Voiced by: Linuj (Voice edited to sound more feminine), Roxyiguess (formerly) zel (currently)
A girl who cannot remember anything except for the word Sora. Having forgotten her name, talent, and past, she participates in Hopes Peak Academys school trip. Perhaps due to her desire to find her memories, she is a very curious girl with a somewhat blunt way of speaking.
In the final trial, she manages to undo Mikado's plans by obtaining Utsuro's Divine Luck and allowing Yuki to take over her body. She, along with the resurrected Utsuro, stay behind as the virtual world is destroyed.
- Ambiguously Bi: Sora is openly flirty with both guys and girls, though she does tend to make more flirtatious comments towards the girls.
- Artificial Intelligence: In the final trial, she's revealed to have been an Alter Ego created for the sole purpose of protecting Yuki throughout the killing game to ensure that this revival as Utsuro will be completed.
- Amnesiac Hero: She's the only one among the students who forgot her talent and identity. It's pretty much all but stated that she's Akane Taira from the previous game, as she has similar measurements, similar eye color following Chapter 4, and similar scars as shown in Chapter 5.
- Brutal Honesty: She's blunt when interacting with her classmates.
- Bully Hunter: Downplayed. Sora will go out of her way to defend her classmates from the more antagonistic students such as Nikei, Syobai, and Mikado.
- Constantly Curious: One of her defining traits. She has a tendency to question everyone's actions, especially those that are the least willing to answer her questions.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has a tendency to leave snarky remarks based on the antics of the day.Sora: Good morning everyone. What's this mess about?
- Disproportionate Retribution: When Syobai declares that he's going to nap during the second investigation, Sora jokes about leaving him to sleep so Monocrow can execute him for missing the trial.
- Death by Irony: Her name is Japanese for sky. Her execution involves her being dragged down to the bottom of the sea, which is the exact opposite of the sky.
- Expy: Of Hajime Hinata. Along with being the protagonist of a sequel, Sora is also introduced with having no memory of her talent and being just as cynical, maybe even moreso, when interacting with her classmates.
- Heroic BSoD: Sora suffers a major one during Chapter 6 but Akane's personality resurfaces and convinces her she's not a tool of Mikado.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She decides to have Yuki take control of her body so he can have a new chance at life while she stays in the self-destructing virtual world.
- Hollywood Drowning: For her execution segment, Sora has her hands and feet chained to a metal ball and sinks her to the bottom of the ocean. Sora is screaming as all of this occurs.
- Idiot Hair: Designates her status as the main character.
- Letting Her Hair Down: After re-emerging from her Heroic BSoD, Sora takes off her scrunchie and lets her hair loose.
- Meaningful Name: Along with meaning sky, her name can also mean empty or hollow. Both terms relate to her missing identity as well as a possible relation to the organization Void.
- Must Have Caffeine: Chapter 3 shows Sora developing a love for coffee.
- Not Quite Dead: As revealed in Chapter 6, she's based off of Akane Taira, whose body has been preserved but otherwise brain dead ever since the end of the original killing game. This turns out to be the result of Utsuro's Divine Luck and how Mikado plans to escape into the real world.
- Passive-Aggressive Kombat: She isn't afraid to throw shade or insults at any of the antagonistic students.
- Plot Armor: She is the one who currently has divine luck instead of Utsuro himself after she was blessed with it at the end of the last game at the last moment by him as Akane.
- Precision F-Strike: In Chapter 3, she swears up quite a storm when she tells Monocrow to leave her alone.
- The Protagonist
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She gives one to Yuki in Chapter 4, claiming that his constant complaining while doing nothing productive to escape is pointless and pathetic.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The stoic blue to Yoruko's expressive red.
- Sailor Fuku: Wears a black, red, and white one.
- Ship Tease: Gets plenty with Yuki Maeda, her First Friend and companion on the island. The biggest indicator has to be when Yuki gets ready to confess to Sora in her ideal reality.
- Spanner in the Works: In Chapter 4, Nikei's plan to have Yuki executed as Shinji's killer would have been a success had Sora not shown up and attempted to finish off Shinji and in Chapter 6 when it's revealed Mikado's ultimate plan was to take Utsuro's divine luck only to find out Sora had it the whole time..
- Split-Personality Takeover: After learning that she is meant to be an alternate form of Akane Taira in Chapter 5, Sora's memories and personality begin to reflect that of the Ultimate Maid/Despair herself.
- The Stoic: Is generally not an expressive person, and even when she does show emotion, it's very subdued.
- Not So Stoic: Although, she gets visibly angry when Syobai tears down her arguments during the Chapter 4 trial. And in Chapter 5, she's shown to be just as afraid as everyone else as they are all dragged off via chains to their own individual executions.
- Taking the Bullet: At the end of the prologue, she does this for Yuki when Syobai tries to stab him. Also during Chapter 4, where she slits Shinji's throat to save Yuki yet again, this time from becoming the blackened.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Ultimately subverted in Chapter 4. She attempts to finish off Shinji in order to cover for Yuki, who had slit Shinji's throat in a moment of panic. Needless to say, everyone is shocked.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's grayish white.
Voiced by: Kana Asumi (Voice clips taken from Blanc), Siri
A genius recognized by the scientific community in the United States for her groundbreaking research and papers. Being an expert on human emotions, she was scouted to Hopes Peak as the Ultimate Psychologist. Due to her advanced insight into human vital signs and thought patterns, she can predict the behaviour of others and essentially read their minds. However, this insight causes her to have problems socializing, as her ability to predict what people will say causes her to alienate herself. Despite her expertise in human emotion, her own emotional responses are, ironically, subdued.
She is the second victim of the Killing Game, being locked in a freezer until freezing to death. In Chapter 0, it is revealed that Kokoro is the mother of Mikako Kurokawa from DR Another and worked alongside Mikado.
- Abusive Parents: Surprisingly, Kokoro is revealed to be one, or at least intended to do things which would certainly place her as one. She gave birth to a child as a means of using them for an experiment that would confine them to a laboratory to study 'primitive emotion', even going as far as to install a memory chip into her baby's brain to record their memories. Thankfully, her husband took away the baby before any of that could happen, but it's still unbelievable that she would go that far for the sake of science.
- An Arm and a Leg: Her hands and feet are cut off after her body was frozen.
- Awesome by Analysis: Comes with her talent. She is able to identify all four remaining Void members by the SECOND CHAPTER.
- Blessed with Suck: While her psychology talent is very helpful with many of her classmates feeling grateful for her help, Kokoro claims that it's only made her into a target for the Void members to kill as soon as possible.
- Bound and Gagged: In the Climax Reasoning portion, she's shown like this while trapped in the freezer.
- Brainy Brunette: She is The Smart Girl in the group and has dark hair.
- Dork in a Sweater: She wears an oversized magenta colored sweater and is quite an effective dork.
- Emotionless Girl: Kokoro was unable to feel any emotions, save for curiosity, since birth. Her desire to learn more about emotions is the reason Kokoro became a psychologist in the first place.
- Exhausted Eyebags: She actually has these in the real world to showcase how old she really is.
- Fatal Flaw: Honor Before Reason. Her lack of discretion puts her on Void's radar, and talking to Emma Magorobi about her past traumas to her face is what gets her killed.
- For Science!: Her motivations as revealed in Chapter 0 involve researching and learning about the depth of a person's prime emotions.
- The reason she helped create Alter Ego!Mikado was to learn about his capabilities as a functioning AI.
- Gone Horribly Right: She is partially responsible for creating Alter Ego!Mikado and allowed him to carry out his killing game in the hopes of studying him. This would result in the AI becoming too powerful and subsequently killing her along the way.
- Hair Antennae: She has two large hair strands that make her look like an ant. As a full grown woman, the strands reach down to her chest.
- Iconic Item: She's never seen without her tablet.
- Ironic Name: Her first name is Japanese for 'heart' which is ironic considering how emotionless and subdued her personality is. Subverted in Chapter 2 where she reaches out to Emma, a Void member, in an act of friendship.
- I Work Alone: In Chapter 2, she decides to cut ties with the group knowing that her constantly helping them will eventually result in her murder by the hands of Void.
- Meaningful Name: Kokoro's first name means "heart" or "mind". Her surname's pronunciation likely refers to the phrase mitsumeru meaning "to gaze at something", so when combined with her first name, her name can be read as "gazing at someone's mind", which fits with her talent as the Ultimate Psychologist.
- Nice Shoes: She wears blue slippers modeled after cute puppies.
- Not So Stoic: When she announces that she'll no longer be helping the group in discovering the hidden Void members, Sora can tell that she's actually scared for her own life.
- Also later on, she reaches out to Emma with a compassionate speech asking her to quit Void and join the others.
- Opaque Nerd Glasses: Her glasses pretty much covers half of her face.
- Outliving One's Offspring: She outlives her daughter, who dies during the original killing game. Not that she seems to particularly care all that much.
- The Smart Girl: Her talent is psychology and she becomes a crucial member of the cast as she's able to identify early on who the culprit of the first case was based on subtle behaviors they expressed.
- Smart People Wear Glasses
- Too Powerful to Live: In addition to figuring out who the culprit of the first case was early on, she is also able to identify Emma as a member of Void and she claims to have a pretty good idea of who the other two unknown members are as well. This leads to her death when she confronts Emma and tries to convince her to switch sides, only to end up angering Emma by discovering and bringing up something about Emma's past, which leads to Emma knocking her out and later killing her.
- Trademark Favorite Food: She enjoys fast food.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As evident by her behaviour inside the simulation, she used to be a lot nicer as a teenager compared to her adult self.
- Villain with Good Publicity: In the real world, she's recognized as a symbol of hope because of her work in psychology and mental development. Though it's unlikely that her being an abusive parent or helping Mikado create his killing game was ever revealed to the public.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: She wears black shorts which are covered by her sweater.
Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu (Voice clips taken from Sachiko Koshimizu), Somni
The Ultimate Painter whose paintings are so lifelike they cant be distinguished from photographs. Born into an influential family of artists, she carries on the legacy of painting excellence. Despite her talents, she is a typical young woman who just wants to make friends and have fun. While she can be a bit fearful, she maintains an optimistic outlook in most situations.
She survives the killing game but is arrested by the Kisaragi Foundation for her involvement in Void. In the epilogue, she escapes their prison alongside Syobai.
- A-Cup Angst: Minor, but she expresses envy at Kanade's chest when carrying her back from the party in Chapter 1.
- Black Sheep: She admits to being this to her family. Her parents and siblings are all professional artists who enjoy creating sophisticated works that influence the artistic world. Iroha, on the otherhand, doesn't enjoy painting and prefers reading and making manga, something that is looked down upon by her professional parents. Chapter 6 reveals that this reached Abusive Parent levels: Not only did they keep her locked away in a room, but they beat her when she tried to escape and wouldn't even let her commit suicide.
- Book Dumb: Openly declares that she isn't as great in the academic fields. It doesn't bother her however since she claims she can rely on her painting talent to get by in life.
- Closet Geek: She enjoys comics and manga but she tries to keep this a secret in fear of being harshly criticized for it.
- Covert Pervert:
Iroha: Ahh, but I have already seen it all. Shinji, you have met my expectations... Yuki, I had no idea you—Yomiuri: Get outta here! You perverts!
- Is revealed to be this during the Woman's Fantasy event. While Yoruko and Sora are expressing embarrassment or irritation with being trapped in the men's bathhouse, Iroha takes it a little too well.
- In one of her Free Time Events, the self-made comic she gives Sora to read features a doodle of two naked guys kissing.
- Dirty Coward: In Chapter 4, she begs Nikei to kill someone so she doesn't have to. Nikei rightfully calls her out for this.
- I Don't Want to Die: She keeps up this attitude even as she is condemned for murdering Teruya in Chapter 5, long after being outed as the last member of Void.
- The Ditz: She makes Rose Nylund look like a genius in comparison.
- Does Not Like Spam: Doesn't like coffee. This becomes a plot point when Kanade spikes Iroha's coffee with sleeping pills to ensure that she wouldn't have an alibi for Setsuka's murder, but Sora notices that Iroha wasn't drinking her coffee and takes it for herself. This leads to Iroha being seen drawing by Mikado, and thus having an alibi for Setsuka's murder. This also leads to Sora deducing that someone was trying to frame Iroha, upon realizing that she got drugged by drinking Iroha's coffee. Also hates spicy food, by Word of God.
- For Want of a Nail/Spanner in the Works: In Chapter 5, it's revealed that Iroha was the one who pushed Sora off the Babylon Tower, in a shortsighted attempt at murder. This leads to Sora becoming involved in Nikei's plot to kill Yuki and derailing it. Mikado later explains to Iroha how "fortune" can only be counteracted by "fortune", and congratulates her for inadvertently stopping Nikei and saving Yuki's life.
- In the second half of the third trial, she's deduced as Setsuka's killer when really she was set up by Kanade who was the true killer.
- In Chapter 5, Mikado decides to frame her as Teruya's killer which leads to everyone voting for her resulting in their mass execution.
- Freudian Excuse: Her immature, ditzy personality makes a lot more sense when you learn about how she was locked up in her room by her parents for not having artistic talent, until Utsuro saved her. She's likely mentally and/or emotionally stunted, not to mention extremely sheltered.
- Henohenomoheji: One of her sprites feature her face turning into the actual emoticon after she's accused of murdering Teruya.
- Iconic Item: She's always shown carrying her sketchbook.
- Meaningful Name: Her last name has the kanji 'niji' which in Japanese means 'rainbow'. This translates towards her career as a painter.
- Nature Lover: Iroha openly expresses how beautiful her surrounding environment is.
- Never My Fault: She blames Emma during the Void Theater for getting her into trouble with Mikado over not killing anyone.
- Nice Girl: She's very friendly and always tries to keep peace among the group.
- Nice Hat: She wears a beret with a brown checkered pattern.
- Noodle Implements/Cruel and Unusual Death: Her execution involves her being held up to a brick wall by a giant hand, with paint in her hair. Presumably, the hand would have dipped her head in paint and scraped/bludgeoned her head against the wall, but the execution is interrupted before any details are shown.
- Otaku: While she won't admit it, she strongly enjoys anime and manga.
- The Reveal: She is shown to the audience to be a member of Void during The Stinger of Chapter 3, although it's not until the Chapter 5 trial that she is outed to the rest of the class.
- Shrinking Violet: She scares easily when faced with conflict.
- The Southpaw: Is revealed to be lefthanded in the Chapter 3. Considering that Iroha is a member of Void, she can also qualify as A Sinister Clue.
- Shout-Out: Her Terminate Talk Shooting sprite is her dressed up as motherfucking Bob Ross.
- The Snark Knight: She tends to make some surprisingly smug comments towards her classmates.
- Spoiled Sweet: Implied to be this, since she comes from a family of well-known artists and she's one of the nicer students in the group. Nikei says that he, Emma, and Hajime created Void together because they had each suffered from a Dark and Troubled Past, so it's probably a subversion.
- Sole Survivor: The last surviving member of Void by the end.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Her favorite type of fruit are apples.
- White Flag: Her final Terminate Talk Shooting sprite has her doing this.
Voiced by: Asami Imai (Voice clips taken from Noire), Arakachi
The Ultimate Hostess who was revered as the ace-in-the-hole of one of Japans most famous bars. Despite being underaged, she faked her identity in order to gain employment. Her status as a highschool girl was only revealed, ironically, when an acceptance letter from Hopes Peak arrived at the bar. When her fake identity was discovered, she was given two options: attend Hopes Peak, or face juvenile court. Despite the nature of her enrollment, Yoruko chooses to view her time at the school as a way to improve her future prospects. She takes great pride in her work as a hostess and hates that people see it as seedy or debaucherous. Overall, she projects the image of a competent, personable young woman with a wide range of practical skills.
She is one of the main survivors of the Utsuroshima Island Killing Game. It is unknown as to what she's up to considering that she declined KF's offer to join them and is working somewhere else.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Yoruko admits that she used to be a frequent victim of bullying because of her social phobia and introversion.
- Ambiguously Gay: Alot of her dialogue and interactions with Sora suggest that she cares about her more than as a friend.
- At the end of her Free Time events, she also admits she felt something more than just respect toward her old senpai.
- The Atoner: Downplayed. Yoruko realized that her success as a rising hostess came at the expense of her senpai's career who needed the job to provide for her siblings. So now she feels that she has to keep up her job and become the best hostess possible so that her senpai could be proud of her.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: After her senpai saved her from a group of bullies, Yoruko began to follow her and became involved in the hostess life so she can get closer to her.
- The Confidant: Thanks to her hostess job, Yoruko is more inclined to hear out the problems of other people and does her best to help them through it. She even becomes this to Sora who is still having issues with her amnesia and develops into her closest friend as a result.
- The Cynic: When she was in middle school, she had a completely negative view of the world.
- Does Not Like Spam: Is noted to dislike greasy food.
- Drowning Pit: Her own part of the mass execution involves being trapped in a wine bottle as it slowly fills up and drowns her.
- Fan Service With A Smile: It comes with her job as a hostess. Though she's far more expressive during the actual story.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: In Chapter 2, Yoruko admits that she's been teaching herself how to cook so she and the others wouldn't have to rely on Mikado cooking for them. LINUJ has also confirmed on PasteBin that Yoruko is the best at cooking compared to her female classmates.
- Frame-Up: In the first case, she was drugged by Hajime and left near the bell tower where Yuri was set to be killed. With her being so close to the crime scene along with having an unsound alibi, Yoruko was considered to be his killer for a majority of the trial.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: She does this to Sora when Akane's personality starts to take over her. Yoruko motivates Sora by stating that she is her own person with her own free will and actions, not a tool meant for Akane to take over.
- Good Is Not Soft: Despite being one of the few morally righteous students, Yoruko is shown to berate and insult anyone who gets on her bad side. Such as Iroha for not picking up on the important details relating to the murder cases to Mikado whom she casually tells to kill himself.
- Grey-and-Gray Morality: Yoruko admits that while she's mad at Sora for trying to murder Shinji, she has no place to have the high ground since she herself is a criminal for working at a bar despite being underage.
- Hidden Depths:
- Chapter 2 reveals that Yoruko has a secret interest in ancient history and traditional legends.
- In Chapter 3, Yoruko admits that she doesn't plan to be a hostess for the rest of her life so she's been looking into developing other talents and gaining random knowledge.
- Informed Ability: Word of God states that Yoruko is exceptionally brilliant when it comes to singing due to the nature of her workplace. Her personal favorite genres are pop and dance.
- Meaningful Name: Yoruko's given name uses the kanji "yoru", which means "night" or "evening", and "ko" meaning "child". Yoruko is an adolescent girl who works bars at nighttime. Her last name, Kabuya, uses the kanji "kabu", meaning "singing and dancing", which is a form of entertainment. This can be linked to her talent as Ultimate Hostess.
- Minor with Fake I.D.: She needed to use a fake identity in order to gain work in an adult bar.
- Older Than They Look: The 6th trial reveals that she's in her thirties.
- Only Sane Woman: By Chapter 4, she's practically the only student who isn't a Void member, has tried to hurt/kill anyone throughout the killing game or is suffering from an emotional breakdown.
- This is subverted in Chapter 5, where she attempts to outright murder Utsuro!Maeda with a knife.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Sora's blue.
- Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Her outfit is quite risque for a teenager but she is very moralistic about her appearance and career as a hostess.
- The Shrink: In the real world, she actually works as a counselor. Her abilities have been very impressionable that she's now recognized as one of the Hopes of the New Generations.
- True Blue Femininity: Her dress is a dark shade of blue and she has sky blue eyes; she's also one of the most feminine (and virtuous) girls in the group.
- Tsundere: Her primary archetype. She turns into a blushing mess after being thanked by Sora, who even lampshades this.
- What the Hell, Hero?: At the end of the fourth trial, she calls out Sora for hiding secrets from her, particularly with how much she really knows about Yuki. Feeling betrayed that Sora is unwilling to trust her, she decides to break their friendship. They're able to talk out their issues during Chapter 5 and reconcile.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has fuchsia-colored hair. Subverted in the 6th trial where she's shown with brown hair.
Voiced by: Naomi Ozora (Voice clips taken from Chieri Ogata), Yukari Tamura (Voice clips taken from Bernkastel), Eli
A guitarist who plays in the band Melody Rhythm, a popular music duo. Kanade performs alongside her twin Hibiki, who leads the pair on vocals. The two of them joined Hopes Peak Academy at the same time. Shes very weak-willed and has trouble expressing her opinions, resulting in her getting pushed around by her sister. opinions that well and gets harassed by her sister. Despite the emotional abuse she receives from her sister, she is dependent on her, and almost seems to prefer being dominated by her. Still, she possesses a hidden strength, and sometimes surprises others when it emerges.
She is one of the killers of Chapter 3, having manipulated her sister into helping her murder Setsuka Chiebukuro.
- Apologises a Lot: Frequently apologizes for anything she thinks she did wrong. Mainly to avoid her sister's wrath.
- Asshole Victim: Given her actions and the fact she gets the less merciful death compared to her sister, it's clear we're not supposed to sympathize with Kanade. Even the other students don't care about her death, directing all their sympathy to Hibiki instead.
- The Bad Guy Wins: No matter how you look at it, Kanade got everything she wanted despite being revealed as the culprit. She doesn't feel a shred of guilt after revealing that she has a long history of killing/harming anyone who got too close to her sister, she burned a valuable piece of information to spite the surviving students, she discovered that she was successful in turning Hibiki into a puppet, and was able to die happy as she watched her sister die in despair alongside her.
- Bad People Abuse Animals: Her first victim was Hibiki's pet dog Shiro.
- Bait-and-Switch: Her being bullied by Hibiki sets her up as a very sympathetic character. Then Chapter 3 comes along.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Kanade introduced herself as a sweet and submissive person, but she shows a far more blunt and insulting side during the investigations and trials. Chapter 3, perhaps not too surprisingly, reveals her pleasant guise to have been a complete facade.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When Syobai asks her how many she's killed, she says she didn't bother keeping track. Around 60 is just an estimate.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Hibiki's Cain. That is until we learn about Kanade's dark side in Chapter 3.
- Deus ex Machina: She and Hibiki are fingered as the dual-culprits of Setsuka's murder through a long string of horrific luck. Hibiki unwittingly reveals ahead of time that Kanade has Improbable Aiming Skills and that they can flawlessly act in sync with each other via Twin Telepathy, which is remembered by Sora and Syoubai, respectively. Kanade was coerced to leave the dining room by Setsuka before she could verify that Iroha drank her coffee that was spiked with sleeping pills, and Sora drinks the spiked coffee instead because Iroha just doesn't like coffee. Kanade is about to be voted as the sole culprit of Setsuka's murder, but Sora interrupts the vote on nothing but a gut feeling, calling Syoubai's attention to the unsolved mysteries of the murder. Finally, Kanade brought a first aid kit to the scene of the murder in the event that she and Hibiki failed to stab Setsuka simultaneously, and she drops a medicine bottle from the first aid kit and leaves it behind at the pool, even though Kanade herself is extremely compentent and meticulous. When Sora deduces the reason behind the bottle of medicine found at the pool, Kanade loses her composure and seals her own fate by Saying Too Much. Mikado makes an offhand comment that implies that these events were being influenced by Utsuro's "divine luck".Kanade Otonokoji: "Bullshit!! I never even opened the damn thing!! There's no way that I dropped the— Ah...!"....Kanade Otonokoji: "Unbelievable... Even if I had dropped it, I would have heard it dropping, considering its size... Or at the very least, I would've noticed the weight decrease from the medical kit... I didn't even leave it to Hibiki... I did this part myself just in case something like this happened..."
- Deliberate Under-Performance: Due to being naturally more gifted than her sister, Kanade started sabotaging herself on purpose since childhood in order to have a better relationship with Hibiki.
- The Dog Bites Back: She outright tells Hibiki to shut up if she can't contribute anything useful to the discussion in the second trial. Needless to say, everyone is shocked by this display.
- Evil Is Petty: Before her execution Kanade burns Setsuka's note (which would have revealed important information about Void to others) out of spite due to being found out as the culprit.
- One of her victims, a girl from grade school named Ayumi, once told Hibiki that her sister is creepy and they should stay away from her. Kanade pushed her from the top of a staircase, leaving her permanently paralyzed from the neck down. Years later and she still remembers the insult, and even wishes she could've done worse.
- Expy: Like Korekiyo Shinguji, Kanade is a serial killer who's obsessed with her sister.
- Extreme Doormat: To her sister. Not.
- Freudian Excuse: When she and her sister were children, Kanade was considered to be exceptionally talented at just about anything while Hibiki was shown to fail at everything. It got to the point that Hibiki grew to resent Kanade for being better and wanted nothing to do with her. This hurt Kanade as she wanted to be loved and appreciated by her sister more than anything. This would lead to the little yandere to begin killing/hurting anyone who got close to Hibiki so the girl would always go to her for support and comfort.
- Gag Boobs: To the point that Hibiki needs to use Setsuka's dismembered hands as breast pads to imitate Kanade during their murder plan.
- Graceful LoserKanade Otonokoji: "...I have no way to run, right? If you can't avoid it, enjoy it! It is tragic that my plan has failed... But if I get to see my sister's most despairful dying moments while I die... Then that doesn't seem that bad of a death. .....You've won. We were the culprit of this case."
- Hate Sink: While seemingly a sweet and submissive victim of her sister's bullying, Kanade is at her core an incestuous and remorseless Serial Killer who's been secretly manipulating and conditioning Hibiki to be completely dependent on her, killing or crippling whoever got too close to Hibiki and even turning her into a living puppet for her pleasure whenever she makes her pass out. Making Hibiki kill Setsuka, the person who acted like a Cool Big Sis to her, and waking her up just so she can revel in her despair when they're both executed makes you hate her all the more. She's even this In-Universe, becoming outright loathed by everyone when she's exposed for what she did to Setsuka and Hibiki, and disgusting them all to the point they don't care one bit when she's executed.
- Hidden Depths:
- While seemingly being the more submissive of the two sisters, Kanade is noted to stay remarkably calm while investigating the murders and trials, and is shown to be intelligent enough to help Sora figure out some of the clues. This could also be considered Foreshadowing in regards to what we learn about her in Chapter 3.
- She also has incredible accuracy when it comes to throwing darts, which she later uses in her murder plan, when she needed to throw Setsuka's dismembered body parts into the Ghost House's chimney.
- I Never Said It Was Poison: Near the climax of the third trial, Sora points out that there was a bottle of pills that was found near the pool where Setsuka was murdered. While ranting to defend herself, Kanade accidentally reveals that she forgot to take the pills with her which confirms that she was at the pool at the time of the murder.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: Her hair is more compressed and she wears two pink eighth-note hairclips in her ponytails.
- Idol Singer: She and Hibiki made a career as an idol duo.
- Immodest Orgasm: During the execution, after Hibiki gets herself decapitated, Kanade's state before her own death all but suggests this.
- Lone Wolf Boss: Kanade is the only Arc Villain and/or murderer (not counting Hibiki, who wasn't really in control of her actions) who is not a member of Void. She just happens to have an incestuous lust for Hibiki, wanting to have her all to herself and being willing to kill anyone who gets too close to her sister.
- Kick the Dog: Quite literally. One of the victims of her obsessive desire for Hibiki was their pet dog.
- Meaningful Name: Kanade's first name kanji is taken from the verb "kanaderu", meaning "to play an instrument", especially stringed instruments, referencing her talent as the Ultimate Guitarist. Her last name, uses the kanji "oto" meaning "sound", "no", meaning "of", "ko" meaning "small", and "ji" meaning "road". The last two kanji characters in her surname can also be read together as "kōji" which simply means "path". Combined with the rest of the kanji, her last name could mean "path of sound".
- Melodic Death Metal: Prefers playing death metal songs to light pop favoured by Hibiki. Her outfit in her Argument Armament battle features her dressed up in death metal attire with makeup and everything.
- Nightmare Face: Pulls off some in Chapter 3 that would put even Kokichi to shame.
- Polar Opposite Twins: Kanade is the more submissive, friendly, and gentle-hearted one of the two sisters. Unlike Hibiki, Kanade proves herself to be very helpful during the investigations and the trials due to her experience with murder, but she also tends to be extremely condescending and arrogant during that time. This even extends to what is revealed about the relationship between the twins in the Chapter 3. Kanade pretends to care about her sister and support her during the killing game, but in reality, she couldn't care less about Hibiki's feelings and has emotionally abused her since early childhood to make her "inferior twin" completely depend on her, while Hibiki, despite often being rough to Kanade, is shown to sincerely love her sister and care about her.
- Professional Killer: At the end of the third trial, Kanade is revealed to have murdered or seriously injured more than 60 people just for getting too close to her sister. Based on her account, she's been successful in getting away with each of those crimes until now.
- Sailor Fuku: She wears a pale blue sailor dress with light magenta collar and white trim, and a large light amber bow.
- Self-Made Orphan: Has murdered her and Hibiki's parents before the killing game.
- Smug Snake: Considered herself perfect from the moment she was born, and believes Hibiki's bullying of her was because she knew she was the inferior twin.
- The Sociopath: Superficial charm? Check. An egotistical view of herself? Check. Complete disregard for the emotions of others? Check. Long-term psychological abuse and manipulation of her own sister to make her utterly dependent on Kanade? Check. The remorseless killing and crippling of anyone who she thinks gets too close to Hibiki? Check and check.
- The Southpaw: Is shown to play guitar using her left hand in the second chapter, which implies this trope. This is outright confirmed in Chapter 3, where Kanade's lefthandedness is used to prove the fact that both she and Hibiki have committed the murder. Given all the other revelations about her that also happen in this chapter, she also counts as A Sinister Clue.
- Tareme Eyes: The other Identical Twin ID Tag to distinguish her from Hibiki.
- Villain with Good Publicity: In the real world, Kanade and Hibiki have been revered as symbols of Hope thanks to their endless charity work. Unfortunately, the public never caught on about Kanade's serial killer lifestyle. It's heavily implied that Mikado never knew about it.
- Villainous Incest: Is revealed in Chapter 3 to possess a sexual desire for her twin sister.
- Yandere: To her sister, and HOW.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has lavender hair with rose-red highlights.
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (Voice clips taken from Irisviel von Einzbern), Atsuyo
Beginning her rise to fame in the beloved series Harry Peter, she recently starred in a blockbuster film as Holly Queen. Throughout her career, she has earned numerous international awards for her acting. After filming her most recent movie, she decided to take a leave of absence and focus on her studies by attending Hopes Peak Academy. Longing to experience life as a regular girl, she hopes that she will not be treated as a celebrity by her fellow students. Beautiful and kind, though somewhat airheaded, she is a calming and positive presence for her classmates.
She is the second killer, murdering Kokoro Mitsume after the latter brings up the former's traumatic past to her face while trying to encourage her to defect from Void.
- But Not Too Foreign: She has an English first name but she's Japanese. The dub also gives her a British accent.
- Dark and Troubled Past: During her conversation with Kokoro, she's revealed to have had an abusive father who used to beat her if she wasn't successful as an actress. It eventually got to the point where she ended up living with adoptive parents to escape his abuse. It's also implied that she, along with the other members of Void, have had a life filled with suffering and despair before they joined.
- Dead Person Impersonation: More along the lines of dying person, but Emma disguised herself as Kokoro to mislead everyone while the real psychologist froze to death without their knowing.
- Dude Magnet: LINUJ has stated that Emma is more popular with the boys in comparison to the rest of the girls in her group.
- Expy: As a blonde and influential young girl who yearns for a normal teen life and is quite beautiful, kind-hearted and has an English first name, Emma bears a lot of similarities to Sonia Nevermind.
- False Friend: In Chapter 2, it's revealed that she's part of Void and had taken the role of a pure and friendly girl while interacting with the others to avoid suspicion.
- Gory Discretion Shot / Nothing Is Scarier: The climax of her execution involves several characters from various horror movies (all with Monocrow heads, mind you) exiting from elevators and advancing upon her, all while she screams in an increasingly terrified state. The next shot after the screen goes black? The entire room drenched in blood.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has bright blond hair and is very kind-hearted. Subverted with the reveal that she's a member of Void and has been fooling everyone with a false persona.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: She took a break from acting to she could live like a normal teenager.
- During the Chapter 5 Void Theater segment, she admits that being with the other Void members was the only time she could truly act like herself.
- Meaningful Name: Her first name is a reference to Emma Watson who is a main actress in the Harry Potter series, which "Harry Peter" is a spoof of. Her last name "Magorobi" is a combined form of Margot Robbie, who played Harley Quinn.
- Pungeon Master: During her time in the Void Theater Segments, Emma has taken up telling pun related jokes to pass the time, much to Hajime's frustration.
- Sailor Fuku: She wears a white sailor uniform with a blue skirt and yellow bow.
- ShoutOut: As an actress with roles based on various media references, this was inevitable.
- For starters, her name role in the series "Harry Peter" which is listed up above.
- The name of her character "Holly Queen" is based on the iconic villain Harley Quinn.
- In her official art cover, she's seen dressed up as a the 10th Doctor.
- For her Argument Armament battle, she dons an outfit that's a fusion between a Hogwarts student and Harley Quinn.
- Her execution is chock-full of these as well. For starters, there is a logo for Void Productions which bears a great resemblance to the Warner Brothers' logo during the Harry Potter movies; she also ends up flying in a broom during the first half of the execution. Monocrow appears dressed as Heath Ledger's Joker and even quotes his iconic one-liner. At the climax, Emma finds herself in a waiting room with elevators filled with a variety of horror movie characters that pop out and tear her to shreds.
- Statuesque Stunner: At 178cm, Emma is both the tallest girl in the class by some margin and taller than any female in the original series besides Sakura, and is renowned for being a beautiful actress. This proves to be a crucial factor in identifying her as Kokoro's murderer, as the latter's dying message implicated the tallest female of the group.
- Squick: In-Universe. She shows up in the Void Theater segments as a pile of flesh. Although she can still talk with Hajime and move about as she pleases.
- Too Powerful to Live: Emma's acting talent and her ability to suppress her own emotions is something that the other characters consider to be powerful and dangerous. Kokoro claims that it was nearly impossible to analyze Emma's true self because of her facade as a pure-hearted friend and Mikado admits that her acting talent is more dangerous than his magic.
- Trauma Button: The mere mention of her father is enough to make her lose control and react in fear.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: According to Hajime, Emma is known to have an aggressive temper when provoked. This is best shown when she attacks Kokoro in Chapter 2 for pressing her Trauma Button.
Voiced by: Kaori Ishihara (Voice clips taken from Ram), Bblackroses
The vocalist of Melody Rhythm, a popular music duo. Hibiki always performs alongside her guitarist twin sister, and the two of them enrolled at Hopes Peak at the same time. She cares about her sister, Kanade, but often treats her harshly due to her older sister complex. Furthermore, she may also harbor some feelings of jealousy and inferiority towards her twin. Hibiki always claims that the way she treats her sister is a joke, but does Kanade feel the same way ?
She is one of the killers of Chapter 3, manipulated by her sister into helping her murder Setsuka Chiebukuro.
- Alpha Bitch: Comes off as this because of her rude and arrogant attitude.
- Big NO!: Just before her and Kanade's execution.
- Bitch Alert: Her first scene in the Prologue involves her belittling her twin sister.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Kanade's Abel. The roles become switched when Chapter 3 comes around.
- Character Development: Initially, Hibiki was self-centered, was hostile towards everyone around her and was emotionally fragile. By Chapter 3, she makes more of an effort to be more cooperative and kinder to her classmates in the hopes of helping them with their investigations.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Despite being an abrasive bully to her, Hibiki still loved Kanade as her sister and depended on her when she needed comfort. Which makes the reveal of Kanade's true nature, as well as the fact that she's been making her dependent on her by killing or crippling Hibiki's friends or loved ones, all the more horrifying.
- Hot for Teacher: She had a crush on her and Kanade's middle school homeroom teacher. Which was reason enough for Kanade to kill and bury him on a hill near the school.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: Her hair is slightly curlier and she wears two pink individual eighth notes in her pigtails.
- Idol Singer: She and Kanade made a career as an idol duo.
- Im Properly Paranoid: By Chapter 2, Hibiki becomes more hostile and aggressive towards the others apart from her sister, accusing them of being potential Void members. It turns out the person she should have distrusted the most happens to be her sister.
- Inelegant Blubbering: In the third trial, Hibiki becomes a sobbing mess after everyone brings up solid evidence that deduces her as Setsuka's killer despite having no memory of her committing the dark deed.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: In Chapter 3 Kanade reveals that Hibiki's rough behaviour towards her younger sister actually extends from feeling inferior to Kanade and envying her for being better at everything.
- It's All My Fault: At the end of the second trial, Hibiki accepts that it was because of her fragility and selfishness that resulted in two more of her classmates dying.
- Manchurian Agent: Kanade has conditioned Hibiki to go into a sort of a blank state when given the right trigger. While Hibiki is in this state, she is only able to respond to Kanade's commands and obey them.
- Meaningful Name: Hibiki's first name means "echo" or "resonance". Her last name, uses the kanji "oto" meaning "sound", "no", meaning "of", "ko" meaning "small", and "ji" meaning "road". The last two kanji characters in her surname can also be read together as "kōji" which simply means "path". Combined with the rest of the kanji, her last name could mean "path of sound".
- Off with Her Head!: During her and Kanade's execution, she manages to grab the key that she believes will allow her to unlock the shackle around her neck and escape, but it instead triggers a mechanism inside the shackle that decapitates her, killing her instantly.
- Paper Tiger: Despite her abrasive attitude, she breaks easily under stressful situations and needs to rely on her sister for support.
- Polar Opposite Twins: Hibiki is the more brash, outspoken and feisty of the two sisters. Unlike Kanade, Hibiki proves herself to be of almost no use during investigations or trials, but she eventually starts to warm up to her classmates, wanting to lift everyone's spirits, like Setsuka and Shinji, and trying to see good in people. This even extends to what is revealed about the relationship between the twins in the Chapter 3. In spite of her rough behaviour towards Kanade, Hibiki is shown to sincerely love her sister and care about her, while Kanade pretends to care about her sister and support her during the killing game, but in reality, she couldn't care less about Hibiki's feelings and has emotionally abused her since early childhood to make her "inferior twin" completely depend on her.
- Sailor Fuku: She wears a pale blue sailor dress with light magenta collar and white trim, and a large light amber bow.
- Saying Too Much: Throughout the game, Hibiki would openly reveal facts about the skills and talents pertaining to her and Kanade. It's thanks to these facts that Sora and Syobai are able to figure out the twists and turns to the twins' murder scheme in the third trial.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: At the end of the third trial where she and her sister are confirmed as Setsuka's killer, Hibiki runs toward the trial doors in a desperate attempt to escape her upcoming execution.
- In her English intro video, she's humming the song "Thrilling One Way" from Love Live!.
- From the same video, she also says the line ''what's her damage'' when mentioning her sister.
- She and her sister are also named after two of the main characters from Suite Pretty Cure ♪.
- During her Argument Armament battle, she's dressed up as Hatsune Miku with a purple color scheme.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: She suffers memory loss when under "extreme stress".
- Tsurime Eyes: The other Identical Twin ID Tag to distinguish her from Kanade.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has lavender hair with rose-red highlights.
- You Monster!: She called her sister this after she was revealed to have killed her parents.
Ultimate Billiard Player
Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu (Voice clips taken from C-Sha), Artimmiss (current), Naupiko (formerly)
The Ultimate Billiard Player who suddenly took the world by storm when she won the International Amateur Championship in a series of perfect games. She has a laidback and optimistic personality, and she often treats others like children due to her mature appearance. The only time she opens her right eye is when she is playing billiards, and it is never seen otherwise. She calls this her devils eye, and claims that an enormous power is hidden within it
She is the third victim of the Killing Game, stabbed to death by Hibiki and Kanade Otonokoji, and later dismembered.
- All Women Are Lustful: In the bonus scene, A Woman's Fantasy, she tricks Sora, Yoruko and Iroha into coming with her to the bathhouse, where she locks them inside along with a majority of the male students who were initially bathing together.
- The Confidant: She becomes this to Nikei in Chapter 3 as he recruits her to help spy on Mikado while also filling her in on the dynamics of Void.
- Cool Big Sis: Tries to come off as this to the other students. She even comforts Hibiki in Chapter 3.
- Does Not Like Spam: Dislikes fish, according to Linuj.
- Electronic Eyes: According to Nikei, her "devil's eye" is actually a built in spy camera that can record anything. And if you pursue Setsuka's Free Time Events, she herself reveals that this eye of hers has an ability to record all the past visual information received by it.
- Exotic Eye Designs: Her right eye has a crosshair.
- Eyes Always Shut: Only her right eye is shut; she claims it's her 'devil's eye'. We only see it open in one of her Free Time events, and after she's been killed in Chapter 3.
- Eye Scream: Lost her right eye as a child, which was then surgically replaced with an electronic transplant that Setsuka would later start to call "devil's eye". According to her, she also used to be bullied pretty badly because of it.
- The Heart: She is this to the main group. It's with her leadership skills and compassion that the group has been able to get along as friends and have a more positive demeanor. After her brutal death in Chapter 3, the group loses its camaraderie and drifts apart. Even Shinji loses his fiery motivation to support the group.
- Hidden Depths: She knows how to draw in a cute art style.
- Improbable Hairstyle: Setsuka's hairdo is one of the strangest hairstyles in a Fanganronpa work. LINUJ even wonders if such a hairdo can even exist in the real world.
- Lady in a Power Suit: She wears a fancy red vest and pants combo which contributes to her 'mature' image.
- The Lancer: To Shinji; she agrees with and tries to practice his ideals in encouraging the other students to work together as friends.
- Meaningful Name: Her first name is Japanese for "snow flower" which can refer to her blue hair and pale skin. Her surname uses the kanji "chie" meaning "wisdom", and "bukuro" meaning "bag" or "pouch", and together may refer to her talent with billiards (pocketing balls).
- The Nicknamer: Has a habit of giving nicknames to her classmates as a sign of endearment.
- Off with Her Head!: She gets beheaded as part of the Otonokoji sisters' murder plan.
- The Prankster: She likes pulling light-hearted jokes on her classmates to liven their spirits.
- Private Detective: After being outed by the billiards community as a cheater, Setsuka found work as a professional detective. She was even hired by the Kisaragi Foundation to infiltrate Mikado's killing game to give them as much information as possible.
- Signature Headgear: She has a hairpin of a yellow 9 ball.
- Statuesque Stunner: Apart from Emma, she's the tallest girl among the cast and is quite a beauty to boot.
- Team Mom: She takes on this role in order to help the group bond and get along with each other. It also helps that she tries to pass off as more "mature" than her peers while also providing comfort and support to those who need it most.
- Troll: As described above, she intentionally locks three of the girls in the bathhouse while the guys are using it.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's actually baby blue.
Ultimate Lucky Student
Voiced by: Romi Park (Voice clips taken from Naoto Shirogane), Soluri
An ordinary boy who was selected by a lottery to be this years Ultimate Luck Student.. He lacks confidence due to how he was selected to attend Hopes Peak Academy, but he does his best to befriend his fellow classmates. He sees himself as very average, but his likable nature allows him to connect with others more easily than his classmates.
He survives the killing game after Syobai transfers his mind onto Sora's body.
- Born Lucky: No surprise for being the Ultimate Lucky Student.
- Brain in a Jar: Mikado rather horrifyingly reveals this to be the state of Yuki's real body during Chapter 6 - while many of the others' bodies are drastically older or different from their teenage personas in the simulation, all that's left of the real Yuki is a brain connected into the Neo World Program. He gets to live in the good ending through having his consciousness uploaded into Sora's body instead.
- Break the Cutie: By Chapter 3, it's becoming apparent that the events of the killing game so far is starting to take a toll on him, as he begins to lash out at those around him. It only gets worse in Chapter 4 with the death of Shinji and the circumstances around it.
- As it turns out, this is the main point of the killing game. The ordeal of the killing game is meant to break down Yuki's personality so that another one can be inserted into him.
- Call-Back: A brief scene during the mass execution in Chapter 5 shows that Yuki's own punishment is After School Detention.
- Death Glare: Some of his sprites shockingly have this, although he does get a bit better with it later on.
- Distressed Dude: In the 6th trial, his mind is held captive in cyberspace by Mikado.
- Driven to Suicide: During Chapter 5, after snapping out of his Utsuro-induced personality, he attempts to do so by slitting his throat due to a combination of feeling responsible for all the deaths at hand, and because he's aware that Utsuro's personality is starting to take him over.
- Fan Boy: He's a huge fan of Emma and is implied to have a crush on her.
- Gender Bender: Has his mind transferred into the body of Akane Taira at the end of sixth chapter.
- The Generic Guy: He's fairly normal in terms of appearance and personality compared to his fellow classmates.
- Identical Stranger: He has a similar appearance to the previous Big Bad, Utsuro.
- Idiot Hair: While not the protagonist, he does have one. One of the options during his first Free Time Event has Sora asking to touch it and then comparing it to her own.
- I Just Want to Be Special: His bio card states that he wants to be special and that he dislikes being ordinary.
- Kick the Morality Pet: In Chapter 4, he makes rude and condescending remarks over Shinji's idealistic beliefs. Then in a fit of confusion and fear, Yuki ends up stabbing him in the neck while trapped in the Tower of Babylon.
- Knight of Cerebus: The awakening of Utsuro's personality within him marks a dark shift in the storyline.
- The Lancer: Next to Yoruko, he's Sora's closest friend.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Pretty much a given for being partially involved in murdering Shinji, and for going insane in general during the later chapters.
- Nice Guy: He's a sweet and friendly young man, up until the end of Chapter 3.
- Recurring Element: Just like the canon games, Yuki is the male lead with insecurity issues and feels depressed that he needs to rely on others for help.
- Split-Personality Takeover: By the end of the fourth trial, Utsuro's personality starts to have more dominance. As of Chapter 5, Yuki is aware that another personality is threatening to take him over and is horrified.
- Take My Hand: When the surviving students are about to be mass executed in Chapter 5, Yuki does this to Sora. It works about as well as you'd think in that scenario.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: After all the trauma and pain he's endured, Yuki is given a new chance at life as Sora decides to transfer his mind into her body which has been enfused with Divine Luck.
- Took A Level In Cynicism: See Break the Cutie above.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: See Break the Cutie above.
- What the Hell, Hero?: In the 6th trial, he chews out Tsurugi after he reveals his misdeeds and how he tries to justify them stating it's for the "greater good". Yuki outright tells him that that still doesn't make him any better than Mikado.
Voiced by: Kenji Akabane (Voice clips taken from Guido Mista), Chromex20
The Ultimate Boxer who never backs down, even to adult, professional boxers. Hajime has already won numerous titles despite his youth, and plans to take his sport to an even grander stage after graduation. He is obsessed with the health of himself and others, and resents those who do not take their health seriously.
He is the first killer, dropping Yuri off the bell tower after stabbing his legs and repeatedly scraping his body with wires. He is also revealed to be a member of Void.
- And I Must Scream: During the Void Theater segments, he mentions how boring his new existence is as an inanimate plush doll.
- Big Brother Instinct: Shows a bit of this towards Iroha when giving her words of encouragement during the Chapter 4 Void Theater Segment.
- Chick Magnet: LINUJ admits that out of all the guys in the group, Hajime is the most popular among the girls.
- Cool Shades: Is always shown wearing these.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: For his execution, Hajime's body is trapped inside a pink arcade machine with only his head sticking out. Then Monocrow appears in a muscular boxer body and proceeds to punch his face; the blows continue on with each one stronger then the last. Once Hajime is killed from the multiple blows, his body is shredded from inside the machine that eventually shoots out a tiny plush toy that looks similar to the deceased boxer.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: He has bright blonde hair and his skin is fairly darker compared to the other students.
- Freudian Excuse: Implied to have one, regarding his fixation on being healthy. It's said that Utsuro blessed Hajime with good health, implying that Hajime used to be an Ill Boy.
- Genius Bruiser: He's quite intelligent considering his elaborate murder plan and how he was able to frame Yoruko with many of the students believing it for a majority of the trial.
- Graceful Loser: After being found out as the first killer, he eventually just accepts it and confesses once he realizes that he can't think of any more rebuttals. That is, until Oh, Crap! as seen below.
- Granola Girl: A gender-flipped example. He openly cares about his personal health and always exercises to stay in tip-top shape. This becomes one of the clues that lead the others to deduce him as the culprit of the first trial.
- I Should Have Been Better: His dialogue in the Void Theater segments show that he regrets his actions as a Void member and hopes that his colleagues don't follow in his footsteps.
- Meaningful Name: Hajime's last name is based on Makunouchi, a popular style of Japanese bentō containing rice and portions of fish, meat, and vegetables, which are all healthy foods, explaining its relation to Hajime's apparent obsession with health.
- Nice Guy: Affiliations with Void aside, Hajime is surprisingly one of the kinder students. This especially shines during the Void Theater segments, where he gives encouragement to Iroha in Chapter 4 and genuinely apologizes to Nikei in Chapter 5.
- Oh, Crap!: His reaction when he realizes that Mikado really does intend to execute him, when he had previously been under the impression that he wouldn't be.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: At first, he's a calm and friendly fellow who gets along well with his fellow classmates. After he's been proven as Yuri's killer, along with getting an okay from Mikado, he shows a darker, sadistic, and more twisted side that shakes everyone to their core and makes them realize how dangerous their situation is.
- Additionally, this plays a key point in Yuri's trial, where the fact that Hajime was supposedly drinking clues the other students that he isn't telling the truth.
- Significant Birth Date: Hajime's birthday is on December 26th which is the holiday for Boxing Day. Although it involves a different type of boxing.
- Straight Man: Acts as this in the Void Theater Segments towards Emma.
- Sunglasses at Night: He's never seen without his shades. Word of God has stated the reason why is because his illnesses have left his optic nerves sensitive to light.
- Took a Level in Kindness: He becomes more compassionate and sincere when interacting with his fellow Void colleagues once they're killed.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He loosely wears his jacket over his bare chest.
Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (Voice clips taken from Tohru Adachi), ProjectAlpha
The Ultimate Trafficker who mediates all kinds of underworld dealings. Hes a prominent figure in the criminal underbelly of society, but few are even aware of his existence as an individual. He values his confidentiality above all else and is an expert at avoiding and exploiting loopholes in the law. Despite his occupation, he does have his own form of ethics, and always completes his jobs to perfection Unless hes bribed. In his opinion, your life is the most important thing in the world, followed closely by money. Everything he does is based on a cost-benefit analysis: from trading to breathing, profit is always the bottom line. Overall, it is his basic nature to never act in a way that doesnt benefit himself.
He survives the killing game but is arrested for helping Mikado organize his killing game. He manages to escape the Kisaragi Foundation with an unlikely partner in Iroha.
- Adaptational Job Change: He goes from a trafficker to a broker in the English dub. Though it's downplayed since he's still involved in the criminal underworld.
- Ambiguous Situation: Based on how he thought so little of Iroha throughout the game, it's anyone's guess as to why he decided to have her tag along with him during his prison break.
- And Now for Someone Completely Different: After Sora gets pushed off the Tower of Babylon, Syobai takes over as the protagonist for the entirety of Chapter 4's investigation and the first half of the trial.
- Awesome by Analysis: He shows off his intellect when it comes to murder schemes and killing techniques as he helps out the group during the third trial.
- Big Damn Heroes: From how everything is set up, it can be inferred that Syobai was the one who shut down the simulation from the outside, thus saving the survivors from being executed in Chapter 5.
- Cigarette of Anxiety: While he won't admit it, he has a tendency to smoke when stressed out.
- Composite Character: He comes off as a fusion of Yasuhiro Hagakure and Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu. Like Yasuhiro, Syobai is a Mellow Fellow with a scruffy appearance, a similar taste in fashion, and a selfish streak. Like Fuyuhiko, Syobai is directly involved in the criminal underworld, casually makes rude remarks towards the other students, and prefers to be alone most of the time.
- Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: He has this to highlight his sketchy appearance.
- Dark and Troubled Past: When he was a boy, Syobai ended up being separated from his parents while they were visiting a country town in Southeast Asia. To make matters worse, he wound up captured and was close to being sold as a human slave. He managed to escape his captors, but he had to live like a street rat; scraping for food and taking on the most undesirable jobs just to survive. It isn't until after Syobai discovered his calling as a professional trafficker was he able to get off the streets and make a suitable living for himself.
- Double Agent: The 6th chapter confirms that this was Syobai's role in the game. Originally, he was hired by Alter Ego!Mikado to kill his real self along with kidnapping the participants for the game. Later, he would be bribed by Tsurugi to tamper with the killing game in order for the Kisaragi Foundation to intervene.
- Five-Finger Discount: When they reach the second island, Sora catches him stealing Crow Cards from an abandoned house.
- Greed: His main motivations always amount to how much money he can profit for himself in a given situation. He also likes to save money and dislikes spending it.
- Hey, You!: Rather than actually learning their names, Syobai refers to the students based on their profession or by condescending characteristic. (Ex. Calling Iroha 'Artist' or 'Airhead').
- I Am What I Am: In his free time events, he acknowledges himself as trash and encourages Sora to keep away from a guy like him if she wants to live a decent life.
- In-Series Nickname: In the Free Time Events, Sora refers to him as "Trashimoto".
- Informed Ability: LINUJ revealed on PasteBin that Syobai can speak 20 languages.
- Jerkass: He's a self-serving jerk who rarely cares about others or the situation they're in. When Syobai learned from Monocrow that a student needed to kill another student to leave the island, his first instinct was to try to stab Yuki.
- In Chapter 5, he knocks out Sora and ties her up after taking her shirt off. Thankfully, he only did it to double-check a scar he had noticed on her stomach earlier but it was still a messed up thing for him to do.
- Jerkass Has a Point: He keeps Yoruko from covering Kokoro's half-naked corpse with a fur coat claiming that doing so could tamper with the crime scene which would hinder their investigation.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Syobai becomes more active in the third class trial and provides useful and game-changing evidence. He claims to do this because his own life is on the life and he'll be damned if the other students get him executed for not using their brains.
- Knife Nut: Carries a small knife and isn't afraid to use it.
- Laser-Guided Karma: In the epilogue, he's imprisoned by the Kisaragi Foundation for helping Mikado organize his killing game aswell as kidnapping the Hopes of the Next Generation. Although he does manage to escape with Iroha as his partner.
- Loners Are Freaks: He prefers to keep to himself rather than engage with the overall group.
- Meaningful Name: His name may refer to the similar-sounding term "shōbai", meaning "trade" or "business" which is a nod to his talent as the Ultimate Trafficker.
- The Medic: Unintentionally fills this role as he's the only one among the group with sufficient medical knowledge.
- Messy Hair
- Noble Demon: After accidentally stabbing Sora while trying to attack Yuki, and realizing that doing so wasn't going to be enough to leave the island, Syobai makes it up to her by patching up her wound and revealing his name and talent.
- He also admits that he has a personal creed he follows where he refuses to give away any information that pertains to his clients regarding business deals. The only time he'd ever break that creed would be if the client is deceased or if his own life was on the line.
- Not Afraid to Die: Even after Teruya holds a gun to his face, Syobai doesn't have a trace of fear and even taunts him throughout the ordeal.
- Not So Different: During his FTEs, Syobai claims that Sora has a "darkness" to her that is similar to his.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Syobai expresses genuine concern and worry during the third trial after Kanade points out several flaws in his theories that marked her as the culprit.
- Professional Killer: Syobai admits that he has been paid to kill people before. He's done it so many times that he became numb to the experience. Chapter 6 reveals that the real life Mikado was one of his victims.
- Recurring Element: In an unconventional way, Syobai can be considered the Solitary Protector of the group given how he becomes of help in the later trials and is implied to have rescued everyone from Trial 5's mass execution.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: During Chapter 5, Syobai somehow logs out of the simulation, making him absent for the entirety of the class trial.
- In the 6th trial, he's the first person to vote and choose the "Graduate" option just so he can leave.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: In the real world, he's shown to look and dress quite professionally. A sharp contrast to his sloppy appearance in the virtual world.
- Shooting Superman: In Chapter 1, he tries to ambush Mikado but ends up outclassed by the wizard's fire magic. He survived with only some burns and bruises thanks to Monocrow showing up and stopping their fight.
- Slimeball: This is his core personality; it also helps that he's involved in the criminal underworld. His tone of voice in the dub even makes him sound like the type.
- Spear Counterpart: Regarding appearance, he bears a lot of similarities towards Sora the protagonist as they both wear white outfits which contain minor shades of black, red ties and have gray colored hair. He even gets to fill in as the POV protagonist for a majority of Chapter 4 in her absence.
- Tragic Villain: Sora considers him to be this at the end of his Free Time Events. While he is a self-serving jerk who has no issue dealing in the criminal underworld, he at least acknowledges that his profession isn't something he's proud of and that he has some redeeming qualities. And then there's his backstory that explains how he became a trafficker.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Downplayed. LINUJ claims that while Syobai was more innocent as a child compared to his present self, he wasn't as playful or talkative as expected of this trope.
- What's in It for Me?: He refuses to cooperate, or even give out something as simple as his name, unless he's given something in return.
- Worthy Opponent: Syobai takes a strong liking to Sora because of her backbone and silver tongue; he even offers her a position as his assistant if they escape the killing game.
- Would Hit a Girl:
- In Chapter 3, he threatens to rip off Iroha's head if she didn't lend him her E-handbook to test.
- In Chapter 5 he knocks out Sora and ties her up.
- Younger Than They Look: His exhausted eyebags and beard make him look much older when in truth he's actually a teenager. Subverted with the reveal that he's actually in his thirties.
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Konishi (Voice clips taken from Kamina), Din0kid
The Ultimate Firefighter who became the youngest known member of his field thanks to his immense physical strength and sense of justice. He is a bit older than his current classmates due to a major accident that left him hospitalized, but he was permitted to continue attending Hopes Peak now that he has recovered. He is a passionate man who gives his all no matter what, but his weakness for women often reduces him to a bashful mess.
Is the victim of Chapter 4, having committed suicide to prevent Yuki, Sora or Nikei from becoming the blackened.
- Big Brother Instinct: Fills this role to Yuki and even tells him to call him 'Big Bro'.
- The Big Guy: The largest student among the cast. It also helps that he's slightly older since he never finished high school.
- Cannot Talk to Women: He becomes really bashful whenever he's talking to a girl. He evidently got over it later in his life, considering that the real life Shinji is a married father over 50.
- Composite Character: He comes off as a fusion of Nekomaru Nidai and Kaito Momota. Like Nekomaru, he's the designated Big Guy of the group with No Indoor Voice who tries to stay physically fit. And much like Kaito, he takes Yuki, the insecure male lead with Idiot Hair, under his wing in the hopes of making him stronger. And just like the two guys, Shinji tries to encourage everyone to work together as friends so they can overcome any adversity.
- Dark Skinned Red Head: He's one of the few dark-skinned characters in the cast and he has bright red hair.
- Death by Irony: A firefighter being burned alive by fire. Who'd have thought?
- Et Tu, Brute?: He's crushed when Hajime is revealed to be Yuri's killer along with being a member of the terrorist group Void.
- Expy: LINUJ admitted that Shinji's character is based on the one and only Kamina.
- Face Death with Dignity: Shinji goes through with his fiery death without regret knowing that he'll be able to save his friends from facing execution.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He's a definite good guy and he has a huge burn mark across his back after getting into a major accident.
- Gut Feeling: Even after being betrayed by Hajime, the firefighter believes that Hajime, along with the other Void members, was not as evil as he made himself out to be. He bases this on the fact that Hajime could have easily killed him with a single blow at the end of the trial yet his blow was soft enough to leave him unconscious.
- Heroic Sacrifice: After being attacked by Nikei, Yuki, and Sora, he willingly starts a fire that burns down the Tower of Babylon and himself with it, all to prevent anyone from becoming the blackened.
- Hopeless with Tech: Shinji has a hard time following along when it comes to talking about advanced technology.
- The Idealist: In Chapter 2, Shinji adopts a more optimistic mentality in the hopes that doing so will result in the defeat of Void.
- Morality Chain: At the end of the fourth trial, Mikado boasts how Shinji was the only person who was keeping Yuki from falling into total despair. And now that he's gone via suicide, Yuki has reached the peak of despair and is close to his re-awakening as Utsuro.
- No Indoor Voice: He shouts practically everything he says.
- #1 Dime: You see that flower on his necklace? It's actually a dandelion that was given to him as a thank you present from a child he rescued long ago. He carries the token with him as a reminder for what he's fighting for.
- Older Than They Look: Chapter 6 reveals that Shinji is actually in his fifties and is a married man with teenage kids.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In Chapter 3, his expression turns more serious and stern when he explains why he can't give up his positive demeanor.
- Perpetual Smiler: Shinji is always showing some form of a smile, even when he's expressing something that says otherwise.
- This trope becomes enforced and discussed in Chapter 3. As a firefighter, it's his duty to provide comfort and protection to the victims he's saving. And while he himself may feel anxious or scared, he can't dare show any weaknesses while protecting those in need. That's why he always needs to be smiling; not just for his sake, but for the sake of everyone around him.
- Rated M for Manly: He is the designated 'manly' character in the cast.
- Scary Teeth: His teeth look like they belong on a shark.
- Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers!: Along with adopting an optimistic approach, he also forces everyone to accept this mentality so that everyone can be friends and no one will be doubted.
- Trauma Button: He spaces out when he sees snow. This is because it was snowing during the day that several of his friends and coworkers were severely hurt while on duty. Shinji blames himself for their injuries believing that he could have done something to help them.
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Voice clips taken from Giorno Giovanna), Ezmar
A young man of Russian and Japanese parentage, he is the only son of the prestigious Kagarin family. Groomed from an early age to inherit the powerhouse of the astrological industry, he practiced his talent as a child by riding an escalator. In a few years he will become an astronaut, though he does not seem to be particularly interested in that. Having been treated like the prince of the Kagarin family for all of his life, he has experienced little of the world and faced very few adversities. He is chivalrous and generous towards women, (though he hates men,) but his devotion to women typically crosses over into the extreme, and as a result, he is often seen as a pervert.
He is the first victim of the Killing Game, dragged up the inside of a bell tower rigged with wires, by a meat hook stabbed into his leg, and then dropped back down.
- But Not Too Foreign: He has Russian ancestry but his design is similar to the other guys who are fully Japanese.
- Casanova Wannabe: He tries his hardest to appeal to the girls as a true gentleman. Unfortunately, he tries too hard and he ends up disgusting them.
- Character Filibuster: Yuri's free time events involve him talking with Sora non-stop about his many adventures and various kidnappings. She ends up bored and fed up with his insistence on making himself look great.
- Dies Wide Open: And right before your eyes, no less.
- Distressed Dude: He's been kidnapped more than 37 times because of his wealthy background.
- Does Not Like Men: A rare gender-flipped example.
- Exotic Eye Designs: He has literal stars in his eyes.
- Expy: His pale hair and green jacket along with his rich background and self-righteous attitude among his classmates makes him similar to Nagito Komaeda.
- Gratuitous Russian: He has a habit of slipping Russian words in his speech.
- Groin Attack: On the receiving end from Sora during the bonus bathing scene of Chapter 1. He actually enjoys it.
- Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: Yuri honestly doesn't care about being an astronaut and only chose the job to please his father. It's downplayed with the latter part since he uses it to help boost his image among the girls.
- Informed Ability: LINUJ has stated that Yuri is quite clever and that his intelligence is on-par with Kokoro, Kanade and Syobai. The reveal of his part in the creation of Monocrow, among other things, in Chapter 6 probably gives a good idea of what was meant by this.
- It's All About Me: The stories he tells to Sora in his free time events are mainly about how great he is and how his life is full of adventure.
- Love Martyr: In Chapter 1, he openly declares that he'll allow any of the female students to kill him if they wished to escape. This comes from his desire of being immortalized as the one who saved the girl in allowing them to live on.
- Naked People Are Funny: He has a completely naked sprite.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Yuri's name is a reference to Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who is known for being the first human to journey into outer space in 1961.
- Older Than They Look: While investigating an AV room during Chapter 5, Sora comes across a video of an interview featuring a significantly older Yuri.
- Significant Birth Date: In reference to his talent, Yuri's birthday, April 12, marks the International Day of Human Space Flight.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He has a relatively minor presence in the game. But in Chapter 6, we learn that he created Monocrow, whose real name is Yuri, and had a huge hand in creating virtual simulations.
- Spoiled Brat: Having everything handed to him as a child, Yuri is quite arrogant and self-righteous.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is a mix of pale reddish-pink and green apple.
Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura (Voice clips taken from Hazama), Sword of Swords
A young man who dresses like a stage magician and dons a bizarre mask. He came to Hopes Peak as the Ultimate Wizard, but no one has seen him perform magic to verify that claim. He never speaks, regardless of whats going on around him, and, thanks to his mask, its impossible for anyone to get a read on him.
In Chapter 0, he is revealed to have worked in a research laboratory alongside Kokoro Mitsume and that the real Mikado Sannoji had been long since killed by his AI counterpart. Also, he's not a natural blonde.
- 0% Approval Rating: It's made apparent very early on that no one wants to be near Mikado. Sora even thinks that Syobai is better than him by comparison.
- Asshole Victim: He's purposefully ignored and insulted by the other students whenever they get together for group discussions. It's also hard to feel sorry for him when you remember he is a Card-Carrying Villain.
- Badass Cape: He has a large foreboding cape.
- Badass in Distress: In Chapter 4 he's tied up in only his underwear and at the mercy of an enraged Teruya.
- Bad Boss: Let's just say that Mikado certainly isn't winning any "Best Boss" awards anytime soon. He lied to Hajime saying that he would be spared execution if he were to murder someone, yet allows him to be executed anyways. When the other Void members called Mikado out on this, he justified himself saying that killing without accepting the possibility of death would give no meaning to their agenda. Even if this is accepted, he generally seems to enjoy going the extra mile to rub more salt in his cohorts' wounds before they're executed, and his threatening insistence towards a visibly terrified Iroha to become the next blackened, complete with grabbing her by the hair, definitely cements him as this.
- Nikei later emphasizes how Mikado sees the Void members as pawns for him to play and discard at his will, something his actions definitely reflect. This is perhaps at its worst in Chapter 5, where he plotted with Iroha to assist her in murdering Teruya, and he if course makes sure to remind her that she's no longer of use to him once the trial has concluded and she's begging for her life... only for the vote for her to be incorrect, at which point he reveals he was the real killer all along, and that Iroha's "murder", including her belief she was the blackened and consequently being terrified for her life, was basically an elaborate cover-up for his murder. He used the life of his final Void member to get everyone besides him executed.
- The Bad Guy Wins: For the first time in a Danganronpa work, Mikado stands out as the first killer/mastermind who was able to murder someone and get everyone else executed. Although it's subverted as the simulation crashes and the remaining classmates are logged out of the killing game.
- Big Bad: He's the main antagonist and self-proclaimed protagonist that the students have to face.
- Blondes Are Evil: He has short, wavy blonde hair underneath his hat.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: As much as Mikado loathes Iroha for her incompetence as a Void member, he still considers her to be the only underling he can count on to fulfill their agenda.
- Conveniently an Orphan: In Chapter 0 Kokoro claims that Mikado grew up in an orphanage as a child.
- Create Your Own Villain: In a strange twist, the Mikado from the real world created an Alter Ego who was based on him. This would backfire spectacularly as the AI would hijack his plans to resurrect Utsuro and would perform a long list of atrocities to obtain their personal goals.
- Dead All Along: His real world self was killed by his Alter Ego before the events of the game.
- The Dragon: He admits that he's only a pawn serving under the Greater Evil that is Utsuro. Subverted later on when he reveals that he intended to betray Utsuro.
- Enfante Terrible: When he was a boy, he was rescued from a burning orphanage thanks to Utsuro's divine luck. This prompted Mikado to burn down another orphanage in the hopes of seeing him again.
- Evil Sorcerer: He's more than willing to use his dark magic to dispose of anyone who stands in the way of his plans.
- Expressive Mask: His mask is able to portray different emotions as he's speaking.
- Faux Affably Evil: He maintains a polite and friendly demeanor when interacting with the other students. But he always makes it clear that he has an agenda to run which will involve their suffering and potential death as a result.
- The Gadfly: Mikado takes pleasure in annoying the other students.
- Kansas City Shuffle: Void member Nikei warns everyone that Mikado is skilled with this, and that you can never predict his next move. He poisons Teruya's food in Chapter 5 and then gives Iroha a fake poison and orders her to "murder" Teruya with it. This gambit successfully tricks everyone into incorrectly voting Iroha as the killer, setting them all up to be executed by Monocrow for it.
- Kick the Dog: After Nikei's gun explodes and turns him into a whimpering mess, Mikado wastes no time in mocking him and saying how pathetic it was for him to try and ruin his plans.
- Nice Hat: He wears a top hat to fit his magical theme.
- Nightmare Face: Pulls off quite a number of these when he has his darker moments.
- No Sense of Personal Space: Isn't afraid to get up close and personal when instilling fear among his subordinates.
- No Social Skills: Doesn't understand why people hate him for creating the killing game? Check. Is inappropriately friendly to the people he's trapped in said killing game? Check. Is surprised that the other Voids are mad at him for executing Hajime Makunochi? Check. No wonder he's so offended by everyone ditching him.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: His goofy and playful demeanor instantly vanishes when Teruya regains his memories after seeing a photo of his classmates, heavily hinting that someone is interfering with his agenda.
- Perpetual Expression: His mask can emote, but his face has a perpetual look of boredom.
- Playing with Fire: One of his preferred modes of attack.
- The Power of the Sun: Mikado's main symbol is a red sun and his attacks are fire-based.
- The Rival: To Teruya; he makes it a habit to annoy and torment him when given the opportunity.
- Supreme Chef: He's quite talented when it comes to cooking and even provides meals for the other students.
- Techno Wizard: As if the trope couldn't be more appropriate, Chapter 0 reveals that Mikado is actually a talented programmer who helped create the virtual world.
- Teleportation: He has the ability to appear and disappear in a flash. Iroha lampshades how everyone has gotten used to this trick to the point that it doesn't surprise them.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He enjoys barbecue.
- Token Evil Teammate: In Chapter 4, Nikei reveals that Void was never a terrorist group like its reputation makes it out to be. It only became that way when Mikado took over as leader and instilled a new agenda of evil for the others to follow.
- Troll: He likes to mess around with the others when given the opportunity. He also seems to make Teruya a frequent target as of Chapter 2.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Seems to be his reaction towards Iroha, and by extension Yuki, when the Chapter 5 trial comes to an abrupt close.
Voiced by: Kenji Nojima (Voice clips taken from Shiki Tohno), SeannyBravo
Believing that the best way to communicate with the world is through pen and paper, he gained the title of Ultimate Journalist for his uncanny ability to gather information. He lives by the motto that the pen is mightier than the sword, and he values his more than anything. He tends to be oblivious to his surroundings when on the hunt for a scoop, but, despite his eccentricities, hes a typical high school student who loves to talk.
He is revealed to be a member of Void. He tries to set Yuki Maeda up as the blackened who killed Shinji Kasai, but fails due to Sora's interference and Shinji's suicide. After the 4th trial, he attempts a mass shooting of the surviving students, but is stopped short due to a jammed gun. He is punished by Monocrow for breaking a sudden new rule that forbids members of Void from betraying each other, effectively dying as the culprit of Chapter 4.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Even after Nikei tried to kill everyone in a last-ditch effort, you can't help but feel sorry for the guy after he turns into a sobbing mess when he brutally loses his hand. It's also a grim reminder on how Mikado really did take everything away from him.
- All Men Are Perverts: He enjoys making perverted questions during interviews as a way of making them more interesting. His first question to Sora during his FTE was what her cup size is.
- An Arm and a Leg: Due to a jammed gun, Nikei lost his right hand, which also contributed to his death.
- And I Must Scream: In the Void Theater segment, Nikei has taken the form of his left hand and can only communicate via pen and notepad.
- Batman Gambit: His involvement in the complex fourth murder case was in order to make Yuki a killer so he could be executed which in turn would ruin everything Mikado was trying to achieve with his agenda.
- Competition Freak: Nikei is stated to strongly hate losing and will hold a grudge against anyone who is better than him at anything.
- Control Freak: The Chapter 5 Void Theater segment reveals that this was his real personality as the group's original leader.
- The Cynic: He isn't one to trust easily and always looks at the glass half empty.
- Damn You, Muscle Memory!: During his execution, he attempts to escape the Monocrows chasing him by jumping to a helicopter, but makes the mistake of trying to grab the ladder with the hand that he had just lost moments ago, causing him to fall to his death.
- False Friend: The Void Theater segment of Chapter 5 reveals that Nikei never saw the other members as actual friends, but as inferiors for him to boss around. Hajime and Emma admit that they actually knew about this from the beginning, much to his shock.
- Hand Tropes: Pretty much applies to him in Void Theater.
- Flipping the Bird: Hilariously, one of his Void Theater sprites is this.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: In Chapter 4, Nikei reveals himself as a member of Void to the other students and asks for their forgiveness along with the chance to work with them. But later on, he admits that he was manipulating everyone along with Teruya in order to have them turn against each other. At the end of the trial, after his Batman Gambit fails, he tries to kill everyone in the hopes of ruining Mikado's agenda. However, the gun he wields ends up exploding in his hand and Nikei is shortly executed for betraying Void.
- Iconic Item: Is always shown with his pen and notepad.
- Intrepid Reporter: Nikei didn't get the title of Ultimate Journalist by waiting for stories to come to him.
- It's All About Me: During the Void Theater segment, Nikei openly confesses that he was just using the other Void members to achieve his own goals, seeing them as nothing but subordinates.
- Jerkass: This part of his personality really shows during the moments before his execution, as well as during the Void Theater segments afterward.
- Keet: In the first chapter, he was always in an eager mood and was willing to make a story out of just about anything.
- Large Ham: His English Dub intro video gives us a solid idea on how hammy he can be.
- Meaningful Name: His surname is a reference to Yomiuri, a Japanese national daily newspaper founded in 1874. The term also means "reading by selling", a phrase connected to his talent as the Ultimate Journalist.
- Nice Hat: Wears a fedora to match his reporter attire.
- Not So Different: To Mikado. When he reunites with Hajime and Emma in the Void Theater segment, Nikei reveals that he considered himself to be more superior than the other members and how they were just tools for him to use for his agenda, much like the evil wizard.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Covers the left side of his face.
- Playing Both Sides: The end of the fourth trial reveals that Nikei was manipulating both Teruya and the main group in order to have them turn on each other as part of his master plan of taking revenge on Mikado.
- Say My Name: Just before his execution, towards Mikado.
- The Spock: As a reporter, Nikei claims that it's important to have a certain level of doubt so that the facts of a given story or relationship are true and won't backfire on you in any way possible.
- The Star Scream: While he is a Void member, Nikei admits that he doesn't like how Mikado is running their organization and has been secretly plotting to betray the wizard.
- Tragic Villain: According to him, Void's original purpose was to search for a single person, most likely Utsuro, and he was actually their leader. That is, until Mikado intervened.
- Tsundere: Apparently to the other members of Void post-death, as he seemingly starts crying when confronted with their true views of him as a friend, only to angrily deny it.
- Workaholic: His Free time Events reveal that he doesn't have a personal life or any hobbies outside of his work.
Former Ultimate Merchant
Voiced by: Hisafumi Oda (Voice clips taken from Pannacotta Fugo), NuzikVA
A mysterious man who introduced himself as the financial officer of the Kisaragi Foundation. In the past, he was a student at Hopes Peak Academy and was called the Ultimate Merchant. The other students have trouble trusting him because of the strange things he says.
For all the tropes that pertains to him from the previous Killing Game will be found here.
He is the victim of Chapter 5 where he ends up poisoned by Mikado.
- Accidental Pervert: When trying to talk with our Amnesiac Hero Sora in private, both she and Yoruko accuse him of hitting on her.
- In the second trial, Iroha unintentionally calls him a pervert when she questions why someone would constantly check the props inventory on a daily basis. Teruya embarrassingly admits that it was him and she quickly apologizes for the insult.
- He gets called a pervert again by Yoruko when he wears a speedo to the pool in Chapter 3.
- Adorkable: Even as a grown man, Teruya still has his moments of goofiness.
- Ambiguously Brown: He's one of the few dark-skinned members of the cast.
- Ax-Crazy: He briefly falls into despair in Chapter 4 and holds Mikado and Syobai at gunpoint.
- Base-Breaking Character: In-Universe. His presence and lack of memories has made him a controversial figure among the group with many of them being unsure as to how trustworthy he really is.
- Bound and Gagged: He ends up like this when introduced to the students in Chapter 2, courtesy of Mikado.
- Celibate Hero: LINUJ states that Teruya has never dated anyone from his time at Hope's Peak to the present.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Surprisingly subverted. Compared to the gorey and creative deaths shown throughout the game, Teruya meets his end after unknowingly ingesting poison by Mikado. Although his body is a bit ruffled up, it's still perfectly intact when the survivors find him.
- The Determinator: Teruya still holds this trait even as an adult. He claims that 'not giving up' is an important trait to have in order to survive a killing game.
- Does Not Like Spam: Stated by the creator to dislike greasy food
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Teruya dies by food poisoning and there was, unfortunately, nothing he could do about it.
- Failure Hero: Teruya admits that he is this since he couldn't protect the students from the killing game and how he's practically useless without his partner.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: Before and after his memory loss, Teruya arrives in the hopes of helping the students escape the killing game. However, he becomes more cautious and distrusting of them after he remembers that they aren't official Hope's Peak Academy students as the school has yet to accept any new classes. And then he becomes outright hostile and aggressive towards them in Chapter 4.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Teruya intended his death to come off as this. He learns from Mikado that his body contains a fire wall code which has made it difficult for the Kisaragi Foundation to find their whereabouts. Wanting to screw over Mikado, Teruya decides to eat the food provided to him knowing that it's poisoned so that the others can be saved.
- Kid Hero All Grown-Up: Before he was a childish and carefree boy, now he is a full-grown man who takes it upon himself to protect the students.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: In chapter 2, he reveals that he could not remember the details of the previous Killing Game and that his last memory before formally meeting with the group is doing some work for the Kisaragi Foundation.
- Mr. Fanservice: Along with his handsome face, Teruya has a fairly muscular body that goes really well with a speedo.
- Nice Hat: It looks like a straw hat with aviator goggles.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: His friendly demeanor completely vanishes when he has Mikado at gunpoint in Chapter 4.
- Before that, he also breaks down in tears after seeing a library filled with golden statues of his former friends and classmates in Chapter 4.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: In-Universe. Teruya speaks with an accent when he gets worked up or overtly emotional.
- Replacement Goldfish: After announcing her decision to end helping the group in Chapter 2, Kokoro declares that Teruya will help them in her place.
- Super OCD: In the second island, Teruya frequently checked the inventory list for a dress-up/costume room making sure that everything was intact.
- Token Good Teammate: Invoked by Monocrow, as the mascot declares him to be the new assistant guidance teacher for the students while Mikado claims that his presence will help restore balance for the group. Probably no longer applicable after his Sanity Slippage in the fourth chapter.
- Tragic Keepsake: His goggles used to belong to Haruhiko Kobashikawa, a victim of the previous killing game Teruya and Rei participated in.
- Additionally, his blue scarf with the happy and sad pins once belonged to his father who is implied to have died during the events of the two games.
- Unwitting Pawn: In Chapter 6, we learn that Tsurugi sent him and Rei as a diversion so that Mikado wouldn't suspect a double agent in the game. This would result in Teruya becoming another casualty.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Becomes this in the fourth chapter, where he forcibly locks all the other students (sans Syobai) in the Tower of Babel to keep them from committing any more murders.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has spiky green hair.
Voiced by: Joji Nakata (Voice clips taken from Kirei Kotomine), PeeJ (current), Mahou (formerly)
Monocrow claims to be the supervising teacher on the Kibōgamine Gakuen field trip. He forces the students into taking part in a "field trip of mutual killing" and claims to hold dominion over the Isle of Nowhere.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Compared to the high-pitched, juvenile and fun-loving Monokuma, Monocrow has a calm and serious demeanor and only shows a few bursts of glee over the events of the killing game.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: As the acting teacher, Monocrow often expresses sadness that his students don't completely respect him.
- Even Evil Has Standards: If his reaction to Sora's anger at him for executing Nikei due to Mikado's newly implemented rule is any indication, even he had a problem for being forced to murder him, as it was a rule that no one was aware of until it was broken. The only reason why Monocrow executed him is that he is forced to enforce the rules.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Has a deep and suave tone of voice.
- Expy: Monocrow's dark persona and his love for the theatrics make him similar to Gundam Tanaka.
- In Chapter 6, he's revealed to be the Monomi/Usami of the game as he was initially created to oversee the protection of those participating in the virtual simulation. It's even outright stated that his role was based on the real life Usami.
- Feathered Fiend: He's modeled after a baby bird but he's the one running the killing game.
- LeitMotif: He's often accompanied by his theme music appropriately titled Mr. Monocrow's Lesson.
- Machine Monotone: During the 5th Chapter, Monocrow appears to have lost his dynamic personality and begins to act more robotic.
- Meaningful Name: Like Monokuma, Monocrow's name is a combination of the romanization of "monokurōmu", literally meaning "monochrome", a reference to his black-and-white color scheme, and "kurō", the transliteration of "crow". However, it could also be the shortened form of "monochrome" (monokurōmu).
- One Steve Limit: He's named after his father, Yuri Kagarin.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: Mikado decides to kill off the goofy bird which showcases how dark the situation has become.
Former Ultimate Professor
Voiced by: Rina Sato (Voice clips are taken from Ange Ushiromiya), Kenkoy
A mysterious woman who introduces herself as a member of the Kisaragi Foundation. Formally the Ultimate Professor, she now carries out a mission to find a certain person. She projects an aura of seriousness and professionalism that makes her seem cold, but she cares more about others than she lets on.
For all the tropes that pertain to her from the previous Killing Game will be found here.
- Celibate Hero: LINUJ's response regarding Rei's romantic past on PasteBin claims that Rei has never liked anyone she's met on a romantic level.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: In the first installment, Rei's hair was longer representing her younger self who was more self centered and arrogant. In the present, it's now shorter representing how she's more mature and cooperative as a field agent.
- Expy: She's pretty much Byakuya Togami if he were a red-headed woman. And just like Togami, she mellowed out between the two installments in that she's now more relaxed and willing to work with her fellow classmates/survivors.
- Girls with Guns: She carries one for protection.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: She's the most upset over Teruya's death and how he was an unnecessary casualty on Tsurugi's end. She also feels guilty that she had a code that protected her from Mikado but wasn't able to do the same for her partner.
- Meaningful Name: In Japanese, Rei's given name means "cold" or "cool", which may refer to her personality in general.
- She Is All Grown Up: She went from an arrogant, hot-headed girl to a mature and reliable woman.
- Spanner in the Works: While she was ejected from the virtual world, Rei has made multiple attempts to leave clues for Teruya and the survivors to find as a way to regain their memories.
- The Stoic: Is well composed when faced with dangerous situations.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: She survived the previous game, only to be burned without a trace by Mikado in the prologue. Though she is revealed to be still alive.
- What the Hell, Hero?: She calls out Tsurugi when she discovers that he used her and Teruya as a distraction in order to allow Syobai's role as a double agent to remain a secret. She's also furious that this resulted in Teruya becoming a casualty in the killing game.
Former Ultimate Police Officer
A mysterious man who is also a member of the Kisaragi Foundation as well as a survivor of the past Killing Game. Tsurugi appears at the end of Chapter 5 where he declares that he'll make his presence known regarding the recent Killing Game.
For all the tropes that pertain to him from the previous Killing Game will be found here.
- Base-Breaking Character: In-Universe. After the vents of the killing game, his actions have sparked controversy in the Kisaragi Foundation with everyone being at odds over whether his deeds were reasonable or uncalled for.
- Evil vs. Evil: Tsurugi is stated to have invoked this by hiring Syobai, a professional criminal who is revealed to have helped Mikado organize his killing game, into betraying him so they can stop the evil wizard.
- Handicapped Badass: He now uses a wheelchair and is one of the chief officers of the Foundation.
- Nice Hat: He wears a military hat which covers his right eye.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Kinjou delivers some well deserved bullets onto AI!Mikado after Sora and Syobai ensure that his plans have failed.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His right eye is blood red and he is a force to be reckoned with.
- Self-Made Orphan: He's killed his father for being a corrupt officer.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Tsurugi thinks of himself as this as he justifies his morally questionable actions (using Rei and Teruya as bait to distract Mikado, hiring Syobai to sabotage the killing game) as they're all for the greater good.
Alter Ego!Mikado Sannoji
The true mastermind of the Utsuroshima Island Killing Game. An artificial intelligence modeled after the real Mikado, he began to formulate his own schemes to resurrect Utsuro while organizing his killing game and committing multiple atrocities to do so.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Alter Ego!Mikado is responsible for the kidnapping and deaths of a majority of the Hopes of the Next Generation as well as organizing the assassination of his creators.
- Ax-Crazy: When the virtual simulation ends up crashing, the AI begins to behave erratically and shoots anyone that disturbs him with his fire power.
- Badass Cape: His foreboding cape now has a glitchy theme inside that's similar to Kaito's jacket.
- Big Bad: He's revealed to be the true mastermind of the fangame.
- Expy: Of Alter Ego Junko Enoshima. Right down to wanting to take over (one of) the survivors' bodies so he can escape into the real world.
- Grand Theft Me: His grand plan was to resurrect Utsuro in order to steal his Divine Luck and then go into the real world with Sora's body.
- Just for Pun: During their Terminate Talk Shoot event, Alter Ego!Mikado surrounds himself with his fire magic for protection. In other words, he created a fire wall.
- Laser-Guided Karma: In the fourth trial, Nikei loses his right hand due to his gun exploding to which Mikado mocks him for. After Sora reawakens from her Heroic BSoD, the Alter Ego would have his right hand injured thanks to Tsurugi shooting him.
- He's an AI that killed his own creators. He's ultimately defeated and his plans are ruined largely thanks to Sora, an AI he created.
- Nightmare Face: Pulls off quite a number of these.
- Playing with Fire: His go-to attack of choice.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Mikado's pupils are blood red and he is definitely an antagonist that you wouldn't want to mess with.
- Turned Against Their Masters: He hired Syobai to murder the real life Mikado and would later allow one of his Void members to kill Kokoro.
- Two-Faced: Mikado's right side is completely covered in rainbow glitches while his left side is normal albeit with some dark cracks.
- Villainous Breakdown: He starts to lose it when Sora claims to have transferred Utsuro's Divine Luck onto herself while Syobai backstabs him (again) by ensuring that Yuki's mind will be transferred to Sora's body. Everything going against his agenda is what drives the maniacal wizard over the edge.
A child reborn with Divine Luck. They are actually Yuki Maeda whose mind was uploaded into Sora's body after the events of the killing game. They have a mysterious nature and now wander the Earth.
- Ambiguous Gender Identity: They are the mind of the male Yuki Maeda inside Akane Taira's female body. It is unknown what gender they consider themself to be now.
- Born Lucky: They emerged from the killing game "reborn" with Utsuro's Divine Luck.
- Chaotic Good: Their main appearance involves saving Midori from Syobai's clutches. But they created an earthquake that destroys a city bridge.
- In the Hood: Wears a grey cloak that covers their whole body.
- The Quiet One: Did not speak a single word in their appearance.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: They have Sora's snow-white hair.