NieR is one of my absolute favorite games and I lost my mind when another was announced at E3. I lack a PS4 but since, at this time, the game is only 10% complete, I should have plenty of time to get one before its release. Couldn’t resist drawing the new protagonist due to both my excitement for the game and my genuine love for her design. Of course, since there’s yet to be a full front/back shot of her released, I could’ve gotten this all wrong.Gonna kick myself if that happens.
“You’re all abominations that taint our planet. You should be grateful I’m ending you all quickly.”
Vrsela Nefret is a high-ranking member of the Order of the Golden Cross, an organization that oppresses the inhuman population of the world, masking their actions behind holy words and services. Her official rank is archbishop, sharing it with six others. However, she is seen as the favorite of the High Cardinal, much to the envy of her colleagues. Some have said she desires to take the position of High Cardinal so that the order may push its anti-inhuman crusade in full force, and ignore appeasing the common masses. Vrsela’s armor draws inspiration from warriors of the distant past for its appearance, but houses several modern weapons to deal with any threat she encounters. Her halberd is more of a symbol than an effective weapon, its purpose being to frighten and intimidate those opposite of it and inspire hope and courage in those behind it.
“We barely survived the war and people still like to commit murder in the alleyways. We’ll never learn, will we?”
Sasha Ratamu is a detective for the JX City police department who, despite her often relaxed disposition, is always alert and fairly observant. Originally born in the city of Luroxion, her parents were killed during the demonic invasion of the Eight Hour War seventeen years ago and Sasha herself was critically injured. She was taken to JX City, one of the twenty one surviving human settlements after the war, and had surgery performed to save her life.
Once Sasha hit puberty, she began to develop abilities, gaining enhanced senses and healing beyond that of the average human, thus making her a human lie detector, an excellent tracker, and a durable combatant. She used to wonder why these abilities developed in the first place, but no longer gives it a second thought and simply uses them in her efforts to keep the people of JX City safe. Despite her violent past at the hands of demons, the young woman has grown up holding no grudge towards their kind, for her work as a detective has shown her humans can be as bad as demons and demons can have the heart of a saint. Unfortunately, many of her fellow officers do not share her open-minded views and become suspicious of those with any sort of unnatural qualities, forcing Sasha to keep her own abilities hidden from all except her closest friends.