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 always account for all possible situations and state consequences of the situations outright especially when there are changes. For example, in games involving voting, the dealers state what happens in the event of a draw, even if it later doesn't occur or even factor into some calculations made by the characters. In one voting game, a draw was not possible because of an odd number of players (well actually, assuming everyone votes). Later, the number of players became even, so the dealer of the game immediately stated what would happen in the event of a drawn vote.

Iirc, a PA is made, after 3 students discover a corpse, announcing that there will be a classroom trial called.

  1. What if there is no corpse to be found, like the body was burned (alive or dead, preferably dead of course)?

  2. What if student A is murdered, and the corpse is hidden for a long period? Can the game continue with an unannounced or unresolved murder?

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

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    There might be no corpse found, but when one of your classmates didn't show up for days, there sure is death. Jan 27 '16 at 4:38
  • If the body not found, there is no trial, thus make you safe until graduation. Doing that will still make you a murderer and fulfill the graduation (Rule no. 6). Jan 27 '16 at 9:46
  • @SeptianPrimadewa What do you mean? When exactly is the murderer declared to have gotten away with the murder? Afaik the rules give only one sufficient condition: There must be a trial and the class has to convict the wrong person in order for a murderer to get away with a murder. So there are other conditions?
    – BCLC
    Jan 31 '16 at 8:03
  • @AyaseEri And sooooo....?
    – BCLC
    Jan 31 '16 at 8:12
  • And so there would be a classroom trial. Before the trial begins, everyone have to find the corpse. That or everyone will have to do a wild guess. Jan 31 '16 at 12:27

As of this moment, in both Danganronpa games and the anime adaptation of the first game, in the case the body is hidden or disposed in a way it is impossible for three witnesses to find it...

There are no rules about how such thing would be dealt with. No such scenario happens, and no person seems to ever plan to go to such lenghts and question Monokuma about the rules for such situations, leaving us only with speculation on how this specifc situation would be dealt with.

  • thanks Sigfried666 do you disagree with Scarlet Starheart?
    – BCLC
    Dec 3 at 12:34
  1. So long as the evidence of someone being dead occurred, it is going to hold a classroom trial. It will merely be impossible to investigate the body itself. Take the Chapter Five death in Trigger Happy Havoc: Miss Victim had half her body burnt to a crisp, and she, as a victim, was unidentifiable. I’d spoil the other games, where a similar thing to what you describe happens, but... it’s not included in any of the animated features.

  2. Once a body is discovered, that is when the class trial will be held. If the culprit can hide the body well enough, they can very well “get away with murder.” and graduate. At least, that is my theory.

  • do you disagree with Sigfried666?
    – BCLC
    Dec 3 at 12:37

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