Forced Shutdown is a system used to purge the "Neo World Program" as a last resort if anything were to go wrong featured in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. It will result in freeing all the students still 'alive' in the game, but, according to Makoto Naegi, it will be unable to overwrite their memories with that of the memories from the game (thus returning them back to how they had been before entering the program).
Makoto created this system just in case if something went wrong, like Usami spreading despair instead of hope. It was programmed to be activated by at least half of the class (eight students) pressing both "Graduation" and "Retention" at the same time. Once activated, not even the teacher/AI in charge can stop it. It also acts as AI Junko Enoshima's execution.
When the "Forced Shutdown" is activated, cracks began forming in the space. It soon shattered, revealing Usami in her Magical Girl form. AI Junko attempted to crush Usami with her right hand, but Usami dodged and pierced an electric spear into her hand. AI Junko was electrocuted and she dropped her cellphone. AI Junko tried to smash Usami again with her left hand, but Usami dodged and pierced her other hand with another electric spear.
After being electrocuted again, AI Junko couldn't move her hands since they were pinned down by the electric spears. Usami used a colorful, sticky whip which stuck to AI Junko's forehead. Usami pulled AI Junko down, which caused her to smash her face on the ground and lose consciousness. After that, Usami kicked AI Junko on the forehead, causing her to regain consciousness and free her hands.
Usami began flying around AI Junko's body, leaving a rainbow trail. The rainbow trail soon tightened, acting like a rope and constricting AI Junko. Usami formed a rainbow circle with her wand and cast a spell, which caused the rainbow trail that was constricting AI Junko to glow. It exploded, "segmenting" AI Junko where the "rope" had constricted her, causing her to break into millions of cubes, thus 'killing' her.
As AI Junko's body breaks apart into plain nothingness, Usami spins around into the air and exploded into millions of colorful hearts, a sign that she has finished her job in stopping AI Junko and her love for her students.
The survivors of the Neo World Program opted to stay at Jabberwock Island.
Despite the fact that the Forced Shutdown was repeatedly described, by both Makoto and Junko, as causing the Neo World Program to be unable to overwrite the memories of the participants, Hajime Hinata was no longer in his Izuru Kamukura form, and apparently retained knowledge of his time inside the Neo World Program - mentioning that the "incident is finally over". It is not explicitly made known if the same applies to the other students.
- This execution is the only one in the series to exclusively use 3D models.
- The execution track for this is same track used for the false opening for Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair.
|Danganronpa 3 - Side: Despair||Chiaki Nanami's Punishment|
|Danganronpa||Blast Off! • Spears of Gungnir • The 1,000 Blows • The Cage of Death • The Burning of the Versailles Witch • Excavator Destroyer • After School Lesson • The Ultimate Punishment|
|Danganronpa Another Episode||Helicopter Crash Episode • Swimming Explosion Episode • Punishment of the Hero • Punishment of the Priest • Punishment of the Fighter • Punishment of the Sage|
|Danganronpa 2||Monobeast Execution • Deep Fried Teruteru • One Woman Army • Akane Owari's Execution • Bye-Bye Ouchies! • Gundham Tanaka Stampede • Please Insert Coin • Forced Shutdown|
|Danganronpa 3 - Side: Future||NG Code Poisoning|
|Danganronpa V3||I Stepped on the Cat • Thread of Agony • Picture Scroll of Punishments Past and Present • Bugs Panic • New Space Journey • The End of Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles|
|Hope's Peak Academy|
|Pre-Tragedy||Giboura Massacre • Twilight Syndrome Murder Case • Izuru Kamukura Project • The Tragedy of Hope's Peak Academy • The Parade|
|During The Tragedy||The Tragedy • Demon Hunting • Neo World Program • Forced Shutdown|
|Killing Games||Killing School Life • Killing School Trip • Final Killing Game|
|Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles|
|Killing Games||New Killing School Life|
|Major Event||The Gopher Plan|