Alter Ego is presented as a "special guest" by Monokuma. His face appears calm, but soon he looks around confused as the ground starts to tremble. The hand-drawn urban landscape backdrop standing behind him is then knocked down by a large dozer controlled by Monokuma, who proceeds to repeatedly smash Alter Ego's laptop into the shape of a round ball. Once his destruction work is done, Monokuma adds a finishing touch to his masterpiece by stamping his very own Monokuma muzzle and "evil" left eye onto it. He then slowly backs away on his bulldozer and disappears, leaving what used to be Alter Ego's laptop.
Some of the elements of this execution of Alter Ego, as well as its Japanese title, could be slight references to the Taiko no Tatsujin (太鼓の達人; lit. Taiko Drum Master) rhythm game franchise by Namco. The gameplay of "Taiko no Tatsujin" involves playing the taiko drum (either an actual Taiko drum-shaped controller or a touch screen depending on each available console) in rhythm with the music of well known pieces from multiple genres, and its hard-difficulty stages are known to require very long, rapid-paced sequences of actions - forcing the player to frantically hit the controller or "mash" the touch screen, in a similar fashion to Monokuma's bulldozer maneuvers. Also, the characteristic "note" markers the player must follow in the "Taiko no Tatsujin" series are circular and are adorned with the face of the franchise's mascot characters, Don and Katsu - making them similar to the "Monokuma-faced" ball Alter Ego's laptop is made into in the execution.