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This page lists all characters in Hyperdimension Neptunia, the first 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 

General CPU Tropes

  • Boobs of Steel: Each character's chest size seems indicative of their representative system's processing power and/or memory, and they also get bust increases upon transforming into their Super Mode forms.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: All CPUs and CPU Candidates have a power symbol in their eyes when in HDD.
  • Sword and Gun: For this game only, all the CPUs carry handguns alongside their primary melee weapons, and can use them in combat to perform gun attacks. Notably this is the only way of inflicting elemental damage on enemies via use of elemental ammo. Victory and the three remakes relegate all their gun attacks to EX assists, while mk2 and Victory II remove those attacks entirely.note 

Neptune/Purple Heart

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

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  • Cloudcuckoolander: It is shown throughout the game that her train of thought is not a sturdy one.
  • Meaningful Name / Punny Name: Just about the only name more appropriate for the anthropomorphic representation of Sega would be "Saturn", their ill-fated 5th generation console.

Vert/Green Heart

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

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  • Heavy Sleeper: When you see Green Heart for the first time, she's just waking up and goes back to sleep while IF was talking with her. A funny nod to the "Red Ring of Death".
    Vert: Most people speak like you at first... but... I don't like... bald people...
  • The Hedonist: Green Heart is not just a gamer girl but also a hedonist. Most of her blog talks about her recent parties and the banquets she had.
  • Meaningful Name: "Vert" means "green" in French, and she's wearing green, which also represents the Xbox 360.
  • The Nicknamer: She doesn't create them herself, but she picks up upon nicknames Compa assigns characters, and enjoys using them as a means to be less formal.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Blonde, blue-eyed, busty American.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: When she isn't playing an MMORPG, Vert would probably make any guy who think she is an easy lay will be in for a VERY rude shock (namely when she wants you to bring friends).

Noire/Black Heart

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

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  • Catchphrase: Usually a variation of "Only does everything". A reference to how the PS3 was advertised.
  • Expy:
    • Somehow, Noire really resembles Azusa from K-On!. It's mildly implied that the resemblance was what inspired her to learn how to play a guitar.
    • Both Noire and Azusa resemble Kooh from Pangya.
  • Faking Amnesia: She does this when she encounters Neptune as Noire, not wanting to reveal her identity.
  • Royal Rapier: Fights with a fencer stance with her rapiers and one-handed longswords

Blanc/White Heart

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

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  • A-Cup Angst: Berserk Button is someone pointing out her flat chest. Can actually double as a reference to how Nintendo is frequently derided as kiddie trash, while the Playstation and XBox counterparts are more heavily stacked (especially the XBox) since they're the more "cool and mature" consoles.
  • Crack Pairing: Neptune suggests that maybe Blanc has a thing for Compa, just because Blanc was complaining that Neptune doesn't get upset over being insulted like Compa would.
  • Mighty Glacier: Of the four Goddesses, Blanc has the highest defense stat. This is a reference to how the Nintendo consoles tend to be Tonka Tough.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: At first, she looks calm and collected… But it won't be even ten minutes into the game that you will find out that she doesn't shy away from spewing swearwords like an angry high school student… especially when angry! Possibly a reference to the fact that, while the Wii is considered a kid's console, it also has The House of the Dead: OVERKILL in its library, a game which made the Guinness book of world records for its sheer absurd vulgarity.
  • Meaningful Name: "Blanc" means "white" in French.
  • Most Fanfic Writers Are Girls: Her hobby is writing light novels, and one of her aspirations in life is to get the Gamindustri Amateur Writer's Prize.

     Makers 

General Maker Tropes

IFnote 

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

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  • Badass Longcoat: IF wears one.
  • Bifurcated Weapon: IF's weapon looks like some Wolverine Claws with guns attached to it. It's also the only way she shoots at enemies.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder
  • Chick Magnet: With all of the Les Yay in the game, it's somewhat surprising that a lot more of it involves her than Neptune. Unless the character in question is Vert or 5pb she's not amused by this.
  • Deadpan Snarker: This is about a third of IF's dialogue due to feeling like the Only Sane Woman compared to her teammates.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Is outwardly cold to Neptune and Compa upon first meeting them, but gradually warms up to them as the game goes on. This is even reflected in her S-Rank quotes.
    IF (early in the game): As expected. Not worth celebrating, but... nice.
  • Fangirl: IF states that she is a fangirl of 5pb.
  • Fighting Your Friend: One mid-game decision will cause her and Compa to attack Neptune due to her acting in an increasingly irrational manner. Specifically, restoring Neptune's memories will cause her to act like the spoiled brat she was before her memory loss, leading to IF and Compa attacking her to put a stop to this.
  • Impractically Fancy Outfit: Her sleeves are a bit too long and get in the way of the built in guns to her Qatars and Claws. She may point this out, or scold you for just not noticing this problem, while using gun attacks.
  • In-Series Nickname: Iffy. Ai-chan (As in the "I" in IF) in Japan. Not exactly happy with it.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: More so than Neptune as she also brings in a decent amount of healing capabilities.
  • Knowledge Broker: Her excessive supply of cell phones is not just for show, they're used to keep in contact with The Guild across all four worlds.
  • The Lancer
  • Not So Stoic: While she'll try to keep things serious, she'll go into a Heroic BSoD over her phones breaking or start blatantly Breaking the Fourth Wall when pushed too far. She'll also freak out sometimes if faced with an enemy the group generally considers too powerful.
  • Supporting Leader: Right from the start she points out that it's actually Neptune joining her. She's the one with all the connections and she's the one that figures things out, but she tends to let Neptune and Compa stay in the spotlight. Though the DLC quests for new characters focus quite a bit on her, Neptune and Compa receive a passing mention at best.
  • Team Dad
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: IF's the tomboy to Compa's Girly Girl.
  • Too Many Belts: IF's design looks like she has a ton of belts on her clothes.
    • And neck collars for everyone!
    • She's only got two, three if you count the collar. One for her pants and one on her coat to hold her nine cellphones. Admittedly, the cuffs of her coat do look a bit like belts, but they're not.
  • Tsundere: Type A. This is pointed out by name.
  • Wolverine Claws

Companote 

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

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  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Compa delivers one as one of her normal attacks.
    • Quite a literal example at that; in Re;birth, her Slap attack has one of the highest single hit Guard Damages in the game.

Gustnote 

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

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Nisa/Nippon Ichi

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

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5pb./Lyrica

Voiced by: nao (Japanese), Mela Lee (English, first game), Julie Ann Taylor (English, mk2 onwards), Caitlin Glass (English Anime)

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RED

Voiced by: Kanae Ito (Japanese), Carrie Keranen (English)

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    NPCs 

Arfoire

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

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Histoire

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

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  • Physical God: Can't do anything without the other Goddesses' consent though.
  • Rule of Three: Takes her three days to do anything useful.

Ganache

Voiced by: Liam O'Brien (English)

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  • Affably Evil: He may be a jackass, but he's polite about it, going as far as to turn on the lights when he had Neptune and her party trapped because "total darkness" would be too cruel.
  • The Chessmaster: During the time you spend in Lastation (read: half of the game), Ganache himself states he's manipulated everything from the start up the the current point, from the moment he heard of the Console War.
  • The Dragon: Of a manner, he could easily be seen as filling this role to Lady Black Heart, if one was to consider her a villain.
  • Evil Genius
  • Gadgeteer Genius
  • Genre Savvy: When Arfoire shows up to make a deal, he knows not to trust her automatically.
  • Hostage Situation: Conjures up something of the like for the Tech Expo, to make sure Neptune and her party go there quickly.
  • In-Series Nickname: Solicitor (IF) or "Mr." Solicitor (Compa).
  • Jerkass: And HOW.
  • Out of Focus: After the Lastation section of the first game. Doesn't make him any less of a douche.
  • Shoot the Hostage: He outright says something regrettable will happen to the Expo attendees if Neptune and her party don't go there quickly.
  • Smug Snake
  • The Faceless: Standard with NPC's of the game.
  • Willfully Weak: He was the founder of Avenir, however, he has the rank of a regular employee. This was all part of his plan however.

Jade

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Voiced by Sam Riegel

Yvoire

Voiced by: Patrick Seitz (English)

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  • Corrupt Church: Is the leader of it and it doesn't begin to describe him.
    • To put things in perspective, he tried to get IF to poison Neptune, went ahead and did it himself, then arrested all three girls as "criminals". Jade later goes into more detail about Yvoire, going on about how he destroyed any documents pertaining to the purge of the Guild, refusing to acknowledge the atrocities committed.
  • Jerkass: Remember Ganache? Yvoire is a friggin' competitor for his title at this.
  • "Leave Your Quest" Test: Gives IF an offer to become a Leanbox citizen, so she can worship Lady Green Heart freely.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Everything he does is for the sake of Lady Green Heart.
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