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Hello! My name is Taneki. I have been chosen to attend Hope's Peak Academy which was built in order to display hope in our future, which makes its name is pretty fitting. This is an extremely special opportunity for me as the students arriving aren't your everyday average students, unlike me. These students are Ultimates! They each have their own Ultimate Ability which makes them unique and stand out from the rest of the students. A lot of these Ultimates are famous! Everyone's been talking about the Ultimate Movie Star, that guy who's been on dating shows: the Ultimate Charmer and the Ultimate Painter from France! As I said, I'm just an ordinary student. Also known as the Ultimate Lucky Student. Me, some geeky student with all these Ultimates. I'm sure everything will be just fine! I walked up to the colossal school and looked it dead in the eye. I may not have anything special about me, but I will conquer this school!

I walked inside and entered the main hall where multiple of the other students were waiting for me.

But that's when it happened.

My vision blurred and I blacked out.

And when I woke up…

Despair awaited.

I looked at my new surroundings, inspecting places that may have even the slightest clue to what had just happened. It was classroom with a weird drawing on the chalkboard, it was a drawing of a young-looking girl holding a teddy bear. If that wasn't creepy enough, the drawing next to it was some liquid, which I could only assume to be blood, seeping through the cracks of a big metal box as if someone had been crushed by it. Before I could ask myself any questions, someone started banging on the door. I opened it to see none other than the Ultimate Movie Star, a face I could recognise anywhere.
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Ultimate Movie Star
Yo, you're awake.

Taneki
H-Hi! I'm Taneki!

Ultimate Movie Star
The name's Brock, but I'm sure you know that already. We're all waiting in the main hall, you were the last to wake up.

Taneki
You all fainted too?!

 

Brock
Yeah, pretty weird huh? Allergies are dangerous!

Taneki
Allergies?

Brock
Yeah! Why else would we all just faint at the same time?

Taneki
Uh, I don't think that's how allergies-

Distant Voice
AHAHAHAHAHAHA BOW DOWN TO ME FOR I AM THE STRONGEST!

Brock
Oh no, the crazy guy is at it again. Let's go.
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I followed Brock into the main hall, anxious to meet my famous, fellow students.
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Crazy Guy
WOOO WOOOOOOOOO, GET WRECKED STUPID HUNTER!

Hunter
You got lucky.

Crazy Guy
YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE THIS TOTAL BADASS BUT YOU CAN'T EVEN WIN AN ARM WRESTLE!

Hunter
You can shut up now.

Taneki
Hey guys!

Crazy Guy
HELLLOOOOOO PRETTY LADY! WHAT'S YOUR NAME?

Taneki
My name's Taneki! And thank you for calling me pretty but I'm really-

Flamboyant Guy
Not pretty.

 

Taneki
Uh, I'm... sorry?

Brock
Let's take this time to introduce each other before we start hitting on and insulting each other, shall we?
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He's right. I'm going to talk to the loud one first and get him out of the way.
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Crazy Guy
WHAT'S UP? MY NAME IS DEN! AND I AM THE STRONGEEEST!

Taneki
Hi Den! What's your Ultimate Ability?

Den
THIS SCHOOL CHOSE ME FOR BEING A WORLD-RENOWNED BODYGUARD!

Taneki
I know you're the strongest but you don't really look that strong, no offence. I'm surprised that hunter guy didn't beat you.

Den
WHEN I'M PUMPED UP, I'M VICIOUS!!
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I think I'm going to talk to someone else before my ear drums pop...
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Hunter
Hey…

Taneki
Heyyyyyyyy…

Hunter

Taneki

Hunter

Taneki
Aren't you gonna tell me your name?

 

Hunter
Isamu.

Taneki
Coooooooool.
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So that was awkward.
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Flamboyant Guy
Hurry up and talk to me to get your ugly ass out the way.

Taneki
That's a little mean…

Flamboyant Guy
Cool, my name is Joffrey, forget it and I'll kill you. I'm the Ultimate Animal Rescuer,
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Talk about toxic... Animal rescuer? He doesn't seem like the type to do something so noble. Hey, I recognise that face! The Ultimate Charmer!
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Charmer
Good afternoon! There's a lot of good-looking guys and gals here but aren't you just the cutest!

Taneki
Ahaha! U-Um, what's your name?

Charmer
My name is Cormac, pleased to meet you.

Taneki
N-Nice to meet you too...
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That was refreshing after that Joffrey guy, I probably blushed super hard though... I looked over at two girls. One looked quite mysterious while the other was clinging on to her with a scared look on her face, the mysterious one doesn't seem to notice she's there though, she looks concentrated on something.
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Taneki
Hi you two! You two seem like the odd pair.

Scared Girl
H-Hewwo.

Taneki
Uh, do you have a speech impediment?

Scared Girl
W-What?

Taneki
Never mind, what's your name?

Scared Girl
My name is Vanessa I am a scuwptwer. This is my bwest fwend who I don't know the nwame of.

Taneki
Does she even know you're there...?

Vanessa
W-What do you mean?

Mysterious Girl
Oh, sorry, I was just lost in thought.

Taneki
About what?

Mysterious Girl
Nothing that concerns any of you. I'm... Kinnie.

Taneki
And what's your Ultimate Ability?

Kinnie
I guess I'll just be straight with you. I'm a Bounty Hunter.

Taneki
What?!

Kinnie
Hope's Peak probably invited me here for some sort of rehabilitation. Just because I'm a bounty hunter doesn't mean I'm evil, you know?

Taneki
So why do you-?

Kinnie
That doesn't matter.

 

Vanessa
M-My best fwend i-i-is a b-b-bountwy huntwer??? AHHH I'm sowwy if I annoyed you pwease don't kwill meeee!

Kinnie
I'm not- Wait, have you been clinging on to me this whole time?
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Well those two are... colourful. Vanessa speaks like a cat girl so it's hard to understand her, but I'm pretty sure she said she's a sculptor... Hey, another recognisable face! The one I've been most excited to see! Ellenore Laurent, the painter from France! I LOVE her work!
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Ellenore
Salut!

Taneki
Hiii! I'm actually a big fan!

Ellenore
Ah! It's not everyday someone recognises a painter! Not to sound egotistical but you have taste.

Taneki
I LOVE art! I draw little cartoons myself but I could never do anything as professional as you.

Ellenore
Merci! It's nice to have praise! I'm sure your cartoons are good, but practice makes perfect!
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What a wholesome exchange! People say to never meet your heroes as they may turn out to be not what you expected, but this was amazing! Her French accent is really nice too! Now, seven people left to introduce myself to, it's hard to choose who to go to first... However, I do see a girl merging different materials together in a small bowl with a shy but menacing-looking boy watching over her.
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Girl
Have you come to watch too?

Taneki
What are you doing exactly?

Girl
I'm trying to make an invisibility potion! I really want to sneak into Talia's room at night if you know what I'm saying.

Taneki
Okay one, that sounds perverted, two, who's Talia?

Girl
Oh that girl over there, isn't she hot?

Taneki
I guess I'll talk to her next... What's your name?

Girl
My name is Lucinia! Remember it well, you're gonna be my wingwoman!

Taneki
And what's your ability?

Lucinia
I am the Ultimate Witchcraft Practitioner! Potions, spells, that's all me!

Taneki
Oh you... weren't joking. Have you ever made a successful potion or spell?

Lucinia
To an extent. Once I made a potion that was supposed to make me vanish but it made everyone else vanish instead! It was weird though. While the smoke was settling after the potion I heard footsteps and someone say 'that's it, I'm leaving', weird huh?

Taneki
Yeahhhh…

Shy Boy
Oh, so it's fake?

Lucinia
What?! NO! I'm right in front of you!

Shy Boy
What a disappointment…

Taneki
He talks! What's your name?

Shy Boy
My name is Whisp and I'm the Ultimate Hacker. Whisp is my alter ego.

Taneki
Oh, well, that was easy!

Whisp
I don't really like talking...

Taneki
I gathered as much! Well, I'm off to see your lover, Lucinia.

Lucinia
Ask her what kind of underwear she's wearing!

Taneki
Definitely not.
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Lucinia is naive to say the least whilst Whisp just seems awkward.
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Taneki
Hi! Lucinia says your name is Talia?

Talia
That's right.

Taneki
And what's your ability?

Talia
I'm the Ultimate Puzzle Master, I find solving things really fun, I'm very good at it. What about you?

Taneki
Oh, uh! You're actually the first one to ask. It's underwhelming, I'm just the Ultimate Lucky Student, I was picked at random to come here.

Talia
Oh, that must feel like crap.

Taneki
Kinda, but I'm enjoying meeting you all.
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The last 4 were in a group. I walked up to them and they all stopped their conversations, immediately I felt awkward.
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Boy With Glasses
Hey. I'm Freeman, nice to Beat you.

Taneki
Excuse me?

Freeman
B

Taneki
Uuuuuh?

Freeman
Ugh, normie.

Taneki
What????

Smart-looking Girl
He's confusing. He's the 'Ultimate Memer' after all. I guess Hope's Peak wanted some humour in the school.

Weird-looking Boy
Humour? Nothing that comes out of his mouth is funny. If you want true class, come to me. I'm Yusuke, the Ultimate Collector.

Smart-looking Girl
And I'm Naya, the Ultimate Animator.

Awkward Girl
H-HI, NICE TO MEET YOU- Ah, shit, sorry. Did I just shout that? Damn it, Alys you're so stupid, stupid, stupid. I uh- I'm the Ultimate Fanfic Creator, PLEASE DON'T JUDGE ME. It was hard getting into Hope's Peak, they almost accepted some other Fanfic Creator…

Taneki
Well it's lovely to meet you all.

Naya
I'm sure we all get along well!
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The term 'Famous Last Words' really comes into place here. As she said that, it begun. A voice that is now engraved into my brain boomed out from a monitor hung up on the wall.
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Monitor
Puhuhuhuhu! Glad to see you're all acquainted! Please make your way to the sports hall for the entrance ceremony!

Ellenore
Excusez-moi?

Den
EVERYONE LETS GO CHECK THIS OUT, I'LL GO FIRST, SINCE I AM THE STRONGEST.

Isamu
Shut up already...
Freeman
This is a bruh moment.

Vanessa
W-What's going to happwen? I'm weally scwared, Kinnie pwease howd my hand.

Cormac
I'll hold your hand if you like.

Lucinia
Maybe it's Dumbledore!

Yusuke
He's dead…

Lucinia
WHAT?!

Taneki
Guys, I think we should just go check out what this is.

Talia
I agree, none of our questions will be answered if we just stay in one place talking nonsense.

Joffrey
Someone's bitchy.

Talia
What did you say?!
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The chitter chatter continued all the way to the sports all. We opened the doors and all watched madness unfold as a half-black, half-white teddy bear jumped up onto a platform, speaking into a mic.
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Teddy Bear
Puhuhuhuhu!

Whisp
Whoever is controlling that is-

Freeman
An epic gamer?

Taneki
Guys, there's a talking teddy bear, let's shut up.

Teddy Bear
It's me! Your loveable mascot Monokuma! I'm sure you've all heard this MULTIPLE times already so let's just cut to the chase! You guys noticed the plates covering the windows, riiiight? That's because you're stuck in heeeere! FOREVER!

Talia
Impossible.

Monokuma
I bet you thought a talking bear was impossible too, huh?

Whisp
Obviously some tech genius is controlling you.

Monokuma
Oh, whatever! Shut up! I said I was going to cut to the chase so I'm cutting to the god damn chase! You can either live the rest of your days here or graduate! But to graduate you must be willing to do something not so family-friendly!

Lucinia
Okay! Me and Talia will do it!

Talia and Monokuma
Do what?

Lucinia
Fornicate!

Monokuma
That's not what I meant you vulgar student!

Talia
Who says I'd do that anyways?!

Monokuma
SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP!

Taneki
You're making the most noise…

Monokuma
You're all making me VERYYYY ANGRYYYY.

Kinnie
How do we graduate already?

Monokuma
MURDER!

Taneki
W-What?

Vanessa
Noooooooo! I wanna go howmeeeee! AHHHHHHH!

Brock
Oh I see, you guys are forcing me to star in your movie, I'm sorry but it's not happening.

Monokuma
Stabbing, strangling, bludgeoning, crushing, hacking, drowning, igniting, how you do it doesn't matter. You must kill someone if you want to leave. It's as simple as that. The rest is up to you. Give it your all to achieve the best outcome in the worst way possible.

Talia
This can't be real…

Monokuma
It's real alright! As real as the world being round!

Lucinia
WHAT?!

Taneki
That's seriously all you're concerned about?

Monokuma
The school is always stocked up on food and water and you all have your own dorm room! Isn't that nice! Feel free to relax before you GET IN A KILL! You also have your own E-Handbook which stores all the RULES you must follow, if one is broken... well, to be honest... I'll just kill ya! But I will absolutely not interfere with the killing game! And, it's written in the rules but I'll just save ya the time. To escape here you need to kill, yes, but you also need to get AWAY with it. Now, happy killing! Puhuhuhuhuhuhu!
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And just like that, he was gone.
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Vanessa
K-K-K-K-Kiwwing gwame?

Ellenore
What is the meaning of this?

 

Joffrey
That bear was ugly.

Brock
Wait... where's the boom mic?

Taneki
I don't think this is a movie set, Brock.

Brock
What? SO IT'S REAL? AHHHHH!

Den
WELL UH, THIS WAS A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS!

Lucinia
DUMBLEDORE IS DEAD AND THE WORLD IS ROUND?!

Freeman
This is so not epic.

Whisp
Could you NOT say 'epic'?

Yusuke
This is quite the predicament…

Talia
We all need to be ordered. We all need to work together. I am going to step up as leader of this group. We aren't going to kill anyone, we're going to live here until we find out how to leave a different way. For now, let's go check out these dorm rooms he mentioned.
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I feel somewhat comfortable with Talia taking the position of leader, but overall, I'm just confused and... kinda scared. We're really trapped here? And to leave we have to kill someone? All signs of hope are gone. All that's left?

Despair.

PROLOGUE END.