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Killing Among Loved Ones is a motive given by Monokuma to the students of Class 78th in Chapter 1 of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, and the theme of a planned killing game amongst the Class 78ths captives which was distrupted by the Killing School Life's survivors.


Killing School Life

Main article: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

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.

Post-Killing Game

Main article: Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls

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.

Instead, the captives were either freed, or escaped from, their captivity within the tower block, where they were each hunted as part of the Warriors of Hope's Demon Hunting killing game.


Image Name Videos
Makoto Naegi VA ID Makoto Naegi
(苗木 誠)
His parents and sister wishing him luck at Hope's Peak. The scene shifts to show the living room abandoned and in severe disrepair.
Aoi Asahina VA ID Aoi Asahina
(朝日奈 葵)
Her little brother.
Byakuya Togami VA ID Byakuya Togami
(十神 白夜)
His butler.
Kyoko Kirigiri VA ID Kyoko Kirigiri
(霧切 響子)
Her grandfather.
Toko Fukawa VA ID Toko Fukawa
(腐川 冬子)
Her pet bug.
Yasuhiro Hagakure VA ID Yasuhiro Hagakure
(葉隠 康比呂)
His mother.
Sayaka Maizono VA ID Sayaka Maizono
(舞園 さやか)
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.
Leon Kuwata VA ID Leon Kuwata
(桑田 怜恩)
His cousin.
Chihiro Fujisaki VA ID Chihiro Fujisaki
(不二咲 千尋)
His father.
Mondo Owada VA ID Mondo Owada
(大和田 紋土)
His gang's head of elite guard.
Kiyotaka Ishimaru VA ID Kiyotaka Ishimaru
(石丸 清多夏)
His father.
Hifumi Yamada VA ID Hifumi Yamada
(山田 一二三)
His big sister.
Celestia Ludenberg VA ID Celestia Ludenberg
Her cat.
Sakura Ogami VA ID Sakura Ogami
(大神 さくら)
Her boyfriend and family.