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Junko Enoshima is one of the most essential characters in the series, with an excellent track record as a criminal. She appears in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School.

What does her name mean?

Junko means “girl and shield” and Enoshima “Bay Island” referring to the Island in Kanagawa Prefecture, its title in the English version is “Ultimate Fashionista” while in its Japanese version it is “Ultimate Gyaru”.

Similarities with Monokuma:

The two have a similar personality, both like to generate despair and destruction to others.

Junko is cunning, manipulative, cruel, while Monokuma manipulates emotions and is violent.

Unlucky birthday:

Junko Enoshima was born on December 24, the 4th in Japan is considered unlucky because its pronunciation is similar to the word “death”.  

Because of this curious fact, Junko tends to become obsessed with causing death.

Her personality disorder explained:

Throughout the series we are shown that she assumes different personalities, this in medical terms is called “Dissociative Identity Disorder” mental illness that means having two or more personalities in one, each in order to perceive and act with the environment in which it is. Such a disorder is caused by emotional trauma as a child, all in order to avoid such bitter memories, Junko suffered a harsh childhood.

Her first personality goes from selfish to frantic, then to manipulative, then to depressive and finally to her true self which consists of thinking only of herself.

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When he dies, this causes many Ultimate Despair students to end up cutting off all his parts and attaching him to their bodies, as a way of seeing him as an inspiration to their actions.

Fan of despair:

Junko is so obsessed with despair that she even discovered that it gave her great pleasure.

Junko’s death:

In the last Judgment class, Junko confirms that she was responsible for erasing the students’ memories and her plan to make them despair.

Seeing herself defeated, she ends up disappointed and gives them a last warning that they will always be in despair, and then she “commits suicide”.

The only mastermind:

Junko all this time through a doll was guilty of causing death and destruction.  

Weakness and emotional trauma:

Although desperation is his greatest strength, the truth is that at the same time he showed it as a weakness for many. Another curiosity is that her appearance of “villain” is because she lived a very hard childhood with her twin sister, they were orphans, which generated a kind of childhood trauma since then.

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