Best Plot Twists in the Danganronpa Series

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The Danganronpa series is basically built around its plot twists, so you'd hope that there are some great ones in the series. If you came to this list without expecting spoilers, then you really do deserve to get every good twist ruined for you.

The Top Ten

1 The main cast from the second game are all the remnants of despair.

This was an amazing plot twist but I wish they actually made a game where you play as the remnants of despair and try not to make it too dark, I mean you kinda get introduced to the remnants of despair in danganronpa 3

This will always be the best plot twist in the series I am just objectively right.

This twist had so much impact just because of the implications of the protagonists all being the heartless killing machines. It also wasn't completely obvious until chapter 0. - kempokid

2 Kaede wasn't Rantaro's killer, and was framed by the real mastermind.

This made a lot of sense in hindsight and really made the mastermind detestable. I appreciated this one due to how it made the trial 1 twist that much more shocking. - kempokid

3 Junko was the mastermind and puppet master in control of Monokuma during the Hope's Peak killing game.

Out of everyone, I didn't expect her to be the real mastermind, it was a nice twist. - kempokid

4 Kokichi wasn't actually evil, and was trying to stop the killing game the whole time.

Kokichi is like, the most misunderstood character ever, his actions for chapter 4 had reasons but I think I've explained it too many times and I don't have all day

I don't forgive him for his actions, especially chapter 4, but this developed his character in an amazing way. Thanks to this, he became probably the most complex character in the series. - kempokid

5 The entirety of Danganronpa V3 was set inside a television show that the participants willingly entered.
6 Kaede was the supposed killer of Rantaro, leading to the main protagonist being switched.
7 Toko was revealed to have a split personality that would turn her into a serial killer every time she sneezed or passed out

This was just really funny to me - kempokid

8 Hajime Hinata was Izuru Kamukura
9 Shirokuma really had Junko's AI and was leaking information to the Warriors of Hope
10 Fat Byakuya was really the ultimate imposter and had nothing to do with the actual Byakuya

The Contenders

11 Tsumugi was V3's mastermind
12 Chiaki was the one that killed Nagito due to his broken lucky talent and was the spy sent by future foundation

I genuinely think this shocked me more than anything, even the Izuru Kamukura bit (That was highkey a good part though, made me sad).
This was a tearjerker, the whole thing! They brought up the spy as a bad thing at first, so to make the reader feel disdain, but to see our sweet little Chiaki be the traitor who we swore against? How despair inducing!
Not to mention, it would have been a normal suicide if Nagito didn't do..that. I don't like Nagito, but it was clever, and also..heartbreaking.
Why did it happen? Nagito wanted everybody who was a remnant to die, and Chiaki (who did NOT cause despair) to live. And what happened? Our gamer girl was wiped out! She even knew she had to prove it, even if she WAS an AI.
To put it simply, Nagito Komaeda's plan caused Chiaki Nanami's downfall, even if it was supposed to keep her alive. And with her downfall, came despair. Junko could easily push despair onto the survivors, all thanks to Nagito.

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1. Junko was the mastermind and puppet master in control of Monokuma during the Hope's Peak killing game.
2. The entirety of Danganronpa V3 was set inside a television show that the participants willingly entered.
3. Kaede wasn't Rantaro's killer, and was framed by the real mastermind.
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1. The main cast from the second game are all the remnants of despair.
2. Kaede wasn't Rantaro's killer, and was framed by the real mastermind.
3. Kokichi wasn't actually evil, and was trying to stop the killing game the whole time.
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