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Player characters from the first two canon storyline rounds of Dangan Roleplay.

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Frank Archer

Super High School Level Investigator

"We need to keep an open mind and consider all the possibilities."

Round One

The co-culprit of week 6 (case 5).

  • 0% Approval Rating: Manages to be the most hated person on the island for a little while after the fifth trial. This may or may not be justified - on the one hand, he had no remorse for opportunistically murdering Jumba in cold blood; on the other, it's implied he wouldn't have acted at all had Lysandre not convinced him to do it.
  • Colonel Badass: He's competent and able to keep his head even when under suspicion of having committed murder; even so, he's not quite as badass as he likes to think.
  • Colonel Kilgore: He's a soldier who's in a war back home, and while the paperwork may not be fun, the fighting sure seems to be. He seems pretty into the whole murder thing at times, too...
  • Loophole Abuse: The double-culprit plan he came up with hinged on this.
  • Mask of Sanity: To some extent. Most thought he was a bit creepy, but since he tended to keep to himself and was usually polite and well-mannered among the others, he covered well for himself.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • He was genuinely disturbed by Aradia's death; he was very active during the fourth trial to find her killer, and showed up to the subsequent funeral.
    • Had a bit of a confusing relationship with a few characters in which he often seemed to be trying to be supportive, even if the attempts were usually awkward and more than a little bizarre.
  • Ship Tease: For several weeks, with Lysandre. They actually slept together during Week Six. ...immediately after committing arguably the most gruesome murder in the game, turning the entire thing into No Yay. Several characters during the trial comment on how messed up that is.
  • Smug Snake: Wasn't a very likeable villain in this round, either in or out of character, aside from his small fondness for Aradia.
  • The Sociopath: Came off as such in this round, anyway. Even when he did show emotional attachment, it wasn't for long, and he viewed the murder game as just something to get through or win.
  • The Unapologetic: For his role in killing Jumba, even after everyone wakes up from the simulation.
  • The Unfettered: His morality is centred on "What can I do to get the best result?" The possibility of failure is acknowledged, but as long as he wins... Which is why he came up with a plan to have a two-culprit murder: either he and Lysandre live or no one else dies at all. Either way, he's screwed the system and he's out of there.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Lysandre turns on him during the fifth trial and begins trying to drag him under the bus with him.

Round Two

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Death Wail: In the aftermath of Lysandre's punishment.
  • Heel Realization: Like Kirei, his came long ago and now he's owning it.
    "I'm not a decent person and I never will be."
  • Hidden Depths: Not quite as big an asshole as he was in round 1. Also, who knew he could play the piano?
  • Honorary Uncle: Cynthia's internal narration describes him as a "favourite uncle who has been to prison several times for reasons you've never quite figured out but (whom you) still think is pretty cool."
  • Morality Pet: Archer starts developing actual feelings this round, largely thanks to Cynthia. She gets in his face and offers to help him out while being a Hero Of Justice until he can't help but have some kind of awkward fondness for her. Probably why he didn't kill anyone this time.
  • Parental Substitute: Seems to be growing a Feeling toward Cynthia, of all people. Yes, it's about as awkward and adorable as it sounds.
  • True Companions: With the other 8 survivors of the Bunker Life of Mutual Killing. Despite having been through a killing game once before, it wasn't until this time through that he actually learned something from the experience.
    Madison: ... Oh my god, you actually like them.
    Archer: ...I suppose I do.
  • What Does This Button Do??: Found a strange button in a secret control room, and decided to push it. It triggered the body announcement. He pushed it again.
    • Later confirmed by Word of God to have been a test in preparation for the Final Investigation to see what Archer would do when presented with a room full of buttons. He passed.

Juniper Woods

Super High School Level Gardener

"You've all been such great friends to me, and even though we met in the worst scenario possible, I'm really glad we did."

Made it to the survivor pool.

Dahlia Hawthorne

Super High School Level Chemist

"I never said anything about despair. I'm as far from despair as you can get."

The victim of week 2 (case 1).

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: To the point where nobody could believe it when it turned out she'd been killed in self-defence. She acted sweet to everyone, but as in canon, was only looking out for herself.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Trips and falls a lot to gain sympathy and attention.
  • Irony: Dahlia, in canon, is a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who engineered a bunch of people's deaths, manipulated and emotionally abused a number of them as well as her own twin sister (an awkward black-haired young woman who was in love with the protagonist and whom Dahlia ordered to dress up as her for her own ends), was executed for murder, and came back in an incorporeal form to try and get her revenge and kill people tied to her past. You've got to wonder what the AI Junko thought of someone so like her being the first one dead.

John Egbert

Super High School Level Prankster

"Hey, it's not like I ask for people to shove sharp objects through my torso at least once a year."

The culprit of week 5 (case 4).

  • Hyperspace Arsenal: His sylladex, which he uses to hold all his things; it's noted that he carries around "the least useful things at any given time." He can't always control what goes out, though, or what sails across the beach at someone's face.
  • Not the Fall That Kills You: His execution had him dropped from a plane.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Had to convince the island that Nosy's story that he kissed a dead body was missing some vital context.
  • Pajama-Clad Hero: Arrived in his God Tier set.
  • Squick: Invoked. He didn't even want to interact with Hanamura in the dead community after they'd unknowingly eaten him when they were still alive.
  • Tempting Fate: It might as well be his secondary SHSL talent.
    (in the intro log) "You're worrying too much. Nobody's going to die."
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He's called out when his and Aradia's plan to save everyone is discovered, because not only was it desperate, it could have gone wrong in so many ways. And it did, ending with them both dead, no one any closer to escape, and Lysandre and Archer pushed to kill before someone else did the same thing.
  • You Didn't Ask: A problem of his. "John doesn't lie. Sometimes he just leaves some facts out."

Sam Erstwhile

Super High School Level Book Collector

"Wait, I can be confident! I-I am confident right now! That isn't that weird, come on..."

His real title is "Super High School Level Thief". The victim of week 7 (case 6).

  • Apologizes a Lot: As part of his sweet, harmless image.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: And HOW. He projects the idea that he's a harmless bookworm, but the sweetness is a lie and he's long since lost any empathy for others. Especially helped by the game's Spoil at Your Own Risk policy; nobody knew, OOC or IC, that he was actually plotting to kill them all.
  • Bookworm: It's in his title.
  • Break the Cutie: Became incredibly more upset and jaded as more people died, for obvious reasons.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: You'd think he was the reason that trope used to be called "Dead Little Sister". She was also his Living Emotional Crutch. Her death is actually what drove him to villainy.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: He tends to resort to awkwardly doing this when he can't think of anything else to say.
    "Yeah, uh. That's me. The book collector. I collect books."
  • Escape Artist: Komaeda jokes that Sam might be a "Super High School Level Houdini". Sam promptly responds by slipping out of handcuffs.
  • Fairy Tale Motifs: He likes to talk about them; his favourite books are fairy tales, and as shy and ineffectual as he is, he likes to associate himself with the knights. In his reveal rant, he says he's not the knight; he's the monster.
  • Idiot Ball: Despite being a bookworm, he isn't exactly the sharpest knife in the block, which was especially shown in cases like the time he thought Jumba ate Madison when she was merely changed to look like him. However, he was honestly MUCH smarter than he looked.
  • Eldritch Abomination: He comes off as a perfectly normal guy, but his true form is an ancient aquatic monster.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Was once a shy older brother figure who loved his sister. Now, he's a literal monster bent on seeking revenge for her death.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: After being stabbed in the chest by Veronica, he was finished off by the bombs he was going to use to kill everyone else on the island.
  • It's All About Me: He sure seems like a caring guy, but he doesn't care about anyone else.
  • Lovable Coward: With murder going on all around him, is it any wonder?
  • Manipulative Bastard: Literally played the entire cast to think that he was a shy nerd who wouldn't hurt a fly. He was most certainly NOT.
  • Meaningful Name: "Used to be Sam." Now he's something else.
  • Not So Different: With Veronica, another "unnatural" being who cares chiefly for her sister.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Shows up during his villainous reveal.
  • Ship Tease: There was a lot of blushing and shy foot-shuffling with Madison, and they indeed dated for a while.
  • Shrinking Violet: Your average sweet, shy kid in over his head. That would probably sound more convincing if the trope names were still allowed to be spoilered out in this section.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Is given this during his final confrontation with Veronica.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Looks like a scrawny, unkempt teenager on the outside, but on the inside...
  • Weak, but Skilled: He can't fight to save his life, but his skills at thievery and emotional manipulation are something to behold.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: His sister was killed, he was driven to desperation for it, and now he's stuck in a murder game. Yeah, but his only thought is of revenge and he wanted to kill the whole island.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Literally blew his own cabin up so that he could play the victim card.
  • Walking Spoiler: The game's Spoil at Your Own Risk policy helped a lot with keeping all those spoilered-out entries above under wraps.
  • Wild Hair: Doesn't appear to have heard of a hairbrush.
  • You Monster!: Stammered this at Monobear after the cannibalism incident. He's been on the receiving end of quite a few since.

Jimmy Two-Shoes

Super High School Level Positivity

"I don't care what everyone else says. I know you can't trust people, I know... and it's dangerous to, especially here. But I promise, one hundred percent, you can trust me."

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Adorkable: With a permanent grin and a friendly demeanour towards everyone.
  • All-Loving Hero: His goal is to befriend everyone and get them all through this okay.
  • Badass Adorable: And only gets more so as the game goes on. It says something when Junko saw the silly, happy-go-lucky kid with no actual combat or trial experience as the biggest threat to her game.
  • Bad Liar: Part of why everyone realizes when he's being framed.
  • Big Friendly Dog: Regains his with a hope star.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: Averted at the last second by the intervention of Hinata, Sonia, and Gundam.
  • For Happiness: Says making people happy, or trying to, is the only thing he really does with his life.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: An honestly good person who wants to make everyone happy.
  • The Hero: He's got the ahoge, the optimism, and the friendship for it, prompting calls of "Jimmy for this round's protagonist!" Later in the game, especially after Lysandre and Veronica's executions, the group sees him as both The Leader and The Heart.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Him and Heloise, height-wise. He's 6 feet tall while she's only 4 feet 8 inches.
  • Iron Woobie: This kid goes through a lot, even being targeted by the Mastermind after he failed to kill or be killed. But what do you expect from a guy who somehow ended up living in Hell?
  • Oblivious to Love: He's initially unaware of Heloise's true feelings for him. Except not really.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: In regards to Heloise's crush on him. He knew all along, he was just afraid acknowledging it might hurt their friendship.
  • Official Couple: With Heloise, making it the first DRRP couple to have both participants survive to the end of the game, and the only one until Disney Ronpa's Ariel/Naveen.
  • The Pollyanna: His very title is about keeping positive when things are dark, which eventually shaped him into this round's "protag".
  • Ship Tease: Heloise confesses her feelings to him at the end of week 3, but they don't really become official until week 6.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The key to the Ultimate Weapon, after Lysandre dies.
  • Ugly Cute: His dog, which is one of his regains.
  • You Are Worth Hell: With Heloise. They refuse to go on apart.

Round 2

Madison Montgomery

Super High School Level Witch

"Nobody fucks me over."

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Alpha Bitch: She still acts like she's in high school at the top of the popularity chain.
  • Being Good Sucks: After she promises not to kill anyone and decides to actually help the group out, she finds that it was a lot easier just to hate everyone.
  • Berserk Button: Don't imply you used someone in a certain way.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Gender-inverted. She slowly grows to like and look after the younger characters on the island.
  • Black and Grey Morality: Everyone, to her, is just a killer in waiting, so why should she be surprised?
  • Broken Bird: She went through a lot in canon just because she happened to be there. Madison may be angry, but she has the backstory for it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When everyone else is freaking out, she'll usually just make a snide comment.
  • Ethical Slut: She may just want to live out her life with cigarettes and random sex, but rudeness aside, she's one of the good guys.
  • Fainting: When she comes across Sam's body.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Lives on a steady diet of (complaining about missing) shopping, smoking, sex, cruise ships, half-decent parties, and chugging expensive booze straight from the bottle.
  • Hope Is Scary: When she acknowledges that positivity can help them, she also sees that it can't be the childish ideal she thought, simply because of what it does to the enemy.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Madison might be callous during trials, but they do need to convict the guilty or die.
  • The Lancer: To Jimmy's Hero, providing the cynicism to his hope and the differing opinions, once she actually goes into the hero business.
  • Morality Pet: She admits if she hadn't made a promise to Jimmy she probably would have murdered someone.
  • Neutral Evil: Not a nice person to begin with, but doesn't side with anyone and doesn't care either for the rules or for anarchy.
  • The Nicknamer: Of the disrespectful variety.
  • Rebellious Rebel: Oh, the others are starting a secret rebellion against the headmaster? Let Madison complain all day about how stupid and pointless that is.
  • Take Me Instead: When Jimmy gets framed and is about to be executed, she votes for herself and gets others to do the same.
  • Token Adult: The only one over 18 to make it to the survivor pool.
  • Sour Supporter: Even when she's good, she spends most of her time snarking and complaining.

Round 2

Franziska von Karma

Super High School Level Prosecutor

"A von Karma does not concede defeat."

The culprit of week 4 (case 3).

  • Face Death with Dignity: Her execution is considered one of the most haunting in part because of her composure.
  • Figure It Out Yourself: Rather than carry a whole trial, she tries to direct the other students to not perform so disappointingly. When her own trial comes up, she limits herself to redirecting tangents, knowing that she'll be dead afterwards and the others will have to go on without her and hoping to leave an impression that will allow them to do so.
  • Mistaken for Subculture: Her whip made Madison ask if she was a dominatrix.
  • Poor Communication Kills: She already knew that Dahlia was a murderer and a horrible person, but didn't say anything to the class because she also knew that (by her own canon point) Dahlia was dead. Not knowing that people from the same world could be pulled from multiple points and that this Dahlia was alive, she didn't want to put the medium she assumed to be channelling Dahlia at risk.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: When Spooky turns into the students' worst fears, Franziska's is her father.

Satoshi Uujima

Super High School Level Mimic

"As far as big secrets go, I don't think mine was the worst here."

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Action Survivor: He doesn't know how much help he can be, having no powers or special skills.
  • Agent Scully: Automatically goes for mundane explanations even if they're less probable, at least at first.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Isn't really this, but it's parodied with Maurice the crab.
  • Crush Blush: When Irisu so much as sits next to him.
  • Dull Surprise: Never shows any of the shock he feels.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: He looks perpetually tired.
  • In-Series Nickname: The whole island calls him Uuji.
  • The Quiet One: Doesn't really say much.
  • The Stoic: Uuji rarely speaks or emotes at all, preferring a more muted approach.
  • Understatement: Due to his lack of emoting, he does it a lot. His only reaction in the cannibalism log was to say "...gross."

Phil Coulson

Super High School Level Agent

"From what I've experienced, there's actually very little that's not possible."

The victim and culprit of week 3 (case 2).


Super High School Level Mad Scientist

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Chekhov's Gift: During week 6, she gives Jimmy a stun-gun which he later uses to stop Irisu when she tries to kill Uuji during week 8.
  • Driven to Suicide: Averted during Jimmy's execution, thanks to him being rescued.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While she works for a Captain Ersatz of Satan and her occupation is literally the creation of misery, she considers Monokuma and his methods of causing despair way over the line.
  • Evil Genius: Claims to be evil, but she's more of a Punch Clock Villainess who really enjoys her work.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Her hair is dirty blonde, but sometimes gets mistaken for brown or regular blonde. This becomes important during certain trials.
  • Heroic BSoD: Has a minor one at the end of the case 4 trial after Jimmy refuses to vote for John, but a much bigger one comes during week 7, when she discovers that the world she and Jimmy are from may actually be the afterlife.
    • She also prepares to shoot herself with her own laser gun during Jimmy's execution, but after he's rescued, she becomes so overwhelmed that she faints and ends up out cold for a while.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Her and Jimmy, height-wise. She's 4'8'' while he's 6 feet tall.
  • Mad Scientist: Well, it is her title.
  • Morality Chain: Jimmy is a MAJOR factor in keeping her rather stable. She proudly considers herself "evil" otherwise, and when faced with losing him, she tries to kill herself right away.
  • Official Couple: With Jimmy. Like in canon, they start out just best friends but with her having a huge crush on him, while he's completely oblivious except he actually isn't. Though she confesses her feelings at the end of week 3, they don't really become official until week 6.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: At only 144 cm (4 feet 8 inches) tall, she's the shortest of the season 1 cast, but one of the smartest.
  • The Smart Guy: Gives the team ideas and scientific help.
  • Teen Genius: She's as much a mad scientist as Jumba, and she's what, sixteen?
  • Older Than They Look: Madison mistakes her for being younger than she really is because she's so short.
  • Only One Name: She mentions the last name given to her by the student profiles, "Hellspawn", isn't her real last name. In fact, she doesn't even know what that word means. Until week 7.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Actually fakes one during the case 6 trial, due to her Heroic BSoD earlier that week.
  • You Are Worth Hell: With Jimmy, for whom she'd face any consequence.

Locke Cole

Super High School Level Treasure Hunter

"I hate people like that, who get their kicks off of making other people suffer and die."

Executed by Monobear for destroying one of his bodies.

Veronica Madaraki

Super High School Level Bodyguard

"It's not stupid. A lot of us are finding that we... care about others here."

The culprit of week 7 (case 6).

  • Adorkable: She takes herself seriously, but the others on the island look at her as awkwardly cute.
  • Big Damn Heroes: As would be expected from the SHSL Bodyguard. Of course, the true trope-defining moment came during the Graduation Exam, when she and Kuzuryuu re-entered the simulation to provide backup for the survivors.
  • Covered in Scars: From being stitched up and cut open repeatedly.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Vaguely reminiscent of Frankenstein's monster.
  • Dark Secret: She's an Artificial Human. Not something she likes having others know, though she trusts a select few enough to tell them.
  • Declaration of Protection: Gives one to Juniper and another towards pretty much the entire class.
  • Determinator: She refused to give up on her class making it out, to the point of soloing an Eldritch Abomination bent on leaving everyone dead. Even dying didn't stop her.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: Toward Juniper.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She was executed as a culprit, but she gained that status while killing Sam to save the others.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's an SHSL Bodyguard. The canon character with that title was actually a bunch of identical people pretending to be the same person. Veronica's just a slight teenage girl, yet she managed to protect the whole island from a Not-So-Harmless Villain.
  • Nice Hat: One she's proud of.
  • Official Couple: With Juniper, after weeks of awkward blushing and foot-shuffling.
  • Scary Stitches: Her scars stand out this way.
  • Super-Speed Reading: She's seen reading notes very quickly.


Super High School Level Leader

"Lies and disingenuity are the root of most of the filth in this world, you know."

Round One

The co-culprit of week 6 (case 5).

  • Broken Pedestal: Just... just stop being a hero, role model, and emotional pillar to everyone around you and then turning out to be plotting to kill them all. It's bad in Round 1 and even worse in Round 2.
  • Chekhov's Gift: The replacement hand he got from Jumba for Christmas was used in the murder of its maker.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He fell into despair after the third case, where it was clear that his efforts to revolt were hopeless, which led to the planning and carrying-out of the fifth. The fourth case in between decidedly didn't help and only proved to him that even the well-intentioned and those who planned to help everyone escape could end up killing them all.
  • Fiery Redhead: Resistance leader and angry man.
  • Large and in Charge: The SHSL Leader is an imposingly tall figure.
  • Madden Into Misanthropy: His backstory. Twisted as, in canon and in both game rounds in which he appears, he seems to follow the trope line of being a perfectly good person, just bitter and liberated from convention... but then turns out to be broken and hateful enough to do terrible things for the greater good or just for revenge.
  • Men Don't Cry: Averted following a few of the trials.
  • Messy Hair: Usually wouldn't be caught dead anywhere near dishevelled, but he has a bad case of bedhead when he wakes up in the final log.
  • Morality Pet: Jimmy and Veronica. For a while, anyway...
  • Not the Fall That Kills You: His execution involved decidedly non-Soft Water.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • He genuinely cared about his Pokémon, and spent a fair amount of time during free days playing with and feeding them.
    • He had a definite soft spot for Jimmy and Veronica, seeming to unofficially adopt both of them after a while.
  • Put Them All Out of My Misery: He showed up on Jabberwock Island while literally in the middle of attempting to pull this on Kalos. And then proceeded to attempt a similar stunt against his fellow students during the fifth trial.
  • Red Right Hand: Literally. It's one of the pieces of evidence that pointed to him during Case Five.
  • Right-Hand Cat: Pyroar serves as a particularly large and dangerous variant in Round 1. Less so in Round 2, where he spends half the round under Sycamore's guardianship instead and Lysandre's right-hand villain monstrosities are Gyarados and Henri.
  • Ship Tease: For several weeks, with Archer. They actually slept together during Week Six. ...immediately after committing arguably the most gruesome murder in the game, turning the entire thing into No Yay. Several characters during the trial comment on how messed up that is.
  • Signature Move: Using Pyroar, who was never kept in his Pokéball and almost always at Lysandre's side.
  • Soft Water: Averted with his death. Hard.
  • Supporting Leader: While definitely not the protagonist and generally useless during investigations, Lysandre's primary functions were to lead the resistance/keep everyone unified and keep the trials on track while the actual protagonists and investigators did their thing.
  • Taking You with Me: Upon deciding that he wouldn't be able to live with himself if the plan he'd formed with Archer succeeded, he proceeded to drag his co-culprit under the bus with him.
  • Why Won't You Die?: "If you had all just shut up and died, it would have been perfect!"

Round Two

"Punished" after the fifth trial... but was he really?

  • Boom, Headshot!: His fake punishment.
  • Crossing The Burned Bridge: With Betty. Because of the claustrophobic nature of the game, they basically had no choice.
  • Dies Wide Open: His fake punishment, with his eyes staring into the camera after his hologram is shot in the head.
  • Married to the Job: He initially makes this excuse for not dating someone he obviously felt something for.
  • Meaningful Echo: From Round 1: "You know I love you, don't you?"
  • Official Couple: With Sycamore eventually... and even if they don't outright say it when they get together, the entire school knows right away.
  • Only Sane Man: Somehow managing to turn into this in round 2.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to Sycamore's Red Oni, in a hilarious reversal of their actual color schemes.
  • Sacrificial Lion: After his fake punishment, his CR's development centres on going on without him and many of their stories take sharp turns. When it's revealed that he was still alive, they prove that his "sacrifice" meant something to them.
  • Ship Tease: With Sycamore. As of Week 6 they finally kissed (after sharing a bed off and on for weeks).
  • Team Dad: Along with Sycamore's Team Mom.
  • Worthy Opponent: Apparently considered this by Kirei. Funny considering that he's also the only person in the cast taller than Kirei.

Round Three

  • Mission Control: Was running computers and searches in the background as part of his house arrest/community service work.
  • You Are Grounded: Pulled Henri out of his reconnaissance mission when he was having a little too much fun getting back to his old ways.

Dr Jumba Jookiba

Super High School Level Experimental Geneticist

"Entire class was a kind of ohana. Jumba didn't understand until tonight."

The victim of week 6 (case 5).

  • Chekhov's Gift: Gave one to Lysandre. It was later used in Jumba's murder.
  • Evil Genius: Self-described, no less.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: AND HOW. He was bisected with a burning laser, leaving only a recording of his strangled scream from one of his experiments, and then left there for days.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Cut in half by a freaking laser.
  • Impossible Genius: Manages over-the-top scientific feats even without taking into account that they're on a deserted island. Though he does have a hidden lab as a mole reward.
  • Mad Scientist: Like with Heloise, it's in his title and job description. He even started recreating his experiments on the island.
  • Mad Scientist Laboratory: Had one hiding under the airport, as part of his payment by Monobear for being The Mole.
  • The Mole: Was originally this for Monobear, before John and Aradia's deaths made him fess up to Monomi, becoming very temporarily the Reverse Mole.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Friendly mad scientist and self-proclaimed villain.
  • Personal Effects Reveal: Among other things, the password to his computer was "1eyed1", and on it he had left schematics for a spaceship with enough seats for 20 people... Exactly the amount of people who originally arrived on Jabberwock Island.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Jumba gets murdered the day after he betrays Monobear and confesses to Monomi.


Super High School Level Strategist

"What's the point in trying to lie?"

The culprit of week 2 (case 1).

  • Armies Are Evil: She despises soldiers, even the ones who don't turn out to be, uh, Archer.
  • Enemy Mine: Calls a truce with Dahlia on the dead island to try and figure out the mystery.

Roxy Lalonde

Super High School Level Hacker

"I'm not sure there is anything that is legit impossible, so yeah, just hard."

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Captain Obvious: Prone to putting up "no-murder zone" signs.
  • The Cracker: Her title and her source of pride.
  • Defacement Insult: She doesn't do it to terrorize anybody, but she occasionally defaces the memorial tree to add insults to particularly traitorous and remorseless dead like Archer and Sam.
  • For Science!: Says it's the best reason she does anything.
  • The Heart: Keeps the team believing in a way out and in each other.
  • Metaphorgotten: Madison calls her out on this a lot.
  • Pajama-Clad Hero: Arrived in her God Tier set.
  • Percussive Maintenance: Tries this on her ESH to figure it out once traditional methods yield nothing.
  • Smooch of Victory: with Hinata, after whom she'd been pining since he got there.
  • Tempting Fate: Prone to it, like with her "We Didn't Murder Anyone This Week Party."

Aradia Megido

Super High School Level Archaeologist

"I'm a little disappointed the 'haunted house' wasn't actually one. I would have liked to see that."

The victim of week 5 (case 4).

Irisu Kyouko

Super High School Level Wordsmith

"There's a kind of hate that fills my heart and I'm afraid... I'm afraid of it. "

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Allergic to Love: So afraid of it that having her feelings returned prompts her to try to kill the person she likes.
  • Berserk Button: Dead rabbits. Also, facing the fact that she's learned to love.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Once she admits her feelings for Uuji, she tries to confess to a murder she didn't commit just to prevent a strip search so he can't look at other girls naked. Priorities.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Around rabbits, her favourite thing.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Snaps this at the Mastermind for mocking her.
  • I Hate Past Me: After her Character Development, she hesitates at the Graduation Exam because she fears the risk of her memory of the exercise being wiped. She doesn't want to go back to being hateful and plotting mass murder.
  • Lovable Traitor: Due to her trust issues, when she cautiously starts to make friends, she sees not only herself but everyone else as this.
    "If you trust people to be untrustworthy, I think it's easier to get along."
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The kid's freaking disturbing when you get down to it, but blame the tragic backstory for that.

Maya Ayling

Super High School Level Marine Biologist

"I don't really know why so many weird people are gathered in a place like this one unless this is a dream, which I'm pretty sure it's not."

The victim of week 4 (case 3).

  • Anything That Moves: Though as her student ID alludes to, people with abnormal physiology are her favourite flavour. She considers local Eldritch Abomination Sam Erstwhile her proudest conquest yet.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: A good amount of time is wasted at the trial for Maya’s murder, when her fellow students are left perplexed as to how she was killed due to not knowing how her body ever worked in the first place.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Justified in that Maya’s brain is not genetically hardwired the exact same as your average human's, though it’s difficult to determine how much her instinctual octopus mechanisms are to blame for her outlandish mannerisms and how much is just straight-up eccentricity.
  • Combat Tentacles: Maya being Multi-Armed and Dangerous kept her from being considered an easy target by certain fellow students. However, Franziska's whip served her well during the pair’s struggle, as she could attack Maya whilst remaining out of her tentacles’ range.
  • Deadly Doctor: A hopeful future medical student, Maya intended to utilise her medicinal knowledge to murder a classmate via forced overdosage.
  • Death by Irony: Maya is killed via the exact same method she had planned to inflict upon another student. Additionally, whilst Maya’s officially stated cause of death was overdose, it is debatable whether the effects of the drug killed her first, or whether she drowned in the mix of liquid painkillers and her own blood. In other words, Franziska may indeed have drowned the octopus.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Receiving photographs of her hometown in disarray, its marine hybrid citizens being manhandled and its famous coral reef destroyed, spiralled Maya into a depression that led to her plotting to take a life.
  • Exotic Entree: Monobear is seen eating takoyaki during the trial for Maya’s murder. It is heavily implied said victim's tentacles were the central ingredient of this deliberately grim snack.
  • False Utopia: Malevonain, Maya's home country, was once the cultural and technological capital of her world, presenting itself as a forward-thinking utopia whilst the government incarcerated its citizens in highly unethical behind scenes attempts to perfect Bio-Augmentation. They failed.
  • Fantastic Racism: Often the victim back in her home-world. Resultantly, Maya reacts with great dissatisfaction to being mistaken for a monster or having hers or her people’s humanity questioned.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: After hearing Jimmy talk about how he wished Maya had spoken to the group about her motive photos so they could have helped her before she fell deep enough into despair to plan to kill, Maya made a conscious effort to reach out to and interact with the other deceased students on the mirror island.
  • Necessarily Evil: Maya only attempted to graduate because she believed she could circumvent the destruction of her home. Such was Maya’s discomfort with what she was doing that she readily blurted out her plans to Franziska when cornered in the pharmacy, and she is shown to be greatly remorseful upon waking on the mirror island.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Maya is prone to touching, grabbing, or hugging other characters without prior permission…though she does remember her manners occasionally.
  • Scare 'Em Straight: Once she arrives in the afterlife folder, one of the first things she does is intimidate Saionji into leaving the poor birds she was torturing alone.

    Round 2 Characters 

Frank Archer and Lysandre return from Round 1 in addition to the characters below.

Jay the Unseen

Super High School Level Spy

"Oh, please. Everyone has something to hide."

One of the victims (and culprits) of Week 5 (case 4).

  • Jerkass: Comes across as one. He doesn't seem to care about anyone else or their escape attempts.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Case 4's investigation reveals Jay hiding some really dark issues.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: The motive that leads him to kill Tobias.
  • Ship Tease: With Miriam after their deaths. He starts to care about her more than he did anyone while they were alive and decides to try and help her with her issues. When he tells off her Enemy Within, it moves Miriam to fight back too.

Simon Petrikov

Super High School Level Antiquarian

"So it's always adventure time, then?"

The culprit of Week 7 (case 6.)

Betty Grof

Super High School Level Space-Time Expert

"Well, we all have to make sacrifices, I guess."

The victim of Week 7 (case 6).

Son Goku

Super High School Level Wild Child

"I guess I'm not at all as emotionally cool or collected as I thought I was."

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Brutal Honesty: The kid has no brain-to-mouth filter. He tries to use it to good ends, but sometimes gets shut down with claims that he's Completely Missing the Point.
  • Cheerful Child: Well, teenager, and as much as one can be cheerful here. He's one of the most cluelessly optimistic people on the team.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Bacon-print boxers.
  • Hopeless with Tech: He has no idea how to work any of the shiny Hope's Peak gadgets.
  • Innocently Insensitive: When someone's excited about their upcoming wedding, you don't start asking whether they plan to take any other students as concubines. Just a thought.
  • Older Than They Look: Despite having lost years of memories, he still has a wide-eyed grin and is too short to reach the highest shelves.
  • Wild Child: Hence the title.
  • Wild Hair: Looks like a happy, carefree mess.


Super High School Level Little Sister

For her Disney Ronpa self, please see Dangan Roleplay Gimmick Rounds.


Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Bad Liar: She admits that she's really bad at covering anything up.
  • Break the Cutie: Okay, so that's the point of the despair game, but Anna's been through quite a few personal revelations in addition to the torture going on around her. Week 10 was particularly relentless on Anna, considering she not only remembered Hans's reveal but also lost her mother figure that week.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Runs into things a lot. Though she's a force to be reckoned with when she gets down to business.
  • Fiery Redhead: Jumps into things without thinking and sticks to her guns despite reason.
  • Friend to All Children: She's sweet and loving to everyone, especially those younger than she is, and wants to help kids like Naomi helped her. The following round's finale plot for the veterans was right up her alley.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Before the sixth trial, she managed to get evidence out of the resident man-eating plant in the greenhouse, Audrey III, by singing to it.
  • Infectious Enthusiasm: She can cheer up almost anyone in the school like this.
  • The Ingenue: On top of all of her naivete (and she's got that in spades), she's completely unable to comprehend profanity or adult topics; played for laughs in Week 3 when Naomi and Cecil give her The Talk, and when Cynthia tries to explain the contents of her mother's book to her.
  • In Love with Love: Somewhat subverted when she first regains her memories of Hans, though it doesn't take long for her love for her sister and friends, both living and deceased, to become her motivator again.
  • Lethal Chef: Tries to cook pancakes with {...} in Week 1, and somehow ends up getting one stuck to the ceiling. It stayed up there for nine whole weeks before finally falling.
  • The Matchmaker: She's determined to see Adachi and Sonico together in Week 3, and in Week 5, she sees Naomi and {...} talking during her Karaoke Night and instantly plans to set them up (much to Naomi's chagrin).
  • Never Speak Ill of the Dead: She rips a strip out of the Mastermind when he says that those who didn't survive to that point had "failed".
  • Parental Substitute: Naomi basically serves as her mother figure throughout the game, and {...} her father figure by extension. She loses both in a span of two weeks.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: She's a lot stronger than she looks.
  • The Pollyanna: Convinced that everything will be just fine from the start.
  • The Promise: She and Naomi swore early in the game to keep one another safe, a vow that Anna takes very seriously. As such, she's obviously devastated after Naomi dies at the end of Week 10.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Prone to using these on the older students, especially the more serious ones like Naomi.
  • Rules Lawyer: Shaped up to be one of these as well, after encouragement from Schuldig in Week 7, as pushing the rules had proven to be one way to fight back against Monobear's unfair treatment.
  • Shipper on Deck: Every time she sees a hint of somebody being in love, she cheers for it to an embarrassing extent.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Naomi calls her on it and suspects that her perfect fiance is anything but long before Anna remembers she's right.
  • Student and Master Team: Becomes the "Student" to Naomi starting in Week 4.
  • Survivor Guilt: Discussed this with Naomi after the fifth motive and trial; though there were four people stuck on the third floor of the building that week, Anna was the only one who survived.
  • You Monster!: The only thing she could think of to say when she learned about Junko and how she betrayed and killed her own sister.

Homura Akemi

Super High School Level Time Traveller

"A-at first... I was scared. But I'm a magical girl, so I can be brave and strong for everyone."

The victim of Week 4 (case 3).

  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: And how. If she'd only had time to think about what was going around her instead of jumping to the worst conclusion at a time when no one was in their right minds, she might not have died or attacked Ike.
  • Bungled Suicide: She still dies, but it's helped along by Ike after she attacks him in a fit of motive-induced delusion.
  • Dead Man Writing: To many of the surviving characters.
  • invoked Epileptic Trees: In the final trial, Homura concludes from everything she sees in the proceedings that... the students are all Pokemon. What?
  • Great Detective: When she's thinking logically and not jumping to planting Epileptic Trees. Being at that level is not only what helped lead to unmasking Saki as the second killer, but also helped her to realize that Lysandre was the Mastermind before the living students even thought of it.
  • Growing Wings: She does eventually, with painful results. Homura, you're not exactly Nigh-Invulnerable in this school...
  • Last-Name Basis: An accidental case; because her name was written in Eastern order, Betty got mixed up and thought Akemi was her first name for weeks.
  • Not So Different: She sees some of Homucifer in the Mastermind, particularly their treatment of their object of affection and "screw the rest of the world" attitude.
  • Occam's Razor: How she discovers that she became a witch.
  • Raised Catholic: Still very religious in the beginning, but not so much when she starts remembering the Trauma Conga Line that was her life.
  • Super-Power Meltdown: As the game progresses, she begins to unconsciously manifest elements of her barrier around the school. Reaches a head after the second trial when her wings manifest by tearing their way out of her back.
  • The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: And reverting to your adorable, innocent original self but slowly regaining your memories will make you remember. By the end, and especially after her crucial development in the afterlife, she's become a lot more healthy than either the timid Moemura or the obsessive, controlling Homucifer.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Homura, the Witch you're looking for is still you.
  • Wonder Child: To Betty and Simon, basically, as they had wanted a child and discover a sweet, lovable orphan right in front of them. Cecil is her Honorary Uncle.

Sanae Hanekoma

Super High School Level Convenient Timing

"Ya could say I'm more used to these kinda games than most. There's always a bearly hidden claws or two that the designer is waiting to spring to trap the players, ya know?"

The victim of case 2.

  • Graffiti of the Resistance: He paints on the walls, often things like this. The characters suspect that this at least initially inspired the property damage rule, since the apparent catalyst, Lysandre's "rebellion," was staged.
  • Ironic Nickname: His title. The announcement of his murder occurred during Betty and Simon's wedding.
  • The Nicknamer: Right off the bat, he starts giving them to people, even Monobear.
  • Posthumous Character: Granted, he lived three weeks and developed CR. However, a lot of important development happened after his death through his student file, reports, and canonmate.

Super Sonico

Super High School Level Gravure Idol

"Just because you're a bad person doesn't mean you're stuck like that forever. If you really want to, you can still start over."

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Adorkable: A sweet girl who gets a little too obsessed with the things she likes.
  • Apologizes a Lot: She feels a little inferior to the students with more impressive talents and feels like a burden at times, hence this.
  • Break the Cutie: Losing your best friend one week and then finding out your boyfriend's a serial killer who not only killed women back home but also your big brother figure the very next? Damn.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Beat, who begins calling her 'Nee-san' and eventually 'Sonico-nee' following the final trial and graduation exam.
  • Determinator: To which extent she's helped carry two trials, one while she had a concussion.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Very girly and known for her cooking skills, even teaching Adachi to make more than instant.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite being easily flustered and somewhat scatterbrained, she's proved to be surprisingly competent in trials (particularly second trial where she was concussed) and when she comes to the conclusion that she's merely at the school to be a Victim of the Week during week 6, she decides to do everything in her power to subvert that role.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Like Betty, wins a school swimsuit from the Monomono Machine and dons it during the second week. She doesn't seem to see a problem with it at all.
  • Ill Girl: Concussed for most of week two after being attacked by Beat.
  • Morality Pet: Is this to Adachi. Implied that she's what's keeping a lot of his canon... tendencies at bay through most of the story.
    • In week 6, she outright overheard him talking about wanting to kill someone (from back home, not in the school) and about to go on a destructive rampage of some sort after remembering the death of Nanako Dojima. The sound of her voice calmed him down immediately.
  • Nice Girl: Genuinely sweet and one of the few characters who doesn't have something to hide.
  • Never Bareheaded: Averted for the first week - her trademark headphones were stuck in the Monomono Machine. She managed to get them back pretty fast though and even after she stops wearing them after the final trial, she's rarely seen without a hat of some kind.
  • Official Couple: With Adachi. Accepted when he asked her out during week 3, became official for sure by the end of week 4.
  • Only One Name: Her student ID lists her stage name as opposed to her actual full name, meaning that her surname remains unknown through the whole round. According to her player, it's 'Yamamoto'.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Every bit as rose-haired and sweet as the trope suggests. Unfortunately it's what led to people suspecting her in case 1, since pinkish hair was found in the victim's hand.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Her relationship with Adachi gets a lot of these reactions. To be fair, he's not exactly the perfect guy.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Even if going home was what she wanted most throughout the game, at the end of it, she starts to think that maybe she never could because she's gone through too much.


Super High School Level Heroine

"No one's getting left behind!"

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Bile Fascination: invoked In the library, she discovered a book she recognized from her mother's collection but hadn't actually read. Until she cracked it open, she hadn't put together the clues that it was from her mother's Porn Stash. It was also not very good. And yet, perpetually on the edge of reaching for Brain Bleach, she kept reading.
  • Broken Pedestal: Her view of her hero was severely shattered when Ike assisted Homura's suicide and tried to frame Cecil to escape.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Assumes a lot of weird things instead of the obvious answers.
  • Decoy Protagonist: She does take some traditional protag roles in the endgame plot, but the hero is actually Beat.
  • First-Name Basis: Steamrolls her way into doing this for everyone.
  • Genki Girl: Cynthia gets a little intense with her ideals of heroism and friendship, and she tries to keep as positive as she can.
  • Gosh Darn It to Heck!: Uses such expletives as "fudge," "darn," and "crackers" instead of actually cursing.
  • The Power of Friendship: She will give friendship speeches and round up the cast every time they seem to be losing hope.
  • Not So Different: The Mastermind couldn't bring himself to draw up her execution plan because she reminded him of himself when he still had hope. Cynthia starts to worry that maybe she'll end up like him if she's not careful.
  • Rousing Speech: Considers it her specialty.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: Initially hated all undead (and just creepy pale people who looked undead — sorry, Archer), but quickly learned that they weren't all bad like they were at home and befriended them. Although she still harboured a theory for weeks that the mastermind must be Zombie Junko.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Most of her icons depict the blue-haired version of Cynthia.

Augustine Sycamore

Super High School Level Researcher

"We each have our strengths, and we play off them as best we can. Does that... make sense...?"

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Death Wail: In the aftermath of Lysandre's punishment.
  • The Heart: Much like Roxy in the previous game, Sycamore is the emotional core of the team and the support for both the leader and the eventual protagonist, and he rallies everyone to vote hope at the end of the game.
  • Heroic BSoD: Finding out that Lysandre was the Mastermind did quite the number on his emotional state. Especially when he learned they were in his own world all along — and it was post-apocalyptic.
  • Meal Ticket: Cammy views him as this.
  • Morality Pet: He's this to Schuldig and Lysandre in spades.
    • To the point where Schuldig's player has lampshaded that Sycamore's death would likely kick off the "Ginger Genocide Bad End."
      "What if Sycamore gets deathrolled this week?"
      "You die. Every last one of you dies."
  • Official Couple: He and Lysandre finally snogged each other's faces off during week 6.
  • Promoted to Playable: His first appearance was technically in Round 1, though it was just an illusion of him.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to Lysandre's Blue Oni - which is an inversion of their natural color schemes.
  • Really Gets Around: Also hooked up with Cammy in week 5.
  • Ship Tease: With Lysandre. Also with Schuldig. ...And Cammy. But mostly with Lysandre, with whom he eventually ends up; passing notes, sharing beds, and long, heartfelt talks will do that.
  • Team Dad: He takes care of everyone, especially the younger students, who start to see him as a parent.
  • Precision F-Strike: At the case seven afterparty, trying to cheer Schuldig up.

Tobias Fangor

Super High School Level Lookout

"I guess I feel like I should have just felt angry about it like all the others. Not like I understood."

One of the victims of Week 5 (case 4).

  • Calling Parents by Their Name: Initially unintentional, but it still slips out after he and Elfangor find out that they're family.
  • Commonality Connection: With Schuldig, having bonded over their mutual ability to communicate telepathically.
  • Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: It's revealed in his canon and mid-way through the game that his father was an alien. Elfangor, to be specific.
  • I Love Nuclear Power: His poorly-thought-out excuse for being an intelligent telepathic bird.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Nobody will tell him that Adachi found his body and messed with the crime scene.
  • Morality Pet: To Schuldig. Good thing Schuldig still has Sycamore, after Tobias' murder.
  • Running Gag: The ongoing debate over calling it "telepathy" versus "thought-speak", which ultimately culminated in brainspeaky wordnoises.
  • Secret Legacy: Actually the son of Elfangor.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: The characters think so, too, and mourn him as someone who never deserved this.
  • Too Happy to Live: Genre-savvy players called that his days were numbered when he was reunited with his birth father, Elfangor, on Father's Day no less.

Cammy Meele

Super High School Level Translator

"And how are you planning to entertain me~?"

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Chekhov's Skill: Her SHSL talent comes in useful twice: once during Tower of Babel week and once when investigating Henri's secret (since she went straight to figuring out the etymology of his name).
  • Cunning Linguist: Translation's her game and her title. She speaks a ton of languages and, late in the game, helps the others start to learn German.
  • Karma Houdini: Her end goal is to escape to another world and become this. Once she makes it to the survivor pool, it seems like she's succeeded... that is, until her status as a "dangerous criminal" is revealed in the final investigation, her Meal Ticket has an emotional breakdown, and the peaceful world she wanted to escape to has been razed to the ground.
  • Obfuscating Disability: She doesn't really have narcolepsy.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: As in canon, she pretends to be a harmless, ditzy woman who falls asleep standing. She throws it off late in the game and decides to actively participate in the investigations and lay it all on the table.
  • Recruited from the Gutter: It's all but stated that she awaited execution for her crimes in canon (she even dreams about it when she remembers being caught), and she was definitely in the hands of police when the Future Foundation negotiated for her custody.
  • Sleepyhead: She can even fall asleep standing. Her narcolepsy allows her to circumvent the rule against sleeping outside of the dorms... because she's faking it.
  • Squick: Invoked, when she discovers that she'd hit on the Mastermind.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: One week's motive had the Translator Microbes break down.

Daisukenojo "Beat" Bito

Super High School Level Big Brother

"I'm kinda best at bad ideas."

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Coming-of-Age Story: Taking the beginning steps from canon and ramping them up to 11 with two months of trauma. Beat goes from violent, untrustworthy distraction at best to leading the charge in the last player-sparked trial and following Jimmy's footsteps as the tall blonde ahoge-growing teenager.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: As opposed to R1's Jimmy, Beat is a loud, aggressive guy who spent the early part of the round making mistakes and being viewed with suspicion as a powder keg.
  • Crossing The Burned Bridge: After the deaths of basically all of their important CR, Sonico and Beat have started to repair their relationship. So much so that after Beat was nearly electrocuted in the 9th trial, Sonico refused to leave him behind.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Hates his real name. Though he actually stops insisting on this and even encourages people to call him "Daisukenojo" or "Daisuke" in the endgame arc.
  • First-Name Basis: Sonico starts calling him "Beat-kun" and eventually "Daisuke-kun" during the ninth trial, crowning the peak of their negative-to-positive relationship since the start of the game.
    • Now more literal as of the Final Investigation. Enough so that it's even changed in the prose as well as dialogue.
    "If... if ya want... could you call me Daisukenojo from now on? O-or jus' Daisuke, since it's kinda long and dumb. Heh, kinda like me."
  • Friendly Target: If you are a young girl/woman and are close to Beat, you might wanna count your days.
    • It's enough of a problem that Monobear literally taunts Beat with this fact in order to try and goad him into a punishment.
    "Upupupu~ What's the matter, big bro? Lost another little girl who was counting on you?"
    • After Week 9/Case 8, it seems 'adult male who has saved his life' is also added to the list of Beat-related death flags.
  • Gesundheit: His response to hearing the name "Yveltal".
  • Hair Antennae: Beat's ascension to the protag slot comes with an awful self-done haircut that gives him not one but a handful of ahoge.
  • Heroic BSoD: His reaction to the second motive, though less the shell-shocked version and more the lashing out alternative. Freaked out and tried to take out Simon AND Sonico with a chair. The consequences of his actions are still being felt weeks later.
  • Idiot Hero: He is this for the group — who mistakes "banned" for "banana" and tries to cut their own hair with medical scissors? — and, despite spending most of the game compared to Mondo, is eventually declared "this round's protagonist".
  • Incest Subtext: While done jokingly, Inaba HAS accused him of being a siscon. The joke continues OOCly as well.
  • Important Haircut: After his hair started getting shaggy he tried to cut it himself, only to be discovered by Naomi, who in a motherly gesture finished it for him. She was murdered later that night as the victim of the ninth trial. And since it wasn't done professionally/could only be SO rescued from Beat's chop job it now sports a few familiar cowlicks...
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Along with his actions in canon, he's outright stated to Elfangor that he would be willing to sacrifice everyone in the school to save Rhyme if it comes down to it.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: ALL OF THE NINTH TRIAL, where he stands up for himself and the whole group and reveals himself to be, while still dense, able to figure out Monobear's scheme and refusing to let anyone else die.
  • Odd Friendship: With Schuldig, of all people, who seems to understand his reckless tendencies better than most. Also kind of a Sempai/Kohai relationship, following Hope's capture.
  • Only Friend: To Dan, taking a bit of Chris' role from Dan's canon. Though Cynthia makes attempts to get through to Dan as well.
    • Enough so that while most of the class doubted Beat was the killer of Case 8, Dan was the only one that defended him 100% from the start. Loudly.
    • And when Dan's Sanity Slippage was shown in the 9th trial Beat was enraged at how they all had treated him. Including himself for not doing enough.
  • Persona Non Grata: He just keeps making stupid comments and subsequently getting banned from things.
  • Real Men Hate Sugar: As in canon, Beat can't stand chocolate.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: A number of people thought "partner" meant something else.
  • Smart Ball: He does have his surprise moments of brilliance, being the one to find out how Hope was captured as well as how to uncover the messages in the 7th floor rooms. All coming to a head when he has a large part in outing Adachi as Case 8's killer.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: A good hunk of the Case 8 Afterparty was Beat explaining Adachi's motivations to Sonico through the lens of his own experiences. According to Adachi's player he was eerily close more often then not. During a concurrent thread with Schuldig he admits that the fact the can understand Adachi's actions terrifies him.

Round 3

  • Previous Player-Character Cameo: When the Future Foundation gets in touch with the survivors, Beat eventually wanders over to talk with them...even though Kirei worries he's going to disconnect the call.


Super High School Level Firebug

"I'm supposed to have my revenge by now. This is wrong. This is all wrong."

A victim in Week 10 (case 9), as well as a culprit.

  • Can't Take Criticism: Goes into a rage whenever someone insults him or even points out his flaws. It's one of the main reasons the very first motive slowly causes him to lose his marbles.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: When he was called out on calling the sweet, virginal, self-loathing, uber-religious girl raised by nuns a "whore" and causing her to freak out, he didn't even realize that it was that big of a deal for her, nor did he really care too much. To Dan, everyone deserves every expletive.
  • Intentional Engrish for Funny: When the translation factor broke down, Dan ended up in the kitchen with Beat, who spoke very little English, and worked himself up into a rage where he ended up repeating all of Beat's interesting attempts at communicating with him.
    "Yes! Yes! Dan mad all! DAN MAD ALL DAN MAD ALL!"
  • Hidden Depths: He's a huge Shakespeare fan, even if he's still a jerk when he talks about it. He's also an excellent blacksmith, able to create a sword within a couple hours, without anyone noticing.
  • Jerkass: And proud of it, being rude and hateful to everyone because he doesn't think they'd want to be his friends anyway.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Occasionally comes up with good ideas and even pointed out one culprit when everyone automatically believed their innocence. This is usually lampshaded.
  • Jerkass Woobie: His revenge list shows the sheer extent of his psychological problems and how badly he needed friends.
  • Manchild: Dan is not the most mature of people and tends to throw tantrums.
  • Odd Friendship: Grows to like Beat and Cynthia, despite his dislike for teenagers.
  • Pet the Dog: His Father's Day regain was a card from his almost-adopted son Dennis. It even had a pawprint from his kitten on it, too.
  • Pyromaniac: He's not SHSL Firebug for nothing.
  • Sanity Slippage: While not exactly stable in the first place, his list shows his slow descent into paranoia and despair as the murders continued.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: And he doesn't even get it if someone complains.

Naomi Kimishima

Super High School Level Pathologist

"The more we find, the more questions we can answer."

A victim in Week 10 (case 9).

  • The Coroner: She is a Medical Examiner.
  • Eye Scream: Her left eye is damaged by shrapnel after Monobear explodes during Week 4.
  • Handy Helper: After {...} lost his body Week 7, she ended up carrying his head around.
  • Heroic BSoD: Finding {...} resulted in this. She blames herself for leaving him vulnerable despite him actually requesting to be alone.
  • Hollywood Atheism: Having had a tough life, she has a hard time believing in gods. She and the rest of the dead are revived in the end of the round by a god, albeit not one from her home world. Naomi decides that, while she's not going to suddenly start worshipping it or anything, Xerneas at least has earned her respect.
  • Hospital Hottie: Noted to be and depicted as a very attractive medical professional.
  • Like a Daughter to Me: She loves Anna as though she were her own. She tells her as much in a letter to her written just before she died.
  • The Medic: Acts as the school's nurse out of an obligation to keep everyone healthy. She was the team medic in Hope's Army as well.
  • Never-Forgotten Skill: She's a helpful team medic despite not having worked on the living for some time as far as she knows.
  • Non Fatal Explosion: Subverted. Naomi is injured in an attempt to dismantle a questionably idle Monobear.
  • Official Couple: Together with {...} as of Week 7. 'Corpse Whisperer' indeed.
  • Student and Master Team: Starting in Week 4, she's the "Master" to Anna.
  • The Talk: Gives this lecture to several students with Cecil.
  • 1000 Origami Cranes: Begins folding cranes after the first case for the deceased students and continues doing so for each subsequent case. Stops folding them after finishing {...}'s own one thousand following the eighth trial.

Cecil Palmer

Super High School Level Radio Host

"I'm hoping that it fills him with dread and shame as he regrets ever letting us in here. Or at least, angers him in a sufficiently not-murderous way, because that's always fun."

The culprit of case 5.


Super High School Level Hero

"It's not the world that needs saving, it's the people who live inside of it."

The culprit of Case 3.

Tohru Adachi

Super High School Level Rookie Cop

"Only police can legally carry guns, so as a kid I always thought it'd be awesome. Cops always looked cool, especially detectives..."

The true, or "second", mole and the culprit of Week 9 (Case 8).

  • Adorkable: To a ridiculous degree. He fails hard at a lot of things and can be very silly.
  • The Atoner: For both his canon actions and in-game actions now.
  • Ascended Meme: Cabbages are now this for him in canon, so of course they had to come up in the game at least once. He actually talks to them and believes they're his "friends" during the Monkey Fever event.
  • Beneath the Mask: Was always a given considering it's the very theme of his canon but Case 8 revealed just how messed up and two faced he actually is under his dorky exterior.
  • Becoming the Mask: An unintended effect of murder school that helped finally push him off the edge.
  • Bleed 'em and Weep: In a twist, he had killed people before, but his victim in DRRP was someone he liked and wanted to live, so he breaks down Cry Laughing.
  • Butt-Monkey: Very quickly shaped up to be one, with a lot of events seemingly designed to humiliate him in public.
  • Covered with Scars: Discovered in week 1 that he's got several scars all over his body that he doesn't remember receiving at all.
  • Criminal Amnesiac: With the round's memory loss element, he forgets any remorse or attachment he grew later on in his canon. This led to him becoming the mole.
  • Cry Laughing: Did this after killing {...}, who was his best friend and partner.
  • Deconfirmed Bachelor: Twisted, as he still believes "marriage is where fun goes to die", but ends up in a common-law relationship with Sonico in the end and won't actually get married because of his hangups.
  • Defective Detective: Used as his title to mock him. That's not even getting into his really big character flaws, like serial murder.
  • Delirious Misidentification: Does this a lot during the hallucination event.
  • Dirty Cop: Dan always accuses him of being this, but Adachi isn't actually corrupt. He's just a different kind of villainous cop.
  • Distressed Dude: Had to be saved twice in one day by Naomi during Case 7. Once from Audrey III during the investigation and then again from Monobear losing his shit right next to him when Kirei died before his execution. Both times he just froze up.
    • Although the second time at least it was because Monobear and him were at the time still on good terms. So it was more of a moment of concern for his "boss" on Adachi's part.
  • Donut Mess with a Cop: Tran cracks a cops-and-donuts joke after Adachi happily devours his beignets.
  • Fair Cop: Tran refers to him exclusively as "the hot cop," though most of the other characters think he just looks kind of generic.
  • First-Name Basis: Gives Sonico permission to call him "Tohru" during week 2. Also lets Cynthia get away with this but mostly because he never found the right time to talk to her about it.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a number of ominous-looking scars that he doesn't remember receiving. Turns out that they're from his boss battle with the Investigation Team. The large one in particular is from his Persona getting bisected at the torso in the anime.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: In Week 9, he remembered being told that it wasn't too late for him and that he could change. This prompted him to examine everything he'd been doing up to that point and try to change, but when he tried to quit being Monobear's mole, he was instead forced into a Sadistic Choice, and asking {...} what to do only frustrated him to the point where his rage took over; when he realized he'd killed his friend, he decided that he'd be a villain, then, and went forward with the plan to frame Beat for the crime.
  • Hidden Depths: Constantly comes off as bumbling or stupid, but proved himself to be a capable detective on a couple of cases. Other people started noticing this too, much to his surprise.
  • Honorary Uncle: Not to anyone specifically in game, but despite having no kids of his own he still received a Father's Day regain... from Nanako Dojima, his partner's daughter. The header for the regain comment said "Happy Weird Uncle Day".
  • Ironic Echo: "You can still start over." Ends up doubling as an internal Madness Mantra when he finally snaps in the case 8 murder log.
  • I've Come Too Far: Concludes when he kills Walker that he can't start over after all.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: Two in quick succession when he kills Walker in a rage and then uses Sonico as an alibi, though the latter was also so they could maybe have some happiness before his inevitable death. They forgive him, but he hates himself for it.
  • Last-Name Basis: Introduced himself only by his last name to most people; to find his first name you would have had to look at his Student Profile.
  • Moral Dilemma: And how.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He certainly doesn't feel guilty for everything he's done, even if he really, really should, but killing his friend and partner was not exactly what he'd wanted.
  • Name's the Same: With Fruits Basket's Tohru Honda, which becomes a plot point in the second trial.
  • Official Couple: He asked Sonico out on a date during week 3, but they became official for sure by the end of week 4.
  • Older Than They Look: While not to the same extent as Hanbei, you'd still never guess just by looking at him that the guy's almost 30. "Tohru Adachi is nearly 30 years old" even turned into an OOC Running Gag, usually said whenever he's being a Manchild.
  • One-Note Cook: Tamagoyaki became his one note dish after Sonico taught him how in week 8. During week 9 he kept attempting it on his own with varying results. According to his player though he finally got it right the morning of the day he died.
  • Police Are Useless: Not surprising, given the setting. Still tries to do his part as a police officer now and then, such as trying to stop the underage characters from drinking alcohol. It isn't very effective.
  • Recruited from the Gutter: Recruited for Hope's Army from his jail cell. It's established that the Foundation actually wanted the protagonist, but Souji recommended Adachi instead, believing he deserved another chance.
  • Trash of the Titans: By the end of the game, Adachi's room is a disaster zone, most of the mess apparently caused during the time he holed himself up in his room prior to his murdering {...}. He even left his murder weapon out in the open on his desk for others to see!
    • Shortly after the game ended, the Persona 4 Golden anime jossed the idea that Adachi would be a messy slob, instead showing his actual apartment to be surprisingly neat and tidy, suggesting he might be more of a Neat Freak than his appearance would lead you to believe. This makes the state of his room during week 9 into some unintentional Fridge Horror:. it only further shows just how badly that week was messing him up.
  • The Unfought: He summons Magatsu Izanagi out of desperation, making everyone think they'll have to put the trial on hold to fight him. However, Adachi can't and won't fight, so he gives up after just destroying his podium and dematerializing his Persona.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Even if he'd wanted to — he's in the Future Foundation's custody and eventually chooses to settle down in Kalos.
  • Zero-Approval Gambit: Attempts this during his trial, to make it easier for the other students to vote for him. How well it actually worked is debatable.

Kirei Kotomine

Super High School Level Exorcist

"No one would ever truly be able to comprehend such a twisted thing, now would they?"

The culprit of Case 7.

Round 3

  • Previous Player-Character Cameo: Three times: once as the subject of the cardboard cutouts the students ordered en masse in Week 5, once when we find Monaka made a shrine to him, and then again in the ending when he appears laughing in the background as the Future Foundation finally contacts the survivors.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: His Meowstic companion looks a lot like him, with the same aura of constant judgment.

Vinh Tran

Super High School Level Transience

"So many types of toxic murder and the bear doesn't even stock them."

The victim of case 1.


Super High School Level Prince

"Do not lose hope. Promise me that."

One of the culprits in Week 5 (Case 4).

  • Bumbling Dad: He's usually dignified, but he has no idea how to act like an authority figure to the kids who need a parent, particularly his actual kid.
  • Exit, Pursued by a Bear: His execution, which was also a callback to Tobias' girlfriend, Rachel.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He doesn't try to fight or run, just stands there accepting it.
  • Family Honor: Andalites, being basically four-legged telepathic space samurai, have this in spades.
    • Ultimately his motive for murdering Jay to avenge his son.
  • Humanity Is Infectious: Spent a lot of time in human morph.
  • Last Request: A few.
    • Asked Sycamore to not let [Jay and Tobias', along with all the other culprits/victims before]'s deaths be in vain
    • Asked Schuldig to find Tobias' friends (including Elfangor's own brother, Aximili) and tell them what happened.
      Tell them he made his father proud.
  • Literal-Minded: He thought Minesweeper on the computers was actually controlling a system of bombs in the school and reprogrammed the game to be impossible to lose.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Only until he was executed later for avenging his son's murder.
  • Too Happy to Live: Genre-savvy players pegged him as the week's culprit when Tobias turned up dead the week after Father's Day, when they had found out the truth about their relationship.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Jay was 16. In all fairness, though, Elfangor found him immediately after Jay had murdered Tobias, who was even younger.


Super High School Level Undead

"Two of us having been decapitated is more than enough."

The victim of Week 9 (Case 8).

  • Accidental Misnaming: Virtually guaranteed thanks to HiNaBN's abrupt non-ending and the No Name Given applied in canon. The name associated with him on his student profile is "Dick Walker".
  • Big Brother Instinct: Toward some of the younger students (namely Sonico, Anna and Beat) with a heavy dash of Team Mom.
  • Glowing Eyelights of Undeath: Caused both Cynthia and Ike to mistake him for a Risen when they first met him.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Averted; he's covered in scars including an autopsy scar and multiple stab wounds on his back (pretty much all of which were seen by anyone at the King's Game in Week 5 after Naomi dared him to get naked). All are closed with thick black thread.
  • Losing Your Head: Became little more than a head Week 7. Ended up being carried around by Naomi for the weeks following.
  • The Needless: He doesn't eat or sleep, despite being a pretty decent cook, and mentions once that he doesn't really need to breathe, either.
  • Occult Detective: A zombie who investigates supernatural mysteries.
  • Official Couple: Beginning in Week 7 with Naomi. They eventually move in together and raise their kids in Kalos.
  • Only Sane Man: Everyone else is immature, secretly evil, wallowing in their own angst, or some combination of the three.
  • Revive Kills Zombie: Averted. It instead makes him alive again rather than undead.
  • Stealth Pun: The name given on his student ID literally means Detective Zombie.
  • The Stoic: And not the only one in these parts. (Looking at you, Lysandre.)

Hanbei Takenaka

Super High School Level Tactician

"Being in a position like mine only means my mistakes normally aren't fixed with just a simple 'sorry'."

The victim of Case 5.

  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Most characters were from far after his time and many knew his historical significance.
  • The Future Is Shocking: He will never get used to modern people's propensity towards obscure dirty jokes.
  • Nice Hat: He never gets rid of it.
  • Older Than They Look: No, really, he's not twelve.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Supposed to be a brilliant strategist, but doesn't act like it. Sometimes, it's not on purpose, though.
    • Used this to his advantage when he made saltpeter out of modern ingredients, leading some of his classmates to believe he couldn't possibly have made the bomb that killed him himself.

Himeko Inaba

Super High School Level Analyst

"I mean, usually when people spin for something they want, they end up not getting what they want."

One of the victims of Case 7.

  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Brought from after she'd defrosted in canon but memory-wiped to before, so she could defrost all over again.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Brought from canon as her username and finally used in-game in the epi-log.
  • Evil Laugh: Does it a few times, apparently solely to freak people out.
  • Fatal Family Photo: She has a precious photo on her phone, which she regains very early and is uncomfortable with showing people until she gets close to them, especially as it shows her boyfriend and she can't remember their Relationship Upgrade in the beginning. After she grows close enough to some people to talk about the photo, she uses the phone to give her Dying Clue.
  • Gamer Chick: Takes easily to the arcade and racks up high scores on all the games.
  • I Can Live With That: When the Mastermind calls the class and people at large selfish and short-sighted, she'll admit that she is, and she's okay with that.
  • In-Series Nickname: Has a couple in canon, but Adachi always called her Ine-chan (referring to the first character of her name) to avoid confusion with the town of the same name that he lived in.
  • Japanese Politeness: Loudly slurps noodles because that's actually considered polite back home, among other things.
  • Last-Name Basis: Hates her first name, so was only ever known this way. The only one allowed to use her first name is Sonico and only after Inaba died.
  • Oh Crap, There Are Fanfics of Us!: Tried to invoke this by writing RPF. Of Monobear.

Miriam Tristesse

Super High School Level Mirror

"I... I haven't told anyone..."

The culprit of case 1.

  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Miriam is shy and never speaks up much. She was almost completely silent in her own investigation and trial, both in hopes that she'd get away with it and out of guilt.
  • Bitter Almonds: How she killed Vinh Tran.
  • Enemy Within: Her "original", Maryam. She's stated to be dead, but takes over Miriam's body once, belittles her constantly in the back of her mind, and apparently created Miriam just to use her as a new body.
  • Master of Illusion: Though she hides those powers out of shame.
  • Ship Tease: With Jay, who stands up to Maryam and pushes Miriam to fight back and take her life for her own. The ship isn't confirmed by the end, but the last time we see them, the other girls are teasing Miriam about it and she's blushing at the thought of Jay noticing her.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Unique?: As a reflection, this is the nature of Miriam's desire to keep her secret secret - she believed she would be considered less valuable.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Came off as this to others.


Super High School Level Telepath

"Take a look around where you are right now and honestly ask yourself if you think it matters a single flying fuck."

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Arc Words: More like Arc Circumstances - being on the wrong floor of the school to prevent a tragedy.
  • Coming-of-Age Story: His relationship with Lysandre boils down to one of these, starting from Schuldig accepting Lysandre as his leader in Week 1 and growing into one himself by the Graduation Exam.
    "So let's see if I'm worth it, Lysandre. Your pride and your title."
  • Exact Words: Though not quite as much of a Rules Lawyer as Lysandre, Schuldig's managed to find a few ways of bending the school rules this way.
  • How Dare You Die on Me!: Nearly launched into this upon discovering Kirei's body. He was only unconscious.
    • Of course, then Kirei died on him anyway, a few hours later at the trial.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Remarked upon by fellow classmates so often it's become a Running Gag.
    • Also a case of Serial Escalation: the outfit he wears to each Class Trial is worse than the last week's. Considering that he wore a women's swimsuit to the first, it's a hard thing to do. To the third class trial, he wore Tobias. And in the epilogue, he wore Monobear.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: And how. Often takes the form of a "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
    • At the ninth trial, he delivered one that proved to be more of a "The Reason We Suck" Speech.
  • Narrative Profanity Filter: Refers to Junko, whom he's only ever heard about, as a "[REDACTED]".
  • Noodle Implements: "I also want the biggest cardboard box you've got, a curtain rod, a pair of cardboard tubes from those rolls of Christmas wrapping paper, and about five rolls of duct tape."
  • Le Parkour: One of the first things he did to try and amuse himself was to jump and climb on the incinerator.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Despite having no qualms about the act of killing someone, Schuldig frequently acknowledges that he couldn't graduate without throwing the handful of people he does like under the bus as well, and therefore won't.
  • Rules Lawyer: Ascended by the end of Week 7. And looks as though he's training Anna to be one as well...
  • Team Dad: Started past the point of Lysandre's death. Seems pretty confirmed by the end of Week 9, as he looks out for everyone else.
  • The Tease: Play-flirts with pretty much all his friends and claims to ship them as well.
  • Try Not to Die: He's heard this from a lot of people, many of whom ended up dead themselves.
  • Unfortunate Names: Translates to 'Guilty Butcher'. In a game about murder.
    • Which leads to Cammy (the resident Ace Attorney character) being certain he's gonna be the first murderer, because he's got the right kind of name.
    • He also points it out himself. "When everyone calls you guilty just by saying your name..."
  • Villainous Friendship: With Kirei, in a way. After Kirei's execution and various adventures involving crayon-scrawled greeting cards and a cardboard box, he's also becoming a Friendly Enemy of Monobear.
    • As of the epic dance battle in week 10, Schuldig's friendship with Monobear has easily entrenched itself firmly in Go-Karting with Bowser territory.

Round 3

  • Cardboard Pal: He takes an interest in the cardboard cutouts of Kirei made during Round 3 when the survivors manage to contact the Future Foundation.
  • The Matchmaker: He keeps trying to get Anna a nice boyfriend because he thinks it's hilarious.
  • Previous Player-Character Cameo: He, Togami, Kirei, and Usami manage to contact the students after the final trial and use that to trace their location.


Super High School Level Wizard

"In theory, it should be more difficult to kill someone you've forged a bond with. In turn, there should be less to worry about in terms of feeling targeted."

One of the victims of Case 7.

  • Ascended Meme: After weeks of being referred to OOCly as "Seadad", it finally showed up in-character. And then he died and became Seadead.
  • Kill All Humans: His Dark Secret was his desire to do this, which he eventually developed out of.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Apparently Fujimoto is a big fan of Taken. Also doubles as a Shout-Out.
  • Meaningful Name: The last name given to him on his student profile is Nanaumi. While there's no written kanji associated with it, it might be read "seven seas", though that would usually be read as "Nanami".
  • Mobile Fishbowl: His bag shoes serve the same purpose.
  • Running Gag: Fujimoto wearing sandwich bags filled with water as shoes.

Saki Hanajima

Super High School Level Empath

"I don't like to exert myself."

The culprit of case 2.

  • Callousness Towards Emergency: At the wedding. She did, after all, cause the emergency.
  • Dull Surprise: When the second body is found and everyone's freaking out, her only response is "How unpleasant..." and musing about not getting refreshments. This really should have tipped everyone off.
  • Name's the Same: With Persona 4's Saki Konishi, which comes up in the second trial.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: She's an unsociable freeloader who always sighs about being inconvenienced, but she had one person back home she'd do anything to return to.

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