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Nidhogg (formerly known as Henry) is the Prime Minister of Lilith Kingdom, although he originally hails from North Kingdom. He won the favor of Queen Nanari when he showcased his famous Rose Dress. With her falling ill, he has assumed a lot of responsibility in running the kingdom. He is also the main antagonist of Love Nikki.

BioEdit

AppearanceEdit

The mark left by where a person was born is permanent. When Lilith's look of Prime Minister has become symbolic of Nidhogg, even after putting on the northern military uniform, his charm still goes with it so naturally, one cannot help to praise and admire - the real Nidhogg. He is mesmerising like the dark night, he is sharp as the cutting edge of a blade.

The smile of Nidhogg, is it buried together with the memories of Lilith's departure?

— Nidhogg's description in the Time Diary

Nidhogg is a tall man who wears dark, formal clothing most of the time. He has dark hair with a streak of silver in his bangs. Yvette describes his eyes as "deep and lonely".[3]

PersonalityEdit

Nidhogg has a cool, calculating exterior, rarely cracking jokes. While generally strict and professional, he seems to have a soft spot for his timid secretary, Yvette,[4] who he keeps around despite her poor track record in fashion battles.[5]

Underneath his polite and cool facade, however, there's a deeply wounded and extremely ruthless man. He believes that Miraland is a deeply flawed place and that he must change it at all costs. As such, he is willing to betray the trust of the Lilith Royal Family and plunge the continent into an all-out war so he will be able to defy the "fake peace" coming from the Blood Curse, which harms anyone who uses force on others.[6]

HistoryEdit

Early Life Edit

Nidhogg was born in North Kingdom, and became an orphan at some point.[7] Following that, he was given a medal and named the defender of North Kingdom's royal city, alongside Louie, by a man who acted as a father figure to both of them. Nidhogg and Louie went on to fight together in the North Kingdom, trusting each other deeply with their lives.[8]

The man that knighted them died, likely in a fire that burned down his house, and Nidhogg and Louie went to go visit his unmarked tombstone. Louie was agitated, but Nidhogg did not outwardly show emotion.[8]

Nidhogg went on to attend school, where he learned to design.[9] He later gained power by appearing at the Designer's Tea Party and designing a formal dress called the Rose Dress, and became Prime Minister of Lilith.[7][10][11]

Year 678 Edit

Nidhogg hired Yvette as his secretary at this time, much to the surprise of all of the workers in the Lilith government.[12] During her first interview, she wore the top Affection, which caught Nidhogg's eye.

On her first day, she bumped into him while they were on their way to work. She was being chased by a large dog, but to her embarrassment he calmly commanded the dog to go away.[13]

Yvette failed to perform well at her job, causing her to lose faith in herself. When Nidhogg learned of this, he coolly brushed off her concerns,[14] possibly in an attempt to make her feel better.

At this point in time, Nidhogg met with many strange people and refused to let the janitor clean his office, causing the janitor to wonder if he had picked Yvette because she was so clueless.[15]

On March 10th, Nidhogg left a gift box with a bunny called the March Hare inside it on his desk. Yvette, believing it was a gift for her birthday, tried to read the card that went along with it while she was alone in his office. Just then, he appeared, startling Yvette and causing her to spill coffee all over the card.[16] He reluctantly presented her with the bunny inside the gift box, telling her it was her birthday present.[17]

The March Hare had the ability to talk to Yvette while she is asleep, causing her to sleep badly the next night.[18] It claimed to be there to teach her about styling, on behalf of Nidhogg.[17] When he heard about this, he told her to forget what it said and throw the bunny away if she didn't like it.[18] She went on to treasure the March Hare and even designed for it.[19]

Year 680 Edit

Nidhogg went to Cicia to watch the play 'Candy Witch and Star Sea'. He reprimanded Yvette for wasting time competing with Nikki and not even winning.[5] After the theft of the Star Sea, he evacuated with Yvette and the rest of the theater.[20]

Nidhogg and Yvette went next to the Rose Garden in Wintermount, Lilith. It is revealed that this was where he made his debut at the Designer's Tea Party, and that the Rose Garden was built in honor of his accomplishments. They attend a preparatory meeting for a contest (possibly referring to the Designer's Tea Party).[21]

Nidhogg formally met Nikki and her friends for the first time while on a cruise ship on the Celestial Lake in Cloud Empire. Nidhogg showed curiosity in Nikki as a stylist after hearing that she beat Yvette. He also revealed that Kimi told him that she chose Cloud Empire to train herself as a stylist.[22]

Nidhogg mentioned that Nikki may run into a gentleman-like soldier from Apple Federation in Moonlit City. Yvette cheerfully praised Orlando, but Nidhogg interrupted and had Yvette duel Nikki.[22] This soldier is later revealed to be Orlando, a friend of Kimi who was working with Nidhogg to investigate the apparent damage of the Iron Rose on Moonlit City.[23]

Nidhogg later prepared for the Fantasy Styling Contest with Yvette. Yvette asked him if it was okay for them to schedule a guard deployment meeting for the next day, and Nidhogg said he would handle it himself, granting her permission to go off and buy new clothes.[24] It is later revealed that Nidhogg and Royce believed that the Fantasy Styling Contest of 680 would be different: someone will try to cause trouble.[25]

Nidhogg oversaw the finals of the contest.[26] After Nikki and Sherry finished the first match, Nidhogg told Royce there was an intruder in the outside garden of Queen Nanari's palace. Royce was concerned over his sister's safety and left immediately, leaving Nidhogg in charge.[27]

After the second match, the people in the front row drew their swords, causing panic in the audience. At some point, Nidhogg disappeared, leading Nikki and her friends to escape the styling contest.[28]

Royce revealed to Nikki that Nidhogg had betrayed Lilith, and that he had always desired power. He added that he had some suspicions about Nidhogg's grim intentions before the Styling Contest, but did not want him to find out.[29]

Royce managed to regain control of the city using the Lilith Army. He suspected that Nidhogg had returned to North Kingdom where he grew up, and took Yvette with him.[30] Sometime after this point, Yvette wondered about the true nature of the March Hare he had given her, and if it had originally been intended as a gift to contact the rebels.[3]

While Nikki and her friends were in the Republic of Wasteland, Nidhogg led an army from North to Cloud City, which was being defended by Lunar. Amphithea News discovered and reported on this. Nikki, who was on her way to retrieve a powerful scroll to help Lilith Kingdom, changed her mind and decided to see if she can help Lunar.[31]

Nidhogg engaged in a duel to the death with Lunar and fatally wounded her just as Nikki and her friends arrived.[1] This caused him to suffer from the Blood Curse that affects all citizens of Miraland.[32] As he paid respects to the late Lunar, Bobo asked him why he decided to start the war, but he refused to answer.[6]

When the group tried to convince Nikki to fight him, Nidhogg said that the peace brought about by the blood curse was a false peace. Bobo got angry at him, telling him that he benefited from the false peace too, because of his victory at Wintermount at the Designer's Tea Party all those years ago. Nidhogg gave Nikki the chance to compete with him.[6]

Nidhogg showed off the skill Dark Verdict in the battle, which reduced Nikki's score to only 10,000 points. Only after attempting to fight him over and over did the Iron Rose finally arrive and grant Nikki the Dawnblade, which impressed even Nidhogg. With this tool, he finally lost to Nikki, and removed his soldiers from Cloud City.[6]

Ozeca, an officer from the League Till Army, asked Nidhogg why he let Nikki and her friends go. He said it was his own business. She offered him the No. 7 Reagent, which can reduce his pain from the blood curse, but he declined it because he wanted to be aware of the suffering. Ozeca asked if they should contact "him", but Nidhogg said he would arrange it himself.[32]

RelationshipsEdit

Yvette Edit

Nidhogg hired Yvette as his secretary and kept her on despite her weakness both in styling battles and in the office. He is surprisingly patient with her, always taking her mistakes in stride and simply telling her what to do to fix the situation.[12] However, when she is upset he makes dry jokes at her expense.[14] He does not approve when she wears sexy clothing.[33]

It is clear he associates her strongly with bunnies,[34] which began all the way back in Yvette's first interview.[35]

Name by ServerEdit

Version Name/Transliteration
International International (English) Nidhogg
Chinese Flag China (Simplified) 尼德霍格 (Ni de huo ge, Nidhogg)
Japanese Flag Japan ニーズヘッグ (Nizhegg)
Korean Flag South Korea 니드호그 (Nidhogg)

QuotesEdit

  • "If one does not have power he will be eliminated. Remember this and accompany me now to the conference."
    — Nidhogg to Yvette in 3-3 Prime Minister's Secretary.
  • "War goes hand in hand with pain. Once you start a war, you should be aware of the suffering."
    — Nidhogg to Ozeca in 15-Side Story 4 No. 7 Reagent.

  • "You're not worthy enough to challenge me."
    — using Critical Eye.
  • "Dream is just a comfort for the weak."
    — using Sleeping.

  • "It's a gift I prepared for you."
    — Nidhogg's envelope.
  • "Keep going, so that we can meet at the finale."
    — Nidhogg's envelope once opened.

  • "The weak believe in destiny, the strong make their own."
    — Nidhogg in Timeline.
  • "People who are not strong will be defeated."
    — Nidhogg in Timeline.

Trivia Edit

  • His name, Nidhogg, is a reference to the dragon from Norse mythology called Níðhöggr, simplified as Nidhogg. The dragon forever gnaws at the root of the world tree Yggdrasil, which holds the cosmos together. His actions are intended to damage and topple the world tree.[36]

GalleryEdit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 15-8 Blue Bird Wail
  2. http://weixin.niurenqushi.com/article/2017-05-08/4843468.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dreamland - Yvette/Bunny in March#Secret Diary
  4. Composite Jacket
  5. 5.0 5.1 3-3 Prime Minister's Secretary
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 15-9 Compete with Nidhogg
  7. 7.0 7.1 Green Star Soul
  8. 8.0 8.1 Illusive Snow
  9. 3-S2 Wedding Dress Design
  10. Gray Scale
  11. 4-4 Toto, Girl In Love (4)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Dreamland - Yvette/Bunny in March#First Day of Work
  13. Dreamland - Yvette/Bunny in March#Way to Work
  14. 14.0 14.1 Dreamland - Yvette/Bunny in March#Profession Image
  15. Dreamland - Yvette/Bunny in March#Lounge
  16. Dreamland - Yvette/Bunny in March#Cousin's Gift
  17. 17.0 17.1 Dreamland - Yvette/Bunny in March#Birthday gift
  18. 18.0 18.1 Dreamland - Yvette/Bunny in March#Lucky Secretary
  19. Dreamland - Yvette/Bunny in March#Secret Case
  20. 3-10 Manga Artist Annabel (2)
  21. 4-5 Rose Garden
  22. 22.0 22.1 7-S3 Meet the Prime Minister
  23. 8-4 Officer Orlando
  24. 9-2 Contestant Village
  25. 9-8 Prince's Request
  26. 11-7 Sherry's Challenge
  27. 11-8 A Fairy from the Tales
  28. 11-9 It's a rebellion?!
  29. 12-5 To the Storehouse
  30. 12-9 The Crisis has just begun!
  31. 14-9 Enter the Wind Valley
  32. 32.0 32.1 15-Side Story 4 No. 7 Reagent
  33. Slip Dress-Black
  34. Little Daisy
  35. Affection
  36. Níðhöggr on the Mythology Wiki
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