OF YOU FUCKERS DID THIS TO IKO?! SHE DID NOTHING TO YOU!! I-I SWEAR WHEN I FIND OUT WHO DID THIS I-I WILL-" and then cover his face to cry.]]
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:Hitoshi gives him Iko's hat after she is killed.]]

!!Etsuko Tachibana
WideEyedIdealist

!!Atsuko Minami
!!!Super High-School Level Toy Maker
Painter
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/etsuko_sprite_1576.org/pmwiki/pub/images/atsuko_sprite_3760.png]]
Took up sewing as a hobby following a tragic car accident. After practicing on old stuffed toys, she began making An avid painter who used to horrify her own plush bears as gifts for friends mother by painting on the walls. Has honed her talents and family. This has blossomed into a full-fledged career, worked extremely hard in hopes of supporting her family with her work sold at local craft shows and her mother's Yukata shop. passion. [[spoiler:She was the victim in the tenth case, dying of internal injuries sustained when attempting to ambush Katsuo Shinobu.]]

* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie]]: [[spoiler:Atsuko starts off as
one of the victims most cheerful and upbeat characters in the seventh case, stabbed with her sewing shears by Yukari Maruyama.]]

* ACupAngst: When Etsuko has to strip in chapter 2's trial, she's wearing a red and black striped bra...which is
game, only there for cover, since she's described as having no chest in need of support, a fact she is very embarrassed about.
to end up falling into despair after King dies. She never recovers before her own death.]]
* ApologisesALot
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Forms
[[spoiler:CryIntoChest]]: [[spoiler:Does this sort of trio with Setsuko and to King when Hotaru as is found murdered.]]
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight]]: [[spoiler:Expired in Katsuo's arms while he was carrying her to
the Beauty.
* BreakTheCutie
infirmary in a futile attempt to save her.]]



* DisappearedDad: Her father left when she was two, causing her mother to have to work a lot to support them, which leads to Atsuko wanting to make money on paintings.
* DotingParent: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]; Atsuko is a doting daughter, and most of what she does is either to make her mother proud or make the family better off.
* GenkiGirl
* MulticoloredHair: Well, only two colors, but they're pink and black.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Usually works through the night, with the help of coffee.
* MyEyesAreLeaking: Atsuko isn't used to crying, so when she begins crying upon hearing that [[spoiler:her mother will be killed by Monobear if there is no murder]], she doesn't seem to understand it. She cries again when [[spoiler:Hotaru is found dead]] and when [[spoiler:Taichi is executed]], still surprised by the tears.
* [[spoiler:NeverSuicide]]: [[spoiler:Played straight in her case. At first glance, Atsuko appears to have killed herself by swallowing massive quantities of pills, but further investigation proves that she couldn't possibly have died that way. Katsuo eventually reveals that he attempted to make her death look like a suicide after killing her by accident.]]
* OfficialCouple: With King, [[spoiler:but it's cut short when King is murdered in chapter 7.]]
* [[spoiler:SelfHarm]]: [[spoiler: Atsuko is not in a good place after King dies. When she takes off her clothes for body checks in chapter 10's trial, [[FanDisservice her visible ribs are physical evidence that she's stopped eating and she has cuts on her thighs from harming herself]].]]
* ShoutOut: When everybody starts yelling at and insulting each other in chapter 3's trial, Atsuko tries to tell everyone, "You must not lose hope!" just like Makoto Naegi. She also tells King "You got that wrong" when the latter claims that nothing he does ever makes a difference.
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter Gal]]: Her motivation, but it's apparently not because her mother is strict, but just because Atsuko loves her that much (that and she wants to make up for painting on the walls as a child).
* YoungEntrepreneur: One of her special skills, although it's not her SHSL talent. She's described in her profile as "big on business and she sells her own things".

!!"Blazing Justice Phoenix"[=/=][[spoiler:Kin Ken]]
!!!Super High-School Level Sentai Squad Leader
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/goddamn_bjp_1983.png]]

One day in the bustling heart of Tokyo's entertainment district, a young man appeared at an open casting for a new super sentai show that was planning on being made. This "Elemental Justice Dynamo Brigade" was a desperate production studio's last-ditch effort to bring in ratings. The young man gave a remarkable performance, showcasing martial arts thought to be long-dead. He ended his casting call with a rousing speech as to why he would be the perfect, most humble servant to the morals of their fair city. The was not asked by the casting directors, but they did not seem to mind listening to the youth's fiery words. He got the part, and he has been Blazing Justice Phoenix ever since. The four years that followed have been a resounding financial success for the company, all thanks to the sentai leader. It doesn't hurt that the countless forum threads full of speculation over his true identity have added more fuel to the media fire... [[spoiler:He was ruled as the killer of Iko Detayama, but not executed. Later, he was the victim in the sixth case, shot to death by Aoi Bakuhatsu.]]

* [[spoiler:AlliterativeName]]: [[spoiler:Bordering on RepetitiveName.]]
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing
* ChestInsignia: His suit's markings are in the vague shape up his helmet's visor, which is in the shape of a phoenix.
* CallingYourAttacks: He has a tendency to shout aloud most of his actions. Yes, even non-battle, mundane actions.
* [[spoiler:CruelMercy]]: [[spoiler:Many students try to ensure that Blazing Justice Phoenix is not executed for involuntary manslaughter... so he ''isn't''. Angelo Caballero is killed in his place, explicitly so the sentai will have to live with the guilt of having killed his best friend.]]
* [[spoiler:DramaticUnmask]]: [[spoiler:During chapter 3's trial, the events become too much for him, and he removes his helmet in front of everyone... before confessing to murdering Iko.]]
* [[spoiler:GuiltComplex]]: [[spoiler:He developed one after Iko's death.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: During the first trial, he refuses to unmask, citing an oath he took upon becoming a sentai hero to never reveal his true identity.
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler:Although his murder of Iko was accidental, Blazing Justice Phoenix becomes this in the eyes of multiple students after he escapes execution as part of Monobear's CruelMercy. It's finally averted when he becomes the chapter 6 murder victim.]]
* TheLeader: He actually had to develop this as a skill so he'd be a convincing sentai leader despite poor writing from the staff of his show; that is, his leadership abilities can bring good acting into a role that's often written poorly.
* LostInCharacter
* [[spoiler:MulticoloredHair]]: [[spoiler:It's blond, with red bangs.]]
* NoIndoorVoice: [[SelfDemonstratingArticle MOST OF HIS DIALOGUE IS IN ALL CAPS LIKE THIS!]] [[spoiler:Until his DramaticUnmask, that is.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Becomes this with Iko in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public.]]
** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]
* OneWayVisor: On the helmet of his {{Sentai}} uniform.
* PrecisionFStrike: When he lets out a string of curse words upon seeing [[spoiler:Iko's body]], it's noted that he's never sworn before in his life.
* [[spoiler:RantInducingSlight]]: [[spoiler:During chapter 3's trial, two of his classmates ask him if Angelo left his clothes in BJP's room. Unfortunately this comes at the head of some already stressful revelations on BJP's part, so BJP finally loses it and starts screaming at his classmates that he knows what they think of him, he knows that they think he is a manchild trying to play hero, so how dare they, when they pursue cardboard cutout justice by throwing accusations left and right!]]
* [[spoiler:RedEyesTakeWarning]]: [[spoiler:Averted. Even if he is chapter 3's culprit, he's a SympatheticMurderer, to the point that many students refuse to vote for him, even after he confesses.]]
* [[spoiler:RelationshipReveal]]: [[spoiler:Sort of. During chapter 3's trial, Blazing Justice Phoenix grudgingly admits that his previous alibi wasn't completely true: he wasn't practicing martial arts, he was ''being intimate with Angelo Caballero''.]]
** [[spoiler:WordOfGod has admitted that this was actually a ruse in-story - Angelo lied to cover Blazing Justice Phoenix, and the sentai, being a skilled actor, picked up on this and played along.]]
* RookieRedRanger: He started out as this due to his absolute lack of roots in the sentai scene, with his other teammates previously working on various other series.
* SeriousBusiness: This is how he takes his role as a "sentai" leader.
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: [[spoiler:His killing of Iko was [[AccidentalMurder purely accidental]] and caused by his unawareness of her [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots true nature]]. It's hard to get more sympathetic than that.]]
* [[spoiler:TearsOfRemorse]]: [[spoiler:While confessing to killing Iko.]]

!!Daiki Hideaki
!!!Super High-School Level Housemaid
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/daiki_sprite_9295.png]]
A highly talented and respected maid who has personally served in a wide variety of households, and has helped trained others to be one-of-a-kind cleaning ladies. Boasts impressive vision and focus. [[spoiler:She is executed with many spears after the third trial for attacking Monobear.]]

* AmbiguouslyBrown
* [[spoiler:BewareTheNiceOnes]]: [[spoiler:Subverted! She ''tries'' to have a moment like this, turning around to yell at Etsuko, Takeo, and Takara to stop fighting, what is the matter with them, and it even comes complete with a sprite that has darkness behind her...but her voice cracks near the end, cutting her off, and her throat hurts, and it ultimately doesn't accomplish anything.]]
** [[spoiler:Played very, very straight at the end of the third trial, where she unleashes a truly fearsome verbal beatdown on Monobear and her classmates before administering a physical beatdown on the bear. Unfortunately, this also gets her killed.]]
* [[spoiler:BerserkerTears]]: [[spoiler:Sheds these as she attacks Monobear.]]
* [[spoiler:BrutalHonesty]]: [[spoiler:To Angelo when they finally de-glitch in the afterlife; she confides in Angelo some dark things she secretly thinks about her classmates. And it's mostly that she thinks her classmates are kind of ''dumb'', because they keep playing their own games within the Mastermind's game instead of working together. Daiki admits that she's dumb, too, since she's here because she stupidly violated the laws in front of her in a very un-maid-like manner.]]
* [[spoiler:CutenessProximity]]: [[spoiler:Daiki gets sparkly glittery eyes when King and Atsuko reunite in the afterlife and officially confess their love for each other, which Daiki thinks is really cute.]]
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* EagleEyeDetection: Comes from being able to spot even the tiniest dust.
* ExpressiveHair
* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD]]: [[spoiler:Her reaction to Iko's death. It's noted that she'd be crying instead, but she doesn't have the energy.]]
* [[spoiler:HumanPincushion]]
* {{Meido}}
* MulticoloredHair: Her hair starts off as a light shade of blond but grows out pink, especially around the edges. WordOfGod has stated that this is inspired by [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Nia Teppelin's]] hair.
* NeatFreak: Daiki seems overly preoccupied with cleanliness, which is fitting due to her talent, and despises messes and filth of any kind.
* PhotographicMemory: As long as something is said or done in front of her, she'll never forget it. Useful in her line of work.
* ThinkingOutLoud: Sometimes.
* YamatoNadeshiko: As expected of a SHSL Housemaid. She's perfectly obedient at all times, and is devoted to the happiness of everyone around her. [[spoiler:Fittingly, when she drops this trait and ''flips out'' in chapter 3's trial, attacking Monobear, it gets her killed.]]

!!Etsuko Tachibana
!!!Super High-School Level Toy Maker
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/etsuko_sprite_1576.png]]
Took up sewing as a hobby following a tragic car accident. After practicing on old stuffed toys, she began making her own plush bears as gifts for friends and family. This has blossomed into a full-fledged career, with her work sold at local craft shows and her mother's Yukata shop. [[spoiler:She was one of the victims in the seventh case, stabbed with her sewing shears by Yukari Maruyama.]]

* ACupAngst: When Etsuko has to strip in chapter 2's trial, she's wearing a red and black striped bra...which is only there for cover, since she's described as having no chest in need of support, a fact she is very embarrassed about.
* ApologisesALot
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Forms this sort of trio with Setsuko and Hotaru as the Beauty.
* BreakTheCutie
* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]



!!Kyou Kaeguchi
!!!Super High-School Level Prosthetist
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kyou_sprite_6014.png]]
A self-educated genius roboticist who specializes in ultra-precise prosthetics. His successes gained the attention of a military government, and he was recruited to create these for injured soldiers. Unfortunately, the group was nearly wiped out by a chemical fire; fortunately, Kyou survived the incident. [[spoiler:He was the victim in the ninth case, his neck broken by Khadija Halabi.]]

* ArtificialLimbs: His special talent.
* ClusterFBomb: He has a neutral reaction to [[spoiler:Etsuko's]] death in chapter 7. Upon learning that [[spoiler:King]] has ''also'' been murdered, however, Kyou's reaction is as follows, with additional spaces inserted for word-wrap purposes: SHIT SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCKING FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK SHITTING SHIT BRICK FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK FUCK SHIT EVEN WHAT IS THIS FUCK I DON'T FUCKING SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK FUCKING SHIT!
* DarkAndTroubledPast: As he puts it early on, "My past... is fucked up." [[spoiler:When he is accused of murdering Reika, Kyou breaks down and reveals said past - he's a mass-murderer who killed everyone at the lab he worked with in a fit of rage and had his actions covered up by the government.]]

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!!Kyou Kaeguchi
!!Etsuo ‘King’ Takahashi
!!!Super High-School Level Prosthetist
Poker Player
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kyou_sprite_6014.org/pmwiki/pub/images/etsuo_sprite_2709.png]]
A self-educated genius roboticist who specializes in ultra-precise prosthetics. His successes gained Learning how to play poker from his father at a young age, Etsuo grew up beating men much older than him. Due to his successes, he's very cocky and competitive, always wanting to win any challenge placed before him. Earned his nickname of 'King' for his ability to conquer others at the attention of a military government, and he was recruited to create these for injured soldiers. Unfortunately, the group was nearly wiped out by a chemical fire; fortunately, Kyou survived the incident. tables. [[spoiler:He was one of the victim victims in the ninth seventh case, his neck broken poisoned with a slow-acting poison by Khadija Halabi.Hiroshi Kagami.]]

* ArtificialLimbs: His special talent.
* ClusterFBomb: He has a neutral reaction to [[spoiler:Etsuko's]] death in
BerserkButton: [[spoiler:In chapter 7. Upon learning that [[spoiler:King]] has ''also'' been murdered, however, Kyou's reaction is as follows, 4's trial, Tsutomu and Hiroshi get on King's last nerve by asking him to "move on", even though they're all willing to let Takeo die while judging King for voting for Blazing Justice Phoenix.]] King finally freaks and screams at all his classmates, ending his rant with additional spaces inserted for word-wrap purposes: SHIT SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCKING FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK SHITTING SHIT BRICK FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK FUCK SHIT EVEN WHAT IS THIS FUCK I DON'T FUCKING SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK FUCKING SHIT!
[[PunctuatedForEmphasis ONE. WORD. SCREAMS.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: As he puts it early on, "My past... is fucked up." [[spoiler:When he is accused of murdering Reika, Kyou breaks down and reveals said past - he's a mass-murderer who killed everyone at CryIntoChest: He cries into Atsuko's chest after the lab end of chapter 4's trial, when he worked with in a fit of rage and had his actions covered up by the government.]]can no longer keep himself together.
* CompetitionFreak
* DeclarationOfProtection: He promises to do anything to protect Atsuko when they become an OfficialCouple. He takes Atsuko's safety very seriously.



* GadgeteerGenius: Has slight shades of this.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine
* [[spoiler:NeckSnap]]
* TheNicknamer: He gives nicknames to students he doesn't know very well based off of their talents. For example, he's called Takara "Chessy" and Katsuo "Fisticuffs."
* OfficialCouple: With Shizuka. [[spoiler:Unfortunately cut short when Kyou is murdered in chapter 10.]]
* SoleSurvivor: Of a chemical fire that claimed the lives of the division he was working with. [[spoiler:This is a government cover-up. In reality, the rest of the division Kyou worked with died because he snapped and killed them himself.]]
** NeverFoundTheBody: The body of one of his coworkers, Warren Krow, was never located. [[spoiler:That's because "Warren Krow" never existed - he was an alias the government created in order to cover up Kyou's actions.]]
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Claims that it takes a ''lot'' (or a complete idiot) to get him angry, but when he does, he loses control of himself. Apparently, being held down by chains is one of the few things that can calm him down. [[spoiler:As revealed during the chapter 8 trial, Kyou doesn't just lose control of himself when he's angry, he bludgeons people to death. It's a bad idea to get him angry indeed.]]

!!Iko Detayama
!!!Super High-School Level Memorizer
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/iko_sprite_7684.png]]
A young woman with a reputation for being a living archive of information, capable of memorizing a 100-word list within five minutes and reciting it perfectly five months later. Placed in the Guinness Book of World Records for recalling the most digits of pi ever recorded. Humble and kindhearted, wishing only to use her talent to help others. [[spoiler:She was the victim in the third case, and was revealed to be a robot after short-circuiting when Blazing Justice Phoenix knocked her into a pool.]]

* [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes]]: [[spoiler:A weird dead-helping-dead example. In the afterlife, Angelo and Daiki keep "glitching out" and don't actually make it to the afterlife...until Iko discovers an antivirus program and uses it to bring Angelo and Daiki back to normal, or a "dead" version of normal, anyway.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Iko seems to space out a lot, make very strange comments, be blissfully naive in serious situations, and doesn't seem to understand basic aspects of human nature. [[spoiler:This makes sense after she is revealed to be an android.]]
* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]: [[spoiler:Their unusual blankness serves as another tip-off to her [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots true nature.]]]]
* EatingLunchAlone: She does this voluntarily; she doesn't like eating or drinking in front of other people. [[spoiler:Justified. She's a robot and therefore cannot eat or drink.]]
* GoodWithNumbers: Extremely so.
* HasTwoDaddies
* HumbleGoal: Despite her genius, she just wants to help others.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: As a result of her extreme naivete. [[spoiler:Iko meant nothing bad by cheering when Reisuke was convicted (she thought she should be happy over the class solving a puzzle) or not recognizing Angelo without his mask (she thought it was his actual face), but she still succeeds in setting both Takeo and Angelo off, to the point where the latter tries hitting her.]]
* [[spoiler:ItsAllMyFault]]: [[spoiler:In the "dead students blog" only revealed to the public after Doubt Academy Black was over, Iko ''blames herself'' for being killed, since the killer didn't know what would happen upon pushing her into the pool, and Iko blames herself for ''not being able to swim''.]]
* MouthfulOfPi: By implication, since her memorization is of obvious great help to her in mathematics.
* NiceHat: It's a large green beret.
* [[spoiler:NoWaterProofingInTheFuture]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Becomes this with Blazing Justice Phoenix in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public.]]

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* GadgeteerGenius: Has slight shades of this.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine
* [[spoiler:NeckSnap]]
* TheNicknamer: He gives nicknames
[[spoiler:DyingClue]]: [[spoiler:Was trying to students leave one, judging by the bloody marks found all over the mirrors behind him. Unfortunately, the fact that he doesn't know very well based off of their talents. For example, he's called Takara "Chessy" was succumbing to the poison in his system and Katsuo "Fisticuffs."
* OfficialCouple: With Shizuka. [[spoiler:Unfortunately cut short when Kyou is murdered in chapter 10.
was disoriented by said mirrors rendered what he was trying to write - Hiroshi's name - as nigh-illegible scribbling.]]
* SoleSurvivor: Of ** [[spoiler:CouldntFindAPen]]: [[spoiler:Like Yamato, King was found near a chemical fire that claimed dying message written in blood, but this time, the lives of victim really was doing the division he was working with. [[spoiler:This is a government cover-up. In reality, the rest of the division Kyou worked writing. He even stabbed his own hand with died because he snapped and killed them himself.a skewer in order to have the blood to write with.]]
** NeverFoundTheBody: The body * DistinguishingMark: Part of the reason he's nicknamed 'King' is the crown-shaped birthmark under his right eye.
* DistractedByTheSexy: A minor example: at
one of point in the first trial, he turns to tell Daiki his coworkers, Warren Krow, was never located. [[spoiler:That's because "Warren Krow" never existed - he was an alias alibi, and can only think "Wow, she's pretty" before calling himself a numbskull and reminding himself to focus.
** It happens ''again'' in
the government created in order second trial, specifically when Atsuko removes her shirt.
* TheGambler: His special talent.
* HeadDesk: Or rather, [[spoiler:Head Podium. After Monobear switches up the execution at the end of the third trial, King loses it and, partly out of anger and partly
to cover up Kyou's actions.make a point, slams his head against the podium repeatedly until his forehead starts bleeding.]]
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Claims HeroicBSOD: After learning that it takes a ''lot'' (or he had misjudged [[spoiler:Reisuke]] as innocent, King has a complete idiot) meltdown, complete with incoherent rambling and extreme self-doubt. He even accuses [[spoiler:Takeo]] of showing up to get him angry, but murder him.
* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler:He seemed to have been ''really'' badly affected by the murder of Mameko.]] In the main blog, he swears to have her killer's ''head'' for this, and on his personal blog, there's a post called "King's Despair" in which he swears to make the culprit pay.
* OfficialCouple: With Atsuko. [[spoiler:It's cut short
when he does, he loses control of himself. Apparently, being held down by chains King is one of the few things that can calm him down. [[spoiler:As revealed during the murdered in chapter 8 trial, Kyou doesn't just lose control of himself when he's angry, he bludgeons people 7.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: King's reaction
to death. It's a bad idea [[spoiler:Gwendolyn's]] untimely death is to get him angry indeed.]]

!!Iko Detayama
scream that this is "FUCKING BULLSHIT!" and loudly wonder what they are all "fucking" doing here.
* ProfessionalGambler

!!Gwendolyn Dominatus [[spoiler: Xiwei Yosheda]]
!!!Super High-School Level Memorizer
Dungeon Master
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/iko_sprite_7684.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gwen_sprite_490.png]]
A young woman with a reputation She's both "the daughter of two authors", and "a really big fan of dungeons-and-dragons-style games". She combined both of those together to role-playing games and has even published several successful campaigns for being a living archive of information, capable of memorizing a 100-word list within five minutes Dungeons and reciting it perfectly five months later. Placed in the Guinness Book of World Records for recalling Dragons. The adventures she writes are now ranked up among the most digits of pi ever recorded. Humble and kindhearted, wishing only to use her talent to help others. [[spoiler:She was the victim challenging in the third case, and was revealed to be a robot industry. [[spoiler:Attacks Monobear after short-circuiting when Blazing Justice Phoenix knocked her into objecting to his hostile takeover of the park and is killed as a pool.result.]]

* [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes]]: [[spoiler:A weird dead-helping-dead example. In [[AscendedFanboy AscendedFangirl]]: She's a big fan of board games and adventure; thanks to her SHSL talent, she now publishes official campaigns for them.
* GameMaster: Her SHSL talent, although she restricts it to "Dungeon" games specifically.
* HairColorDissonance: Her hair color skirts
the afterlife, Angelo line between red and Daiki keep "glitching out" and don't maroon.
* HereThereBeDragons: Despite the usual "primitive map" connotations of this trope, it's
actually make it to thematically appropriate, because Gwendolyn is a SHSL Dungeon Master, and one of her special skills (although it's not her SHSL talent) is Mapmaking.
* [[spoiler:NotEnoughToBury: As a result of
the afterlife...until Iko discovers an antivirus program and uses it to bring Angelo and Daiki back to normal, or a "dead" version [[StuffBlowingUp nature]] of normal, anyway.her death.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Iko seems to space out a lot, make very strange comments, be blissfully naive in serious situations, and doesn't seem to understand basic aspects [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Not with one of human nature. [[spoiler:This makes sense after she is revealed to be an android.the other students, but with a man named "Ralas".]]
* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]: [[spoiler:Their unusual blankness serves as another tip-off to [[spoiler:PersonalEffectsReveal]]: [[spoiler:During the endgame, Hitoshi discovers an ''engagement ring'' on her [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots true nature.]]]]
* EatingLunchAlone: She does this voluntarily;
finger, the only body part that survived the explosion, so Hitoshi realizes that someone out there deserves to know what happened to Gwendolyn. Also, according to the "dead students blog" that wasn't released to the public until Doubt Academy Black was over, the name of the person she doesn't like eating or drinking in front of other people. [[spoiler:Justified. She's a robot and therefore cannot eat or drink.is engaged to is "Ralas".]]
* GoodWithNumbers: Extremely so.
[[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* HasTwoDaddies
SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Significant enough to be invited to Hope's Peak Academy, in fact.
* HumbleGoal: Despite ShouldersOfDoom: Benign example. Befitting her genius, she just wants to help others.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: As a result of
"Dungeon Master" image, her extreme naivete. [[spoiler:Iko meant nothing bad by cheering when Reisuke was convicted (she thought she should be happy over profile picture has a jeweled shoulder guard like that you might see on an RPG general in an army.
* [[spoiler:StuffBlowingUp]]: [[spoiler:In this case, poor Gwen herself, who is tossed a dragon-shaped bomb and reduced to a smoking crater shortly afterward.]]

!!Hiroshi Kagami
!!!Super High-School Level Biochemist
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hiroshi_sprite_3764.png]]
Half-Japanese, half-Irish, his father always told him to look at
the class solving better side of the mirror, since his last name Kagami means Mirror. He's working towards inventing a puzzle) or not recognizing Angelo vaccine for people too poor to afford vitamin supplements (and has already brought the Kagami name to fame for the next best thing, inventing a vaccine for people who can't absorb vitamins normally), and to invent a chemical compound that in general will make living on Earth a lot easier. [[spoiler:Attempted to prevent Yamato's suicide attempt. When that failed, tried to frame Takeo, but confessed during the trial and successfully convinced the others of his innocence. He later murders King and is correctly pinned as the culprit during the seventh trial.]]

* AbsentMindedProfessor: Hiroshi has a terrible memory and [[NoteToSelf keeps a notebook to remember names and keep track of what's going on.]] His memory is better in relation to biochemistry, but he still uses his tattoos of chemical compounds as memory aids. [[spoiler:After he loses his notebook, it's revealed that his memory problem is so severe that he has forgotten the names and faces of many of his best friends
without his mask (she thought it was his actual face), but she still succeeds in setting both Takeo and Angelo off, to the point where the latter tries hitting her.it.]]
* [[spoiler:ItsAllMyFault]]: [[spoiler:In the "dead students blog" only revealed ButNotTooForeign: He's a Half-Irish Japanese student.
* ChemistryCanDoAnything: Or so Hiroshi ''hopes'', hence his dedication
to the public after Doubt Academy Black was over, Iko ''blames herself'' for being killed, since the killer didn't know his SHSL talent as "Biochemist".
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:He is made to go through a series of rooms drinking
what would happen upon pushing her he believes to be "safe" chemicals. In the final room, he is told that if he can survive the gas that's about to be pumped into the pool, and Iko blames herself for ''not room, he's free to go. However, there's a nasty twist: while the chemicals he previously drank were safe ''by themselves'', they really ''are'' deadly if they combine with the right chemicals...such as, of course, the gas being able to swim''.pumped into the room, since this is an execution. Hiroshi dies a horrible poisonous death.]]
* MouthfulOfPi: By implication, [[spoiler:DeusExitMachina]]: [[spoiler:A minor meta-example; during chapter 2's trial, Hiroshi's player had to leave for the duration of the trial (it was a temporary leave, though), and since her memorization the game master decided he had a valid reason for leaving, Hiroshi's character was conveniently written as having fallen asleep at his podium for the remainder of the trial.]]
* DueToTheDead: He's the one who cleans up [[spoiler:Mameko]]'s room after it no longer has an occupant. He even has a pleasant escapist daydream while he's doing it, that of [[spoiler:Mameko trailing around after him in school and hugging him]].
* [[spoiler:FailureToSaveMurder]]: [[spoiler:Feared that his inability to prevent Yamato's death would count as a murder in Monobear's eyes, and was scared enough to try framing the DeathSeeker Takeo to avoid getting executed for it.]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Hiroshi claims to value life, and his main goal in his work
is of obvious great to help ill people who can't afford treatment and to her make the world an easier place to live in. [[spoiler:Despite this, he still ends up murdering King, for reasons that have yet to be made clear.]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Suffers one after Mameko's body is found since, as is eventually brought up
in mathematics.
the trial, he and Mameko were rather close.]]
* NiceHat: It's [[spoiler:JustAMachine]]: [[spoiler:After Iko is revealed to have been an android, Hiroshi tries to persuade everyone that Iko was just a large green beret.
* [[spoiler:NoWaterProofingInTheFuture]]
machine so they won't execute the culprit, who killed Iko by accident.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Judging from the posts on Mameko's personal blog, if Mameko hadn't been murdered, he and Mameko may have eventually developed into this.]]
** [[spoiler:And then ''confirms'' that he was in love with "Mame-chan" to Takeo while yelling at Takeo that chapter 3's trial is a different situation than chapter 1's trial.]]
**
[[spoiler:Becomes this with Blazing Justice Phoenix Mameko ''officially'' in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public.]]



* PhotographicMemory: Her special talent.
* [[spoiler:RidiculouslyHumanRobots]]: [[spoiler:Following her death, Monobear reveals that she's an android.]]
** [[spoiler:RobotGirl]]
** [[spoiler:RoboticReveal]]: [[spoiler:To make things even worse, Monobear reveals that not even Iko knew she wasn't human.]]
* SkilledButNaive: Despite her obvious brainpower, she is very, very naive about certain matters. Her lack of understanding can occasionally veer into the disturbing (for example, she doesn't know how she's "supposed" to react to people dying) or make her come off as downright insensitive, [[InnocentlyInsensitive even if she doesn't mean to be]].
* UnusualEyebrows: Hers being ovals.
* [[spoiler:WhatCouldHaveBeen]]: [[spoiler:An unused execution for Iko has been posted on her character blog. If she had been a culprit, Iko would have been carried on a conveyor belt into a robotics lab, where robotic assembly arms would remove her memory cartridge, inserting it into a supercomputer in the lab. From there, Iko would watch as all of the memories she had acquired were deleted, while the robotic arms took her apart piece-by-piece until she was little more than a head in a clamp, which would then enter permanent shutdown.]]

!!Aoi Bakuhatsu
!!!Super High-School Level Pyrotechnician
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/aoi_sprite_6763.png]]
After losing his father and the use of one of his eyes in an explosion, Aoi swore to take over the family business and to carry his father's legacy. Cheery and hard-working, he gained a name for himself after setting up a great number of fireworks show all across the country. The frequent all-nighters spent working on his explosives have caused him to develop a certain fondness for coffee. [[spoiler: He was executed at the end of the sixth trial for the murder of Blazing Justice Phoenix.]]

* BadToTheLastDrop: Aoi's coffee-making skills are atrocious, as evidenced by his turning a bag of gourmet coffee beans into something nigh-undrinkable. He doesn't find anything wrong with his coffee - in fact, when he makes some for Reika and she turns away in disgust, he thinks she must be moved to tears by how delicious it is.
* BombDisposal: Is skilled at doing this.
* [[spoiler:ConfessToALesserCrime]]: [[spoiler:When people start considering him as Kin's murderer during the chapter six trial, Aoi confesses to being the one who knocked out Reika with the jitte in his possession, while insisting that he still hadn't killed the sentai. However, this backfires and serves as an accidental murder confession, since Monobear confirmed during the investigation that the person who knocked out Reika and the murderer were one and the same.]]
* CoolHelmet: He wears a construction worker hat. Given the way it sits on his head, [[UselessAccessory its protective purposes remain questionable]].
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:Aoi is tied to a rocket during a fireworks festival. Then, the rocket is sent up into the sky as the last firework out of many, and it explodes in the sky, taking Aoi along with it.]]
* DemolitionsExpert
* DisappearedDad
* EyepatchOfPower: Lost his eye in a work-related explosion, but this caused him to pick up his trade of Pyrotechnician. [[spoiler:During chapter 1, he is forced to remove his bandages to prove his innocence. He does not handle it well.]]
* EyeScream: Lost his left eye in the same explosion that killed his father.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Is described in his profile as drinking way too much coffee.
* OnlyChildSyndrome
* SarcasmBlind
* StupidGood
* {{Workaholic}}: He spends entire days locked in his workshop, trying to perfect his fireworks.
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist]]: [[spoiler:Before his execution, Aoi reveals that he killed in order to get out and ''call the police''. Monobear decides to twist the knife by saying that he planned on executing the remaining students in case somebody graduated.]]
* WideEyedIdealist

!!Yumiko Hasegawa
!!!Super High-School Level Journalist
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yumiko_sprite_3936.png]]
A highly driven young woman. In her first two years of high school alone, she penned numerous exposes for both local and national newspapers, breaking news on various scandals. Though very intelligent and curious, she's also stubborn and arrogant, believing that she's always right. [[spoiler:She is falsely accused of being the Mastermind in their first attempt. Afterwards, she survives the final trial and escapes from Magical Miracleworld with the other survivors.]]

* {{Determinator}}
* DoesNotLikeMen
* {{Foil}}: To Takara in the first trial. Despite their similar personalities, she takes a more reasonable and personable approach to trying to determine the killer, listening to others whereas the Chess Player lashes out at them for not following his lead. When the trial concludes, she calmly thanks others, including Takara, as opposed to his gloating.
* IntrepidReporter
* {{Jerkass}}: When arguing against attempting a Mastermind vote.
** JerkassHasAPoint: Her primary argument, that they don't have enough evidence to really narrow down the suspect list, is sound enough. Too bad she presents it in such an insulting, 'You people are all dumbasses' sort of way.
* NotHelpingYourCase: Like Takara before her, she runs into this when arguing against using their first Mastermind vote. Repeatedly insulting everyone's intelligence, shouting and being obstructive only leads to them [[spoiler:mistakenly accusing her]].
* [[spoiler:NotSoStoic]]: Yumiko reacts to the cruelty of the second culprit's execution by calming leaving to return to her room...only to collapse on the bed, sweating and crying, once she's alone. [[spoiler:She also begins crying during the fifth trial, after it becomes clear that Kei is the culprit.]]
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:With Kei. Unfortunately, the latter is outed as a murderer and executed before it can get too far along.]]
** [[spoiler:Becomes this with Kei ''officially'' in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public.]]
* PhotographicMemory: Can absorb information she's only heard once and retain that knowledge for months on end.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Her predictions about [[spoiler:their first Mastermind Vote being wasted]] come true... perhaps partly due to her own obstructive and obstinate actions.

to:

* PhotographicMemory: Her special talent.
* [[spoiler:RidiculouslyHumanRobots]]: [[spoiler:Following her death,
[[spoiler:ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight]]: [[spoiler:A minor example since Hiroshi doesn't technically break any rules, but when the possibility is brought up in chapter 3's trial that the victim was killed by ''accident'', Hiroshi tells Monobear reveals that she's an android.he refuses to participate in this trial since he considers manslaughter very different from murder, and thus Hiroshi refuses to vote for anyone but himself since Hiroshi would rather not execute a person who killed only by mistake.]]
** [[spoiler:RobotGirl]]
** [[spoiler:RoboticReveal]]: [[spoiler:To make things even worse, Monobear reveals
* ShortHairWithTail
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Appears to suffer from narcolepsy and falls asleep during two different trials.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* [[spoiler:ToThePain]]: [[spoiler:When Mameko is found dead, a grief-stricken Hiroshi claims
that he will slowly torture her murderer if Monobear's punishment is not even Iko knew she wasn't human.]]
* SkilledButNaive: Despite her obvious brainpower, she is very, very naive about certain matters. Her lack of understanding can occasionally veer into the disturbing (for example, she doesn't know how she's "supposed" to react to people dying) or make her come off as downright insensitive, [[InnocentlyInsensitive even if she doesn't mean to be]].
* UnusualEyebrows: Hers being ovals.
* [[spoiler:WhatCouldHaveBeen]]: [[spoiler:An unused execution for Iko
enough, pointing out that he has been posted on her character blog. If she had been a culprit, Iko would have been carried on a conveyor belt into a robotics lab, where robotic assembly arms would remove her memory cartridge, inserting it into a supercomputer in the lab. From there, Iko would watch as all of the memories she had acquired were deleted, while the robotic arms took her apart piece-by-piece until she was little more than a head in a clamp, which would then enter permanent shutdown.access to drugs that will cause hallucinations, neurotoxins that will cause involuntary movement, and venoms that will dissolve their insides.]]

!!Aoi Bakuhatsu
!!Hitoshi Nakamura
!!!Super High-School Level Pyrotechnician
Drummer
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/aoi_sprite_6763.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tvtropes_hitosh_509.png]]
After losing his father and Even before being introduced to the use drums, Hitoshi was a fan of one of his eyes in an explosion, Aoi swore to take over the family business and to carry his father's legacy. Cheery and hard-working, he gained a name for himself after setting up a great number of fireworks show all across the country. rhythm games. The frequent all-nighters massive amount of time he spent working on practicing paid off with a wide collection of rewards, and his explosives have caused him to develop a certain fondness for coffee. [[spoiler: He was executed at rock band has toured around Japan. Friendly and socially flexible. [[spoiler:He survives the end of the sixth final trial for and escapes from Magical Miracleworld with the murder of Blazing Justice Phoenix.other survivors.]]

* BadToTheLastDrop: Aoi's coffee-making skills are atrocious, as evidenced by his turning a bag of gourmet coffee beans into something nigh-undrinkable. He doesn't find anything wrong with his coffee - in fact, when he makes some for Reika and she turns away in disgust, he thinks she must be moved to tears by how delicious it is.
* BombDisposal: Is skilled at doing this.
* [[spoiler:ConfessToALesserCrime]]: [[spoiler:When people start considering him as Kin's murderer during the
[[spoiler:{{Fanservice}}]]: [[spoiler:In chapter six 9's trial, Aoi confesses to being the one who knocked out Reika with the jitte in he takes off his possession, while insisting that he still hadn't killed the sentai. However, this backfires gray jacket, and serves as an accidental murder confession, since Monobear confirmed during the investigation that the person who knocked out Reika and the murderer were one and the same.then his shirt, although we don't actually see a sprite for this.]]
* CoolHelmet: He wears a construction worker hat. Given the way it sits on his head, [[UselessAccessory its protective purposes remain questionable]].
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:Aoi is tied to a rocket during a fireworks festival. Then, the rocket is sent up into the sky as the last firework out of many, and it explodes in the sky, taking Aoi
NiceGuy: Can get along with it.anyone.
* NiceHat: A cool gray beanie.
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:With Rei, after Rei kisses him during the endgame.
]]
* DemolitionsExpert
* DisappearedDad
* EyepatchOfPower: Lost
RhythmGame: Used to practice these games, which is how he got so good at his eye in a work-related explosion, but this caused him to pick up his trade SHSL talent of Pyrotechnician. [[spoiler:During chapter 1, he is forced to remove his bandages to prove his innocence. He does not handle it well.]]
drumming.
* EyeScream: Lost his left eye in RunningGag: Hitoshi checks the same explosion that killed his father.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Is described in his profile as drinking way too much coffee.
* OnlyChildSyndrome
* SarcasmBlind
* StupidGood
* {{Workaholic}}: He spends entire days locked in his workshop, trying to perfect his fireworks.
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist]]: [[spoiler:Before his execution, Aoi reveals that he killed in order to get out and ''call
costume area of the police''. amphitheater during murder investigations, only to be greeted by Monobear decides to twist the knife by saying that he planned on executing the remaining students in case somebody graduated.]]
* WideEyedIdealist

!!Yumiko Hasegawa
!!!Super High-School Level Journalist
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yumiko_sprite_3936.png]]
A highly driven young woman. In her first two years of high school alone, she penned numerous exposes for both local and national newspapers, breaking news
trying on various scandals. Though very intelligent costumes.
* TheRockStar: Very much downplayed example; he joined a rock band,
and curious, she's also stubborn and arrogant, believing that she's always right. [[spoiler:She is falsely accused of being he's a drumming star, but he doesn't seem to be pursuing any particular "rock star" lifestyle.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Excels at playing
the Mastermind drums in their first attempt. Afterwards, she survives the final trial and escapes from Magical Miracleworld with the other survivors.]]

* {{Determinator}}
* DoesNotLikeMen
* {{Foil}}: To Takara in the first trial. Despite their similar personalities, she takes a more reasonable and personable approach to trying to determine the killer, listening to others whereas the Chess Player lashes out at them for not following his lead. When the trial concludes, she calmly thanks others, including Takara, as opposed to his gloating.
* IntrepidReporter
* {{Jerkass}}: When arguing against attempting a Mastermind vote.
** JerkassHasAPoint: Her primary argument, that they don't have enough evidence to really narrow down the suspect list, is sound enough. Too bad she presents it in such an insulting, 'You people are all dumbasses' sort of way.
* NotHelpingYourCase: Like Takara before her, she runs into this when arguing against using their first Mastermind vote. Repeatedly insulting everyone's intelligence, shouting and being obstructive only leads to them [[spoiler:mistakenly accusing her]].
* [[spoiler:NotSoStoic]]: Yumiko reacts to the cruelty of the second culprit's execution by calming leaving to return to her room...only to collapse on the bed, sweating and crying, once she's alone. [[spoiler:She also begins crying during the fifth trial, after it becomes clear that Kei is the culprit.]]
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:With Kei. Unfortunately, the latter is outed as a murderer and executed before it can get too far along.]]
** [[spoiler:Becomes this with Kei ''officially'' in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public.]]
* PhotographicMemory: Can absorb information she's only heard once and retain that knowledge for months on end.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Her predictions about [[spoiler:their first Mastermind Vote being wasted]] come true... perhaps partly due to her own obstructive and obstinate actions.
any musical genre except Jazz.



* [[spoiler:WhatCouldHaveBeen]]: [[spoiler:An unused execution for Hotaru has been posted on her character blog. If she had been a culprit, she would have been dragged by a chain into the middle of a jungle, where a starved lioness would have eaten Midori-san in front of her. From there, a grief-stricken Hotaru would have to flee from wild animals in various stages of starvation and abuse until she fell into a pit trap, leaving her suspended by her neck. As she choked, a group of starved polar bears (painted to look like Monobear) would close in on her before [[EatenAlive eating her alive]].]]



!!Etsuo ‘King’ Takahashi
!!!Super High-School Level Poker Player
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/etsuo_sprite_2709.png]]
Learning how to play poker from his father at a young age, Etsuo grew up beating men much older than him. Due to his successes, he's very cocky and competitive, always wanting to win any challenge placed before him. Earned his nickname of 'King' for his ability to conquer others at the tables. [[spoiler:He was one of the victims in the seventh case, poisoned with a slow-acting poison by Hiroshi Kagami.]]

* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:In chapter 4's trial, Tsutomu and Hiroshi get on King's last nerve by asking him to "move on", even though they're all willing to let Takeo die while judging King for voting for Blazing Justice Phoenix.]] King finally freaks and screams at all his classmates, ending his rant with [[PunctuatedForEmphasis ONE. WORD. SCREAMS.]]
* CryIntoChest: He cries into Atsuko's chest after the end of chapter 4's trial, when he can no longer keep himself together.
* CompetitionFreak
* DeclarationOfProtection: He promises to do anything to protect Atsuko when they become an OfficialCouple. He takes Atsuko's safety very seriously.
* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]
* [[spoiler:DyingClue]]: [[spoiler:Was trying to leave one, judging by the bloody marks found all over the mirrors behind him. Unfortunately, the fact that he was succumbing to the poison in his system and was disoriented by said mirrors rendered what he was trying to write - Hiroshi's name - as nigh-illegible scribbling.]]
** [[spoiler:CouldntFindAPen]]: [[spoiler:Like Yamato, King was found near a dying message written in blood, but this time, the victim really was doing the writing. He even stabbed his own hand with a skewer in order to have the blood to write with.]]
* DistinguishingMark: Part of the reason he's nicknamed 'King' is the crown-shaped birthmark under his right eye.
* DistractedByTheSexy: A minor example: at one point in the first trial, he turns to tell Daiki his alibi, and can only think "Wow, she's pretty" before calling himself a numbskull and reminding himself to focus.
** It happens ''again'' in the second trial, specifically when Atsuko removes her shirt.
* TheGambler: His special talent.
* HeadDesk: Or rather, [[spoiler:Head Podium. After Monobear switches up the execution at the end of the third trial, King loses it and, partly out of anger and partly to make a point, slams his head against the podium repeatedly until his forehead starts bleeding.]]
* HeroicBSOD: After learning that he had misjudged [[spoiler:Reisuke]] as innocent, King has a complete meltdown, complete with incoherent rambling and extreme self-doubt. He even accuses [[spoiler:Takeo]] of showing up to murder him.
* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler:He seemed to have been ''really'' badly affected by the murder of Mameko.]] In the main blog, he swears to have her killer's ''head'' for this, and on his personal blog, there's a post called "King's Despair" in which he swears to make the culprit pay.
* OfficialCouple: With Atsuko. [[spoiler:It's cut short when King is murdered in chapter 7.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: King's reaction to [[spoiler:Gwendolyn's]] untimely death is to scream that this is "FUCKING BULLSHIT!" and loudly wonder what they are all "fucking" doing here.
* ProfessionalGambler

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!!Etsuo ‘King’ Takahashi
!!Iko Detayama
!!!Super High-School Level Poker Player
Memorizer
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/etsuo_sprite_2709.org/pmwiki/pub/images/iko_sprite_7684.png]]
Learning how to play poker from his father at a A young age, Etsuo grew up beating men much older than him. Due to his successes, he's very cocky woman with a reputation for being a living archive of information, capable of memorizing a 100-word list within five minutes and competitive, always wanting to win any challenge placed before him. Earned his nickname of 'King' for his ability to conquer others at the tables. [[spoiler:He was one of the victims reciting it perfectly five months later. Placed in the seventh Guinness Book of World Records for recalling the most digits of pi ever recorded. Humble and kindhearted, wishing only to use her talent to help others. [[spoiler:She was the victim in the third case, poisoned with a slow-acting poison by Hiroshi Kagami.]]

* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:In chapter 4's trial, Tsutomu
and Hiroshi get on King's last nerve by asking him was revealed to "move on", even though they're all willing to let Takeo die while judging King for voting for be a robot after short-circuiting when Blazing Justice Phoenix.]] King finally freaks Phoenix knocked her into a pool.]]

* [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes]]: [[spoiler:A weird dead-helping-dead example. In the afterlife, Angelo
and screams at all his classmates, ending his rant with [[PunctuatedForEmphasis ONE. WORD. SCREAMS.Daiki keep "glitching out" and don't actually make it to the afterlife...until Iko discovers an antivirus program and uses it to bring Angelo and Daiki back to normal, or a "dead" version of normal, anyway.]]
* CryIntoChest: He cries into Atsuko's chest {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Iko seems to space out a lot, make very strange comments, be blissfully naive in serious situations, and doesn't seem to understand basic aspects of human nature. [[spoiler:This makes sense after the end of chapter 4's trial, when he can no longer keep himself together.
* CompetitionFreak
* DeclarationOfProtection: He promises
she is revealed to do anything to protect Atsuko when they become be an OfficialCouple. He takes Atsuko's safety very seriously.
* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]
* [[spoiler:DyingClue]]: [[spoiler:Was trying to leave one, judging by the bloody marks found all over the mirrors behind him. Unfortunately, the fact that he was succumbing to the poison in his system and was disoriented by said mirrors rendered what he was trying to write - Hiroshi's name - as nigh-illegible scribbling.
android.]]
** [[spoiler:CouldntFindAPen]]: [[spoiler:Like Yamato, King was found near a dying message written in blood, but * [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]: [[spoiler:Their unusual blankness serves as another tip-off to her [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots true nature.]]]]
* EatingLunchAlone: She does
this time, the victim really was doing the writing. He even stabbed his own hand with a skewer voluntarily; she doesn't like eating or drinking in order to have the blood to write with.front of other people. [[spoiler:Justified. She's a robot and therefore cannot eat or drink.]]
* DistinguishingMark: Part GoodWithNumbers: Extremely so.
* HasTwoDaddies
* HumbleGoal: Despite her genius, she just wants to help others.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: As a result
of her extreme naivete. [[spoiler:Iko meant nothing bad by cheering when Reisuke was convicted (she thought she should be happy over the reason he's nicknamed 'King' is class solving a puzzle) or not recognizing Angelo without his mask (she thought it was his actual face), but she still succeeds in setting both Takeo and Angelo off, to the crown-shaped birthmark under his right eye.
* DistractedByTheSexy: A minor example: at one
point in where the first trial, he turns to tell Daiki his alibi, and can only think "Wow, she's pretty" before calling himself a numbskull and reminding himself to focus.
** It happens ''again'' in the second trial, specifically when Atsuko removes her shirt.
* TheGambler: His special talent.
* HeadDesk: Or rather, [[spoiler:Head Podium. After Monobear switches up the execution at the end of the third trial, King loses it and, partly out of anger and partly to make a point, slams his head against the podium repeatedly until his forehead starts bleeding.
latter tries hitting her.]]
* HeroicBSOD: After learning that he had misjudged [[spoiler:Reisuke]] as innocent, King has a complete meltdown, complete with incoherent rambling [[spoiler:ItsAllMyFault]]: [[spoiler:In the "dead students blog" only revealed to the public after Doubt Academy Black was over, Iko ''blames herself'' for being killed, since the killer didn't know what would happen upon pushing her into the pool, and extreme self-doubt. He even accuses [[spoiler:Takeo]] of showing up to murder him.
* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler:He seemed to have been ''really'' badly affected by the murder of Mameko.]] In the main blog, he swears to have her killer's ''head''
Iko blames herself for this, and on his personal blog, there's a post called "King's Despair" in which he swears ''not being able to make the culprit pay.
* OfficialCouple: With Atsuko. [[spoiler:It's cut short when King is murdered in chapter 7.
swim''.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: King's reaction MouthfulOfPi: By implication, since her memorization is of obvious great help to [[spoiler:Gwendolyn's]] untimely death is her in mathematics.
* NiceHat: It's a large green beret.
* [[spoiler:NoWaterProofingInTheFuture]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Becomes this with Blazing Justice Phoenix in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened
to scream the public.]]
** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]
* PhotographicMemory: Her special talent.
* [[spoiler:RidiculouslyHumanRobots]]: [[spoiler:Following her death, Monobear reveals
that this she's an android.]]
** [[spoiler:RobotGirl]]
** [[spoiler:RoboticReveal]]: [[spoiler:To make things even worse, Monobear reveals that not even Iko knew she wasn't human.]]
* SkilledButNaive: Despite her obvious brainpower, she
is "FUCKING BULLSHIT!" and loudly wonder what they are all "fucking" doing here.
very, very naive about certain matters. Her lack of understanding can occasionally veer into the disturbing (for example, she doesn't know how she's "supposed" to react to people dying) or make her come off as downright insensitive, [[InnocentlyInsensitive even if she doesn't mean to be]].
* ProfessionalGambler
UnusualEyebrows: Hers being ovals.



!!Atsuko Minami
!!!Super High-School Level Painter
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/atsuko_sprite_3760.png]]
An avid painter who used to horrify her mother by painting on the walls. Has honed her talents and worked extremely hard in hopes of supporting her family with her passion. [[spoiler:She was the victim in the tenth case, dying of internal injuries sustained when attempting to ambush Katsuo Shinobu.]]

* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie]]: [[spoiler:Atsuko starts off as one of the most cheerful and upbeat characters in the game, only to end up falling into despair after King dies. She never recovers before her own death.]]
* [[spoiler:CryIntoChest]]: [[spoiler:Does this to King when Hotaru is found murdered.]]
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight]]: [[spoiler:Expired in Katsuo's arms while he was carrying her to the infirmary in a futile attempt to save her.]]

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!!Atsuko Minami
!!Kei Katsuya
!!!Super High-School Level Painter
Legal Assistant
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/atsuko_sprite_3760.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kei_sprite_7578.png]]
An Kei became the youngest legal assistant in the country when she started working at the firm of her father, a highly respected criminal defense lawyer. She's an avid painter who used student of legal theory and intends to horrify her mother by painting on take the walls. Has honed her talents and worked extremely hard in hopes of supporting her family with her passion. bar after high school. She prefers to be called a SHSL Attorney rather than a Legal Assistant. [[spoiler:She was executed at the victim in end of the tenth case, dying fifth trial for the murder of internal injuries sustained when attempting to ambush Katsuo Shinobu.Takeo Hironaka.]]

* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie]]: [[spoiler:Atsuko starts off as {{Adorkable}}: She tries to hide this aspect of her personality under her cool and professional exterior but can't always succeed. It comes out full-force whenever romance, the one of matter she has absolutely no idea how to handle, is involved.
* {{Bifauxnen}}
* ClosetGeek: Despite her serious and professional exterior, she likes [[SuperRobot Super Robot]] shows, as revealed by
the most cheerful numerous official fanbooks in her bookcase and upbeat characters in the game, only to end up falling ''Super Robo V'' thermos she begins taking into despair the courtroom after King dies. She never recovers chapter two. Naturally, she considers this to be rather embarrassing.
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:Dropped into a mock courtroom, stood behind the defense counsel's desk, and tormented with literal evidence bullets by the Monobear at the prosecution's desk
before her own being shot to death.]]
* [[spoiler:CryIntoChest]]: [[spoiler:Does this DaddysGirl: Idolizes her successful and well-liked father and strives to King when Hotaru is found murdered.become a lawyer as good as he is.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Kei promises to keep [[spoiler:Yumiko]] safe from danger no matter what during chapter 5. [[spoiler:Sadly, she makes good on her promise in the worst possible way by killing Takeo in the same chapter.
]]
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight]]: [[spoiler:Expired [[spoiler:DullEyesOfUnhappiness]]: [[spoiler:Kei falls into despair after being outed as a murderer and executed, and her eyes are described as being dull or lightless several times after her arrival in Katsuo's arms the dead blog.]]
* [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven]]: [[spoiler:After Kei is executed, she learns that Takeo isn't angry at her for killing him at all. In fact, he promptly apologizes to her for not being able to make a cleaner crime scene and for backing out at the last minute. She's caught off-guard by this, to say the least.]]
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]: [[spoiler:Calmly accepts her fate after being voted as the culprit and asks her classmates to focus on working together and escaping before going off to her death. She attempts to face her own execution with dignity as well but can't quite make it and ends up trembling and crying by the end.]]
* [[spoiler:IDidWhatIHadToDo]]: [[spoiler:Frames her decision to murder this way
while confessing, stating that she had to get rid of that week's motive and doesn't regret the results of her actions, even if she regrets taking Takeo's life.]]
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Invokes the trope, claiming that she would never resort to murdering another student, since such a thing would go against her nature as an "agent of justice". [[spoiler:She ends up undermining her claims by killing Takeo.]]
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Done with coffee and not alcohol, but the general idea is still the same.
* InsistentTerminology: Sort of. Kei would rather be referred to as a SHSL Attorney and introduces herself that way; however, she'll readily admit to her actual title and won't protest too much if people use that.
* JustAKid: Some members of her father's law firm were less-than-enthused about a teenager doing an adult's work and accused her of being a spoiled child who rode in on her father's coattails and couldn't do anything without his help.
* MeaningfulName: The "katsu" in her surname means "victorious" - she's the daughter of a defense lawyer who wins an unusual number of cases.
* MissingMom: Her mother abandoned the family when she was five. Her father's {{Workaholic}} nature played a large role in this, and Kei worries that she'll do the same thing to her partner, given her similar personality.
* [[spoiler:MoreDakka]]: [[spoiler:During her execution, she's shot with one bullet for every piece of evidence she left behind... and then shot with several more rounds after that.]]
** [[spoiler:ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill]]: [[spoiler:According to WordOfGod, several of those rounds were emptied into Kei ''after'' her heart had stopped.]]
* MustHaveCaffeine: Has a deep love for (and is basically powered by) coffee. She seems to hold people who share a love of the drink and/or are able to make it well in high regard.
* [[spoiler:NecessarilyEvil]]: [[spoiler:Kei does what she has to during chapter 5 in order to keep her promise to Yumiko.]]
* NervesOfSteel: Comes from having to keep up in a fast-paced legal environment.
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Is in the process of becoming this with Yumiko. Unfortunately, she's outed as a murderer and executed before it can get too far along.]]
** [[spoiler:Becomes this with Yumiko ''officially'' in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public.]]
* OneNoteCook: Kei's lifestyle didn't allow her to spend much time learning how to cook, and she has only ever learned how to make one dish well - katsudon. According to WordOfGod, she's woefully mediocre at best when it comes to everything else.
* [[spoiler:ThePromise]]: [[spoiler:Kei makes several in chapter 5 - she will protect Yumiko, will never leave her, and will keep herself safe for her sake. Several hours later, she murders Takeo in order to keep her first promise, leading to her being executed and breaking the others.]]
* [[spoiler:RantInducingSlight]]: [[spoiler:More like rant-inducing rant - after being outed as a murderer, brutally executed, and learning that she's one of Hotaru's Mastermind suspects almost immediately after her death, Kei is subjected to Taichi's angry coffee-related rant. Cue her uncharacteristically losing her temper and firing back with a rant of her own.]]
* [[spoiler:ShootTheDog]]: [[spoiler:In chapter 5, Kei finally takes out Takeo, using his pain and willingness to die as a justification for the murder, which she considers a necessary evil.]]
* TheStoic: Comes off as quite cool and composed in most situations, due to her habit of internalizing and compartmentalizing away any "disruptive" emotions.
** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:The events of the chapter 3 trial are enough to make her flip out, however briefly. Her mask also cracks several times during the chapter 5 trial, and it completely shatters during the final moments of her execution.]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Her aforementioned stoicism doesn't stop her from being a generally kind-hearted and friendly person.
* [[spoiler:ThroughHerStomach]]: [[spoiler:Kei and Hotaru get off on the wrong foot after the former's entry into the afterlife, but they're eventually able to patch things up over Kei's katsudon.]]
* [[spoiler:ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend]]: [[spoiler:It's hard to get more violently protective than murdering another student in order to keep your love interest safe.]]


!!Khadija Halabi
!!!Super High-School Level Confectionary Chef
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/khadija_sprite_3590.png]]
Khadija was born and raised in Turkey, but wanted freedom from the expectations of its patriarchal society to open her own sweets shop and live on her own terms. With the help of her mother, who taught her all she knows about the kitchen, she moved to America at 18. As she gained renown as a confectionery chef, she traveled the world to keep her lifestyle fresh. She eventually ended up in Japan and attracted the attention of Hope's Peak Academy. [[spoiler:She is both Kyou Kaeguchi's killer and the Mastermind, and is executed at the end of the tenth and final trial.]]

* AccentRelapse: Word of God says that Khadija can actually speak English pretty well! [[spoiler:That is of course until she starts to lose her cool in hairy situation. A fine example of this happens during the second trial, when she realizes she's been framed (by Taichi) as she talks about the evidence and her theory]]
* ArrangedMarriage: She avoided this by leaving Turkey.
* BeautyMark
* [[spoiler:BlackBraAndPanties]]: [[spoiler:In chapter 9's trial, Khadija takes off her shirt to prove that she doesn't have an injury on her upper body and thus is not the culprit, and it turns out she's wearing a bra that is half-black and half-red.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: She's so good at this that she straight up defeated Takara in direct SnarkToSnarkCombat.
* [[spoiler:ForeignCussWord]]: [[spoiler:When everyone strips in chapter 2's trial to prove an alibi, one of Khadija's classmates, Yamato, strips ''all the way naked'' instead of just to his underwear like everyone else. Khadija reacts first by accusing him of being touched in the head, and then swearing at him in Turkish: "Sen Japonca ve çıplaklık!" which means something along the lines of "You Japanese and your nudity!"]]
* HartmanHips
* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD]]: [[spoiler:Has a brief one when Takeo is murdered in chapter 5. Takeo was the only person in the place Khadija gave a damn about, and now he's ''dead''...]]
* IceQueen
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler:Khadija became one after the students failed to pin her for Kyou's murder, leaving Setsuko to sacrifice herself to be executed instead. However, karma catches up with her during the next trial when she is correctly pinned as the culprit for last trial's murder and voted to be executed.]]
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Takeo.
* [[spoiler:ItsPersonal]]: [[spoiler:Considering who the murder victim of chapter 5 is, Khadija's determination during the investigation should come as no surprise.]]
* MulticoloredHair: Light brown streaked with various shades of pink.
* [[spoiler:NeverGotToSayGoodbye]]: [[spoiler:When she finds Takeo's body.]]
-->'''Khadija:''' [[spoiler:"…I’m so upset with you…you…… You left me without a single….goodbye.]]
* {{Omniglot}}: Can fluently speak Turkish and English, and can understand basic Japanese.
* [[spoiler:TheScapegoat]]: [[spoiler:When the students cannot come to a proper conclusion about the identity of Atsuko's murderer, several of them decide to vote for Khadija, citing evidence that appears to link her to Kyou's murder and claiming that executing a probable KarmaHoudini would be better than killing someone who probably acted in self-defense.]]
* SupremeChef[=/=]TeamChef
* SweetTooth
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: [[spoiler:Khadija claims that she was merely acting in self-defense after the shortcake she gave Kyou set off his allergies and led to him flying into a rage and attempting to kill her. After disarming him, she tracked him down to the insectarium and finished him off, fearing that he would hurt her or someone else if left alone.]]
* [[spoiler:TragicKeepsake]]: [[spoiler:Takes Takeo's jacket from his corpse after saying her goodbyes. She's also given his keycard.]]
* [[spoiler:TranquilFury]]: [[spoiler:After Kei is revealed to be Takeo's murderer, Khadija addresses her calmly but makes it clear that she is only holding herself back from beating the crap out of Kei in order to preserve her own dignity.]]
* WrenchWench: To a minor extent. She understands the mechanics of the machines she uses to make her foods as well as how to repair them.

!!Kyou Kaeguchi
!!!Super High-School Level Prosthetist
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kyou_sprite_6014.png]]
A self-educated genius roboticist who specializes in ultra-precise prosthetics. His successes gained the attention of a military government, and
he was carrying her recruited to create these for injured soldiers. Unfortunately, the infirmary group was nearly wiped out by a chemical fire; fortunately, Kyou survived the incident. [[spoiler:He was the victim in the ninth case, his neck broken by Khadija Halabi.]]

* ArtificialLimbs: His special talent.
* ClusterFBomb: He has a neutral reaction to [[spoiler:Etsuko's]] death in chapter 7. Upon learning that [[spoiler:King]] has ''also'' been murdered, however, Kyou's reaction is as follows, with additional spaces inserted for word-wrap purposes: SHIT SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCKING FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK SHITTING SHIT BRICK FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK FUCK SHIT EVEN WHAT IS THIS FUCK I DON'T FUCKING SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCK FUCKING SHIT!
* DarkAndTroubledPast: As he puts it early on, "My past... is fucked up." [[spoiler:When he is accused of murdering Reika, Kyou breaks down and reveals said past - he's a mass-murderer who killed everyone at the lab he worked with
in a futile attempt to save her.fit of rage and had his actions covered up by the government.]]



* DisappearedDad: Her father left when she was two, causing her mother to have to work a lot to support them, which leads to Atsuko wanting to make money on paintings.
* DotingParent: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]; Atsuko is a doting daughter, and most of what she does is either to make her mother proud or make the family better off.
* GenkiGirl
* MulticoloredHair: Well, only two colors, but they're pink and black.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Usually works through the night, with the help of coffee.
* MyEyesAreLeaking: Atsuko isn't used to crying, so when she begins crying upon hearing that [[spoiler:her mother will be killed by Monobear if there is no murder]], she doesn't seem to understand it. She cries again when [[spoiler:Hotaru is found dead]] and when [[spoiler:Taichi is executed]], still surprised by the tears.
* [[spoiler:NeverSuicide]]: [[spoiler:Played straight in her case. At first glance, Atsuko appears to have killed herself by swallowing massive quantities of pills, but further investigation proves that she couldn't possibly have died that way. Katsuo eventually reveals that he attempted to make her death look like a suicide after killing her by accident.]]
* OfficialCouple: With King, [[spoiler:but it's cut short when King is murdered in chapter 7.]]
* [[spoiler:SelfHarm]]: [[spoiler: Atsuko is not in a good place after King dies. When she takes off her clothes for body checks in chapter 10's trial, [[FanDisservice her visible ribs are physical evidence that she's stopped eating and she has cuts on her thighs from harming herself]].]]
* ShoutOut: When everybody starts yelling at and insulting each other in chapter 3's trial, Atsuko tries to tell everyone, "You must not lose hope!" just like Makoto Naegi. She also tells King "You got that wrong" when the latter claims that nothing he does ever makes a difference.
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter Gal]]: Her motivation, but it's apparently not because her mother is strict, but just because Atsuko loves her that much (that and she wants to make up for painting on the walls as a child).
* YoungEntrepreneur: One of her special skills, although it's not her SHSL talent. She's described in her profile as "big on business and she sells her own things".

!!Daiki Hideaki
!!!Super High-School Level Housemaid
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/daiki_sprite_9295.png]]
A highly talented and respected maid who has personally served in a wide variety of households, and has helped trained others to be one-of-a-kind cleaning ladies. Boasts impressive vision and focus. [[spoiler:She is executed with many spears after the third trial for attacking Monobear.]]

* AmbiguouslyBrown
* [[spoiler:BewareTheNiceOnes]]: [[spoiler:Subverted! She ''tries'' to have a moment like this, turning around to yell at Etsuko, Takeo, and Takara to stop fighting, what is the matter with them, and it even comes complete with a sprite that has darkness behind her...but her voice cracks near the end, cutting her off, and her throat hurts, and it ultimately doesn't accomplish anything.]]
** [[spoiler:Played very, very straight at the end of the third trial, where she unleashes a truly fearsome verbal beatdown on Monobear and her classmates before administering a physical beatdown on the bear. Unfortunately, this also gets her killed.]]
* [[spoiler:BerserkerTears]]: [[spoiler:Sheds these as she attacks Monobear.]]
* [[spoiler:BrutalHonesty]]: [[spoiler:To Angelo when they finally de-glitch in the afterlife; she confides in Angelo some dark things she secretly thinks about her classmates. And it's mostly that she thinks her classmates are kind of ''dumb'', because they keep playing their own games within the Mastermind's game instead of working together. Daiki admits that she's dumb, too, since she's here because she stupidly violated the laws in front of her in a very un-maid-like manner.]]
* [[spoiler:CutenessProximity]]: [[spoiler:Daiki gets sparkly glittery eyes when King and Atsuko reunite in the afterlife and officially confess their love for each other, which Daiki thinks is really cute.]]
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* EagleEyeDetection: Comes from being able to spot even the tiniest dust.
* ExpressiveHair
* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD]]: [[spoiler:Her reaction to Iko's death. It's noted that she'd be crying instead, but she doesn't have the energy.]]
* [[spoiler:HumanPincushion]]
* {{Meido}}
* MulticoloredHair: Her hair starts off as a light shade of blond but grows out pink, especially around the edges. WordOfGod has stated that this is inspired by [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Nia Teppelin's]] hair.
* NeatFreak: Daiki seems overly preoccupied with cleanliness, which is fitting due to her talent, and despises messes and filth of any kind.
* PhotographicMemory: As long as something is said or done in front of her, she'll never forget it. Useful in her line of work.
* ThinkingOutLoud: Sometimes.
* YamatoNadeshiko: As expected of a SHSL Housemaid. She's perfectly obedient at all times, and is devoted to the happiness of everyone around her. [[spoiler:Fittingly, when she drops this trait and ''flips out'' in chapter 3's trial, attacking Monobear, it gets her killed.]]

!!Reisuke Kurosaki
!!!Super High-School Level Forensic Biologist
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/reisuke_sprite_1144.png]]
Self-reliant and independent, Reisuke's devotion to his studies has helped him significantly reduce Japan's crime rate. This has earned him an impressive amount of begrudging respect, though he's also made enemies due to his exacting standards. [[spoiler:He was executed at the end of the first trial for the murder of Mameko Moriyama.]]

* AccidentalHandHold: With Takeo after the first motive is revealed.
* AmbiguouslyGay: And although it has been confirmed by WordOfGod that Reisuke is a homosexual character, this has not been revealed in-character as of yet. [[spoiler:And it's likely it never will be, since Reisuke is the ''first murderer'' and is thus the first to be executed.]]
* BrutalHonesty: Reisuke won't hesitate to tell someone exactly what he thinks of them. [[spoiler: Apparently he wasn't brutally honest enough to confess to being the first culprit, though, and he would've gotten away with dishonesty if there had been ''one less vote'' for him.]]
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:Dismembered and disemboweled by a horde of chainsaw-wielding Monobears.]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven]]: [[spoiler:As the "dead students blog" reveals, he is easily forgiven by Mameko ; when Reisuke wakes up in the afterlife, Mameko runs up to him and hugs him crying in relief that he's in one piece, despite the fact that he killed her.]]
* EmbarrassingNickname: Much to his irritation, Takeo insists on calling him "Rei-chan". [[spoiler:Well, before his brutal demise, that is.]]
* EyepatchOfPower
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]: [[spoiler:Well he ''tries'', anyway, smiling when he's about to be torn apart by chainsaws, but when Takeo gets injured trying to save him, he starts wailing and struggling before he finally dies.]]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]: [[spoiler:Cruelly subverted. He ''tries'' to do this, smiling and not protesting in the least when lots of Monobears are about to tear him apart with chainsaws. But when Takeo tries to interfere with the execution and gets severely injured for his trouble, ''that'' causes Reisuke to start protesting and wailing right before he finally dies.]]
* GrayEyes
* HatesSmallTalk: Doesn't like being approached unless it's important.
* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: [[spoiler:A fact that's all but proven when he murders Mameko.]]
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation
* ItsAllAboutMe: Is sometimes perceived as this. [[spoiler:Given that he's the ''first murderer'', just to get his lost memories back, that perception may not have been ''entirely'' inaccurate.]]
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine
* LackOfEmpathy
* [[spoiler:LaughingMad]]: [[spoiler:Reisuke snaps and bursts into insane laughter after he is correctly pinned as the murderer of Mameko Moriyama.]]
** [[spoiler:PsychoticSmirk]]: [[spoiler:In addition to his laugh.]]
* [[spoiler:MaddenIntoMisanthropy]]: [[spoiler:In the afterlife, since the living students are too noisy for him.]]
* [[spoiler:MaskOfSanity]]: [[spoiler:...But it shatters before his consequent demise.]]
* [[spoiler:MoodSwinger]]: [[spoiler:Only during his breakdown.]]
* NeatFreak
* [[spoiler:NotAfraidToDie]]: [[spoiler:In fact, Reisuke seemed all too eager to die during his execution.]]
* NotAMorningPerson
* [[spoiler:NotEnoughToBury]]: [[spoiler:Like Gwendolyn's, the nature of his death is rather destructive.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple: With Takeo, predespair. On the dead blog, the two ended up sleeping in the same bed, hinting that they ''may'' have rekindled their relationship after losing their memories.]]
** [[spoiler: This means that the two were [[TogetherInDeath together in death.]]]]
* ParentalNeglect: After his parents got a divorce, thus causing his father to leave, Reisuke's mother became bitter and began neglecting him.
* [[spoiler:PersonalEffectsReveal]]: [[spoiler:After Reisuke's death, Takeo claims his key card and enters his room, where he finds an old family photograph hidden in one of Reisuke's books.]]
* PhotographicMemory: Sort of, he has an eidetic memory that helps him in his profession.
* SelfMadeMan
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TheStoic: Has a very calm and collected demeanor.
** [[spoiler:NotSoStoic]]: [[spoiler:Except when he starts screaming after Takeo is injured trying to save him.]]
* TheSouthpaw: WordOfGod has stated that Reisuke is, indeed, left-handed.

!!Hitoshi Nakamura
!!!Super High-School Level Drummer
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tvtropes_hitosh_509.png]]
Even before being introduced to the drums, Hitoshi was a fan of rhythm games. The massive amount of time he spent practicing paid off with a wide collection of rewards, and his rock band has toured around Japan. Friendly and socially flexible. [[spoiler:He survives the final trial and escapes from Magical Miracleworld with the other survivors.]]

* [[spoiler:{{Fanservice}}]]: [[spoiler:In chapter 9's trial, he takes off his gray jacket, and then his shirt, although we don't actually see a sprite for this.]]
* NiceGuy: Can get along with anyone.
* NiceHat: A cool gray beanie.
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:With Rei, after Rei kisses him during the endgame.]]
* RhythmGame: Used to practice these games, which is how he got so good at his SHSL talent of drumming.
* RunningGag: Hitoshi checks the costume area of the amphitheater during murder investigations, only to be greeted by Monobear trying on various costumes.
* TheRockStar: Very much downplayed example; he joined a rock band, and he's a drumming star, but he doesn't seem to be pursuing any particular "rock star" lifestyle.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Excels at playing the drums in any musical genre except Jazz.

to:

* DisappearedDad: Her father left when she was two, causing her mother GadgeteerGenius: Has slight shades of this.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine
* [[spoiler:NeckSnap]]
* TheNicknamer: He gives nicknames
to have to work a lot to support them, which leads to Atsuko wanting to make money on paintings.
* DotingParent: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]; Atsuko is a doting daughter, and most of what she does is either to make her mother proud or make the family better off.
* GenkiGirl
* MulticoloredHair: Well, only two colors, but they're pink and black.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Usually works through the night, with the help of coffee.
* MyEyesAreLeaking: Atsuko isn't used to crying, so when she begins crying upon hearing that [[spoiler:her mother will be killed by Monobear if there is no murder]], she
students he doesn't seem to understand it. She cries again when [[spoiler:Hotaru is found dead]] know very well based off of their talents. For example, he's called Takara "Chessy" and when [[spoiler:Taichi is executed]], still surprised by the tears.
* [[spoiler:NeverSuicide]]: [[spoiler:Played straight in her case. At first glance, Atsuko appears to have killed herself by swallowing massive quantities of pills, but further investigation proves that she couldn't possibly have died that way.
Katsuo eventually reveals that he attempted to make her death look like a suicide after killing her by accident."Fisticuffs."
* OfficialCouple: With Shizuka. [[spoiler:Unfortunately cut short when Kyou is murdered in chapter 10.
]]
* OfficialCouple: With King, [[spoiler:but it's cut short when King SoleSurvivor: Of a chemical fire that claimed the lives of the division he was working with. [[spoiler:This is murdered in chapter 7.a government cover-up. In reality, the rest of the division Kyou worked with died because he snapped and killed them himself.]]
* [[spoiler:SelfHarm]]: [[spoiler: Atsuko is not in a good place after King dies. When she takes off her clothes for ** NeverFoundTheBody: The body checks of one of his coworkers, Warren Krow, was never located. [[spoiler:That's because "Warren Krow" never existed - he was an alias the government created in chapter 10's trial, [[FanDisservice her visible ribs are physical evidence that she's stopped eating and she has cuts on her thighs from harming herself]].order to cover up Kyou's actions.]]
* ShoutOut: When everybody starts yelling at and insulting each other in chapter 3's trial, Atsuko tries to tell everyone, "You must not lose hope!" just like Makoto Naegi. She also tells King "You got YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Claims that wrong" when the latter claims that nothing he does ever makes a difference.
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter Gal]]: Her motivation, but it's apparently not because her mother is strict, but just because Atsuko loves her that much (that and she wants to make up for painting on the walls as a child).
* YoungEntrepreneur: One of her special skills, although it's not her SHSL talent. She's described in her profile as "big on business and she sells her own things".

!!Daiki Hideaki
!!!Super High-School Level Housemaid
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/daiki_sprite_9295.png]]
A highly talented and respected maid who has personally served in a wide variety of households, and has helped trained others to be one-of-a-kind cleaning ladies. Boasts impressive vision and focus. [[spoiler:She is executed with many spears after the third trial for attacking Monobear.]]

* AmbiguouslyBrown
* [[spoiler:BewareTheNiceOnes]]: [[spoiler:Subverted! She ''tries'' to have a moment like this, turning around to yell at Etsuko, Takeo, and Takara to stop fighting, what is the matter with them, and
it even comes takes a ''lot'' (or a complete with a sprite idiot) to get him angry, but when he does, he loses control of himself. Apparently, being held down by chains is one of the few things that has darkness behind her...but her voice cracks near can calm him down. [[spoiler:As revealed during the end, cutting her off, and her throat hurts, and it ultimately chapter 8 trial, Kyou doesn't accomplish anything.just lose control of himself when he's angry, he bludgeons people to death. It's a bad idea to get him angry indeed.]]
** [[spoiler:Played very, very straight at the end of the third trial, where she unleashes a truly fearsome verbal beatdown on Monobear and her classmates before administering a physical beatdown on the bear. Unfortunately, this also gets her killed.]]
* [[spoiler:BerserkerTears]]: [[spoiler:Sheds these as she attacks Monobear.]]
* [[spoiler:BrutalHonesty]]: [[spoiler:To Angelo when they finally de-glitch in the afterlife; she confides in Angelo some dark things she secretly thinks about her classmates. And it's mostly that she thinks her classmates are kind of ''dumb'', because they keep playing their own games within the Mastermind's game instead of working together. Daiki admits that she's dumb, too, since she's here because she stupidly violated the laws in front of her in a very un-maid-like manner.]]
* [[spoiler:CutenessProximity]]: [[spoiler:Daiki gets sparkly glittery eyes when King and Atsuko reunite in the afterlife and officially confess their love for each other, which Daiki thinks is really cute.]]
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* EagleEyeDetection: Comes from being able to spot even the tiniest dust.
* ExpressiveHair
* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD]]: [[spoiler:Her reaction to Iko's death. It's noted that she'd be crying instead, but she doesn't have the energy.]]
* [[spoiler:HumanPincushion]]
* {{Meido}}
* MulticoloredHair: Her hair starts off as a light shade of blond but grows out pink, especially around the edges. WordOfGod has stated that this is inspired by [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Nia Teppelin's]] hair.
* NeatFreak: Daiki seems overly preoccupied with cleanliness, which is fitting due to her talent, and despises messes and filth of any kind.
* PhotographicMemory: As long as something is said or done in front of her, she'll never forget it. Useful in her line of work.
* ThinkingOutLoud: Sometimes.
* YamatoNadeshiko: As expected of a SHSL Housemaid. She's perfectly obedient at all times, and is devoted to the happiness of everyone around her. [[spoiler:Fittingly, when she drops this trait and ''flips out'' in chapter 3's trial, attacking Monobear, it gets her killed.]]

!!Reisuke Kurosaki
!!!Super High-School Level Forensic Biologist
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/reisuke_sprite_1144.png]]
Self-reliant and independent, Reisuke's devotion to his studies has helped him significantly reduce Japan's crime rate. This has earned him an impressive amount of begrudging respect, though he's also made enemies due to his exacting standards. [[spoiler:He was executed at the end of the first trial for the murder of Mameko Moriyama.]]

* AccidentalHandHold: With Takeo after the first motive is revealed.
* AmbiguouslyGay: And although it has been confirmed by WordOfGod that Reisuke is a homosexual character, this has not been revealed in-character as of yet. [[spoiler:And it's likely it never will be, since Reisuke is the ''first murderer'' and is thus the first to be executed.]]
* BrutalHonesty: Reisuke won't hesitate to tell someone exactly what he thinks of them. [[spoiler: Apparently he wasn't brutally honest enough to confess to being the first culprit, though, and he would've gotten away with dishonesty if there had been ''one less vote'' for him.]]
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:Dismembered and disemboweled by a horde of chainsaw-wielding Monobears.]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven]]: [[spoiler:As the "dead students blog" reveals, he is easily forgiven by Mameko ; when Reisuke wakes up in the afterlife, Mameko runs up to him and hugs him crying in relief that he's in one piece, despite the fact that he killed her.]]
* EmbarrassingNickname: Much to his irritation, Takeo insists on calling him "Rei-chan". [[spoiler:Well, before his brutal demise, that is.]]
* EyepatchOfPower
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]: [[spoiler:Well he ''tries'', anyway, smiling when he's about to be torn apart by chainsaws, but when Takeo gets injured trying to save him, he starts wailing and struggling before he finally dies.]]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]: [[spoiler:Cruelly subverted. He ''tries'' to do this, smiling and not protesting in the least when lots of Monobears are about to tear him apart with chainsaws. But when Takeo tries to interfere with the execution and gets severely injured for his trouble, ''that'' causes Reisuke to start protesting and wailing right before he finally dies.]]
* GrayEyes
* HatesSmallTalk: Doesn't like being approached unless it's important.
* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: [[spoiler:A fact that's all but proven when he murders Mameko.]]
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation
* ItsAllAboutMe: Is sometimes perceived as this. [[spoiler:Given that he's the ''first murderer'', just to get his lost memories back, that perception may not have been ''entirely'' inaccurate.]]
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine
* LackOfEmpathy
* [[spoiler:LaughingMad]]: [[spoiler:Reisuke snaps and bursts into insane laughter after he is correctly pinned as the murderer of Mameko Moriyama.]]
** [[spoiler:PsychoticSmirk]]: [[spoiler:In addition to his laugh.]]
* [[spoiler:MaddenIntoMisanthropy]]: [[spoiler:In the afterlife, since the living students are too noisy for him.]]
* [[spoiler:MaskOfSanity]]: [[spoiler:...But it shatters before his consequent demise.]]
* [[spoiler:MoodSwinger]]: [[spoiler:Only during his breakdown.]]
* NeatFreak
* [[spoiler:NotAfraidToDie]]: [[spoiler:In fact, Reisuke seemed all too eager to die during his execution.]]
* NotAMorningPerson
* [[spoiler:NotEnoughToBury]]: [[spoiler:Like Gwendolyn's, the nature of his death is rather destructive.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple: With Takeo, predespair. On the dead blog, the two ended up sleeping in the same bed, hinting that they ''may'' have rekindled their relationship after losing their memories.]]
** [[spoiler: This means that the two were [[TogetherInDeath together in death.]]]]
* ParentalNeglect: After his parents got a divorce, thus causing his father to leave, Reisuke's mother became bitter and began neglecting him.
* [[spoiler:PersonalEffectsReveal]]: [[spoiler:After Reisuke's death, Takeo claims his key card and enters his room, where he finds an old family photograph hidden in one of Reisuke's books.]]
* PhotographicMemory: Sort of, he has an eidetic memory that helps him in his profession.
* SelfMadeMan
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TheStoic: Has a very calm and collected demeanor.
** [[spoiler:NotSoStoic]]: [[spoiler:Except when he starts screaming after Takeo is injured trying to save him.]]
* TheSouthpaw: WordOfGod has stated that Reisuke is, indeed, left-handed.

!!Hitoshi Nakamura
!!!Super High-School Level Drummer
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Even before being introduced to the drums, Hitoshi was a fan of rhythm games. The massive amount of time he spent practicing paid off with a wide collection of rewards, and his rock band has toured around Japan. Friendly and socially flexible. [[spoiler:He survives the final trial and escapes from Magical Miracleworld with the other survivors.]]

* [[spoiler:{{Fanservice}}]]: [[spoiler:In chapter 9's trial, he takes off his gray jacket, and then his shirt, although we don't actually see a sprite for this.]]
* NiceGuy: Can get along with anyone.
* NiceHat: A cool gray beanie.
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:With Rei, after Rei kisses him during the endgame.]]
* RhythmGame: Used to practice these games, which is how he got so good at his SHSL talent of drumming.
* RunningGag: Hitoshi checks the costume area of the amphitheater during murder investigations, only to be greeted by Monobear trying on various costumes.
* TheRockStar: Very much downplayed example; he joined a rock band, and he's a drumming star, but he doesn't seem to be pursuing any particular "rock star" lifestyle.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Excels at playing the drums in any musical genre except Jazz.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Students L-Z]]



!!Rei Mikami
!!!Super High-School Level Prosthetic Makeup Artist
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rei_sprite_3018.png]]
As the child of two old movie buffs, Rei is more interested in old movies than modern, and they especially prefer horror. They discovered their SHSL talent as Prosthetic Makeup Artist because they kept trying to recreate scenes from those old horror movies, and then upgraded to using real references. Now their work appears in several movies and even a TV series, and Rei even has a fanbase. [[spoiler: Survives to endgame.]]

* [[spoiler:AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: Rei's reaction to Gwendolyn being blown up is to try to convince everyone, including themself, that it's an elaborate joke.]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Fittingly enough.
* [[spoiler:{{FanDisservice}}]]: [[spoiler:Rei has to strip in chapter 9's trial to prove Rei isn't the culprit. It's fan disservice, despite the lack of an actual sprite for this, because there are multiple thin scars on Rei's ribcage, and since the post is labeled with an "implications of self harm" warning it's strongly implied that Rei inflicted those scars on Rei's own body for reasons that aren't stated.]]
* MustHaveCaffeine: Stated and shown to have a preference for energy drinks to the point the empty cans often pile up in their room and often are used to help stay up and work.
* [[spoiler:NowOrNeverKiss]]: [[spoiler:During the endgame, everyone has to quickly escape from the park before Monobear blows it up. Rei realizes they left something important behind in their room and resolves to go back and get it. But Rei knows this will put Rei in danger of being blown up with the park, so in a now or never moment, Rei pulls Hitoshi to them and kisses Hitoshi, hoping that Rei will see Hitoshi again at the station.]]
** [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Then Hitoshi reciprocates Rei's feelings, so they become this.]]
* PerkyGoth: They're an old horror movie buff and they ''dress'' like a goth, but they're actually very friendly, almost to the point of being clingy.
* TechnicolorEyes: They're pink.
* YouthfulFreckles

!!Reika Ichikawa
!!!Super High-School Level Private Tutor
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/reika_sprite_8908.png]]
She's been an academic prodigy ever since she was young, and can learn from textbooks quickly and teach everything in them in a form easy for others to understand. Before tutoring, she used to study for extremely long hours, and now that she's tutoring, she has insane working hours with up to 20 tutoring sessions a day ''including midnight!'' However, since she makes ''absurd'' amounts of money thanks to a combination of having lots of sessions and private tutoring being her SHSL talent, others sometimes wonder if her motives are pure. [[spoiler:The ninth victim of Doubt Academy Black, killed by blood loss from a head wound.]]

* ChildProdigy: Used to be one. Now she's a grown prodigy.
* HatesEveryoneEqually
* {{Jerkass}}
* {{Meganekko}}
* MoneyDearBoy:[[invoked]] She's been accused of tutoring because of this, instead of just wanting to help people. It remains to be seen if this is true.
* MustHaveCaffeine: It's said that she always has a couple of flasks of coffee on hand, and often goes into dazed trances if she doesn't have enough caffeine in her.
* [[spoiler:NoSympathy: No sympathy to Iko after someone murders Iko in chapter 3, that is. Iko was so naive, what else did she and the rest of her classmates expect? That anyone would actually want to ''stay'' in this hellhole?]]
** [[spoiler:And she does this again in trial 3, when Takara tries to apologize to Takeo for Reisuke being executed back in trial 1. Reika shows no sympathy to Takara, because to Reika even Takara's apology is high and mighty - she gets the impression that he's taking all the credit for solving the first case, when the rest of the class actually contributed too. She also shows no sympathy to Takeo, since in Reika's opinion why is Takara bothering to apologize to someone like Takeo, who's crying over a boy named Reisuke that ''he hardly knew''?]]
** [[spoiler:And finally in the afterlife, she shows no sympathy to Aoi, who is apologizing profusely for being indirectly responsible for Reika's death. Keep in mind that Aoi didn't actually kill Reika; Aoi merely gave Reika a head wound that opened up and bled out at the worst possible time when ''someone else'' killed Reika. But Reika feels this is sufficient not to forgive Aoi, to smack him around some, and yell at him that it's all his fault.]]
* PhotographicMemory: Sort of, since she's actually just book smart.
* RapidFireTyping: Subverted, she doesn't actually like to type, but she's developed the skill of rapid-fire ''writing''.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses

!!Reisuke Kurosaki
!!!Super High-School Level Forensic Biologist
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/reisuke_sprite_1144.png]]
Self-reliant and independent, Reisuke's devotion to his studies has helped him significantly reduce Japan's crime rate. This has earned him an impressive amount of begrudging respect, though he's also made enemies due to his exacting standards. [[spoiler:He was executed at the end of the first trial for the murder of Mameko Moriyama.]]

* AccidentalHandHold: With Takeo after the first motive is revealed.
* AmbiguouslyGay: And although it has been confirmed by WordOfGod that Reisuke is a homosexual character, this has not been revealed in-character as of yet. [[spoiler:And it's likely it never will be, since Reisuke is the ''first murderer'' and is thus the first to be executed.]]
* BrutalHonesty: Reisuke won't hesitate to tell someone exactly what he thinks of them. [[spoiler: Apparently he wasn't brutally honest enough to confess to being the first culprit, though, and he would've gotten away with dishonesty if there had been ''one less vote'' for him.]]
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:Dismembered and disemboweled by a horde of chainsaw-wielding Monobears.]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven]]: [[spoiler:As the "dead students blog" reveals, he is easily forgiven by Mameko ; when Reisuke wakes up in the afterlife, Mameko runs up to him and hugs him crying in relief that he's in one piece, despite the fact that he killed her.]]
* EmbarrassingNickname: Much to his irritation, Takeo insists on calling him "Rei-chan". [[spoiler:Well, before his brutal demise, that is.]]
* EyepatchOfPower
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]: [[spoiler:Well he ''tries'', anyway, smiling when he's about to be torn apart by chainsaws, but when Takeo gets injured trying to save him, he starts wailing and struggling before he finally dies.]]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]: [[spoiler:Cruelly subverted. He ''tries'' to do this, smiling and not protesting in the least when lots of Monobears are about to tear him apart with chainsaws. But when Takeo tries to interfere with the execution and gets severely injured for his trouble, ''that'' causes Reisuke to start protesting and wailing right before he finally dies.]]
* GrayEyes
* HatesSmallTalk: Doesn't like being approached unless it's important.
* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: [[spoiler:A fact that's all but proven when he murders Mameko.]]
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation
* ItsAllAboutMe: Is sometimes perceived as this. [[spoiler:Given that he's the ''first murderer'', just to get his lost memories back, that perception may not have been ''entirely'' inaccurate.]]
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine
* LackOfEmpathy
* [[spoiler:LaughingMad]]: [[spoiler:Reisuke snaps and bursts into insane laughter after he is correctly pinned as the murderer of Mameko Moriyama.]]
** [[spoiler:PsychoticSmirk]]: [[spoiler:In addition to his laugh.]]
* [[spoiler:MaddenIntoMisanthropy]]: [[spoiler:In the afterlife, since the living students are too noisy for him.]]
* [[spoiler:MaskOfSanity]]: [[spoiler:...But it shatters before his consequent demise.]]
* [[spoiler:MoodSwinger]]: [[spoiler:Only during his breakdown.]]
* NeatFreak
* [[spoiler:NotAfraidToDie]]: [[spoiler:In fact, Reisuke seemed all too eager to die during his execution.]]
* NotAMorningPerson
* [[spoiler:NotEnoughToBury]]: [[spoiler:Like Gwendolyn's, the nature of his death is rather destructive.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple: With Takeo, predespair. On the dead blog, the two ended up sleeping in the same bed, hinting that they ''may'' have rekindled their relationship after losing their memories.]]
** [[spoiler: This means that the two were [[TogetherInDeath together in death.]]]]
* ParentalNeglect: After his parents got a divorce, thus causing his father to leave, Reisuke's mother became bitter and began neglecting him.
* [[spoiler:PersonalEffectsReveal]]: [[spoiler:After Reisuke's death, Takeo claims his key card and enters his room, where he finds an old family photograph hidden in one of Reisuke's books.]]
* PhotographicMemory: Sort of, he has an eidetic memory that helps him in his profession.
* SelfMadeMan
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TheStoic: Has a very calm and collected demeanor.
** [[spoiler:NotSoStoic]]: [[spoiler:Except when he starts screaming after Takeo is injured trying to save him.]]
* TheSouthpaw: WordOfGod has stated that Reisuke is, indeed, left-handed.



* CutenessOverload: Setsuko's easily overwhelmed by anything she considers cute, such as Etsuko's use of the word "Fluff" instead of a swear word or Hotaru's chameleon Midori-chan.

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* CutenessOverload: Setsuko's easily overwhelmed by anything she considers cute, such as Etsuko's use of the word "Fluff" instead of a swear word or Hotaru's chameleon Midori-chan.



!!Angelo Caballero
!!!Super High-School Level Interpretive Dancer
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/angelo_sprite_7284.png]]
An expressive young man whose teachers encouraged him to hone his talent by performing on stage. Despite being teased by his peers, he refused to give up, and has become a well-known interpretive dancer among the performing arts community. [[spoiler:He was executed at the end of the third for the murder of Iko Detayama, despite his innocence and without being the majority vote.]]

* TheAlcoholic
* AnimalMotifs: Horses, obviously.
* CharlesAtlasSuperPower: One of his special skills is simply having a lot of stamina and endurance, which he got from constant physical exercise from his SHSL talent.
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:Strapped to a metal chair, hooked to an EKG, pumped with heroin... and then impaled through the chest by a large syringe.]]
* TheCynic: Claims that everyone's actions are futile, even the Mastermind's, as everyone is going to die eventually and [[CessationOfExistence not even be able to feel how it is to not exist]].
* {{Determinator}}: His peers used to make fun of him for interpretive dancing, but he didn't give up and now he's a success.
* EagleEyeDetection: But just for reading the actions and gestures of other people, which he's very good at interpreting.
* [[spoiler:FullFrontalAssault]]: [[spoiler:Attacks Blazing Justice Phoenix while naked due to his mask being taken away by Monobear as part of chapter 2's motive (something which causes him no shortage of stress) and the latter's... less than graceful response to his nudity. He lets up very quickly, however.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSelfDeprecation]]: [[spoiler:Holds a great deal of self-loathing - to the point of calling himself a "rotting monstrosity" - and claims that he needs his mask to keep his sanity in check. Naturally, when Monobear takes it, he does ''not'' take it well.]]
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]
* [[spoiler:LongHairedPrettyBoy]]: [[spoiler:Revealed to be this once he takes his mask off during the Chapter One investigation.]]
* [[spoiler:TheReasonYouSuckSpeech]]: [[spoiler:Calls out his classmates for participating in the trials and murder game at all, stating that getting the right culprit doesn't absolve them of the guilt of participating]].
* [[spoiler:RelationshipReveal]]: [[spoiler:Sort of. During chapter 3's trial, it's revealed that Angelo and Blazing Justice Phoenix were ''being intimate'', and ''this'' is their alibi for the murder (BJP had previously claimed he was practicing martial arts at the time).]]
** [[spoiler:However, see Blazing Justice Phoenix's entry below.]]
* RuleOfFunny: Wears a horse head mask at almost all times. [[spoiler:Once the reasons for his wearing it become clear, it isn't quite so funny anymore.]]
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan]]: [[spoiler:During an angry, screaming rant, Angelo reveals that he killed his own mother, although the circumstances are vague. He only mentions that he was the one who drove the car, and he was the one who pulled the plug. Whether both of these were accidents or intentional was left vague during the rant.]]
* SirSwearsALot
* [[spoiler:UngratefulBastard]]: [[spoiler:Iko saves him and Daiki with an antivirus program. But Angelo thinks he has been "torn away from his God", so instead of being grateful, Angelo calls Iko a cold unfeeling machine and attempts to strangle Iko, telling her that he hopes she rots in hell.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Well, he attempts to hit [[spoiler:Iko after she fails to recognize him without his mask. He doesn't take Blazing Justice Phoenix blocking his punch well at all.]]

!!Takeo Hironaka
!!!Super High-School Level Stuntman
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/takeo_sprite_3742.png]]
After emulating stunts he had seen in action movies on the playground to impress girls as a child, Takeo discovered he had a natural talent. Since then he has become one of the most famous stuntmen in Japan, despite reports of a foul personality. [[spoiler:He was the victim in the fifth case, dying of blood loss after having his throat slit by Kei Katsuya.]]

* TheAlcoholic: Of the ten items he had in the Monomachine, ''three'' were bottles of alcohol.
* AnythingThatMoves
* AscendedFanboy: He used to watch action movies with his father. Then he started emulating the action stunts he saw on-screen, and lo and behold, that turned out to be his SHSL talent.
* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim]]: [[spoiler:Not him, actually, but he personally feels that ''Iko'' of all people was this, because Iko had previously cheered Reisuke's death, and since Reisuke meant a lot to Takeo, Takeo feels nothing for Iko's death now. At least he promises to find Iko's killer, though.]]
* [[spoiler:BathroomStallGraffiti: Or, well, notebook graffiti, in this case. During an information gathering outing with Reisuke, Takeo stops by the information desk to read the notebook Hotaru has left for them to list their theories and facts...and promptly writes "TAKEO HIRONAKA HAS A BIG DICK" in the facts section.]]
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Speaking ill of Reisuke. He invokes this during the first trial, where he stops grieving ''just'' long enough to snap at Angelo and Iko for their reactions.]]
** [[spoiler: It happens again during the third trial, when Etsuko suggests they rule Iko's death a suicide since the murder was accidental. Takeo flips out when his classmates begin to follow her lead, arguing that since Reisuke had to die, so does Blazing Justice Phoenix. He ends his speech by calling them all horrible people and pieces of shit.]]
* BookDumb
* [[spoiler:ChaoticStupid]]: In the first two trials, he attempts to [[spoiler:get himself executed even though this would allow a murderer to go free]], and in the first trial, he attempts to [[spoiler:take a chainsaw in the chest for Reisuke, even though there were lots of Monobears who would probably have just killed Reisuke even if Takeo's sacrifice had succeeded]]. Finally, in the third trial, he casts his vote on the grounds of "Fuck it" before the discussion even really gets underway, for [[spoiler:Blazing Justice Phoenix]].
** [[spoiler: He steps up his game during the fourth trial and hoards evidence he found during the investigation in the hopes that it'll make him look suspicious.]]
* CompetitionFreak
* CoolBike: Rides a black Kawasaki [=ZZR1200=] with burgundy trim.
* [[spoiler:TheCorruptible: The corruption in this case is, of course, the act of murder. Many of his classmates seem to be more wary of him than of others due to his volatile nature.]]
* [[spoiler: CradleOfLoneliness]]: [[spoiler:After acquiring Reisuke's room key, Takeo retrieves one of his lab coats and clings to it like a safety blanket.]]
* DeclarationOfProtection: To Reisuke. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he isn't able to fulfill this promise, and Reisuke gets voted as the culprit during the first trial.]]
* [[spoiler: DullEyesOfUnhappiness: While Takeo's eyes were previously described as vibrant and bright, the onset of chapter two sees a dramatic shift. Takeo begins to beg the others to kill him, and from that point on, his eyes are described as dull or dim.]]
* [[spoiler:ExtremeDoormat]]: [[spoiler:While the beginning of the game revealed him to be outgoing and assertive, by the beginning of chapter two, Takeo loses all desire to stand up for himself. He even apologizes when Angelo serves him some pretty harsh words.]]
* [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven: Despite Kei having murdered him, the first thing he does when the two reunite is to grip her shoulders, give her a reassuring smile, and let her know that he doesn't blame her at ''all''. The two actually become surprisingly close.]]
* [[spoiler:FalseConfession]]: [[spoiler:Up until the third trial, he does this continuously. King even confronts him before the second trial in order to beg him not to confess, because he ''knows'' it's coming. Unsurprisingly, Takeo does it anyway.]]
* [[spoiler:FateWorseThanDeath]]: [[spoiler:He's so troubled by Reisuke's execution that he begs the others to kill him. On multiple occasions.]]
** [[spoiler:He finally gets his wish in chapter 5; he's that chapter's murder victim.]]
* [[spoiler:FunctionalAddict: In chapter 1, during his confession, he states that he killed Mameko because, as an addict, he has a lot of gaps in his memory and he wanted to regain as much as he could. While much of that was a lie, he ''did'' have a drug addiction in the past and ''no one suspected''.]]
* GroinAttack: [[spoiler:From Etsuko.]]
* HairDecorations
* HandsomeLech
* HatesBeingAlone
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:Unable to stand by and watch Reisuke get executed, he interferes in an attempt to save him and earns a chainsaw to the chest.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: There are rumors that he has a foul personality, and he tends to step on people's toes inadvertently when he's not flirting with anything that moves, but those close to him say his heart's in the right place.
* KidAnova: In part, he emulated action stunts on the playground to impress girls.
* KindHeartedCatLover: He's not ''totally'' a jerk.
* [[spoiler:LastRequest: Kei reveals that before he died, Takeo made her promise to entrust his own room key to Khadija, and Reisuke's to Katsuo.]]
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Khadija.
* [[spoiler:LoveConfession]]: [[spoiler:To Reisuke. After Reisuke's death, Takeo develops a habit of talking to him daily. In one such instance, he lets it slip that his feelings, which have never been mistakable for platonic, are actually feelings of ''love''.]]
** [[spoiler:[[InLoveWithLove They're not.]]]]
* LoveHurts:[[spoiler: His feelings for Reisuke drive him to try and sacrifice himself in his place. When that fails, he rushes in during Reisuke's execution and gets critically injured trying to rescue him. From the moment he wakes up in the infirmary, he sets off on a quest to end his own life. Ultimately, love is his downfall.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple: With Reisuke, predespair. On the dead blog, the two ended up sleeping in the same bed, hinting that they ''may'' have rekindled their relationship after losing their memories.]]
** [[spoiler: This means that the two were [[TogetherInDeath together in death.]]]]
* [[spoiler:ParentalAbandonment: His parents threw him out, for a multitude of reasons. He hasn't had any contact with them since.]]
* {{Polyamory}}: WordOfGod has stated that Takeo is, in fact, polyamorous. [[spoiler: Although he sure seems to only have eyes for Reisuke.]]
* [[spoiler:ThePromise]]: [[spoiler:The day before his tragic demise, he makes a promise to Tsutomu that the two of them will escape and watch horror movies together on the outside. That night, Takeo's corpse is found.]]
* [[spoiler:PullTheIV]]: [[spoiler:After waking up in the infirmary, Takeo's first course of action is to tear the IV from his arm.]]
* [[spoiler:RevengeMyopia]]: [[spoiler:He's expressed an interest in seeing some of the others suffer for condemning Reisuke to death, despite the fact that Reisuke was not innocent himself. Most of his hatred seems to be directed at Takara in particular.]]
* SelfProclaimedLoveInterest: When King questions the relationship between Takeo and Reisuke, Takeo replies that they aren't dating...yet. [[spoiler:These feelings are clearly one-sided, as Reisuke seems all-too-willing to let Takeo die in his place.]]
* StuntDouble
* [[spoiler:TakeMeInstead]]: [[spoiler:Takeo confesses to the first murder, despite not being a suspect until doing so. The others see through his gambit, though barely.]]
** [[spoiler:He tries to do this ''again'' during chapter 2's trial, voting for himself before everyone even starts discussing their alibis.]]
** [[spoiler:It happens ''again'' in the third trial, where he asks his classmates to execute him instead of someone who may have committed the murder on accident.]]
** [[spoiler:In the fourth trial, he tries to shoulder the blame by concealing evidence and keeping quiet when his name comes up as a possible suspect, and at one point, he even votes for himself. Unlike the first three times, he doesn't try to convince everyone else to vote him once his vote is cast, however.]]
* [[spoiler:TalkingToTheDead]]: [[spoiler:He makes it a daily habit to speak to Reisuke from outside his dormitory, and after obtaining his key card, from inside the room itself.]]
* [[spoiler:TantrumThrowing]]: [[spoiler:During the fourth trial, Takeo remains quiet in the hopes that the students will recognize that some of the evidence points to him and execute him. When Hiroshi confesses to having framed Takeo, the latter gets angry enough to fling Yamato's shoe at Hiroshi. He later blows up at Takara and throws another piece of hoarded evidence - the other half of the rope - at him.]]
* [[spoiler:ThisIsUnforgivable]]: [[spoiler:Invoked during Takara's heartfelt apology to Takeo, to which the latter replies that he'll ''never'' forgive Takara for the role he played in Reisuke's execution. Takeo's words even come complete with a [[DeathGlare death glare]].]]
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:Received Reisuke's gloves from the Mono Machine.]]
** [[spoiler:Additionally, Hitoshi gives him a copy of Alfred Hitchcock's ''Psycho'' that was meant for Reisuke.]]
* [[spoiler:UndyingLoyalty]]: [[spoiler:So much so, in fact, that he's willing to sacrifice his own life to divert attention away from the true culprit.]]
* UnmanlySecret: He ''really'' likes cats...but this doesn't fit in with his "cool guy" persona, so it's one of his more well-guarded secrets.
** [[spoiler:WordOfGod has also confirmed that his top gift was the Tamagotchi given to Iko in chapter 2.]]
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: After correctly voting for [[spoiler:Yamato Hasegawa]] in [[spoiler:chapter 4]], Takeo's immediate reaction is to flip off [[spoiler:Takara]], who was pushing for a different outcome.
* [[spoiler:WallSlump]]: [[spoiler:His corpse is found slumped against a desk in the genetic engineering lab.]]
* [[spoiler:WhatCouldHaveBeen]]: [[spoiler:An unused execution for Takeo has been posted on his character blog. If Takeo had been a culprit (or if he had been executed in Reisuke's place like he wanted), he would have been bound and gagged, laid at the end of a row of cars in an arena. Monobear, dressed like Evel Knievel, would mount a motorcycle at the other end of the arena, and Takeo would realize what was about to happen and begin to struggle against his bonds. After managing to remove his restraints, he would run away from the encroaching motorcycle... only to trip on a length of chain and fall onto the upright kickstand of a bike, piercing his throat.]]
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Explosions?]]: His reaction to the manner in which [[spoiler: Gwen dies]] triggers a more extreme reaction than you'd expect for a stuntman.



!!Tsutomu Joukawa
!!!Super High-School Level Janitor
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A young man with a passion and talent for cleaning. He took a variety of janitorial night jobs to support his working-class family until his age was outed by a high profile newspaper, causing a child labor scandal. [[spoiler:He survives the final trial and escapes from Magical Miracleworld with the other survivors.]]

* AlmightyJanitor: Tsutomu pulls a lot of weight in the behind-the-scenes investigating, but he maintains a relatively low profile. Bonus points for actually being a janitor.
* [[spoiler:IDidWhatIHadToDo]]: [[spoiler:In the endgame, instead of reviving the Mastermind's body, Tsutomu sabotages the machine so the body dies, since he feels that the Mastermind has "dues to pay" like everyone else, so she can live as an IP like all the other dead people. He feels he did what he had to do, although he does lie so Katsuo, who was nearby at the time, won't find out, and later he reflects that someday he'll have to pay his dues, too.]]
* [[spoiler:LoveIsAWeakness]]: [[spoiler:Or rather, in Tsutomu's opinion, ''having sex'' is a weakness, since as he muses in chapter 3's trial after BJP and Angelo confess to having been intimate, if you're in a mutual killing game, why would you put yourself in a vulnerable position that easily lets someone stab you in the back?]]
* MarriedToTheJob
* MulticoloredHair: His bangs are blonde with his brown roots long since grown out, resembling a custard pudding.
* NeatFreak
* PeekABangs
* SpringCleaningFever
* [[spoiler:TragicKeepsake]]: [[spoiler:Just before his death in chapter 5, Takeo tells Tsutomu that he wants him to have his pendant should anything happen to him. Tsutomu recalls these words, and pockets his necklace shortly after finding his corpse.]]
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: This almost caused trouble in the past; he ran afoul of child labor laws by doing professional adult janitor jobs, but this trouble was reduced when he accepted the invitation of a certain academy.

!!Khadija Halabi
!!!Super High-School Level Confectionary Chef
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Khadija was born and raised in Turkey, but wanted freedom from the expectations of its patriarchal society to open her own sweets shop and live on her own terms. With the help of her mother, who taught her all she knows about the kitchen, she moved to America at 18. As she gained renown as a confectionery chef, she traveled the world to keep her lifestyle fresh. She eventually ended up in Japan and attracted the attention of Hope's Peak Academy. [[spoiler:She is both Kyou Kaeguchi's killer and the Mastermind, and is executed at the end of the tenth and final trial.]]

* AccentRelapse: Word of God says that Khadija can actually speak English pretty well! [[spoiler:That is of course until she starts to lose her cool in hairy situation. A fine example of this happens during the second trial, when she realizes she's been framed (by Taichi) as she talks about the evidence and her theory]]
* ArrangedMarriage: She avoided this by leaving Turkey.
* BeautyMark
* [[spoiler:BlackBraAndPanties]]: [[spoiler:In chapter 9's trial, Khadija takes off her shirt to prove that she doesn't have an injury on her upper body and thus is not the culprit, and it turns out she's wearing a bra that is half-black and half-red.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: She's so good at this that she straight up defeated Takara in direct SnarkToSnarkCombat.
* [[spoiler:ForeignCussWord]]: [[spoiler:When everyone strips in chapter 2's trial to prove an alibi, one of Khadija's classmates, Yamato, strips ''all the way naked'' instead of just to his underwear like everyone else. Khadija reacts first by accusing him of being touched in the head, and then swearing at him in Turkish: "Sen Japonca ve çıplaklık!" which means something along the lines of "You Japanese and your nudity!"]]
* HartmanHips
* [[spoiler:HeroicBSOD]]: [[spoiler:Has a brief one when Takeo is murdered in chapter 5. Takeo was the only person in the place Khadija gave a damn about, and now he's ''dead''...]]
* IceQueen
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler:Khadija became one after the students failed to pin her for Kyou's murder, leaving Setsuko to sacrifice herself to be executed instead. However, karma catches up with her during the next trial when she is correctly pinned as the culprit for last trial's murder and voted to be executed.]]
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Takeo.
* [[spoiler:ItsPersonal]]: [[spoiler:Considering who the murder victim of chapter 5 is, Khadija's determination during the investigation should come as no surprise.]]
* MulticoloredHair: Light brown streaked with various shades of pink.
* [[spoiler:NeverGotToSayGoodbye]]: [[spoiler:When she finds Takeo's body.]]
-->'''Khadija:''' [[spoiler:"…I’m so upset with you…you…… You left me without a single….goodbye.]]
* {{Omniglot}}: Can fluently speak Turkish and English, and can understand basic Japanese.
* [[spoiler:TheScapegoat]]: [[spoiler:When the students cannot come to a proper conclusion about the identity of Atsuko's murderer, several of them decide to vote for Khadija, citing evidence that appears to link her to Kyou's murder and claiming that executing a probable KarmaHoudini would be better than killing someone who probably acted in self-defense.]]
* SupremeChef[=/=]TeamChef
* SweetTooth
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: [[spoiler:Khadija claims that she was merely acting in self-defense after the shortcake she gave Kyou set off his allergies and led to him flying into a rage and attempting to kill her. After disarming him, she tracked him down to the insectarium and finished him off, fearing that he would hurt her or someone else if left alone.]]
* [[spoiler:TragicKeepsake]]: [[spoiler:Takes Takeo's jacket from his corpse after saying her goodbyes. She's also given his keycard.]]
* [[spoiler:TranquilFury]]: [[spoiler:After Kei is revealed to be Takeo's murderer, Khadija addresses her calmly but makes it clear that she is only holding herself back from beating the crap out of Kei in order to preserve her own dignity.]]
* WrenchWench: To a minor extent. She understands the mechanics of the machines she uses to make her foods as well as how to repair them.

!!Kei Katsuya
!!!Super High-School Level Legal Assistant
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Kei became the youngest legal assistant in the country when she started working at the firm of her father, a highly respected criminal defense lawyer. She's an avid student of legal theory and intends to take the bar after high school. She prefers to be called a SHSL Attorney rather than a Legal Assistant. [[spoiler:She was executed at the end of the fifth trial for the murder of Takeo Hironaka.]]

* {{Adorkable}}: She tries to hide this aspect of her personality under her cool and professional exterior but can't always succeed. It comes out full-force whenever romance, the one matter she has absolutely no idea how to handle, is involved.
* {{Bifauxnen}}
* [[spoiler:BlackBraAndPanties]]: [[spoiler:In chapter 2's trial, when everyone has to strip to prove an alibi, it turns out Kei is wearing this kind of underwear.]]
* ClosetGeek: Despite her serious and professional exterior, she likes [[SuperRobot Super Robot]] shows, as revealed by the numerous official fanbooks in her bookcase and the ''Super Robo V'' thermos she begins taking into the courtroom after chapter two. Naturally, she considers this to be rather embarrassing.
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:Dropped into a mock courtroom, stood behind the defense counsel's desk, and tormented with literal evidence bullets by the Monobear at the prosecution's desk before being shot to death.]]
* DaddysGirl: Idolizes her successful and well-liked father and strives to become a lawyer as good as he is.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Kei promises to keep [[spoiler:Yumiko]] safe from danger no matter what during chapter 5. [[spoiler:Sadly, she makes good on her promise in the worst possible way by killing Takeo in the same chapter.]]
* [[spoiler:DullEyesOfUnhappiness]]: [[spoiler:Kei falls into despair after being outed as a murderer and executed, and her eyes are described as being dull or lightless several times after her arrival in the dead blog.]]
* [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven]]: [[spoiler:After Kei is executed, she learns that Takeo isn't angry at her for killing him at all. In fact, he promptly apologizes to her for not being able to make a cleaner crime scene and for backing out at the last minute. She's caught off-guard by this, to say the least.]]
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]: [[spoiler:Calmly accepts her fate after being voted as the culprit and asks her classmates to focus on working together and escaping before going off to her death. She attempts to face her own execution with dignity as well but can't quite make it and ends up trembling and crying by the end.]]
* [[spoiler:IDidWhatIHadToDo]]: [[spoiler:Frames her decision to murder this way while confessing, stating that she had to get rid of that week's motive and doesn't regret the results of her actions, even if she regrets taking Takeo's life.]]
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Invokes the trope, claiming that she would never resort to murdering another student, since such a thing would go against her nature as an "agent of justice". [[spoiler:She ends up undermining her claims by killing Takeo.]]
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Done with coffee and not alcohol, but the general idea is still the same.
* InsistentTerminology: Sort of. Kei would rather be referred to as a SHSL Attorney and introduces herself that way; however, she'll readily admit to her actual title and won't protest too much if people use that.
* JustAKid: Some members of her father's law firm were less-than-enthused about a teenager doing an adult's work and accused her of being a spoiled child who rode in on her father's coattails and couldn't do anything without his help.
* MeaningfulName: The "katsu" in her surname means "victorious" - she's the daughter of a defense lawyer who wins an unusual number of cases.
* MissingMom: Her mother abandoned the family when she was five. Her father's {{Workaholic}} nature played a large role in this, and Kei worries that she'll do the same thing to her partner, given her similar personality.
* [[spoiler:MoreDakka]]: [[spoiler:During her execution, she's shot with one bullet for every piece of evidence she left behind... and then shot with several more rounds after that.]]
** [[spoiler:ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill]]: [[spoiler:According to WordOfGod, several of those rounds were emptied into Kei ''after'' her heart had stopped.]]
* MustHaveCaffeine: Has a deep love for (and is basically powered by) coffee. She seems to hold people who share a love of the drink and/or are able to make it well in high regard.
* [[spoiler:NecessarilyEvil]]: [[spoiler:Kei does what she has to during chapter 5 in order to keep her promise to Yumiko.]]
* NervesOfSteel: Comes from having to keep up in a fast-paced legal environment.
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Is in the process of becoming this with Yumiko. Unfortunately, she's outed as a murderer and executed before it can get too far along.]]
** [[spoiler:Becomes this with Yumiko ''officially'' in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public.]]
* OneNoteCook: Kei's lifestyle didn't allow her to spend much time learning how to cook, and she has only ever learned how to make one dish well - katsudon. According to WordOfGod, she's woefully mediocre at best when it comes to everything else.
* [[spoiler:ThePromise]]: [[spoiler:Kei makes several in chapter 5 - she will protect Yumiko, will never leave her, and will keep herself safe for her sake. Several hours later, she murders Takeo in order to keep her first promise, leading to her being executed and breaking the others.]]
* [[spoiler:RantInducingSlight]]: [[spoiler:More like rant-inducing rant - after being outed as a murderer, brutally executed, and learning that she's one of Hotaru's Mastermind suspects almost immediately after her death, Kei is subjected to Taichi's angry coffee-related rant. Cue her uncharacteristically losing her temper and firing back with a rant of her own.]]
* [[spoiler:ShootTheDog]]: [[spoiler:In chapter 5, Kei finally takes out Takeo, using his pain and willingness to die as a justification for the murder, which she considers a necessary evil.]]
* TheStoic: Comes off as quite cool and composed in most situations, due to her habit of internalizing and compartmentalizing away any "disruptive" emotions.
** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:The events of the chapter 3 trial are enough to make her flip out, however briefly. Her mask also cracks several times during the chapter 5 trial, and it completely shatters during the final moments of her execution.]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Her aforementioned stoicism doesn't stop her from being a generally kind-hearted and friendly person.
* [[spoiler:ThroughHerStomach]]: [[spoiler:Kei and Hotaru get off on the wrong foot after the former's entry into the afterlife, but they're eventually able to patch things up over Kei's katsudon.]]
* [[spoiler:ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend]]: [[spoiler:It's hard to get more violently protective than murdering another student in order to keep your love interest safe.]]



* GoodWithNumbers: Downplayed example; one of his skills is that he's good at measuring how much something weighs just by lifting it, or just on sight alone.

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* GoodWithNumbers: Downplayed example; one of his skills is that he's good at measuring how much something weighs just by lifting it, or just on sight alone.



* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: Rather, Taichi sees his only purpose to be a barista, not someones friend.

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* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: Rather, Taichi sees his only purpose to be a barista, not someones friend.



* MustHaveCaffeine: Taichi's 100% coffee. He drinks the stuff like water.

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* MustHaveCaffeine: Taichi's 100% coffee. He drinks the stuff like water.



* RealMenWearPink: Related to HairDecorations.

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* RealMenWearPink: Related to HairDecorations.



* [[spoiler:SoHappyTogether]]: [[spoiler:Taichi and Hotaru basically get together in the afterlife right before the end of the game. They have about a day and a night of happiness together, but they anticipate they will be erased the next trial. As it turns out, their data ends up stored in stasis on a hard drive and their fates are unknown.]]
* TheStoic: One of his skills is his endless patience, no matter what drudgery he might have to push himself through. He also always wears a blank mask, showing no emotions.

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* [[spoiler:SoHappyTogether]]: [[spoiler:Taichi and Hotaru basically get together in the afterlife right before the end of the game. They have about a day and a night of happiness together, but they anticipate they will be erased the next trial. As it turns out, their data ends up stored in stasis on a hard drive and their fates are unknown.]]
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* TheStoic: One of his skills is his endless patience, no matter what drudgery he might have to push himself through. He also always wears a blank mask, showing no emotions.



* {{Workaholic}}: Somehow, everything he does ends up with him making a cup of coffee.

!!"Blazing Justice Phoenix"[=/=][[spoiler:Kin Ken]]
!!!Super High-School Level Sentai Squad Leader
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One day in the bustling heart of Tokyo's entertainment district, a young man appeared at an open casting for a new super sentai show that was planning on being made. This "Elemental Justice Dynamo Brigade" was a desperate production studio's last-ditch effort to bring in ratings. The young man gave a remarkable performance, showcasing martial arts thought to be long-dead. He ended his casting call with a rousing speech as to why he would be the perfect, most humble servant to the morals of their fair city. The was not asked by the casting directors, but they did not seem to mind listening to the youth's fiery words. He got the part, and he has been Blazing Justice Phoenix ever since. The four years that followed have been a resounding financial success for the company, all thanks to the sentai leader. It doesn't hurt that the countless forum threads full of speculation over his true identity have added more fuel to the media fire... [[spoiler:He was ruled as the killer of Iko Detayama, but not executed. Later, he was the victim in the sixth case, shot to death by Aoi Bakuhatsu.]]

* [[spoiler:AlliterativeName]]: [[spoiler:Bordering on RepetitiveName.]]
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing
* ChestInsignia: His suit's markings are in the vague shape up his helmet's visor, which is in the shape of a phoenix.
* CallingYourAttacks: He has a tendency to shout aloud most of his actions. Yes, even non-battle, mundane actions.
* [[spoiler:CruelMercy]]: [[spoiler:Many students try to ensure that Blazing Justice Phoenix is not executed for involuntary manslaughter... so he ''isn't''. Angelo Caballero is killed in his place, explicitly so the sentai will have to live with the guilt of having killed his best friend.]]
* [[spoiler:DramaticUnmask]]: [[spoiler:During chapter 3's trial, the events become too much for him, and he removes his helmet in front of everyone... before confessing to murdering Iko.]]
* [[spoiler:GuiltComplex]]: [[spoiler:He developed one after Iko's death.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: During the first trial, he refuses to unmask, citing an oath he took upon becoming a sentai hero to never reveal his true identity.
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler:Although his murder of Iko was accidental, Blazing Justice Phoenix becomes this in the eyes of multiple students after he escapes execution as part of Monobear's CruelMercy. It's finally averted when he becomes the chapter 6 murder victim.]]
* TheLeader: He actually had to develop this as a skill so he'd be a convincing sentai leader despite poor writing from the staff of his show; that is, his leadership abilities can bring good acting into a role that's often written poorly.
* LostInCharacter
* [[spoiler:MulticoloredHair]]: [[spoiler:It's blond, with red bangs.]]
* NoIndoorVoice: [[SelfDemonstratingArticle MOST OF HIS DIALOGUE IS IN ALL CAPS LIKE THIS!]] [[spoiler:Until his DramaticUnmask, that is.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Becomes this with Iko in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public.]]
** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]
* OneWayVisor: On the helmet of his {{Sentai}} uniform.
* PrecisionFStrike: When he lets out a string of curse words upon seeing [[spoiler:Iko's body]], it's noted that he's never sworn before in his life.
* [[spoiler:RantInducingSlight]]: [[spoiler:During chapter 3's trial, two of his classmates ask him if Angelo left his clothes in BJP's room. Unfortunately this comes at the head of some already stressful revelations on BJP's part, so BJP finally loses it and starts screaming at his classmates that he knows what they think of him, he knows that they think he is a manchild trying to play hero, so how dare they, when they pursue cardboard cutout justice by throwing accusations left and right!]]
* [[spoiler:RedEyesTakeWarning]]: [[spoiler:Averted. Even if he is chapter 3's culprit, he's a SympatheticMurderer, to the point that many students refuse to vote for him, even after he confesses.]]
* [[spoiler:RelationshipReveal]]: [[spoiler:Sort of. During chapter 3's trial, Blazing Justice Phoenix grudgingly admits that his previous alibi wasn't completely true: he wasn't practicing martial arts, he was ''being intimate with Angelo Caballero''.]]
** [[spoiler:WordOfGod has admitted that this was actually a ruse in-story - Angelo lied to cover Blazing Justice Phoenix, and the sentai, being a skilled actor, picked up on this and played along.]]
* RookieRedRanger: He started out as this due to his absolute lack of roots in the sentai scene, with his other teammates previously working on various other series.
* SeriousBusiness: This is how he takes his role as a "sentai" leader.
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: [[spoiler:His killing of Iko was [[AccidentalMurder purely accidental]] and caused by his unawareness of her [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots true nature]]. It's hard to get more sympathetic than that.]]
* [[spoiler:TearsOfRemorse]]: [[spoiler:While confessing to killing Iko.]]

!!Hiroshi Kagami
!!!Super High-School Level Biochemist
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Half-Japanese, half-Irish, his father always told him to look at the better side of the mirror, since his last name Kagami means Mirror. He's working towards inventing a vaccine for people too poor to afford vitamin supplements (and has already brought the Kagami name to fame for the next best thing, inventing a vaccine for people who can't absorb vitamins normally), and to invent a chemical compound that in general will make living on Earth a lot easier. [[spoiler:Attempted to prevent Yamato's suicide attempt. When that failed, tried to frame Takeo, but confessed during the trial and successfully convinced the others of his innocence. He later murders King and is correctly pinned as the culprit during the seventh trial.]]

* AbsentMindedProfessor: Hiroshi has a terrible memory and [[NoteToSelf keeps a notebook to remember names and keep track of what's going on.]] His memory is better in relation to biochemistry, but he still uses his tattoos of chemical compounds as memory aids. [[spoiler:After he loses his notebook, it's revealed that his memory problem is so severe that he has forgotten the names and faces of many of his best friends without it.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: He's a Half-Irish Japanese student.
* ChemistryCanDoAnything: Or so Hiroshi ''hopes'', hence his dedication to his SHSL talent as "Biochemist".
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:He is made to go through a series of rooms drinking what he believes to be "safe" chemicals. In the final room, he is told that if he can survive the gas that's about to be pumped into the room, he's free to go. However, there's a nasty twist: while the chemicals he previously drank were safe ''by themselves'', they really ''are'' deadly if they combine with the right chemicals...such as, of course, the gas being pumped into the room, since this is an execution. Hiroshi dies a horrible poisonous death.]]
* [[spoiler:DeusExitMachina]]: [[spoiler:A minor meta-example; during chapter 2's trial, Hiroshi's player had to leave for the duration of the trial (it was a temporary leave, though), and since the game master decided he had a valid reason for leaving, Hiroshi's character was conveniently written as having fallen asleep at his podium for the remainder of the trial.]]
* DueToTheDead: He's the one who cleans up [[spoiler:Mameko]]'s room after it no longer has an occupant. He even has a pleasant escapist daydream while he's doing it, that of [[spoiler:Mameko trailing around after him in school and hugging him]].
* [[spoiler:FailureToSaveMurder]]: [[spoiler:Feared that his inability to prevent Yamato's death would count as a murder in Monobear's eyes, and was scared enough to try framing the DeathSeeker Takeo to avoid getting executed for it.]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Hiroshi claims to value life, and his main goal in his work is to help ill people who can't afford treatment and to make the world an easier place to live in. [[spoiler:Despite this, he still ends up murdering King, for reasons that have yet to be made clear.]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Suffers one after Mameko's body is found since, as is eventually brought up in the trial, he and Mameko were rather close.]]
* [[spoiler:JustAMachine]]: [[spoiler:After Iko is revealed to have been an android, Hiroshi tries to persuade everyone that Iko was just a machine so they won't execute the culprit, who killed Iko by accident.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Judging from the posts on Mameko's personal blog, if Mameko hadn't been murdered, he and Mameko may have eventually developed into this.]]
** [[spoiler:And then ''confirms'' that he was in love with "Mame-chan" to Takeo while yelling at Takeo that chapter 3's trial is a different situation than chapter 1's trial.]]
** [[spoiler:Becomes this with Mameko ''officially'' in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public.]]
** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]
* [[spoiler:ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight]]: [[spoiler:A minor example since Hiroshi doesn't technically break any rules, but when the possibility is brought up in chapter 3's trial that the victim was killed by ''accident'', Hiroshi tells Monobear that he refuses to participate in this trial since he considers manslaughter very different from murder, and thus Hiroshi refuses to vote for anyone but himself since Hiroshi would rather not execute a person who killed only by mistake.]]
* ShortHairWithTail
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Appears to suffer from narcolepsy and falls asleep during two different trials.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* [[spoiler:ToThePain]]: [[spoiler:When Mameko is found dead, a grief-stricken Hiroshi claims that he will slowly torture her murderer if Monobear's punishment is not enough, pointing out that he has access to drugs that will cause hallucinations, neurotoxins that will cause involuntary movement, and venoms that will dissolve their insides.]]

!!Yukari Maruyama
!!!Super High-School Level Engineer
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Yukari's younger brother constantly upstages her in everything ''except engineering'', which is why she has dedicated her life to engineering and mechanics. [[spoiler:She murders Etsuko in chapter 7, but since Hiroshi received more votes than her and Hiroshi was pinned as the "culprit" of King's murder, Yukari is still granted "immunity". However, she is later - incorrectly - voted as the culprit during the eighth trial, and said immunity does not cover executions.]]

* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:For Yukari's execution, a chain grabs Yukari around her throat and drags her to a conveyor belt covered with tar, then lets her go once her feet are stuck to the tar. The conveyor belt is dragging her to a giant Monobear-shaped furnace. Yukari manages to wait until the furnace burns away the tar stuck to her feet, and then tries to take off running. But Monobear hits an emergency stop button, causing Yukari to lose her balance and fall on her back on the tar, so now there's no way for Yukari to escape, and the conveyor belt finally dumps her inside the furnace, burning her to death.]]
* [[spoiler:DirtyCoward]]: [[spoiler:When she runs out of excuses and decisive evidence piles against her in the seventh trial, she admits to killing Etsuko. But after saying she just tried to choke Etsuko (not expecting her to fight back with sewing shears) and didn't ''mean'' to stab her repeatedly to death with the shears, she utterly begs for mercy. She's so afraid of dying that she begs the classmates for her life; to spare her from execution. This actually pays off and she leaves the trial with immunity.]]
** [[spoiler:{{Irony}}]]: [[spoiler:But when she tries the same thing in chapter 8's trial, this time it doesn't work, and the students vote for her as the culprit...only the time cowardice ''didn't'' work was the time when she was ironically ''innocent'' of the murder!]]
* TheEngineer: It's her SHSL talent, so this is a [[CaptainObvious captain obvious]] trope.
* GadgeteerGenius
* [[spoiler:GoofyPrintUnderwear]]: [[spoiler:When everyone has to strip during chapter 2's trial to prove an alibi, Yukari asks everyone else not to laugh...because she's wearing light blue underwear with cartoonish pictures of robots and gears on it.]]
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: Hiroshi received more total votes than her in chapter 7, so while Hiroshi is executed for King's murder, Yukari is not executed for Etsuko's murder and is granted Monobear's "immunity" motive.]]
** [[spoiler:However, karma catches up with her when she is voted as the culprit during chapter 8. As Monobear reveals immediately afterward, immunity only protects you from being killed. It doesn't keep you from being executed.]]
* {{Meganekko}}
* ShipTease: Slight one with Wataru.
* [[spoiler:TheScapegoat]]: [[spoiler:Is voted as the culprit for a crime she didn't commit during the eighth trial because the students aren't certain of the real culprit's identity and would rather execute a confirmed murderer than risk voting for an innocent.]]
* [[spoiler:WhamLine]]: [[spoiler:A bunch of them, actually. Yukari's last act before her execution is to make several confessions. One, a man named Xiwei Yosheda might be important. Two, the reason engineering is the only thing her brother didn't upstage her in was because when her brother tried engineering, ''Yukari sabotaged him!'' And three, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking her glasses have always been fake]].]]
* WrenchWench: Although surprisingly, her profile picture doesn't ''look'' like this, so looks can be deceiving.

!!Reika Ichikawa
!!!Super High-School Level Private Tutor
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She's been an academic prodigy ever since she was young, and can learn from textbooks quickly and teach everything in them in a form easy for others to understand. Before tutoring, she used to study for extremely long hours, and now that she's tutoring, she has insane working hours with up to 20 tutoring sessions a day ''including midnight!'' However, since she makes ''absurd'' amounts of money thanks to a combination of having lots of sessions and private tutoring being her SHSL talent, others sometimes wonder if her motives are pure. [[spoiler:The ninth victim of Doubt Academy Black, killed by blood loss from a head wound.]]

* ChildProdigy: Used to be one. Now she's a grown prodigy.
* HatesEveryoneEqually
* {{Jerkass}}
* {{Meganekko}}
* MoneyDearBoy: She's been accused of tutoring because of this, instead of just wanting to help people. It remains to be seen if this is true.
* MustHaveCaffeine: It's said that she always has a couple of flasks of coffee on hand, and often goes into dazed trances if she doesn't have enough caffeine in her.
* [[spoiler:NoSympathy: No sympathy to Iko after someone murders Iko in chapter 3, that is. Iko was so naive, what else did she and the rest of her classmates expect? That anyone would actually want to ''stay'' in this hellhole?]]
** [[spoiler:And she does this again in trial 3, when Takara tries to apologize to Takeo for Reisuke being executed back in trial 1. Reika shows no sympathy to Takara, because to Reika even Takara's apology is high and mighty - she gets the impression that he's taking all the credit for solving the first case, when the rest of the class actually contributed too. She also shows no sympathy to Takeo, since in Reika's opinion why is Takara bothering to apologize to someone like Takeo, who's crying over a boy named Reisuke that ''he hardly knew''?]]
** [[spoiler:And finally in the afterlife, she shows no sympathy to Aoi, who is apologizing profusely for being indirectly responsible for Reika's death. Keep in mind that Aoi didn't actually kill Reika; Aoi merely gave Reika a head wound that opened up and bled out at the worst possible time when ''someone else'' killed Reika. But Reika feels this is sufficient not to forgive Aoi, to smack him around some, and yell at him that it's all his fault.]]
* PhotographicMemory: Sort of, since she's actually just book smart.
* RapidFireTyping: Subverted, she doesn't actually like to type, but she's developed the skill of rapid-fire ''writing''.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses

!!Rei Mikami
!!!Super High-School Level Prosthetic Makeup Artist
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rei_sprite_3018.png]]
As the child of two old movie buffs, Rei is more interested in old movies than modern, and they especially prefer horror. They discovered their SHSL talent as Prosthetic Makeup Artist because they kept trying to recreate scenes from those old horror movies, and then upgraded to using real references. Now their work appears in several movies and even a TV series, and Rei even has a fanbase. [[spoiler: Survives to endgame.]]

* [[spoiler:AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: Rei's reaction to Gwendolyn being blown up is to try to convince everyone, including themself, that it's an elaborate joke.]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Fittingly enough.
* [[spoiler:{{FanDisservice}}]]: [[spoiler:Rei has to strip in chapter 9's trial to prove Rei isn't the culprit. It's fan disservice, despite the lack of an actual sprite for this, because there are multiple thin scars on Rei's ribcage, and since the post is labeled with an "implications of self harm" warning it's strongly implied that Rei inflicted those scars on Rei's own body for reasons that aren't stated.]]
* MustHaveCaffeine: Stated and shown to have a preference for energy drinks to the point the empty cans often pile up in their room and often are used to help stay up and work.
* [[spoiler:NowOrNeverKiss]]: [[spoiler:During the endgame, everyone has to quickly escape from the park before Monobear blows it up. Rei realizes they left something important behind in their room and resolves to go back and get it. But Rei knows this will put Rei in danger of being blown up with the park, so in a now or never moment, Rei pulls Hitoshi to them and kisses Hitoshi, hoping that Rei will see Hitoshi again at the station.]]
** [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Then Hitoshi reciprocates Rei's feelings, so they become this.]]
* PerkyGoth: They're an old horror movie buff and they ''dress'' like a goth, but they're actually very friendly, almost to the point of being clingy.
* TechnicolorEyes: They're pink.
* YouthfulFreckles

!!Yukie Seki
!!!Super High-School Level Tea Ceremony Host
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yukie_sprite_4664.png]]
Yukie grew up in a family that was ''obsessed'' with Japanese traditions, and Yukie got into her talent as SHSL Tea Ceremony Host because she accompanied her father on frequent "cultural trips", and she enjoyed participating in the "tea ceremony" trip so much that she requested extra lessons on it. She's now become a symbol of calmness nation-wide because of her talent at tea ceremonies, but she's actually skittish, especially around men.[[spoiler:After Kyou's death is incorrectly voted as a suicide, a student is chosen at random to be executed. Sadly, despite her innocence, Yukie is the one chosen...but Setsuko sacrifices herself in Yukie's place, so Yukie survives to endgame.]]

* [[spoiler:BaitAndSwitch]]: [[spoiler:Yukie was set to be executed in chapter 9...but doesn't die, as Setsuko sacrifices herself in Yukie's place.]]
* CuteClumsyGirl
* DoesNotLikeMen: Was this at first, but seems to have grown out of it.
* {{Fanservice}}: In [[spoiler:chapter 9]]'s trial, people have to strip to prove they didn't get injured. Yukie takes off her clothes, and reveals that she is wearing a green-and-white-patterned bra and panties decorated with red ribbons.
* HairDecorations
* HatesBeingTouched
* InsistentTerminology: Does not like being called by her first name, and corrects anyone who does. Her knee-jerk reaction is usually PlayedForLaughs.
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]: She feels it's her fault that [[spoiler:Usami]] was punished in chapter 4; if Yukie hadn't [[spoiler:brought Usami's mistake to Monobear's attention, maybe Monobear would've gotten mad.]] The narration points out the irrationality of her thoughts, but Yukie feels that things being her fault is "how it always was".
* PetTheDog: After the fourth trial, Yukie's the first student to ask if Usami is okay.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Seemingly averted, but keeping [[BewaretheNiceOnes other]] [[BreakTheCutie red-eyed]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath characters]] in mind...
** [[spoiler:Finally averted for good in chapter 9's trial. She's picked to be executed, but she was completely innocent; Monobear just picked her ''randomly'' to execute because Monobear was pissed off that the students voted for an incorrect suicide. The red eyes never come into play because Yukie never gets the chance to kill anyone.]]
*** [[spoiler:While Setsuko sacrifices herself to save Yukie, giving this trope the chance to be played straight, it's still ultimately averted, as Yukie lives to endgame without killing anyone.]]
* ShoutOut: During chapter 4's trial, she at one point shouts "That's not true!" complete with an accompanying "interruption picture", in a manner similar to Super Dangan Ronpa 2's "interruption" segments that led to Cross Sword mini-games.
* ShrinkingViolet
* SickEpisode: Catches an unspecified illness during the third investigation to justify the player's absence during the trial.
* TenderTears: Usually when ever she thinks she might be in danger of voting for the wrong person as the culprit, or whenever she wants to apologize for getting it right and possibly sending someone to their death.
* WaterWorks: When [[spoiler:Takeo]] is murdered in chapter 5, Yukie starts with Tender Tears as usual, but when the full reality of the death sinks in, she upgrades to full-blown Water Works.
** Yukie also starts crying when [[spoiler:Monobear ''picks her at random'' to execute after chapter 9's trial ends in an incorrect suicide verdict.]]
* WorkingThroughTheCold: Tries to do this during the third investigation period. She quickly becomes confused after [[spoiler:thinking that Iko was buried in a hole instead of in the pool]] and gets lost trying to find the only exit in the room.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Has a reputation as one in the public eye.
* ZettaiRyouiki

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* {{Workaholic}}: Somehow, everything he does ends up with him making a cup of coffee.

!!"Blazing Justice Phoenix"[=/=][[spoiler:Kin Ken]]
!!!Super High-School Level Sentai Squad Leader
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One day in the bustling heart of Tokyo's entertainment district, a young man appeared at an open casting for a new super sentai show that was planning on being made. This "Elemental Justice Dynamo Brigade" was a desperate production studio's last-ditch effort to bring in ratings. The young man gave a remarkable performance, showcasing martial arts thought to be long-dead. He ended his casting call with a rousing speech as to why he would be the perfect, most humble servant to the morals of their fair city. The was not asked by the casting directors, but they did not seem to mind listening to the youth's fiery words. He got the part, and he has been Blazing Justice Phoenix ever since. The four years that followed have been a resounding financial success for the company, all thanks to the sentai leader. It doesn't hurt that the countless forum threads full of speculation over his true identity have added more fuel to the media fire... [[spoiler:He was ruled as the killer of Iko Detayama, but not executed. Later, he was the victim in the sixth case, shot to death by Aoi Bakuhatsu.]]

* [[spoiler:AlliterativeName]]: [[spoiler:Bordering on RepetitiveName.]]
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing
* ChestInsignia: His suit's markings are in the vague shape up his helmet's visor, which is in the shape of a phoenix.
* CallingYourAttacks: He has a tendency to shout aloud most of his actions. Yes, even non-battle, mundane actions.
* [[spoiler:CruelMercy]]: [[spoiler:Many students try to ensure that Blazing Justice Phoenix is not executed for involuntary manslaughter... so he ''isn't''. Angelo Caballero is killed in his place, explicitly so the sentai will have to live with the guilt of having killed his best friend.]]
* [[spoiler:DramaticUnmask]]: [[spoiler:During chapter 3's trial, the events become too much for him, and he removes his helmet in front of everyone... before confessing to murdering Iko.]]
* [[spoiler:GuiltComplex]]: [[spoiler:He developed one after Iko's death.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: During the first trial, he refuses to unmask, citing an oath he took upon becoming a sentai hero to never reveal his true identity.
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler:Although his murder of Iko was accidental, Blazing Justice Phoenix becomes this in the eyes of multiple students after he escapes execution as part of Monobear's CruelMercy. It's finally averted when he becomes the chapter 6 murder victim.]]
* TheLeader: He actually had to develop this as a skill so he'd be a convincing sentai leader despite poor writing from the staff of his show; that is, his leadership abilities can bring good acting into a role that's often written poorly.
* LostInCharacter
* [[spoiler:MulticoloredHair]]: [[spoiler:It's blond, with red bangs.]]
* NoIndoorVoice: [[SelfDemonstratingArticle MOST OF HIS DIALOGUE IS IN ALL CAPS LIKE THIS!]] [[spoiler:Until his DramaticUnmask, that is.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Becomes this with Iko in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public.]]
** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]
* OneWayVisor: On the helmet of his {{Sentai}} uniform.
* PrecisionFStrike: When he lets out a string of curse words upon seeing [[spoiler:Iko's body]], it's noted that he's never sworn before in his life.
* [[spoiler:RantInducingSlight]]: [[spoiler:During chapter 3's trial, two of his classmates ask him if Angelo left his clothes in BJP's room. Unfortunately this comes at the head of some already stressful revelations on BJP's part, so BJP finally loses it and starts screaming at his classmates that he knows what they think of him, he knows that they think he is a manchild trying to play hero, so how dare they, when they pursue cardboard cutout justice by throwing accusations left and right!]]
* [[spoiler:RedEyesTakeWarning]]: [[spoiler:Averted. Even if he is chapter 3's culprit, he's a SympatheticMurderer, to the point that many students refuse to vote for him, even after he confesses.]]
* [[spoiler:RelationshipReveal]]: [[spoiler:Sort of. During chapter 3's trial, Blazing Justice Phoenix grudgingly admits that his previous alibi wasn't completely true: he wasn't practicing martial arts, he was ''being intimate with Angelo Caballero''.]]
** [[spoiler:WordOfGod has admitted that this was actually a ruse in-story - Angelo lied to cover Blazing Justice Phoenix, and the sentai, being a skilled actor, picked up on this and played along.]]
* RookieRedRanger: He started out as this due to his absolute lack of roots in the sentai scene, with his other teammates previously working on various other series.
* SeriousBusiness: This is how he takes his role as a "sentai" leader.
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: [[spoiler:His killing of Iko was [[AccidentalMurder purely accidental]] and caused by his unawareness of her [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots true nature]]. It's hard to get more sympathetic than that.]]
* [[spoiler:TearsOfRemorse]]: [[spoiler:While confessing to killing Iko.]]

!!Hiroshi Kagami
!!!Super High-School Level Biochemist
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Half-Japanese, half-Irish, his father always told him to look at the better side of the mirror, since his last name Kagami means Mirror. He's working towards inventing a vaccine for people too poor to afford vitamin supplements (and has already brought the Kagami name to fame for the next best thing, inventing a vaccine for people who can't absorb vitamins normally), and to invent a chemical compound that in general will make living on Earth a lot easier. [[spoiler:Attempted to prevent Yamato's suicide attempt. When that failed, tried to frame Takeo, but confessed during the trial and successfully convinced the others of his innocence. He later murders King and is correctly pinned as the culprit during the seventh trial.]]

* AbsentMindedProfessor: Hiroshi has a terrible memory and [[NoteToSelf keeps a notebook to remember names and keep track of what's going on.]] His memory is better in relation to biochemistry, but he still uses his tattoos of chemical compounds as memory aids. [[spoiler:After he loses his notebook, it's revealed that his memory problem is so severe that he has forgotten the names and faces of many of his best friends without it.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: He's a Half-Irish Japanese student.
* ChemistryCanDoAnything: Or so Hiroshi ''hopes'', hence his dedication to his SHSL talent as "Biochemist".
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:He is made to go through a series of rooms drinking what he believes to be "safe" chemicals. In the final room, he is told that if he can survive the gas that's about to be pumped into the room, he's free to go. However, there's a nasty twist: while the chemicals he previously drank were safe ''by themselves'', they really ''are'' deadly if they combine with the right chemicals...such as, of course, the gas being pumped into the room, since this is an execution. Hiroshi dies a horrible poisonous death.]]
* [[spoiler:DeusExitMachina]]: [[spoiler:A minor meta-example; during chapter 2's trial, Hiroshi's player had to leave for the duration of the trial (it was a temporary leave, though), and since the game master decided he had a valid reason for leaving, Hiroshi's character was conveniently written as having fallen asleep at his podium for the remainder of the trial.]]
* DueToTheDead: He's the one who cleans up [[spoiler:Mameko]]'s room after it no longer has an occupant. He even has a pleasant escapist daydream while he's doing it, that of [[spoiler:Mameko trailing around after him in school and hugging him]].
* [[spoiler:FailureToSaveMurder]]: [[spoiler:Feared that his inability to prevent Yamato's death would count as a murder in Monobear's eyes, and was scared enough to try framing the DeathSeeker Takeo to avoid getting executed for it.]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Hiroshi claims to value life, and his main goal in his work is to help ill people who can't afford treatment and to make the world an easier place to live in. [[spoiler:Despite this, he still ends up murdering King, for reasons that have yet to be made clear.]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Suffers one after Mameko's body is found since, as is eventually brought up in the trial, he and Mameko were rather close.]]
* [[spoiler:JustAMachine]]: [[spoiler:After Iko is revealed to have been an android, Hiroshi tries to persuade everyone that Iko was just a machine so they won't execute the culprit, who killed Iko by accident.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Judging from the posts on Mameko's personal blog, if Mameko hadn't been murdered, he and Mameko may have eventually developed into this.]]
** [[spoiler:And then ''confirms'' that he was in love with "Mame-chan" to Takeo while yelling at Takeo that chapter 3's trial is a different situation than chapter 1's trial.]]
** [[spoiler:Becomes this with Mameko ''officially'' in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public.]]
** [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]
* [[spoiler:ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight]]: [[spoiler:A minor example since Hiroshi doesn't technically break any rules, but when the possibility is brought up in chapter 3's trial that the victim was killed by ''accident'', Hiroshi tells Monobear that he refuses to participate in this trial since he considers manslaughter very different from murder, and thus Hiroshi refuses to vote for anyone but himself since Hiroshi would rather not execute a person who killed only by mistake.]]
* ShortHairWithTail
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Appears to suffer from narcolepsy and falls asleep during two different trials.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* [[spoiler:ToThePain]]: [[spoiler:When Mameko is found dead, a grief-stricken Hiroshi claims that he will slowly torture her murderer if Monobear's punishment is not enough, pointing out that he has access to drugs that will cause hallucinations, neurotoxins that will cause involuntary movement, and venoms that will dissolve their insides.]]

!!Yukari Maruyama
!!!Super High-School Level Engineer
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Yukari's younger brother constantly upstages her in everything ''except engineering'', which is why she has dedicated her life to engineering and mechanics. [[spoiler:She murders Etsuko in chapter 7, but since Hiroshi received more votes than her and Hiroshi was pinned as the "culprit" of King's murder, Yukari is still granted "immunity". However, she is later - incorrectly - voted as the culprit during the eighth trial, and said immunity does not cover executions.]]

* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:For Yukari's execution, a chain grabs Yukari around her throat and drags her to a conveyor belt covered with tar, then lets her go once her feet are stuck to the tar. The conveyor belt is dragging her to a giant Monobear-shaped furnace. Yukari manages to wait until the furnace burns away the tar stuck to her feet, and then tries to take off running. But Monobear hits an emergency stop button, causing Yukari to lose her balance and fall on her back on the tar, so now there's no way for Yukari to escape, and the conveyor belt finally dumps her inside the furnace, burning her to death.]]
* [[spoiler:DirtyCoward]]: [[spoiler:When she runs out of excuses and decisive evidence piles against her in the seventh trial, she admits to killing Etsuko. But after saying she just tried to choke Etsuko (not expecting her to fight back with sewing shears) and didn't ''mean'' to stab her repeatedly to death with the shears, she utterly begs for mercy. She's so afraid of dying that she begs the classmates for her life; to spare her from execution. This actually pays off and she leaves the trial with immunity.]]
** [[spoiler:{{Irony}}]]: [[spoiler:But when she tries the same thing in chapter 8's trial, this time it doesn't work, and the students vote for her as the culprit...only the time cowardice ''didn't'' work was the time when she was ironically ''innocent'' of the murder!]]
* TheEngineer: It's her SHSL talent, so this is a [[CaptainObvious captain obvious]] trope.
* GadgeteerGenius
* [[spoiler:GoofyPrintUnderwear]]: [[spoiler:When everyone has to strip during chapter 2's trial to prove an alibi, Yukari asks everyone else not to laugh...because she's wearing light blue underwear with cartoonish pictures of robots and gears on it.]]
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: Hiroshi received more total votes than her in chapter 7, so while Hiroshi is executed for King's murder, Yukari is not executed for Etsuko's murder and is granted Monobear's "immunity" motive.]]
** [[spoiler:However, karma catches up with her when she is voted as the culprit during chapter 8. As Monobear reveals immediately afterward, immunity only protects you from being killed. It doesn't keep you from being executed.]]
* {{Meganekko}}
* ShipTease: Slight one with Wataru.
* [[spoiler:TheScapegoat]]: [[spoiler:Is voted as the culprit for a crime she didn't commit during the eighth trial because the students aren't certain of the real culprit's identity and would rather execute a confirmed murderer than risk voting for an innocent.]]
* [[spoiler:WhamLine]]: [[spoiler:A bunch of them, actually. Yukari's last act before her execution is to make several confessions. One, a man named Xiwei Yosheda might be important. Two, the reason engineering is the only thing her brother didn't upstage her in was because when her brother tried engineering, ''Yukari sabotaged him!'' And three, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking her glasses have always been fake]].]]
* WrenchWench: Although surprisingly, her profile picture doesn't ''look'' like this, so looks can be deceiving.

!!Reika Ichikawa
!!!Super High-School Level Private Tutor
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/reika_sprite_8908.png]]
She's been an academic prodigy ever since she was young, and can learn from textbooks quickly and teach everything in them in a form easy for others to understand. Before tutoring, she used to study for extremely long hours, and now that she's tutoring, she has insane working hours with up to 20 tutoring sessions a day ''including midnight!'' However, since she makes ''absurd'' amounts of money thanks to a combination of having lots of sessions and private tutoring being her SHSL talent, others sometimes wonder if her motives are pure. [[spoiler:The ninth victim of Doubt Academy Black, killed by blood loss from a head wound.]]

* ChildProdigy: Used to be one. Now she's a grown prodigy.
* HatesEveryoneEqually
* {{Jerkass}}
* {{Meganekko}}
* MoneyDearBoy: She's been accused of tutoring because of this, instead of just wanting to help people. It remains to be seen if this is true.
* MustHaveCaffeine: It's said that she always has a couple of flasks of coffee on hand, and often goes into dazed trances if she doesn't have enough caffeine in her.
* [[spoiler:NoSympathy: No sympathy to Iko after someone murders Iko in chapter 3, that is. Iko was so naive, what else did she and the rest of her classmates expect? That anyone would actually want to ''stay'' in this hellhole?]]
** [[spoiler:And she does this again in trial 3, when Takara tries to apologize to Takeo for Reisuke being executed back in trial 1. Reika shows no sympathy to Takara, because to Reika even Takara's apology is high and mighty - she gets the impression that he's taking all the credit for solving the first case, when the rest of the class actually contributed too. She also shows no sympathy to Takeo, since in Reika's opinion why is Takara bothering to apologize to someone like Takeo, who's crying over a boy named Reisuke that ''he hardly knew''?]]
** [[spoiler:And finally in the afterlife, she shows no sympathy to Aoi, who is apologizing profusely for being indirectly responsible for Reika's death. Keep in mind that Aoi didn't actually kill Reika; Aoi merely gave Reika a head wound that opened up and bled out at the worst possible time when ''someone else'' killed Reika. But Reika feels this is sufficient not to forgive Aoi, to smack him around some, and yell at him that it's all his fault.]]
* PhotographicMemory: Sort of, since she's actually just book smart.
* RapidFireTyping: Subverted, she doesn't actually like to type, but she's developed the skill of rapid-fire ''writing''.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses

!!Rei Mikami
!!!Super High-School Level Prosthetic Makeup Artist
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rei_sprite_3018.png]]
As the child of two old movie buffs, Rei is more interested in old movies than modern, and they especially prefer horror. They discovered their SHSL talent as Prosthetic Makeup Artist because they kept trying to recreate scenes from those old horror movies, and then upgraded to using real references. Now their work appears in several movies and even a TV series, and Rei even has a fanbase. [[spoiler: Survives to endgame.]]

* [[spoiler:AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: Rei's reaction to Gwendolyn being blown up is to try to convince everyone, including themself, that it's an elaborate joke.]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Fittingly enough.
* [[spoiler:{{FanDisservice}}]]: [[spoiler:Rei has to strip in chapter 9's trial to prove Rei isn't the culprit. It's fan disservice, despite the lack of an actual sprite for this, because there are multiple thin scars on Rei's ribcage, and since the post is labeled with an "implications of self harm" warning it's strongly implied that Rei inflicted those scars on Rei's own body for reasons that aren't stated.]]
* MustHaveCaffeine: Stated and shown to have a preference for energy drinks to the point the empty cans often pile up in their room and often are used to help stay up and work.
* [[spoiler:NowOrNeverKiss]]: [[spoiler:During the endgame, everyone has to quickly escape from the park before Monobear blows it up. Rei realizes they left something important behind in their room and resolves to go back and get it. But Rei knows this will put Rei in danger of being blown up with the park, so in a now or never moment, Rei pulls Hitoshi to them and kisses Hitoshi, hoping that Rei will see Hitoshi again at the station.]]
** [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Then Hitoshi reciprocates Rei's feelings, so they become this.]]
* PerkyGoth: They're an old horror movie buff and they ''dress'' like a goth, but they're actually very friendly, almost to the point of being clingy.
* TechnicolorEyes: They're pink.
* YouthfulFreckles

!!Yukie Seki
!!!Super High-School Level Tea Ceremony Host
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yukie_sprite_4664.png]]
Yukie grew up in a family that was ''obsessed'' with Japanese traditions, and Yukie got into her talent as SHSL Tea Ceremony Host because she accompanied her father on frequent "cultural trips", and she enjoyed participating in the "tea ceremony" trip so much that she requested extra lessons on it. She's now become a symbol of calmness nation-wide because of her talent at tea ceremonies, but she's actually skittish, especially around men.[[spoiler:After Kyou's death is incorrectly voted as a suicide, a student is chosen at random to be executed. Sadly, despite her innocence, Yukie is the one chosen...but Setsuko sacrifices herself in Yukie's place, so Yukie survives to endgame.]]

* [[spoiler:BaitAndSwitch]]: [[spoiler:Yukie was set to be executed in chapter 9...but doesn't die, as Setsuko sacrifices herself in Yukie's place.]]
* CuteClumsyGirl
* DoesNotLikeMen: Was this at first, but seems to have grown out of it.
* {{Fanservice}}: In [[spoiler:chapter 9]]'s trial, people have to strip to prove they didn't get injured. Yukie takes off her clothes, and reveals that she is wearing a green-and-white-patterned bra and panties decorated with red ribbons.
* HairDecorations
* HatesBeingTouched
* InsistentTerminology: Does not like being called by her first name, and corrects anyone who does. Her knee-jerk reaction is usually PlayedForLaughs.
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]: She feels it's her fault that [[spoiler:Usami]] was punished in chapter 4; if Yukie hadn't [[spoiler:brought Usami's mistake to Monobear's attention, maybe Monobear would've gotten mad.]] The narration points out the irrationality of her thoughts, but Yukie feels that things being her fault is "how it always was".
* PetTheDog: After the fourth trial, Yukie's the first student to ask if Usami is okay.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Seemingly averted, but keeping [[BewaretheNiceOnes other]] [[BreakTheCutie red-eyed]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath characters]] in mind...
** [[spoiler:Finally averted for good in chapter 9's trial. She's picked to be executed, but she was completely innocent; Monobear just picked her ''randomly'' to execute because Monobear was pissed off that the students voted for an incorrect suicide. The red eyes never come into play because Yukie never gets the chance to kill anyone.]]
*** [[spoiler:While Setsuko sacrifices herself to save Yukie, giving this trope the chance to be played straight, it's still ultimately averted, as Yukie lives to endgame without killing anyone.]]
* ShoutOut: During chapter 4's trial, she at one point shouts "That's not true!" complete with an accompanying "interruption picture", in a manner similar to Super Dangan Ronpa 2's "interruption" segments that led to Cross Sword mini-games.
* ShrinkingViolet
* SickEpisode: Catches an unspecified illness during the third investigation to justify the player's absence during the trial.
* TenderTears: Usually when ever she thinks she might be in danger of voting for the wrong person as the culprit, or whenever she wants to apologize for getting it right and possibly sending someone to their death.
* WaterWorks: When [[spoiler:Takeo]] is murdered in chapter 5, Yukie starts with Tender Tears as usual, but when the full reality of the death sinks in, she upgrades to full-blown Water Works.
** Yukie also starts crying when [[spoiler:Monobear ''picks her at random'' to execute after chapter 9's trial ends in an incorrect suicide verdict.]]
* WorkingThroughTheCold: Tries to do this during the third investigation period. She quickly becomes confused after [[spoiler:thinking that Iko was buried in a hole instead of in the pool]] and gets lost trying to find the only exit in the room.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Has a reputation as one in the public eye.
* ZettaiRyouiki
coffee.



* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Ojimura family.
* BlindWithoutEm: Takara admits to having 20/120 vision and not being able to see four feet in front of him with his glasses ''on''.

to:

* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Ojimura family.
family.
* BlindWithoutEm: Takara admits to having 20/120 vision and not being able to see four feet in front of him with his glasses ''on''.



* {{Omniglot}}: Claims to know (Note: Butcher) Mandarin Chinese, Korean, German, Spanish, French and English in addition to his native Japanese. He states he learned these languages for chess reasons.

to:

* {{Omniglot}}: Claims to know (Note: Butcher) Mandarin Chinese, Korean, German, Spanish, French and English in addition to his native Japanese. He states he learned these languages for chess reasons.



* SharedFamilyQuirks: It's apparently Ojimura Family tradition to take a Historic and Cultural Profession- Aside from Takara's chess playing, his sister, Nanako, is a Flower Arranger, his father is a Fisherman, and his Grandfather was a Martial Arts Instructor.

to:

* SharedFamilyQuirks: It's apparently Ojimura Family tradition to take a Historic and Cultural Profession- Aside from Takara's chess playing, his sister, Nanako, is a Flower Arranger, his father is a Fisherman, and his Grandfather was a Martial Arts Instructor.



!!Gwendolyn Dominatus [[spoiler: Xiwei Yosheda]]
!!!Super High-School Level Dungeon Master
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gwen_sprite_490.png]]
She's both "the daughter of two authors", and "a really big fan of dungeons-and-dragons-style games". She combined both of those together to role-playing games and has even published several successful campaigns for Dungeons and Dragons. The adventures she writes are now ranked up among the most challenging in the industry. [[spoiler:Attacks Monobear after objecting to his hostile takeover of the park and is killed as a result.]]

* [[AscendedFanboy AscendedFangirl]]: She's a big fan of board games and adventure; thanks to her SHSL talent, she now publishes official campaigns for them.
* GameMaster: Her SHSL talent, although she restricts it to "Dungeon" games specifically.
* HairColorDissonance: Her hair color skirts the line between red and maroon.
* HereThereBeDragons: Despite the usual "primitive map" connotations of this trope, it's actually thematically appropriate, because Gwendolyn is a SHSL Dungeon Master, and one of her special skills (although it's not her SHSL talent) is Mapmaking.
* [[spoiler:NotEnoughToBury: As a result of the [[StuffBlowingUp nature]] of her death.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Not with one of the other students, but with a man named "Ralas".]]
* [[spoiler:PersonalEffectsReveal]]: [[spoiler:During the endgame, Hitoshi discovers an ''engagement ring'' on her finger, the only body part that survived the explosion, so Hitoshi realizes that someone out there deserves to know what happened to Gwendolyn. Also, according to the "dead students blog" that wasn't released to the public until Doubt Academy Black was over, the name of the person she is engaged to is "Ralas".]]
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Significant enough to be invited to Hope's Peak Academy, in fact.
* ShouldersOfDoom: Benign example. Befitting her "Dungeon Master" image, her profile picture has a jeweled shoulder guard like that you might see on an RPG general in an army.
* [[spoiler:StuffBlowingUp]]: [[spoiler:In this case, poor Gwen herself, who is tossed a dragon-shaped bomb and reduced to a smoking crater shortly afterward.]]

to:

!!Gwendolyn Dominatus [[spoiler: Xiwei Yosheda]]
!!Takeo Hironaka
!!!Super High-School Level Dungeon Master
Stuntman
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gwen_sprite_490.org/pmwiki/pub/images/takeo_sprite_3742.png]]
She's both "the daughter of two authors", and "a really big fan of dungeons-and-dragons-style games". She combined both of those together After emulating stunts he had seen in action movies on the playground to role-playing games and impress girls as a child, Takeo discovered he had a natural talent. Since then he has even published several successful campaigns for Dungeons and Dragons. The adventures she writes are now ranked up among become one of the most challenging famous stuntmen in Japan, despite reports of a foul personality. [[spoiler:He was the victim in the industry. [[spoiler:Attacks Monobear fifth case, dying of blood loss after objecting to having his hostile takeover of throat slit by Kei Katsuya.]]

* TheAlcoholic: Of
the park ten items he had in the Monomachine, ''three'' were bottles of alcohol.
* AnythingThatMoves
* AscendedFanboy: He used to watch action movies with his father. Then he started emulating the action stunts he saw on-screen,
and is killed as a result.]]

* [[AscendedFanboy AscendedFangirl]]: She's a big fan of board games
lo and adventure; thanks behold, that turned out to her be his SHSL talent, she now publishes official campaigns for them.
talent.
* GameMaster: Her SHSL talent, although she restricts it to "Dungeon" games specifically.
* HairColorDissonance: Her hair color skirts the line between red and maroon.
* HereThereBeDragons: Despite the usual "primitive map" connotations
[[spoiler:AssholeVictim]]: [[spoiler:Not him, actually, but he personally feels that ''Iko'' of this trope, it's actually thematically appropriate, all people was this, because Gwendolyn is a SHSL Dungeon Master, Iko had previously cheered Reisuke's death, and one of her special skills (although it's not her SHSL talent) is Mapmaking.
* [[spoiler:NotEnoughToBury: As
since Reisuke meant a result of the [[StuffBlowingUp nature]] of her death.lot to Takeo, Takeo feels nothing for Iko's death now. At least he promises to find Iko's killer, though.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple]]: [[spoiler:Not [[spoiler:BathroomStallGraffiti: Or, well, notebook graffiti, in this case. During an information gathering outing with one of Reisuke, Takeo stops by the other students, but with a man named "Ralas".information desk to read the notebook Hotaru has left for them to list their theories and facts...and promptly writes "TAKEO HIRONAKA HAS A BIG DICK" in the facts section.]]
* [[spoiler:PersonalEffectsReveal]]: [[spoiler:During BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Speaking ill of Reisuke. He invokes this during the endgame, Hitoshi discovers an ''engagement ring'' on her finger, the only body part that survived the explosion, so Hitoshi realizes that someone out there deserves first trial, where he stops grieving ''just'' long enough to know what happened to Gwendolyn. Also, according to the "dead students blog" that wasn't released to the public until Doubt Academy Black was over, the name of the person she is engaged to is "Ralas".snap at Angelo and Iko for their reactions.]]
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Significant enough
** [[spoiler: It happens again during the third trial, when Etsuko suggests they rule Iko's death a suicide since the murder was accidental. Takeo flips out when his classmates begin to be invited to Hope's Peak Academy, in fact.
* ShouldersOfDoom: Benign example. Befitting
follow her "Dungeon Master" image, her profile picture has a jeweled shoulder guard like lead, arguing that you might see on an RPG general in an army.
* [[spoiler:StuffBlowingUp]]: [[spoiler:In this case, poor Gwen herself, who is tossed a dragon-shaped bomb
since Reisuke had to die, so does Blazing Justice Phoenix. He ends his speech by calling them all horrible people and reduced to a smoking crater shortly afterward.pieces of shit.]]
* BookDumb
* [[spoiler:ChaoticStupid]]: In the first two trials, he attempts to [[spoiler:get himself executed even though this would allow a murderer to go free]], and in the first trial, he attempts to [[spoiler:take a chainsaw in the chest for Reisuke, even though there were lots of Monobears who would probably have just killed Reisuke even if Takeo's sacrifice had succeeded]]. Finally, in the third trial, he casts his vote on the grounds of "Fuck it" before the discussion even really gets underway, for [[spoiler:Blazing Justice Phoenix]].
** [[spoiler: He steps up his game during the fourth trial and hoards evidence he found during the investigation in the hopes that it'll make him look suspicious.]]
* CompetitionFreak
* CoolBike: Rides a black Kawasaki [=ZZR1200=] with burgundy trim.
* [[spoiler:TheCorruptible: The corruption in this case is, of course, the act of murder. Many of his classmates seem to be more wary of him than of others due to his volatile nature.]]
* [[spoiler: CradleOfLoneliness]]: [[spoiler:After acquiring Reisuke's room key, Takeo retrieves one of his lab coats and clings to it like a safety blanket.]]
* DeclarationOfProtection: To Reisuke. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he isn't able to fulfill this promise, and Reisuke gets voted as the culprit during the first trial.]]
* [[spoiler: DullEyesOfUnhappiness: While Takeo's eyes were previously described as vibrant and bright, the onset of chapter two sees a dramatic shift. Takeo begins to beg the others to kill him, and from that point on, his eyes are described as dull or dim.]]
* [[spoiler:ExtremeDoormat]]: [[spoiler:While the beginning of the game revealed him to be outgoing and assertive, by the beginning of chapter two, Takeo loses all desire to stand up for himself. He even apologizes when Angelo serves him some pretty harsh words.]]
* [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven: Despite Kei having murdered him, the first thing he does when the two reunite is to grip her shoulders, give her a reassuring smile, and let her know that he doesn't blame her at ''all''. The two actually become surprisingly close.]]
* [[spoiler:FalseConfession]]: [[spoiler:Up until the third trial, he does this continuously. King even confronts him before the second trial in order to beg him not to confess, because he ''knows'' it's coming. Unsurprisingly, Takeo does it anyway.]]
* [[spoiler:FateWorseThanDeath]]: [[spoiler:He's so troubled by Reisuke's execution that he begs the others to kill him. On multiple occasions.]]
** [[spoiler:He finally gets his wish in chapter 5; he's that chapter's murder victim.]]
* [[spoiler:FunctionalAddict: In chapter 1, during his confession, he states that he killed Mameko because, as an addict, he has a lot of gaps in his memory and he wanted to regain as much as he could. While much of that was a lie, he ''did'' have a drug addiction in the past and ''no one suspected''.]]
* GroinAttack: [[spoiler:From Etsuko.]]
* HairDecorations
* HandsomeLech
* HatesBeingAlone
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:Unable to stand by and watch Reisuke get executed, he interferes in an attempt to save him and earns a chainsaw to the chest.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: There are rumors that he has a foul personality, and he tends to step on people's toes inadvertently when he's not flirting with anything that moves, but those close to him say his heart's in the right place.
* KidAnova: In part, he emulated action stunts on the playground to impress girls.
* KindHeartedCatLover: He's not ''totally'' a jerk.
* [[spoiler:LastRequest: Kei reveals that before he died, Takeo made her promise to entrust his own room key to Khadija, and Reisuke's to Katsuo.]]
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Khadija.
* [[spoiler:LoveConfession]]: [[spoiler:To Reisuke. After Reisuke's death, Takeo develops a habit of talking to him daily. In one such instance, he lets it slip that his feelings, which have never been mistakable for platonic, are actually feelings of ''love''.]]
** [[spoiler:[[InLoveWithLove They're not.]]]]
* LoveHurts:[[spoiler: His feelings for Reisuke drive him to try and sacrifice himself in his place. When that fails, he rushes in during Reisuke's execution and gets critically injured trying to rescue him. From the moment he wakes up in the infirmary, he sets off on a quest to end his own life. Ultimately, love is his downfall.]]
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple: With Reisuke, predespair. On the dead blog, the two ended up sleeping in the same bed, hinting that they ''may'' have rekindled their relationship after losing their memories.]]
** [[spoiler: This means that the two were [[TogetherInDeath together in death.]]]]
* [[spoiler:ParentalAbandonment: His parents threw him out, for a multitude of reasons. He hasn't had any contact with them since.]]
* {{Polyamory}}: WordOfGod has stated that Takeo is, in fact, polyamorous. [[spoiler: Although he sure seems to only have eyes for Reisuke.]]
* [[spoiler:ThePromise]]: [[spoiler:The day before his tragic demise, he makes a promise to Tsutomu that the two of them will escape and watch horror movies together on the outside. That night, Takeo's corpse is found.]]
* [[spoiler:PullTheIV]]: [[spoiler:After waking up in the infirmary, Takeo's first course of action is to tear the IV from his arm.]]
* [[spoiler:RevengeMyopia]]: [[spoiler:He's expressed an interest in seeing some of the others suffer for condemning Reisuke to death, despite the fact that Reisuke was not innocent himself. Most of his hatred seems to be directed at Takara in particular.]]
* SelfProclaimedLoveInterest: When King questions the relationship between Takeo and Reisuke, Takeo replies that they aren't dating...yet. [[spoiler:These feelings are clearly one-sided, as Reisuke seems all-too-willing to let Takeo die in his place.]]
* StuntDouble
* [[spoiler:TakeMeInstead]]: [[spoiler:Takeo confesses to the first murder, despite not being a suspect until doing so. The others see through his gambit, though barely.]]
** [[spoiler:He tries to do this ''again'' during chapter 2's trial, voting for himself before everyone even starts discussing their alibis.]]
** [[spoiler:It happens ''again'' in the third trial, where he asks his classmates to execute him instead of someone who may have committed the murder on accident.]]
** [[spoiler:In the fourth trial, he tries to shoulder the blame by concealing evidence and keeping quiet when his name comes up as a possible suspect, and at one point, he even votes for himself. Unlike the first three times, he doesn't try to convince everyone else to vote him once his vote is cast, however.]]
* [[spoiler:TalkingToTheDead]]: [[spoiler:He makes it a daily habit to speak to Reisuke from outside his dormitory, and after obtaining his key card, from inside the room itself.]]
* [[spoiler:TantrumThrowing]]: [[spoiler:During the fourth trial, Takeo remains quiet in the hopes that the students will recognize that some of the evidence points to him and execute him. When Hiroshi confesses to having framed Takeo, the latter gets angry enough to fling Yamato's shoe at Hiroshi. He later blows up at Takara and throws another piece of hoarded evidence - the other half of the rope - at him.]]
* [[spoiler:ThisIsUnforgivable]]: [[spoiler:Invoked during Takara's heartfelt apology to Takeo, to which the latter replies that he'll ''never'' forgive Takara for the role he played in Reisuke's execution. Takeo's words even come complete with a [[DeathGlare death glare]].]]
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:Received Reisuke's gloves from the Mono Machine.]]
** [[spoiler:Additionally, Hitoshi gives him a copy of Alfred Hitchcock's ''Psycho'' that was meant for Reisuke.]]
* [[spoiler:UndyingLoyalty]]: [[spoiler:So much so, in fact, that he's willing to sacrifice his own life to divert attention away from the true culprit.]]
* UnmanlySecret: He ''really'' likes cats...but this doesn't fit in with his "cool guy" persona, so it's one of his more well-guarded secrets.
** [[spoiler:WordOfGod has also confirmed that his top gift was the Tamagotchi given to Iko in chapter 2.]]
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: After correctly voting for [[spoiler:Yamato Hasegawa]] in [[spoiler:chapter 4]], Takeo's immediate reaction is to flip off [[spoiler:Takara]], who was pushing for a different outcome.
* [[spoiler:WallSlump]]: [[spoiler:His corpse is found slumped against a desk in the genetic engineering lab.]]
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Explosions?]]: His reaction to the manner in which [[spoiler: Gwen dies]] triggers a more extreme reaction than you'd expect for a stuntman.

!!Tsutomu Joukawa
!!!Super High-School Level Janitor
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tsutomu_sprite_3001.png]]
A young man with a passion and talent for cleaning. He took a variety of janitorial night jobs to support his working-class family until his age was outed by a high profile newspaper, causing a child labor scandal. [[spoiler:He survives the final trial and escapes from Magical Miracleworld with the other survivors.]]

* AlmightyJanitor: Tsutomu pulls a lot of weight in the behind-the-scenes investigating, but he maintains a relatively low profile. Bonus points for actually being a janitor.
* [[spoiler:IDidWhatIHadToDo]]: [[spoiler:In the endgame, instead of reviving the Mastermind's body, Tsutomu sabotages the machine so the body dies, since he feels that the Mastermind has "dues to pay" like everyone else, so she can live as an IP like all the other dead people. He feels he did what he had to do, although he does lie so Katsuo, who was nearby at the time, won't find out, and later he reflects that someday he'll have to pay his dues, too.]]
* [[spoiler:LoveIsAWeakness]]: [[spoiler:Or rather, in Tsutomu's opinion, ''having sex'' is a weakness, since as he muses in chapter 3's trial after BJP and Angelo confess to having been intimate, if you're in a mutual killing game, why would you put yourself in a vulnerable position that easily lets someone stab you in the back?]]
* MarriedToTheJob
* MulticoloredHair: His bangs are blonde with his brown roots long since grown out, resembling a custard pudding.
* NeatFreak
* PeekABangs
* SpringCleaningFever
* [[spoiler:TragicKeepsake]]: [[spoiler:Just before his death in chapter 5, Takeo tells Tsutomu that he wants him to have his pendant should anything happen to him. Tsutomu recalls these words, and pockets his necklace shortly after finding his corpse.]]
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: This almost caused trouble in the past; he ran afoul of child labor laws by doing professional adult janitor jobs, but this trouble was reduced when he accepted the invitation of a certain academy.

!!Wataru Mishina
!!!Super High-School Level Ballerino/Danseur
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wataru_6332.png]]
A brash young man whose successes as a ballet dancer have helped it become more accessible for other boys. Has starred in various lead roles throughout Asia, and become the only male Japanese ballerino to land a named role in a production by the Paris Opera ballet. [[spoiler:He survives the final trial and escapes from Magical Miracleworld with the other survivors.]]

* {{Adorkable}}: Goes off on weird ramblings when talking to other people, gets easily flustered with around women, is a fan of sentai, mecha and shoujo manga and defends the color pink at all times.
* Ballet: His SHSL Talent.
* BlitheSpirit: Or at least a "free spirit".
* BookDumb
* BrutalHonesty: His general approach when dealing with people.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He does whatever he wants, which can make him isolated, but he morphs into a serious and entirely different person when dancing.
* CannotTalkToWomen
* EagleEyeDetection: He developed the ability to do this by noticing his partners' movements.
* [[spoiler:{{Fanservice}}]]: [[spoiler:We don't get to see a sprite for this, but in chapter 9's trial, Wataru takes off his shirt and his pants, revealing himself to be wearing bright pink briefs.]]
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Not obvious due to the game being in English but since he's from Osaka, this trope applies.
* NiceHat: A bright neon pink beanie.
* OutOfFocus: Missing in action for a large portion of the game.
** Justified - His player had to temporarily leave because of a calamity that was ravaging his country.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: He's described as having a "small and lithe frame", but his muscles are tremendously strong so he can lift female partners without messing up the ballet routine.
* RealMenWearPink: His pink beanie is right in his profile picture.
* ShipTease: A slight case with Yukari.
* StressVomit: Even though there were no gory remains when [[spoiler:Gwendolyn]] was blown to bits, the sudden realization that the bear wasn't kidding about his threat and witnessing death for the first time caused him to throw up.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Not the sharpest tool in the shed and has the tendency to be needlessly... bizarre.
* [[spoiler:TheStoic: Wataru ''almost'' considers becoming this, since the whole process is starting to resemble some kind of sick protocol, and he ''almost'' considers treating the whole thing as a macabre dance production, but he pulls himself together upon realizing that if he does that he might end up voting for innocent people.]]

!!Yamato Hasegawa
!!!Super High-School Level Voice Actor
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yamato_sprite_567.png]]
Started voice acting at fourteen, and his soaring popularity landed him roles in popular series by the time he was sixteen. His incredible popularity can make him seem egotistical, but he's actually very laid back. [[spoiler:He was the victim in the fourth case, killed by a head injury from a fall. The aftermath of the third trial drove Yamato to commit suicide, but his attempt was interrupted by Hiroshi Kagami. However, their combined weight broke the scaffolding under them, causing Yamato to fall to his death.]]

* AscendedFanboy: He started voice acting as a ''hobby'', but quickly became good at it.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice: An in-universe example. From the look of things, many characters primarily remember Yamato for his decision to strip all his clothes off during the second trial.
* BigBeautifulMan: He weighs 105 kilograms, or 232 pounds, yet despite his profile picture reflecting this by displaying him as rather large, he is also drawn rather cute.
* CrossdressingVoices: He has such a wide range of possible tones that he can do this.
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]: [[spoiler:Revealed to have been intending to commit suicide by hanging himself from the scaffolding of the park amphitheater. The death of two of his friends - and the fact that Monobear was using the life of another friend as a ''motive'' apparently played a large part in his decision.]]
** [[spoiler:InterruptedSuicide]]: [[spoiler:Sadly subverted. Hiroshi interrupted Yamato's suicide attempt, succeeded in talking him down... and had to watch as the scaffolding gave out under Yamato's weight and the voice actor ended up plunging to his death moments after they'd agreed to leave the amphitheater together.]]
* [[spoiler:DyingClue]]: [[spoiler:Appears to have been trying to write one before he died. However, given the fact that the head trauma he suffered from falling killed him instantly, ''and'' the wrist of the hand he seemingly wrote with was too badly broken to move as it was, it's clear that Yamato wasn't the one who wrote that message.]]
** [[spoiler:CouldntFindAPen]]: [[spoiler:Hiroshi did this for Yamato, writing the voice actor's "dying message" in stage blood to implicate Takeo.]]
* EatTheEvidence: Not intentionally, but he comes very close to eating the fudge connected with chapter 2's case before Blazing Justice Phoenix intercepts him.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: His vocal range is vast enough that he can play anything from demonic to soft and sweet. He's also taken [[CrossDressingVoices some female roles]].
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: In chapter 2's trial, when everyone has to strip to prove an alibi, most people just decide to strip down to their underwear. Yamato, however, is not ashamed of his body and strips off ''all'' his clothing, displaying everything proudly for all to see.
* NiceGuy: A notable example, because as his profile explains, he is in a popular enough position that it could make him egotistical; instead, he's laid-back and comedic.
* PhotographicMemory: Downplayed version, not exactly photographic but ''close''; he has a great "verbal memory".
* [[spoiler:PrecisionFStrike]]: [[spoiler:Iko was a very dear friend to him, so when Yamato learns that Iko has been murdered in chapter 3, his reaction is to scream at his classmates, "WHICH ONE OF YOU FUCKERS DID THIS TO IKO?! SHE DID NOTHING TO YOU!! I-I SWEAR WHEN I FIND OUT WHO DID THIS I-I WILL-" and then cover his face to cry.]]
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:Hitoshi gives him Iko's hat after she is killed.]]

!!Yukari Maruyama
!!!Super High-School Level Engineer
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yukari_sprite_7231.png]]
Yukari's younger brother constantly upstages her in everything ''except engineering'', which is why she has dedicated her life to engineering and mechanics. [[spoiler:She murders Etsuko in chapter 7, but since Hiroshi received more votes than her and Hiroshi was pinned as the "culprit" of King's murder, Yukari is still granted "immunity". However, she is later - incorrectly - voted as the culprit during the eighth trial, and said immunity does not cover executions.]]

* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath]]: [[spoiler:For Yukari's execution, a chain grabs Yukari around her throat and drags her to a conveyor belt covered with tar, then lets her go once her feet are stuck to the tar. The conveyor belt is dragging her to a giant Monobear-shaped furnace. Yukari manages to wait until the furnace burns away the tar stuck to her feet, and then tries to take off running. But Monobear hits an emergency stop button, causing Yukari to lose her balance and fall on her back on the tar, so now there's no way for Yukari to escape, and the conveyor belt finally dumps her inside the furnace, burning her to death.]]
* [[spoiler:DirtyCoward]]: [[spoiler:When she runs out of excuses and decisive evidence piles against her in the seventh trial, she admits to killing Etsuko. But after saying she just tried to choke Etsuko (not expecting her to fight back with sewing shears) and didn't ''mean'' to stab her repeatedly to death with the shears, she utterly begs for mercy. She's so afraid of dying that she begs the classmates for her life; to spare her from execution. This actually pays off and she leaves the trial with immunity.]]
** [[spoiler:{{Irony}}]]: [[spoiler:But when she tries the same thing in chapter 8's trial, this time it doesn't work, and the students vote for her as the culprit...only the time cowardice ''didn't'' work was the time when she was ironically ''innocent'' of the murder!]]
* TheEngineer: It's her SHSL talent, so this is a [[CaptainObvious captain obvious]] trope.
* GadgeteerGenius
* [[spoiler:GoofyPrintUnderwear]]: [[spoiler:When everyone has to strip during chapter 2's trial to prove an alibi, Yukari asks everyone else not to laugh...because she's wearing light blue underwear with cartoonish pictures of robots and gears on it.]]
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: Hiroshi received more total votes than her in chapter 7, so while Hiroshi is executed for King's murder, Yukari is not executed for Etsuko's murder and is granted Monobear's "immunity" motive.]]
** [[spoiler:However, karma catches up with her when she is voted as the culprit during chapter 8. As Monobear reveals immediately afterward, immunity only protects you from being killed. It doesn't keep you from being executed.]]
* {{Meganekko}}
* ShipTease: Slight one with Wataru.
* [[spoiler:TheScapegoat]]: [[spoiler:Is voted as the culprit for a crime she didn't commit during the eighth trial because the students aren't certain of the real culprit's identity and would rather execute a confirmed murderer than risk voting for an innocent.]]
* [[spoiler:WhamLine]]: [[spoiler:A bunch of them, actually. Yukari's last act before her execution is to make several confessions. One, a man named Xiwei Yosheda might be important. Two, the reason engineering is the only thing her brother didn't upstage her in was because when her brother tried engineering, ''Yukari sabotaged him!'' And three, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking her glasses have always been fake]].]]
* WrenchWench: Although surprisingly, her profile picture doesn't ''look'' like this, so looks can be deceiving.

!!Yukie Seki
!!!Super High-School Level Tea Ceremony Host
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Yukie grew up in a family that was ''obsessed'' with Japanese traditions, and Yukie got into her talent as SHSL Tea Ceremony Host because she accompanied her father on frequent "cultural trips", and she enjoyed participating in the "tea ceremony" trip so much that she requested extra lessons on it. She's now become a symbol of calmness nation-wide because of her talent at tea ceremonies, but she's actually skittish, especially around men.[[spoiler:After Kyou's death is incorrectly voted as a suicide, a student is chosen at random to be executed. Sadly, despite her innocence, Yukie is the one chosen...but Setsuko sacrifices herself in Yukie's place, so Yukie survives to endgame.]]

* [[spoiler:BaitAndSwitch]]: [[spoiler:Yukie was set to be executed in chapter 9...but doesn't die, as Setsuko sacrifices herself in Yukie's place.]]
* CuteClumsyGirl
* DoesNotLikeMen: Was this at first, but seems to have grown out of it.
* {{Fanservice}}: In [[spoiler:chapter 9]]'s trial, people have to strip to prove they didn't get injured. Yukie takes off her clothes, and reveals that she is wearing a green-and-white-patterned bra and panties decorated with red ribbons.
* HairDecorations
* HatesBeingTouched
* InsistentTerminology: Does not like being called by her first name, and corrects anyone who does. Her knee-jerk reaction is usually PlayedForLaughs.
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]: She feels it's her fault that [[spoiler:Usami]] was punished in chapter 4; if Yukie hadn't [[spoiler:brought Usami's mistake to Monobear's attention, maybe Monobear would've gotten mad.]] The narration points out the irrationality of her thoughts, but Yukie feels that things being her fault is "how it always was".
* PetTheDog: After the fourth trial, Yukie's the first student to ask if Usami is okay.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Seemingly averted, but keeping [[BewaretheNiceOnes other]] [[BreakTheCutie red-eyed]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath characters]] in mind...
** [[spoiler:Finally averted for good in chapter 9's trial. She's picked to be executed, but she was completely innocent; Monobear just picked her ''randomly'' to execute because Monobear was pissed off that the students voted for an incorrect suicide. The red eyes never come into play because Yukie never gets the chance to kill anyone.]]
*** [[spoiler:While Setsuko sacrifices herself to save Yukie, giving this trope the chance to be played straight, it's still ultimately averted, as Yukie lives to endgame without killing anyone.]]
* ShoutOut: During chapter 4's trial, she at one point shouts "That's not true!" complete with an accompanying "interruption picture", in a manner similar to Super Dangan Ronpa 2's "interruption" segments that led to Cross Sword mini-games.
* ShrinkingViolet
* SickEpisode: Catches an unspecified illness during the third investigation to justify the player's absence during the trial.
* TenderTears: Usually when ever she thinks she might be in danger of voting for the wrong person as the culprit, or whenever she wants to apologize for getting it right and possibly sending someone to their death.
* WaterWorks: When [[spoiler:Takeo]] is murdered in chapter 5, Yukie starts with Tender Tears as usual, but when the full reality of the death sinks in, she upgrades to full-blown Water Works.
** Yukie also starts crying when [[spoiler:Monobear ''picks her at random'' to execute after chapter 9's trial ends in an incorrect suicide verdict.]]
* WorkingThroughTheCold: Tries to do this during the third investigation period. She quickly becomes confused after [[spoiler:thinking that Iko was buried in a hole instead of in the pool]] and gets lost trying to find the only exit in the room.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Has a reputation as one in the public eye.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Yumiko Hasegawa
!!!Super High-School Level Journalist
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A highly driven young woman. In her first two years of high school alone, she penned numerous exposes for both local and national newspapers, breaking news on various scandals. Though very intelligent and curious, she's also stubborn and arrogant, believing that she's always right. [[spoiler:She is falsely accused of being the Mastermind in their first attempt. Afterwards, she survives the final trial and escapes from Magical Miracleworld with the other survivors.]]

* {{Determinator}}
* DoesNotLikeMen
* {{Foil}}: To Takara in the first trial. Despite their similar personalities, she takes a more reasonable and personable approach to trying to determine the killer, listening to others whereas the Chess Player lashes out at them for not following his lead. When the trial concludes, she calmly thanks others, including Takara, as opposed to his gloating.
* IntrepidReporter
* {{Jerkass}}: When arguing against attempting a Mastermind vote.
** JerkassHasAPoint: Her primary argument, that they don't have enough evidence to really narrow down the suspect list, is sound enough. Too bad she presents it in such an insulting, 'You people are all dumbasses' sort of way.
* NotHelpingYourCase: Like Takara before her, she runs into this when arguing against using their first Mastermind vote. Repeatedly insulting everyone's intelligence, shouting and being obstructive only leads to them [[spoiler:mistakenly accusing her]].
* [[spoiler:NotSoStoic]]: Yumiko reacts to the cruelty of the second culprit's execution by calming leaving to return to her room...only to collapse on the bed, sweating and crying, once she's alone. [[spoiler:She also begins crying during the fifth trial, after it becomes clear that Kei is the culprit.]]
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:With Kei. Unfortunately, the latter is outed as a murderer and executed before it can get too far along.]]
** [[spoiler:Becomes this with Kei ''officially'' in the afterlife, although this wasn't revealed until Doubt Academy Black was over and the "dead students blog" was opened to the public.]]
* PhotographicMemory: Can absorb information she's only heard once and retain that knowledge for months on end.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Her predictions about [[spoiler:their first Mastermind Vote being wasted]] come true... perhaps partly due to her own obstructive and obstinate actions.

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[[folder:The Mastermind]]



* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]]: [[spoiler:In Chapter 8, their mysterious backers cut all ties, and their final words through Monobear imply they expect the Mastermind won't be making it out of Magical Miracleworld alive.]]

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* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]]: [[spoiler:In Chapter 8, their mysterious backers cut all ties, and their final words through Monobear imply they expect the Mastermind won't be making it out of Magical Miracleworld alive.]]]]
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* BlueWithShock: After chapter 2's culprit is revealed, and it turns out Yumiko got it wrong.



* [[spoiler:BlueWithShock]]: [[spoiler:His reaction to Takeo's death.]]



* [[spoiler:BlueWithShock: Her reaction to Hotaru's death, since other than Etsuko, Hotaru was one of Setsuko's only friends.]]



* BlueWithShock: Yukie's reaction when Gwendolyn is blown up.
** She does this with increasing frequency as the game goes on, at everything from [[spoiler:server information being discussed openly]] to [[spoiler:the reveal of Chapter 7's second culprit.]] Another notable example of it happens when [[spoiler:Takara]]'s body is revealed, and she recognizes the way he died as being [[spoiler:caused by something ''exploding from inside his spine''.]]


* RoseHairedGirl


* Adorkable: Goes off on weird ramblings when talking to other people, gets easily flustered with around women, is a fan of sentai, mecha and shoujo manga and defends the color pink at all times.
* {{Ballet}}

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* Adorkable: {{Adorkable}}: Goes off on weird ramblings when talking to other people, gets easily flustered with around women, is a fan of sentai, mecha and shoujo manga and defends the color pink at all times.
* {{Ballet}}Ballet: His SHSL Talent.



* ShipTease: A slight case with Yukari.



* ThatIdiotFromOsaka: Not the sharpest tool in the shed and has the tendency to be needlessly... bizarre.

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* ThatIdiotFromOsaka: TheIdiotFromOsaka: Not the sharpest tool in the shed and has the tendency to be needlessly... bizarre.


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* ShipTease: Slight one with Wataru.

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