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Hajime Hinata

Super High School Level ???

Our Protagonist who can't remember what his talent is.

  • Supporting Protagonist: He may be the narrator but the story is more about Togami's choices and actions. Though seeing the latter's Face–Heel Turn who knows how this will really turn out.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Almost every time Hinata trusts someone here it goes pretty badly. Komaeda seemed like a nice guy before he is found dead after trying to kill someone who was most likely Hinata himself. Pekoyama's a stoic but reliable friend except she is also a Yakuza's hitman who tried to convince Kuzuryuu to kill Koizumi over a crime she didn't remember committing. Sonia's a sweet girl who wants to help keep everyone safe and kills Pekoyama by locking her in her cabin and setting it on fire, burning her alive, and still thought the others would understand. Souda's a close enough friend who is so unbalanced by Sonia's actions even Hinata has issues helping him until after he comes down with an illness that makes him act like a twisted version of Sonia. Nidai was a good supporter who has been brutally murdered as a display of power. Nanami's always there to lend a hand or ear accordingly but she's the traitor. But hey at least he has Togami right? Not only were they never able to come clean about who they are as themselves they have become the greatest threat by far on the island. Hinata's life here sucks and frankly considering he is Izuru he shouldn't be trusted either.

Nagito Komaeda

Super High School Level Good Luck

The first student to try getting close to Hinata and the first victim.

  • Adaptational Villainy: Since his motiveless murder attempt goes awry again in a fashion that doesn't allow him to present or defend his case (not that he has much) he comes off a lot darker this time. His Komaeda theaters make this odd in that while things like the Lucky Number Codes do show he is trying to warn Hinata (or the viewer) of future events he also made a point out of mocking Kazuichi as he thought the boy was dying until Kazuichi woke up.
  • Asshole Victim: He tried to commit a murder with very little prompting from Monokuma and no actual motive. Hard to deny he didn't deserve what he got, especially considering what he did in canon.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: As the first victim in a story that only covers the party, since everything prior to it is seen in the game itself, he gets the least amount of screen time by design. Except he doesn't. He seems to be Barred from the Afterlife or something like it leaving him a "ghost" who hosts little "Komaeda Theaters" while Hinata sleeps, states he can't go to where Teruteru is, and is semi-present to Kazuichi during Mikan's attempt on the mechanic's life.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: His motives appear much darker this time since they are explained post mortem. His Komaeda theaters only make him more ambiguous.

Byakuya Togami

Super High School Level Heir

The leader of the students, trying to guide everyone to avoid becoming victim to Monokuma's killing game.

  • Ascended Extra: Since they have been Spared by the Adaptation they are currently acting as out protagonist while Hinata is our narrator.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: They may try to present themselves as aloof but it is clear to most students they aren't as cold as they appear. This is because they aren't the real Togami but the Super High School Level Impostor posing as him.
  • Walking Spoiler: They are an... odd case of this at present.

Ibuki Mioda

Super High School Level Light Music Club Member

Very loud and energetic girl trying to keep things as upbeat as she can.

  • Ascended Extra: She has a lot more prominence in this story than the canon one. Her surviving chapter three and having a more emotional character arc here also helps.
  • Ship Tease: She has quite a lot of it with Byakuya which is only increased when she comes to terms with her crush on him.

Chiaki Nanami

Super High School Level Gamer

A girl who often sleeps at odd intervals but is adamant about helping stop Monokuma's game.

  • Foreshadowing: There is a lot of it surrounding her being an AI made by Chihiro, making her the "traitor" such as:
    • Her despair fever symptoms
    • Byakuya's aborted panic induced murder attempt on her life
    • The talks she has with Monomi
    • Knowing both the Super High School Level Impostor's identity and the real Togami
  • Tongue-Tied: After the other students discover she is the traitor, she is physically unable to answer any questions about the Future Foundation.
  • Walking Spoiler: Like Byakuya, if you haven't finished Super Danganronpa 2, she may spoil some reveals for you.

Gundam Tanaka

Super High School Level Animal Breeder

An odd boy who speaks as though he is an evil overlord and is rarely seen without his four pet hamsters.

  • Determinator: When faced with what looked like a hopeless situation in the wake of the death of one of his "friends" he still tried standing up against the Big Bad on his own. Becomes a Visual Pun when it turns out that as a robot he is still trying to resist the Impostor's control, to the point they are seen beating him as he does nothing as punishment for this.
  • Irony: He likes talking as he doesn't care about others, and act like he's an evil overlord type when he is normally a very considerate person as shown by trying to make a Heroic Sacrifice to protect his other students despite having troubles connecting with them. But now that he's Come Back Wrong he may genuinely be as dark as he wanted to be before judging by how he attacked those he tried to "save".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may not make it clear often but he does grow to care about his fellow students. Gold enough to the point he stayed behind to try and keep the Impostor from going after the others (and his four dark devas) despite both seeing how they killed Nidai and the fact that the fall out from the second trial had made him connecting to the other students even harder.
  • Visual Pun: The boy named Gundam is made into a robot like Mechamaru was in the original game.

Kazuichi Souda

Super High School Level Mechanic

Hinata's self proclaimed best friend who is terrified by the situation but is trying to make the best of it.

  • Bad Liar: Souda proves he's just as bad at lying as he is Canonically (not to mention as bad as Saionji was in canon) when he tries to deny having anything to do with the Shrine to Sonia-san. His Day in the Limelight even shows he isn't even good at lying to himself since he clearly thought Koizumi would be more understanding of his actions because Sonia killed in order to protect her from Pekoyama and Kuzuryuu. Seeing how he is trying to deny Sonia actually being the killer at all this contradiction is rather telling.
  • Trauma Conga Line: In addition to the obvious situation first he learns his crush commits a murder, then his denial long after the fact causes a rift between him and the others, then when he starts showing signs of recovery he catches Despair fever and makes things worse, he is nearly murdered while stuck in this state, his friends only barely manage to save his life in time for him to be present at Mikan's trial with no clue what happened while he was ill, the person most responsible for saving his life also turns out to be one of the ones to put it in danger for reasons that aren't gone into, and then he and the others are all stranded in the ocean when his injuries prevent him from even trying to swim to shore like the others can. In short this boy can not catch a break.

Teruteru Hanamura

Super High School Level Cook

A perverted and portly teen who excels at all things food related.

  • Hope Spot: While we know he committed the crime this time around too, the story makes it clear Togami's survival will shift things, so when Byakuya offers to take his place, he really hopes Monokuma will accept it. He doesn't.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Since the story doesn't cover the introduction and the first chapter from before the party there isn't too much to say about him that isn't covered on his [[Characters/Danganronpa 2 - Male Students original character page]].

Nekomaru Nidai

Super High School Level Coach

A forceful but good hearted teen who takes Akane under his wing on the island.

Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu

Super High School Level Gangster

An aloof boy who doesn't seem to care much for the rules Byakuya makes to protect everyone.

  • Be as Unhelpful as Possible: During trial two, since he claims to know who did it but won't share before it officially begins. Not to mention the fact he is wrong about the whole thing since he simply jumped to a conclusion instead of thinking things out.
  • Body Motifs: Done as a form of Call-Back. Every time Pekoyama dies he becomes crippled as a result. Just this time he lost his hands to the fire that killed her instead of his eye to her blade trying to keep herself alive.

Akane Owari

Super High School Level Gymnast

A very impulsive and powerful girl who enjoys eating and fighting but isn't too bright.

  • Big Eater: Enough to challenge Byakuya to an eating contest. That she won since it was speed-based.
  • Dumb Muscle: What she lacks in brains she makes up for reflexes, natural instinct, and brawn. Seeing how she is the last "muscle" type teen left standing, this is not a good combination.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: The Impostor killing Nidai certainly caused it. It doesn't end well for her.

Sonia Nevermind

Super High School Level Princess

Princess of Novoselic who despite Koizumi's encouragement just wants to spend her time here as a normal girl.

  • Adaptational Villainy: While she doesn't see it as "Villainy" per se, this Sonia definitely isn't as nice as her canon counterpart. Mostly because she's the second trial's murderer.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: She is one of the most upbeat people on the island at the very least. Horrifically subverted later on.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: She really wants to keep her friends safe during her time here but as a royal is well trained in this trope. Considering she doesn't trust Togami as a leader this proves to be a horrible combination to Pekoyama.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Her primary reason for rejecting Koizumi's requests to take the leadership role from Togami. And unlike her canon counterpart she never gets to really enjoy her time as one here.
  • The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: She slips into this role during the second trial, around the time it becomes apparent she and Tanaka are the last viable suspects.

Hiyoko Saionji

Super High School Level Classical Dancer

A rude bully who uses her cute looks to try and weasel out of trouble when it suits her but adores Koizumi.

  • Berserk Button: Seeing anyone show respect to a murderer seems to set her off, which comes to a head when she sees Souda made a shrine to Sonia, not unlike the one she made for Koizumi in canon and assaults him for it. Upsetting Koizumi is a lesser one which the previous event also pressed.
  • Lack of Empathy: Possibly even worse than her canon counterpart in this regard partially because she didn't lose Koizumi here so it took her longer to start trying to break that habit.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: While not a "hero" she certainly didn't think she was in the wrong when Koizumi finally gave her hell for the verbal (and sometimes physical) abuse she has done to her fellow students. Seeing how she was Mocking Souda for not being dead after he just got physically stable and speaking ill of the actually dead Mikan also quite the What an Idiot! moment on Saionji's part.

Mahiru Koizumi

Super High School Level Photographer

A serious and stubborn girl who doesn't approve of how Togami is trying to lead the group.

  • Commander Contrarian: Mahiru always finds things to nitpick about Togami's leadership and tries to either find someone to take his place or offers alternate plans that contradict his intentions.
  • Crush Blush: In Ibuki's Greatest Ambition during the girl only party and Koizumi disses most of the guys on the island through half-hearted compliments when she gets to Hinata and his "decent face" Ibuki makes note of the fact she is blushing and avoiding eye contact as she says it.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Yup another one. Starting with trial two were she learns during their missing two years she had a friend at Hope's Peak Academy who killed Fuyuhiko's little sister because the Yakuza's little princess was bullying the photographer, she hid evidence of this crime to defend said friend (who wound up dying anyway by Fuyuhiko's hands), her supposed friend Pekoyama wanted her dead because of this to save Fuyuhiko, her other friend Sonia killed Peko to prevent this even though safer alternatives were available, Fuyuhiko blamed Pekoyama's death on her anyway, and Saionji won't stop abusing those are her in yet another case of a misguided friend trying to "protect" her without listening to Koizumi's own thoughts on the matter. Her method of lashing out at Byakuya over her own feelings during this doesn't help either nor does the Impostor's betrayal.

Mikan Tsumiki

Super High School Level Health Committee Member

Very nervous individual who wants to help others any way she can. After Kuzuryuu is injured before the second trial she often helps take care of him and trying to get him from making his injury worse.

  • The Caretaker: Plays this role to Kuzuryuu to an extant after his hands are horribly burned and he is still reeling from Pekoyama's death. He doesn't want her support so this is hard for her to do effectively though.

Peko Pekoyama

Super High School Level Swordswoman

Very serious and stoic girl who is as reliable as her skills with a sword are.

  • Adaptational Villainy: While in the original game she never needed to be loyal to anyone aside from Kuzuryuu, in this fic, her allowing Kuzuryuu to play Twilight Syndrome is a direct betrayal of the trust Byakuya and Hinata put in her. Her later trying to play the Lady Macbeth to Kuzuryuu to try and convince him to graduate and having this scene be played to her intended victim Koizumi while the photographer made it clear she thought of the swordswoman as a friend only makes her seem worse.
  • The Un-Smile: According to Hinata when she tries while guarding the game cabinet.

    Teachers 

Monokuma

The Headmaster of Hope's Peak Academy

The one responsible for starting the Mutual Killing Game and mascot the Mastermind is using.

  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Makes it clear he sees the Impostor's sense of morality as "boring".
  • From a Certain Point of View: They can only operate by finding loopholes in Usami's original 4 rules that they are often only able to implement by focusing on how choose to define words. Obviously what Usami would see as "excessive violence" isn't the same as Monokuma's definition of the term.
  • Never My Fault: Played for laughs when Hinata's food was involved by teleporting into it and blaming it on Hinata and used more seriously as a part of the loophole above.

Usami/Monomi

The Class Teacher

The original teacher of this "school trip" who is trying and failing to save her students.

  • Let's Get Dangerous!: In the third trial she is a lot more panicked and serious, to the point of needing to be tied up and gagged by Monokuma until the "password" is said in order to keep her from "spoiling" anything. The fact the password is "Enoshima" is very telling and shows her panic is far from an overreaction in this case. When she is freed she tries to stand up against the new threat her students faced and when she is executed due to Mikan's death being a suicide she uses her dying words to try to convince the outside world to keep from pulling the plug on everyone here.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: According to the Impostor she willingly made a Deal with the Devil with them, tossing all of her human students under the bus to ensure Nanami wouldn't be hurt by them while she had the Despair Fever (which in turn directly lead to Souda being attacked) and also claimed she didn't even bother to hold up her end of this "bargain". While this might not sound so ridiculous at a glance as an AI made only to protect and help the humans put into her program as their "teacher" she has both no real reason to do this and shouldn't even have been capable of it in the first place, not to mention how she'd know the FF would be watching her throwing her duties away for someone who also prioritizes the safety of her friends over herself. While if this was all the result of her catching the Despair Fever from watching over Nanami or not is unclear for the time being it still makes it look like she Took a Level in Jerkass.
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Komaeda Theaters
In place of the Monokuma theaters the games themselves contains a being that appears to be Komaeda's spirit hosts his own spin on them while Hinata sleeps.

  • Dead Person Conversation: In a sense, though every time he does reach out to a student it is always simply him having a one-sided conversation with them.
  • Spirit Advisor: An ambiguous one in that it seems he is trying to help Hinata in his own way. As this is Komaeda we are talking about his meanings and motives are often unclear until after his vague forewarnings (or something that matches them) come to pass.

The Super High School Level Impostor
The person who has no identity of their own or gender who has been impersonating Byakuya Togami. Unlike the Byakuya section, this primarily covers their post-despair fever persona, though the spoiler tropes they show whenever their Byakuya mask drops can also be put here.

  • Adaptational Villainy: Since in the original game the Impostor died trying to protect their fellow students, their current position as the Big Bad shows a major case of this. Possibly played with since as a member of Super High School Level Despair, their villainy is assumedly identical to the sort of things they are currently doing, but as we never saw them in their Super High School Level Despair state before it still counts.
  • Ambiguous Gender: The Impostor is referred to with gender-neutral pronouns by the narration after Nanami sees through their disguise in private and after their reveal in the third trial. Them adopting a more Enoshima-like behavior pattern after this to contrast their male Togami Persona doesn't help.
  • Beneath the Mask: They are well aware their Togami persona is little like the original and it is partly because as a person they aren't as cold as he is. As time goes on bits of the mask keep slipping showing more of the real Impostor bit by bit but when it does fall off completely who we get isn't who they were shown to be at all anymore.
  • Big Bad: Since their strain of the despair fever caused them to regain their memories (just like Tsumiki's case did), they have returned to their Super High School Level Despair state and seemingly have taken the reins from Monokuma.
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