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*SourOutsideSadInside: As bitter and aloof as she can be towards her classmates, deep down she is just a girl under a lot of stress who just wants her parents to love her (see [[WellDoneSonGuy "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl]] below).
*StepfordSnarker: Implied to be the case in Chapter 4. She has a [[NoSocialSkills difficult]] time interacting with others, most likely due to her upbringing, and as a result she often ends up lashing out verbally at her classmates- even worse if she's stressed, in which case she'll snark anyone regardless of if they "deserve" it or not.


* FragileFlower: She is extremely sensitive, easily prone to fear and panic.


* DyingClue: Before she is killed, Kaneki fights back against her killer with her whip. This resulted in the killer not only having a wound from the attack, but the killer's blood would also be left on the whip. Despite the killer's attempts at destroying the evidence, the whip remained intact, allowing Hana to use it to definitively connect the killer to the murder.

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* DyingClue: Before she is killed, Kaneki fights back against her killer with her whip. This resulted in the killer not only having a wound from the attack, but the killer's their blood would also be left on the whip. Despite the killer's culprit's attempts at destroying the evidence, the whip remained intact, allowing Hana to use it to definitively connect the killer them to the murder.



* FedoraOfAsskicking: Kaneki is rarely seen without her fedora- the only time it's seen not on her head is when she's found dead- to the point where it's even considered her [[IconicItem signature item.]]

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* FedoraOfAsskicking: Kaneki is rarely seen without her fedora- the only time it's seen not on her head is when she's found dead- fedora, to the point where it's even considered her [[IconicItem signature item.]]



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When Kaneki starts being quieter and more anxious the day before her murder, many of the other students immediately realize something must be wrong.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When Kaneki starts being quieter and more anxious the day before her murder, many of the other students immediately realize something must be wrong.

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*AllOfTheOtherReindeer: His Free Time Events imply he was ostracized by his peers due to him spending time around cadavers.


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*MellowFellow: When he's not being [[TheQuietOne quiet and observatory]] towards his peers, he's generally one of the calmest students in the cast no matter what Monokuma and the killing game throws at everyone.


*AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Several of her Free Time Events include her making mention of being bullied or marginalized by her peers due to her appearance, mannerisms, etc.



* NervousWreck: Her fearful and anxious mannerisms throughout the story make her come off as this.

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* NervousWreck: Her fearful and anxious mannerisms throughout the story make her come off as this. this, at least until some [[CharacterDevelopment Character Development]] kicks in.



* VerbalTic: She stutters quite often, likely due to nervousness.

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* VerbalTic: She stutters quite often, likely due to nervousness. As the story progresses, however, it shows up less and less.

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**Chapter 4 seems to [[JustifiedTrope justify]] this a little bit. She remarks in Part 5 how she usually reserves her sarcasm for those who "deserve it", but she also admits she tends to lash out at ''anyone'' if she's stressed, regardless if it was warranted or not.


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*FreakOut: She has a minor one towards Hana, Asuna, and Rumi towards the conclusion of the girls' second hangout in Chapter 4, although what triggered it remains unknown.


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*NoSocialSkills: Her bio implies she isn't in many social situations due to her work as a prodigy surgeon and her perfectionist tendencies when it comes to said job.


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*AgonyOfTheFeet: Is on the receiving end of this in Chapter 4 when Rumi, stuck in a not-so-mobile suit of armor, falls over and lands right on both of Asuna's feet.


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*HeroicBastard: When briefly speaking about her absent father again in her fourth Free Time Event, she mentions how even her mother doesn't know much about the man before explaining how the two of them "met each other by chance" and "one thing led to another". This, combined with Hana's apologetic reaction (which could be attributed to Japan's attitude towards illegitimate children), implies Asuna was born out of wedlock.


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*DeliberateInjuryGambit: In Chapter 4, he plans to throw himself off the second floor of the South Wing in the hopes of injuring himself, thereby needing Shiori to fix him up and thus boosting her confidence back up. Due to Akira's untimely appearance, [[AvertedTrope it doesn't quite work.]]


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*IHaveToGoIronMyDog: Makes this excuse before fleeing his conversation with Hana in Chapter 4:
->Ryoto: Uh, uh, uh- MY CAR'S ON FIRE!


* DarkAndTroubledPast: As a child, Itachi held his father, Hanzo Kunata, in high regards and loved everything about his family. Then, his father became involved in a massive arms smuggling ring, attempting to throw the blame onto his brother/Itachi's uncle, Syo Kunata, when he was found out. In the end, Hnazo was sent to jail for his crimes against the country, Syo was thrown into a depression, and everyone even remotely related to Hanzo was shamed and distrusted. Itachi worked his whole life to try and restore his family's name, believing that graduating Hope's Peak would be a massive step in doing so. Monokuma's motive, the confirmation that those who won the killing game and graduated would still find success in whatever they chose to do afterwards, renews this desire of his enough to drive him to murder.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: As a child, Itachi held his father, Hanzo Kunata, in high regards and loved everything about his family. Then, his father became involved in a massive arms smuggling ring, attempting to throw the blame onto his brother/Itachi's uncle, Syo Kunata, when he was found out. In the end, Hnazo Hanzo was sent to jail for his crimes against the country, Syo was thrown into a depression, and everyone even remotely related to Hanzo was shamed and distrusted. Itachi worked his whole life to try and restore his family's name, believing that graduating Hope's Peak would be a massive step in doing so. Monokuma's motive, the confirmation that those who won the killing game and graduated would still find success in whatever they chose to do afterwards, renews this desire of his enough to drive him to murder.



** Played more straight come Chapter 2- while not evil per se, he is the culprit of that chapter's murder, thus making him an antagonist.

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** Played more straight straighter come Chapter 2- while not evil per se, he is the culprit of that chapter's murder, thus making him an antagonist.



*TragicBromance: With Shiro.



* WouldHitAGirl: Played extremely straight; he is the one who murdered Kaneki, one of the female students. Not to mention his initial target was ''another'' female student, Asuna.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Played extremely straight; straight as he is the one who murdered Kaneki, one of the female students. Not to mention his initial target was ''another'' female student, Asuna.


* DeathEqualsRedemption: He accepts this belief to the point where he tells the other students to murder him, believing that giving his life for one of the others is the only way to atone for his role in Kaneki's murder.

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* DeathEqualsRedemption: He accepts this belief to the point where he tells the other students to murder him, believing that giving his life for one of the others is the only way to atone for his role in Kaneki's murder. murder (though it's implied he began to abandon that idea shortly before his death thanks to Saku's efforts).



* PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: He tells the students in Chapter 3 that he wants one of them to murder him so they can have to escape the castle, for he believes his life isn't worth much compared to the others.

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* PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: He tells the students in Chapter 3 that he wants one of them to murder him so they can have the chance to escape the castle, for he believes his life isn't is no longer worth as much compared to the others.

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*NoJustNoReaction: Hana mentally tells herself this at the beginning of Chapter 4 when she starts to wonder if Hiroshi has something to do with the mystery behind the killing game.


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*WeirdnessMagnet: Lampshaded in Chapter 4 when Monokuma furiously asks her "Why is it that every time something happens, it's always YOU!?"
->'''Hana:''' IF I KNEW, I'D STOP!

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**Later on, in Chapter 4, Shiori tells Hana she is much better at "speaking from the heart" than she at "speaking from the head".


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*WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She is afraid of sharks.


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*NoodleIncident: Her fear of pine trees.


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*HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight: Downplayed in that Shiori doesn't seem to enjoy being a surgeon at all- however, she went into the medical field and remains there because it would be a job her parents would approve of.
*HiddenDepths: Despite her immense skill at surgery, her Free Time Events reveal the only reason she became a surgeon was to please her parents, whom she constantly seeks the approval of. In her final Free Time Event, she reveals to Hana she would much rather be a simple candlemaker.


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*InadequateInheritor: As her influential parents' only child, both them and Shiori do whatever it takes to [[AvertedTrope avert]] this trope (though the former's methods are...[[AbusiveParents questionable]]).


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**Her final Free Time Event seems to deconstruct this when it implies Shiori's perfectionism stems from her constantly having to work hard to earn the approval of her parents, who do not take kindly to her making any sort of mistakes.


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*[[WellDoneSonGuy "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl:]] Her main motivation for most of her actions, from becoming a surgeon to planning to shift into neurosurgery, is for the purpose of earning the approval of her strict and high-class parents.


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*WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: He is afraid of mice.


In Chapter 3, she is attacked and nearly killed in the wine room by Tadao after nearly discovering a part of his murder set-up by mistake. As of Chapter 3, Hana is still alive.

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In Chapter 3, she is attacked and nearly killed by Tadao in the West Wing's wine room by Tadao after nearly discovering a part of his murder set-up by mistake. As of Chapter 3, Hana is still alive.


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*DisappointedByTheMotive: Hana was ''extremely'' dumbfounded when Tadao revealed his motive for committing double murder was, to put it simply, so he could escape and open a restaurant.

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*AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Hana appears to imply this during one of her Free Time Events with Shiori.


* AwesomeButImpractical: Being the Ultimate Surfer, it's clear she has talent, but it is completely useless in the context of a killing game inside a castle (something Akira points out to her in the second trial and that Hana herself acknowledges in the quote above).

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Being the Ultimate Surfer, it's clear she has talent, but it is completely useless in the context of a killing game inside a castle (something castle. Akira not only points this out to her in the second trial and that trial, but also during her first Free Time Event. Hana herself even acknowledges this in the quote above).above.



*[[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]]: Hana is ''not'' happy whenever someone (mostly Rumi) suggests that she and Hiroshi are more than just friends.



*SpiritedCompetitor: Played with; in Shiori's fourth Free Time Event, Hana mentions how there are times in a competition when she's concerned about losing (something that ''has'' happened before), but it's pretty clear that, at the end the day, she still loves the sport win or lose.



*ArrogantKungFuGuy: When given the opportunity (usually in regards to Hana), in-story and in Free Time Events, she won't hesitate to talk about how skilled and great she is at investigating and solving mysteries- most of the other students aren't amused.



*DontYouDarePityMe: After mistaking the weapon that was used to kill Shiro, playing right into the killer's hands, she refuses to accept when any of the other students try to make her feel better about her error.



*GuiltComplex: Downplayed in Chapter 4. After falsely believing the broken crate was the weapon used to murder Shiro in the chapter prior, Shiori becomes ''incredibly'' hard on herself- she considers herself to be incompetent, feels that the other students are just as angry at her for her mistake, and feels that her error would have contributed to [[DeceasedFallGuyGambit Tadao successfully framing Saku]] for the murders. Even when Hana tries to point out the flaws in her reasoning, Shiori refuses to believe it out of her own lost confidence.



**In her fourth Free Time Event, Shiori (falsely believing Hana's parents were the type who wouldn't be happy if she lost a surfing competition) gives Hana some advice on how to best avoid loss or mistakes during times of stress. Although she was mistaken in her impression of Hana's parents, it was clear she was being genuine when advising her classmate.



*MistakesAreNotTheEndOfTheWorld: Shiori does NOT believe in this trope at all, making it ''strongly'' averted in her case.



*ThePerfectionist: She is often descried as "striving for perfection" in everything she does, both during the plot and in her Free Time Events. Possibly due to this, she doesn't take failure to live up to this well (see [[GuiltComplex Guilt Complex]] above).



*BerserkButton: A very downplayed example, but she is shown to be subtly irritated when Ryoto says common idioms wrong towards the end of Part 2 of Chapter 4, correcting him every time he does.



* BrokenTears: She cries these when Hana helps her confront her real feeling regarding Kaneki's death.

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* BrokenTears: She cries these when Hana helps her confront her real feeling feelings regarding Kaneki's death.


* TookALevelInJerkass: In Chapter 3, she has a complete change in her usually shy but kind personality, now becoming much more hostile and standoffish towards her classmates (even the ones she considers her friends).
** JerkassFacade: Chapter 3 Part 4 reveals this is all an act, and that she is simply acting this way in a misguided attempt to follow Akira's advice.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: In Chapter 3, she has a complete change in her usually shy but kind personality, now becoming much more hostile and standoffish towards her classmates (even the ones she considers her friends). \n** JerkassFacade: Chapter 3 Part 4 reveals this is [[HiddenHeartOfGold all an act, act]], and that she is simply acting this way in a misguided attempt to follow Akira's advice.


*AccentuateTheNegative: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] and [[SubvertedTrope subverted.]] Hana doesn't actually start showing a true cynical side until partway through Chapter 3, and even then it only shows up on occasion. The subversion comes in when Hana herself doesn't understand why she's begun to feel such negativity, initially attributing it to the stress of the killing game and in Chapter 4 claiming the quiet of the watchtower is causing it.
**In addition, every time she slips into this more negative mindset, she immediately tries to [[DefiedTrope stop herself from thinking like that further,]] often reminding herself that she's not the cynical type.



*DidntThinkThisThrough: During the third trial, Hana attempts to explain when someone could have placed the Despair Drink in with the other drinks in the banquet room, citing when Rumi and Tadao saw Saku messing around with the beverages some time before the party. It isn't until Akira starts speaking about this that she realizes she's just implicated Saku as the killer.



*DudeWheresMyRespect: At the climax of the third trial, Tadao refuses to listen to Hana's arguments due to the fact that she has next to no real skill in investigation. Right after that, as Akira is about to agree with Hana, she does agree that Hana isn't a top detective and that her deductions were mostly based on instinct and luck instead of real skill. Hana, meanwhile, is wondering what it would take to "get some validation around here."



*BatmanGambit: During the third trial, she deliberately waited to bring up her murder-suicide theory to see if someone else would bring up evidence that she hadn't seen yet and that would support her theory. Hana, being her usual vocal self, brings up how Rumi and Tadao encountered Saku in the banquet room, with Saku messing around with the drinks at the time. However, in her haste, she [[Didn'tThinkThisThrough doesn't realize]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the evidence implicates ''Saku'' as both the one who planted the Despair Drink and the killer]]...but Akira, who was waiting for this exact opportunity, does.



**She does it again in Chapter 4 (though Hiroshi isn't around for this one), scolding Hana for not taking the opportunity to investigate the East Wing with Hiroshi, claiming the two will never get together if they keep missing such "bonding opportunities". Hana is not amused.



*TurnTheOtherCheek: In spite of everything Tadao did in Chapter 3, she nonetheless agrees to put his picture on the memorial of the dead students along with everyone else. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that she points out Tadao was still one of their classmates and that there ''was'' a time when he was on somewhat good terms with the class.



*PunishedForSympathy: Downplayed; he seems to have forgiven Tadao, at least to an extent, for the events of Chapter 3 and agrees with Rumi's decision to have Tadao's picture on the memorial with everyone else. This results in Shiori calling him out on his incredibly forgiving nature.
->'''Shiori:''' Well, you're as forgiving as they come- someone could hit you with a truck and you'd probably be cool with it.



**Or, severely downplayed at the most, considering what Rumi and Hiroshi had to say about him in Chapter 4 (see [[TragicDream Tragic Dream]] below).



*TragicDream: How Hiroshi describes his motive, anyways. He explains that Tadao's dream of opening a prominent restaurant was one that he just could not give up, and that combined with his growing cynicism about the killing game is what led to him committing murder.



*HiddenHeartOfGold: Despite his carefree and mischievous exterior, his agreement to help Rumi set up the memorial to their dead classmates at the beginning of Chapter 4 shows him to have this.



*LeParkour: He has incredible skill at parkour due to all the running around he's done as a master thief.



* YellowEyesOfSneakiness: They go well with his purple hair, as well as befitting his title as a thief.

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* YellowEyesOfSneakiness: They go well with his purple hair, as well as befitting his title as a thief. thief and his laidback, [[{{Troll}} jokester]] tendencies.



* LargeHam: When he's being a [[TheDitz ditz,]] he's acting as dramatic as an old comic hero, as described in his bio.

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*IgnoredEpiphany: His response to Hiroshi's explanation on Tadao's motive to kill is to immediately say he still hates what Tadao did.
* LargeHam: When he's not being a [[TheDitz ditz,]] he's acting as dramatic as an old comic hero, as described in his bio.

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