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Izuru Kamukura is one of the two main antagonists of Super Dangan Ronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. He is also the teritary villain turned anti-hero in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Acadamy. He also had a hidden, minor yet very important role in Ultra Despair Girls, acting as the Heavy of the entire Hope's Peak Acadamy Saga.
Named after the founder of Hope's Peak Acadamy, Izuru Kamukura is an alternate identity of Hajime Hinata, a talentless student whose obsession with Hope's Peak Academy led him to be used in the "Ultimate Hope Project", which wiped his original personality and replaced it with the constructed persona of Izuru Kamukura.
Unfortunately, Izuru fell under the thrall of Junko Enoshima, who used him to murder the entire student council of Hope's Peak Academy in her first "School Life of Mutual Killing", which triggered "The Worst, Most Despair-Inducing Event In Human History".
Ultra Despair Girls and Side: Future
Having fallen to the ideology of Ultimate Despair, Izuru smuggled the Junko AI into the New World program and caused the events of the game to unfold. During the Tragedy, instead of engaged into a fight, Izuru merely watched as the Tragedy going on far away from the chaotic zones. During this time, he was mourning Chiaki Nanami.
In Chapter 6 of the second game, Hajime fell into Despair after he realized that he was turned into Izuru, the person responsible for the invasion of Junko's AI as well as the killing game he was involved. Overwhelmed by guilt, Hajime fell into illusion and was surrounded by numerous shadows of Izuru, telling him to give up hope and future. However, Hajime rebuilt his hope after encouraged by Chiaki's AI and blasted every shadows of Izuru with bullets, before awakened his Ultimate Hope talent and helped to destroy Junko's AI, ending her madness forever.
After returning back to the real Jabberwock Island, Hajime's personality merged with Izuru and now had a red eye and a green eye. While sometimes he still speaking in the words full of boredom like Izuru did, Hajime's positive personality no longer faded this time. Izuru chosed to live as Hajime from then on, redeeming himself completly.
Even if he has chosen to live as Hajime, Izuru/Hajime still has all of his Ultimate Hope talents and other people sometimes seem to mistake him for Izuru, but he did not mind at all. With his talent, Izuru/Hajime cured the comatose students from the brainwashed effect and brought them alive from the Neo World Program, setting off to the Future Foundation off-shore faculty to stop Ryota Mitarai from using his hope brainwashing video.
At the end of Danganronpa 3, Izuru/Hajime atones his sins as the former Ultimate Despair before returns to Jabberwock Island and lives in peace with his classmates.
Izuru has long, flowing dark brown hair. In addition, he has red eyes (as opposed to the green eyes of Hinata).