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Fanfic / Dangan Ronpa: Legacy of Despair

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Dangan Ronpa: Legacy of Despair is an ongoing fanfiction story by Magorgle based on the Danganronpa universe. It features a cast of 16 characters, trapped in the Kamakura History Museum, forced to participate in Monobear's Museum of Mutual Killing. Written in script format, the story is told through the eyes of Takito Narita, a kid was not accepted into Hope's Peak as a SHSL Student, or rich enough to attend the reserve course. He and the 15 SHSL students are now forced to play a kill or be killed game where only one can survive like in the original Visual Novel.

This Danganronpa fanfic contains examples of:

  • An Arm and a Leg: Monobear's motive in chapter 4. For everyday a murder does not occur, a student must sacrifice one of their fingers.
    • Pablo theorises that this is only the first stage of Monobear's attempts to start up the killing game once more.
    • Hitomi is the first student to cut off her own finger: one of her extra fingers to be exact
    • Wataru becomes the second. He tried tried to get around it by giving up one of his cyborg fingers but is refused by Monobear... until he gave up his entire hand.
  • A Pirate 400 Years Too Late: Benito plays the part of pirate very well, even calling himself a "Super High Seas Level Fisherman."
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: The first two culprits qualify. Akinori acts genial but timid until their accusation gets seriously underway, at which point they become bitter and self-righteous. Chiyo originally is bubbly and undeniably charming, but when accused they turn cold and condescending.
  • Break the Haughty: Nahoko when she is concluded to be the culprit of the third trial by a Takito. Her ego is taken apart so badly that when her Villainous Breakdown concludes and she was proven without a doubt to be the culprit, she is left completely shattered.
  • Broken Pedestal: Kibogaman is this to Wataru in chapter 2 when it is believed he was the one who killed Benito.
  • Captain Patriotic: Wataru Gensai takes any insult to Japan very personally.
  • The Casanova: Okita Sugitani as the SHSL Playboy.
  • Casanova Wannabe: It's heavily implied Okita is not as successful with womanizing as his title suggests.
  • The Chains of Commanding: Pablo begins to feel their strain in Chapter 3, even "confessing" to the murders that chapter in a spiritual sense because he felt his inability to lead caused the deaths.
  • Challenging the Chief: This starts to really take effect at the end of chapter 3. The students challenge Pablo and Tamaki when they both press for Nahoko's execution and are unapologetic afterwards
    • From Chapter 4 onwards Wataru shows his contempt for Pablo and to a lesser extent Tamaki's leadership. Wataru directly challenges Pablo's authority over who should lead the group
    Wataru: It doesn't take a genius to see you never should have been trusted to be leader in the first place, Pablo. Starting now, I am establishing myself as the new leader of the Hope's Peak Survivors.
  • Clear My Name: In the first trial, Takito becomes the prime suspect in the first murder. With only three or four people believing in his innocence, Takito has to clear his name and find the real murderer.
  • Death by Irony: Yasue dies of a bee allergy, which is really unfortunate given her talent.
  • Great Detective: Ikkaku, due to being a Kirigiri, is believed to be this.
    • Turns out that this trope is completely Averted. Not only is he not a detective, he was adopted into the Kirigiri family. Made even worse if you know his real title.
  • Implied Death Threat: Pablo is shown to have a nuclear watch connecting to his nation's arms, which he can activate at any time. He reluctantly uses this to threaten the other students to submit to his leadership.
    • Pablo doesn't exactly have complete control over his nation's arms via watch. After an altercation between Pablo and Wataru, Pablo is forced to reveal that the nuclear missiles will only launch if the watch signal can no longer detect his heartbeat.
  • Green Aesop: Chiyo is very invested in always acting to preserve Mother Earth, even going so far as never to wear make-up. She encourages the others to do the same.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Kotori. Not that Takito is incompetent, but Kotori contributes more than her share of helpful insights.
  • Nahako can be pretty cruel with her words, Satoko is needlessly arrogant, and Pablo was this closer to the beginning of the story, though he's softened a bit.
  • Kick the Dog: Taken to an extreme when one of the students murders Bertrand.
  • Leave No Witnesses: The reason for Yasue's death. They accidentally witnessed the murder of Itsumi and had to be silenced.
  • Madness Mantra: At the end of the third trial.
    Nahoko: Again... Again... Again... Again... Again... Again... Again Again Again Again Again Again AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN
  • Nukeem: Pablo possesses a watch that allows him to fire missiles on Hope's Peak. He uses this as a way to control the group.
  • Number Two: Tamaki appears to be this to Pablo. She matures into the Commander Contrarian variety during Chapter 3.
  • Obviously Evil: Compared to the first two culprits, Nahoko is this. She spends the entire story acting cruel and loudmouthed for no reason, where the first two culprits started out gentle and sweet.
  • Off with His Head!: How Chiyo meets her death.
  • Omniglot: Satoko Royama's Super High-school Level talent.
  • Only Sane Man: Takito as the most normal person in the group.
  • Perfectly Cromulent Word: "Sleepinated," coined by Hitomi during the second trial.
  • Pet the Dog: Monobear stated he will release all animals in the wild when there is a case of mass execution. He does however release the recently deceased Benito's parrot, Takara, after the second trial.
  • Plot Allergy: The assassin type, possessed by Yasue, who dies of it when exposed to bee venom.
  • Preacher Man: Akinori Kurokawa, the Super High-school Level Preacher, later turns out to be of the Sinister Minister variety.
  • Redheads Are Uncool: Akinori, the only character in the cast with red hair, acts pretty withdrawn from the others.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: Monobear stated that the reason he chose Takito was because he was a normal person to round out all the SHSL students.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Takito is wearing a tuxedo when he visited the school and has been since trapped in the museum.
  • Shout-Out: Tamaki Osu, SHSL hostess, is a reference to Tamaki Suoh, king of the Ouran Highschool Host Club.
  • Shrinking Violet: Ryouta.
  • Strictly Formula: So Far, all the murders in each chapter are lined more or less in sync with the canon Danganronpa franchise formula.
    • Chapter 1: One person was set up to seem like they would have an important role later in the story but was killed early like a heavily advertised individual we see in canon. In addition, a first attempt at murder does not kill the intended target.
    • Chapter 2: A murder occurs because of something tragic that happened in the murderer's past.
    • Chapter 3: A double murder with comic relief characters being killed and the murder being done for unsympathetic reasons. An element of bad luck also plays a part in the death of one of the students; killing to keep a witness silent.
  • The Unfavorite: Ikkaku Kirigiri who by his claim is the disgrace of the Kirigiri family.
  • Villainous Breakdown: The third culprit completely looses it when the finger is pointed at them.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Super High-school Level Superhero "Kibogaman," who is secretly one of the students, specifically revealed to be Ryouta Miki during the second trial. Kibogaman appears and tries to assault any student or object that causes somebody else even the slightest injury.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Ryouta seems to drop off the deep end after revealing himself as Kibogaman. This does not seem to persist after the trial, however.