This is a list of characters from the video game Blue Reflection.
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Hinako Shirai is the main protagonist and a former, semi-famous ballet dancer. She sustained a knee injury and still suffers from its aftereffects, essentially being forced to quit. With losing her livelihood as a dancer, Hinako suffered from depression and couldn't attend school for several months.
Upon being able to attend the Hoshinomiya highschool, she meets Sanae Nishida and ends up transported into the Common, and turning into a Reflector. Yuzu and Lime Shijou serve as her guides into the finer aspects of being a Reflector and its duties in the Common.
She was initially hesitant to keep doing her Reflector duties, but chose to complete it when Lime told her there would be a reward. She will be granted one wish upon defeating the Sephira.
- Barrier Warrior: She can reflect attacks from bosses in cutscenes as a Reflector.
- Boobs of Steel: Of the three Reflectors, she's the bustiest and most physically oriented fighter, with her ballet training serving as an advantage. Downplayed, with Lime dealing more damage gameplay-wise.
- Broken Ace: Was considered an Ace for ballet, but then her injury happened.
- Broken Bird: Her career-ending knee injury turned her bitterly pessimistic by the time she came back to school. The game's events help her slowly grow out of it however.
- Career-Ending Injury: Sustains a knee injury that keeps her from dancing.
- The Chosen One: Yuzu and Lime picked her to be a Reflector.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Her Reflector outfit's accents are pink.
- Cool Sword: Her longsword is made out of blue crystal.
- Coup de Grâce Cutscene: Has a reflecting duel with the boss when their HP reaches zero.
- Cutscene Power to the Max: The above reflecting duel is an automatic cutscene.
- Dance Battler: Several of her artes involve dance and can give out buffs.
- David VS Goliath: During the cutscene against Sephira, she is the small David.
- Deadpan Snarker: Mostly in her mind.
- Despair Event Horizon: The start of the game has her close to one because of the knee injury. She as good as admits to Sanae that she has been contemplating suicide because she felt useless without being able to dance.
- The Empath: She can find a person's Fragment as a Reflector and peer into their mind, allowing her to figure out their real feelings. The catch is that the person can be aware that Hinako is reading their thoughts.
- Empathic Healer: Hinako stabilizes Fragments by understanding what the person is feeling and managing to empathize with them. But if the person's feelings are too strong, they can overwhelm her.
- Friendless Background: She doesn't really bring it up or seem that hung up about it, but besides Sarasa (who is heavily implied to not be that close to her at least until the events of the game apart from being rivals studying in the same ballet school), Hinako doesn't seem to have much friends before meeting the Shijou sisters.
- Gratuitous French: The names of her skills contain French.
- The Hero: The protagonist of the game, of course.
- Heroic BSoD: Thrice.
- Whenever her knee injury is brought up by other people except for herself and a few select friends, she goes into a small nervous breakdown until she calms down.
- She has another when Yuri explains that it's physically impossible for the Common to grant the wish of healing her leg in the real world. Up until then, that had been her entire motivation to fight as a Reflector.
- Almost suffers one from Yuzu's revelations and Lime confirming them. She fully breaks down when she learns that completing her mission as a Reflector means that Yuzu and Lime will disappear, and that Hinako won't remember that they ever existed.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: She fights with a longsword.
- In a Single Bound: Finds out that she can jump really high as a Reflector.
- Informed Flaw: Downplayed. The game makes repeated mention of Hinako's knee injury that is bad enough that she can only do minor exercise and always walks with a minor limp, yet she can run around the school just fine.
- Jumped at the Call: When she learned that she gets a wish granted for completing her mission, she was on board.
- Lethal Chef: While we don't really see the results, the Shijou sisters and Sanae's reactions to the dish Hinako attempted cooking all but say that the outcome didn't turn out pretty.
- Magical Eye: Her right eye becomes blue when she transforms into a Reflector.
- Nice Girl: Sarcastic thoughts and deadpan moments aside, Hinako cares a lot for the well-beings of her friends and would go out of her way to help a person in need, though she still needs to be pushed for her to go out and act. Combined with her ability to empathize, this is likely why she was chosen as a Reflector out of the many girls Yuzu and Lime could have picked out there instead.
- Only Sane Man: Poor Hinako has to deal with a lot of her new friends' quirks and eccentricities by the time she gets to know them better. Best seen around Shihori.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: As a Reflector, her hair lightens to a sandy blonde.
- Ring of Power: It allows her to transform into a Reflector.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: Her Reflector dress leaves most of her back free.
- The Stoic: Not to Lime's extent but Hinako tends to be rather withdrawn, though she has moments of emotional outbursts every now and then.
- Sword Beam: Some of her skills have her pull one off.
- Training from Hell: Her ballet training videos taught her efficiency. When she makes Yuzu, Lime and Sarasa undergo one of them, all three are exhausted. She admits to only being able to do one of those a week, as it was otherwise too strenuous.
- Trauma Button: For her, it's bringing up her knee injury and rubbing in the fact that she can no longer do ballet to her face.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: When she learns that her original wish of healing her leg can't be granted. Subverted when her new wish to not forget Yuzu and Lime does come true.
One of the Shijou sisters, who mostly goes by the nickname of Yuzu. She and Lime suddenly appear next to Hinako on her first schoolday, revealing themselves to be Reflectors, too.
Yuzu is the livelier of the two and is often full of energy, viewing the world in a positive light.
- Calling Your Attacks: Does it the most as a Reflector.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Her Reflector accents are indigo.
- Dead All Along: Yuzu was one of the test subjects for experiments with the Common, but died in an accident a year ago. The Common offered to resurrect her and Lime for a while, so they could find a Reflector to defend the planet.
- Edible Theme Naming: Her skills contain such names. Her and Lime's name are also citrui fruits.
- Genki Girl: Full off energy at all times!
- Girlish Pigtails: Has her hair set in two, high braids.
- Hair Decorations: Her braids are held with red ties. As a Reflector, they become wrapped in blue gauze.
- Hurricane of Puns: Her lunch interview segment consists of saying 40 horrible puns. The player is spared from having to sit through most of them, as the scene cuts to black after only a few.
- Improbable Weapon User: Uses a wand, but can split it into two and uses them like batons.
- The Nicknamer: She gives everyone a nickname, usually a diminutive form of their first name.
- Offscreen Teleportation: Tends to do this at times.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: The energetic and downright cheerful sister to the stoic Lime.
- Zettai Ryouiki: In her Reflector form, she wears a slanted B-Grade.
One of the Shijou sisters. She and Yuzu suddenly appeared next to Hinako on her first schoolday, revealing themselves to be Reflectors, too.
Lime is more subdued than Yuzu and often borders on being stoic. Her mind is focused on their mission of obtaining Fragments to protect the world, leaving her to butt heads with Yuzu or Hinako, at times.
- Animal Motif: All of her skills have animal names in them.
- Berserk Button: Picking on Hinako. While Yuzu shares the same berserk button as her, Lime gets much, much angrier about it despite appearing calm and eerily subdued about it.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Her Reflector accents are yellow that fades into green.
- Dead All Along: Like Yuzu, she was a test subject for experiments on the Common, but died in an accident a year ago. The Common resurrected her and Yuzu for a while, so they could find a Reflector to defend the planet.
- Edible Theme Naming: Hinako calls her and Yuzu the citrus sisters sometimes because of their names.
- Emotionless Girl: She rarely emotes in her facial expression or voice.
- Flowers In Her Hair: As a Reflector, her hairclip is changed into a green flower, with several tiny ones strewn about.
- Glass Cannon: Is the best damage dealer, but has the worst defense.
- Good Is Not Soft: Lime admits to manipulating other girls in school into letting their emotions grow stronger, allowing them to create more powerful Fragments to collect.
- Hair Decorations: Wears a thin, golden hairclip on the left side of her forehead.
- Improbable Weapon User: Uses her Mr Bear as her main weapon.
- Offscreen Teleportation: Does it a few times.
- Pink Is Feminine: Her Reflector form wears pink ballet shoes.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: The stoic, borderline emotionless, and somewhat cold with hints of unscrupulousness sister to the cheefully energetic optimist that is Yuzu.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her name is Lime, but sometimes gets phonetically written into Raimu.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Lime will do whatever it takes to create strong Fragments, even if this means allowing students to be bullied. All for the sake of being better equipped against the Sephira.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Wears a B-Grade with her school uniform.
A first-year and the first girl that Hinako sees go rampant. She was an avid fan of Hinako's and was excited to see that she was not only attending the same school as her, but is in the same class as well.
- Blind Without 'Em: As revealed in one of her scenarios.
- Fangirl: To Hinako.
- The Medic: Her support ability is healing the party. Since she comes up as often as the others, she can effectively be your medic throughout Sephira fights.
- Word Salad Lyrics: Could probably summarize the lyrics she thought of during her rap battle with Hinako.
A first-year who loves making friends and playing sports. One of her goals at school is to make as many friends as possible, and she attempts to do that by showing off her athletic talents at an upcoming basketball tournament.
- The Ace: At basketball. She manages to win a school tournament by herself. Hinako and Rika came along effectively as moral support.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Her bonding questline involves Kei trying to round up the first years into a basketball team for a tournament, despite them being "convinced" by the seniors. She believes they'll eventually come around, but her patience does end up running dry towards the end.
A first-year who plays tennis. She has a crush on another boy but she's afraid to confess. Hearing that Hinako, Yuzu, and Lime might be able to help, she approaches them for advice.
- Big Eater: She's often talking about snacking on something, despite claiming to be on a diet.
A first-year in the special class. Like Hinako she's a talented ballet dancer and sees Hinako as a friendly rival. Upon hearing that Hinako quit ballet dancing, she vows to find a way to help her.
A first-year in Hinako's class. Shihori's hobby is in cosmetics and beauty, having been inspired by a fashion designer she met. However this has led to a lot of boys asking her out and with her ending up rejecting most of them. This doesn't go very well with other girls in the class who think she's using her beauty as a cruel means of crushing hopes.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Like the rest of the characters Hinako befriends throughout the game, Shihori becomes attached to Hinako because of her unfailing kindness towards her as well as Hinako's role in helping her mend her issues when they first met. Unlike most of the girls Hinako befriended however, Shihori wants to take it a step further than just simple friendship.
- Clothing Switch: A Running Gag of sorts is that Shihori wants to swap underwear with Hinako. She eventually gets her chance.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: Doesn't see why it would be embarrassing to switch underwear in a hallway full of people when their school is an-all girls school anyway.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: It's entirely one-sided, but Shihori has a huge crush on Hinako.
- So Beautiful, It's a Curse: A lot of boys like to ask her out. Shihori feels compelled to at least hang out with them, but the popularity is straining. It's worse when other girls start gossiping about her due to jealousy.
A first-year who's painfully shy. Chihiro finds herself in hot water with the class for being a suspect in a string of thefts.
- Caring Gardener: Takes up tending to the flowers around campus on Hinako's suggestion to get people to notice her, so Chihiro has something people can use to break the ice with.
- It's All My Fault: Chihiro blames herself when someone else gets hurt, even if she had little (if any) to do with it
- The Medic: Is a much better healer than Sanae, reviving downed characters, restoring everyone to full HP, and a heal-over-time buff. However she comes up less frequently so it's best to save her until she's really needed.
- Shrinking Violet: Though she doesn't really want to be this and asks Hinako how she can be more outgoing.
A first-year in the broadcasting club who wants to become a journalist. As her father is a famous singer, she feels ashamed her goals are different than what she might be expected to do.
- Genki Girl
- Gold Fever: What starts her workaholic issues. She later levels with Hinako and a friend when they had a falling out that the reason she slipped into this was because her family was poor until her dad became famous.
- Intrepid Reporter: Wants to be one as a career, but is starting off already in school.
- Workaholic: Starts to become a problem when she wants to make videos for her fans over taking care of herself.
A third-year talented pianist. Her grandmother taught her at an early age, making her desperate at times to find a way to make her proud. With a recital fast approaching and unable to accept anything she composes, she decides to go on a "Death March" as her father (a software developer) sometimes goes on to get work done.
- Foil: To Yuri, arguably.
- Genius Ditz: Incredible at playing the piano, but tends to do things like "Death Marches" to practice.
- Thinking Out Loud: Has a tendency to speak her thoughts, to the point where any other person would go "Did I Just Say That Out Loud?." She also doesn't acknowledge she does this, despite being told she's thinking out loud.
A first-year scientific genius (with her own encyclopedia sized thesis to boot) who came to Hoshinomiya to study the space-time anomalies that were happening there.
- Adorkable: She has her moments. Like stripping in a clothing store to try on clothes outside of a changing room.
- Ditzy Genius: Despite being incredibly intelligent, Yuri is socially awkward due to holing herself up to do research. Part of her Character Development is to break out of this shell.
- Emotionless Girl: Is worried that she's literally one, but Hinako points out she's not because she is worrying.
- Foil: To Fumiyo, arguably. Whereas Yuri has a flawed, but seemingly logical reasons for her ditziness, Fumiyo just does something because she thinks it sounded good at the time.
- Forgets to Eat: Her first real interaction with Hinako is calling her because Yuri was too busy with research and she needed food. When asked why she didn't just go out to buy some, Yuri admits she only buys things online, the site was down, and so has no idea how physical stores work.
- Hackette: Apparently can hack her way into anything, but it's mostly used for comedic relief.
- Idiot Savant: She admits she is diagnosed with savant syndrome.
- Improbable Weapon User: Somehow has an AR-15 style rifle to use in her support attacks.
A first-year who always seems to be glued to her phone. She used to run track with Rika, but for reasons she decided to quit.
- Can't Catch Up: The reason she quit track was that, while she started off much better than Rika, Rika eventually outclassed her and she couldn't bring herself to accept that. It really hits home when Rika "rescues" her, runs back to school, and Kaori can barely keep up.
- Cosplay Otaku Girl: Starts to become one at the end of her bonding quests.
- Heroic BSoD: Has a minor one upon finding out the upperclassmen she looked up to was leaving hidden cameras.
- Hidden Depths: Kaori may seem like someone who's either too distracted on her phone or her looks might suggest she's a delinquent, but in her free time (if she's not glued to her phone), she babysits children and even sees the more as friends. Even when a couple of school girls tease her and a boy for cosplaying, she's more upset they picked on the boy than her.
- Hollywood Nerd: Kaori is quite the looker and is conscious about her looks almost as much as Shihori.
- Improbable Weapon User: Kicks a can at the enemy for her support attack.
- Otaku: Not only is she always playing some game on her phone, but she loves to purchase merchandise related to said games.
- Phoneaholic Teenager: She plays a lot of cellphone games.
- Those Two Girls: Started off this way with Rika, but they went off in their separate paths.
A first year who's in the school's track and field team. According to almost anyone who knows anything about Rika, she's pretty average in just about everything, much to her chagrin. Used to run track with Kaori and wants her to come back.
- Despair Event Horizon: Tired of perceiving herself as ridiculously average and unable to improve her performance, she sinks into this. It can be inferred she would've committed suicide if Hinako and a teammate hadn't intervened.
- Heroic BSoD: Has a minor one upon finding out the upperclassmen she looked up to was leaving hidden cameras.
- I Just Want to Be Special: She just wants to do anything that'll make her stand out.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Moreso of what her peers think. Rika's in track because she wants to be, not because she's expected to, much to her teammate's envy.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: Rika's self-proclaimed defining trait. It's grated her so much that she freaks out every time she hears the word "normal." It gets even more ridiculous at anything she enjoys; everyone else either thinks it's "average" or "normal"
- Those Two Girls: Started off this way with Kaori, but they went off in their separate paths.
A first-year in the special class who is a famous actress.
- Abusive Parents: Mao's parents saw her as nothing more than a hen that lays golden eggs. They did anything they could to make sure she gets lead roles.
- The Ace: At acting. Not only on-stage but off-stage as well.
- Alpha Bitch: Mao shows off her true colors during the first reading of The Little Mermaid screenplay by showing that she knows a lot of her classmate's dark secrets and is willing to use these as blackmail.
- Alpha Strike: Summons a squad of planes to attack the boss. How they're even moving on a Time Stands Still plane is anyone's guess.
- Broken Bird: Her parents did anything they could to get Mao in lead roles. One incident involved humiliating Mao's friend who was competing just to get her to step down. Upon her parents splitting up for being investigated, they were squabbling over who gets custody of Mao (who in turn will let them live comfortably). Mao's classmates then started shunning her thinking she was a fraud this whole time.
- Enemy Mine: Sure, she may hate Hinako with every fiber of her being, but between her and the Sephirot destroying the school, she'll take Hinako.
- Foil: To Hinako. Both want to help people, but where Hinako does so by way of empathy and understanding, Mao does so through assertiveness and being Cruel to Be Kind. Though some of her other methods are questionable. Hinako even muses that she very well could have been just like Mao had things gone differently.
- Kick the Dog: Constantly pushing Hinako's Trauma Button in different and very underhanded ways throughout the story. The first time by telling a couple of bullies about Hinako's accident (something she never told anyone outside Sanae, Sarasa, and the Shijou sisters) so they could bring it up and terrorize her further with that knowledge, and the second time by completely changing The Little Mermaid's script's ending to hammer in the fact that Hinako's knee will never heal and therefore, no longer do ballet.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: Hinako comes to realize Mao isn't completely a bitch, just that she has her methods that Hinako doesn't agree with.
- Quit Your Whining: Delivers one to Hinako on the final encounter with the invading Sephira.