Why Kirigiri would fake her death
The fandom seems convinced her ‘death’ has been decided as if she’s already in the ground, in spite of her own advice to never stop hoping and against her worldview to always seek out the truth without letting one’s judgment be clouded by face value preconception. Let’s follow that line of logic for an entire essay, shall we? Get ready for a long post.
“Detectives do not possess any superpowers. We can’t lead ourselves astray by a single, predetermined conclusion.
Great detectives consider a great many possibilities inside their heads from the very beginning.
We should ignore common sense, prejudices and preconceptions, and start by drawing up every conceivable possibility.
Then, as the investigation proceeds, we should put those possibilities under scrutiny.”
Last time I wrote about this, I touched on why, personality-wise, it would be uncharacteristic for her to calmly accept her death like some kind of martyr building Naegi’s character (challenging people’s resolve is Komaeda’s role). I brought up how unlikely someone who hears the grim reaper’s footsteps would let herself be claimed by his scythe if she still had unfinished business.
So now let’s examine the tactical advantage in dodging death once more in a lifetime of doing exactly that. Quick warning, I’m gonna be parroting a lot of what other people have said already to help me form this opinion (and will credit them as such).