Doki Doki Literature Club!

Doki Doki Literature Club!
TitleDoki Doki Literature Club!
AliasesDDLC
LengthShort (2 - 10 hours)
DeveloperTeam Salvato
Publishers Bluecoreg & Refii Kuriyama & Team Salvato & booom313
 Angel_Fubuki & Javelin&Tea & OT-Yuzuru & Pizza Hime & TBGN & dumb
 Refii Kuriyama & VNX+ & Vinicius Dias
 Doki-Team & Entuziasty Team & Otorhin & SUN-TEAM
 Proudust
 Yarashii
 All-Ice Team & Project Magnus Opera
 07th Inquisition & AnimeCHANNEL
 Zeno Chame
 Hoshi Translation
 BakaYume Çeviri Ekibi
 German Doki Doki Literature...
 Black Ryuu Team
Relations
Alternative version
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[unofficial] Doki Doki Forces
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[unofficial] Doki Doki Literature Club! Purist Mod
[unofficial] Doki Doki Literature Club: Episode Na...
[unofficial] Doki Doki School Club
[unofficial] Doki Doki Schoolhouse
[unofficial] Doki Doki Switcheroo!
[unofficial] Doki Doki Weatheard World
[unofficial] Doki Doki! New Eyes
[unofficial] Doki Doki! RainClouds
[unofficial] Doki Heika Banzai!
[unofficial] DokiDoki Fanmade
[unofficial] Japan Book High School Club Dating Si...
[unofficial] Just Monika.exe
[unofficial] Natsuki Forever
[unofficial] Nuki Nuki Literature Club
[unofficial] Our Time
[unofficial] Sayori Shoots Up DDLC!
[unofficial] Wokey Doki (SJW) Lecture Club!
Sequel
[unofficial] Doki Doki Literature Club 2 Next History
Same setting
[unofficial] Doki Doki Idol Club
LinksWikipedia (en), Wikipedia (ja), Wikidata, MobyGames, GameFAQs, GameFAQs, GameFAQs, IndieDB, HowLongToBeat, VNStat

Description

Hi, Monika here!

Welcome to the Literature Club! It's always been a dream of mine to make something special out of the things I love. Now that you're a club member, you can help me make that dream come true in this cute game!

Every day is full of chit-chat and fun activities with all of my adorable and unique club members:

Sayori, the youthful bundle of sunshine who values happiness the most;
Natsuki, the deceivingly cute girl who packs an assertive punch;
Yuri, the timid and mysterious one who finds comfort in the world of books;
...And, of course, Monika, the leader of the club! That's me!

I'm super excited for you to make friends with everyone and help the Literature Club become a more intimate place for all my members. But I can tell already that you're a sweetheart—will you promise to spend the most time with me? ♥

Poetry 3.0 Death of Heroine 2.9 Unavoidable Death of Heroine 2.9 Metafiction 2.9 Breaking the Fourth Wall 2.9 Genre Shift 2.8 Heroine with Psychological Problems 2.8 Yandere Heroine 2.8 One True End 2.8 Suicide 2.8 Horror 2.7 School 2.7 Life and Death Drama 2.7 Student Club Member Protagonist 2.7 Student Club Member Heroine 2.7 Enforced Playing Order 2.6 No Sexual Content 2.6 Player as a Character 2.6 Student Club 2.6 Nameable Protagonist 2.6 Denpa 2.6 Protagonist as the Only Male 2.6 Ren'Py Engine 2.5 ADV 2.5 High School Student Protagonist 2.5 Gore 2.5 High School 2.5 Osananajimi Heroine 2.5 Varied Title Screens 2.5 No Gallery 2.4 Shy Heroine 2.4 Depression 2.4 Student Protagonist 2.4 Mind Screw 2.4 Student Heroine 2.4 Student Club President Heroine 2.3 Male Protagonist 2.3 Fake Options 2.3 Modern Day 2.3 No Opening Movie 2.2 Romance 2.2 Bookworm Heroine 2.2 Ponytail Heroine 2.2 Airhead Heroine 2.2 Bloody Scenes 2.2 Graphic Violence 2.2 Tsundere Heroine 2.2 Bad Endings with Story 2.2 Heroine with Zettai Ryouiki 2.2 Bad Ending(s) 2.1 Brief Branches Only 2.1 Existential Crisis 2.1 Heroine with a Fang 2.1 Modern Tsundere Heroine 2.0 Suicidal Heroine 2.0 Twin Tail Heroine 2.0 Modern Day Japan 2.0 Multi-Selection Choices 1.9 High Amount of Special Effects 1.8 Modifications 1.8 Heroine with Intake Hairstyle 1.8 Multiple Route Mystery 1.8 School Festival 1.8 Jump Scares 1.7 Only One Good Ending 1.7 Meaningless Choices 1.6 Modern Day Setting in a Fictional World 1.6 Unlockable Bonus Content 1.5 Child Abuse 1.4 Mystery 1.2 Blind Choices 1.1 Branching Plot 1.1 Choices with 4 or More Options 1.0 Utsuge 1.0 Domestic Violence 1.0 Multiple Endings 0.7 Unlockable Event 0.6 Loli Heroine 0.5 Unlockable Routes 0.2

Protagonist

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Protagonist 
Hair, Brown, Short
Body, Pale
Personality, Otaku
Role, Childhood Friend, High School Student, Nameable, Neighbor, School Literature Club Member
Engages in, Cooking, Painting, Reading
Subject of, Stalking
Engages in (Sexual), Not Sexually Involved

Description

The newest member of the literature club and childhood friend of Sayori. He seems to have little interest in literature, but he is willing to try his best for the sake of the club. He has an incredibly attractive presence that seems to have caught the eyes of everyone in the club.

Main characters

Monika
Monika 
Aliases莫妮卡, モニカ
MeasurementsHeight: 160cm
Birthday22 September
Hair, Brown, Intake, Ponytail, Sidehair, Waist Length+
Eyes, Green, Tareme
Body, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Pleated Skirt, Ribbon Hair Tie, School Uniform, String Ribbon Tie, Thigh-high Stockings
Personality, Hardworker, Kind, Manipulative, Mature, Possessive, Proactive, Sly, Smart, Yandere
Role, Antagonist, Artificial Intelligence, High School Student, Lonely, Popular, School Literature Club President
Engages in, Athletics, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Mind Control, Music Learning, Singing, Stalking
Subject of, Death, Torture
Engages in (Sexual), Not Sexually Involved

Description

Monika is noted by the other characters to be smart, beautiful, confident and athletic. She is not as talkative as the other girls, but this is implied to not be through choice. She always has a calm, gentle expression and is portrayed as mature and hard-working.

Monika had previously been a part of the Debate Club but left due to all the inner politics and drama, highlighting a desire for order, freedom of topics and friendliness. The Literature Club, which she founded after leaving the Debate Club, is very important to her. She aspires for it to be a place to showcase and grow everyone's passion for literature. Monika openly displays care and concern for her club mates, praising each member's writing style and even comparing them to famous authors and poets.
<hidden by spoiler settings>Starting from Act 2, she shows a much more manipulative personality. It is revealed that Monika was self-aware all along and resented from being made into a minor role. She becomes infatuated with the player and urges them to spend more time with her. Monika begins trying to dispose of her club mates so the player is forced to choose her, after her attempts to make the other girls unlikable fail. Her desire and ambition lead her to become obsessive in this goal, highlighted by the fact that all of her poems are about the player or her epiphany.
Despite Monika's upbeat attitude in the Literature Club, it becomes increasingly obvious that she is really sad and lonely, as a result of being aware that her whole world is just a simulation; a simulation in which she can't even achieve what is considered "happiness" (i.e. having her route completed). She fixates on the player so much because they're the only "real" thing in her life. It also does not help that, whenever someone quits the game, Monika is trapped in a hellish void of noise, lights, colors, and screams and despite not even being able to form coherent thoughts, she remembers all of it whenever the player turns on the game again.

Later in the game, the player will be able to read Monika's Talk where she talks directly to the player, instead of the protagonist. It is shown that nothing about Monika's apparent kindness and politeness is an act, and she even offers the player some genuinely good advice from time to time.


[From DDLC Wiki]

Natsuki
Natsuki 
Aliases夏树, ナツキ, なつき
MeasurementsHeight: 149cm
Hair, Bob Cut, Intake, Pink, Short, Twin Tails
Eyes, Pink, Tareme
Body, Fang, Pale, Short, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Hairpin, Knee-high Socks, Pleated Skirt, Ribbon Hair Tie, School Uniform, String Ribbon Tie, T-shirt
Personality, Arrogant, Grumbler, Immature, Low Self-esteem, Otaku, Sharp-tongued, Short-tempered, Stubborn, Sweets Lover, Tsundere
Role, Artificial Intelligence, High School Student, School Literature Club Member
Engages in, Cooking, Teasing, Vomiting
Subject of, Child Abuse, Death, Disappearance, Domestic Violence, Resurrection
Engages in (Sexual), Not Sexually Involved

Description

Natsuki is a brash, blunt, cranky, seemingly arrogant girl with a cute, softer interior as a result of insecurity, convincing Monika enough to class Natsuki as the embodiment of a tsundere. While she is impulsive and can speak without thinking, she truly cares about her friends and, even when she has obvious anger issues, doesn't enjoy fights or arguments with people. <hidden by spoiler settings>Over the course of the game, we see that she worries about Yuri and on one occasion, gives the Protagonist a note asking him to help Yuri, fearing that if she spoke out then it would cause more arguments. She is very stubborn and has a hard time expressing how she feels and what she wants. When repeatedly challenged, she often becomes awkward and tongue-tied, then aggressive, and then simply bursts into tears.

Her cute interior also involves a love of manga and anime, particularly those in the slice-of-life genre, and baking. <hidden by spoiler settings>She has been known to store her manga collection in the Literature Club out of embarrassment, another reason is (hinted at) her father would be angry while the rest of the club obviously knows about her interest, she is still hesitant to talk about it. Natsuki also likes cute things, like cupcakes with cat faces. She also likes poems with cuter, happier words, though her own poems are still about sad things, such as being persecuted for your hobbies. she believes that it's important to be able to express something deep with few words. Her simplistic writing style puts her at odds with Yuri, who has a more extravagant style.
Natsuki dislikes being called "cute," even when she acts as such or does cute things, and will deny any claims from others relating to this; nevertheless, she is much more comfortable exposing her sweet side once she knows people aren't going to tease her about it. she hates it if she isn't taken seriously, whether it's her writing, her hobbies, or just her overall demeanor. <hidden by spoiler settings>It is likely She learned to be ashamed of herself and her hobbies, because her classmates judge her and her implied abusive father, making her abrasive nature a coping mechanism. This is also implied in a secret poem, "Things I Like About Papa", which is most likely written by her.

It is shown that she is a very lonely person who desperately craves affection. One example is during the third poetry-sharing session. If she has liked all your poems to date, she outright asks the protagonist if he thinks her poems are the best, which swiftly shifts to her begging him to say they are, even if he hates them.


[Edited From DDLC Wiki]

Sayori
Sayori 
Aliases纱世里, さより, サヨリ
MeasurementsHeight: 157cm
Hair, Brown, Short
Eyes, Blue, Tareme
Body, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Blouse, Knee-high Socks, Pleated Skirt, Ribbon Hair Accessory, School Uniform, Short Shorts, String Ribbon Tie
Personality, Airhead, Altruistic, Carefree, Clumsy, Food Lover, Kind, Low Self-esteem, Possessive, Pretending, Sloppy, Yandere
Role, Artificial Intelligence, Childhood Friend, High School Student, Neighbor, School Literature Club Member, Student Club President
Engages in, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Suicide
Subject of, Clinical Depression, Death, Resurrection
Engages in (Sexual), Not Sexually Involved

Description

Sayori is portrayed as a talkative person, being very cheerful and kind and the archetype of a Genki Girl. She is very clumsy and notorious for finding ways to accidentally hurt herself or to drop things. However, despite being airheaded, she is rather cunning, being able to trick others just to get food. She is usually the only character, other than the protagonist, capable of breaking up arguments, and she is described as being paramount to keeping a relaxing atmosphere in the Literature Club, which becomes even more apparent <hidden by spoiler settings>after her suicide. Monika notes that while she may look like a good leader, Sayori is usually better when it comes to dealing with people. <hidden by spoiler settings>She tries her best to help everyone be happy and dislikes attention directed at her well-being because she feels unworthy of anything that others have to offer her.

<hidden by spoiler settings>Sayori's depression makes her disorganized, and she often "cannot find a reason to get out of bed in the morning"; her room, which the protagonist regularly cleaned for her, is also noted to be untidy. The protagonist notes how there hasn't been much change in her, and the changes the protagonist notices in her later are due to Monika's interference, amplifying her depression and suicidal tendencies. Sayori also doesn't seem to think highly of herself. Her relationship with the Protagonist and other people's happiness are her main coping mechanisms since she believes that if she makes everyone else happy, she will not have a reason whatsoever to be unhappy.

[Edited From DDLC Wiki]

Yuri
Yuri 
Aliases優里
Hair, Intake, Sidehair, Straight, Violet, Waist Length+
Eyes, Violet
Body, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Hairpin, Knee-high Socks, Leggings, Pleated Skirt, School Uniform, String Ribbon Tie, Turtleneck Sweater
Personality, Bookworm, Distrustful, Emotional, Flustered, Kind, Low Self-esteem, Mysterious, Pessimist, Shy, Smart, Strange, Yandere
Role, Artificial Intelligence, High School Student, Lonely, School Literature Club Member
Engages in, Drugging, Masochism, Painting, Reading, Self-harm, Stalking, Suicide
Subject of, Death, Insanity, Resurrection
Engages in (Sexual), Masturbation

Description

Yuri is mature, shy, and has trouble with social interactions. She normally thinks carefully about what she says, but she is easily flustered and will impulsively blurt things out due to nervousness then repeatedly apologize for her outbursts.

Yuri prefers to write using complex language and layer meaning under metaphors that require detailed interpretation. Yuri's writing and reading preferences greatly contrast with Natsuki's, which can create tension between them.