The Tragedy

The Tragedy is an event that occurred in the Danganronpa series a year before the High School of Mutual Killing event that occured to Class #78. Very little is known about the incident, only that it was caused by a state of social unrest on a global scale which quickly accumulated into uncontrolled, meaningless chaos, killings and death. It is said it was initiated by the Ultimate Despair.

[edit] Pre-Incident

Before the Tragedy occurred, the school called Hope's Peak Academy, which housed all the Ultimate students had come into a financial crisis and made the decision to allow "ordinary" students to enroll into their school for an immensely high price while still acquiring those students considered the Ultimate in their field.

The ordinary students, or unremarkable students, were treated as second-class citizens in the school by both faculty and the students, despite the hardships they faced to gain a place in the school. One such unremarkable student called Hajime Hinata sought to become one of the main class students and applied to undergo experimentation for artificial augmentation. Once the surgery was complete he re-branded himself as Izuru Kamukara and gained the title of Ultimate Hope (a titled shared with Makoto Naegi); however his existence was kept a secret from everyone.

[edit] The Tragedy

[edit] In-Game Description

The biggest, most awful, most tragic event in all of Hope's Peak Academy ’s history was only the beginning to what would be the world's end. The biggest, most awful, most tragic event in all of Hope's Peak Academy’s history caused the reserve course students to rebel…

At first, it was optimistically thought that everything would calm down soon, but the situation worsened and quickened its pace. The movement happened on the Internet, and formed a community of its own.

Soon, not just students were involved, but came to include people of various races and nationalities in its development and spread off the internet and into real life.

At the beginning of the movement, it involved demonstrations regarding social issues, but as it spread through the world, its abnormality began to show. At some point in time, the motives and modus operandi changed, and left behind only meaningless destruction and violence.

Strong people killed weak people…

Weak people murdered even weaker people…

Weak people formed factions and lynched strong people

As the violence and death spread, people became desensitized. As if time had gone backwards, people took death to become a certainty. The media reports overflowed with death, and people ate as they watched. By the time the world had noticed the abnormality, it was already too late.

The overpowering “despair” became a huge wave that swallowed up the world in the blink of one’s eye…

Soon, terrorists and coup d’etats sprang up and caused the despair that is war. It wasn’t war that happened due to the clash of ideals, religion or profits…It was just war.

Pure war.

Therefore, no way to solve the problem was found. However…how did what was originally a students’ movement develop into such a despair-worthy situation? This was because of…the existence of “a certain group of people”.

It revolved around the “certain student” who led Hope's Peak Academy to its destruction; a group called “Ultimate Despair”.

Their talents, recognized by Hope's Peak Academy, were used not “for the sake of causing hope for humanity”…They used their talents “for the sake of causing despair for humanity”. Those who held great power brainwashed ordinary citizens to spread despair…

Those who had talent with computers created software to spread despair…

Those who had great influence over people created new ideals to spread despair.

This is how the biggest, most awful, most tragic event in human history was produced. Indeed, as long as “Ultimate Despair” exists, this despair will not end…

The biggest, most awful, most tragic event in human history will not end…

Last edited by Aurigae on 18 May 2014 at 05:45
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