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Byakuya Togami
Canon: Dangan Ronpa

Canon Point: After accidentally blowing up the Future Foundation building in DR3!

Age: Uh...somewhere between, like, 19 and 22? Unclear.

Alliance: Sweetgum

Features: Seagull
Notes: Byakuya Togami is a former teenage billionaire day trader/possible Illuminati member/general asshole turned 20-something semi-reluctant public servant. He's rude and mean and has the conversational skills of an actual seagull, but he really tries. His features emulate a seagull, so: fluffy white-and-grey wings and similar feathers in his hair, plus weirdly good eyesight!






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At this point, no

Ask me OOC (but yes, generally!)


Ask me OOC (but yes, generally!)


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This is the voicemail of Byakuya Togami. Leave your business here, and I'll determine whether or not it's worth my time.
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appearance & body perception
emotional & mental
daily life

Describe the character's height and build. Is he heavyset, thin, short, rangy?
Togami is fairly tall for his age, and fairly underweight for his height. Out of the male cast of both main games, he has the second-lowest BMI, beat only by Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu. He's very lanky.

How old is he?
Ages in Dangan Ronpa are weird, but at his current canonpoint, probably around 21 to 22.

Describe his posture. Does he carry himself well, or does he slouch?
He carries himself very well, maintaining a perfect posture at all times. He has an intimidating presence because of this.

How is his health? Is he fit or out of shape? Any illnesses or conditions? Any physical disabilities?
He has no physical ailments that have been mentioned in canon, though his sleeping and eating schedule is nothing short of a disaster.

How does he move? Is he clumsy, graceful, tense, fluid?
While he does move with some grace, he can come off as being tense and rigid when not in movement: he has very few physical tics that show emotion, and if not for the occasional blink, he could pass for a statue.

How attractive is this character physically? How does he perceive himself in the mirror?
Very: this is noted by serial killer Genocider Syo, who remarks that Byakuya fits her type of pretty young men. I mean, come on. He's voiced by Ishida Akira. He's bound to be gorgeous.

Describe his complexion: dark, light, clear, scarred?
Very light and clear; it's implied that he's at least half-European.

Describe his hair: color, texture, style.
Byakuya has straight blonde hair that's more or less of medium length, save for a few shorter pieces that are uneven with the rest of the haircut. He cut it himself as a child, so...that's likely a contributing factor.

What color are his eyes?
Blue and dreamy.

Does the character have any other noteworthy features?
He wears glasses: white frames that are open at the top, in an inverse of Rimlon-style glasses.

What are his chief tension centers?

What is the character's wardrobe like? Casual, dressy, utilitarian? Bright colors, pastels, neutrals? Is it varied, or does he have six of the same suit?
Togami is shown exclusively in tailored suits throughout the series, though he gets a slightly different tie from the main game to Another Episode and then DR3. He's easily the sharpest dresser in the first game.

Do his clothes fit well? Does he seem comfortable in them?
In an artbook comment, it's noted that his clothes are tailored due to his unusual stature.

Does he dress the same on the job as he does in his free time? If not, what are the differences?
Togami is rarely shown out of uniform, but when he's not wearing a suit, his wardrobe varies greatly: tuxedos, makeshift towel loincloths, sleek winter coats, and nun habits all make an appearance. It's worth noting that his imposter wears a nearly identical outfit to his in-game suit, with the only difference being the color changed from black to white.

You knew it was coming: what kind of underwear does he wear, if any?
In the main game, it's briefs with his family crest printed right on the crotch. In DR3, he thankfully removes that latter detail. Also, he'll gladly accept a gift of a thong from the Monomachine, so...that's a thing. He's got some interesting fashion tastes.
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What does this character's voice sound like? High-pitched, deep, hoarse?
He has a voice in the medium register, and speaks very clearly at all times, often talking louder to prove a point. He is very good at using his tone effectively to intimidate people.

How does he normally speak? Loud, soft, fast, evenly? Does he talk easily, or does he hesitate?
He talks with extreme, and sometimes unwarranted, confidence. He only clams up on a few occasions, and even then, he manages to pull himself back together quickly.

Does the character have a distinct accent or dialect? Any individual quirks of pronunciation? Any, like, you know, verbal tics?
He does not use honorifics for anyone else, the exception being a singular "Naegi-kun" in Hope Arc.

What language(s) does he speak and with how much fluency?
Togami is shown to know Japanese, French, and Czech, but it can also be inferred that he has some familiarity with Russian and possibly English, the latter simply due to his background in international trading.

Does he switch languages or dialects in certain situations?
Czech is used to prove a point when he is in Prague, though he rarely uses anything other than Japanese unless he has to.

Is he a good impromptu speaker, or does he have to think about his words?
He is very good at coming up with ideas on the fly, making him a useful asset in class trials. He rarely ever has to hesitate.

Is he eloquent or inarticulate? Under what circumstances might this change?
One of the few things consistent about Togami's characterization is his eloquence: it's unusual for him to devolve into a more crude dialect, and he never does. In fact, he pointedly refuses to use the Fuck Word when arguing with Oowada.
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How intelligent is this character? Is he book-smart or street-smart?

Does he think on his feet, or does he need time to deliberate?

Describe the character's thought process. Is he more logical or more intuitive? Idealistic or practical?

What kind of education has the character had?

What are his areas of expertise? What, if anything, is he interested in learning more about?

Is he an introvert or an extrovert?

Describe the character's temperament. Is he even-tempered, or does he have mood swings? Cheerful or melancholic? Laid-back or driven?

How does he respond to new people or situations? Is he suspicious, relaxed, timid, enthusiastic?

Is he more likely to act or to react?

Which is his default: fight or flight?

Describe the character's sense of humor. Does he appreciate jokes? Puns? Gallows humor? Bathroom humor? Pranks?

Does the character have any diagnosable mental disorders? If so, how does he deal with them?

What moments in this character's life have defined him as a person?

What does he fear?

What are his hopes or aspirations?

What is something he doesn't want anyone to find out about him?
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Describe this character's relationship with his parents.

Does the character have any siblings? What is their relationship like?

Are there other blood relatives to whom he is close? Are there ones he can't stand?

Are there other, unrelated people whom he considers part of his family? What are his relationships with them?

Who is the character's best friend? How did they meet?

Does he have other close friends?

Does he make friends easily, or does he have trouble getting along with people?

Which does he consider more important: family or friends?

Is the character single, married, divorced, widowed? Has he been married more than once?

Is he currently in a romantic relationship with someone other than a spouse?

Who was his first crush? Who is his latest?

What does he look for in a romantic partner?

Does the character have children? Grandchildren? If so, how does he relate to them? If not, does he want any?

Does he have any rivals or enemies?

What is the character's sexual orientation? Where does he fall on the Kinsey Scale?

How does he feel about sex? How important is it to him?

What are his turn-ons? Turn-offs? Weird bedroom habits?
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Do you know your character's astrological sign? How well does he fit the type?

Is this character religious, spiritual, both, or neither? How important are these elements in his life?

Does this character have a personal code of ethics or morals? If so, how did that begin? What would it take to compromise it?

How does he regard beliefs that differ from his? Is he tolerant, intolerant, curious, indifferent?

What prejudices does he hold? Are they irrational, or does he have a good reason for them?
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What is the character's financial situation? Is he rich, poor, comfortable, in debt?

What is his social status? Has this changed over time, and if so, how has the change affected him?

Where does he live? House, apartment, trailer? Is his home his castle or just a place to crash? What condition is it in? Does he share it with others?

Besides the basic necessities, what does he spend her money on?

What does he do for a living? Is he good at it? Does he enjoy it, or would he rather be doing something else?

What are his interests or hobbies? How does he spend his free time?

What are his eating habits? Does he skip meals, eat out, drink alcohol, avoid certain foods?
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Name: Ingrid/Mint
Age: 17
Personal Journal: dirgni
E-mail: haplessdocument@gmail.com
AIM/MSN/etc: dirgni on AIM, taekotogami on Skype

Name: Byakuya Togami
Canon: Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Age: Eighteen
Timeline: A short time after escaping Hope's Peak academy, but before he would've joined the Future Foundation in the canon timeline and before Super High School Level Despair was apprehended.
If playing another character from the same canon, how will you deal with this?: N/A!
Personality: Togami relies on his family, a world dominating corporation that is centuries old, to provide him power with which he can channel his natural abilities and talents. Aside from the corporation, he tends to dislike the concept of relying on others--whether it's someone leaning on someone else, someone leaning on him, or the mere suggestion that he is in any way leaning on anyone. He despises typical 'untalented' people and people who dislike hard work in equal measure, considering both qualities to be untrustworthy. This leaves him to trust virtually no one, paranoid about what others could do to him or his work. He is very much a lone wolf, and very much proud of that. This is a weakness of his--his inability to form potentially powerful bonds.

This abhorrence of others does not, however, prevent Togami from manipulating them. One of his most favored tools is the fear or so-called 'humanity' of others that he despises so--going so far as to use a mentally ill girl's secrets to expose a lie that he himself planted, for little more than his own twisted amusement. His morals are twisted to an extreme, leaving him with hardly any empathy except for the most repulsive and unlikeable folk. He is prone to almost childish comments and actions against others that belie his usually sophisticated nature, though these are short lived. Other people to him are little more than pawns, and eventually, obstacles to greater fame and power. Thus, he shows no mercy in tearing opponents down.

He comes off as chilly because of this--he sees no reason for small talk, or for any communication beyond the bare minimum necessary. Despite this, his language is almost flowery and unintelligble to most, preferring long-winded terms to accentuate his blunt nature. Being raised an aristocrat, he had high access to the finest schooling in the country, leading him to become a very educated man at a very young age. He learns quickly, and acts even quicker.

Despite this inherent knowledge, he isn't exactly a wealth of common sense. His logic that he presents as absolutely immovable is often fundementally flawed in one way or another. He's also not very well versed in social situations, often preferring solitude or merely a lack of engagement with his peers. He gets along much better with people twice his age than any classmates--which makes a weird kind of sense due to a unique profession for his age that requires meeting with several people the average student of his age would encounter even once in their lives. He is very formal, which often leads to him being mocked or ostracised.

Deeper down, he's extremely critical of himself and his work, striving to become the person he believes he has to be in order to correctly manage the Togami Conglomerate. Pressure from his father forces him into a position where any flaws he has must be removed, any blemishes hidden. This irrational idea of human perfection plagues him, and so he hunts success wherever he can find it. He believes that a combination of hard work and his own birthright of talent leads the way to this ideal of perfection, and so he works tirelessly, often at the expense of his own well being. Typically, however, he's very meticulous, taking great pride in his hygeine and appearance. This also ties in to his belief of a true perfection, and his own self worth.

His confidence is hardly unfounded, however. He is extremely successful in his business of day trading, especially for someone edging out of high school. It is rumored he once gained forty million yen in a single day of trading stocks. When prompted a question about his age in relation to his profession, he merely replies with the iconic line of "my name is Byakuya Togami". He is cold and calculating, but above all, he is the success he feels like he needs to be. However, the death of his family during The Worst, Most Despair-Inducing Event took a toll on his usually sparkling pride. He became even more withdrawn and snappish, prone to long stretches of depression and panic attacks--especially due to the new influx of memories of the past two years that were previously submurged. He's not quite a shadow yet, due to Super High School Level Hope, but he's getting there.

Background: The most significant tradition of the Togami family is to hold a competition between the progeny of the current generation to decide the next heir. The competitors range anywhere from thirty to thirteen, with those to the younger side being naturally disadvantaged. Byakuya was the youngest child, "raised" by a mother that ignored him and a father that was entirely too busy with work and believed that seeing any of his possible heirs would give them an unfair advantage. So, he was left to see the family butler, Aloysius Pennyworth, as a father figure of sorts. Eventually, he won the competition, throwing his older siblings into exile. Two years later, he attended Hope's Peak Academy.

Sometime in between that day and the day he stepped out of the school's doors for the final time, every person related to the Togami family was killed, leaving him the heir to nothing. The butler remained alive, although hunted by the Soldiers of Hope.

During the school life of mutual killing, he never killed anyone himself--except Junko Enoshima, along with his fellow survivors--though he did manipulate the corpse of Chihiro Fujisaki, Super High School Level Programmer, to make it appear as if a famed serial killer, Genocider Syo--otherwise known as Touko Fukawa, Super High School Level Novelist, who told Togami her secret shortly before Fujisaki died--had committed the crime. He did this to test the ability of his classmates to discern his chances of committing a murder in the future, and partially for his own amusement. His motive item for both the first and second cases is unknown.
He escaped the school with five other survivors into a broken Japan, where his story begins.

Abilities: Physically, he's not much--though he is very tall and capable of running relatively fast, he tires easily and has poor coordination. Strategically, however, he's a genius--though he's rarely had an actual fight to use it in, he is a a very quick thinker. He takes advantages of weaknesses without any hesitation, taking every piece of ground he can.
Outside of fighting skills, he has several intellectual talents. Being raised bilingual (to German and Japanese) he has a knack for languages, knowing four fluently besides the aforementioned two--French, English, Mandarin, and Korean. He can semi-successfully play numerous instruments, though he rarely makes use of these talents, only using violin on occasion. In addition,

First Person:
[There's a flickering burst of static that disturbs a formerly tranquil seen, followed by a wavering image of a face that appears to be floating in and out of frame--he isn't sure how this works, it's evident. What can be seen is a hard jawline and fair skin, a mouth curled into a scowl. Further up, there's glasses, half flashing in the poor lighting above striking blue eyes. His features are almost Japanese, albeit belied by a trail of fair hair on his forehead. He looks serious, certainly, though his words following somewhat deflate that concept.]

Is this actually a thing that exists? I refuse to believe it.

[He pauses for a gratuitious cough, obligingly covered by a pale fist.]

If so, my, ah...apologies for disturbing whatever may be going on at the moment.

[That didn't sound sincere, only bored. The camera steadies itself eventually as he gets the hang of it.]

My name is Byakuya Togami. I....I am, as one might say, 'new in town'.

[The grimace on his face does indicate that he understands the meaning, though the term is foreign to him. There's another cough and a flurry of movement.]

....That shall be all, for now. Farwell...city. If this does work.

Third Person:
The heir--no, former heir, he had nothing to inheiret, nothing to gain--trekked across the ash of a burned home.

For once, he regretted his eagle eye for the smallest detail, seeing bones poking out of the dust and a glimmering wreck of what he knew to be a chandelier--five feet tall, twenty feet off the ground--he used to stand under it and look up--pretend he could reach up and pick off the crystal like fruit, the crystal crashed and cluttering the damp earth, overgrown by vines that reclaimed man's arrogance. It made him sick to look at that, so he pressed forward into the wreckage, pausing no more until his left foot struck solid iron, making him realize his eyes had been shut and he was walking blindly to a better time.

He stared down at where his foot hit, taking in a sharp inhale--both from pain, and from the feeling of loss that invaded his every thought, telling him to turn back, you shouldn't have come to the house of ghosts. He followed an ornate pattern of iron up, up, upwards, to a glimmering, gilded chatacter in kanji--the first of his family name. Togami. Unbreakable, gods among normal men. This was the name he carried no more, this was the name he whispered as he pushed open the remains of the gate, toes still throbbing.

Inside was worse, he decided, still compartimentalizing any feelings he might encounter, roaming through the empty hallways. In the main entrance hall, there were crystal shards mirroring the false gems outside. In the library, there were torn and desecrated books, novels waterlogged beyond literacy. In the hallway--in the dining room--in the butler's quarters--destruction far as the eye could see. Further than the eye would want to see, at any rate.

He creaked up the stairs, passing bedrooms among bedrooms to reach the only quarter with the door ajar--no, not ajar, torn off its hinges and thrown aside like a toy. The light sifted through the massive windows upstairs--it was an overcast day, and the light seemed cloying, like the lamps in a morgue. He pushed into the room, feeling certain that this was the crecendo of the opera he was in, the turning point where the main character found enlightenment, where he reached a perpetual realization of sorts.

Or the main character died.


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