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This page lists all characters in Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, the third 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 and CPU Candidates
General CPU Tropes
Alternate Universe Counterpart: The Ultradimension timeline (i.e. Plutia's world) versions of each of the goddesses, from Gamindustri in The Eighties, are their counterparts to the main goddesses we know in the main Hyperdimension timeline (i.e. Neptune's world). Neptune's counterpart goes further into being an entirely different person with the same color scheme and base personality.
Biological Immortality: While they can be killed Goddesses cannot die otherwise, and at whatever point in their life they gain a CPU Memory in the Ultradimension, they stop aging.
Flight: Most of the time they just float, though they do tend to take to more extreme flights for special attacks. Yellow Heart is the most notable example though as she does so outside of combat. In one cutscene, she actually flies up into the air and then flies away, complete with a sonic boom no less.
Really 700 Years Old: This primarily only applies to the Hyperdimension timeline CPUs and CPU Candidates, of the Ultradimension CPUs only Blanc and Rei Ryghts applies as the rest only recently became immortal so they are exactly as old as they look.
True Companions: What is touching about this game is how Neptune considers her fellow CPUs to be this, even when in an alternate universe, she always trusts that they'll do the right thing, or they aren't really plotting something evil.
A-Cup Angst: While normally she doesn't really show any concern about her lack of assets, she does react negatively when Vert mocks her by calling them raisins.
Neptune: *mumble, grumble* I'll raisin your face...
Ascended Extra: A kind of weird example, since although the first game had another Neptune as the main character, this Neptune had only a supporting role in mk2, making this game technically her first time in the protagonist role.
Aloof Big Sister: Neptune, for the most part, doesn't seem to care what happens to Nepgear anymore. From everyone making fun of her, to Iris Heart raping her in front of everyone (to wit, Neptune even thinks its a suitable punishment, after Nepgear fought against her alongside Vert because Vert was actually giving her some sisterly attention), to leaving her in the Ultradimension when she makes it back to the Hyperdimension and just spending her time sleeping with Plutia, utterly not caring that Nepgear is trapped in the past.
Shown even more to the point where (Child) IF is impressed with her. She managed to understand all the references IF made in her notebook, and showed quite a bit of knowledge that no one can be blamed for lacking such as the fact that Belphegor is the demon of gluttony.
Neptune: "Yo, lady! What's the big idea, waking up and headbutting my totally awesome little sister!?"
Broken Pedestal: Nepgear rather loses faith in her sister after she gets abandoned again. This is, however, after she manages to make it to the alternate dimension her sister is in...and her sister leaves her with babies to go to Leanbox. What the Hell, Hero?
In her defense, leaving Nepgear with the babies was probably the most sensible option available to Neptune at that point of time; having just arrived in the Ultradimension robbed Nepgear of the ability to shift into Purple Sister, at least until a spare Memory Core could be found and given to her. Given that the entire party was already wary of Vert's invitation to Leanbox as potentially being a trap, it's hard to fault Neptune for at least this incident. Nepgear was also just being difficult in this particular scene.
Deadpan Snarker: Does this sometimes when talking to Noire after she learns that she was voted the most popular in the other world.
Neptune: I See. Even with Noire there it's bad times. Not even the great Popular Heart can help?
Dull Surprise: Invoked by Neptune when Vert reveals herself as Leanbox's CPU.
Neptune: Oh my gosh. Impossible, you guys. Like seriously. Vert's the CPU of Leanbox? Mind: blown.
Plutia: Neppy, you don't sound very surprised to me...
Egopolis: Neptune decides that Planeptune needs to have more things Nep, so she convinces Plutia to declare that the new national base measurement be based on Neptune's heightExplanation The Nep is equal to 146cm for those who are curious.
Fatal Flaw: Pride, Pettiness, and Selflessness. The first two are discussed shortly after Peashy is kidnapped by Anonydeath as the cause of the fight between the two. And while not directly stated, is implied to be part of the growing Sibling Rivalry with Nepgear.
Her laziness comes closer to being an Informed Flaw. While it is repeatedly said that she doesn't do much, it takes very little to actually get her working on anything. This is actually exploited by the Seven Sages.
Growing Up Sucks: She really does not want to grow older. She admits that she'd likely be totally sexy if she grew up a bit, but she enjoys being young and adorable, and can get all the sexiness needed when she transforms.
I Am Not Shazam: Neptune mentions this problem. She tries to teach the babies how to properly pronounce her name, and among their mistakes is Neptunia. She's actually fine with various nicknames just so long as they're not the localized English title of the game. Before anyone asks, this happens in both the Japanese and English audio tracks.
Neptune: "I'm teaching these kids how to properly pronounce my name. It's important not to confuse my name with the title of the game, so this'll save me some trouble."
Immortality Seeker: While initially glad to be rid of the responsibilities that come with being a CPU she decides that she wants to become one again due the fact that she doesn't want to start aging.
I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: When she figures out who the baby IF and Compa are, she immediately requests that she be allowed to take them back to her world. Histoire shoots the idea down, so she decides to just make the most of the time she has with them there.
Lightning Bruiser: Contrast the other two games where she's a Glass Cannon, she's this in Victory even in her HDD form. Dishes out good damage, is the only one who can break the damage limit naturally, is a good tank, and moves pretty fast. She also has a large array of buffs that are useful, and she's got a lot of EXE Attacks (see below trope). Her problem? She can't heal unless you use an item, she has problems dealing a lot of damage thanks to enemy traits that stops her from attacking at full power (even if Neptune has a bigger strength stat than Noire when they have the same levels), and not a lot of debuffs (which in this game, is pretty bad). Most tactics with the Bonus Boss fights will involve her almost tanking instead of attacking while the rest of the characters wail on the enemy. Oh and the description that theNeptune Break is a Game Breakerisn't really one.
Older and Wiser: Neptune is more mature and understanding in this game than before, but still very keet.
Only Sane Woman: Suprisingly enough, Neptune is forced into this role quite a lot in this game. During story segments she's usually the one keeping a level head, and in a few comedy scenes she was made into the straight-man.
Neptune: How did I become the only one with any common sense?
Piggyback Cute: After being forced by Plutia, Neptune (as Purple Heart) gives her one.
Rotating Protagonist: Both she and Plutia insist in their Self Intros that they are the main character, and while Plutia insists that not only is she the main character but specifies that Neptune is not they do actually largely share the role.
Ship Tease: Many of the official art has her doing this with Noire and now even Plutia.
Shoot the Dog: Shortly after meeting up with Uni, Ram, and Rom she tells Plutia to just go ahead and transform and do what she's going to do so as to avoid having her traumatize them in the middle of battle where it would cost them their lives.
Sibling Rivalry: Has a rather one sided one with Nepgear. Her increasingly inconsiderate treatment of Nepgear comes after her sister screws things up, both accidentally and not, for her. Notably taking her job but trying to still push that work onto Neptune, indirectly getting her trapped in the alternate dimension twice, stabbing her in the back for trying to make it so she could safely stay with the group, and blaming Neptune for something Plutia did.
Despite not being Vert's sister, Neptune now has this dynamic with V Vert, due to Vert making Nepgear a CPU, and, (by her logic anyway) this making Nepgear her little sister due to being born from the same memory core.
Sibling Yin-Yang: This gets played up quite a bit. In addition to their personalities, there are mechanical and visual contrasts between them. Neptune naturally ignores the damage cap and enables her partner to ignore enemy traits, Nepgear naturally ignores enemy traits while granting her partner the ability to ignore the damage cap. On a tier by tier basis their HDD forms contrast each other with black and white color schemes.
The Narrator: Noire even has to lampshade the fact that she's just mumbling to herself.
Too Dumb to Live: According to the other CPUs anyway. When she starts to wonder where the Ultradimension Neptune is at they point out that, if the Ultradimension Neptune had the same general personality as the Hyperdimension Neptune, she has very likely ended up starving herself to death or worse without the immortality from being a CPU. Hilariously enough, Ultradimension Neptune is not only alive and well but more incredibly, also appears to have gained employment as some sort of researcher (English version only: the JP version of the same scene implies that Ultradimension Neptune was merely playing around) in The Stinger of the True Ending. Not to mention, she's the one who gets to solve the final problem about Croire without even knowing what was going on.
What the Hell, Hero?: Nepgear calls Neptune "stupid big-sister-who-abandoned-me-in-a-different-dimension". That's a pretty apt description.
If you thought Nepgear was the only one upset with her, you couldn't be further from the truth; Histoire has a much more scathing opinion of Neptune in the JP version of the game where she bluntly states that Neptune is completely not qualified to even be Nepgear's elder sister.
Hell she even calls herself out on it (very briefly though) when she claims that she fails as a big sister in the prologue. Nepgear however forgives her because they finally get to be alone together (even if it's just the prologue).
This Is a Drill: Green Heart's spears transform into these, but only her as her Hyperdimension self. Her Ultradimension self averts this trope as she still uses the spear you equipped her with.
Cain and Abel and Seth: While not Nepgear's true sister (except by her own logic), Ultradimension Vert plays this trope up when she makes Nepgear a CPU, claiming her as her little sister. It's mostly played for laughs.
The Conqueror: Vert, this time around, plans on invading other countries to solve her country's problems.
Foreshadowing: Only MMO shut-ins with no lives could get a CPU Memory indeed.
Gamer Chick: It doesn't come up as much as with her previous versions, but she's still just as obsessive. At one point she says that it's unfortunate that she's been able to put in only 150 hours into a game that had only been out for a week. An unlockable has her brag that she's managed to get 30 hours of gaming in a day.
I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Vert's reaction to Nepgear is this, giving her a CPU memory and claiming her as her little sister. Whether or not the sibling part becomes a binding thing after, they do immediately gain a very good ranking in Lily Points.
She gets this reaction again when Peashy mispronounces her name as Bert. She even goes so far as to offer to trade Nepgear back if she could just take Peashy.
I Take Offense to That Last One: In one of the Nepstation segments, there was a scandal involved with her photo shoot revealing her three sizes and her age. The one thing she was complaining about? Her public age revealed.
Meaningful Name: "Vert" means "green" in French, and she's wearing green, which also represents the Xbox consoles.
Never My Fault: During the True End both Verts fight over who gets to be Peashy's "big sister" at what times. When she snaps at the two of them for it, each Vert insists that it was the other's fault for making Peashy upset with them.
Noblewoman's Laugh: On at least one occasion, Ultradimension Vert displayed this. Honestly, kind of...expected.
Sibling Rivalry: Despite not being Neptune's sister, Ultradimension Vert now has this dynamic with Neptune, due to Vert making Nepgear a CPU, and, (by her logic anyway) this making Nepgear her little sister due to being born from the same memory core.
Sore Loser: Green Heart DOES NOT take kindly to her and Purple Sister being bested by Purple, Black, White, and Iris Hearts, who even call her out for just how sore she is as a loser.
Vert claims that if it were one-on-one, she'd have won. Except that she wouldn't; if one takes the time to equip all the playable characters with identical low-tier bangles (or by taking note of the base stats that are displayed onscreen during a Level Up), Vert actually has a horrendous VIT stat (the lowest in the entire game). She might be able to dish it out (she has the second highest STR rating and a very high INT rating), but one hard hit would theoretically be sufficient to take her down. especially against someone like Blanc / White Heart who has the highest VIT rating of the entire cast.
Spanner in the Works: Mr. Badd's plan to be rid of the goddesses went perfectly. The only thing he couldn't foresee was that a goddess no one knew existed would bail them out.
Urban Legend of Zelda: Invoked during one Nepstation segment. She reports that somewhere in the game is a hidden minigame "Rock, Paper, Strippers", where you can strip Nepgear by winning. Histoire informs her that there is no such thing in the game.
Bait and SwitchShout-Out: Her Stone Leek outfit comes with the description that she thinks it vaguely resembles some kind of virtual idol. Clearly this is going to be a Miku color scheme? Almost, but with the hair color it's clearly Dees Vanguard.
Cosplay Otaku Girl: She designs her own clothing, some of which is admittedly meant to be reminiscent of something or someone else. The default design is by her own admission what she imagined a CPU would wear before she ever even became one. Her Face Visor outright says it's intended for cosplay, which she doesn't do or anything.
Does Not Like Men: Defending her position as the gayest character in the franchise, when Anonydeath showed up outside of his armor masquerading as Peashy's father, everyone besides Noire and Blanc found him cute, and Noire had to remind everyone that he is a man.
Mad LibsPhrase Catcher: Noire is ___ Heart. Inserting words poking fun at her supposed lack of friends or attitude problems. Lonely Heart being one of the more common ones.
Kick the Dog: Unleashed verbal hell on and demanding an apology from a de-powered and an emotionally broken CPU. Who, just a few minutes ago, was publicly defeated, humiliated and betrayed on national TV and had her nation seized from her in a political coup. What the Hell, Hero?
It gets so bad that Neptune of all people has to step in to prevent her from raining any more abuse on Blanc. When her victim finally cracked and broke down into a crying mess, Neptune makes it clear that she's very upset with Noire.
Neptune: Now you've done it. Teacher! Noire just made Blanc cry!!
Noire: "I AM GOING TO LOWEE. I AM GOING TO LOWEE. THEY WILL HEAR ME COMPLAIN DIRECTLY. IN LOWEE. TO LOWEE... I AM GOING... COMPLAIN DIRECTLY...GOING AND GOING AND GOING AND GOING AND GOING AND GOING AND..."
Noire: "I WILL GO TO LOWEE. I WILL SAY MY COMPLAINTS DIRECTLY TO HER. GO TO LOWEE. GO TO. GO. TO. GO... GO TO. GO. TO. GO..."
Ship Tease: Many of the official art has her doing this with Neptune and now even Plutia.
Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She ends up playing the same general role in this game as IF did in the previous games. Blanc points this out in Chapter 8, though from her perspective it's the other way around, by calling IF Noire-II.
Through His Stomach: In the non-canon CD If A Goddess Was Your Wife CD Track 02 - Noire, one of the things Noire's husband enjoys most is her cooking.
Took a Level in Kindness: Played with. This Noire is from an alternate universe, but she certainly is softer than the tsundere we know and love.
Lampshaded when the two of them meet. Cue the entire cast concluding Ultradimension Noire is much more fun to be around.
Tsundere: Because of this Neptune has taken to calling her "Lonely Heart" whenever she falls into her Tsun personality.
What the Hell, Hero?: Neptune quickly and accurately figures out why Noire would suddenly be not only okay with, but actually encouraging, Plutia's transformation into Iris Heart and calls her out on it.
Adorkable: In the If a goddess was your wife CD Track 03 - Blanc, Blanc is pretty much this to a T. Since being a wife is new to her, she treats it about the same as Hyperdimension's relationship with her little sisters; solitary reading. When her husband calls her out on this, she desperately and awkwardly tries to find a solution - by immediately turning to a romance novel.
Defeat Equals Friendship: Summed up by Iris Heart easily when they're in prison after defeating Blanc due to Mister Badd, although this might just be Putia's way of making up to her over the humiliation of being defeated in combat on live TV that essentially stripped her of all her faith and forcibly reverting her into a powerless girl.
Iris Heart: Let me get to my point. We will be your friends.
Heroic BSOD: For a brief period after she gets beat up by Neptune, Noire, and Plutia live on camera.
Hypocritical Humor: Blanc says Noire has a short fuse...while simply looking at Blanc funny can piss her off.
I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Ultradimension Blanc outright requests that Hyperdimension Blanc give her one of her sisters to raise in her dimension. Needless to say Hyperdimension Blanc will hear nothing of it.
Mythology Gag: This Blanc is more antagonistic to the other CPUs because of what happened during the SNESCDROM. Furethermore, Nintendo decided not to join the bandwagon of CDs, and implemented strict, almost Knight Templar levels of guidelines for releasing games (the Seal of Quality, for example), but the decision had even worse expenses (cartridges would go for 70 USD each). Finally, one of the weirdest case examples of swearing? Conker's Bad Fur Day.
The Older Immortal: When it comes to the main Goddesses of the Ultradimension, Blanc is the oldest, having been a CPU for several centuries, while Vert, Plutia, and Noire have only been a CPU for a few years (bordering on decades). The audience and cast are constantly reminded of her age by her habit of referring to the other Goddesses as "brand-new baby CPUs", "newbie", or anything referring to how much younger than her they are. Her age, however, is nothing compared to Rei...
Pretty in Mink: One of her outfits has sleeves trimmed with brown fur.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: The kindness is a real part of her personality, but she's also hiding a sadistic nature via her Iris Heart form. Arfoire of all people calls Iris Heart a "cold, unfeeling woman".
Dominatrix: Iris Heart definitely is one. Neptune also says the exact word when she sees her.
Dub Name Change: It went from Pururut to Plutia, possibly to clash well with Neptune's name. The original name could have been thought to be a pun on the color purple, but listening to the dialogue in game, it's pronounced "Pururuto", meaning the Pluto pun was there to begin with. Also, "pururut" is a Filipino slang word for "loose bowel movement" (diarrhea).
Development Gag: The name Pururut is referenced repeatedly in the English version. It comes up directly as one of the choices to the quiz question as to what her nickname is, and she mentions that Neptune says that "Puru" makes her sound like someone's peon.
Hypocritical Humor: Plutia will sometimes laugh at the enemies because they "were spacing out" at the start of battle. Not only does she space out more than the other characters, the "Spacing Out?" challenge is one of her most beneficial ones to work on.
Interrupted Declaration of Love: During the true end, while she and Neptune are buried under a ton of dolls, she has something to say but gets cut off by Nepgear and Peashy. By the time she can speak again she gets very non specific, though it's obvious what her original intent was.
Plutia: "I was just thinking... It's so great that you fell from the sky and into this world. Thanks to you, I made sooooo many more friends, and now the world is at peace. But unless I say it now, it'll be too embarassing..."
Plutia: "Hehehe. Let's be exactly like this from now on, Neppy!"
Plutia: ....hehehe. Icky giant bug...such a gross insect to squish. Hehhehe....sorry, it's no good. I'm so mad, I can't hold it in. I know, I know...I wonder if this nasty woman will accept all these angry feelings...
Jerkass: When Plutia is Iris Heart, definitely, even though she's on the protagonists' side.
Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: Neptune remarks that Iris Heart was actually showing compassion for Blanc. Plutia reveals that her thoughts at the time were that, as cute as Blanc was while crying, if she were to start by being nice she could make her cry even harder later to be even cuter.
Karma Houdini: For Iris Heart. Nope, doesn't get any comeuppance at all from her actions. And the one time the CPU goddesses got curb stomped? She almost got an orgasm at the idea.
Laughing Mad: A few times as Plutia, and quite often as Iris Heart that could probably make Jin Kisaragi proud. Just ask Arfoire.
Mama Bear: Some of the young children in her care are kidnapped by the villains and when she catches up to the particular villain with the last one, Plutia soon starts speaking in a meaning tone, causing her allies (all of which already changed into their HDD forms) to be rather spooked until she transforms, where she starts breaking out into laughter. After the resulting boss fight, she (as Iris Heart) proceeds to traumatize the villain (with some of it being censored), though this also ends up affecting the kid in question, much to her regret.
Mythology Gag: Just like Neptunenote Sega Neptune, a combination Genesis and 32X, she's named after an unreleased Sega consolenote Sega Pluto, a Saturn with a built-in NetLink modem.
Glowing Eyes of Doom: The first time she shows off Iris Heart, her eyes are not only still red but glowing.
Rotating Protagonist: Both she and Neptune insist in their Self Intros that they are the main character, and while she insists that not only is she the main character but specifies that Neptune is not they do actually largely share the role.
Sleepyhead: Plutia is a napper so much that she can sleep wherever. Even while being carried by Neptune (as Purple Heart).
Split Personality: Mild-mannered, approachable, and fun-loving as Plutia (though she can carry intimidating undertones when the mood strikes her), a loud sadist who loves intimidating and tormenting others as Iris Heart.
Showing that her prior out of character moments were likely due to being able to set her interests aside for safety, so long as she's not being actively tempted, after Copypaste's Heel-Face Turn she immediately takes an interest in him and requests to dismantle him.
Character Development: Mostly Played for Laughs but in this game Nepgear becomes a lot more forward, and ill-tempered due to her new Butt Monkey status. Best seen in the Good Ending where she is displaying her dissatisfaction quite clearly, even outright insulting Neptune, which is something she refrained to do previously.
Crutch Character: Unlike Neptune, she starts at level 10 instead of 1. She also has the highest STR stat of the entire main cast, easilly beating out her sister and Noire by more than 300+ points. This eventually backfires on the player though, as she and Vert have to be fought concurrently as bosses in Chapter 4. And it's not an easy boss fight.
Demoted to Extra: Nepgear used to be the main character when mk2 came along. Now that her sister is the Ascended Extra, being the main character of Victory, Nepgear isn't as important anymore, which is a major source of her Butt Monkey status.
Defiled Forever: Played for Laughs, of course. After Iris Heart is done punishing her for joining Vert's side, Nepgear laments that she can no longer get married and nobody would want her anymore.
Distracted by the Sexy: To the point where Nepgear was seriously considering letting Vert be her new sister because her breasts were soft and comfortable (and she still was bitter over the abandonment situation).
Face-Heel Turn: Played much more for laughs than drama (though you'll stop laughing the moment the battle starts.), Nepgear betrays her sister and the other Goddesses to join up with Vert and fight against them. As put by Neptune, she easily believes almost anything anyone saysExplanation Vert convinced her that Nepgear is now Ultradimension Vert's little sister because Vert gave her a CPU Memory that came from Leanbox.
Fatal Flaw: Envy, her affinity system even confirms it in front of everyone to her dismay. Most of her problems stem from resenting that Neptune has taken the role of main character from her. This also comes up once Vert starts to neglect her as well in favor of Peashy. It's otherwise been declared as "Dragon BallSyndrome" by Blanc.
Gadgeteer Genius: Nepgear can pick apart cameras and has her own little technological skills that come in handy when locating Anonydeath. Apparently, Neptune says if she had a mind to, Nepgear could build a Humongous Mecha and can turn the entire Basilicom into scraps of metal. She was also fascinated when she thought Anonydeath was a robot, but realized it was just a powersuit.
Heroic Self-Deprecation: Oh Nepgear develops a major case of it in this game, with her sister leaving her behind...twice, and being unable to be of use to anyone when she does come back, in addition to being treated like the Butt Monkey. In addition, not even the Fourth Wall protects her, as her own fanbase (or rather, lack thereof) affects her personally as well.
Sibling Rivalry: But not just with Neptune. Like her sister and Vert taking this dynamic over her, she starts taking this sort of behavior as well toward Peashy over Vert, becoming noticeably irritated when Peashy is the one getting her attention.
A-Team Firing / More Dakka: Invoked by several of her Rush Attack skills, often advising that one not bother to aim just shoot. Her highest hit combo involves three Full Clips followed by Blind Firing.
Interface Spoiler: The hidden dungeon Leggo Island can be found immediately after getting scouts toward the start of the game. One of the items right by the entrance is her Blue Wand, she doesn't join until the final chapter of the game.
Has Three Mommies and a Daddy: Plutia and Neptune consider her their "daughter", along with Compa and IF. After getting over being Brainwashed and Crazy she goes back to living with them, but still also considers Rei and Anonydeath her mother and father.
"I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: A very tear jerking moment in Chapter 8, where Peashy's "mothers" Neptune and Plutia, along with Iffy, Compa, and Nepgear, try to restore Peashy's memories by showing her things from her childhood. Thankfully it works.
Interface Spoiler: Buy any of the product proposal items for costumes. Several of them mention being for Yellow Heart or Peashy only, indicating that you'll be able to get her on your side. Likely before you even ever meet her.
Let's Get Dangerous: There's no way this adorable little child could be dan-wait, she's a CPU? She's also with the Seven Sages?!
The Nicknamer: Calls Neptune "Neptuna", Plutia with "Ploot" and Vert with "Bert" which cause the latter (both of them) to Squee.
Great Big Book of Everything: Unfortunately it'll take three of whatever unit of time measurement she's using at the moment for her to find any information needed in her, so it's better to just go out and figure things out without her.
Head Pet: Neptune has a Histy doll that she can wear on her head. Copypaste uses the real Mini Histy like this as well, which is when her fear of heights is revealed.
In-Series Nickname: Big and Mini Histy for the Hyperdimension and Ultradimension Histoires, though they are both shortened even further, to just Histy, when they don't need to specify which.
Ironic Fear: Mini Histy is able to fly. She's scared of heights.
Nerd Glasses: Wears them in one section. And it really does look adorable.
Precision F-Strike: Mini-Histy comes close, very close, to calling Neptune a "bitch" before actually censoring herself. This is because Nep-Nep insulted her greatest insecurity, her low processing power.
Rule of Three: Three hours, three days, three months, whatever unit of time she measures in, she always takes three of it to get anything done.
Snap Back: Her Ultradimension counterpart has habit of talking with emotes from the first game.
Walking the Earth: According to Blanc, she's left to become more mature. This, sadly, has made Rom and Ram become a bit more independent from each other, with Rom being lonely and Ram becoming more mischievous.
Stalker with a Crush: As a Scout, all of her discoveries or lack there of have her addressing specifically with various terms of endearment, while her rest periods imply that she spends her time off just watching Vert.
Irony: Her role in the story is to stir trouble and watch from afar as to how it unfolds. In the True Ending, she's the one who gets trapped by Ultradimension Neptune in a bottle to be examined as a specimen. Doubles as a Laser-Guided Karma.
Theme Naming: As a counterpart to Histoire ("history"), her name means "to believe". Owing to the Japanese origin of the franchise, her name also owes its origins to the Dark Ages. Explanation kurorekishi.
Child Prodigy: While all the babies were able to speak and hold conversation as babies, IF is the smartest of the three, and at the age of five, seemed to be drawing manga and could use words and phrases like "eviscerate" and "time immemorial". She also apparently knows about demons from the Ars Goetia.
Harmful to Minors: Her first introduction to Iris Heart has IF witness her subject Arfoire to Cold-Blooded Torture. This completely freaksher out. When Iris Heart finally finishes and tries to talk with IF her eyes go white, lets out a single no before breaking down crying. Compa, who was fortunate enough to not witness it, was immediately worried by the drastic change in IF's personality.
Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: During an event with her, Neptune, and CyberConnect2 she successfully bluffs to Neptune that she'll reveal Neptune's darkest secrets if she doesn't buy her something, despite being sure that Neptune has no secrets. A later event with her and MAGES. shows that despite being a child she has connections to the same group as her and is also aware of the Organization.
Yuri Fan: As an infant no less. When Neptune and Nepgear are (platonically) proclaiming their love for another, Baby!IF's reaction is: "...Dis is hawt!"
Sword Beam: Her Photon Blade SP skill creates a rather large one that tears through all enemies caught in it's path. Her Moon Dragon Sword EXE Drive uses a massive one to throw the enemy into the air before finishing them off with a massive Laser Blade
Crutch Character: Assuming no other DLC characters are purchased, CyberConnect2 joins your party in Chapter 1 with the highest STR stat (only being displaced by Vert and Nepgear later in chapter 4) and a starting weapon that boasts a HUGE horizontal range. Heck, she might very well qualify for One-Girl Army for a good third of the entire game.
Expy: Has quite a few visual similarities to .hack// characters. Notably BlackRose, with similarly placed and shaded tattoos, tanned skin, and light hair, as well as Kite's combat style. One of her outfits changes her color scheme to Haseo's.
Her rage issues can be seen as something akin to Asura, another notable character from CyberConnect2.
Glass Cannon: Classic example with abysmal VIT and HP growth combined with high STR stats, which puts her out of contention where bossfights are concerned.
Otaku: Her character-exclusive events with Neptune and Vert reveal that she loves reading manga and playing video games.
Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes are naturally green, but have her take too nasty a beating in combat and she will invoke this in the victory scene. And it's not a very nice sight. Also invoked in a character-exclusive event with Noire, when she loses herself to rage.
Too Kinky to Torture: She's a masochist, and when it starts to come up while training with Nepgear the extent to which Tekken enjoys being beaten on disturbs her enough to call it quits and suggest Tekken start training with Plutia instead.
Tropes relating to all of them:
Big Bad Duumvirate: They all have their own different agendas but they do agree that the CPU goddesses should not exist at all.
Artificial Stupidity: Arfoire will typically fixate on killing a single party member before moving on to another, that unfortunate character appears to be randomly chosen though the English version seems to put a slight preference toward Neptune.
Berserk Button: Neptune's mere name is enough to annoy the hell out of Arfoire; the connection between the old world and the different world of the other dimension hasn't helped at all. Also getting called old.
The Chew Toy: Oh so much. Nothing really works out for this lady to go smoothly as she planned. And this woman was supposed to be the True Final Boss of the first two games. From being the first official boss of the game to being partnered up with Copypaste whose personality was rewritten by Anonydeath to spew out friendship speeches, and finally getting herself traumatized by Iris Heart. She even gets tortured in her dreams. And the Duel Boss with Neptune? The battle music is a remixed version (still awesome though) of the first game's Gamindustri's Comic Relief.
Christmas Cake: Called this by Pirachu. Somehow, this convinces her that she perhaps belongs to the Seven Sages.
Obviously Evil: Aside from the fact that she's dressed like a witch, the players have seen Arfoire before, from the original game, so they know she's evil. Which makes it surprising that she's not the main villain this time.
Omnicidal Maniac: She never gets to act on it, but when she finally leaves the Seven Sages she comments on how she's always wanted "to destroy all". Pirachu points out how that and the way she's speaking make no sense.
To the Pain: She threatens to tear out Pirachu's organs and feed them to piranhas while making him watch while he dies.
Spared by the Adaptation: She is the first Arfoire to make it through a game alive, and with a relatively happy ending to boot.
Villain Decay: Becomes less and less threatening in every confrontation. To the point where she runs away without even fighting you and then fuses with an eggplant only to be beaten by Neptune while the latter was alone. Compared to the previous Arfoire(s), this one really fails to measure up.
Vitriolic Best Buds: Whether either will admit it or not, Pirachu and Arfoire actually share this dynamic, and despite their bickering, really are friends, with Pirachu actually willing to stand up to the CPUs to let Arfoire flee from Plutia. Even the CPUs were touched by this.
Heel-Face Revolving Door: He will jump at the chance to work for the CPUs if Iris Heart is making the request in order to avoid her wrath, but always goes back to the Seven Sages once he gets away from her. Once Compa grows up he settles for working with the CPUs to stay near her.
Fragile Speedster: Unless you've gone out of your way to over level or gear specifically for accuracy expect most of your attacks to never connect. Those that do though bring him down quite quickly compared to most bosses.
I Warned You: He tried to get Mister Badd to hurry up and just make his announcement so that Pirachu could go home because he knew and said as much that the CPUs would find some way to escape and come after them. While Mister Badd is trying to tell him that it's just impossible, Plutia shows up midsentence.
Vitriolic Best Buds: Whether either will admit it or not, Pirachu and Arfoire actually share this dynamic, and despite their bickering, really are friends, with Pirachu actually willing to stand up to the CPUs to let Arfoire flee from Plutia. Even the CPUs were touched by this.
Insane Troll Logic: Abnes thinks that, because she's on a mission to protect all the little girls in the world, she's always right, and anyone who stands in her way is a "big pedophile" and a "gross fetishist". Naturally, there's something off about her logic.
Bishōnen: Outside his armor, Anonydeath is apparently very cute, enough to make pretty much every Goddess in the Basillicom comment on it, and Noire having to snap them out of it by reminding them it's a man.
Dead Man Switch: He manages to escape the CPUs by telling them that if he dies all of the embarrassing footage he has of Noire will be released worldwide. As soon as he's safe, he informs them that he lied about it.
Reformed, but Rejected: In the true end he found a way to reverse the failed CPU transformations, yet is still considered a creep.
Troll: Quite possibly the only reason Anonydeath would alter Copypaste's personality as he did and then pair him up with Arfoire, and give Rei the task of being Peashy's "mother". This side of him also shows through in his reactions with Noire.
Heel Face Door Slam: Due to his change in personality after his initial repairs, he starts to get along with the citizens of Lowee when they show him how to destroy things in a helpful manner. While they're in the middle of convincing him to leave the Seven Sages Blanc shows up to make him pay for damages done to Lowee and kills him despite everyone's protest. Then it gets Subverted a couple chapters later. Lowee had him rebuilt during the 10 year Time Skip and he has been working for Blanc since.
Adorkable: From what's been seen, Rei is definitely this.
And Man Grew Proud: Once Rei explains who she is and what lead her to do everything she had, Blanc informs her that the former nation of Tari has become considered nothing more than a myth and warning for CPUs to understand that they serve their people not the other way around.
Rei: Who's a psycho!? Everyone around me keeps saying that, but I'm correct! I embody propriety!
Berserk Button: Rather ironically, pity from a Goddess makes her have an upset fit. Neptune got the brunt of it.
Peashy finds out that reminding her in any way of her age proves to be one while the HDD personality is in control. Part of her tirade at the CPUs becomes about how she's never dated a man, will never marry, and has never had a child, after Peashy continues to call her Mommy.
Christmas Cake: Approaching her 30s, and claims to be too old to marry. Or more specifically for Ultradimension Rei was approaching her 30s, and is now simply stuck looking that way despite being several thousand years old.
Curb-Stomp Battle: Dishes this out to the three CPU goddesses of the Hyperdimension Gamindustri in the Good Ending Route.
Dark and Troubled Past: Because of her tyrannical rule, the Tari land collapsed, leading her to believe that the CPU system should not exist in the first place.
De-power: Apparently suffered this in the Ultradimension timeline. This leads to...
Re Power: She sent a fragment of her power over to the Hyperdimension timeline, who sends some of the power back to her and she gets HDD again, though apparently she's nowhere near as strong as she no longer has any worshippers.
Dimensional Traveler: A unique trait to her CPU powers compared to normal, she's able to distort and pierce through to other dimensions. She created the hole between the Hyperdimension and Ultradimension to send Neptune away. Hyperdimension Rei was utterly elated when she found out she was the one who made the Goddess go away after that.
Jekyll & Hyde: One of the more accurate examples when comparing normal and HDD.
Drunk with Power: As soon as she gains superpowers, Rei slips into this very quickly.
Exotic Eye Designs: When in HDD form, she has a symbol in her eyes like the CPU, however, it's not the power symbol.
More specifically, the symbol looks like a triangle with an exclamation mark going through the bottom of the triangle; kind of like a warning symbol.
Evil Feels Good: When she sent Neptune into the past, what was her first reaction? A Slasher Smile and gloating that she was actually to successfully do something of such magnitude. Given her earlier appearances, you actually have to be happy for her. And it's also a good Call Back because this was her reaction when she first got her powers thousands of years ago.
Fallen Angel: Sort of. She's a former Goddess of the long-gone Tari land... it just happens she's the Big Bad of Victory.
Fallen Hero: To an extent; depending on whether you see the Goddesses as 'heroes' rather than just 'protagonists'.
Genre Savvy: Is well aware that one should not swallow a floating mass of dark energy. Not that is helps her much…
Ghost Memory: Hyperdimension Rei ends up getting the memories of the Ultradimension Rei mixed with her own when she receives her powers. The sudden addition of several thousand years of memory from a completely different world are implied to be why she's so much further off the deep end than the one she received the power from.
Thinks CPUs are useless. Where was she while the world was going down to hell in mk2?
Thinks everybody is putting all the blame on her for the Great Crash. Blames all the CPUs for all her misfortune while refusing to acknowledge her own mistakes.
I Just Want to Be Normal: After gaining her powers, she becomes so ruthless that by the time she caused The Great Crash, she doesn't want to be a CPU anymore. Thus, her starting the Seven Sages group.
Incoming Ham/Chewing the Scenery: Her first boss fight's pre-dialogue. It is one the longest scenes in the game. She sums up her past history, complains about the other HDDs, makes many statements about why she thinks she is right, and so on.
Insane Troll Logic: When her timid personality fades away, Rei breathes this trope, in constant denial of everyone who has a far more accurate view, and believing the world to be wrong simply because she says it is.
In the End, You Are on Your Own: Due to the efforts of the CPUs, all the Seven Sages were defeated, and the organization crumbled, leaving Rei by herself. You really do pity the girl as she delves deeper into her self-deprecating attitude.
Ironic Echo: She pushes for the fact that there should be no more goddesses only to find out that she's an Amnesiac Goddess herself (and the first one no less), though with most of her powers gone.
It Meant Something to Me: When Anonydeath finally leaves the Seven Sages her immediate concern is that their pretend marriage is what's ending not that he's leaving the group.
Neptune: "By any chance, were you running ever since yesterday? If so, then that's amazing! Wow, you have an awesome sense of no direction!"
Never My Fault: Ultradimension Rei initially doesn't accept that it was her HDD personality that caused The Great Crash, but that it was simply the concept of CPUs in general, so she starts the Seven Sages. She gets over it.
The Older Immortal: Out of all the Goddesses in the game, Neptune and her crew from the Hyperdimension would most likely be the oldest, followed by Blanc from the Ultradimension, who appears to be a few centuries old. Vert, Peashy, and Noire don't top more than a few decades. Rei on the other hand, is several thousand years old, having been a Goddess for far longer than any of the main characters. She has the power to show it.
Psychopathic Womanchild: Her rants may remind the player of a spiteful kid who just got his favorite toy taken away from her.
Slasher Smile: A rather scary one when she sends Neptune to the past, since it is obviously the first time she's succeeded in anything. She gains it again when she becomes a Goddess. Both times, it is very offputting.
Straw Nihilist: Rei deems the world to be utterly wrong. However, she rejects the ultimate conclusion that nothing matters - vowing to change the world to how she wants it.
Super Prototype: Ultradimension Rei was the very first Goddess in her timeline apparently. She's also one of the strongest characters in the Neptunia universe story-wise.
Took a Level in Badass: Hyperdimension Rei gained her badassery after Croire gives her powers from the Ultradimension Rei, who in turn sent some of that power back so that one could regain hers. To put it simply, they ping-pong'ed this trope.
True Final Boss: Surprisingly, instead of Magiquone/Arfoire who usually fills this role in the first two games.
Villainous Rescue: In the true end Plutia tries to dominate Rei's power after beating it out of Hyperdimension Rei, and was quickly failing and at risk of having their combined power and madness. After Neptune implies she's ready to Mercy Kill Plutia if she fails, Ultradimension Rei steps in and takes her power back and finally gets control over it.
Vitriolic Best Buds: Thinking back on the good times with the rest of the sages, all that comes up is being ridiculed over and over again. Some of them later admit that, while she was fairly incompetent, being part of her group wasn't all that bad. This helps explain how even with no followers she was able assume a CPU form and pull off what she did a few tropes down.
World's Strongest Woman: Rei is the strongest individual in the Neptunia series, bar none. A Goddesses' power is derived from their followers; the more followers they have, the more power they have. No followers gives the Goddess a power of absolutely zero. Ultradimension Rei managed to put up an impressive showing with no followers at all, while the only Goddess who has a similar amount of experience, Blanc, was reduced to a powerless little girl with no followers. And then Hyperdimesion Rei did gain followers....oh boy.
Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After being beaten Plutia and Blanc torture a confession out of him to be televised. After Blanc mentions that she's done, Plutia informs everyone that she's going to keep toying with him however she wants. This prompts a Big "NO!" and him begging for anyone to come save him from her.
Batman Gambit: He reveals to the Goddesses that the monsters he uses to fight them (and calls his daughters) are actually children who failed to become CPUs. It's heavily hinted he FORCEFULLY did this to them, and when he reveals this to them, he fully expects they'd be unable to harm the children and would have to leave, thus sparing his life.
Composite Character: Has a similar role in this game to Ganache and Yvoire from the first game, he even spends some time as nothing but a silhouette while working with the Seven Sages.
Mini-Mecha: As he's just an ordinary human, he uses one to fight the CPUs. It looks rather like a combination of Dr. Eggman and some carnival ride.
Near Villain Victory: Thanks to his scheming, Lowee fell when Iris, Black and Purple Hearts defeated Blanc / White Heart on live TV; this defeat stripped Blanc of all her goddess's powers and reverted her to a powerless girl due to the loss of faith from the civilians, thus ridding Lowee of its CPU. He also subsequently imprisoned her along with the other 3 CPUs, leaving their countries vulnerable and defenseless against the Seven Sages; unfortunately, not knowing Vert existed was the only flaw in his plan. Without her, he would've won.
Nobody Touches the Hair: Due to him suffering from some hair loss, he doesn't like people messing with his hair. Of the tortures Blanc and Plutia put him through the only one he mentions beyond being kicked in the spleen is that they're plucking his hairs out one by one and begs them to stop.
Obviously Evil: In the localization, Akudaijin is named "Mister Badd". Yes. You read right.
Papa Wolf / Pet the Dog: Despite being a member of the organization that is turning children into monsters, he does seem to care for his daughters, enjoying spending time with them and gets furious when anyone insults or lays a hand on them. He was even researching a way to turn them back to human form.
The One Guy: The first non-silhouetted human male character in the entire franchise.
True Beauty Is on the Inside: Played with. Mr. Badd sees as beautiful what is generally considered ugly by society. However, he just has a…different aesthetic sense.
Xanatos Speed Chess: Egg the goddesses on into fighting each other, then televise the battle. If Blanc wins, that's two nations fallen. If Blanc loses, the others are likely to be exhausted and capturable taking out all three nations. Noire herself points out a third result, and pushes for it herself, that being showing Iris Heart to the world would potentially take out Planeptune. Any way it could've conceivably unfolded, he wins. When that all falls apart on him, and they try to pull the same tactic on him, he quickly tries to prevent further losses by banking on the fact that the others wouldn't throw away Blanc just to publicly ruin him. Even when that backfires by them reempowering Blanc and restoring her goddess abilities with The Power of Friendship (literally) he reveals that he had diverted some of Lowee's budget into building a mech to fight them.