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  • Approval of God: NicoB himself liked and retweeted the fanart of Nico Bessho from Final Horizon.
  • Jossed: The author was quick to clarify that the eighty students that died in the first chapter of Kuma-Kuma Land were not the unselected Original Characters that were submitted.
  • Name's the Same: Shares the title with Legacy of Despair by an unrelated author.
  • Nobody Thinks It Will Work: What are the odds that Chihiro Fujisaki, a boy so innocent, shy, and unsure of himself, that he pretends to be a girl when interacting with his schoolmates, would find the perfect companion in someone as extroverted, obnoxious, and aggressive as Miu Iruma? And yet, fans have praised the author for writing one of the sweetest and most heartwarming non-canon crossover Danganronpa pairings.
  • What Could Have Been: Ryoko initially wasn't planned to be included in the story, but a impassioned word from a reviewer changed his mind. The Clone!Makoto, however, was planned from the beginning.
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    • A very close version of this comes in the 33rd chapter of Sea of Tranquility. After a reader poll to decide a trial's outcome (the chosen result being that no-one died), the author posted how the other two options would've gone: one would've seen Tae Min pull a Heroic Sacrifice to save Shiori, while the other would've seen Shiori die and Yukiko killed by Mr. Psycho (leading to the release of a deadly computer virus).
  • Word of God: Pops up occasionally in the comment response sections at the end of chapters.
    • It's been confirmed from this that the killing game isn't in a virtual reality program, nor is it a reality television show.
    • This is how it's first discovered Final Horizon's events take place two years after the end of New Hope.
    • The author later obliquely hinted that Yukiko is also a biological offspring of Junko (another blue-eyed gil with an analytical mind) as well as Jibo Momota. They later expressly stated Tae Min was made using Hayate's DNA (as was Mirielle).
  • Word of Saint Paul: Also pops up where the Original Characters creators are concerned:
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    • Psychochiken, the person who made the Ultimate Scientist Shuhei Kisaki in Final Horizon clarified in a comment that Shuhei's preferred field was Forensics.
    • life among the dead, the creator of the Ultimate Trickster Raef Hyzaki said their spirit animal was a fox (which the character confirms in a flashback later).
    • trustmeimme said their character, Ultimate Paralympic Athlete Sigmund Shiraishi, has slightly impaired eyes. "He only wears his glasses when he's planning to read for a fairly long time."
    • In the spinoffs, the Ultimate Mercanary Takeo Onishi's creator, Birbddha, mentioned how he's not only aromantic, but also is infertile due to a forced vasectomy by a group he's worked for.
    • In the omakes, Bellatrixshine, the creator of the Ultimate Dominatrix Tiana Blake, mentioned that Tiana is pansexual.
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