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The Cage of Death (猛多亜最苦婁弟酢華恵慈 lit. Mōtāsaikuru Desu Kēji) is an execution in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, with Mondo Owada being executed.


The execution is based off of The Story of Little Black Sambo (チビクロサンボ Chibi Kuro Sambo), a children's story by Scottish author Helen Bannerman first published in 1899.

The story tells of a poor Indian boy who defeated four tigers by tricking them into running around a tree so fast that they turned into butter - which he and his family then used to make pancakes.

"Little Black Sambo" (痴美苦露惨母) is seen written in kanji on the back of the motorcycle at the beginning of the execution, and the tiger design on the motorcycle used in the execution, as well as the two bobbing tiger panels placed on both sides of the death cage, are a clear reference to this story.


Mondo appears tied on a custom designed motorcycle, apparently belonging to the Crazy Diamonds according to the writing on the back of the seat. Monokuma is sitting in front of the steering handles with a blonde wig that appears to imitate Mondo's hairstyle in a mocking fashion. A spherical motorcycle death cage is set up with a red circus tent standing behind it and two large tiger heads bobbing on both sides. Monokuma steers the motorbike straight into the cage, and at the last second jumps out; leaving Mondo to go straight inside.

Once within the death cage, Mondo is spun around continuously, much like real death cage performers do (though uncontrollably) - meanwhile, standing at a safe distance from the contraption, Monokuma (now wearing a party hat) is spinning a hula-hoop. Four electric generators then appear atop the cage and charge up with magnifying volts of electricity which quickly envelope the entire metal cage. Mondo, dizzy from the accelerated spins, gets electrocuted as Monokuma starts to dance faster and faster. Once the subsequent burst of light fades away, the motorcycle, now without a passenger, rolls to a stop along with Monokuma who was sitting down after he overexhausted himself. A nearby machine connected to the cage gives out three beeps and produces a small tub of what appears to be "butter" with a photo of Mondo on its cover labeled "Mondo Butter"; implying that the high speed of the motorcycle combined with the electric shock caused Mondo's body to liquify.

The picture then switches to a childlike drawing of Monokuma sitting at a table in the outdoors, enjoying two large stacks of pancakes topped with melted butter; leading to believe Monokuma is about to enjoy Mondo Butter with his breakfast meal.


  • The Japanese title of Mondo's execution is actually an ateji transliteration of the phrase "Motorcycle Death Cage". Ateji is the usage of kanji characters solely for their "sound", with little to no regard to their actual meaning (for example,: the 華 character used in the execution's title for its reading as [ke] actually means "flower"). Ateji writings, especially ones that use complex, uncommon kanji, are particularly favored by Japanese biker gangs whose names include foreign words (the name of Mondo's gang, "The Crazy Diamonds", is written in ateji on the back of his coat), probably due to aesthetic preferences and the fact that using uncommon kanji (considering that each kanji has more than one possible reading) makes the name very difficult to read and downright illegible for children.
  • At the end of the game's "School Mode", the player can receive a special gift - Mondo's tiger-print boxer underpants - a clear reference to his execution.


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Trigger Happy Havoc
Blast Off!Spears of GungnirThe 1,000 BlowsThe Cage of DeathThe Burning of the Versailles WitchExcavator DestroyerAfter School LessonThe Ultimate Punishment
Danganronpa 2:
Goodbye Despair
Monobeast ExecutionDeep Fried TeruteruOne Woman ArmyAkane Owari's ExecutionBye-Bye Ouchies!Gundham Tanaka StampedePlease Insert CoinForced Shutdown
Another Episode:
Ultra Despair Girls
Executions in Danganronpa Another Episode
Danganronpa V3:
Killing Harmony
Der FlohwalzerStrand of AgonyCultural Melting PotWild West InsecticideBlast Off! Second IgnitionUltimate Annihilation
Danganronpa 3:
The End of
Hope's Peak High School
Future Arc NG Code Poisoning
Despair Arc Chiaki Nanami's Punishment