Saddest Danganronpa Deaths

A list about saddest deaths in Danganronpa series. Anime, games, manga... It was so hard to make a list since I felt sad after all of them. Warning! This list contains a lot of spoilers!

The Top Ten Saddest Danganronpa Deaths

1 Peko Pekoyama Peko Pekoyama (辺古山 ペコ Pekoyama Peko), is a student of Hope's Peak Academy's Class 77-B, and a participant of the Killing School Trip featured in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. Her title is Ultimate Swordswoman (超高校級の)

Peko
Is a queen
She did not deserve to die
WHY COULDN’T AKANE DIE - GenericUser

I wish that she survived instead of akane or soda or something so that she could be with fuyuhiko because akane and soda were both completely useless and didn’t deserve to survive
Yeah, this execution was very sad. I thought fuyuhiko was going to die ;-; - GenericUser

Come on! This is one of the rare deaths that has affected me in an anime/game. Her relationship with Fuyuhiko was both surprising and emotional. Also, her execution had a big meaning. She told Monokuma that she will never feel despair since she's just a tool. However, she died by believing that she killed the person who meant her life. - Tuana123

This is one of my favorite characters. It hurted way to much seeing her go, and its one of the few moments of the game that actually brought me close to crying.

2 Gundham Tanaka

1.His sacrifice to the his friends. 2.His last words to the 4 dark devas of destruction. 3. His final moments in front of the 4 dark devas of destruction. 4. Final moments of his execution were he was taken to heaven and his face popping out of the background. 5. He's my favorite character. All of these reasons show that he had the saddest death.

Sacrificed himself to save everyone from starvation. Nekomaru was going to do the same.

He ended up dying, but I still have a lot of respect for him, if you didn't notice, the spell he did was to protect his hamsters (or his dark doers of destruction) not himself. He also (like Celeste ) accepts his death and gives a great explanation on why he did it. He deserves to at least be treated fairly

Gundham is the example of 'deserved better' honestly. I loved him so much throughout the game and the fact that he goes on about being evil and going to the depths of hell when he dies, yet he only kills to free everybody from the strawberry place and sacrifices himself ultimately.

His execution is especially sad as he just wanted to go to hell, but ended up being taken away to heaven by the animals, which sucks for him; but I'd like to think all of his dead animals would be there with him and he'd be a happy boy uwu - Danganronpa

3 Chiaki Nanami Chiaki Nanami (七海 千秋 Nanami Chiaki), is a student of Hope's Peak Academy's Class 77-B, and a participant of the Killing School Trip featured in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. Her title is Ultimate Gamer.

The actual Chiaki's death was so sad, her hope and determination to seeing her friends again and final words to Izuru. SOO sad.

I literally didn't expect it the first time and when she spoke up my heart shattered

Just as I was starting to like Chiaki, Chiaki dies, very saddening. - Danganronpa

In the game, having Chiaki help guide everyone through the trials and giving wisdom is amazing, until she gets executed. The worst part is that she didn't even know she is the one who killed him! And when she found out, she tried to get them to vote her for execution. And in the show, she died trying to save her classmates. Truly the saddest death. - robokieran10

4 Kaede Akamatsu

I hate the fact that she was so innocent and happy, and that her death was "useless" and "unimportant" - Porck_Bunzz

trying to save everyone, and just got the wrong guy, my boy Rantaro.

It's heartbreaking how her death was kind of "pointless", as she was innocent. she's literally the perfect human

Probably one of the saddest deaths, even if you didn't like her, it could bring a grown man to tears. - Danganronpa

5 Gonta Gokuhara

So innocent, so pure, got manipulated and suffered a horrible death.

Aah I cried so hard at this. Gonta was so pure and kind and cute...and he was manipulated and didn't know what he had done. He really didn't deserve to die. And seeing him cry made me really upset. My precious boy...

I found it sad just because Gonta didn't know what he was doing, he probably didn't know if they died in the game, they died in real life, or he was just trying to save Kokichi because he thought they were actually friends, when in the end, he was just being used. - Danganronpa

Gonta didn't even know he killed Mia and begged to be killed when he found out. My Gentleman did what he wanted to do up until death.

6 Teruteru Hanamura Teruteru Hanamura (花村 輝々 Hanamura Teruteru), is a student of Hope's Peak Academy's Class 77-B, and a participant of the Killing School Trip featured in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. His title is Ultimate Cook.

I cried ;-;
I know he was a pervert but he killed someone because he was scared nagito would kill someone - GenericUser

Teruteru is honestly my favorite character. I can't seem to stop loving him. No matter how hard I try, I can't help but cry over his death.
Thinking about it makes me shiver. The poor guy got burnt alive! The fact that Monokuma treats Teru like a meaningless piece of food is what is so ironic, but what hurts the most.
He didn't even get to know ehat happened to his mother. That's all he was fighting for; his mother. Even though he's a pervert, we all appreciate a mamas boy, right?

He isn't the SADDEST death but his reason made me cry so hard

7 Izayoi Sohnosuke

I really loved Izayoi as a character and I hated that he got betrayed just because Ruruka has trust issues. I love both of the characters but I'm so sad that he had to do that. - Danganronpa

Izayoi deserved a better girlfriend

Ruruka didn't deserve this angel

He's the best boyfriend of all times. He was betrayed by his girlfriend but he forgived her. He just loved Ruruka more than anything else and understood her more than anybody else. That's why it's sad :'( - Tuana123

8 Sakura Ogami

How is this number 1 when they read the suicicde not it made me so sad

sacrificed herself so no one could face punishment, and didn't even want to be the spy in the first place.

Please just put aoi out of her misery already she deserves happiness.

Honesty felt so bad for Sakura! I know she had Asahina for her as a friend but even with her she probably felt so alone... being forced into this game to protect her family and having to lie knowing she'd eventually break and have to tell the others only to have them hate her. I can't imagine how sad she felt in the end... I know she decided to kill herself to save the others and she forgave them anyway, but the emotional toll she took in her final moments still must've broke her. I cried during her death and honestly again while writing this ;-;

I love other characters as well that have died, like Gundham, Peko, and Kaito/Kokichi, I cried for them as well; Sakura was from the original to die so she will always hold a place it my heart.

9 Ibuki Mioda

Sucks that she didn't even get a chance to fight back or anything. :( - Danganronpa

She was my favorite character from all times. I screamed when I found out her hanged body was hers

The protagonist really left her hanging

She was a nice person to hang out

10 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.

He was set up, and I felt like he could've been a character who could've been like Fuyuhiko, starts off a bit of a dick, and then becomes a better person.

All his fault was to trust somebody. As result, BAM! You've been attacked and you have no choice but to kill. The execution was so realistic and horrifying. - Tuana123

Best death? Possible.
Saddest death? I'm not sure...

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11 Chihiro Fujisaki

*sigh...* This sweet sweet cinnamon roll shattered me like a bottle of wine when I saw his horrific bloodied face.

I relate in a lot of ways to Chihiro, we were both bullied for being too feminine for a guy and we both try to find ways to be stronger and improve. I likes him because of Alter Ego also because he just wanted to get everyone out safely. The death of him and Alter Ego was memorable and part of the biggest twists in the whole series. Poor boy, he deserved more.

He just wanted to change and be strong. That cinnamon roll did NOT deserve to die.

He was so brave by coming out. HE DID NOT TO DESERVE TO DIE THAT WAY! NO WAIT HI DIDN'T DESERVE TO DIE AT ALL

12 Kokichi Oma

Okay kokichi I have mixed emotions because when he did the it's a lie thing I got angry, but after his confirm death, it was sad

This affected me, Kokichi is one of my favorite characters, and I can't decide if I should be mad at Kaito, I love him to. Help me - Porck_Bunzz

Is no one going to mention the fact that Kokichi was willing to die unloved and unwanted just to try and end the game? Like, how’s he not first already?

Sad to see such a great character die, especially so far to the end, loved him so much :( - Danganronpa

13 Kirumi Tojo

No really sad but had so potential

so sad

WHY MUST THEY TAKE BEST WAIFU

14 Kiyotaka Ishimaru

just lost his friend, and then gets killed is sad, he was literally just a target for a selfish person who's name was Celeste.

I loved him so much he was a sweet, kind, and caring angel...This is why I hate Celeste and Hifumi!

Just as he was starting to come back

My favorite DR1 character, he was so cute but just HAD to die.

15 Momota Kaito

His death made me cry. It affected me a lot more than I thought. I even said "Kaito no stop smiling! " Threw tears - Porck_Bunzz

Sacrificed himself so his crush Maki could live. He's a good boy.

NO CHARACTER IN THE WHOLE FRANCHISE made a heavier impact on me than Kaito, I was devastated when he died.

His execution was rlly sad but I love how he didn't die to momokuma

16 Nagito Komaeda Nagito Komaeda (狛枝 凪斗 Komaeda Nagito), is a student of Hope's Peak Academy's Class 77-B, and a participant of the Killing School Trip featured in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. His title is Ultimate Lucky Student.

Really wish Komaeda was a survivor, definitely one of my favourite characters in DR2. - Danganronpa

Nagito was actually good, trying to kill everyone because they were Ultimate despair, and tried to make the Traitor (Chiaki) live because they were the only one who wasn't despair. He was intelligent, and he just took his opinions and truths in the wrong direction. After doing Free Time events, you really feel for him and his trama. I really wished he was there till the end.

I hurt so much when I saw him dead - Porck_Bunzz

I kinda lost it when I saw him

17 K1-B0

Still feel like he didn't have to die, could've just shot off a missile or laser, or something. He's a good boy.

His death made me ugly sob - Porck_Bunzz

Rip he is best bio bo

18 Tenko Chabashira

I found this so sad as she just got Himiko to open u pand then she dies. - Danganronpa

I'm still salty over this death! tenko deserved better!

SHE WAS BEST GIRL OKAY-

19 Mondo Oowada

Just got pissed off, and tried to get rid of his anger issue. Mondo's story about Daiya was sad.

Ishimaru's grief made Mondo's death all the more devastating. - Haumea

I loved him sm

Mondo’s death wasn’t tragic for many, however, Kiyotaka Ishimaru was heartbroken. Ishimaru trusted Mondo, Mondo being his only friend. Ishimaru was crushed to hear that his friend killed someone and couldn’t believe it. He seemed to have a hard time getting over his friend’s death until Alter Ego was found.

20 Chisa Yukizome

I want her to be my teacher! She's a magical person. She always had faith in her students as always. She always protected them and made them friends. And the reason she turned into an Ultimate Despair is that she wanted to save her class. - Tuana123

21 Juzo Sakakura

He cared for Munakata and he was ready to do anything for him. More than love, he admired him -I think. At the end, he was killed by Munakata since he thought that Juzo betrayed him. However, Juzo couldn't bring himself to hate Munakata and with his last strenght, he saved everybody from the Final Killing Game. - Tuana123

22 Seiko Kimura

As much as I love Seiko, I wouldn't say her death was sad, she turned into a killing machine. - Danganronpa

23 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.

She's a beautiful character and didn't deserve to die by being set on fire and then ran over by a fire truck. I was so sad! I love her so much and she didn't deserve to die that way. At least she kept a straight face and didn't panic, even though she was (metaphorically) knocking on deaths door

She deserved better

It was so sad the way she just accepted she was gonna die and when she said “Perhaps we will meet in are after life’s” just...I CRIED! >:(

24 Ryoma Hoshi

He was depressed because no one he cared about outside the killing game was alive, and saw his motive video was just heartbreaking.

I hated seeing him die and how he just offered himself to be killed makes me so sad. RIP best boy - Danganronpa

He had nothing to live for, but when the motive video's were released, he wanted to see if he had someone to live for. He didn't and surrendered himself to despair and allowed Kirumi to kill him for her sake and the sake of what her motive video showed.

25 Nekomaru Nidai

Best boy sacrificed himself for the rest of the characters twice and nobody ever even rememebrs him.

big f - Danganronpa

He was such a sweet character ;-;

He protected Akane at the cost of his body. He also sacrificed himself at the Funhouse!

Rest in peace, strong man! You were so good for this world... - Tuana123

26 Kirigiri Kyoko

She doesn't die. It's the bad ending when she is seen being executed, the game forces you to restart so she doesn't die.

She died in the mutual killing game trying to save Naegi, so it was really sad how she died trying to save him, one of the best characters ever

Honestly, just love her as a character (had hope that she might survive :(

27 Korekiyo Shinguji

He didn't care about dying because he could see his sister, but Monokuma ruined that for him :,(

This isn’t a joke, he was actually my fourth favorite in V3 (who already hates me for adding this to the list? )

He got exrosized when he just wanted to see his sister

28 Miu Iruma

It would have been pretty entertaining to see her face when kibo blew up though

Wouldn't call this sad honestly, she tried to get Kokichi killed. - Danganronpa

29 Mukuro Ikusaba

She was brainwashed by Junko! She was amazing. It was so ovi when she had a crush on Makoto :> BUT STILL

30 Rantaro Amami

He didn't get to know his ultimate talent, yet he dies first, it's heart breaking

31 Ishimaru Kiyotaka
32 Monokuma

He doesn't really die but I was heartbroken when there were still survivors. I wanted to see their despair, FEEL their despair. But no, they had to escape.

Monokuma is my favorite and also monodam is awesome

33 Leon

His death wasn't very interesting for me. Call me a pretty little psycho but I was expecting a bit more...i dunno...excitement. I do like the way monokuma uses his favourite hobby against him though, that's really rather clever!

34 The Great Gozu

Gozu's death was crushing because he was one of the only two new characters in the Future arc who were genuinely, 100% good. (Ex; Izayoi did everything his girlfriend told him, regardless of how morally questionable it was; Kizakura and Kimura were good people, but they also straddled the line in some ways because they were willing to consider extream/violent solutions) The other being Bandai who, while very nice, didn't get much characterization. It's very hard to NOT like someone who flat out says that murder and unwarranted violence are wrong and are never a solution to any problem, regardless of how unpopular that opinion is. Heck, the guy flat-out said that he would rather die than kill another person and was willing to risk his own life fighting to protect people! Unlike most of the other Branch Heads, he actually had a fully functioning moral compass, which only made his sudden, graphic death even worse because he honestly didn't deserve it.He died from having his eyes cut out ...more

35 Masaru Daimon

His death was so sad I cried really hard and I cried even more when I heard his backstory

Okay, tbh I was more freaked out than sad at his death.

MAN, HE WAS THE 3rd BEST PERSON OUTTA THAT FREAKN GAME I CRIED SO HARD.

36 Tsumugi Shirogane

All she wanted was to be Junko. I love her.

37 Angie Yonaga

Say what you want, but she was one of my favorite characters just because of how interesting she was. So sad she had to die.

She just wanted to help, in her own way. she's a great character and had a lot of potential.

38 Kizakura

He died saving kirigiri and kept his promise to her father for all those years, damn it ruruka I hate her

39 Mahiru Koizumi

She was so sweet and independent, she was trying to solve things with fuyuhiko. she deserved better ;-;

SHE WAS PROTECTING HER girlfriend OKAY

40 Nagisa Shingetsu

HE WAS BRAINWASHED! HE DESERVED MORE!

41 Sayaka Maizono

Dude, she was one of the best people in the whole game. Sure, she tried to kill Leon, but still-! She deserved better!

Honestly, I think Maizono's death was one of the least sad ones. Call me heartless, but I just hate this character. When she runs out crying when she saw that video of her friends she should've calmed herself down while assuring herself that everyone else were also going through the same thing, heck possibly saw a WORSE video than her! People said that her reaction was human but In reality, humans are able to think before they act! If I was her, I would sob a bit but I certainly WOULDN'T go as far as running out crying and treating other students as tools for my own benefits. And what triggers me the most Is how Naegi forgive her for trying to get him killed! And she's also treated as a hero after knowing her plans whereas Leon was forgotten. - MLPFan

At first, you hate her for what she had done to Leon and Makoto. However, if you think about it, she isn't that bad at all. She got insane due to the video about her friends. She was always hesitating and that's why she died. She was so regretful at the end. - Tuana123

42 Mikan Tsumiki

Mikan is one of my favourite characters in Danganronpa and it’s sad because from not being able to play the game yet (don’t want to yet either), its really sad that I now find out that she dies. Although she is still dear to my hearts just like Junko, Tsumugi, Maki, Celestia, Chiaki and Ibuki (who are also my favorites, Chiaki, Tsumugi, Ibuki and Celestia are on here too, Junko and Maki aren’t) and will forever be one of the best characters in Danganronpa. RIP Mikan, Chiaki, Tsumugi and Celestia, you are all so dear to me. May you go on in our hearts. 💖

43 Ando Ruruka

I was pretty gutted to found out that she died, but I don't think the actual death was sad after all she did honeslty. - Danganronpa

She's actually a misunderstood character. And her brutal way of dying shows how regretfull she was! - Tuana123

44 Hiyoko Saionji

Man, I do really feel bad for Hiyoko, hated by so much of the fandom, but she's actually a really great character, one of my favorites. (But then again, pretty much every DR character is great, lol)

I was really sad when she died, I thought she would of lived to the end after trying to change, but hey, it didn't turn out that way, and I gotta deal with it.

At least I have DR3 Hope Side.

Dude, she was so hated on but amazing. I HATE MIKAN FOR KILLING HER AND IBUKII

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46 Yuta Asahina
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