In Danganronpa 1, 2, and V3, they happen at the end of every Class Trial after someone is voted guilty. In Another Episode, they mostly happen after every boss battle. In Danganronpa 3 - Future Arc, they are a punishment for breaking a forbidden action.
Danganronpa 1, 2, and V3
Executions happen after a class trial once the students vote for who the killer is, which is decided by popular vote. If the majority's vote is correct, the blackened alone will be executed. On the contrary, if the vote turns out to be wrong, then all the students besides the blackened will be executed instead.
However, there are times when the mastermind bends or even breaks this rule. In Danganronpa 1, the mastermind set up a fake trial to execute Kyoko Kirigiri for attempting to find the truth and solve the mystery of the killing game. Since their plan of setting Kyoko up as the killer backfired when the students suspected Makoto Naegi of being the killer, they tried to execute him instead. Likewise, in Danganronpa 2, as Chiaki Nanami is about to be executed, Monokuma decides to execute Monomi too, as he found her to be annoying.
In Danganronpa V3, Kaede Akamatsu is wrongly executed by Monokuma - as the victim was not actually killed by her, but rather by the mastermind after a failed attempt of killing the victim with a trap. In Chapter 4, Gonta Gokuhara is also executed due to strange circumstances. In the Neo World Program, due to mixing up the memory and consciousnesses cords, Gonta didn't remember the murder he committed while in the program. In Chapter 5, due to the victim's plan, not even Monokuma knew who was murdered, as such, both missing people were missing from the class trial, until the culprit is revealed. In Chapter 6, due to the participants refusing to play along, the mastermind of the killing game starts the execution of the remaining survivors, with Shuichi Saihara, Maki Harukawa, and Himiko Yumeno surviving the execution at the end.
Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
In Danganronpa Another Episode, executions are done differently. They are used to symbolize a character's death and usually occur at the end of a boss battle. The person cotrolling the robot will be executed, either by the Monokuma Kids or the robot itself in an explosion.
Danganronpa 3 - Future Arc
In Danganronpa 3 - Future Arc, executions occur when Rule #3 of the Final Killing Game is broken. On each players' arm is a bangle, which has a forbidden action on it, also known as an NG Code. If that action is performed, then a lethal dose of poison is administered and the player is killed.
List of Executions
- The below execution was only shown in the scrapped prototype known as DISTRUST.
|N/A||Junko Enoshima||Guillotine Execution|
Danganronpa: The Demo
|Chapter 1||Hifumi Yamada||Watch Out, Princess Buuko!|
Great Monster Invasion
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
|Chapter (Game)||Episode (Anime)||Executed||Execution Name|
|Prologue||Episode 01||Jin Kirigiri||Blast Off!|
|Chapter 1||Episode 02||Mukuro Ikusaba||Spears of Gungnir|
|Chapter 1||Episode 03||Leon Kuwata||The 1,000 Blows|
|Chapter 2||Episode 05||Mondo Owada||The Cage of Death|
|Chapter 3||Episode 07||Celestia Ludenberg||The Burning of the Versailles Witch|
|Chapter 4||Episode 09||Alter Ego|
(replacing Sakura Ogami)
|Chapter 5||Episode 11||Kyoko Kirigiri (Bad End)|
Makoto Naegi (Good End) (survived)
|After School Lesson|
|Chapter 6||Episode 13||Junko Enoshima|
|The Ultimate Punishment|
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
|Chapter 1||Teruteru Hanamura||Deep Fried Teruteru|
|Chapter 2||Peko Pekoyama||One Woman Army|
|Chapter 3||Akane Owari|
(prevented by Nekomaru Nidai)
|Chapter 3||Mikan Tsumiki||Bye-Bye Ouchies!|
|Chapter 4||Gundham Tanaka||Gundham Tanaka Stampede|
|Chapter 5||Chiaki Nanami|
|Please Insert Coin|
|Chapter 6||A.I. Junko Enoshima||Forced Shutdown|
Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
|Prologue||Komaru Naegi (survived)||Helicopter Crash Episode|
|Chapter 1||Yuta Asahina||Swimming Explosion Episode|
|Chapter 1||Masaru Daimon (survived)||Punishment of the Hero|
|Chapter 2||Jataro Kemuri (survived)||Punishment of the Priest|
|Chapter 3||Kotoko Utsugi|
(prevented by Genocide Jack)
|Punishment of the Fighter|
|Chapter 4||Nagisa Shingetsu (survived)||Punishment of the Sage|
Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School
|Despair Arc #10||Chiaki Nanami||Unnamed|
- The people below all share the same execution.
|Future Arc #02||Daisaku Bandai||Witnessing violence between participants|
|Future Arc #06|
Future Arc #09
|Sonosuke Izayoi||Putting food in his mouth|
|Future Arc #08||Koichi Kizakura||Opening his left hand|
|Future Arc #09||Kyoko Kirigiri (survived)||Passing the 4th time limit|
with Makoto Naegi alive
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
|Chapter 1||Kaede Akamatsu||Der Flohwalzer|
|Chapter 2||Kirumi Tojo||Strand of Agony|
|Chapter 3||Korekiyo Shinguji||Cultural Melting Pot|
|Chapter 4||Gonta Gokuhara||Wild West Insecticide|
|Chapter 5||Kaito Momota||Blast Off! Second Ignition|
|Chapter 6||Tsumugi Shirogane|
- The lyric: "Reach for the stars, reach so high" in the Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair execution background music comes from the song The Day by Noisecontrollers.