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     Etsuko Maeno, SHSL Good Luck 
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Etsuko Maeno; Super High School Level Good Luck
The Main Character. Etsuko is compassionate, but tends to judge people easily. She can easily jump to conclusions. Makes it through the killing game and survives.
  • Amateur Sleuth: Since she's the protagonist, everything goes through her.
  • Born Lucky: Her talent is Good Luck and she was accepted into Hope's Peak through a lottery containing every high schooler in Japan.
  • The Everyman: Even though she sees herself as special.
  • Exact Eavesdropping: A variation in which she mistakes Siyon for the Mastermind because she's never heard his real voice.
  • I Can't Dance: In Oboro's Free Time Event. Oboro then teaches her the basics.
  • Idiot Hair: Like every Danganronpa protagonist, she has an ahoge.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: She's a sweet, innocent, protagonist.
  • Nice Girl: Despite being judgmental, she tries to see the best in everyone.
  • Oh, Crap!: When hearing the Body Discovery Announcement not just once, but twice.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Quite literally seeing as her talent is Luck.
  • Plot Armor: Due to being the protagonist, she has confirmed plot armor.
    • Somewhat lampshaded by Siyon.
    "Well, if I had to bet on one person who'd survive, it'd be you, fucking lucktard, so live for me."
  • Recognition Failure: Jae-Eun is appalled when Etsuko doesn't recognize her. How legitimate Jae's popularity is remains unknown due to her massive ego. However, Oboro at least knows who she is.
  • The Reliable One: Many of the other students rely on her during Free Time Events.
  • The Summation: At the end of every trial, Etsuko does the Closing Argument.
  • Survival Mantra: To Kanon while she's having her breakdown in Chapter 4.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: When she discovers Root and Takehiko's bodies, she lets one loose. Thankfully, it's not described in detail. She vomits again when she finds the rest of the body.

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     Inori Kano, SHSL Psychologist 
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Inori Kano; Super High School Level Psychologist
Inori can be manipulative and cunning but hides it under a mask of happiness. Is the murderer of the first chapter and dies via execution.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: His execution. Inori is placed into a very shoddy looking room with thumping footsteps coming at him to psyche him out. Then the lights go out and he's snapped in half.
  • Ironic Fear: The psychologist who's afraid of monsters and the dark.
  • Not So Stoic: After the Closing Argument in chapter one, he loses it.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Although his surname is usually spelled 'Kano', the kanji (加納) literally reads Kanō (Or Kanou).
  • Stepford Smiler: Hides his instability under a happy persona.
  • Warm-Up Boss: Has the first Argument Armament. It's not that hard.

     Kanon Takenaka, SHSL Astrologer 
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Kanon Takenaka; Super High School Level Astrologer
Kanon is shy and prefers not to have social interactions, though she doesn't stray away from them. Submitted by Gecko. She is the mastermind of the Kingdom Killing Life, but ultimately survives.
  • Big Bad: She's the Mastermind.
  • Fainting: Upon discovering the double murder in the Banquet Hall.
  • Freak Out!: Temporary. Just after getting the Chapter 4 motive, she begins crying and pulling out her hair.
  • Get Ahold Of Yourself Man: Or at least a variation when Monokuma slaps her awake.
  • Girlish Pigtails: With her twin drills.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: After seeing the picture of her parents.
  • The Watson: She often starts the trials along with Naoko with a basic question.
  • Western Zodiac: Has assigned every character in the story to one. Well almost every character. She had to find other constellations for Siyon, Root, and Daniel.

     Jae-Eun Bae, SHSL Runway Model 
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Jae-Eun Bae; Super High School Level Runway Model
Jae-Eun cares only about herself and how she looks. She's very selfish and vain. Submitted by Rev. Face Claim is Mirajane Strauss from Fairy Tail. She is the murderer of the third chapter and dies via execution.


  • Absolute Cleavage: Her dress shows off more skin than any other girl.
  • Action Fashionista: She kicked Mariko with stilettos and would still brag about how good she looked while doing it.
  • Alpha Bitch: Talks down to almost everyone and always has a smart remark about how she's better.
  • An Axe to Grind: Seeing as she chops someone's head off with one.
  • Boobs of Steel: Has one of the largest busts in the cast and showed off powerful kicks.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: In Chapter 3, she seeked out Takehiko due to them holding her secret and like Inori, first needed to find it out, then she went on to prove to them that they really weren't all that and, finally, gave into her sadism, going berserk at the crime scene.
  • Combat Stilettos: She's threatened to gouge eyes out with her 'Jengashima' stilettos. In Chapter 3, she made use of them and kicked Mariko down.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Oboro. Both are very fashion oriented and hide a darker side of them. The difference that makes Jae the evil one is that she killed two people and had no regrets. Even torturing Takehiko and then mutilating him post-mortem.
  • Hate Sink: Every time she opens her mouth, the stupidest things come out to the point where readers say 'Just when will Jae die already?'
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: It comes out just a little during her Free Time Event though it is quickly driven away again.
  • It's All About Me: And she's quick to remind everyone of this too.
  • Jerkass: To anyone and everyone. She's always got some insult up her sleeve.
  • Joke Level: Jae-Eun has the first Rebuttal Showdown in the story and her argument is that the already deceased Jaden and Inori killed Siyon.
  • Narcissist: Constantly raves about how perfect she is and that no one can match up to her beauty.
  • Speak Ill of the Dead: Subverted. Their deaths don't stop Jae from insulting Root and Takehiko and she ends up getting slapped for it.
  • Torture Technician: Just look at chapter 3.
  • Verbal Tic: She has a tendency to say 'You know?' or any variation when conversing in normal speech. AKA not insulting the crap out of everyone, y'know?
  • Villainous Breakdown: After being outed as the killer of Root and Takehiko.

     Jaden Minite, SHSL Anime Critic 
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Jaden Minite; Super High School Level Anime Critic
Jaden is light-hearted and perceptive, but struggles to understand simple concepts. Submitted by Josh. Face Claim is Dr. Jekyll from Fate/Grand Order. Dies in chapter one due to exsanguination.
  • Big Ham: He's a critic and his lingo is dramatic.
  • Crazy Awesome: Despite being a Big Ham and not the sharpest tool in the shed, he's still a Super High School Level.
  • Death Seeker: Jaden would rather die than let a murder happen. And he did.
  • The Fool: Jaden is, to put it bluntly, stupid. But he's lovable because of that.
  • No Indoor Voice: Because he must always be heard.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: "For it is I, the great... JADEN MINITE!"
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Subverted. He's probably the second stupidest person in the cast, just above Takehiko.
  • The Nicknamer: Unintentionally. He has a hard time remembering names and will end up calling people by a consistent wrong name such as Netco (Etsuko) and Peeko (Riko).
  • Torture Is Ineffective: He held on to his secrets as long as he could.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: As the first death.

     Siyon Zakarra, SHSL Mafioso 
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Siyon Zakarra; Super High School Level Mafioso
Siyon is rebellious and uncomplying, but will lean towards the greater good. He is the victim of the second chapter and dies from having his throat slit.
  • Abusive Parents: His father disowned him and killed his mother.
  • Anti-Hero: He's a good guy, but he's also killed countless people as a mafioso.
  • Bandage Babe: Siyon covers his mouth and left arms with bandages. It was later revealed that the reasoning was to muffle her feminine voice. Even when not disguised, she continues to cover her left arm due to her tattoo.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Since her throat was slit, she naturally begins to gargle blood which drips down her corpse's face.
  • Dead Guy on Display: To show off her true gender. In fact, she tells Kikuyu to display her body before she dies.
  • Declaration of Protection: Tells both Kikuyu and Etsuko that he wont let them fall off of the cliff. He fulfills this, preventing Etsuko from falling when she catches Akiko.
  • Dies Wide Open: With his eyes rolling back in his head and all.
  • Disguised in Drag: Siyon disguises herself as a boy in order to gain more respect from others.
  • Fedora of Asskicking: Siyon's fedora is only removed when he dies. Although it is revealed that Siyon wears it only when cross-dressing. It's also revealed that the maker of her hat is Kikuyu.
  • Foreshadowing: In Etsuko's dream, she hears the same female voice she heard before and when asked about them, the voice starts off her sentence very similarly to how Siyon started his Free Time Event. This is because the voice indeed belongs to Siyon.
    "Grow... up? Hmm... It wasn't easy."
    "Well growing up... It sure as hell wasn't easy for me..."
  • Hidden Weapons: Keeps a knife in his left sleeve for easy access.
  • Identity Concealment Disposal: He constantly has bandages wrapped around his mouth and his hair covering one eye. This leaves only his left eye exposed.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Is bi for Kikuyu.
  • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: In chapter one until he's forced to work with Etsuko, Akiko, and Kikuyu.
  • Jerkass: Is how he portrays himself. He constantly calls people by derogatory names and has no issues with insulting people.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Even after warming up to the other students, he still insults them often.
  • Knife Nut: Carries a knife in his left sleeve at all times and is his weapon of choice. It ends up being the murder weapon used on him.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: When she's not disguised, she leaves her hair down.
  • The Mafia: It's literally his talent. He is part of the Corvina group, originating in Italy.
  • Mafia Princess: Sort of. Her dad disowned her though because she was a girl.
  • The Nicknamer: Comes up with a less-than-desirable nickname for everyone he addresses including Satan-spawn for Kikuyu, Loli-creep for Akiko, and Lucktard for Etsuko. While this starts as just a way to be mean, it eventually evolves into more of an affectionate thing for Etsuko and Kikuyu.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His hair covers his right eye. Although, when not hiding her gender, she also doesn't hide her eye.
  • The Reveal: Chapter two, his dead body reveals that he was actually a she all along.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Siyon's death in chapter 2 revealed that 'he' was actually a girl all along.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Wears a fancy vest and tie. Although she's a girl.
  • Significant Birthdate: His birthday (December 29th) is exactly six months from Kikuyu's.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Constantly uses F-Bombs and his nicknames for others often contain swear words.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: In order to gain respect as a mafioso, Siyon dresses as a boy.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has a tattoo on his left arm signifying that he's part of the Corvina group, a mafia.
  • Technicolor Eyes: His eyes are a piercing yellow.
  • Teens Are Short: At 5'2"? Yeah.
  • Tomboyish Name: Who hears the name 'Siyon' and immediately thinks 'Oh, that's a girl'?
  • Tsundere: Is often harsh and mean to Kikuyu and is mistaken for Tsundere in his Free Time Event.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Not much to say here.
  • Walking Spoiler: I can't tell which is more covered up. Siyon's tropes or his face?

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     Alexander Root, SHSL Scientist 
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Alexander Root; Super High School Level Scientist
Root is extremely intelligent, but lacks empathy and can come across as rude. Submitted by M. Face Claim is Okabe Rintarou from Steins;Gate. Dies in chapter three and gets beheaded.

     Kikuyu Suenami, SHSL Seamstress 
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Kikuyu Suenami; Super High School Level Seamstress
Kikuyu is a bit awkward and shy, but will fight fiercely for what she believes in. She is the murderer of the second chapter and dies via execution. However, later it turns out that her death was faked and she ultimately survives
  • Anti-Villain: To an extent. She is the chapter 2 murderer, but her reason for doing so is justified. Later she ends up in service to the Big Bad.
    • Justified Trope: Her reasoning for her actions is probably the most sympathetic you can get.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Sort of subverted seeing that she killed to save everyone else. And later, she's revealed as the one behind Monokuma.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: After killing Siyon and being caught, Kikuyu is then killed by being stabbed by countless threaded needles and then being stabbed with the knife she used to kill Siyon.
  • Deer in the Headlights: Does this when she sees a dead body and is usually followed by fainting.
  • The Dragon: In Chapter 6, when she is revealed as Kanon's lackey, she is briefly in an antagonistic role for Etsuko.
  • Face Death with Dignity: She fully accepts her punishment in the end. In fact, it is revealed that she wanted to be executed all along.
  • Face Your Fears: Kikuyu's biggest fear is hurting another human being. Then chapter two happens.
  • Fainting: When scared, Kikuyu almost always faints. Examples of this include when she saw the wall of weapons and Jaden's dead body.
    • She also used this tendency to create a false alibi for herself in Chapter 2.
  • Faking the Dead: Her execution's final stage (being stabbed three times), was actually not done to kill and, instead, a weak, dying Kikuyu was brought to Kanon and made into the Number Two.
  • Goal in Life: To make her deceased mother proud of her.
  • Innocent Gray Eyes: Her gray eyes work with her innocent personality and later serves as a hint as to how she didn't kill Siyon out of malice and only had good intentions for helping Kanon.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a golden circlet on her head.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Along with Siyon. She believes herself to be a traitor and goes out for it to save the rest of the students.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite coming across as weak and fragile, Kikuyu actually has an incredibly strong will. She also does archery.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Is bi for Siyon.
  • Lovable Coward: She faints at nearly everything but damn if she's not adorable.
  • The Man Behind the Man: She controls Monokuma from Chapter 3 onwards.
  • Nervous Wreck: For all of chapter one and most of chapter two. She finally gets a hold on herself when she gets caught as the blackened.
  • Nice Girl: Definitely. Kikuyu would never hurt someone without a really good reason.
  • Not Afraid to Die: Not once in her execution does she show any signs of fear.
  • Number Two: To Kanon.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: Just before she kills Siyon. "You don't have to... go..." and "No! I don't want to say goodbye! I'm not ready!"
  • Secret Keeper: Keeps Siyon's secret up until his death where she reveals it at his own command. She even goes as far as to lie to protect it.
  • Shout-Out: One of her interests is archery as a reference to Noire from Fire Emblem Awakening whom she sort of resembles.
  • Shrinking Violet: Kikuyu is extremely shy before you get to know her.
  • Significant Birthdate: Her birthday (June 29th) is exactly six months from Siyon's.
  • Speech Impediment: Kikuyu has a really bad stutter. Especially with the letter 'S'.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her first name is spelled 'Kikuyu' in the story, but the kanji (菊夕) is literally spelled Kikuyū. (Or Kikuyuu)
  • Stutter Stop: Kikuyu loses her stutter three times total. Once when killing Siyon. Once when she was revealing her motive. And the last was when she got pissed at Monokuma just before her execution. Unfortunately, it comes back each time to the point where she can't even finish her sentence before she dies.
  • Sympathetic Murderer: She killed Siyon in order to save the rest of the students. It was also under the victim's request, though she tried to get out of it with all of her might.
  • Tareme Eyes: Hinting at her shy personality.
  • Turncoat: In Chapters 1 and 2, Kikuyu was one of Etsuko's investigation partners and a valuable friend. After her "death", she joins the Big Bad Kanon Takenaka, though in her case, she does it to attempt to save as many lives as she can. Later through Monokuma, she turns sides once again to save Etsuko from Oboro.
  • Villainous Friendship: With Kanon after Kanon saves her life and recruits her.
  • Youthful Freckles: While she's not portrayed as super childish, her shy personality is a variant on it.

     Oboro Kazehaya, SHSL Drama Club President 
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Oboro Kazehaya; Super High School Level Drama Club President
Oboro is overly dramatic, of course. She also has an eye for fashion. Makes it through the killing game and survives.
  • Action Fashionista: Because the person who wears a fancy dress, slow dances, and applies makeup can also wield knives, punch people until they're bloody in the face and be generally one of the more terrifying members of the cast.
  • Actually Not a Vampire: Even though Siyon calls her Vampire-slut.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: When she is not angered, she will often speak with such language. However, as soon as she switches into her violent persona, she drops it completely.
  • Arc Words: Comedy and Tragedy. (Though in the situation, she more often uses Tragedy.)
  • Ax-Crazy: Oboro will often lose control when thinking of her past. She even almost kills Etsuko after being subjected to seeing the memory of her almost killing her ex-boyfriend.
  • Berserk Button: Mentioning her ex.
  • Big Ham: She's an actress, must more be said?
  • Clear Their Name: In Chapter 3 where she is accused with the murders of both Root and Takehiko.
    • It is also sort of a running joke that 'Oboro did it.'
  • Combat Stilettos: In which she can run and jump in with ease.
  • Convenient Slow Dance: Because it just so happens that the moment she turns on the stereo, there's a waltz.
  • Declaration of Protection: Says this to Etsuko and Monokuma immediately turns this on its head, activating her violent persona.
  • Detect Evil: When entering the Garden, she is quick to express her doubts on the safety of the area.
  • Drama Queen: While she often doesn't make a big deal out of herself, she does out of other things.
  • Dynamic Entry: Just before Etsuko is about to be mauled by the Monocanine, she kicks it out of the air from out of nowhere.
  • Evil Counterpart: Inverted; To Jae-Eun. The two are alike in many ways with interest in fashion and a hidden violent side. See Jae-Eun for more details.
  • Fainting: While slow-dancing with Etsuko in the Ballroom, she suddenly begins to have an insanity episode which ends with her fainting.
  • Girly Bruiser: Though she shows some reserves about kicking ass, she's fully capable of it.
  • Implied Love Interest: To Etsuko. She often quotes Shakespearean love quotes when around Etsuko.
  • Insane Equals Violent: After the third motive, she goes on a violent rampage. Then again, in the third trial, she punches Jae-Eun until Etsuko has to come stop her.
  • Late to the Realization: She wonders why Daniel is screaming at her only to then look down at her bloodstained hands.
  • Madness Mantra: She started to slip into this while punching Jae.
  • Melodrama: Is pretty much her life.
  • Melodramatic Pause: She does this on occasion when reciting.
  • Mood-Swinger: At the thought of her past, she goes psycho.
  • The Precarious Ledge: The very same one that Akiko falls down. And she clears it with ease. In heels.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: While she isn't inherently evil, (as of right now) she has a tendency to go Ax-Crazy and become very violent when the right (or wrong) topics are brought up.
  • Reference Overdosed: With her Shakespearean quotes.
  • Sadist: Her violent persona is definitely one.
    "And you broke rule four by chaining me up and for that, I have every right to pummel you to the fucking ground and tear out your insides!"
  • Slippery Skid: While not shown, she slipped on the spilled blood in the Banquet Hall upon discovering Root and Takehiko's bodies.
  • Stepford Smiler: She even convinces herself, but deep inside, she's afraid of her more violent self.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Her eyes are a deep red.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: To Daniel after he accuses her of being the Mastermind. She goes into the topics of love and friendship which she believes that Daniel has closed himself off from.
    "The next victim, sad as it is to say... Will be you."
  • Unstoppable Rage: When punching Jae-Eun. She only stops when Etsuko grabs her.
  • Wakeup Makeup: Lampshaded by Etsuko as she wonders 'when Oboro woke up and where she got the makeup.'
  • When She Smiles: When Etsuko praises her for beating through her violent persona, she shows a real smile and not the actor's smile she usually portrays.
  • Your Makeup Is Running: Subverted. No matter when she cries, her makeup is always pristine. Except once where she cries over Jaden's dead body.

     Naoko Chiba, SHSL Track and Field Star 
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Naoko Chiba; Super High School Level Track and Field Star
Naoko is bubbly and air-headed, but also fierce. Dies in chapter four and is baked into some pies.
  • Action Girl: She's an athlete.
  • Big Eater: Basically goes wild at finding the Banquet Hall.
  • Boobs of Steel: Her boobs might even be bigger than Jae-Eun and she's a pro athlete.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Although, she doesn't try to act masculine. More that she doesn't care.
  • The Ditz: Frequently loses track of conversations. Especially during the third trial.
  • Dumb Muscle: While she's physically strong, she's not that smart.
  • Friendly Rival: While her relationship with Takehiko gets off to a rocky start, it eventually ends up as this.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Because she just doesn't see anything wrong with it.
  • Genki Girl: And it fits her as the Track and Field Star.
  • Heroic BSoD: Briefly after Takehiko's death she gets depressed because she feels she cannot live up to him.
  • Hot-Blooded: It must be her athlete showing.
  • Most Common Superpower: ...How does she even run with such large breasts?
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Anything that has to do with Track and Field means she's there.
  • Plucky Girl: You'll almost never see her sulking.
  • The Pollyanna: Until Takehiko dies, at least.
  • Ship Tease: With Takehiko. Especially after his death.
  • Spirited Competitor: She'll never back down from a fight.
  • The Watson: She often starts the trials along with Kanon with a basic question.

     Akiko Katani, SHSL Stalker 
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Akiko Katani; Super High School Level Stalker
Akiko is a totally innocent loli! Well, when not being creepy. Makes it through the killing game and survives.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: In the chapter two trial, she calls Jae-Eun 'Cum-face' in homage to Siyon. Also see Meaningful Echo.
  • Clear Their Name: In Chapter 3, Riko accuses her of being Siyon's murderer. This is only disproved when the real killer says that there is no way she could've done it.
  • Creepy Child: With her Stalker profession and being a loli? Definitely.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Part of her lack of sleep. Often makes her look a bit unnerving at night.
  • Final Boss: Despite Kanon being the mastermind, she holds the final Argument Armament.
  • Meaningful Echo: In the chapter two trial, Akiko calls Jae-Eun 'Cum-face' because that's what Siyon would call her. She goes on to whisper 'Thank you, Siyon' afterwards.
  • Messy Hair: Very. She probably never brushes it.
  • Older Than She Looks: Why yes. She is seventeen years old. Why do you ask?
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches around her waist.
  • Red Herring: In the second trial, Riko is convinced that she's the murderer.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Variation. Her favorite person to stalk is Etsuko. Why? Because she loves her like a little sister would.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Little loli girl.

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     Takehiko Isozaki, SHSL Music Conductor 
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Takehiko Isozaki; Super High School Level Music Conductor
Takehiko is always out of the loop, but well respected. Dies in chapter three and is completely mutilated.

     Mariko Nakazawa, SHSL Film Director 
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Mariko Nakazawa; Super High School Level Film Director
Mariko is timid, shy, and hates to speak up, but she tries to be as nice as possible. Submitted by Razz. Face Claim is Tsubomi Kido from Kagerou Project. She is the murderer of the fourth chapter and dies via execution.
  • Big Eater: Shown off especially in her Free Time Event where Etsuko catches her in the act.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": When Jae-Eun is disrespecting Root, she screams out 'Stop. STOP!"
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Her execution which consists of her being placed in a movie screen and smashed.
  • Everyone Can See It: Her feelings for Alexander Root aren't exactly well hidden.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: When eating one of Akiko's pies and realizing that Naoko has been mixed into the pie filling.
  • Love at First Sight: For Root.
  • Nice Girl: She tries her hardest.
  • Playing the Victim Card: A variation at least when she poisons herself purposely to deflect suspicion off of her.
  • Shrinking Violet: It's just her nature.
  • Sick Episode: Chapter 4 when she eats the poisoned pie. She is then bedridden for the rest of the investigation period.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: After eating the poisoned pie. It's not gone into detail thankfully.

     Isami Aoshima, SHSL Professor 
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Isami Aoshima; Super High School Level Professor
Isami is aloof and disinterested in others, but extremely interested in the world. Makes it through the killing game and survives.
  • Full-Name Basis: To those deceased he call Miss/Mr. [First Name] [Last Name].
    "How did Miss Naoko Chiba, a living, breathing human become mere pie filling?"
  • Handicapped Badass: He's blind in his left eye and remains a stoic badass. Especially when he's slapping Jae-Eun across the face.
  • Last-Name Basis: He refers to most people as Miss ____ or Mr. ____. The exception is Takehiko.
    "Miss Maeno. Stay calm. Keep a level head."
    • This may stem from his talent being the SHSL Professor.
  • Nature Lover: Desperately wants to get outside to see the world again.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When seeing the Garden, he expresses intense passion.
    "This is... This is... FANTASTIC. I have been deprived of such beauty. Excuse me, I must... frolic."
  • Prophet Eyes: In his left eye. The reason he's blind is because when he was younger, a pipe filled with chemicals blew and injured him.
  • Security Blanket: Apparently can't sleep without a stuffed animal.
  • The Stoic: Hardly ever says a word. Throughout the story, he gradually becomes more talkative, but he remains one of the most stoic characters.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Justified, as he witnessed Jae kick Mariko nearly to unconsciousness.

     Riko Yurukawa, SHSL Author 
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Riko Yurukawa; Super High School Level Author
Riko is in her own world most of the time and not paying attention to others. Dies in Chapter 6 to electric shock.
  • Aloof Ally: Often distances herself away from the other students
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: She takes the PoV from Etsuko briefly in chapter 5 and then again to close the story.
  • Bookworm: Is an author. Although you're more likely to see her writing than reading.
  • Brainy Brunette: Easily the smartest character in the cast.
  • The Coroner: Tastes the saliva of a dead body and goes so far as to check the inside of another's clothes. Later, she checks every inch of the two corpses in the Banquet Hall. Even more is, when the Chapter 4 body is blended up and baked into a pie, she eats some of the pie to see exactly what it contains.
  • Cryptic Conversation: Often when she's explaining herself.
  • Emotionless Girl: Does not express herself very often.
  • Go Out with a Smile: As if she wanted Etsuko to know that everything would be okay, she smiles just before placing the wire ends together and causing her death.
  • Hates Small Talk: Often brushes Etsuko away in conversation.
  • High-Voltage Death: In order to bring back Etsuko's memories, Riko was forced to sacrifice herself by holding together two dangerous sparking wires.
  • Hyper-Awareness: Riko always seems off in her own world, writing in her notebook, but this proves to be her being extremely focused and writing down everything around her.
  • I Should Write a Book About This: As mentioned in Hyper-Awareness, Riko is writing down everything that happens as a novel. She even goes to say that what with Monokuma's motives, the experience would make a good story.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her ponytail reaches past her waist.
  • Sick Episode: In Chapter 4, she poisons herself to figure out just what's in those pies and is bedridden for the rest of the investigation period, much like Mariko.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: And she often fills a detective role.
  • Spock Speak: Not super exaggerated, but her profession as an author often leads to her grammar leaking out into her speech.
  • The Stoic: Often is wearing a default expression. You know that when she's surprised or angry, some shit's about to go down. (Or already has)
  • Title Drop: During her speech about the situation.
    "I don't intend to give up, but we must also accept that this killing game... this Kingdom Killing Life... is far from over."
  • Undercover Cop Reveal: In Chapter Six, she formally introduces herself as a member of the Future Foundation.
    "I'm not just an ordinary Ultimate, Etsuko. Allow me to reintroduce myself." Riko turns to you now, more stiff and formal looking than ever, "My name is Riko Yurukawa, Super High School Level Author and member of the Future Foundation. My goal was to rescue you guys from the Tragedy and Hope's Peak Academy, but I came a little late and wound up in a very dangerous situation."
  • Unwitting Pawn: When she rips up Daniel's picture in order to try to prevent another killing, she ends off making him even more mentally unstable eventually causing him to commit an elaborate suicide to kill everyone else. Then later, in an attempt to bring back to stolen memories, she uses a machine but ultimately it backfires, taking away memories and causing a rift in the group.
  • When She Smiles: After her first Free Time Event when Etsuko 'turns her despair into hope'.
  • Women Are Wiser: One of the smartest in the group.
  • Workaholic: She's always writing. The only time she puts down her pencil for more than five minutes is during the class trials.

     Daniel Saotome, SHSL Procrasinator 
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Daniel Saotome; Super High School Level Procrastinator
Daniel is generally nice to every one and is slow to anger. Submitted by MG2123. Face Claim is Yosuke Hanamura from Persona 4. Dies in chapter five to poison.
  • Badass Family: Pretty much everyone in his family is or has been a Super High School Level.
    • To recount: His father used to be the SHSL Scientist, his mother used to also be the SHSL Procrastinator when she was his age, his aunt used to be the SHSL Nun, his older brother used to be the SHSL Sargeant, his older sister is the SHSL Model and finally his little sister is too young to be a SHSL Student yet.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Threatened to murder Oboro after he saw her drenched in Root and Takehiko's blood.
  • But Not Too Foreign: He's half-German and half-Japanese.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: First he gets stabbed in the abdomen by Etsuko, then he takes poison to die. After the class trial, his body gets executed. The execution is only alleviated by the fact that he was already dead, Daniel's dead body had to sit through every person's fatal wounds once again.
  • Driven to Suicide: Committed suicide in Chapter 5.
  • Final Boss: Despite not being the Mastermind, he made a giant mess for Etsuko to clean up.
  • Five Stages of Grief: Went through the Denial, Anger and Bargaining phases so far after discovering Root's body. He spends the Chapter 3 trial in Depression and finally undergoes acceptance after the execution.
  • Go Out with a Smile: How his body is discovered.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: His actions in Chapter 5. Sadly, he is found out.
  • Nice Guy: Probably the nicest guy in this killing game. At least to most people.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: After he discovered Root's body, he went absolutely ballistic.
  • Professional Slacker: As the SHSL Procrastinator.
  • The Stoic: Wasn't impressed with Jaden, Inori and Siyon's deaths. He excuses himself by saying he has seen worse.
    • Not So Stoic: Upon finding Root's body, he flips out, threatening Oboro and then running out of the room when Monokuma denies bringing the dead back.
  • Taking You with Me: In Chapter 5. It fails.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Became quite unpleasant after Root's death and Mariko's execution.
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