Characters: Hyperdimension Neptunia
This page lists all characters in Hyperdimension Neptunia
, the first game of the Neptunia
series, and the tropes associated with them. Tropes specific to their portrayal in the other games of the series belong on the pages for those games.
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- Beware the Nice Ones: Will secretly take advantage of people trying to do so to her, while setting up legal ownership of concepts and items so that even if they catch on, she can sue them into oblivion if they try anything. Blackmails Vert about staying silent on her "Kichiku Megane Harlem Set for Virgins", especially to keep that info from IF as Vert fears that she would become incredibly disappointed with her. She also sells Vert a voucher to play an MMO for free, for 10,000 Credits. She was surprised Vert jumped immediately at the offer, though, thinking it was a steal.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She never appeared again after mk2, since the real-life Gust Corporation was bought and absorbed into Koei-Tecmo. Her role in Re;Birth1 was written out entirely, and her role in Re;Birth2 was taken by Broccoli.
- Game-Breaking Bug: Her revival skills have been known to not work right and just heal her, considerably lowering her use in battle.
- Hulk Speak
- Nice Hat
- Optional Party Member: Both Nisa and Gust are, and with some DLC, they can become playable as well. Later on, 5pb and RED are also be playable.
- Simple Staff
- The Smart Girl
- Third-Person Person: At times.
- Token Evil Teammate
- Verbal Tic: In the Japanese version of the game, Gust's desu-no. Where have I heard this before, considering who voiced Gust?
- A-Cup Angst: Her Berserk Button is someone pointing out her flat chest.
- Absolute Cleavage: Nisa dresses like this. Sans the cleavage.
- The Big Girl
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She never appeared in the series again after mk2, for reasons unknown. Her role in Re;Birth1 was written out entirely, and her role in Re;Birth2 was filled by RED of all characters, who had been suffering from this trope since the first game.
- She has, however, been making the rounds as a cameo DLC character in recent Disgaea games. Unlike most characters, though, she doesn't reference her home series in her description - it merely reads that she's an anthropomorphism of NIS.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Dub Name Change: Her name was changed from Nippon Ichi to Nisa, to represent NIS America.
- Dynamic Entry: Justice Kick!
- Goggles Do Nothing
- Large Ham
- Optional Party Member: Both Nisa and Gust are, and with some DLC, they can become playable as well.
- Scarf of Asskicking
- Screaming Warrior
- Swiss Army Weapon: Prinny Gun. It's a gun and a Laser Blade.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
nao (Japanese), Mela Lee
- Bare Your Midriff
- Headphones Equal Isolation
- Good Angel, Bad Angel: They debate over whether or not to eat someone else's sweets mostly.
- Lady of Black Magic
- Luminescent Blush: She gets one when she finds IF watching her in one of the scenes.
- The Medic: The only character capable of healing the party outside of the Item Skills. As with everything she does, the Power of Rock is involved. Specifically suddenly being on stage, performing a short Instrumental version of Ryuusei no Bifrost.
- Not Good with People: While incredibly confident while singing or on the radio, at any other time she becomes incredibly timid and shy. IF intends to help her get over this problem.
- Optional Party Member: With some DLC she becomes playable. Otherwise she's just seen on Hi-Five Radio, reading off what various NPCs have to say about the party after finishing quests.
- Panty Shot: The only character tall enough to have the camera look up her skirt while running around in dungeons unless you go out of your way to move it.
- The Power of Rock: Her method of employing Elemental Attacks, and her stats are skewed in favor of this over resorting to beating things to death with her guitar.
- Shy Blue-Haired Girl
- Sixth Ranger
- Stage Name: Her real name is Lyrica, though aside from IF almost no one knows it. This is because this name is exclusive to the English localization, and not present in the original Japanese.
- Stripperific: One of the few cases where this is justified, as she is an Idol Singer, and thus her outfit is supposed to be alluring.
- Airplane Arms
- Be Careful What You Wish For: At "+100 Charisma", she'll get to have her "Hotel Event" with IF. The event she gets is being stuck sick in bed, while IF waits around for her to get better before joining the party.
- Brick Joke: Delivers one from Gust and her own at the same time. She eats IF's blanc-manger, and later sends her Blanc's Manju. After joining the team she gives IF a "Kichiku Megane Harlem Set for Virgins" because she notices that IF likes Vert and that Vert has one as well. After a brief moment of disappointment she just passes it off as RED mixing names up again.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Doesn't appear in later games, since the company she's based on was bought out by a Chinese firm.
- She finally comes back as a playable character in RE;Birth 2. RED? Is that you RED? Oh how we missed you!
- Crash-Into Hello
- Harem Seeker: She wants wifeys. IF is Wifey Number 1.
- Genki Girl: In almost all of the scenes she appears in she tends to act like this.
- Genre Savvy: The game makes no attempt to hide that it's a game, so what's the best way to get wifeys? Add Relationship Values to the events she's involved in, bringing up the possibilities of both You Lose at Zero Trust and Level-Up at Intimacy 5. It mostly works, she just doesn't get her "Hotel Event" with IF in the way she hoped.
- Improbable Weapon User: Yo-yos. Because there are legends of a hero who fought off aliens with one.
- Meaningful Name: In so many ways, including combined with Fun with Acronyms: Red. R: Red hair in an R shape. E: Her cup size. D: She has a dragon. She also refers to herself as the Royal Emperor Dragon when joining the party.
- Optional Party Member: Only appears in the game if you've got the required DLC.
- Sixth Ranger
- Skunk Stripe: Has a couple of these. One by her face, the other at the tip of the R in her hair.
- Toilet Humor: In one of her event "Red Alert" RED get chased by a upset Lady White Heart for farting loudly in front of her.
Red: " Phew! I think I lost her... Lady White Heart's good at chasing people! She didn't have to get so upset... I know it was like a grenade explosion, but I'm just a human. Everyone cuts a fart once in a while. Plus, the louder it is, the less smell it has. So they say. Anyway, that one was really sound-barrier shatteringly loud. ...She'll get over it soon."
- Affably Evil: He may be a jackass, but he's polite about it, going as far as to turn on the lights when he had Neptune and her party trapped because "total darkness" would be too cruel.
- The Chessmaster: During the time you spend in Lastation (read: half of the game), Ganache himself states he's manipulated everything from the start up the the current point, from the moment he heard of the Console War.
- The Dragon: Of a manner, he could easily be seen as filling this role to Lady Black Heart, if one was to consider her a villain.
- Evil Genius
- Gadgeteer Genius
- Genre Savvy: When Arfoire shows up to make a deal, he knows not to trust her automatically.
- Hostage Situation: Conjures up something of the like for the Tech Expo, to make sure Neptune and her party go there quickly.
- In-Series Nickname: Solicitor (IF) or "Mr." Solicitor (Compa).
- Jerkass: And HOW.
- Out of Focus: After the Lastation section of the first game. Doesn't make him any less of a douche.
- Shoot the Hostage: He outright says something regrettable will happen to the Expo attendees if Neptune and her party don't go there quickly.
- Smug Snake
- The Faceless: Standard with NPC's of the game.
- Willfully Weak: He was the founder of Avenir, however, he has the rank of a regular employee. This was all part of his plan however.
- Corrupt Church: Is the leader of it and it doesn't begin to describe him.
- To put things in perspective, he tried to get IF to poison Neptune, went ahead and did it himself, then arrested all three girls as "criminals". Jade later goes into more detail about Yvoire, going on about how he destroyed any documents pertaining to the purge of the Guild, refusing to acknowledge the atrocities committed.
- Jerkass: Remember Ganache? Yvoire is a friggin' competitor for his title at this.
- Leave Your Quest Test: Gives IF an offer to become a Leanbox citizen, so she can worship Lady Green Heart freely.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Everything he does is for the sake of Lady Green Heart.