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Official Profile[edit]

Age 17
Height 156 cm
Race Erune
Hobbies Writing books
Likes Reading, daydreaming
Dislikes Rejection
おどおどした内気な少女「嘆きの恋人」ニーア。

魔物に襲われそうになっていた彼女を助けた主人公達は、彼女から世界を救ってほしいと依頼を受けます。

空の世界を守るため依頼を受けることにした主人公達はその依頼の本当の意味を知った時、彼女の過去と狂気に触れていく事になります。
* This is an unofficial, amateur translation.
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Background[edit]

Journal Entry[edit]

Nier
Nier NPC.png

RaceOfficially called "Type" in-game. Label Race Erune.png
GenderGender is a character attribute used for game mechanics. A character's lore, appearance, and other factors do not affect this attribute. Female
Voice Actor Noriko Shitaya
Unlock
Arcarum: The World Beyond

ID 3991294000
Char ID
NameJP
Voice ActorJP
Release Date 2019-03-10

The eyes of this vulnerable waif belie a certain inner emptiness. Timid and introverted, she constantly defers to others. This personality could be why darkness never seems more than a step away from her.

Events[edit]

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Into the Abyss[edit]

On their way back from a mission, (Captain) and company rescue a girl from monsters in the forest. It turns out she was tailing the crew in hopes of asking them to save the world. She then takes out a card which shrouds their surroundings in darkness and transports them to a barren wasteland laden with primal beasts.



Having completed a monster-hunting mission on a remote island...
(Captain) and company are now on their way back to the Grandcypher.
Lyria: ...
Lyria stops in her tracks and cautiously scans the horizon.
Vyrn: Hm? Everything okay, Lyria?
Lyria: It feels like someone's been watching us ever since we left town...
The others, too, grow wary and survey their surroundings in a panic.
Vyrn: You sure you're not imagining it?
Lyria: I thought that too, but I just couldn't shake off the feeling that someone was watching us...
Vyrn: What do you think, (Captain)?
???: Eep!
A frantic scream can be heard from deeper in the forest.
Vyrn: What was that just now?
Lyria: We should go check it out!
Being in full agreement, (Captain) leads the crew toward the direction of the scream.
???: D-don't come any closer...
A monster pounces on the young woman with a deafening roar.
???: ...
???: Rgh...
A figure suddenly appears from the shadows and strikes the monster down before it can do any harm.
Vyrn: That was a close one.
Lyria: Are you hurt?
???: Um... I-I'm okay... I think...
The young woman slowly gets back up.
Though she stumbles and trips in doing so.
(Captain) grabs hold of her before she makes contact with the ground.
???: S-sorry...
???: And thanks for coming to my rescue earlier...
Lyria: Oh, no worries... Wait, I know this feeling...
Vyrn: Hm? What's wrong, Lyria?
Lyria: Erm, sorry if I have it wrong, but... Were you the one following us from behind earlier?
???: ...!
Vyrn: Wait! Seriously?
Lyria: I'm not sure how I know, but something about you just feels different...
Lyria: What I'm feeling right now is the same sensation I had when we were being followed...
???: ...
???: I-I'm so sorry...
Lyria: So... can you tell us why you were watching us?
???: Before that can I ask a question?
???: I heard talk of what an incredible crew you are...
???: And that you've even fought primal beasts before...
???: Is that true?
(Captain) acknowledges the fact with a nod.
???: So it was true after all...
???: Um, I have a request to make of you all...
Lyria: You have an assignment for us?
Vyrn: Wait, don't tell me you tailed us just to see—
???: Y-yes... I wanted to make a formal request...
Vyrn: Hm? Why not just talk to us out in the open instead of being all sneaky then?
???: I-I guess that was wrong of me... I'm just... not very good at talking to strangers...
???: S-so... I was thinking of the best way to approach you...
Vyrn: Sigh... Anyhoo, what's this mission you've got for us?
???: I'd like you to, um... save the world.
Vyrn: Hey, what are you saying...
???: Y-you probably won't believe me, but...
???: Once you see this, I'm sure you'll be convinced...
The young woman produces a card from her pocket.
Lyria: What exactly is that card? I sense a tremendous power from it...
???: I-I'll explain later... It's not easy describing the details to people...
Lyria: ...!
Vyrn: What's wrong, Lyria?
Lyria: The power from it is getting stronger...
In the next moment an ebony darkness protrudes from the card and proceeds to swallow the young woman whole.
Vyrn: Holy moly... What in the skies is that?
Lyria: Yikes! It's sucking me i—
Eek!
The darkness engulfs not only the woman but also the crew.
Vyrn: Whoa, now... Where is this?
(Captain) and company open their eyes to find themselves in a barren wasteland.
Vyrn: Uh, guys? Weren't we just in a forest?
Lyria: Y-yeah... I thought so too...
???: We're inside the card...
The crew turns to the voice and sees the young woman from earlier.
Vyrn: What do you mean by that?
???: Um, well... Being swallowed by the darkness brings you to this world...
Primal Beast: ...!
Vyrn: Agh! A primal beast!
A primal appears before the crew out of the blue.
With a deafening roar, it lunges toward the new visitors to its realm.
???: No...
The young woman quivers in fear at the sight of the primal.
(Captain) and company rise up to defend her against the threat.

Saving the World[edit]

After a brief clash, the crew find themselves back in the forest. The girl, Nier, explains that a primal beast seeking to destroy the world is sealed within her card. Only moments ago, the crew fought in that primal's memory of the War. If (Captain) and company can continue besting the primal within the memory, the world may yet see salvation.



The crew subdues the primal beast which had come attacking.
Vyrn: Whew, looks like we managed that one somehow.
Lyria: Yeah, but why would a primal want to hurt us anyway...
A piercing shrill sounds off in this new realm. At the same time a seemingly endless number of fissures manifest in the horizon.
Vyrn: Whoa... What is it now?
???: It's okay... This is how we go back.
The next moment, the sky crumbles in a scattershot mess.
A brilliant white light overtakes the darkness, blanketing the world in alabaster.
Vyrn: Gwah!
Lyria: Wow! It's so bright!
Lyria: Ngh... My eyes still sting...
Lyria: Yikes! We're back in the forest again!
Vyrn: Anyone wanna tell me what's goin' on? Were we dreaming this whole time?
???: No, that was reality. We were inside this card the whole time.
The young woman holds up the pitch-black card to (Captain) and company.
Vyrn: Care to fill us in on what just happened? 'Cause I'm completely lost right now...
Vyrn: Wait, we still don't even know who you are...
Nier: I am Nier... A magician who has learned the truth of this card.
Nier: Now that you've seen its power, allow me to explain...
Nier: About this card... and about what just happened.
Nier: Starting with the card... You should know that a fearsome primal beast is sealed within.
Nier: The place we were just in was a world constructed from the primal's memories of the War.
Lyria: Then that strange sensation I felt...
Nier: It most likely came from this card.
Vyrn: Why'd it bring us in to that world though?
Nier: The primal sealed within sees a recurring dream of the world being destroyed.
Nier: It spends all its time studying how it can make that dream a reality.
Nier: That's why we were pulled in earlier...
Nier: It watches the battle between all sorts of people and other primals in that world and examines the data.
Nier: When that research is complete, the seal on the primal is broken and it comes into our world.
Nier: When that happens...
Vyrn: Whoa, whoa, this is a bit much...
Nier: So please... Lend me your power.
Nier: There aren't many people who can stand against a primal beast.
Vyrn: What exactly would you have us do?
Nier: By repeatedly defeating the primal beasts in that world of memories...
Nier: We can save the world.
Vyrn: Save the world, huh...
Lyria: Um, what do you think, (Captain)?
Nier: Please... You're the only ones I can depend on.
  1. We'll do what we can.

Choose: We'll do what we can.
Nier: Thank you!
Nier smiles from the bottom of her heart, tears flowing from her eyes.
Vyrn: Yeah, this isn't something we can just let go.
Lyria: Definitely...
Vyrn: Where'd you get that card anyway, Nier?
Lyria: I was wondering about that too. You know so much about it.
Nier: Truth is, I come from a long line of magicians...
Nier: I came across the card in our family library.
Nier: I'm knowledgeable about it because it came with a book that described everything about the card.
Nier: Not to mention that I've been dragged into that other world multiple times...
Nier: I'm too weak to do much of anything myself, so...
Lyria: I'm sorry... What an insensitive thing of us to ask.
Vyrn: My bad.
Vyrn: But no worries! Because we're here to do something about the problem!
Arms uncrossed, (Captain) leans in with a smile.
Nier: Um... Thank you.
Nier: I think it's better if you're the one to hold this card.
Nier: Especially since I can't do anything with it...
(Captain) takes the card with a gracious nod.
While gazing at it...
(Captain) vows to fight to protect Nier... and the world at large.

Beginning of the Descent[edit]

Nier reflects on her past while watching the crew battle. Though born of a prestigious family of mages, Nier lacked magical talent herself. When her little sister Corrie's spellcasting prowess begins to blossom, Nier's parents and the servants begin distancing themselves from her. A desperate Nier enters the family's forbidden archive in search of a solution to her problems.



Vyrn: Here comes the next one!
The crew fights primal beasts in the world of memories.
Nier: Heheh...
Nier watches the crew mirthfully from a distant hilltop.
When the red jewel she wears abruptly glows, an apparition comes forth.
???: Do they love yoo? Acknowledge yoo?
Nier: Yes. I can definitely feel their love... And they do accept me for who I am.
Nier: I mean, just look at how desperate they've been in trying to protect and help me. Teehee...
???: ...
Nier: That's why I'm sure this'll go well...
Nier: They'll make my wish come true...
Nier looks at the crew affectionately as they continue battling with primals.
Nier: Hey, Death... Why don't we bring those people to the new world we create?
Death: ...
Nier: But they'll be all we need...
Nier: Anything or anyone that rejects me... deserves to be erased...
Nier: Like my parents...
Nier shuts her eyes and reminisces on the past.
A past that defines her... A past in which her parents wouldn't accept her.
Father: Humph, to think that you struggle at even such a basic step...
Nier: I-I'm sorry...
Father: Don't let it get you down.
Nier: But as your daughter, it's embarrassing to not be able to use the most elementary of spells...
Father: Nier. Our lineage is one that has produced skilled magicians in each generation.
Father: And you carry that blood.
Father: Although you have not yet bloomed, your time will surely come eventually.
The father lovingly pets his daughter's head.
Mother: Indeed, you only need to be patient. There's nothing to be worried about.
Nier: Father... Mother...
Father: Nier, don't let it get you down too much. All I ask is that you try your best.
Nier: Okay! Mom, Dad, I promise to give it my best shot!
Father: Attagirl.
Mother: Haha. You're going to be an older sister soon, so hang in there, okay?
Nier: Me? An older sister?
Mother: Mm-hm. You'll have a younger sibling soon.
Nier: R-really?
Mother: Yes. You'll have someone who looks up to you.
Nier: Ah... Ehehe, I can't wait to see if it'll be a boy or girl...
???: Father, Mother, look!
The girl casts a spell in front of her parents.
Father: What a surprise. It's no easy feat to use such magic at your age...
Father: Most impressive, Corrie.
Mother: Yes... You are truly remarkable. I'm proud to call you my daughter.
Mother: You, on the other hand...
Nier: ...
The mother shoots a disgusted look at Nier, who is speechless after witnessing her sister's magical prowess.
Father: You need to try harder. It's embarrassing to lose out to your little sister.
Nier: Yes...
Though Nier responds with an acquiescent nod, she turns to her little sister with a look of resentment and envy.
Nier: I-I wonder where Father and Mother could have gone...
Nier wanders around the mansion, searching for her parents.
Servant 1: Nier? Is everything okay? I have cleanup duty here, so...
Nier: Um... Do you know where my parents are?
Servant 1: The master and mistress of the house went to see a play with Corrie.
Nier: I... didn't hear anything about that...
Servant 1: Is that so?
Servant 1: Your father mentioned the play quite a while back. I was under the impression you had known about it all along.
Nier: So I'm the only one who's been left out...
Nier turns on her heel and walks off with unsteady steps.
Nier: Why did they take only Corrie...
Servant 1: Could it be that our masters have forsaken Nier?
Servant 2: That sounds about right. But it can't really be helped, can it?
Servant 2: After all, Nier can't produce a shred of magic to her name.
Servant 2: It's only natural that the all-talented Corrie is given preferential treatment.
Servant 3: Who knows—they might even just throw Nier out into the streets.
Servant 2: I can see that happening.
Servant 2: Sounds like something the master might actually do, given his fixation with magical abilities.
Servant 1: With that in mind, it makes all the more sense for us to prioritize Corrie in all matters.
Servant 2: It would lead to better treatment for us, too, in the long run.
Servant 3: Agreed. I wouldn't want to get the shaft the way Nier's been getting it.
In shock at the exchange between the servants, Nier shivers and crumples to the ground in a lifeless heap.
Nier: How can that be... I'm going to be tossed to the wayside?
Nier: No... I don't want that...
Nier: I promise to do my best... So please don't throw me out into the streets...
Tears falling from her face, Nier heads toward the family library.
Upon arrival she flips open a book and begins studying magic in hopes that her parents might see her in a different light.
Nier: Father, Mother, about that new spell...
Nier: I spent a lot of time studying it, and I think I can finally pull it off now.
Father: Sigh...
Nier: Father?
Father: Are you so naive as to be content with that meager level of spellcraft?
Nier: Huh...
Father: Corrie reached that stage long before you did.
Nier: ...
Father: Even with the extra time and effort you put in, to think that is the extent of your capabilities...
Father: I'm starting to wonder if you really are my daughter.
Mother: I didn't imagine her to be this inept.
Mother: I think we've heard enough from you, Nier. You needn't say another word.
The parents turn their backs to Nier and shuffle off toward the mansion.
Nier: No...
Nier: Why, why... I worked so hard to get here... You used to praise me...
Nier: I'm here too. Corrie's not the only one... Why won't you give me any attention...
Nier: I swear I'll keep trying... So please...
Nier sinks to the ground and lets out a stifled sob.
Nier: What should I do...
In the dead of the night, Nier wanders the mansion with a blank expression on her face.
While doing so, she happens to hear the voices of her parents and sister coming from the living room.
Nier: They're still awake? Maybe I can talk to them for just a bit...
Nier gently pushes against the door of the living room.
Mother: Nier will soon be of age... An age ripe enough for us to banish her.
Father: Hm, you make a good point. Now that we have Corrie, Nier is essentially worthless.
Corrie: Speaking of... Father, Mother, I wonder if you know...
Corrie: Every time she goes out to town, boys come fawning all over her.
Father: Oh? This is the first I've heard of it.
Corrie: She is quite the beauty after all... Not to mention the numerous riffraff who would love to marry into our wealthy family.
Corrie: What I want to say is even if we do cast her out, I'm sure she will manage just fine.
The conversation that Nier overhears is a shocking one.
Her knees buckle, and she sinks to the ground.
Nier: They... want to cast me out? No...
Nier: No... No... I won't believe it...
Nier: I have to get them to accept me for who I am somehow...
Father: Are you so naive as to be content with that meager level of spellcraft?
Father: Corrie reached that stage long before you did.
Nier: Magic's the key...
Nier: If I can master a spell so amazing that even Corrie can't use, they'll definitely want me to stay...
Nier makes her way to the family's forbidden archive where the highest-level spellbooks are kept.
Nier: Please... Look at me... Love me... I'll do anything to make that happen...
Nier mumbles with hollow eyes.
Her heart torn with agony, Nier now only seeks to fulfill a singular goal.

Accept Me...[edit]

Nier finds a magical tome in the archives and breaks the seal on it. Inside are instructions for casting spells to control life itself, along with a card. She later tests those spells on all the men who approach her. Once she has mastered the tome's contents, she gives her parents a demonstration. They have her make a copy, then banish her to an underground cell for dealing in the forbidden.



Nier peruses old records in search of the highest forms of magic.
She finds one tome in particular that is protected by layers of magic seals.
Nier: What's this?
Why are there so many seals on it?
Nier timidly reaches out to the tome.
As if in response to her touch, the seals magically undo themselves.
Nier: Wh-what the... I didn't do anything...
Nier takes the tome into her hands and begins to sail through it.
Nier: The power to control life? Putting to rest the vitals of one person and transferring that energy to someone else...
Nier: Wow, that's incredible... I didn't think something like that was possible...
Nier: If I can master this spell, Father and Mother might start looking to me instead of Corrie...
Nier: But it looks so hard... Can I really do it?
Nier: No... I don't have a choice. I have to learn this.
Nier: I can't pick and choose anymore... I'll do anything... Whatever it takes...
Nier: Father often said hands-on experience is superior to book learning.
Nier: Magic to control life would best be tested on a living thing...
Nier: Ah... There was that fellow who tossed me away like a ragdoll...
Nier: Who cares what might happen to him...
Nier: Ehehehe... It won't be a problem. I have to do this... or I'll never know love again...
Nier: Ahahaha! Wait for me, Father, Mother!
Nier: I'll show you magic so incredible that Corrie can only dream of!
Nier lets out a slightly maniacal cackle, indicating that something is not quite all right with her.
Nier: Well, let's get to practicing then...
Nier: Hm? There's something stuck inside...
Nier: A black card?
Nier: I don't know what it is, but it's really drawing me in somehow...
Nier: Anyway, I'd better bring this with me. It'd come in handy as a bookmark...
Nier stuffs the card into her pocket and leaves the library.
A few months later, Nier is practicing magic in a little shed she's set up for herself.
Man 1: Aaiiiee! Stop, stop, stoooop!
Nier: ...
Nier pays no heed to the man's screams and continues the spell.
Man 1: Gyaaaah!
He tosses about in great agony before breathing his last breath.
Nier: Ah, that went well...
Nier: So that's how it's supposed to go...
Nier: Ah, he's here!
Her lips curve into a huge grin at the sound of the knocking.
But that grin turns into a frown when she takes another look at the deceased man.
Nier: This room's too dirty. I'll have to clean it up fast...
Nier: I can start by throwing this in there.
Nier drags the body over and heaves it into the closet.
Nier: I really need to clean out this closet soon... It's getting full.
Nier: Hm... Maybe I can use these to lure monsters? Could come in handy...
Nier: But now's not the time for that.
Nier: Whew, that's better.
Smiling from ear to ear again, Nier walks to the entrance of the shed.
Nier: Hey, sorry to call you out here only to keep you waiting.
Boyfriend: No worries. I'd wait all day if it meant some quality time alone with my girl.
Nier: Thanks. Um, come on in.
Boyfriend: Okey doke... Hm, what's that smell?
Nier: Erm... I was practicing magic just now and messed up...
Boyfriend: Ah, I see.
Boyfriend: So this lil' place is where you do your magic thing, huh? It's more... ordinary than I thought it might be.
Boyfriend: When you called it your personal laboratory, I expected something a little more eerie.
Nier: I found this shed unused in the forest and thought I'd make something of it.
Nier: Besides, it's not like anyone comes out here... Makes it an easy place to work in...
Nier: Ah, sorry, I didn't mean to keep you standing.
Nier: Have a seat. I'll make tea.
Boyfriend: So no one comes around here, huh... Today's my big chance then...
???: Augh... Cough...
Boyfriend: What the?
???: Gwaaah... Help...
Boyfriend: It's coming from this closet... Phew! What's that smell? Wonder what's inside...
???: ...
Boyfriend: Aaahhh!
Nier's boyfriend finds piles upon piles of male corpses lying stacked on top of each other.
Nier: So you saw...
Boyfriend: Aiie...
Nier approaches with empty eyes.
Boyfriend: N-Nier, what is this...
Nier: Um... Can you... not worry about it too much?
Nier: Every one of these is a failure...
Boyfriend: F-failure?
Boyfriend: More importantly these people...
Nier: They each confessed their feelings for me before you came into my life...
Nier: But they ended up saying horrible things and dumping me...
Nier: That's why I used them as test subjects...
Nier: After all, it didn't matter anymore what happened to them...
Nier: But I have you now...
Boyfriend: Wh-why are you doing this?
Nier: Well, I'm practicing magic that concerns life...
Nier: Using actual livings beings is so much more efficient...
A cruel smile plays on her lips.
Boyfriend: Aiiee...
The terrified boyfriend slowly backs away from Nier.
Nier: But you're not going to dump me, are you? Not after you told me how much you loved me.
Nier snuggles up to her boyfriend.
Boyfriend: Ack, get away from me!
Nier: Eep!
Nier: Wh-what's the big idea...
Boyfriend: Do you have any idea what you've done!
Nier: Why are you so angry? Did I do something wrong?
Boyfriend: Tell me you're joking!
You've committed murder!
Nier: Wh-what's wrong with that?
Boyfriend: Oh my gosh...
Nier: I need to master this magic...
Nier: I just have to... No matter what it takes...
Nier: No matter how many people die...
Boyfriend: Wha!
Nier: Anyway, why don't we chat over there?
Nier: Might as well take advantage of our time together...
Boyfriend: S-stay away from me, monster!
Nier: Why are you saying that? I thought you loved me...
Boyfriend: A monster like you? Hell no!
Nier: ...
Any trace of emotion Nier had on her face is all but gone.
Nier: You said you loved me...
Nier: But you're going to toss me aside too? Like all this junk over here did?
Nier looks at all the deceased men inside the closet.
Boyfriend: Aiiieee! Stay away! Stay the hell away from me!
Screaming at the top of his lungs, the boyfriend turns on his heel and gets ready to run.
Nier: So you're going to throw me by the wayside too...
Nier: Then I don't need you anymore...
Boyfriend: ...
Nier: I think I've gotten the hang of it...
Nier: Thanks for helping me figure out the spell.
Nier manages a wide grin at her corpse of a boyfriend.
Nier: Hehe, now Father and Mother will acknowledge me for sure...
Nier: Let's go find them.
Nier: Um, Father, Mother... If I may have a moment...
Father: Yes?
Nier: Uhm... I just learned a new spell. I was hoping to show you...
Father: As if there'd be any point to that. When are you going to recognize that you're just hopelessly incompetent and worthless?
Nier: Please, Father!
Father: Enough!
Mother: Let's give her a chance, dear.
Father: Why even bother? You know full well that it'd just be a waste of our time.
Mother: Yes... Which is why we should make this the very last opportunity we give her.
Mother: It's the least we can do as parents.
Father: Humph... I suppose you do have a point.
Father: Very well. Show us what you can do, Nier.
Nier: O-okay!
Nier is full of joy as she casts a spell on the great tree that has begun to rot in the garden.
The tree springs to life, vibrant green leaves covering its branches.
At the same time, the smaller verdant trees beside it begin to decay.
Father: ...
Mother: ...
Her parents stand speechless, eyes fixed on Nier.
Father: What... did you just do?
Nier: Um... I sucked the life out of the surrounding trees and gave it to the big tree.
Mother: Y-you can control life now? Where did you...
Nier: I studied what was written inside the book really hard.
Nier shows her parents the tome she uncovered from the archives.
Father: My goodness! You were able to read it?
Nier: Mm-hm...
Nier's parents find themselves at a loss for words.
Nier: Father, Mother... What's wrong?
Father: Nier. That tome you hold in your hands is a forbidden tome passed down through the generations in our family.
Father: But it's said only the very first in our line has been able to read it.
Nier: Wh-why is that?
Father: No one else has been able to open it. Not me, not your mother, not Corrie.
Nier: Hm? But I can open it just fine...
Nier demonstrates the fact.
Mother: I can't believe what I'm seeing...
Father: The word passed down from our forebears is that the practitioner must have a nearly unquenchable thirst and obsession for something, enough to embrace self-sacrifice.
Father: To be willing to throw away everything that you are in order to give.
Father: To be willing to abandon all rationality for something greater...
Father: To possess an almost insatiable fixation and craving...
Nier: ...
Nier: (Self-sacrifice? What exactly did I sacrifice?)
Nier: (All I wanted was to be loved... To be acknowledged...)
Nier: (And I did everything I possibly could to achieve that...)
Man 1: Gyaaaah!
Nier: (Does Father mean those? No—they denied me for who I am, so I got rid of them. Not like it matters what happens to my test subjects anyway.)
Father: How fascinating for your powers to come into full bloom at this stage... I must say I'm impressed.
Mother: Yes... Well done, Nier.
Nier: Ah...
Tears begin to flow from her eyes.
Nier: Ehehe... I'm so happy to get praise from you...
Nier: Finally... You finally acknowledge me...
Father: Nier... I have a favor to ask, if you'll indulge me.
Nier: Hm? A favor from me?
Nier: Yes, please! I'll do anything you ask, Father!
Father: Thank you.
Father: I just need a transcription of the contents of that tome.
Father: As a magician myself, I'd love to study up on the details written within.
Nier: Okay, I can do that!
Father: I'm looking forward to many great things from you, Nier.
Nier is beaming with joy as she acquiesces.
Nier: (At last... They're finally willing to look at me for who I am!)
Nier: (So much so that they're even making requests of me!)
Nier: I-I'll have to continue giving it my best!
Nier: Um, Father... Do you have a moment?
Father: Hm? Yes, Nier?
Nier: Erm... I finished making the written copy. Here it is...
Nier hands over the transcription of the magical tome.
Father: Oh? Splendid job, Nier.
Mother: Yes, this will be of great help.
Nier: Ehehe...
These words of praise send Nier over the moon.
Father: Humph... Now we're done with you.
Nier: Huh?
Nier: F-Father? What are you saying?
Father: You've never been anything more than a nuisance to this family.
Father: Which is why we're going to act as if you were never born.
Servants come in as the father snaps his fingers, and restrain Nier.
Nier: Wh-why!
Nier: I thought you said my magic was incredible...
Nier: You said you were looking forward to many great things from me...
Father: You've done the unthinkable.
Nier: Hm? What might that be?
Father: Nier... You experimented on living people, didn't you?
Nier: Mm-hm. Is there something wrong with that? I only did what I had to...
Father: You're too far gone... I suppose you pose too great of a threat after all.
Father: Someone like you would only bring shame upon our house.
Father: Normally we'd off you, but consider the fact that you're still alive a parent's mercy.
Father: Instead we'll make sure that you never get out again, so that your existence is not known outside of these doors... By locking you up underground.
Father: Take her underground. And make sure she never leaves.
Servant 1: Understood.
The servants give a knowing nod and drag Nier to a secret chamber beneath ground.
Nier: W-wait! Please... Father, Mother!
Nier: I...
Her words fall on deaf ears as she is transported to her cell.
Nier: Why... Why won't anyone give me the time of day...
Nier: And accept me for who I am...
Nier: It's... all I've ever asked for...
Nier's cries of anguish ring out in the underground cell.
But they reach nowhere and simply bounce against the underground walls.

Girl Cradled by Death[edit]

Nier grows weaker with each passing day in her cell. Death emerges from her card so that they may form a pact and slip out of the cell. Nier surmises that killing Corrie might turn their parents' love toward her, but once she realizes they've never once loved her, in a violent outburst of emotion Nier unleashes Death's power and murders everyone in the mansion.



Nier: ...
Months have passed since Nier's confinement.
Provided with only the bare minimum in nourishment, Nier has become an emaciated specter of her former self. She can scarcely manage to verbalize any thoughts.
Corrie: Heheh. Good day, Sister.
Seeing Nier in such agony brings an expression of profound happiness to Corrie's face.
Nier: ...
Corrie: Why, you look dead as a doornail today. Don't tell me you've already reached your limits.
Nier: ...
Corrie: Nyehehe, how miserable you must be, Sister.
Corrie: To have been raised without love from your parents... or anyone for that matter...
Corrie: To have been exploited for all your worth, then abandoned by those you trusted...
Corrie: Only to be forgotten at the end of it all, as you take your final breaths in this underground cell...
Corrie: It's so amusing that I can't stop laughing.
Nier: ...
Corrie: Tch...
Corrie clicks her tongue at the irresponsive Nier.
She then casts a fireball, nonchalantly directing it at Nier.
Nier: Urgh...
Nier collapses from the impact.
Yet all she does is let out a whimper, showing no signs of resistance.
Corrie: Are you too tired to even scream in pain? What a bore.
Corrie: That look of utter hopelessness as you cried your heart out was always so entertaining to watch...
Corrie: Very well. If you won't entertain me anymore, I'll just have to dispose of you like the broken toy you are.
Corrie: I'll be sure to bring a trash bin tomorrow.
Corrie: Trash belongs in the trash bin after all. Hehe...
And with that, Corrie shuffles off.
Nier: ...
Nier may seem lifeless at the moment.
But the weakening of her body has only made her heart's resolve more intense.
Nier: (Why... do you only see Corrie...)
Nier: (Why won't anyone look my way... Why won't anyone love me?)
Nier: (I worked so hard to gain acceptance... I even went out of my way to learn that spell...)
Father: Hm, you make a good point. Now that we have Corrie, Nier is essentially worthless.
Nier: (Corrie's the problem...)
Nier: (As long as she's around... no one will ever love me...)
Nier: (No one will ever acknowledge me!)
Nier: (If I can just get her out of the way... as if she never existed... Everyone will finally come to accept me...)
Nier: Cor... rie... needs... to be... erased...
Using her enmity for Corrie as fuel, Nier forces herself into an upright position...
Only to collapse again the next moment.
As she lands with a thud, Nier realizes the floor is covered with a lukewarm fluid.
Unsure of what it might be, she looks down to find a pool of blood.
Nier: Blood... Is it mine?
She checks her body for any wounds and finds she's suffered a severe injury around her stomach.
Blood that had flowed thick and scarlet in her veins pours out incessantly from the opening, covering the floor in a sea of crimson.
Nier: (Corrie's spell earlier...)
Having lost too much blood, Nier begins to lose consciousness.
Nier: No... I don't... want to die...
Nier: Not... before... I... know... what... love... is...
Nier: Please... Won't... anyone... love... me...
Nier: Accept... me...
Nier: Ngh...
As if responding to her cries, the card inside her tattered clothing comes out on its own.
It stops in midair and radiates a pitch-black aura.
Nier: That... card... It was... stuck... in the tome...
As the ebony aura grows in intensity, the black surface of the card gradually fades away.
Revealing the ominous illustration underneath it.
Nier: Death?
A dark figure appears.
It casts a dejected glance at Nier.
???: No one will love yoo...
No one will accept yoo...
???: How sad... So sad...
???: I must ask... What is it yoo desire...
Nier: What... I... desire?
Nier: I... want... to be... loved...
To be... accepted...
???: Then I will accept yoo... and embrace yoo with my love...
???: If yoo will do the same... for me...
Nier: You're... just like... me?
In need of... love... and... acceptance?
The shadow nods in response.
???: I govern death. That is why all refuse me...
???: None will show me affection...
None will acknowledge me...
???: How sad... So sad... Please... Fancy me for all I am...
Nier: I see... You're... just like... me...
Nier: Then... I'll... love you... for who... you are...
Nier: So... please... Stay by... my side... Don't... abandon me...
???: Yoo've spoken the words for the pact... I hereby... swear undying love to yoo...
Death: I am Death... Harbinger of doom in a loveless world.
Death: Yoor willingness to love... is what called out to me...
Death: We complete each other now... As yoor other half, I'll grant yoo any wish.
Death: But as my name implies, my love is that of death... It may be so great that it eventually takes yoo as well...
Nier loses consciousness upon hearing those words.
Nier: Am I... still alive?
She gets up slowly on shaky feet.
Nier: Huh... I can move around okay... What happened to my injury...
Nier checks her body, but the mortal wound she suffered earlier is nowhere to be seen.
Nier: I can't believe it... It's completely gone...
Nier: What... could have possibly happened?
???: My beloved... Love me... Show me yoo crave me...
Nier: ...!
Nier turns to the voice from behind and finds Death gazing at her with loving eyes.
Nier: That... wasn't a dream...
Nier: Um, hey, why did you save me?
Death nods ever so slowly.
Death: My beloved... It is I who will grant yoo both death and love...
Death: That is why I restored yoor health in its entirety...
Nier: Th-thank you.
Death: My beloved... Why is it that those dear to yoo won't love yoo?
Death: What is it that robs yoo of their love?
Nier: Corrie!
Nier: She's the root of it all...
Death: Why not erase that nuisance. Perhaps then those dear to yoo may love yoo again.
Nier: I'm going to erase Corrie...
Nier: Yes, that needs to be done...
Death: Let us go then, my beloved...
The thick steel cell door that kept Nier confined goes down in one fell swoop.
Nier: Thank you, Death.
With a satisfied grin, Death returns to the card.
Nier lovingly embraces Death's card, then makes her way to the living room.
It has been months since Nier last showed her face in the living room.
Her parents and the servants are gathered around celebrating Corrie's birthday.
Father: What the... Nier! You're supposed to be locked up underground!
Servant 1: Aiie, N-Nier...
Everyone goes into a panic at Nier's appearance.
She ignores all the ruckus, focusing her attention solely on Corrie.
Nier: If only you weren't around...
Nier: If only you were never born...
Nier: I could've continued my happy life...
Nier: You... You bloodsucking leech!
Corrie: Eep!
Corrie cowers in fear at the sight of a hateful, almost hysterical Nier bursting with anger.
Their parents stand in Nier's way, intent on not letting any harm come to Corrie.
Father: Return to your cell down below at once. Or else...
Nier: Why?
Nier: Why won't you look at me for who I really am? Why won't you love me?
Nier: Why do you only see Corrie? Why is she the only one deserving of your love?
Mother: Isn't it obvious? You are completely devoid of talent when it comes to magic.
Nier: But I managed to unseal that magic tome!
Father: Fool. You've got it all wrong.
Nier: Huh?
Father: It's true that it was solely your work in opening up the tome.
Father: But that has nothing to do with arcane prowess.
Father: With enough training, literally anyone can learn the magic transcribed within.
Father: The only reason that hasn't happened is because no one's been able to open the tome, until you came along.
Father: In other words anyone with a copy of its contents can learn the spells.
Father: Corrie has done so to great success. Without experimenting on people as you did.
Father: My point is... you may be good for opening tomes, but that's the extent of it.
Father: How could you ever expect me to love a useless daughter like you?
Nier: But you used to say you were looking forward to great things from me...
Father: I cared for you in hopes that your talent might blossom one day.
Father: But when Corrie was born, there was no longer any need for that.
Mother: Yes... But as parents we still had a responsibility for bringing you into this world.
Father: Indeed... We gave you what you needed to live your life...
Father: At least until you came of age. We had planned on banishing you.
Nier: T-tell me that's not true...
Father: But it is. A disgrace like you would be an unnecessary stain on our family name.
Father: As the master of this household, I could not let that happen.
Nier: You mean... You never loved me from the start?
Nier: You never really... cared for me?
Father: Correct.
Nier: So all the praise and kind words you ever said to me were... nothing but lies?
Father: Right again.
Emotionally devastated by her father's response, Nier collapses in a despondent heap.
Nier: No... No... That can't be... Please, no...
Nier: Aaaggghhh!
The sheer agony of knowing that her entire life has been a lie is too much to bear.
Father: Grab this misbegotten child and lock her back in her cell. If she resists, you have my permission to kill her.
Servant 1: Very well.
The servants attempt to restrain Nier as they had done in the past.
Corrie: Hehe, what a fitting end for a failure like you.
Nier: A failure...
You must be referring to yourselves?
The sheer malice and spite Nier feels toward her family is evident in her glare.
Nier: I always wanted to believe...
Nier: That you'd love me... That you'd accept me...
Nier: Maybe it was too much to ask...
Nier: I did what I could...
Nier: I only wanted you to accept me. That's why I took up that tome... Why I studied those spells...
Nier: And I transcribed every last word in the tome in hopes that it'd get you all to love me...
Nier: But no... You still reject me...
Nier: You're no different from those bad men who'd whisper sweet nothings into my ear...
Nier: If you won't love me... accept me... then I don't need you anymore...
Nier: Anyone and everyone who shuns me can just go away!
The animosity and rancor she's held in for so long manifests in the form of Death.
Death cuts the servants apart in a mere matter of moments.
Death: How sad... So sad... Don't cry, my beloved...
Death: I'm here to take away all yoor pain.
Servant 2: Gyaaah!
Servant 3: H-help! I can't disobey the master's orders!
Servant 3: If you'll please just—
Servant 3: Ungh!
Servant 4: It hurts... so much... Please don't... kill me...
Servant 4: Gwaaah!
Corrie: Father, Mother... What is that?
Father: It can't be... A primal beast?
Mother: ...!
How did that child manage to—
The mother's head is cleanly separated from her torso, tumbling onto the ground with a thud.
Corrie: Aaaaaahhhhh! Motheeeer!
Father: Nier! How dare—
Father: Ngh... Rgh... S-stop...
Neither parent is safe from the scythes of Death. The father, too, falls on the spot.
Corrie: F-Father...
Father: ...
Corrie: No... No! Please, open your ey—
Corrie: Gwaaaah! M-my legs... I can't feel my...
Death: ...
Corrie: Please, Sister... Spare me...
Corrie: I apologize for everything I've ever done... If you'll just—
Nier: ...
Corrie: Nggaaah!
Death: My beloved, all is well now. Those who dared to hurt yoo will never have the chance to do so again.
Death: Yoo have nothing more to fear from these corpses.
Those words hit Nier hard as tears begin to pour from her eyes.
Nier: Sniff... Wh-why didn't they accept me...
Nier: Why didn't they love me...
Nier: Please... Was it too much to ask?
Death: My beloved... If the world will not love us, then we must return the favor by destroying it.
Death: Only then can we rebuild the world ourselves, shaping it into one that will love us back.
Nier: Sob... We can recreate the world? Is that really possible?
Death: Between yoo and me, it most certainly is...
Death: The World—creator of I and the other Arcarum primal beasts—plans to rebuild the universe as we know it...
Death: We can push it in a direction that suits yoo.
Death: Trust in me, my beloved...
Nier: Okay... I believe you.
Death: Koo kii koo kee... Really? Really, really?
Nier: Yes... You're really special to me, Death. How could I not believe you...
Death: Me, special? Koo kee koo kii kii... Happy... Yoo make me happy...
Nier: Well then, let's go, Death. To build our own world...
Nier: To be loved and accepted by all...
Nier and Death leave the mansion hand in hand...
Set on creating a world where they can find love and acceptance...
For it is all that they desire.

My Wish[edit]

Nier and Death appear before the crew, who have completed their battle in the memory of the War. When (Captain) and company learn that the pair is working together with The World to wipe out the skies and create a new universe, a battle ensues.



Lyria: Whew... We handled that last one okay too.
Vyrn: I'm starting to wonder how long we've gotta keep this up though...
Lyria: Good question...
Lyria: ...!
Vyrn: ...!
Suddenly an overwhelming force assaults the crew.
(Captain) and company involuntarily tremble in response.
Vyrn: What the...
Lyria: I have no idea what it is, but I just sensed an incredible power coming from that card...
The crew turn their attention to it.
A pitch-black darkness comes bursting out of the card, engulfing everyone close by.
Vyrn: Eh, here again? I thought we just got out...
Nier: I must say I'm impressed...
Nier: I didn't think you'd be ready so soon.
Lyria: Nier?
The crew turns to the voice to find Nier smiling pleasantly at them.
Nier politely curtsies to (Captain) and company.
Nier: Allow me to offer my gratitude...
Nier: Thank you, (Captain)...
Nier: In big part to all your help, we can finally...
Nier: Destroy this Sky Realm that despises us so much.
Lyria: Huh... You want to destroy the Sky Realm? N-Nier, what are you saying?
Nier: By destroying the Sky Realm... We'll be able to create a new world that will both love and accept us...
Nier: That... is the true purpose of me and Death...
Death: Anything for yoo, my beloved...
Lyria: ...!
An Arcarum primal beast?
Vyrn: Whoa! You're in pretty deep, miss...
Nier: Ah, right... Of course you wouldn't recognize me...
Nier: I had a different outfit that time...
Nier puts on a robe.
Lyria: Ah, I recognize that robe! Someone on Sephira Island was wearing it...
???: ...
Vyrn: So the figure we saw that one time was—
Nier: Me.
  1. So we were fooled this whole time?

Choose: So we were fooled this whole time?
Nier: N-no! I... never intended to trick you.
Nier: I did say at the beginning that we want to save the world...
Vyrn: Then what's all this mumbo jumbo about destroying the Sky Realm?
Nier: Sky Realm?
Nier: I... I never said a word about saving the Sky Realm...
Lyria: Huh...
Nier: It's the new world we build that will need saving.
Nier: A world that will love and accept us...
Nier: But it's too great of a feat to accomplish for us two alone.
Nier: That's why I wanted your help...
Nier: To save us... and the new world...
Vyrn: What in the...
A look of utter shock covers every crew member's face.
Nier: I was so happy when you said you'd help...
Nier: It told me that you acknowledged me... It made me so happy...
Nier: That's why I'd like it if you'd come to the new world with us...
Nier extends a welcoming hand to the crew.
Lyria: Can I just ask one thing?
Nier: Yes?
Lyria: Have you really sided with that primal beast? The World?
Nier: Well, not quite... We're not exactly friends with him...
Lyria: Weren't you all going to create the new world together?
Nier: Mm... Death and I are acting for ourselves really.
Nier: It's true The World also wants to create the universe anew...
Nier: We're just working together since we share the same goal...
Nier: Data on the destruction of the current Sky Realm is essential for moving forward, The World says...
Nier: But that's all it is—working together...
Vyrn: And you actually believe him!
Vyrn: He told us that we're the only ones needed in his new world!
Vyrn: That excludes you...
Nier: Ah, you're worried about me... Teehee, that makes me so happy...
Nier: But it's okay...
Nier: If the World should ever get in our way... and deny our existence...
Death: I'll show him the meaning of "Death..."
Vyrn: You really think you can take on the big cheese of the Arcarum?
Nier: As far as I know... The World created the Arcarum primals by gathering the cores of fallen primal beasts from the War.
Nier: That makes them unable to resist him...
Nier: But Death is the sole exception...
Nier: Death can resist the World and even kill him...
Death: I bring doom to all life. Such is my calling.
Death: None can escape death brought on by yoors truly...
Death: Not even the creator of us Arcarum primals...
Nier: So it won't be a problem.
Death: Koo kii koo kee kee... We will simply erase any and all obstacles...
Death: Be it The World... The Sky Realm... Or what have yoo...
Nier: Yes... Nothing will get in our way...
Nier: Only then can we create a new world that will love and accept us.
Death: My beloved... I do everything for yoo...
Vyrn: You two are scaring me...
Lyria: Nier, do you have any idea what you're saying? What would that mean for everyone living in the world right now?
Nier: Yes, I do know what I'm saying. Everyone's going to be erased.
Nier: Not like it matters...
Nier: I've no need for a world that won't even look in my direction... A world that won't love me...
  1. But it does matter!
  2. I won't allow it!

Choose: But it does matter!
Choose: I won't allow it!
Lyria: That's right! What you're doing is wrong!
Nier: I see...
Any hint of expression Nier had on her face fades away at Lyria's scolding.
Nier: You're no different... You're just like the others who tossed me away like a ragdoll in the end...
Nier: Fine... I don't need you either.
Nier: Death... Erase them.
Death: Koo kii, koo kee kee kee kee... As yoo wish, my beloved...
Vyrn: Here it comes!
Death: Koo kee, koo kii... Absolute Death comes upon you...

My Wish: Scene 2[edit]

Death falls to the hands of (Captain) and company. In a final display of love before returning to her card, Death wraps her arms around Nier in an intimate embrace and slides a scythe into her body, killing her off. While staring at the card, the crew wonder what they could have possibly done to save Nier.



The crew manages to rout Death.
Death: Koo kii... Koo kee... Kee kee kee... No... No more...
Death: Sorry... So sorry... My beloved...
Nier: This can't be...
  1. Let's stop this already.

Choose: Let's stop this already.
Vyrn: Yeah, let's not draw this out...
Nier: Why...
Nier: Why won't anyone love me, accept me!
Nier: All I've ever wanted was for people to appreciate who I am!
Tears flowing down her cheeks, Nier lays bare her wish to the crew.
Death: How sad... So sad... Everyone... The world... denies who yoo are...
Death: No matter where yoo go...
Death: That's why... I tried to create a new world just for us... But even our one dream is hampered by them...
Death: Where can we go? Have we no place to belong? Does a place for us even exist?
Nier: No, it doesn't...
Death: Then what should we do? Where can we go?
Nier: If there's no place for us, our only option is to disappear from the world...
Nier: Maybe that'd be for the best.
Nier: We'd be free of suffering... No one would even think to deny our existences ever again...
Nier: Ahahaha...
Nier: Why... was I even born?
Death: How sad... So sad... But perhaps that can be a path to salvation...
Death: My beloved... Shall we end it?
Nier: Mm-hm... Death... Take me with all your love...
Death: As yoo wish, my beloved...
Death wraps both arms around Nier in an intimate embrace.
Death: Aaaaahh... My beloved... I... I...
Nier: Go on... Take it all from me...
Death's scythe slides into Nier's body.
Nier: Ungh...
Vyrn: Holy smokes!
(Captain) readies a sword to save Nier from Death.
But Nier refuses the help.
Nier: S-stop! Don't... get in the way!
Vyrn: Do you even know what you're saying? You'll just...
Nier ignores the crew and casts a loving glance at Death.
Nier: I'm... so sorry... Death... that I... won't be of use to you... anymore...
Nier: You're the only one... The only one who ever saw me... and accepted me... for who I really was...
Nier: Thank you... so much...
Death: Aaahh... Aaahhhh... My beloved...
Nier: Forgive... me...
Those are Nier's last words before going unconscious.
Vyrn: Tell me this isn't really happening.
Lyria: Nier? No, this can't be...
Nier: ...
Lyria: I can't believe it...
The crew is in a state of shock, standing before the lifeless Nier.
Death: Koo kii koo kee... Kee kee kee kee kee. My beloved... dear beloved... is no more...
Death: Koo kii... Koo kii... Now my beloved... is all mine and mine alone...
Death: Happy! So happy! But also sad... So sad...
Death: Aaahhhhhh!
A thick darkness fills the surroundings as Death lets out a remorseful scream...
It envelops Nier's inanimate body in but an instant.
Lyria: Nier!
Vyrn: Whaddya think you're doing!
Death: My beloved is one with me now... in mind, body, and soul... I will allow none other to touch her...
Lyria: No, that's just wrong! If we treat her right away, maybe we can still—
Death: It is too late...
The darkness disperses.
Nier's body vanishes along with the darkness.
Lyria: How could this happen...
  1. I can't believe what you just did...
  2. I thought she was everything to you!

Choose: I thought she was everything to you!
Death: Because I love her... I granted her death...
Choose: I can't believe what you just did...
Death: My love is that of death. By sending my beloved to her demise, our love has become eternal.
Death: There is no greater form of love... than the eternal bond brought on by death.
Death: Yet... Yet I... I...
Death: I so wanted to be beside my beloved... To become her strength...
Death: To fulfill her wish...
Death: To save her...
Death: Koo kii... Koo kee... Koo kee kee kee kee... Please... Won't someone accept me... Love me...
With those parting words, Death reverts back to the form of a card.
(Captain) and company are still in shock at the heartrending scene that just unfolded before them.
Vyrn: How did it all turn out like this...
Lyria: Nier... What could have possibly happened to you that warped you so much...
Lyria: Isn't there anything we could have done to save you?
But alas there is no response. Lyria's words are lost to the wind.
Eyes focused on Death's card, the crew can do little more than repeat the question to themselves over and over.
Though they know there is no reversing what has already come to pass, they cannot help but wonder if such a tragic fate could have been avoided.

Death and Rebirth[edit]

Months after Nier vanishes, the crew comes upon the mansion she once called home. They find her diary and learn of her tragic past. Just then, Nier shows up with the local town watch ready to kill her for her crimes. (Captain) and Death keep her safe, after which she agrees to search together with the crew for a way to be loved without destroying the world.



Some months have passed.
The crew meets up with a town representative to discuss the particulars of a mission.
Town Rep: So about this assignment, I'd like you all to find and detain the suspicious individual who has been prowling our streets night after night.
Lyria: Um, you want us to capture a stranger who's been lurking around?
Town Rep: Er...
Town Rep: I know this is a job for the town watch, but they're all too afraid to make a move...
Vyrn: We must be up against some real tough guy if the town watch is staying out of it.
Town Rep: Well...
The town rep hesitates to continue.
Vyrn: C'mon, we need some details. How do you expect to do our job without knowing what we're getting into.
Town Rep: I-I suppose you're right...
Town Rep: Well... The appearance and gait of the suspect bear a striking resemblance to that of a young woman said to be deceased.
Town Rep: She appears every night, asking everyone to please accept her, to love her...
Town Rep: Anytime someone brushes her off, she lashes out and inflicts body harm to that person, saying "I don't need you anymore if you can't love me."
Town Rep: Everyone in our town watch is just so creeped out by it all.
Lyria: ...!
Can you tell us any more about this girl?
Town Rep: Yes... Of course.
Town Rep: Not too far off from this town is the house of a prestigious family of mages that has produced many celebrated geniuses over the ages.
Town Rep: As for the most recent pair of sisters living in that house, the elder sister was supposedly a problem child.
Town Rep: Rumors of her problematic behavior never ceased, and word is she even practiced the dark arts in the forest...
Town Rep: However, there came a point in time when no one in town ever saw her around again.
Town Rep: A while later, the entire family just up and vanished without a trace.
Lyria: They were all gone?
Town Rep: Yes... All that remained in the house were massive pools of blood.
Lyria: ...
Vyrn: ...
Town Rep: Ever since, the townspeople are afraid to even approach the mansion.
  1. What were the names of those sisters?
  2. When did the suspect start showing up?

Choose: What were the names of those sisters?
Town Rep: Hm, their names?

Choose: When did the suspect start showing up?
Town Rep: A few months ago...
Vyrn: Uh...
Lyria: Um... Do you happen to know the names of those sisters?
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Town Rep: Let's see... The older one was Nier, and the younger one was Corrie.
Lyria & Vyrn: !
Town Rep: So do you think you can take on this assignment?
  1. We'll do it.

Choose: We'll do it.
Town Rep: Thank you.
Pleased at (Captain)'s decision, the town representative bows with an appreciative smile.
After departing the town rep's home, the crew make their way to the mansion mentioned earlier.
Lyria: So... this is Nier's house...
Vyrn: What could have possibly happened here...
Massive cuts can be seen across the torn walls and ceiling.
Outlining those cuts are massive quantities of dried, discolored blood.
Lyria: Could the suspicious person the town rep mentioned really be Nier?
Vyrn: But we saw Death take her out before our very eyes...
Lyria: Yeah... We did...
  1. Either way we still need to check inside.

Choose: Either way we still need to check inside.
Vyrn: Right. Let's see what clues we can find.
Lyria: Yes...
Vyrn: Guys, over here!
Lyria: What's wrong, Vyrn?
Vyrn: You think this could possibly be Nier's diary?
Vyrn hands the tattered journal to the others.
Lyria: Would it be right for us to read this?
  1. It's worth taking a look.
  2. I need to learn more about Nier.

Choose: It's worth taking a look.
Lyria: I suppose so... I'd like to know Nier a little better anyhow.
Vyrn: Yeah...
Vyrn: And maybe, just maybe, we'll even get to understand why she wanted to destroy the world so much...
Vyrn: Here's hoping.

Choose: I need to learn more about Nier.
Lyria: Yeah... Me too.
Lyria: Besides, going through this should give us a better idea of her feelings.
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And so (Captain) opens up the diary.
The tears come falling as the crew finishes reading her diary.
It explains in detail the sort of life she lived in this house.
And the excruciating emotional hardships she suffered through every day.
Lyria: This is just awful... How could anyone live a life like this...
Lyria: It's true what Nier did was wrong... But she only turned out that way because... Oh... Nier...
Vyrn: Considering all that she went through, I totally get why she ended up wanting to destroy the world...
The inconsolable grief they all feel is evident on (Captain)'s visage.
Suddenly footsteps come up from behind.
(Captain) and company quickly turn around to find Nier alive and well.
Vyrn: Holy crap! Nier?
She immediately runs off the moment she spots the crew.
Lyria: W-wait, Nier!
Nier: Nier?
She stops in her tracks at the sound of Lyria's voice.
Nier: Nier... Is that my name?
Nier: Could it be that you people... actually know me?
Lyria: N-Nier, what are you saying...
Nier: Um... I don't know anything...
Nier: Not my name... Not even why I'm here...
Nier: If you know anything about me, please tell me...
Nier: Who... am I? What am I doing here?
Lyria: You really don't remember anything?
Nier: Erm... Well...
Nier stares long and hard at the crew.
Nier: I somehow... think I've met you all before...
Vyrn: Uh, anyone wanna tell me what's going on here?
Lyria: I-I'm not sure, but we definitely saw what Death did to Nier that time...
Vyrn: Any chance she's a ghost? 'Cept she's got a body...
Lyria: Yeah, she does...
Nier: Hm? What's wrong?
Lyria: Erm...
Town Rep: I can't believe you're really alive...
Vyrn: Hey, it's the town rep. Whatcha doin' here?
The crew turns to the voice and finds the town rep accompanied by fully armed guards of the town watch.
Town Rep: We can talk later. Work comes first.
The town rep sets his murderous eyes on Nier.
Nier: Eep... Wh-what's this about...
Town Rep: On your guard, everyone.
The guards raise their rifles at Nier.
Lyria: ...!
Why are you pointing your weapons at Nier?
Town Rep: We can't let this woman live!
Town Rep: She murdered my son in cold blood... along with so many other people in this town to fulfill her own selfish desires.
Town Rep: She needs to pay for her actions.
Town Rep: I have a responsibility as a parent—no, as the representative of this town.
Nier: ...
Nier trembles in fear, her vacant eyes trained on the town rep.
Nier: Are you... going to deny my existence too? As if... I don't belong in this world?
Nier: Then I don't need you...
Nier: Nuh-uh... Anyone and everyone who shuns me can just go away...
Nier: This entire world can just disappear!
Lyria: ...!
Death's card jumps out of (Captain)'s pocket in response to Nier's agonizing scream.
The next moment a thick darkness gushes forth and converges in the form of Death.
Death: Yoo may have died once, but yoor soul and yoor wish remain unchanged.
Death: My beloved... Accept me... Love me...
Nier: ...!
I... I know you...
Nier: I don't remember... but I can just feel it... You're the only friend I ever had...
Nier: Okay... I accept and love you for who you are...
Nier: So please...
Nier: ...
Death: Yoo have spoken the words to renew our pact.
Death: My beloved... I've waited so long for our reunion...
Nier: Mm... Me too, Death.
Lyria: You remembered everything, Nier?
Nier: Yes... I also remember how you all got in the way of our dream...
Nier: And how Death killed me...
Nier: But now...
Nier directs her lifeless eyes to the town rep and guards.
Nier: Death...
Death: My beloved... I bring doom to all those who would hurt yoo.
With that, Death rushes at the town rep and guards.
Town Rep: Aiie!
  1. I won't let you!

Choose: I won't let you!
(Captain) deflects Death's attack by a hairbreadth.
Nier: So you're here to interrupt again...
  1. No—I'm trying to save you, Nier.
  2. Don't you see how futile this is?

Choose: No—I'm trying to save you, Nier.
Nier: Then don't get in the way...
Nier: As we try to create a new world that will love and accept us...
Nier: It's our only means of salvation... So please...
Lyria: No! Absolutely not!
Nier: Huh...
Lyria: That wouldn't lead to what you really want, Nier!
Lyria: You plan on erasing everyone, right?

Choose: Don't you see how futile this is?
Nier: You're wrong!
Nier: Both Death and The World said we could have our own new world!
Lyria: You plan on erasing everyone, right?
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Nier: Uh-huh. Those who refuse to acknowledge us have no place in the new world...
Lyria: So once you've removed everyone, you and Death will be the only ones remaining.
Vyrn: That's right. Who do you think's gonna be left around to accept you?
Nier: Eh... Death and I will be the only ones in the new world?
Nier: Th-then... Who's going to accept us? To love us?
Nier sinks to the ground in a depressed stupor.
Town Rep: Now! Shoot her!
Lyria: Nier!
A hail of bullets go flying in her direction.
(Captain) jumps at Nier, pushing her down to the ground.
Nier: Huh? (Captain)... Why?
Nier appears confounded.
Blood from the bullet wound on (Captain)'s shoulder drips on Nier's cheek.
Nier: ...!
Nier: Is this... blood? (Captain), you're hurt...
  1. More importantly, are you okay?
  2. It's just a scratch.

Choose: More importantly, are you okay?
Nier: Mm-hm... Because you protected me... (Captain)...
Nier: B-but why...

Choose: It's just a scratch.
Nier: N-no! That's not the point...
Nier: You got hurt trying to protect me...
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Town Rep: Tch... Meddling skyfarers...
Town Rep: Finish them both off!
The town watch train their guns on both (Captain) and Nier.
Lyria: Noooo!
(Captain) wraps both arms tightly around Nier, shielding her from a potential barrage of gunfire.
Nier: ...!
Death!
Death moves toward the opposition, her murderous eyes indicating intent to slaughter everyone.
Death: Those who dare to hurt my beloved will pay... Yoo will all pay!
Death: I'll give yoo a death so gruesome yoo'll wish yoo were never born.
Town Rep: Aiie... Aaaahhhhhh!
The town rep and guards run in the opposite direction, all the while screaming for their lives.
Vyrn: Hey, you two okay?
(Captain) offers a thumbs-up.
Lyria: How can you call that okay!
Lyria: You're hurt... There's blood coming from your shoulder...
Lyria: We need to get you treated, (Captain)...
Nier: I-I'll do it... It's my fault that (Captain) got hurt after all...
Nier: Stay still...
Nier casts a restorative spell on (Captain)'s wound.
Nier: There... All better... It shouldn't leave a mark either...
  1. Thank you.

Choose: Thank you.
Nier: Nuh-uh... I'm the one who should be thanking you...
Nier: B-but... Why did you save me to begin with?
  1. My body just acted on its own.
  2. My gut instinct was to protect you.

Choose: My body just acted on its own.
Nier: Y-you mean...
Vyrn: Protecting you was the first thing (Captain) could think of.
Nier: But why? Even though I'm your enemy...

Choose: My gut instinct was to protect you.
Nier: But why? Even though I'm your enemy...
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Lyria: That doesn't make a difference!
Nier: Huh?
Lyria: We don't want you to die, Nier! You have every right to continue living, just like us!
Vyrn: Yep. That's all the reason we need to save you.
Nier: So you saved me from death... because you want to see me alive and well?
Lyria: Yes.
Nier: That's the first time I've had anyone say such a nice thing to me...
Nier: Men would often come up to me with sweet talk, but in the end Death was the only one who didn't reject me...
Tears begin to well up in her eyes, spilling onto her cheeks.
Nier: Hey, (Captain). What... do you think I should do?
Nier: If no one will love me, if no one will acknowledge me, there'd be no point in creating a new world...
Nier: Is it too much to ask for acceptance?
  1. We can look for another way together.

Choose: We can look for another way together.
Nier: Huh...
Lyria: You've done a terrible thing to so many people.
Lyria: I don't think that can ever be forgiven.
Nier: ...
Lyria: Of course, that doesn't mean there's anything wrong with longing for a place to belong... Nothing at all.
Lyria: I'm sure there's a way for you to be loved and accepted by everyone even without destroying the world...
Lyria: And we can look for that together!
Nier: That option doesn't exist... which is why I wanted to destroy the world...
Vyrn: Don't throw in the towel just yet. We'll help you figure it out together!
Nier: Together...
Lyria: Um... Nier, what do you think of traveling with us?
Lyria: Adventuring across the world with us might give you a fresh perspective.
Nier: B-but if you're with me, you might be attacked again like earlier...
Nier: Wouldn't that... be a problem?
Vyrn: We'll deal with that when it happens.
Vyrn: If you're the reason anyone ever comes after us, we'll be the first to apologize for you.
Lyria: Mm-hm! We'll show them just how sorry we are until they finally forgive you!
Nier: ...
Nier: You wouldn't mind being around me? And helping me find a new path in life?
(Captain) extends a hand to Nier.
  1. We'll be with you every step of the way.

Choose: We'll be with you every step of the way.
Nier: Ah...
Nier: O-okay... I'll come along then... with all of you...
Nier clutches (Captain)'s hand tightly.
Nier: (Captain)... I'll do anything you ask from now on.
Nier: You only need to give the word.
Nier: So please... Keep me close... And don't let go... I never want to be alone again...
Lyria: That won't happen as long as we're around, Nier!
Lyria: We'll be friends forever!
Nier: Friends forever...
A gentle smile spreads across Nier's face.
Vyrn: Just one thing, Nier: how exactly did you survive?
Vyrn: We thought you were a goner for sure...
Nier: Um... It was Death's power...
Nier: Just as she has the power to send anyone to their demise, she also has the power to bring back the fallen...
Nier: So she killed me... removing every trace of my existence...
Nier: In order to give me another chance at life...
Nier: But why, Death? Your love is that of doom. If you wanted me dead...
Death is quick to respond.
Death: It is because I love yoo... that I killed yoo...
Death: Yet it is also because I love yoo... that I did not want to kill yoo...
Death: Now I can kill yoo again... So happy... So sad...
Death: Which is it? I don't know... I wish I did...
After letting out a gut-wrenching cry filled with both joy and sorrow, Death returns to her card.
Vyrn: Yeah, so I totally didn't get that, but Death sure is one creepy primal beast.
Lyria: Mm-hm... Though I'm sure her feelings for Nier are true.
Vyrn: More like Nier's the only person she cares about.
Lyria: Ahaha... I guess you could say that.
Vyrn: Anyway, lets just get out of here. I wouldn't want the townspeople to come looking for us again.
Lyria: All right. Let's get going then, Nier.
Nier: Okay!
Nier's face beaming, she happily sets out with the crew on a new journey.
Nier stands alone on the deck of the Grandcypher, taking in the night breeze.
Nier: Welcome back. How did it go?
Nier: Did you finish off all the townspeople who attacked us earlier?
Death: Yes. Every living creature that called the town its home will never take another breath.
Nier: Good. What a relief.
Nier: Heheh... Anyone who dares to hurt those precious to me don't deserve a place in this world...
Nier: Anyone who even thinks of bringing us harm... can just die. Haha...
The crew does not realize that deep down, Nier's heart is still horribly perverted...
That a rabid madness continues to loom in her heart.
Whether or not she will one day come to tread a more sane path...
Is a fate that remains to be seen.

Side-scrolling Quotes[edit]

JapaneseThis is an official transcription. EnglishThis is an official translation.
どうして、私を否定するの…… Why do you reject me?
みんな、みんな、消えればいい…… They can all just go away...
デスがいれば大丈夫…… I'll be fine as long as I have Death...
この場所が……ここだけが私の居場所…… This is... This is the only place for me...
邪魔するなら……消す……よ? Get in my way, and I'll erase you...
私を認めてくれる……それだけで幸せ…… Having others accept me is such a blissful feeling...
アナタはいらない…… I don't need you...
魔法は苦手……なの I don't like magic...
(主人公)さん、ずっと一緒だから…… Together forever, (Captain)....
(主人公)さんの敵は私とデスが……ふふっ…… Death and I will handle all of (Captain)'s enemies... Teehee.

References[edit]

  1. Granblue Fantasy Official Blog Post, 「アーカルムの十賢者」紹介!