Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Headscratchers / DanganronpaV3KillingHarmony

Go To



* Wouldn't the culprit have very likely gotten away with the murder if they'd stopped at the drowning? As far as we know, nobody knew the culprit was meeting up with him and, more damning, the key piece of evidence that implicates them in the original murder wouldn't have existed.

to:

* Wouldn't the culprit Kirumi have very likely gotten away with the murder it if they'd she'd stopped at the drowning? As far as we know, nobody knew the culprit she was meeting up with him Ryoma and, more damning, the key piece of evidence that implicates them her in the original murder wouldn't have existed.


* If Kirumi was so determined to escape after receiving her motive video that she was willing to climb a thorny rope through a tunnel of sawblades if she had to, then why didn't she just skip the murder entirely and try escaping through the Death Road of Despair instead? She's bound to make it through eventually if she's that determined.[[/folder]]

to:

* If Kirumi was so determined to escape after receiving her motive video that she was willing to climb a thorny rope through a tunnel of sawblades if she had to, then why didn't she just skip the murder entirely and try escaping through the Death Road of Despair instead? She's bound to make it through eventually if she's that determined.determined.
** You can go into a battle of attrition that could (and probably would) take days to complete, not to mention all the problems that timespan might end up throwing into your plan OR you can give in, murder and bank on covering up everything so meticulously that you'll get away. Which of these would make more sense?
* Wouldn't the culprit have very likely gotten away with the murder if they'd stopped at the drowning? As far as we know, nobody knew the culprit was meeting up with him and, more damning, the key piece of evidence that implicates them in the original murder wouldn't have existed.
[[/folder]]

Added DiffLines:

** Well, imagine that you collected 16 people who really wanted to be part of the game, and win. If these people would still have their old personalities, everyone would plot their murders on the first night, or it'd just end up an unbroadcastable blood bath. And if you're really peeved that they didn't make it as "actual fiction", at least Spike Chunsoft did.

Added DiffLines:

** Actually they wouldn't even need a lookalike, they could have just used a flashback light to retcon the new appearance.

Added DiffLines:

* The answer is probably "they wouldn't have". The ritual was a motive, after all; the point was to cause a murder, which in turn would naturally prevent the ritual from being completed. Motives are always targeted and coordinated extremely well, so the idea was probably that if there was any chance of the question ever having to be answered, it wouldn't have been given in the first place.


Added DiffLines:

** Another reason it's unlikely that the participants were willing is that if the show has run for 50 seasons, and they always cheat the winner out of their prize and their freedom, as they did with Rantaro and tried to do with the survivors of V3, then people would start to catch on and stop signing up.

Added DiffLines:

** As far as I see it, the key sequences showed that it must be a virtual reality: walls vanishing into thin air, giant buildings dropping from sky, etc. And it's hard to imagine an universe where hi-tech such as flashback lights, implanted ultimate abilities, nanomachines (the cameras) and Keebo exist for real, but advanced virtual reality doesn't.

Added DiffLines:

**** Yes, but what about afterwards? She had the rest of the night to clean it up, with a very low chance of being spotted.


*** Still, it seems comparable to something like WWF. Everyone knows it's scripted, but if the wrestlers started talking about the script during a match, it'd completely kill the sense of immersion. Really hard to believe that they'd resort to that, no matter what.

to:

*** Still, it seems comparable to something like WWF. Everyone knows it's scripted, but if the wrestlers started talking about the script during a match, it'd completely kill the sense of immersion. Really hard to believe that they'd resort to that, no matter what. Especially with Tsumugi's constant costume-switching, which really hammered in to the viewers that it's just fiction.

Added DiffLines:

*** Still, it seems comparable to something like WWF. Everyone knows it's scripted, but if the wrestlers started talking about the script during a match, it'd completely kill the sense of immersion. Really hard to believe that they'd resort to that, no matter what.


* And for that matter, why would she reveal this all to the audience? I figure Danganronpa is similar to reality tv, a simulated reality that relies heavily on clever editing (Motherkuma's function I assume) to create a story (there's no they broadcast every minute of the show live. That would be hours and hours of mundane footage). Nevertheless, part of the appeal of reality tv is that it presents itself as genuine, and even if most people know on some level the interactions are scripted to some degree, to admit this would destroy the illusion and the ratings. If everyone knows this is all scripted, what's the point in having "real fiction" as opposed to "actual fiction" with actors and special effects?[[/folder]]

to:

* And for that matter, why would she reveal this all to the audience? I figure Danganronpa is similar to reality tv, a simulated reality that relies heavily on clever editing (Motherkuma's function I assume) to create a story (there's no they broadcast every minute of the show live. That would be hours and hours of mundane footage). Nevertheless, part of the appeal of reality tv is that it presents itself as genuine, and even if most people know on some level the interactions are scripted to some degree, to admit this would destroy the illusion and the ratings. If everyone knows this is all scripted, what's the point in having "real fiction" as opposed to "actual fiction" with actors and special effects?[[/folder]]effects?


Added DiffLines:

[[/folder]]

Added DiffLines:

** Though Team Dangan Ronpa are able to completely remodel everyone's backstories, personalities, interests (and even relationships to an extent), and further direct them to do what they want them to do via more Flashback Lights, they probably aren't able to ''completely'' control a character's thoughts and actions in real time (aside from those of Kiibo). She was probably just stretching the truth to mentally break the remaining survivors.


Added DiffLines:

** The producers and fans proabably wanted to take the series further and started introducing real people into it, developing the Flashback Lights so that there is not a boring moment in the show. The fact that there are fans who desperately want to be part of the show is likely a factor, too. As for the reveal that everything is just fiction? Well, meta themes have gotten pretty popular. Since Shirogane's and Team Dangan Ronpa's original plans were derailed by Ouma, they had to keep on improvising as Saihara started discovering the truth about the academy.

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Level of Control (End game spoilers)]]
* I have a lot of questions, but hopefully I can organize my thoughts enough so this makes sense. My main issue is, assuming that Tsumugi wasn't lying in the final trial, exactly how much control does Team Danganronpa have over the players and their actions? She claims she wrote all the "characters" and scripted their lines and emotions (Maki's feelings for Kaito for example), but if they can get so detailed, then why would Tsumugi be surprised by any of the players' actions? I get the audience being surprised, but Tsumugi is in on the project. If she had as much influence on the characters as she claims, she should have had it under control every step of the way, yet she makes a lot of mistakes.
* And for that matter, why would she reveal this all to the audience? I figure Danganronpa is similar to reality tv, a simulated reality that relies heavily on clever editing (Motherkuma's function I assume) to create a story (there's no they broadcast every minute of the show live. That would be hours and hours of mundane footage). Nevertheless, part of the appeal of reality tv is that it presents itself as genuine, and even if most people know on some level the interactions are scripted to some degree, to admit this would destroy the illusion and the ratings. If everyone knows this is all scripted, what's the point in having "real fiction" as opposed to "actual fiction" with actors and special effects?[[/folder]]


** The opaque dome could be a ShoutOut to TheTrumanShow, considering the game's [[TrumanShowPlot ultimate premise]].

to:

** The opaque dome could be a ShoutOut to TheTrumanShow, Film/TheTrumanShow, considering the game's [[TrumanShowPlot ultimate premise]].


** The dome could be a ShoutOut to TheTrumanShow, considering the game's [[TrumanShowPlot ultimate premise]].

to:

** The opaque dome could be a ShoutOut to TheTrumanShow, considering the game's [[TrumanShowPlot ultimate premise]].


* The dome could be a ShoutOut to TheTrumanShow, considering the game's [[TrumanShowPlot whole plot]].

to:

* ** The dome could be a ShoutOut to TheTrumanShow, considering the game's [[TrumanShowPlot whole plot]].ultimate premise]].

Showing 15 edit(s) of 101

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report