Struggling against Mina Rai. August 15th, 2016

Heroic is one of the many personas that appear in Yandere Simulator.

If a Heroic NPC witnesses Yandere-chan murdering a student or carrying a corpse, they will try to apprehend her after one second, which is much less time than other students take to act upon their persona. Heroes will chase after Yandere-chan like a teacher, and Yandere-chan cannot outrun them. Once a heroic student grabs hold of Yandere-chan by her wrists, a struggle mini-game will ensue. The player must press a series of buttons in rapid succession to avoid being apprehended and overpower the foe.

As of the February 15th, 2016 Build, the player will automatically lose a fight against a hero if they are carrying an un-concealable weapon.

NOTE: If Yandere-chan is in the Martial Arts Club, she will automatically win any physical encounter, no matter the self-defense of the student.

The player can tell if they are winning or not by the bar at the bottom. A heartbreak icon

Lose icon.

is located on the left side, a heart icon is located on the right, and the keys/buttons that the player needs to press are in the middle. Pressing the correct buttons will move them to the right, and the incorrect ones will move them to the left. If the player lets the icon fully reach the left side, Yandere-chan will be pinned down by the student and it will result in an APPREHENDED Game Over. Yandere-chan will also yell "No!" as she is apprehended. 

Win icon.

If the icon fully reaches the right side, Yandere-chan will kill the student by stabbing them in the head. During the mini-game, all surrounding students stand still in shock. As soon as a student is defeated, any other Heroic students who saw Yandere-chan will run at her and trigger another mini-game.

The stronger the heroic student's self-defense, the harder it will be to fight back. The player can check how strong a student is in the Student Info. The player can upgrade their Physical Education stat to make the mini-game easier.

If Yandere-chan is running away from a hero without a weapon or if she's carrying a weapon too large to be used in short-range combat, they will automatically pin her down. If they see her with a bloody uniform or being visibly insane, they will not apprehend her, but she will lose reputation.

6-1-2016 HeroicPersona

If the student witnesses a corpse without Yandere-chan nearby, they will instead act like a Teacher's Pet and alert a teacher. Once they report to a teacher, they will remain inside the classroom, mentally scarred, until the police arrive.

At the moment, Yandere-chan can run up to a heroic student and kill them without triggering the mini-game, but this is a bug and will be fixed in a future update.

They may run toward any screaming they hear as well, but YandereDev cannot remember if this was planned or not.[1]

If Yandere-chan tries to take a picture of them, they will give her a suspicious look. If she is in the Photography Club, they will instead simply stand still.



  • This persona was implemented in the November 15th, 2015 Build.
  • If a Heroic student sees a murder-suicide, they will run and tell a teacher, and will not try to restrain the mind-broken student. This is because of programming that deep would push back the release date.[2]
  • They will only use force in self-defense and to protect others.
  • Despite YandereDev using the label "Justice Minded" during his videos, it was actually a placeholder name. The real persona name is Hero.[3] As of the November 15th, 2015 Build, the persona is displayed as Heroic.
  • If both a student with a Heroic persona and a teacher witness Yandere-chan murdering someone, the teacher will apprehend Yandere-chan while the student will just face her.
  • In the future, if a hero witnesses enough murder or corpses, they may become a Sleuth.[4]
  • If the player upgrades the Physical Education stat, Yandere-chan will also be able to move faster. If the stat is upgraded to level 5, she will be able to match the running speed of the pursuer and can outrun them.
  • As of the June 24th, 2016 Build, Sakyu Basu, Inkyu Basu, Pippi Osu and Ryuto Ippongo are also capable of initiating the struggle mini-game. However, they will only initiate it when the player kills one of them in front of the other.
    • As of the September 29th, 2016 Build, this also applies to Kokona Haruka and Riku Soma.
    • As of September 15th, 2017 Build, this also applies to Kokona Haruka and Saki Miyu.
  • YandereDev is considering the idea of heroic students assisting each other against Yandere-chan.[5]
  • YandereDev thinks that some members of the Sports Club will likely have this persona.[6]


You won't get away with this!
— A hero initiating the mini-game.