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Lucky Guy
Character Full Portrait Lucky Guy.png
Difficulty Difficulty Full.png Difficulty Empty.png Difficulty Empty.png
Alias Deduction Substitute
Gender Male
Birthday November 22
Career Lucky Guy

Lucky Guy, or Deduction Substitute, is one of 33 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Identity V Identity v.png.


Lucky Guy specializes in versatility, able to manually select certain items from a chest (increasing his odds of receiving it) and always having the right tool for the job. Additionally, he lacks a debuff, making him a relatively low-risk character. His decoding speed is normal/average.


His world is like a slot machine that he always wins at. But who knows what will happen when he stops playing.[1]

Besides some basic information, nothing is known about Lucky Guy, not even his real name. He is right-handed and of average height.


No one knows how many people have taken part in this game; we know that he played the game.

External Traits[]

External Traits
Icon Name Description
External Trait Lucky Guy Lucky Guy.png
Lucky Guy It is perfectly normal for someone with nothing to rely on luck.

Wishing for an Item before opening a Chest will significantly increase your chances of receiving it. Meanwhile, Chest Opening Speed will also increase by 60%.

External Trait Lucky Guy Veterans.png
Veterans Veterans are much more vigilant than novices and gain an additional 2 second boost when hit.

 Deduction Target[]

Note: This character has no deduction system

Appearance Decoration[]

Icon Name Series Description Cost
Costume Lucky Guy Original.png
Original Already Equipped The original costume. Everything looks so natural. N/A
Costume Lucky Guy Souichi.png Souichi Junji Ito Collection
Souichi's birthday is May 3. When cursing others, it is often Souichi that suffers. 1388 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 4888 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Costume Lucky Guy Maid Outfit.png
Maid Outfit N/A This set of clothes doesn't fit very well but doesn't it change one's mood...? 1988 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 4888 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Costume Lucky Guy Makoto Naegi.png
Makoto Naegi Danganronpa Crossover Event Essence A student in Hope's Peak Academy's Class 78th, the "Ultimate Lucky Student". An ordinary guy. N/A
Costume Lucky Guy Moon Face.png
Moon Face S1 Essence 2 One more mark on the clothes could bring in more luck? N/A
Costume Lucky Guy Foreign Athenian.png Foreign Athenian Memory Sphere Season 6 Unfortunately for those Athenians, they were too clever, unlike me. N/A
Costume Lucky Guy The Final.png
The Final Memory Sphere Season 12 Who will be the lucky one favoured by the goddess of victory this time round? N/A
Costume General B.png
Crazy Geng Hao Crazy Aliens Crossover

CN Exclusive

From the primitive Stone Age, all the way to the space age of madness.

Movie "Crazy Aliens" crossover limited costume

188 Currency Fragments Icon.png / 318 Currency Echoes Icon.png or Package: 788 Currency Echoes Icon.png
Costume Lucky Guy Brown.png Brown Abyss Treasure Will unadorned colors bring luck to subdued? N/A
Costume Lucky Guy Mellow Yellow.png
Mellow Yellow Season Essence Hide yourself and stay mellow! N/A
Costume Lucky Guy Reserved Green.png
Reserved Green Season Essence Hush, don't let them see you! N/A
Costume Lucky Guy Plain Gray.png
Plain Gray Season Essence What's wrong with leading a plain life? N/A
Icon Name Series Description Cost
Accessory Clover Charm.png
Clover Charm Memory Sphere Season 5 Legend has it that the clover brings good luck. How will Lucky Guy fare with the Clover Charm?
Special Effects
Unique Chest-Opening Motion
788 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 2988 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Voodoo Doll Junji Ito Collection Perhaps it would be wise to practice caution when performing pranks with this item. Who knows what might happen? N/A
Accessory Fortune Wheel.png
Fortune Wheel S1 Memory Sphere B Belief in luck is a strength, and he really has a lot of strength. 258 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 968 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Accessory Shipwreck Sketch.png
Sketch of a shipwreck S2 Essence 1 It is impossible to visualize that strange event by simply looking at this rough sketch. N/A
Accessory Wedding Invitation.png
Wedding Invitation S2 Essence 1 A long lost invitation that now only serves as an expired ticket for a tragic performance. N/A
Icon Type Name Series Description
Graffiti Lucky Guy - Gray Shadow N/A Lucky Guy's exclusive Graffiti, Gray Shadow
Graffiti Reference Book Danganronpa Crossover Event Essence Reference Book graffiti, exclusive to Lucky Guy. Danganronpa crossover.
Standby Motion
Icon Name Series Description
Say Hello Danganronpa Crossover Event Essence Lucky Guy's matching room motion, Say Hello. Danganronpa Crossover.


  • Many players would recommend wishing for the Flare Gun at the start of the match to have access to an early save, or even to prevent danger before it happens.
    • However, that might not work out in your favor. Do not always try to get the gun, you only need a gun when you need to rescue a teammate. In the beginning of the game, it is recommended to get the elbow pads, which allow you to keep distance from hunter.
  • Although Lucky Guy is no doctor, carrying syringes is not a bad choice. Known as the heal trick, you can heal while kiting, or, take a hit before rescuing someone, rescued them, and heal yourself like nothing happened in the first place. If all goes as planned, you can do this multiple times.
  • Lucky Guy is not a bad decoder, so, obtaining the map is a good way to work with teammates to increase the speed.
  • Lucky Guy is what you call an average character. But that is a blessing because there isn't much to complain about.
  • Lucky Guy makes the core of every character, so, making your person well-rounded to Lucky Guy will also work for the majority of every character.
  • You can spam the item pick-up button to carry several items around at once.
  • Try to keep an item in your hands at all times, as you won't always have the privilege of stopping to wish for something.
  • Obsessive Talent Obsessive.png is a very useful Talent for this Survivor if you haven't already memorized chest locations.
  • Try making your Persona more well-rounded to accentuate the Lucky Guy's flexibility.


  • He is right-handed.[2]
  • His birthday is on 22 November.
  • He loves chests and hates dogs.
  • Lucky Guy is the only character in the game who doesn't spawn with their own item.
    • He's also the only one without a confirmed name, backstory, occupation, or Deduction System.
  • It's very likely that Lucky Guy was going to be among the original cast of Survivors when the game was in its infancy and had not taken the route of more eccentric things like Cowboy's and Female Dancer's. This would explain why he is just an everyday person, and why he lacks lore apart from descriptions.
    • In the initial trailer[3], a human Lucky Guy is shown, only with a lack of doll-like features and black colored hair. Although, at the very end, the in-game Lucky Guy is shown. This is most likely due to the developers being in the process of converting the game to a less mature atmosphere, although this is not confirmed.
    • It is also possible that the doll version of Lucky Guy was going to be a skin.
  • In the tutorial/prologue, Lucky Guy is shown with Stranger A. It's possible that this Survivor is another leftover from the previously more generic cast.
    • It's possible Stranger A is related to Lucky Guy given their physical similarities.
  • Whenever the game refers to a Survivor, it often uses Lucky Guy's likeness, in a similar manner to how Hell Ember is chosen to represent Hunters.
  • Previously, Lucky Guy lacked an ability other than Veterans, although he was later given one upon request of the community.
  • Lucky Guy was originally intended to be played as a sort of tutorial character. His current ability likely intends for the player to discover different aspects and strategies of the game through his usage of items.
  • The Lucky Guy's Moon Face skin depicts him as having pale skin, while the in-game render does not reflect this.
  • The "Moon Face" skin depicts a skin for the Hell Ember exclusive to the Chinese version of the game.



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