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This character is separate from the Byakuya from Danganronpa, Ryota, and Kyosuke from Danganronpa 3. See Byakuya Togami/Ryota Mitarai/Kyosuke Munakata.
I no longer want to...lie anymore... Not to anyone...not to anything...not even to myself.

–Ultimate Imposter, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Ultimate Imposter (超高校級の「詐欺師」chō kōkō kyū no “sagishi”) is a character featured in  Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair and a participant in the Killing School Trip.

Their real name and gender are unknown, but they are capable of impersonating others, such as Byakuya Togami. Their heavy build does not affect their ability to fool others.

Ultimate Imposter returns in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy with the other Remnants of Despair from the Class 77-B, impersonating as Ryota Mitarai, until they decide to reveal their true appearance to their classmates. The Ultimate Imposter succumbed to despair along with their classmates after being brainwashed by Junko Enoshima and became a part of Ultimate Despair.

They impersonated Byakuya in Danganronpa 2 and was murdered in Chapter 1 by Teruteru Hanamura after they tried to save Nagito Komaeda from being killed.

The illusory Ultimate Imposter appears in the OVA Super Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda and the Destroyer of the World as a part of Nagito's world.

The Ultimate Imposter eventually awakened from their coma and helped the other Remnants of Despair stop Ryota's plans to brainwash the world into Hope. They then decided along with their companions to take responsibility for the Tragedy and resides in Jabberwock Island.

The Ultimate Imposter also appeared in the light novel titled Danganronpa: Togami as the main antagonist, a member of Ultimate Despair, and thief of the identity of the real Byakuya Togami.


The Ultimate Imposter's real appearance is that of a person with long, black hair and green eyes. Their is age is unknown, though they appear to be in their early twenties. They have a very heavy build, yet they can fool others with their disguises despite that.

Their gender is unknown, but they are able to give off a largely male impression while disguised as Byakuya and even mimic their voice and poses perfectly. In Danganronpa 3, their real voice is quite deep and masculine. However, originally in Danganronpa 2, the brief glimpse of their apparent real voice sounded notably different, more high-pitched and rather gender neutral. The Imposter also refused to go swimming in front of others, which implies that removing their clothes would reveal their true gender.

"Byakuya Togami"

As Byakuya, the imposter appears very similar to the real one, having platinum blond hair and bright blue eyes accompanied by rectangular, white-framed glasses. His shirt appears to be the same one as the first game, as well. However, in contrast to the real Byakuya, "Byakuya" is very large set and wears a white dinner jacket, white slacks, and white dress shoes. 

As the Ultimate Despair, the imposter dressed up in their Byakuya disguise as well, albeit wearing their night vision goggles that shone red light from within.

"Ryota Mitarai"

As Ryota, the imposter has short, light brown hair, hazel eyes and rosy cheeks. They wear a Hope's Peak Academy uniform with a green tie.

"Kyosuke Munakata"

As Kyosuke, the imposter has short white hair, dark purple eyes. They wear a white suit that Kyosuke wears in Side: Future.


Ultimate Imposter's true personality is somewhat unclear, because they spend most of their time mimicking someone else's behavior. However, during chapter 6 of the second game, they speak briefly without disguise and it's implied that their real nature is polite and meek. In Danganronpa 3, they're shown to have quite serious personality.

Most notably, the imposter appears to have a truly kind and caring personality. They impersonated Ryota Mitarai so that the real Ryota could focus on making anime, as well as get some rest, and kept checking on Ryota's well-being even after a year of impersonating him. The imposter is also shown to be smiling in a friendly manner and being protective and supportive of others even while acting as cold and arrogant Byakuya Togami. As part of their Byakuya impersonation, they act arrogant, rude and somewhat bad-tempered, but they're also reliable and feel responsible of others' safety.

The imposter enjoys their build, which appears to be their aim, as they've stated that they have intentionally sculpted their physique to be that way (while acting as Byakuya, they appear condescending towards "skinny people", though this is most likely part of their act). They have a strong liking for food, especially fast food; while they normally appear attentive, they are rather easily distracted by food. They are shown to be surprisingly passionate on the topics related to food and eating, such as body fat percentages, the amount of energy coming from specific foods, and fast food restaurants. They explained that since virtually all fast food restaurants serve the same kind of food, it gives them a sense of security to keep being around something familiar.

Due to their nature as an imposter, they have a lack, if not absence of, self-esteem. Because of it, they feel lonely and as if they do not truly exist. They simply want to exist and live a normal life, but they believe they cannot exist unless they assume someone else's appearance and they believe they have to "disappear" if they're found out. They describe their life as a living hell, as they're in constant need of affirmation and they have to lie to other people.

At one point, they ask if Hajime Hinata likes being around them, and they seemed very happy when Hajime answers that they are friends. After spending time with Hajime, they are convinced that they really do exist, and they decide that they don't want to lie anymore and wish to live as their true self. Despite having better sense of self, it's shown in Side: Hope that they still prefer being in disguises (only physically).


Ultimate Imposter

The Ultimate Imposter doesn't have a name, family register, relatives, and anything that could identify their true identity. In order to have their existence acknowledged, they took other people's data and learned it so they could able to impersonate them flawlessly.

They could impersonate the person in question's voice and personality perfectly. In Danganronpa: Togami, only through their voice recording of the World Domination Proclamation as Byakuya, they could make the world believe that the one who spread the proclamation is the true Byakuya.

No one could tell the difference between the Ultimate Imposter and the real person that they impersonated. According to Monokuma, even their noticeably heavy body build does not affect their ability to fool others. This, along with the fact that they are capable of changing their appearance extremely quickly without anyone noticing, implies that their talent is near superhuman.

In Danganronpa 3, all of the Class 77-B, even Chisa doesn't recognize the real Ryota Mitarai's true appearance until they accidentally met with Chisa who wondered how the real Ryota could lose his weight in a very short time.

In Side: Despair #09, they revealed to their classmates that they were a fake version of Ryota and decided to become themselves afterward.


Prior to the Tragedy

The Ultimate Imposter is a person who was born with nothing - no name, family, birth certificate nor home; or more simply, no identity at all. They were convinced that they were nothing; their existence completely invisible and their life without any meaning. All they wanted was to live a normal life.

Because of this, they chose to live on stealing another person's identity, hence their true Ultimate title. They hated this way of living, which made them unhappy and forced them to lie to other people, but they felt it was something they had to do in order to exist. It appears they found comfort in fast food which was always similar regardless of location. They became very enthusiastic about food and decided to gain a heavier build.

When the Ultimate Imposter enrolled in Hope's Peak Academy's Class 77-B, they acted as Byakuya Togami because he had the most absolute existence the Imposter had ever seen. However, they soon began to impersonate Ryota Mitarai, so that the other boy could spend all his time on animating. Ryota worked too much and often forgot to eat, and his imposter often checked on him and brought him food, and the two lived together.

During his second year at Hope's Peak Academy, the Imposter met Junko and was corrupted into Ultimate Despair by her.

Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy - Side: Despair

Episode 01 - Hello Again, Hope's Peak Academy

"Ryota Mitarai" was working on some of his animations as an "animator" in the Former Student Dorm. His room was very dirty and filled with instant ramen cups, unwashed dishes, manga, books, and files. As his new homeroom teacher, Chisa Yukizome knocked on his door, he began to panic, thinking that the one who knocked on the door was his boss. Due to some unfinished work, the Imposter attempted to escape via windows only to be found by Chisa. She greeted him happily and dragged him back to the school, while the Ultimate Imposter tried to use various excuses to stay behind.

The Ultimate Imposter once again tried to escape from Chisa when they encountered Hajime and Chiaki Nanami in the park, but he was immediately tied up by Chisa. After returning to class, Chisa told everyone that even though the school rule said that attending class was not necessary and that they could skip to better hone their talents, interacting with one another would help build their characters and help them to make memories.

Episode 02 - My Impurest Heart for You

The Ultimate Imposter was drawing sketches inside his class while Akane Owari and Nekomaru Nidai wreaked havoc during their training session. He went outside to better focus before he met Chiaki, who was upset that his friends didn't come as group so well. The Ultimate Imposter said that he didn't need to make group, as long as he honed his talents, he already grasped his future.

During the break time after they played games together, the Ultimate Imposter and his classmates happily ate Teruteru and Hiyoko Saionji's nikujaga. He ate a big portion of the food and saw Nagito crying due to the food's deliciousness. Unlike the rest of his classmates, the Ultimate Imposter merely writhed around on the ground after being affected by the food's aphrodisiacs.

After everyone recovered, Chisa gathered the Ultimate Imposter and his classmates inside the classroom, announcing that she elected Chiaki as their class representative. Like the others, the Ultimate Imposter agreed with her decision.

Episode 03 - A Farewell to All Futures

At the beginning of the episode, the Ultimate Imposter was talking to someone on his phone while he and his classmates walked past Hajime heading toward the Main Course building.

The Ultimate Imposter was shown drawing a sketch on the school's park with his classmates during the break time.

Episode 04 - The Melancholy, Suprise, and Disappearance of Nagito Komaeda

Along with his classmates, the Ultimate Imposter showed no spirit when he listened to Chisa's announcement about the annual practical exam due to the deaths of Natsumi Kuzuryu and Sato that affected their morale greatly.

At the end of the episode, the Ultimate Imposter and his classmates bid their farewell to their beloved teacher Chisa as she transferred to the Reserve Course after the bombing incident on the gym that involved one of her students, Nagito.

Episode 05 - The Beginning of the End

The Ultimate Imposter advised Ryota to eat something and take a break, but Ryota doesn't listen and eventually passes out from exhaustion and malnutrition. The imposter finds Mikan and brings her to help care for Ryota, and to avoid confusion, explains their backstory with Ryota.

Mikan assumes that the imposter won't let her leave alive now that she knows his secret, but the imposter gently tells her to not be silly. Mikan assumes they want to have sex with her, which isn't true. Mikan starts crying and thanks them, saying no one has ever been so nice to her. The imposter advices her to toughen up since they will be upperclassmen starting tomorrow.

Episode 06 - A Despairfully Fateful Encounter

The Ultimate Imposter is seen talking to Ryota, reminding him to go to the hospital.

Episode 07 - The Biggest, Most Atrocious Incident in Hope's Peak Academy's History

After Class 77-B move to the new school building, the Ultimate Imposter informed Mikan that they haven't heard news of Ryota since a week ago after he left a note that he would focus on his work.

As the news of The Tragedy of Hope's Peak Academy widespread and caused the Reserve Course students to riot, the Ultimate Imposter and their classmates worried about their school condition. After Ryota left, the Ultimate Imposter received a note from Mikan, saying that she is helping Ryota.

Episode 08 - The Worst Reunion by Chance

After hearing from Nagito upon his return that he saw Tsumiki around the West District of the school, the Ultimate Imposter grabs him by the scruff of the neck and demands him to give more information. Nagito picks on their sudden change of character before the Ultimate Imposter plays it down as getting overly excited. They and the rest of the class go searching for Tsumiki on the school grounds, going around in a group with Akane and Nekomaru, Akane begins to think about food and asks if the Ultimate Imposter is hungry to which they reply no awkwardly.

Episode 09 - Chisa Yukizome Doesn't Smile

Having failed to locate Mikan, the Ultimate Imposter and their classmates return to the classroom. Chiaki shows up carrying Nagito and explains that Chisa is in danger. Mikan also turns up with a wounded Peko. Chiaki rallies the class to go help Chisa, and the Ultimate Imposter rips off their Ryota mask, revealing their real face. They admit they have been deceiving them all because of theit talent, and feels it is time they all know the truth. The class rushes to go and save Chisa, but they encounter some angry Reserve Course students. Nekomaru and Gundham stay to hold them off while the rest continue underground. As they walk down the stairs, Chiaki says she feels that together they can do anything. The Ultimate Imposter says that they feel the same way now that Chiaki has said it.

Episode 10 - Smile at Despair in the Name of Hope

The Ultimate Imposter and the class continue down the corridor after making their descent of the stairway, Mikan eventually catching up with them. After a door is flung open unexpectedly, with multiple eyes appearing in the darkness, Kazuichi screams loudly, catching the attention and dismay of the Ultimate Imposter and the rest of the class. Only to find it was Nekomaru and Gundham, the class relieved that they are both okay. Ibuki proclaims all that is left is to save Chisa, to which the Ultimate Imposter and the rest of the class agree.

Mikan, now leading the group, approaches a large red door at the end of the corridor, pressing a button which opens the door, the Ultimate Imposter and the rest of the class follow her inside. Once inside, Junko reveals multiple monitors showing Chiaki Nanami's Punishment, Sonia responding saying 'she can't move' leads the Ultimate Imposter to question if it's 'the video'. Horrified by what they are seeing, they want to find a way to save Chiaki but are powerless.

Once Chiaki reaches the "goal" in her execution, she opens the door. She sees the Ultimate Imposter, the rest of the class, and Chisa on the other side. Once she reaches for Chisa's hand, spikes appear from under the ground and stab Chiaki everywhere on her body. As the broadcast ends, the Ultimate Imposter and the class fall silent, with a patterned swirl in their eyes, they are now Ultimate despair.

Episode 11 - Goodbye, Hope's Peak Academy

The Ultimate Imposter and the rest of the class have returned to the classroom, receiving their final lesson before graduation. Chisa stated that she has been honored to be their teacher, and started reading a letter she prepared, the Ultimate Imposter and the rest of the class clap with gratitude.

After the speech, red lights turn on, and Chisa started to cry. The patterned swirled return in their eyes as they all make a declaration of what they will do upon graduation. The Ultimate Imposter tearfully expressed they could 'become anyone' they wanted, even president.

After bidding her class a final farewell, Chisa activated a bomb that fakes the death of Class 77-B. The Ultimate Imposter and their classmates stand outside the school grounds as they watch Hope's Peak Academy's destruction.

Chisa's narration later revealed that the Ultimate Imposter helped infect the world with despair.

During the Tragedy

The members of Ultimate Despair did all kinds of horrible things during the Tragedy, causing despair all over the world.

After the death of Junko, the remnants of the Ultimate Despair agreed to an insane plan to have AI Junko take over their bodies, so they could resurrect their leader.

Danganronpa: Togami

The Ultimate Imposter is the primary antagonist in Danganronpa: Togami. He impersonates Byakuya's voice to wide-spread the World Domination Proclamation.

Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy - Side: Future

Episode 01 - Third Time's the Charm

Impersonating Byakuya Togami, the Ultimate Imposter is seen in the flash back as a member of Ultimate Despair nimbly dodging Future Foundation's attack with their night vision goggles.

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

The remnants of Despair are later found by Future Foundation. Makoto Naegi plans to undo Junko's influence by putting them into the Neo World Program, but the program is taken over by AI Junko, right according to the Ultimate Despair's plan.

Prologue - Welcome to Dangan Island! Panic at the Heart-Throbbing School Trip!?

While in the Neo World Program, the Ultimate Imposter acts as Byakuya Togami, as they have lost their school memories.

In the very beginning, Byakuya was not very sociable with the others, making his introduction short and simple. He also refused to join in on the short-lived beach party.

After Monokuma took over the island and ordered the Island Life of Mutual Killing, Byakuya immediately began to take action, making himself the leader of the group and promising the safety of all the students.

Chapter 1 - Destination Despair

The next day, after Monokuma revealed the truth about everybody's memories having been erased as well as the presence of a traitor in their group, Byakuya proposes the idea to hold a party that very night without explaining his reason.

At a suggestion, they gain a permission from Monomi to use the Old Lodge next to the Lobby as the location for the party, as the area has no monitors for Monokuma to spy on them from. As the Old Lodge was old, when it came to choosing who should clean the place, Nagito offered to draw straws that he had prepared beforehand. Nagito won the lottery, thanks to his luck, and accepted the duty to clean the lodge while Teruteru offered to cook for the party. Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu refused to attend the party, and though the other students questioned it, Byakuya allowed him to go.

Throughout the party, Byakuya showed strange levels of precaution that many of the students questioned. He went as far as to hold a body check at the entrance of the party, patting down every student whether female or male and confiscating any materials that they considered dangerous in a duralumin case (such as taking a wrench away from Kazuichi Soda).

When they saw the food set out in the main room of the Old Lodge, he seemed to be alarmed before suddenly digging in to the churrasco Teruteru prepared for the party, much to the surprise of the other members and the dismay of Akane.

Their reason was revealed to be that the churrasco was pierced by large skewers which he deemed extremely dangerous. He subsequently went to the kitchen to confiscate any sharp objects from knives to skewers based on the list hung up in there, though he noted that one of the items on the list seemed to be missing. 

When the party was about to start, he decided to keep the duralumin case full of confiscated potential weapons in the Surveillance Room/Office. Peko Pekoyama volunteered to guard the duralumin case and keep watch over the party there, as the place had several security monitors.

Chiaki Nanami and Monomi offered to keep watch outside as to keep Monokuma from finding them and crashing the party. Other than the duralumin case kept in the Office, Byakuya kept a second one beside them at the party, the contents of which were unknown at the time.

Midway through the party around 11:30 pm, a sudden blackout, combined with the blocked windows of the lodge, caused the interior of the building to go completely dark. It was revealed that Byakuya had kept several self-defense and precautionary items in the second duralumin case, using night vision goggles to see what was going on.

In the darkness, he saw Nagito acting suspiciously, trying to retrieve something from under a table, and reacted immediately by diving under the table and pushing him out of the way. He found that a knife was stationed under the table, held in place by glow-in-the-dark tape and its handle covered in the same material.

Teruteru, who knew of Nagito's suspicious activity as well, waited in preparation under the floorboards for the knife to move. He blindly stabbed at whoever was under the table with the missing skewer from earlier and ended up killing Byakuya.

Chapter 5 - Smile at Hope in the Name of Despair

In Chapter 5, much later in the game, Hajime went into Nagito's room for investigation purposes for the upcoming Fifth Trial. In there, he found the files that Nagito had received from Monokuma as a prize for clearing the Final Dead Room in Chapter 4, and discovered that the Byakuya he thought they had all known was actually an imposter. 'Byakuya's profile listed '???' for his name, age, birthdate, and even gender, and their Ultimate talent as the 'Ultimate Imposter'.

Chapter 6 - This is the End Goodbye Academy of Despair

In the 'Game Reset' scene of Chapter 6, "Byakuya" makes a re-appearance, but their way of talking and their voice is no longer Byakuya Togami; instead, their voice has changed into a gender-neutral one, and they wonder if they should re-introduce himself. Whether this is the Ultimate Imposter's true face or simply an illusion created by Hajime is unknown.

Epilogue - The Day Before the Future

The Ultimate Imposter is rendered comatose, just like most of his classmates. The survivors of the Killing Game wait for them and the rest of their classmates to wake up.

Super Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda and the Destroyer of the World

Illusion World

The Ultimate Imposter returned in Byakuya's form as a part of Nagito's imaginary world following their death from the Neo World Program.

Before class began in the morning, the Ultimate Imposter is seen conversing with Ryota happily.

The Ultimate Imposter later attended Kazuichi's funeral due to him being murdered by the World Destroyer.


After Nagito awoke from the simulation, he learned that all of his friends, including the Ultimate Imposter, were alive and awake from the Neo World Program. He boarded the boat with the rest of Class 77-B and they all then headed for the Future Foundation Headquarters.

Side - Hope: The Academy of Hope and Students of Despair

Thanks to Hajime mixed with Izuru's incredible abilities, the Ultimate Imposter and the other fallen Remnants of Despair awoke from their coma. They and the others were taken off of Jabberwock Island and brought to the Future Foundation off-shore facility. They then took the form of Kyosuke Munakata and joined Kyosuke in battle.

Later, they took the form of Ryota again and talked Ryota out of using the Hope brainwashing video. They and their classmates then invite Ryota to come and live with them. Ryota ended the broadcast of his Hope Video and fell to the floor in tears, The Ultimate Imposter holding him in a comforting embrace.

As they departed, the Imposter assumed the form of Byakuya. They showed concern for Ryota as he appeared to be even skinnier than they remembered. They smiled at Ryota as they recalled the advice they had always given him during their time at Hope's Peak Academy, that the only thing you can really believe in is 'fats and sugars'.


Class 77-B:

Ryota Mitarai

Fellow member of the 77th class of Hope's Peak Academy. At some point after the Class 78th entered Hope's Peak, the Imposter helped out Ryota and got his permission to impersonate him. While the Imposter attended class, Ryota stayed at the apartment to make anime. The Ultimate Imposter became good friends with Ryota, but often worried about him because Ryota was starting to abandon his own health to focus on making anime. One day, when Ryota becomes ill due to starvation, the Imposter shared their secret with Mikan just to get her to help him.

According to the relationship chart, Ryota questions if the Ultimate Imposter taking his place is really okay, showing that he was concerned at first about the morality of the situation.

However, when Ultimate Imposter joins Ultimate Despair, their friendship with Ryota comes to an end because the latter decides to join the Future Foundation.

After the Imposter returns from their coma, they along with the other Remnants of Despair convince Ryota not to release his Hope Brainwashing video. Ryota was happiest to see the Imposter, and after deciding not to release the video, the Imposter hugs Ryota who cries into their arms. Afterwards, the Imposter introduces Ryota to their class while showing concern that Ryota isn't eating well because he looks skinnier than he remembers. The two are shown to have become close friends once again.

Mikan Tsumiki

While the two almost never interacted in the game, the Imposter's relationship with Mikan is explored in Danganronpa 3 - Side: Despair. When Ryota's health started to worsen, the Imposter shared their secret with Mikan in order to get the Ultimate Nurse to help his friend. Surprisingly, the Imposter was not worried about sharing their secret with Mikan, placing their full trust in her. Mikan agreed to keep their secret. The Imposter was very kind with Mikan and encouraged her to be more confident due to her shy nature. Because Mikan did not receive this kind of treatment often, she took a liking to them, and the two become close friends.

The Ultimate Imposter was arguably the most worried about Mikan when she disappeared from class all of a sudden. When Nagito claims he saw Mikan on his way to the school, the Imposter threatened Nagito on instinct, only to apologize afterwards.

Ibuki Mioda

Ibuki admires Ultimate Imposter while they are impersonating as Byakuya Togami, thinking that they're very cool and reliable and she admires their leadership skills. They are sometimes a bit annoyed with her.

During chapter 2, after his death, she states that she misses "Byakuya" a lot. In addition, during chapter 5 when she and the other deceased characters show up, she greets him by oinking and explaining that she said “You're so cool” in pig talk.

While not apparent in the game, many manga adaptations portray Ibuki with some sort of crush on the imposter and she's often shown to be attracted to his heavy build. Though, it should be noted that the manga are non-canon.

Nagito Komaeda

Unlike most of their classmates, Ultimate Imposter didn't seem to outright hate Nagito or show any disdain toward him, though they were sometimes a little confused by their strange behavior. They sat beside Nagito while they ate and were willing to talk with him, asking why he was tearing up while eating. They were also the only one of his classmates to ask about Nagito's expulsion.

Reserve Course Student:

Hajime Hinata

Ultimate Imposter never held any close relationships with anyone on the Island in their short time there. However, upon getting their Free-Time Events, they become rather close to Hajime. They engage in various discussions, one being about fast food, with him, and later tells him a strange story about a person who was absolutely nothing and so, lived on as another person to be something which later turned out to be about themself.

When Hajime tells them that he considers them a friend, they soften greatly, even changing the way they address Hajime (normally, Byakuya addresses everyone as omae which is a rude and somewhat egotistical method of saying 'you'; however, after this event, he briefly calls Hajime kimi, which is a friendlier, same-level method of saying 'you' before going back to omae at Hajime's request). Ultimate Imposter also says that one day, they will reveal their true story to Hajime, though they were murdered before they could.

During Island Mode, Ultimate Imposter explains their true identity to Hajime. After becoming friends with Hajime, they are convinced that they really do exist, and they decide that they don't want to lie anymore and wish to live as their true self. In Hajime's official relationship chart, the Ultimate Imposter considers Hajime a worthy partner.

Free Time


Obtained from the MonoMono Machine.

  • Chocolate Chip Jerky
  • Sweet Bun Bag
  • Cocoshimi
  • Black Rabbit Picture Book


During free time conversations, the player will occasionally be given a choice on how to respond to something that is said. These are the 'right' choices.

  • Pork
  • Fast food
  • I like you


These will aid you, usually during Class Trials.

  • Sting – When you find Monocoins, you’ll earn more than usual.

Island Mode Choices

These are the right choices for Island Mode if the player wants to respond to this character correctly.

Jabberwock Park

  • That statue...looks suspicious
  • There's nothing here.
  • Let's take a walk.


  • Where's the beach house?
  • Let's go fishing.
  • Let's eat for now.


  • Shall we study?
  • That's a lot of books.
  • All right, let's look for treasure!

Movie Theater

  • 3-D, huh...
  • Want to watch a mystery?
  • We need to have popcorn.

Amusement Park

  • Let's walk around eating stuff.
  • It looks exhausting.
  • Let's ride the rollercoaster.

Military Base

  • All right, time to explore!
  • I have a bad feeling about this...
  • Let's look for food!

Shot Through The Heart

  • Stand by me - Affirmation


  • An imposter?


  • “My name is Byakuya Togami...”
  • “A person like me has a responsibility to watch over you weaklings.”
  • “As long as Byakuya Togami is in charge, you will all know peace.”
  • “You should feel lucky that someone as talented as me is here.”
  • “Just believe in me. If you do, everything will turn out fine.”
  • “Just make sure you don't get in my way. A commoner should know their place and stay put.”
  • “However...if there is anything troubling you, I don't mind if you rely on me.”
  • “Should I do my introduction over from the beginning, do you think?”
  • “All right, then... let's eat!”
  • “All right. First, a question for you all, listen up. We were ordered to go into a life of 'mutual killing' by that Monokuma thing... so what do you think is necessary for us to survive in this extraordinary situation?”
  • “I am the 'Ultimate Affluent Progeny' of the Togami family. I am a person fated to stand far above the rest of people like you, you know?”
  • “The chicken in my far tastier than the beef inside the freezer...” (saying a German proverb)
  • “Even if it's just a commoner's assistance, it's better than having nobody at all...”
  • “Don't worry about it. As long as I am leader, I won't allow a single victim to come out of this mess.”
  • “H... Hamhands? Ha... to imagine that the day would come when I would be called something like that by another...” (In response to Hiyoko Saionji after she nicknames him Mr. Hamhands)
  • “I’ll tell you an interesting story. The story of a man. He did not have anything. Not a name, nor a family with history, or any family at all… He had absolutely nothing… He was nothing…”
  • “Thank you. I... always wanted someone to say that to me.” (to Hajime Hinata)
  • “When… when all of this is over… I want to tell you my story, Hajime. I won't trick anyone anymore… especially not myself. I want to live… as the person I am right now. I never told my story to anyone, but… I want you to hear it one day.”
  • “There were people I couldn't trust... And people who couldn't trust me. My life was like a nightmare... It is only natural to my personality would be affected. Nevertheless, i believe my nature is going to come in handy in our current situation. To survive in a situation like this... one must suspect everyone.” (to Hajime after they finish inspecting the kitchen).
  • “Even if you don't have your memories, you're still you, right? You are able to live your own life. That is already enough. All you have to do is be yourself. As you stand before me, I...will believe in your potential.” (to Hajime)
  • “Throw away your past self... It's meaningless.”
  • “As a member of the Togami family, I'm in a position to guide weaklings.”
  • Your shallow beliefs are typical of an ignorant commoner.”
  • “You always find the same things waiting for you wherever you go. You'll never know what a relief that truly is...”
  • “For someone like you has lived a fortunate life... You'll never understand.” (to Hajime)
  • “Does the Ultimate Cook's skill surpass that of the Togami Corporation's chef...?” (talking about Teruteru Hanamura)
  • “I want to live as myself, the person standing before you right now.” (to Hajime)
  • “~|~|d&#wGuidewyou-p^l??u?`+`Fate_jofttheTogamiClan2389” (Byakuya's cottage post-fifth trial)
  • “Believe that hope lies beyond this point! That is your leader's order!”


  • In "Byakuya"'s free-time event, the Ultimate Imposter implies that the reason he chose to put on so much weight was in order to ensure survival should he ever have to withstand extreme cold. This implication hints at a draft for the real Byakuya's execution described in the first game's official fanbook, where he froze to death.
  • Like Junko and Izuru, the Imposter has no listed likes or dislikes. This may be due to their background where they have nothing that pertains to their true identity.
  • Despite being an Ultimate Imposter, many claims they have concerning real Byakuya Togami's life are incorrect. For example, he claims to have 108 half-siblings instead of 14.
    • It later revealed in the Danganronpa: Togami that this actually correct information, and that only 15 Togami children participated in the game.
  • In Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy, the voice actor portraying both Ryotas, Kanata Hongō, also portrayed Makoto Naegi in Danganronpa The Stage ~Kibō no Gakuen to Zetsubō no Kōkōsei.
  • They and the real Byakuya attended the same high school before becoming to Hope's Peak which is likely when the Imposter started impersonating Byakuya.
  • While appearing more masculine during Danganronpa 3, originally the Imposter was very gender-neutral in Danganronpa 2.
    • In Chapter 1, the Ultimate Imposter stated they don't like the sea because it's too salty, and therefore don't join the others in swimming. It's implied that in truth they're afraid to show their body in front of others, because it might reveal their true gender.
  • Their title were translated as the Ultimate Swindler instead of Ultimate Imposter in the English localization of the second game's ending credits, despite the fact that they were referred to as Imposter earlier in the game.



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Monokuma Units MonokumaMonomiShirokumaKurokumaMonokuma Kubs
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
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 MomotaKi-BoKirumi TojoKokichi OmaKorekiyo ShingujiMaki HarukawaMiu IrumaRantaro AmamiRyoma HoshiShuichi SaiharaTenko ChabashiraTsumugi Shirogane
For minor characters, see: Minor Characters
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The Animation
Makoto NaegiAoi 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 Academy
Side: Future
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 Academy
Side: Despair
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
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

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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 NanamuraTadashi AsakuraTōkichirō Endō
Volume 2 Kyoko KirigiriYui SamidareAkio ChageGekka RyuzōjiJohnny ArpMeruko MifuneMikado ShinsenNormanRei MikagamiSae YozuruSeiunsai Toyano'ohTaehime UozumiYuzen Minase
Volume 3 Kyoko KirigiriYui SamidareCopycatHari HironoriHitomoshi TsurugiKakitsubata KorisuKuchiki KaeiKuchiki OtsukoKumano SeikaMikagami ReiMizuiyama SaraNight FlyerOboro TatsutoraRikorneGekka RyuzōjiSalvador Yadorigi FukurouShirasu SuntetsuYaki Hajiki
Volume 4 Kyoko KirigiriYui SamidareErii WanGorou AnboHana TakezakiJin KirigiriKamato HachisukaKaoru NagateKousuke KanzashiichiNazuna TooakitsuRei NarukoShikon KyuurenSuou KyuurenTaruhi HoshiiTooru UchidaTouya TsutsumiTsukiyo Nada
Danganronpa: Togami Volume 1 Byakuya TogamiBlue InkKazuichi SōdaSonia NevermindSHSL ImposterHiroyuki KetouinJin KirigiriSakura ŌgamiSatomi AobaSuzuhiko OtsukiTaeko KanaiTōko FukawaYuika Ketouin
Volume 2 Byakuya TogamiBlue InkAloysius PennyworthAsa TogamiAsagao TogamiCelestia LudenbergEyumi TogamiHifumi YamadaHiru TogamiIchiro TogamiJiro TogamiKazuya TogamiKudanMitsuzo TogamiSaburo TogamiShiro TogamiSuisei NanamuraTakaya TogamiWasuke TogamiYoru TogamiYusuke Togami
Short Stories Makoto Naegi's Worst Day Ever Makoto NaegiKomaru NaegiJin KirigiriJutaro Akafuku
Ultra Despair Hagakure Yasuhiro HagakureKanon NakajimaKotoko UtsugiMasaru Daimon
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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