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

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

4 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

5 Kaede was the supposed killer of Rantaro, leading to the main protagonist being switched.
6 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

7 Fat Byakuya was really the ultimate imposter and had nothing to do with the actual Byakuya
8 The entirety of Danganronpa V3 was set inside a television show that the participants willingly entered.
9 Shirokuma really had Junko's AI and was leaking information to the Warriors of Hope
10 Tsumugi was V3's mastermind

The Contenders

11 Hajime Hinata was Izuru Kamukura
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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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