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.
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CP Us and CPU Candidates
General CPU & CPU Candidate Tropes
- Actor Allusion: Japan-only. Shares the same weapon as Mikoto. Not to be confused with the other Mikoto.
- Blade on a Stick
- Berserk Button: She mentions one on her character info page.
- Cosplay Otaku Girl: Forces Nepgear to wear her costumes in her ending.
- Detached Sleeves: Both of her forms wear outfits that have this.
- Determinator: Takes a lot of punishment before she finally is killed in the Conquest Ending.
- Fragile Speedster: Both forms, though as with all CPU forms, Green Heart can be customized away from this.
- Gamer Chick
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- Japanese Pronouns: Watakushi.
- Meaningful Name: "Vert" means "green" in French, and she's wearing green, which also represents the Xbox360.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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."
- Expy: Of Neptune
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Anything happens, she'll almost always say "What the goodness!"
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: When you summon Keiji Inafune, his eyes glow before Nepgear delivers the final blow.
- Hair Decorations
- 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,mand 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.
- A-Cup Angst: Brought up after Nepgear suggests that Uni pads outside of HDD.
- BFG: Her weapon of choice.
- Small Girl, Big Gun
- Some of her guns imply that she's actually just making them look larger than they really are.
- Bare Your Midriff: In her power-up Black Sister version.
- Boring but Practical: Charley Horse! does no damage nor does it help guard break, but it will lower even a boss's avoidance so someone else can actually start doing damage.
- Breast Expansion: Inverted. Turning into Black Sister causes her to flatten, and this actually gets brought up by Nepgear at one point.
- Camera Abuse: One of her skills kicks the camera and shuts it off. It's used to lower the accuracy of enemies.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Hair Decorations
- Love Confession: In her character info quotes, and surprisingly short and simple.
"I love you Nepgear."
- Mega Twintails
- Named Weapons: After you kill Brave The Hard for the final time (that is, in the True Ending), Brave powers up her Black Sister weapon and gives her the Brave Cannon.
- Stripperific: As Black Sister.
- Tsundere: Towards Nepgear.
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.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: This is actually the most basic of her Breaker skills.
- The Chick
- Chick Magnet: Almost all of the party declares that they'd love to have her as a wife after they find out she's the only one among them that can cook. This actually causes IF to snap, leading to a moment of Stunned Silence.
Nepgear, Nisa, Gust, 5pb: "..."
- Combat Medic: Unfortunately she's also a Glass Cannon and will be among the first to die in boss fights.
- Combination Attack: Only with IF. Hmmm...
- Crutch Character: Her gun attacks are strong for a non-CPU and will easily do a lot of damage before you can make a party full of them.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Compa always seems to fall down whenever she is shown after a battle all the time.
- Deadly Doctor: She discusses with Nepgear how to use her syringe as a weapon. Nepgear is understandably worried.
Compa: "Besides, syringes are easy to use. You can whack, thrust, or inject something into your opponent."
Nepgear: "I wouldn't want to get a shot from the same needle after you stuck it into a nasty monster."
Compa: "I won't inoculate you. This medicine is just for bad people. If you give them a dose of this or even a puff of air, it's very effective at shutting them up for good."
- The Ditz: Compa gets rather spacey at times.
- Girly Run
- Kill Sat: Her most powerful skill only obtainable via DLC.
- Improbable Weapon User: Giant Syringes that double as guns.
- Panty Shot: Compa has one as part of her victory "pose".
- Team Mom
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Between her and IF she's the Girly Girl.
- Zettai Ryouiki
- A-Cup Angst: Her Berserk Button is someone pointing out her flat chest.
- Absolute Cleavage: Nisa dresses like this. Sans the cleavage.
- Actor Allusion: Nepgear's entire dream sequence where Nippon Ichi fights off against monsters with Nepgear and Uninote cheering her on. Nippon Ichi then feels that her body is becoming a lot lighter, but gets chewed on by a random monster.
- Kaori Mizuhashi is pretty much the best person qualified to voice a character based on Nippon Ichi, considering the fact that she has voiced a main character in almost every single Nippon Ichi game and is practically an unofficial mascot for the company anyway. Her credits include Culotte in La Pucelle, Laharl in Disgaea, Marona in Phantom Brave, Pram in Makai Kingdom, Hanako in Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, Shauna in Soul Nomad & The World Eaters and Asagi in Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? as well as various minor roles.
- For the English dub as well, NISA (the company) seems to have mirrored this by having Michelle Ruff voice Nisa. She is in plenty of NISA titles as well, Etna in Disgaea (sans the Atlus-published PS2 version), Salvatore in Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice, Desco in Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten, Asagi at one point, and various minor roles. In fact, she is probably the most common actor NISA uses, and if not, certainly at least the most common 'female' VA.
- The Big Girl
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She never appeared in the series again after this game, for reasons unknown. Her role in Re;Birth1 was written out entirely, and her role in Re;Birth2 was taken 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.
- Dub Name Change: Her name was changed from Nippon Ichi to Nisa, to represent NIS America.
- Dynamic Entry: Justice Kick!
- Flechette Storm: She throws a lot of knives at a group of enemies then throws a Prinny as the final blow. It explodes of course.
- Goggles Do Nothing
- I Can't Believe It's Not Heroin: Underling's first impression of her is that she must be "high as a kite". Nisa doesn't exactly deny it, quite the opposite.
- Large Ham
- Scarf of Asskicking
- Screaming Warrior
- Swiss Army Weapon: Prinny Gun. It's a gun and a Laser Blade.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: She does this in Disgaea 4 for Prism Red, becoming his first legitimate friend.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Mayuko Takahashi (Japanese), Lauren Landa
Voiced by: Sayaka Nakaya (Japanese)
Voiced by: Yuka Komatsu (Japanese), Michelle Ann Dunphy (English)
- Ambiguous Gender: Among fans as they thought she was a boy but considering how males are notorious in this series this brought a lot of confusion. She is confirmed female.
- Berserk Button: Breaking promises.
- Boyish Short Hair: It really adds to her boyish look.
- Deadpan Snarker: Very snarky and actual rivals IF in this department, much to her annoyance.
- The Spock:
Kei: I'd rather not waste our precious time discussing the mythical creations known as emotions.
Mina: That's not a good answer. If you want her to open up to you, you need to open up to her.
Kei: Adult conversations consist entirely of valid logic and efficient syntax.
- Lady Looks Likea Dude: Everyone thought she was the first male to ever be introduced in the series but surprisingly, shes all woman.
- Olderthan They Look: Despite looking like a child, she is said to be older than her appearance. Her actual age has not yet been disclosed.
- Promotedto Playable: In rebirth 2 along with the other oracles.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Notice a pattern yet?
- Royal Rapier: Not royalty but shares this fighting style with Noire in Rebirth 2.
- Viewer Gender Confusion: A lot of people that she was a he for understandable reasons.
Magiquone the Hard / CFW Arfoire
Magic the Hard / CFW Magic
Judge the Hard / CFW Judge
Brave the Hard / CFW Brave
Trick the Hard / CFW Trick
- Avenging the Villain: The final fight against her in the True Ending is because she wants revenge for them killing Magic twice, hoping that maybe she can kill them before Arfoire destroys the world.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Black Shirt
- Enforcer Needs Shares Badly: Linda's power comes from the fact she can tap into ASIC's shares. As those get worn down, she steadily becomes less of a threat.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Linda is disgusted by CFW Trick's behaviour towards Rom and Ram.
- Fake Ultimate Mook: There's nothing fake about how dangerous she is in her first encounter in gameplay terms, but narratively speaking that's only because she had an immense situational advantage. As the party properly gears up and decays ASIC's shares, she rapidly goes from serious threat to absolute joke.
- Fangirl: Some of her dialog implies that she's one for Magic.
- Goldfish Poop Gang: So much so that the game eventually stops bothering to make her a boss fight.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: She's an evil brat at the best of times, but it's really hard to feel sorry for her in the Conquest end. One could nearly forgive Nepgear's Evil Feels Good moment, just because it's Underling she offed.
- Master of Disguise: Makes a convincing disguise as Chika.
- Not So Different: During the Conquest End, after she has beaten Vert to an inch of her life, the heroines state that what she has done is unforgivable. Underling's counter-statement is saying she just did what they were trying to do a moment ago, and that they should thank her. What she gets for that? A sword to the stomach, that's what!
- Not What I Signed On For: After Magic tells her that everything will be absorbed into Arfoire and tries to kill her, she realizes that Magic has changed and that things are more extreme than she first thought and bails.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad
- Weapon Across the Shoulder
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
Voiced by: Neeko (Japanese)
Exclusive to Re;Birth2
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
- Anime Chinese Girl: dresses the part at least, and the company she represents is a subsidiary to a Chinese firm.
- Killer Yo-Yo: Her weapon of choice is a YoYo
- Harem Seeker: This time focusing on the CPU Candidates.
- Irony: mk2 was the start of her long absence from the franchise. A steak 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
- Red-Headed Hero: Well she ain't called RED for nothing.
A Cat Girl
with a strange mount, a stranger ability
. and Gust's role in Re;Birth 2. She aids Nepgear in