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Kikuchi Keitaro

Super High School Level Debunker

"It was all an act."

MEME


Cole Yuko

Super High School Level Sociologist

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"Ehehehe! I wonder what's going to happen next? It's going to be the same old thing of course. Murder, death, and violence!"
"How disgusting."

The secretive sociologist that was serene for most of the game, who is most of the time found to be smiling in every situation. This includes the deaths of his classmates.With a few giggles here and there, he's known to be quite a creepy individual throughout the game, harboring a few secrets that he hides behind a smile.


Hagane Nagashi

Super High School Level Pool Player

"Oh don't tell me this's th' start of some more time-wastin' bullshit."

An eccentric sportsman and the son of one of the country's most popular baseball players. Known to be very passionate about his talent and the inner mechanisms of the game in question. While he's friendly at first, time soon reveals his actual character as cantankerous, scurrilous, and cautious to hell and back.


Fuyuki Mori

Super High School Level Appraiser

(quote)

basically kaworu


Shun Minoru

Super High School Level Snake Charmer Con Artist

"Hell no thug lyfe is the lyfe for me."
"I didnt choose the thug lyfe."
"The thug lyfe chose me."
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okay ill type a thing later whoops

Tori Jones

Super High School Level Geneticist

(quote)

shsl GAY


Yuzuki Yoshida

Super High School Level Student

"I'm... not allowed to go with strangers."

SHSL NERD

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Daisuke Nakajima

Super High School Level Escapologist

"And yet, it is still a snake."

Jerkass Woobie is the only description you are getting right now. 'Tis all you need.


Minori Miyagi

Super High School Level Kodona Model

(quote)

rude and gay


Chokichi Kurosawa

Super High School Level Good Luck The Mastermind

"...The whole luck thing's a load of shit, really. I'm, eh, not actually a very lucky guy or anything."

The obligatory good-natured no-talent kid. A very chill and understanding guy, though sometimes a bit air-headed. He also happens to be the "Mastermind," despite not actually being in charge of the project. Most of his life is marked by a series of unfortunate events, and it ends with false hope and a bullet to the back.


  • Accidental Misnaming: Frogs are his favorite reptile.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Even though he is named the Mastermind, most of the other students aren't exactly ecstatic about executing him after hearing his reasons.
  • All for Nothing
  • Boxing Battler: According to his backstory, he was once a part of his previous school's boxing team. This finally comes out in his execution, where he's forced to "box" against a giant Monocobra.
  • Children Are Innocent: His own personal thoughts concerning the younger students, no matter how they act or what they do.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Like most of the other students, he's seen his fair share of pain. This is mostly in reference to the violent gang war, the betrayal of his so-called friends, and his experience in the 96th Hope's Peak class bloodbath.
  • False Friend: His boxing team captain. Strangely (or maybe sadly) enough, he still manages to hold the guy in a positive light.
  • Fearless Fool: That one time he jumped into the tank to rescue Rei's dead body. Y'know, the one with the shark in it?
  • Gayngster
  • High Hopes, Zero Talent: Unless you count throwing really hard punches a talent, he's actually kind of average.
  • I Coulda Been a Contender!: He enters Hope's Peak with a failing future and a dream to put it back on a good course. Maybe even do something people will remember him by. Too bad nobody will remember him now.
  • Simple-Minded Wisdom: On a few rare occasions, he has tried to cheer some of the other students up with a bit of hope-filled advice. Most of the time, he says it's advice from his boxing captain. Most of the time, it's actually his own thoughts.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: And he still is. If only he hadn't gotten involved with gang violence and expelled from his school.

Keiki Chiba

Super High School Level Game Maker

"WE ARE HAVING AN ADULT CONVERSATION!"

bumbumbumbum


Eren Ballard

Super High School Level Lifeguard

(quote)

you MEME


Ayumu ???

Super High School Level Physician

(quote)

and ur hot and then ur cold

ur yes and then ur no

ur in and ur out

ur up and ur down

literally u were up and then down


    Female Students 

Zinaida Volvakov

Super High School Level Foreign Representative Assassin

(quote)

russian boob lady


Aurora Jackson Landon

Super High School Level (????) Esper

"..Why doesn't it scare you?"

The somewhat polite girl with an unknown talent, she tends to keep information about herself to a minimum at first, letting them fall into her web of mysteries. As time goes on, her little web comes crashing down as more and more people find out the truth behind her lies.


  • Apologises a Lot
  • Ask A Stupid Question: She never was much help when it comes to important things.
  • Because You Were Nice To Me: After the fourth trial, she confided in Cole and told him about her talent as well as most of her background.
  • Being Good Sucks: Instead of using her talent to figure out the culprits, she tries to investigate like everyone else. This ends up making her blame herself for the innocent executions of Kikuchi and Daisuke as she was clearly capable of knowing who it was.
  • Conspicuous Gloves
  • Dark And Troubled Past: When she was young, her mother neglected her while her family turned their heads, but she and said siblings ended up drowning in a car accident. Her father reclaimed her after she was put into foster care, but forced her into a lifestyle of crime.
  • Dark Secret: Her talent.
  • Eyepatch of Power: She wears a black eyepatch over her left eye. Although she never showed anyone and never planned to, there is a large scar under it and it is bruised.
  • Faking Amnesia: She knew what her talent was through the entire game.
  • Gentle Giant: She is like six feet tall, though her high heeled boots probably add on an extra inch or two.
  • Hair Decorations
  • Hates Being Touched: From the beginning to around the middle or near-end of the game.
  • Idiot Hair
  • If We Survive This: She had high hopes of escaping the mutual killing for a majority of the game if not all of it, and said things like this on multiple occasions.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal
  • Never Be Hurt Again: One of the reasons she hid her talent was out of fear that she would be treated the same way others have treated her in the past. Though, this turned out to not be the case, as the people that did find out were pretty accepting of it.
  • Power Incontinence: She mentioned that whenever she first discovered her talent as a child, she had no control over it, leading her to thinking she was insane.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Saying Too Much: After getting worked up during a conversation, she let it slip to Shun that she had kept her talent a secret, thus forcing her to explain everything.
  • Self Made Orphan: Although she had claimed her father was murdered during the middle of the night, it turns out that she was the one who killed him instead.
  • Telepathy

Aika Akiyama

Super High School Level Paranormal Psychologist

(quote)

first mereder


Reinheld (Rei) Kwaadsteniet

Super High School Level Polyglot

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Kaiya Korei

Super High School Level Microbiologist

(quote)

'calm UR FUCKIG DESPAIR BONER DOWN'- Cole


Jun Kanagaki

Super High School Level Modder

(quote)

can she do the robot


Kei Fukui

Super High School Level Police Officer

(quote)

small cute police girl


Kisaki Tanji

Super High School Level Chess Player

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"I don't want to forget. Even all the bad things I've done. You all meant too much for that. You'll still be in my head somewhere. And I'll hold onto that. No matter what it takes."

The reticent chessmaster, known for snark, asymmetry, and topical ice-queeniness. Always doing things she shouldn't, and scared of almost everything, even if it doesn't show so often. Known to keep going for the greater good despite promises broken and friends lost, but when she snaps, pray you're not in the blast radius.


  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Initially.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: "I really do love you, you know. I should have said so sooner." Before Kikuchi gets himself executed in her place and it's revealed to the players, but not the living characters, that it was all an act anyway. Or was it. Who knows. Their last conversation before the mastermind trial, after he's already a ghost, is also chock-full of this..
  • Arc Words: Kikuchi gets "disappointed", Mori gets "honest", Shun gets the comparative mouthful "we're always doing things we shouldn't", and finally Hagane, just before the mastermind trial, gets "exist".
  • Atonement Detective
  • Beneath Suspicion: So much so in trial 4 that even when she tried to confess to Mori he didn't believe her.
  • Bi The Way: In keeping with the rest of the cast. Though it doesn't come up much in the main plot, Tanji and Rei were girlfriends in pre-despair and Tanji's first kiss was with a girl.
  • Break The Cutie: She has been through a lot of shit. This is most apparent after she accidentally kills Hagane and goes completely catatonic.
  • Chess Motifs: Has a bad habit of slipping into these. "People aren't pawns," most notably, and last thoughts concerning Chokichi: "Who faults the king for being the killswitch. Maybe he doesn't want to be a part of this game either".
  • Crazy People Play Chess/Smart People Play Chess
  • Damsel In Distress: Violence is scary and this happens way more often than she'd like to admit.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Despair Event Horizon: "Oh, they'll just remain dead." She'd been hovering at the edge for a long time but at least she'd had a tiny sliver of hope left. After that nothing mattered and she started proving it almost immediately.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her hair, obviously. (She cut it herself and was interrupted halfway through. Either way she decided she liked the outcome.)
  • First Kiss: She and Kikuchi had 'macks for science', and she and Shun had...kissing as a defensive maneuver.
  • Forced To Watch: Friends dying in front of her, more-than-friends being executed in front of her...well, the despair was intended.
  • Forgets To Eat: Well, forgets...purposely avoids...after Rei died, who seemed worried about that sort of thing, she got better at it. Eh, not really. When Rei comes back for her own ghostly convo this is the first thing she asks about, too.
  • Hates Being Touched: Keiki pushed this button accidentally and she went blue-screen-of-death and avoided being near him until he died. Shun did it on purpose, because he's Shun. Averted with Kikuchi.
  • Her Heart Will Go On: She cared far more than she should have.
  • Heroic BSOD: After the events of trial 3...everything about chapter 4...and the murder of chapter 5.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: By the final chapter she agrees that she and Shun are alike, down to the 'no redeeming qualities'. Everyone else's transgressions are more easily forgiven and forgotten than her own.
  • Human Shield
  • I Didn't Mean To Kill Him: Well, that's true, it was completely unintended on her part, but according to Monocobra, getting pushed into someone means you're responsible for the fall damage.
  • I Want My Beloved To Be Happy: Happiness was kind of a theme for her and Kikuchi; her confession ended with "and I like seeing you happy. So if I'm messing with that I could go," serotonin over oxytocin, and giving up confessing at the trial when he said it would be better this way. Even though it was all entirely one-sided. Maybe?
  • One-Woman Wail: At Rei's, Kikuchi's, and Mori's deaths she proves herself surprisingly capable of tears, only to dust herself off afterwards and blearily act like nothing happened.
  • Out Of Character Moment: Known for breaking the fourth wall constantly. Also concerns her one departure from being incapable of violence, when she blinds Shun after the fourth trial. She very much regretted it.
  • Paralyzing Fear of Sexuality/Post-Kiss Catatonia: Don't surprise kiss her. Just don't do it.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: Fits best with Eren and Kikuchi, who she actually had conversations with when she knew they were going to die.
  • Pyromaniac
  • Shrinking Violet: Regardless of the snark and stoicism this happens a lot, and she's especially wary/nervous of people who have pushed her buttons before.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: From Shun over the subject of a very important and ultimately useless cleaver.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Well, if combat has to be involved at all. With Shun and to a lesser extent Cole.
  • Suicidal Pacifism: "Tanji is so scared of violence that she would be physically incapable of defending herself from a murder attempt." This is put to the test in chapter 4 with the final result of Hagane dying trying to save her. She can't be called an actual pacifist, though, thanks to a total temporary psychotic break afterwards.
  • Survivor Guilt: Every friend she ever made in here is dead, and some of them can reasonably be considered her fault.
  • Talking to the Dead: Call it a bad habit. Eventually she actually gets a response.
  • The Atoner: To be fair, she has a lot of shit to feel guilty about.
  • Handy Helper After the dust and guilt settles she ends up chaperoning the blind dude through a trial and a field trip. Chaperoning meaning 'leading him around by the hand in the most stoic of manners.' Apparently he was actually cool with that because he lets her keep doing it even when he gets a bit of his sight back.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The rook and serotonin pendants she got from Kikuchi.
  • Was It All A Lie?: Yes. Wait. Maybe?
  • Weapon of Choice: A certain lighter, because fire is the exception to the rule.
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: Outside of sarcasm she does in fact appear to be and strive to be unerringly honest. This includes immediately owning up to Mori about killing Hagane and kissing Shun. The problem is getting people to believe her.
  • Worth Living For: Had been planning on dropping all involvement in the mastermind trial and hopefully allowing them all to die. Ghostly visitations from Hagane and Kikuchi changed her mind.
  • You Remind Me of X: Tanji's initial distrust of Shun was because he reminded her of her rapist. And she was entirely right to think so.
  • Your Worst Nightmare: During the nightmare motive, the only things she sees are things that have already happened, no exaggeration: her father and her friends dying in gruesome ways, and her sexual assault by a friend when she was in public school.

Aimi Yumetoki

Super High School Level Oneirologist

(quote)

same goes to this oneliterally up and then down


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Kozue Hamasaki

Super High School Level Cryptozoologist

(quote)

rest in hecking pieces—-

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