Li'l Ultimate, called Super Elementary School Level (超小学生級の chō shōgakusei kyū) in the Japanese version, is a term used for talented children scouted by Hope's Peak Academy's Elementary School Division. They are similar to Ultimate's, however they are at a younger age in Elementary School stage. Despite this, being a Li'l Ultimate does not necessarily guarantee that a student will attend Hope's Peak Academy and become an Ultimate once they grow older. Five Li'l Ultimates appear during the Hope's Peak Academy Saga, initially debuting in Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls before returning in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy - Side: Future.
Hope Peak's Academy Saga
As mentioned in Danganronpa Another Episode, an Elementary School Division existed of Hope's Peak Academy, which consisted on talented people of a younger age. They were separated into multiple classes, only the troublemaker class is known, which included Monaca Towa, Masaru Daimon, Jataro Kemuri, Kotoko Utsugi, Nagisa Shingetsu. These were influenced by Junko Enoshima who turned them into an Ultimate Despair-like group dubbed the Warriors of Hope.
All five known Li'l Ultimates reappear in Danganronpa 3 - Side: Future. While Masaru, Jataro, Kotoko, and Nagisa have very small roles and only make a single appearance during the seventh episode, Monaca plays a somewhat larger role throughout the story. During the first half of the Final Killing Game, Monaca, having killed the original, controls a robotic doppelgänger of Miaya Gekkogahara.