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Mondo Owada is a character from Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, and the culprit of Chapter 2. He was the second leader of the largest biker gang in Japan, The Crazy Diamonds, after his brother Daiya, who he had gotten killed in a street racing accident.
After Chihiro, another student who was thought to be female, revealed to him that he was male and wanted Mondo to help him become emotionally stronger, Mondo snaps and unwittingly kills Chihiro in a fit of blind rage, jealously, and envy in the boy's locker room. Mondo kept the truth of Daiya's death from the rest of the gang members to honor the "man's promise" the two made to each other for Mondo to keep the gang together, no matter what. This secret was exploited by Monokuma to goad him and the other students into killing each other in Chapter 2, though it's hinted that Monokuma had put pressure on Mondo about his secret beforehand in Chapter 1 when Monokuma gave him a video of the Crazy Diamonds splitting up.
Mondo is shown to be a foul-mouthed and can come off as a rude and an intimidating individual. When Makoto first met Mondo he did his best to keep the conversation short, as he realized Mondo could become easily aggravated depending on what was said. He is easy to provoke, and will not hesitate to resort to violence if he starts to lose his patience. This is shown during his interactions with Byakuya who acts condescendingly towards him, prompting Mondo to fight back without considering the consequences. Just like Chihiro, Mondo has a severe complex about being seen as weak, which he represses by constantly repeating in his mind that he is strong. This complex stems from the fact that his gang members tended to look down on him due to his status as the little brother of Daiya, the first leader of The Crazy Diamonds. Mondo ultimately caused his brothers death in a street race by acting rash in oncoming traffic, prompting Daiya to save Mondo in exchange for his own life. It was Mondo's own weakness who caused Daiya's death and this constant burden was placed on him, as he had to live with and share the lie with the rest of his members that it was Daiya who had acted rashly.
Mondo states that he tends to be very nervous around girls that he likes, causing him to raise his voice and ultimately scare them away, something and this has happened at least 10 times already. This potentially shows that Mondo is shy around new people and is unaware of how to relinquish his ruffian type personality while in calmer situations.
Mondo has a soft spot for dogs and had one named Chuck during his childhood however he died at nine years of age. When speaking with Makoto about his dog, Mondo becomes very emotional and has no choice but to leave the conversation as he was beginning to tear up. Makoto stated never seeing him in such a way before, showing a softer and emotional side to Mondo's personality that he tries to avoid presenting to others. He states in a Free Time Event that he likes both cats and dogs, but prefers dogs.
His final Free Time Event reveals his insecurities over his future. He believes that the only choice for him once high school is over is to get a job and decides that he would choose to become a carpenter since he wants to start making things instead of breaking them, showing that in a sense Mondo wishes to reform his personality and help make a difference without aggression or violence.
- Mondo Owada on the Heroes Wiki
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