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Player characters from the third and onward storyline rounds of Dangan Roleplay, plus non-player characters from all canon rounds.

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Haruka Saigusa

Super High School Level Repair Girl

"There's a place out there for every single one of us. So even if we're hurt... we have to try!"

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Her rambling sometimes includes these.
    "Like what? Death traps? A pile of dead bodies? The soundstage where he films the shopping channel?"
  • Bare Your Midriff: In her alternate outfit. She avoids it the first week because it shows off scars she can't remember getting (from the bus crash that killed her in the original timeline and hospitalized her in the Grand End timeline), which freaks her out.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Everyone else she considers in the first trial gets a line about why they might not have done it, but Rufioh, the actual culprit, only gets "it wouldn't be him". Later in the trial, after she's freaked out grasping for reasons it couldn't have been him and he confesses to doing it, she admits that it was because he'd said something nice to her that no one else had.
  • Cartwright Curse: The first two murderers were people who, OOCly, players and spectators alike have admitted they ship with Haruka. It's a worrisome pattern...
  • Coming-of-Age Story: Haruka starts as a spiteful Stepford Smiler who believes that happiness and kindness are things to be stolen from people who hurt her. Over the course of the game, her mood swings start to calm, she truly opens up to people, and despite all the loss and betrayal she undergoes, she learns to believe that happiness can be shared and even starts to offer kindness to the Mastermind, knowing that they were both in the same position.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: Despite her various odd theories (no, Tsukiyama and Ryuunosuke aren't trying to raise a zombie army in the bathtub), she comes up with a few accurate things, like Kirei being significant to the story or like the root of Case 5 being related to the only person the one who examined the body would care enough to cover for. In the epilogue, there's one more: there really is something hidden in the unaccounted-for space on the main floor, and it really is the soundstage where Monobear films the shopping channel.
  • Desperately Craves Affection: Which she feels guilty and afraid over later in the game, since she's had to execute so many people who actually cared about her.
  • Foil: If Beat was Protag Mondo, Haruka is Protag Junko. Driven to despair by a Dark and Troubled Past and decided that real happiness and kindness are for other people, wears Girlish Pigtails and the same colour combination in her casual outfit, is a major Mood-Swinger, has a complicated relationship with an older fraternal twin with a different last name... although she only attempts to kill Kanata while the latter is dressed up as her, and fails easily.
  • Forgetful Jones: She needs clarification or reminders a lot, mixes up her stories, and can never remember what day it is or how long ago something was. Like other aspects of her personality, this goes back to how her extended family treated her. She's been gaslit and blamed for things she didn't do enough that her memory isn't so great.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: When she's emulating her sister's cold false persona in the Final Trial to face the one who brought them there, she gives the same full-name treatment to both Monaka and Junko. She eventually drops it and makes a hesitant switch from "Towa Monaka" to "Monaka-chan".
  • Genki Girl: She's bouncy, random, and loud, so others in the class depend on her to be a source of optimism. It's probably the ahoge.
  • Hair Decorations: Ends up swapping between three sets throughout the story: the pink balls she came in with, the fabric flower hair ties Tsukiyama gave her, and recreations of Junko's hairbears courtesy of the Monobear Shopping Network. She ends up sticking with her original set in the epilogue.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: While she talks a lot about her Arch-Enemy back home, Futaki Kanata, any icons or screencaps with her in it weren't shown in-game or in DRRP player discussion until The Reveal to prevent canon's Captain Obvious Reveal.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: One of her regains is a real-world recreation of the coloured contacts her sister used to negate their difference, since their "ID tags" were hairstyle and eye colour.
  • Idiot Hair: From the beginning on. When she cuts Dave's hair, she promises not to give him an ahoge or ten too.
  • I'm Not Doing That Again: After she had to unclog the toilet when evidence was poorly flushed down it in Case 3.
  • Indy Ploy: In the trials, she might have no idea what's going on sometimes, but she'll chase after and jump into theories on a hope that they're true, especially after her "cheating on your taxes" conversation with Tsukiyama in Week 6.
    Monobear: Quit yer yappin' and go vote. But you better be pretty sure about who you're votin' for.
    Haruka: I'm never sure.
  • Mood-Swinger: Very much so, even if she's usually bouncy and silly. She starts to get better when she has emotional support, but will still jump from smiling to crying to screaming and back.
  • The Nicknamer: With things like "Kurehan", "Isa-chan", "Fuu-chan", and "Meri-Meri".
  • Not Afraid of You Anymore: Stands up to Tsukiyama in the fifth trial; while she'd been on good terms with him, he knew how to intimidate her into stopping her line of questioning, but this time, she tells him no and keeps going instead.
  • One-Note Cook: A few characters have started to wonder why she only cooks with eggs. At least she's pretty good.
  • The Promise: One to Kureha, to "never give up on her love", even though she's not sure what it means. Tucker, when Haruka asks, says he thinks it means "don't give up, for the sake of everyone still alive and everyone who's died so far". She later makes another promise to Dave to sustain the group's hope and lead them out of there.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Definitely a lot more vindictive than you'd expect at first, but she develops into this and becomes an All-Loving Hero by the end.
  • The Scapegoat: Haruka was this for her family's blood cult. This is why she retreats and repeats "I'm sorry, I'm sorry" after trauma in the hotel.
  • Signature Laugh: Her nervous "yahaha."
  • "Silly Me" Gesture: When Isabelle chides her attempt at cooking fish.
  • Skipping School: Did this a lot back home, and she's proud of it.
  • Spanner in the Works: She got the "butt fabric" that was crucial to the third trial because she wandered into the men's room in hopes of leaving juvenile soap graffiti on the mirrors.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Says this to Monobear for deeming an accident to be a murder just to get Kureha killed. Learning to forgive and understand is a core part of her character growth.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: Her development has her learn that happiness isn't a limited thing and discard the belief she was raised with that some people are only destined to suffer.

Ryuunosuke Uryuu

Super High School Level Sculptor

"Oh my god. Tsukiyama... GREATEST COOL!"

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Affably Evil: He's friendly and energetic, but he's also, well, Ryuunosuke.
  • Art Attacker: What "sculpting" really means for him. He uses people as materials for his "art." In the end, when he moves in with Tsukiyama, OOC jokes are made about Ryuunosuke running the ghoul equivalent of Edible Arrangements.
  • Becoming the Mask: While he's still a terrible person who loves murder, he starts to actually feel the things he's only pretended to in the past, and he's not sure what to think about that.
  • Brain Bleach: Tsukiyama's underwear gets this reaction from him thrice: when he first gets them out of the machine, when he finds out who they belong to, and when he gets a huge pile of them plus one set of everyone else's at once with a single coin.
  • Churchgoing Villain: He's a very religious man, but with some... unique views on God. He gets really excited to share them when Tsukiyama asks.
  • Deadly Euphemism: "Sculpting". Those scare quotes are there for a reason.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Tells other characters that he felt lost at home with no friends and family and nothing but his art. Leaves out that this was his own fault.
  • Devoted to You: Tsukiyama, especially late-game, is all Ryuunosuke wants and he won't live without him.
  • Empty Eyes: Most of the time, unless he's having fun.
  • Evil Redhead: With Allie filling in the other side.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Explain the tight pants and leopard print, please.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Tsukiyama gives him a paper flower crown. He's very happy about this.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: He loves his skinny jeans and such.
  • Inept Mage: As opposed to Kayneth, who's a professional. Ryuunosuke starts to feel grateful, even if feelings confuse him, that Kayneth knew all along that he was an "improper mage" and still acted nicely towards him.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: He was already head over heels for Tsukiyama before, but the bloodthirst he showed during the third trial prompted a "[MARRY HIM TSUKIYAMA]" in narrative text.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: Very much, but not whining.
  • Mask of Sanity: He can usually keep it up, but he'll occasionally react very strangely to something and not know what's wrong.
  • Meaningful Rename: Decides after Trial 6 that he doesn't want to go by his last name anymore. This is conveniently followed up by Tsukiyama asking if he wants his last name.
  • Nice Shoes: His leopard-print shoes definitely stand out, anyway. He thinks they're amazing.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Actually subverted. He does get turned down and sulk through most of week four, but he doesn't mind the rejection part (feelings are hard, anyway); he just awkwardly started avoiding Tsukiyama and then got mad that Tsukiyama wasn't paying attention to him either.
  • Pretender Diss: Thinks the executions aren't cool enough and he could do a way better job.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: He wears a lot of leopard print because he sees himself in the "cool" animal.
  • Token Evil Teammate: With Tsukiyama.
  • The Unapologetic: Even after he starts to feel "weird" about being a Self-Made Orphan, he clarifies that he's not actually sorry about it.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Tsukiyama. They're engaged.
  • What Does This Button Do?: He begins indiscriminately pushing buttons in the Mastermind's control room at one point, dropping a Junk Monobear on Futo and Ryoji. This earns him the Fan Nickname "The Earl of Buttonmash."
  • What Is This Feeling?: He doesn't do emotions. At all. However, being around some of the others (specifically Tsukiyama, Silver, Ryoji, and Allie) starts to make him genuinely feel things, and it freaks him out.

Allie Underhill

Super High School Level Guile

"I'm taking care of myself. ...Okay, not right now, but seriously."

Made it to the survivor pool.

Isabelle

Super High School Level Secretary

"As the secretary of Town Hall, it's important to know every villager and make them feel welcome and accepted into their new home!"

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Carnivore Confusion: The reason she's a pescetarian.
  • Civilized Animal: And one of the most civilized students, too.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Had a bit of a problem at DDR.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Has prompted a few of the students to squeal, want to protect her, and randomly give her hugs, just by existing.
  • Furry Reminder: Prone to wagging her tail, sniffing evidence, and making distressed dog whines.
  • Hair Decorations: Though she's missing her bells for the first two weeks, she still has the hair ties.
  • The Heart: The only one able to keep the second trial from coming to physical blows, and likely the only one able to pull everyone out for that week's afterparty. It's been commonly agreed that if Isabelle dies, we riot.
  • Lab Pet: Inverted, as it turns out. She was taken home to keep as a pet during an experiment, then put into a murder game as a student to see what would happen.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Late in the game, the other students often say, "We're a bunch of messed-up people with tragic backstories, family issues, and terrible things we've done... except Isabelle, she's sweet and normal." It turns out that they were all kidnapped because of their potential to join SHSL Despair... except for Isabelle, whose Cuteness Proximity struck again as one of the Monobear Kids took her home.
  • Literal-Minded: Sometimes when she's stressed enough. For example, during the starvation motive, Allie says, "Careful is my middle name," and Isabelle asks if that's true.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: A walking example (and literal). No one can say no to Isabelle.
  • Team Chef: Often cooks for the other students and teaches the bad cooks how to do better.
  • Team Mom: For a tiny dog, she's a mature adult and a caring authority figure.
  • The Unchosen One: Following Sycamore's not-originally-one-of-you path, she becomes a survivor and The Heart of the team even though she was brought into the group by mistake.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: She starts to worry that the other students are treating her like a dog.
  • Workaholic: Even being in murder school hasn't calmed her down from this, though the other students notice and try to give her days off from chores.

Silver

Super High School Level Trader

"If fate's got it out for me, I'll crush it under my heel and use it as a stepping stone."

The victim and culprit of Week 7 (Case 6).

  • Admiring the Abomination: When a blood-happy Tsukiyama, driven to violent impulses and trying to avoid witnesses, attacks Silver in the night, Silver can't stop sighing dreamily about how pretty his eyes are.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Remembers learning to care more about people, forgive those who wronged him, and not be such a jerk, at a time when he's decided to care only about a fraction of the class and forgive no one who hurts him (unless it's Tsukiyama).
  • At Least I Admit It: With regards to his prioritizing his own survival.
    "I know I'm sending people to their deaths so I can keep living. What about you?"
  • Benevolent Monsters: His Pokémon may be thieves (just like him) and Honchkrow may be constantly picking fights, but they're good at heart. Silver considers them to be people just like anyone.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: He can be a troll when he needs to. Sorry, Dave.
  • Crazy Survivalist: Hoards food in his room for fear of Monobear deciding to starve them someday. (Not that it helps when this actually occurs, as Monobear swaps out Silver's stash with plastic play food.) He confides in Meridiana that even the ruthlessness he shows in trials is born from a desire to survive over anything else.
  • Deadpan Snarker: At all the weirdness he sees from everyone else and their completely alien lives. (And what they assume about his life. No, he's never eaten a Geodude.)
  • Don't Call Me "Sir": Silver insists on his first name upon learning that Tsukiyama has been calling him "sir" in French.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: He notes that being stuck in the hotel has made everyone closer.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: While he can notice things others can't, like Ryuunosuke's Lack of Empathy, he still trusts the worst people in the hotel the most.
  • Insult Backfire: So, uh, how is "forest-dweller" a bad thing again?
  • Limited Wardrobe: He's only willing to wear one of his two outfits.
  • Minor Living Alone: He sees no problem with it, either.
  • Mistaken Age: Thinks everyone is wrong about his age until he gains back years of memories and realizes they were right.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His bear-given surname is Renaud, Old French for either "fox" or "advisor to the ruler" — which made people start to suspect he might be the mole right away. Then again, it could just be that Henri made the playerbase unnecessarily suspicious of Old French.
  • One-Note Cook: He pretty much only makes eggs; like Haruka, it's related to his past (foraging eggs out of nests).
  • Police are Useless: He thinks so, and it boggles him when Tsukiyama talks about his neighbourhood being safer because of higher police presence.
  • Precocious Crush: On Tsukiyama, who's twenty-one. Not only is Silver seventeen or so, when he first comes into the hotel with missing memories, he thinks he's thirteen.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His feather boxers.
  • Screw Destiny: When Meridiana tells his bleak (and accurate) fortune, Silver determines that he's going to do this. He... sort of does. He still falls to the game, but plans for the fallout of his suicide to push the other students to rebel.
  • Sticky Fingers: He's good at stealing and needed to do it to get by in the wild and to take revenge on his captor back home, so he just... keeps up the habit. Even in the postgame, where he already has enough to live on.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: Silver acknowledges that his character development hasn't been of the positive variety and decides that he won't fit in if he returns home.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Ice cream throughout most of the story. However, he loses his taste for it at the end, associating it with the parfait Tsukiyama made him when he was lying and assuring everyone that he wasn't going to die.

Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald

Super High School Level Magus

"...I see someone's been mouthing off about magical secrets, haven't they."

The culprit of Week 4 (Case 3).

  • Break the Haughty: His character arc, especially after he dies.
  • The Comically Serious: His life sucks and he linefaces at everything... and weird things keep happening to him.
  • Covert Pervert: He isn't really this (probably), but Ryuunosuke jokingly accuses him of it because such a strait-laced attitude has to be an act.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Thrown into a strange situation where he's at a complete disadvantage, he struggles to get through it, but actually ends up a little nicer than he was. He even starts to learn how to have fun.
  • Disabled Snarker: Woke up without the use of his legs. Still a jerk.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He tells Ryuunosuke that they need to face the possibility in a composed and dignified manner. Certainly doesn't follow his own advice, though.
  • Hopeless with Tech: He's from 1993, for one, and even back then he was this due to coming from a technophobic society.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: He was extremely relieved to get some actual alcohol out of the Monomono Machine and promptly hoarded it to himself.
  • Ironic Hell: Thinks the killers being stuck with their victims must be this.
  • It's Personal: After Week 4, he hates Ryuunosuke and Tsukiyama not because of the horrible things they do overall, but because Ryuunosuke's an "interloper" and not a proper mage and Tsukiyama... well, two words: Hand Incident.
  • Last Request: He tells Futo to inform Sola's family of her passing and the last known whereabouts of her hand should she escape the school.
  • The Leader: Pegged as this when Tsukiyama and Ryuunosuke are analyzing the group. After Kayneth's execution, he isn't replaced and the group goes on without a leader.
  • Lethal Chef: He had servants back home, okay?
  • My Greatest Second Chance: He thinks the motive in week 4 is this for getting the Grail and saving Sola-Ui. Tragically, he not only fails but wakes up in deadland with the realization that his real second chance was something he also failed. Don't kill people for ill-thought-out personal gain and watch your life fall apart anyway... again.
  • Noodle Incident: He appears to have had some trouble figuring out the shower.
  • The Southpaw: Unlike Haruka, who actually is left-handed, Kayneth is right-handed but has to use his left hand because one of his fingers is broken on his right.
  • This Isn't Heaven: Inverted. He wakes up thinking he's in Hell, twice.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: The others notice that he might actually be learning to have fun away from his messed-up life. This doesn't last after the Hand Incident, but Duster's friendship helps him start to renew it in deadland.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When he's raging against the class for figuring him out, Tsukiyama tells Kayneth that it's over and nothing he does will revive Sola or keep her from ever having died. Kayneth absolutely breaks and starts grasping at anything he can.

Dave Strider

Super High School Level Knight

"I think my eyeballs are gonna fall out, and I still understand jack shit."

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Averted, since at the same time that the round was running, canon itself started addressing Dave's Hilariously Abusive Childhood in a way that made it not so hilarious.
  • A God I Am Not: Denies for most of the game that he's really a god or that that means anything.
  • Belated Backstory: Not for himself, but all the stories he offers up about his world give a lot more about his three canonmates from Round 1.
  • Broken Hero: Everyone in the game is this, especially this round, but during and after his Heroic BSoD, his "Sad Roomba" mode and the resolve that brings him out of it embody this the best.
  • Catgirl: He dresses up as, and acts like, a catboy on a dare because Isabelle misses her animal village.
  • Collector of the Strange: "Dead things in jars" and dead people's things in general.
  • Conspicuous Gloves: His handwarmers, omnipresent even after the thermostat motive is over and they go from a practical way to keep warm to a memento of his now-dead girlfriend.
  • Cool Shades: Very rarely without them. When people point it out, he says he's not used to the light, even though he's actually worn them since before he ever went to space.
  • Crush Blush: Whenever Meridiana's around or mentioned.
  • Cuddle Bug: Finally having a lot more contact with anyone than he's had in years, especially face-to-face, makes him very physically affectionate over time.
  • Day Hurts Dark-Adjusted Eyes: Dave's excuse for not taking off his shades in the hotel.
  • Deuteragonist: While he's technically also the Decoy Protagonist, at least as far as the cast roles go, he gets just as much focus and is key to the round's duality theme.
  • Divine Date: To Meridiana, though he starts out denying his god status early on, even if it's right on his profile.
  • The Dreaded: The Junk Monobears are this to him. He's desperate to never see another one in his life, even if it means hiding out pulling an all-nighter on the karaoke stage (which the others drag him away from doing).
  • Girls Have Cooties: Has a mock-disgusted reaction to Allie's "sister cooties."
  • Heroic BSoD: During the fifth trial, when he learns the extent of what happened to Wash.
  • It Was a Gift: The red knitted arm warmers Meridiana knits him, especially after she's executed.
  • I Will Find You: Declares that he'll find the first culprit's friends when they escape and tell them what's become of him.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Kureha. She reminds him of his actual sister. He later sees Allie and Maya as sisters, too.
  • Luminescent Blush: And all Meridiana did was touch his face. He's not exactly used to non-combat physical contact.
  • Minor Living Alone: That's not even the start of what horrifies the adults around him.
  • The Nicknamer: He takes a while to settle on a specific nickname for a person. Some of them make no sense.
  • One Steve Limit: Brings it up upon learning that Washington's name is David, likening it to showing up in the same outfit.
  • Pajama-Clad Hero: One of his few outfits. He wore the same set, day and night, for years.
  • Physical God: Technically, nerfed as he is. He tries not to acknowledge it.
  • Sad Clown: Humour and sarcasm are his go-to coping mechanisms. He's thrown when people see and push past them, unable to deal with their honest concern.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Breaks into the execution stage to save Meridiana, which a few characters see as this as she's going to die anyway and this attempt would just get him killed if he succeeded. Averted, though, as she pushes him out of the way and dies anyway, leaving him alive.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: To his alternate-universe test-tube mom from Round 1, which is commented on.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: During his "Sad Roomba" breakdown.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: He comments that dealing with apocalyptic scenarios has wrecked his sense of what's exciting and that the notion of a normal life and high school drama as seen on TV terrifies him.
  • Weapon of Choice: Still broken swords. When Tucker's showed up on the shopping network and Monobear couldn't get it to turn on, Dave immediately wanted one.
  • Understanding Boyfriend: He didn't care at all that Meridiana was actually undead, despite her worries. He just cared about everything else that came out with it.
  • You Remind Me of X: A lot of his CR reminds him of his friends and family and, eventually, himself. He theorizes that the Translator Microbes don't have Kureha using honourifics because his brain registers her as Rose. His fellow students' family situations, or at least Duster's and Haruka's, also make him realize that his own was pretty messed up. In the ending, he corrects this to "only a little," recognizing that his classmates are still their own people.

Ulysses

Super High School Level Space Pilot

One of the victims of Week 4 (Case 3).

"We tried and it wasn't enough. So we learn from our mistakes and keep trying."

  • Badass Beard: One of the most defiant against Monobear.
  • Drugs Are Bad: Smoker-shames Duster when he tries out Harvey's cigarettes.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Is it brown or red? According to the evidence bullets, red. That didn't stop the red-haired students — from "orange red" Allie to "actual red" Silver to "that's bright magenta, what are you doing" Haruka — from checking if it was theirs, because from another point of view, that is brown.
  • Only Sane Man: More like Only Responsible Adult — at least, one of a few.
  • Papa Wolf: He'll do anything to protect his kids, both his actual children at home and the kids in murderschool.
  • The Reliable One: Known for setting up things like committees, memorials, and night patrols because someone has to take care of the others.
  • Team Dad: Especially after Harvey, ah, vacates the position.
  • What's Up, King Dude?: His royal title is barely mentioned, and never to him directly.
  • Worf Had the Flu: How was one of the most physically capable students defeated by Kayneth? He was given powerful sleeping drugs.
  • You Are Not Alone: Tells Dave that none of the students has to feel isolated.

Maya Fey

Super High School Level Medium

"Aaaand then we got... in a bit of trouble, but that's a long story."

One of the victims of Week 4 (Case 3).

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Maya hits her Rage Breaking Point, surprising everyone, when she learns that Dahlia is not Doomed by Canon and is still alive here even if she's dead back in Maya's world.
  • Determinator: To the point that she didn't die when she was left for dead in the gym and she forced herself downstairs and gave her life trying to get Ulysses' killer caught.
  • Due to the Dead: Set up a memorial to all the deceased students.
  • Fanservice with a Smile: Her alternate outfit is that waitress uniform from 3-3.
  • Fatal Family Photo: She dies after telling Dave about her little cousin waiting for her back home.
  • Forgot the Call: She's brought in from when she thought she was a baker's assistant. A legal assistant could do a lot more in a trial environment if she could remember.
  • Identity Amnesia: She wakes up in the hotel still thinking she's a baker's assistant from Labyrinthia and only remembers who she really is following the first trial.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Way to ask Kureha about her love life for a party game. It's not like she has a recently dead girlfriend or anything.
  • Name's the Same: invoked With Round 1's Maya. When the R1 class's bloodstained friendship bracelets show up on the MSN, some of the students think that Maya is the same one.
  • The Pollyanna: She's gone through a lot back home, but she believes in keeping the group together.
  • You Should Have Died Instead: Thinks Dahlia should have stayed dead and Mia should have been saved by R1 instead. If you're canon-familiar, it's hard not to agree with her.

Ryouji Mochizuki

Super High School Level Harbinger

"It's not that I forget! I'm just a night owl, you know?"

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Eating Optional: This tips Silver off to his nature before Ryouji himself realizes that there's anything different about him.
  • For Happiness: All he wants is for his beloved friends to smile.
  • The Idealist: So much so that when he wakes up in the hotel, he can't even imagine any foul play is involved.
  • In Love with Love: He's really happy for anyone who's found love, and he wants to spread around as much as he can. (Which leads to most of the Love Dodecahedron deciding to follow suit and Marry Them All.)
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Reveals that he ran away and effectively ghosted his girlfriend and friends back home because he thought he was putting them in danger. His friends in the hotel insist that he didn't need to try and give up his human life and that he does deserve to exist.
  • Keet: A happy, energetic guy who just wants everyone to have fun.
  • Marry Them All: The one who proposed that the teenagers' section of the Love Dodecahedron just go for the polyamory solution.
  • Minor Living Alone: The first hint that his life back home is... a little off.
  • Missing Time: He didn't even see anything wrong with waking up someplace strange because he suffers memory gaps back home.
  • The Power of Friendship: Strongly believes that bonds are important and powerful, even when they're tested by the murder game.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Already loved all things cute, and in the hotel, he comes to enjoy crochet and crossdressing. He sees no problem with any of this, and neither do many of the other students.
  • Shipper on Deck: He gushes support for all the couples in the hotel (and even some who aren't together). "Cute girl's sincere feelings", anyone?
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: He's very much in love with his girlfriend back home, Minako... even when he was dating half the school.
  • Think Happy Thoughts: As he starts to worry about the situation, he reminds himself to stay cheerful, so he doesn't bring others down.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Slowly starts to realize what, exactly, he really is as he regains his memories.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: His continued existence threatens his world, so he can't go back or even let them know he's still alive.
    "He misses Iwatodai and his friends so much and he will never, ever see them again."
  • You Must Be Cold: Loans Haruka his jacket when hers is in the wash and she's having a breakdown at the machine over more of their friends dying.

Mononobe no Futo

Super High School Level Hermit

"Thou dost not have any high position of authority to be standing on, so shut thy mouth or I will march over there and permanently shut it for thee!"

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • Absurd Phobia: Many of the others think this of her fear of the elevator and other modern technology.
  • Altar Diplomacy: How she ended up married to somebody she hated back home. The guy's long dead now, but it still makes her unhappy with the other Big, Screwed-Up Family stories in the school.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: Has already seen enough death that seeing the bodies doesn't faze her as much as the others.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Becomes thoroughly sick of eggs because they're the only thing some of her classmates will cook with.
  • Fantastic Racism: Against youkai. There aren't any in the hotel, but she mistakes all the non-human students for some.
  • Good Old Ways: Much of her character revolves around her adherence to customs from the era she was born in.
  • Flowery Elizabethan English: She's from a thousand-some years in the past... and sounds like it.
  • Insistent Terminology: "Hermit" means a sage, or a wiseman. Not a recluse.
  • New Technology Is Evil: She's wary to the point where she still fears and avoids the elevators even when people keep dying on the stairs.
  • The Nicknamer: In a more serious vein than Haruka—with ones such as Isabelle, Rufioh, and Wario where she's not sure if she should use honorifics or doesn't want to, she uses designations instead, like "the small one," "the oni," and "the little man," respectively.
  • Pyromaniac: That rule against property damage really annoys her...
  • Unexplained Recovery: She thinks she underwent this, randomly waking up healed when she should have wasted away in a coma, due to the meeting of different times prompting her to believe she's been asleep for a thousand years.

Meridiana Everett

Super High School Level Seeress

"I turned up the Wheel of Fortune; no matter what I do, that card always seems to come back to me."

The culprit of Week 6 (Case 5).

Harvey Finevoice

Super High School Level Lounge Singer

"I can handle myself. It wouldn't be the first time someone tried somethin'."

The victim of Week 3 (Case 2).

  • Cynicism Catalyst: He opens up to Isabelle about his dead son, and other characters discover it a few days later after he's dead.
  • Face Palm: Probably his most common action.
  • Fedora of Asskicking: When his hat was found in the stairwell before the group came upon his body, OOC jokes abounded about how maybe he'd thrown it like Oddjob.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": Unlike other characters with fake last names added, Finevoice really is his last name. It just so happens to be incredibly accurate.
  • Nice Hat: Drawing comparisons to Walker and Perry.
  • Only Sane Man: Thinks he's this for condemning Tsukiyama and Ryuunosuke and refusing to forgive them.
  • Suspiciously Apropos Music: Sang "My Way" at the karaoke party because, as a lounge singer, he was practically obligated to. He died soon after and posthumously had his Dark and Troubled Past revealed.
  • Team Dad: He even made laundry instructions for the time-displaced, just like Perry. And then the fate of every other Parental Substitute in this game up to that point befalls him too.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Every single one of his regains, except perhaps the cigarettes.
  • Weirdness Censor: Just because he's gotten so used to random things popping out and changing his view of the world.

Duster

Super High School Level Thief

"I have a habit of accidentally stealing magic pendants, it seems."

The culprit of Week 5 (Case 4).

  • Big Brother Mentor: Teaching Haruka how to investigate, defend herself, and use her existing talents like improvised weaponry leads her to start calling him "Aniki" as a term of respect. This in turn grows into the two of them actually seeing one another as siblings.
  • Butt-Monkey: Accidentally walks in on Allie undressing in the laundry room, gets picked on by Wario in the first two weeks, receives Allie's underwear from the Monomono Machine, discovers the room full of cardboard cutouts of Kotomine Kirei when they appear in the ghost world...
  • Handicapped Badass: Walks with a limp, but he kicks that punching bag pretty hard!
  • Heroic BSoD: When Isabelle retrieves his once-thought-safe Egg of Light from the Monomono Machine.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Thinks Ryuunosuke is a nice guy and a good friend. Then insists that Tsukiyama can't be a terrible person when Kayneth reveals he's a cannibal.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He fashions a slingshot out of a bra.
  • Lead Bassist: Whene ver some of the students gather to play music, he's always invited, given large parts, and praised. He seems to be very popular in the band he's in back home, too, which is mocked in his execution.
  • Morality Chain: Starts to take on the role of helping Kayneth become a better person after he regains his confidence and Kayneth loses his following their deaths.
  • Nice Guy: Always trying to please others, even Wario.
  • Odd Friendship: Gloomy-looking Duster and Genki Girl Haruka, and also with the smug upper-class mage Kayneth in deadlandia. They upgrade to Platonic Life-Partners at the end of the final trial.
  • One Steve Limit: The first repeated title from round to round (though not the first from canon to DRRP, as Veronica's "Bodyguard" and Roxy's "Hacker" were used in supplementary materials, even if the latter was Junko in disguise).
  • Punny Name: "Duster Woodya".
  • So Proud of You: Admits that he always wanted to hear this, and he hallucinates his father apologizing after berating him. Duster says he's proud of someone else as he's about to be executed, too.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Duster loves cheese! It's even listed as one of his likes on his profile.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Harvey's fedora is this after he is killed.
  • Weirdness Censor: As a Mother character, most of the odd items from the Monomono Machine don't phase him at all. Futo using plates as weapons and Haruka's battle system were easy to understand and accept.

Kureha Tsubaki

Super High School Level Crackshot

"I don't want to be congratulated because it was someone else who died instead of the rest of us."

The culprit of Week 3 (Case 2).

  • Cool Big Sis: Becomes this to Dave, eventually.
  • Competition Freak: Even in inconsequential party games. She full-body tackled Dave during capture the flag.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Going for her absent gun and threatening Monobear like an old enemy when he first appears.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards bears, naturally.
  • Friendless Background: Ostracized and bullied by her peers back home and had her Only Friend eaten by bears.
  • Friendship Denial: Frequently tries to deny that the other students are her friends — though only ever to herself.
  • Hell Is That Noise: After regaining her first memory, Mitsuko Yurizono's laughter during the attempt on her life becomes this to her. She even begins to have nightmares about it.
  • Hesitant Sacrifice: "... I don't want to die. Not like this. Not here. Not in this place."
  • In-Series Nickname: "Curry" and "Kurehan" start to catch on even in narration. Then there's canon's "Kurechin," which is her username. The one used for her human body, anyway.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Dave. He annoys her sometimes, but their banter is adorable.
  • Loophole Abuse: She deduces that if no one finds a body, then there's no trial, and the culprit can get away without everyone else having to die. Too bad they find her victim anyway.
  • Older Than They Look: Not to a particularly huge degree, but Dave believes she's younger than him for a good portion of the game. She's actuallt seventeen.
  • Properly Paranoid: Afraid of opening up to people and really hates bears. Back home, those are actually pretty sensible things, and in a place run by a robotic bear where the people around you are constantly given incentives to try and kill you? Yeah.
  • Secret Keeper: Was initially the only one who knew about Futo's vessel.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She acts distant and doesn't want friends, coming from a world where bullying manifests as a vast conspiracy that gets people murdered and her Only Friend, her beloved girlfriend, had just been killed. Behind that, she's a likeable person who's slowly warming up to others.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Shiokara spaghetti. Given that the only person she told about that is dead, she's understandably disturbed when it shows up on her profile.
  • Unnecessary Roughness: She takes capture-the-flag very seriously.
  • You Are What You Hate: Discovered her end-of-series ability to transform into a bear, without the context to go with it. Her panic over it was the direct cause of her accidental murder of Harvey.

Lavernius Tucker

Super High School Level Prophecy

"Sometimes we gotta just let loose and act like a little kid."

The victim of Week 5 (Case 4).

  • Adoptive Peer Parent: Despite being not that much older, Tucker (and Washington by extension) starts to become this to Dave, at least unofficially. OOC jokes have them adopt either all the teenagers (as most of them have Abusive Parents, Parental Abandonment, or some combination of the two) or the rest of the cast.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Washington, and he plays it up.
  • Butt-Monkey: The first week has him laughed at for his clothes and possibly his junk, Monobear nearly exploding in his face, and his sword for sale on the shopping channel.
  • Disappeared Dad: His dad left him at a young age and Tucker is secretly still hurt about it. His worst fear in murderschool is dying and becoming a Disappeared Dad himself.
  • Doting Parent: He's very proud of his alien child and lets everybody know it.
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous: Ryuunosuke spends too much time checking out Tucker's package in his booty shorts AFTER HE'S DEAD.
  • Mr. Fanservice: His only two outfits are skintight underarmour and a gym uniform with what are pretty much booty shorts.
  • Not a Morning Person: He refuses to get up and do drill in the morning, military or not.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: ...and sometimes he just goes around in the shorts and nothing else.

David "Washington"

Super High School Level Recovery

"You're honorary blue team. On blue team, we don't let each other die that easily."

The victim of Week 6 (Case 5).

  • Adoptive Peer Parent: With Tucker, to most of the teenaged cast. Particularly Dave.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Tucker, which gets, ah... released in Week Three.
  • Brutal Honesty: He doesn't try to be cruel, but sometimes he doesn't seem to have a lot of tact.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Painted as this by Tucker when he complains about his training. Actually just disciplined and enjoys his work, and even got lectured back home for having fun on the job, too.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: It's listed right on his profile.
  • Lethal Chef: He tried to bake a cake from memory and it looked like a lumpy mess.
  • Mr. Fanservice: His only two outfits are skintight underarmour and a gym uniform with what are pretty much booty shorts.
  • Papa Wolf: Tying in with the above.
  • Shellshocked Veteran: Especially in week four when he regains all the trauma of his final canon point but doesn't know what happened in between.
  • Team Dad: Hence nicknames like "D-Pops." He actually officially adopts Dave and Kureha that Christmas.

Shuu Tsukiyama

Super High School Level Epicure

"When people like this decide they want to play with human lives, they don't go halfway. They don't settle."

Made it to the survivor pool.

  • The Ace: Subverted when he attempts to show off on the DDR machine on the hardest song and difficulty. He quickly proves to be just as fallible as everyone else. Which he cannot stand.
  • Afraid of Blood: He can't stand the sight of it. Not really... he just can't be around it.
  • Bile Fascination: Invoked when he tries reading Monofied classic litfic. The Count of Mono Cristo is deemed "absolutely horrid, but the bear puns are making the read just surreal enough to be worthwhile."
  • Closet Key: We might not even have known the character demographics if most of the cast, guys especially, hadn't been extremely attracted to Tsukiyama once he had to wear a way-too-small girls' uniform.
  • Combat Aestheticist: Tsukiyama is prone to going on about how beautiful it is to fight someone or watch them fight.
  • Conspicuous Consumption: He's very rich back home and often drops lines about having multiple mansions, etc.
  • The Corruptible: Admits in the final trial that, if he had graduated, Monaka easily could have recruited him.
  • Crying Wolf: In week 7. No, seriously, this time he really did find something up on the top floor that someone should help him investigate! Good thing Allie still trusts him.
  • Dark Reprise: After the fourth floor opens, he plays a somber piano rendition of My Way in memory of Harvey's last song.
  • Despair Event Horizon: In the final trial, he breaks down and declares the whole trial pointless when Monaka transforms, saying that either they'll give in to despair or they'll all be killed. The others rally to drag him out of it.
  • Dreadful Musician: He thinks he's a wonderful singer. No, he's not.
  • Easily Forgiven: Subverted. He spends much of Week 7 as a Hate Sink, and only after he starts to show some kind of remorse that even he doesn't understand or want to acknowledge do most of them start to open up to him again, especially after he confirms that he wasn't lying about how he had some fondness for his classmates, even Wash and Meridiana, his victims. For their part, the others who by all sense should still be holding grudges open up again because they've all gone through so much as it is and don't want anyone else to die. Played straight with Silver, though, for a number of reasons.
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: He thinks so. (Others may agree.)
  • Exact Words: Extremely fond of these.
    "Even if I get desperate, no one is going to die by my hand."
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: He's almost worse than Ryuunosuke. What's worse, the two of them bond over it.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He pretends to be supportive and sympathetic, but... no, not really, no.
  • First-Name Basis: He avoids this with everyone, but gets the upgrade with Ryuunosuke at the latter's insistence.
  • Grin of Audacity: "Why in the world would I just tell you the rest?" It's one of the big turning points of Case 5.
  • Hypocrite: Some of the things he says early on make you wonder when you reread. "I don't want people deciding that I'm an easy target because I'm going to die anyway," huh? Ask Meridiana about that one.
  • Ill Girl: Tells a few people early on that he has a genetic condition that can kill him if untreated. Which is technically true, if a major lie of omission.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Comes with the territory of being a Tokyo Ghoul character. He eats Washington in case 5, but not before manipulating Meridiana into killing him first.
  • Ironic Fear: He's terrified of ghosts, which the others think is this.
  • It's All My Fault: After reading Silver's note to him, he believes that his suicide was a direct result of his betrayal.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Not that it stops him from flirting any, especially since it takes him a while to realize and admit that he loves Ryuunosuke.
  • Laughing Mad: At case 5's MTB where he's cornered.
  • Magnificent Bastard: What he did to Meridiana made him go from the entire group's golden idol to a Hate Sink of epic proportions. He made her kill Wash by telling her he was already dead so she could get organs (and get executed) and he could get a corpse to eat (and live another day).
  • Manipulative Bastard: Has an uncanny sense of where and how to get close to people and tease out all of their secrets.
  • Non-Idle Rich: He's a student, a social worker, and set to join the family business.
  • #1 Dime: The ring Ryuunosuke gave him out of the machine. When Ryuunosuke offers to get him a better, "real" engagement ring once they're out of the hotel, Tsukiyama says not to bother. Because he's rich enough to get everything he wants, he already considers the ring Ryuunosuke gave him in the hotel to be more precious to him even though it's a common drop and not worth much.
  • One-Man Army: Treated like this by both Monobear and his classmates after The Reveal of just how much power he still has after everyone's lost most of their abilities.
  • Painted-On Pants: Ryuunosuke really likes how Tsukiyama looks in those tight skinny jeans and tells Silver he's too young to hear that.
  • Picky People Eater: Discusses this in the "morgue date." He's usually this, though here, he doesn't have much of a choice.
  • Princely Young Man: Comes off this way to people. Silver's fanboying specifically mentions how rich he is.
  • Secret Keeper: He guards the secret of Ryuunosuke's true nature and past. He also told Allie not to tell anyone but him about her dimension-hopping because it might make her look like an accomplice to Monobear.
  • Shoot the Dog: Gives the Mastermind a Mercy Kill instead of the execution planned for her.
  • The Social Expert: Which he proves in the first week by getting a number of the other students to open up to him, only to turn around and report his findings to Ryuunosuke to get him to trust him as a valuable ally in the game.
  • Sommelier Speak: Tends to go on rambling speeches with elaborate metaphors. FIERY THROES!!!
  • Stock Underwear: Tsukiyama wears black lacy manties. Seriously.
  • Token Evil Teammate: With Ryuunosuke
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Ryuunosuke. Literally, once he proposes.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Got the entire hotel on his side when he blackmailed Wario into showering.
  • Wicked Cultured: His rich-kid pretentious flitting earns him admiration from those who already thought he was cool, whether he's casually mentioning his multiple mansions or applying Sommelier Speak to cannibalism.

Wario

Super High School Level Greed

"Wario is a V.I.W., kid! Very Important Wario!"

The victim of Week 2 (Case 1).

  • Dartboard of Hate: It's one of his regains, complete with a picture of Mario. He gets possessive over it.
  • Fat Bastard: He's largely disliked in the hotel because he's a rude egotist, along with the whole stench thing.
  • Fat Slob: His grossness knows no bounds.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Wario insults everyone and they snark about him back. The group as a whole has decided that the most major goal aside from escaping and defeating the bear is getting Wario to shower once in a while.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: His statue of himself.
  • Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": Writes RPF about the other students worshipping him.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: This particular Wario's relationship to Waluigi is this.
  • Hypocrite: And proudly so. He's always complaining about this or that inconvenience because he's the only one allowed to make other people's lives harder.
  • It's All About Me: He thinks he improves everything, from Haruka's faux-graffiti to the untouched, unappetizing buffet, by existing at it and putting his name all over everything.
  • Not So Invincible After All: Wario breaks down and holes up in his room when he actually sustains an injury.
  • Only Friend: He starts to sort of like Dave, but no one else can stand him and he hates them back.
  • Repetitive Name: It's listed as Wario Wario.
  • Verbal Tic: "Wa!"

Rufioh Nitram

Super High School Level Weeaboo

"Bangarang is a hella awesome word..."

The culprit of Week 2 (Case 1).

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Usami

"I am perfectwy capable of handwing my students on my own!"

Round One

  • Big Good: Though she's depowered and helpless through most of it.
  • Never Learned to Read: Which makes it difficult when she tries to pass notes between students or deliver letters from the dead's rooms.
  • Team Mom: Hence the nickname "Bunmom."

Round Two

  • Brain Uploading: She's got a body now!
  • The Cameo: She only appears in the final epilogue and in the R1 veterans' flashbacks.

Round Three

Monobear

"Your friendly and lovable stuffed Headmaster, that's me!"

  • Action Bomb: Monobears explode if damaged.
  • Evil Laugh: "Upupupu~"
  • Fingerless Hands: Round robotic paws. He can still push buttons and hold things.
  • Killer Teddy Bear: Though usually he's trying to make other people kill one another instead, he has been responsible personally for a number of deaths.
  • Loophole Abuse: Especially near the ends of the first two rounds. In both, he tries to use his abilities as Headmaster (and certain other abilities — dead student data in Round 1, his inserting himself as a student in Round 2) to frame an optimistic hero type for a murder he arranged, albeit in different ways.
  • Outside-Context Problem: To offworlders like the students, naturally.

Round One

  • Contagious A.I.: Created to infect everything with despair by downloading Junko into people's brains.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Considering Round 2 and its Monobear deciding that "Monobear" is just a name for what they are, that makes Round 1's Monobear this.
  • Evil Is Petty: Rigged a trial to try and convict an innocent person and later said it was because he was bored.
  • Significant Birthdate: Christmas, naturally. It's still Junko behind there, after all.

Round Two

  • Exact Words: "I only hire one mole at a time." There was a second, but the first had approached him himself. This comes back later as a Chekhov's Boomerang, when it turns out that there really was only one mole. The first was the Mastermind casting suspicion off himself.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: With Schuldig, of all people, and Beat by week 10. To the point where Beat threatening not to play with him anymore actually led to a straight answer from the sadistic bear.
  • Villains Out Shopping: When he's not plotting motives and running trials, as of Round Two Monobear has seemed willing to play games with the students.
    • It's been noted by a few characters that Monobear is showing several Creepy Child tendencies this time around. It makes you wonder...

Round Three

  • Dreadful Musician: On the way to Trial 2, he plays his own insufferable singing in the elevator.
  • Giftedly Bad: Allie says this of his buffet.
  • Motive Rant: To Dave when he asks what he gets out of all this. The answer boils down to "I like despair, that's it. Why you? Why not?"
  • One-Note Cook: The buffet food he makes is terrible, but the cookies are great!

Hope

Experiment 727

"I found dis. It mine now."

Jumba's posthumous gift to Monomi and his classmates in Round 1. In Round 2, she's working behind the scenes to rescue the group.

Round One

  • Brain Uploading: She gets a body at the end.
  • Team Pet: To the Round One characters, who quickly grow fond of her and keep her around.

Round Two

  • Distressed Damsel: About two-thirds of the way into Round 2, she's captured by Lysandre and handed in to Monobear. She isn't seen again until the very end.
  • Moment Killer: She seems to live to do this.
  • Poor Communication Kills: She knew all along that the students were Hope's Army and that Lysandre was the mastermind, but wanted to focus on getting everyone out rather than breaking their reality and giving them no reason to trust her. This backfires when Lysandre captures her after he regains his memories.

     ??? (Round 1) 

Walking Spoilers for canon up to SDR2 who appear either throughout the game or in the finale.

Sayaka Maizono

Super High School Level Idol

A ghost capable of conversing with Aradia.

  • Good Flaws, Bad Flaws: When her case file is examined in Round 2, she's described as someone who was only allowed to display silly and harmless flaws like indulging in candy.

Mukuro Ikusaba

Super High School Level Soldier

A ghost capable of conversing with Aradia.

Leon Kuwata

Super High School Level Baseball Player

A ghost capable of conversing with Aradia.

Chihiro Fujisaki

Super High School Level Programmer

A ghost capable of conversing with Aradia.

Mondo Oowada

Super High School Level Gang Leader

A ghost capable of conversing with Aradia.

Kiyotaka Ishimaru

Super High School Level Hall Monitor

A ghost capable of conversing with Aradia.

Hifumi Yamada

Super High School Level Doujin Author

A ghost capable of conversing with Aradia.

  • The Ghost: He doesn't have any visible dialogue with her, despite that, and doesn't appear in person until Round 3.

Celestia Ludenberg / Taeko Yasuhiro

Super High School Level Gambler

A ghost capable of conversing with Aradia.

Sakura Oogami

Super High School Level Wrestler

A ghost capable of conversing with Aradia.

  • Humble Hero: She's very embarrassed that her friends saw fit to honour her deeds with a statue in the virtual world.

Nagito Komaeda

Super High School Level Good Luck

The victim of Week 9 (case 7).

Hajime Hinata

Reserve student

Round 1

Round 2

Gundam Tanaka

Super High School Level Animal Breeder

A student who shares the afterlife folder with the dead of this round. Later revived and sent into the living partition.

  • Big Damn Heroes: Kicking off the finale.
  • Friend to All Living Things: As in canon. In deadland, he starts crying and can't watch Lysandre's execution, despite not knowing the man beyond the horrible murder he's just confessed to, as soon as he sees Pyroar.

Sonia Nevermind

Super High School Level Princess

Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu

Super High School Level Gangster

A student who shares the afterlife folder with the dead of this round.

Akane Owari

Super High School Level Gymnast

A student who shares the afterlife folder with the dead of this round.

Kazuichi Souda

Super High School Level Mechanic

A student who shares the afterlife folder with the dead of this round.

"Byakuya Togami"

Super High School Level Heir / Impostor

A student who shares the afterlife folder with the dead of this round.

Hiyoko Saionji

Super High School Level Buyo Dancer

A student who shares the afterlife folder with the dead of this round.

Mahiru Koizumi

Super High School Level Photographer

A student who shares the afterlife folder with the dead of this round.

Teruteru Hanamura

Super High School Level Cook

A student who shares the afterlife folder with the dead of this round.

Mikan Tsumiki

Super High School Level Nurse

A student who shares the afterlife folder with the dead of this round.

Peko Pekoyama

Super High School Level Swordswoman

A student who shares the afterlife folder with the dead of this round.

Nekomaru Nidai

Super High School Level Coach

A student who shares the afterlife folder with the dead of this round.

Akane Owari

Super High School Level Gymnast

A student who shares the afterlife folder with the dead of this round.

Mioda Ibuki

Super High School Level Light Music Club Member

A student who shares the afterlife folder with the dead of Round 1. In Round 2, she's part of the rescue party.

Round 1

Round 2

  • Replacement Love Interest: Joked to be this for Sonico, considering their emotional connection and hand-holding straight out of a yuri manga, although Ibuki is pretty much the opposite of the now-deceased Adachi.

Chiaki Nanami

Super High School Level Gamer

A student who shares the afterlife folder with the dead of this round.

  • Big Brother Worship: Has nothing but praise for her older brother when asked about him.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Her brother gives her anything she wants to keep her happy (mostly games) and she lives on an untouched island, but she's friendly and cares about the students.

The Mastermind (Junko Enoshima)

Super High School Level Fashionista/Despair

"People who cling to hope are the weakest kinds of people there are. It doesn't take much prodding to send them toppling."

For main story character tropes, see the canon character pages.

Round 1

  • As Long as There is Evil: Declares that they will continue to come back and torment the world as long as there is despair. Too bad for her that, in Round 2, she gets played by the person she intended to use and is overpowered in a failed attempt at Grand Theft Me. Lysandre himself says that Junko is "dead, for all intents and purposes."
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: When she gets the chance to pull this again, you bet that she does it.
  • Contagious A.I.: The Junko virus hijacked the same computer even after it had been rebuilt!
  • Hijacked by Ganon: The canon Big Bad of two games crashes the RP.
  • Walking Spoiler: Much like the rest of these entries, her identity is a spoiler for Round 1 and both the canon games that had been released at the time.

Round 2

  • Clone by Conversion: In backstory, she tried to do this to Lysandre. He anticipated this and used a combination of willpower and too much of his own amnesia drug to wipe her out of his mind after he was done needing her help. Even so, some of the characters suspect at first that Junko actually succeeded.
  • Death of Personality: Instead of doing this to Lysandre as she'd intended, she has this done to her.
  • Personal Effects Reveal: They receive a "cameo" of sorts... or their stuff does. Cynthia picks up her hairclips and Schuldig finds a phone that Henri bedazzled — comparing the description in the text to its appearance in SDR2, it's most likely made to look just like Junko's.
  • Posthumous Character: In Round 2, where a lot of their influence is felt and their exploits in Round 1 and before are crucial to discovering the truth about this round. Well, technically she's already dead in Round 1, too...

Makoto Naegi

Super High School Level Lucky Student / Hope

A representative of the Future Foundation.

  • Benevolent Boss: As the direct superior of Hope's Army and many of the SDR2s and other PCs depending on the division and office they report to. He's extremely understanding and flexible and he will go to bat for his subordinates and anyone his superiors might not otherwise approve of.
  • Noodle Incident: Something happened in Kathmandu that totally wrecked his suit.

Aoi Asahina

Super High School Level Swimmer

A representative of the Future Foundation.

Byakuya Togami

Super High School Level Heir

A representative of the Future Foundation.

Round 1

  • Upper-Class Wit: Very prone to snarking at the survivors, even if he's supposed to be helping them.

Round 3

  • Embarrassing Nickname: As of the end of Round 3, "Baby Crawford", courtesy of Schuldig.
  • Tsundere: Refers to his dead classmates as "weak" to hide the fact that he's actually very worried that they may never remember being friends with him.

    ??? (Round 2) 

Endgame spoilers.

Henri Armael

"Papa said he'd make sure I was taken care of."

A student with no title. Actually Monobear, having given himself a name and a student identity; for main character tropes unrelated to this reveal, see the "Round 2" section under "Monobear".

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Started out as a perfect AI copy of Monobear. Then developed loneliness and wanted to play less fatal games too.
  • Ambiguous Innocence: Treats the murder game as a game like any other.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: "Hey, Papa. Were we supposed to win this at all?"
  • But Now I Must Go: In the end, despite cries for an explanation. Then it turns out that he just went back to the main computer when the power went out.
  • Creepy Child: A happy kid whose idea of fun isn't always innocent or safe...
  • Creepy Cute: He's absolutely adorable despite being, y'know, Monobear.
  • Cute Machines: Being a robot and all.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Made up his own name and decided that "Monobear" was just his species name.
  • Fun Size: Sort of. The disarmed body that he occupies when the survivors take him with them is noted to be smaller and lighter than the regular Monobear bodies.
  • The Glomp: In his tearful reunion with his father.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: When he doesn't have to spend every moment running the game, he starts to play around and make his own decisions. Eventually, he wonders if he was really supposed to carry out the game to a victory.
  • Meaningful Name: "King Bear Prince". He's a bear and his creator is a descendant of deposed royalty who introduced himself in-game as a prince. For bonus points, it's also French. Or should we say Kalosian?
    • The in-universe explanation stems from one of the "games" he played with Schuldig - when they were playing pirates, he styled himself Captain Henry Ebeary. Henry Every is widely considered to basically be the winner of piracy, if such a title can be bestowed, since he made off with one of the most infamous hauls in history and was never arrested or killed. Pretty big dreams for a little bear.
  • Missing Mom: The reason he's closer to his father, despite often imagining what she was like and using arts-and-crafts supplies to draw pictures of himself with her and reconstruct her stuff. In the ending log, he complains, "I can't even remember her!" "Her" being Junko, who was responsible for much of his construction and after whom the Headmaster Protocol his initial personality followed was modelled.
  • Morality Chip: Inverted with the mastermind protocols, which will start and run a murder game to its completion. Lysandre has those removed after Round 2.
  • Nightmare Fuel Coloring Book: His happy drawings of Junko and the executions he designed.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Sort of. He is pretty evil the way he was programmed. The traits he developed on his own, however, are earnest and innocent.
    • It's later revealed that he was following the "Headmaster protocols" during the game, which are separate from his main programming and require an access code from Lysandre to activate. It was only after Lysandre was able to help out masterminding behind the scenes that he was able to express his natural, curious programming. This makes sense because the virus that Henri is programmed off of originally cribbed off of the code for Miss Usami.
  • Sempai/Kohai: Upon finding Henri's happy drawings of Monobear and Junko, Beat theorizes that Henri idolizes Junko as the leader of SHSL Despair and largely wants senpai to notice him.
  • Significant Anagram: The name also rearranges to "Alien Harmer", which would certainly apply to someone involved in a plot to pull people from their worlds into a killing game. Plus his creator's victim last round was an alien.
  • You Are Not Alone: In a way, invokes this with his "father," Lysandre during their execution. Also doubles as a callback to the round's Central Theme: even Monobear is capable of alleviating the suffering of others.

Round Three

  • The Cracker: In Week Four, he hacks some Monobears to take control of them and try and scope out what's going on. He gets pulled out (and grounded by his dad) when he starts having too much fun running the third trial.

The Mastermind (Lysandre "Kokinos")

Super High School Level Leader

"Can you really argue for the goodness in humanity when you have yet to demonstrate any when it doesn't benefit you?"

For main story character tropes, see the "Round 2" section under "Lysandre".

  • Archnemesis Dad: To Hope, all things considered, and Schuldig half treats him like a parent too when he isn't flirting with him.
  • At Least I Admit It: "The blood on my hands is undeniable, but are you willing to take responsibility for that which covers yours?"
  • Body and Host: Had this arrangement with Junko. She tried to erase him once he fulfilled his purpose, so he got rid of her instead.
  • Breakout Villain: Lysandre was one of two culprits of a single memorable case in Round 1. In Round 2, he's usurped Junko herself.
  • Enemy Mine: Lysandre hated Junko too and he blamed her for his predicament just as much as he blamed the Future Foundation, but having her in his head brought an extremely useful way for them both to put aside their differences to get revenge on the latter.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He walks to the guillotine and kneels of his own volition. No dragging, force, or coercion required.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has three slashes on their face.
  • Heel–Face Mole: Over the course of two games.
  • Heroic Willpower: Heavily implied to be the reason the Junko virus was unable to take total control of him and eventually faded away.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Double subverted. The Junko virus downloaded itself into Lysandre's brain, but she didn't overwrite or overtake him, only shared headspace with him. By the time of the final trial, she's already gone.
  • I Have the High Ground: Addresses the students from on high atop a giant serpent. On top of that, he already towers over people.
  • Last-Name Basis: With former headmate "Miss Enoshima".
  • Love-Interest Traitor: To Sycamore, whom he truly loved and couldn't bear to kill, but knew he couldn't turn or leave alone, hence his putting him into the murder game.
  • Offing the Offspring: Accused of this by Beat in the final trial. He didn't, and he only reveals this in the end.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: The Mastermind's non-Monobear Dragon is an actual dragon in all but type. This was only a small part of the Mass "Oh, Crap!" at their reveal.
  • Protected by a Child: Henri rigged the last PC-death trial to try and kill everyone only because he was afraid they'd find and hurt the Mastermind.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Much like the original Mastermind's fashion sense. Except he already dressed that way and it's not inspired by Junko.
  • So Proud of You: A very twisted version to the survivors in the Graduation Exam. The Mastermind is proud that they managed to make it through the meat grinder and are thus the "chosen ones".
  • Visionary Villain: Wants to "improve" the multiverse by getting rid of the weak and selfish, and the killing game is only one of their plans to do this.
  • Where I Was Born and Razed: Blew up his own home country in true SHSL Despair fashion.

Serena

"I'm not from around these parts, actually."

Sycamore's student and Lysandre's once-enemy. She saved the region once before (or at least attempted, as Lysandre was pulled into Round 1 at that moment), but was unable to stop him a second time. However, thanks to receiving a psychic warning, she managed to survive the Ultimate Weapon.

  • Culture Clash: Extremely confused about the students' worlds and how they work.
  • Dead Hat Shot: In one of Sycamore's motive videos, she was implied to have died with a video of her hat torn up and laying in a pool of blood. Though the footage was faked, when she appears in the ending log, she has indeed lost her hat.
  • For Want of a Nail: The events of Round 1 seriously derailed her canon. Even if you take into account that Lysandre likely disappeared just as she was going to fight him and she still got the credit and presume that the second Incident happened post-canon, a few things are still certain: Serena did not capture Yveltal or destroy the Ultimate Weapon (either of which would have prevented the Incident) and both player character canonmates and the narration state that Diantha is still the Champion, thus Serena never dethroned her. ...Well, and then there's the whole "apocalypse actually happening" thing.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Despite being a customizable character in the game, here she's depicted with the appearance she has in official art.
  • You Are Too Late: She led the Future Foundation rescue party to the Ultimate Weapon after everyone had finally escaped.

    ??? (Round 3) 

The Mastermind ("Mage" Monaka Towa)

Super Elementary School Level Homeroom

"If all your friends had turned against you, executed you... Wouldn't you have wanted to get revenge for that?"

  • Continuity Nod: Monaka uses her wheelchair to get around not because she's faking a leg injury like she used to be, but because her legs got crushed in the climax of Absolute Despair Girls. (Though it could still be the first thing, since Homura's illness was cured by contracting...)
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Despite not being Junko's actual child and the age gap suggesting that they'd be sisters if anything if they were related, she seems to have seen Junko as a Parental Substitute. This was taken further in OOC discussion at her reveal as the mastermind, with jokes about Junko's ghost cheering her on like a hockey parent.
  • Enfant Terrible: Though it's been a few years since her elementary school days.
  • First-Name Basis: Insists on being overly familiar with everyone.
  • History Repeats: Planned on having her execution follow the formula of Junko's. She backed out when Tsukiyama offered her a less painful alternative, however.
  • Kawaiiko: Third-Person Person, emoticon abuser, and over-the-top adorable to the point of being annoying.
  • Magical Girl: Blame Kyuubey for giving actual magic powers to someone who used to just be pretending.
  • Mrs. Hypothetical: It's all over her personal notes.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Her Puella Magi form, which she designed herself.
  • Noble Fugitive: Paints herself as one in her "Princess of Despair" fantasy.
  • One-Winged Angel: Halfway through the Mastermind Trial, she transforms to show the powers Kyuubey granted her. The students take it as raising the stakes and it instigates Tsukiyama's Despair Event Horizon.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: As a Puella Magi, she's technically a lich.
  • Precocious Crush: Why do you think she printed off so many Kireis?
  • The Remnant: She and her followers are this for Junko's cult, so she's gone recruiting.
  • Sickly Green Glow: Her personal "special Monobear" has a glowing green eye instead of red. It's actually her disguised Soul Gem.
  • Soul Jar: Her Soul Gem is set into a Monobear's eye.
  • Terms of Endangerment: Addresses the students like they're her friends or even her pets while trying to get them all killed.
  • Tragic Dream: Just wanted to be loved. As in canon, she goes after this with abuse, manipulation, and a whole lot of murder, which takes real love of any kind further away from her.

Kyuubey

Incubator

"In our experience, nearly all sentient life in the universe has some form of a soul in one way or another."

The Mastermind's beloved "friend" and assistant. For canon character tropes, see this page.

Madoka Kaname

Law of Cycles

"Focus on all your hope, all your love for your friends."

Kyuubey's handler, who doesn't make an appearance until the endgame. For canon character tropes, see this page.

  • Abstract Apotheosis: Of hope, in a sense.
  • Big Good: Of her own universe, both before Rebellion and after Homura restored her memories and abilities in the Round 2 epilogue.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appeared as a guest and got her powers and memory back in the Round 2 finale.
  • Power Floats: Appears suspended in air in front of the party.
  • Smooch of Victory: Kissed Haruka on the forehead after the latter pleaded for her friends to be saved and asked what they could do.
  • Was Once a Man: Became an abstract concept. She introduces herself as something that "used to be" Kaname Madoka.
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