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 Best Students from Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

1 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.

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. - Danganronpa

Really heccing interesting. I found him to be one of the most intriguing characters in the series.

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. - kempokid

2 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

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

Definitely one of my favourite characters of the game, she was so different and I found everything she did so funny, her twist was kinda wild as well and very unexpected, while also expected at the same time. Evil mastermind. - Danganronpa

3 Chihiro Fujisaki

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...

He is too cute to die so fast. I was sad then he die and yes, yes for someone who still don't know (somehow) its he. I was sad that the one who killed him was also Mondo. Lets help him be the 1-st one. uwu

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. - kempokid

Adorable character, I love all of *her* twists in the game and found Chihiro to be probably my favourite character in the game due to his innocence and just sheer cuteness even when he was about to be killed. R.I.P. :( - Danganronpa

4 Kiyotaka Ishimaru

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

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. - kempokid

I mean, he got his talent from being the best student - BestGrillIbuki

Taka is the ultimate bro. And to me his death was very much not welcome in a school environment. :(

5 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. - kempokid

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

Without her everybody would've died

Kyoko is the best girl

6 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

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. - kempokid

I hate Junko with a burning passion - girlynerd21


7 Toko Fukawa

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. - kempokid

She's 1000 times better in Ultra Despair Girls, honestly - xandermartin98

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


I’m glad she survived, she was great - GenericUser

8 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 - kempokid

Aoi is awesome! :3 - OrangeRin

Hina is bab

9 Mondo Oowada

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. - kempokid

Why is celeste higher than him

Butter Boy! I love him!

10 Sakura Ogami

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. - kempokid

Looks like she's my kind of gal.

Sakura Best Girl - Carlitooooo

The Contenders

11 Genocider Syo
12 Mukuro Ikusaba

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. - kempokid


13 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.

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. - kempokid

best boy-

14 Alter Ego

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

15 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 - kempokid

He's baby that's it

16 Yasuhiro Hagakure

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 - kempokid

He's stupid but I love him.

He is a good boy

17 Monokuma

Monokuma best girl

18 Sayaka Maizono

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

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?! - Mario_Deluxe

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 - kempokid

I think I like Sayaka so much because she feels like the most human character to me. She did something rash and immoral out of sheer desperation, just like most people probably would. I think her backstory was really well fleshed out for how long she's in the game too. I think that sometimes people forget that these people are high school students.

19 Hifumi Yamada

He did nothing important except kill a character better than himself - BestGrillIbuki

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. - kempokid

20 Kokichi Oma
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