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The power of the words you believed became everyone's hope, right? It became my hope. Have confidence in yourself. Isn't that little bit of optimism what's great about you? Hope is infectious. If your power isn't enough, we're here for you. Everyone is behind you.
~ Makoto Naegi.

Kyoko Kirigiri is one of the main characters from the DanganRonpa series. She is the Ultimate Detective and the daughter of Jin Krigiri.

She is voiced by Yoko Hikasa in the Japanese version of the game. In the English version, she was voiced by Erika Harlacher, who also voiced Kaede Akamatsu.

Characteristics

Personality

Kyoko is a stoic, intelligent and mysterious girl who tends to hide her feelings. She has a calm demeanor and tends to be completely unfazed by most of the events occurring, even at the sight of a dead body.

Behind Kyoko's stone-cold personality, she seems to easily get emotionally upset, which is masked by her strong will. Even under calm situations, she sometimes lets her emotions get the best of her as shown when Alter Ego mentions her father, the former headmaster and when Makoto refuses to tell her about Sakura Ogami's odd rivalry with Monokuma.

There are some moments that cause her to be visibly surprised and she also blushes at Makoto during some rare situations.

She appears to grow fond of him during the game, as she does show him her hands, after explaining that she only shows them to people she considers her family.

Kyoko says that her emotions work fine but she deliberately hides them to make herself really hard to read, but also to give others a calm and composed person to lean on.

History

This section is too long. Visit here for more details: Kyoko Kirigiri's Synopsis on the Heroes Wiki.

What Makes Her Pure Good?

  • She is shown to be helpful during the trials.
  • When Mondo Owada threatened Monokuma in the gymnasium, Kyoko was the only one who realized that the robotic, plush teddy bear was about to explode and told him to throw it. Mondo promptly agreed to Kyoko's suggestion and threw Monokuma, who self-destructed mere moments after. Kyoko had effectively saved Mondo's life.
  • During the class trial, Kyoko is the only student who defends Makoto despite all initial evidence of the crime pointing to him. With her assistance, Makoto was successfully able to prove his own innocence.
  • When Makoto attempted to lunge at Monokuma for driving Sayaka and Leon to commit their crimes, Kyoko stopped him and said that if he wanted to make Sayaka's enemies pay for what they've done, then he should hold off for now.
  • When the trial had concluded, Kyoko talked to Makoto and tried to reassure him that even though it is an undeniable fact that Sayaka had betrayed him, it was still possible that her final moments were spent thinking of him due to her leaving her dying message. Makoto said that it's impossible to know for sure and that she may have just been trying to get back at Leon for murdering her, but Kyoko believed that deep down, she was uncertain about committing a crime and betraying her friend, calling it ironic.
  • When Makoto was on his bed having a fever and having a strange dream, Kyoko saved him by fighting back and stood over him before he passed out.
  • Even though she tried to pin the blame on Makoto in the fifth trial, she was revealed for the first time being frustrated and saddened for letting Makoto down. (Implying that she felt remorse for blaming Makoto for killing Mukuro Ikusaba).
  • Instead of leaving Makoto alone in the dumpster to die, she rescues him by hiding in garbage bags and using the master key to escape.
  • When both Makoto and Kyoko get inside of the school, Kyoko tells Monokuma to reopen the trial for not playing fair to the rules.
  • When Kyoko sees a pic of her and her father, she got upset and questions herself.
  • She supported Makoto's idea to save the Remnants of Despair by placing them in the Neo World Program to undo Junko's influence on them.
  • Kyoko, Makoto and Byakuya arrived in the Neo World Program to save the remaining students (as well as potentially the rest of the world from AI Junko) by activating the Forced Shutdown.
  • She scolded Juzo Sakakura for beating up Makoto before the latter's trial and was able to escort Makoto out of it temporarily to have his wounds treated.
  • She gave Makoto her fullest support during the Final Killing Game.
  • Even once she's supposedly dead, everyone still survived due to her notebook that implies the victims committed suicide by watching the monitor.

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Trivia

  • She is the only Seriously Good character in the Danganronpa series.

Navigation

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Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Chihiro Fujisaki | Kyoko Kirigiri | Makoto Naegi


Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Chiaki Nanami | Ibuki Mioda | Sonia Nevermind


Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
Kaede Akamatsu | Shuichi Saihara

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