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No shit, Sherlock! I mean look at us. We're clearly his flesh-and-blood cubs.

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (Demo)

Monosuke (モノスケ Monosuke) is one of the antagonists featured in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony.

He is part of a group called the Monokuma Kubs along with his siblings Monotaro, Monokid, Monodam and Monophanie that control Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles alongside their father Monokuma. He is the straight man of the group.

History

Creation

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Monosuke, along with his four other siblings were created by Team Danganronpa, a group of people who created the famous reality show called Danganronpa, a series which tells the story about Killing Games. Monosuke and the Monokubs' roles are to aid Monokuma in hosting the Killing Game. It is unknown when they were created and in which Killing Game they started to appear. Their notable appearance is the last Killing Game entry, the 53rd season of the show.


Prior to the Killing School Semester

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Exisals ambushing the students

After the students woke up and left the classroom, the Monokubs began to drag every student to the gymnasium. After every student entered the gym, the Monokubs entered the gymnasium with their Exisals and they appeared before all the students by jumping from their Exisals, showing their robotical body that has a shape similar to bear. Although this seems strange to the students and raises many questions, Monosuke and the others concentrate on incoherent things until at last they realize that the students did not possess the appropriate clothes to be "Definitive Students", for which they give them new clothes. Realizing that Monophanie did not fulfill her task, the Monokubs are forced to stop the beginning of the mutual killing game and wait another time, restarting everything and returning some memories to all the students.

It was revealed that this event happened right before the 53rd Killing Game occured, when the students' memories were about to be fabricated by Team Danganronpa.


Killing School Semester

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Monokumarz intro

During the Killing Game, Monosuke and his siblings antagonized the students alongside Monokuma, forcing them to enjoy their Killing Game life.

Monosuke along with his siblings were shown on the monitors of the Academy to announce the daytime and nighttime and other events about the killing game.

When Kaito Momota commits violence against Monokuma, the Kubs appear to make the example of what happens when they break a school rule. When Monokuma explodes and "dies", the Monokubs begin to cry for their father, thinking he is truly gone and vow to avenge his death. Later Monokuma reappeared the next day and made the Monokubs happy so see his father was still alive.

Monotaro appeared once again along with the other Monokubs when Rantaro Amami was found dead. He and the other Monokubs grabbed the cameras found in the crime scene to print the photos that were token during the incident.

Later Monotaro and the other Monokubs announced to the students to head to the basement. After Kaede and Shuichi arrived the Monokubs showed up and gave to the students the printed pictures found in the crime scene.

Monokuma and Kubs in CT

After Kaede Akamatsu was voted as the blackened, Monosuke and his siblings prevented the other students from interfering her execution by threatening to kill them using the Exisals. He assisted Monokuma in executing Kaede by pulling one of the rope that used to slowly hang Kaede.

During the execution, Monodam killed Monokid, which confused and make Monosuke, Monotaro, and Monophanie shocked. Monotaro and Monophanie are both still bewildered, but Monosuke doesn't think much of it and simply states that Monodam killed Monokid because he was bullying him. After this, the remaining Monokubs leave the participants of the Killing School Semester alone.

After some time went past during the Killing Game, Monokuma decided to give a new motive to the students, Monosuke along with the other Monkubs passed to each student a MonoPad which contained a secret about each one of them.

Later when Ryoma Hoshi was murdered, the Monokubs assisted his father during the class trial.

Monosuke's Fate

After Kirumi was voted as Ryoma's killer, Monosuke got involved in her execution. Monodam pushed Monosuke, after dropping his glasses he started to the ground and made Kirumi Tojo's corpse land on him and crush him during the execution.

Afterwards, The Monokubs were once again shocked. After witnessing Monodam causing Monosuke's destruction as well, Monokuma seems visibly shaken by his actions and also explodes.

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The Kubs Return

Monokuma mourning the Monokumarz

Once all of the Monokubs got destroyed Monokuma started to mourn for his children because of how they got destroyed. Monosuke and his siblings were rebuilt by Monokuma after Kokichi Oma's Class Trial and began to be active once again to assist his father for the Mutual Killing Game.

Monosuke and the other Monokubs were rebuild once again by Monokuma after they all died during the executions in each chapter as each one of them died. Monokuma and the Monokubs, riding their Exisals, arrive and threaten to destroy K1-B0 for damaging the school and ending the Killing Game. K1-B0 reassures everyone to find the truth while he engages the Monokubs in combat, fighting them the entire time everyone else is investigation the real truth about the Killing Game.

Monosuke and his siblings are once again present in the final class trial, but this time he is much more vocal, and also is much more invested into the discussion this time than how he was in any prior trial, actively trying to refute evidence that the survivors.

NO THATS WRONG KUBS 3

Despite that he and his siblings were all brought back, however, Monokuma had a self-destruct button prepared which he promptly used to destroy the Monokubs once again when they got on his nerves or did anything to anger him. During the Class Trial, he gets angry, according to Monotaro and Monophanie he has awakened his "true self". He was overall the third one to explode from the Monokuma Kubs during the Final Class Trial.


Creation and Development

Monosuke as a character is strongly associated with the Osaka area of Japan.[2]He is portrayed as the "straight man" (tsukkomi 突っ込み) of Manzai, a form of Japanese comedy that has been developed in Osaka. He calls other people "funny man" (boke ボケ), the other performer of the double act. He speaks with Osaka-ben, the specific dialect of Kinki Japanese spoken in the Osaka area. Because of associations with Manzai comedy, the speakers are often viewed as being more funny or talkative than typical speakers of other dialects.

Monosuke's tiger-striped pattern is a reference to Hanshin Tigers, the Osaka baseball team. His glasses are a reference to the ones of Kuidaore Taro, a mechanical drum-playing clown in front of Cui-daore, a restaurant in one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka.

Name


Monosuke's name could come from the ancient title of Kokushi (often said as no suke when addressing an official with the title. A main job of those entitled to Kokushi is keeping track of taxes, which an abacus can be used to help with, something Monosuke has.

Alternate Fates


He also appears in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (Demo Version) along with his brothers. He first appeared when Yasuhiro Hagakure's body was found. He later appeared in the Class Trial along with his father and brothers. In the bonus mode Ultimate Talent Development Plan, Monosuke and his siblings are headmasters of a Hope's Peak Academy like school.

Appearance

Danganronpa V3 Monosuke Sprite (1)
NDRV3 Art Gallery Monokuma and Kubs

Monosuke as a character is strongly associated with the Osaka area of Japan.[2]

Monosuke's appearance is similar to that of his father, Monokuma, but the part that is black on Monokuma consists of yellowish brown and dark brown stripes (a reference to Hanshin Tigers, the Osaka baseball team). Likewise, his left eye is white, contrasting Monokuma's. Unlike most Monokumas, Monosuke's whole left eye occasionally glows white light instead of having a small red glow.

He has bright pink cheeks and eyelashes on his right eye. He dons a pair of round black glasses (which are a reference to the ones of Kuidaore Taro, a mechanical drum-playing clown in front of Cui-daore, a restaurant in one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka), an abacus, and a yellow pacifier.

Personality

Monosuke is a child-like robot. He is the most cool-headed in the group and appears to be the most intelligent as well, seemingly remaining calm whenever the other Kubs are shocked, and analyzes the situations. However, despite this, he is neither mature nor docile, and he has a horrible mouth similar to Monokid. He is somewhat aggressive and tends to call others stupid.

With a calm nature, he acts like the straight man of a double act stand-up comedy and provides snark to the group's dynamic. He tends to be the one correcting his siblings whenever they say something nonsensical and is sometimes annoyed by them. Whenever his siblings talk their usual nonsense, he tends to intervene by continuing "...more importantly".

Being a Monokuma, he enjoys killing and gore, though he acts more calm about it than overly excited Monokid. In general, he also appears interested in money and success, and doesn't seem to get as emotional as the other Kubsーhe dislikes heartfelt moments and doesn't seem to care much about others, even calling his father useless at one point. Moreover, he approves of hostility and infighting among the group, believing that the Monokuma Kubs should be "awkward and unsociable".

While generally appearing smarter than the other Kubs, Monosuke might show-off (as his siblings put it) and accidentally slip out. He is also known to be very impatient whenever he feels cranky.

Relationships

Family:

Monokuma

Monokuma is the self-proclaimed father of Monosuke, Monotaro, Monokid, Monodam and Monophanie.

He calls them his "adorable children" and seems even disturbingly attracted to them because they look like him and he loves his own looks. He is mostly annoyed and neglectful towards the Monkubs, physically abusing them whenever they annoy him, and even stating that he tolerates them only because they're so cute.

Monosuke tends to call his father "pops".

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When Monokuma was assumed dead,

Monosuke didn't seem to care much, and was seemingly more interested in the fact that the Monokubs were now the new headmasters. After Monokuma turned out to be alive, possessing many copies of himself, Monosuke seemed more intrigued by the idea that somewhere in the school there is a machine that makes copies of him.

Monosuke sometimes speaks rudely back at Monokuma and even calls him useless at one point. However, Monokuma just finds this cute and forcibly tries to lick him affectionally, which is disliked by Monosuke.

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Monokuma Kubs

Monotaro, Monokid, Monophanie, and Monodam are Monosuke's siblings.

Monodam

Monosuke seems to find Monodam a bit boring due to his silence and wishes he would talk more for the sake of entertainment.

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After Monodam murdered Monokid, Monosuke finds the turn of events very interesting, but also becomes suspicious of Monodam and keeps reminding the other cubs of what he did.

During the second trial, Monodam repeatedly defends Monosuke after his slip-up provides the students critical information. However, Monosuke does not appreciate this and keeps his belief that the Monokubs should be hostile towards each other, causing Monodam to murder him during the execution.

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Monophanie

While the brothers in general seem more considerate towards their only sister, Monosuke dislikes Monophanie's attempts to be nice and make peace, as he believes that as the Monokubs they should fight each other.

However, during one scene, Monosuke acts charming towards her and offers to buy her a drink.

Monokid

Monosuke is sometimes annoyed by Monokid due to his noisy personality and tendency to mess up words, but often tries to correct him anyway.

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After Monokid died, Monosuke didn't really care much, founding the new development quite interesting and assuming that Monodam simply killed Monokid because he had bullied him. While he doesn't care about Monokid, Monosuke keeps bringing up his death as a warning for the other Kubs, and he appears afraid of suffering the same fate.
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Monotaro

Monosuke has some general respect for Monotaro, but acknowledges that he isn't very smart nor competent as a leader.

Quotes

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (Demo Version) (English)

Introduction:

  • "Y'know, for a protagonist...your reaction to us was pretty boring." (To Kaede Akamatsu)
  • "No shit, Sherlock! I mean look at us. We're clearly his flesh-and-blood cubs." (To Kaede about Monokuma being their "Papa".)

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (English)

Character Trailer:

  • "What'd ya say, Jabroni?"

Prologue:

  • "Then what if...we start peelin' off their limbs one by one, like string cheese?"
  • "No, no, Monokid. You're sayin' 'hell' too much. It's ruining the hellish impact!
  • "Don't worry about us. The real issue is youse bastards. Well, 'issue' is putting it mildly...This is actually a huge problem. Youse all have forgotten your talents and became generic high school students."
  • "Let's do this already. No one wants to watch a bunch of generic high school whiners."
  • "Shut up! We're the Monokubs! We need to be tough and whatnot!"

Chapter 1:

  • "Who'd wanna play a game where no one dies!?"

List of Appearances

Trivia

  • Monosuke's official profile description in the English website was mistranslated. The original profile didn't mention that he had no patience for Monokid's foul languague, it said his language was as foul as Monokid's.[3]
  • Despite being a robot, he appears to have a very poor eyesight without his glasses.
  • In a poll hosted by MyNavi, fans voted Monosuke the 5th most popular Danganronpa V3 Monokuma Unit.[4]

References

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