Characters / Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2

This page lists all characters in Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2, the second game of the Neptunia series (and its remake), 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. Notably, the (Super Dimension) characters introduced in the first game are not the same as their Hyper Dimension counterparts.

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    CPUs and CPU Candidates 
The Goddesses of Gamindustri. The CPUs and Nepgear were sent to battle Arfoire 3 years ago, only to lose to her and wind up trapped for the next few years. Nepgear being the only one that was freed from this must get the help of the other CPU Candidates to free the CPUs still trapped in the Gameindustri Graveyard.

General CPU & CPU Candidate Tropes

  • Awesome, but Impractical:
    • Superior Angels. What it does is that it hits all enemies for 9999 for 15 times. The downside? You need all four CPU Candidates at 100 AP and have at least 100 SP. The SP gaining isn't that bad, but in a game where later enemies do a One-Hit Kill on you, AP gaining isn't easy as it seems.
    • The CPUs' DLC Combination Attack Guardian Force also falls for this. It's arguably stronger and has a wider range but costs more SP; basically it's more awesome but also more impractical to use.
    • Just even using HDD form is already impractical to use in this series thanks to the constant SP drain.
    • Neither of these are an issue in the remake.
  • Bound and Gagged: Arfoire keeps the CPUs and Nepgear like this for three years. It's even the name of the trophy you get for viewing the CG image of them.
  • Biological Immortality: CPUs cannot die, but can be killed.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: All CPUs and CPU Candidates have a power symbol in their eyes when in HDD.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the normal endings, the four goddesses sacrifice their lives to destroy Arfoire for good. However, after Nepgear finishes her speech, the four goddesses turn out to be A-OK.
  • Immortality Begins at 20: Neptune mentions in Victory that all CPUs in her timeline, i.e. mk2, are born like this.
  • Moe Anthropomorphism: Of various consoles and handhelds.
  • Physical God
  • Really 700 Years Old: They have lived for centuries.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: In the True Ending, Both Blanc and Vert think about the idea of giving one of the former's sisters to the latter.
  • Suicide for Others' Happiness: During the Conquest Ending, most of the CPU Candidates voluntarily let you kill them after their CPU sisters force Nepgear to kill them. Uni gets a special mention, as she says she wants to die because her older sister is already dead, so she has nothing left to live for except her sister's dying words of hope that Gamindustri can be saved, which requires that Uni allows herself to be killed by Nepgear. Neptune plays this straight, smiling and stating simply that Nepgear has to kill her or all of their efforts until then will be for nothing.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: The four goddesses. To put it in a nutshell, they have very few skills despite having the best stats of the whole team. DLC and Re;Birth 2 fixed this by turning them all into Game Breakers.

Nepgear/Purple Sister

Voiced by: Yui Horie (Japanese), Christine Marie Cabanos (English)

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The Protagonist of the Game. Three years ago, she along with her sister and the other CP Us were trapped in the Gameindustri Graveyard. She was only able to escape with Compa and IF's aid, after which they set out on a journey to find the other CPU Candidates and released the CPUs. She can also choose to sacrifice the other Goddesses to gain an Unholy Holy Sword or in Re;Birth 2, instead get a more powerful weapon for less (read: no) sacrifices. She represents the fictitious N-Gear. The names of said console and Nepgear herself are inspired by the Game Gear.
  • Badass Armfold: This is how Keiji Inafune appears to Nepgear.
  • Badass Bookworm
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her Lilac mkII Processor does this.
  • Beehive Barrier: Her Panzer Blade attack causes her enemies to generate one for every swing, just so she can shatter them all in the process of beating them to death.
  • Big Word Shout: During her Slash Wave attack.
    Nepgear: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • Bishie Sparkle: Gets these a few times, notably when Uni asks to join the party.
  • Catch Phrase: Her oddly-constructed "What the goodness?!"
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Pretty much every other girl on the team aside from Neptune express or generally indicate interest in her, either to be their little sister or romantically. She usually doesn't even notice, or assumes they're joking.
  • Combination Attack: The only one who is a required party member for a majority of the combination attacks, the total number (including the DLC power up) being at 10'.
  • Duel Boss: With a few characters.
  • Duet Bonding: When Neptune and Nepgear produce their Idol Singer video.
  • Evil Feels Good: A borderline example, when she runs Linda through with the Demon Sword.
    Nepgear: "I should have done this a long time ago."
  • Gameplay Story Segregation: When you get the lilac mk2 processor unit, Nepgear gets a cutscene where says she's become stronger but if you look at the stats for the lilac and lilac mk2 processor units, the lilac processor unit has higher stats than the lilac mk2.
    • Fixed in the remake - the lilac mk2 set has higher total stats than the lilac set in every category except HP, SP and elemental resistance, which both sets have none of.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Anything happens, she'll almost always say "What the goodness!" in the English translation.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When you summon Keiji Inafune, his eyes glow before Nepgear delivers the final blow.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: One of Nepgear's Skills has her use Keiji Inafune like a blade.
  • Hair Decorations: Has one X-shaped hairclip as opposed to Neptune's two hairclips.
  • Intimate Healing: IF decides to go this route to snap her out of it and get her to go HDD. Compa voices disappointment that she wasn't the one who got to get "Lovey-Dovey" with Nepgear.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Tries to take on a dragon at the behest of "Chika" and almost gets owned by it before being rescued by Cave.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Both she and Nisa think she's a Jack-of-All-Stats when she's really this. If you play her right, she's a good tank, dishes out damage harder than the rest, is a required character to all of the Combination Attacks, and yet the Irony? She's a Game Breaker if you place her as a support role because she's the only one who can get rid of the Damage Cap allowing other characters to damage enemies beyond 9999.
  • Lonely at the Top: In the Conquest Ending. By the end, she has killed all the other goddesses and united the world under her rule, and those of her friends who are still alive leave her after Arfoire is defeated.
    Nepgear: "This is the dark path that I've chosen to walk alone."
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: As Purple Sister, she wields a rifle with a sword attached to it.
  • Nice Girl: Nepgear is a relatively friendly and kind-hearted girl at heart, and willing to help others in need.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In the Conquest End, she thinks of using the demonic sword to vanquish Arfoire, and ends up becoming the only goddess left in the entire world. Unfortunately, the world is then headed towards destruction, for if there is no competition, there can be no progress. CFW Arfoire even outright tells that to Nepgear.
  • Purple Is Powerful
  • Shout-Out: Most of her skill is based on Temjin's weapons.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: While Purple Heart has a black-dominant costume, Purple Sister has a white dominant costume.
  • Stripperific: Her powered-up costume.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Starts off as meek, shy, and timid, unlike her older sister. By the end of the game, she becomes the next goddess of Planeptune.
  • Villain Protagonist: Becomes one in the Conquest End. She's not happy about it.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Her Beam Rifle as Nepgear and the Inafune Beam.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gets called out by other people on her actions in the Conquest End.
  • Wrench Wench
  • Younger Than They Look: She happens to be the younger sister of Neptune, yet she appears older than Neptune.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Same as her sister.

Uni/Black Sister

Voiced by: Eri Kitamura (Japanese), Sarah Williams (English)

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Noire's Sister. She initially comes to the Guild looking for something to do when they meet the party, who are unaware of her identity as Lastation's CPU candidate, nor knowing of Nepgear's identity as Planeptune's Candidate. She represents the Playstation Portable.

Rom/White Sister

Voiced by: Yui Ogura (Japanese) , Carrie Keranen (English)

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Ram's older twin, and Blanc's younger sister. She is rather shy around others. She meets the party in Lowee after getting Kidnapped by Underling, like her sister. However like (and because of) her sister, she didn't trust Nepgear at first until she helped her find her missing pen. Together, Ram and Rom are the Nintendo DS incarnate.

Ram/White Sister

Voiced by: Kaori Ishihara (Japanese), Shelby Lindley (English)

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One of Blanc's twin sisters, and thus one of Lowee's CPU Candidates. She is more blunt and outgoing than her twin, Rom. She meets the party after they rescue Rom from Underling, however she is initially untrusting of Nepgear. Together, they both represent the Nintendo DS.

     Makers 
These adventurers are the personifications of various Game companies. They are willing to help Nepgear in her quest to resue the CPUs and stop Arfoire.

General Maker Tropes

  • Moe Anthropomorphism: Of video game producers.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: In most settings, these characters would be considered fairly powerful. Only problem is, they're working with a bunch of Physical Gods. IF is the only one who seems bothered by this though, so she takes to training alone to keep up with Nepgear. After Nepgear catches her doing this, IF bans her from any personal training until she's a Super Soldier.

Cave

Voiced by: Mayuko Takahashi (Japanese), Lauren Landa (English)

A cool, calm and collected girl that rescues the party from a Uriah Gambit set off by Underling, who disguised herself as Leanbox's Oracle. She is a member of Leanbox's SMD organization.

Falcom

Voiced by: Akemi Kanda (Japanese), Xanthe Huynh (English)

    Oracles 

Kei Jinguji

Voiced by: Yuko Sanpei (Japanese)

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A shrewd businesswoman with a bit of a reputation for making deals that border on the Faustian, and will not take kind to those who do not fulfill their end of the bargain. She is Lastation's Oracle (and yes it is a she).

Mina Nishizawa

Voiced by: Sayaka Nakaya (Japanese)

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Lowee's Oracle and Ram and Rom's magic teacher (and the butt of many of their pranks).

Chika Hakozaki

Voiced by: Yuka Komatsu (Japanese), Michelle Ann Dunphy (English)

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Leanbox's Oracle and a Fangirl and sister figure to Vert (who does not have an actual sister, since Microsoft didn't have any portable platforms).

    Villains 

Magic the Hard / CFW Magic

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

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Arfoire's most loyal follower, and one to match the CPUs head on. Like Arfoire, she taps intot he power of Shres and used them to defeat and trap them, cementing the cult as the dominant religion. She the personification of Fanboyism

Judge the Hard / CFW Judge

Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (English)

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After Magic defeated the CPUs, she sent Judge to watch over them. He is ruthless in battle and proved to be a difficult obstacle for Nepgear, IF and Compa, cutting their plans to free the other CPUs short...for now. He is the personifation of people who gave up after their games flopped.
  • An Axe to Grind
  • The Berserker
  • Black Ax Crazy Robot Dies First
  • Came Back Wrong: Of the four, he's the only one not to. It helps that he was already completely insane.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The actual fight with him will end this way for either you or him. He is powerful enough to wipe out most of your team in a single turn, but just before the fight, Nepgear gets an extremely powerful new processor set and a Game Breaker skill called Celestial Severance. Your CPU Candidates also receive the Superior Angels skill shortly before entering the area, another ridiculously powerful skill. And to top it all off, everyone in your party begins the fight with a full 300 SP. So the fight is pretty much a race to see who will utterly annihilate the other first.
  • Creator Breakdown / Rage Quit: The personification of this.
  • Eye Scream: This is how Nepgear, IF, and Compa escape him the first time they have to fight him.
  • The Grim Reaper: As the personification of game creators giving up after poor sales, he's been designed to look the part at the very least. Despite this, Magic is the one with the associated weapon.
  • Humongous Mecha: Looks like one.
  • Psycho Rangers: Apart from Magic herself, his wings resemble that of the CP Us to a limited extent. He and Magic also served as Nepgear's counterpart in AISC, as his goal is to keep the CP Us contained in the graveyard while Nepgear's is to free them.

Brave the Hard / CFW Brave

Voiced by: Kentaro Ito (Japanese), David Vincent (English)

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A Humongous Mecha who knows well about improvished childen and as such, will help ASIC to bring joy to the poor children, this naturly puts him in a bit of a moral grey area. He is the personification of not being able to buy the newest games.

Trick the Hard / CFW Trick

Voiced by: Yoji Ueda (Japanese), Derek Stephen Prince (English), Josh Grelle (English Anime)

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A reptilian-looking Lolicon who seems to be hated by most everyone (wonder why?). He represents the reactions to Nintendo Hard games

Linda/Underling

Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (Japanese) , Morgan-Berry (English)

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Not much there is to say about her, other than she is an Underling. She confronts the party at every turn hoping to destroy the mascots before they empower Nepgear. Like Arfoire and Magic, she also uses ASIC's shares to her advantage.

Warechu/Pirachu

Voiced by: Neeko (Japanese)

ASIC's Macot and Linda's Sidekick. Has a crush on Compa

    Exclusive to Re;Birth 2 

Stella

Felis

Returning Characters

     CPUs 

Neptune/Purple Heart

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

Nepgear's sister, Planeptune's CPU and general protagonist of the Franchise (though not this game). She represents a Scrapped SEGA console called the Neptune.

Vert/Green Heart

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

CPU of Leanbox and the most endowed of the CPUs. Has a thing for raiding, and Boys Love Dating Sims. She prepresents the Xbox 360.
  • Japanese Pronouns: She uses the very formal "watakushi".
  • Meaningful Name: "Vert" means "green" in French, and she's wearing green, which also represents the Xbox 360.
  • Mercy Kill: During the Conquest Ending route, she requests Nepgear to finish her off with the cursed sword since she has no hope of surviving after the beating Linda gives to her.
  • Onee-sama: Nepgear points out that she is the one most like a big sister among the goddesses, and that it's rather ironic considering she actually has no real sisters. Vert explains that it's merely because she had to keep the other three in line.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Blonde, blue-eyed, busty American.
  • Underboobs: She plays this trope straight. Neptune even refers to her as such.
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair: As Green Heart.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Her room is filled with yaoi merchandise, a rude awakening for any man who wants to ask her out.

Noire/Black Heart

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

The CPU of Lastation, who is known for her general attitude. She represents the Playstation 3.

Blanc/White Heart

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

The CPU of Lowee, who is both the Wii and Beware the Quiet Ones incarnate, though the latter only reveals itself if you mention her chest.
  • A-Cup Angst: Her Berserk Button is someone pointing out her flat chest.
  • Badass Bookworm: She loves reading books so much, she spends most of her free time reading them or writing books than playing with her sisters. And she is a strong CPU, no less.

     Makers and Oracles 

IFnote 

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

Neptune and Nepgear's friend. She has a perchance for edginess and snark. A Guild Agent who went with Compa to the Graveyard to free the trapped CPUs with the Sharicite, which they spent the last 3 years gathering.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Between her and Compa, she's the Tomboy.
  • Too Many Belts: IF's design looks like she has a ton of belts on her clothes.
    • And neck collars for everyone!
    • She's only got two, three if you count the collar. One for her pants and one on her coat to hold her nine cellphones. Admittedly, the cuffs of her coat do look a bit like belts, but they're not.
  • Transparent Closet: After Compa's Chick Magnet moment, Nisa calls attention to this, claiming that the closet door just opened. Nepgear is the only one that seemed surprised, everyone else just finds it completely adorable and immediately shift to topic to wedding plans while she repeatedly insists she meant to say something else.
    • She becomes incredibly irritated and depressed, to the point of running off, when Nepgear asks Compa who she likes more, Neptune or IF.
  • Tsundere: Type A. This is pointed out by name.

Companote 

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

A friend of Neptuna, Nepgear and IF, she is a nurse-in-training. She went with IF to help the CPUs in the graveyard with the Sharicite they'd been gathering for the last 3 years.

Gustnote 

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

Nisa/Nippon Ichi

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

5pb./Lyrica

Voiced by: nao (Japanese), Julie Ann Taylor (English)

Histoire

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

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In the last game, She is the Tome of the World, a god over the CPUs. On this game however, she is Planeptune's Oracle and the Guild's leader. While she has knowledge unparallelled and unsurpassed, it takes her 3 of any time period to give an answer.

     Villains 

Magiquone the Hard / Hanzaishin Magiquone / CFW Arfoire / Deity of Sin Arfoire / True Arfoire

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

The Deity of Sin and leader of the Piracy cult and Criminals of the free World, the Arfoire Syndicate of International Crime. She compared to the CPUs is a false idol, equally as powerful as they are and capable of using Shares to her advantage. The personification of Digital Piracy (is evil).

     Exclusive to Re;Birth 2 

Red

Voiced by: Kanae Ito (Japanese)
In an ironic twist, Red was a character that appeared in the first game but was absent until Re;Birth 2. This Lesbian Harem Seeker takes NISA's place in the plot. And helps the party battle Underling in the depths of the Virtua Forest.

Tropes associated with Red:

  • Anime Chinese Girl: Dresses the part at least, and the company she represents is a subsidiary to a Chinese firm.
  • Dumb Muscle: Red is not particular smart and prefers hitting things and destroying stuff more, but she has the highest STR among all characters.
  • Killer Yo-Yo: Her weapon of choice is a kendama.
  • Harem Seeker: This time focusing on the CPU Candidates.
  • Irony: mk2 was the start of her long absence from the franchise. A streak that was only ended in... the remake of that game.
  • Meaningful Name: And Meaningful Acronym as well. R: Her Color Motif specifically her R-shaped red hair. E: Her cup-size. And D: Her pet Dragon statue.
  • Red-Headed Hero: Well, she ain't called Red for nothing. Previously, her whole name was capitalized.

Broccoli

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese), Karen Strassman (English)
A Cat Girl with a strange mount (called Gema, an anagram of "game"), a stranger ability. and Gusts's role in Re;Birth 2. She meets Nepgear in Lowee and helps her create a new disc for the mascot there.

MarvelousAQL

A Ninja that joins the group once a certain nations shares reach 30%, unlike in Re;Birth 1 she has no impact on the plot.

CyberConnect2


Tropes associated with CyberConnect2:

  • Animal-Eared Headband: Actually a hat.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Part of her outfit.
  • Cat Girl: Her default outfit is supposed to look like this.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Has blond hair with a dark teint.
  • Dual Wielding: She uses Twin Daggers.
  • Expy: Her design and character is based of Kite from .hack and of Naruto, with the color theme of the company she is based on. Said company is best known for its .hack franchise and Naruto: Ultimate series.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: She wears a pair of them for no apparent reason.
  • Knife Nut: She uses daggers.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Subverted. The ears and tail are fake.
  • Otaku: Her profile describes her as a vivid fan of manga and video games. Apparently, she's so deep into them that she tries to become a heroine like those in these media. Her profile states that she is more heroic than Neptune herself.
  • Overly Long Name: While in the English dialogues, it's shortened to CC2, she is called by her full name in the Japanese dialogues. Neptune even adds "-chan" on her name.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Part of her outfit.

Tekken

A Fighter that joins the group once Leanbox's Shares reach 30% from chapter 4 onwards. She has no impact on the plot.

Tropes associated with Tekken:

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