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What happens when you put sixteen super high school level students in the same mall and force them to kill? You get Despair Mart! A sequel roleplay, Super Despair Mart 2, is currently in the works, with the cast announced on November 16th. You can find it here


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    Despair Mart 
  • Aborted Arc: Krypt's Laser shooting cybernetic arm.
    • Subverted - The mastermind was killed with everyone's laser shooting cybernetic arms.
  • Adorkable: Yasuho anytime she is with Daiki.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Krypt gets his arm broken then lopped of by Monobear.
  • Big Eater: Dale.
  • The Big Guy: Dale, Umada and Daiki all fit the bill.
  • Blackmail: Krypt to Yaso.
    • Fukui was also implied to have been blackmailed with still having the Monopox.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Daiki
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Dale and Umada.
  • Break Them by Talking: Monobear does this a lot to the students. Special shoutout goes to Krypt.
  • Brainy Brunette: Yasuho.
  • Character Development: Alistair goes from a recluse who is sheltered in his video games to a hopeful young man and then becomes a psychopath willing to do anything to escape the mall.
    • Krypt. Just Krypt altogether.
  • Chekhov's Gift: The EMP Bomb. Yasuho recieved it from the Mono Mono machine. Alistair later has a breakdown and pulls it out, using it as a bluff. Luckily it was a dud.
  • The Chosen Many: The sixteen Super High School Level students were invited to the mall using a gift card.
  • The Chosen One: Yaso, out of all people.
  • Creepy Cute: Chi fits this quite well.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Lily.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Yasuho, Umada and Dale can get pretty snarky when the time is right.
  • Dropped Glasses: Alistair seems to have lost his glasses in future chapters.
  • Dumb Muscle: Daiki and Dale don't have a lot going on upstairs.
  • Downer Ending: The end of Chapter Five kills Yasuki and Lily, Alistair escapes the mall and Yaso is abducted by a stranger.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Umada, when he was infected by the Mono Virus.
  • Eye Glasses: Alistair, Raspberry, and Yasuho.
  • Eye Scream: Daiki after Monobear steals Lily's makeup brush and throws it into her eye.
  • Fake Memories: Every character except for Yaso has a made-up life.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: What Lily, Alistair, Yasuho and Yaso eventually become.
  • Flippant Forgiveness: Everyone, except Yaso, when it comes to Krypt.
  • Foreshadowing: Lily's comment about blood always being pink. Turns out they're all androids and what they have in them is some colored liquid.
    • If you really want to look more closely, Lily's initial body makeup is of metal, making her look like a robot of some sort. It was later revealed that everyone, sans Yaso, are androids.
  • For Want of a Nail: Alistair. Every time he speaks up he seems to guess the plans the group leader has. Numerous times the story has changed paths because of him.
  • Geisha: Mio takes this trope, being the SHSL Geisha.
  • Genius Bruiser: Umada.
  • Genre Savvy: Alistair isn't called the media junkie for nothing.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Dale. Yasuho becomes this after becoming Yasuki.
  • Hairof Gold Heartof Gold: Alistair, initially.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Krypt.
  • The Hero: Alistair himself falls into this role as the story progresses which makes it all the more surprising when he ends up being the culprit at the end of chapter five.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Lily actually believes she's nothing more than that auxiliary shopper, despite her niceness towards everyone. This is highly evident in the Fifth Chapter, where she was being pointed as the culprit. She voted for herself, even if she wasn't the actual culprit, simply because all the evidence pointed to her.
  • Idiot Hair: Lily and Saikua are the only two to have the ahoges in this roleplay.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: After everyone finds out Saikua has a multiple personality disorder, everyone avoids her even more. she also feels this way after she becomes an AI, when others still avoid her.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Krypt before his heel face turn.
    • This trope is usually what Saikua mumbles everyday.
  • Important Hair Accessory: Yasuho always keeps her hair in a bun. But in Chapter 3, she lets it down and becomes Yasuki.
  • Jerkass: Chrome, Dale, Umada and Yasuho.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: Yasuho becomes this after transforming into Yasuki.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Numerous Free Time events have this happening to a lot of students.
    • Especially this when Dale kisses Lily.
      • Basically any kiss Dale has with someone.
  • Lights Off, Somebody Dies: When the lights turned off during chapter 3, Saikua was killed.
    • Even in chapter 4 Mio was killed when the lights flipped off.
    • A common theme in the game. Chances are when the lights go out, someone's gonna get killed.
  • Limited Wardrobe: With the exception of Krypt, who changes outfits every day, everyone suffers from this.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Saikua puts every other insane love story to shame.
    • Yasuki is what formed out of Yasuho's love for Daiki, and the boxer's death made Yasuho a bit.... crazy.
  • Manly Gay: Umada.
  • Mauve Shirt: Fukui.
  • Meganekko: Yasuho.
  • Missing Time: Like most Dangan Ronpa fan creations, the characters remember nothing about how they got to the mall prior to waking up. This means they've forgotten about the friendships and rivalries they made prior to being locked within the mall.
  • Mind over Matter: Chrome is from a minor telekinetic group. He committed murder by crushing Umada's windpipe through telekinesis.
  • The Mole: Fukui was the traitor and had been working for Monobear.
  • Morton's Fork: In the class trials, the students either choose the right culprit and see them die, or choose the wrong culprit and die themselves. They eventually do choose the wrong culprit during Chapter 5, allowing Alistair to escape the mall.
  • Nature Hero: As the SHSL Survivalist, Kevin about embodies this trope.
  • Never Found the Body: Happened in Chapter 3. It was speculated to be either Fukui's or Raspberry's corpse.
    • Later confirmed to be Fukui's body.
  • Nice Girl: Lily.
  • One-Shot Character: Kevin. Kazuko too.
  • Only Mostly Dead: The dead kids become AI programs. Later revealed to be their backup programming once Yaso finds out everyone but him were robots.
  • Opposites Attract: Yasuho and Daiki. Alistair and Umada. Dale and Chi as well
  • Outrun the Fireball Yaso did this, technically
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Chrome has bangs to further show his being anti-social.
  • Power Trio: Alistair, Daiki, and Umada. Though things went downhill after Umada was killed.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Yasuho in the beginning and before Letting Her Hair Down.
    • Mio, to a lesser extent.
  • Protagonist Journey to Villain: Alistair qualified a perfect protagonist until he committed murder in chapter 5.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Raspberry hasn't made any appearance since the start, but she's considered as one of the sixteen students trapped in the mall.
  • Robotic Reveal: Everyone except Yaso, Kazuko, and the Mastermind are robots. They never even knew.
  • Sanity Slippage: Saikua is this trope embodied. Krypt too.
    • Not to mention Alistair and his breakdown in Macy's.
  • Shout-Out: Alistair seems to do this a lot. Especially when he talks about the game that has Monobear in it.
  • Sixth Ranger: Lily, Krypt and Dale and Rose.
    • And Kazuko too.
  • The Smart Guy: Yasuho, Alistair and Umada.
  • Squishy Wizard: Sure, Chrome can lift objects using telekinesis, but that's literally all he can do aside from study.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Saikua, and not in the cute way.
  • Stepford Smiler: Chi of all people.
  • Straight Gay: Daiki, Yasuho and Alistair.
  • Teen Idol: Saikua takes on this trope as SHSL Triple Threat, known for singing, acting, and dancing. (Basically she's a normal Japanese Idol.)
  • Ten Little Murder Victims
  • Token Human: Yaso, although no one knows this.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Yasuho after fusing with Daiki.
  • Took A Level In Jerk Ass: The Monobear in this roleplay is much more malicious than his anime counterpart.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Smoothies for Mio.
  • Twist Ending: The shoppers are all robots and Yaso is the only human. They have to make a choice between repeating the cycle and letting Yaso go, or killing the mastermind and having everyone trapped there forever. Everyone argues until they decide to let Yaso choose. A bright light flashes throughout the mall... And then they wake up, having only the memory of their name and a talent of theirs. They have no idea as to how they got there, but one thing's for certain...whatever happened...isn't good.
    • This is actually the bad ending, but the group leader tried to play it off.
  • Victim of the Week
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: The shoppers form the oddest friendships with each other:
    • Dale and Chi.
    • Alistair and Umada.
    • Yasuho and Daiki
    • Krypt and Monobear.
    • Dale and Yaso.
    • Fukui and Kevin.
    • Umada and Daiki.
  • Wake Up Make Up: Lily's body makeup only gets messed up when she cries. Even then the makeup on her face doesn't get messed up.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter Three BEGINS with Monobear introducing a new punishment system and Dale LOSING A FOOT.
    • Also Chapter Five. Alistair has gotten away with murder, everyone else is about to be executed, and no one knows who the mastermind really is. Then Yaso is saved by the seventeenth shopper and we find out that not only is everyone but Yaso an android, but that this game has been played two times before. Then Yaso is given a glimpse of the outside and sees a city in ruins and Alistair get shot in the head. Talk about an info dump.
  • Wham Line: Kazuko, to Yaso: "I'll just revive them later."
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Rose (white), Raspberry (pink), and Umada (red and brown).
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    Super Despair Mart 2 
  • An Arm and a Leg: Momoko, for not being in her room at night. This is what distracts the characters during Nahara's murder.
  • Artificial Limbs: Lucas
  • Back from the Dead: All the characters come back as computers.
    • Amelia and Rose (from despairmart 1) become a single entity.
    • Chisato becomes a cat.
  • Berserk Button: Do not mess with Chisato's cats.
  • Black Blood: It's a Dangan Ronpa roleplay, of course the blood will be pink. At the start, Monobear makes the students take pills to turn their blood pink because he "doesn't want a gore fest".
  • Crazy Cat Lady: SHSL Cat Whisperer Chisato Yu. To be fair, she's not very crazy but the cat part definitely applies.
  • Deus Exit Machina: Kyle always seems to mysteriously disappear before the trials. Turns out he gets headaches and passes out.
  • Genki Girl: Momoko.
  • Impromptu Tracheotomy: Nahara. With a pencil.
  • Improvised Weapon: Nahara's pencil. Subverted slightly, since the main reason he was stabbed with it was because Barbara needed to meet the blood count.
  • Kick the Dog: Monobear when he kills one of Chisato's cats.
  • Lights Off, Somebody Dies: Chapter 1 in which the lights going out for night time allows Barbara to go into Nahara's room, kill him and return to the girl's dormitory while Monobear was occupied with Momoko.
  • Lottery of Doom: Monobear uses the Monomachine to decide who is the murder target of the week.
  • Meido: Daisuke
  • Mythology Gag: Akira and Ryo are respectively played by Yasuho and Daiki from Despair Mart, and again the energetic girl in the relationship gets poisoned.
  • No Indoor Voice: Akira.
  • Nominal Hero: All the shoppers take on this trope.
    • In Chapter 6, Aiko becomes a Classical Anti-Hero and helps out Yaso, even though she's been upset for so long.
  • One Last Smoke: Or, more accurately, one last song. Valentine tries to sing Dakota before he dies. A few of the other characters join in, but he's dragged off and executed before he can finish.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Kyo never appears. He is said to have died during chapter 3's Hunger Games.
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: How Akira is murdered.
  • The Medic: Ryo normally ends up in this role.
  • The Pollyanna: Momoko has shades of this. She gets over losing a hand remarkably quick, and apparently keeps her old hand with her, cheerfully offering to show it.
  • The Reveal: Amelia is a SHSL Assassin.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Takuma and Momoko.
  • Took a Level in Badass: All the the previous dm shoppers come back as androids and save the human shoppers.
    • Saikua, another previous shopper, who was the Stalker with a Crush, ended up becoming the girl who kills Sayaka Kanime with one blow of a cannon.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Monobear, of all people, is incredibly ruthless compared to the character in the original games. Whilst in the games (especially the first) Monobear's motives focus on exploiting people's weaknesses and insecurities, his methods in this roleplay include holding toddlers hostage, threatening to kill all of the students if a murder doesn't happen within a specific time limit and throwing them into a ruthless arena in a Hunger Games-style survival test.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Everyone to Amelia when she tries to intimidate Daisuke into stripping during the second trial. While Amelia's only intention was to solve the case, this causes the other characters to turn against her and vote for her to go in the Monoprison.
  • World of Pun: Puns. Puns everywhere, normally OOC.
    • Foot puns after Valentine is shot in the foot.
    • A lot of this after Val and Barbara's execution, including "Even in death I'm smoking hot", "I lava me some good tunes" and "Val: Disco Inferno.
    • The multitude of hand puns relating to Momoko's lost hand.
    • I guess you could say that Lucas' execution was pretty... sharp.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Monobear's first motive involves holding toddlers hostage. He releases them though, as is revealed after Barbara kills Nahara to protect them.
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