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DrakenNier SI! Part “Replicant” (first image) and “Automata” (latter two) in one go.
They’d be one of the villagers from- well- Nier’s village! Eldest child of the florist, as well as...one of the few to survive a surging illness.
A gentle soul in the first half of the game; dear friend to Yonah, and tries to look after her while Nier is away. (They get into trouble sometimes, when he overreacts out of concern...but it’s never to a degree that would put anyone in legit danger.)
Admires Devola and Popola; when not helping their mother with running shop and keeping stock, one can often find them in the library, humming one of Devola’s songs while either reading or shelving books.
The second half of the game has their concern raising and they start... Acting abnormally. Listless and spacing out more; their mother worries, but Devola and Popola (who are equally worried for any potential problems) can’t find anything physically or mentally wrong with them. Something is wrong, but what it is...they can’t figure it out. And what cannot be worked out...cannot be cured.
It doesn’t help that their empathetic nature picks up on Nier’s suffering; they’re one of the few to still treat him gently, while acknowledging his pain. Also one of the fewer to actually like Kainé and Emil hanging around.
Clicks with Emil, honestly. They get along perfectly...and those who befriend Emil are soon to befriend Kainé, whether she wanted a new friend or not.
(Also swings between treating Grimoire Weiss with earned respect- like saying his full title- or none at all, like calling him Yonah’s nickname for him: Weissy. This leaves everyone else amused and Weiss, conflicted.)
Later ends up learning how to wield daggers. Wanting to help Nier and Co., while protecting the villagers.
Was one of the few people told about what was going on, given their own hand in supporting...everyone involved, more or less. It was a harsh thing to take, but it most certainly explained some things. (Like their erratic mental state and the Shade that’s been lurking in the background of their life.)
Stayed close friends with the group to the end. They even helped Yonah and Kaine improve their cooking skills, teaching them all sorts of recipes.
However, far down the line in Automata... Enter YoRHA Unit 14H. Assigned Pod-116.
They/Them || Nickname: Hayfor, Zeen .:. Haydee, HD
Height: approx. 161cm
Weapons: dual daggers, “Falling Stars”
Used to be top of the line. Very quickly started suffering memory issues that were hard to fix, even for other H-units and Bunker staff. In the end, as long as work could be completed...it ended up being left unchecked after that point forward. (If the occasional wipe out needed to be done by a friendly E-unit when their mind started failing or got too curious.)
Was a part of a big operation during one point of the machine war. Ended up being the sole survivor, narrowly. Was lucky enough to do minor repairs on the field (taking from another model who had also died), crawl towards the Resistance Camp, get found, and receive the necessary care to resume full functionality. (Even fixing- but not wholly curing- their forgetfulness; it no longer would cause data decay over time.)
YoRHA had thought for a time that they had died; records were updated, allegiance to YoRHA reinstated...and they stayed on Earth. Decidedly wanting to stay out of command’s hair, for a variety of personal reasons. Instead, they’re the secondary medic if the twins- Devola & Popola- aren’t around or are otherwise busy.
(Most of the time, though, 14H is “on call”; they’d rather cautiously roam and enjoy the world on their lonesome than deal with other androids 24/7. They left the Bunker for that reason, y’know.)
However... Calling them “H” is only partially true at this point. Their functions have since become a dual D/H-type, due to the model they took from...being a Defender-type. Deciding to take it one step further, they later returned to where the fight went down, harvested the rest of the needed parts (with much muttered apologies), and became the first “HD” model.
...Yes, they call themself that knowing what it means. They think they’re real funny. (And got to hear Scanners ramble a lot during repairs, so they have some fun tidbits about human life they like to think back on in quiet moments.)
Very fond of their Pod. Would honestly get into a fight for their Pod. (116 has always appreciated the thought, but has been- expectedly- stiff. Of the two of them, their Pod is more aligned with YoRHA’s specifications than 14HD is.)
Has a hard time adjusting to and trusting people since their repairs. They’ve started up the concern of potentially being in a really bad spot and going offline for good... Death. But their friendly attitude rarely gives this away.
True hair color is also white by default! They just dye it brown. It doesn’t hold well in water, however, for whatever reason...so they often have to hide out or wear a custom-made umbrella hat to avoid it washing out. (No water parties with other androids, either!)