Doki Doki Literature Club! Wiki
All Contributors
• 12/27/2017

Ages of Characters

We know that Natsuki is one of the older members, but is simply called the youngest because she's the smallest. Monika is in her third year of high school, meaning she's around 16-18. Yuri is the only one to have been confirmed to be in senior year. Sayori and the Protagonist have never had their real ages hinted at, though we know that they're both the same age, or at least very close
2 10
  • Upvote
  • Reply
0
• 12/27/2017
[SPOILERS AHEAD. PLEASE AVOID THE PARAGRAPHS SURROUNDED BY BRACKETS]

It wouldn't really matter once you connect these tweets together plus the game's initial release date:
[[[[
* https://twitter.com/lilmonix3/status/886427256259620864
* https://twitter.com/dansalvato/status/931311515860328453

It's dumb to me because of the inconsistencies and obvious "defences" such as the setting taking place in Japan being an afterthought. It only protects Dan from claims such as the uwabaki colors meaning different grades.
]]]]
Oh well.
0
• 12/27/2017
Even if Monika's birthday was Sept 23, it still says in-game that she's a "third year" it is unlikely she would be 18 in her Junior year, unless she started late.
0
• 12/27/2017
[[[[
Just another thing for Dan to cover up, really. The grades the characters are in are just plot points at best and merely an afterthought, easily overridden by the omnipotence of Dan Salvato as the creator of these autonomous programmables.
]]]]
0
• 12/27/2017
fair enough, though salvato only stated that monika's birthdate was sept 23, not for any other character
0
• 12/27/2017
[[[[
With the initial release of the game, Monika was suddenly born when she went out of beta despite existing for a lot longer. If this is the case for Monika, then Yuri, etc. have gone through a beta phase but were only "born" when the game made its initial release, which included Monika being born and transitioning out of her beta phase.

That's why I think it's realistic to conclude by "metafiction" the characters were born on the same day as the game's release, and Dan Salvato made them all 18 for the sake of legal protection despite the inconsistencies in the game, hence an "afterthought" as dubbed by Monika on various things ("It doesn't matter. It really doesn't.")
]]]]
My headcanon, though, are these ages:
* Protagonist: 17y/6m
* Monika: 19y/5d
* Sayori: 18/3m
* Yuri: 18y/7m
* Natsuki: 17y/9m
0
• 12/30/2017
I suppose that would make sense
0
• 1/5/2018
The protag being the youngest?? Oh well I will never play DDLC the same way again :D
1
• 6/1/2018
All the characters are 18
1
• 6/25/2018
+NotATsundere Prove it.
0
• 6/28/2018
Should check the reference on the characters' wiki pages. If this argument continues, I'll have to lock this discussion from further replies.
Write a reply...