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  • Breather Boss: Dis-3 was intended to be easier after the long first and second trials.
  • Captain Obvious Reveal: Played with in 3-5. Even the canonblind players already knew that Tsukiyama eats people, a fact that was hidden from the characters, due to content warnings given in the OOC meet-and-greet in the beginning of the round, and it was expected to be the big reveal in that case. This served to distract from the bigger swerve that Meridiana was undead and that Tsukiyama had tricked her into killing Wash, which nobody expected.
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  • Cargo Ship: Due to some Persona 3 ending spoilers, in the Round 3 endgame where Allie and Tsukiyama discover that Monaka was going to hunt down their loved ones, OOC jokes are made that Ryouji's assassin card just showed... a door.
  • Cry for the Devil: Kirei in Round 2. His entire life was spent only feeling joy in others' misery, and he was very aware of how inhuman that was. Driven home hard with some of his last words to Schuldig:
    Kirei: Such kindness shouldn't be wasted on the defective.
    • Also a major theme of Round 3 as a whole, especially with the Mastermind, who was simultaneously a completely terrible person and a lonely abused child.
  • Even Better Sequel: Round 1 was a surprising success and Round 2 improved on everything, with more characters, a new plot, and new gameplay elements like Laser-Guided Amnesia and the Monomono Machine along with heavy references to the first round and canon games.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Archer: Spiders (see Memetic Mutation)
    • Cynthia: Princess YOLO
    • Adachi: "Trash Prince" seems to have caught on with a lot of people, even the mods.
    • Howl: SHSL KFC
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    • Naveen: Navel
    • Pooh and Gaston: Team Redshirt Herrings Explanation 
    • Kayneth: SHSL Walnut (see Memetic Mutation)
    • Kureha: Curry Explanation 
    • Dave: Sad Roomba Explanation 
    • Ryuunosuke, Allie, and Silver: The Ginger Disaster Squad
      • Ryuunosuke himself: The Earl of Buttonmash
    • Tsukiyama: Purple Tamaki, Purple Hannibal
    • Isabelle: Cinnamon Doge, Too Good for This World, Too Pure
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    • Team Nick and Team CN are called "Team Trainwreck" and "Team Marshmallow." The post-merger team is "Team S'mores."
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Disney Ronpa has this gem: Everything burns! Howl will know this very well later on...
  • Genre Turning Point: We have this game to thank for all those short-term, small-cast mystery games.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: You know that happy ending from the first round, where everything is hopeful and nothing is ruined? The feedback sent in afterwards may have been right that it was a little too happy for the canon DR spirit and its bittersweet endings and permadeath. But thanks to the ending of Round 2, it's harder to see it as such now. Let's just say that happy endings are a zero-sum game here. That is, giving an Everybody Lives ending to a series like Danganronpa directly resulted in an instalment of a beloved, optimistic, child-friendly series swapping its neat happy ending out for a Kill ’Em All.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In Round 2, when Lysandre and Sycamore are teaching Schuldig about their home world's legends, he wonders aloud more than once where he can find Xerneas so he can catch it and whether or not he can play with it. In the epilogue, the group goes Walking the Earth in search of that very legendary. Guess the first thing he does when he sees it.
    • Meta one: Futo ends up confusing Bluebeard for Blackbeard the pirate. A little over a week later, Fate/Grand Order unveils the new Servants, Blackbeard among them.
    • Kayneth tells Ryuunosuke early on that he doesnt see much of a difference between zombies and ghouls. It turns out later on that their class has one of each and the ghoul mistook the zombie for his own species for weeks.
    • The half-joking IC theory that the Round 3 hotel is actually a space station is a lot funnier after Airlocked.
  • Idiosyncratic Ship Naming
    • Schuldig/Kirei: Catholic Guilt
    • Naomi/{...}: Corpse Whisper
    • Naveen/Ariel: Surf & Turf
    • Jay/Miriam: Purple Pals
    • Ryuunosuke/Tsukiyama: Arts and Lovecrafts
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships:
    • Naveen in Disney Ronpa, who's been teased with Ariel, Anna, Bill... okay, half the cast of the game.
  • Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.": It's very common for players and viewers to pick up new things to watch thanks to seeing unfamiliar characters in the game.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Wear the protag pants!Explanation 
      • (X) for this round's protagonist!Explanation 
      • Growing the ahogeExplanation 
    • Do you hear the people sing? Yes, and they're really pissed off.Explanation 
    • Dangan Roleplay is a serious game about murder. (X) people are dead.Explanation 
    • Spiders in a man suit.Explanation 
    • It's Die-day, Die-day!Explanation 
    • Genocidal Ginger Bad End.Explanation 
      • As it turned out, that one actually sort of happened. Well. Before the round started.
      • Returned in Disney Ronpa with an "if Elsa dies, Anna snaps" scenario. Maybe Bill was onto something.
      • Played with in Nick vs CN with the "Genocidal Gem Bad End". Simply put, if Steven dies before Lapis.... Well, let's just say that Team Nick would win the game by a landslide.
    • Ike fights for his friends. Explanation 
    • Joyed the fuck out of it. (Round 2 spoilers)Explanation 
    • ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ GHOST RIOT ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ (Round 2 spoilers)Explanation 
      • /(・ × ・)\ RABBIT RIOT /(・ × ・)\ (Disney Ronpa spoilers)Explanation 
    • Kirei pretty much became a meme in and of himself, as Round 2's Chuck Norris. (Round 2 spoilers) Explanation 
    • "If Isabelle Dies, We Riot" became a meme before Round 3 even started. Has since escalated to threatening to riot over the death of any well-liked character.
    • Mr. Walnut/Walnut-san or "Kayneth, you absolute walnut!" Explanation 
    • Haruka's dead harem. Explanation 
    • CW: Case 5.Explanation 
    • Tyrone Speedwagon/"God damn it Tyrone, get your shit together!" Explanation 
    • SHSL Therapist Explanation 
  • Moe: Homura to the nth degree.
  • Nausea Fuel: Round 1 has a good example. That's what happens when you live on a tropical island and leave a dismembered corpse in a locked room for days.
    • Round 3 has anything involving Wario. Bathing in gravy and not washing it off until he was bribed days later has to be up there.
  • Older Than They Think: Gaston's Punny Name in Disney Ronpa? Much of the game credited the mod team for coming up with it, but that's actually canon!
  • One-Scene Wonder: Maurice the crab during the Round 1, Week 5, Case 4 trial. He sadly doesn't show up again after that but Jimmy set-up a lovely aquarium for him in his cottage, since he destroyed his house looking for evidence.
  • One True Threesome: Ariel/Naveen/Gaston in Disney Ronpa reminds a lot of people of Tres Leches.
  • Spoil at Your Own Risk: This is actually written in the game rules. If you're rolled to die or kill, if you're tampering with a crime scene, if you're the mole, if you're the Mastermind, if you know any future plot details whatsoever, you're not allowed to tell the public until it comes to light in-game. It's even a game policy to hide your application until the round's done.
  • Spot the Victim: Death guesses go around every week, usually anonymously.
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