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–Kiibo, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

Kiibo

Ki-Bo

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Names
Kanji キーボ
Romaji Kībo
Alias Ultimate Robot (Fabrication)

Ultimate Hope

Characteristics
Gender None (Portrayed as Male Male)

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Height 160 cm (5' 3") [2]
Weight 89 kg (196 lbs) [2]
Birth date October 29

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Chest Size 88 cm [2]
BMI 34.7
Blood type N/A
Likes 100-240 volts (AC adapters) [4]
Dislikes Vending machines [4]
Killing Game Status
Events Participated New Killing School Life
Execution The End of Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles
NG Code {{{NG Code}}}
Fate Self-Destructs; blows himself up with the school
Personal Status
Status Inactive
Relatives Professor Iidabashi ("Creator"/"Father")
Affiliation
Previous Affiliation Team Danganronpa
Debuts
Game Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
Anime {{{anime_debut}}}
Manga {{{manga_debut}}}
Novel {{{novel_debut}}}
Portrayal
Japanese Voice Tetsuya Kakihara
English Voice {{{english_voice}}}
German Voice {{{german_voice}}}
Stage Cast {{{stage_cast}}}
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Kiibo (キーボ Kībo), also spelled as Ki-Bo in the original Japanese, is a character featured in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony and a participant of the New Killing School Life.

He has the title of Ultimate Robot (超高校級の「ロボット」 chō kōkō kyū no “robotto” lit. Super High School Level Robot), owing to his robot body. He is a creation of Professor Iidabashi.[5]


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Kiibo is later revealed to work for Team Danganronpa, although he himself is not aware of that fact. After he and the viewers of Danganronpa in the outside world are convinced by Shuichi Saihara that Danganronpa should end, destroys the Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles, seemingly ending Danganronpa and killing the mastermind as well.

He is given the title of Ultimate Hope (超高校級の「希望」chō kōkō kyū no “kibō” lit. Super High School Level Hope) for his willingness to sacrifice himself for his friends.

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Appearance

Kiibo is a robot, having a fully mechanical body. Most of his body is made up of black metal resembling armored plating, and he does not wear clothes. He has two glowing spots on his chest, another two on his stomach, and two on his both wrists. His waist, which resembles a belt, has a glowing red spot on the each side of his front. He also has quite short stature.

While obviously synthetic, his voice and head resemble those of a normal human. Still, he has very pale skin and his straight, platinum blond hair appears unusually sharp for a human, including a very large ahoge sticking from the top. His blue eyes are also notably mechanical and there are thick black lines around and below them. It seems he can make his eyes glow and emit some sort of beam of light from his right palm.

Kiibo appears to have no neck, instead his "neck" consists of a large metallic collar. The collar appears to include a black screen with moving and glowing green text. He has headphone-shaped objects instead of ears, and they also include black screen and green text.


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Later, it is revealed that Kiibo's ahoge is an antenna that receives information from Team Danganronpa, which will take the form of an "inner voice" and persuade him to take certain actions, said actions being decided through viewers' surveys.
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Personality

Kiibo is a polite and serious teenage robot, who has some trouble with human social interaction. Nevertheless, he takes pride in his form and sometimes boasts a little about his efficient functions, and his aim is to overcome being an ordinary robot. While generally well-mannered, he is angered by prejudice against robots and sometimes threatens to sue people who make "discriminatory remarks". He considers robots a minority group among humans.

Since he is a maturing AI, Kiibo learns and develops similar to a human.[6] While he has no heart nor brain, he uses his calculations to speak "as if he had a heart". Even still, he often can't read the atmosphere and is oblivious to things, sometimes taking things very literally. Due to this somewhat gullible nature, he is an easy target for bullying and he is rather easy to read.

Kiibo seems to understand most of human emotions and many of their habits, though he can still get confused and a bit uncomfortable by his strange classmates or get some habits a little wrong. For example, like a human, he blushes when he is feeling shy and feels awkward when talking about something inappropriate. He can be very expressive with his body language, since as a robot he can move his ahoge and some other parts according to his emotions. Being a robot, he is also very innocent when compared to most teenagers, and some situations make him very nervous and shy.

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In Chapter 3, he claims he is ticklish and it's implied that he might be able to feel pleasure similar to sexual pleasure. When he is asked about his ability to fall in love, he says he doesn't know because he hasn't had any romantic feelings yet. In the Bonus Mode, it's eventually confirmed that he can fall in love and want romance and intimacy.

Being the most durable member in the group, Kiibo is willing to protect the humans when needed and use himself as a shield against damage and harm, as he can survive hits that could kill an ordinary person. For similar reasons, he is normally unwilling to cause any physical harm to humans.

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Skills and Abilities

Ultimate Robot

Kiibo has a "maturing AI" that boasts advanced learning functions and recording functions. Similar to a human, he originally knew nothing and matured by learning. He uses calculations to express emotions, but he is very socially awkward when compared to humans.

He works with electricity, and thus he does not need to and cannot eat nor drink. He also can't sleep, but he needs to reserve time for charging. He is conscious while charging and needs to do it only once a week.

He was created to have many functions and lots of energy in a small body, and for a robot he is not very heavy, as he can be lifted up like an average human. He is not very strong either and is actually quite feeble,

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though he was later upgraded to be much more powerful.
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Unlike some machines, he is waterproof and he's more worried about sinking like a rock than suffering from a short circuit.

History

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

Past

Kiibo is a creation of professor Iidabashi. Initially, he had no knowledge nor awareness, but as a maturing AI he learned and developed as his creator raised him like an own child. Eventually, the professor even sent him to attend high school and he was recognized as being Ultimate even as a robot. However, he fears that other students will discriminate him because he is a robot.

Prologue - The Resurrecting Ultimate

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Kiibo was first seen inside the gymnasium of Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles along with the other fifteen normal-looking students, including Kiibo himself who looks very normal and human-like.

Trapped in a strange situation, Kiibo and the others suddenly surrounded and ambushed by the Exisals which were controlled by the Monokuma Cubs. They informed Kiibo and the others that they were actually have "amazing" talents and planned to restore their memories.

After wearing new different clothes, Kiibo and the others warped back to where the story begins.

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Chapter 1 - Me and My Class Trial

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Chapter 2 - A Limitless Hell Close to Heaven

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Chapter 3 - The Transfer Student of Death

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Chapter 4 - Living in a Lazy Parallel World

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Chapter 5 - In a Journey Without Love or Youth

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Chapter 6 - Farewell Danganronpa

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After heavily damaging the school from having his antenna broken off during Kaito Momota's execution, Kiibo along with fellow survivors Himiko Yumeno, Maki Harukawa, Shuichi Saihara, and Tsumugi Shirogane decide to rethink Rantaro Amami's case after discovering a new truth related to his murder. Upon finding out Rantaro's talent, and proving that Kaede did in fact not murder him and was executed unjustly, Shuichi realizes that the mastermind has to be one of them and. By double-checking everyone's alibis during Rantaro's murder, Shuichi hones in on Tsumugi as the true culprit and mastermind of the New Killing School Life.

Kiibo along with the other survivors are confused and shocked that the Ultimate Cosplayer could have gone through with such a plan while she denies the claim vehemently. Shuichi however makes it very clear that Tsumugi is the only person who could have murdered Rantaro by using the hidden passageway in the girls' bathroom, which led into the hidden room that connected to the library. She attempted to pin the blame on Kiibo since he was not present for when they interacted with Mother Monokuma, but Shuichi is quick to call her out on not giving the command of "birth" which would have triggered Mother Monokuma's voice recognition software and created another Monokuma. Kiibo along with the others watch as Tsumugi slowly breaks and re-introduces herself as "Junko Enoshima the 53rd".

Tsumugi, now cosplaying as Junko, goes on to reveal that everyone's memories of being students at Hope's Peak Academy was all a false memory planted into their brains by the remembering light. In reality, everything they remember about attending Hope's Peak Academy was a lie. What they remember about Kokichi Oma being part of the Remnants of Despair was a lie as well, much to Kiibo's and his fellow survivor's shock. In reality, the circumstances behind their killing game are far more cruel. After proving her talent fully as the Ultimate Cosplayer by cosplaying as some characters from Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Tsumugi revealed that everything has been broadcasted to a very peaceful world that has been enjoying watching the students of Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles kill each other, essentially revealing everything that they've been through as a reality TV show and "Extreme Real Fiction". She also reveals that everything that took place in the Hope's Peak Academy Saga were nothing more than fictional events from a very popular anime and game franchise known as Danganronpa.

Kiibo along with the other survivors were quick to oppose Tsumugi and Monokuma, but they both reveal that the participants of the New Killing School Life are also "fictional characters", whose memories, personalities, feelings, and talents were all fabricated in order to provide an exciting setting for the killing game. Tsumugi reveals herself as working for Team Danganronpa and goes a step further and shows Shuichi's, Kaede's, and Kaito's audition videos for the killing game, showing what sort of people they were prior to participating. Kiibo's fellow survivors become shocked at this sudden revelation and subsequently fall into despair. After hearing what "the voice inside of him" has to say, Kiibo reassures everyone to not lose hope and that the people in the outside world don't want despair. Tsumugi corrected him and says that the voice Kiibo hears is the voice of the people watching this killing game and that he is nothing more than an interactive communication device and camera for the viewers to interact and participate in the game themselves. Despite this, Kiibo refused to give up on hope whereas Tsumugi refuses to give up on despair. Tsumugi states that a world that enjoys killings could not possibly desire hope. In true Danganronpa fashion, they decide to settle this with one final, special vote where Kiibo represents hope and Tsumugi represents despair.

However, Shuichi saw through the charade and cuts in, saying that neither choice is correct and that choosing hope would do nothing but cause the killing game to continue. Because of this, he decides to stop playing along and abandons his vote, hoping to end Danganronpa once and for all, much to Tsumugi's and Monokuma's chagrin. This causes Kiibo to question his feelings of wanting hope and doubt the voice inside of him that has guided him all this time. Eventually, Shuichi convinces everyone else to abandon their vote as well. In a last ditch effort to keep Danganronpa going, Kiibo is hacked by the audience. Tsumugi is proud to show that the audience does not wish for Danganronpa to end and explains that they supposedly deleted Kiibo's personality that kept getting in the way. Kiibo is able to take brief control again and tells his fellow survivors that their choice is not the wrong one and that they can change the world before the hacking takes him over again. Despite Tsumugi telling the others that what they're doing is pointless, Shuichi refuses to give up, still exclaiming that he will end Danganronpa and that their lives are not just show-things for their amusement.

Confident that his voice reached the outside world through Kiibo, Shuichi and everyone else abandoned their vote. However, Tsumugi bended the rules one last time and abandoned her vote as well, which she revealed after everyone else did. Everyone is immediately confused and worried as to why she did it. Tsumugi states that if they're going to risk their lives to end Danganronpa, then she will risk her life to make it continue. Tsumugi is confident that Danganronpa will continue after abandoning her vote, meaning only Kiibo's vote will have any power as he is still being hacked. When Monokuma displayed the results of the final voting, she is shocked to discover that no one had voted, proving that the audience does not want Danganronpa to continue. Tsumugi panics and tries to make everyone reconsider, but it is no use as the monitors all turn off, the audience no longer showing any interest. Tsumugi, upon realizing that Danganronpa was indeed over and done with, promptly loses all of her hope in living as she denied a world without Danganronpa, but had not prepared a proper execution before hand and as such left it to Kiibo.

Kiibo did not hesitate and proceeds to execute everything, killing Monokuma and Tsumugi, who waved at the camera with a look of disappointment on her face before being flattened under rubble inadvertently caused by Kiibo, ending the killing game for good. After making sure that his fellow survivors were still alive, Kiibo smiled, activated his self-destruct button, began flying towards the glass dome and explodes, promptly destroying the dome and allowing his friends to escape into the outside world.

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Epilogue - Everyone's Graduation

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Demo - Class Trial Ver.

Kiibo was chased around in by Kokichi Oma in the storage room. He tried to protect himself from being touched by the Ultimate Supreme Leader. After Kaede Akamatsu and Makoto Naegi entered the room, Kiibo introduced himself and told his backstory as Prof. Iidabashi's creation. He proudly said that despite being a robot, he is a normal high schooler.

Before the class trial start, Kiibo found out that the stands was too few for eighteen people and Monokuma decided to get rid of two people. Kiibo who automatically voted out by Kokichi became flustered and asked not to decide something important all by himself. However, he eventually ended up become an observer alongside Rantaro Amami and didn't participate in the class trial until the end of the demo.

Relationships

Creator

Professor Iidabashi

Professor Iidabashi is Kiibo's creator and raised him as their own child. Kiibo mentions that the professor would desperately search for him if he went missing, proving how close they are.

Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles

Kokichi Oma

Kokichi enjoys to tease Kiibo due to him being oblivious and a robot, thus making him an easy target. Kiibo is very uncomfortable with Kokichi because of this and repeatedly asks him to stop.

However, Kokichi does not really appear to have a malicious intent, as he seems genuinely interested in Kiibo. His behavior seems more like ignorance and innocent bigotry, as he seemingly considers robots very interesting and "cool", but he thinks they aren't people and thus he does not treat Kiibo like a person.

Kokichi is seen being very excited about Kiibo, wanting to be friends with "the robot" and childishly chasing him in an attempt to touch him, seemingly not realizing that his behavior is offensive and condescending. He also curiously asks about how the robot functions, like asking about his private parts, and seems disappointed if the answers are much duller than he expected.

While Kiibo is usually quite well-mannered, he is more rude towards Kokichi because of his constant discrimination. Considering him a "robo-racist", Kiibo thinks Kokichi should be just ignored, yet he almost never manages to follow this rule.

Miu Iruma

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Because he is a robot, Miu took a special interest in Kiibo and even appears to feel sexual attraction towards him, though it's unclear if he is aware of this. As her talent would indicate as such, she would often perform maintenance on him, in a rather suggestive manner. It was shown that Miu is interested with Kiibo's talent and features since she went inside his talent research room without his permission.

Her intense personality makes Kiibo feel very shy and blushed a lot due to Miu's compliments and remarks, and Miu in turn thinks he is cute. Besides that, Miu added many new features to Kiibo, such as flashlight that came out from his eyes.

Kiibo was shocked when he discovered Miu's corpse in Chapter 4.

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Shuichi Saihara

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At first, Shuichi thought Kiibo was one of Monokuma's relative which he declined however. Shuichi was surprised how Kiibo was a robot and also one of his classmates.

During the Bonus Mode, in the love hotel, Kiibo wonders about the meaning of love and asks Shuichi to be his lover so he can learn about those emotions. The robot goes overboard with listing typical things lovers do together and Shuichi calms him down by saying that maybe they shouldn't be in a relationship if Kiibo doesn't truly like him. Kiibo turns unhappy and assumes he was rejected, but Shuichi tells him it's not like that. Kiibo then confesses that he might have fallen in love with Shuichi and wishes to exchange warm words and hold hands with him. They both feel nervous, but decide to hold hands, which makes them feel more calm.

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Kaede Akamatsu

Although initially defensive about his robot nature, Kiibo decides that he is glad to be Kaede's friend after discovering that she is not a "robo-racist." [7]


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In the extra free time events, Kaede seems to be interested in Kiibo since it's her first time interacting with a real robot. Kaede is also curious in Kiibo's features and interrogates him. Kiibo was not aware of Kaede joking around since he finds human jokes very annoying. He states how Kaede is the first person who had ask many questions without hesitating towards him [8]

Kiibo would avenge her wrongful execution by killing Tsumugi and ending the killing game.

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Quotes

  • “I have recording functions, you know. I'll deal with your discrimination later.”
  • “My name is Kiibo! And I am the Ultimate Robot!”
  • “Please stop being discriminating against robots for not having a heart and a brain!”
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Trivia

  • According to Kazutaka Kodaka, Kiibo's design is partially based on Makoto Naegi and his name is a pun on the Japanese word for "hope" (希望, kibō).
  • Kiibo, along with Maki Harukawa and Kaito Momota, was one of the first new characters revealed for Danganronpa V3 in November 2015 and he was speculated as a possible main character. However, their names and talents weren't revealed until ten months later in September 2016.
  • Kiibo has the largest ahoge in the series.
  • His name is written "Ki-Bo" in the Japanese trailer. However, "Kiibo" is the correct spelling, as "-" is used in Japan to denote a repeated vowel.
  • Kiibo's gender is unknown. According to him, he doesn't know his gender and he isn't sure if robots even have genders. The school recognizes him as a male and he generally goes with that.
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  • In his love hotel scene, his fantasy shows him being curious about love and asking a friend to be his practice partner, eventually confessing that he has fallen in love with them.
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  • His dream is to have a robot business in the future.

References

  1. When asked about his gender and whether he is a male or not by Tenko Chabashira, Kiibo explains he doesn't know and he isn't sure if robots even have genders. The school assumes he is as a male and he generally goes with that.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 NDRV3 Trial Demo.
  3. Kiibo's birthday.
  4. 4.0 4.1 NDRV3 Likes/Dislikes list.
  5. Famitsu Scan, November 17th 2016.
  6. Kiibo's profile on the official website.
  7. Danganronpa V3 demo summary.
  8. Kiibo's FTE translation #1.

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