Toko Fukawa is a horrible, horrible human being. I shouldn't have to explain this, but let's go over it again, anyway, just to lay out my points. She's a mass murderer, constantly acts rude and nasty to people who are trying to be nice to her, is a colossal hypocrite (accuses everyone else of having perverse thoughts over the SLIGHTEST thing like a DVD, yet takes absolutely no issue with sexually harassing other students. Not physically on that last point, but still harassment that was very clearly upsetting person targeted.) and is overall just the most unpleasant person in the world to deal with with absolutely no redeeming qualities about her character.
But I enjoy Togami, so why do I take issue with the fact that Fukawa is a bad person?
Because there's a tremendous difference between a Togami and a Fukawa. The game has absolutely no problems admitting that Togami is a bad person. The CHARACTERS have no problem admitting that Togami is a bad person. He's frequently called out by the other students for his behavior, and just that one thing makes his whole character go down far easier. It's not just you, Togami really IS this over the top jerk that nobody enjoys associating with.
Fukawa, on the other hand, gets off scot-free for every single thing she does. She never faces responsibility or blame for any of her actions. Everything awful she does is excused because she has a mental condition, and she'll break into a million pieces if anybody dares to call her out on her behavior. This is not a healthy way to do anything.
Putting aside the fact that I don't believe for one second Fukawa never ever had a single opportunity to seek help for her condition... when a kid does something stupid and doesn't know any better, you still scold him. Punishment exists to correct behavior. If you actually ARE criminally insane and not just faking it to get off the hook, and you kill someone, sure, you'll get a lighter sentence, sure, you'll probably get evaluation for your condition, but you DON'T just say "oh welp, you're insane, guess we can't hold you responsible for anything", pat them on the back, and leave. And that's exactly how DR1 treats Fukawa. The way she's written, the game legitimately wants me to feel sorry for her, connect with her, and understand her. To which I say, screw that, you're an awful person who's not even trying.
Quite honestly, it's not even the character I hate, it's the way she's written. If the game wanted me to believe Fukawa was the black-hearted monster she's portrayed as, and had her face consequences for her actions, I'd ship her with Togami as the evil highschool pairing from the underworld, have a good laugh about it, and be done with it. But that's not what's going on here. DR1 is trying to force sympathy onto me for a character that is completely unsympathetic, and that's the part I find unacceptable.
So, you all know it's not gonna be easy, and I'll warn you right now there's a very good chance I'm not going to budge on this, but... Change my mind.
Oh, one last thing. Since I've mentioned it a couple times...
I will not accept any counterargument that bases itself on the events of Zettai Zetsubō Shōjo/Ultra Despair Girls/DRAE/Whatever we're calling it this week. As some of you know, I actually tolerate Fukawa in that game, or at the very least, despise her much less than I used to. For all intents and purposes, The Dangan Ronpa action game where you run around as a schoolgirl shooting Monokumas in the face hasn't existed yet, and DR1 is the only thing you have to base your sources and arguments on, as far as Fukawa's character goes.