WELP I JUST WATCHED THE NEW EPISODE OF DANGRANRONPA. AND THANKS TO THE NEW EPISODE I HAVE A THEORY THAT I HOPE TO GODS IS WRONG. (The TL:DR is at the very bottom of this whole thing since I don’t want to spoil stuff)
hagakure: gets shot at by a helicopter hagakure: survives
this is yet another instance in which hagakure escapes death. sure one could chalk this up to him being a comedic relief character, but maybe that’s the point? by being a comedic relief character, he’s invulnerable to pretty much everything, all in lieu of comedy: essentially, he’s immortalized by his entire archetype, making him the most powerful character in this fucking series. even if he is not the mastermind, hagakure is surely something close to a god, and if not something more.