Unlike the games in Liar Game, the rules of a Danganronpa game are sometimes made up or stated midway, which for me kind of sucks but is tolerable so long as the rules are consistent.

In Liar Game, afaik, the dealers have always accounted for all possible situations so whenever there are changes in the game, they state it outright. For example, in games involving voting, the dealers have stated what happens in the event of a draw.

Suppose in a Danganronpa game starting with 15 students,

  1. all murders are committed by exactly one person (no collaborative murders during the act, but before or after the act is fine, assuming there would be some incentive) and to exactly one person (no multiple victims)

  2. all murderers are successfully guessed and convicted (iirc, this is by majority vote) so long as there are more than 3 players

  3. No one dies in a way other than being murdered. So, no one messes with Monokuma, dies of an accident, dies of health conditions (eg asthma) or naturally (eg old age), etc, but suicide is fine.

  4. No murders will be hidden from the other students indefinitely, as in all corpses will be discovered or if the body is burned, then there will be enough evidence to say a murder has taken place and thus enough evidence for a classroom trial to be called.

Assuming the above situation is consistent internally and externally consistent with the initial set up of a Danganronpa game, such game will eventually come down to 3 students, whom I'm going to call Kotonoha, Yuno and Mion.

Suppose further:

  1. The game continues (so it's not declared a draw between the 3).

  2. Yuno dies, not of suicide or accident but murdered by Kotonoha or Mion.

  3. If there is a corpse (body is not burned or anything), it will be discovered. If none, Yuno's death is discovered in another way.

  4. Despite insufficient witnesses, a classroom trial will be called.


  1. So what happens in the event of a drawn vote between the two?

  2. Generally, whenever there are an even number of voters in a classroom trial, what happens in the event of a drawn vote? Since it's not a majority, everyone but the culprit dies?

I would like to know what are the stated rules regarding this, if any, and from any media.

If I made any logical errors either internally (inconsistent with itself) or externally (inconsistent with Danganronpa), please point them out.

PS I'm done with the anime. Go ahead and spoil other media. But please use spoiler tags for others.

PPS Re 'Kotonoha, Yuno and Mion'

Don't spoil please re 'Mion'.

  • This condition will not achieved, because there are must be 3 witnesses. That rule was created to avoid condition like this. Jan 27 '16 at 10:36
  • @SeptianPrimadewa Okay what about in general? (the second question)
    – BCLC
    Jan 31 '16 at 8:09
  • @SeptianPrimadewa Wait it's a draw if it comes down to 3 people?
    – BCLC
    Jan 22 '18 at 10:27

As unsatisfying as it is, the only answer as to what happens in the event of a draw during voting is we do not know. It has never occurred and Monokuma would likely have just made up a rule on the fly if it ever did (it wouldn't be the first time he made up rules when it suited him).

It should also be noted the elaborate setup in the question is unnecessary, a draw is always possible whether there is an even or odd number of students and even in the first class trial of a killing game, the vote isn't strictly guilty / not guilty like it is in a real criminal trial by jury, you vote for a person and nothing stops multiple people from having the same number of votes. In a hypothetical game with 16 students where one has died and its come time to vote, if 7 people vote for student A, 7 people vote for student B and the last person votes for anyone else the vote is tied.

The only rules that pertain to voting are the same across all 3 main games: Rule #8-9 (D1: THH), #6-7 (D2: GD), #3-4 (DV3: KH) "If the blackened is exposed during the class trial, they alone will be executed" and "If the blackened is not exposed, all remaining students will be executed." These rules assume that voting will single out a single person and this has always been true. Whether these cover ties is up in the air, you could argue so long as one of the people who is tied for most votes is the blackened it counts but Monokuma might also disallow ties and force another vote (whatever he thinks will cause more despair). With that in mind the relevant rule is "Additional school regulations may be added if necessary".

At various points in the series ambiguity with the rules or the setup of the games come into question forcing Monokuma to add a rule such as Rule #15 in DV3 "If two different murders by different murderers occur at the same time, only the one whose victim was found first will be the blackened". Which is a natural question to raise in the event of a double kill. As well as Rule #11 in D1 "The guilty party may only kill a maximum of two people during any single 'Killing Game.'" Which assures students a serial killer can't kill everyone else and win by default. If a relevant situation ever came up Monokuma would have figured something out but what form that solution would have taken is left to speculation

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