I really love your blog, and I think all the meta you write is fantastic, especially anything you write about Ouma. I feel like I'm learning more about the game every time I come on here, and I wanted to show my support and thank you! I also wanted to ask about Ouma's room; specifically, I wanted to ask about why you think he has a statue of Rantaro hanging upside down, and why it was specifically Rantaro. Once again, thank you so much, and I hope you have a good day!
Thank you so much, anon! I appreciate all the support, and I’m
so glad that I’ve been able to help people understand the game or Ouma better!
I have so much fun writing here, and getting really nice asks like this keeps
me motivated and looking forward to it every day!
This is actually a very fun question, more than you would initially think! Ouma and Amami are actually very, very similar in terms of motivations, and also their thought processes. Both are incredibly intelligent, both wanted to stop the killing game itself, and both were ultimately incapable of trusting anyone but themselves because of the doubt and suspicion thrust upon them in a situation as horrible as a killing game.
Talking about this in-depth will require covering quite a lot from all the chapters of the game, including Chapter 6, so if you aren’t comfortable with being spoiled for end-game material, please don’t read any farther! I want to clear up the questions in detail, so it’ll be very long probably!