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"Basically we got dragon blooded heroes, magic, new students, old students, a prankster that goes too far, romance, action, Junko as a threat, redemption, an artist with mystery super powers, a serial killer who is the second personality of a writer, oddball creatures and super talented students just trying to live life and be happy...what's not to follow?"
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The PreDespair Kids is a Danganronpa Character Blog created by Mod J. It features the students of Hope's Peak Academy running an ask blog as part of a class assignment. Hilarity Ensues. While initially meant to be a prequel and stay canon with the events of the series before The Tragedy, it has since branched off into its own Alternate Universe following Mukuro Ikusaba's Heel–Face Turn. Start from the beginning here.

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The story reached its conclusion on November 6th, 2016, nearly a year after it began. The story is continued on "Ask The Despair Kids", which can be found from the begining here

Expect many spoilers for the entire Danganronpa series.


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     Tropes for the whole series 
  • Adaptation Expansion: The blog expands more on Hope's Peak Academy's past and present classes, the students' pasts, family lives, hopes and dreams, views, etc.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Mukuro, Mikan, and Chisa.
  • Adaptational Name Change: The Ultimate Impostor now goes by "Maro." He's still deciding on a surname.note 
    • Sato's first name is "Honami."
  • Alternate History: In this timeline, Hope's Peak Academy existed as far back as 1937, Toranosuke Ishimaru severed as the 46th prime minister of Japan instead of Noboru Takeshita, and it's heavily implied several Hope's Peak graduates and the Togami and Towa groups successfully rescued Japan's economy from what would the be the Lost Decade.
  • Alternate Universe: Anons often like discussing the events of the canon and non-canon Danganronpa installments.
    • It's also been speculated that Hiro's predictions are actually glimpses into other universes.
    • After having the plot-point in Danganronpa Zero about her saving Junko Enoshima's life from Isshiki Madarai explained, Kyouko responded very plainly with "Well, this isn't those alternate realities. I'm not the same as those other Kyouko's."
    • Danganronpa 3 revealed that Chiaki was a real person at Hope's Peak before the tragedy. Here, Chiaki is a robot jointly built by Chihiro and Kazuichi.
    • Yuto Kamishiro doesn't exist in this universe. Instead, the title of Ultimate Secret Agent is held by Karma Graves.
    • Juzo Sakakura was fired from his position as head of Hope's Peak's security.
    • Hajime was transferred to the main course as part of the Izuru Kamukura project. However, thanks to all the chaos going on, they've never gotten back to him about it.
    • Junko never met Ryota Mitarai and thus does not have access to his brainwashing anime.
    • From a societal perspective: Huntington's Disease, Color blindness, Hemophilia, and 106 other genetic diseases were eradicated by Kyoji Nakamura, the Ultimate Geneticist.
    • Ryoko Otonashi is a clone of Junko, rather than her alternate identity.
    • The Future Foundation already exists before the Tragedy.
    • Mod J also created another alternate universe in Anon Academy, a more lighthearted work mostly focusing on the named anons.
    • Yet another alternate universe was created when Maverick's creator had the idea for the Spiritual Successor blog, Ask The New Hope's Peak being set in an alternate timeline to The Pre Despair Kids where Hajime was not transfered to the Main Course and Mukuro did NOT pull a Face–Heel Turn, and the canon events of the franchise occurred, just with the worldbuilding that had been established in this blog being present there.
  • Cast Full of Gay: The members of both classes can be found all along the spectrum. Mod J has headcanon compilations here, here, and here.
    • While the characters from New Danganronpa V3 aren't part of the blog, Mod J still posted a sexuality headcanon for them here
  • Fan Verse: If you count the two blogs for the main story line, character interactions between participating blogs, and the Alternate Timeline status of Ask The New Hope's Peak, the PDPK universe stretches across no less than 6 blogs.
  • Like Reality Unless Noted: Even with the alternative and fantastical elements, there have been moments where real-world occurrences have been brought up, such as Brexit and the 2016 presidential elections.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Along with the 32 students of Hope's Peak Acadmey's 77 and 78th classes, there are several original characters that ask questions and sometimes guest answers from other characters in the Danganronpa universe. Vesperlord has compiled a character masterlist. The total number of character reaches over 100. However, only Class 78, 77-B, one member of class 79, and Monaca are available for asks on a regular basis. note 
  • Magical Realism/Mundane Fantastic: This otherwise normal(ish) world includes people who inexplicably have superhuman abilities, magic users, Mutants, and a Ridiculously Human Robot.
  • Mukokuseki: Based on a few drawings and descriptions from the named anons, there is very little differentiation between those native to Japan and those from places like Canada and America. Though this is hardly unusual for Danganronpa.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: A recurring conflict on both blogs.
  • Two Lines, No Waiting: There are a lot of story arcs going on at the same time throughout the blogs, ranging from personal quests to investigations to just two people goofing around. While there are times where they can feel like three or four lines, or just end abruptly note  Mod J is fortunately pretty good about keeping things moving and answering questions at the same time without everything devolving into a Kudzu Plot.
  • Webcomic Time: Averted for the most part. The blog follows real-world time as closely as possible. Long times focused on single days are supplemented by time skips.
  • World of Weirdness: Take all the weird quirkiness of Danganronpa and turn it Up to Eleven. Then multiply by twenty. At that point, you have about half the weirdness in this series. As one anon put it:
    "This blog is so full of drama I love it. The cops are here. Tons of roses. Love triangles. Slavery. Shipping. Everything."

     Tropes for The Predespair Kids 

  • Abusive Parents: Many of the characters, canon and original, come from very harsh backgrounds.
  • Adaptational Badass: Mikan of all people.
  • Adult Fear: The blog is full of this. Just imagine a few of the following scenarios:
    • A few of the students at your child's school are members of a terrorist organisation, and able to act as if nothing's different. All they need is orders from their leader to kill any number of people.
      • It's not just limited to the students. Some of the teachers may be involved as well... that nice student counselor seemingly helping people recover from all the trauma? He's a Manipulative Bastard working with that terrorist organization For the Evulz.
    • You're paying massive fees to allow your child to attend the most prestigious school in the country... and a few weeks later, you get the notice that your child died in a horrific accident. This could be true... or it's possible your child was a test subject for the Izuru Kamukura project, and that something went wrong.
    • Imagine being out of contact with your friends and family as everything slowly begins falling into chaos, with no way to tell what might be happening to them. Still, you try going about your day at school like nothing's wrong...only for the people responsible to finally begin their attack as everyone scatters, running for their lives or dying horribly. This is the situation everyone is facing during The Fall of Hope's Peak.
  • Adults Are Useless: Played with.
    • Most of the adults who appear on the blog, (Hiroko, Taichi, Jin, Koichi, Chisa and the named anons Daisuke, Kyoji, Ethos, and Suzumu) note  are all genuinely supportive of the kids, however, due to story limitations, they can't really do anything to stop Junko.
    • And then there's Maverick, Micheal, and Yukko., who are all adults working with Junko to spread despair.
    • The Steering Committee fulfills the same antagonistic roles as they do in canon, being blind idiots who are obsessed with talent, and are doing nothing to stop Junko.
    • Finally, many of the characters come from pasts with abusive or absent parents.
  • Anyone Can Die: A staple of the Danganronpa series, but this doesn't become the case until the Hope's Peak Arc, where characters can have death flags raised over them if certain asks are made. The very first casualty of the blog turns out to be Hiyoko.
    • Followed not long after by Yasuke Matsuda.
    • Leon almost ends up dead as well, but Kyoko and company arrive just in time to save him.
    • Followed by Celeste.
    • Nagito ends up getting shanked by Ibuki.
    • Kazuichi, after he admits to being one of the despairs, chooses to kill himself rather than hurt Sonia.
    • Hifumi and Maro are both killed by a Monokuma.
    • And finally, Sakura is killed by a shotgun-wielding Chihiro.
  • The Bet: During the sleepover arc, Sayaka and Leon made a bet over who had the best sleepover. Naturally, Leon lost and had to be her servant for a month, getting the idea from a sleepover dare that involved Kyouko being forced wait on Celes hand and foot for the entire night.
  • Berserk Button: Mod J has a few:
  • Big Damn Heroes: Nagito, Kyoko, Kazuichi, and Akane all arrive on the school's roof in time to save Mukuro and Rogue from Junko.
  • Bittersweet Ending/Downer Ending: Really depends on how you look at it. Hope's Peak Academy is destroyed, the Tragedy still happens, 3 billion people worldwide have turned into despairs, eight students are dead, Ibuki and Chihiro have fallen to despair, and the survivors end up separated and scattered. However, they're all still alive, together in large groups, and ready to fight for hope.
  • Breaking the Fellowship: Akane, Fuyuhiko, Mahiru, Sonia, Sayaka, Leon, Chiaki, Teruteru, and Hiro all escape from the school and, while they want to stick around a bit longer to wait for the others, they're ultimately forced to flee when the rioters throughout the city threaten to overwhelm them.
    • Taka, Mondo, Hina, Makoto, Peko, Kyoko, Toko, Byakuya, Rogue, Mukuro, Ethos, Hajime, Kyoji, Gundham, Nekomaru, Mikan, Jin, Chisa, Kizakura, Richard, and Suzumu all escape the school in the Future Foundation's rescue helicopter.
    • Most of the remaining students, including Junpei, Karma, and the other named anons, scatter as well
    • Even the despairs aren't exempt from this, as Maverick is not with them when they leave Hope's Peak.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
  • Butt-Monkey: Leon. To the point where one anon cleverly described the entire blog as "The Leon Kuwata Abuse Diaries."
  • Cast Herd: During The Hope Games, both classes 77 and 78 were split up to design and play in the challenges respectively. 78 was grouped into teams Servant & Master (Celes and Hifumi), Enigmatic (Makoto and Junko), Cut-Throat (Byakuya and Toko), Digital Idol (Sayaka and Chihiro), Crystal Ball (Leon and Hiro), Private Agent (Kyouko and Mukuro), Athelttes (Asahina and Sakura) and Earth & Stone (Taka and Mondo). The groups who desgined the challenges were Mahiru and Teruteru, Sonia and Gundham, Kazuichi and Nagito, Akane and Nekomaru, Ibuki and Pekoyama, Fuyuhiko and Hiyoko, and finally Hajime and Mikan with Chiaki as a later addition.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: While still full of chaotic, goofy antics, things take a turn for the serious when Junko's identity as the Ultimate Despair is revealed.
    • Things get even more serious during the Hope's Peak Arc, where any character could potentially be marked for death should the wrong asks be made.
    • And it reaches its high point of seriousness during The Fall of Hope's Peak, where the school is attacked by the Ultimate Despairs and their army of Monokumas, and students getting killed off left and right.
  • The Chew Toy: Anyone that went through the Truth or Dare challenge (Taka, Mondo, Hina, Sakura, Kyouko, Mukuro) suffered a lot of misery and humiliation thanks to the anon dares/truths. Some anons eventually admitted it had gone from funny to sad, and tried convincing anyone of the 6 to back down just to end it. Mod J eventually admitted to intentionally extending the round past the point of character-tolerance by emphasizing their competitive nature instead.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Kahos, the former Ultimate Free Runner, was a named anon who contacted Kyoko about doing an investigation on Junko, then just disappeared and has never been heard from again. Most speculate their creator unfollowed the blog at some point. Or maybe Junko got to them?
  • Commonality Connection: During the third round of The Hope Games, Taka is encouraged to talk about his pet shiba inu, which gets Mondo rambling on end about the maltese he used to own. This is the first moment in the games that their Teeth-Clenched Teamwork seems to start breaking down and becoming actual teamwork.
    • Kyoji and Mikan make a connection over their mutual love of medicine.
    • Rock and Ibuki bond over their shared interest in music.
  • Continuity Porn: There are countless references to events throughout the entire Danganronpa series.
  • Crapsaccharine World: Just as in canon, Hope's Peak Academy is not only seen as the most prestigious school in the world, but one that symbolizes potential and achievement, where students are allowed a lot of freedom and pretty much guaranteed success for life if they graduate. It's also horribly corrupt, keeps financially afloat by defrauding the badly-treated Reserve Course students, and maintains a pyramidal Fantastic Caste System where the two student bodies are largely kept segregated. They're perfectly happy to not only cover up the murders of Reserve students, like Sato and Natsumi Kuzuryu, but even the deaths of Ultimate students, like Hiyoko, Yasuke, and Celeste if it means keeping up their reputation. And this is all without getting into Ultimate Despair's schemes going on within its very walls.
    • There's also the fact that, while Hajime is not Izuru on the blog, that doesn't mean human experimentation hasn't happened at Hope's Peak. And, according to Kyoji's data, it hasn't just happened once. It's happened seven times.
    • In this historical file written by Commander-Bubbles-the-first, the school was created both as a research facility for talent and as a part of the Propaganda Machine for the Empire of Japan, keeping the population distracted from the atrocities of World War II. At the same time, they were allowed access to the research performed by Unit-731 to help them with the Hope Cultivation Plan.
  • Crapsack World: A more straightforward example would be Ukishima elementary school, which Mikan and Kyoji attended. It's described as a bully haven, where she would be abused and exploited by other students almost every single day, while the teachers apparently did nothing to intervene. There were also some cases of anti-Korean bullying and vandalism. And lest we forget that, in Japan, primary school ages are 7-12.
    • "Things Haven't Been Great," which picks up about a week after the practical exams, reveals the world seems to be inexplicably heading down this path.
    Kyoko (writing in her journal): “Where can I even start…? Ever since the practical exams last week, everything in the world has been…strange. To say the least. No. Not weird, really…more like despairing. As if something caused the entire world to fall into despair all at once. Riots have been occurring frequently. Crime rates have gone up across the globe. It’s becoming chaos…Happy days won’t be lasting much longer, that’s what my instinct is telling me. So, if anyone ever finds this diary in the future, just know one thing: Things haven’t been great. And I’m not sure they ever will be again."
  • Cutting the Knot: Realizing they were way behind on the second round of The Hope Games, Earth & Stone decided to forgo the actual challenge and just climb Sonia's tower from the outside, coming in 3rd because of it.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Rogue can be counted as one.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Everyone at one point, especially when the anons start getting goofy.
  • Death by Adaptation: Hiyoko, Nagito, Kazuichi, and Maro don't make it out of this one alive.
  • Death of the Hypotenuse: The love triangle between Sonia, Gundham, and Kazuichi is brought to a close by the latter's suicide.
  • Doorstopper: The blog's story concluded in November 2016 at over 1,566 pages.
  • Dramedy
  • Driving Question: Can the Ultimate Despairs be defeated and the Tragedy prevented? What is Junko planning to do?
  • Dysfunction Junction: Naturally. At times the cast manages to be even more dysfunctional than their canon counterparts. And don't even get us started on the original characters
  • Everyone Went to School Together: We have the members of the 77th, 78th, and 79th classes attending school, members of the 74th and 76th visiting, two members of the 75th and others from the 74th working there, and countless references to other former students. The only exception seems to be Naomi, who goes to a completely different school not far away.
    • Also extends further back, as some students have known each other since middle and elementary school. This includes Makoto and Sayaka, Mahiru and Sato, and Mikan and Kyoji.
  • First Girl Wins: Genderbent version with Mondo and Kiyotaka. The two kissed the first time under the mistletoe, and Mondo realized it was his first kiss. Now they are a couple.
    • Sayaka expresses frustration at this trope, blaming herself for letting Kyouko make the first move on Makoto.
  • Five-Second Foreshadowing: Ibuki keeps calling the bear robots "Monokumas", but how does she know that that is what they're called? She's a Despair... and she just stabbed Nagito...
  • For Want of a Nail: The dare in the Hope Games that resulted Mukuro's Heel–Face Turn caused the blog to become an Alternate Universe..
    • It could also be argued that Mikan pretending to be a Remnant of Despair also qualifies, since it ended up exposing Junko as the Ultimate Despair and forced her to flee, allowed Kyoji the opportunity to put his plan to save the students into motion, and basically forced the real Remnants to retool their plans, setting the story on a much different path.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Monaca threatens everyone following the blog, swearing revenge on them for forcing Junko to flee. Although she doesn't intend to harm them directly, but instead by threatening to execute the characters they care about the most She makes good on this threat during the Hope's Peak Arc, with the despairs killing Hiyoko, Ryoko, Nagito, Maro, Hifumi, and Sakura..
  • From Beyond the Fourth Wall: The anons often provide information the characters couldn't possibly know otherwise.
  • Gambit Pileup: It's impossible to count how many plans and schemes are going on with just one hand.
  • Geodesic Cast: The named anons share many of the same character traits seen in the games.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: No one but the three in the room know what Kyouko and Sayaka did to Hifumi in revenge for the KiriZono doujin, but it definitely left him traumatized.
    Kyouko: [after being asked to clarify] Sayaka's a brute when it comes to punishments, I'd ended up deciding he'd had enough way earlier than I had expected.
    • Averted during the Hope's Peak Arc: all of the deaths are all delightfully detailed.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: When asked if both classes were trapped in a situation similar to the funhouse, Mikan, Nagito, and Taka all agreed that they'd sacrifice themselves if it meant the others could live. Junko said she'd do it as well, though only so she could experience the despair of death.
  • Hidden Depths: As in the series itself, none of the characters are all they appear to be at first glance. For example:
    • Kazuichi is actually a very competent rapper.
    • Mikan has scarily convincing acting skills and enough sense to see through Junko's manipulations this time around.
    • Teruteru values people for more than just their bodies.
    • Hajime is a great singer.
  • I Just Write the Thing: Mod J conveys this fairly often, trying to let the characters' instinct talk as often as possible.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Despite everyone's best efforts, the Biggest, Most Despair-Inducing Incident in the History of Mankind still occurs.
    • Also, despite the huge changes in this timeline, Makoto, Kyoko, Hina, Byakuya, and Toko all become members of the Future Foundation.
  • Insecurity Camera: The cameras outside the school work just fine. It's the internal system that always seems to be down for repairs whenever shit goes down.
  • Insistent Terminology: Mod J really hates it when he gets called Mod Kanon.
  • Irony: When asked, Junko said that the easiest to turn to despair would be Mikan and the hardest would probably be Kyoko. It's that line of thinking that allows Mikan to pretend to be a Remnant of Despair without Junko suspecting a thing.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Byakuya crosses to this sometimes, especially when Rogue is involved.
  • Journal Roleplay: While it initially started as a Q/A blog, it's since evolved into a hybrid of this and a roleplay featuring the continuous adventures and exploits of the named anons alongside the canon characters.
  • Killed Off for Real: Hiyoko, Celeste, Ryouko, Nagito, Kazuichi, Hifumi, Maro, and Sakura.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: Just about anyone receiving a pick-up line usually ends up cringing over it.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Not only for the series itself, but the blog itself.
  • Legacy Character: Rogue was the first Ultimate Artist (that we know of), and about five years after she started Hope's Peak, Oceanis enters as the newest Ultimate Artist. This is subverted in blog canon, however, as Oceanis is eventually revealed to be the Ultimate Spirit Medium. However, the Anon Academy spinoff reveals that there is a second Ultimate Artist in Class 79-C, so it is ultimately played straight.
  • Lighter and Softer: Initially played very straight, but even when the bodies do start to pile, there are far less of them than in canon, so ultimately it can be considered this. Though, towards the later stages of the blog, it certainly doesn't feel any lighter.
  • Love Triangle
    • As in Super Danganronpa 2 canon, Kazuichi is in love with Sonia, who is in love with Gundham. Gundham himself, however, is interested in both of them but believes it's wrong.
    • A slightly stranger example is Rogue, Byakuya, and Toko. As in canon, Toko is completely obsessed with Byakuya, who has zero interest in her. Rogue clearly has a crush on him as well, although hers is far saner. Byakuya is aware of Rogue's feelings, however he is not willing to put her through the process necessary to date a Togami.
    • Junpei, Karma, and Naomi. It's an interesting case as Junpei seems not to have much interest in either of them, at first anyway, he seems to regard Karma as at least a friend by the practical exams and both girls are mostly trying to convince Junpei to turn away from Junko. As it turns out, he never really needed their help anyway.
  • Mood Whiplash: Depending on how Mod J structures the asks, this can happen. A good example is, right after Maverick's attempt to kill Rogue an anon dumped a cup of noodles on Kyoko's head. Her response?
    Kyoko: Murder is a criminal offence... crime is bad... murder is a criminal offence... crime is bad... if you get caught...
  • Myth Arc: With the blog's transition from a prequel into an Alternate Universe, the overarching plot has now revolved around the students vs. Ultimate Despair and discovering what secrets Hope's Peak Academy is hiding.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Celeste ends up exposing herself as the killer when she states information that she couldn't have possibly known unless she was the one who did it.
    • Mahiru and Fuyuhiko argue about the deaths of Sato and Natsumi.
    Fuyuhiko:*thinking* I’ll fucking kill her if I have to…
  • Noodle Incident: Class 78's New Year's Party. All we really know is that Yasuhiro spiked the punch and seven of the students got wasted.
    Anon: What type of things did the others do while drunk Makoto
    Makoto: There was... a lot of crying...Taka and Mukuro get really emotional when they're drunk. Junko was trying to make out with everyone and Mondo...might have broke a few chairs, but nothing we can't fix. Then Junko stole my phone and recorded some stuff. Sayaka and Kyouko also threw up in the bathroom and...I'm not really sure what happened to Celes but Hifumi doesn't seem okay today.
    Later
    Anon: Hifumi are u ok
    Hifumi: Not entirely. Celes-Dono got very...strange last night and things got out of hand very quickly. Nobody else but myself saw what happened and...I know she wouldn't want me to talk about it.
    Celes: You would be correct. I ask of you to erase everything you saw from your memory this instant.
    Hifumi: W-w-well with all due respect, Celes-Dono...I don’t think I-
    Celes: I don't care what you think!!! ERASE IT FROM YOUR FUCKING MIND, PORKY OR I'LL CUT YOU OPEN AND DO IT MYSELF!!!note 
    • A much darker example happened during Class 75's time at Hope's Peak. All that's known is that Maverick caused it, and it hospitalized half the class, including Miaya who was wheelchair bound after that. Kyoji was not amused.
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: As of the end of the Vacation arc, everyone knows Junko is the Ultimate Despair and she's since disappeared.
    • And as of the Hope's Peak Arc, we learn Anyone Can Die if the wrong asks are made. Starting with Hiyoko and Yasuke.
    • Now we have The Fall of Hope's Peak, where peaceful days have come to an end, the students are getting scattered or Killed Off for Real, and the world is slowly falling into despair.
  • Official Couple: Makoto and Kyoko.
    • Later on, Mondo and Taka.
    • Among the named anons, Mage and Kiyo.
    • As of The Fall of Hope's Peak, it seems like Kyoji and Mikan are going to become this.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted during the Valentine's Day special, where Hifumi admits his valentine was addressed to Mukuro Shirotama, Class 76's Ultimate Cosplayer.
  • Original Character: Quite a few of them, actually. They're almost all students or former students of Hope's Peak, the only exceptions being Naomi and Richard. As for the ones who appear in the story, we have:
    • From Class 61
      • Seikatsu Suzumu- Ultimate Economist.
    • From Class 74
      • Daisuke Takai- Ultimate Butler.
      • Rogue Kimyona- Ultimate Artist.
    • From Class 75
      • Kyoji Nakamura- Ultimate Geneticist.
      • Maverick Storm- Ultimate Manipulator.
    • From Class 76
      • Ethos Oroya- Ultimate Destruction.
      • Michael Hyde- Ultimate Hunter.
      • Yuuko Mori- Ultimate Level Designer.
    • In Class 79-A
      • Dragonous Senses- Ultimate Hero.
      • Emi Chouko- Ultimate Music Critic.
      • Junpei Yokozawa- Ultimate Blogger.
      • Karma Graves- Ultimate Secret Agent.
      • Kumi Kuwata- Ultimate DJ.
      • Mage- Ultimate Baker.
      • Oceanis- Ultimate Artist. Later revealed to actually be the Ultimate Spirit Medium.
      • Rina Kirishima- Ultimate Taxidermist.
      • Rock- Ultimate Songwriter.
      • Sly- Ultimate Assassin.
    • Original Character Tournament: The joke of the named anons' killing game can be counted as one.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Kazuichi commits suicide after he reveals to Sonia that he was a Remnant of Despair, choosing to fulfill his own death flag instead of hurting her or Gundam.
  • Relationship Reveal: Kyoko and Makoto, during the truth or dare challenge of the Hope Games. Their friends are just as much surprised.
    Anon: Dare: Kyoko, confess your love for Naegi! Do it NOW!
    Kyoko: Makoto, we're dating right?
    Makoto: Uh…..yeah…why?
    Kyoko": Great! Just making sure! Gotta go, love you. Bye!
    Toko: S-since when have you two been dating…?
    Makoto: Uh….a few months now…
    Hiro: And what? You never thought to tell us?
  • Retcon: Many, as the blog has struggled to stay within canon (the largest being whether or not Yasuke Matsuda is still alive). Mod J finally decided after finding out how far the events of Danganronpa Zero diverge from the blog's plot to make the whole thing an AU.
  • The Reveal: There are many, many of them, but none more shocking than those during the finale of the Hope's Peak Arc.
    • Ibuki, Kazuichi, and Chihiro are all members of Ultimate Despair.
    • Ryouko is actually a clone of Junko.
    • Yasuke is still alive, having pulled a Cloning Gambit.
    • Junpei has been planning to betray the despairs the whole time.
    • Kyoji is a member of the fledgling Future Foundation.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: With a blog this big, it's bound to happen from time to time.
  • Running Gag: It'd be fairly accurate to say a third of the blog is made up of running gags.
    • Kyouko and Celestia's ongoing battle has lasted for some 90% of the blog's life after Kyouko's investigation led to her finding out about Celes' plans for blackmailing the other students for fun/profit, after which she announced "Taeko Yasuhiro" out loud as a threat to keep Celes in line. They've been bitter enemies ever since, but called a truce after the end of The Hope Games.
    • "Makoto's Harem" has refused to die down even after him finding a girlfriend. He is not happy about it, to say the least.
    • The bunny maid outfits from a music video Sayaka once recorded, which Celes made Kyouko wear during the sleepover dares. Sayaka later revealed she had one sized to fit all the other girls in class.
    • "Anon vs. Junko" picked up steam early in the blog when several anons tried talking her out of her plan.
    • "Run Kuwata! Run like you're at the world friggin series!" (or some variation of that) is the standard response for when Leon gets chased. Lately, it's something of a shorthand for anyone who has to run fast.
    • "Sadistic Maizono" for the simple fact that she's the surest source of Leon's suffering, she allowed Kyouko to be embarrassed by the bunny maid outfit the first time around because it would be funny, and she doesn't mind using her status as a Living Lie Detector to prevent her classmates from hiding from certain asks.
    • The KiriZono doujin started as a seemingly meaningless ask from New Years that developed into something of a mini-arc during the fifth round of The Hope games, where Ibuki stole it for her scavenger hunt, while Private Agent (and therefore Kyouko) was instructed to find it. Kyouko and Sayaka's vengeance was... cruel...
    • One anon self-described as "Pickup-Line!Anon" started a fad of hitting on the girls, which eventually started including the guys as well (particularly Makoto). It led to Kyouko calling the lines "underwhelming" and subsequently getting swamped with them in what's come to be known as "The Pick-Up Line Apocalypse." Mukuro's since been the second victim of this.
    • Mod J has been trying to dispel any ideas people might have about Naegi having a ramen fetish, to the point that it's become the entire blog's Stock "Yuck!".
    • Hajime receiving Queen lyrics in his asks has become a fairly popular anon pass-time. note 
    Anon: Better warm up those pipes, Hajime Mercury *hums* ♪~Don't stop him NOW, he's havin' such a good time! He's havin' a ball! ~♪
    Hajime: *In continuation to the melody* ♪~ This is all your fault! So, thanks for this you anons... I hate you all! ~♪
    Later
    Anon: What a coincidence, Hinata: the new Just Dance trailer at E3 used your favorite song in the whole wide world. Guess you have no choice but to play it... Go and have yourself good time. Perhaps defy the laws of gravity. There'll be no stopping you.
    Hajime: I hate every single one of you that chooses to continue on with this dumb joke...
    • "Food hair" took off after someone noticed Kyouko's hair sticks together in strange individual strands (which has more to do with Rui Komatsuzaki's art style than anything else) and started calling her "spaghetti head." Eventually, all the students in 78 and a few in 77 gained a food nickname.
    • The class as mythical creatures of their choice, which drew heavy influence from Hope's Monsters by Kuzuriolu. Took off even more after user Baka2niisan sketched the characters as the monster of their choice, along with a few demon incarnations, which they were thrilled by.
    • Togami the bully victim, during the entire Hope Games. To say the least, it was a hard day for him (mostly due to Hina). He eventually got his revenge during the second day of the Truth or Dare challenge, though.
    • In the same vein, the day also came to be known as "the worst day of Taeko's life" after many humiliating experiences in a row like losing several bets/games, getting her name revealed to the entire world and having her drill clip-ons stolen by Private Agent. She, too, got revenge for this.
    • Shipping Kazuichi with machines was run into the ground pretty fiercely, and he hated every second of it (going down as the only time in the blog's history in which the usual anon harassment was redirected off of Leon). Someone even started a blog devoted to SoudaXJukebox shipping.
    • One anon decided to make parallels to the first game's survivors and the Scooby-Doo gang (Makoto=Scooby, Byakuya=Fred, Kyouko=Velma, Hina=Daphne, Yasuhiro=Shaggy, Toko=Scrappy). None of them were happy with it.
    • Several anons really love poking fun at Mahiru for being a Tsundere. Before her it was Kyouko getting the title, but the focus has most definitely shifted to Mahiru.
    Anon: Hey, Kirigiri... sorry to interrupt your reading, but can you send a text to Koizumi saying "it's only gonna get worse." She'll know what it means... *snickers under breaths* tsundere are so cute.
    Kyouko: You people are the worst, you know that...? *Sends the text*
    *Meanwhile*
    Mahiru: Hmm...? *checks phone* Oh, great...
    • As of the 'Most Likely To' asks, Celes has gained herself a reputation as a drama queen after everybody voted her as one.
    • As for the 'Most Likely To' asks, they drew in the most consistently high number of likes and reblogs of any posts in the blog's history but were discontinued because of Mod J finding them aggravating to fire through since they incorporate dozens of answers into a single post.
    • Ibuki's fear of garden gnomes.
    • Mod J shipping himself with Leon.
    • Mod J lamenting about how his headcanons keep being proven wrong by canon.
    • The named anons grossing Mod J out with their kinks.
    • Playing the The Hunger Games simulator using named anons and other OC's from the blog.
  • Ruritania: According to Sonia, Novoselic is a Micro Monarchy located on the coastal border of Croatia and Slovenia. While has its own culture, there are hints of old French, Spanish, Italian and Polish customs mixed in there as well. Despite existing for thousands of years, Novoselic has managed to stay out of conflict for its entire history. How? It's so small that most of Europe didn't even know it existed until after the end of the world wars, which Sonia admits it is a little embarrassing.
  • Sarcasm Mode: Often the first line of defense depending on how odd the asks get.
    Anon: Be completely honest, Celes, for once in your life... just how massive of a girl-crush do you have on Kirigiri?
    Celes: Oh my goodness, how on earth did you figure it out. I just have a huge crush on Kyouko. That explain absolutely everything, doesn't it? Well done, ten points to you.
  • Ship Tease: There's a few moments of this between the students. Many of the anons enjoy proposing possible ships, though opinions from the students themselves vary.
  • Shipper on Deck: Many, many anons push many, many ships. And even Mod J himself seems to approve of a few, either between canon characters or between them and the Original Characters.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Ryoko's character arc. She arrives at Hope's Peak and falls under immediate suspicion from the anons. Not long after, the boy she loves is seemingly murdered. Then some anons torment her more, refusing to let up their suspicion. During the Fall Of Hope's Peak, she discovers that she's a clone of Junko Enoshima, and that Yasuke is still alive. Not long after that, he kills her.
  • Shout-Out: According to Gundham, the only person who could ever threaten his position as lord of the underworld is the legendary Rikka.
    • After the amnesia incident, when someone tries to ask how Fuyuhiko's doing.
    Anon: Sooooo Fuyuhiko how are you
    Mod J: *You call out.........*But Nobody Came
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: When an anon when on a crusade trying to fill some of the students with despair by trying to hit their weak points, each of them shot the arguments down.
  • Slumber Party: The sleepover arc, where ten of the boys did a sleepover at Leon's house, while thirteen of the girls did the same at Sayaka's
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Thanks to the above Retcon, Yasuke Matsuda is still alive. We're lead to believe he's killed at one point, but it turns out he was just Faking the Dead.
  • Split Personality: Toko and Genocider Syo. Rogue also has more than a few.
  • Tarot Motifs: One anon (who claimed to be taking influence from Hope On A Distant Mountain) started assigning certain students to represent a major arcana in the tarot deck. The current assignments are:
    • The Fool: Hajime Hinata
    • The Magician: Leon Kuwata
    • The High Priestess: Chiaki Nanami
    • The Empress: Sonia Nevermind
    • The Emperor: Byakuya Togami
    • The Lovers: Sayaka Maizono
    • The Chariot: Aoi Asahina:
    • The Strength: Sakura Ogami
    • The Wheel of Fortune: Nagito Komaeda
    • The Justice: Kyouko Kirigiri
    • The Hanged Man: Mikan Tsumiki
    • The Devil: Celestia Ludenberg
    • The Star: Makoto Naegi
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Mondo and Taka, in the beginning of the Hope's Games arc. At least until Character Development kicks in.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Leon's usual tormentor Sayaka was encouraged to give him a sympathy hug after the Hope Games ended because of how miserable the whole thing had been for him
  • Time Skip: The Hope's Peak Arc jumps ahead by one week following Celeste's murder plot.
    • And the story moves ahead another week following the end of practical exams, where the world's crime rate is skyrocketing for some inexplicable reason, the students are confined to the school, and then Monaca shows up with an army of Monokumas.
  • Translation Convention: At one point Maro brings up his not knowing English, and Mod J has to explain the characters are speaking Japanese. This lends itself to some Fridge Logic after looking at how many jokes and pick-up lines rely on English puns.
  • Triang Relations: A type 3 with Makoto, Kyoko, and Sayaka. However, it's been resolved with Makoto and Kyoko becoming an Official Couple.
    • Kazuichi is in love with Sonia, who is in love with Gundham, who is in love with both of them.
  • Tournament Arc: The Hope Games.
  • Under the Mistletoe: The very first arc of the blog involved requests for different couples to get caught under the mistletoe.
  • Unexpected Character: In the beginning, nobody was really expecting Chiaki to become a prominent character.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Kyoko and Sakura aren't phased enough by seeing Mondo dangling from a flagpole by his underwear to interrupt their chess match.
    • Maverick took no notice of an anon dropping a potato onto Hajime's head.
  • Vacation Episode: Well, Vacation Arc to be more accurate. During summer vacation, Sonia invites everyone in class 77 to Novoselic for a few weeks, while most of the students in 78 return to their homes.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Subverted. Matsuda gets about two pages worth of content before he gets seemingly killed, however he's revealed to still be alive during the Hope's Peak Arc.
  • Wham Episode: The ending of the Vacation Arc. In the end, Junko's identity as the Ultimate Despair is revealed, so she makes her escape and hasn't been seen since.
    • As of the Hope's Peak Arc all characters can now have death flags raised on them if certain asks are made, meaning potentially Anyone Can Die.
    • We now we have our first dead students as of "The Thing That Makes Her Break" update: Hiyoko and Yasuke.
    • The "Ultimates" update. Celeste is not only revealed to be the killer, but actually be a Remnant of Despair. When everyone tries to confront her, she pulls out a gun and threatens anyone who tries to prevent her escape....only to sniped on her way out. In response to all this, Kyoji begins putting his plan into action.
    • "An Execution...?" Maverick kidnaps Byakuya in an attempt to get rid of Rogue. He tries to kill her using the "After School Lesson" machine, only for Rogue to turn the tables on him using her powers. He ends up getting his leg crushed by the machine as she takes Byakuya somewhere safe.
    • The Fall of Hope's Peak is basically a series of wham episodes.
      • We all knew it was coming, but "... Tock" sees The Monokuma that was sitting on the stairs in "Tick..." blow up, along with others located elsewhere in the school. This marks the beginning of the Invasion of Hope's Peak by the Ultimate Despairs.
      • "The Truth of a Girl" has Junko revealing that Kyoji and a group known as the Future Foundation took some of Junko's DNA that had been scattered around the school, and did something both ground-breaking and unthinkable: they cloned her. Where is that clone? We've all seen her, talked to her, and suspected her from her first appearance: Ryouko Otonashi. And it seems she doesn't take the news well.
      • And in the second part, we learn that not only is Ryouko a clone, whose hyper-accelerated aging resulted in the brain damage that causes her amnesia, but that Yasuke is still alive! The one we thought was dead was another clone, this time made by Junko. And then he stabs Ryouko to death, if only to prevent her from dying in a worse way by Junko.
      • Holy shit, "The Online Goal." Junpei attempts to kill Monaca, revealing that he'd not been on her side since Mukuro pulled her Heel–Face Turn. Junko comes and shoots him in the leg, before revealing that she'd known about his treachery all along.
  • Wham Line: During the Incident of Hope's Peak.
    Junko: Did you seriously think I was going to be doing the fighting in this...? Obviously, I have backup. One of those people you call your dear friends. They’re already a Remnant of Despair.
    • Another one that puts into perspective the new situation at hand.
    Fuyuhiko: Friend? Who the fuck are you calling a friend? I don’t even know you!
    • And later on.
    Oceanis: I'm not really the Ultimate Artist....But the Ultimate Spirit Medium.
    • Then there's this gem.
    Celeste: Oh...my motive is much simpler than fun... it was all for the sake of despair.
    • Another form "Your Despair." Though it's not so much what's being said but the one who's saying it.
    Junko: Yoko-chan! I finally found a way to contact you!
    • We all knew it was coming, but the final line in "...Tock" still delivers massive chills.
    Narration: This was it. This was the beginning of despair.

    • "The Truth of A Girl" has possibly one of the biggest wham lines in the entire story.
    They made a clone of Junko Enoshima.
    • "The Online Goal" gives us TWO
    Junpei: I'm here to eliminate despair at it's core.
    • Not long after that:
    Junko: I knew what you were planning ever since Mukuro turned to Hope.
    • Yet another when Nagito confronts Ibuki about how she knows the robots are called Monokumas.
    Nagito: It’s because you’re Ultimate Despair, isn’t that right….?
    • And once again, not long after that.
    Ibuki Your death flag was raised.
    • No less than three from The Princess and The Mechanic:
      • The first one:
    Kazuichi: I slipped up. You figured out I was a despair...
    • Then:
    Kazuichi: I created those Monokumas alongside Monaca.
    • And finally:
    Kazuichi (once again): So...a worthless piece of shit like me... Should follow his death flag and die!!! *Slices his stomach open*
  • Wham Shot: "Tick" picks up a week after the end of practical exams, with everyone confined to the school after riots and crime rates increasing around town. What do Sayaka, Leon, Makoto, Hajime, and Chiaki find on a staircase in the school? A Monokuma.
  • Wild Card: Kyoji/Mr. Otashi. Nobody is sure who he's really working for. When pressed about it by Mukuro, he describes it as an "enemy of my enemy" situation, where both his side and the students are against despair.
    • As it turns out, he's working for the Future Foundation.
  • Wild Teen Party: The 78th class had a crazy new years party that is a big Noodle Incident on the blog. All we know is that Hiro spiked the punch, and Celes started acting rather strange...
    Anon: What type of things did the others do while drunk Makoto
    Makoto: There was... a lot of crying... Taka and Mukuro get really emotional when they’re drunk. Junko was trying to make out with everyone and Mondo... might have broke a few chairs, but nothing we can’t fix. Then Junko stole my phone and recorded some stuff. Sayaka and Kyouko also threw up in the bathroom and... I’m not really sure what happened to Celes but Hifumi doesn’t seem okay today.
  • Zero-Approval Gambit: Mikan pretends to side with Junko in an attempt to either stop or her save her from despair, despite knowing that it's likely nobody will forgive her for doing so. Thankfully, everyone does.
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  • Actionized Sequel: The action picks up quite a bit from its predecessor. The very first arc involves Kyoko receiving an anonymous note saying people close to many of the students have been kidnapped and are being held hostage in Towa City. She's quick to begin putting together a team.
    • The second arc has the team stuck in Towa City for a few weeks, with the Warriors of Hope already waging their brutal war against the adults, and the team separated from Toko, Byakuya, and the captives. The name for the arc takes on a whole new meaning after Junpei, Kyoko, and Mukuro are all captured by Maverick.
    • After a Lighter and Softer third arc, the fourth one has many of the characters captured by Yuuko, placed in a battle royale-style situation in a maze of her own design. To make matters worse, each of them have been given a bracelet with an NG code.
  • After the End: Well, more like during the end. The Tragedy is still happening and the new blog is created in an attempt to reach out to any survivors. The Future Foundation, situated on an island in the middle of the Pacific, has avoided the worst of it.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Are Celeste, Kazuichi, Nagito, and Natsumi really Back from the Dead? Are they evil clones? Or are they something else entirely?
  • Apocalypse Anarchy: The world isn't in good shape during the Tragedy. Japan is overrun with riots and every killer, pervert, criminal, cannibal, and cult leader you can imagine free to run amok.
  • Apocalypse How: Easily a massive series of Class 0's if not an outright Class 1. More than 4 billion people have fallen into despair and Junko is out there fanning the flames.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Karma states that they have both a penis and a clitoris, along with two sets of fully-functional genitals. Kyoji lampshades the biological impossibility of this, stating that there has to be another reason. That reason turns out to be more plausible: Karma assimilated her twin when they were both in the womb.
  • Ascended Extra: Miaya Gekkougahara. In the anime, she didn't get a single line and was revealed to be Dead All Along. In the previous blog she was just another background character mentioned her and there. Now she's become fully integrated as a member of the cast, with her own personality, relationships, and backstory.
    • Same with Santa Shikiba, who didn't even appear in anything beyond the first game's art book.
  • Back from the Dead: Celeste, Nagito, Kazuichi, and Natsumi. Maybe.
  • Badass Army: According to Sonia, Novoselic, while it's never faced open conflict, has enough power from just its tanks to conquer both Greece and Cyprus in quick succession.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: Mina Reizo, former student of Class 75 chooses to commit suicide rather than allow Maverick the satisfaction of killing her.
    • The entire population of Monaco committed mass suicide to avoid succumbing to despair.
  • Body Horror: Kyoji reveal of his Blade Below the Shoulder shows a small bloody opening on the back of his wrist. It's even described as this trope by Mod J.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: While the first blog was initially mostly comedy with a few dramatic elements, this ones packs on the drama and has a few moments of levity here and there.
  • Conscription: Given what Mondo says at one point, being rescued by the Future Foundation also means being recruited by them.
  • Crapsack World: In the months following the Fall of Hope's Peak, the Biggest, Most Atrocious, Despair-Inducing Incident in Human History has consumed the world. 4 billion people have fallen to despair, the atmosphere is highly contaminated, and more than a few nukes and dirty bombs have been set off.
    • America is undergoing a second civil war, with the last remnants of the sane population holed up in New England. Mage also states that New York City is...gone.
    • Canada fell to a despair-backed coup. There are literally no more laws and the police and military are powerless to stop the despairs.
    • The European Union is engaged in a war with Russia and is also instigating an ethnic cleansing of North Africa. The video feed from Novoselic also showed heads on pikes.
    • South America is engulfed entirely by civil wars.
    • China has broken up into four states, all of whom are presumably fighting each other
    • After Mecca was destroyed by the despairs, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and even ISIL have set aside their differences to fight them. Unfortunately, things aren't going well for them.
    • Japan's Kanto region is the center of all the chaos, easily the most violent place on Earth.
  • Death by Adaptation: Maverick offhandedly mentions killing Haiji Towa in order to take control of the resistance for himself.
  • Depopulation Bomb: In less than a month, 270 million have died due to the Tragedy. And that's a low estimate.
  • Did They or Didn't They?: A type 4 with Kyoji and Miaya. The two meet up after the party, talk about how grateful they are to have met, kiss a few times, and Kyoji asks her if she wants to spend the night with him, though he does say that they "don't have to anything" if she doesn't want to. She does agree though.
  • Gaia's Lament: With all the pollutants in the atmosphere from firestorms, nukes, and the despairs' direct influence, the world is heading into a potential nuclear winter scenario, which could badly damage the ozone layer.
  • Genetic Engineering Is the New Nuke: The battle between Future Foundation and the Despairs as involved a lot of genetic experiments, including Human Cloning, biological weapons, healing factors, and even a supposed method to raise the dead.
  • Genetic Memory: Averted. When Kyoji briefs everyone about cloning technology and the possibility that the despairs have made clones of the dead students, he makes it clear that none of them are the same people.
    Kyoji: Contrary to what you’ve learned in science fiction, cloning does not recreate memories. It can’t bring back the dead, it just makes someone who has the same DNA as them.
    • And earlier, when someone brings up the possibility that they could just remake Ryouko, he says that it wouldn't be the same person.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: During the truth or dare arc, an anon specifically requests that Miaya make out with Mikan to "give Kyoji sweet dreams." Leon also approves.
  • Gotta Rescue Them All: The blog's first arc focused on the survivors taken in the Future Foundation and how they were trying to find the others.
  • Hope Spot: The Towa City team is able to reach the radio tower and take out the jammer blocking transmissions across the city without incident, and they even meet back up with the Captives. On the way there, they run into Monaca, who reveals that Kyoko, Mukuro, and Junpei have all been captured and the group has 72 hours to find them, or else they'll all be executed.
  • Island Base: The Future Foundation base is located on a small island between Japan and Wake Atoll.
  • La Résistance: Future Foundation functions as one against Ultimate Despair.
    • There are also active resistance movements in India and the United States, the latter having two branches. Although, according to Kyoji, the Alaskan group is less of a resistance and more of a separatist movement.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: For the previous blog. Everyone who survived and died is revealed early on.
  • Lighter and Softer: The third arc takes place back at base, focusing on the grounds having fun playing Truth or Dare and the King's Game.
  • Love Triangle: Can't even escape them during the apocalypse.
    • The most blatant so far seems to be between Junepi, Karma, and Orichi, the latter two of whom have made it a friendly competition to see who wins his heart.
    • Another one seems to be forming between Kyoji, Mikan, and Miaya, although Miaya has continuously tried to shoot down the insinuation.
  • Made a Slave: Many of the students from Class 79 have been enslaved by the despairs.
  • Monumental Damage: After the helicopter crash, Kyoji mentions he can see what's left of Tokyo Tower through the smog. It's also been established that Mecca has been destroyed by a nuclear weapon.
  • Mood Whiplash: While Kyoji and Junpei are having a serious discussion about the state of the world, they're interrupted by Orochi suddenly appearing in a french maid outfit.
  • Mythology Gag: Like on Ask The New Hope's Peak Natsumi Kuzuryuu comes Back from the Dead. Only, in the case of this blog, it's highly likely that this is a case of Came Back Wrong.
  • N.G.O.: The Future Foundation appears to be this, divided into fifteen branches.
    • 1st branch- Provides overall directions and leadership.
    • 2nd branch- Manages day-to-day operations of the Future Foundation, construction of facility; expansion of organization; military and peacekeeping force.
    • 3rd branch- Manage day-to-day operations of the Future Foundation, construction of facility; expansion of organization; military and peacekeeping force.
    • 4th branch- Research and development of new medical techniques.
    • 5th branch- Intelligence, Inquiry, and Counter-Espionage.
    • 6th branch- Policing, including riot suppression and investigate special crimes.
    • 7th branch- Information System security and administration; Research and develop therapy to cure Despair.
    • 8th branch- Long-term stable food procurement.
    • 9th branch- Armament R&D, Production, and distribution.
    • 10th branch- Assistance in reviving education and culture.
    • 11th branch- Assistance in restoring agricultural in disaster area.
    • 12th branch- Assistance in restoring infrastructure; such as transportation, communication, and public facilities.
    • 13th branch- Front line Food and Resource Distribution.
    • 14th branch- Public relationship; spreading news of Future Foundation’s activities to the public.
    • Special Research Branch- Despair Method Investigation, Investigation of Despairs, Future Foundation Court & Prison.
  • Nuke 'em: The Despairs have no qualms about using nukes and dirty bombs, which is best exemplified by the coordinated attacks on Sapporo, Calgary, Inverness, Mecca, Acapulco, Fort Worth, Dongguan, Caracas, Berlin, Jakarta, and Lahore.
  • Original Character: The Named Anons from the previous blog are still around, and some new ones have been introduced as well.
    • Anya Homura- Member of the 3rd branch.
    • Kin Takei- Class 75's Ultimate Lucky Student.
    • Nakashima Atsushi- Former Ultimate Urban Explorer.
    • Neku Hayashi- Member of the 7th branch.
    • Tamiko Takai- Former Li'l Ultimate Science, member of the 4th branch.
    • Sam Foster
    • Malcom Suzuki- Former Ultimate Boy scout.
    • Akagawa Atsushi- Nakashima's sister.
    • Susumu Mizumoto- Former Ultimate Paparazzo
    • Mukuro Shirotama- Former Ultimate Cosplayer
  • Posthumous Character: The victims of the Fall of Hope's Peak are still a major driving force for the survivors. Ryouko in particular gets mentioned a lot, especially when the topic of cloning is brought up. Though this gets turned on its head when a few of them are revealed to have been brought back by the despairs. Ryouko even joins Future Foundation.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Mage gives one to Munakata for his very questionable decision making during the Trial Arc.
  • Shameful Strip: After they're captured by the despairs, Kyoko, Mukuro, and Junpei are all stripped down to their underwear.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Said word for word by Kin when The Future Foundation members are placed inside a battle-royale style killing game.
  • Time Skip: Picks up about five or six weeks after the Fall of Hope's Peak.
    • After being rescued by the 79th class and getting them back to HQ, the story skips ahead to early January 2017.
  • What Does She See in Him?: During an expedition with Junpei, Kyoji questions why Rogue has feelings for Byakuya.
  • Wham Episode: "Never a Real Victory": After a fairly successful mission in Towa City, Junko shows up and reveals that Celeste, Nagito, Kazuichi, and Natsumi have all been brought back from the dead by Monaca.
    • During Kyoji's Battle in the Center of the Mind, we find out that not only has Izuru potentially been cloned from Hajime, but Hajime already underwent the Izuru Kamukura Project; Izuru is just laying dormant within him.
    • "The Next Morning": After having been secluded in a cell by the survivors of the student council, Sadao makes an announcement that he's going to reveal who the traitor is. He's later found dead and everyone is ready to blame Junpei.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: With the Tragedy consuming the world, Mage, Karma, and Sonia won't be going home anytime soon.
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