Rei Ayanami Expy

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The Rei Ayanami Expy is a character archetype common in Japanese Media, started, or at least codified, by Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Common characteristics of the archetype include:

Rei Ayanami herself exhibits every characteristic, and many other characters have been created as variations on her. However, the popularity of this archetype has also led to many of the variations to spawn Expies of their own.

A Sub-Trope of Fountain of Expies and Shy Blue-Haired Girl. Compare to Phlebotinum Girl, Char Clone and Shana Clone. See also Kuudere, Emotionless Girl and Stoic Woobie.

Examples:

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  • .hack//SIGN:
    • Subaru. She has short, bright blue hair, brown eyes (close enough to red), is quiet and very soft spoken as well as showing signs of being shy in RL. Also In real life, she is in a wheel chair from a terrible accident she keeps secret, and is a Meganekko. The series shared a character designer with Evangelion, so it's plausible it was a deliberate reference between the two characters.
    • Tsukasa shows traits of this, as well, mostly being emotionless (though it's more an angry sort of apathy).
  • Kanade "Angel" Tachibana from Angel Beats!. She's presumed to be an angel working under God to oversee the afterlife. She's also seemingly emotionless, to the point where the other characters weren't even sure if she was sentient at first. She's actually a human just like the rest of them. Her powers come from a computer program, and she seems blank because she'd given up on forming attachments to anyone. She displays some subtle humanity when Otonashi is getting to know her, and by the finale she's dropped the facade entirely.
  • Maia Tsukigane from Aquarion Logos. She's a stoic girl with short white hair and No Social Skills who was trained by the Big Bad ever since childhood in order to be his perfect enforcer. She's sent as an undercover spy to keep an eye on the main character, eventually falling in love with him.
  • Attack on Titan:
    • Mikasa Ackerman plays with her status as one. She fills some qualities of a Rei Ayanami expy quite well (fairly emotionless, dark and troubled past, short cut hair, teenager, named after IJN Dreadnought), double subverts others (her hair color, appearance and skin tone are all considered unique, but that's merely because she's the only asian woman alive, which also gives her immunity to the Coordinate), and defies others (is never injured thanks to her phenominal combat skills, is the lead protagonist's adopted sister and had no idea that she was related to Kenny Ackerman).
    • Annie Leonhardt also plays with this. She has pale skin, Icy Blue Eyes, and is even more emotionless and cold than Mikasa. She also happens to be part of a group of titan shifters that have some kind of evil agenda in mind, and is revealed to be the deadly Female Titan, to everyone's great shock. She does end up showing emotion, but unlike other examples, it's disturbing rather than a good sign.
  • Sen Yarizui, "the Ice Witch", from Ben-To, though she's more of a very laid-back Cloudcuckoolander as opposed to being shy and emotionally repressed.
  • Ondine/Undine from Birdy the Mighty, though she doesn't last long.
  • Jo of Burst Angel. Dead ringer, aside from a rougher appearance and personality and having a slight tan. She's even referred to as an angel of death. And they are both Artificial Humans.
  • Code Geass: Anya, a pink haired red eyed 15 year old Humongous Mecha pilot who likes taking pictures of people more than talking to them, and is a Soul Jar for the protagonist's mother.
  • Tsubame Otorii from Cyber Team in Akihabara. She's even being voiced by Megumi Hayashibara, Rei's seiyuu.
  • Yin from Darker Than Black. Her emotionless state is due to her being one of the setting's Dolls.
  • Due to their awkward habits, stoic natures, pale skin, and lack of proper people skills, L and his eventual successor Near from Death Note are rare male examples. This probably goes even moreso to Near due to his hair color.
  • Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure has the character D, who pretty much is a straight up expy of Rei (this show has been described as Evangelion meets Tenchi Muyo), being a bio andriod who acts like a robotic Emotionless Girl. She does however lack Rei's appearance, (which is probably because of legal issues). However she does have lime green hair and pale skin.
  • Ren from Elemental Gelade (her name is even one letter apart from Rei) has waist length blue hair, green eyes and speaks in a monotone voice. Not only is she an Edel Raid (girls who can bind their soul with their Pledger and turn into a weapon) but is a Shichiko-hoji, one of the most powerful Edel Raids. Of course this means that everyone wants their hands on her. In the beginning of the show she's an Emotionless Girl who hates Coud because he's a human, but later starts developing feelings for him and they become a couple at the end.
  • Eureka from Eureka Seven. Very light turquoise hair, a Human Alien, very attached to her boss at first and is an Ill Girl and Emotionless Girl as a result of her upbringing, prior to a traumatic event that would trigger her Character Development, which then was accelerated much further by meeting her Love Interest. Specifically, she was used by the government as a Tyke Bomb, and trained to kill almost remorselessly, until one day, when she was checking a pile of corpses looking for wounded people to finish off, she found three orphans, had a huge epiphany, and decided then and there to adopt them and defect from the military. Realistically enough, she could still slip back into emotionless behavior on occasion. The occasions presented themselves.
  • Fairy Tail:
    • Merudy, a young girl with short-cut pastel-coloured hair and a petite body, is very stoic and her voice in the anime is very soft. She even calmly starts to dispatch Erza and Juvia, claiming with a cold expression that it's her mission to do so. She's also fiercely devoted to her parental figure, Ultear, going as far as to wanting kill Gray, the person she hates for killing Ultear's mother. After the timeskip, her personality has completely changed and now is very cheerful.
    • Yukino Aguria, a shy, obedient girl wih short silver/light blue hair.
  • Ledo from Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, although a male example. White hair, pale skin, purple eyes, otherworldly origins, No Social Skills, stoic, and even a mecha pilot to boot.
  • Inori Yuzuriha from Guilty Crown shares many traits with Rei, in both personality and situation. Stoic, seemingly emotionless? Check. Red eyes? Check. Deeply devoted to her boss, and, later, the main character? Check. Artificial Human based on one of the protagonist's family members who nevertheless has boatloads of UST with him? Um...check. The only way for Inori to be a more thorough example would be if she had blue hair instead of pink and piloted one of the show's mecha.
  • Ayuki from Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl matches to a degree. She's a slender Meganekko with a bob. While not exactly stoic, she's quiet Deadpan Snarker who prefers science and learning over romance.
  • Minami Iwasaki from Lucky Star is a parody of this.
  • Sextum in Mahou Sensei Negima! fits most of the attributes, although she doesn't show any interest on becoming more human in her few appearances. Her twin 'brother' Fate might fit in as a male example of the trope.
  • Miyu (or, more correctly, M.I.Y.U.), from both Mai Hime and Mai-Otome.
  • Ruri Hoshino of Martian Successor Nadesico. Blue-grey hair, yellow eyes, odd origins, very stoic.
  • The titular Miss Monochrome. She is a white-haired, blue-eyed android aspiring to become an idol. She's pretty emotionless and so socially inept that her servant easily tricks her into giving her all her fortune and she can't tell the difference between a store manager and an idol manager.
  • Mamiko Kuri from Narutaru. A mysterious girl with pale skin and cold eyes whom Sudo took under his wing when he found out she had a shadow dragon. She tends to be rather quiet, and often considers the people around her to be inferior. It's later revealed that Mamiko's shadow dragon is the earth itself and she is one of those who must judge this world and make the choice of what kind of world it will become. At the end of the manga, Mamiko destroys everyone and everything in the world except Shiina and herself. They begin the world over again, with Mamiko's son as the new Adam of the reborn world.
  • Not the most obvious but Sai from Naruto has shades of being an expy of Rei. He's pale teenager with No Social Skills, a Mysterious Past, and is The Stoic.
  • Mai from Nichijou has demeanor but she's The Gadfly personified.
  • Kirika Yuumura, from Noir is another brunette with similarities - Initially emotionless, although she does cry in episode one (although she's crying because she can't feel regret, not because of the dozen men she just killed), soft-spoken and created as a weapon. Her eyes are at the red end of brown, getting redder whenever there's an open fire around - used to great effect when her 'true self' comes out towards the end of the series. The series ends with her choosing between being human, or being a weapon.
  • Lala Ru from Now and Then, Here and There. A mysterious blue-haired, blue-eyed girl with special water powers who claims to be thousands of years old. Due to her long and disillusioned experience with humans, she feels little to no emotions with them. Her relationship with Shu changes her to be more protective and open.
  • Echo from Pandora Hearts. She's a white-haired girl with a stoic personality who serves as the minion of the Yandere brother of one of the main characters. She also has a dangerous Split Personality named Noise. Eventually, the protagonist Oz befriends her and it's usually implied Echo might have feelings for him.
  • Mytho from Princess Tutu is a male, magically induced example: the shards of his heart, his emotions, were shattered throughout the land. Duck spends much of the first season working to restore his emotions.
  • Aldra in Queen's Blade, but only in the original series, since in the sequel, her personality was retooled.
  • Ein from Phantom, including the haircut (but not the hair color.) She even winds up laying impassively under The Hero by the end of the first episode.
  • Isla from Plastic Memories is a Giftia with silver hair and red eyes. She is highly serious and emotionally distant, due to being a Shell-Shocked Veteran of a job that involves retrieving and terminating her own kind. Yet she's very Adorkable and eccentric. As the series progresses, she becomes more open thanks to her love interest. She is also in a decaying physical condition, since her 9-year lifespan is nearing its end.
  • Anthy from Revolutionary Girl Utena, right down to being a goddess stabbed by the villains to contain her power (remember, Rei has Lilith's soul.) Given Utena's original air date, she's probably the Ur-Example, as wee as one of the few to stay true to Rei's Unbuilt Trope nature.
  • Lan from Rinne no Lagrange is a different take on the archetype. She has all of the characteristics that place her firmly in the category; blue hair, pale skin, Purple Eyes, The Stoic, strange behavior, an alien, and co-starring in a Humongous Mecha series. She's different in that her stoicism doesn't work as well as she tries to and it soon becomes clear she's Not So Stoic. Really Not So Stoic. She defrosts into more of an average emotional girl sooner than expected. Also, her odd greeting is the result of her being lied to about Earth culture.
  • By the mangaka's own admition; Tomoe Yukishiro from Rurouni Kenshin was designed after Rei.
  • A rare male expy in the anime adaptation of the yaoi manga Sensitive Pornograph as the Extreme Doormat character Aki. He has her hair, dark reddish brown eyes and even has his arm and right eye bandaged similarly by the end of it.
  • Lain from Serial Experiments Lain fits everything here, except she has brown hair. Notably, the creators of Lain have said they didn't even watch Evangelion until they finished the fourth episode of Lain.
  • In Shirobako, the fictional series being worked on 3rd Aerial Girls' Squadron has one in the protagonist, Aria. Tragic past. Emotionless Girl. Bob Haircut (in pink).
  • Noël from Sound of the Sky. White-haired, pale skinned pilot and mechanic of the crew's Spider Tank that hardly speaks, when she does she uses a monotone and has a Dark and Troubled Past coming back from when she was a Child Prodigy. More lively when drunk.
  • Cheza from Wolf's Rain. She looks like Rei Ayanami with pink hair. Being half-plant qualifies her as not fully human. She's also quite emotionless, although she does perk up quite a bit in the presence of wolves.
  • The World God Only Knows: Dokuro, the girl who Keima meets in his time travel and the past self of his teacher Yuri Nikaido, has many characteristics of this trope. She's a powerful Artificial Human and some kind of clone of the original Dokuro Skull, has bobbed hair and Purple Eyes. When she's introduced, she's an Emotionless Girl, but thanks to the main character she warms up and becomes very upbeat.

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  • Krieger Female Model 68b #6345 from Love And Krieg. She is an emotionless, highly indoctrinated cloned soldier (with short hair, although it's blond), and she does rarely enough express emotions, like affection towards her normal civilian boyfriend. It's surprisingly cute.

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  • Pacific Rim gives us Mako Mori. While being older, having a rather more well-adjusted and sociable personality and there's nothing artificial about her origin, she's the only Japanese character in the film, is stoic and reserved, fiercely loyal to her adoptive father figure, and sports Rei's haircut as said above. It's even colored blue, though only at the tips. She also happens to be a Humongous Mecha pilot. Popular fan consensus is that it's supposed to say, "We took -some- inspiration from Evangelion but didn't try to ape it".
    • Explicitly invoked in the Japanese dub. Instead of having Rinko Kikuchi dub her own lines over in Japanese (which she would be perfectly capable of doing), Mako is voiced by the same person responsible for Rei - Megumi Hayashibara. You can't get to be a bigger Expy than that!

    Light Novels 
  • Julie Sigtuna from Absolute Duo. Silvery-white hair, red eyes, pale skin, petite, mysterious and troubled past, not a normal human, stoic and weird behaviour, eventually reveals a sweet and emotional side to her love interest.
  • Mei Misaki, from the Another horror/mystery light-novel series most certainly qualifies. An Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette with emphasis on eerie, dark short hair, skin so pale it is in a shade of grey, red eyes, an eye-patch resembling Rei's usual bandages, a deeply stoic demeanor and the overall feeling of creepy cuteness/cute creepiness exhaled. Visually, she is basically Rei with pitch black hair.
  • Felli Loss from Chrome Shelled Regios is a silver-haired psychokinetic whose powers make her unable to express emotions the same way as others, but is slowly warming up to the protagonist. She's also a rare example of this character type mixed with Shana Clone.
  • Origami Tobiichi in Date A Live. She even has the Child Soldier who drives Mecha vs Person of Mass Destruction thing going. She's also a Stalker with a Crush and one of the few characters listed who is a bit of a jerk.
  • Sf from The Ending Chronicle. A silver-haired automaton created using technology from another world. She's the personal maid of the supervisor of Team Leviathan. She lacks emotions, but shows an extreme amount of loyalty and devotion for her master.
  • Tabitha from The Familiar of Zero. Bobbed light blue hair, very fair skin, quiet and deeply stoic demeanor, and speaks in strangely truncated, sentences with barely enough to get her point across, often single-word ones.
  • Lelei La Lalena from Gate. A 15-year-old genius sorceress with short light blue hair and eyes. She's stoic and quiet, but a nice girl. She also forms part of the Unwanted Harem of the main character.
  • Yuki Nagato from Haruhi Suzumiya, to the point where her name is a pun on Rei's—Rei can be read as "ice", Yuki as "snow", and both Nagato and Ayanami were Imperial Japanese naval warships. Curiously, Yuki is described in the novels as having black hair (since in the Haruhi universe people have normal hair colors) but in the anime and even in the novels' art, it appears of a purplish blue similar to Rei's (but much more pale). Her characterization, however, has some variance: She is a Love Interest only briefly, if that (though she is one in the spin-off where she's a normal human Shrinking Violet); she neither is a Mysterious Waif nor does she have a Dark and Troubled Past (if anything, she becomes more interesting the more we know her); and the becoming more emotional part is downplayed, in that her affect remains as flat as ever, but she seems to undergo significant Character Development and emotional development under the surface (despite the fact she states her affect will always be flat, she nevertheless seems to become more expressive and animate in her own way as the series progresses).
  • Koneko from High School D×D. Pale skin, short silver hair, golden eyes, petite, is not human, appears cold and soft-spoken and eventually warms up to the main character.
  • In Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, there's an amnesiac, emotionless automaton with silver hair and blue eyes known as P-01s. It's later revealed that she's Horizon Ariadust, a human girl who died in an accident years ago. After her death, her father put her soul in an android body and used her emotions to create Weapons Of Mass Destruction that will give her the power to save the world from an apocalypse. Horizon also serves as the love interest of the main character Toori Aoi.
  • Infinite Stratos:
    • Laura Bodewig. A stoic genetically engineered Super Soldier with silver hair and red eyes, wearing an eyepatch over one of them. She was educated with just enough social skills to be able to function as a soldier, which left her with no idea of how to act like a normal girl and socialize normally. Initially, she hates the main character, but she later falls in love with him and chooses him as her "wife".
    • Kanzashi Sarashiki. Red eyes, short aquamarine hair, shy and quiet personality, eventually warms up to the main character and falls in love with him.
  • Eucliwood Hellscythe from Is This a Zombie?. Light hair, pale skin, mysterious abilities and origins and a deeply quiet and stoic demeanor that makes her come across as emotionless, but still has a hidden caring side.
  • Nozomi from Mayoi Neko Overrun!. A mysterious girl with blue hair and red eyes. She normally tends to be indifferent and emotionless, and also seems to be a little airheaded.
  • Shiro from No Game No Life. A young girl with light blue hair and red eyes. She's a Hikikomori Neet, bue she's actually a genius with an almost supernatural intelligence. She also only shows emotion around her older brother Sora.
  • Hazuki from Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, though she doesn't have any dramatic plotline related to it, she is just weird.
  • Mashiro from The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is an odd girl, with virtually No Social Skills, doesn't understand the concept of emotions too well and has very light blond hair, a really fair skin and reddish eyes. Although, her behaviour is usually taken to be the effect of an Ambiguous Disorder.
  • Fremy Speeddraw from Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers. A stoic, cold young girl with white hair, pale skin, blue eyes and an eyepatch. Fremy is the first and only half human/half kyouma in the world and she was once the Six Flower Killer, an assassin who killed potential future heroes of the Six Flowers. She was chosen as a Brave after she was betrayed by the Kyouma who raised her, her own mother among them. At first, she doesn't want to trust anyone ever again, but Adlet gains her trust and she falls in love with him.
  • Hecate from Shakugan no Shana. "The Priestess" of Bal Masqué, she has the appearance of a small blue-haired girl with blue eyes. A quiet and emotionless character.

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  • Atlus LOVES Evangelion, so within many Evangelion references in their games, of course there's several Rei Ayanami Expies. So far, there's five of them. That's already more than half of the number of Rei expies used to create the page image. Maybe the day where we can make the page image using Rei expies from Atlus only will come. Maybe.
    • Gender flipped with Serph from Digital Devil Saga: an initially completely emotionless pale-skinned gray-haired almost totally silent male lead who's a digital clone of a sociopath scientist who nearly destroyed the entire world, and is completely devoted to female love-interest Sera.
    • Devil Survivor's Amane Kuzuryu, a blue haired, blue eyed Emotionless Girl that serves as the host to both an angel and a demon. In her route, she reveals the reason for her behavior and wishes that she had been able to lead a more normal life.
    • In Persona3, we have two! First is the Protagonist himself, who possesses blue hair and eyes that are either blue or silverish, and also appears emotionless but gradually becomes more human as he forms bonds. (His characterization in the first animated movie adaption mirrors Rei's in the first Rebuild movie, complete with a When She Smiles moment!) Second is Aigis, with her robotic nature and exotic looks, but isn't quite as emotionless so much as initially single-minded. Her role only settles in when Ryoji, the Kaworu Expy, enters the story and she immediately becomes suspicious of him.
    • Devil Survivor 2 has Miyako. She just appeared in Record Breaker, but it's no doubt that Miyako is a Rei expy too. She has short hair and eyes in color shade similar to Rei's hair. Okay, initially she is not that emotionless, but she does eventually become more emotional, later becomes one of the protagonists' main love interest, isn't exactly human. Rei is the soul vessel for Lilith and Yui clone, when Miyako is the mix of Fourth Triangulum and Yamato clone, later fight against her own kin other than human.. Also, she is noticeably less polite and wary of Alcor, the Kaworu expy in said game.
  • Mari Ming Onette from Grand Chase can be called one.
  • Lydia from Chronicles of Inotia: Children of Carnia.
  • Sybill from Alundra.
  • The Character Kos Mos in the Xenosaga Series is a female blue haired, red eyed Emotionless Robot which becomes more humane/defrosting. Like Rei, she and her successor Model "T-Elos" have got something to do with the plan of the antagonist/government organisation.
  • Fire Emblem Elibe:
    • Tate from Fire Emblem 6. She looks the part and has the Sugar and Ice Personality down pat.
    • The dancer Ninian from Fire Emblem 7. Though she lacks the short hair, it IS blue, and she has red eyes, an unusual color even for FE standards, as well as pale skin, and is pretty frail both in cutscenes and in combat. She's also notably shy and reserved but can open up to all 3 of her support options (one of which is a possible love interest), and hides a dark secret; she's a dragon born from a human father. Her tragic family history is revealed in Hector's story, in which the player learns that her father is the main antagonist, Nergal, who sent her and her brother through the Dragon's Gate for their own protection during the Scouring, a massive human/dragon war. Their mother, Aenir, was killed, and Nergal, seeking to reunite with his children after the war was over, began experimenting with unscrupulous dark magic that warped his mind and made him forget his original purpose. Centuries later, in an ironic twist of fate, he manages to call his children back through the Gate, but they don't remember him, and he doesn't remember he had children in the first place, only wanting to use the siblings to further his own goals of obtaining power. Worst of all, he actually laughs when Eliwood accidentally kills her.
  • Vanilla H from Galaxy Angel, a red-eyed, pale-skinned young girl who controls nanomachines by suppressing her emotions.
  • Leen from Grandia has almost every trait of it, and is maybe the first one.
  • Angel of One Must Fall 2097 fits the trope to a T.
    • She also happens to predate Rei by a year. One Must Fall came out in 1994. Evangelion first aired in 1995.
  • Blaze the Cat of Sonic the Hedgehog fame is a sort of anthropomorphic interpretation of this type of character, down to the same general color scheme and hairdo. Because her role as the dedicated guardian of the Sol Emeralds is of tantamount importance in her dimension, she initially distrusts strong emotions and social attachments, which she sees as distractions. She later embraces both to a degree.
  • Stern the Destructor of the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable games. She's an ancient, alien, Magitek program that copied Nanoha's appearance, with a few changes such as her hair being cropped short and her eyes being an unnaturally light color of blue. As the Material of Wisdom, she has little to no emotions and is completely logical. However, she starts gaining some emotions after she met and lost to Nanoha, even gaining her own personal desire to improve herself in the hopes of one day beating Nanoha in a Lighthearted Rematch.
  • Shiki from the Samurai Shodown 64 series is older than the average, but otherwise fits the bill nicely (the whole Technicolor Eyes thing being derived from Demonic Possession, but she has heterochromia meaning she's not completely being controlled).
  • The Kritya from Tales of Vesperia are an entire race of strange, blue-haired nonhumans who... don't quite have it all together. The party's Big Girl, Judith, is considered weird by their standards for being a flirtatious Blood Knight who will offer to show off even more skin than she usually does and devise battle strategies that involve being eaten alive by monsters and then ripping them open from the inside in the same emotionless tone of voice that everyone on this page has.
  • Touhou has Hata no Kokoro, a pink-haired tsukumogami based on a set of 66 noh theater masks with a close connection to an antagonist from the previous game in the series. Kokoro is simultaneously a Large Ham, Mood-Swinger and Emotionless Girl, "The Expressive Poker Face" who expresses herself through her Floating Masks, but after some character development she learns to handle and display her feelings more naturally.
  • The New Angelic Gaia Interface from the eroge game Makai Tenshi Djibril is a wholesale expy of Rei Ayanami, from the fact she's got blue hair and pale features, she's also a artificial angel, of the holy kind, whose whole purpose is to go into battle and get maimed, and she does in fact shrug off a lost arm at least once.
    • Also, the mark of a transformed Devil Angel when working for Heaven was, for the first three games, that their hair took on a pale color, as close to light blue as possible.
  • Melphonshina from Phantasy Star Online 2 more or less falls straight into this trope, minus being a Love Interest. Her Dark and Troubled Past being that she was envious of the relationship between Gettemhult and his partner, and wished to be in her place. After she's used by Gettemhult to release Dark Falz Elder, she gets seriously injured. After Dark Falz Elder sacrifices himself two Episodes later, she breaks out of this to a degree.
  • Courtney from Pokémon Ruby is re-imagined along those lines in the remake, Omega Ruby, with robotic mostly short speech patterns, (though she does speak full sentences at certain points, though with William Shatner levels of pauses) violet hair and eyes. Ironically, different traits, such as short hair and an attraction to a protagonist are only apparent in the Ruby and Sapphire chapters of Pokémon Special which is based on the original games and thus is not an Emotionless Girl there (or in the original games for that matter). In both cases she does have a connection to the antagonist, being a member of Team Magma and one of its Co-Dragons.
  • Blazblue has the Murakumo Units, a series of Magitek cyborgs. There are three playable Murakumos and each of them have some of Rei's traits. As a whole, Murakumos are young women with light hair and skin, draw power from an Eldritch Location, were created by an abusive Mad Scientist father, are varying flavors of The Woobie and are clones of Ragna's (the protagonist) long lost sister. Lambda-11 is curious, innocent, developing emotions, has red eyes and is forced into battle by her boss and sort of mother figure Kokonoe because there's just no other choice. Noel, aka Mu-12, didn't know she was a Murakumo for years and developed a proper (but meek) personality, initially serving the local State Sec to support her family but eventually breaking away from that to help save the world. Nu-13 has red eyes, silvery blue hair and pale skin and seems to be an Ill Girl, and switches from being utterly emotionless to the definition of Yandere whenever Ragna shows up.
    • Their genetic template, Saya, was pretty similar to Noel before becoming the Imperator and being made a vessel for Izanami, the Goddess of Death. When Ragna meets an adult Saya for the first time, her appearance and personality took a huge change. She is absolutely devoid of emotion, ruthless, nihilistic and hateful towards the world. Her golden locks have become purple, and her previously jade eyes are now crimson. All of this can be attributed to her being possessed by Izanami, and Saya's consciousness apparently struggles for control, resulting in the Imperator showing some sympathy towards Ragna and despising Terumi.
  • Ramlethal Valentine from Guilty Gear, albeit a Dark-Skinned Blonde casenote , but otherwise plays this to a T. Emotionless though she warms up later, petite, platinum blonde hair, not human, and was created by St. Maximus Ariels.

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  • Primula of SHUFFLE!. A young Emotionless Girl with very light purple hair and pale skin. In the anime, emotions cause her magical powers to go haywire. In the visual novel they're hoping she can gain emotions to show the program she's part of is a success, putting her into a human environment is part of the program, her magic has little to do with it. In both she is an artificial lifeform.
  • Kyoko Kirigiri of Dangan Ronpa. Purplish white hair, purple eyes, stoic and mysterious (even her talent is just listed as "???"), she is the estranged daughter of the school headmaster and was also secretly amnesic the whole time. She also gradually warms up to the main character.
  • Kei Ayamine from Muv-Luv, a short-haired purple eyed Kuudere. Bonus points for her name. The only thing that sets her apart from other examples is that she's also quite The Gadfly.
  • And of course, Ruri Shiromizu from Season of the Sakura.

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Alternative Title(s): Rei Ayanami Expies, Blue Haired Emotionless Girl, Rei Clone, Blue Haired Strange Emotionless Girl, Pale Strange Emotionless Girl

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