(DR1 spoilers and a whole lotta words, evidence bullets, and analysis ahead. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.)
Sakura Oogami: the princess, the queen, the goddess, the saint. She has so many glorifying titles heaped upon her by the fandom sometimes that you’d think she was custom-designed to be put on a pedestal. And, once you’d gotten to CH4 of Dangan Ronpa, you’d see where those titles were coming from. Among the rest of the cast - a bunch of scared, angry, vulnerable kids in a terrible place - Sakura shines: she becomes a beacon of selflessness and courage, sacrificing her life for the sake of her friends. The events of the chapter cast her in quite the holy light (the only part she forgets is the coming-back-to-life-in-three-days part), but stare at it too long and you might blind yourself a little.
She was mortal, too, and not just in some technical sense. She had fears and weaknesses and struggles and blood that flowed red like the