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If you guys are willing to die to stop the killing game, I'll die to continue it. Even if it's just fiction, I gave my life to make it. I've given my life... to Danganronpa.
~ Tsumugi Shirogane

Tsumugi Shirogane (in Japanese: 白銀 つむぎ, Shirogane Tsumugi), the Ultimate Cosplayer, is a character partaking in the killing game of Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. Initially disguised, she is eventually revealed to be the main antagonist of the title and the final antagonist of the franchise, serving as the ringleader of the killing game and Shuichi's arch-enemy.

Her talent is the Ultimate/Super High School Level Cosplayer (in Japanese: 超高校級の「コスプレイヤー」, chō kōkō kyū no “kosupureiyā” lit. Super High School Level Cosplayer). As a cosplayer, Tsumugi is able to mimic the appearance, behavior, voice and characteristics of the person she is cosplaying as. However, she is unable to cosplay as anyone who is existent in reality.

In the Japanese version, was voiced by Mikako Komatsu. In the English version, she was voiced by Dorothy Elias-Fahn, who also voiced Sayaka Maizono.

Appearance

Tsumugi Shirogane is a slim and tall young woman with teal blue hair and eyes. She wears oval-framed glasses and wears a white blouse with a orange bow and a brown/dark gray skirt. She has black leggings and beige shoes. When she reveals her true nature her hair gets much more wavy and her pupils grow and appear light blue.

Personality

In the beginning of the game, Tsumugi is portrayed as a gentle and kind girl who is polite and friendly. This is all made up to be a facade, as she is almost similar to Junko Enoshima. Cruel and cunning, she shows no remorse over organizing the Killing Game and Rantaro's death. Crazy over the Danganronpa show, she went to full lengths to brainwash those who participated in the event. It is evident that she had become insane in the Chapter 6 trial after nobody had voted for the blackened in the trial. Throughout the trial, she cosplayed the characters in Trigger Happy Havoc: Danganronpa and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair as she explained the situation.

Biography

It is believed that like the others, Tsumugi was brainwashed in the Gopher Plan. However, she was involved with Team Danganronpa. In Chapter 1, Tsumugi murdered Rantaro after discovering that he and Kaede planned to expose her as the Ringleader and Mastermind of the Killing Game. In response, Tsumugi framed Kaede as the murderer of Rantaro. At the near end of the game (Chapter 6), Tsumugi was rightfully revealed as the organizer of the event and is executed alongside Monokuma by K1-B0. With Tsumugi and Monokuma dead and Danganronpa cancelled for good, Kaede and the other participates are avenged and they can all finally rest in peace.

Victims

Quotes

Yeah...Can I just go and think by myself for a little? It's a shame I won't be able to hide all my 'special' art commissions before I die...*sigh* Or that 'special' pillowcase I bought...What should I do...?
~ Tsumugi using her facade.
I don't know how just yet, but like Kaede said... Let's survive...and escape this place, no matter what.
~ Tsumugi pretending to encourage the others to survive as Kaede would've wanted them.
But, I think leaving that guy alone is just plain bad... So I've decided to plainly keep an eye on him. That way, even plain old me can help out.
~ Tsumugi lying to the other students about how she'll help them out by inspecting Kokichi.
You're right. Tenko would want us to figure it out so she'd have no regrets... That...would be the best way to apologize.
~ Tsumugi faking remorse over Tenko's death.
Yeah, I think it's just plain fun to become fictional characters. To become a completely different person and feel like you're part of a different world... Doesn't that sound interesting? Don't you want to live in a fictional world?
~ Tsumugi expressing her love for fiction.
Gonta is telling the truth! He's not someone who lies all the time like you!
~ Tsumugi pretending to defend Gonta from Kokichi when the latter was accusing him.
We're the students of the new Hope's Peak Academy, the rebuilt as the symbol of hope... If we—the students of Hope's Peak—give up, the world really will be plunged into despair! I got it! In the end, it's all about willpower! I'm gonna live till the end and never give up!
~ Tsumugi faking being hopeful and showing encouragement towards the others so they can all survive.
We can't afford to lose to despair!
~ Tsumugi "refusing" to lose to despair.
Hey, Shuichi! Let's find them no matter what and end the killing game for good! And then...let's finally fulfill that promise we all made. There's a lot of us missing now, but it's not too late.
~ Tsumugi pretending to support Shuichi.
The killing game will never end... Never ever! As long as I'm around, it'll never end. It'll repeat over and over and over... Why would I let something this fun ever end? I want to have more fun. As long as it's fun, we have to keep doing it. That's just simple supply and demand. Puhuhuhuhu... Puhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhu. Such...despair
~ Tsumugi cosplaying as Junko Enoshima.
Lies are just like snowballs. The more you roll them, the bigger they get. The bigger they are, the more fun and shocking it is when they're revealed. That's why everything up till now has been lies! That's the truth!
~ Tsumugi talking about how everything the students had originally thought to be true were actually mere lies.
All the people in this peaceful world are straight-up crazy for this killing game!
~ Tsumugi cosplaying as Genocide Jack, talking about the world's obsession with the killing games.
Every single thing that has happened in this killing game... ...is a lie!
~ Tsumugi yelling about how everything that the students had previously been through were nothing but lies.
This is fiction. There is no greater meaning. No greater meaning to death. no greater meaning to life. It's all fiction. There's no meaning to be found in any of it.
~ Tsumugi cosplaying as Hajime Hinata and Izuru Kamukura, taunting the students about the truth of their situation.
No matter how much you grow, Shuichi, you're still weak after all... Now that you know it's all lies, you've gone back to the weak Ultimate Detective... Ahahahaha! This pleases us! It is a despair fit for Danganronpa!
~ Tsumugi taunting Shuichi about him reverting back to his timid, insecure self upon discovering how everything and everyone he cares about were lies.
Well, if I can get someone like you to fall into despair, that'd be a great ending.
~ Tsumugi contemplating about the possibilities of Keebo falling into despair.
They don't want this kind of ending! They want the killing games to continue! That...is the outside world's...decision!
~ Tsumugi explaining how the killing games will continue since the entire world wants them to continue.
So it doesn't matter how much you fight. You can't change the outside world. Cuz the outside world still wants Danganronpa! That won't change! So do you still want to throw your lives away? Even if it changes nothing?
~ Tsumugi mocking the students about how they have no say in ending the killing games due to the outside world wanting them to continue.
You're going to throw your lives away...for those who have died? You fought to survive this killing game! If you die now, it's all over!
~ Tsumugi mocking the remaining students about wanting to sacrifice themselves in the name of the deceased students.
Hold on! I-Is that...really okay!? Danganronpa is going to end? The killing game full of tense standoffs and backstabbings among friends... It's just going to abruptly end with season 53? Is that really okay?
~ Tsumugi panicking upon realizing that the outside world no longer wants the killing games to continue.
Well, that's fine... If this is a world without killing games now... I don't want to be a part of it. I have no interest in a world without Danganronpa.
~ Tsumugi deciding to execute herself, having no desire to live in a world without Danganronpa.
Wh-What?! Suicide is suicide, no matter what your r-reason is!
~ Tsumugi cosplaying her final character (being Toko Fukawa) before taking her own life.
My plan was such a flawless copy, it even failed right at the end... So I should be able to hold my head up high as a cosplaycat criminal, right?
~ Tsumugi's final words.

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Trivia

  • Tsumugi is the first mastermind presented in the Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles Saga. Under her despair persona, Tsumugi shares similarities to Junko Enoshima, the central villain of Hope's Peak Academy Saga.
    • Both of them were selfish and egotistic and could not live in a world without their goals (despair and the ultimate fiction). They also build their own amusements on others' deaths.
    • Both Tsumugi and Junko framed at least one protagonist for murder. Junko framed Kyoko Kirigiri and Makoto Naegi for the death of Mukuro Ikusaba, whereas Tsumugi framed Kaede for the death of Rantaro Amami. However, Tsumugi succeeded to kill Kaede in execution.
    • Both of them almost drove the survivors to despair with sadistic choices.
    • Their death also shared similarity since they were both crushed to death alongside their respective Monokuma. Also, both of them showed some dismay before their death, though Tsumugi's dismay was much deeper.
    • Before her final moments, Tsumugi dressed up as Junko and waved her hand smiling. This referred to Junko's reactions at the beginning of her execution, though Tsumugi's reaction after her facade dropped showed otherwise.
  • Unlike Junko, who controlled Monokuma while hiding her true self away from others, Tsumugi presented herself during class trials while Monokuma worked as an independent robot.
  • Tsumugi is the first (and possibly the only) Danganronpa villain who successfully killed a protagonist character.
  • Tsumugi is also the first (and possibly the only) Danganronpa villain who mentioned the name of the franchise, and the first character in Danganronpa franchise who outright revealed the entire fictional world concerning Hope's Peak Academy Saga was utterly fictional other than referring the fact.
  • The only Hope Peak Academy Saga game character Tsumugi did not cosplay was Mukuro Ikusaba, since Mukuro's Junko disguise was not presented during Tsumugi's cosplay frenzy in Chapter 6.
  • Tsumugi's characterization is criticized and disliked mainly for being a bland and soulless knockoff of Junko, acting as a mere agent of Team Danganronpa, and becoming weaker in terms of being a Mastermind, especially when again compared to Junko and Izuru Kamukura. This could have been because of her being out of focus for a majority of the game as well as her lack of any real contributions during the daily lives and class trials, and trying too hard with her façade of being a plain girl, thus causing her reveal to feel like it came out of nowhere or came off as predictable, depending on the person. She is also the least favorite character in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony on characters' popularity poll.

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Franchise-Wide
Monokuma


Ultimate Despair
Leadership: Monokuma | Junko Enoshima (Alter Ego Junko) | Mukuro Ikusaba
Remnants of Despair: Nagito Komaeda | Izuru Kamukura | Mikan Tsumiki | Ultimate Imposter | Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu | Gundham Tanaka | Sonia Nevermind | Teruteru Hanamura | Peko Pekoyama
Agents: Chisa Yukizome | Kazuo Tengan | Monaca Towa
Warriors of Hope: Monaca Towa | Masaru Daimon | Jataro Kemuri | Kotoko Utsugi | Nagisa Shingetsu | Kurokuma | Nagito Komaeda


Team Danganronpa
Gofer Project: Tsumugi Shirogane | Monokuma | Monokuma Kubs (Monotaro | Monophanie | Monodam | Monosuke | Monokid) | Motherkuma


Mutual Killing Game Participants
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc: Sayaka Maizono | Leon Kuwata | Mondo Owada | Hifumi Yamada | Celestia Ludenberg | Genocide Jack | Mukuro Ikusaba | Junko Enoshima
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair: Teruteru Hanamura | Peko Pekoyama | Mikan Tsumiki | Gundham Tanaka | Nagito Komaeda | Junko Enoshima (AI) | Izuru Kamukura
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony: Tsumugi Shirogane | Kirumi Tojo | Korekiyo Shinguji | Kokichi Oma


Danganronpa Gaiden: Killer Killer
Takumi Hijirihara | Momomichi Itō | Rei Shimizu | Eiichiro Saiyama | Ted Chikatilo | Kenji Tsuruhashi | Mimiko Tomizawa | Shūji Fujigawa


Others
Ryota Mitarai | Haiji Towa

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