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Let me be your stepping stone towards your hope.

(This page is best read in the voice of Megumi Ogata (Japanese) or Bryce Papenbrook (English) to get the full experience)

(As you reach this page you suddenly black out and collapse on the ground. When you wake, a young man in a green hoodie with white hair is standing over you)


Can you hear me...?

Are you okay? seem pretty out of it.

...Hey, are you listening?

Here, give me your hand. Lemme help you up.

(You are helped to your feet by this mysterious stranger).

Nice to meet you. I'm Nagito Komaeda.

Huh? You already know who I am. That's right. You're right. I'm from Hope's Peak Academy, Class 77-B. Er, that's the class I graduated with, not that there's 77 years at the academy. Just a little joke.

By any chance, are you from Hope's Peak Academy as well. What? You can't remember? You know you wanted to meet me, but after clicking on my page you can't remember anything about me?


I meeting you here bad luck or good luck? Ah, I should probably point out, as with every student in the main course at Hope's Peak Academy, I'm the Ultimate Lucky Student—Super High School Level Good Luck if you prefer the Japanese translation. I got into the academy because of my good luck. But, that's enough from me. I mean, I'm not a very important person.

Huh? You say that's not true. I'm actually a really important character to the franchise I'm from? Ohhhhh, that the day would come that someone like me is actually looked up to and revered. I guess I really am lucky after all.

I know! Why don't I detail everything about me for you? Maybe it'll jog more of your memory about Hope's Peak Academy. If coming here was your reason for being here, then I'm sure talking will help you out. Better yet, I'll be your hope to overcoming the despair that is tvtropes. Even someone as pathetic and worthless as me can help you overcome such a minuscule amount of despair. And no matter how much despair my page fills you with, I promise that if you stay to the end, you'll be filled with hope. After all, isn't hope just wonderful?


Now, where do I begin? I guess I should start at the beginning. No, not that beginning. I'm talking about my beginning. It's a little story about hope that ends in despair. See, when I first started attending Hope's Peak Academy, my teacher, Chisa Yukizome, gathered us all as a class into one big bundle of hope. Our class representative, Chiaki, was the glue that kept us together. Unfortunately, as much as we were a hopeful bunch of students, bad things started to happen around us even if we didn't realize it was affecting us at the time.

For starters, there was Fuyuhiko's sister, Natsumi. Despite being a normal, reserve course student she had a great impact on what was to come. See, because she got murdered by another reserve course student, who was, in turn, murdered by my classmate Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu, the Ultimate Yakuza, no one was in high spirits to complete their practical exams for the coming year. Being such a genuinely caring student, I didn't want to see my classmates dragged down by despair and perform poorly on their exams. After all, if they could overcome the despair of Natsumi's death, then their hope would shine extremely brightly. And I wanted to see that. So, I consulted my teacher and asked her politely to postpone the exams. Unfortunately, she couldn't do that. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

Originally, I had planned to feed laxative laced coffee to the judges, which would require them to leave the auditorium that the exams were being held in. This would suspend the exams and everyone would leave the building, leaving me free to blow it up with some homemade explosives I rigged to the entire infrastructure. I mean, if there's no building to hold the exams in, the exams can't be held, right?

Huh? That type of action would make me a terrorist? That's fine. I don't care one lick about my own reputation, so long as my classmates, who are much better than myself, can shine on brightly with delightful hope. Hahahahahaha!

But, like I said, that was my original plan. Things...didn't go that way in the end. What actually happened was that I mixed up my laxative when I was retrieving it from the school chem lab with a special drug that's supposed to enhance the body tremendously. I only noticed that though after I spilled some of the coffee I was holding and a dog drank it off the ground and became gigantic. No, seriously. That actually happened. I also got my bag switched with the school's Ultimate Pharmacist so she had my bag with the detonator in it. And then the giant dog broke into the building and the bombs got set off. I'm sure a lot of people were hurt, but at least the incident suspended the exams. That's good, right? Huh? I sound like a sociopath that doesn't care about the loss of innocent lives? Awwww, I'm sure they made it out okay. I mean, if someone had actually died, I wouldn't have just gotten suspended, right? My actions would've been prosecutable by law. So, it's a little property damage, it's no big deal. I mean, I did come back to school eventually.

Of course, a lot of bad things happened in my absence, like the student council all being brutally murdered for example and Junko Enoshima plotting world destruction. I tried to stop her, came within seconds of shooting her dead. But, of course, I hesitated, thinking she wouldn't make a great stepping stone of despair if someone like me could just shoot her. Of course, if I had, we wouldn't have a franchise nor would you and I be having this wonderful conversation.

My hesitation nearly cost me my life as some guy with long, black hair and red eyes showed up, stole my gun and shot me in the chest. Oh, don't worry. I'm fine. My student handbook was in my shirt pocket so I didn't sustain any injuries. Lucky me, right? Well, after I made it back to my classroom, my classmates and I all banded together to save our teacher. What we didn't know was that she had already been forcibly turned into a Despair due to Junko Enoshima's brainwashing. As a result, we were all herded into a room and forced to watch as Junko brutally murdered the symbol of our class' hope, our class representative Chiaki Nanami. This, combined with the subliminal messages she was showing us in the video we were watching traumatized us all, turning us into Junko's Remnants of Despair.

From there, we worked together, as a class, just as we always had. However, instead of bringing hope to the world, we brought despair to it. And we helped caused the Biggest, Most Tragic, Most Awful Event In Human History, commonly just referred to as The Tragedy. We killed, destroyed, burned and attacked anything and everything all for the sake of despair. Of course, much unlike the others, I always felt that hope would win in the end, so no matter how much despair I inflicted, I knew that someone would eventually end it all.

Turns out, I was right. Makoto Naegi, the Ultimate Lucky Student in the 78th class, managed to defeat and kill Junko Enoshima. Well...okay, technically Junko killed herself because Makoto defeated her according to the rules she had set for the killing game she was broadcasting to the entire world, but he's still the hero we all consider the Ultimate Hope. Having said that, at the time, my classmates and I took up arms in Junko's name, considering her a martyr. In fact, I actually had Junko's hand surgically attached in place of my left hand at one point. Huh? Oh, yeah, it's a robotic arm now. Hajime made it for me. More on that later.

Where was I? Oh right, after Junko's death, as remnants of despair, our actions became far more aggressive...and sloppy. We started getting captured one by one by the Future Foundation, an organization dedicated to fighting the damage Junko and we all caused. I was one of the last few to be rounded up. Let's just say I was indisposed at the time. I was helping a bunch of kids called the Warriors of Hope. I mean, they had to be good kids, they had the word hope in their group name. I got captured by them, but let them take me on as a servant. While pretending to be their servant/slave, I spent some time making sure that Makoto's sister, Komaru Naegi, made it to her battle of Hope and Despair, against the Warrior of Hope's leader, Monaca Towa. I...wasn't happy with the results. The end of that confrontation ended in neither hope nor despair.

After giving Monaca a pep talk, I was then finally apprehended by the Future Foundtation. Makoto, being the wonderful messiah of hope that he is, brought us all to Jabberwock Island and put me and my class, and someone I had never met before named Izuru Kamakura, into something called the Neo World Program. He was certain we had all been brainwashed (we had) and wanted to turn us back to normal. The program was set to restore our minds to the day we all first attended Hope's Peak. We didn't know each other or even remember Miss Yukizome.

Things...didn't go so well. Izuru brought a virus with him that he uploaded and caused Monokuma to appear, turning a program of hope into a massacre of despair. With our minds wiped of the last couple years, we had no idea of the situation we were thrust in and felt that we were actually still in the real world. When Monokuma told us we had to kill each other and the rules behind it, well...I decided to take matters into my own hands.

I created a situation to try and kill one of my classmates, feeling as though I should be one of the first people to die. After all, I'm worthless, and the despair of mine and my victim's death would spur a great hope that would keep any of my other classmates from falling into despair. plan failed. My victim had night vision goggles and so when the blackout I caused in order to murder someone happened, well...let's just say even I couldn't have predicted what happened next. From there, I managed to survive all the way until the fifth trial, alienated by my peers, and even my closest friend, at the time, Hajime Hinata.

Of course that friendship soured during the fourth trial. After all, as I managed to find out by playing a game of Russian Roulette, Hajime was just a reserve course student. Huh? You don't know about the Reserve Course? Basically, the school was low on funding so they started to hold entrance exams for people that could pay to get into Hope's Peak Academy and use the name. Talentless, worthless people like Hajime that are even lower than stepping stools like myself. Parasites that feed off of the talented.

Oh, but I'm sure you're not among them. You're such a good listener. I bet your talent is the Ultimate Listener or something like that. Huh? Still can't remember your talent? Well, I'll keep talking then. Don't worry, I'm almost done.

Well, after my relations with Hajime soured, I had also reached an awful epiphany: that my classmates and I were all remnants of despair. As a true believer of hope, I felt that despair should be eliminated. However, a traitor existed among us that was untainted. I wanted to draw them out. How did I accomplish this? I committed suicide...sort of. See, I orchestrated a scenario where I had brutally massacred my body with a knife while hanging a very deadly spear over my vital organs. I also set up a fire to happen once the door to the building I was in was opened. This was going to force my classmates to throw fire grenades to put out the fire. One of them was secretly holding a deadly poison, which, when I inhaled it, caused me to let go of the spear I was holding. One of those killed me. I'm not even sure Monokuma knew which one.

Of course, I hadn't planned that Hajime would figure out the truth, or who the traitor was. I had hoped my death would stump those despairs and allow the traitor to be the sole survivor. I guess I really am worthless.

Luckily, as a result of my plan failing, Hajime was able to remember something important. That he and Izuru Kamakura, the one that set this whole thing up, are the same person. Hajime is actually Izuru's former personality. Which meant Hajime did have talent all along, he just forgot about it.

In the end, Hajime was able to destroy his own virus. Once he was back in the real world, he used his Ultimate Talents to recreate our avatars from scratch and relaunch the program after some debugging. So, even though we were at each others throats none of us actually died or were executed and our minds were completely restored before any of that took place. Isn't that wonderful? We spent 50 days together in virtual space and became just as close as we were from before our brainwashing. And then, once we were back as normal Ultimates, we saved the Future Foundation and the world from our then absent classmate, Ryota Mitarai. He was going to forcibly brainwash Hope across the entire world. Ordinarily that would be a wonderful thing, but Hope is best experienced by overcoming despair, not by forgetting that it ever existed. At least, that's what I believe.

We took the blame for what happened to the Future Foundation, of course. I don't mind. I get to spend the rest of my days in hopeful bliss with my beloved classmates. In fact, I'm surprised you managed to find our hiding spot all the way out here. Don't tell anyone, okay? We're all supposed to be the bad guys.

Hmm...? Oh yes, even while all this was happening, there was another world... One where Ultimate Despair never got off the ground, where my classmates and I graduated from Hope's Peak alive and with hope in our hearts... An Alternate Universe where everyone was happier. But did it really happen...? Hmm, I guess I don't know if that world is a hopeful truth, or a beautiful lie. Oh, just forget I even mentioned it.

And...that's everything significant that's happened to me across my history with Hope's Peak Academy. Do you remember anything? Huh? Nothing? Really? Well then, I guess I have no choice. I'll have to list a whole bunch of tropes about myself. If that doesn't jog your memory, I don't know what will.

These are the tropes that will be a stepping stone of despair towards your future of hope!

  • Aborted Declaration of Love: I have to admit, I do really like Hajime, especially after finding out he's not a worthless Reserve Course student. In fact, I'm so fond of him, I almost confessed to him at the end of our Free Time together, probably just isn't meant to be.
    • Another me tried hinting it to him before we graduated, but Hajime thought my intentions were mere friendship. Disappointing, but not unexpected.
  • Accidental Truth: When I was inflicted with the Despair Disease in Chapter 3 of my debut game, even though I'm lying through my teeth, I actually let slip a few plot details that are actually true, like Byakuya still being alive and also musing that Ibuki has a twin, which comes up in the case that follows. Her murderer actually posed as her to make Hajime think she was still alive.
  • Advertised Extra: In Side:Despair of the anime, I actually don't have quite as big of role as I do in my debut game. But, the marketing made sure I was noticeable. Someone like me is good for something it seems. Besides, I don't deserve a large role to begin with. I'm fit for a bit part role to begin with anyway.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: At first, everyone was mortified over the state of my body when I "died" in chapter 5. Of course, that changed once they realized what I was up to.
  • All-Loving Hero: I'm basically this trope taken with a dark turn. I came across as genuinely creepy to my classmates, but I loved them and their talents so much. I'd do anything for any of them, more for whoever I think shows the most hope. I guess you could say that, until recently, I was often looked at as an Evil Counterpart to Makoto Naegi.
  • Always Someone Better: Izuru and Makoto are both luckier than me.
  • Ambiguously Gay: I'd hate to kiss and tell, so I won't.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: I actually get to do a little investigating of my own in chapter 4. After all, Hajime couldn't get to Strawberry House, so I had to do a bunch of that investigating for him.
  • Anime Hair: Aww, my hair doesn't look that weird, does it?
  • Anti-Hero: Hey, come on. I'm just pursuing hope in any way and every way, I can. Is that so wrong?
  • Arch-Enemy: I see Junko as this, even though she's dead. Getting crushed underneath a stone pillar tends to do that. I was also like this towards Hajime during some of the class trials.
  • Artificial Limbs: My robot hand, since I needed a new hand after I replaced the old one with Junko's hand.
  • Ax-Crazy: Not anymore, but the way I orchestrated my death in chapter five reeked of malice and the average eye anyway. I had a plan and my life didn't matter so I was perfectly all right with mutilating my body to draw out the traitor.
  • Badass Longcoat: It's pretty fashionable, don't you think?
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: Taking care of the Warriors of Hope was difficult, if the cake and marker on my face were any indication.
  • Bait the Dog: I guess I fooled all of the normal people in the world with my Nice Guy act, huh?
  • Berserk Button: No matter what, I can't forgive someone if they kill out of despair.
  • Black and White Insanity: No matter what you do in the name of hope, I feel it's acceptable because it gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling that hope provides. However, doing something to cause despair is unforgivable.
  • Blessed with Suck: (sigh) My luck is usually preceded or followed by extremely bad luck. I guess you could say it works in cycles.
  • Bound and Gagged: Nekomaru and Kazuichi did this to me, minus the gagged part. I also put tape over my mouth to muffle the screams of stabbing myself.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Aww, come on. I'm nowhere near as good at this as Deadpool. It's just one little instance in Absolute Despair Girls that, I feel, is probably more leaning than anything else.
  • Break Them by Talking: What are you talking about? Trash like me couldn't possibly influence others.
  • Bullying a Dragon: A normal person wouldn't have antagonized Genocide Jack like I did...but if she killed me, then she'd be fulfilling her talent, so maybe I should die by her hands...
  • Byronic Hero: What's so hard to understand about wanting hope to reign supreme by any means necessary. I think it's pretty straightforward.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: I made the offer to help anyone that wanted to kill their classmate so that they could get away alone. I'm willing to sacrifice my life at any time for my classmates. They're all so much better than me.
  • The Chessmaster: Now, now, I'm no Lelouch, but I'm not bad at this to start with.
  • The Corpse Stops Here: I did this to Hajime to make sure that we could acquit him of suspicion so that we didn't have to waste any time on the issue of him possibly being the suspect since he was the first one to find the body.
  • Consummate Liar: I became this due to the despair disease.
  • Cosmic Plaything: All of my good luck is preceded by a catastrophe happening to me. For example, I got kidnapped once and found a winning lottery ticket during the incident. I also lost my parents, but I gained a massive inheritance as a result. In the end, sometimes I just wish I could die to be free of my curse. I don't even know if Hajime and the others are safe from me.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: My own, self-inflicted. Of course, I had already figured out what was going on so my sense of pain was incredibly dulled.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: My luck has turned me into this, but it's also what gave me my love for hope since it's what keeps me going every day. I mean, I was diagnosed with a terminal illness and was supposed to die within months, but its been years and I'm still alive.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: My parents are dead and I have frontotemporal dementia. I'm not exactly the most well-off guy in the world.
  • Death Seeker: I had actually hoped to die on Jabberwock Island as a means of finally escaping my cycle of good luck and bad luck. However, with Hajime around, maybe his good luck will cancel out my bad luck. I'll just have to wait and see.
  • Deconstruction: Everything you love about Makoto Naegi, I cast in a much darker light during my time on Jabberwock Island.
  • Despair Event Horizon: I stopped being nice to everyone after I found out we had all become Ultimate Despairs.
  • Detective Mole: Heh, I was so eager to help Hajime with the first case and insistent that none of us could've killed Byakuya, but I wasn't actually the killer. I just did that to help the real killer and see whether his or everyone else's hopes were stronger.
  • Deuteragonist: Chiaki and I split this role for Hajime while at Jabberwok Island inside the Neo World Program. To think that someone as worthless as myself could be an example of this trope...!
  • Devil's Advocate: Anything to make hope shine as brightly as it can.
  • Didn't See That Coming: When Komaru tried abandoning the game I made for her, I tried to turn Toko against her by holding Byakuya hostage. Problem was, Genocide Jack refused to kill Komaru and attacked me instead, and laughed in my face when I tried to give her an ultimatum. Komaru didn't abandon her role in the end, which means the bad luck of my double knee wounds made way for that bit of good luck...!
  • Dies Wide Open: I'm the only example in the entire series?note  Really? How interesting.
  • Disease Bleach: My illness made my hair white.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: I'm briefly mentioned in a side story as the 77th class' Ultimate Lucky Student, but I'm not named at the time.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: I was devastated when I found out me and my classmates were actually the Remnants of Despair.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even among Ultimates, there are some individuals who I find very unsavory. Like Teruteru and his habit of trying to trick people into giving him sexual favors. Or Yasuhiro, who'd rather have money than hope.
  • Evil Albino: Call me whatever you want. I'll do anything to make hope grow.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: I wish Ishimaru would realize that his "hard work" is just his talent. And that the talentless won't gain anything but hope from his attempts to change the world. Oh, but I really shouldn't bother a talented individual like him about this...
  • Evil Counterpart: To Makoto Naegi, the person whom I look up to more than anyone else, our Ultimate Hope.
  • Evil Laugh: Teehee Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
  • Evil Mentor: Turns out my pep talk had the opposite effect on Little Miss Towa.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Well, except Hajime at least.
  • The Gadfly: I'll troll Hajime a few times just to see the reactions of everyone else, but it's not like I was suspicious of Hajime at the time or anything like that.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: If I hadn't been shot by Izuru, it's likely I could've saved my class from falling into despair. After everything that's happened, I wonder what would've caused a greater hope. But then again, if someone like me could've done something like that then hope wouldn't be shining as much as it does now.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: I'll admit, finding out that we were all Remnants of Despair with our minds wiped took its toll on me pretty hard.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Oh, perish the thought. It's understandable that nobody wants scum like me around, and if they'd rather have a reserve course student like Hajime as a friend...well that just shows how worthless I am, doesn't it?
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: You either are born with your talent or you don't have any. There's no gray area as far as I'm concerned.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: I fully intended to kickstart the murders so that the others might be saved.
  • Hope Springs Eternal: No matter what despair one my face, it'll just make the hope at the end that much stronger.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Be it by my beliefs or my talent, everyone leaves me eventually, and no one really likes me.
  • Karma Houdini: Hey, come on. Are you that upset about the exam building exploding? Come to think of it... had it not because of the exam building exploding, upperclasswoman Seiko Kimura wouldn't be found by Kyosuke Munakata and be spared from the Tragedy and then she would be unable to participate in the Final Killing Game where she ends up developing a cure that would be administered to Kyoko Kirigiri... Aaah, how wonderful! In the end, my escape from karma had sprang out a fulfilled wonderful hope! Don't you agree?
  • Kill Them All: What my plan with my violent and brutal death was ultimately meant to accomplish, so that only the traitor, the innocent one blessed with hope, would live.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": I was so happy to be able to meet Makoto in person. Just thinking about what sort of bad luck that's going to bring me is...ohhhhhh...
  • Know When To Fold Them: Oh, if only my bad luck hadn't dragged us all down. Someone as worthless as me, I warned them all about Izuru, but I just couldn't say no to Chiaki when she had us all band together in one united banner of hope.
  • Laughing Mad: Mad? I was practically dying of laughter. I was so filled with hope over the fact that everyone was working together to combat the despair of our friend's death. I had also just been found out regarding my role in the murder. I couldn't have been happier.
  • Light Is Not Good: What? What are you saying? Hope is always a good thing.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: And like every other example, I'm not exactly happy about it.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: I got stuck in one after dying in the Neo World Program. How lucky for me, that Hajime thought trash like myself was worth saving from an illusion like that.
  • Love Freak: Of Hope. I love hope. It's the most wonderful thing in the world, wouldn't you agree?
  • Meaningful Rename: Pretty interesting how you can rearrange the characters in my name to spell out, in Japanese, I am Makoto Naegi. I'm not.
  • Mr. Exposition: I serve as this towards Hajime, especially during the prologue segments.
  • Mysterious Protector: Come on, those presents and Monokuma saleskids wouldn't have been there for Komaru to find if I hadn't planted them. Though I wasn't so mysterious after I told her I was doing it.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Strangely, when I'm actually trying to be a villain, I do a better job at being a hero. I mean, Monaca didn't want to be Junko's successor because she saw what being a Remnant of Despair did to me. Oh, that gives me an idea actually...
  • No Kill Like Overkill: Heh, after what I did to my body, I'd have to have some form of guardian angel to have had any chance of surviving that.
  • Not So Different: Hajime and I aren't so different from each other in that we're at the bottom of the food chain regarding the talent chart. Well...I am anyway given what Hajime actually is.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: What are you talking about? There's no way trash like me could ever notice such an obvious, trial-solving clue! And I definitely haven't solved the whole case before each trial even starts.
  • Only Friend: While I'm slowly warming up to everyone else, and visa versa, I consider this of Hajime, even after all that's happened.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When I'm telling my friends, the Ultimates, that Izuru Kamakura is bad news, in a somber tone no less, you know something's definitely wrong.
  • Please Kill Me If It Satisfies You: I don't care your reasoning as long as it will bring you hope. I even have a knife and a gun on me right now that you can borrow if you'd like. No? Too bad.
  • Pocket Protector: My student handbook saved my life by stopping the bullet Izuru fired at me.
  • Poisonous Friend: I'd go to any length to see my friends succeed. Any lengths.
  • The Pollyanna: So what if my parents are dead and the school I loved is no more? That's no reason to frown. Every day is filled with the possibility of a bright future and only if you have hope can you make it happen.
  • Red Herring: To put it simply, I'm not Makoto. Even when you consider all the steps taken to make it look so.
  • The Rival: I like watching Hajime use his hope to eliminate the despair caused by the murders. Though sometimes, he needs a little push to fully unveil it. Challenging his argument is the best way to see the full might of his hope, and I'm the one who does that the best. What do you know...even trash like me has a purpose in the class trials.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Supernatural Powers!: It's a shame really. I feel I really should've been expelled, or worse, for what I did, bombing the school like that. Luck isn't that great of a it?
  • Self-Deprecation: (sigh) I don't think my talent's that great. I mean, what's so great about just having better than average luck?
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: Even in the throes of despair, Mikan was able to do this to me by telling me no one would love me. I mean, she was right, but it still hurt to hear.
  • Significant Anagram: We covered this, didn't we? Oh well, no harm in coming back to it I suppose. If you rearrange the letters in my name, you'll get Makoto Naegi with an extra "da" thrown in there. If you go by the Japanese characters alone, the anagram will spell out I am Makoto Naegi.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: In a world with no despair, Hajime and myself have this kind of relationship. I'm always questioning his intentions with the Ultimates, and he's always getting annoyed with me in turn.
  • Slasher Smile: Huh? Is...that really what my smile looks like. Heh, who am I to talk? Of course someone like me would have a worthless smile like that.
  • Stepford Smiler: Don't let my forced joy fool you, I really actually would be okay if I suddenly died.
  • Suicide by Cop: I intended for Byakuya to somehow kill me when I had the hidden knife laying around the dining hall. That...didn't work.
  • Taking You with Me: I wanted to take down the Remnants of Despair with me as a result of my death, but Hajime had me bringing down the traitor instead. At least their death spurred everyone to overcome their own despair.
  • Tautological Templar: It's true though, hope is a wonderful thing.
  • Thanatos Gambit: My death was supposed to draw out the traitor by making it impossible to figure out who died. I don't know how Hajime figured it out, but given the end result I'm impressed nonetheless.
  • There Are Two Kinds of People in the World: Those who are born with worth, and everybody else.
  • The Unfettered: There are two things I know I can believe in no matter what: my talent and Hope.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: I've considerably mellowed out since leaving Jabberwock Island. It makes me wonder if Hajime, given how talented he is with his abilities as Izuru Kamakura, did something to my brain to curb my frontotemporal dementia without my knowledge.
  • Wild Card: I'm on the side of hope. And sometimes, one must do unexpected things in order to bring hope to the world.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Lucky me, I'm the only one to ever think to pull a gun on Junko Enoshima. It's unfortunate that Izuru happened to be there. I had her completely at my mercy otherwise.
  • Xanatos Gambit: No matter the result of the trial in the wake of my death, hope was going to win.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Aww, you're kind for saying so. Miss Yukizome thought the same thing of me.

Well, that's all I got. Did you remember anything? Huh? Really? You mean, you never attended Hope's Peak Academy and it's possible everything I've said just spoiled the entire franchise for you? Hahahahahahahahahahaha! Oh the despair we both must feel right now, to think that you don't actually have any talent. I pity you, truly I do. (sigh) You're just like all the rest. I must admit You're not the first person that's come here under similar pretenses. Look at you all, aimlessly wasting your lives on the internet. Truly, I pity you. You can go ahead and leave now. Hmm? No, I wouldn't want to be friends with a talentless person like you, even if you did listen to everything I had to say. You probably hate me now anyways. Everybody does. If you are worried, don't be. I'll be fine...for the most part. Still...I think Hajime would give me a scolding if I didn't try to be nice in the end...again. Aw, what the heck? I'll give you something to be hopeful about. Just like I have everyone else. So, are you listening? Here goes. Just remember that, no matter what happens, you should always have hope because it's not until you give up that hope truly disappears. Now go, go and live out your non-talented life to the fullest to create a bright future for everyone around you filled with hope.

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