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Sayori (サヨリ) is a main character of Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!. She is the first member to join the newly formed Literature Club, becoming the newly appointed Vice-President.

Appearance[]

Sayori has coral pink, chin-length hair that is slightly curled at the ends, with a large red bow on the upper left side of her head. Like the other female characters, she has two prominent strands of hair beside her bangs, and her eyes are a bright sky blue. She is of short-to-average height, which makes her the second shortest character in the game, after Natsuki.

She wears the standard issue female school uniform consisting of a warm gray blazer fully unbuttoned and untucked, brown sweater vest, white shirt slightly unbuttoned and crooked at the collar and tucked, red ribbon that's displaced, dark blue pleated skirt, white knee-high socks and white uwabaki slippers with sky blue tips.

Personality[]

Sayori is presented with a highly forthcoming and bubbly personality. She enjoys learning about other people and their interests, and would often go out of her way to find out why it interests them, as seen in the side story Understanding. She also has a liking for poetry, teaching Monika how to write poetry and writing plenty of poems herself, mentioning that it allows her to be more expressive with her true feelings in the side story Trust.

She reveals to Monika that she has depression, and admits that she has thoughts of suicide, hoping that Monika would reciprocate and open up to her as well. She explains that opening up to others is extremely difficult for her, that she gets upset when others are worried for her, and that if she can be vulnerable then Monika could be too. In order to combat her feelings of worthlessness and self-loathing, she often works tirelessly to make others happy, and is able to effortlessly break up arguments between the members. Monika looks to Sayori for reassurance, comparing Sayori's ability to diffuse situations to her own.

Sayori is also seen as very enthusiastic and clumsy, forgetting her belongings on her first day in the Literature Club and being jokingly described by Monika as a 'hug monster'. Her personality is initially seen as intense by other members of the club, chiefly Natsuki in Balance, who is not used to a very open friendship, and by Yuri who misunderstands that Sayori simply wants to make her feel welcomed into the club and that she wants to learn about her interests. Sayori reveals that the contrasts in personality in the club allowed her to understand that people have different needs, and that confiding in Monika helped her cope with her own self-deprecating thoughts.

Etymology[]

  • The name Sayori is written in katakana (サヨリ), which has no special meaning. However, when written in kanji (紗世理, 小夜里, 小由, 砂縒, 桜依, 咲依, 早和, 颯依 or 沙頼), it could possibly mean:
    • 紗世理 - "thread, silk" (紗) (sa), "world, lifetime" (世) (yo) and "truth, reason" (理) (ri).
    • 小夜里 - "small" (小) (sa), "night, evening" (夜) (yo) and "village" (里) (ri).
    • 小由 - "small" (小) (sa) and "reason, case, cause" (由) (yori).
    • 砂縒 - "granule, sand" (砂) (sa) and "embroidery" (縒) (yori).
    • 桜依 - "cherry blossom" (桜) (sa) and "rely on" (依) (yori).
    • 咲依 - "blossom" (咲) (sa) and "rely on" (依) (yori).
    • 早和 - "early sum" (早和) (sayori).
    • 颯依 - "sudden, sound of the wind" (颯) (sa) and "rely on" (依) (yori).
    • 沙頼 - "sand" (沙) (sa) and "rely" (頼) (yori).

Trivia[]

  • Sayori's favorite flavor of ice cream is cookie dough, as revealed by Natsuki in the side story Respect.
  • The most important thing to Sayori is the happiness of the people around her.
  • She is the first person to join the Literature Club.
  • Sayori has her favorite foods meticulously organized by category, such as snacks versus full meals, or breakfast foods.
    • Her favorite fruit is cherries, and she reacts very strongly when Monika lies about not liking them.
  • Sayori, at the start of Balance, does not know what "shipping" is. She figures it out offscreen.

References[]

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