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  • Crack Pairing: Believe it or not, Sora x Syobai is an actual ship; most of its popularity is credited to the Korean fanbase.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: The Void members, sans Mikado, have received nothing but love and sympathy from the fandom thanks to their interesting personalities and their tragic backstory. A popular theme for most artists is to draw them being happy together as close friends.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Yoruko Kabuya has been very well-liked since the first two chapters, both due to her close relationship with Sora (which has become Shipping Fuel for a substantial portion of the fanbase) and for being one of the most rational members of the cast even by the end of Chapter 4.
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    • Iroha Nijiue for her sweet personality and her cute outfit. Though the reveal that she is a Dirty Coward in Chapter 4 did negatively affect her standing with the fandom.
  • Epileptic Trees: In one of Yuri's Free Time events, he mentioned how his family hired a maid with a miserable past who inspired him to become a chivalrous gentleman to any and all girls. Fans have theorized that the maid was none other than Akane Taira from DanganRonpa Another.
  • Evil Is Sexy: To several, Mikado comes off as quite attractive thanks to his gentleman charm and his devious personality. He even ends up in his underwear during Chapter 4.
  • Foe Yay: In some circles, Mikado being shipped with Teruya or Nikei has become quite popular thanks to their development in later chapters.
  • Fridge Brilliance: The fact that Kanade was the true mastermind behind Setsuka's murder and forced Hibiki to aid her is reflected in their execution: Hibiki is given a quick death via decapitation while Kanade is given a slow death via hanging.
  • Genius Bonus:
    • The female students' costumes in Chapter 2 don't seem significant until the lore behind them is taken into account. Emma and Iroha are dressed as a Kuchisake-onna and vampire, respectively, two monsters that have been portrayed as malicious in every classic incarnation they have appeared in. Considering how the other girls are dressed as figures that have been seen as both good and evil (i.e., Yoruko as a witch, Sora as a yurei, and Setsuka as an Oni), this becomes blatant Foreshadowing for when it is revealed that Emma and Iroha are members of Void.
    • During Chapter 4's Argument Armament segment, Nikei takes the appearance of the Greek god Hermes. While this may seem strange at first, it makes sense given that Hermes was a messenger god who delivered messages to the gods and also played tricks among them. This ties in with Nikei's talent as a reporter whose job it is to find important news and share his message with the world. The trickster part also applies to him trying to deceive and betray his superior Mikado.
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  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: As you can tell, SDRA2 is big among the Western side of the world.
  • Ho Yay: Yuki and Shinji is a well loved ship thanks to the firefighter being so thoughtful and caring towards Yuki in his rugged, manly way.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Hibiki Otonokoji. She initially appears as an abrasive, foul-tempered girl that is way too harsh on her younger sister, but then she becomes the first to crack under pressure and starts to evoke much more sympathy as a result. Not only that, but the only two who are willing to lend her emotional support are Kanade, her most frequent target, and Setsuka, who becomes her closest friend as a result. Then, in Chapter 3, she's practically brainwashed into killing said friend, which forces her to be executed alongside Kanade, who not only turns out to be the person directly responsible for Hibiki's lack of independence, but also far less of a victim than initially perceived.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Sora is the most shippable character in the SDRA2 cast thanks to her serious personality giving way to some interesting dynamics when paired with her more eccentric classmates.
  • Les Yay: Yoruko and Sora has been one of the top lesbian ships in the fandom thanks to Yoruko being one of Sora's closest and reliable companions throughout the story.
  • Like You Would Really Do It: At the start of the story, many fans were shocked when Sora ended up getting stabbed by Syobai in the prologue as they believed that they were duped into thinking that the protagonist was a girl only for her to be killed off in the beginning. Again. But to their relief, not only does Sora survive the attack but she gets to continue the role as the POV Protagonist for a majority of the series.
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  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Yoruko is the new Hagakure. Explanation 
  • Moe: Iroha thanks to her cute but bashful personality.
  • Squick: Emma taking on the appearance of a pile of flesh during the Void Theater segments. Thankfully she's censored enough so we don't get to see the grosser details.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Super Danganronpa Another 2 is considered more popular compared to it's predecessor. This comes with the sequel having a significant Animation Bump along with its characters looking more appealing and unique compared to the first cast. There's also the fact that DRA is less known since there are little to no playthroughs with English subtitles.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: To many fans, Iroha comes off as this. While it's true that she comes off as a timid girl who is being pressured by her superior Mikado to commit murder which is a serious issue, she loses sympathy because of her begging her colleague Nikei to murder someone for her along with blaming Emma for supposedly placing in this situation.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: Second only to Mikado, Syobai is the least likable person among his peers because of his rude and antisocial personality. (Not that it bothers him). Outside of the game, Syobai is one of the most well liked characters among the different sides of the fandom and gets alot of attention and fanart as a result.
  • Vanilla Protagonist: Strongly averted by Sora. Unlike canon protagonists who were passive, timid and gentle-natured, Sora is portrayed as bolder and unapologetic when interacting with the other students. And outside of investigations and the trials, she also stands out as being more proactive as a protagonist rather then waiting for the game or for other characters to move the events of the story. The biggest examples are in Chapter 4 where she tries to have Shinji killed using an unconscious Nikei in order to save Yuki and also going straight to Teruya for potential information over her lost memories.
  • The Woobie: Yuki Maeda. He's nearly killed during the prologue. By the end of Chapter 3, he's completely disillusioned by all the deaths on the island such that he begins to lash out at his friends. Then, in Chapter 4, he's set up for murder, which involves him unintentionally slitting the throat of Shinji, his best friend. During the trial of that same chapter, he not only learns that his other friend, Sora, tried to finish the job, but also that Shinji ended up killing himself so that both of them could live. It's hard not to feel sorry for him after all of this.