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.Game Over. Yandere-chan will also yell "No!" as they are on the floor. 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 the player will run at them 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 stronger a student is, the harder the mini-game. 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.
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, the player can run up to a hero and kill them without triggering the mini-game, but this is a bug and will be fixed in a future update.
If Yandere-chan tries to take a picture of them, they will give her a suspicious look. If the player is in the Photography Club, they will instead simply stand still.
- 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 programming that deep would push back the release date.
- This persona was implemented as of the November 15th, 2015 Build.
- 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. 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.
- 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.
- YandereDev is considering the idea of heroic students assisting each other against Yandere-chan.
|“||You won't get away with this!||”|
— A hero initiating the mini-game.