A corpse is the body left behind when an NPC is killed in Yandere Simulator.
Types of Corpses
- Main Article: Homicide
If Ayano Aishi attacks somebody using a weapon, the weapon and her uniform will be bloodied and the corpse will leak blood as she drags it. If her physical education level is high enough, the corpse can be carried, leaving only the single pool of blood from the initial attack. A blowtorch can be used to perform cauterization on a corpse, so that it does not leave a blood trail.
- Main Article: Fake Suicide
A fake suicide victim's corpse will also leak blood, unless it falls into a dumpster.
- Main Article: Kidnapping
If Ayano's Biology skill is lower than Rank 2 and she uses a syringe on a student, she will accidentally kill them. If she is with her victim in the northwest storage room on the first floor, but does not close the door, her victim will die. They will also die if she stops them from following her, then attempts to tranquilize them, or if the target is a male. Their corpse will also leak blood when dragged.
To prevent the player from accidentally killing their victim, a 'Kidnapping Checklist' will appear onscreen when entering the northeast storage room on the first floor, telling the player if they are currently meeting all of the criteria to perform a kidnapping or not. If the player doesn't meet all the criteria, they will kill the victim instead.
- Main Article: Drowning
Drowned victims do not leak blood, as drowning does not create any external wounds.
- Main Article: Burning
After any student has died from burning to death, their corpse will slowly turn black. After a minute has passed, they will be pure black and no more flames will appear on their body.
- Main Article: Electrocution
Victims of electrocution do not leak blood, and their corpse will smoke slightly instead.
- Main Article: Poisoning
Victims of poisoning do not leak blood. If Ayano does not touch the corpse and a student sees it, they will call their teacher regardless of their persona. The teacher will call the paramedics instead of the police, because they have no reason to believe the victim was murdered. In the future, students may call Nasu Kankoshi instead of their teacher.
Choosing to move a poisoned corpse will make it function like any other corpse, except that it will not leak blood. It can be hidden and disposed of, and anybody who sees her dragging the corpse will react based on their persona.
- Main Article: Suicide
When Ayano hands a weapon to a mind-broken student, the student will kill the current rival, then will kill herself. There will be two corpses as a result, but Ayano will not be bloody or have lost sanity. If the police timer appears, she does not need to dispose of her weapon or uniform. Murder-suicides are more difficult to hide than other methods, as there are two corpses to hide instead of one.
- Main Article: Dismemberment
Once Ayano kills a student, she has the option to dismember the corpse with a circular saw. Once cut up, the dismembered victim will be in six sections: right arm, left arm, head, torso, left leg, and right leg. She can only carry one part at a time. Students that find a dismembered corpse on the ground will tell their teacher, and the latter will call the police. Any other students that witness the dismembered limb will run to their classrooms.
Bodies can be hidden in dumpsters (currently only fake suicide victims), bathroom stalls, and empty rooms. If the corpse is not hidden and Ayano goes to class, the corpse will be discovered, a police investigation will occur, and the day will end.
When dragging corpses through the hallways, students and teachers in their classrooms will see Ayano unless the classroom doors are closed.
Hiding corpses is only a temporary solution, as they will still be found at the end of the day unless they are disposed of.
Corpses won't be able to be hidden in lockers as Japanese lockers are too small.
Disposing of Corpses
There are currently four ways to permanently dispose of a corpse: through the dumpster (only available through pushing off roof), through incinerating in the incinerator, through the wood chipper and through burial in the garden. So far, only fake suicide victims can be disposed of through dumpsters. Ayano must cover their body with a garbage bag. To dispose of a corpse through the incinerator, she must dump the body inside and activate it. If any student is killed on the rooftop, she can dump their body from the roof from the east or west sides and bring it to the incinerator.
If the police are called, Ayano has five minutes to dispose of the corpse. Unless she is able to bathe herself in the girls' Shower Room, dispose of her bloody uniform, and dispose of the murder weapon, she will be linked to the murder and arrested by the police. The School Atmosphere will be lowered if she does not dispose of the corpse, or if the death is determined to be a homicide and the killer is not apprehended. If she frames an NPC or rival for the murder and they are apprehended, the School Atmosphere will not be affected.
If Ayano disposes of the corpse without anyone noticing it, the police will not be called, but failure to clean up other incriminating evidence will lead to lower School Atmosphere. Missing posters will also go up as the student is considered to be missing.
Anybody who sees Ayano dragging or carrying a corpse will immediately assume she murdered the victim. They will react more quickly if the School Atmosphere is low.
Students will act on their personas.
- Main Article: Coward
If a Coward notices Ayano holding a corpse, they will beg for their life before fleeing the school, and they won't call the police. If they discover a corpse, they will run out of school and call the police.
- Main Article: Violent
If any delinquent sees Ayano holding a corpse, they will initiate a combat mini-game and will not stop fighting until they have either knocked out Ayano, or have gotten killed. This doesn't happen if the player is carrying the corpse of one of the bullies.
- Main Article: Spiteful
If a Spiteful student sees a corpse, they will run out of school and call the police unless the student killed was someone they disliked.
If a Heroic student sees a corpse, they will remain shocked for several seconds before running to Ayano in an attempt to restrain her. If they succeed, she will get the "Apprehended" Game Over.
- Main Article: Loner
If a Loner sees a corpse, they will pause in shock for a few seconds, before running out of the school gates and calling the police.
- Main Article: Phone Addict
If a Phone Addict sees a corpse, they will snap a picture of it and text the image to the police. If any other student, regardless of their persona, has their phone out while Ayano is murdering someone or sees a corpse, they will also snap a photo and text it to the police, but they will take twice as long, resulting in more time to get them. A timer will appear above them, showing how much time the player has before the police timer appears. They can be delayed by asking Info-chan for a favor. They will search outside the school, as Info-chan will give them false information, and the player will have 4 more minutes to complete the steps.
- Main Article: Teacher's Pet
If a Teacher's Pet sees a corpse, they will pause in shock for several seconds, before running to their teacher to report what they saw.
If a teacher, led by a Teacher's Pet, finds the corpse where the Teacher's Pet saw it, she will call the police and stand guard over it until the police arrive, making it difficult for Ayano to dispose of it. If a teacher sees Ayano dragging a corpse, they will give chase. If Ayano has upgraded her physical education enough, she will be able to fight back.
- Main Article: Senpai
If Senpai sees Ayano dragging a corpse, he will be horrified, resulting in the "Heartbroken" Game Over. If he simply sees a corpse, he will run out of the school gates and call the police, like all other Loners.
- Main Article: Social Butterfly
If a Social Butterfly discovers a corpse, they will run to a crowded area before calling the police.
- The corpses follow a ragdoll animation, which will sometimes break and cause the corpses to stretch and glitch while they are being dragged. YandereDev is well aware of this problem and will not respond to any bug reports about them.
- When picking up a corpse, sometimes the body will fail to sync with the player's arms, meaning that the body will continue to float in front of the player as if she was holding them.
- Corpses may glitch through walls.
- Any student who is killed with a ritual knife will emit grey mist.
- In the future, Ayano may be able to report corpses to a teacher, but this will cause the day to end, so the player will miss any important events that take place during the rest of the school day.
- In the future, the protagonist may earn cash from looting corpses.
- In the future, if a teacher discovers a corpse, there may be a PA announcement about their discovery.