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Mukuro Ikusaba, the 16th Student

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"Mukuro Ikusaba, the 16th student", (also know as "Mukuro Ikusaba, the 16th Student, lying hidden somewhere in this school… the one they call the Ultimate Despair, Watch out for her") is a popular copypasta from the Danganronpa franchise.


The copypasta originated from the video game Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. At the end of Chapter 4, the character Kyoko Kirigiri whispers to the protagonist, Makoto Naegi, the infamous quote (shown below).

"Mukuro Ikusaba, the 16th Student, lying hidden somewhere in this school… the one they call the Ultimate Despair, Watch out for her."

The scene is repeated multiple times on its totality throughout the game.


After the release of the game, it became a joke in the Danganronpa fandom to reply to any comment about Mukuro Ikusaba with either the rest of the copypasta, edits of the scene, or edited images with text to fit the whole copypasta. The scene had a resurgence on popularity in Danganronpa communities such as iFunny, and /r/Danganronpa after 2017. For example, one of the most popular examples was uploaded by the Reddit user MildlyUpsetGerbil[1] to /r/Danganronpa on October 31st, 2019. The post gained over 1,500 points in the following 6 months (shown below, left). On March 10th, 2020, Redditor qwertisdead[2] posted a Pickle Rick Funniest Shit Ever joke related to the image, gaining over 630 points (shown below, right).

I'm Sick Of CRYING Tired Of TRYING Yeah I'm SMILING But Inside I'm Mukuro Ikusaba. The sixteenth student, lying hidden somewhere in this school. The one they call the Ultimate Despair. Watch out for her. Kyoko Kirigiri And then he turns himself into a pickle, funniest shit i've seen

Various Examples

I AM MUKURO IKUSABA, THE 16TH STUDENT, LYING HIDDEN SOMEWHERE IN THIS SCHOOL, THE ONE THEY CALL THE ULTIMATE DESPAIR. WATCH OUT FOR ME and one taught me about Mukuro Ikusaba. The 16th student, hiding somewhere in the Academy. The one they call Ultimate Despair. Watch out for her. one taught me love one taught me patience Why do women only like stupid jerks who treat them like shit? Why do guys only want bitchy bimbos who walk all over them? Mukuro Ikusaba, the 16th student, lying hidden somewhere in this school. Watch out for her. Humon Did you ever hear the tragedy of Mukuro Ikusaba, the sixteenth student? I thought not. It's not a story the Ultimates would tell you. It's a Despair legend. Mukuro Īkusaba was the Ultimate Despair, so powerful and so wise she could use the Despair to influence the Monokumas to give birth... She had such a knowledge of Despair that she could even keep the ones she cared about from living. Despair is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. She became so powerful.. the only thing she was afraid of was losing her power, which eventually, of course, she did. Unfortunately, she taught her sister everything he knew, then her sister killed her in the academy. Ironic. She could not only bring others close to death, but also herself. Mukuro Ikusaba, the 16th student. Lying hidden somewhere in this building. the one they call the Ultimate despair. Watch out for her u/TacoTuesday2001 THE ACADEMY'S DATABASE WAS BACKED UP ON THIS LAPTOP. THE INSIGHT IT PROVIDES IS MOST INTRIGU- ING. Mukuro Ikusaba, the 16th student hiding somewhere within this school.The one they call the ultimate despair. Watch out for her.

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External References

[1] /r/Danganronpa – MildlyUpsetGerbil

[2] Reddit – /r/Danganronpa

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