C'mon! This is no time for one of your fancy tea parties! Something crazy just happened! Just promise me you won't freak out, okay? Anyway, Hifumi...
...inflated like a balloon until he popped!
Oh, dear. Then who will serve me tea tomorrow?
Shouldn't you be more concerned? Your homeroom is covered in Hifumi chunks!
Well...I certainly hope my favorite purse has not been soiled.
Hm, you're pretty calm. Are you used to gory stuff cuz you're a gambler?
What a rude assumption. I am beside myself with worry over my purse's well-being.
I see. Well, you can relax cuz I was lying. Both Hifumi and your purse are safe.
Oh? What a relief, then. I was completely and utterly fooled.
Geez, lies are a no-no! I hate it when other people lie!
I am not lying, Kokichi. Your performance was quite convincing.
Hmmm, so you're doubling down on your claim that I fooled you, huh?
My claim is based in reality. You genuinely surprised me.
Wooow! Only Gonta would fall for that lie!
Celeste...I'm sure, deep down inside, you're so annoyed you just wanna explode at me.
I am a professional gambler... I earn my living among the lies of others. So my heart cannot be shaken by lies. Unlike you, who claims to hate them.
So you actually hate when people tell you the truth! Is that it, Taeko?
...That is not true. Dealing with nothing but lies would become very tiresome.
C'mooon, you're lying! Man, this is why I love talking to people like you!
That, too, was a lie, yes?
Yup, that was a lie! But then again, that might be a lie, too!
Kokichi...are you perhaps interested in a game of lies? If you are willing to bet everything you own, I would not mind being your opponent.
Oh, sounds great! Let's play a game with our lives and possessions at stake!
You two promised to have a gambling competition!
Today is the summer sports festival! The events you were in ended early... There's still time until afternoon events start. Why not walk around and kill some time?
Oh, there's a weird-looking thing
I was wondering who it was, but it's just you, Monomi. Well, your entire existence is weird!
M-My existence is weird...? But I just wanna help everyone through their school life...
You have good intentions, but everything else about you is weird. So, what are you doing here?
Oh yes! I can feel sorry for myself later! I'm looking for Monokuma! Apparently he interfered in the event...and I have to deal with him right away!
I saw Monokuma head to the courtyard.
Really!? Is that true?!?
Who can say? Do you think it is?
...Aw, I knew I shouldn't have asked you that.
You gave Monomi some attention when she cried!
Oh, there's someone with a weird silhouette
That long hair... Could it be...? Whoa, I'm so lucky to meet you here!
You... Do you know me?
Weeeell, not exactly, but...there are rumors about some long-haired guy walking around.
Hey...aren't you supposed to be dead?
What sort of ridiculous rumor is that?
About how you're a ghost. But rumors might as well be a bunch of lies, so I hate them!
So, who are you? I haven't seen anyone at this school with a silhouette that stands out as much as yours.
I am nobody. I'm just staying at this academy... I no longer have a will or purpose.
So you used to have a will or a purpose before?
...The Ultimate Hope.
That is what I was called.
That totally sounds not-so-boring. Tell me more.
There's nothing to tell. I am...nobody now.
You harassed the man with the long hair, but he ran away before he told you anything...
Oh, there's a weird smell
I thought I smelled something weird... But it was just you, Toko! That makes sense!
Who smells weird!? I-I just came back from exercising, that's all!
Hmmm, but it's not the kind of smell you get from sweating recently.
A-Anyway...do you know which event Master is going to be in this afternoon!?
You're in the same class, but you don't know? Well, I saw him getting ready for volleyball.
Hmph...you're unexpectedly useful.
...But that's a lie! Only the girls are getting ready for volleyball. You must be so obsessed with Byakuya that you even forgot that! Well, I'll be cheering for you!
Shut up! I won't ask you anymore! Wh-What a waste of time!
You watched Toko leave in a huff.
Today is the school festival... You walked around looking at food stands and exhibits! You went into a haunted house that's known to be scary, but you have one comment. And that's...
I have a problem with the mechanisms!
Hey...who made the mechanisms for this haunted house?
Oh, that was me! Was there...something wrong with them?
Hm well, I was pretty excited when the people dressed as ghosts snuck up behind me... But I'm not so sure about the fire shooting from the floors and burning up all the ghosts.
Are you serious!? But I checked to make sure that wouldn't happen!
Y'know the toy hands falling from the ceiling? An assassin fell down too and tried to kill me!
It's pretty tough being a supreme leader of evil. You never know when they'll strike.
I never thought you'd be cooperating with my enemies... I can't let you live now...
Whoa whoa whoa! I didn't do anything! Were you just lying about all that stuff!?
Oh, you got me. You scared me with the haunted house, so I wanted to scare you back as thanks!
I don't need your twisted thanks!
You actually had a pretty good time!
I have a problem with the acting!
Go get me the person who directed the acting for this haunted house!
Whaaat, me? What's your problem?
Oh, so it was you, Hiyoko. No wonder the acting was downright dirty. That's not a complaint—I was actually pretty impressed. It was a controversial work of art. The music playing the whole time in the background especially made me shudder.
Yeah, Kazuichi made that for me. I thought if it was too scary it'd make you freeze up, so I had him tone it down.
That's true! The music was relaxing for me, but it did a number on the other scared guests!
The haunted house taught you a lot about how to be a better supreme leader of evil!
I have a problem with the reception desk!
I never expected to receive a complaint about the reception desk... Did I do something rude?
Well, I think you as the receptionist is perfect for setting the mood. But that's why it's a bit too devious. You're obviously too scary.
Kehehe...well yes. I am aware that the role of "creepy receptionist" suits me. To put guests in the proper mood, I've been telling scary stories from different regions.
Whaaaat? But you never gave me that kind of service!
My stories would have been wasted on the likes of you.
What a buzzkill... Haunted house plus a scary story would've been so awesome.
What was your original complaint even about?
You enjoyed the haunted house, while Kiyo glared at you!
Your last winter at the academy... Graduation will be here before you know it. You have a few months left on this campus... Why not walk around while you still have the chance?
Maybe I'll find someone in the classroom
Oh, Kee-boy...what are you doing here? Did ya run out of battery, and now you can't move?
Of course not! And don't mock my state-of-the-art energy efficiency!
It just dawned on me that I have only a few months left in this classroom... So I thought I'd use this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of sentimental emotion.
So you're relieved to be rid of these people! Your heart is colder than your steel plates!
Well, I guess a robot doesn't have a heart to begin with.
Kokichi...you have no intention of ever re-examining your robophobic views, do you?
If that weren't bad enough already...you're always lying and teasing people, too... Do you think that's acceptable behavior from a student of Hope's Peak Academy!?
Hold on there! You're not a person, so you can't accuse me of teasing people!
Krgh...! I refuse to be baited into allowing you to change the subject...!
Geez, you're persistent. Okay, I'll answer seriously since you insist... As you know, I'm the Ultimate Supreme Leader. Everything I do is according to my talent. Even Hope's Peak Academy acknowledges it.
So...you intend to remain this way for the rest of your life. You're never going to open up to others and tell them how you really feel.
Even if I did tell you how I really feel...would you believe a liar like me?
...No. Unless it's something very serious, I doubt I'll ever believe a word you say. Then...perhaps I will re-examine my view of you.
Though I can't trust your words...I do trust the three years we spent together as classmates. So the truth I choose to remember is that we have been—and always shall be—friends.
Hm...so it doesn't really matter what I say? You're pretty wise for a robot.
Krgh... I never said I would ever excuse your robophobia, though!
You spent some time teasing Keebo...
Maybe I'll wander around the courtyard
Hm... The spawn of Loki's blood approaches... You are...the Clown Prince of Lies!
Wooow! And now I'm stuck here with a real pain in the ass!
Oh, make no mistake... I have no intention of aligning myself with the likes of you. You, a supreme leader of evil, master of ruin... I, a demon, the embodiment of madness...
Do you think it possible for those who wear the masks of darkness to mingle? The answer is no!
Gundham, are you actually...interested in my title as the supreme leader of evil? I get why you think it's cool, but you can't copy me, okay?
I, Gundham Tanaka, the one and only Overlord, would never be a duplicate of one such as you!
You and I are beings that are incompatible from our cores. If you understand, then leave.
Geez, you don't have to reject me like that. I wanna get along with you.
Do not enter my domain! You will regret carelessly crossing the threshold of my barrier.
Your domain? Ooh...that's right. There's a breeding shed you're in charge of over there.
So, you don't want me near your animals? Rude! I won't do anything bad, y'know that?
Reflect on your actions the past three years... It is only natural I wouldn't trust you.
Whoa...you're the last person I wanna hear that from...
You were chased away by Gundham...
Maybe I'll commit the school into my memory
Oh Kyoko, I didn't see you at the closing ceremony. Did you just get back?
I did... Now, goodbye.
Heeey, hold on. Aren't you being too cold?
But, I should've seen it coming. A detective shouldn't be around a leader of evil. You were investigating an incident my subordinates were involved in, right?
What are you scheming?
I'm trying to warn you, obviously! As schoolmates, I'm doing it just this once!
The incident you're involved with isn't simple. It'll be dangerous if you step in any further.
If you're trying to ask what my intentions are, it's to confirm your lies.
You treated my warning as a lie and even tried to ignore me... You got balls, Kyoko!
But you did some detective work today, right? We may be in different classes, but couldn't you assume I knew cuz I'm somehow involved in it?
It would've been easy to guess I was out for work when you didn't see me at the ceremony.
Well, that's true. But that doesn't really constitute as proof that I'm lying, right?
There's a different reason why I can say you're lying.
Ooh, and what's that? Tell me.
The case I received today was an incident that occurred several decades ago. Even if the case was solved, we wouldn't be able to arrest the culprit. However, the victim wanted it settled. He is suffering from a terminal illness... He wanted to know the truth while he was still alive... And that's why he requested me.
Well? It's improbable that you would be involved with a case that long ago, don't you think so?
Hmmm...so you lie too, huh? That even sounded like a true story... But it's weird a detective would talk so readily about the victim's background...
Would I have lied about my story? If your claim is true... ...then please explain the content of the case I was involved with today.
...Geeeez, I should've expected that from you, Kyoko. You can't be fooled that easily. I'm sure you'd be able to expose all my crimes, too. So scary.
Playing mind games like these with Kyoko might not be so boring!
Appearances in Seasonal Events for Other Characters
Your last winter at the academy... Graduation will be here before you know it. Your classmates invited you to a Christmas party today... What do you do?
Perhaps I will leave the academy
Hm? Isn't your class having a party today?
Do you really think I'm the kind of person who would enjoy something like that?
Of course not! I would know, since I love you soooo much! Yup, being anti-social is *totally* a thing. Even though, I go to events I'm not invited to.
I have no intention of socializing with you either, so I will excuse myself now.
Hey, hold on there. We should talk more, now that we have the chance. Sooo, what does anti-social Izuru plan to do after graduation? Are you gonna use your amazing talents to accomplish things all over the world?
I will answer that question with the same question I posed to you moments ago.
Well, I've been watching you for the last three years, so I know you'd never do that.
If you don't know what to do after, then do you want to become my subordinate? It's an evil secret organization, so it's not safe. But I can guarantee it'll be interesting.
An evil secret organization...no one would normally accept such an absurd offer.
That's why I think it's perfect for someone who's not a normal person. I'm sure if you ever got tossed into a tough situation, you'd be able to handle it.
Hmm...so there is the possibility of being tossed into tough situations.
Of course. Subordinates under the supreme leader of evil's rule deal with danger everyday. I am a liar...but that wasn't a lie, okay?
Even if you were to lie, I would be able to see right through it.
Wah! You're scary! You're the nemesis of liars!
Well, if what you say is true, then you must know I'm serious about my request, right?
Don't think too hard on it... Just imagine it as if you're playing a game with me. I'm sure I'd be able to enjoy a fun game if it's with you.
I will decline. You may have fun, but I'm sure I will find it boring.
Hey, how meeeean! I thought of interesting games that would be tough, even for you!