Enoshima Junko

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Enoshima Junko
Biographical information
Homeworld

Earth

Birth

Dec 24

Family

sister (deceased)

Occupation(s)

Ultimate Despair

Physical description
Species

Human

Gender

female

Hair color

Red, dyed Strawberry blonde

Eye color

Blue

Height

5'7

Statistics
Weapon(s)

Super Analytical Prowess

Abilities

Manipulation and Persuasion

First Appearance

June 23, 2018


"Junko Enoshima was despair incarnate. She was born in despair, letting it infect other people's hope so it could rot them from the inside out, twisting them into her own image. For Junko, feeling hope was its own despair. Creating despair in others created despair in herself, which caused her to feel both intense pain and intense bliss. Junko had walked the fracture created from the conflict between pleasure and penance all her life. She would make the impossible possible just to bring about despair. She was an angel of everlasting darkness, delighting in her own despair, and using it to spread despair and destruction to those around her." -- Junko, writing about herself in the third person past tense.


Background

As children, Junko and her twin sister Mukuro had lived in abject conditions-- even homeless at some point. As she puts it, she regretted the moment of her own birth, feeling that her birth into the world was a mistake. Due to her analytical skills allowing her to predict the outcome of events, she became bored with the world. Because of that, she took an interest in despair, which she believed to be is unpredictable and exciting, at very young age.

Junko had a strong desire to "paint the world in despair" and planned to start the worst, most despair-inducing incident in the history of mankind. considering herself the Ultimate Despair.

As a teen, Junko began a modeling career and quickly became an idol amongst the Japanese population with her extravagant tastes. One reason for her popularity was the fact that, ironically, she didn't seem fake. Her career created a lot of unwanted attention as well; she claimed that the only men who were interested in her were "creeps who did not actually care about her."

Observing the chaos wrought in Tokyo by Hazel Ninegate, she became quickly enamored with this woman, whom she dubbed "The Ultimate Will", and was delightfully thrown into despair when Hazel was defeated. She desperately wants to impress her idol by creating even more chaos and despair... and she thinks she knows just how to do it.

Personality

Junko's public persona is that of someone charismatic and eager to try new things. She outs herself across as slightly air-headed and hot-tempered. She has been described as a person who "drips with dissatisfaction the moment she opens her mouth" and is a bit too talkative with an overly carefree attitude.

Junko's real personality, however, is notably different: very apathetic and easily bored to an unhealthy and abnormal degree. Because of this, her behavior and mannerisms tended to be extremely erratic and unstable by her own autonomous design; keeping up one "appearance" for too long bores her, which causes her to often switch between different personas. However, she is capable of maintaining one persona for extended periods of time when necessary. Her "moods" include (but are not limited to) her Monokuma persona, sickening cuteness, severe depression, clinical sophistication, boisterous vulgarity, eerie stoicism, and haughty superiority. She switched between "moods" regularly, often imitating others' expressions, which make for a highly unsettling conversation. Sometimes she speaks of herself as if narrating a story, writing down her thoughts in a notebook.

Above all, Junko is deeply obsessed with despair, having found despair to be the most (and possibly the only) enjoyable emotion for her, whether it be inflicting despair unto others, or suffering from despair wholeheartedly. This made her extremely dangerous, as she wishes to make the whole world feel absolute despair. However, this also often proves to be her biggest weakness, as she gives her opponents a "fair" chance to defeat her in order to make their despair all the greater if they fail, and happily welcomes her own despair if her plans fail.

She truly has no reason to do things she does other than despair itself, which makes her all the more dangerous and unable to reason with. Her love for despair developed at quite young age due to an unknown reason, and that her true talent is her near supernatural analytical skills; her obsession with despair stems from her belief that it is completely unpredictable, and thus exciting.

Junko is highly intelligent, cunning, somewhat impulsive, and extremely manipulative, violent and cruel without remorse. She is a highly toxic individual, being both physically and mentally abusive to everyone around her. She manipulated people into falling madly in love with her and used their weaknesses, their despair, against them. Things like hope, peace, and happiness disgust her, but she sometimes gives hope to others, only to turn it into despair later. She often manipulated people into doing bad things instead of directly doing them herself, and then had a habit of blaming these manipulated people and claiming it wasn't her fault, as a part of proving her point that despair exists in everyone and that hope will naturally lose to that despair.

While she is very skilled, Junko can also lie and cheat to further her own goals, even if it's hypocritical and goes against her beliefs.


While very abusive and cruel even towards her loved ones, Junko is, in fact, capable of affection; however, this only fuels her depravity. Because hurting people close to her will cause her greater despair, she tends to deal with them in more personal ways; for instance, she personally killed her sister Mukuro and her love interest Yasuke, making them both believe she did not care about them at all during their last moments, and later treating their bodies in very disrespectful manner. The more she loves someone, the more she wants to treasure and revel in their despair.


Junko's obsessions are ironically fueled by her great ability to read, predict and empathize with people around her. She understands the consequences of her actions and the exact level of suffering her plans will inflict, but this only encourages her by filling her with despair over her own monstrous acts. As a result of this, Junko actually manages to escape classification as a true sociopath, since they are defined by a complete inability to form emotional connections with others.

Mentally, she is on a steady decline into ever increasing spirals of madness and depravity.


Talents

Ultimate Fashionista

Junko's initial talent and the one she is famous for. She is very popular among people and students She often appeared in magazines as the cover model. She uses her Super High School Level Analytical Prowess talent to her advantage, as she can predict trends.


Super Level Analytical Prowess

Junko's true talent allows her to quickly analyze her surroundings with near superhuman fast and detailed thinking.This talent gives her an excellent ability to make very detailed plans in a short amount of time. She is also excellent at reading and thus manipulating others. She can often predict what a person is going to do before they do it - an ability she can use to defeat opponents much stronger than her. It is also this ability that threw her into boredom since she was able to accurately guess how events would play out; this fueled her love of despair as an "unknown".

Ultimate Despair

Junko has the ability to cause nearly anyone to fall into despair, and she revels in the despair felt by herself and others. Using her talent of Super Level Analytical Prowess, she could detect everyone's weaknesses and use this information to manipulate or even exploit people around her to do her bidding.

Abilities

Ability to sense Talent, Hope and Despair

Junko seems to have a strange ability to sense hope and despair in other people, which doesn't seem to be related to her analytical skill.

Despair Arc I: Ultimate Despair Concerto: First Movement

Junko, having discovered the secret masterplan of famed businessman and ex-hero Adrian Veidt to bring peace to the world by faking a global alien threat so massive and destructive that it would bring all the nations of the world together, traveled to his Antarctic stronghold of Karnak, and using his own genius and god-complex against him, convinced him that his plans were doomed no matter what he did, and that they would only ever accomplish the exact opposite of the goal he has spent to many years and sacrificed so many lives to enact.

Succumbing to the ultimate despair, Veidt laughed hysterically and committed suicide. Using his fractures skull as a plaything, Junko briefly parodied a scene from Hamlet before throwing it away, laughing that she would soon show the entire world her "wonderful dream of despair."

What she intends to do with the infrastructure of Viedt's that she discovered is unknown.