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Bai Jinjin is a character in Love Nikki. She is a young woman from the Cloud Empire, the model, partner, and girlfriend of Zhong Lizi, and a member of the Bai clan, one of the Four Clans of Cloud. She also bears a strong resemblance to Nikki.

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Appearance[]

Bai Jinjin is a girl that looks very similar to Nikki, with the same hair, skin, and eye color. However, her hair is styled in a short bob with straightened bangs held by a black barrette with a yellow star on it and she is a little shorter than Nikki herself. Her attire is modern and mainly blue in color, accent by floral designs, feminine accessories and shoes, and lace fabrics.

Normally she wears a dull blue dress with a diagonal grid pattern and matching pumps that have ribbons on the ankle adorned by a star, matching her clip and bracelet. There is a sheer layer of fabric over her dress, with off-the-shoulder sleeves and a black collar on her neck.

Personality[]

Besides looks, Bai Jinjin is also shown to share a few personality traits with Nikki as well. She is a gentle and calm girl who shows hesitation and concern. But she is also shown having an amount of trust issues with others if they act strangely or withdrawn; if she discovers that someone she cares for has lied to her or hidden something important from her, she tends to react very badly.

Bai Jinjin is the daughter of a very rich and powerful family from the Cloud Empire. She is also the cousin of Bai Yongxi, the royal mentor of the Cloud Empress and the head of one of the Great Four Families Of Cloud. When she and a middle-class stylist/designer named Zhong Lizi fell in love, her clan and especially her father opposed to their relationship due to their social differences. However, the stubborn and gentle Bai Jinjin does not let this deter her and willingly left her family to be with him. Even when they have sent more than one fighter and assassin to force her back into the clan, she refuses to return, working with her lover as a stylist and running away from her overprotective relatives.

History[]

Past[]

At some point, her mother designed the suit Stunning Beauty and gave it to Bai Jinjin, but she told her there is someone who is even more important.[17] Sometime later, Bai Jinjin met Zhong Lizi and the two fell in love with each other. Though they wanted to get married, Bai Jinjin's father did not approve of their marriage. Because of this, Zhong Lizi planned to run away in order to become successful and prove himself in the eyes of Bai Jinjin's father. However, on the day he planned to leave, Bai Jinjin packed all her belongings and went to his yard; she was unwilling to let him leave without her, so the two of them decided to elope together.[5]

Year 680[]

Bai Jinjin met Nikki at the Designer's Tea Party when she noticed Nikki and her friends staring at her due to her strong resemblance to Nikki.[1] Bai Jinjin introduced herself and Zhong Lizi, whose designs she was promoting. She told Nikki that they were trying to raise bride money since he did not want her to have to live in poverty with him.[10]

Bai Jinjin left to buy desserts for her new friends, but returned to the booth for money, only to see Zhong Lizi secretly putting Mira in a bunny suit costume of his design since he believed Jinjin would not want to put it on. She was very upset and ran away in tears.[18]

Zhong Lizi, Nikki, and her friends searched for Bai Jinjin, following the advice of people who had seen her as they went into cafes and alleys.[3] They ran across Neva, who eventually led them to Bai Jinjin.[19] She explained why she got so upset: she was not jealous of Mira, but was upset because Zhong Lizi did not trust her judgement and kept secrets from her. Jinjin and Lizi tearfully reconciled, promising to always trust each other.[4]

Dansu attempted to get Bai Jinjin to return home, but Nikki stepped in and beat her in a styling battle, forcing her to retreat.[4] Bai Jinjin revealed that she and Zhong Lizi had already eloped, which is why Dansu had followed them. Bai Jinjin and Zhong Lizi then left in a hurry before Dansu could change her mind about letting them go, promising to one day treat Nikki and her friends to the best restaurant in Cloud Empire.[5]

After the tea party, Bai Jinjin and Zhong Lizi tried to head north, but the further north they got, the worse Bai Jinjin's health became, possibly because of the freezing weather. They finally decided to simply return to their homeland, the Cloud Empire, and hide in plain sight.[6] They reunited with Nikki and her friends at an inn run by Lu Yinian, but people from the Bai family (led by a beautiful but cold woman named Qiong) were pursuing them in order to reclaim some "precious treasure". Nikki managed to impersonate Bai Jinjin long enough to allow her to escape, but it nearly resulted in Nikki's own kidnapping.[17]

At some point, presumably after she heard of the news about Nidhogg's invasion of Cloud City, Bai Jinjin returned willingly to Cloud Capital. She hoped to use her clan's influence in order to stop the war between Cloud and League Tyr.[20] Even after Cloud City was reclaimed by Cloud's army, Bai Jinjin was kept at home by her father due to her previous defiance of them. She also spent this time preparing for the New Year. Due to the restrictions on her, Bai Jinjin requested that her cousin, Bai Yongxi, visit Apple in order to purchase clothes for her.[21]

Relationships[]

Nikki[]

It is often noted by others how much they look alike, although they are not related and Nikki cares a lot for her and, when she's almost kidnapped in the Moon Inn, Nikki decides to take her place and helps fend off her attackers.

Zhong Lizi[]

Zhong Lizi is Bai Jinjin's fiancé. They work together and love each other, but she initially appeared untrusting and worried over him out of concerns he may have been keeping a secret from her.

Being middle-class, Zhong Lizi is seen by Bai Jinjin's extremely noble and rich family as not good enough for her, and he desires to become a successful designer so they'll accept him. Jinjin already loves him, however, and supports their shared dreams via running away from her rich home and becoming his model and partner. She willingly returns to her family later, hoping to use her influence to help end the war, whereas Zhong Lizi joins the Cloud Empire's military and rises very fast among their ranks.

Bai Yongxi[]

Though he believes she is naive, Bai Yongxi cares a great deal for Bai Jinjin, going to Welton to bid on Apple-style clothes while she is kept at home by her father. He thanks Nikki and her friends for taking care of Bai Jinjin while she ran away from home.[21] Bai Yongxi also gave her advice based on his own experience. One piece of advice was sent on a postcard to her while he was traveling, telling her that she could never know the world without experiencing it herself.[22]

Zhu Yuxian[]

Bai Jinjin treats Zhu Yuxian with respect as both of them came from The Four Clans of Cloud. Zhu Yuxian sees her as a way to gain more power and influence within the Bai clan and Cloud Empire since she the daughter of the Azure Dragon clan. Thus he propose her in the same day as Zhong Lizi but with more gifts than him due to their status differences. Though both ended up being rejected by Bai Jinjin's family.

Bai Jinjin personally hold an animosity towards Zhu Yuxian as she immediately rejects him when he propose her (since she is already in love with Zhong Lizi). Like her cousin, she is well aware of his conspiracies and motives from the beginning. Thus Bai Jinjin doubted him whenever somethings related to him happens like when he propose her or when the rebels of the South Cloud risen up.[25]

Appearances and Mentions[]

Main Story[]

Around the World[]

Dream Weaver[]

Events[]

Suits[]

Items[]

Item Caption Icon
Reed Pipe Bai Jinjin likes to sit on the grassland and listen to the reed pipe Zhong Lizi plays for her. Reed Pipe
Bai Jinjin's Mother She is born noble in Cloud Empire, well educated and graceful. She has a daughter named Bai Jinjin after she married. Bai Jinjin's Mother
Agelong Volume Later, Jinjin received a letter from her brother, 'You will never know this world until you see it for yourself.' Agelong Volume
Calla A short coat designed by Zhong Lizi for Bai Jinjin, which she loves too much to wear. Calla
Winter Scarf Bai Jinjin bought the winter scarf as a gift for Zhong Lizi, then she found it suits her better so she kept it. Winter Scarf
Water-color Pearl The style and design are full of thoughts, suitable to go with Cloud and Apple clothes. One of many gifts Zhong Lizi sent to Bai Jinjin. Water-color Pearl
Begonia Rolls The purple begonia is in full blossom in the yard. Bai Jinjin picks up a book and sweeps away the petals. Begonia Rolls

Quotes[]

  • "Nikki, I wish that you could find your own happiness soon."
    — using Smile.
  • "We look alike, but your styling skill is..."
    — using Critical Eye.
  • "Guess which gift I love most?"
    — using Gift.
  • "Our love will never end..."
    — using Clock.
  • "The most beautiful encounter in the world seems to be in a dream in"
    — using Sleeping.

  • Name by Server[]

    Version Name (Romanized)
    International.png International (English) Bai Jinjin
    Chinese Flag.png China (Simplified) 白锦锦 (Bái Jǐnjǐn)
    Taiwanese Flag.png Hong Kong Flag.png Macau Flag.png Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau (Traditional) 白錦錦 (Bái Jǐnjǐn)
    Japanese Flag.png Japan 白蓮
    Korean Flag.png South Korea 진아 (Jin-ah)
    Vietnam Flag.png Vietnam Bạch Cẩm Cẩm
    Thailand Flag.png Thailand ฮารู (Ḥārū)

    Etymology[]

    • Bai Jinjin's given name in Chinese, 锦锦, is made up of the character 锦 (jǐn), meaning "brocade".
    • Her given name in Japanese, 蓮, means "lotus".

    Trivia[]

    • Prior to December 24th, 2017, Bai Jinjin's name was localized as Haru.
    • Pigeon style is Bai Jinjin's weakness. On the other hand, she's skilled at both Cloud and Apple styles.
    • It's strongly implied that Bai Jinjin not only ran away from the Bai Clan, but took at least two very valuable items belonging to them when she eloped with Zhong Lizi. She can be seen wearing parts of the suit Stunning Beauty in the styling battle of V1: 7-6 Quick-witted Nikki, as pictured below in the gallery, so it is possible that the dress is one of the treasures.
    • If you bring Bai Jinjin her favorite meatballs, she might tell you secrets about the four young masters of Cloud Capital (which includes Bai Yongxi and Jia Yuanbao).[23]
    • According to Zhong Lizi, Bai Jinjin always arrives to movies at the very last second.[24]
    • Although being drawn in the Flowing Garden event artwork, Bai Jinjin and Zhong Lizi weren't shown on the in game title screen version due to the game being vertically oriented (see gallery).
    • Bai Jinjin is the second girl (after Ming Shuiyuan) to ever reject Zhu Yuxian's gifts. However, the only difference between them was:
      1. Ming Shuiyuan personally independently rejected him due to her interest in finishing the Mansion Voyage Moon.
      2. Bai Jinjin rejected him with the help of her family and due to her love for Zhong Lizi.
    • She shares a Chinese voice actress, Liu Xiaoyu, with Nikki.

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