The Four Dark Devas of Destruction (破壊神暗黒四天王 hakai-shin ankoku shiten-ō lit. Four Heavenly Kings of Darkness and Gods of Destruction) are Gundham Tanaka's hamsters consisting of San-D (orange and white), Jum-P (brown and white), Maga-Z (chipped ear), and Cham-P (big and orange) featured in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair.
In Side: Hope, it's shown the hamsters have multiplied during a few years, seemingly having at least over 20 members.
Appearance and personality
"Supernova Silver Fox" San-D is an average sized hamster with white and orange fur, dark-tipped ears and pink hands, feet, and nose. She also has small black eyes and rosy cheeks. She appears to have a quite cheerful personality, often cheering with her paws up and enjoying eating sunflower seeds. Apparently, she can be greedy for more territory. She is also shown to be quite agile, and in Chapter 4 she is seen skillfully pressing a button.
"Mirage Golden Hawk" Jum-P is also an average sized hamster with white and brown fur and pink feet, nose, and cheeks. Jump-P is usually seen with his eyes closed, a snot bubble, and Z marks flowing from it, indicating he's sleeping. Despite almost constantly appearing to be asleep, he is somehow capable of moving around. He is seen awake and grieving his owner during his execution. In Chapter 3, it's shown that he is also ready to immediately wake up and take action if his tamer gives an order. He is implied to have a lowest rank among the hamsters, as he was knocked aside by San-D who moved on his territory.
"Crimson Steel Elephant" Maga-Z is a fairly average sized hamster with white and brown fur and a chipped ear. He has black eyes, rosy cheeks, pink feet and a pink nose. He appears to be slightly more aggressive than the other hamsters, with his squinted eyes giving him a meaner look. He is seen biting Kazuichi Soda's finger when he attempts to touch him. According to Gundham, he once lost his temper when Jum-P accidentally stepped his foot on his territory, and as a result he attacked Cham-P and then Gundham's arm when he intervened.
"Invading Black Dragon" Cham-P is a large Golden hamster with orange fur, chubby cheeks and pink hands, feet and nose. He has small black eyes, rosy cheeks and a pink rosy mouth. He often appears to have a jolly and relaxed expression, and Gundham implies he is the most docile and smartest out of the hamsters, because unlike the others he understands fear.
All of the hamsters are seen mimicking their owner's expressions and movements, appearing distressed, serious and laughing out loud when he does. When Gundham grins and laughs a little, the hamsters cover their mouths as if snickering. All of them are seen very worried and sad before and during Gundham's execution. They are also shown to be quite intelligent, capable of doing small tasks for their owner, including cleaning with their own tiny cleaning equipment.
In Despair Arc, each of them are shown to have two identical offspring, but years later in Side: Hope they have many more, different offspring:
At least two of them look just like Cham-P, while three are just like Jum-P. There is also a third one that looks like Cham-P, but has brown fur instead of orange.
The ones resembling San-D include at least three looking just like her, two with similar fur patterns but one has lighter orange fur and one dark brown fur, two with white faces and each with different shade of brown, and a completely white one.
The ones looking like Maga-Z include at least five looking like him, a fully orange one, two with similar fur patterns but one has dark brown fur and one has fur similar to the color of wine, and seemingly a one fully brown one.
Prior to The Tragedy
It can be assumed that out of all the animals Gundham had encountered, he enjoyed the presence of the Dark Devas more then any other animal. Thus he brought them with him to Hope's Peak Academy.
It is revealed in one of Gundham's free time events that his entire left arm, at least up to the elbow, is completely covered in bandages due to injuries he received while taking care of or calming down his hamsters.
When Chisa Yukizome goes on the hunt for the rest of class 1-B, her and her group of students go to Animal Shed, where Gundham is. Giant statues of the Dark Devas Maga-Z and Jum-P are shown as Gundham agrees to follow the rest of them, bringing along the Dark Devas.
When they return to Hope's Peak, after retrieving Peko Pekoyama and Nagito Komaeda, Chisa tells the students to clean up the class while she goes to retrieve the final two. The Dark Devas are then shown with cleaning supplies, ready to help Gundham clean.
After the entire class gathered inside the classroom, the Dark Devas were shown laying on Gundham as he brought up the fact they didn't have to attend class. They were also present when Chisa gave her speech.
The Dark Devas are shown perched upon Gundham as he eats the nikujaga, and they are all later shown emitting hearts towards Gundham after the aphrodisiac affects him (excluding Jum-P who is asleep). When everyone votes for Chiaki Nanami as the classroom representative, they perch on Gundham's head together.
When Gundham is walking into Hope's Peak Academy, Kazuichi Soda starts to tease Maga-Z,who bites Kazuichi's finger very hard in response as Jum-P continues to sleep. Later on at the park, Kazuichi is shown messing with Cham-P and San-D, much to Gundham's chargrin.
By this time, Gundham's hamsters have mated and now have offsprings, making them the "Twelve Zodiac Generals" Gundham replies that his Twelve Zodiac Generals haven't found any trace of Mikan Tsumiki.
During the Tragedy
The Dark Devas, most likely, travel with Gundham still, as he becomes a member of the Remnants of Despair. The Dark Devas, along with the other Remnants of Despair, are secretly protected by Makoto Naegi who is then placed on trial.
Prologue - Welcome to Dangan Island! Panic at the Heart-Throbbing School Trip!?
The Dark Devas first appearance occurs when Hajime Hinata decides to talk with Gundham at the airport. He appears shocked that Gundham keeps live hamsters inside his scarf, while Nagito and Gundham himself don't see the problem.
Throughout the killing game, they apparently often camp out inside the scarf that Gundham always keeps wrapped around his neck, occasionally coming out every now and then.
Chapter 1 - Tropical Despair
Chapter 4 - Do Ultimate Robots Dream of Clockwork?
The Four Dark Devas aided Gundham in killing Nekomaru Nidai by crawling around his neck and pressing his "Good Night Button"
During his execution, Gundham places The Four Devas on a rock, with the intention of keeping them safe. After getting out of the Neo World Program, Sonia Nevermind cares for The Twelve Zodiac Generals until Gundham wakes up from his coma.
After Gundham wakes up from his coma, he continues to take care of the Dark Devas, who have had more children in-between the events of The Tragedy and the Killing School Trip.
The Four Dark Devas are Gundham's favorite animals, as stated in his report card. He constantly carries them around in his scarf, and he will protect them over himself as shown in his execution. The Four Dark Devas also like Gundham, being shown to protect him from danger and assisting him in his fight with Nekomaru. All of them are also shown to be very sad when Gundham is executed.
After Gundham's execution, the Four Dark Devas become Sonia's pets. They appear to like her, and Sonia especially adores the Dark Devas, constantly calling them cute and very skilled.
Though they have not met, Akane constantly thinks about eating the Four Dark Devas, much to Gundham's dismay. She states in Gundham's official relationship chart that the Dark Devas could be emergency rations.
The Four Dark Devas don't seem to care for Kazuichi, but in the official relationship chart for Kazuichi, Gundham says Kazuichi is a mockery to the Four Dark Devas. Kazuichi dislikes the hamsters, mostly because Sonia constantly admires them and by extension Gundham.
In Danganronpa 3, Kazuichi is seen trying to touch the Devas when Gundham isn't looking, but gets bitten by Maga-Z.
- The names all of the hamsters are references to shōnen manga magazines (Sunday, Jump, Magazine and Champion).
- In an interview with Danganronpa Producer, Yoshinori Terasawa, he states that Sonia Nevermind probably adopted the Four Dark Devas of Destruction after Gundham's execution.
- Although hamsters have very short lifespans, the Dark Devas are shown to still be alive as of Side: Hope, which takes place several years after Gundham's entry into Hope's Peak Academy and exceeds their average lifespan. This may be due to Gundham's talent as the Ultimate Breeder that ultimately extend the Dark Devas life span. Though, it is also possible that the old Devas were replaced by their identical offspring.
- The Four Dark Devas of Destruction appear alongside their master in the collaboration of Danganronpa 3 and Guns Girl Z.
- In Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony's non-canon bonus mode Ultimate Talent Development Plan, Gundham calls his hamsters Twelve Zodiac Generals after he graduates, showing that they similarly had offspring during the school years just like in Danganronpa 3.