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Meruko Mifune (三舟 メルコ Mifune Meruko) is a character featured in Danganronpa Kirigiri. She used to be a psychic girl with an ability to bend spoons with her mind.
Meruko has short, greenish-blond hair, styled in a bob cut, and green eyes. She wears what appears to be a green sleeveless dress and has a pendant around her neck.
Meruko is a kind, ditzy young lady. She appears to be rather social as she is seen playing cards with Yuzen Minase, Akio Chage and Seiunsai Toyano'oh. She is also rather eccentric, as along with being a former psychic, her hobby is collecting vacuum tubes. Her psychic abilities do not appear to work anymore, though she claims they do.
After Suisei Nanamura shoots her and assumes she's deceased, Meruko is able to stay alive for a while against all odds, and manages to arrive to help Kyoko Kirigiri and Yui Samidare. She appears almost eerily calm, but very brave as she finally activates her psychic abilities and prevents Suisei from shooting her and others.
Meruko used to be a psychic girl in the past, who as child was able to bend spoons with her mind. She became famous for it until the mass media called her a faker.
Meruko came to the auction because she heard she could get a special vacuum tube there. Yui asks Meruko if she's still able to bend spoons with her mind. She thinks she does, but nothing happens when she tries to do it.
In the last chapter, Suisei Nanamura attempts to murder everyone and shoots Meruko along with Yuzen Minase. Kyoko and Yui find her and assume she is dead, and run away quickly. However, when Suisei is about to shoot Kyoko and Yui, Meruko is miraculously revealed to be still alive though fatally wounded as she arrives and commands Suisei to "bend". Suisei attempts to shoot her again, but his gun suddenly doesn't fire seemingly for no reason, which is heavily implied to be caused by Meruko's psychic powers. She collapses, but the gun still doesn't work and Suisei just throws it and it hits her back. She succumbed to her wounds, but she ultimately saved Kyoko and Yui's lives as she managed to distract Suisei long enough for the entrache hall doors' opening time.
- Her last name (三舟) means "Three Ships".
- Meruko's given name is written in katakana, and so its meaning is purely phonetic. It should be noted that it is very uncommon for a Japanese person to present their name in katakana, allowing for the possibility that despite sounding so, her given name isn't actually Japanese.