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The Gopher Plan (ゴフェール計画 Gofēru keikaku) is a major event featured in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony.
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The story began when countless meteorites kept crashing into Earth. With so many unavoidable collisions, the government decided that even if the Earth's destruction was unavoidable, they could at least try to prevent the destruction of mankind. So they decided to implement a plan called as The Gopher plan.
The plan was to select a number of excellent human beings, put them on a spaceship, and have them escape from Earth before it was destroyed. Then they would seek out some planet where life was sustainable and from there, work to “preserve the species of mankind”. In other words, the “Gopher Plan” was never a plan to save all of humanity, it was a plan to preserve the last vestiges of the human race to the very end. And the ones selected for that “Gopher Plan” were sixteen young, talented, upstanding high school students.
Those sixteen high school students, who were called the Ultimates, were selected as the Adams and Eves of the new world. But the sixteen of them tried to decline the offer altogether for an obvious reason; They refused to go on living by themselves, even though all of their families, friends, and everyone they ever knew were all dead, On the contrary, that just sounds like hell.
So then, the sixteen of them decided to try and escape from the plan. By erasing their own memories, they decided to abandon their “Ultimate” talents, and tried to live their lives as ordinary high school students. However, it was just around that time. An extremist cult began to come into power.
Obsessed with the idea of “the end,” they believed that the meteor crashes were a punishment humanity had brought upon itself, and thought that mankind should receive that punishment. And they, who knew about the “Gopher Plan,” decided to try to put a stop to it.
As a result, the “Super High School Level Hunt” began. That “Super High School Level Hunt” began to encompass the entire world, and the sixteen students who had tried to run away were gradually cornered. And so the organization that had tried to implement the “Gopher Plan” in the first place tried to counter that situation.
They began spreading false information, saying that “all sixteen students had died.” That's what that funeral we remembered was all about. By doing so, they managed to calm down the “Super High School Level Hunt” while providing protection to those 16 students. And finally, they were able to put the “Gopher Plan” into action.
And so, the Gopher Spaceship succeeded in launching with all sixteen students aboard, as the meteorites continued to rain down incessantly on Earth and the 16 students set off into space, as “the last survivors of mankind.” That Gopher Spaceship itself is the true identity of the Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles.
The truth is, this Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles is actually a huge spaceship colony.
Even though the Gopher Spaceship was supposed to set out bearing the hope of all humanity, a killing game involving the sixteen students occurred. It turned out that the organization that carried out the Gopher Plan overlooked someone among those sixteen students. They are the person who leads a cult group that was trying to crush the Gopher Plan. Originally, the sixteen “crew members” selected for the plan were supposed to be put into a state of cold sleep and when the spaceship found a suitable planet, they were supposed to be woken up from that cold sleep,
However, Monokuma began piloting the Gopher Spaceship on his own, and returned it to “the Earth after its destruction” after hundreds of years the sixteen students were put into a cold sleep. The Earth current state is completely demolished by meteorites, devoid of oxygen, devoid of all living things. Its people were no longer exist anywhere at all.
This is the truth of the outside world.
The story was slowly revealed by the Remembering Light through the chapters, until it was completely revealed in Chapter 5.
However it is revealed in Chapter 6 that the Gopher Plan is a fake story created by Team Danganronpa and used by the ringleader of the Killing Game Semester, Tsumugi Shirogane to deceive the students' memories of the past.
|Major Events||Before The Tragedy||Giboura Massacre • Twilight Syndrome Murder Case • Izuru Kamukura Project • The Tragedy of Hope's Peak Academy • The Parade|
|During The Tragedy||The Tragedy • Neo World Program • Forced Shutdown|
|After The Tragedy||The Gopher Plan • Super High School Level Hunt|
|Killing Games||Killing School Life • Killing School Trip • Demon Hunting • Final Killing Game • Killing Game Semester|
|Locations||Hope's Peak Academy • Jabberwock Island • Kingdom of Novoselic • Towa City • Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles|
|Organizations||Ultimate Despair • Sayaka Maizono's Idol Group • Student Council • Future Foundation • The Steering Committee • Warriors of Hope • The Resistance • SHSL Elite Task Force • Monokuma Kubs • Team Danganronpa • DICE|