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Melissa Davis, All-Star Politician
Although she is too young to be a Representative, Melissa was nonetheless President of her school’s Republican Club. As the All-Star Politician, she led numerous campaigns in support of legislation, and was the youngest elected mayor of her home town. She acts as a sort of de facto leader for the group. The victim of chapter 2's murder.

James Beck, All-Star Movie Producer
A grumpy, self-centered boy, short of both temper and stature, who has produced several hugely successful Hollywood films, regarded by many as being masterpieces. The victim of chapter 3's murder.

Markus Aslanius, All-Star Thespian
A lover of the theatrical arts, Markus has made quite a name for himself as a young actor, writer and director. One of the two murder victims in chapter 4.

Elizabeth Barrington, All-Star Historian
Elizabeth is a well-spoken and wealthy girl, albeit one whose uptight manner rubs many the wrong way. The culprit of chapter 3.

Jennifer Zemenovski, All-Star Sandwich Artist All-Star Spy
A simple sandwich maker known for her direct and straightforward manner of speaking. The culprit of chapter 6, as well as being the "liar" of the group.

  • Kuudere: Although seemingly cold and uncomfortable, Jenny overcomes her social anxiety and grows much more friendly towards her companions.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: English is not her first language, and it occasionally shines through.
  • Sympathetic Murderer: Only killed Rico as part of his and her Heroic Sacrifice to throw a wrench in Cimber's plans.

Rufus Price, All-Star Latinist
A fluent speaker of the Latin language, as well as an expert on Classical Studies. Rufus is highly-intelligent, but boasts a rather sizable ego. Survives to the endgame.

  • Bilingual Bonus: Much of his dialogue is littered with Latin words and phrases.
  • Break the Haughty: The events of the story serve as this for Rufus, although particularly chapters 5 and 6.
  • Heroic BSoD: Rico's death induces one. He doesn't speak for a while, and when he eventually opens his mouth again, he can only speak in Latin.
  • Gratuitous Latin: Often, but taken Up to Eleven in the first half of the chapter 6 trial, due to Rico's death.

Rico de Naranjas, All-Star Marathon Runner
An energetic and naive boy, famous for participating in numerous marathons around the globe. The victim of chapter 6's murder.

  • Break the Cutie: The Shopping Spree of Mutual Killing, as a whole.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Allows Jenny to kill him so that she can pass on vital information to the others before she is killed.

Delilah MacDonald, All-Star Cosmetologist
A Southern Belle whose knowledge of beauty therapy and makeovers is second to none. The culprit of chapter 1.

Francesca Maysworth, All-Star Tutor
A stern, but fair young woman, who's supposedly never met a vagabond she couldn't turn into an A-plus student. The victim of chapter 1.

Theo Cook, All-Star Cartographer
A sincere and down-to-earth young man, whose knowledge of the world is great due to his frequent travelling and hiking. The culprit of chapter 4.

  • Dark Secret: He killed a woman in the past, in order to save his own life.
  • Nice Guy: His defining attribute. Monobear even lampshades this.
    • Beware the Nice Ones: Is the only culprit in the series thus far to kill two people at once. Granted, one of those deaths was an accident, while the other was killed for being a witness to the crime. But he also murdered an innocent woman in his backstory in order to save his own skin.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Jordan. Their relationship essentially ends when he's outed as Cody and Markus's killer.

Cody Cameron, All-Star Waterskier
Despite acting like a stereotypical Surfer Dude, Cody is both level-headed and honest. One of the victims in chapter 4.

Jordan Koulibagh, All-Star Golfer
Although she may be carrying a chip on her shoulder, Jordan tends to keep herself to herself among the group. Commits suicide in chapter 5, therefore taking the role of both culprit and victim.

  • Driven to Suicide: Possibly a subversion, but she was in the right headspace to kill herself at the time, and if it was an accident she didn't really try to survive.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Theo. It ends tragically for both of them.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Her last action was to frame Rufus for her suicide. Her last words are wondering if Theo would forgive her for that.

Randolph Luther, All-Star Monk
A monk whose gentle nature encourages him to share his enlightened views with the world and peers. The culprit of chapter 2.

Lily Smith, All-Star Kawaii
A girl with a near-boundless font of energy and cheer who knows all about what it means to live a "cute" lifestyle. Survives to the endgame.

Austin Fitzpatrick, All-Star Idle
A boy whose talent appears to be nothing more than excelling at doing absolutely nothing. Austin spends his days lazing around and never putting his all into anything his tries. Survives to the endgame.

  • Ambiguously Gay: His sexuality is left deliberately vague.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: When he puts his mind to it, he has quite a gift for speaking. It's his words that pull the other students out of their despair during the final trial.
  • The Hero / Messianic Archetype: Ultimately takes up this role by the end of the story.
  • Sleepy Head: Usually asleep or getting that way, particularly when he's upset. Eventually realizes that this is a sign of depression.

Taylor Erzen, All-Star Lucky
Despite having only being invited into Success Summit by lottery, Taylor nevertheless projects an air of confidence and beauty. Survives to the endgame.

  • Alpha Bitch: Downplayed. She's not really mean so much as snarky and immature, believing that absolutely nothing bad can happen to her and if she keeps up the popular kid act, everything will turn out fine. Eventually admits she's so used to things working out for her she never really grew up.
  • Brainless Beauty / Dumb Blonde
  • Born Lucky: As befitting her title.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: Deconstructed; her reaction to Monobear forcing her to change outfits quickly turns from the merely embarrassed to actual Sanity Slippage, to the point where Lily starts following her around to protect her from herself.
  • Stepford Smiler: There's hints from the beginning that she's not as cheerfully ditzy and carefree as she likes to believe she is.

The Mastermind, Cimber Tillius, former All-Star Logician

The person behind Monobear, who trapped the sixteen students in the Mall of Monomerica and forced them to take part in the Shopping Spree of Mutual Killing. A ruthless militant dictator who took control of the remnant of the United States after the Tragedy occurred. As a member of All-Star Despair, Cimber seeks to perpetuate the incident and spread despair across the globe.

  • Jerkass: They don't even bother with Monokuma's normal Faux Affably Evil, they're an unending tide of insults and condescension.
  • Statistically Speaking: Likes to throw in mathematical references to their guilty announcement. This is the first hint to his identity and talent.
  • Smug Snake: Clearly considers the All-Stars dumber than they are, and never passes up an opportunity to gloat about it.

    Cast of Despair Run Wild 

Rina Lupa, All-Star Psychologist

A stern, no-nonsense sort of girl who nonetheless cares deeply for her sister.

Melody Lupa, All-Star Twin

In total contrast to Rina, Melody is an outgoing girl with a sunny disposition. Nothing matters more to her in the world than her twin sister. One of the victims of chapter 2.

Eric "Sparky" Armstrong, All-Star Engineer

An awkward, but endearingly so, boy with a babyface and a talent for all things electrical.

Ed Bell, All-Star Clown

A stony-faced young man with unappealing hygiene problems and a deadpan voice. The victim of chapter 1's murder.

Cassandra Simone, All-Star Diviner

A loud-mouthed young girl whose talent allows her to see into the past, present and future.

Hunter Zaroff, All-Star Hunter

A serious and intimidating young woman, skilled with all kinds of weaponry.

Shu Nguyen, All-Star Lawyer

Immoral and affluent, Shu is the sort of lawyer people would describe as a complete slimeball. His nature as a Control Freak also put him at odds with his fellow students. One of the culprits of chapter 2, and the victim of chapter 3.

Rosa Bellamy, All-Star Maid

Along with her revealing outfit, Rosa's looks and personality do nothing to refute the seductive maid stereotype she so embodies. One of the culprits of chapter 2.

Maxwell Carswell, All-Star Mathematician

A quiet, unassuming boy, who'd prefer to sit down alone with his headphones than attempt to make conversation with his peers. His genius intellect make him an invaluable asset in solving the mysteries that the students face in their time at Camp Monomono.

Billy Cosdon, All-Star Nerd

As hyperactive and awkward as his title would suggest, Billy has one of the highest levels of energy out of the entire group. One of the victims of chapter 2.

Eugene Ford, All-Star Lucky

An energetic and confident boy who's proud of his status as his class's All-Star Lucky.

  • Bi the Way: As implied by some of his dialogue.
  • Totally Radical: In a similar way to Cody and Austin, from the previous installment.

Ruby Jain, All-Star Equestrian

Being both elegant and well-spoken, Ruby presents a confident persona. She enjoys horse-riding as much as her title implies.

Claude Marley, All-Star Poet

A mellow, laid-back young man with a gift for verse and rhyme. Often accompanies his poetry with his ukelele.

John Matthews, All-Star Cheerleader

In spite of his girlish costume, John is little more than a thug that won't hesitate to throw his considerable weight around if he must. The culprit of chapter 3.

  • Alas, Poor Villain: He accidentally murders his best friend. Or rather, his only friend, given how he treats his companions.
  • The Dragon: To Shu.
  • Jerkass
  • Mr. Fanservice: Although most people drawn to his appearance are repulsed by his personality.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His everyday outfit is nothing more than a pink skirt and matching top.

Reggie Nipohc, All-Star Pianist

A soft-spoken and seemingly delicate girl with a talented ear.

Tina Wolfgarth, All-Star OCD

A neurotic girl with such a high level of obsessive-compulsive behavior that Success Summit saw fit to give her a fitting title. The culprit of chapter 1.


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