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This is a list of characters from the game The Caligula Effect 2. For information about characters from the first game, go here.

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The Go-Home Club

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    The Protagonist 

The Protagonist

Voiced by: Tatsumaru Tachibana (Male), Yo Taichi (Female)

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From Left to Right: Male, Female
Weapon: Dual Daggers

A second-year student at Tatefushi Academy senior high school. Leader of the second generation Go-Home Club that aims to escape from the ideal world of Redo. The protagonist was chosen as a partner by the virtuadoll χ, who plans to destroy Redo, and gives her half of their body.


  • Contrasting Sequel Protagonist: In contrast to the President of the first Go-Home Club who wore brighter clothes and used dual pistols as their Catharsis Effect, the protagonist is dressed in dark clothing and their Catharsis Effect takes on the form of daggers. Unlike their predecessor, who went along with Aria's decision to talk to Mu and convince her to release them from Mobius, this President works with χ for the sole purpose of destroying Regret.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Their uniform is almost entirely black, but they're a constant source of inspiration and the lynchpin of the Go-Home Club.
  • Flower Motifs: Whitevinca. Both protagonists have one when it blooms around their shattering glasses when their Catharsis Effect is active. The flower represents memories and everlasting love.
    • Red verbena. The red verbena seen on the male protagonist's buckle pocket bag symbolizes respect, desire, and courage.
    • White Camilla. The white camilla flowers on the female protagonist's skirt symbolize adoration.
  • Heroic Mime: Never speaks outside of battles.
  • Knife Nut: Wields a pair of daggers as their Catharsis Effect weapon.
  • The Leader: They are the leader of the second generation Go-Home Club.
  • No Name Given: The protagonists, regardless of gender, don't have official canon names, and the players have the opportunity to name them instead.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: The female protagonist wears her up in a high ponytail.
  • Synchronization: In order to enter Redo, χ broke in and had to tether her own being to the protagonists' soul. If they die in Redo, then χ will also die.
  • Symbiotic Possession: The nature of the Protagonist's Synchronization also allows χ to temporarily take over and control the Protagonist at certain points.

    χ 

χ

Voiced by: Mayu Mineda

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Theme Song: SINGI by sasakure.UK

A virtuadoll, who opposes Regret and is trying to destroy the fabricated world of Redo. Feeling she is unable to fight Regret with her power alone, she chooses the protagonist who awakened to reality as her partner and lends them her strength. It seems she cannot fully understand human values as she is a prototype virtuadoll that never officially launched in reality.


  • Bare Your Midriff: She wears an outfit that exposes her stomach.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Much like Aria, when χ helps unlock a person's Catharsis Effect, she shouts "Are you ready? Go live!" in Gratuitous English. It's also a hint she's connected to the older virtuadolls—μ to be more specific.
  • Call-Back: She sings the ending theme for the Good Ending, Cosmo, μ's Leitmotif, as sung by χ instead of her mother. It's one last reminder of their relation and how χ believes, much as her mother does, that Virtuadolls should be there to embrace humans' and alleviate their worries, even though χ doesn't agree with creating virtual worlds to shelter humans from reality.
  • Clear My Name: Not her, but why she chose not to listen to Regret and opt to destroy her and the world of Redo. When Redo is created and flourished in time, μ was blamed for the sudden return of "Astral Syndrome" by the people in reality (as she caused the incident 5 years ago). χ was incensed as she knew that μ had nothing to do with the current case and decided to go out of her way to destroy Redo and clear μ's name.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: She wears a miniskirt as a virtuadoll and a helper to Go-Home Club members.
  • Foil: To Aria from the previous game. Aria was a popular virtuadoll alongside μ who ended up losing most of her power when the latter met Thorn, resulting in her taking on a smaller, fairy-like body. In contrast, χ is a prototype virtuadoll that was never released, but has a larger adult body from the get-go. Also unlike Aria, who would rather try and talk things out with her fellow virtuadoll, χ opts to destroy Regret. Similarly, due to having never being released, χ lacks the proper comprehension and empathy to fully understand people in contrast to Aria.
  • Gratuitous English: χ says "Are you ready? Go live!" when she uses her power to help unlock members of Go-Home Club's Catharsis Effects into battle.
  • Heroic BSoD: Following her and the President's Hopeless Boss Fight against Regret, she begins to doubt if it's even possible for them to kill her. This is also what causes her to seriously examine the alternative Ryuto offers of killing Marie to escape Redo in place of fighting Regret again.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Not her specifically, but it is why she was never released to the public. After the events from the first game, μ got a lot of flaming and hate from the public in spite of her releasing everyone from Mobius after her defeat. The backlash was so bad that the company that developed her and Aria decided not to release χ.
  • Honor Thy Parent: Within the first 20 minutes of the game and first five of her introduction, she tells the Protagonist that she's a Virtuadoll and asks them if they've ever heard of μ, her beloved, beautiful, kind mother (her words).
  • It's Personal: She has some serious beef against Regret. The latter inviting people to Redo caused a resurgence of Astral Syndrome, and immediately afterwards everyone pointed fingers at μ. χ, who considers the older virtuadoll her parent for all intents and purposes, took great offense and entered Redo for the purpose of destroying Regret for all the trouble she's causing μ.
    • After the final boss fight against Regret, she ultimately decides to forgive and spare her nemesis, as at the end of the day, Regret is a human—and χ doesn't want to kill a human.
  • Kick the Dog: Although her reasons for going along with the idea are perfectly understandable, and she was undergoing a serious Heroic BSoD, her agreeing with Ryuto on the alternative of the Go-Home Club killing Marie to leave Redo comes across as this since Marie has been nothing but helpful...and was at the time in the middle of an extended stay at the hospital.
  • Leitmotif: SINGI.
  • No Social Skills: Due to having never been officially released, she lacks empathy and often belies an inability to read the room. Within the first five minutes of her introduction, she has trouble understanding why the Protagonist is freaking out over being able to hear her voice, going on about being a Virtuadoll and how Redo is a fake world while the Protagonist is running through the subway and into Tatefushi Academy, clearly not having any of it yet. She also has trouble understanding why the Obliggato Musicians aren't receptive to her calling Regret a fake Virtuadoll. It's only thanks to her interactions with the Go-Home Club members that she begins to be able to understand humans.
  • Panty Shot: χ's panty shows briefly during in-game cutscenes and gameplay.
  • Synchronization: In order to enter Redo, χ broke in and had to tether her own being to the protagonists' soul. If they die in Redo, then χ will also die.
  • Symbiotic Possession: The nature of the Protagonist's Synchronization also allows χ to temporarily take over and control the Protagonist at certain points.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: In the good ending, the Go Home Club members are having a conversation on WIRE, when Ryuto posts the news that χ will soon be officially released as a Virtuadoll.

    Sasara Amiki 

Sasara Amiki

Voiced by: Sumire Morohoshi

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Weapon: Naginata
Theme Song: Eternal Silver by kemu (Horie Shota) [χ Ver.]

A third-year student at Tatefushi Academy senior high school. A beauty with a gentle personality who always has a grin on her face. She is treated as an airhead whose speech and conduct are often a beat behind those of everyone else. It is difficult to understand what she is thinking, but she has a strong love for the members of the Go-Home Club and shows exceptional dedication when it comes to putting herself at risk to protect her friends.


  • Blade on a Stick: Her Catharsis Effect weapon is a naginata.
  • Death Seeker: Her skills revolve around her Taking the Bullet for her allies. This is because she is at the end of her life, and prefers to die first rather than see people much younger than her pass away.
  • Flower Motifs: Red lilies. There's one blooming around Sasara's shattering glasses when her Catharsis Effect is active. The flower represents love and passion.
  • Foil: To Machina. Machina fears death as a result of his grandmother's passing from old age, and wants to live forever. Sasara is herself a grandmother who completely disregards her own life because she is nearing the end of her lifespan.
  • Leitmotif: Eternal Silver [χ Ver.]
  • She's Got Legs: Sasara's long skirt is torn on the right side of her leg in a way that exposes more of her skin when her Catharsis Effect is active.
  • Older Than They Look: Like some in the virtual world, she's older than her appearance would suggest. In fact, she's the oldest character in the series, being a whopping 86 years old.

    Kiriko Miyasako 

Kiriko Miyasako

Voiced by: Yume Miyamoto

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Weapon: Katana
Theme Song: Alter Garden by Ayase [χ Ver.]

A first-year student at Tatefushi Academy senior high school. At first glance, people tend to fear her for her flashy appearance, class absences, and dry personality that does not pander to others, but she is the one with the most common sense in the Go-Home Club. She is highly capable and good for her improvisation, quick wit, and extraordinary courage, but dislikes being relied on and does not put herself out there as much as possible.


  • Cool Sword: Her Catharsis Effect weapon is a katana.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Does not like being called Momoha, her stage name, by the other Go-Home Club members.
  • Flower Motifs: Pink zinnia. There's one blooming around Kiriko's shattering glasses when her Catharsis Effect is active. The flower represents love, happiness, gentleness and femininity.
  • Idol Singer: Her stage name is Momoha Kurahashi, and she had been in the industry for ten years, ever since she was twelve years old. She was famous enough in the real world that the other Go Home Club members at the time of her recruitment immediately recognize her stage name when Pandora brings it up. Her past life also explains her tomboyish personality and her class absences, as these are manifestations of a freedom denied to her when she lived the heavily-regulated life of an idol, under all the heavy-handed auspices of a talent management company that entails.
  • Leitmotif: Alter Garden [χ Ver.]
  • My Greatest Failure: Her career as an idol, which forced her to sacrifice her adolescent years and forego many life events that a normal teenager or college-aged young adult would have gotten to experience, such as high school or dating, all while working under managers she didn't like. She did her best every day to make other people happy as an idol, and eventually came to wonder what it was all for and whether she'd wasted her life.
  • Older Than They Look: She's 22 in real life, but 16 in Redo.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Despite being a tomboy and delinquent, Kiriko wears a bright pink cardigan sweater that matches her shoes. It shows she can be feminine in her own way.
  • Samurai: Wields a samurai's katana. She resembles a ronin with her flashy appearance and defiant personality.

    Gin Noto 

Gin Naoto

Voiced by: Aoi Ichikawa

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Weapon: Crossbow
Theme Song: Swap Out by Police Piccadilly [χ Ver.]

A second-year student at Tatefushi Academy senior high school and the protagonist’s classmate. A modern high school student who wears the latest fashions, and is driven by excitement and emotion. He is also manly and a good friend. He has a personality that allows him to read the room and be considerate, he has a number of friends both guys and girls.


  • Combat Stilettos: Gin wears high-heel black boots into battle when his Catharsis Effect is active.
  • Flower Motifs: Blue roses. There's one blooming around Gin's shattering glasses when his Catharsis Effect is active. The flower represents desire, love, hope and the beauty of all things. Additionally, blue roses don't occur naturally, and have to be colored that way through human effort. Gin is revealed to be transgender, meaning he's likewise put effort into how he is.
  • Great Bow: He wields a crossbow as his Catharsis Effect weapon.
  • Leitmotif: Swap Out [χ Ver.]
  • Sarashi: Rare Male example. When Gin's Catharsis Effect is active, he wears a golden sarashi on his chest instead of wrapping around the midriff, as a Sarashi on a chest are normally worn by women. It is later revealed that he's transgender.
  • The Social Expert: According to his profile, Gin is good at socializing with other people and gets along with them.
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    Kobato Kazamatsuri 

Kobato Kazamatsuri

Voiced by: Yūto Uemura

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Weapon: Morningstar
Theme Song: Q-Ai Senorita by Kairiki Bear [χ Ver.]

A third-year student at Tatefushi Academy senior high school. As his appearance suggests, he is a frivolous young man and school celebrity. He has an unshakable personality and will shamelessly say he does what he does for the sake of popularity, which earned him both consistent support from the guys and vigilance from the girls. He is proactive and inquisitive when it comes to his amusement, and refuses to do anything unpleasant. He is not very cooperative with the group.


  • Berserk Button: He utterly despises virtuadolls, and χ is no exception. He spent five years of his life, from age 16 to 21, in Mobius, and deeply resents the experience, feeling that he wasted his high school and university years, the prime of his youth, there. He hates μ for creating it in the first place, resents χ for being μ's "daughter", and his wasted years in Mobius led to his hatred of virtuadolls—a hatred further exacerbated when Regret dragged him into Redo.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Consistently fails in all his on-screen attempts to pick up girls or get their WIRE ID numbers.
  • Chekhov's Gun: After the boss fight with #QP, he is on the verge of bashing her head in with his Morningstar, to the point where the Protagonist has to step in and block him from doing so. Kudan later uses footage of this incident during her propaganda broadcast painting a target on the Go-Home Club members' backs.
  • Defeat Means Playable: In MU-kun's dungeon. By defeating Kobato after he becomes a Digihead due to being consumed with negative emotions and χ unlocking his Catharsis Effect, he becomes a playable party member.
  • Exotic Weapon Supremacy: Kobato's Catharsis Effect weapon is an immensely modified version of a morningstar except it has a long chain that is attached to the collar around his neck.
  • Flower Motifs: China aster. There's one on his left jacket sleeve and one blooming around Kobato's shattering glasses when his Catharsis Effect is active. The flower represents loyalty and wisdom. Spending five years of his life in Mobius has certainly given him knowledge of how the virtual world works.
  • Leitmotif: Q-Ai Senorita [χ Ver.]
  • My Greatest Failure: Having spent his high school and university years in Mobius, so that he was 21 when he finally got to leave. Moreover, having spent five years in Mobius, he was severely physically enfeebled in the real world once he finally woke up. After his Catharsis Effect awakens, he becomes even more upset over having been dragged into another virtual world and works with the Go-Home Club so they can all get out.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His attempt to bash #QP's head in with his morningstar backfires horribly when Kudan uses edited footage of the attempt as part of her propaganda campaign to make the Go-Home Club public enemy number one in Redo.
  • The Nicknamer: Nicknames most of the other Go-Home Club members.
  • Older Than They Look: Given that he was 21 when he exited Mobius and that five years have passed since then, he is 26 in the real world.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Kobato's bangs cover his left eye.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: A source of insecurity for him, and he feels that this is how he was during his time in Mobius and in reality. By the end of his character arc, he comes to appreciate χ for awakening his Catharsis Effect, thus giving him the opportunity to be a main character for once in his life.
  • Would Hit a Girl: With a vengeance against #QP.

    Ryuto Tsukishima 

Ryuto Tsukishima

Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama

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Weapon: Main-gauche
Theme Song: Designed desires by Nulut [χ Ver.]

A third-year student at Tatefushi Academy junior high school. He has wisdom and knowledge beyond his years, so much so that the other students call him a boy genius. Since he is even-keeled and does things at his own pace, he tends to come off as cold at first glance, but is really not a bad person. He often clashes with others for saying things without sugarcoating, but they are often statements said considering the interests of the group.


  • Curtains Match the Window: He has light gold hair that matches his eyes.
  • Dual Wielding: His Catharsis Effect weapon is a main-gauche.
  • Flower Motifs: White petunia. There's one blooming around Ryuto's shattering glasses when his Catharsis Effect is active. The flower represents dignity and trust.
  • Foil: To Doktor. Doktor is a 40-year old man constantly putting himself down for failing Kranke's surgery and who has been made acutely aware of his limits. Having reached his limits, he has ceased trying to push those limits or even to grow as a person or as a physician, and he tells Ryuto that when he grows up, he too will be put in his place. Ryuto, an impatient middle schooler who has full confidence in his own intelligence and potential, considers Doktor's self-pitying stasis to be pathetic, and after their final confrontation in the Tower of Epimetheus, he declares to him and to the rest of the Go-Home Club that once he grows up, he'll pursue a career in medicine and achieve everything Doktor couldn't and believes him to be incapable of.
  • Just a Kid: Doesn't like being treated this way, but often is due to being the youngest of the cast. He doesn't take kindly to Niko appointing herself his older sister, for one.
  • Kick the Dog: He's the one who suggested killing Marie following the President's total loss against Regret in their first encounter, as destroying the micro-Mobius within Marie would destroy Redo as well. When the other Go-Home Club members react with horror, he nonchalantly reminds them that their goal is to return to reality, and that killing Marie would be the easiest means to that end.
  • Leitmotif: Designed desires [χ Ver.]
  • Teen Genius: The only middle schooler among the main cast, and he's referred to as a boy genius. He's the second-to-last playable character to be recruited, but he figured out that Redo is a fake world all on his own, was able to see χ talking to the President and Sasara, and crashes a Go-Home Club meeting requesting to join so that he can return to the real world—all before he even activates his Catharsis Effect. He's also exactly as young as he appears in Redo, compared to the Go-Home Club members who are in their 20s or older in real life.

    Shota Tsurumaki 

Shota Tsurumaki

Voiced by: Kento Itou

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Weapon: Polearm
Theme Song: Only Praying by Neru [χ Ver.]

A third-year student at Tatefushi Academy senior high school. A straight-laced and stubborn member of the discipline committee who values order above all else. He is just and upright, and has a strong sense of responsibility, but can also be unreliable and blindly follows others, such as by immediately proposing a majority vote to avoid making a final decision himself.


  • Blade on a Stick: His Catharsis Effect weapon is a sasumata, a non-lethal polearm used to restrain criminals.
  • Blindfolded Vision: Shota wears a blindfold when his Catharsis Effect is active. He is still a capable fighter when fighting his opponents without using his eyes.
  • Chained by Fashion: When Shota's Catharsis Effect is active, he wears black chains on his arms and waist which reflect how he is bound to follow other people instead of making his own decisions.
  • Disney Death: His first awakening in Pandora's garden is interrupted when Pandora has her plants throw him into a canal. He ends up being completely fine, and χ successfully awakens his Catharsis Effect then.
  • Flower Motifs: Holy flowers. There's one blooming around Shota's shattering glasses when his Catharsis Effect is active. The flower represents defense, luck, and truth.
  • Leitmotif: Only Praying [χ Ver.]

    Niko Komamura 

Niko Komamura

Voiced by: Hiyori Kono

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Weapon: Chakram
Theme Song: Miss Conductor by Tsumiki [χ Ver.]

A first-year student at Tatefushi Academy senior high school. A bright and simple-minded girl. The optimistic type with a glow in her eyes who will interact with anyone and everyone with the goal of having more and more friends. Despite her proactiveness, she is not very skillful or good at contemplating or theorizing difficult things, and often goes in circles.


  • Cool Mask: Niko gains a mask made from black arms covering her mouth with her Catharsis Effect. A Foreshadowing that she is living the life of someone else.
  • Flower Motifs: Jasmine flowers. There's one blooming around Niko's shattering glasses when her Catharsis Effect is active. The flower represents appreciation and good luck.
  • Leitmotif: Miss Conductor [χ Ver.]
  • Foil: To Asaka Natsume (Thorn's real name) from the previous game. Thorn created an avatar based on the real Ichika in Mobius (since he hadn't moved on over her death) to live on as her. In contrast, Iori created an avatar based on her dead twin sister Niko since her parents never cared, loved or acknowledged Iori due to her being the unfavorite. Unlike Thorn, who did this because he thinks his existence is meaningless and wants Ichika to live on as her, Iori did this since she doesn't want her parents to suffer and decides to impersonate her dead twin sister even if her parents' love for her is fake and they act like she doesn't exist.
  • Genki Girl: The Go-Home Club's resident upbeat and chipper girl.
  • My Greatest Failure: Being born as Iori Komamura, someone who her parents couldn’t care less for. After the real Niko died, her parents have started to refer her as “Niko” to cope with her grief, and not wanting to make her parents suffer more, she complies. This is why she poses as her twin sister in Redo.
  • Replacement Goldfish: for the real Niko.
  • Rings of Death: Her Catharsis Effect weapon is a chakram.
  • The Un Favourite: Iori (Niko's real name) is the unfavorite of her family, since her parents favor the real Niko more than her. After her twin sister died, her parents went into denial and called their remaining child Iori "Niko" since they refused to believe their favorite daughter was dead and think Iori, the unfavorite child is dead instead.

    Marie Amabuki (Unmarked Spoilers) 

Marie Amabuki

Voiced by: Mai Fuchigami

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Weapon: Dual Pistols, Bombs
Theme Song: xxxx/xx/xx by cosMo [χ Ver.], Cosmo Dancer by YM (Wicked)

A second-year student at Tatefushi Academy senior high school and the protagonist’s classmate. A kind-hearted and helpful beauty with good grades and a no-nonsense demeanor. She is a model honor student, relied upon by the other students to the point that she was selected to become the Tatefushi Academy Student Council President in her second year. She cares for the protagonist however possible.

See, Wicked's folder for more information about her in The Caligula Effect.


  • Ambiguous Situation: With the reveal of her being Wicked in the bad ending, Marie's circumstances become very clouded and uncertain, such as how she came to have amnesia or what led her to Redo at all. In her character episode, she also wonders why, of all the people who were brought to Mobius because they were suffering in real life, μ chose to create a micro-Mobius for her in particular.
  • Amnesiacs are Innocent: Marie is a kind and friendly student who has no memories of her past and is especially caring towards the President. Marie's real identity is Marie Mizuguchi, better known as Wicked; a former member of the Ostinato Musicians. This becomes subverted when she regains her memories and identity as Wicked in the bad ending.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has light brown hair that matches her eyes.
  • Do Not Go Gentle: How Marie dies in the Bad Ending. After she gets her memories and identity back as Wicked, she decides that, rather than go out with a whimper and let the Go-Home Club kill her, she'll go down swinging.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: As Marie Mizuguchi, she wears a braid ponytail, and as Wicked, she has messy long hair. After she becomes an amnesiac and gains a new identity as Marie Amabuki, she wears low pigtails.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In the Bad Ending, despite agreeing to die so the Go-Home Club can destroy Redo without having to confront Regret, Marie turns on them when the attempt suddenly causes her to regain her memories as Wicked.
  • Final Boss: In the Bad Ending.
  • Flower Motifs: Snowflake flowers. There's one blooming around Marie's shattering glasses when her Catharsis Effect is active. The flower represents hope and rebirth. The "rebirth" becomes especially prominent with the reveal that she's an amnesiac Wicked.
  • Foreshadowing: There are subtle hints about Marie's actual identity well before players catch on. One of the most glaringly obvious clues about her identity is her Catharsis Effect, which takes on the form of dual pistols and her use of grenades. The President of the Mobius Go-Home Club's Catharsis Effect took on the form of pistols both in his day-to-day identity as President and as Lucid of the Ostinato Musicians. The only member of the Ostinato Musicians to use explosives was Wicked. Her flower represents hope and rebirth, though the latter is especially meaningful given the contrast between her past self as Wicked and her current self as Marie Amabuki. Her Leitmotif is shared with Bluffman, one of the Obbligato Musicians. While this can easily be overlooked since the other Go-Home Club members' share leitmotifs with the other musicians, Bluffman's leitmotif was composed by Cosmo, i.e. the composer of Thorn's own song, hinting at Marie's previous affiliation with the Ostinato Musicians. Finally, around the midpoint, Marie has to go to the hospital, where her room is tagged with the name Mizuguchi.
  • Grenade Spam: Seems to also be a part of her Catharsis Effect. Which makes sense, considering what her previous weapons of choice were in Mobius.
  • Guns Akimbo: Wields a pair of pistols as her Catharsis Effect weapon.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She attempts to do this by allowing the Go-Home Club to kill her and destroy the micro-Mobius inside her, which in turn will destroy Redo. It doesn't go as planned, however; either the Protagonist backs out at the last minute and the Go-Home Club all decide to go home the hard way by defeating Regret, or the Protagonist stabs Marie, and she reawakens with her memories and identity as Wicked and decides to have fun fighting her former comrades before dying anyway.
  • Hidden Depths: Given that she was once the sociopathic Mad Bomber Wicked, the fact that she is in Redo at all, amnesia or no, implies there is a lot more to her Took a Level in Kindness than there seems.
  • Leitmotif: xxxx/xx/xx [χ Ver.], Cosmo Dancer (Wicked) in the Downer Ending.
  • Kick the Dog: When χ undergoes a Heroic BSoD following Regret kicking the President's ass, she states they can return to the real world without having to fight her. The problem inherent is that, to do so, the Go-Home Club has to kill Marie—a prospect first raised by Ryuto. Keep in mind that, up to this point, Marie has been helpful and supportive of the protagonist and their friends and is currently in an extended stay in the hospital when χ makes this suggestion.
  • Mercy Kill Arrangement: At the pivotal point in a lategame dungeon, when Ryuto explains to her that Redo is based off a micro-Mobius that μ had created for her, and that if she dies, then so too will Redo be destroyed, she requests that the Protagonist kill her so that Redo can be destroyed and everyone can return to reality. If the Protagonist accepts, they stab her and she reawakens as Wicked, leading to her fighting the Go-Home Club for the hell of it before she dies, thus becoming the Final Boss of the Bad Ending; otherwise, the plot will continue, with the Go-Home Club, Marie in tow, being transported back to town.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In her Character Episode, if the President chooses not to kill her, she remembers having been Wicked of the Ostinato Musicians. Unlike in the Bad Ending, where regaining her memories has her revert to her former personality, Marie is horrified to learn what she did in Mobius and back in the real world.
  • Older Than They Look: She was already in high school in real life in the prequel, which took place five years ago; thus, by definition, she has to be in her early 20s in the real world.
  • Singularity: She's referred to as such by Bluffman and Doktor, as Bluffman and Regret had based Redo off of a micro-Mobius μ had created for her. If she dies, then so too will Redo be destroyed.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: As Wicked, Marie was a bomb-throwing sociopath who took great pleasure in watching friends turn against each other and willingly went along with Thorn's plans to destroy the real world even though it would cause the deaths of everyone in Mobius. After becoming amnesiac, she's more or less the unofficial Team Mom of the group and cares about her fellow club members, especially the protagonist. In her character episode should the Protagonist decline to kill her, she regains her knowledge of having been Wicked and of being comatose in the real world and is horrified by her memories of what she was in Mobius.
  • Villain Respect: When she returns to being Wicked, Marie doesn't treat the Go-Home Club like she would their predecessors. If anything, she's downright ecstatic that if she's gonna die, it'll be at their hands. That being said, she wants to make them work for it rather than just let them kill her.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: In the good ending, back in the real world, her presence is noticeably absent from the Go-Home Club's group text conversation, likely because she's still hospitalized.
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Regret and the Obbligato Musicians

    In general 
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Unlike their Ostinato counterparts from Mobius, who suffered from various traumas and issues in the real world, the Obbligato Musicians' reasons for being in Redo stems from the troubles of the decisions they made in life and other regrets. The Ostinato Musicians also suffer two losses in the form of Shadow Knife and Thorn (though Shadow Knife survives in Overdose's Musician Route), while the Obbligato Musicians lose three. Lastly, most of the Obbligato Musicians are not very close to each other, preferring to go about their own activities while not paying much attention to their colleagues, and sometimes are more than willing to double-cross each other. Although the same could be said about the Ostinato Musicians, Thorn's tight leash on them and having them work together if the need arose meant they were aware what each member was up to. Thorn also made sure there was no in-fighting among the group and kept them within the loop to a certain extent. Near the tail end of the game, Bluffman opts to kill Kudan and inadverdently kills Pandora when destroying a chunk of Redo, believing the Obbligato Musicians have served their purpose. Thorn opts to brainwash members of the Ostinato Musicians that want to return to reality, while those who want to stay in Mobius in spite of knowing of Thorn's plans remain unbrainwashed and continue to follow her of their own free-will.
  • Meaningful Name: "Obbligato" refers to an instrumental part, typically distinctive in effect, which is integral to a piece of music and should not be omitted in performance.
  • Recurring Boss: Most of them are fought multiple times during the course of the story.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: It quickly becomes clear that, although the group has rallied under Regret, they have next to no synergy with each other. Some members are content with going about their own business while ignoring their fellow Musicians, and others are purposely kept in the dark when they fail at their respective tasks. #QP, for example, sees the other Musicians not as her comrades or friends, but as business partners she puts up with. Special mentions go to Pandora, who rarely if ever interacts with the other Obbligato Musicians and MU-kun, who after his defeat is kept in the dark about Bluffman's future plans.

    Regret 

Regret

Voiced by: Arisa Kori

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A mysterious virtuadoll that suddenly appeared to the world. Her origin and details are unknown, but her mysteriousness proved effective as she rose to fame and gained overwhelming popularity on video streaming websites with her mystical singing voice. With the power of that popularity, she created Redo, an ideal world without regrets, and has imprisoned those suffering in the real world in her virtual world.

In reality, she isn't actually a virtuadoll, but a sugar and spice human woman. Her real name is Sayoko Hitomi.


  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: μ is a well-known virtuadoll who, after gaining sentience and discovering how painful the real world was for some people, created Mobius so as to alleviate their pain. Regret is an unknown virtuadoll who exploded into popularity though in actuality she is a human that rose from an unknown (fake) virtuadoll to stardom by the machinations of her own father, Bluffman. Her virtual reality also caters mainly to those who made certain decisions in life they regretted rather than to a wide variety of individuals.
  • Final Boss: The last one to be fought on the good ending route.
  • Foil: To μ, the major antagonist from the previous game. Both are virtuadolls whose influence are strong in the respective virtual worlds that they reign in. The difference being that Regret is a real human who was made to act as a Virtuadoll in Redo in contrast to μ. Both are also influenced by the real Big Bad of their respective games, with μ being influenced by Thorn to destroy reality, while Regret is put on a pedestal in Redo as a misguided attempt of Bluffman to give his hikkikomori daughter some happiness in the virtual world.
  • Holy Halo: Regret has one, which floats around above her head and makes her resemble an angel.
  • Hates Their Parent: Zigzagged. While she is ebulliently happy when the Go-Home Club delivers the news that Bluffman has died, and elaborates on her distaste for him and her resentment of having to play the roles of a Virtuadoll and a goddess, she never knew his true identity. One can only guess how she would have reacted to the news had she known Bluffman was her father all this time.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: This is how the first battle against her goes. No matter how hard the President fights, they will lose. The resulting defeat leads to χ having a Heroic BSoD, believing she can't be defeated.
  • History Repeats: Regret makes the same mistake as her predecessor μ, attempting to alleviate people's worries and concerns by absorbing their negative energy, which in turn leads to her breaking down.
  • Mercy Kill Arrangement: At the end of the Good Ending, per her request, the Protagonist agrees to kill her. But just as the Protagonist is about to stab her, they get blasted through the abdomen by lasers and other heavy artillery that she has no control over. The Good Ending has to have a Final Boss fight, after all.
  • My Greatest Failure: Living a hopeless life, her parents divorcing, her father being poor at communicating his feelings and being a NEET at the age of 20. She also blamed herself for her parents divorcing
  • Not So Stoic: Regret talks in a very formal manner and shows no emotion for most of the game, except for the very end of the Good Ending route. After the Go-Home Club visits her in her room and confirms Bluffman's death to her, her first reaction is to cheer with gusto. Her speech pattern becomes much more casual, and she pointedly begs them for help, spilling out all sorts of details about her family and her upbringing. When χ declares her intent to kill her, she reacts by agreeing and begging the Go-Home Club to do it, end Redo, and return everyone to reality. For emphasis, after being told of Bluffman's death, she is never again portrayed using her neutral expression. Finally, during her back-to-back boss fights, she completely loses it, having been driven mad by the voices of citizens calling out for her.
  • Perky Goth: Regret has the appearance of an average goth girl dressed in dark clothes, gray lipstick, and a choker, but she seems to be soft-spoken and has a kind personality.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Due to her being a shut-in, she never tried to make an attempt to communicate with her father. As a result, she didn’t know that it was her father who facilitated her astronomic rise to stardom. She also never found out Bluffman was her father in the course of the game, and eventually never found out that he died in Redo. All of that could have been averted if they both tried to communicate with each other.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: χ eventually surmises that Regret isn't a virtuadoll like her, but actually a human. When she confronts Bluffman, he confirms that Regret is not just human, but actually his own daughter.
  • Strike Me Down: She's practically screaming this at the Go Home club in the good ending, when she's fought as the final boss.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: A virtuadoll whose voice is basically a synthesizing program.
  • Walking Armory: How she's portrayed during her boss fight. She attacks with extremely heavy artillery and other weaponry that would belong on a tank, even if none of it is under her control and she just wants the Go-Home Club to put an end to her already.

    Machina 

Machina

Voiced by: Shun'ichi Toki

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Weapon: Blasters
Theme Song: Eternal Silver [Regret Ver.] by kemu (Horie Shota)

An android Musician who wished for a machine body from Regret. He is extremely loyal to Regret, and treats her orders as absolute. He never fails to patrol Redo to maintain public order.

His real identity is Makina Inui, a regular 15-year-old middle schooler.


  • Black Eyes of Crazy: Machina has black sclerae as a sign he's not human and is one of the antagonists of the Obbligato Musicians.
  • Cyborg: Machina's avatar appears to be a cyborg instead of a normal human. He has blasters, boosters that let him fly, and he's noted to be especially heavy to lift. He also has a camera installed on his body that allows his masters to see what he's doing and saying at all times, and a function that allows them to shut him down from afar.
  • Despair Event Horizon: His grandmother's passing from old age, which is the origin for his extreme Mortality Phobia. It certainly didn't help that his parents were unequipped to help him cope, leading to his coming to Redo so that he could have a immortal robot body that can't die of old age or sickness.
  • Disney Death: After saving the Protagonist, Kiriko and Niko from Digiheads in the subway after Kudan goes on TV to declare all the Go-Home Club members public enemy no. 1 of Redo, he attempts to parley with them. Unfortunately for him, Kudan knows exactly what's going on, and punishes him by deactivating him, with his last words being "I don't want to die!" before he shuts down, much to the outrage of Kiriko and Niko. Eventually, at great effort, Gin, Kobato and Shota bring his deactivated body to the control room where the rest of the Go-Home Club has congregated, and Sasara shares in the outrage while Kobato demands Ryuto find a way to revive him. He ends up turning back on on his own, however, and meets the Go-Home Club again in the last dungeon after Kudan's real death at the hands of Bluffman.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He's the last character you'd think would conform to this. Indeed, when Kudan deactivates him lategame, his reaction is to beg and plead for mercy, thinking he's about to die.
  • Leitmotif: Eternal Silver [Regret Ver.]
  • Made a Slave: He revives but is under the complete control of Kudan after she deactivates him for trying to parley with the Go-Home Club. Upon Kudan's death, he is freed from her control, and the first thing he does thereafter is swoop in to save #QP, too, from falling to her death from a very high floor of the Tower of Epimetheus.
  • Mortality Phobia: His main reason for coming to Redo, where he could be given an immortal body. His character arc revolves around learning that living paralyzed by a fear of death is no way to live.
  • Real Name as an Alias: "Machina" is pronounced exactly the same as his actual first name, "Makina".
  • Redemption Equals Life: Due to him having his own morals and willpower (thanks to the influence of the Go-Home Club and his Foil Amiki), he was able to survive Bluffman’s attacks when he decided that his underlings were disposable.
  • Robo Speak: Speaks like this for the most part, unless he's particularly angry. In Japanese, this is rendered by using katakana where he would otherwise use hiragana (a common way of rendering this), while in English it's rendered by hyphenating every syllable in his dialogue. He drops it for his boss fight, during his Disney Death at the hands of Kudan, and for good when he comes back in the Tower of Epimetheus. His speech pattern also hints that he is a lot younger than he looks.

    Pandora 

Pandora

Voiced by: Tomoyo Kurosawa

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Weapon: Staff
Theme Song: Alter Garden [Regret Ver.] by Ayase

A cool, calm, and collected Musician woman who speaks very little. She is an artisinal musician who loves to spend her time surrounded by flowers, working silently to make music in the depths of her favorite garden. Her work room in the garden depths is an insular space sealed off from the outside world.

Her real identity is Yuuko Hakozaki, a 24-year old university student.


  • Green Thumb: Implied. Pandora has the ability to control and summon plants.
  • Hypocrite: She despises idols, yet she's working for Regret, an idol in all but name.
  • Leitmotif: Alter Garden [Regret Ver.]
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She prefers staying alone making her own music rather than actively following the Obbligato Musician’s activities. This is what gets her killed when Redo gets wiped out by Bluffman in his bid to create Re-Redo.
  • My Greatest Failure: She considers hers to be all the time and effort she spent over being obsessed with Hikaru Hanamaki, a popular idol, especially when she later came to the realization that no matter how much she would support him, he would never look her way. It's also what drives her animosity towards Kiriko, who was a popular idol, Momoha Kurahashi, in real life.

    MU-kun 

MU-kun

Voiced by: Taku Yashiro

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Weapon: Chakram
Theme Song: Swap Out [Regret Ver.] by Police Piccadilly

A Musician with an eccentric appearance and flashy hair. With his sense for music and fashion, and unconventional and exorbitant conduct that make up his “space communication” character setting, he steals the hearts of young as the most popular musician.

His real identity is Mutsuwo Ienaga, an ordinary 25-year old salaryman. In the real world, Souichirou Hitomi, Bluffman's real identity, was his section chief.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: He's an avid fan of a certain musician's song known only in Mobius, that musician being none other than Thorn. He loves her music so much he becomes absolutely livid upon learning Bluffman isn't Thorn and was using her music for his own gain.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After being kept in the dark of the Obbligato’s motivations, finding out Bluffman is not his idol Thorn/Asuka Natsume but instead his real life section chief sends him to a Rage Breaking Point. He stabs Bluffman, and then stabs him several more times after the latter insults him for his gullibility and his lack of artistic talent.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: MU-kun has eyes with yellow, star-shaped pupils.
  • Humiliation Conga: Goes through this during and after his boss battle. After he loses his cool when Gin skewers him, he then fights the Go-Home Club, and is defeated. He then tries to telephone Bluffman as a trump card, but before Bluffman picks up, he gets knocked out cold by a punch from χ. Finally, when he reconvenes with the Obbligato Musicians and says he has a list of his art event's attendees (with the Go-Home Club's membership somewhere on it), Bluffman and Doktor exclude him from a meeting where the rest of the Musicians discuss Marie, the singularity, as punishment for losing to the Go-Home Club.
  • Iconic Outfit: MU-kun wears an astronaut-like jacket top which is associated with his interest in and love of astronomy. It make him look like an astronaut.
  • Leitmotif: Swap Out [Regret Ver.]
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Has no idea what the other Obbligato musicians are doing or planning. This is his punishment for being defeated by the Go-Home Club in his dungeon. After the Go-Home Club defeats Bluffman, finding out that Bluffman has been deceiving him from the beginning and stealing Thorn’s music has made him extremely furious.
  • Patient Zero: He, Mutsuwo Ienaga, was the first person to be invited to the world of Redo, and was duped into coming to this new virtual world because he thought that he was being invited in by Asuka Natsume, Thorn's real identity. Learning that Bluffman is not in fact Natsume but instead his manager from the real world, and that he was using all the Obbligato musicians for his daughter, Sayoko, drives him into a murderous rage against Bluffman.
  • Rage Breaking Point: He was already plenty pissed when he learned Bluffman was using him from the very beginning, even before Redo was created. What really makes him snap is the reveal that Bluffman is not actually Asuka Natsume, and furthermore, that he's been using Thorn's music for his own agenda.
  • Terrible Artist: His dungeon is an art exhibit in a planetarium, where all the works are his own. Although most of the attendees love his work, the Go-Home Club members all think his art is mediocre at best.

    #QP 

#QP/Cocoa Yamamoto

Voiced by: Inori Minase

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Weapon: Polem
Theme Song: Q-Ai Senorita [Regret Ver.] by Kairiki Bear

An Obbligato Musician, second-year student at Tatefushi Academy senior high school, and the protagonist’s classmate. The fact that she is a Obbligato musician is a secret and she attends school everyday. She is a beauty that has a tendency to seek romance, and there is almost never a time that she does not have a man by her side. The reason she hides the fact that she is a musician is because she thinks the elaborate title is unattractive. Her real name is Cocoa Yamamoto, a 29-year old dental assistant.


  • Blush Sticker: She has permanent blush stickers.
  • Bookends: She fails to get Kobato to defect from the Go-Home Club while she temporarily turns Tatefushi Academy into a dungeon. In the endgame, he manages to get her to leave Kudan and defect from the Obbligato Musicians at the Tower of Epimetheus, telling her that they're both unremarkable, like generic NPCs for most of their lives, and that she and the Go-Home Club both want to return to reality.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She has long black pigtails.
  • Leitmotif: Q-Ai Senorita [Regret Ver.]
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Nobody really knows where her allegiance lies! She flip-flops during the entire course of the game, but has helped the Go-Home club more than harm. However, she decides to side with the Go-Home Club for good at the Tower of Epimetheus.
  • Meaningful Name: Her real first name is written 恋々愛, which is essentially just "love" three times.
  • Odd Name Out: She's the only one of the Musicians to not write her name with kanji or katakana, and her name also includes a hashtag which none of the others do.
  • Rescue Romance: Played with. She enters the Heel–Face Revolving Door after the Protagonist prevents Kobato from killing her after her defeat as a boss, and she begins calling them "Honey" and assuring them she isn't their enemy. However, despite the question of her allegiances or trustworthiness, the Protagonist isn't the kind of spouse material she wants to return to reality with.
  • Redemption Equals Life: Abandoning Kudan at the Tower of Epimetheus narrowly saves her life when Bluffman decided that Kudan needed to be disposed of. She falls off a balcony after walking backward in shock, but Machina flies in to save her from falling to her death.
  • True Love Is Exceptional: Unlike the rest of the Musicians, her ultimate goal is to return to reality; she's just in Redo to find the perfect husband to bring back with her.

    Doktor 

Doktor/Kirihito Guji

Voiced by: Kazuki Kato

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Weapon: Dual Daggers
Theme Song: Designed desires [Regret Ver.] by Nulut

A Musician who works as a doctor at the hospital on the outskirts of Okitama City, and is always pushing Kranke around in her wheelchair. He has a cool and blunt personality, but is devoted entirely to his contributions to Redo and actively works on musical activities. Other than Kranke, he prefers not to interact with the other musicians. His real name is Kirihito Guji.


  • Dub Name Change: In the Japanese dub, his name is Doctor. Doktor is German for doctor, to match Kranke being German for female sick person.
  • Empty Eyes: He is the only character so far shown without any pupils. Failing Kranke’s surgery really destroyed his soul…
  • Legitimate Businessmen's Social Club: The hospital he works at is legitimate for the most part. As for Dr. Guji himself, he uses his work as a front to identify those who have begun to remember the real world and drug them, sending them to a room where Regret can brainwash them into forgetting their regrets once more. This is how the Protagonist, Sasara and Marie all get ensnared in Chapter 6.
  • Leitmotif: Designed desires [Regret Ver.]
  • Meaningful Name: His real last name is written 宮司, which means "chief [Shinto] priest".
  • My Greatest Failure: The reason he's in Redo. He was the surgeon in charge of Kranke's surgery that would have given her the ability to walk again. The surgery's failure crushed poor Doktor's soul. He's also incredibly befuddled why Kranke still can't walk in Redo, since it's an ideal world that should have given her her legs back.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has a tattoo of a dragon on his forehead.

    Kranke 

Kranke/Maria Ideguchi

Voiced by: Yuuki Takada

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Weapon: Morningstar, Wheelchair
Theme Song: Only Praying [Regret Ver.] by Neru

An Obbligato Musician, and a third-year student at Tatefushi Academy senior high school. She is unable to walk due to a leg injury, and is pushed around in a wheelchair by Doktor. Kranke's thoughts are hard to grasp since she tends to act like her mind is not present, and she always has a faint smile on her face. Many are drawn to her music and the world it weaves, which is dark beyond her fragile impression. Her real name is Maria Ideguchi.


  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She cares deeply about the Doktor, thus it comes as no surprise that, when the Go-Home Club hurts him in front of her, she's understandably pissed. Enough so that she stands up from her wheelchair to fight them herself.
  • Evil Cripple: Kranke is unable to walk due to a leg injury, and is pushed around in a wheelchair by Doktor. She is also one of the antagonist members of Obbligato Musician. Its zigzagged with the reveal that, while is unable to walk in the real world, she has no such disability in Redo. She refused to walk even in Redo because she feared Doktor would leave her if she weren’t disabled.
  • Gratuitous German: Kranke means (female) sick person in German.
  • Leitmotif: Only Praying [Regret Ver.]
  • Münchausen Syndrome: She could walk in Redo, but chose to cover it up out of fear the Doktor would leave her.
  • My Greatest Failure: She considers having taken the operation that could have allowed her to walk a mistake, if only because the operation's failure broke the Doktor's spirit.
  • Older Than They Look: She's a high schooler in Redo, but was 25 at the time of her failed operation in real life.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Kranke's bangs cover her left eye.
  • Throwing Off the Disability: Stands up from her wheelchair after the Go-Home Club hurts Doktor in front of her in order to fight them. She only does so when Doctor collapses because she didn’t want him to know that she actually COULD walk.

    Kudan 

Kudan

Voiced by: Mariya Ise

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Weapon: Dual Pistols
Theme Song: Miss Conductor [Regret Ver.] by Tsumiki

An Obbligato Musician, and a promotion and agitation specialist. She lies like she breathes and toys with the hearts of others. She is in charge of persuasive propaganda and public relations on behalf of Regret, who does not talk much. She often quotes wise figures from history, manga, and anime.

Her real identity is Yuu Ushizawa, a college student and the daughter of a famous politician.


  • Badass Longcoat: Wears a big coat over her Tatefushi Academy uniform.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Quotes a lot from manga, movies and history books. To compensate for her speech impediment in real life.
  • Beauty Mark: She has one below her right eye.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has dark pink hair that matches her eyes.
  • Killed Off for Real: Bluffman, finding out that Kudan was about to betray him, has him swiftly dispatch her.
  • Leitmotif: Miss Conductor [Regret Ver.]
  • Meaningful Name: 'Kudan' is the name of a bull-like yokai. Her real name, Yuu Ushizawa, contains the sound that means 'bull', "ushi"
  • My Greatest Failure: Her speech impediment left her unable to support her father’s failing political career, and has served to make it worse when she attempted to make speeches to support her father, only resulting in failure.
  • Smoking Is Cool: She has a habit of smoking on occasion.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She gloats about doing this when she deactivates Machina lategame for trying to parley with the Protagonist, Kiriko, Niko, and χ, noting that Machina is a child in real life and that to deactivate his Cyborg body is to functionally kill him.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Courtesy of Bluffman in the Tower of Epimetheus, the Obbligato Musicians' base of operations and the final dungeon.

    Bluffman (Unmarked Spoilers) 

Bluffman

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu

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Weapon: Katana
Theme Song: xxxx/xx/xx [Regret Ver.] by cosMo

The leader of the Obbligato Musicians. A man of many mysteries who hides his face behind a mask. He is always at Regret’s side and plays a managerial role, acting as the ringleader who assembles the musicians in her place. He is said to be such a senior composer that even the new generation Obbligato Musicians acknowledge his superiority. His principle of conduct is to make Regret an absolute being, and he always maintains that Regret is superior to the virtuadolls of the past.

His real identity is Souichirou Hitomi, a 45 year-old systems engineer and Regret’s father.


  • Bad Boss: Even aside from his willingness to betray and kill off the other Musicians, he's especially gratuitously cold toward MU-kun, who was his subordinate in real life as well.
  • Bullying the Dragon: After MU-kun, his real life subordinate who figured out his true identity as soon as he screamed his daughter's real name, fatally stabs him once, he decides to goad MU-kun for being enough of a sucker to think that he had been invited to Redo by Thorn/Asuka Natsume, and mocks him for his lack of artistic talent. This further aggravates MU-kun—who is armed and has clearly snapped—into stabbing him several more times to finish the job.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Thorn subtly manipulates μ by having her absorb the negative energy of Mobius' inhabitants to fulfill her desire of destroying reality. Bluffman props Regret on a pedestal and has her act like some sort of god-like figure for the people of Redo. Thorn initially wanted to use Mobius as a way to live with Ichika, and when that failed, decided to destroy the real world, using μ to that end. Bluffman created Redo and made his daughter into Regret for the purpose of giving her happiness. In regards to how they dealt with their subordinates, Thorn initially threatened to send them back to the real world when they failed before closing off the only exit to the real world and turned most of the Ostinato Musicians Brainwashed and Crazy. Bluffman would rather just kill them off when he feels they're either no longer needed or they turn against him and become detrimental to his plans.
  • Cool Mask: His face is hidden behind a golden mask.
  • Dark Is Evil: He is one of the primary antagonists clad in black and leader of the Obbligato Musicians.
  • Femme Fatalons: He wears golden claw rings over each of his fingers.
  • I Just Want My Beloved to Be Happy: His motivation for creating the world of Redo and having his hikkikomori daughter serve as its "Virtuadoll" deity figure, where she is revered and beloved by all its inhabitants.
  • Killed Off for Real: In the Good Ending, Bluffman dies from the fatal wounds he receives from MU-kun.
  • Leitmotif: xxxx/xx/xx [Regret Ver.]. It stands for YYYY/MM/DD, and is rendered as その日note  when sung aloud, signifying Redo's theme of erasing its denizens' regrets.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He reveals to the Go-Home Club that he's not only Regret's most devoted servant, but also her father.
  • Meaningful Name: A "bluff" is a form of lie used to convince someone they are about to do something or are capable of it. Fittingly, Bluffman uses various deceptions to keep the Obbligato Musicians and the Go-Home Club in check. One of his many deceptions is his manipulation of MU-kun, making him believe he was invited to Redo by his idol Thorn in order to use him as a pawn.
  • Musical Spoiler: His Leitmotif is written by Cosmo, the only songwriter involved in The Caligula Effect to return for the sequel. Cosmo wrote Distorted♰Happiness, the Leitmotif for Thorn, and this is no coincidence—it signifies that in-universe, Bluffman has been using Thorn's music for his agenda.
  • Parental Neglect: Subverted. He never talked much to Regret, only giving her the money to live however she wants. In reality, though, he's been working on a project, that being Redo, in order to find a way to give her happiness, even if she's unaware of his role in it all.
  • Poor Communication Kills: If he and Regret actually took a moment to talk to each other, odds are likely none of the game's plot would have happened, and he would still be alive. Moreover, he never bothered to tell Regret that he, as Bluffman, was her father, and so she never finds out her father died in Redo. More importantly, she didn't even like Bluffman or how he propped her up on a pedestal, wanting her to become a messianic figure for the citizens of Redo.
  • Red Herring: Throughout the game, there are hints that Bluffman may, in fact, be Thorn (i.e. Asuka Natsume), the ringleader of the Ostinato Musicians. First there's his Leitmotif, which is composed by Cosmo, the same songwriter who wrote Thorn's signature leitmotif Distorted♰Happiness. MU-kun also claims he was invited to Redo by Thorn. In actuality, Bluffman is simply using Thorn's music and fame from Mobius as a means to manipulate MU-kun.
  • Workaholic: Regret describes him as having been this in reality, a typical Japanese salaryman completely dedicated to his career and never talking to her. She thus doesn't know whether he actually loved her, with Redo ending up being his big project to try and express his love for her.

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