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     Future Foundation 

The group that has been combating Despair and observing the Killing Game. Known non-Despair members include Kazuo Tengan (now deceased), Kyosuke Munakata, Juzo Sakakura, The Great Gozu, Daisaku Bandai (now deceased), Miaya Gekkogahara (now deceased), Koichi Kizakura and Souma Koukai.

Kyosuke Munakata

Ultmate Student Council President

Graduate of Hope's Peak Class 74 and the second in command of Future Foundation (though in practice, its actual leader). A driven and uncompromising man, he is dead set on eradicating all traces of Despair, no matter the cost. Was romantically involved with Chisa Yukizome. He did not take learning her status as The Mole well.

Currently on the run after being deposed from Future Foundation leadership due to his zealotry.

  • Eye Scream: Gets an eye clawed out by a Monokuma in chapter 104.
  • Victim-Blaming: Side-stories reveal that He had a habit of blaming people who's family members had fallen to Despair for failing to notice what had transpired. At least one case is shown of him saying it's a teenaged girl's fault that her Despaired mother killed the children under her care, as she had failed to discover the brainwashing (or learn her father was a willing Despair) in time.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Wants to save the world from despair. Doesn't believe that can be done without killing everyone who has fallen to despair, even those brainwashed into it against their will. That this approach would be more likely to spread despair to others ( like those whose loved ones would be unnecessarily killed) is lost on him. He kills Ryota to ensure that he isn't used to make anymore brainwashing videos. He is last seen in the epilogue escaping prison and going on the run, intending to spread his murderous brand of Hope.

Koichi Kizakura

A talent scout for Hope's Peak, currently one of the heads of the Future Foundation (branch 3). Serves as a liason to the escaped hostages.

Becomes the head of Future Foundation after the Hope's Peak Killing Game.

  • Big Damn Heroes: At the end, just as Juzo knocks Kyosuke out.
  • The Hero: For the Towa City arc, arguably. Definitely more than Munakata.
  • The Leader: Becomes head of Future Foundation in the epilogue, with Makoto as his second in command and successor.

Kazuo Tengan

The official leader of the Future Foundation. Dies at the end of the Towa City arc.

Juzo Sakakura

Ultimate Boxer

One of the heads of Future Foundation (branch 6), Graduate of Hope's Peak Class 74 and Munakata's right hand man. Until the epilogue, at least.
  • Morality Pet: Tries to be this for Munakata as things progress. The most it gets him is not being killed when Munakata breaks out of confinement.
  • Straight Gay: Why he's so loyal to Kyosuke.

Great Gozu

Ultimate Wrestler

Hope's Peak Academy Class 69 graduate and head of branch 12. Unofficial(?) bodyguard to Tengen. One of the only named branch heads to survive the story.
  • The Big Guy: Serves as this for Future Foundation as their biggest fighter.
  • Gentle Giant: A large man, and a nice one.

Miaya Gekkogahara

Ultimate Therapist

The wheelchair-bound head of Future Foundation branch 7.

Killed shortly after releasing the Hope Video in chapter 104.

Daisaku Bandai

Ultimate Farmer

Graduate of Hope's Peak Class 66 and head of the Future Foundation Branch 11, which manages food distribution. Has a really out of place voice.

Dies during the liberation of Towa City.

  • Bit Character: He just showed up, died offscreen… And that’s really it. Honestly, it’s similar to what happened to him in canon.

Takumi Hijihira

Killer Killer

An investigator for Future Foundation's Sixth Branch, and secretly the Serial-Killer Killer known only as Killer Killer. After his identity is discovered, he's made to join the Foundation's assault on Towa City. He leaves to hunt down the remaining Despaired clone in the epilogue.
  • Mercy Kill: Gives one to Matsuda after finding him in chapter 104.

Souma Koukai

Ultimate Public Speaker

A graduate of Hope's Peak and Branch Head of information and public relations. He's kept tabs on certain graduates in hopes of recruiting them to the Foundation and is currently investigating Penjar. For his tropes, see the Mists of Penjar folder.



The Headmaster of Hope's Peak Academy

The self-proclaimed headmaster of Hope's Peak Academy. He's very eager to see society's biggest hopefuls start killing each other, so he heaps psychological torture on the students at every turn. Shows up in a few other games afterwards.
  • Big Bad: The face of the Masterminds in the Killing Games.
  • I See Dead People: He and Makoto are the only ones in Hope's Peak who can see Sayaka's ghost. Then the Mastermind of that game is revealed in Chapter 111...
  • Pride: Doesn't take kindly to being called a Coward by the students.
  • Sadist: Gets off on causing others despair (possibly literally).

The Clone

Ultimate Luck

Hope and despair, they both must be stoked. Adversity either breaks someone or makes them greater. I hope you don't take this personally, but I have to see what comes from your death.
The only one of the Despaired clones of dead students to survive the destruction of Hope's Peak, his empty pod was found months later amidst the rubble. He is currently at Kuma-Kuma Land.

     Class 81-A 

Students who were being scouted as potential members of Class 81. Captured by the Despairs for a killing game. This could've been class of 81-A has ended up at an amusement park.

  • Dwindling Party: Besides the usual. The game initially starts with one hundred students (of varying ages if Annabelle is any indication) in a roller coaster. By the end of the ride, only the following twenty are still alive, and four of them nearly fell off themselves.
  • Multinational Team: Not to the same extent as Class 80-B, but half of the cast are non-Japanese, ranging from American to French to Korean.

Naruhiko Murai

Ultimate Punk Rock Musician

I play punk music because I enjoy the hell out of it! If my reasoning for being a musician had some nonsensical deeper meaning behind it I wouldn't be playing punk music!
A Japanese/German man with an energetic disposition (and a dirty mouth). Was seated next to Kaizoku on the ride.

He escaped alive.

  • Anything That Moves: Claims that he likes guys and girls, and probably anything in-between. Ends up dating one of each.
  • Delinquent Hair: An outrageous punk style befitting an Ultimate Punk Rocker.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Has trouble focusing when a topless Shiho runs by.
  • Polyamory: With Kaizoku and Shiho.
  • Ship Tease: Has a few moments with Kanade that come to an end when he finds her dead body.
  • Sir Swearsalot: Not to excessively but he definitely seems to lack a filter.
  • The Fool: He is relatively undeterred by the threat of the killing game or the rollercoaster he awoke on. He also can't help but focus on his idea for a concert even after hearing about an attack in the funhouse.
  • The Stoner: Implied, he's initially worried the game is a bad trip.

Kaizoku Dokuro

Ultimate Sailor

A Japanese man who also answers to 'Ultimate Pirate'. Was seated next to Naruhiko on the ride.

He escaped alive.

  • Big Brother Instinct: Took very quickly to helping to look after and playing with Annabelle. He's also the first to speak up in her defense in the trial.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Accidentally killed his father in an attempt to impress him.
  • Fingore: Is missing a finger on his right hand.
  • It Runs in the Family: Well having a sea-based Ultimate talent does, no idea about personality traits. All of the known member's names contain the syllable Kai. Fittingly it means Sea or Ocean.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kaizoku" means pirate and "Dokuro" means skull, fitting for his pirate motif and the skull-and-crossbones symbol for pirates, respectively.
  • Polyamory: With Naruhiko and Shiho.
  • Scars are Forever: Has a burn scar on his left arm, courtesy of the accident that got his father killed.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: Regularly. He can drop it if he wants to, however.
  • The Nicknamer: Seems to be part of the above trope.

Haruto Shinta

Ultimate Parental Figure

There is nothing more fulfilling to me than watching a child enjoy life and ensuring they have a bright future.
A Japanese American with a calm and welcoming personality. Would prefer being called the ultimate Father figure. Was seated next to Dolly on the ride.

He escaped alive.

  • Covered with Scars: Well his arms at least, but he hides them under his sleeves.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was stalked by a girl with an obsessive crush on him, the end result leaving him with scars both mental and (as the above trope shows) physical. It's why he's cautious around certain physical contact, as Tiana discovers.
  • Good Parents: He lives up to his title by being very comforting and advisory to the other students, even those older than him.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: His Establishing Character Moment is offering Dolly a shoulder to cry on if needed, and trying to help her remain calm.
  • Meaningful Name: Haruto's name means "spring" fitting for his warm and welcoming demeanor. It also sounds like the English word "heart", describing his big-hearted personality.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: Though no-one accuses him of this in-game, he has had to deal with this 'awful assumption' due to being an older man who is consistently around kids. He'd hoped that going to Hope's Peak would help him to rid the world of said 'assumption'.
  • Ship Tease: With Tiana while they keep watch over Anna.

Patrick Walsh

Ultimate Hockey Star

You said anything was fair game. You shouldn’t have left things so open. Hockey Players know how to brawl.
An Irish-Canadian boy and older cousin of Mallory Walsh of Class 80-B. Was sitting next to Chloe on the ride.

The culprit of the first trial.

  • Blackmail: The reason why he was pressured to kill. After hearing about the death of his cousin Mallory, he didn't want to lose anyone else. When his little sister was being threatened, he acted.
  • Canada, Eh?: Frequently says 'eh', as fitting the usual stereotype.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His father divorced and left the family, leaving him to take care of his younger sister Sarah.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Killed to protect his younger sister.

Lachlan Kenway

Ultimate Investigative Journalist

Seriously? We're on the verge of death and all you can bloody do is focus on my accent?
A Scotsman. Was sitting with Churi and Otto on the ride.

Is found dead shortly after the Spookyland District is unlocked.

  • Bizarre Taste in Food: He enjoys hot sauce combined with most things.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments.
  • Not So Stoic: Despite his claims of being a loner he has shown concern for others a few times.
  • Only Sane Man: The first character to call out that they are in a similar situation to the Hope's Peak killing game.
  • Ship Tease: Starts getting close to Tomoko of all people. They finally kiss right before he's attacked and killed.

Sigmund Shiraishi

Ultimate Paralympic Athlete

A Canadian of Japanese ancestry whose most noticeable physical features are his missing left leg and right arm. He's also a vegetarian. Was sitting next to Seikatsu in the opening ride.

He was Soo's killer on day eleven.

  • An Arm and a Leg: Literally. He doesn't have an arm or a leg and doesn't use prosthetics, just a crutch.
  • Disability Superpower: A more realistic example, but he has clearly trained to compensate for his handicap.
  • I Am a Humanitarian: The accident that took his limbs also left him with his parents corpses for days on end. He made sure not to starve to death.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Apparently, for some reason that is unknown to him, his parents named him after Sigmund Freud.
  • Promotion to Parent: He had to make the sacrifice to not get prosthetics so his sisters could get a good education.
  • Situational Hand Switch: Had to become this by necessity after losing his other hand. He was right-handed, so he had to train himself to be left-handed.

Soo Yeong Moon

Ultimate Plastic Surgeon

A good looking South Korean man known as Dr. Miracle. Was on the same cart as Utano.

Killed Utano in self-defense and justified revenge in the third case. He survived the subsequent death game, his face did not. Found hanging in the sewers a few days later.

Utano Kakimasu

Ultimate Poet

A Japanese boy. Was seated with Soo Yeong Moon on the roller coaster, who saved him at the last second from ejection. He reads a little too much into the gesture.

He's found with his neck broken on day ten.

  • Abusive Parents: His father. Utano's preferences would just be another excuse for the man to hit him.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Was blushing at how close he ended up next to the 'breathtaking' plastic surgeon. Later confirmed to like him. Too much, actually.
  • Meaningful Name: His full name translates to "I will write songs".
  • Stalker with a Crush: Utano spent several days during the time skip following Soo Yeong everywhere, and left him a love poem to find.
  • Yandere: He is convinced that Soo Yeong will return his feelings. And he threatens to kill Churi when she makes the suggestion that he should consider giving Soo Yeong more space. He claimed that he was just joking. It's later confirmed in the discord that he takes medication for this, but has been denied any in the park. Ultimately, he kills Churi for 'getting in his way'.

Otto Von Skylar

Ultimate Racecar Driver

Perhaps they would subject some no name like you to this, but I am Otto Von Skylar. I am the son of the Skylar Motor Company. I am the Ultimate Race Car Driver. No one would kill me, not when they could ransom me for a fortune.
A German boy and heir of the Skylar Motor Company. A rather arrogant fellow with some anger issues and a foul mouth. Was sitting with Lachlan and Churi on the roller coaster.

Is, somewhat surprisingly, the first victim of the killing game.

  • Agent Scully: Initially thinks the whole thing's a stunt, as clearly he's too important as a potential ransom hostage to be used in a Killing Game. Later admits he even thought the previous killing game broadcasts were just a hoax to grab ratings.
  • Asshole Victim: Attempted to kill Patrick, before he got killed himself.
  • Expy: Seems like one for Byakuya Togami.
  • Railing Kill: Thrown off a balcony.
  • Token Evil Teammate: For the first day. He actually attempts a murder to keep a secret from ruining his family.

Sir Laris Nevermind

Ultimate Knight

A half-Japanese knight from Sonia's homeland of Novoselic, clad entirely in silver armor. The surname suggests some relation to the royal family (though the knight doesn't want to talk about it). Was sitting in the back of the opening ride. Is actually a woman.

Is actually the second mole and the fifth culprit.

  • Abusive Parent: Abandoned by their mother after her ambitions were fulfilled.
  • Boobs of Steel: Fitting for the ultimate knight.
  • Expy: Kinda one to Jon Snow, at least initially.
  • Heroic Bastard: Is the illegitimate half-sister of Sonia Nevermind and Kirumi Tojo, having been produced by an affair between The King and Kirumi's ambitious mother.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Engages in this a bit concerning the past.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: She fits this trope both literally and in temperament.
  • The Lost Lenore: Becomes this to Chloe.
  • My Greatest Failure: The inability to help Novoselic following the Tragedy, or help Princess Sonia. It's later revealed that she abandoned the kingdom at the king's order. She froze and failed to do her duty to stop a mob of despairing citizens attacking Novaselic.
  • Straight Gay: As her kiss with Chloe seems to indicate.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Is actually a woman, which gets revealed in the second case.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Sonia. A Deconstruction as Sonia being brought back to life was Laris' motivation to become The Mole and ultimately kill Lachlan.

Annabelle Lupin

Ultimate Forensic Investigator

To get the right answers you have to ask the right questions.
A nine-year-old girl from the USA. Somehow was being scouted despite her young age. Was on the ride with Tiana who saved her from falling off in the first section of chapter one.

She escaped alive.

Tiana Blake

Ultimate Dominatrix

The truth about the craft is understanding how to read the other person and their desires. I believe almost everyone on some level wants to feel some sort of bond with another person.
An attractive young American woman with an odd talent. Was on the ride with Annabelle (whom she was quick to start calling Anna).

She escaped alive.

  • Dressed Like a Dominatrix: Mostly averted. Instead of the attire this trope lists, Tiana wears a white off-the-shoulder shirt, a purple skirt, and white heels. The only part of her attire that fits the trope is the whip she carries.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Is kind and non-condescending to the nine year old Annabelle, and is quick to save her when she gets ejected from her seat.
  • Nice Girl: Is quick to reassure Annabelle that things will be fine in the first chapter, and keep her secure on the roller coaster.
  • Official Couple: With Haruto.
  • Ship Tease: With Haruto given their mutual protectiveness of Annabelle. Later admits she's falling for him.
  • Unexpected Virgin: Happens to be one, despite her profession.
  • Whip It Good: Has a whip.

Kanade Kanaka

Ultimate Composer

I'm sorry for being a burden, I-I just keep thinking that I will be the first victim. I'm not very strong, and someone will take advantage of that.
A young Japanese girl with a musical skill. Was sitting next to Laris in the back of the ride.

Is tragically killed during the paintball game.

Shiho Jiyū

Ultimate Runner

Everyone makes mistakes and has regrets, but you can't focus on that so much, ya know? You should focus on moving forward and not backwards.
A young, energetic blind Japanese girl. Ended up next to Laris and Kanade after getting ejected from her seat.

She escaped alive.

  • Boobs of Steel: She's quite fit and very well endowed. Her large chest somehow doesn't affect her running. Anna is confused by this, and how she got them.
  • Expy: Being a runner with a large bust trapped in a Killing Game brings to mind Ayame Hatano.
  • Heroic BSoD: Has one briefly after discovering Otto's body.
  • The Mole: An unwilling one.
  • One True Threesome: With Kaizoku and Naruhiko, to her own surprise.
  • Plucky Girl: She's surprisingly upbeat and optimistic for a blind girl in a Killing Game, as her above quote shows.
  • Secret-Keeper: Knows Laris is a woman.
  • Unwitting Test Subject: She was experimented on her whole childhood by her father, the Ultimate Doctor.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Mentions she sometimes forgets to put a shirt on, which Naruhiko gets an eyeful of in chapter 17.

Madison Maddox

Ultimate Mathematician

Sixteen goes into one hundred, six and one quarter times. Based on percentages the math is simple. Chance of survival is only sixteen percent. Every seat launched, raises the probability of survival substantially.
An American girl with a tendency to spout numbers in situations such as the opening chapter.

Is the accidental murderer of the second trial, and the first 'culprit' in the series to get away with it and leave.

Chloe Bellemort

Ultimate Fashion Designer / Ultimate Femme Fatale

I jump because I have nothing to fear. A butterfly has it's wings after all.
A French girl. Seems rather calm with her current circumstances. Was sitting next to Patrick and ended up sitting in his lap after all the seats but his were ejected from their car.

She escaped alive.

  • Action Girl: Is rather athletic. Theres a reason for that.
    • She's able to escape from her roller coaster seat before it's ejected and move to another seat in seconds, all while the ride is still in motion. Later makes a ten-foot leap from one balcony to another and back again without hesitation.
    • She's also the one who puts Otto in his place when he threatens Dolly/Becky.
    • When Despair!Nagito tries to kill Annabelle, she quickly disarms him and throws him through a mirror.
  • Ambiguously Gay: The only ones she's shown much positive emotion to so far are the other girls. That, and she frequently flirts with or teases them.
  • Animal Motif: Seems to be butterflies, like the earrings she wears.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Seikatsu's cards have hinted that she has many dead people in her past, and a secret she's hiding. It seems tied to a group with similar skills in Paris, marked by a butterfly symbol. It's later revealed she's actually got the second talent of Ultimate Femme Fatale, and is part of the Free Butterflies, an assassin group that's been active since The French Revolution.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Fits the description, though she's actually quite nice.
  • Gratuitous French: Slips into this when grieving 'Lari's' death.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Very feminine, ends up with Laris.
  • Secret-Keeper: Knows Laris is a woman.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Killed her mother to avenge her father. It was only afterwards that she discovered her mother had been pregnant.
  • The Tease: Seems to be one, a bit. Especially to other girls.

Seikatsu Tabi

Ultimate Tarotologist

A young Japanese woman with a shifting disposition. Was seated near the back with Sigmund during the coaster.

She escaped alive, having fused all her personalities together.

  • Apron Matron: The Empress seems to be a kindly version of this.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Her Devil arcana is this in strides, from accosting Kaizoku and hitting on Tiana.
  • Love Confession: The Lovers personality gives one from out of nowhere towards Laris.
  • Split Personality: Has one for each of the 21 cards in the Arcana, apparently.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: The Death arcana is a quiet, hollow-staring personality who easily lifts Tomoko by the neck and nearly killed her. It was the first personality that manifested, with all others being created as an attempt to keep it sealed.
  • Token Religious Teammate: Temperance is very believing in opening oneself to Jesus as a way to find peace and balance in life.

Tomoko Marple Gisei

Ultimate Shogi Player

I do hope this isn't where I suffer my first loss.
A Japanese/British girl with a standoffish disposition and a drive to survive. Was sitting with Madison in the opening ride.

She escaped alive.

  • Ambiguously Evil: Gives off this vibe at times.
  • Expy: Of Maki, in terms of being a non-evil (so far) standoffish girl.
  • First Kiss: With Lachlan, surprisingly. He dies soon after.
  • Not So Stoic: Has a temper, and is caught off-guard by Seikatsu's 'Death' persona. Comes off as The Stoic otherwise.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Not a villain, just a jerk, but she knew it would be best to build trust in the other students by ensuring they all lived through the chess game.
  • Secret-Keeper: Knows Laris is a woman, that Chloe is part of a mystery group in Paris, and that Seikatsu has a murderous personality in her.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Doesn't like working with the other students, but has to in the chess game.
  • Trash Talk: Surprisingly engages in a hitherto uncharacteristic manner in the chess game against Yushikuma.

Churi Aikawa

Ultimate Love Guru

A passionate and positive (not to mention tall) young Japanese woman. Was seated with Lachlan and Otto on the Despair Coaster.

She's found dead on day ten.

  • Cheery Pink: Her hair is coloured pink and she’s rather peppy, despite the circumstances.
  • The Matchmaker:
    • Tries to talk to Tiana about her compatibility with Haruto.
    • Believes that finding the best match for Madison will help boost her confidence.
  • Nice Girl: She makes multiple attempts to calm people down and is, seemingly, earnest about wanting others to find a partner to make them happy.
  • Pink Is Feminine: Her pink hair is a good sign of her caring nature.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Her hair is pink and she’s quite cheery and kind.
  • Statuesque Stunner: One of the tallest girls in the group.

Dolly Dewitt

Ultimate Ventriloquist

Dolly: I-I don't want to die. Even if this world is horrible, I don't want to die like this.
Becky: If anyone is gonna get Dolls here to safety it'll be me!
An American girl. Carries around an aggressive doll that looks like her named 'Becky'.

Is the true mastermind of the Kuma-Kuma Land Killing Game, having played the cast and even Monaca for fools. Then falls off the island with them.

  • The Cynic: Neither seems to think much of the world around them.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Was bullied pretty much constantly as a child, and nearly killed a kid who tried to break Becky.
  • Jerkass: Becky spends most of her time being rude to others, even 'Dolls' at points. Probably because she's running on Junko AI.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name sounds like the word "doll", and her character is mainly attributed towards her ventriloquist doll, Becky.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Thinks people are generally cruel, though not usually to killing game standards. It's because of this she wants to turn the world's population into kuma dolls.
  • Shrinking Violet: Dolly is very much this. Becky very much isn't. Real Dolly is a subversion.
  • Split Personality: Becky doesn't seem to just be an act. And Dolly outright collapses like a limp puppet when separated from her. Might be subverted though.

The Losers

The other 80 potentials who were on the roller coaster at the start of the story. They didn't live long enough to reach the park.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: They die in the first chapter. At best, some of them get lines of dialogue and a mentioned gender beforehand. Their hearts were used to create the gray kumas running the park.

The Kumas

The bears that run the districts of the park. Aside from the first two, they're all controlled by the Warriors of Hope.

All are wiped out by the end of the game.

  • Big Bad Ensemble: The ones running the park's killing game.
  • Brain Uploading: Well, heart uploading, apparently, but apparently the Warrior's of Hope transferred themselves into the kumas.


Hahaha! Massacre! Banzaaai! M to the A to the motherfuckin' "ssacre"! Oh yeah! Massacre, what an awesome word! It's downright magical! It has a great ring to it, a beat to it, the beatbox beating of my heart!
The owner of the park, directly managing the Amusement Park District. A foul-mouthed black bear with a gangster theme. Is run by a Junko AI, going by canon.

Killed during Laris' death game.

  • It Amused Me: Says he's doing the Killing Game to avoid boredom. It might be a hint towards who is controlling him.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Kurokuma' translates to 'black bear', like canon.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Has a potty mouth on him, and isn't shy about using it.


O-Oh I'm terribly sorry! You all must be absolutely exhausted after everything you've been through. Please if there is anything you require, I will do my best to make your experience here as painless as possible
The white bear running the park's Resort District. Has a nicer disposition than his older brother. Also run by a Junko AI.

Decapitated by Laris.


No adults are allowed in my district, if I catch anyone breaking this rule I'll feed them to my lion!
The red bear running the Carnival District. Determined to keep anyone 18 or older out of his area on the threat of being eaten by a lion (named Simba, whom he can't actually control). Controlled by Masaru of the Warriors of Hope.

Destroyed during the Chess Death Game, which apparently also killed his controller.

  • Dumb Jock: Not particularly bright, which screws him over in the chess game.
  • The Leader: Self-proclaimed one for the Kuma Gang running the park. In reality, this is unlikely. Just like in canon.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Yushikuma' translates to 'brave warrior bear'.


So you've arrived here finally. There's no helping it, then.
The blue bear running the Waterworld District. A no-nonsense bear with cat ears and a surfboard, he makes it clear he's no lifeguard. Controlled by Nagisa of the Warriors of Hope.

Is deactivated and falls of the island in the final trial.

  • The Cynic: Doesn't think much of life, especially adults.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Mizukuma' translates to 'water bear'.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Seems to think this when trying to explain safety regulations to Seikatsu, Dolly/Becky, and Shiho, only for them all to ignore him and act dangerously on the rides.


Ah—wait... can I practice my introduction beforehand? You know how when you stare into moving bicycle spokes, you get all scared? Like, for some reason, you imagine how painful it would be to put your hand in… Oh, um, my name is Saishikuma. Greetings, demons, I will be watching you closely.
The bear running Spookyland District. He's dressed in a Grim Reaper outfit and fails to actually be spooky. Controlled by Jataro of the Warriors of Hope.

Is deactivated and falls of the island in the final trial.


The final bear, running both Tech Land and the Killing Game after the fifth Trial. She is a green bear upon a floating disk. She is controlled by Monaca Towa.

She is decapitated in the final chapter, having outlasted the real Mastermind and the other Warriors of Hope.

  • Big Bad: Probably become this (and likely was always this). Except actually not, surprisingly. It's complicated.
  • Final Boss: What she still manages to become, fighting Chloe and Seikatsu in the final chapter.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Meijikuma' translates to 'magic bear'.
  • Off with Her Head!: Is decapitated at the end.

The Intruder

The white-haired young man who has somehow infiltrated the park without the Kumas notice. Not on the side of the students. See the final section of the 'Others' folder for more details.

Abruptly killed (with heart removal) shortly after the second trial.


A crazy-eyed bear operating a park in Waterworld. Is actually the intruder following his heart (and with it, soul) being transferred into a kuma.


     Class 81-C
The Train Gang

A handful of students from the Class 81 potentials. Currently trapped in a train in the Grim Up North of Siberia and Russia.

  • I Am a Humanitarian: They were all tricked into eating parts of the dead after the first trial, leading to one becoming a Wendigo. Might have been removed in the final version though.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: The final investigation exposes Makoto's clone status and Mukuro's past to the outside world, causing the public to lose faith in Future Foundation, riot in Tokyo, and possibly start up a new Tragedy.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Technically; the train is on a time limit. In one week's time, it will crash, killing everyone who is still on board.

Axel Ueda

Ultimate Soccer Player

Portrayed by Birb

A Japanese boy. Has a mechanical leg.

He escapes alive.

  • An Arm and a Leg: Seems to be missing his left leg, although he compensates with a robotic prosthetic. He claims he got it from aliens. It's later revealed that he lost his family, and leg, in a car crash when he was young, leaving his chest horribly scarred as well as giving him PTSD.
  • Break the Cutie: Several times throughout the game his PTSD is triggered, sending him through panic attacks and mental breakdowns. The worst ones are after seeing Angie's execution and after discovering the truth about his past.
  • Butt-Monkey: His attempts to break open a wooden cabinet with a fire axe end in it harmlessly bouncing off and smacking him across the room, knocking him unconscious and later on Emziel uses him as a training dummy.
  • Cyborg: Has a robotic leg.
  • Expy: His creator claims he's somewhat one of Yosuke Hanamura from Persona 4.
  • Precision F-Strike Drops one after discovering Ultimate Despair was responsible for the crash that took his leg and family, but also that his sister may not have been killed..
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Is afraid of fire and hospitals. This is due to PTSD over having survived a car crash, needing his leg amputated and leaving his chest horribly burned and scarred. Later, he has a breakdown when the latter (Being moved to the Infirmary) is mentioned while seeing the former (footage of Angie's execution).

Yumei Mao

Ultimate Shaolin Monk

Portrayed by Magus1108

An albino Chinese girl. She has an eyepatch where her left eye used to be.

Actually manages to escape the train early without killing anyone.

  • All Amazons Want Hercules: She is initially attracted to Tonbe because he's physically fit and able to match her in sparring. Even more so when he is able to stand against The Raging Dragon.
  • Berserk Button: Bringing up the destruction of her temple can lead to the Raging Dragon to being released.
  • Challenge Seeker: Is very interested in finding people who appear strong enough to present a challenge to her.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Was declared an enemy of the state and had her home monetary destroyed. After going on the run was constantly attacked by soldiers, death squads and even citizens. She killed countless people because of the 'Raging Dragon'. After arriving in Japan she attempts life as a pacifist and learning to control the dragon.
  • Rage-Breaking Point: The Raging Dragon is something Yumei constantly tries to keep in check. She is even willing to try and kill Tonbe, whom she had come to truly care for.
  • Ship Tease: Sleeps with Tonbe. Is devastated when he dies (for her sake), possibly leaving her pregnant.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Uses her short stature and rodes to hide her very muscular body.
  • The Exile: Was sent into exile by the Chinese Communist Party and forced to abandon her temple.

Tonbe Woch

Ultimate Seismologist

Portrayed by PettyPunk

I'm sorry Yumei, but I couldn't pull that off. And like I told you, as long as I'm able to, I'll stand in the way to defend you, even against a disaster.
A boy from Barbados. Has a mohawk.

The culprit of the second case, albeit a sympathetic one. Also the last death of the game proper.

Kazuko Kodaka

Ultimate Game Designer

Portrayed by Solrac XD

A Japanese girl. Knows games.

The killer of the first case.

  • Fatal Flaw: A severe dislike of cold. When the first motive involves progressively lowering the temperature, she ultimately kills to make it stop.
  • The Gad Fly: Delights in provoking others and making them uncomfortable with her quips and inquiries.
  • It Amused Me: Seems to be her modus operandi, and thus she takes the killing game in stride as a result.
  • Odd Friendship: Through their constant back-and-forth snarking, she develops a genuine friendship with the aloof Adohira.
  • Shout-Out: Her last name, ethnicity, and talent are all one to the man who created Danganronpa to begin with.


Ultimate Wizard (Ultimate Marionettist)

Portrayed by Trust Me

It's as if they have the entire world dancing to the pull of their strings. How sickening... People aren't puppets.
A Japanese boy with a blue wizard hat and a large metal briefcase. He initially presents himself as the Ultimate Wizard, but upon Akazukin's reveal, reintroduces himself as the Ultimate Marionettist.

They escape alive but get stuck in the desert killing game.

  • Companion Cube: He never goes anywhere without his briefcase and treats it with a unusual amount of tenderness. Later on, it is revealed that it houses his beloved porcelain doll, Akazukin.
  • Deadpan Snarker: A sarcastic and fairly bitter one. This trait of his gradually begins to tone down after the first trial.
  • Determined Defeatist: Is quite certain that they won't all survive the Railway of Despair, but is paradoxically determined to do whatever he can to keep them all alive, regardless.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Although he claims to not be a vegetarian per se, he's mentioned that "meat doesn't agree with [his] palate" and has avoided eating meat on every occasion. This helps him dodge a bullet in the original story when the passengers are served sandwiches made with the tainted flesh of Kazuko and Eline.
  • Important Haircut: After the first trial, he trims down his prickly "emo bangs".
  • Marionette Master: Has mentioned "implanting blades and violence... into [Akazukin's] hollow body," and is capable of moving Akazukin with an incredible degree of control.
  • Off the Rails: Reveals after the second trial that he has two of the three tickets needed to escape. He proposes someone surrender their ticket (dying in the process) while the one remaining person leaves as the default winner. No one takes the offer, but the lack of other participants means they move into the final investigation/trial phase immediately.
  • Obvious Rule Patch: Has his "sleepover party" plan struck down by one, when the Kumas add a new temporary rule that prevents the passengers from sleeping together in the same room.
  • Self-Surgery: One of his first acts on the train is to sew his ticket into the flesh of his arm. Later on, he does the same onto his chest with Kazuko's ticket. There's a reason why one of the bottles of alcohol in the kitchen is half empty.
  • Sour Supporter: He started off as rather aloof and belligerent, but after the first trial, begins to make an effort to work with the others as a team. Funnily enough, he's even the one to suggest having a "sleepover... party?" when it seems like the Kumas are plotting to divide them.
  • Thinking Out Loud: Does this frequently, whether he's alone or in the company of others. He also often uses the pronoun "we" when talking to himself, and it eventually becomes clear that he's one-sidedly conversing with the doll inside his briefcase.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Comes up with a solution to get two of the three survivors post-second trial off the train, at the cost of the life of the third. No one goes along with it.


Ultimate Puppet

M-Master. How very bold of you. But if it is you, I will let you do as you please. Just be gentle, please? It tickles when you tinker with my insides.
Adohira's marionette. Is utterly devoted to her master.

Survives the train game with him, but ends up stuck in a desert as well.

  • Covert Pervert: Beneath her elegant and courteous demeanor, Akazukin often finds herself distracted by fantasies of Adohira. She acts embarrassed whenever the word "maintenance" is brought up, but she takes great pleasure in the act. Adohira himself is unamused by all this.
  • Living Toy: A marionette who is somehow capable of independent speech and thought.
  • Naughty by Night: On Christmas Eve, Akazukin tied herself up with red ribbons and offered herself as a "present" to Adohira. Nothing more needs to be said.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Akazukin's single-minded devotion for her master thoroughly dominates her thoughts, and she depends on Adohira's love for her continued existence. Her love for him is well beyond "obsessive" in nature.

Eline Kinnie

Ultimate Dealer

Portrayed by ThePLOThand

A Dutch Transwoman who sells drugs and other illegally-acquired goods. Was supposed to be reformed into an Ultimate Saleswoman.

Is the first to die on the train.

  • Ambiguously Gay: The only indication to her orientation In-Universe is her offering 'Dyke' as an alternative Insult during the RP. It was later confirmed on the Discord server by Word of Saint Paul. Though she does inform Axel he is 'barking up the wrong tree', when he seems smitten with her and makes some suggestive comments towars Sarah, in the actual fic.
  • The Aggressive Drug Dealer: Averted Trope ; apart from the fact that she is reforming, she is much more of a jokester than anything.
  • Coat Full of Contraband: A Variation, it's a jacket rather than a trenchcoat and the bio doesn't specify what 'goods' it contains.
  • Drugs Are Bad: Wonders if Sarah really needs any when asked for it.
  • The Nicknamer: Captain Axel for Axel Ueda, considers Grandmaster one for Emizel.
  • Reformed Criminal: As stated above, she was intended to be this.
  • Sobriquet Sex Switch: Her original name was Elias.
  • Wrong Insult Offence: Is more concerned that 'Drug Tranny' doesn't sound funny and even offers 'Drug Dyke' as an alternative.

Emizel Tanaka

Ultimate Overlord

Portrayed by JCW18

So please, Big Bro... no, not just you, but everyone... please, give me the strength I need to protect those important to me, the strength to get out of here and help change the world for the better! I swear, I won’t let you down!
A Japanese boy who turned sixteen on the fourth day of the Railway of Despair. Cousin to a certain animal breeder.

He escapes alive alongside his rabbit Lucky.

  • Badass Adorable: He tries to be perceived as a tough and strong warrior, but he's just too small and cute...
  • Character Development: Undergoes this not long after the killing game starts. He learns very quickly that he is not as great and tough as he sees himself to be, and along with his growing affection for Axel, adopts a more mature attitude.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: After Gundham departed for Hope's Peak, Emizel was forced to live on the streets before being abducted and used as a sex slave for several years. He eventually managed to escape after developing fire magic, and began hunting down and killing those who had used him. It is later revealed during the final investigation that Ultimate Despair was responsible.
  • Expy: Is a light fusion of both Laharl and Emizel from the Disgaea series.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: He seems unaware of the previous killing games. He's devastated to hear that his relative Gundham was a victim of the first one years ago.
  • Passing the Torch: Before the last trial he goes to Tonbe's room and gives a bit of a speech to his dead 'Big Bro'. He asks for his help and a presence in the room uses one of the boy's old bandanas to comfort him. Emizel takes it as a sign that he has Tonbe watching over him and promises to finish the larger boy's plan to end the game.
  • Straight Gay: Hints this to Axel during the first day. He later gets into a relationship with him.
  • Transhumanism: Is turned into a monster in the updated version of the story, complete with bat wings.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He only wears a scarf to cover his upper body. Averted, as Emizel begins wearing a shirt after the second trial.

Sarah O'Neil

Ultimate Graffiti Artist

Portrayed by Sootythunder

An American girl. Kinda paranoid.

The second victim.

  • A-Cup Angst: Is flat-chested, to her annoyance.
  • Sinister Shiv: Upon waking up in an unfamiliar room littered with rubble, one of her first reactions is to fashion a shiv out of glass. She claims it's for self-defense.
  • Street Smart: Her urban talent combined with her fairly abrasive, no-nonsense attitude has her coming across as this. Furthermore, her improvisations with both the shiv and the Russian military outfit showcase her practical nature.
  • Wendigo: Is forcefully turned into one before dying.

Akakuma, The Conductor

I'm Akakuma pal! and yes I am adorable!
The one running the killing game. Wears a diaper, for some reason.

Is actually Jun Enoshima.

Leaves the train for parts unknown at the end.

  • Meaningful Name: His name translates to 'baby bear'. Fitting, given the diaper.

Sabankuma, The Caretaker

You even touch us and you get thrown out at 130 Miles per hour, into sub-zero temperatures!
The one who looks after the passenger's daily needs. A major Jerkass.

Is actually Junko Enoshima.

Leaves the train for parts unknown at the end.

  • Meaningful Name: His name translates to 'servant-bear'.
  • The Nicknamer: Comes up with incredibly offensive ones for all of the passengers.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Makes assorted racist, homophobic, and generally insulting comments pretty much constantly. Considering who's controlling him, it actually sort of fits in a 'get a rise out of them' kinda way.

Hoshukuma, The Mechanic

Trust me when I say that relying on other people in a game like this is a one way ticket to getting a knife in the back.
The one who maintains the train. Slightly less annoying compared to Saban.

Is actually Despair!Makoto.

Leaves the train for parts unknown at the end.

     Bunker Residents 

A group of young adults being considered for Hope's Peak Academy's 81st Class. Currently trapped in an underground prison.

Aiya Shizu

Ultimate Golfer

A young Japanese woman with a temper.

Junsui Tsumibito

Ultimate Shrine Maiden

Frieda Renner (AKA The Mistress of Berlin)

Ultimate Dungeon Master

  • Girlish Pigtails: Her hair is up in curly twin-tails.
  • Tattoo as Character Type: Has a small tattoo of a 20-sided-die on her inner right arm, as well as a tattoo of two swords crossed over each other on her inner left arm.

Danielle Haywood

Ultimate Street Vendor

A British girl who sells fake stuff.
  • Consummate Liar: She lies about everything, from her wares, to her clothes (she claims they’re from designer brands, when they’re really Chinese knockoffs) to her jewellery (made out of fool’s gold and glass jewels, but she claims that they’re authentic).
  • Scars are Forever: Has a small scar on her left cheek from when one of her customers slashed at her with a knife, though it’s normally covered by makeup.
  • Uncanny Valley Makeup: She wears makeup to try and look classy, but she applies so much of it that it just looks trashy.

Thalia 'Tally' Angelos

Ultimate Lyricist

  • Idiot Hair: Has one that leans to the right, which is the only part of her hair that isn’t neat.
  • Robot Buddy: Kitsune Kumi, a 50-centimetre tall robot designed after a fox.
  • Youthful Freckles: Has some dark ones on the bridge of her nose.

Faidra Rodas

Ultimate Wax Sculptor

  • Badass Cape: Wears a asymmetrical white one with a fuchsia-coloured outline and collar.

Hoshiko Hideaki

Ultimate Astrologist

Amelia Foster

Ultimate Internet Star

  • Older Than They Look: Downplayed. Her face does look childish and she’s quite short for her age (she’s 16)… But her curves are considered outrageous.
  • Signature Headgear: The yellow hair-bow that she wears is considered her trademark, giving her a “bunny” look.

Dawn Serepunk

Ultimate Synchronized Swimmer Lead

A young American girl who lost her friend in the opening violence.

Vibora Dorado

Ultimate Luchadora

A boisterous young Mexican woman.

Kiku Coleman

Ultimate ???

A nervous young Japanese woman who refuses to interact with anyone.

Mitsuhide Isoshima

Ultimate Gothic Enthusiast

Seth Stewan

Ultimate Crooner

  • Expy: His appearance (plump with black beady eyes) brings Teruteru to mind.

Taro Ueda

Ultimate Barber

Hotaru Akashi

Ultimate Scholar

  • Guyliner: Has long eyelashes, which doesn’t help his effeminate features.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Wears a black and white suit, though the collar’s flared out, the pants are rolled up and the tie is undone around his neck.

Vera Kos

Ultimate Toxicologist

  • Animal Motifs: Birds, specifically Pitohui birds. Fitting as said birds are known to be poisonous (fitting with his talent).
  • Cool Mask: Has a white mask resembling a plague doctor’s slanted sideways on his head.

Anjing ‘Anj’ Lijie

Ultimate Data Compiler

Airashi Tozoku

Ultimate Juggler

  • Cool Mask: Wears a white one, designed after a clown/mime.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His hair covers the left side of his face.

Riley Hwang

Ultimate Model

Magnus "Thor" Hansen

Ultimate Drummer

  • Tattoo as Character Type: Has a tattoo of a lighting bolt running down his left forearm. Considering he’s nicknamed after the Greek god of lighting…

Takehiko Kioi

Ultimate Karateka

  • Covered in Scars: He has scars across his arms and torso from his matches, as well as multiple fresh scars and cuts from attempting an escape.

Flint Anderson

Ultimate Farmer


The warden of the school.
  • Expy: His design and attitude of taunting the students over futility are based on Shadow Teddie from Persona 4.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Kagekuma' translates to 'Shadow bear'.

     37th Class of S.T.S. 

Ultimates who were set to attend the School for Talented Students (a London-based school modeled off of Hope's Peak that uses the title of Premier) as it's 37th class, but became participants in the Central City killing game.

Nikui Joudan

Premier Comedian

A Japanese teen who is often far more serious than his talent would imply.

Chloe Raincomprix

Premier Queen Bee

A French teen with a mean and haughty attitude. Known for consistently bossing around others and acting superior to them. Has an intense rivalry with Zoey.

Abraham W. Roosevelt

Premier Politician

A well-kept American who was invited to S.T.S. Assumed the role of unofficial leader of the trapped students.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is an amalgamation of three former U.S. Presidents.
  • The Leader: He assumes this role for the group.

Zoey Grace

Premier Rhythm Game Player

A snappy French girl. Has an intense rivalry with Chloe.

Kasuka Kagami

Premier Psychologist

A relaxed Japanese man who seems unfazed at most things. Known to chuckle and push his glasses up quite often. Is known to have somehow survived the Chateau Killing Game.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: A bespectacled young man and seems to be an amoral person.
  • Lack of Empathy: Played With. He's the one least shocked at finding Hibiki's corpse (and later a pile of dead bodies) but he does at least try to sympathize with Adriana's motivations.
  • Nerd Glasses: Is a psychologist and wears glasses.

Helen Silvester

Premier Ballroom Dancer

An elegant, if not a bit sheltered, British girl.
  • Afraid of Blood: Collapses at the sight of Hibiki's body and later admits to Zoey that she doesn't do well around blood.
  • Dances and Balls: Attends these a lot given her talent.

Hibiki Watanabe

Premier Chef

A friendly, if not a bit socially awkward, Japanese teen. Loves to cook for everyone.

He is the first to die, found dead on the morning of the second day.

  • Supreme Chef: As expected of the Ultimate Chef.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He is killed early on in the game, as well as getting little screentime compared to the others.

Shirahime Achikita

Premier Kunoichi

A timid Japanese girl. Often stumbles on her words and needs to use her mask to calm herself down.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name translates to "Snow White"
  • Secret-Keeper: Is one of the two to first find out about the Hostages Folder and hide it from the others, along with Jacen.

Morgan Redding

Premier Barber

A well-meaning Australian teen. Does nearly anything asked of him, even if it was meant as a joke.

Adriana Andrade

Premier Rapper

A fun-loving and energetic Brazilian girl who is always down to bust a rhyme. Beneath this lies a psychopathic girl who kills without hesitation.

She is the culprit of the first case.

Aiger Nakano

Premier Metalworker

A happy-go-lucky Japanese boy with a passion for his talent and other metal-related facts. He is also hopelessly socially naive, and doesn't pick up on social cues like others would.

Caroline Augustus

Premier Duelist

An energetic Swedish girl with a flair for the dramatic. Known to constantly pester Matt to duel her.

Matt Saito

Premier Swordsman

A Japanese teen who tends to keep to himself, despite constantly being pestered by Caroline.

Rin Shizuko

Premier Teacher's Assistant

A sharp-minded Japanese girl.
  • Anime Hair: She sports a pair of huge pigtails called twin-drills.
  • Death Glare: Has been known to give quite a few of these, most notably towards Aiger.
  • Straight Gay: Is known to be in a relationship with Kanemoto Mizuki, a girl who is a participant in the First Hora Island Killing Game.

Jacen Dawn

Premier Writer

A nice and well-meaning Irish boy.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: He's described as having pure white eyes.
  • Secret-Keeper: Is one of the two to first find out about the Hostages Folder and hide it from the others, along with Shirahime.

Luna Skadi

Premier Archer

A pleasant and friendly Swedish girl.

     Current Occupants of Chateau D'Death 

Assorted students from different talent schools around the globe.

Haruka Hanasagewa

Super High School Level Florist

A Japanese girl from the World Institute of Talent, located on an island controlled by the UN.

Kazuma Asahi

Ultimate Electronic Musician

A Japanese boy who was scouted to attended Hope's Peak before the Tragedy.
  • Nice Guy: He's one of the kinder characters.

Tohka Yayoi

Gifted Kenjutsu Practitioner

A Japanese girl from Victoria Academy for the Gifted in Spain.
  • Flash Step: using 'Hayate', a modified version of Shukuchi.
  • Master Swordsman: As shown when she actually beats Yu, an assassin, in a sparring match.

Nemesis Noir

Super Inmate Level Mafia Boss

An Italian girl from the Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles.
  • Red Baron: Queen of Retribution
  • Tiny School Boy: Gender Inverted. She's the second shortest of the cast, standing at only 4'11" tall.

Kira Petrov

Elite Mountain Climber

A Russian girl from Versailles Academy. Is actually from a lower class upbringing, but got to Versailles anyway thanks to her sponsor.

Kira Amamiya

Paramount Ninja

A Japanese girl from Mochizuki Premier Academy.

Genjiro Hattori

Paramount Escape Artist

A Japanese boy, also from Mochizuki Premier Academy.
  • Chuunibyou: Acts as he does as a defense mechanism.

Priscilla Dentyne

Supreme Chocolatier

A Kansas girl from the American school Hope Hills Preparatory Academy.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Her thought process seems to be a bit… off, as shown in her debut, where she’s spaced out for several minutes until she comes up with an “supreme chocolate creation idea!” (Which, after she quickly introduces herself, she immediately sprints off to do).
  • Tattoo as Character Type: Has a tattoo of an eagle on her collarbone, possibly fitting with her free spirited-ness.

David "Dave" Hayes

Epitome Bassist

A British boy from Bright Sky Academy.

Naomi 'Nao' Yamazaki

Master Enigmatologist

A Japanese girl from Imperial Leading High School. Kinda bitchy, but sensible when it comes to heel height.
  • Berserk Button: Being called 'cute'.
  • Jerkass: Gives Haruka a complicated metal loop puzzle and only a minute to solve it. When Haruka fails to solve it, Naomi proceeds to mock her for failing to solve it.
  • Ship Tease: Seems to like Kasuka.

Yu Yoshi

Spectacular Assassin

A Japanese boy from Chikara Academy for Spectacular Students.
  • Tragic Mistake: A variant. Yu was just a normal boy until he got lost and talked to the wrong person. It spiraled after that.

Sayuki Narada

Brilliant Actress

A Japanese girl from Brilliant Shining Star Preparatory Academy.
  • Cool Crown: She wears a silver, three-pronged crown embedded with amethysts.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her hair is tied into long, jagged pigtails.

Hanzai Shinpi

S-Class Crime Scene Investigator

A Japanese boy from Winter's Crest Academy.

The first victim of the killing game.

  • Dark Is Not Evil: Dressed in all black and is the one most determined to keep all of the occupants alive.

Kasuka Kagami

Premier Psychologist

A Japanese boy from STS.

Presumably survives this game, leading to his appearance in Central City.

Klara Lantsov / K1 4R4

Former Ultimate Mekhanizm

A Russian AI made during World War II. Originally meant to be a robot. Currently resides inside Kasuka's cell phone.


The self-proclaimed 'king' of the Château, and face of the killing game.

     23rd Class of Winter's Crest 

The students of a Canadian talent school. They are known as S-Class students.

Marumi Ako

S-Class Bad Luck

A brash and vulgar young man that has a strong dislike towards his bad luck.

Xavier Coleman

S-Class Guitarist

Jace Myers

S-Class Ace

  • Cool Mask: Wears a hockey mask over his face.

Link Suishin

S-Class Electrician

Mason Narystyles

S-Class Erotic Moviestar

  • Punny Name: His full name sounds like 'missionary style'.

Henry Savage

S-Class Candy Maker

  • Tiny School Boy: Is the shortest of the male students, standing at 5'0" ft.

Eckhart Hertz

S-Class Rocket Surgeon

Kenji Kirigaya

S-Class Web Developer

James Lee

S-Class Detective

  • Eye Scream: There’s a scar over his left eye, which he covers with wrap bandages.
  • Ship Tease: Gets some with Naoko.

William Churchill

S-Class Poisoner

  • Troll: If him spiking Marumi's drink is anything to go by.

Takashi Sogeki

S-Class Sniper

Kiyoshi Hoshino

S-Class Inventor

Dashin Sorana

S-Class Soulmate

  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He’s handsome and dressed up quite nicely. His character info even calls him “dashing”!
  • Shipper on Deck: Outright asked Naoko and James if they were dating, much to their surprise.

Iggy Heismont

S-Class Arsonist

Nissho Ikezama

S-Class Physicist

Marcus Decimus Magnus VI

S-Class Conqueror

Clay Dunn

S-Class Sculptor

Naoko Fujimaru

S-Class ???

A polite, but seemingly mysterious Japanese girl who prefers to keep her talent hidden.
  • Bespectacled Cutie: Wears rectangular-framed glasses and is cute as a button.
  • Crush Blush: One of her first reactions when meeting James.
  • Hime Cut: Her hair is styled like this, minus her question-mark-cowlick.
  • Idiot Hair: Has one in the shape of a question mark.
  • Senpai/Kōhai: Often refers to others as senpai, even the non-Japanese students.
  • Ship Tease: Gets some with James, usually on her end.

Gabriella Vertran

S-Class Pirate

Mariko Akasaka

S-Class Patisserie

Erina Ohashi

S-Class Heiress

Naomi Saveedra

S-Class Botanist

  • Berserk Button: Apparently, her flowerpots being defecated on is this for her, as Aina found out.
  • Tiny School Boy: Gender Inverted. Is the shortest of the female students, standing at 4'9" ft. She is also the shortest of the overall cast.

Waki Tomo

S-Class Organist

Tracey Hawkes

S-Class Magical Girl

  • Cool Crown: Has a jewel-encrusted tiara while transformed.
  • Magical Girl: It’s her S-Class talent, and yes, she is a real one.

Ovidia Pop

S-Class Surfer

Akari Kagamine

S-Class J-Rock Vocalist

Asami Kuronaga

S-Class Psychiatrist

Sofia Nilsson

S-Class Spiritual Healer

Daisy Ainsworth

S-Class Waitress

Shiori Hashimoto

S-Class Drummer

  • Tiny School Boy: A Gender Inverted example, as she’s quite small, standing at 5’5”.

Noelani Alana

S-Class Contortionist

Svana Leifsdottir

S-Class Figure Skater

Aina Maunu

S-Class Masseuse

  • Bare Your Midriff: Wears a crop top that exposes a good amount of her stomach, including her navel.

Setsuna Miyazaki

S-Class Lawyer

Shiki Toshunkatsu

S-Class Servant

A non-binary individual in a gas mask.
  • Cool Mask: Wears a gas mask that completely covers their face.


     Maze Inhabitants 

A group of people trapped inside a maze.

Lucille DuCarde

Ultimate Formula-1 Racer

  • Boyish Short Hair: Her hair is styled in a pixie cut, fitting with her masculine charm.
  • Butch Lesbian: Implied, as she’s interested in car racing and has her hair cut short, and is very flirty with Tenshi.
  • Ship Tease: Gets some with Tenshi.

Katherine "Kitty" Roberts

Ultimate Lion Tamer

Yui Yukimura

Ultimate Gunslinger

A twelve year old girl.

Yoshi Kruger

Ultimate Actress

A young woman with a magical girl-style outfit.

Alice Blackwell

Ultimate Caregiver

An 18-year-old American girl with a desire to keep children safe.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Lost several children, including a toddler that called her 'mama', and her prens during the Tragedy.
  • Friend to All Children: As expected of the Ultimate Caregiver, she’s very protective of the two child Ultimates (Jamie and Hideki).

Christel Dreynamo

Former Ultimate Train Conductor

A Hope's Peak graduate. Very short.
  • Berserk Button: Being mistaken for a kid due to how young she looks.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: She has a pair with brown straps, golden rims and black lenses hung around her neck.
  • Height Angst: She gets upset about her height easily, especially when she gets mistaken for a kid because of it. Just ask Henry.

Gemma Hawkwood

Elite Archer

A young British woman that was turned into an Elf during Saino's strike on London.
  • Abusive Parents: Her mother never made time for her, and practically disowned her after she was turned into an Elf.
  • Our Elves Are Different: She was created by science (technically) for one thing.

Minemi Goujou

Ultimate Parapsychologist

A cool-headed young women.

Rafaela "Redslash" Frenzel

Ultimate Cyberpunk

A foul-mouthed young woman.
  • Artificial Limbs: Has a cybernetic arm with sharp claws and can additionally turn into a saw-like blade.
  • Not in Front of the Kid: She was scolded by Minemi and Yoshi for cursing in front of Jamie (who is 8). Alice is also quite affronted when she swears in front of Hideki (who is 4).

Tenshi Tsuchiya

Ultimate Iaidoka

Is killed in chapter 7.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: During the story’s events, she’s dressed as a character from an in-universe anime called Sainan Shojo. She’s very happy when Lucille recognises it.
  • Ship Tease: With Lucille. It doesn't last long.

Arachne Weaver

Ultimate Tapestry Weaver

A young woman who was turned into a spider-centaur in London.

Is murdered by Cadoc in chapter 6.

Fera Shoule

Ultimate Ghostwriter

Hideki Inoue

Ultimate ?

A four-year-old boy found stuck in the maze.

Shinya Dokusei

Ultimate Toxicologist

  • Crush Blush: He blushed when Fera called him handsome.
  • Deadpan Snarker: As shown in his first scene with Kitty. So much so, that she calls him “Mr (Grumpy) Sarcastic Pants”, much to his annoyance.

Gilbert Robbins (aka Sir Blaze)

Ultimate Knight

Is killed in Chapter 7.

Percy Alpina

Ultimate Fireworks Enthusiast

Takeshi "Keshi" Abe

Ultimate Combat Medic

A member of the Future Foundation. He and Anthony know each other.

Anthony Rufheiser

Ultimate Artificial Lifeform

A member of the Future Foundation. He and Keshi have already met.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He has killed in his past in order to survive.
  • Good Twin: Compared to his brother.
  • Heart Light: He has an electromagnet in his chest to, what seems like, act like his heart.
  • Identical Twin Mistake: He was mistaken for his brother, Dylan.
  • Shout-Out: To Tony Stark AKA Iron Man because of his name and the fact he has an electromagnet in his chest, similar to Stark's Arc Reactor.

Iyasa Rivieras

Former Ultimate Mngwa

A graduate from Hope's Peak Academy.

Is killed in chapter seven.

Garnet Maddigan

Ultimate Acrobat

A Trans-Male New Zealander.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He seems to know about Garland Everglade who Gemma wants to meet again. In fact, it's most likely that he was born with that name before he transitioned.

Jamie Smith

Ultimate Adapter

An eight-year-old American boy.

Heikki "Henry" Ruutikainen

Former Ultimate Rescuer

A Hope's Peak graduate who never actually attended.

Cadoc Drakeford

Ultimate Strongman (self-proclaimed 'Supreme Strongman')

An arrogant former classmate of Christel's who had trouble taking no for an answer from the girls. Has been turned into a Minotaur and set to kill the others.

Killed by Arachne fairly early on.

  • The Heavy: The most obvious threat to the group. For a few chapters.
  • Hero Killer: Kills Arachne. She returns the favor.

The Beast

The one who controls the maze.

     Skyford Bootcamp Attendees 

A group of talented students stuck on an oil rig to be trained into 'proper soldiers of Despair'.

Joan Blanc

Ultimate Nun

Tala Actaenois

Ace Artisan

A Native American girl.

Janna Diaseva

Ultimate Gemologist

Dr. Richards

Ultimate SCP Researcher

An older man who's part of a certain foundation.
  • Oh, Crap!: When seeing an SCP that releases man-eating ants.

Cardinal-Major Pietro Lombardi

Professional Inquisitor

  • Dark and Troubled Past: Used to be the Professional Chef. Joined the Church after being one of four survivors of the Killing Games that destroyed his school.

Kiyoshi Kaneda

Ultimate Voice Actor

Has been turned into a harpy. Scares easily.

Yijun Xiong

Super Duper High School Level Shaolin Warrior

Has become a humanoid crow.
  • Tengu: What he has been transformed into. He prefers the crow form to the humanoid form because of the Gag Nose.

Erick James Matthews

Premier Engineer

Tyler Wick

Ace Battle Royale Player

Sergeant Quackers

The drill instructor for the boot camp. Is an anthropomorphic duck.

     Chernobyl Residents 

Akuji Komon

Perfect Geodesist

Fuka Tanaka

Perfect Virologist

Kagemaru Kumori

Perfect Phobologist

Miranda Bailey

Perfect Geneticist


Perfect Physicist

  • Artificial Limbs: Due to an unknown incident, all of her limbs were lost, leading her getting new robotic limbs that link to her brain.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Wears a white crop-top, exposing her navel.
  • Electronic Eye: Her eyes are ocular implants.
  • Eye Scream: Her original eyes have ruptured, hence the ocular implants.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her hair is tied up in twin-tails with black ribbons.
  • Mark of the Supernatural: Her eyes being different colours is due to them being ocular implants that function as lenses for the security camera inside of her.
  • Mysterious Past: For some reason, most of the info in her character bio is marked as [REDACTED by request of Professor Satoru Idabashi].
  • No Waterproofing in the Future: Averted, she’s 100% waterproof, she just doesn’t know how to swim.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Her real name is unknown as of now.
  • Super Drowning Skills: She’s too heavy to actually float, so she would sink if she ever was in the water.

Azra Rosário

Perfect Entomologist

Emil Baardsen

Perfect Optometrist

Ayeka Akemi

Perfect Epidemiologist

  • Super Wheelchair: She uses an electric wheelchair that comes with a small keyboard to help her communicate.
  • The Voiceless: Ayeka doesn't speak verbally. At all.

Tomoe Kagami

Perfect Psychiatrist

Ikouze Kurieitā

Perfect Artificial Intelligence Specialist

Ysandro De La Cruz

Perfect Animal Behaviorist

  • Heroic Dog: He has a German Shepard pup named Minino, which he often shortens to “Mini-pup”, with him in the game.

Shadya Quraishi

Perfect Pathologist

  • Sleepyhead: She even carries around a travel pillow!

Leonidas Krzysiek Ardeshir Dimitri Khorasani

Perfect Statistician

Song Aisin Gioro

Perfect Probabilist


The bear of the game.