Best Students from Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

The characters from this game are in general better than in the first game. That said, there are still characters that are definitely better than others. As with anything even slightly related to Danganronpa, spoilers below.

The Top Ten

1 Gundham Tanaka Gundham Tanaka

In my opinion, Gundham Tanaka is the best character in Danganronpa history. His execution was the only one that made me shed genuine tears. Behind his evil persona, he shows that he is truly kind and caring. Him and Nekomaru sacrificing themselves for the rest of the students was such a courageous thing to do, and let's not forget that his freetime events with Hajime are fantastic. - aieesa

Probably my favourite character in the entire series, Gundham is both hilarious and a good character. His whole evil villain shtick is something that doesn't ever get old and his motivation behind the murder of Mechamaru was also quite touching. His final speech was definitely a tear jerker. - kempokid

2 Nagito Komaeda Nagito Komaeda

Nagito is definitely the most complex character in the game, with his strong beliefs about hope to the various things his free time events reveal. His fear of getting close to anyone and his inferiority complex all make sense when doing these events. The only reason he isn't at the very top for me is because he was really annoying during trial 4. - kempokid

A few words:
1. His relationship with other characters (He just wants to be loved by the ultimates and Hajime)
2. hOPe BAGelS

3 Ibuki Mioda Ibuki Mioda

Ibuki is a strange character to me, she doesn't contribute to the plot at all, but her personality is so perfect that you can overlook this. The constant subtle music references mixed in with her cheerful nature and her lack of coherence in conversations really make her entertaining to speak with. - kempokid

Ahh she’s precious ;/; I love her appearance in personality..she is caring and sweet and needs to be #1

4 Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu

I always find it great when someone goes through a complete arc in this series (maybe because it's only happened a couple of time). Fuyuhiko's transformation from obnoxious guy who was way less cool then he thought, to friendly person who actually cared about others was something that was amazing considering he survived the entire game. - kempokid

5 Hajime Hinata

He is best boy and will always be best boy.

Hinata was wonderful and made me the happiest gamer ever when he went super sayain.

From the start, I found him to be much better than Makoto, the main reason for this is that he didn't spend 3/4 of the game saying that he was useless, which annoyed me in THH. His massive development in chapter 6 was also a major reason why I find him to be such an amazing character in the game - kempokid

6 Sonia Nevermind Sonia Nevermind

It's nice to have a nice, pleasant character among the distrust and hatred that these games can be full of. Her serial killer obsession was great and getting angry at Kazuichi never failed to get a laugh out of me. - kempokid

7 Nekomaru Nidai Nekomaru Nidai

Sure, he may be loud, but I love him. I find him to be a really funny addition to the game, as his brand of stupid humour somehow works. His transformation into Mechamaru is also one of my favourite moments in the game. His free time events also nicely flesh him out as an actual character. - kempokid

8 Kazuichi Soda Kazuichi Soda

I don't understand why people say he did nothing in the game, he was like Hiro, but useful. His perverted nature was genuinely funny as he got more and more ridiculous in every chapter and both the camera in chapter 3 and fixing the lift in chapter 4 made him actually be useful. - kempokid

9 The Ultimate Imposter (A.K.A Byakuya Fatogami)

Despite only being around for one chapter, he really made an impact. His kind nature was a great contrast to the Byakuya from the first game, and his obsession with food was priceless. His free time events also made him one of the best characters, shame he was only around for 1 chapter. - kempokid

10 Chiaki Nanami Chiaki Nanami

I personally fin her to be the Kyoko of this game, i.e a decent character that is wildly overrated. She helped a lot in the trials and her reveal was heartbreaking, but as a character for most of the game, she was just... there with constant video game references coming off as annoying rather than funny. - kempokid

The Contenders

11 Mikan Tsumiki Mikan Tsumiki

I just feel sorry for her. Mikan was such a sweet nurse, willing to help anyone who's hurt. If it wasn't for the disease that made her remember the time she was brainwashed by Junko, she wouldn't be forced to kill Ibuki and Hiyoko.

I think I rated her way too low in hindsight, she is one of the better characters in the game, she's got some good depth to her character and her reveal was well executed. I'd put her higher than Sonia - kempokid

12 Peko Pekoyama Peko Pekoyama

Best girl! deserved so much better to be honest, I also wish she had more screentime

She basically contributed to nothing until her final moments, but that made Fuyuhiko a better character, rather than her. Her plan was really clever though - kempokid

13 Akane Owari

My least favourite character in the entire series by far. She had an annoying personality and contributed nothing in the game despite being a survivor and having so much stuff happen to her. She got the despair disease, but instead of it doing anything that could develop her character, she just constantly cried. When she nearly killed Nekomaru, she cared about it for around 5 minutes. When Nekomaru actually got killed, Minimaru was made and Akane seemed to deem it an acceptable replacement. As well as that, why was she a survivor? The other games had survivors that actually mattered, but there was no reason for her to survive to the end. - kempokid

14 Hiyoko Saionji Hiyoko Saionji

Her character feels like a missed opportunity to me, instead of being so rude to everyone, I think that she would have been more entertaining if she just had her creepy tendencies like she did at the start with the ants. I am happy that she started to change in chapter 3 though. - kempokid

15 Teruteru Hanamura Teruteru Hanamura

His entire character was being a pervert. The only reasons he isn't my least favourite character is that I felt slightly sad when he died, and his "AVRIL LAVIIGNE" part was hilarious. - kempokid

16 Mahiru Koizumi

She was nothing during her time I the game. She was just there but without anything interesting about her apart from being kinda rude to men, but even that was boring. When I don't feel any emotions when someone dies in this game, then the game screwed up. Also, she wasn't even some kind of motherly figure like the game seemed to say she was, she is the most boring character in the game. - kempokid

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