Top 10 Best Students from Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Danganronpa is a very good game, and a big part of this is thanks to the colourful assortment of characters that are all unique and mostly entertaining to hang around. This list won't include Monokuma simply because I find him to be very difficult to rank. Obvious spoilers below.
The Top Ten
1 Byakuya Togami Byakuya Togami is a student in Hope's Peak Academy's Class 78th, and a participant of the Killing School Life featured in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. His title is Ultimate Affluent Progeny.

This guy is extremely divisive among the fanbase, and I can see why. That said, I found most of his actions to be highly justified (chapter 2 not included for extremely obvious reasons). His overly cautious, distrustful nature comes off as being a jerk, but I also see it as highly logical. He is one of the few characters that act as if plot armour doesn't exist and never does anything rash. I also love him for his gradual increase of warmth in the final chapters.

Byakuya was a lot more interesting then the rest of the cast, and at the time, he really really pissed me off, but now that I look back, he was such an exciting character that really swayed the whole game and all of the trials by being just plain annoying and with everything. Sure, he's not as bad as Oma, but I loved him for the first game.

The original Komaeda and Korekiyo, if Byakuya wasn't in the game, it wouldn't of been as fun. He messed with everyone and everything, and that includes a death body he happened to stumble upon. Also very funny, best boy for sure.

Was he a douchebag? Yes. But you gotta admit he had some amazing roasts and was a really important part of the first game. Seeing his interactions with characters like Makoto and Toko were undeniably hilarious.

2 Chihiro Fujisaki

Okay, this guy is one of my favorite characters. The fact that he was so useful, even after dying, made him my favorite. Also, I absolutely love Sakura, but couldn't vote for two people. The friendship she shared with Asahina was just so adorable, and just knowing she sacrificed herself for her friends...

I really love the pure innocence of Chihiro, it's a nice contrast from basically everything else in the game. His reason for cross dressing is also one that I find to be interesting, yet sad. My favourite thing about him however, is how useful he was, even after death.

Adorable character, I love all of *her* twists in the game and found Chihiro to be probably my favourite character in the game due to his innocence and just sheer cuteness even when he was about to be killed. R.I.P. :(

He is one of the most complex characters in the first game. Also he is cute.

3 Celeste Celestia Ludenberg (セレスティア・ルーデンベルク Seresutia Rūdenberuku), also known as Celeste, is a student in Hope's Peak Academy's Class 78th, and a participant of the Killing School Life featured in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. Her title is the Ultimate Gambler.

Celeste was my favourite because her accent kept changing throughout the third trial and because she had a poker face on the whole time so no one would have guessed that out of everyone, she would be the one to snap. So I guess I like how unpredictable her character was.

I like Celeste a fair bit for the simple reason that she was one of the few characters in the game who felt genuinely evil, or at least highly devious. While everyone else had their reasons for the killing, Celeste's was out of pure greed and nothing else, this was a nice change of pace compared to the normal characters who all greatly attempted to stop killing from happening. I also love how she loses her accent through the 3rd trial.

Definitely one of my favourite characters of the game, she was so different and I found everything she did so funny, her twist was kinda wild as well and very unexpected, while also expected at the same time. Evil mastermind.

Celeste is best! She is so manipulative and is a really interesting character. To think that she was the one who hated adapting the most.

4 Aoi Asahina

To me, Hina is the sweetest of the group. While she doesn't do much, she keeps the morale of the group high. Plus, I just love her personality and the fact that she became friends with Sakura only makes her better.

While she doesn't do anything majorly significant, she provides the morale that the group need to keep moving forward. She is always a highly trusting, kind person and always a joy to be around

Hina I feel like needed a bit more development, but I still love her. Her relationship with Sakura was beautiful

I really like positive energy ! Plus the whole chapter 4 situation is just ..

5 Kyoko Kirigiri Kyoko Kirigiri, a character from Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, is a student of Class 78 in Hope's Peak Academy, who also participates in Monokuma's Killing School Life. She is the Ultimate Detective.

OMG SHE IS MY favorite. She is the lord and savoir. Without her everyone would have died. She carried no cap. Makoto took the credit : (

I personally never found Kyoko to be as amazing as everyone else seems to think, she's a great character for sure, but I personally don't find that she opened up enough to be considered interesting compared to some of the other people. That said, I do appreciate how intelligent she is and how she shows some weakness by the end of the game. My main issue is regarding plot armour, the amount of times she risked her life without care annoyed me simply because other people kept dying while doing little wrong, while Junko was targeting her for a great deal of time and nothing bad ended up happening. Also, the ultimate detective thing was extremely easy to guess.

WAIT 6!?!?!? SERIOUSLY! Kyouko is the best character from the entire series. She is so damn pretty, incredibly smart, great detective and she and Junko are the only people that made the show interesting. She needs to be higher at least in the top two. And if that's not worse Byakuya, Sakura and Chihiro are higher than her (;-;) Her detective skills, beauty, past, her personality and her relationship with Makoto are things I can't ignore. How could anyone not like her.

I love her I just love her even if she was doing her best to keep herself alive she saved Naegi and y'all realize how calm she was when she found her dad?

6 Kiyotaka Ishimaru

Taka was one of the first characters in media I saw that was autistic or autistic coded that felt real, not overdone to genius levels or just called weird and quirky, and as a high functioning autistic person, I could understand him and relate to him from the get-go. He also felt more real than any other character, from his expressions to his reactions to the others deaths, his response to Mondo's death was extremely realistic while the rest of the characters just solved the case and moved on afterward, with Taka going into a catatonic state from his first and only friend's death felt more real than the others, you can't move on from death that quickly. And his hatred of geniuses feels like a nice aversion to the autistic stereotype, that we're all geniuses, Taka got to his level of smarts from hard work alone. Really the only things that need improvement is that he should have lived, he shouldn't have been ignored by his class because come on guys, Hifumi is not the only dead one ...more

As well as keeping the bond alive through the group, Taka is one of the characters that becomes greatly expanded by free time events. His hatred towards geniuses is an interesting piece of development that I think greatly improves his character. What happened after Mondo was executed was also extremely tragic, with Taka being completely devastated before becoming Kiyondo. The amount of misfortune that Taka endures in made that much more tragic when you see how hard on himself he is for everything.

Taka is like the second cutest trigger happy havoc character after Chihiro. He is just so funny especially when he was like ITS UNWHOLESOME that made me laugh I don't know why. Also I think he's pretty darn gay. LGBTQ+ rights!

Second best character to me, I loved him, he was so prepared and he kept everyone stable.

7 Junko Enoshima Junko Enoshima (江ノ島 盾子 Enoshima Junko), is a student in Hope's Peak Academy's Class 78th, and a participant of the Killing School Life featured in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. Her title is Ultimate Fashionista/True Ultimate Despair

The major plot twist involving her was nothing short of mind blowing, especially considering that she was one of the last people I would expect to be insane. She is unbelievably entertaining in the final chapter and takes insanity to a new level. Her change in personality every 5 seconds is also extremely unnerving in my opinion and there is no doubt that she is extremely twisted in her actions, personality, and ideologies.

Let's pretend she wasnt in the second game and then we can agree she's a good character.

8 Genocider Syo

Genocide Jill is one of my favorite comedic releif characters, and when she revealed herself it was so hilarious to think that someone like Toko could have such a crazy split personality

I hate Toko but love her.

She made the storyline less boring at the start because I would have never suspected that genocide Jill would have been Toko and I wouldn't have guessed that Byakuya knew too

9 Mondo Oowada

Mondo is an extremely underrated character that I believe should get much more credit than he does, sure, he killed one of he fan favourite characters, but as well as his reason being incredibly tragic, spending any amount of time with him would show you just how nice this guy is. Doing free time with him shows how much of a good friend he is to people he likes, and I felt that he was one of the few people to warm up to you from the start during FTEs rather than the usual case of people hiding things from you.

He is literally the only killer in the series who regretted what he did not just because he was going to die.

The swearing is the only bad part about him. But he is a gang leader, so I'd expect it. This guy is awesome.

Butter Boy! I love him!

10 Toko Fukawa

In the first chapter, there was no doubt in my mind that Toko was my least favourite character, but then Genocide Jack/Jill happened and she instantly became amazing. Her split personality was a consistently funny occurrence throughout the entire game, and she honestly became more bearable after falling for Byakuya. Her other personality, Genocide Jill is also never anything short of amazing, as her insanity and full on nature are really fun to watch.

I spent most of my freetime events with two characters. Kyoko and Toko. She deserves more love. She is just so precious and I love her.

She was OK in the first chapter, but then Genocide Jill decided to appear and made her 1000 times better.

Toko is so underrated! Yeah she was annoying sometimes, but she was amazing at other times

The Contenders
11 Alter Ego

Maybe he doesn't count as a student but anyway I add him onto this list

12 Sakura Ogami

There are many reasons why I love Sakura, a big part of it comes from the fact that she is a very down to earth, caring person despite how scary she looks. She is happy to listen to others yet will be very intense and serious when needed. My biggest reason for loving her is because of the 4th trial and the impact she made on the rest of the game. By sacrificing herself, she brought hope to everyone and stopped future distrust among everyone else.

I don't know why shes ranked this low, shes so interesting and her free time events are great.
And when she sacrificed herself so every else could live, that was heartbreaking but so kind of her.

She is one of the only characters in the first game without a dumbass moment.

My favorite in all of Danganronpa. Her sacrifice had me in tears

13 Makoto Naegi Makoto Naei is the protagonist of the 2010/2014 game Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. He is the Ultimate Lucky Student, a student randomly picked by Hope's Peak Academy to join the school. As a student of Class 78, he is forced to participate in the Killing School Life, a killing game orchestrated more.

While I understand why Makito was a fairly blank slate for the most part, only having the whole thing about hope, I still wasn't as invested in the main protagonist when put up against basically any other character. A trusting nature and kind heart can only get you so far

I like Makoto a lot and don't understand why people don't like him. He kind and sweet and basically does everything during the class trails. Even smarter characters like Byakuya doesn't do anything

Why is he #16? He's the first ever protagonist in DanganRonpa to say "No! that's wrong! " every 3 seconds in a class trial (in a good way OwO) and also is the most innocent character ever. He should be #1!

Makoto is great and underappreciated.

14 Mukuro Ikusaba

People need to give her more credit. I swear half the people who say Junko is their favourite character is because of Mukuro Ikusaba being her.

Despite the fact that she barely appeared at all, the imposter Junko was decent, and the backstory that we were given fleshes her out a bit more. I just can't rank her higher due to the fact that you don't interact with her as her true self.

I love murkuro Ikusaba and I can't beileive that Junko killed her. She would be awesome if she was actually in Danganronpa

Mukuro was Killed by her sister for selfish reasons And I feel bad for this character

15 Leon Kuwata Leon Kuwata is a student in Hope's Peak Academy's Class 78th, and a participant of the Killing School Life featured in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. His title is Ultimate Baseball Star.

Leon is the other character I found got worse through free time events. Before them, he was someone who seemed to have a strong ambition when it came to music, the free time showed that he only did it to get a girlfriend. Unlike any other character, I also don't see any impact on the story that he made, he wasn't interesting, didn't have any meaningful dialogue, he was just bland in general.

Leon has a number 18 and his last name on his jersey when he plays baseball with his cousin Kanon.

He has the reaction we would all actually have if we were found guilty.

16 Yasuhiro Hagakure

First off, he's unbelievably stupid. As well as this, he is one of the 2 characters that I liked less after the free time events. Before them, you simply see him as the world's biggest idiot, but after, you realise how greedy he is. That said, as a comic relief, I find him consistently funny, so props to him for making me laugh even when murder is occurring

Stop giving him hate. I know he is stupid but that's why I love him

He's stupid but I love him.

He is a good boy

17 Kokichi Oma
18 Monokuma

Monokuma best girl

Monokuma is hot

19 Sayaka Maizono

In her short time being in the game, Sayaka left a surprising impact, I personally expected her to survive and be the one to do one of the final killings, but the result ended up that much more surprising because of my assumption. Her desperation as she screams to be let out are really disturbing as well. Despite the fact that she tried framing Makoto and all that, I still find that she was a well made character. The only reason she isn't higher is because of the fact that she died extremely quickly

I think I like Sayaka so much because she feels like the most human character to me. She did something rash and immoral out of sheer desperation, just like most people probably would. I think her backstory was really well fleshed out for how long she's in the game too. I think that sometimes people forget that these people are high school students.

She is honestly one of the best female characters in the game. Yeah maybe she had a messed up plan to kill Leon but, she was so traumatized from the video that she watched that she had to get out of the killing game. In the anime she also had the same voice actress as Tsubaki in the anime Soul Eater, so I like Sayaka a lot more now.

During her stay, she managed to attempt to murder Leon and ruin his life, then cry to Leon telling her not to kill her, switched rooms with Makoto just to carry this out, and the fandom is saying Sayaka is innocent? WHAT?!

20 Jin Kirigiri
21 Akane Owari
22 Hifumi Yamada

This guy is fairly annoying. He feels stereotypical in basically every way, and to top this off, he doesn't even develop as a character overall. That said, his antics with both Celeste and Alter Ego were funny enough to keep me from strongly disliking him.

UNDERRATED! I know he was a stereotypical "weeb", but he was literally so adorable and I loved him so much. I cried when he died.

He is the best. You can try to ignore it, but chances are it won't work.

He did nothing important except kill a character better than himself

23 Kaede Akamatsu
24 Celestia Ludenberg Celestia Ludenberg (セレスティア・ルーデンベルク Seresutia Rūdenberuku), also known as Celeste, is a student in Hope's Peak Academy's Class 78th, and a participant of the Killing School Life featured in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. Her title is the Ultimate Gambler.
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