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

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.

bruh makoto is kinda an idiot and him and kirigiri did most of the good detective work I mean they couldve totally solved all the cases without makoto and honestly him and kirigiri are my favs cause they are the smartest and least naive/dumb

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.

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.

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.

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

I loved celeste wish she stayed longer in the game and would have been a lot more interesting to see her survive then dying

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.

Celest is actually the character that got me in this fandom. Will stay my favorite forever and ever

Kiyotaka Ishimaru

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!

I mean he’s just a cinnamon roll
Is there need for explanation?

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

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.

Chihiro Fujisaki

An adorable boyo
He dresses as a girl due to an inferiority complex and I wish he was around for longer

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

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.

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.

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.

without her everyone would have just died because makoto is actually an idiot who can only discover obvious asf facts. like I can tell you her and togami were more useful in the investigations and probably uncovered the truth wayyyyy before makoto could

She was the only one who knew what she was talking ab

Without her everybody would've died

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

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

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.

I hate Junko with a burning passion


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

Donut baby

Aoi is awesome! :3

Toko Fukawa

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.

Well I did a test to see which Dangaronpa character and I was her.

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.

She's 1000 times better in Ultra Despair Girls, honestly

Never played it, can't form an opinion. I do want to play that game as well though

Mondo Oowada

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

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.

Why is celeste higher than him

Butter Boy! I love him!

Sakura Ogami

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

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.

Looks like she's my kind of gal.

Sakura Best Girl

The Contenders

Genocider Syo
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.


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

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.

best boy-

Alter Ego

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

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.

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!

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

He's baby that's it

Yasuhiro Hagakure

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

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

He's stupid but I love him.

He is a good boy

Sayaka Maizono

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.

I wish she survived, or at least survived longer to be honest
I thought she was an interesting character

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?!

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


Monokuma best girl

Kokichi Oma

YES YES YES YES! but why is he on the danganropa 1 page ?

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.

He did nothing important except kill a character better than himself

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