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Mondo Owada

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  • Posted on: 2018-04-21 19:26:08



    clear estj, not every delinquent character has to be an xstp

  • Posted on: 2018-03-20 14:47:50



    I have discovered the meaning of the giant hand.

    The more I think about it, the more it becomes clear to me that Danganronpa is really about the limitations of dichotomies. How we box ourselves into these binary states based on ideas and concepts that really only exist in our heads. Hope and Despair, Masculinity and Femininity, Truth and Lie.

    For the most part, Tangible Reality doesn't fit neatly into dichotomies. These things are constructs. This is why the ambiguity of Trigger Happy Havoc's ending is so powerful. Hope's Peak is Schrödinger's Cat. We are free to hold on to hope/despair in the moment, but the second we open the blast doors to peak outside of the box and see reality for what it is (or isn't), the dichotomy is complete. These things aren't...real.

    For this reason, I do think Chapter 2 of Trigger Happy Havoc is, in hindsight, one of the more affecting bits of writing in the game. We have two characters struggling with pre-conceived notions of Masculinity and Femininity, two hard-coded constructs on opposing ends of gender-identity that exist largely in the abstract. And yet, these two characters are consumed by these implications. For a time, they cannot see past them.

    And it literally drives Mondo to murder.

    In a roundabout way, Chihiro accidentally discovers the lesson that Sakura dies for later on. Chihiro is told she is too feminine to be a boy, much like Sakura is told she's too masculine to be girl. But these dichotomies do nothing but restrict us and limit us. And, in this case, shame us into being something we're not and repressing who we truly are. Chihiro realizes that they can bend the dichotomies, and starts actively trying to be more true to himself to achieve a state of balance.

    Mondo doesn't get to have this revelation; he might not be capable of having this revelation. He views Chihiro's rejection of the dichotomy and orientation to growth as an abject attack on his masculinity and strikes him down for it. To Mondo, the boundaries are hard-coded. There is no room for ambiguity. To accept even the possibility of ambiguity is to acknowledge some amount of weakness and lack of total control over the self.

    To this end, it is hard for me to accept Mondo as an ESTP. His lack of flexibility and his complete distaste for ambiguity reflects a SJ-type personality pathology and, in terms of functions, reflects Si-ish orientation to tradition and traditional roles of masculinity and femininity. He reflects the horror of buying completely and unthinkingly into a binary system that cannot exist in complete purity. There is a reason our villain - Monokuma - comes in two shades; black and white. That is the face of evil in the world of Danganronpa, and Mondo's inability to accept himself (and others) as existing outside of these boundaries is the stuff tragedies are born from.