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* GreaterScopeVillain: She's thought to be behind the Talent High School killing game in some shape or form.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: She's thought to be behind the Talent High School killing game in some shape or form. It turns out she is via blackmailing Kagami into doing it in exchange for copying Hope's Peak's air purifier plans for Talent High School and appealing to his resentment over being forced into attending Talent High and then giving him the tools necessary to carry it out.


* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: Despite otherwise being relatively girly, Miura has a few interests that aren't traditionally feminine, such as wearing pants from time and wanting to work outside the home, much to her highly traditional grandmother's disappointment.

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* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: Despite otherwise being relatively girly, Miura has a few interests that aren't traditionally feminine, such as wearing pants from time (when asked to dress like a farmer, she wears overalls instead of a dress) and wanting to work outside the home, much to her highly traditional grandmother's disappointment.



* {{Housewife}}: She ultimately hopes to get married and have children.



* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: Unlike Enoshima, he is not part of Ultimate Despair, but is using it for his own twisted goals. Notably, unlike Enoshima, he's utterly terrified in his final moments, and executes himself to avoid justice for his crimes.



* FamousLastWords: "LET'S GIVE IT EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT! IT'S PUNISHMENT TIME!"

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* FamousLastWords: "LET'S GIVE IT EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT! "Let's give it everything we've got! IT'S PUNISHMENT TIME!"


* LoveConfession: She confesses to Edogawa just before the final class trial begins. Edogawa accepts.

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* LoveConfession: She confesses to Edogawa just before the final class trial begins.begins, as well as during Edogawa's School Mode ending. Edogawa accepts.



* GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies: In School Mode, she watches a horror movie with Miura, wondering which of them will end up jumping in the other's lap. Edogawa ends up doing it.



* BrokenPedestal: She becomes one to the entire class, especially Hoshino, when she's exposed as the second murderer. Even Hoshino wasn't fully expecting her to do what she did.

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* BrokenPedestal: BrokenPedestal:
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She becomes one to the entire class, especially Hoshino, Iwasawa, when she's exposed as the second murderer. Even Hoshino wasn't fully expecting her to do what she did.did.
** To a lesser extent, Iwasawa's faith in Mitamura is shaken when Mitamura confesses to cheating shortly before Iwasawa's School Mode ending. Iwasawa is still grateful to Mitamura, but admits that she can't think of her the same way again.


* WellDoneSonGuy: It's indicated that part of the reason she strives so hard is because she's desperate for her strict parents' approval. Hoshino mocks her for this in his TheReasonyouSuckSpeech.

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* WellDoneSonGuy: It's indicated that part of the reason she strives so hard is because she's desperate for her strict parents' approval. Hoshino mocks her for this in his TheReasonyouSuckSpeech.TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.



Miura ultimately survives and escapes from the school.




Edogawa ultimately survives and escapes from the school.




Tezuka ultimately survives and escapes from the school.




Inoue ultimately survives and escapes from the school.



* FirstNameBasis: He calls his old friend Marie "Marie-chan," and eventually starts referring to Sae by her first name in Chapter V.

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* FirstNameBasis: He calls his old friend Marie "Marie-chan," and eventually starts referring to Sae by her first name in Chapter V. At the very end, he also starts calling Tezuka by his first name.




Kagami is unmasked in Chapter VI, and defeated when the other classmates vote for hope. Unwilling to face justice for his crimes, he lets himself be executed.



* ArtificialIntelligence: Strongly implied to be this, since unlike in the first game, the mastermind is not controlling him.

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* ArtificialIntelligence: Strongly implied to be this, since unlike in the first game, the mastermind is not controlling him. In the end, it's suggested that he is controlled by Junko's AI.

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* GambitRoulette: Miura notices that killing game ended Kagami had planned- in other words, being drawn out as long as possible and both Miura and Kagami surviving to the end (with the former being instrumental in uncovering the murders)- is dependent on many factors that are beyond Kagami's control.


* DisappointedByTheMotive: While she believes that nothing can justify the killing game, she's especially appalled that the mastermind started the killing game because he was unhappy about getting an Ultimate Title that would (truthfully) label him as a plagiarist.



** When Kagami gloats about how he's practically accomplished his evil plan by now, Miura's angered to the point at which she wishes she'd "killed the [[PrecisionFStrike son of a bitch]] long ago."



* PrecisionFStrike: While Miura never swears, she calls Kagami a "son of a bitch" [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness in a moment of anger]] during her narration.



* TheBadGuyWins: Zig-zagged. Kagami is able to kill most of his classmates, but in the end, he gets exposed and executed.



* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: He lets himself be executed rather than face justice for his crimes.



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: He suffers an agonizing combination of all five executions, and unlike Enoshima, ''does not'' enjoy it.
* DirtyCoward: He decides to execute himself rather than be brought to trial for his crimes.
* DisproportionateRetribution: His descent into evil is motivated by a desire to get back at Talent High School for blackmailing him.
* EvilIsPetty: As mentioned under DisproportionateRetribution, there's no kinder way to describe his motives.



* FairPlayVillain: Averted. Miura notices that he did everything in his power to stack the deck in his favor. This is most evident in the final vote, in which he intends to vote for despair and condemn the other survivors to death.
* FamousLastWords: "LET'S GIVE IT EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT! IT'S PUNISHMENT TIME!"
* HateSink: He has no redeeming or entertaining qualities and gleefully displays his twisted nature after being exposed.
* HiddenVillain: He hides among the other students participating in the killing game, keeping his identity secret until Miura is able to deduce it.



* {{Narcissist}}: He has an inflated view of his own self-worth, and his grudge against the school is purely due to his belief that he was slighted and not given what he thought he deserved.



* NotSoDifferent: He tries to invoke this with Miura, saying that they were both used by Talent High School, but Miura is quick to shoot him down.



* TheStoic: He's perpetually calm and unflappable.

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* TheStoic: He's perpetually calm and unflappable.unflappable, or at least seems to be.
* ThisCannotBe: He's utterly bewildered when he realizes that hope has won over despair.
* VillainHasAPoint: Miura admits that Kagami actually has a point about Talent High School's shortcomings as an
* VillainousBreakdown: He becomes increasingly unhinged as Miura convinces the others to vote against him, and is reduced to screaming and swearing at the others.



* CruelMercy: While technically speaking, his hostages from the Katsura and Fukuda families [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness are no longer useful]] after the latter kills the former, he leaves them alive so they can suffer from the knowledge of what their children have done.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: It's implied that even he doesn't really care for the mastermind's reasons for setting up the killing game.

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* CruelMercy: CruelMercy:
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While technically speaking, his hostages from the Katsura and Fukuda families [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness are no longer useful]] after the latter kills the former, he leaves them alive so they can suffer from the knowledge of what their children have done.
** He also lets the survivors go, confident that they'll die soon enough in the post-Tragedy world, regretting their choice to leave.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: It's implied that even he doesn't really care for the mastermind's reasons for setting up the killing game.game, albeit because the mastermind doesn't subscribe to his ideology.


* UnwittingPawn: To Kagami in Chapter V. When he causes Edogawa to be suspected, she comes to Edogawa's defense and proves that Iwasawa allowed Sugiura to kill her, knowing that if they do not prove Sugiura is guilty, everyone will be executed. Because of that, Monokuma decides that Sugiura's murder of Edogawa didn't count as far as his motive went, and decides to restart the timer.



* SheepInSheepsClothing: Despite being a possible suspect for the mastermind, and being formally accused of it during the final trial, Edogawa is a kind person who cares for her classmates and falls in love with Miura.



!!!Ultimate ?????

The last student to be introduced, Kagami doesn't remember his own talent.

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!!!Ultimate ?????

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The last student to be introduced, Kagami supposedly doesn't remember his own talent.talent... only this turns out to be a lie. In actuality, he is the mastermind behind the killing game.



* AmnesiacHero: In addition to having his memories of his time at the school wiped, he also has forgotten his talent.

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* AmnesiacHero: In addition to having his memories of his time at the school wiped, he also has forgotten his talent. Subverted when he turns out to have lied about his amnesia.
* BatmanGambit: He deliberately argues that Sugiura needed an accomplice in the fifth trial and makes Edogawa the suspect in hopes of casting doubt on the conclusion that Sugiura is guilty. He does so knowing that Miura will act to defend Edogawa, and that the only way to prove that Sugiura is the culprit is to reveal that Iwasawa let Sugiura kill her, thereby rendering the murder invalid.
* BigBad: He's the mastermind.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: He pretends to be a relatively pleasant if distant individual,



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: By questioning whether Sugiura could have the physical strength to hold down Iwasawa, he ended up forcing Miura to reveal that Iwasawa had gone along with her murder, thereby causing Monokuma to declare that the murder didn't count as far as the motive went.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: By questioning whether Sugiura could have the physical strength to hold down Iwasawa, he ended up forcing Miura to reveal that Iwasawa had gone along with her murder, thereby causing Monokuma to declare that the murder didn't count as far as the motive went. Subverted when it turns out this was almost certainly intentional.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: His above moment also helps Miura realize that he is the mastermind.


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* SayingTooMuch: When Miura points out his interview with the headmistress was different than the others, he protests that the headmistress turned off the camera before they discussed a confidential matter. Miura is the only one who watched the DVD, so Kagami should not have been able to know what was on it unless he remembered the meeting.


* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: Downplayed. Miura is far from naïve, but while she understands that people commit murder for a variety of reasons, she can't wrap her head around the idea of killing for despair.



* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: At least according to Talent High School. The school saw her Beginner's Luck as a potential talent that could be passed off as the Ultimate Hope, which was why they were so desperate to bring her on board once they noticed it.



* LoveConfession: She confesses to Edogawa just before the final class trial begins. Edogawa accepts.



* LoveInterest: To Miura. Over the course of the fic, Miura comes to realize that she is in love with Edogawa, and Edogawa comes to return those feelings.



* SecretSecretKeeper: Edogawa was aware of Miura's feelings for her for some time, and reciprocated them, but chose not to say anything about it.



* {{Nepotism}}: She's a beneficiary of this, as she's implied to be the niece or granddaughter of Talent High School's chairman.



* AllForNothing:

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* AllForNothing: Her plan is to kill Iwasawa and be executed for the crime in order to satisfy Monokuma. However, thanks to Kagami forcing Miura to reveal that Iwasawa allowed herself to be killed, Monokuma declares this to be invalid, even if he has Sugiura executed anyway.


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* DespairEventHorizon: Zig-zagged It's implied that the destruction of her village sent her over it, since she's willing to accept death as part of her plan with Sugiura. That said, she's more motivated by a desire to save anyone rather than having given up on the will to live.
* DoomedHometown: Her village was destroyed during the Tragedy, resulting in the deaths of her family and everyone she knew.
* FamousLastWords: "Thank you very much, Miss Sugiura. I'm ready."


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* {{Nepotism}}: She has a distant relative on the board of directors, and he was the one responsible for finding and recruiting her.


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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: By questioning whether Sugiura could have the physical strength to hold down Iwasawa, he ended up forcing Miura to reveal that Iwasawa had gone along with her murder, thereby causing Monokuma to declare that the murder didn't count as far as the motive went.


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* DirtyCoward: Miura interprets her as this, pointing out that she did everything in her power to prevent herself from being discovered, put herself at an advantage in the final trial, and was willing to die rather than face punishment for her crimes.


* SecretKeeper: To Sugiura. Sugiura confesses to murderin Iwasawa and asks Sae to share that in case they're about to convict the wrong person.




Sugiura is the culprit in Chapter V, killing Iwasawa in order to prevent Miura's family from being harmed. She is executed by being force-fed poison and attacked by poisonous animals.



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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Her plan for murdering Iwasawa involves her restraining Iwasawa with handcuffs and rope and then rendering her unconscious with a chloroform-soaked rag before putting her in the water, all of which would be impossible unless the much larger and stronger Iwasawa let her. Sugiura admits this, but notes that since Iwasawa was a Christian and hadn't asked people to kill her, the others would be less likely to assume that she'd committed suicide.



* FamousLastWords: ""So I'm stuck with that title to the very end? Heh, figures. Do your worst, Monokuma."



* FrameUp: It turns out that Sugiura was not actually guilty of killing the victim she was thought to have poisoned. She was unable to say this, though, [[CassandraTruth thinking that no one would believe her]].



* OnlyFriend: She considers Miura this, as the one person she respects and trusts.



* RedHerring: She's chosen as the person to take the fall for Mitamura's crime, with a talent that suits the means of killing and a dark secret she wants to keep hidden.

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* RedHerring: RedHerring:
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She's chosen as the person to take the fall for Mitamura's crime, with a talent that suits the means of killing and a dark secret she wants to keep hidden.hidden. She's not the murderer.
** For much of the story, she's a prime suspect for the mastermind, since she's skilled at deceiving others and is presumably bitter about being blackmailed by Talent High School. That ends up being disproven when she's executed for killing Iwasawa and the killing game resumes.



* SympatheticMurderer: She kills Iwasawa in order to to fulfill the conditions for the motive and prevent Monokuma from harming Miura's family (and by extension, everyone else's, who might have been targeted once he'd killed the Miura family).




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* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: When she thanks Miura for being her friend, Sugiura uses "-san" on her, despite typically being rude enough not to use honorifics on most people.



She is the murder victim in Chapter V, having been killed in the baths.

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She is the murder victim in Chapter V, having been killed allowing Sugiura to kill her in the baths.


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* OhCrap: He suffers one when Miura suggests that she knows the mastermind's identity.

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* MeaningfulEcho: After the first class trial, when Mitamura vows to prevent another murder, Miura remarks to Edogawa that "She's asking the impossible of herself." Midway through Chapter V, when Miura expresses her desperation to prevent another murder, Edogawa adds that "You'd be asking the impossible of yourself, just like Mitamura-san did."


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* SacrificialLion: While she's executed in Chapter II, her death has a very significant impact on the group, particularly Iwasawa (who's forced to make her own decisions without Mitamura's guidance), and Miura (who ends up taking on Mitamura's mantle of leadership).


* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Miura sometimes sees her talent as less impressive than the others, since it only offers an ephemeral taste of being gifted, and isn't proud of solving the mysteries, since the spotless only survive by sacrificing the blackened.

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* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Miura sometimes sees her talent as less impressive than the others, since it only offers an ephemeral taste of being gifted, and isn't proud of solving the mysteries, since the spotless only survive by sacrificing the blackened. Depressed over how the killing game is going, she laments that she's nothing more than a coward who got into Talent High School purely through luck.



* TheIdealist: Downplayed. Miura is painfully aware that her classmates can betray and kill each other, as some have done already, and that said classmates must be sacrificed for everyone else to survive, but she never gives up believing that there's a way for everyone who's still alive to escape without having to play b y Monokuma's rules.

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* TheIdealist: Downplayed. Miura is painfully aware that her classmates can betray and kill each other, as some have done already, and that said classmates must be sacrificed for everyone else to survive, but she never gives up believing that there's a way for everyone who's still alive to escape without having to play b y by Monokuma's rules.



* LoopholeAbuse: When Monokuma shows the students a gun in a display case, with the expectation that they take the gun out and fire it, Miura does just that... firing at the wall so that the bullet won't harm anyone. Unfortunately for her, he replaces the gun and clarifies that he wants them to ''kill'' someone with it.

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* LoopholeAbuse: LoopholeAbuse:
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When Monokuma shows the students a gun in a display case, with the expectation that they take the gun out and fire it, Miura does just that... firing at the wall so that the bullet won't harm anyone. Unfortunately for her, he replaces the gun and clarifies that he wants them to ''kill'' someone with it.it.
** When Monokuma issues a rule against unlocking doors without the key, Miura tries to blow down the door to the data center with an improvised explosive, but fails.



* TakeAThirdOption: Faced with the decision of returning home or finding a career outside her village, she decides to

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* TakeAThirdOption: Faced with the decision of returning home or finding a career outside her village, she decides to return to her village and help them adapt to th emodern age.



* ExactWords: He tells Miura that no one inside the school (and when questioned, elaborates that no one Miura cares about) will be harmed if she completes the game. The two families whose lives are on the line aren't in the school and aren't related to her, so he believes she has no reason to care about them.

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* ExactWords: He tells Miura that no one inside the school (and when questioned, elaborates that no one Miura cares about) will be harmed if she completes the game.FDR:VR. The two families whose lives are on the line aren't in the school and aren't related to her, so he believes she has no reason to care about them.


** To Iwasawa. While she looks up to Edogawa the same was Iwasawa looked up to Mitamura, she comes to understand and accept Edogawa's flaws, unlike Iwasawa, who didn't learn about Mitamura's flaws until after she was exposed as the second killer.



* FirstNameBasis:
** She starts calling Kaori by her first name in Chapter IV, at the latter's suggestion.
** She also starts calling Inoue by her first name in Chapter V, and is slightly disappointed when he nonchalantly accepts, since she'd hoped her request would be more audacious.
* {{Foil}}: To Mitamura. Miura looks up to her, like Iwasawa looks up to Miura, but Miura and Edogawa trust each other more and end up having a more equal friendship than Mitamura and Iwasawa do.



** As cynical as Sugiura is, she has a strong (albeit not romanticized) belief in the importance of family, surprising Iwasawa.



* SuicideByCop: In Chapter V, she tries to get the others to kill her to satisfy Monokuma's demands for a murder, lest he kill someone's family. They refuse, whether because her murderer will be executed, or because they don't want to give Monokuma what he wants.



* OddFriendship: While she and Sugiura aren't exactly close friends, they do manage to achieve an understanding of sorts despite their very different personalities.




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* SophisticatedAsHell: He briefly slips into this when trying to emulate Mitamura's formal diction, giving up after the first curse word slips out.


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* FirstNameBasis: He calls his old friend Marie "Marie-chan," and eventually starts referring to Sae by her first name in Chapter V.



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* BewareTheSillyOnes: Miura notes that while Monokuma often comes off as whimsical and childish, his unpredictability only makes him ''more'' dangerous.

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* BewareTheSillyOnes: Miura notes that while Monokuma often comes off as whimsical and childish, his unpredictability only makes him ''more'' dangerous. This is especially true in Chapter V, once the group finds out about the hostages.



* IHaveYourWife: It's revealed that he took Katsura and Fukuda's families hostage to use as leverage against them in Chapter IV.

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* IHaveYourWife: It's revealed that he took Katsura and Fukuda's families hostage to use as leverage against them in Chapter IV. The next Chapter reveals that he also did this with the rest of the cast.




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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Discussed, as while Miura knows that Enoshima is a terrible person, she realizes that she may have cared for Mukuro in her own way.


* CruelMercy: While technically speaking, his hostages from the Katsura and Fukuda families [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsfeulness are no longer useful]] after the latter kills the former, he leaves them alive so they can suffer from the knowledge of what their children have done.

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* CruelMercy: While technically speaking, his hostages from the Katsura and Fukuda families [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsfeulness [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness are no longer useful]] after the latter kills the former, he leaves them alive so they can suffer from the knowledge of what their children have done.


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[[WMG:Junko Enoshima]]
!!Ultimate Fashionista/Ultimate Despair

The founder of Ultimate Despair and the mastermind behind the Tragedy. Even though Junko is now dead, the legacy of her efforts to bring the world into despair lives on.

* GreaterScopeVillain: She's thought to be behind the Talent High School killing game in some shape or form.
* PosthumousCharacter: The Talent High School killing game begins after the Hope's Peak one ended, so Junko is already dead.

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