Killing School Life
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After several days of the Killing School Life passing with no student willing to commit the first blood, the Mastermind realized that the students needed motivation to try and escape the school by graduating. To this end, the Mastermind had the loved ones of each student abducted, filming the process of abduction. The captives were then held in an apartment building within Towa City.
The videos of these abductions were shown to each student, leaving their loved ones' fate ambiguous but implying they were in grave danger, possibly dead. The hope was that viewing their loved ones in peril would cause extreme despair that might give them an incentive to kill their fellow students to find out the fate of their loved ones. The students were each horrified by their videos, but most refused to reveal to the others who their captives were.
Ultimately, the motive worked as planned, causing Sayaka Maizono to break down in despair and plan to murder Leon Kuwata; Sayaka, however, was ultimately murdered by Leon after she attempted to attack him murder attempt against her.
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The captives were abducted with the intention of pitting them against each other in an additional killing game with the theme "Killing Amongst Loved Ones", with Class 78th forced to watch it as a motive. However, Class 78th's survivors defeating, and killing, Junko meant that this part of the plan never came to fruition.
|His parents and sister wishing him luck at Hope's Peak. The scene shifts to show the living room abandoned and in severe disrepair.|
|Her little brother.|
|Her pet bug.|
|Her idol group performing on stage with her. The scene shifts to show the group unconscious or dead on the stage, with Monokuma's face on the monitor behind them.|
|His gang's head of elite guard.|
|His big sister.|
|Her boyfriend and family.|