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Spinoffs: Ultra Despair Girls | Zero | Kirigiri | Togami | Killer Killer
Series-wide pages: Alternative Character Interpretation | Awesome Music | Franchise Original Sin | Ho Yay | Memes | The Scrappy | What An Idiot | The Woobie


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It's virtually impossible to list tropes for the series without spoiling everything or creating Self-Fulfilling Spoilers because of the large amount of surprising reveals and murderer/victim exclusive tropes this series contains.
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  • Complete Monster: Junko Enoshima is a despair-obsessed teenager seeking nothing less than the complete destruction of hope. Growing bored with life due to her incredible analytical abilities, Junko used her manipulative prowess to force her high school's student council to kill each other; and then the fallout to drive the rest of the students into a brainwashed frenzy. Kidnapping the kind-hearted teacher Chisa Yukizome, Junko orders her lobotomized to turn her into her slave and drives the 77th class into Ultimate Despair by murdering their beloved classmate, Chiaki Nanami. Humiliating, blackmailing and breaking anyone in her way to reach her goal, Junko commands the entire population of reserve students to commit murder-suicides, resulting in a catastrophic number of casualties. Erasing the memories of her surviving classmates, Junko forces them into a cruel game where they are made to betray and murder one another, hoping to break every last bit of hope they hold to in their minds. When she is eventually discovered, Junko brags about killing her own sister to keep her plans exciting, and when she fails to break the minds of her victims, opts to ignore their offer to give up her ways and chooses to kill herself, seeing nothing but excitement at even her own death. Even after her passing, Junko's devotion to spreading misery continues as she creates an Artificial Intelligence in her own likeness to continue her torment. Unwavering in her love of suffering, Junko passed no chance to showcase just how many people she could subjugate to utter torment.
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  • Fandom-Specific Plot: The scenario practically begs for fans to create their own killing game stories, very often in the form of text-based roleplays. Needless to say, there are countless of immensely varying quality.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With Persona 4, since they're both high-school set murder mysteries, have talking teddy bears, and some of the same voice actors. Also with the Zero Escape series, which is also a Visual Novel series about a Deadly Game and solving an Ontological Mystery, and their creators merged.
  • Paranoia Fuel: The entire premise of the series thrives on this, and Monokuma exploits it for all it's worth whenever he can.
  • Sailor Earth: Pick any skill or occupation, add either "Super High School Level" or "Ultimate" in front of it, and you got yourself an OC.
  • Ship Sinking: Considering the nature of the games/anime, expect this to happen a lot.
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