Neva (formerly known as Hika) is a character in Love Nikki. Originally a member of the Lilith Kingdom's Royal Guard and the best friend of its captain, Eruka, she was ordered by Queen Nanari to be Royce's assistant. She is also his model, much to her reluctance.
|“||The solemn and serious Neva dressed in a maid outfit... Mmm, there's a surprising mixed sense of conflict and appropriateness. The flounce of the dress and long socks with bows are the essence of a maid's outfit. The dark blue adornment adds a hint of energy to the black-and-white.
Dear Miss Neva, may I please have a glass of strawberry milk?
— Neva's description in the Time Diary, about her maid uniform
Neva is a young woman of average height, with short black hair and light blue eyes. She's also quite pale-skinned, and never smiles.
Neva normally wears a simple blue blouse, a black tie with a gem-brooch, a knee-length black skirt with a black corset, golden signs and purple ruffles; embroidered dark gray tights and Mary Jane-style brown shoes; however, she sometimes changes her outfit at Royce's request.
Neva is extremely duty-bound and serious, offering a huge contrast with her boss Royce. She always tries to keep him in line and convince him to return to the capital, much to his annoyance. They have apparently known one another since childhood.
Early Life Edit
Neva was a quiet child and seemed unhappy, and she wore all black. Due to the sunlight blurring her vision and making her feel weak, she stayed away from it as much as possible.
When Neva was around six years old, she had dedicated her life to Queen Nanari, who assigned her to be the twelve-year-old Royce's bodyguard. She followed him around silently, to both his interest and confusion.
Year 680 Edit
During Royce's travels throughout the Lilith Kingdom, Neva followed him in an attempt to get him to return to the royal palace, saying each time that it was her duty to protect him. However, he instead tried to strike deals with her instead of agreeing to return.
Neva became quiet after Royce returned to Royal City with her to host the Fantasy Styling Contest. During the contest, Nidhogg told Royce there was an intruder in the outside of the garden, and Neva and Royce went to investigate and check on Queen Nanari. However, they found that Nanari was already gone when they got to her bedroom. Following Royce's concern over Nanari's disappearance, Neva was sent to Cloud to investigate Nidhogg's intentions further. She met up with Nikki and her friends in Lor River City following Nidhogg's actions in Cloud City.
Neva has served as his bodyguard for nearly her entire life, but they have very different lives and personalities. As a child, she never spoke to him, only followed him around. In the year 680, Neva tries, usually in vain, to get him to follow his duty as royalty of Lilith Kingdom. Despite this, Royce does trust Neva fully and cares about her.
As his bodyguard, she protects Royce with her life. In one incident when she had to defend him against attackers, she nearly collapsed after the ordeal was over. Royce stayed with her every day while she recovered. However, when he saw a scar down her back, he reflected on the fact that he didn't really know her at all. After this, he took her out into the sunshine to talk to her and ask her questions about her past, though she didn't always answer. She talks to him despite her hatred of the sunlight, telling herself that she was only talking to him because she was obligated to as his bodyguard.
According to Royce, all of the items in her home are designed by him.
Name by Server Edit
|China (Simplified)||黑卡 (Hēi kǎ)|
|South Korea||에리카 (Erika)|
- "Every project needs a 100% input."
— Neva in Timeline.
- "Thank you for your hospitality."
- "I don't quite understand the" [sic]
- "Different from Lilith, you are" [sic]
- "It's real bones, you can feel it" [sic]
- "I heard that the same type has" [sic]
- "All the decorations here" [sic]
Note: Some of her text is cut off due to the size of the speech bubble.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 https://m.weibo.cn/status/4106188972887091
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Rose Kiss
- ↑ It's said in Rose Kiss that Neva is half Royce's age when he was twelve. This makes her six years younger than him, and he was born in 657.
- ↑ https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E5%A5%87%E8%BF%B9%E6%9A%96%E6%9A%96
- ↑ https://kamigame.jp/%E3%83%9F%E3%83%A9%E3%82%AF%E3%83%AB%E3%83%8B%E3%82%AD/%E6%94%BB%E7%95%A5%E3%82%AC%E3%82%A4%E3%83%89/%E5%A3%B0%E5%84%AA%E4%B8%80%E8%A6%A7.html
- ↑ 3-2 Lead Singer: Kaja (2)
- ↑ 9-7 Prince's Visit
- ↑ 11-8 A Fairy from the Tales
- ↑ 12-4 Beauty Trap?!
- ↑ 16-5 Special Agent Neva
- ↑ 9-8 Prince's Request
- ↑ Time Diary News (unavailable in English version)
Love Nikki Characters
|Main||Nikki • Momo • Bobo • Lunar • Ace • Kimi|
|Support||Royce • Neva • Bai Jinjin • Zhong Lizi • Sofia • Yvette • Fu Su • Orlando • Starlet • Mela • Ransa • Debbie • Ming Shuiyuan • Yue Qianshuang • Zhu Ruosheng • Bai Yongxi • Louie • Chloris|
|Side||Annabel • Aron • Kaja • Lisa • Timi • Toto • Vivi • Orange • Mira • Kane • Charbes • Abbey • Summer • Winter • Spring • Autumn • Cali • Joe Brownie • Lu Yinian • Mayor of Moonlit City • Tuda • Azula • Nora Von Rhein • Eli|
|Antagonists||Nidhogg • Ozeca • Queen Elle • Sherry • Dansu • Qiong • Huo Qizhou • Zhu Yuxian • Reid • Hiber • Shade • Gray Raven • Peachy • Noah • Xiao Zong • True King|
|Other||Queen Nanari • King Sayet • Hostess L • Ancient Pavilion Designer • Chairman Schiller • Lady Crescent • Charles • Star Seer • Fantasy Envoy • Lakris • Cloud Empress • Yunikina • Minor Characters|