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Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair


Usami (ウサミ) is a rabbit magical girl who features as the mascot character of Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, appearing in the game as the lead teacher of the school trip. After being assaulted by Monokuma, Usami's appearance is forcibly changed to greater resemble him, with Monokuma renaming her Monomi (モノミ) as a result.


History

Creation

Danganronpa 2 - Usami Appears
Usami was created by the Ultimate Programmer Chihiro Fujisaki, a specialist in A.I. programming, to take the role as the Observer in the Neo World Program, a psychotherapeutic virtual reality rehabilitation program able to help treat individuals who have experienced trauma. The program would remove harmful memories, then create a peaceful and safe simulation in which to help the individual create new, less harmful memories. As the Observer, Monomi would be able to advise and influence individuals who entered the program. Based on the individual's experiences, she would take on a role which would feel familiar to them, alongside a second Observer who would resemble someone they knew in the outside world.

Against the commands of the Future Foundation, Makoto Naegi planned to try and use the Neo World Program to help rehabilitate the Remnants of Despair, the 15 survivors of The Tragedy from Hope's Peak Academy's Class 77-B. However, because the Neo World Program was still in its experimental stage, it was left vulnerable to exploitation.

Entering the Neo World Program

Danganronpa 2 - Virus Launches
The survivors of Class 77-B entered the Neo World Program as avatars, with their memories of their time as classmates and friends at Hope's Peak Academy removed. In this particular simulation, because their version of the Neo World Program was designed to heal their traumatic school life, Usami took on the role as the lead teacher of a school trip. A second Observer, in this case, an avatar of Chiaki Nanami, was also created, based on one of the students' classmates who had been killed. However, just as Usami had begun helping the students familiarize themselves the island, a virus implanted by Izuru Kamukura activated, corrupting Jabberwock Island and allowing an avatar of Monokuma to enter the simulation.


Danganronpa 2 CG - Usami turned into Monomi
Usami tried to defend her students, but Monokuma overpowered her and used the virus to strip away Usami's "magical" abilities, changed her appearance to resemble his own, and renamed her Monomi. He then demonstrated his power by "executing" her using his Monobeasts, a team of large animal-shaped mechs with oversized weapons, although Monomi was able to respawn due to having spare copies.

Monomi

Monokuma quickly planted seeds of doubt in the students' minds by explaining that there was a traitor among them who was responsible for removing their school memories, which immediately put suspicion on Monomi due to her similar appearance to Monokuma and his insistence that she was his little sister. As a consequence, the students began to distrust her, and she was not invited to the party thrown by Byakuya Togami, and instead helped Chiaki guard the entrance to keep Monokuma out.

After the killing game began, Monomi began to panic, because the simulation was designed to be peaceful and there was no procedure for dealing with that kind of scenario other than shutting the simulation down. Monokuma forced her to attend Class Trials despite her revulsion, tying her up with rope and suspending her from the ceiling. After each trial, Monomi battled one of the Monobeasts guarding the island's bridges in order to make more of the corrupted simulation accessible.

Danganronpa 2 - Monomi's House
Despite several murders having already occurred, Monomi continuously tried to encourage the students to co-operate rather than distrust one-another. After the rest of the students turned on Nagito Komaeda after his attempted murder of Byakuya, Monomi untied him in the hope that the students would work together. She later became locked in the Final Dead Room with Nagito and tried to help him solve the puzzles to escape. However, when Nagito became increasingly more determined to flush out the traitor among them, he broke into Monomi's House and stole her treasure box. Inside the box was a diary of the events on the island, written and illustrated by Chiaki.

Fate

Nagito set a trap, knowing that due to his talent as the Ultimate Lucky Student, it was guaranteed that the traitor would unknowingly throw a poisoned fire extinguisher canister which ultimately killed him. When the students realized this at the Class Trial, Chiaki stepped forward and revealed that she was the so-called traitor - working as a member of the Future Foundation (the creators of the Neo World Program) who Monokuma had made the students believe was a sinister organization responsible for them being trapped in the killing game. Both Monomi and Chiaki were unable to explain the situation fully or reveal themselves as the Observers due to their programming preventing it. Monomi tried to interfere with the Class Trial to protect Chiaki, even lying that she had no relation to Chiaki whatsoever, but the diary which had been stolen from Monomi's House proved that she was lying. Chiaki implored the other students to vote her as the person guilty of Nagito's death in order to protect them, and they did so, causing Chiaki to be sentenced to be executed.

Danganronpa 2 CG - Monomi self destructing
As a final act in defense of the students, Monomi decided to sacrifice herself, grabbing hold of Monokuma and self-destructing. Because they both had spares, they both respawned, so repeated this self-destruction sequence several times. Monokuma stopped her by revealing that he had 1060 spares which he had been mass producing in Jabberwock Island's factory and she realized it was futile to continue attacking him.


Danganronpa 2 CG - Monomi and Chiakis Execution
Monokuma decided that he would execute Monomi alongside Chiaki, since because Monomi is not a student he wasn't bound by the rules of the killing game. Both Chiaki and Monomi accepted their fate for the sake of the surviving students, willing them all to not give up on their futures. They were both executed in a punishment themed around Chiaki's talent of Ultimate Gamer, called Please Insert Coin.


Danganronpa 2 CG - Usami destroying AI Junko
Despite being executed, after the surviving students later initiated the shutdown sequence for the Neo World Program, Usami was able to reappear in her original form and destroy the gigantic avatar of Junko Enoshima which represented the virus infecting the simulation. This allowed the students to escape the simulation they were trapped in.


Miaya Gekkogahara's Avatar

Danganronpa 3 Miaya Gekkogahara's Wheelchair
Miaya Gekkogahara, the Ultimate Therapist and the leader of the Future Foundation's 7th Division, was a co-creator of the Neo World Program alongside Chihiro Fujisaki (the Ultimate Programmer) and Yasuke Matsuda (the Ultimate Neurologist). Miaya was a mute woman who used a wheelchair and only communicated with others through a talking, animated avatar of Usami. Miaya's avatar of Usami differs from the Usami present in the Neo World Program, more closely reflecting the personality of the person communicating with it, but still using Usami's speech pattern and body language quirks.


Danganronpa 3 Miaya Gekkogahara and Monomi
Miaya was going to be present at the trial of Makoto Naegi, who was a suspect of protecting the Remnants of Despair (the students who entered the Neo World Program) against the wishes of the Future Foundation, however, Miaya was murdered by Monaca Towa before she could attend. Monaca created a robotic replica of Miaya and used that replica to infiltrate the Future Foundation. The replica used Miaya's wheelchair and continued to use Miaya's avatar of Usami in order to communicate. Like her counterpart in the Neo World Program, Usami is hacked by Monokuma at the start of the Final Killing Game and reverted Usami to her Monomi appearance. As Monomi, she communicated - through animation and speech - whatever Monaca wished robotic Miaya to communicate, rather than having free will of her own. The robotic Miaya was later destroyed by Kyosuke Munakata.

Creation and Development

Art Book Scan Danganronpa 2 Character Designs Beta Monomi (01)
In the Super Danganronpa 2 Official Settings Material art book, 10 variations of Monomi's design are shown featuring several ideas that the development team considered before settling on Monomi's final design. The earliest designs show Monomi with bear ears instead of rabbit ears, suggesting she may have been originally intended to be a bear, or be turned into a bear when she was transformed into Monomi from Usami by Monokuma. The idea of a Monokuma with a pacifier may have inspired the design of the Monokubs in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony several years later.
Art Book Scan Danganronpa 2 Character Designs Beta Monomi (02)
The second design document shows that the design team toyed with a few other different details, including going back and forth on using a red and white color scheme instead of pink and white, trialing different types of diaper design (including a skull applique), a skull tattoo on her arm, and having her bow covering her navel instead of accessorising her ear. All of the designs feature Monomi holding different types of weapons, particularly knives, very far removed from her final, more gentle design.


Name

Usami (ウサミ), written in Hiragana as うさみ, resembles the Japanese word for rabbit, Usagi (うさぎ). Monomi (モノミ) is based on the name of Monokuma (モノクマ). The name Monomi is likely a reference to the character Dorami from the Doraemon franchise. Like Monomi, Dorami is the younger sister of the series' mascot character, Doraemon. This reference is supported by the fact that Nobuyo Ōyama, Monokuma's Japanese voice actress, famously portrayed Doraemon for 26 years.

Alternate Fates

School Mode

Main article: School Mode
School Mode Usami
In Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc's School Mode (an alternate universe dating sim mode) after reaching the 51st day, if the player managed to build every backup assigned, including the final backup "Warlockuma" (which resembles Usami), the students will all gather around Monokuma, who yells at them for making a "backup" that doesn't even look like him. Out of anger and frustration, Monokuma decides to punish Makoto, saying that it would "motivate" the other students to do a better job next time, but the "backup" suddenly comes to life to defend the students, introducing itself as Usami. After a small argument, Usami attacks Monokuma until he agrees to release the group, who gives them the escape button before disappearing. Usami then thanks the group and says goodbye before mysteriously shutting down. Although many of the students are still confused, the group happily makes a small celebration as they are finally allowed to leave Hope's Peak Academy due to Usami's intervention.

Island Mode

Main article: Island Mode
Island Mode Screen
In Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair's Island Mode (another alternate universe dating sim mode), the game essentially follows how the Neo World Program would have proceeded for the students if the virus had not infected the program. As in the main game, the students meet on the beach and Usami explains that collecting everyone's Hope Fragments will allow them to go home. This time, when the virus strikes and Monokuma enter the simulation, Usami is prepared and defeats him before he can cause any damage, leaving herself in her Usami form and the students unhindered so that the simulation is able to proceed. If the player manages to complete all of Usami's construction tasks and earn all of the students' Hope Fragments within the allotted time, the true ending is unlocked, and Usami proudly wishes her students well as they are able to leave the island.

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

Danganronpa V3 Bonus Mode Card Monomi U JPN
In Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony's board game mode (part of a collection of connected bonus modes in which the player can collect, level up and play a dungeon crawling mini-game with characters from throughout Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony casts), both Monomi and Usami are separate playable characters. The board game mode exists in an alternate universe in which all 3 games' casts all attend the same Alternate Universe version of Hope's Peak Academy simultaneously, and Usami is their teacher. If the player chooses to play as Monomi or Usami, they can experience conversations between Monomi/Usami and other characters from the franchise.

Appearance

Danganronpa 2 Character Design Profile Usami
As Usami, she is a white rabbit with white feathered wings and two upright ears accessorized with a pink bow. She wears a pink and white skirt similar to Sayaka Maizono's stage costume, a pink bib with white hems, and a gold necklace similar to Sailor Moon's Crisis Moon Compact. She carries a pink staff which is topped by an upside-down and right-side-up golden heart with a red gem in the center of it, framed with a pair of small white wings.


Danganronpa 2 Character Design Profile Monomi
As Monomi, she is a pink and white rabbit with one floppy ear accessorized with a yellow bow. Like Monokuma, who redesigned her, her design is split in color down the middle, with her left side pink and her right side white. She has one red robotic circular eye. She wears a cloth diaper and has a visible navel. She carries a tree branch with a white cloth tied around it.


Danganronpa 3 Monomi
In Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy, when Miaya Gekkogahara uses her as an avatar, Usami initially resembles her original appearance at the beginning of Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, but with a star on the end of her magic staff. After being forcibly transformed into Monomi again, she resembles Monomi's appearance in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, but with a gold moon on her ear instead of a ribbon. The gold moon may represent Miaya, as her last name, Gekkogahara (月光ヶ原), means "field of the moonlight".


Personality

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Usami is gentle and kindhearted, but also very naive and not very smart. While she is strict about rules and certain other things, it's very easy to trick or persuade her. All she wants is to foster love, friendship, and good manners, emphasized in her catchphrase "love, love!". Because of this, she can even come across overly sweet and annoying. She encourages everyone to live in peace and strengthen their bonds with each other. She is very happy and proud when everyone gets along, and scolds them when they do bad and kindly asks them not to do it again.

Usami is afraid of violence, fighting, and cruelty, considering all of it "a big no-no" - the mere thought frightens her. She also emphasizes the importance of caring for the environment, prohibiting the students from throwing trash anywhere on the island (because she stated if you littered it would trigger an alarm). Furthermore, though she is very childish, Usami is aware of sexuality and tries to prevent the teens from doing anything "shameful". Comically, she sometimes incorrectly assumes that one of her students is interested in her and she's shocked by the idea of a romance between teacher and student. She seems to view herself as a lady who needs to be treated with delicacy and respect, though obviously nobody else does.

As the students' teacher, Usami often tries to guide and encourage them and take charge, but she is never taken seriously. She lost the last lingering thread of her authority after she was turned into Monomi and became an unwitting pawn to Monokuma. She is often the butt of his jokes, physically and verbally abused on a regular basis. Monomi rarely tries to fight back, as she believes she can't do anything without her magic stick, but she sometimes tries to snark back at Monokuma with poor success.

The students are very distrustful of Monomi because she is keeping important information from them and some believe she is working with Monokuma. They are also annoyed by her overly sweet nature and low intelligence. They often think she's useless, and when she does help, she is never appreciated. It makes her sad, but she says she is used to it. She is often ignored and sometimes downright bullied, but Sonia Nevermind and Chiaki are shown to be a bit more nice towards her.

In the end, Monomi only wants to help and protect her students and does it even if she isn't appreciated. Though she is shown to be somewhat cowardly at times, she is ready to give her life for them at any time. She is supportive towards everyone and believes in them no matter what. She is completely forgiving and never blames them for the murders, even though it makes her shocked and sad whenever someone does something bad (instead, she blames Monokuma, calling him the root of all evil). This is especially evident in her dialogue with Nagito Komaeda, who is distrusted and hated by most other characters.

Usami/Monomi appears to be a relatively young AI, which may explain some of her childish and naive traits, along with the fact that she was created into an artificial world where violence and other bad things shouldn't even exist. In the Japanese version, she even talks in a very childish way, sometimes including chu sounds in her speech, most notably replacing the "desu" copula with "dechu" in the original Japanese release.

Makoto Naegi mentions that there was a possibility that Usami's behavior might have gone too extreme, to the point where the students would have to escape the program, but this did not happen in the main story nor in Island Mode. In order to protect the students from this possible scenario, she was programmed with a strong fear of mice, as it would prevent her from entering the Nezumi Castle. The castle would have acted as a hiding place for the students and contains the code to enter the ancient ruins so that they could graduate and escape the program. Monokuma inherited this trait from Usami after stealing her role as the observer, though she still retained the fear after losing her role. Monomi specifically states that she is scared of the idea of mice biting her ears, referencing Doraemon, who is famous for being earless and afraid of mice due to a robotic one gnawing his ears off.

Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School

While Monomi still talks and acts in a childish and excited way, as she was acting as a avatar of Miaya, she also becomes more proactive and is far more willing to express her anger at people and opinions Miaya did not agree with. However, she is actually Monaca's avatar, not an independent AI.

Relationships

Family:

Monokuma

When Monokuma shows up on the island, he adopts Usami as his little sister without her approval. She is usually beaten up by Monokuma when she irritates him, which happens often. Monokuma also likes to make fun of her. He also always punches or harms her when she bothers him.

In Danganronpa 3, Usami sees Monokuma as a threat and unlike Monokuma, who seems to recall Usami as his "little sister", Usami has no recollection of Monokuma. In the Danganronpa 3 relationship chart, Monomi tells Monokuma that he isn't her big brother.

Chiaki Nanami

Both AI Chiaki and Usami were created by Alter Ego. They are usually trying to protect the other students from Monokuma, as seen in Chapter 1 when they stand guard outside the old lodge together. When Chiaki accidentally kills Nagito, she is executed along with Usami.

Remnants of Despair

Most other students either distrust or ignore her, possibly both. She continues to try and make friends with them, but they all decline her.

Nagito Komaeda

Many of the students after the first trial, distrust Nagito. However, Usami believes in his good side and tries to encourage him to be more self-confident, make friends and do good things. Unfortunately, Nagito doesn't take her seriously and, just like the others students, he considers her an annoyance. After Monomi was in the Final Dead Room with Nagito, she remarks that she is afraid of Nagito since he tried to shoot himself when he had to play Russian Roulette as the last part of the Final Dead Room.

Hiyoko Saionji

Hiyoko often likes to tease Usami while Monomi tries to become friends with her and the rest of the characters. Hiyoko states how Monomi always acted like a party pooper and thinks she is annoying while Usami feels upset. Hiyoko continues to tease and bully Usami and treats her like a plush toy. Hiyoko despite the idea of letting Usami participate in the events that all of their classmates attended.

Quotes

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (English)

Prologue:

  • "That's right, I am a squeezably soft stuffed animal. Magical Miracle Girl ★ Usami...A.K.A. Usami! I may not look like it, but I am your squeezably soft teacher. Nice to meet you all!"
  • "...Does everybody here know what a rabbit is? It's a loveable animal that's very fluffy and soft. That's what I am! A singing, dancing, talking rabbit mascot!"
  • "A large group of students go on a chaperoned trip with a lead teacher! It's the biggest even of the school year! Now let's depart for the fun school trip!"
  • "Feast your eyes on this beautiful ocean... It's like your heart is being washed clean, isn't it...? It washes away everything...even all the bad things..."
  • "I'm praying from the bottom of my heart that hope will grow within everyone's heart!"
  • "Bloody business, like causing violence or inflicting pain, is a big no-no on this island! Event the word "kill"... Just saying it horrifies me! Kyaah! So scary!"
  • "Spend these peaceful and relaxing days nourishing hope and lazing about, free from pain, free from suffering... Truly, this lovey-dovey heart-throbbing school trip is... ...everyone's homework!"
  • "Teehee... I know how to apologize like a good girl!"
  • "Gather Hope Fragments so that the flower of hope achieves its full bloom. Truly, that is... ...the main purpose of this school trip! Love! Love!"
  • "Got it? I want everyone to get along and live peacefull on this beautiful tropical island."
  • "I'm Usami...Magical Miracle Girl ★ Usami. I'm an itty bitty girl who's sweet like milk!"
  • "Let's keep up the pace and all do our best to peacefully enjoy this heart-throbbing school trip!"
  • "Everyone! Please stay back! I-I will protect everyone! Even at the cost of my own life...I will protect everyone!"

Chapter 1:

  • "Pfft, hehehe! You don't have to worry about that! After all, I can never die! A-Anyway...let's all do our best! Let's kick the evil Monokuma off this island!"
  • "Everyone needs to look to the future... That's why...you shouldn't look back to the past... Keep your eyes fixed upon the future. L-Let's do our very best!"
  • "Yes, if it strengthens everyone's bonds with each other, then I will not hesitate to cooperate. So in that case, I will allow you to enter the old building! I'll cooperate so we can all party together!"
  • "U-Um... You can't doubt each other... Cuz...you're all friends..."
  • "Nooooooo! Friends doubting friends is a major no-no!"
  • "I don't wanna...I don't wanna help you guys mistrust your friends..."
  • "Such a hateful bear... You deserve to die a thousand deaths...!"
  • "I'm Monomi! And my heart is throbbing like crazy right now! The group's leader, Byakuya, got killed... And his killer is among this group of students...? Nope, I'm not gonna believe it! I'll never believe it! Cuz...I believe in everyone. So do your best! And don't forget to save regularly!"

Chapter 2:

  • "Now that you all can go to more areas, let's get along and live a fun life together for sure this time! Love! Love!"
  • "I-It seems that...everyone's united on a path that's different from what I had planned..."
  • "Anyway, breaking the rules is not allowed. Also, playing is fine, but please focus on your studies, too..."
  • "Hehe, everyone can get along and study together. It's a student's duty to study."
  • "Th-Think what you want of me... I've already given up. But let me tell you this one more time! As long as you guys work together, you should be able to stand against any kind of despair! I promise I will help that!"
  • "I just wanted everyone to get along...and, you know...cooperate... But...fighting among friends is what Monokuma wants you guys to do..."
  • "I believe in you...if everyone works together, you should be able to stand against any despair... I...will definitely help you out!"
  • "Yep yep... The debate proceeds when you assume you can believe each other... Good job! That's the right way! That's the splendid power of teamwork! Hey! What do you think of that Monokuma!? I'm not gonna let you have the outcome you want!"
  • "I'm Monomi! And my heart is throbbing like crazy right now! To think that the person who killed the wonderful Mahiru Koizumi is in this room... Impossible! Impossible! That's so impossible! There's no way I can believe that! Ugh... I can't do anything, how annoying... But I'm just gonna believe in everyone that's the least I can do... Everyone do your best! Don't lose to yourselves! And don't forget to save regularly!"
  • "You guys can see it, right? You can see this countdown too? ... ...Four people are already gone. We took our time preparing the Hope Fragments, but now we're no longer able to gather them. ... Honestly...I'm not so sure anymore. Whether it's better if we let them leave this island... Or if we shouldn't let them escape... For those kids, which option is hope and which is despair? But...I guess there's no time to hesitate. If this countdown reaches zero... That guy will probably take over our plan's final stage as well. What lies beyond that is the foul resurrection of the Ultimate Despair... And the continuation of the biggest, most awful, most tragic event in human history... ... Th-That cannot be allowed! We must prevent that by any means necessary! Even if...we have to pay the ultimate price, I will definitely prevent it by any means! ... Everything is for the sake of a future filled with hope..."

Chapter 3:

  • "Jeez, don't treat me so harshly! I did my very best today too! Well, once again I've defeated another Monobeast! How do you like me now? I worked hard, didn't I!? That's right! You are now able to visit yet another island! ...So let's all live happily ever after with each other this time, okay? No more getting tricked by Monokuma... No more thinking about leaving this island... Let's all live together peacefully as best friends!"
  • "What happened? Is there a problem? Fighting is not allowed!"
  • "Impossible, impossible, impossible, impossible... It's impossible for killings to happen on this island..."
  • "Please leave Nekomaru to me! Everyone must focus on investigating, so I must do my very best! All righty! I will definitely bring back Nekomaru and win everyone's trust!"
  • "In a wuarrel, both sides are to blame. That's why it's better to just have no sides at all!" (to Gundham and Kazuichi)
  • "Heeeey! Don't put my likeness in your movies without my permission!"
  • "I'm Monomi! Once again, I've been put in such an unreasonable situation! Seriously...he's like the king of unreasonableness. Why did it turn out like this...? We were supposed to have a fun, friendly school trip, but it turned out all bloody instead... Nooooo! This definitely cannot be allowed! That's why...I want you to remember this! Everyone, do your very best! Don't lose to yourself! And don't forget to save frequently!"

Chapter 4:

  • "Monokuma's just toying with other people's bodies! I, too, was modified by Monokuma, so I totally understand how Nekomaru feels... But don't be depressed! You'll get used to it! It's surprising how quickly you'll get used to it!"
  • "Once again, you can visit a new island, so please take this opportunity to get along with everyone..."
  • "I've been reduced to the role of an unwanted child... My influence is weaker than it's ever been... If this keeps up, history will remember me as the greatest character to ever become a one-shot punchline."
  • "Heheheh... How terrible of me as your teacher to cry in front of one of my students..."
  • "Even teachers have a private side that their students aren't allowed to see! Also...you're a boy of a certain age. If you come inside, I'll make sure I leave the door open halfway. Otherwise, my mommy won't shut up about it..."
  • "It's okay...I won't be depressed anymore... I'm used to being treated so poorly... Hehe! How sad! It's so sad to get used to it! I'm a failure as a teacher! I have no right to guide everyone!"
  • "Jeez! Just as I thought, I was forgotten! Well, I'm used to it after all! Pfft...tee hee!"
  • "You're wrong! Nagito is not trash at all! There's no such thing as a human being who doesn't deserve to live! I know I'm being heartwarming right now, but my heart is super scared and pounding like crazy!"
  • "Nagito! If there's anything you don't get, just ask me! By all means, I'll help you and make sure you get out of here! Bring it on, Escape Game!"
  • "If you don't know something, don't overwork yourself. Feel free to ask me anytime!"
  • "I-I... I...I'm scared of you...Nagito."
  • "Ugh... So sad... My chest hurts... Forcing everyone to do this is so sad..."
  • "Don't blame this on me! Take responsibility for yourself!"
  • "Hehe...I'm already used to insults and slander... There's no way I'll get hurt by a mere word."
  • "Hello! I hope your day is well! ...I'm trying to force myself to be more energetic, or else my mental state won't be able to keep up! Ah, my heart's thumping like crazy! I might as well have a laid back "so what" attitude and go ahead with high energy! Yeehaaaaaa! Ah, but be careful that your batteries don't run out! For various reasons! And just like I say each time, don't forget to save frequently!"

Chapter 5:

  • "No gratitude... I'm being treated like filth..."
  • "After a fierce battle that's never been seen in history, I've finally succeeded in conquering the last Monobeast! Because of this, it's finally possible for you to travel to the final island!"
  • "What a thin reaction. It's like I'm surrounded by tons of shabu-shabu from an all-you-can-eat restaurant..."
  • "B-But...I still can't ignore it... I just can't allow...my students to fight among themselves... Love! Loooove!"
  • "Ugh... Kazuichi won't listen to me no matter how much I tell him... But I won't give up...! As a teacher, I must correct my students for good!"
  • "No...a robber is no excuse... A female teacher with a young boy student in her house...is just inappropriate! Aaaaaah! I've been splattered with disgrace!"
  • "Y-You don't have enough delicacy... Entering a woman's house without her permission, and touching her things...makes your teacher very sad... This will not be allowed! Hajime needs a class in morality!"
  • "I-I'm not doubting my students or anything...but my important thing was definitely stolen..."
  • "Shut up! I can't stand this anymore! How much longer are you going to keep putting them through this!? No more! I won't let you! I'll make sure I pulverize your evil intentions!"
  • "Gh...I won't give in to your threats... I'll fight you until the very end... I will definitely take back the seat of world supremacy from Monokuma!"
  • "It looks like...the time to settle thing between us is getting closer every second..."
  • "...You haven't realized it yet? That feeling of wanting to leave this island... Thinking like that is Monokuma's trap, you know? There's no way...Monokuma will end things here... He's planning...something far worse! Everyone... You mustn't run away from despair... I have finally realized...after losing my powers... I've realized that cursing your powerlessness or your fate accomplishes nothing. The possibility may be small... But as long as there's a possibility, you must face it. In order to become...someone who can be proud of yourself... ...So I will fight!"
  • "You just shut your mouth. It's against the rules to interfere with everyone. If you even think about doing anything, I have a plan of my own...!"
  • "Awwwwww... Splendid... You guys are so splendid right now... That's right! If all your hopes are united, no despair can shake you!"
  • "Don't say such stupid things... I...I hate you so much right now... Besides the fact that you snap at me like that, I don't trust you at all! Not even a teensy, tiny, 1mm bit!"
  • "I'm Monomi... By now, there's nothing more for me to say... Anyway, my chest is full of pride right now! Everyone is united against despair... They're totally awesome! That's why...I'm gonna fight, too! I will fight the only way I can... I'm gonna show that guy my fearsome retaliation! ... ...That's basically it."
  • "I've...always been alone... I...have no friends...anywhere... That's why I have no relation to Chiaki whatsoever!"
  • "It's not up to me to decide whether that's right or wrong. However, I believe it's truly amazing that you are able to think like that. We could even call this...a miracle."
  • "Chiaki... You really are a kindhearted person. Jeez...I wonder where you got your personality from?"
  • "Then I...I cannot lose to Chiaki! Just like Chiaki and everyone else... Even if I know it's a fight I cannot win... I must try to retaliate!"
  • "I...will no longer let you do as you please! Eeee! As they say, we shall die together! Not yet! I'm not done yet! If I don't beat you... Nobody can... If I don't beat you... Nobody can...live in peace!"
  • "I will be the one...to protect my students... I will protect them with my life! Now then, how many of you are still there!? You might as well come out all at once!"
  • "I-I won't give up...! Even if I have no chance of winning...I...!"
  • It's okay... Even if I'm here, I'd just be burden anyway... And not just that... I've decided to believe in everyone!"
  • "Just one last time... Let me say something that makes me sound like a teacher. There's no need to be a hero. You don't need have to force yourself just to make people acknowledge you. When you do that, you end up blaming yourself, blaming other people...and feeling jealous of everyone... But still...it doesn't have to be like that. Even if people don't acknowledge you, you just have to be someone that you can be proud of! Cuz...you yourself are your biggest supporter! If you can learn to love yourself... That love will continue to support you for the rest of your life. Love...love..."
  • "Bye-bye! Please don't forget about your teacher."

Panic Talk Action Remarks:

  • "Hajime, you stupidface!"
  • "I won't let you!"
  • "Let's all get along..."
  • "Burst open and mix!"
  • "Disappear!"
  • "I can't lose!"
  • "Don't defy your teacher!"
  • "I'll lower your grades!"
  • "Chiaki and I aren't best friends!" (Final Argument)

List of Appearances

Trivia

  • Usami Test Model
    In the game assets of Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is a model file called test_usami_model.gmo which features running and idling animations[1]. Based on the file name it is likely this was a test model for Magical Girl Miracle ★ Monomi.
  • Crypt of the Necrodancer Monomi sprite
    Monomi appears as a playable skin in the rhythm-game Crypt of the Necrodancer.
  • In the beginning of the second class trial, after the students discuss the murders which took place in Hope's Peak Academy and inspired the Twilight Syndrome Murder Case, Monokuma and Monomi (who is tied up next to his seat) get caught up in a small discussion over how violent high school students have become nowadays. The humor behind this little exchange stems for the fact that Monokuma and Monomi's voice actresses, Nobuyo Ōyama and Takako Sasuga, respectively, are both senior voice actresses who are best known for the roles they have portrayed in some of Japan's most famous, long-running animated shows since the 1970's.
  • In the Japanese version of Magical Girl Miracle ★ Monomi, when transforming in Usami mode, Monomi shouts "Miracle Make-up!" (ミラクル、メイクアップ), which is a reference to the transformation of the magical girl anime character Sailor Moon, who's main transformation phrase is "Moon Prism Power, Make Up!". This likely ties into the fact that Usami's design resembles a Magical Girl (like Sailor Moon). Sailor Moon's Japanese voice actress, Kotono Mitsuishi, also voices Danganronpa 2 character Peko Pekoyama.
  • Danganronpa Another Episode Monomi cameo
    Monomi's face makes a cameo appearance at the end of Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, appearing in a building above the word "Fin" (The End). This was intended to show that Danganronpa 2 came directly afterward.
  • Monomi is the only main character not to appear in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School/Despair Arc and the main story of Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony.
    • She is also the only character from Danganronnpa 2 not to appear in Despair Arc.
  • As seen in a sprite, she was probably going to appear in her Usami and Monomi form in the last Class Trial. However, it is unknown how she was going to appear
  • In the English version of Danganronpa 2, one of Monomi's voice lines is "Yippee Ki Yay!", part of an iconic line from the Die Hard series of movies.


References

  1. The Cutting Room Floor:Super Danganronpa 2: Sayonara Zetsubou Gakuen

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GAME CHARACTERS
Monokuma Units MonokumaMonomiShirokumaKurokumaMonokuma Kubs
Danganronpa:
Trigger Happy Havoc
Makoto NaegiAoi AsahinaAlter EgoByakuya TogamiCelestia LudenbergChihiro FujisakiGenocide JackHifumi YamadaJin KirigiriJunko EnoshimaKiyotaka IshimaruKyoko KirigiriLeon KuwataMondo OwadaMukuro IkusabaSakura OgamiSayaka MaizonoToko FukawaYasuhiro Hagakure
Danganronpa 2:
Goodbye Despair
Hajime HinataAkane OwariByakuya TogamiChiaki NanamiFour Dark Devas of DestructionFuyuhiko KuzuryuGundham TanakaHiyoko SaionjiIbuki MiodaJunko EnoshimaKazuichi SodaMahiru KoizumiMikan TsumikiMonobeastsNagito KomaedaNatsumi KuzuryuNekomaru NidaiPeko PekoyamaSatoTeruteru HanamuraSonia Nevermind
Danganronpa
Another Episode:
Ultra Despair Girls
Komaru NaegiToko FukawaJataro KemuriKotoko UtsugiMasaru DaimonMonaca TowaNagisa ShingetsuHaiji TowaHiroko HagakureHit List TargetsIzuru KamukuraThe ServantTaichi FujisakiYuta Asahina
Danganronpa V3:
Killing Harmony
Kaede AkamatsuAngie YonagaGonta GokuharaHimiko YumenoKaito MomotaK1-B0Kirumi TojoKokichi OmaKorekiyo ShingujiMaki HarukawaMiu IrumaRantaro AmamiRyoma HoshiShuichi SaiharaTenko ChabashiraTsumugi Shirogane
For minor characters, see: Minor Characters
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NOVEL CHARACTERS
Danganronpa:
Trigger Happy Havoc IF
Mukuro IkusabaJunko EnoshimaAoi AsahinaByakuya TogamiCelestia LudenbergChihiro FujisakiGenocide JackHifumi YamadaKiyotaka IshimaruKyoko KirigiriLeon KuwataMakoto NaegiMondo OwadaMonokumaSakura OgamiSayaka MaizonoToko FukawaYasuhiro Hagakure
Danganronpa/Zero Ryōko OtonashiYasuke MatsudaChihiro FujisakiIsshiki MadaraiIzuru KamukuraJin KirigiriJunko EnoshimaKyoko KirigiriMakoto NaegiMukuro IkusabaThe Steering CommitteeSōshun MurasameThe Student CouncilYūto Kamishiro
Danganronpa Kirigiri Volume 1 Kyoko KirigiriYui SamidareEigo AminoKō InuzukaShīta EnbiSuisei Nanamura • Tadashi Asakura • Tōkichirō Endō
Volume 2 Kyoko KirigiriYui SamidareAkio ChageGekka RyuzōjiJohnny ArpMeruko MifuneMikado ShinsenNormanRei MikagamiSae YozuruSeiunsai Toyano'ohTaehime UozumiYuzen Minase
Volume 3 Kyoko KirigiriYui Samidare • Copycat • Hari Hironori • Hitomoshi Tsurugi • Kakitsubata Korisu • Kuchiki Kaei • Kuchiki Otsuko • Kumano Seika • Mikagami Rei • Mizuiyama Sara • Night Flyer • Oboro Tatsutora • Rikorne • Gekka Ryuzōji • Salvador Yadorigi Fukurou • Shirasu Suntetsu • Yaki Hajiki
Volume 4 Kyoko KirigiriYui Samidare • Erii Wan • Gorou Anbo • Hana Takezaki • Jin Kirigiri • Kamato Hachisuka • Kaoru Nagate • Kousuke Kanzashiichi • Nazuna Tooakitsu • Rei Naruko • Shikon Kyuuren • Suou Kyuuren • Taruhi Hoshii • Tooru Uchida • Touya Tsutsumi • Tsukiyo Nada
Danganronpa: Togami Volume 1 Byakuya TogamiBlue InkKazuichi SōdaSonia NevermindSHSL ImposterHiroyuki KetouinJin KirigiriSakura ŌgamiSatomi Aoba • Suzuhiko Otsuki • Taeko Kanai • Tōko FukawaYuika Ketouin
Volume 2 Byakuya TogamiBlue InkAloysius Pennyworth • Asa Togami • Asagao Togami • Celestia Ludenberg • Eyumi Togami • Hifumi Yamada • Hiru Togami • Ichiro Togami • Jiro Togami • Kazuya Togami • Kudan • Mitsuzo Togami • Saburo Togami • Shiro Togami • Suisei Nanamura • Takaya Togami • Wasuke Togami • Yoru Togami • Yusuke Togami
Short Stories Makoto Naegi Secret File Makoto NaegiKomaru NaegiJin KirigiriJutaro Akafuku
Ultra Despair Hagakure Yasuhiro HagakureKanon NakajimaKotoko UtsugiMasaru Daimon
Danganronpa:
Danganronpa 1 ・2 Beautiful Days
MonokumaUsamiAkane OwariAoi AsahinaByakuya TogamiCelestia LudenbergChiaki NanamiChihiro FujisakiFuyuhiko KuzuryūGundam TanakaHajime HinataHifumi YamadaHiyoko SaionjiIbuki MiodaKazuichi SōdaKiyotaka IshimaruKyōko KirigiriLeon KuwataMahiru KoizumiMakoto NaegiMikan TsumikiMondo ŌwadaMukuro IkusabaNagito KomaedaNekomaru NidaiPeko PekoyamaSakura ŌgamiSayaka MaizonoSonia NevermindTeruteru HanamuraTōko FukawaYasuhiro Hagakure
For minor characters, see: Minor Characters
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ANIME CHARACTERS
Danganronpa:
The Animation
Makoto NaegiMonokumaAoi AsahinaAlter EgoByakuya TogamiCelestia LudenbergChihiro FujisakiGenocide JackHifumi YamadaJin KirigiriJunko EnoshimaKiyotaka IshimaruKyoko KirigiriLeon KuwataMondo OwadaMukuro IkusabaSakura OgamiSayaka MaizonoToko FukawaYasuhiro Hagakure
Danganronpa 3:
End of Hope's
Peak High School
Future Arc
Main Characters Makoto NaegiAoi AsahinaKyoko KirigiriJuzo SakakuraKazuo TenganKyosuke MunakataRyota MitaraiByakuya TogamiChisa YukizomeDaisaku BandaiGreat GozuKoichi KizakuraMiaya GekkogaharaMonaca TowaMonokumaRuruka AndoSeiko KimuraSonosuke IzayoiUsamiYasuhiro Hagakure
Minor Characters Komaru NaegiToko FukawaGenocide JackWarriors of Hope
Danganronpa 3:
End of Hope's
Peak High School
Despair Arc
Main Characters Junko EnoshimaMukuro IkusabaIzuru KamukuraAkane OwariChiaki NanamiChisa YukizomeFuyuhiko KuzuryuGundham TanakaHiyoko SaionjiIbuki MiodaKazuichi SodaMahiru KoizumiMikan TsumikiNagito KomaedaNekomaru NidaiPeko PekoyamaRyota MitaraiSonia NevermindTeruteru HanamuraUltimate Imposter
Minor Characters Jin KirigiriJuzo SakakuraKazuo TenganKoichi KizakuraKyosuke MunakataNatsumi KuzuryuSatoThe Student Council
Super
Danganronpa
2.5
Main Characters

Nagito KomaedaKazuichi SōdaFuyuhiko KuzuryūWorld DestroyerPeko PekoyamaSonia NevermindMikan Tsumiki

Minor Characters

Hajime HinataHiyoko SaionjiMakoto NaegiSayaka MaizonoChisa YukizomeRuruka AndoSeiko KimuraSonosuke IzayoiIbuki MiodaRyota MitaraiSuper High School Level ImposterNekomaru NidaiIbuki MiodaMahiru KoizumiGundham TanakaTeruteru HanamuraAkane Owari

For minor characters, see: Minor Characters