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|“||For me, despair is not a goal, or a set of principles, or a lifestyle, or even an instinct... It's what defines me as Junko Enoshima! It's just my characterization! That's why I'm able to pursue despair with such purity!||”|
–AI Junko Enoshima, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
AI Junko Enoshima is the main antagonist featured in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. It is an AI version of Junko Enoshima that was uploaded into and infected the Neo World Program to cause a mutual killing game, the Killing School Trip.
At the end of Chapter 6, AI Junko was deleted forever after the Forced Shutdown activated, ultimately ending her plan to create "Junkoland."
AI Junko also makes an "appearance" in Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, in the form of Shirokuma and Kurokuma, who act as her physical bodies. During the epilogue, her true voice speaks with Izuru Kamukura, until the robots are destroyed by him in order to salvage the hard-drives for the AI.
AI Junko has no true appearance, being a digital consciousness, but when she confronted the survivors of the Killing School Trip, she manifested an avatar resembling Junko's appearance in the climax of the first game. However, this manifestation was many times larger than a normal human, towering over the students even with only her upper body being visible. The avatar also carried a heavily-decorated cell phone, which displayed an image of Junko to interact with the others.
As her name and appearance suggest, AI Junko has a perfect copy of Junko Enoshima's personality, including her obsession with despair, her skill at manipulating others, and her tendency to switch between many different personalities at a whim. However, AI Junko seems to display even more personalities than her human self, and she is well aware of her artificial status, commenting that she still gets bored easily even after her death.
As per her greater plans, her interactions with the survivors of the Killing School Trip are less focused on driving them to despair and more on simply abandoning hope, on the basis that they can't fall to despair if they never try to hope for something better. Ironically, she seems to hold the same viewpoint towards her own obsessions, with her last words being a lament that her final demise will ensure she never has to worry about hope or despair ever again.
Skills and Abilities
AI Junko has all of the talents and abilities of her human template. As the Overseer of the Neo World Program, she also has a high degree of control over the digital world that the Remnants of Despair were placed in; however, she is also limited by the constraints of the Overseer role.
AI Junko manipulates both the Warriors of Hope and the adults of the Towa City in the form of Shirokuma and Kurokuma. In the end, both robots are destroyed by Izuru to salvage their hard-drives for their AI.
After being captured by the Future Foundation along with other Remnants of Despair, Izuru Kamukura downloads AI Junko into the Neo World Program, allowing her to take control of it. Once in the game, she started changing the programming surrounding the Graduation, allowing her to create the Field Trip of Mutual Killing. Her ultimate goal was twofold: obtaining as many comatose bodies as possible by making the Remnants "die" in the game world, and luring members of the Future Foundation into the game.
Chapter 6 - This is the End, Goodbye Academy of Despair
Once Hajime Hinata and the rest of the survivors reached the final trial and the choice to either graduate or live on the island forever, AI Junko attempted to force them into graduating through an avatar resembling Makoto Naegi. After the survivors realized they were being tricked, AI Junko revealed her true avatar - a giant version of her human template - and continued attempting to make the survivors graduate.
As the trial carried on, Makoto Naegi, Kyoko Kirigiri, and Byakuya Togami appeared in the game, hoping to help the survivors terminate the corrupted program by activating an eight-person emergency shutdown sequence. Scoffing at the effort, AI Junko revealed her plan to use the Graduation Ceremony to upload her own AI into the comatose bodies of the "dead" Remnants of Despair, effectively reviving them as copies of herself. Using her analysis of the Remnants' personalities, she would be able to imitate them perfectly and infiltrate the Future Foundation, covertly repeating the "overwriting" process until the entire organization was under her control; from there, she could fill the entire world with copies of herself, creating what she dubbed "Junkoland". In addition to that, AI Junko intended to keep the members of the Future Foundation locked in the Neo World Program forever; as the Overseer of the simulation, she was the one that could choose when and if a student could graduate.
Despite the Future Foundation's efforts, AI Junko infects the remaining survivors with despair over the realization that their memories of their time in the program will be lost unless they graduate, reverting them to their Ultimate Despair personas. However, with the help of Chiaki Nanami, Hajime is able to reach an "awakened" state that enables him to break through the digital villain's words. With this, the eight are able to activate the Forced Shutdown, putting an end to AI Junko for good.
- “I get easily bored of my personality. ...Like, I already got bored of my personality who gets easily bored.”
- “I got bored of getting bored... Jeez...even when I'm dead I still get bored... This sucks...”
- “Exuberance! We are now an AI! We have transcended humanity!”
- “Each and every thing that happened in this world was just an event within the game.”
- “The game where you throw my words back at me is over! So you don't really have to worry about it!”
- “Ugh! You always had such reckless hope! I love you so much that you disgust me!” (to Makoto Naegi)
- “If someone like me is born, that means the world is yearning for despair!”
- “Au contraire, this IS a game. The game of hope and despair that started with your killing school life.”
- “If you saw people dying one by one with your own eyes, by the same killing game you guys played... Hope dictates that you act all high-and-mighty and say "I'm definitely gonna stop it this time!", right!?”
- “Providing hopelessly skilled explanations is a quirk of mine.”
- “Even if the world is happy, it's meaningless if you aren't happy.”
- “As long as you don't yearn for hope... You'll never fall victim to despair...”
- “Man, this is absolute despair... I feel despair upon despair and despair toward despair yet again...”
- “Once you've experienced the despair I've suffered, there's no turning back.”
- “Living in the shadows of past memories... That's...too sad, you know...”
- “Ah, but I guess...I no longer...I no longer have to hope for despair...”