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Nikki is the title character and the protagonist of Love Nikki-Dress Up Queen!, as well as the other games in the series. She is a talented stylist who adores fashion, and she is accompanied on her journey by a small talking cat named Momo.

Profile

Appearance

Nikki's appearance often changes as a result of her being a stylist who participates in style battles.

Her normal appearance is a fair-skinned teenage girl with waist-length pink hair that has navel-length forelocks and straightened bangs that have a small split in the corner and warm, gentle amber eyes with a hint of pink and gold.

Her casual attire consists of a white and pink floral lace dress, white socks, a pearl necklace with a red rose charm, and pink heart heels.

Personality

Pure and very thoughtful, Nikki is a gentle and peaceful girl who has a tendency to attract the attention of others, either because of her sweet nature or her talent. She is very patient and understanding, and enjoys helping others with fashion advice, which is generally spot-on. However, she appears to be modest and possibly a little less confident than most.[2]

As she spends time in Miraland, Nikki grows to fondly treasure her memories there spent with her friends. She realizes she is dedicated to protecting the people of Miraland, even if she must pay a great cost. Even though she recognizes she was once a passive person, she makes a sincere effort to always stand up for her friends.[34]

Interests

When she isn't shopping or styling, some of Nikki's interests include reading novels, thinking about time travel, and coming up with love stories throughout history.[35] Her favorite foods include strawberry and chocolate ice cream[36] and honey bean rice pudding.[37] Back on Earth, her hobbies included origami and collecting cute things like postcards and pillows.[38]

Designs

Nikki has designed the following:

History

For a complete history, please see Nikki/History.

Relationships

Momo

Momo is Nikki's pet cat. Momo is hard on Nikki and often criticizes her, but it is clear that he believes in her and is pushing her to do her best. In return, she cares for him and brings him with her on all of her adventures.

Bobo

BNW Bobo and Nikki Hug

Nikki and Bobo hugging.

Due to her lively personality and friendly nature, Nikki and Bobo became fast friends. They have a lot in common, such as the fact that they are both romantic people who enjoy weddings.[39] Though Bobo was ordered to accompany Nikki, they shared a genuinely close friendship.[40] When Bobo left Nikki to return home and her motives were called into question, Nikki refused to believe that Bobo could have done anything to hurt her.[41] After learning about what Bobo had gone through, Nikki made a resolution to find her so that they could go through everything together.[42] She later admits to herself that she never blamed Bobo and understood that she had a sincere heart despite the deception.[43]

Lunar

Lunar is a girl from the Cloud Empire who made friends with Nikki when they met in Wheat Field, Apple. Her guqin design was stolen by Mela of the Iron Rose, and Nikki used her styling skills in order to get it back. Since then, they always made an effort to see each other when they were in the same place at the same time. When Lunar was in trouble, both in Moonlit City and later in Cloud City, Nikki went out of her way to help her and make sure she was okay.

Kimi

Nikki looks up to Kimi, who sees Nikki as a stylist with great potential and encourages her to grow and improve her skill. She becomes one of Nikki's strongest supporters and helps her practice her styling before contests. In return, Nikki lets Kimi rely on her and comforts her, especially when Kimi reveals her struggles and difficulties.[44]

It is strongly implied that Kimi has romantic feelings for Nikki: Kimi prefers Nikki over Joe[45] and the sight of Nikki makes her blush.[46] For Valentine's Day, Kimi and Nikki buy matching pendants that show black and white swans with their necks entwined.[47]

Nikki's behavior around Kimi also indicates that she holds feelings for Kimi as well. Whenever she sees Kimi, she gets overexcited, to the amusement of Bobo and Momo. The two of them together can exude an energy that makes even Momo feel like a third wheel.[48]

Ace

Due to her abundant experience, calm mind, and impeccable judgment, Ace is Nikki's most reliable travel companion.[49] Nikki admires Ace for her kind heart, swordsmanship, bravery and decisiveness, as well as her free lifestyle.[50] She finds Ace to be "the most handsome girl with a ponytail".[49]

Bai Jinjin

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

Yoyo

Nina and Nikki Art 1

Nikki and her sister in the second game, Hello Nikki.

Nikki and Yoyo care a lot about each other, even though they have disagreements. Yoyo looks out for Nikki, even going out of her way to find someone who damaged clothes Nikki was going to model in a design competition.[51]

While Nikki is in Miraland without her sister, she can't help but think about how much she misses her.[25] She even wishes on a star, hoping that her sister and father were okay without her.[23]

Yoyo also stole Nikki's clothing once on a trip to London, England.[52]

Mother

Nikki clearly loves and admires her mother. As a child, her mother dressed her up in princess dresses, causing other girls to be jealous of Nikki.[24] She also saved up money from a part-time job in order to buy a scarf for her mother,[53] and she thought her mother was beautiful.[54]

Quotes

  • "Um, after so much styling practice, I've come to the conclusion that it's not merely about having a good appearance, it's... well, it's also about helping people to face everything with a more enthusiastic, positive image!"
    —Nikki to Kimi, in V1: 5-11 Aim for Best Stylist!
  • "How about we give it a shot? Only by undertaking more challenges can I become a designer who Kimi approves of!"
    — Nikki in V1: 6-1 Challenge Flower Field
  • "...Isn't here a world where all disputes can be solved by style contest? Why... there are killing and death here..."
    — Nikki in V1: 15-9 Compete with Nidhogg
  • "Fate brought me to Miraland, so of course I'm a part of it now. No matter what you want to do, I will be with you. Even if the experiences and goals were false, was the time we spent together also false? These memories are the proof of my existence in Miraland, of my connection with it and you! Now, I choose to stay here to protect the Miraland and keep everyone's dreams and future, to also keep our precious memories. I will not let you face this all alone. Trust me!"
    — Nikki to Bobo in Brave New World
  • "The destruction of the world must be the fate of the Miraland that Queen Nanari once mentioned. She said I'm the one to change the fate of this world. I think, if that really happens someday, I will surely stand up bravely for this land, for this cute world. On that day, I won't be alone. I won't be alone."
    — Nikki in Night Mumbling, The Girl's Decision

  • "The experiences on Miraland with both happiness and sorrow will become unforgettable memories."
  • "Being able to meet friends sharing the same goal and belief is a happy thing."
  • "I've changed a lot after coming to Miraland. Maybe this is growth."
  • "Will the journey on Miraland continue?"
  • "Dreamland... seems to be a good design theme."
  • "When designing things, you may get help by setting your mind free..."
  • "The hard, and there will be rewards."
  • "Sometimes it is necessary to seek help from others..."
  • "Even if it is difficult, you can't give up easily. How do you know what you are capable of if you don't try?"
  • "It feels so rewarding when I finally completed a difficult thing."
  • "The name of the Dream Weaver Institute is awesome. Sounds like every designer is a dream weaver!
  • "Occasionally I feel nostalgic..."
  • "The high place, um... is very dangerous."
  • "The bedtime story is also one of the childhood memories."
  • "Every world has its own unique charm whether it is created by music, painting ot writing."
  • "This Floral print skirt is from my mother's design."
  • "The weather is also very nice today."
  • "Hey, where did Momo go?"
  • "Each design has its own unique story and unlimited possiblities."
  • "Suitable styling is not only beautiful, but can also cheer people up!"
  • "A little sleepy, but now it is not time to sleep yet..."
  • "Momo's grilled fish? How could it be here..."
  • "Um... I seem to have a new design inspiration."
  • "Presenting defferent designs as models always makes me nervous."
  • "In sudden need of a milk tea..."

Name by Server

Version Name (Romanized)
International International (English) Nikki
France Flag International (French) Nikki
Chinese Flag China (Simplified) 暖暖 (Nuǎnnuǎn)
Taiwanese Flag Hong Kong Flag Macau Flag Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau (Traditional) 暖暖 (Nuǎnnuǎn)
Japanese Flag Japan ニキ (Niki)
Korean Flag South Korea 니키 (Nikki)
Indonesia Flag Indonesia Nikki
Vietnam Flag Vietnam Nikki
Singapore Flag Southeast Asia (English) Nikki
Thailand Flag Thailand นิกกี้ (Nikkī̂)

Etymology

  • In Chinese, the character 暖 (Nuan) means warm.[55]
  • The name Nikki has Greek origins, and means "victory of the people".[56]
    • Nikki is the feminine diminutive form of Nicolas or Nicole, which comes from the Greek Nikolaos (Νικόλαος).
  • In the Chinese version of the first game in the series, Nikki UP2U: A dressing story, Nikki is called 苏暖暖 (Sū Nuǎnnuǎn) in the item description of her default hair, implying that her family name is Su.
    • The character 苏 (Su) means to revive or resurrect.[57]

Trivia

  • Nikki has tried to learn how to swim three times.[58]

References

  1. V1: 1-9 Legendary Iron Rose
  2. 2.0 2.1 V1: 4-S3 Kindergarten Teacher
  3. V1: 8-2 Meet Mela Again
  4. V1: 15-Side Story 2 Support Nikki
  5. V1: 19-9 Battle of Dawn
  6. V1: 5-S1 Master and Servant
  7. V1: 8-4 Officer Orlando
  8. Wind Deep Legend#5 - Destiny and Miracles
  9. V1: 17-8 Situation at the Auction
  10. V2: 1-Side Story 1 Magic Proverb
  11. V2: 1-Side Story 2 Fate
  12. V2: 2-1 Last Hope
  13. V2: 2-4 Lakeside Promise
  14. V2: 2-7 Destined Girl
  15. V2: 3-Side Story 1 Letter From Shadow World
  16. Black Rose Dance#1 - Mysterious Seer
  17. Star Lily Case Files/Dialogue
  18. Brave New World/Story#Into the Dream
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Brave New World/Story#Confrontation
  20. Brave New World/Story#After the Rain Comes the Sun
  21. V1: 3-4 Manga Artist Annabel (1)
  22. Nikki UP2U: A dressing story/Script (Page 1-5)#The Romance of Mystery (1)
  23. 23.0 23.1 14-S3 Wasteland's Night
  24. 24.0 24.1 Polka Dot-Pink
  25. 25.0 25.1 Dreamland - Lunar/Millennium Dream#Embrace Destiny
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Dream Weaver
  27. 27.0 27.1 https://nikki4.com.tw/designers
  28. https://www.facebook.com/LoveNikkiGame/photos/a.1154269491350880/1189867087791120/
  29. https://baike.baidu.com/item/奇迹暖暖
  30. https://kamigame.jp/ミラクルニキ/攻略ガイド/声優一覧.html
  31. https://namu.wiki/w/아이러브니키/등장인물
  32. 32.0 32.1 Chinese Wikipedia page
  33. https://nikki4.papegames.cn/designers
  34. Dreamland - Nikki/The Girl's Decision#Promise
  35. Secret of Bloch
  36. Bicolor Sweet Cone
  37. Sweet Love
  38. https://www.facebook.com/gamedreamer.HelloNikki/photos/a.890446991022657/890447241022632/?type=3&theater
  39. Realized Dream
  40. Daymare Fairy Tale
  41. V1: 19-5 Part under Moon
  42. Brave New World/Story#Gone
  43. Dreamland - Nikki/The Girl's Decision#Hurry
  44. Brave New World/Story#White Sakura Dream
  45. Fragrance-Pink
  46. Love of Rose
  47. Swan Love/Map#4 - After Show
  48. V1: 17-4 Nobleman Style
  49. 49.0 49.1 Starlit Sword
  50. Heroine in Armor
  51. Nikki UP2U: A dressing story/Script (Page 11-15)#Shining star (11)
  52. Leisurely Holiday-Late Night
  53. Family Tutor
  54. Old Photos
  55. https://chinese.yabla.com/chinese-english-pinyin-dictionary.php?define=%E6%9A%96
  56. http://www.babynamewizard.com/baby-name/girl/nikki
  57. https://zh.m.wiktionary.org/zh-hans/%E8%8B%8F
  58. Holiday Mood-White

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