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Makoto: I'm Makoto Naegi and I'm a new student here at Hope's Peak Academy. I'm just your everyday teenager who was lucky enough to be invited to this prestigious school. I'm going to take this opportunity by the horns and bravely face every trial that comes my—
* Smash Cut*
Monokuma: Upupupu~
Makoto: D'AAAAAH—!

Danganronpa Abridged Thing (or "DRAT") is an Abridged Series of the Danganronpa: The Animation by Faulerro of Nullmetal Alchemist fame. Only six episodes (plus a 'Meet The Students' Special, two shorts featuring a couple of characters from Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, and five videos abridging some of the events of Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School), but it's definitely hilarious.

Just like the visual novels and the anime, keep in mind that there will be unmarked spoilers.

Most videos can be viewed here.

Tropes are not welcome in a school environment!

  • Adapted Out: Due to Mondo Oowada's dark secret being changed from accidentally killing his brother to being a furry, his brother Daiya isn't mentioned. However, according to Faulerro, Oowada still caused his older brother's death with yiffing.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: There's Genocider Syo, Touko Fukawa's split personality and Super Duper High School Stabby McMurder, backing up Makoto's refutal when Byakuya said Fujisaki's murder is a textbook example of Syo's handiwork...
    Syo: Byakuya, love, I do hate to piss on your porch like this, but that was a piss-poor approximation of my piercing presentations.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing:
    • Everybody but Naegi was happy that Sayaka died, as they found her annoying. Naegi is the only person even mildly perturbed by it.
      Togami: Make no mistake about it, Naegi. Sayaka Maizono is dead. Let me be the first to say it: About bloody time!
      Celes: Oh, hear, hear.
      Naegi: Hey, screw you! Somebody just died!
      Kirigiri: And my suspicions were confirmed. I deduced that one of us would murder her, sooner or later.
      Naegi: Look, I know the Wapanese talk was a bit grating, but—
      Monokuma: But nothing! I would've done it myself if I was playing this game.
    • Izuru shooting Komeada is accompanied by cheering and a fanfare.
  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: When Fujisaki is revealed to be male according to the student ID system, Kirigiri (very quickly) says that Fujisaki was assigned male at birth, although Kirigiri doesn't speculate one way or the other what Fujisaki's true gender identity is. For the rest of the series, Fujisaki is referred to with "they/them" pronouns to keep their gender ambiguous, even when they return as Alter Ego.
  • Angrish: When Leon is revealed as the killer in the first trial, he starts repeatedly calling Makoto an "asshole," but it eventually devolves into "AHO AHO AHO AHO AHO AHO!"
    Naegi: Stop quacking at me and admit you did it!
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
    • Episode 1:
      Monokuma: Friend against friend! Brother against brother! Fat guy—
      Yamada: Video games?
      Monokuma: Against... I dunno, the emotionless broad over there!
      Kirigiri: You don't wash your hands after urinating, do you?
    • Episode 4:
      Ishimaru: No! Bro! I do not care that you are a murderer! I do not even care that you are a furry!
  • Art Shift: Occurs when the series changes to Leon's execution from the anime.
  • Big "NO!": As in the unabridged anime, Leon screams "NOOOOO!" just before he's sentenced to death.
  • Birds of a Feather: Togami only seems to get along with Celestia, which Naegi attributes to them both being sociopaths and therefore perfect for each other. Her trial reveals that she really couldn't stand Togami and was just playing along with him to make sure that he'd keep doing a terrible job of solving any murders.
  • Black Blood: As with the games proper, the blood in this series is all bright pink. Lampshaded in The Stinger of Episode 2. Exaggerated when it is revealed that strawberries are also pink.
    Naegi: OK, am I tripping here, or is all the blood pink?
    Celes: Of course it is, Naegi. Blood has always been that color.
    Naegi: What!? No, it hasn't! It-
    Celes: Just like the humble strawberry. Want one?
    Naegi: Strawberries aren't supposed to be pink!
  • Blunt "Yes": The fact that Chihiro made Alter Ego, and nobody questions how such a thing is even possible.
    Naegi: Chihiro... made a fully functional artificial intelligence. We're just accepting this?
    Kirigiri: Yes.
  • Brainless Beauty: Junko, who takes Like Is, Like, a Comma up to eleven and has a stereotypical valley girl accent. This is lampshaded heavily during her Meet The Students segment.
    Greg: Junko Enoshima may be academically challenged and have all the personality of a dishcloth, but she is physically attractive and has appeared on magazine covers, so she still holds a place in society!
  • Brutal Honesty: When asked about Chihiro, Kirigiri promptly informs Alter Ego that "Oowada crushed their head". Right after Naegi tells her to be tactful.
  • Butt-Monkey: Yasuhiro Hagakure was dealt 'penalties' by Monokuma in Episode 3 by getting needles thrown in his eyes. This includes his third eye. And the third time, it was because Oowada spoke out of turn, even though Hagakure didn't do anything.
  • Captain Obvious Reveal: In-universe: "11037" is revealed to be Leon's name upside down, emphasized by Leon's helpful nametag. Lampshaded further after Monokuma confirms the verdict.
    Naegi: Monokuma, it really was Kuwata, wasn't it?
    Monokuma: Yahoo! Yeah, you bastards worked out who the totally-not-obvious killer was! Good going there, you frickin' geniuses!
  • The Cameo: In the end of Episode 6, Celes is sent back to the hell where she's spawned. Denizens already there are Elsea, Haqua, Ronove and Scorpion/Hanzo Hasashi. The last one also made passing mention to Bi-Han/Sub-Zero and Quan Chi.
  • Catchphrase: Lots of them, partially referenced in Episode 6, where Celes shows her disdain to those who kept saying their Catchphrase, calling them 'Catchphrase-spewing machines'.
    Naegi: You got that wrong!
    Togami: That is not what I wanted you to tell them, Naegi.
    • Monokuma: "Totes Sinister"
    • Kyouko Kirigiri: "Ah. My suspicions are confirmed." or "If I have to guess..."
    • Nagito Komaeda: "I'll just be over here. Hoping."
    • Aoi Asahina mentioning donuts in any way.
    • Makoto Naegi mentioning "At this time, I realized…", "Yamada, No," and, of course, You've got that wrong!
    • Celestia Ludenberg going 'Technicolor' while speaking in Satan voice. Or saying "Hear, hear" on things she agrees with (usually with Togami).
  • Character Blog: Apparently, Byakuya and Fukawa have their own on Tumblr. The latter even mentions that she's going to blog about something in Episode 1.
  • Character Exaggeration: As can be expected from an abridged series.
    • Asahina is defined by her love of donuts, and that's it. Her status as a swimmer is barely touched upon.
    • Celestia's creepiness is exaggerated into her periodically speaking in a demonic voice. Episode 6 reveals that she's an actual demon from the pits of Hell, and killing her just banishes her back to her home.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Leon repeatedly calls Makoto an asshole several times in a row during the first trial, though it eventually devolves into a weird quacking noise.
  • Compelling Voice: Celestia gains a rather demonic sounding voice when she wants to make a point.
  • Comical Overreacting: Apparently, Naegi was only included in the show because the staff felt his reactions would be entertaining.
    Greg: And they were correct.
  • Compressed Adaptation: Lampshaded in the investigation montage. Lampshaded again when Leon, trying to avoid execution, points out that they've skipped all of his backstory. Monokuma points out that nobody cares.
  • Curse Cut Short: Subverted.
    Leon: You son of a-! (pelted by baseballs) Ballsballsballsballs...
  • Deadpan Snarker: Naegi, when he's not screaming, is frequently lampshading and snarking various tropes used throughout the Danganronpa franchise.
  • Delayed Reaction:
    • In the first episode, immediately followed by two more in the same conversation:
      Maizono: Naegi, is that you? Konnichiwa!
      Naegi: Oh hey what's up Maizono—WAIT MAIZONO WHAT?!
    • In the fourth episode:
      Togami: Yes, I think I shall do just peachy at this game, as a matter of fact.
      Naegi: Did you seriously just say "peachy"? And, uh, "game"?
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Ishimaru manages to confuse himself after using his catchphrase twice in the same sentence.
    Ishimaru: This school environment is not welcome in a school environment!
  • Don't Explain the Joke: Monokuma does this as soon as he meets Naegi. But Negi is too distracted by what's going on to really pay attention to the joke in the first place.
    Monokuma: I'm half hope and half despair! Des... bear... "Bear," y-you get it?
  • Double Take:
    Ishimaru (before Monokuma's class trial explanation): A class trial! Justice is very much welcome in a school environment!
    Ishimaru: (after the explanation) I changed my mind, this is not welcome in a school environment!
  • Dumb Jock: Dumb Super Duper High School Jock, more like. Leon Kuwata is exceptionally good at baseball and very little else. This becomes a plot point, as Naegi explains to the class that only Leon could be dumb enough to do such a shoddy job of cleaning up after the murder.
  • Dumb Muscle:
    • Leon Kuwata, who fails to notice that Maizono wrote his name on the wall behind her after he stabbed her in the gut.
    • Sakura isn't as bad as Leon, but Episode 5 suggests she's rather computer-illiterate. She's also so much of a Blood Knight and follower of the "warrior's way" that can she ignores cues in conversation, such as Naegi telling her that he's not a warrior.
  • Dwindling Party: As in the original, which Monokuma mentions as a method of trimming down the large cast.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Hajime Hinata and Nagito Komaeda. When the latter appears in the character introduction video, Greg is less than pleased.
    Komaeda: Did somebody say... hope?
    Greg: What...? Komaeda, get lost. You're here way too early.
    Komaeda: Oh, okay. I'll just be over here. Hoping.
  • Emotionless Girl: If one had to guess, they would say Kirigiri, the Super Duper High School Mystery Chick, would be referred as such. During "Meet The Students", Monokuma even says "Mention the fact that she's emotionless as crap!" The worst Kirigiri ever gets is a slight gasp at the reveal of Fujisaki's Ambiguous Gender Identity, or Tranquil Fury when Naegi suggests that she isn't cute.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Monokuma shows that he isn't completely amoral a few times.
    • In the trailer, Monokuma is horrified when the trailer goes about how "the Blackened will be punished" and quickly tries to remind everyone about how the game is not about ethnic cleansing.
    • After Kirigiri stated (in Motor Mouth fashion, no less) that Fujisaki is recognized as male, Monokuma held up a disclaimer stating that it's not fond of people being offended by fictional characters. It also mentioned to never talk about it again.
    • Even Monokuma doesn't have the heart to subject the students to his voice from the game's dub. Subverted in Episode 6, he specifically re-activates that dub voice just before he executes Celes, just to annoy her one last time.
  • Exact Words: Monokuma fulfills his promise of bringing the survivors a picture of "what Maizono looks like under those clothes". Turns out, it's just Maizono fully dressed and located under her idol costume.
  • Eye Scream: Hagakure's first and second penalties, inflicted by Monokuma's darts. His third penalty had him shot in the crotch. He gets better by the next episode... but then Syo threw a pair of scissors at his Third Eye.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Celestia, with extra emphasis on demon. Episode 6 reveals that she actually is a demon, and was in the killing game for her own amusement.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Oowada was guarding the crime scene but completely failed to notice Maizono's dying message, possibly because he slept through most of the investigation.
  • Fan Disservice: Monokuma in a shell bikini. Had the students refused to commit the first murder, even with the motive, they would've instead been flooded with these pics, among others.
  • Fetish:
    • Turns out Ishimaru has one for debates.
    • Naegi has one for girls with cup noodles on their heads. This references the Ship Tease he gets with Kirigiri, and how a cup of noodles falls on her head as she searches in some garbage.
    • Togami apparently has a thing for murder mystery-themed porn.
    • Oowada is a closet furry.
  • Fanservice: The series takes a dig at the concept for a bit in "The End of Hope's Peak":
    Komaeda: (After mumbling about Hope to Zettai Kibou Birthday) I sure hope nobody sees my butt, hahaha!
    SerenaMidori: (During The Stinger) Nice butt!
  • Filler: The 'Meet the Students' short is considered one in universe.
    Monokuma: So here's a cop-out filler video to keep you occupied!
  • Flat "What": Naegi's reaction to Monokuma giving him a tentative "Super Duper High School Average Joe" title.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Naegi's thoughts on Chihiro Fujisaki in the first episode foreshadows that Fujisaki isn't female.
      Naegi: At this moment, I was aware of how adorable this girl was and how me wanting to hit that was both totally acceptable and something I'd never regret.
    • Leon Kuwata seems surprised that just committing murder isn't good enough.
    • After Junko gets killed:
    Monokuma: Upu-oops, My finger slipped. Anyway, that one doesn't count. No trial for her... probably.
    • Barely noticeable, but during the trial Kirigiri preemptively shuts down everyone's arguments against Naegi in a way that's at least somewhat courteous. Even when she cuts off Ishimaru, she explains that whatever he was going to suggest is impossible. When Leon tries to interject however, she simply gives him a cold "Shut up."
    • When Naegi reminds everyone of the (assumed to be) naked Maizono pictures promised to killers, Leon promptly asks Monokuma when they're going to get them.
    • After the first culprit is discovered, Celes gleefully anticipates a weenie roast.
    • In the Meet the Student extra, the introduction of Celestia says "Celestia Ludenberg, if that is indeed her real name..."
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • Episode 3 has fully written out Maizono's message, complete with Gratuitous Japanese. Also, Maizono's photo at the end is Monokuma showing Exact Words, of having pictures of Maizono "under her clothes". As in, literally underneath a large dress, still fully clothed.
    • Episode 4 has Naegi's browsing history (in which he Googles pictures of Maizono with cup noodles on her head) and Togami's tumblr post. And in the trial, where Naegi counters Byakuya's statement, the Truth Bullet will read "Yeah Except No" before being fired.
    • In 'Meet the SDR2tudents', if you pay attention to Jin's computer monitor, you will see that he is looking at an article called "How To Reconnect With Your Daughter".
  • The Friend Nobody Likes:
    • Maizono is treated like The Scrappy by the whole cast except Naegi due to her weeaboo-ism and Faulerro enjoys taking potshots on her humorously.
    • Both Greg and Hinata are disgusted with Komaeda and his hope obsession.
  • Funny Background Event: During Naegi's first encounter with Kirigiri, Asahina is faintly talking to Oogami about donuts.
  • Gilligan Cut:
    • In Episode 4.
      Naegi: [reading his browsing history] Oh geez. I mean, this is pretty heavy stuff. But surely we're all united enough to endure this and—
      [cut to Chihiro's corpse accompanied by Despair Pollution Noise Music]
      Naegi: [collapses, twitching] Goddammit.
    • In Episode 5, after accidentally creating Ishida, Kirigiri tells Alter Ego not to talk to anyone else. Alter Ego agrees. Cut to Yamada begging Naegi for help after he "mistook Alter Ego for an advanced porn game."
    • Lampshaded in "DRAT to the Future".
      Naegi: With people like you around, I'm starting to feel like maybe there's...maybe there's actually some hope le- [stiffens]
      Yukizome: ...Hmm? What's wrong?
      Naegi: Oh, sorry. I'm just used to life taking an instant turn for the worse anytime I—
      [cut to Naegi waking up on a concrete floor]
      Naegi: Fuuuuuuck ! [thinking] I deserve this. I deserve this for feeling any kind of positivity.
  • Gratuitous Japanese:
    • Courtesy of the Super Duper High School B-List Celebrity herself, Sayaka Maizono.
      Greg: She speaks fluent weeaboo, even though she is already Japanese. Try not to think about it too hard.
    • Naegi gets in on the act when he tries "thinking like Maizono," culminating in:
      Naegi: Nani?! Sore wa chigau yo! (fires evidence bullet)
      Leon: Ow...! What did you say?
      Naegi: Oh, I mean "you've got that wrong."
    • Monokuma gets in on the act from time to time. He pronounces "extreme" as "ekkusturiimu". That, and in Episode 4...
      Monokuma: Oshioki time, yo!
    • Yamada starts using it in earnest after meeting his "waifu" Alter Ego, who had it hard-coded by Chihiro.
  • Groin Attack: Hagakure's third penalty. Even though Oowada is the one who spoke out of turn.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Oowada's answer to everything is apparently aggression and violence. Ultimately leads to his killing of Fujisaki.
  • He's Back!: Monkuma in "DRAT to the Future", as in the source material.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: Naegi's internal dialogue gives him shades of one.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Two of them strike in Episode 4, one with "bro" and one with "Syo."
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • Ishimaru complains that Oowada can't control his Indoor Voice, while he...
    • Oowada, meanwhile, calls Ishimaru's debate fetish "weird" while he himself's a member of Furry Fandom.
    • Fukawa expresses hatred for "cis white male scum" but retains her canonical crush on Togami, who is not only male and presumably cis but one of the most likely characters to be even a little bit white.
    • When Naegi is suggested to be a killer, Togami calls him "depraved," despite having only moments ago eagerly contemplated killing.
    • Celes eventually reveals that she's sick of everyone and their catchphrases, even though she keeps saying "Hear, hear" and "[Character], I do not care for you".
  • I Always Wanted to Say That: Hagakure breaks out a frivolous "Objection!" because of this. Monokuma penalizes him with a dart to the eye.
  • I Never Said It Was Poison: Oowada is tripped up when he lets slip that he knows about Togami's browsing proclivities.
    Oowada: Whatever, man, I still think it's Togami. He obviously didn't want everybody to find out about those murder mystery porn sites he visits.
    Togami: W-what?
    Naegi: You've got that—right?
  • Implausible Deniability
    Naegi: Kuwata, your first name is Leon, right?
    Leon: [wearing a "Hello My Name Is Leon" tag] ... n-no, what gave you that idea?
  • Insane Troll Logic: Leon's slightly-more-coherent arguments in his defense soon spiral into this; he claims that Maizono, being a practitioner of Gratuitous Japanese, would have written "Leon-kun."
    Naegi: What kind of person would use honorifics on their killer?!
    Leon: That weeb was fucking retarded! Maybe that's how she writes your name!
  • Is It Something You Eat?: Asahina wonders this about Maizono.
  • It's Not Porn, It's Art: Hifumi Yamada, the Super Duper High School Dork Supreme, is an artist, and by "artist" we mean "amateur pornographer".
  • Jerkass: Byakuya Togami. His title is Super Duper High School Prick, after all. Also Monokuma.
    Naegi: Are you guys seriously listening to him? He's an asshole!
    Hagakure: An asshole with a point.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Junko Enoshima.
    Junko: A-are you, l-like...seriou- *squelch*
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Five Words: Super Duper High School Beefcake
    Greg: Let's just get it over with, shall we? Sakura Oogami is a woman. There, are you over it now?
    Monokuma: She's also terrifying!
  • Laughably Evil: As horrible as Monokuma is, there's no denying that he is hilarious.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
    • The thousand-follower video, with game sprites on a black background, features this:
      Hinata: As you may notice, I am currently stuck in a void!
    • In the first episode:
      Togami: You're damaging the esteemed ears of Byakuya Togami! (introductory screen pops up behind him) See, that's my name.
      Naegi: Oh, so we're acknowledging that thing, okay.
    • At the start of the first trial:
      Monokuma: OK, let's get this thing rolling!
      Asahina: Whoa, kind of looks like it's spinning to me...
    • When presenting the "booty call" letter:
      Kirigiri: Didn't you investigate the crime scene?
      Naegi: Well, yeah, but it was during a montage, so...
      Kirigiri: If you did it properly, you might have found this.
    • At the end of the first trial:
      Leon: Wait, is it just me or does everything look different
      Monokuma: There ain't nothing like a Rotoscoped execution, I tell ya!
    • During the investigation montage in the fourth episode:
      Togami: Go on, throw some evidence at the screen with no real explanation.
      Naegi: "Screen"? Togami, are you okay?
    • During episode 5 when they find Celes' unconscious:
      Celestia: I'm fine, there's no freaky music after all.
      Naegi: Wait, so I'm not the only one who hears that? Thank god for that.
  • Les Yay:
    • As Kirigiri points out, Monokuma offered everyone the same incentive of, what was assumed to be at the time, naked Maizono pictures. invoked
      Monokuma: Don't act like you're not curious!
      Kirigiri: You're more perceptive than you look.
    • Not only that, Maizono herself assumed the compromising pictures were of a drunken tryst with the rest of the Kawaii Choir. In court, after revealing the note inviting someone for a "sugoi booty-call":
      Asahina: Based on what the letter said, doesn't that mean the killer has to be a guy?
      Maizono: We got really down and dirty. We were lezzing it up!
      [end flashback]
      Naegi: Not... necessarily...
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase:
    • Kiyotaka Ishimaru: "X is not welcome in a school environment!"
      • Leading inevitably to: "This school environment is not welcome in a school environment!"
      • A variation thereof in Episode 3: "This debate was very much welcome in my pants environment."
      • Naegi repeats it in the Episode 5 stinger while examining Ishimaru's corpse.
    • Byakuya Togami: "You have [verb]ed the esteemed [noun] of Byakuya Togami!"
  • Madness Mantra:
    • Maizono: "Baka! Baka baka baka baka baka!"
    • Leon: "Asshole asshole asshole [...] aho aho aho!"
    • Oowada: "YiffyiffyiffyiffyiffyiffYIFFFFF!"
  • Malicious Misnaming: After Yamada's death, Celes insists on calling Hagakure "Mr. Bum."
  • Mood Whiplash: Despite the series humor, the tone tends to take a dramatic shift before the execution.
  • Most Definitely Not a Villain:
    • Inverted as the class gets ready to get on the elevator for the first trial:
      Leon: [to Naegi] Dude, it's so obvious you did it. I mean, it couldn't have been anybody else! I literally struggle to think of a more guilty person than you!
    • The signs found in the locker besides Hagakure in the robot suit.
  • Motor Mouth: In Episode 4, Kirigiri gives a long-winded and fast-paced (yet detailed) explanation of how Fujisaki was assigned male at birth, but she doesn't want to disrespect Fujisaki's gender identity. Nonetheless, Kirigiri admits that Fujisaki's student ID identifies them as male, which is the only part that's relevant to the case.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • At the end of the first episode, Naegi asks for a Super Duper High School title that everyone else has. The first one given was "Super Duper High School Good Luck", which is his canon reason for getting in. He then points out that it's "stupid and clearly inaccurate". The "Super Duper High School [X]" naming scheme itself comes from the Project Zetsubou translation patch.
    • Leon's Villainous Breakdown of shouting "Asshole" degrades to just "aho", which he repeatedly screamed in the anime and game. Also, while trying to shout his way out of things he calls Maizono "retarded," which is the translation of "aho" in the Let's Play on Something Awful.
    • In Episode 4's Stinger, Genocider discusses her nickname and mentions that, while the Internet came up with Genocide Jack, no one ever asked her what she would like to be called and says she would rather be named Jane. Genocide Jack is the name the official translation uses and in that version she did tell the cast what her preferred name was, though there she said it was Genocide Jill.
    • Also from episode 4 (albeit probably by accident from Faulerro's part), Naegi uses a "Truth Bullet" to agree with another's statement, instead of disproving it. The mechanic was implemented in the second game.
    Naegi: You got that... right?
    • Even more obscure is Yamada's line about wanting to unlock a maid café, since in Danganronpa Zero there was one of those in Hope's Peak Academy... A Monokuma maid café to be precise.
    • Ishimaru has brass balls "forged in the line of duty as hall monitor," which is his title in the Something Awful Let's Play.
  • The Nicknamer:
    • Monokuma has a penchant for calling the students by certain nicknames, such as Hoodie (Naegi), Goatee/Pincushion (Leon), and Freckles (Junko). The rest of the students' nicknames (aside from Maizono and Fukawa) can be found here.
    • Genocider Syo has shades of this too, such as calling Naegi "Nagles" and "Nigel".
  • No Indoor Voice: Give a gold star to our resident Super Duper High School Hardass Kiyotaka Ishimaru. Both this trope and No Social Skills are lampshaded in the character introduction video. Turns up again in the extra revealing his browsing history, where he capslocks all his Google searches, including HOW DO I MAKE FRIENDS.
  • Nobody Calls Me "Chicken"!: Turns out to be the reason why Kuwata killed Maizono: she called him a "weenie". NOBODY CALLS HIM A WEENIE!
  • Noodle Incident: According to Faulerro, though it didn't come up in the episode, Oowada still caused his older brother's death... with yiffing.
  • Not Helping Your Case: Hagakure was the only one to show open interest in the stacks of money. Later, during the third trial, Monokuma considers making the next motive popsicles and Hagakure promptly claims he'd kill for one.
  • Obviously Evil: Celestia Ludenberg is made an exaggeration of this trope, not only having the title "Super Duper High School Hellspawn", but her dialogue is occasionally interjected with her deep Satanic voice of 'monologue'.
  • Occidental Otaku: Sayaka Maizono is presented this way, randomly peppering her speech with Japanese words and honorifics. The rest of the cast even calls her a "weeaboo" with Sayaka in earshot.
  • Oh, My Gods!: When he was given the penalties, Hagakure screamed out various names of deities, including Buddha, Vishnu, and Odin.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot:
    Naegi: I can't believe we just lost all the cute girls.
    Kirigiri: What was that?
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Episode 5 features Monokuma sounding very much like the Trigger Happy Havoc translation's Monokuma, but lampshaded and Monokuma switches to his own voice again, claiming that "the voice chip was on the fritz".
    • Episode 5, Celestia slips into a rather southern accent for one sentence. It's lampshaded.
    • She does it again in Episode 6, as well as a British accent which Syo accuses her of ripping off.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: They're really pushing for it with Hinata in Side: Despair Abridged. When he's introduced to the audience, he's labelled "Literally Just Some Guy". Which he will be, for now...
  • Orphaned Series: Was cancelled along with all of Faulerro's other abridged series' due to causing him too much stress.
  • Painting the Medium: When Asahina interrupts Leon's introduction, she headbutts his Super Duper High School subtitle out of the way.
  • Political Overcorrectness: Also known as Super Duper High School Shut-In, Touko Fukawa runs a Social Justice blog and is convinced Naegi is the killer in the first trial because he's "cis white male scum," despite being Japanese.
    Chihiro: ... yeah, men sure are terrible, huh?
    • Faulerro sure does like poking fun at this, from intentionally dancing around the issue of Chihiro's gender to avoid the wrath of Tumblr, to Yamada's motive for killing Ishimaru being a reference to a certain online movement.
  • Portmanteau:
    • The Totes Sinister Motive DVD leaves Naegi both horrified and aroused—"'horroused,' you might say."
    • In the fifth episode, Ishimaru starts calling himself "Kiyondo Ishida."
  • Precision F-Strike:
    Kirigiri: I don't believe somebody who screams like such a bitch would ever be able to commit murder. In fact, it is startlingly obvious who the real culprit is. Let's show those dense motherfuckers some logic, shall we?
    • And earlier...
    Oowada: FUCK YOU, TEDDY! *throws the Monokuma bomb away*
    • Later...
    Kirigiri: (typing) Cut that weeb shit out, please.
  • Raging Stiffie: Naegi gets one when he realizes Maizono must be in the shower. It doesn't last very long.
    "Down boy, this is serious."
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: Chisa is accustomed to people telling her that her job as a housekeeper is "setting feminism back 50 years".
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: After Maizono is murdered, during the trial Fukawa angrily remarks that only a male would be capable of something as terrible as murder, and obviously her reasons are wrong because she hates "cis white male scum". The culprit does turn out to be male, though.
    • In episode 6, Naegi almost instantly solves the mystery, leaving Kirigiri dumbfounded.
    Kirigiri: Wait, seriously?
    Naegi: What, you didn't work that part out? I thought it was pretty obvious.
    Kirigiri: I saw through literally everything else, because that made sense.
  • Rousing Speech: Naegi attempts one after the death of Enoshima. But it was abruptly ended and the effects were reversed when Hagakure revealed that Maizono died in Naegi's room.
  • Running Gag:
    • Aside from the Catch Phrases in the first episode, Leon keeps getting interrupted. At one point, Asahina yelled "DONUTS!" simply because she could.
    • Episode 2 has Oowada at the breakfast meeting claiming repeatedly "I bet s/he's fine" in the face of mounting evidence to the contrary.
    • Episode 3 had "penalties" issued to Hagakure by Monokuma, even when Oowada is threatened with one, the penalty still goes for Hagakure.
      • Episode 4 continues this gag to a degree, despite being post-trial, Genocider Syo strikes Hagakure's "Third eye"
    • Monokuma commenting on students' nice butts.
    • Reminding everyone that they're Japanese, such as when Ishimaru is shocked that nearly everyone missed "11037" or when Monokuma tries to bribe them with dollars.
  • The Scapegoat: From the start of the first trial, most of the class is ready to convict Naegi. After Kirigiri finally pounds it into their heads that it wasn't him, they're left at a loss.
    Ishimaru: Classmates, let us discuss all possibilities fairly!
    Leon: What? Nah, dude, let's all gang up on Naegi!
    [After Kirigiri's rapid-fire rebuttal]
    Togami: This is all well and good, but now we have nobody to victimize.
  • Screaming at Squick: In one of Faulerro's extras, Ishimaru retains his usual volume when he witnesses fornication in a school environment.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: After Naegi asked Monokuma for a title and complained about the first two, 'Good Luck' and 'Average Joe', he asked for one that fits him. The Title Monokuma stuck him with: Super Duper High School Screams-Like-A-Bitch. When he saw Maizono lying dead in the bathroom, Naegi does indeed scream like a bitch.
  • See You in Hell: A strangely affable example.
    Celestia: If you're ever in hell, hit me up. I'll show you a good time.
    Kirigiri: I have no intention of going there.
    Celestia: Oh, I hardly think you have a choice in the matter.
    Kirigiri: What?
  • Shame If Something Happened:
    Monokuma: Hey, that's a nice anti-terrorist organisation you got there! would be a shame if someone...forced-you-to-participate-in-a-murder-game-for-their-fetishistic-gratification, wouldn't it?!
  • Sherlock Scan:
    • Exaggerated. Kirigiri makes some ludicrous leaps of logic in this fashion that end up being correct.
      Kirigiri: If I had to guess, I'd say you are an avid fan of niche pornography.
      Naegi: WHAT!?
      Kirigiri: Ah, my suspicions are confirmed. Most interesting: will take note of this for future reference.
      Naegi: Okay, I'm hitting the emergency exit to this conversation now, bye.
    • And later on...
      Monokuma: Ya know, friend against friend, brother against brother, fat guy...
      Yamada: Video games!
      Monokuma: Against... I don't know, the emotionless broad over there.
      Kirigiri: You don't wash your hands after urinating, do you?
      Monokuma: No, Ma'am!
      Kirigiri: My suspicions are again confirmed.
  • Shipper on Deck: After Naegi tells Celes and Togami to Get a Room!, Asahina announces she ships it.
    Fukawa: CAN YOU NOT?!
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Oowada kills Fujisaki out of fear of being exposed as a furry. Once the others find out he did it, Monokuma makes a point of revealing why.
    Monokuma: Your secret of being a furry? Or the fact that you see yourself as a rough-and-tough tiger dude? Yep, it would've been a disaster if everybody knew about that, huh?
  • Shout-Out:
    • Monokuma opens the first trial with a twist on the Whose Line Is It Anyway? intro:
      Monokuma: Hey, welcome to "who's Maizono's killer?"; the trial where everybody's a defendant, and your feelings don't matter!
    • According to Faulerro, his voice for Hinata is based on comedian John Mulaney, due to watching some memetic sprite videos.
    • There have been multiple shout-outs to Ace Attorney, such as Hagakure shouting "Objection!" in the first classroom trial and the music playing during Kirigiri's explanation of where Chihiro's murder took place, as well as Dahlia Hawthorne's theme playing when Naegi confronts Celes.
    • Naegi refers to Kirigiri's explanation in Episode 4 as Kirigiri Explains It All.
    • Yamada's real death is accompanied with the death jingle of Super Mario Bros.
    • Yamada, upon seeing the picture of him being dragged away: "It's just like one of my Japanese animes!"
    • Monokuma points out the similarities to Zero Escape when explaining the bracelets in "DRAT to the Future".
  • Skewed Priorities:
    • Judging from his Motive Rant, Leon is more upset that Maizono turned him down (and called him a weenie) than that she tried to kill him.
    • When it starts to look like Togami killed Fujisaki, Celes is mainly disappointed that his frame job of Genocider Syo was so sloppy.
  • Smash Cut: Used frequently in tandem with a Gilligan Cut, particularly as Naegi is in the middle of saying how things are going to turn out for the better.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Kirigiri skillfully analyzes the situation whilst calling everyone around her bitches among other crude insults.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Mukuro Ikusaba sings "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" as the Hope's Peak Student Council members brutally murder each other in "The End of Hope's Peak".
  • Surfer Dude: Downplayed. Kuwata uses quite a bit of Surfer Dude slangs (like "Yo, Mono-dude!" and using "Dude" quite a bit), but not to the extreme. Plus he's a baseball star, not a surfer.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Chihiro Fujisaki is the "Super Duper High School Totally-A-Chick." Possibly subverted; Greg refuses to commit to calling Chihiro by either gender in order to avoid the wrath of Tumblr.
  • Sweet on Polly Oliver: Gender-inverted. When it comes to Chihiro, Naegi would totally hit that... but see above.
  • Take That!:
    • Monokuma explains the premise:
      You heard me, we're doing things all Battle Royale in here! Or Hunger Games, if you prefer... you freakin' weirdo.
    • Hinata is sure his own game's anime will be in no way a condensed rush job like the other one.
    • At the beginning of the fifth episode, Monokuma briefly uses a voice similar to the Trigger Happy Havoc dub voice, much to the disgust of the students.
      • He uses it again at the end of the sixth episode during Celes' execution specifically to piss her off.
    • Celes drives Yamada into a murderous frenzy by claiming Ishimaru supports women's rights in video games.
      • It's ambiguous whether it's a genuine Take That! or just a topical joke. With Faulero, it could be either.
  • Take That, Audience!: Hinata points out that those who know him from his game did so from various Let's Plays of it, since he's fairly certain they don't know Japanese.
  • Tempting Fate: Hagakure. Lampshaded. Those who have watched the anime or played the game would know that it won't stick, although amusingly enough, Hagakure was the first victim in the game's demo, instead of Maizono.
    Hagakure: Wait, why do we have to do the work? I mean, can't you just snuff out the least interesting people yourself?
    Togami: You're just asking for death, aren't you?
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Alter Ego's simulation of Oowada.
    Real men don't feel! They punch! They dominate! They devour!
  • Third-Person Person: Sayaka Maizono-hime, sugoi idol and totally kawaii princessu, refers to herself only in the third person, desu.
  • Title-Only Opening: And it doesn't last very long, at that; it contains the title card with a brief snippet for the official OVA's song. The entire title sequence lasts only one second.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Lampshaded when Kirigiri spells out that Leon's the murderer at the end of the first case.
    Kirigiri: It adds up perfectly. Sayaka Maizono chose the most vulnerable person she could as a target for murder: a professional athlete who was several times stronger than her.
    Leon: Dude! What total BS! That logic is hella whack!
    • Leon isn't much better, as Naegi points out that he didn't notice Sayaka writing his name in her own blood, or that a piece of his shirt fell out of the incinerator.
  • Took a Level in Badass: It's subtle, but Naegi starts standing up to the others almost immediately after Maizono dies. When it comes time to prove Kuwata killed her, he gets noticeably more confident, as well as angrier and snarkier.
    • Plus, even when Naegi reluctantly agreed to be Togami's assistant for the investigation of Chihiro's murder, he snarks the hell out of him and casually tells him to shut up during the trail when Togami tries to deny visiting murder mystery porn sites.
    • In the third trial, he manages to figure everything out without Kirigiri's help, even the fact that Celes AKA Thebumphor, is an actual demon. Not even Kirigiri figured out that last one. He also manages to give a pretty awesome speech about hope.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Asahina has quite an obsession with donuts, so much that it's rumored that she literally can't live without them. Her title isn't "Super Duper High School Donut Nut" for nothing.
    Asahina: Hi! I'm Aoi Asahina! I like sports, and donuts, and... that's it!
    • And she'd only say about things that sounds like or might be similar with donuts, like 'doorknobs' or when Togami just said 'done it'...
      Bitch, what did you say about donuts?
  • Trans Tribulations: Discussed. In Episode 4, Kirigiri notes that Fujisaki's body was moved from the boys' locker room to the girls' locker room, and Chisaki may or may not have a different gender identity.
    Kirigiri: It's because Fujisaki... (very quicky) is designated male at birth, though I cannot say either way whether they identify as either or any gender, but nonetheless their ID recognizes them as male. (gasp)
  • Unholy Matrimony: Byakuya and Celestia seem to be shaping up to become this, if their dialogue between one another and their distinct pleasure at watching the others' in pain, as well as their executions, is anything to go off of. Even Naegi lampshades it. Episode 6 sinks it, when Celestia shows her dislike towards 'Catchphrase-spewing machines', which includes Togami and his 'Esteemed X of Byakuya Togami' stuffs.
    Naegi: You guys keep agreeing about horrifying things and relishing everybody else's misery! Seriously, when's the wedding?
  • Valley Girl: Junko, being a Super Duper High School Airhead, talks like this. This includes Like Is, Like, a Comma, even at the end of a sentence.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Leon, naturally. He has one after being exposed as Maizono's killer, repeatedly squawking at Naegi even as the evidence against him keeps mounting. Eventually, Leon just devolves into shouting "AHO AHO AHO AHO" over and over.
    Celes: I think he's broken.
    Naegi: Yeah this yelling is really convincing us, keep it up man!
  • Voice of the Legion: Celes, combined with the Compelling Voice of a demon, speaks this way whenever she's talking as Thebumfor, who is a hellspawn.
  • Your Answer to Everything: After assuring the students that hitting the iron walls a bunch will solve their problems, Mondo Oowada (His title's Super Duper High School Needless Violence, by the way) preemptively declared this trope applied on him. Plus, Leon agrees with him.
    Oowada: I'm sure if I hit 'em a bunch it'll solve our problems and yes, that is my answer to everything!
    Leon: I was gonna say!
    • Turns up again during the first trial. Naturally, Leon is involved.
      Naegi: He then disposed of the evidence the only way he knew how: throwing a round object at something.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Kirigiri is not happy to be declared the one person Celes respects.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: Leon's reaction, word for word, to seeing the baseball pitching machine in his execution.