Does Kokichi have BPD? (+3 Signs of issues)

This brief article will describe if Kokichi has BPD. We will also be looking at the various signs of mental health issues that Kokichi seems to depict in ‘Danganronpa.’ Along with this, we will check out a few causal factors of these issues.

Does Kokichi have BPD?

No, Kokichi does not have BPD. In ‘Danganronpa’ where Kokichi Oma appears as an important character, it is never confirmed that he has Borderline Personality Disorder. But, some fans and critics feel that he may show signs of this particular PD.

Kokichi has a habit of lying and as a result of this, not much is known about his past and his upbringing. He appears as a kid who is definitely in love with video games and is the leader of D.I.C.E., a group whom he considers family.

In looking at the psychological and personality traits as depicted by Kokichi, some fans and critics of ‘Danganronpa’ have felt that he definitely might have an undiagnosed mental health disorder. A few of the theories of mental illnesses as depicted by Kokichi are:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: One of the theories about Kokichi from Danganronpa fans and critics is that he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This is mainly because of his inability to focus for a long time on a task.
  • Pathological Liar: Kokichi is a pathological liar for sure, and no one can believe a word that comes out of his mouth. This pathological lying from Kokichi often creates distrust in a group, and in itself is a sign of a more complex mental health disorder.
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder: Kokichi might also have a personality disorder, mostly Antisocial Personality Disorder. Many critics point to his costume which resembles a straight-jacket, which reveals that he may be a threat to others.

Signs of Kokichi’s psychological issues

Kokichi shows a number of signs that he is struggling with psychological issues in ‘Danganronpa’. However, a proper diagnosis has never been reached since his actions do not fit the diagnostic criteria of any one particular mental health disorder.

Some signs of psychological issues that Kokichi shows in ‘Danganronpa’ have been discussed as follows.

His compulsive lying

Kokichi is definitely a compulsive and pathological liar. Nothing that Kokichi says can be trusted. And therefore, his backstories regarding his childhood and his upbringing are often doubted since the facts change all the time.

Pathological lying is often a sign of a personality disorder like Antisocial Personality Disorder. I can also reflect on my poor self-esteem. But in the case of Kokichi, the former theory of him having a cluster-B personality disorder fits better.

He frequently hurts others

Kokichi is not the most serene person and often hurts other people. He is prone to violence and does not hesitate in torturing and tormenting others. In ‘Danganronpa’, Kokichi plays a villainous character who is known for his dangerous quirks.

His fear of bugs

While Kokichi might be feared by many, the villain also has a fear of his own. He shows an extraordinary fear of bugs. In one instance, Kokichi is made to face a large number of insects by Gonta and passes out after foaming in the mouth.

Cause of Kokichi’s psychological issues

Kokichi, as a ‘Danganronpa’ character, comes with a colorful set of skills and abilities. He also seems to have a number of psychological issues and emotional conflicts. The actual causal factors and even contributing factors cannot be defined due to Kokichi’s constant lying.

However, it is pretty clear that Kokichi is an orphan with no parents and no family at all. His only family is the D.I.C.E., which constitutes of pranksters who are engaged in petty crime. His traumatic upbringing in such an environment is the main cause of his antisocial behavior.

Being brought up in a crime-filled environment has made Kokichi believe that violence, lying and crime are quite normal and may even be necessary. D.I.C.E was basically just a diving board for Kokichi to get into a much larger world of crime and violence.


This brief article has described if Kokichi has BPD. We have also looked at the various signs of mental health issues that Kokichi seems to depict in ‘Danganronpa.’ Along with this, we have checked out a few causal factors of these issues.

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