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New favorite background character:

This cute twintails girl in Ouma’s juggalo cult/comedy club.

Let’s give her some love.

  • Me: Man, I hate when I accidentally get spoilers for Danganronpa V3.
  • Me: *sees spoilers for one of DRV3's Bonus Modes that show KAMUKURA IS THERE AND HE HAS MORE THAN ONE OFFICIAL SPRITE NOW!*
  • Me: ...Except this spoiler. This is a blessed spoiler.

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I like the implications that Despair isn’t quite as unpredictable now as Junko’s made it out to be. The fact that she’s managed to predict everything except Naegi means Izuru must have done as well, so it’s no surprise that he’s a little more interested in Hope than he was. It also just feels predictable to the viewer, because (a) we already know half of it and (b) it gets to the point where you expect blood and creepy eyes and dark scenes constantly.

It’s also interesting how Junko characterizes Hope and Despair. They’ve always been (intentionally?) vague concepts, but Junko defines Despair as Chaos and Hope as Harmony (and as such, predictable). I wouldn’t say that’s accurate at all really. Hope seems irrational and violent at times: just think of Nanami soldiering on despite being seriously injured (definitely irrational and unpredictable), or Munakata’s general violent personality (I’d still characterize him as Hope even though he is a bit silly, lol). Tbh, I almost feel like Komaeda’s got the right idea. Both Hope and Despair are meaningless, predictable and “boring” without the other. The chaos comes from their interactions with each other, instead of just the pure Despair that Junko puts it down to. Essentially, a world of just Despair is predictably full of suffering and death, whereas a world of just Hope is predictably happy and harmonious. I don’t think Junko knows as much as she thinks she does.

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On the subject of Junko Enoshima... (Crowds random rant)

Junko: ”Hey… Isn’t this world of preexisting harmony boring?”

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I have to say that I find Junko Enoshima, the villainess of the Danganronpa series, to be a fascinating deconstruction of the ”chessmaster” (that is, a person who is able to think many steps ahead of everyone else).

To be honest, I used to find Junko to be a character that was kinda hard to get a grip on. I’m not sure if it’s because I hadn’t read the Danganronpa Zero novel or if my memory of the past two games is a bit hazy… But after the latest episode of Danganronpa 3 (Despair episode 6 or episde 12 all-in-all), we got a truly fascinating scene between Junko and Izuru Kamukura.

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Izuru: ”Junko Enoshima, you have super analytic abilities, which allow you to see many steps in advance. So why did you do this, knowing you couldn’t win?”

Junko: ”Oh, so you don’t know? You ought to have super analytic abilities yourself, though…”

*silence* 

Junko: *smile/smirk* ”See?”

 Junko: ”Despair is an unknown. Because of my super analyctic ability, I was thoroughly bored with this world. The ’hope’ everyone longs for is just preexisting harmony. But despair was the one thing that was different. The heart-racing excitement of messy despair has a taste like you’ve never known! Despair is the one thing that brings chaos to this world. Just like a single bullet setting off a world war, despair has the power to throw this world into chaos! Look at me now! I’m having so much fun! Even now, I’m filled with despair and excitement!”

Junko: ”Can you understand me?”

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Junko made it clear from the very beginning, in the first Danganronpa game, that she does things for her own amusement, or as she puts it: for “despair”. Now, if despair is something that she associates with the unknown and unpredictable… then her actions and obsession makes a lot more sense to me. She’s still a horrible person, don’t get me wrong… but as a character, she’s a fascinating deconstruction of what can go wrong when you can predict literally anything coming your way… and then get BORED out of your mind with that. It’s the same as with Izuru. They find the world to be mindbogglingly boring, and searches for something… ANYTHING… that can relieve that boredom. It doesn’t make what they’re doing right in any shape or form. Definitely not! But it does make them somewhat more understandable as characters.

Ok, so I’m still really upset over the new DR3 episode’s ending, but one good thing came out of this episode.

Naegi being carried around.

Like, I had this headcanon for a while that at some point Naegi would have to be carried by someone (Gozu was my best bet) because he’s not very athletic, and I was sure at some point he’d be so slow running away from some kind of threat that one of his allies would just be all “Screw it, I’m carrying you like a sack of potatoes.” And like, Gozu does?

And the best part is, since Naegi isn’t allowed to run, this is going to be a recurring thing.

Like seriously, I thought this headcanon was so ridiculous it wouldn’t make it into canon, but it did. In the best way possible. Hopefully this means that at some point, someone’s going to have to carry Naegi princess-style. And by someone, I mean Kirigiri.