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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    CPUs 

General CPU Tropes

  • Exotic Eye Designs: All CPUs and CPU Candidates have a power symbol in their eyes when in HDD.
  • Moe Anthropomorphism: Of various consoles.
  • Physical Goddess
  • Really 700 Years Old
  • Sword and Gun: For this game only, all the CPUs carry handguns alongside their primary melee weapons, and can use them in combat. Victory and the three remakes relegate all their gun attacks to EX assists, while mk2 and Victory II remove those attacks entirely.note 

Neptune/Purple Heart

Voiced by: Rie Tanaka (Japanese), Melissa Fahn (English)

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Vert/Green Heart

Voiced by: Rina Sato (Japanese), Tara Platt (English)

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  • Heavy Sleeper: When you see Green Heart for the first time, she's just waking up and goes back to sleep while IF was talking with her. A funny nod to the "Red Ring of Death".
    Vert: Most people speak like you at first... but... I don't like... bald people...
  • The Hedonist: Green Heart is not just a gamer girl but also a hedonist. Most of her blog talks about her recent parties and the banquets she had.
  • Japanese Pronouns: Watakushi.
  • Meaningful Name: "Vert" means "green" in French, and she's wearing green, which also represents the Xbox 360.
  • The Nicknamer: She doesn't create them herself, but she picks up upon nicknames Compa assigns characters, and enjoys using them as a means to be less formal.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Blonde, blue-eyed, busty American.
  • Underboobs: She plays this trope straight. Neptune even refers to her as such.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: When she isn't playing an MMORPG, Vert would probably make any guy who think she is an easy lay will be in for a VERY rude shock (namely when she wants you to bring friends).
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair: As Green Heart.

Noire/Black Heart

Voiced by: Asami Imai (Japanese), Erin Fitzgerald (English)

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  • Catch Phrase: Usually a variation of "Only does everything". A reference to how the PS3 was advertised.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: In one cutscene, Noire is implied to be one.
  • Expy:
    • Somehow, Noire really resembles Azusa from K-On!. It's mildly implied that the resemblance was what inspired her to learn how to play a guitar.
    • Both Noire and Azusa resemble Kooh from Pangya.
  • Faking Amnesia: She does this when she encounters Neptune as Noire, not wanting to reveal her identity.

Blanc/White Heart

Voiced by: Kana Asumi (Japanese), Wendee Lee (English)

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  • A-Cup Angst: Berserk Button is someone pointing out her flat chest. Can actually double as a reference to how Nintendo is frequently derided as kiddie trash, while the Playstation and Xbox counterparts are more heavily stacked (especially the Xbox) since they're the more "cool and mature" consoles.
  • Badass Mangaworm.

     Makers 

General Maker Tropes

IFnote 

Voiced by: Kana Ueda (Japanese), Kate Higgins (English)

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Companote 

Voiced by: Kanako Sakai (Japanese), Cristina Valenzuela (English)

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  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Compa delivers one as one of her normal attacks.
    • Quite a literal example at that; in Re;birth, her Slap attack has one of the highest single hit Guard Damages in the game.

Gustnote 

Voiced by: Natsuko Kuwatani (Japanese), Cassandra Lee (English)

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Nisa/Nippon Ichi

Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi (Japanese), Michelle Ruff (English)

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5pb./Lyrica

Voiced by: nao (Japanese), Mela Lee (English Game) , Caitlin Glass (English Anime)

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RED

Voiced by: Kanae Ito (Japanese), Carrie Keranen (English)

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    NPCs 

Arfoire

Voiced by: Chiaki Takahashi (Japanese), Laura Post (English)

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Histoire

Voiced by: Mika Kanai (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English)

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  • Physical God: Can't do anything without the other Goddesses' consent though.
  • Rule of Three: Takes her three days to do anything useful.

Ganache

Voiced by: Liam O'Brien (English)

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  • 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.

Jade

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Voiced by Sam Riegel

Yvoire

Voiced by: Patrick Seitz (English)

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  • 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.
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